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    Today, 04:08 AM
    Conan the Destroyer. I am not proud.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 AM
    I need another few weeks break from you. Sorry!
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    Today, 12:26 AM
    Patrick Stewart sounds older than he does currently in real life, and Spiner has been de-aged. Interesting! Reports also say Riker is in it. I knew he directed some of it, but apparently he’s actually in it. I hope there isn’t too much focus on the Romulan stuff. With Nemesis, and the Abrahms Trek reboot, I’m kinda bored of what wasn’t a very interesting plot thread in the first place. I’m...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Except that you do. Oh, god. I can’t say that yet again to another pithy non-sequitur. I really am out this time before my brain freezes.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    I really don't understand what your point is, and it seems to change with each post. My interest in the conversation (such that it was) has expired as it's gong nowhere interesting, but I'll reiterate that if you want to see original movies, there are tons of them every year, and they're awesome and available to you. If your requirement for them is that they have to be blockbusters, then I guess...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Again, why does it matter to you that films be blockbusters? There are lots of non-blockbuster films every year. They are great. Go watch 'em. They're still making them, plenty. There's no "fault" to assign. Nothing is wrong. Blockbusters are there, small films are there. Watch either, or both, or whatever.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    What's with your obsession with blockbusters? Does a film only count if it's a blockbuster? So? Go see them if you think you'll like them. You're not an investor. If your requirement to see a film is (a) it be original, and (b) it must be a blockbuster then you're only hurting yourself. Otherwise -- go see the films. They're there.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    Zardnaar does. :) In other news, this film comes out on my birthday next year, and I'm gonna go see it, because the first one really is a guilty pleasure for me.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    I could have sworn that was in there! But it's a 2 MP effect.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    Ok, name 10 90’s blockbusters which made a billion dollars.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 11:26 PM
    It does tons of them every year. You just don't go to see them.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 06:28 PM
    I'm really not very knowledgeable about modern archery, but generally maybe you could look at the difference between a musket and a modern rifle, and apply a similar 'upgrade'.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 05:12 PM
    Well then, I have some great news for you! The 1980s have loads of really awesome movies. You have years of pleasure ahead of you!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 04:10 PM
    The PDF(s) will go out to backers the moment the Kickstarter ends tonight, as we do with all all our Kickstarters. So if by “right away” you mean “today” then back the campaign! Otherwise, yeah, there will be a longer wait before you can get the revised version of ATOC or the new book, ATMC.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 04:04 PM
    Morrus replied to Welcome Thread
    This place has been around for 20 of those years!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 03:18 PM
    Gale Force Nine has shared some pictures of the new DM Screen geared at nautical adventures, Of Ships & The Sea. The website says "Pre-Order - Mid June", so I'm not sure if it's available yet.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 02:25 PM
    The revised version is on Kickstarter right now. Ends in 8 hours. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/a-touch-more-class-9-new-5th-edition-classes
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 09:15 AM
    It looks exactly like the original!
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 04:40 AM
    I'm not sure. I'm a 40-something, white American who has lived and worked in a number of countries, mostly India, China, and Taiwan. Violence as entertainment is not an American or European anomaly. I've yet to encounter a culture where violence was not regularly depicted in their TV shows, movies, and books. American TV, movies, and many books do pretty darn well overseas as well. ...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 04:16 AM
    Okay, you've convinced me.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 04:05 PM
    Cubicle 7 has just revealed the cover art (by Johan Grenier) of the new version of The One Ring roleplaying game.
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 03:56 PM
    Cubicle 7 has just revealed the cover art (by Johan Grenier) of the new version of The One Ring roleplaying game.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 02:32 PM
    Green Ronin has sent out its Sell Sheets for the new products it will have available at Gen Con -- Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Gamemaster's Guide and Superteam Handbook, Modern Age Threefold setting, and Fantasy Age Campaign Builder's Guide. (Thanks to Egg Embry for the scoop).
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 12:55 PM
    I think we can decide for ourselves what we find interesting.
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:54 AM
    Back in January I took nominations for the best RPG podcast of 2018, and everybody voted The Adventure Zone (best actual play) and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias (best talk) as the winners. Now I'm doing the same with mobile apps -- what are your favourite RPG mobile apps? Here's how it works: anybody can nominate a mobile app (but you can't nominate your own). Simply post the...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:41 AM
    Back in January I took nominations for the best RPG podcast of 2018, and everybody voted The Adventure Zone (best actual play) and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias (best talk) as the winners. Now I'm doing the same with mobile apps -- what are your favourite RPG mobile apps? Here's how it works: anybody can nominate a mobile app (but you can't nominate your own). Simply post the...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:37 AM
    Lots of people certainly like books. No doubt about that. Lots of people also like PDFs, as evidenced by the DMs Guild (which WotC created); and they also like other digital options, like DDB, FG, and Roll20. It's not a binary choice.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 07:12 AM
    Stewart's quote seems a tad disingenuous and a bit disrespectful to their business partners. They are licensing content to D&D Beyond, Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, etc. So they are allowing for digital options. They don't like PDFs because it makes piracy easier. Also, yes, PDFs are not a great experience IMHO, but DriveThru RPG and the many publishers who offer PDF versions of their print products...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 06:52 AM
    Fair enough. I'm a fan of one-shots, but get it that character growth and getting to dive deep into storylines is the secret sauce for many and that such folks would find one-shots lacking.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 06:47 AM
    Sorry for my ignorance, but was that not the case in other editions of D&D? I played 1e in the 80s and I don't have the 1e DMG anymore, so I'm not sure if it was a rule that the DM called for rolls, but I recall playing that way. Or maybe my memory is being shaped by my recent experiences with 5e. I never played 2nd though 4th edition.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 07:00 PM
