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  1. Yeah, I'd love to use rules on organizations and...

    Yeah, I'd love to use rules on organizations and corporations to run the Delvers Guild in Ptolus, but this seems like a lot of book for what little of it I'd use.
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    I always wonder how the old school designers...

    I always wonder how the old school designers would have responded to some of the modern game design ideas introduced in 3E and later.

    "Wait, all the numbers go the same direction, so higher rolls...
  3. Yeah, in my experience, most people agree that...

    Yeah, in my experience, most people agree that other people should be obeying laws and they agree to obey laws they think are reasonable. That doesn't make them chaotic.
  4. Take a look at Arcana Unearthed...

    Take a look at Arcana Unearthed, if you haven't. It's a multi-species empire now ruled by benevolent giants, formerly ruled by dragons. And now (well, in the 3.5 era), the dragons are coming back ...
  5. "Wheyr," "Fafni" and "Kwillum" are pretty bad...

    "Wheyr," "Fafni" and "Kwillum" are pretty bad species names, even by the standards of fantasy novels.

    "Fafni" would work as a semi-comic relief dwarf, though.
  6. Arcane sigils? The depictions of how to draw...

    Arcane sigils? The depictions of how to draw magic circles in the 1E DMG? Those were cool, although I didn't miss them when they were gone. Their absence was definitely another example of TSR...
  7. That wasn't true initially, hence the negative...

    That wasn't true initially, hence the negative reaction.
  8. For months now, it's been increasingly hard to...

    For months now, it's been increasingly hard to find from online retailers, unless they've packaged it with other stuff to sell it at a big mark-up.
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    Two words: Asmodeus Ascending

    Two words:

    Asmodeus Ascending
  10. Yeah, as genuinely cool as this sounds, it's...

    Yeah, as genuinely cool as this sounds, it's likely a skip for me. Now, if they announce some sort of Planescape player-friendly book on Sunday, which seems likely, I'd be in for that.
  11. I really hope we see the return of the original...

    I really hope we see the return of the original starter set, or separate (and maybe sturdier) publication of Lost Mines if not.
  12. Developers don't split their customer base by...

    Developers don't split their customer base by supporting outdated systems longer than they have to.
  13. How many new monsters were in Kingmaker? Or are...

    How many new monsters were in Kingmaker? Or are there a lot of Pathfinder critters in it that aren't already in 5E?

    Even if this is just, effectively, a bunch of 5E stats to make the Kingmaker 2E...
  14. The tieflings can imagine it and laugh, laugh,...

    The tieflings can imagine it and laugh, laugh, laugh.
  15. He may have legal restrictions on doing a CRPG so...

    He may have legal restrictions on doing a CRPG so soon after leaving Bioware.
  16. Gritty My Little Pony CRPG confirmed.

    Gritty My Little Pony CRPG confirmed.
  17. That seems like the opposite of sad. Baldur's...

    That seems like the opposite of sad. Baldur's Gate 3 (or at least 2.5) from one of the main designers, but for 5E and tabletop? That feels like something a lot of people would be excited about.

    I...
  18. A hell of a debut year for any RPG designer.

    A hell of a debut year for any RPG designer.
  19. I gotta say, if I was going to run games in the...

    I gotta say, if I was going to run games in the Forgotten Realms, this is the way I'd want to go.
  20. Stretch goals like these always confuse me a...

    Stretch goals like these always confuse me a little. I'm skeptical that these monsters, areas and so on weren't going to be created anyway. Maybe the art has to be commissioned, but I suspect this...
  21. It improves the chances that one of them will DM...

    It improves the chances that one of them will DM for me.
  22. Third-party is the answer here. Green Ronin, for...

    Third-party is the answer here. Green Ronin, for instance, did a system-neutral version of Freeport before the current Pathfinder version. You can find that version floating around a lot of places....
  23. That's Girls, Guts and Glory. They play D&D.

    That's Girls, Guts and Glory. They play D&D.
  24. I don't have the budget for two such projects...

    I don't have the budget for two such projects like this, and that Ken Hite one looks amazing, especially knowing that he's probably going to go nuts with alternate history ideas for the ancient...
  25. NECROMANCY! My father, now 74, is still...

    NECROMANCY!

    My father, now 74, is still playing, playing with my son and wife the first 5E game I've ever DMed in February, and then he and my son played a two person heist, using Here's to Crime...
  26. Amazon only sells it through third-party vendors...

    Amazon only sells it through third-party vendors at this point, suggesting the supply of them has been interrupted. That's been true for about a month now.
  27. If this is replacing the original Starter Set for...

    If this is replacing the original Starter Set for the foreseeable future, I'd love it if Phandelver is available in some other format ASAP. I strongly feel it's the best officially produced starting...
  28. That's the joke. These are kids who've taught...

