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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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    Well the actual book comes out in 2 weeks; the playtest book is a year out of date.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:18 PM
    I’m pretty sure I’ve never once seen you post on-topic. :)
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 08:24 PM
    It’s not GURPS. Sorry, zero pointless snark points for you. Thanks, though. ;)
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    Please vote for your favorite publishers, Judges, and product nominees in the 2019 ENnies Awards! Voting is live and runs until 11 PM EST on July 21st. "As a reminder -We follow One Person One Vote! It is very important that the democratic principle of “one person, one vote” be followed. If you have already voted for products and/or judges, then please do not vote for them again....
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 03:57 PM
    Inspired by a question somebody asked on Twitter. My response was that every system feels different and provides a different play experience. You can certainly make most any system do anything, but playing Call of Cthulhu with the Mutants & Masterminds rules is going to feel very different to CoC with the CoC rules. Every game has it's own niche and just needs to serve that niche well. In...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 03:01 PM
    According to WotC, talking to Bloomberg, 40 million people play D&D annually; 9 million watched D&D on Twitch in 2017; and sales increased by 41% in 2017 and 53% in 2018. UPDATE! WotC's PR agency has reached to note that Bloomberg's figure refers to the number of people who have played the game since 1974, not annually! You can find this information and more in this article over on...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 09:04 AM
    That highlights a nuance of the level calc change for monsters: using the same calc, John is actually level 3, not level 1. But yeah, he's super-twinked.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 03:24 AM
    I was thinking about that very thing earlier today. That’s an artifact of using average rolls rather than the Judge rolling for the monsters. If the Judge rolls, you’d need a monster with 19d6 in its Defense skill (which doesn’t exist) to make it impossible to hit by a starting character. I like the average rolls because it makes play really fast, but you do lose that randomness. One...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 01:35 AM
    I loved (and still do) all the Glen A Larson American TV action shows of the 80s. A-Team, Knight Rider, Airwolf... love ‘em all. In that order. Plus theme tunes; that art seems to have been lost, except for Game of Thrones.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 12:59 AM
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    Technical issues mean we're delayed for now. We now need to migrate to a new server before trying this again.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 09:56 PM
    The pro DM discussion has arisen twice a year for the last 20 years at least.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 07:39 PM
    By the same argument fighting, shooting, and defence are al forms of combat. Any skill list can be pared down indefinitely until you just end up with “skill”, but I do feel those two things are different enough. I wouldn’t want the average orc to charm somebody.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 04:52 PM
    Yeah, if you were racing the dragon or it was chasing you. Flight v Athletics. Phew! You escaped! Appraisal just figure dragons can count their gold hoard, so they can make a check to value stuff.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 04:51 PM
    New version v1.2 uploaded to add a page on Equipment. Nothing big.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 01:54 PM
    40d10! Yikes! At that point, I'm using an app.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 01:10 PM
    50/50 is the chance most people get for most things — it’s the standard difficulty. You have a 50/50 chance to pick a lock, bust down a door, shoot most things, etc.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 12:06 PM
    According to WotC, talking to Bloomberg, 40 million people play D&D annually; 9 million watched D&D on Twitch in 2017; and sales increased by 41% in 2017 and 53% in 2018. UPDATE! WotC's PR agency has reached to note that Bloomberg's figure refers to the number of people who have played the game since 1974, not annually! You can find this information and more in this article over on...
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 02:49 AM
    Nope. Just skills. Fighting, Shooting, Knowledge, Persuasion, etc.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 11:45 PM
    Think post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with Mutants.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 11:38 PM
    Simply6 is a fast, light tabletop roleplaying game for 2 or more players which you can play using just six-sided dice. I put this together over the last couple of days in my spare time (based on something I was playing with in the forums a while back) and have uploaded it to DTRPG. It's only about 20-pages long, and will likely be tweaked and updated after I get some feedback.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 10:03 AM
    They aren't. Anybody who has access to the final book die for release in August is. Well, that's just silly, isn't it?
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 05:09 PM
    Morrus replied to We're back!
    The current plan, for anybody following along, is to close the site again on Tuesday for another attempt. The site will be closed for 1-3 days.
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 05:07 PM
    As we're imminently moving to the new platform (Xenforo), this bugs thread for vBulletin is about to become redundant, so I'll close it.
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 04:47 PM
    It said "Playtest" on the cover. It was very clear what it was. If you were under the impression you were sneakily getting the finished product a year before everybody else, I think that's on you, not Paizo.
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 04:04 PM
    Guys, this isn’t a Modiphius product, and it’s not 2d20. We’re not going to hijack it into yet another patented Water Bob 2d20 hate thread. Stay on topic, please. Water Bob, if you want to rant about your personal dislike of 2d20 yet again, start your own thread. Thanks.
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 12:33 AM
    Well, OK.
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 09:43 PM