    I allow it, but: 1. I enforce encumbrance rules 2. It is not "treasure": You don't get XP for the GP value of the sold items For those scratching their heads or taking umbrage at these two points: For point one: we use D&D Beyond, so tracking encumbrance is pretty easy. But it is enough of a hassle that they generally do not want to bother. That said, they've recently been building up...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 06:45 PM
    I'll echo "stunt points" mentioned above from the AGE system. I was introduced to the mechanic with The Expanse. I also like "fortune" in The Expanse. I think this also comes from the AGE system. Basically, you have an amount of fortune points that refresh after an "interlude" (kinda a mix of an extended long rest and downtime) and you get more as you level up. You can spend fortune points to...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 06:10 PM
    I've found that feeling you have to put together a campaign can be a block to enjoying the hobby. One shots are a great way to get people together without worrying about whether that same group will be available next week/month. Also, it makes it easier for players to say yes as they don't feel pressured into a long-term time commitment. Also, you can play more characters and try different...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 06:00 PM
    . . . Okay, I'll ask: How does the Linguistics skill work in Pathfinder?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 03:08 PM
    Neither. But we’ll be moving into the new platform in the next week or two with luck, so it won’t matter.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:38 PM
    I know review copies have been sent out to various people (ours went to Ben, our Pathfinder columnist) but the reviews are embargoed until Aug 1st. And, of course, there’s the 3PPs, but they’re not even allowed to tell you who they are until then! :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:35 PM
    Well the actual book comes out in 2 weeks; the playtest book is a year out of date. Where did you get it from? Unless you’re a collector, you’re better off waiting for the final rules on Aug 1st.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 01:34 PM
    The Diana Jones Awards (named after the remaining piece of the Indiana Jones RPG encased in the trophy) has announced its nominees for 2019. Every year an anonymous group of industry members select a handful of nominees, which are announced at a private event during Gen Con. Last year's winner was the movement of Actual Play. This year's nominees are: Dungeons & Dragons Art &...
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  • monsmord's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 11:08 PM
    The Fate Chips as presented in original Deadlands. It was my first encounter with a mechanic allowing players to modify a situation (or potentially countermand a GM's call) beyond the regular roll of dice, and felt nicely balanced, fair, and limited.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 10:50 PM
    Occasionally a game mechanic jumps out at me, and makes me think "wow!" -- it's not always brand new, and sometimes it builds on something else, or sometimes it's just new to me, but I like it when a simple mechanic catches my eye. Here's a couple of my favourites: D&D's advantage/disadvantage is a really elegant way to replace all those fiddly bonuses. It's one of my favourite things about...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 08:31 PM
    You could. Or you could assume that there are different distinct sentient, humanoid races, that can or can't interbreed and enjoy worldbuilding and roleplaying around what that might look like. I've been thinking of creating a campaign based on real-world archaeology. Set 50,000 to 80,000 years ago when homo sapiens was spreading out an encountering the neandrathals (homo neanderthalensis),...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 07:53 PM
    Yeah, non-elves either want to eat them or breed with them. Exception being Dwarves, the bitter jealous brothers of the elder races. Yet, it is humans who actually breed most indiscriminately. Why do all half-breeds tend to be half-human? Looking at the flavor text for Orcs in the MM, I would think that half-orc/half-elf should be as common, if not more so, then half human.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 04:18 PM
    Modiphius has announced that the Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook for Star Trek Adventures will be out on July 25th. 11 alien species, new starships, and lots of information about the Federation and worlds of the quadrant, available from their web store very soon. “In the end, it comes down to throwing one pitch afteranother, and seeing what happens. With each new consequence, the game begins...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 11:49 AM
    We did a skit about that in last week's podcast, with a player suggesting more and more outlandish races, starting with deep gnomes and tieflings, through aaracokra and minotaurs, to mind flayers and dragons, to daleks and Borg Queens, to, eventually, V'ger. The idea of somebody playing V'ger as a PC still cracks me up.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 07:11 AM
    Other than D&D I run one-shots. I'm on my third campaign since 5e came out. First campaign. Homebrew setting. Twenty eight-hour sessions, one level per session. Second campaign, Curse of Strahd, using a form of party-milestone leveling bases on locations explored, antagonists defeated, macguffins found, and quests accomplished. Were 9th level when they defeated Strahd. Ten 8-hour...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 06:39 AM
    As a DM, create the world you want to run and find players who want to play in it. If you are not stuck running games for organized play, there is no right or wrong decision here as a long as everyone is having fun. I've run games where races were limited, because of the history and worldbuilding for that campaign. In my home-brew campaign, you can only select from human, dwarf, halfling, or...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 06:20 AM
    Interesting that most of the pet peeves shared here don't bother me much. For example, I agree that 6-seconds is an eternity in combat and you can do A LOT in six seconds when it comes to punches, movement, and sword play. BUT I would like to see many more spells taking longer than an action. And I think it is silly to be able to take something out of your bag as a free action. But I'm happy...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 05:41 AM
    This post BEGS for a follow-up. Sorry that you've had a fall out with a group you've been playing with for 20 years. Sounds like it is more than just leaving the group, if you've not even seen any of them outside of gaming for over half a year. Have your tried organized play, meetup.com, or Roll20 for one shots? Good way to try different games, meet new players, and if things don't gel, well,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:18 PM
    I’m pretty sure I’ve never once seen you post on-topic. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:17 PM
    abe ray your habit of starting a thread asking a question, and not even acknowledging (let a alone thanking) those who go out of their way to help you is a little rude. It’s been going on for some time. If somebody helps you out, please have the decency to thank them before asking them something for something else. Thanks! :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 07:43 PM
    Morrus started a thread PF2 Are you moving from 5E to PF2?
    (A question for those planning to play PF2; if you’re not, this isn’t really for you - don’t threadcrap, please). So you’re planning on playing PF2. While you are probably coming from PF1, is anybody coming from 5E? Obviously, it’s not a permanent thing; you can play more than one game, try out others, all that stuff. But I was curious whether there’s a demographic out here who feel PF2 is...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:53 PM