    That's the joke. These are kids who've taught themselves to play and, as a kid whose friends taught themselves to play in the late 1970s and early 1980s, they get some stuff wrong. But everyone at...
  29. I suspect you're right, especially since it would...

    I suspect you're right, especially since it would have been easy for them to have published a Quag Keep sourcebook and include how to include "yourself" in the game. I have to imagine that was...
  30. It was the number two superhero game until TSR...

    It was the number two superhero game until TSR waded in. Granted, that almost certainly put it at the bottom of the top 10 of old school games, but it was successful enough for the creators and...
  31. Eh. It was the default method of character...

    Eh. It was the default method of character creation in Villains & Vigilantes, which was an incredibly popular superhero RPG in the 1970s and 1980s and which has been brought back in the 21st century....
  32. Has Paizo ever talked about releasing their adventures in 5E format?

    Their adventures is what they were first known for, and even as D&D and Pathfinder go through edition changes, that seems like something they can continue to monetize at presumably less expense than...
  33. Given how popular of a trope it is, it's really...

    Given how popular of a trope it is, it's really weird that it's never been fully supported in D&D, though.

    (For one thing, in 2E and later, non-weapon profiencies/skills would have to be...
  34. A product to fund raise for kids with cancer, is...

    A product to fund raise for kids with cancer, is my guess.
  35. Because marketing like that extends the...

    Because marketing like that extends the conversation, meaning more people are likely to come across it and get hyped.
  36. It's not ideal, but the PDF of the original is...

    It's not ideal, but the PDF of the original is only $5 at the usual PDF stores.
  37. I started playing long enough ago, and there was...

    I started playing long enough ago, and there was such a huge gap between T1 and T1-4, that the Temple of Elemental Evil feels like it belongs to a later era of adventures to me. It feels like a peer...
  38. I concur. There's almost definitely enough...

    I concur. There's almost definitely enough compatible Dungeon adventures they can flesh it out with, too, along with good desert/Pharaonic monsters.
  39. So did S1 and S2, both of which are in Yawning...

    So did S1 and S2, both of which are in Yawning Portal. But the premium reprint of Dungeons of Dread came out in 2013, two editions of Dungeons & Dragons ago. I don't think that means much at this...
  40. I've got some good news about Saltmarsh ...

    I've got some good news about Saltmarsh ...
  41. I think, canonically, it's supposed to be a...

    I think, canonically, it's supposed to be a portion of the Starship Warden from Metamorphosis Alpha (and at least one edition of Gamma World). Conveniently, that's also published by Goodman at the...
  42. That's a good point. This is probably a mostly...

    That's a good point. This is probably a mostly solved issue. (It's possible there's stuff that they don't have or can't get the rights to, and we just never see those reprinted or updated anywhere.)...
  43. The only wrinkle on Dungeon and Dragon revamps is...

    The only wrinkle on Dungeon and Dragon revamps is the rights issue. I don't know what the old contracts said, but unless they're perpetual rights, WotC would need to renegotiate the use of those old...
  44. I think it's notable that we haven't heard...

    I think it's notable that we haven't heard anything about the Slavers, D series or Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Those seem to be the major missing classic modules still missing. There's other great...
  45. I thought it was a pretty glaring omission from...

    I thought it was a pretty glaring omission from Yawning Portal. Followed by them doing Kwalish, I suspected they weren't feeling it, for whatever reason.

    I had hoped that Goodman would tackle...
  46. I believe the other two were just pre-orders....

    I believe the other two were just pre-orders. WotC may have restricted them from doing this series via Kickstarter for some reason.

    And yeah, this is going to be great. The Goodman vibe is already...
  47. The Dungeon under Ptolus ranges from level 1 to...

    The Dungeon under Ptolus ranges from level 1 to 20. It's basically 99 percent of all the dungeons in the world, according to Monte Cook. I've actually loosened that up a bit in my campaign, but it's...
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    C&C is simpler than 3E (and thus much simpler...

    C&C is simpler than 3E (and thus much simpler than PF), but it's definitely low on ability to customize characters.

    Lighter, but with a good amount of customization, while still being broadly...
  49. Nobody knows what's in it yet. When it's...

    Nobody knows what's in it yet. When it's announced, it won't be kept secret.
  50. Could I make a suggestion? You don't need to...

    Could I make a suggestion? You don't need to share this with your players, but check out A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe. While it's not required for making your own setting, and it's...
  51. Help wanted: Five-room dungeon for two level 1 5E/RPG beginners

    My 11-year-old son is inviting his best friend over next weekend, to help him roll up his D&D character and they want to play an adventure together. My son has a level 1 rogue (a swashbuckler type,...
  52. I really liked the Practical Guide series during...