    So this thread had a root in RPGs in that we were talking about WotC’s creative director’s statements. Now we appear to just be talking about gender pronouns and dictionaries, which isn’t on topic for this forum (or even this thread). If you want to talk about Mike Mearls and his tweets and how they relate to the gaming community please feel free. Otherwise, we’ll close it as entirely...
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 06:12 PM
    I suspect you’re an outlier.
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 03:07 PM
    Impressively clickbaity headline on that article! What does it mean if Orcus doesn't know he's not aware of some things? I mean, he appears in every setting except if he doesn't! Blimey. I must know!
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 10:54 AM
    Morrus replied to We're back!
    It's not the next logical step due to differences. It's the next logical step because it's structurally similar, making the upgrade the easiest one it could be. Xenforo is made by the people who left vBulletin about a decade ago when it changed ownership, and is the 'spiritual' successor, rather than vBulleitn 5 which is substantially different and not well-regarded. It's also better supported.
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 01:05 AM
    Morrus started a thread We're back!
    Over the last couple of days I've been attempting a migration to Xenforo (the logical upgrade path for this platform). Unfortunately, it failed, and I've rolled it back. I'll try again in a few days. Sorry about the downtime and the anti-climactic result! Hopefully next time will be better. darjr and I have done this a few times on a test server over the last year, with mixed results. It's not...
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    Thursday, 4th July, 2019, 07:25 PM
    Check this out in the meantime: http://circvsmaximvs.boards.net/ The old site is on very old software; while nothing is decided, it may be time to move to something more current.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 06:48 PM
    You are fundamentally misunderstanding the point.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 06:09 PM
    Has been for a while now. The only difference is the DMsG replaces the d20 STL, as WOTC figured out how to monetise third party efforts. And many publishers steer shy of that after the last two licenses, and stick to the OGL alone.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 05:07 PM
    That's a mouthful! The first adventure from the Age of Ashes adventure path for Pathfinder 2nd Edition is called Hellknight Hill, and is available for pre-order. "Fires burn atop the ruined citadel on Hellknight Hill, sending plumes of red smoke into the air that could be a call for help. Within the old keep, strange invaders from a distant land, mysterious long-lost ruins, and the...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:49 PM
    This is a new column idea I'm experimenting with -- a quick weekly bullet-point roundup of news items. It's basically a copy/paste from RPGnews.com. Let me know in the comments if it's of interest! TaleSpire Is A Massive, Beautiful Building Tool For Your Next Tabletop RPG - TaleSpire is the brainchild of a small team of developers at Bouncyrock, based in Norway. With a background in...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:56 AM
    I think you I just agreed with me. In 5 years time you’ll barely remember this playtest.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 12:30 AM
    I am curious whether there is a worrisome demographic to this day composed of people who refuse to play D&D 5E because they didn't like the playtest document back in 2014 or whenever it was. I suspect... the playtest document really won't be a thing anybody remembers in a couple of months' time. But hey, I might be wrong. Those 2014 diehard D&D Next playtest doc haters might still be out there...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 12:05 AM
    They haven't seen it. How do you feel about the D&D Next playtest document back in 2015 or whenever it was?
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 12:04 AM
    The only people who have seen the game are under NDA. I liked some aspect of the playtest rules, and didn't like other things. But I knew it was a playtest, not a ruleset, and included exaggerated examples of things and a very specific set of adventures geared towards stress testing. I'm sure Paizo knew that the playtest process would turn off some people, but would make for a better game,...
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 07:12 PM
    Morrus started a thread List of 5E powered RPGs?
    I wanted to put together a little list, as it's a conversation which seems to happen to me a lot! Today's launch of The Spy Game on Kickstarter spurred me to do it. Is there already such a list? I'm talking standalone games (not settings) which use 5E is their core. I tried searching for OGL core rulebooks on DTRPG, but it seems everybody who makes a setting, monster book, or adventure checks...
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 06:48 PM
    Espionage has joined the long list of 5E-powered genres with The Spy Game from Black Cats Gaming, headed up by Sam Web from Modiphius. It describes itself as "... a world of international stealth and intrigue in a modern setting, powered by 5E, from the developer behind Star Trek: Adventures." And it's on Kickstarter! "Delve into a world of spies, assassins, diabolical masterminds and...
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 01:26 PM
    They haven’t done it because making video games is expensive and hard, and most companies able to do it have their own IP. Most who avail themselves of the OGL are a fraction of the size of a video game company, and only just manage to raise enough money on Kickstarter to make a book. There are certainly OGL applications, especially mobile ones. So some folks make electronic products and...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 09:06 PM
    Yup, it’s a max range. Spells don’t have increments.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 07:34 PM
    Note to self: advertise more! https://sites.google.com/site/woinrrd/eras/advancement-level
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 05:28 PM
    Could you not just borrow the Traveller, GURPS, or WOIN ones?
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 05:19 PM
    Don't post again in this thread. You now have four infractions over pretty similar things, so it's clear that isn't working. The mods will discuss this and decide how to proceed now.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 01:33 PM
    I definitely found it pitched tough. IIRC (it was a few years back!) we had to tone down a lot of the encounters at the time.
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Thursday, 24th March, 2016