    Streaming video. Netflix. Podcasts. Audio/video media, basically. I get through several GB/month, and I'm not as bad as some people I know.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 04:42 PM
    There are only a few days left to back the A TOUCH MORE CLASS Kickstarter! Join nearly 2,000 backers with these nine new classes for your 5th Edition games. Remember, we delivery Kickstarters immediately they end, so there won't be any opportunity for pledge managers or late pledges! Here's a look at all the stuff you can get in this epic-sized Kickstarter! Play as the brilliant...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 03:41 PM
    Modiphius has announced the official Vampire: The Masquerade 5th edition Organized Play campaign, with a sign-up form to run games at major conventions, receiving the official adventures before release starting with The Fall of London before Christmas. Other upcoming books: The Fall of London campaign
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:02 AM
    The longer and more accurate question is: If you ever quit or stopped playing tabletop RPGs for an extended period of time, at what time in your life did that occur and why? And why did you pick them up again (which I'm assuming you did, if you are hanging out in these forums)? This thread is inspired by the conversation in the thread about D&D's portrayal in Stranger Things, Season 3. ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 11:36 PM
    There seems to be a recent, growing trend of people mistaking EN World article comments for the YouTube comments section.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 11:07 PM
    Completely missing the point. Please keep spoilers to threads with warnings so people know to avoid them. I’ll add a spoiler tag to this one for you, but won’t be reading it further.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 11:01 PM
    Dude. Spoilers. Some of us are interested in seeing this film, even if you aren’t.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 08:24 PM
    It’s not GURPS. Sorry, zero pointless snark points for you. Thanks, though. ;)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 08:22 PM
    Well, we’re certainly not American.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 06:46 PM
    His company website has been taken down. Is the KS still running?
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 05:12 PM
    Dude. Please stop telling me I’m going to die.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 04:39 PM
    Is that a death threat? ;)
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:39 PM
    Gosh. Man, you're on fire today!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:28 PM
    It's pitched very much as a sequel rather than a reboot. And I'm not planning on dying any time in the next 40 years, thanks!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:08 PM
    Where did you hear/see that assertion, out of curiosity?
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 01:02 PM
    This is not the forum to discuss anti-vaxxers or other general political topics.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 12:57 PM
    Oops! It’s formatted separately, so I have to remember to insert it at the end of the PDF each time I update.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 10:55 AM
    I think it's the screenshot from the blog (now deleted but saved in that Twitter thread) of somebody else's Facebook post which he was mocking, which showed him logged in to his own account in the "reply" box.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 10:21 AM
    The sidekicks rules in the Essentials Kit is a simplified version of those released in Unearthed Arcana, which you can read for free: https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/unearthed-arcana/sidekicks
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 09:34 AM
    Yes, though such people can grow out of that, I did. I don't have any experience with the level or horror that, say, someone who has been in a war may have. But I remember getting critical and trying for verisimilitude when it came to wilderness travel and survival after a couple summers with the Student Conservation Association. Also, having some experience with firearms, I have to try hard not...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 09:30 AM
    It depends upon the person. Different people react to things differently. Given the number of people from the military, who have seen real action, that I've played both D&D and also TTRPGs set in more modern settings with, I would say that there are plenty of people that would still enjoy--and may even find it therapeutic--to role play things that they have some real-world experience with. Others...
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 09:07 AM
    Just a shout out to everyone who enjoys funny, campy, fantasy spoofs with lots of gamer inside jokes. The Kickstarter for season 4 of Journey Quest is on its last day and hasn't reached its goal yet. Please consider backing this. If you are a TTRPG gamer, I think you'll love the series. You can see seasons 1 through 3 for free on You Tube here:...
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:21 AM
    They’ve rebooted Terminator repeatedly. This one gives me more confidence than Salvation or Genysis. We’ll see. Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor is a waaay bigger draw than a John Conner actor #6.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 11:31 PM
    A Kickstarter convention?
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 05:11 PM
    He's blocked me pre-emptively on Twitter for some reason. He had his account set to approved followers only, so it's not like I could ever see it, but I guess he's decided he doesn't want to see my tweets either. Never tweeted the guy or mentioned him!
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 01:53 PM
    In the 80s, when I spent A LOT of time gaming, my friends and I just tired of it and we play many different systems, including those we made up ourselves. Now, 5e is my main game and I just don't have much time to game. I do still play other systems, but generally as one shots. At conventions, I like to try games I've never played, just for the novelty and variety. I run the Expanse...
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 01:34 PM
    To me, it rang very true. It represented the very real issue that many/most people go through at that time in their lives when their friends start dating and want to spend more time with their romantic partners and less with their group of friends. Also, that is a time of life when you start having other interests and start making friends from a larger pool than the kids in your neighborhood. If...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 12:43 PM
    I was only asking about players. My question was prompted by that tweet, but it isn't the same question. The question I wanted to ask is the one I posted. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 11:25 AM
    Most people (including third parties) who have access are under an NDA. It comes out in a couple of weeks though! You might be able to find scattered bits from what people remember from recent playtests etc.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 10:47 AM
    Nope. But they do have to provide product for evaluation.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 10:59 PM
    A large factor in my supporting a Patreon would be the behaviour of the person running it.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 10:48 PM
    This has blown up on social media the last couple of days. YourRPGisSh*t, an attack site which attacked game designers, retailers, and publishers, along with nasty screeds against various demographics, turned out to have been run by a publisher. Not one I'm personally familiar with. Geek Native has a more detailed report on the matter. The author outed himself with a screenshot which contained...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 05:31 PM
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Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