    I really liked the Practical Guide series during 3.5/4E. I'm curious as to whether these will be in-character as well, or not.

    My kids are just starting to get into D&D and I'll likely be picking...
  53. Without spoiling anything, there's a hell of a...

    Without spoiling anything, there's a hell of a good roleplaying hook in U1 for that character.
  54. Razor Coast's situation is pretty complicated, I...

    Razor Coast's situation is pretty complicated, I suspect, between its path to publication and the sheer bulk of it. But with Pathfinder going through a tricky moment, it wouldn't be a huge shock to...
  55. Released in 2006, 1997 and 2005. If you have...

    Released in 2006, 1997 and 2005.

    If you have those products and don't find this useful, rock on. Not every product is about or for you. (I have no interest in 99 percent of the big campaign books...
  56. Most of their campaign books haven't been, unless...

    Most of their campaign books haven't been, unless you want to say that setting anything in the Underdark, or having evil elementals or dragons is automatically a rehash. And once you take those off...
  57. There's already a lot of pirate-oriented content...

    There's already a lot of pirate-oriented content out there and if Freeport or Razor Coast ever get ported to 5E, there will be even more of it.

    That said, this seems like a no-brainer for the DMs...
  58. Yes, but they provide the necessary resources for...

    Yes, but they provide the necessary resources for that. Especially for groups running this new hardcover, I can't imagine it'll be an issue, since every adventure that goes underwater even briefly...
  59. Because they were trying to cut Gygax out at that...

    Because they were trying to cut Gygax out at that point.
  60. A slasher mystery in Saltmarsh either means it'll...

    A slasher mystery in Saltmarsh either means it'll be a very easy mystery or Saltmarsh is going to be larger, like it was in DMG2.

    Having it be set in a nearby full-sized city makes more sense, but...
  61. Yeah, the boxed set with alternate covers was...

    Yeah, the boxed set with alternate covers was gorgeous. If I had a bit more cash in my pocket, those would be the core books I would have gotten and used. As it was, it was easier and cheaper to get...
  62. If WotC believes it's got the rights to republish...

    If WotC believes it's got the rights to republish Dungeon adventures (although maybe they reached out to all of these creators individually and renegotiated), that's pretty exciting. I'd love to see...
  63. I had been hoping that, in addition to material...

    I had been hoping that, in addition to material from Sea Devils, we would have gotten some of Stormwrack adapted.

    I'd particularly hoped to have seen 5E updates of the darfellan and hadozee.
  64. I'm putting this adventure and the Isle of Dread...

    I'm putting this adventure and the Isle of Dread into Praemal, the world of Ptolus. Please amend all existing copies of both adventures accordingly.
  65. That would be smart and helpful. Based on the...

    That would be smart and helpful. Based on the synopsis, I think it's likely.
  66. What 5E has that 1E didn't, though, is a robust...

    What 5E has that 1E didn't, though, is a robust social skill system. I think U2 is probably more playable now than it was at the time.
  67. Am I imagining things, or were we previously told...

    Am I imagining things, or were we previously told there'd be two nautical books in 2019?
  68. Every edition from 2E on basically has done the...

    Every edition from 2E on basically has done the same. It shouldn't be a shock. D&D is bringing in new, big audiences and most of them weren't alive when the 1E adventures came out. It's a relatively...
  69. Huh. I would have bet on the material from the...

    Huh. I would have bet on the material from the sahuagin sourcebook and trilogy of adventures being included in here, along with some player-facing material.

    Still, this seems like a great product.
  70. Given the apparent inclusion of U3, and maybe all...

    Given the apparent inclusion of U3, and maybe all of the Saltmarsh Trilogy, I suspect the word "Salt" will be in the book's title, when it's finally officially announced.
  71. You're going to have to go back and re-read my...

    You're going to have to go back and re-read my original post to see what I was trying to say, or just stop worrying about it.
  72. Yeah, that's what I was saying. Illusionists...

    Yeah, that's what I was saying. Illusionists don't exist from the very start of the game -- they weren't in OD&D, but appeared in The Dragon thereafter -- but have been in the rulebooks since the 1E...
  73. There's no legal grounds to do so. They're...

    There's no legal grounds to do so. They're correctly reporting that there was a social media post about something. The original social media posts might be actionable, if they're not provably true,...
  74. It's a really good mini-adventure path, and...

    It's a really good mini-adventure path, and includes a lot of stuff not regularly seen in D&D adventures, despite everything in it being around since the OD&D days.

    EDIT: Well, there's one element...
  75. Weird that forest gnomes come in behind the other...

    Weird that forest gnomes come in behind the other subraces. I think those are clearly the best for gnome illusionists. (Bias: I've played a gnome illusionist for more than a decade.)
  76. The basic situation here makes me sad. The...

