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  1. I have not played AL myself by a couple friends...

    I have not played AL myself by a couple friends of mine have and they have, each time theyíve played, mentioned the Ďinflexibilityí of the DMs.
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    The Overkill Damage Fallacy

    Anytime anyone brings up DPR in a discussion I know whoís opinions on the efficacy of characters I should ignore.

    Iíve always thought the idea of Ďoverkillí was ridiculous. Overkill is just moar...
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    It was a good table-top tactical board game....

    It was a good table-top tactical board game. Otherwise not for me for a variety of reasons. Others enjoyed it I hear.
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    To be fair, Samuel L Jackson looks like heís 40...

    To be fair, Samuel L Jackson looks like heís 40 maybe now... and heís 70 or so.
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    Yes and no.

    Yes and no.
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    The more I DM the more I find rules I wasnít...

    The more I DM the more I find rules I wasnít using correctly or didnít know.

    So I donít really hold it against DMs that are Ďwrongí or unclear. If thereís something I know better Iíd hope they...
  7. Thatís basically how I use every published...

    Thatís basically how I use every published adventure.
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    Star frontiers? I donít remember if we ever...

    Star frontiers? I donít remember if we ever played.
    Vampire, donít know why really but it didnít click with us.
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    Hate to say it was 4e but... yeah 4e. I did,...

    Hate to say it was 4e but... yeah 4e.
    I did, later on, play in a (now shuttered) comic book store. The DM for that game was particularly good and I had hoped to be in more games that she ran. Alas,...
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    Fun.

    Fun.
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    Why am I so disinterested in this? Seems like...

    Why am I so disinterested in this? Seems like itís kinda in my enjoyment wheelhouse. Oh well.
  12. Gumball is a weirdly smart show. Iíll have to...

    Gumball is a weirdly smart show. Iíll have to watch that episode
  13. Pretty much just the PCs.

    Pretty much just the PCs.
  14. Strike 3. Theatre and film/TV are NOT the same...

    Strike 3. Theatre and film/TV are NOT the same medium for delivery a story.
  15. Oof! Another whiff! The writers man... WRITERS.....

    Oof! Another whiff! The writers man... WRITERS.. WRITE.. THE.. DIALOGUE.

    An actor canít make chicken soup with chicken poop.
  16. Oof. This is a quote from someone who doesnít...

    Oof. This is a quote from someone who doesnít understand the role of the writers in television/movies. If a character made an unconvincing turn.... itís not the actors fault.
  17. I love how the wildling spend their lives...

    I love how the wildling spend their lives desperate to get south where they can survive in less than arctic conditions... then after sacrificing so much to get there and with more than enough space...
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    Iíve run 1v1 using the standard rules. Iíd be...

    Iíve run 1v1 using the standard rules. Iíd be interested in what this set has to say.
  19. Oof. Unearned ending and a snooze fest.

    Oof. Unearned ending and a snooze fest.
  20. Nice! I love a good pout session.

    Nice! I love a good pout session.
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    This thread contains a poll. Hard to judge an actors quality by the Twilight...

    Hard to judge an actors quality by the Twilight films. Hard to make chicken soup when your given chicken poop to work with.
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    This thread contains a poll. 1st edition strictly for nostalgia. It is in no...

    1st edition strictly for nostalgia. It is in no way better, or even close to, 5e in terms of design.
  23. Nothing that brought any remarkable value to the...

    Nothing that brought any remarkable value to the game.
  24. Better than nothing happening I suppose. No....

    Better than nothing happening I suppose.

    No. Iím wrong.
  25. If there arenít magic shoppes printed in the game...

    If there arenít magic shoppes printed in the game what will we do if they players want them? Will there be a detailed and itemized list of available items?

    If not, itís lazy design. Gendered...
  26. This thread contains a poll. I mean... I guess it has its place. Just not in...

    I mean... I guess it has its place. Just not in my game.
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    When using ToTM I presume competence and superior...

    When using ToTM I presume competence and superior knowledge on the part of the character.
    Solves a lot of issues.
  28. Most things in the PHB are not accessible to NPCs...

    Most things in the PHB are not accessible to NPCs in my campaign so... not a problem
  29. Thread: Firearms

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    A player of mine is using this in my Curse of...

    A player of mine is using this in my Curse of Strahd campaign. It seems really well built and I think itís interesting that itís a fighter subclass.
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    Never make Int the dump stat kids.

    Never make Int the dump stat kids.
  31. For my campaign the heroes kinda did the standard...

    For my campaign the heroes kinda did the standard thing and captured the castle while making an ally of Blagothkus.
    Maybe in your case(great ideas above already) this could be a failure condition....
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    I almost killed a PC or two with a swarm of...

    I almost killed a PC or two with a swarm of Quippers(piranha).

    Iím not sure Swarms themselves are the issue. If I wanted them to be scarier to higher level PCs Iíd ramp them up. Theyíre not just...
  33. I inject a lot of Ďmaybe this is scary to you...

    I inject a lot of Ďmaybe this is scary to you given the situation or... Ď
    The players respond with either
    ĎYeah... Soralon is definitely scared of this and squeals as i run around the corner...
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    I think he did... but only because I think the...