  • 07:46 PM - ninjayeti quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News - Lancer, Old-School Essentials, Odyssey of the Dragonlords, One Child’s Heart, and more
    Petals and Thorns II: Heroes of Ramshorn by Chamomile Has A Project END DATE: Fri, May 10 2019 6:00 PM EDT. SYSTEM(S): Dungeons & Dragons 5e PROJECT TYPE: Adventure module MOST POPULAR PLEDGE: $15 for the PDF of Petals and Thorns II: Heroes of Ramshorn My group is running the first part of the Petals & Thorns campaign now, and it is easily the best executed "sandbox" style adventure I have played. Good adventures give PCs choices, but this one goes the extra step in making sure that those choices actually have consequences that impact the game world. Add to that morality in shades of grey rather than thetraditional D&D alignment system, and it has made for an awesomegame. Both parts of thecampaign are available through the Kickstarter for $25. I am reallyhoping this one funds, so please take a look.
  • 03:15 PM - Paragon Lost quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News – Ultimate Bestiary, Rifts (Savage Worlds): American Armageddon, The Blackest of Deaths, Dark Conspiracy, Infinity's Edge, and more
    On Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #46, they review the following RPG Kickstarters based on my RPG Crowdfunding News column (starting at 31:39): - Monsterpunk https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ggwp/monsterpunk - Fairies: A Role Playing Game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/376875342/fairies-a-role-playing-game - Infinity’s Edge https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1860935013/infinitys-edge-a-litrpg-inspired-tabletop-roleplay - For the Dungeon! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thearmoredduck/for-the-dungeon - The Blackest of Deaths https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ericfrombloatgames/the-blackest-of-deaths-a-dire-old-school-fantasy-r Awesome, down loading now. :)