    The basic situation here makes me sad. The resulting discussion here makes me moreso. I don't think it's necessary or productive for anyone to try and make decisions about what someone else should do...
  77. Gygax's widow would have to greenlight that. She...

    Gygax's widow would have to greenlight that. She apparently shut down all the existing plans to adapt or recreate his work when Gary died, took full control of his estate and has apparently done...
  78. I remember B6, the Veiled Society, as being good,...

    I remember B6, the Veiled Society, as being good, but that may have just been because urban adventures were almost unheard of at the time.
  79. This fits with what Goodman Games has done in the...

    This fits with what Goodman Games has done in the past, with oversized Judges Guild reprints. Those are, to put it mildly, only of real interest to gamers of a certain age and, even then, hardcore...
  80. I would love a detailed head to head comparison...

    I would love a detailed head to head comparison of the two systems. Since I already have C&C, I was never tempted to pick up 5E early on. (If I was going to use a different system, it would be...
  81. Yeah, my problems with BoF aside -- and I have...

    Yeah, my problems with BoF aside -- and I have several non-wizard characters in my campaign who use the options in the book -- C&C is a really great option to merge 1E sensibilities with 3E math and...
  82. Do Not Let Us Die in the Dark Night of this Cold Winter -- experiences?

    http://www.rpgnow.com/product/198895/Do-Not-Let-Us-Die-In-The-Dark-Night-Of-This-Cold-Winter

    Has anyone played this or run this? I'm starting a new campaign, using it to as a prelude to Death...
  83. C&C is great, although the editing complaints...

    C&C is great, although the editing complaints about their supplements are legitimate -- the Book of Familiars is basically unusable in many parts and you have to create the rules for those sections...
  84. Death Frost Doom: Let me learn from your experiences

    I'm about to start a short campaign, with Do Not Let Us Die in the Dark Night of this Cold Winter followed by Death Frost Doom.
    ...
  85. Is it still a modified B2 cover, or something...

    Is it still a modified B2 cover, or something more elaborate? For whatever reason, Goodman doesn't have the image on their website that I can see.
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    Yes and no. You can create the illusion that the...

    Yes and no. You can create the illusion that the light is blocked, but the light is actually getting through, and you're just creating an image of an unlit area instead. Outside of the range of the...
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    Illusion spells are already powerful enough....

    Illusion spells are already powerful enough. Creating effectively invisible light sources is such a good effect that it seems like way too good of a giveaway to add to illusion spells.

    And, as has...
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    A standard illusion would not work like a mirror....

    A standard illusion would not work like a mirror. That's why, historically, there's one that explicitly works that way. Unless you're using Gaze Reflection, the illusionist has to keep up with all...
  89. The primary companion is going to be a modern...

    The primary companion is going to be a modern person for the forseeable future, especially when they're taking a big pause between seasons, since she acts as a surrogate for new audience members.
    ...
  90. Yeah, translating the Barovian into Common via...

    Yeah, translating the Barovian into Common via magic is the best choice, IMO, because otherwise, the game changes into "what did he say? What did SHE say? OK, now what did HE say?" which might be fun...
  91. If you're using PDFs from the DM's Guild,...

    If you're using PDFs from the DM's Guild, definitely check out Goodman Games, classic TSR/WotC adventures, Frog God/Necromancer Games, etc. at DriveThruRPG.com/RPGNow.com (no idea why they don't...
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    The amount of bribery that WotC has tried to use...

    The amount of bribery that WotC has tried to use to make Divination spells more popular over the years is kind of hilarious.
  93. Duplicate post.

    Duplicate post.
  94. "Don't complain, it could be worse" isn't...

    "Don't complain, it could be worse" isn't super-useful advice. If it's too much for his preference, it's too much.

    That said, this is the best time ever to be an old school gamer, as there are...
  95. D&D's experience system is actually pretty...

    D&D's experience system is actually pretty flexible, historically. Different authors (and thus, DMs) have awarded XP based on what they thought was important, whether that was the accumulation of...
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    The non-human vampires of Ravenloft are so good,...

    The non-human vampires of Ravenloft are so good, I made them core for my non-RL games.
  97. I'm not seeing Thunder Rift anywhere. Does that...

    I'm not seeing Thunder Rift anywhere. Does that mean they've already got in the pipeline, or that they're skipping those releases?
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    Just this guy: 74593

    Just this guy:

    74593
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    That actually sounds pretty good. When my...

    That actually sounds pretty good. When my characters get to that level, I may end up adapting that.
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    There's also Emirikol Was Framed!...

    There's also Emirikol Was Framed!, for Dungeon Crawl Classics, which would be easy to convert on the fly.

    It features a version of Emirkol, his minions and tower.
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