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Thursday, 1st November, 2018

  • 09:29 AM - 5ekyu quoted tmanbeaubien in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Anybody remember 3rd edition? Limiting player options was the only way to preserve DM sanity. 4th edition too. As for 5th edition, here's another Xanathar's Guide example. When a player wanted to take the Ceremony spell from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, pg. 151, I kinda went nuts - Here's the spell in D&D Beyond: https://www.dndbeyond.com/spells/ceremony My answer to him: * Atonement has been: - 5th level spell in 1st edition. - 5th level spell in 2nd edition. - 5th level spell in 3rd edition. Now we make it a first level spell? Hell no! * Bless Water: See page 152 of the PHB - already allows this for one hour, 25 gp of silver and a first level slot. * Funeral Rite - Gentle Repose does what this does, but it's a 2nd level spell, lasts 10 days. * Coming of Age / Dedication: Just use Guidance (cantrip) * Wedding: +2 AC because of a wedding? Uh, no So, official doesn't mean good.Obviously tjo, its subjective. I find all these effects fine for the spell and its nature which is to create not...

Monday, 29th October, 2018

  • 03:04 PM - DM Dave1 quoted tmanbeaubien in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Thematics are the main reason I would not allow something official in my campaign. That being said I'm always open to the idea of reskinning a favorite race, class, or archetype to make it fit into the story that I've envisioned, or adding to/changing the lore of a race/class/archtype to make it fit. Example: I have a player who LOVES tabaxi. When I was running a Norse/Viking themed adventure they REALLY wanted to play one. So we worked together and expanded on the tabaxi lore a bit. We decided that tabaxi have expanded all over the world in small groups. They evolved over time to match the appearance of the great cats in their favored region. The northern Tabaxi resembled lynxes and maine coons. Desert tabaxi have little fur (and they only sound like Khajiit if the player wants them to :) ) ect... Easy fix, and it greatly added to the lore of the campaign world that our group is creating. TL/DR: I'm totally okay with disallowing classes/races/archtypes from my game if they don't fit the ...

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Tuesday, 8th August, 2017

  • 07:15 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted tmanbeaubien in post When the Sharks Finally Catch You: The Death of Geek Chic
    And their later products did exactly that - less stupendous, more general purpose but still with features for gaming. Dining room tables where you can eat and do homework, coffee tables with storage bins for your console controllers. I get that the number of customers they potentially had was finite, but I seriously doubt that lack of willing customers was the cause of their bankruptcy. Otherwise, they would not have had a 6-8 month wait to start making the ordered goods. Maybe they got crushed by their orders and people withdrawing deposits? Maybe two key pieces of machinery broke at once and they had no more capitol/credit to draw on to get repairs? With the razor thin margins they seem to have maintained, it wouldn't take much to tip over the cart. There are all kinds of cash-flow traps that can kill a thriving business in mere months. It's possible they wandered into one.
  • 06:11 PM - Eltab quoted tmanbeaubien in post When the Sharks Finally Catch You: The Death of Geek Chic
    Why, you introduce new products which are different than your old ones. If you mean like Tesla, which has been moving from 'rich guy's show-off toy' market to 'usable family vehicle' market, then I wish the company well. (no sarc here) But for each previous GC customer: how many tables can you buy before you run out of space in the house? It's just not a repeat-customer-friendly business model.

Monday, 19th June, 2017

  • 02:52 PM - AriochQ quoted tmanbeaubien in post The Modern History of the Fantasy Fireball
    Mr Tresca, you refer to 'Delta' as an author/person three times in this article, but never tell us who that is or the source of the quotes/information. Who or what is Delta? There is a link to Delta's blog in the article. Apparently he is someone who blogs about 'old school D&D' but there isn't much about his qualifications/expertise.

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