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019

  • 09:12 PM - TheRpgAcademy1 quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News – Arcana of the Ancients, Seas of Vodari, Ultraviolet Grasslands, Ultimate Spheres of Power, and more
    TheRpgAcademy1, Thanks for pulling back the curtain a bit on that. It's interesting to read about. :-) Since we're on the subject, right now there are 3 active gaming conventions I'm tracking (there are more cons for other genres on Kickstarter). CharCon 2019 - THE West Virginia Gaming Convention - Charleston WV - July 12-14, 2019. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/933806098/charcon-2019-the-west-virginia-gaming-convention AcadeCon 2019: Ours goes to Seven! - Dayton, OH - November 8-10, 2019. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therpgacademy/acadecon-2019-ours-goes-to-seven Harbor Dice Con 2019 - "Central Washington Coast" - December 7-8, 2019. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harbordicecon/harbor-dice-con-2019 Happy to talk about it more if you have any questions. I've had the opportunity to be a guest on a couple different podcasts to discuss this AcadeCon and some of the others and enjoyed talking the ups and downs of running a small gaming convention.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019


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Wednesday, 13th February, 2019

  • 11:03 PM - Nicholas Potter quoted Egg Embry in post Warming up to the Romance Trilogy: A Review
    Nicholas, Excellent review! This line is the clincher for me: "roleplaying romance can be a very difficult thing. Emotional vulnerability requires a great deal of finesse and care from all those involved". I need to read this for perspective on my own romance project, Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine. Thank you for sharing this, it's on my list to grab! :-) Thank you, Egg Embry On Kickstarter: Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine Oh hey, I saw a post on Reddit about that! Super cool to hear that I was able to help, even if just a bit. I hope you like what you see when you grab it!