  • 04:38 PM - DEFCON 1 mentioned WotC_Trevor in post Watch Chris Perkins' First Episode of DICE, CAMERA, ACTION
    ...ining every time Evelyn makes a choice to help someone. They are passively trying to stop the actions Anna Posser is throwing out there by ridiculing all of her choices. In improvisation, we call this negging. Deliberately stomping on the offers given to you to start or continue scenes. And by doing so... you can STOP SCENES DEAD. For if the paladin wasn't saying "Let's go here!" or "Let's help this person!"... the party would be doing jack all right now. Horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE character choices made here, and makes for a very irritating show to watch. It's why Critical Role is so much better than most of the other RPG shows of this point, because every single character has a WANT or a NEED, and is always trying to go after it... rather than acting as the fly in the ointment because it's "funny" or because the player hasn't really thought about who their character is or what they want now that they're trapped in this realm. What this show needs desperately is for WotC_Trevor to tell the three performers besides Anna to come up with a reason for your character to actually want to accomplish things here so that they become ACTIVE participants in the show, rather than passive wastes of space. Because the show is going to die if they don't... because we as an audience SIMPLY WON'T CARE about them. I'm going to finish this second episode, and I hope against hope the other three characters actually find a desire to being being active. Because they desperately need it.

Friday, 8th August, 2014

  • 02:40 PM - the Jester mentioned WotC_Trevor in post Chapters/Indigo and the death of the FLGS
    I agree that this is a real concern and is unfair on the part of Chapters. Here is hoping that WotC is going to do something to penalize them. I hope mearls or WotC_Trevor will pop in and speak to the issue- if not revealing how they respond, at least to say, "We're aware of the issue and doing what we can to fix it".

Thursday, 5th June, 2014


Tuesday, 29th January, 2013

  • 09:12 PM - Rune mentioned WotC_Trevor in post New playtest packet available.
    One of my players noted something and we're not sure if it's an inconsistency, an error or intentional. The Barbarian's Martial Damage Dice Entry says: "You regain your spent Martial Damage Dice at the start of each turn, whether your turn or someone else's.". The Cleric, Fighter and Monk entries merely specify that you can't use a spent die on the same turn, but says nothing about regaining them. So is this intended to be the definitive answer to when martial damage dice replenish? I know during our playtest that question was one we were unsure of, due to the wording. We guessed that it meant that your dice replenished at the start of your turn, so you had to decide to spend them for damage/manuevers during your turn or reserve them for reaction maneuvers like Parry after your turn. As mentioned by WotC_Trevor in this post, the way the barbarian's is worded is how they were intended to work all along. So, in other words, it's a clarification (that they didn't add to the other class's descriptions, for one reason or another).