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

  • 08:11 PM - dave2008 quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Kickstarter Zine Quest News – The Initial Seven Zines
    dave2008, This isn't quite what you're asking, but, of the 35 Zine Quests I'm watching right now, here are some goal numbers: Goal of less than $500 - 10 Kickstarters (all currently over their goal) Goal of $500 - 7 Kickstarters (4 currently over their goal) Goal of $501 to $999 - 3 Kickstarters (2 currently over their goal) Goal of $1,000 - 10 Kickstarters (7 currently over their goal) Goal over $1,000 - 5 Kickstarters (2 currently over their goal) 25 of 35 are over their goals already. Thank you, Egg Embry Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine POWERED by the DREAMR, a PbtA RPG #ZineQuest That's great - thank you for sharing. I remember in one of our earlier post on Zine Quest that Kickstarter was hoping for low funding goals $1000-$2000 and it looks like the campaign is delivering! Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019

  • 07:56 PM - dave2008 quoted Egg Embry in post Kickstarter, RPG Zine Quest, and Luke "Burning Wheel" Crane
    dave2008, Sean Hillman and I want to ask you about your zine and share it with the [EN] World. Please contact us Sean (here) or Egg (here). [Side note. It just occurred to me to use the "share it with the [EN] World" joke... I gotta sharpen my dad jokes game!] Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share an RPG-related job opportunity in a future article or discuss your RPG crowdfunding project, please contact me here. Egg and Sean, I sent you both an update at the links you provided. Feel free to get in touch anytime and I will update you as I move forward. Thank you!
  • 05:08 AM - Bill Edmunds quoted Egg Embry in post Kickstarter, RPG Zine Quest, and Luke "Burning Wheel" Crane
    Yes, that's it exactly! :-) Kickstarter will give an additional promotional push, sites like EN World will write articles that share your work, and there will be more focus on RPG zines as a product during that time period. Can you explain what you mean when you say "Kickstarter will give an additional promotional push?" I've got a project I think will be perfect for this!

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019


Saturday, 12th January, 2019

  • 12:12 AM - Olaf the Stout quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News – Era: Lyres, Treacherous Traps, They Came from Beneath the Sea!, The Fantasy Trip Adventures, and more
    Olaf the Stout - Speaking strictly as a fan, I agree that publishers could mine their pool of prior backers, it's a logical and, in many cases, a welcome advertising tactic, especially when offering like products. That said, I joined several crowdfunding campaigns that over use that option so I become notification numb to their alerts. As a journalist, I'll keep your question in mind as I talk to crowdfunding publishers in the future. :-) Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share an RPG-related job opportunity in a future article or discuss your RPG crowdfunding project, please contact me here. Yeah, I can see how it would quickly become annoying if they overdid it, especially when they’re advertising another Kickstarter and the one you backed still hasn’t been delivered yet. I’ve seen updates like that do nothing but get backers of the original campaign angry. However, I’m sure there’s a happy medium between never and every second day. Maybe one update when the project first goes live and a second update when there is 48-72 hours left as a last chance reminder.

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018

  • 08:04 PM - Brian Lowe quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News - Mythology Manual, Nibiru, The Wanderer's Legacy, La Dama Nera, and more
    ...ynamics, you and your party will have to be very careful about what is happening around you and what is hidden, twisted, in the darkness. The adventure is suitable for novice players like Awakened experts, the important thing is to know the setting of Awaken and be ready to take subtle actions or clash with unclean creatures. At the end of the volume there will also be a bestiary containing ten new creatures, with related statistics tables and special abilities, which will be added to Awaken's bestiary and can be met in this adventure or any other Awaken session. 'The Black Lady' is made up of 48 pages full of images, texts, tables and descriptions of game scenes designed as the original manual of Awaken, to give greater adherence to the basic manual.” If you like what we do here at EN World (the Forums, Columns, News, ENnies, etc) and would like to help support us to bring you MORE please consider supporting our Patreon. Even a single dollar helps! This article was contributed by Egg Embry as part of EN World's Columnist (ENWC) program. Please note that Egg is a participant in the OneBookShelf Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to DriveThruRPG. This is an awesome thread. Thanks for this lovely post. Also became a patreon. Regards, Brian.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018


Friday, 7th December, 2018

  • 12:57 AM - Charles Dunwoody quoted Egg Embry in post Investigate Strange Things in Dark Places & Demogorgons
    Excellent review! I had the chance to play with Eric Bloat at Origins 2018 (Survive This!! Zombies!) and it was a blast! Dark Places & Demogorgons looks fun! Thanks for the review! :-) Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share a crowdfunding campaign or a RPG-related job opportunity for a future article, please contact me here. Thanks Egg! There is a free supplement PDF out as well. https://www.rpgnow.com/product/260633/DARK-PLACES--DEMOGORGONS--Holiday-Special--FREE-pdf?src=newest

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