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Tuesday, 12th January, 2016

  • 08:55 PM - lkj quoted WotC_Trevor in post The Day Has Come! It's An OGL! And A Store To Buy & Sell D&D 5E Products!
    Hey gang. Glad to see people are excited about the DMs Guild announcement today and it's probably no surprise that I've been reading through your posts and questions. We're pretty slammed so we won't be diving in and answering questions here today, but we do have an AMA on reddit this Friday where we'll have Mearls and Chris Lindsay tackle a lot of these topics, so please make sure you join us then (here's teh basic info: https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/403anl/ama_with_wotc_10am_pst_15th_of_january/). We're also answering a few things via twitter to clear up any confusion. Speaking of confusion, I wanted to reiterate that the content for the DMs Guild doesn't need to be Forgotten Realms, but that Forgotten Realms is the only IP that we're opening up for use from our side. If you have something that could fit in any setting, like Matt Mercer's Blood Hunter or Gunslinger, or an adventure that could take place anywhere, or a new monster - that all fits! Anyway, I'll be lurking and if you...
  • 08:34 PM - Alzrius quoted WotC_Trevor in post The Day Has Come! It's An OGL! And A Store To Buy & Sell D&D 5E Products!
    Speaking of confusion, I wanted to reiterate that the content for the DMs Guild doesn't need to be Forgotten Realms, but that Forgotten Realms is the only IP that we're opening up for use from our side. If you have something that could fit in any setting, like Matt Mercer's Blood Hunter or Gunslinger, or an adventure that could take place anywhere, or a new monster - that all fits! Trevor, thanks for the clarification. One follow-up I wanted to ask is that, in addition to setting-agnostic materials, what about materials that are made for an original setting (and are written such that they aren't agnostic enough that they could conceivably fit into the Realms). For example, if I wrote an adventure for a setting where the world labored under eternal night, had all the gods being absent, and there were no elves or dwarves. Is that allowed under the DM's Guild? Would it matter if I did or didn't have specific terms indicating a particular setting, e.g. if I called out that the adventure was "...

Monday, 21st September, 2015

  • 01:36 AM - Mistwell quoted WotC_Trevor in post [UPDATED] WotC To Close Forums - Including D&D and M:tG (aka "Welcome New Forum Members to EN World!")
    It lacks nuance, and doesn't really contradict what I said. They all use Facebook - 1 billion people do! - but not necessarily for functions that other apps provide. The primary FB usage is event organisation and invitations in that age group. Not social updates or pictures. If you have something objective to back that up, I'd like to see it. Given the study says a fair portion ONLY use Facebook, and those who do use more than one use FB primarily, it seems like the data does contradict what your saying baring some other source that backs up your claim with contrary data. I mean, event organization and invitations don't take a more time than social updates and pictures really, do they? It should be the opposite - most time should be spent on social updates and pictures, as the rest is rarer. So we shouldn't see a huge disparity between time spent on FB vs those others if that were the case. Nobody stops using FB completely, because everybody is on it. So you use it if you're arranging a...

Sunday, 20th September, 2015


Friday, 18th September, 2015

  • 06:29 PM - cmad1977 quoted WotC_Trevor in post Trevor Kidd tweets on the closing of the Wizards forums
    Yeah, that was me being dumb and once I got it going I didn't want to delete the tweet and replace it. I should have said latter. I'm not sure how we'll recover from such an egregious error, but I think we'll find a way. Clearly you are new to the internet. Your error is a clear sign that WoTC is crumbling as a company. Run for the hills everyone! dungeons and dragons is gonna die!!
  • 04:45 AM - guachi quoted WotC_Trevor in post [UPDATED] WotC To Close Forums - Including D&D and M:tG (aka "Welcome New Forum Members to EN World!")
    Hey gang. I just posted up some tweets that will, I'm sure, make it over here. I still wanted to come in and say hi again, you'll likely be seeing more of me around. I know transitioning can be difficult, but I also know that this community is an awesome one and those that move this way will be in good company. While we'll likely keep interacting via twitter and doing bigger chats via reddit, I'll be here, lurking or posting and if there's ever anything I can do or anything I can answer, I will. Tweets? We used to call those things "press releases". I'm not surprised a news and discussion website like Enworld would reprint your press release. It's certainly not some kind of new fangled 'social media' strategy. I don't have a twitter account that I actually use and reddit can go DIAF. So I suppose I'll wait until it gets reprinted here to see it.

Thursday, 17th September, 2015

  • 11:14 PM - DLIMedia quoted WotC_Trevor in post [UPDATED] WotC To Close Forums - Including D&D and M:tG (aka "Welcome New Forum Members to EN World!")
    Hey gang. I just posted up some tweets that will, I'm sure, make it over here. I still wanted to come in and say hi again, you'll likely be seeing more of me around. I know transitioning can be difficult, but I also know that this community is an awesome one and those that move this way will be in good company. While we'll likely keep interacting via twitter and doing bigger chats via reddit, I'll be here, lurking or posting and if there's ever anything I can do or anything I can answer, I will. Who are you again? ;) Good to see you here at least. Invite some of the other guys over there to come on over as well. Given how long it took Perkins to get on Twitter, I'm guessing he'll start posting around 2027... :erm: Anyway, it's odd: I haven't been to any forums in quite some time, but now that this announcement hit I'm finding myself wandering this forum far more than I use to. It's been a long time - fifteen years, I'd say - before I was heavy in a game forum... Maybe now's the time to return?
  • 11:03 PM - Mistwell quoted WotC_Trevor in post Trevor Kidd tweets on the closing of the Wizards forums
    Look at the power I wield! I say a thing and it magically appears everywhere, carried by valiant messengers! Thanks Merric, have some xp. Why not put the information in an open archieve for people to see but not alter? Heck Morrus here even mentioned he might be willing to do it if you gave him access to the database. It's impossible to move the bulk of it - the formatting is non-standard for most other message board systems. So it has to be done by hand and slowly reformatted. MUCH easier if we had more time, and an archive to depend on.
  • 10:51 PM - Barantor quoted WotC_Trevor in post Trevor Kidd tweets on the closing of the Wizards forums
    Look at the power I wield! I say a thing and it magically appears everywhere, carried by valiant messengers! Thanks Merric, have some xp. It's like social media carries important messages around the net or something! :D

Monday, 5th January, 2015


Tuesday, 24th June, 2014

  • 03:02 AM - DDNFan quoted WotC_Trevor in post Should the Fighter's "Second Wind" ability grant temporary HP instead of regular HP?
    We basically had that discussion. This can be handled in two easy ways. One, the DM says "Hey, don't do that. It's cheesy." Which is my personal approach. The intent is that this is a fighter's second wind using the colloquial term, not the fighter mechanic name), shrugging off injuries in the midst of the action. Someone trying to use while I'm DMing outside of that context gets an eyeroll and a quick ask that they not try to do that again. But for those who want something more firm, there are options in the DMG that will change how healing works, so I assume one or more of those will touch on how Second Wind for fighters works. It's really important to note that there's all sorts of bits and nobs in this version of D&D to make it your own, to run the game at your table the way you want to. The way you play isn't wrong as long as you and your table are having fun, and the rules we've put together support that. Yes, some things are assumed for the base game either because it was straight forwa...
  • 01:32 AM - Obryn quoted WotC_Trevor in post Should the Fighter's "Second Wind" ability grant temporary HP instead of regular HP?
    Just hopping in here while I edit that live footage. Those kinds of options will be in the DMG. That's where you'll find a lot of the optional stuff that alters the base game. OMG THE WOTCS ARE WATCHING US TALK ABOUT THEM

Tuesday, 1st January, 2013

  • 12:15 AM - Li Shenron quoted WotC_Trevor in post Martial Damage Dice and Skill Die reset?
    I've gotta say that this turn/round distinction is CRAZY fiddly. Do not want. Parsing arcane distinctions like that is boo. If I'm intended to spam these dice, don't say they're spent, just let me use them for always. If I'm intended to use them up, make that choice something with some lasting impact, something significant -- make ME have to do something to get them back, don't just give them out for free just because the initiative is going around. Don't make me study the artificial turn/round vocabulary to understand how to hit things with this hunk of metal effectively. Absolutely agree!! I think that games too much based on jargon or tricky uses of in-game terms to generate new design content, always end up attracting rules-lawyers and munchkins. Also, they tend to give all us gamers a reputation of dorks. :/ Yep, that's absolutely right. I combined opportunity attack stuff in there with some of the maneuvers while I was looking stuff up and mixed all the rules in there. Fixed now. O...

Monday, 31st December, 2012

  • 09:56 PM - Li Shenron quoted WotC_Trevor in post Martial Damage Dice and Skill Die reset?
    So let's say you're playing a fighter. From what I've seen from Mike, you could use all your dice to do extra damage on your turn. Then, let's say, a monster goes next. It moves in to attack you, hits and rolls damage. You can again use all your dice to parry, because it's a new turn - the monster's turn. This would mean that if you have something like combat reflexes, you could use parry again on another monsters turn if it attacked you, and you would get to use all your dice again. And it wouldn't just work for parry, but also for other reactions like protect. That's the way things look like they're working RAW and from what Mike is saying. Really? Last time I checked the RAW of Combat Reflexes says that you can only use the extra reaction to make an Opportunity Attack, not for Parry or other things. And the RAW of Parry says that you need to use a reaction to use it, which normally you only have one per round, not per turn. But there can be something else in the current rules to...
  • 06:13 PM - Stalker0 quoted WotC_Trevor in post Martial Damage Dice and Skill Die reset?
    Hey guys. So my interpretation of the rules was wrong. I was assuming the rules meant the beginning of your turn, but Mike cleared that up and he's definitely the authority there. :) So yeah, you currently get all your dice for every turn, not just your own. Sorry for feeding more confusion into that. Hey Trevor, can you post an example of how it should work? With the back and forth on the language, an example would really help clarify the actual intent.

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