    I think he did... but only because I think the Ďnext week on GoT segment showed 2 dragons in the sky.
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    Well... I got 6-7 of my game of thrones Death...

    Well... I got 6-7 of my game of thrones Death Bingo squares filled so... good episode!

    Go to

    Isgameofthronesback.com to get your bingo squares before itís too late! ;)

    Lyanna Mormont being...
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    Men. Cannibals.

    Men. Cannibals.
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    Wow. Those are some... interesting(?).. ideas...

    Wow. Those are some... interesting(?).. ideas over there for sure.
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    Amazon Has A D&D Page

    This edition is dying on the vine unless they release splat books with magic shops and lists of rare weapons and boatloads of feats and new subclasses and new classes. I heard it on this very website...
  39. My first Traveller character died during...

    My first Traveller character died during creation. It was awesome.
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    Canít say that my spending has gone up or down...

    Canít say that my spending has gone up or down really. Maybe up a bit because Iím buying the occasional adventure when we run one(curse of Strahd now). But I acquire things slowly. Iíll be buying...
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    Ok... those get a pass. Metal dice and oversized...

    Ok... those get a pass. Metal dice and oversized dice are what I despise. I know your rolling a D20... the entire block doesnít need to know that.
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    Your need isnít filled because you donít need...

    Your need isnít filled because you donít need what you think. What you need is to take responsibility for your own table.
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    I like quiet dice.

    I like quiet dice.
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    Except that WoTC doesnít want to waste space or...

    Except that WoTC doesnít want to waste space or time on something so useless.
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    This thread contains a poll. Always. And itís 100% the GMs job.

    Always. And itís 100% the GMs job.
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    I donít recall there being restriction like that...

    I donít recall there being restriction like that in 2e.
  47. Iím doing game of thrones Death Bingo from...

    Iím doing game of thrones Death Bingo from isgameofthronesback.com

    Should be a fun season.
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    I use it all the time. Also.. I donít. Also.. I...

    I use it all the time. Also.. I donít. Also.. I change it on the fly.
  49. Pretty sure you missed the joke.

    Pretty sure you missed the joke.
  50. Players donít call for skill checks.

    Players donít call for skill checks.
  51. Help only allows the 1 helpee 1 instance of...

    Help only allows the 1 helpee 1 instance of advantage on the 1st attack. Itís not that powerful.
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    This thread contains a poll. As with a lot of questions here, the answer...

    As with a lot of questions here, the answer is....
    ĎDependsí
  53. This thread contains a poll. Itís not rare. Not every fight.

    Itís not rare. Not every fight.
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    Differently depending upon the player and the...

    Differently depending upon the player and the action.
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    Seems fine. Iím sure it works out.

    Seems fine. Iím sure it works out.
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    On topic: you pretty much canít go wrong with...

    On topic: you pretty much canít go wrong with whatever race you pick.
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    Sounds like some petty little person wants to be...

    Sounds like some petty little person wants to be Ďrightí on the internet! Congratulations little guy!
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    DMint Curse of Strahd. Playing in Unknown Armies

    DMint Curse of Strahd.
    Playing in Unknown Armies
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    Iíd say that the module is great at what itís...

    Iíd say that the module is great at what itís made for and awful at what itís not.
  60. Never make INT your dump stat kids.

    Never make INT your dump stat kids.
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    The answer is no. There is no argument.

    The answer is no. There is no argument.
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    Kind of unrelated but... The 13th Warrior is the...

    Kind of unrelated but...
    The 13th Warrior is the best Dungeons and Dragons movie thus far.
  63. I like this thing in certain games. Wouldnít use...

    I like this thing in certain games. Wouldnít use it in D&D. Would work fine though I think.
  64. I do it sometimes with the monsters but havenít...

    I do it sometimes with the monsters but havenít for the players. The interesting idea. Feats are a thing that might throw a wrench in it. Iíd totally try this with a feat-less game.
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    Too much effort for too little reward.

    Too much effort for too little reward.
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    Yeah. I add fur to things and suddenly you have a...

    Yeah. I add fur to things and suddenly you have a Ďwooly Buletteí. Which I havenít used.... but........
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    This thread contains a poll. Also: while I enjoy the show and listen to the...

    Also: while I enjoy the show and listen to the podcast(only), I donít particularly enjoy it when they players get all... Ďactoryí. Which is weird I guess because theyíre professional actors. I just...
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    This thread contains a poll. Only as a podcast.

    Only as a podcast.
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    Yes. General tip not necessarily limited to 5e:...

    Yes.
    General tip not necessarily limited to 5e:
    Donít look for ways to make your players not be a awesome.
  70. Thread: Command: Flee

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    A character of mine had been hit with that. The...

    A character of mine had been hit with that. The DM said the caster used Ďsuicideí as the command word. So my character dropped his shield and weapon and charged across the battlefield to tackle the...
  71. Iím sensing the anger here isnít actually about...

    Iím sensing the anger here isnít actually about what was said.
  72. Is this in podcast form?

    Is this in podcast form?
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    I grant xp at the end of every session. The dirty...

    I grant xp at the end of every session. The dirty secret is I award enough for players to get about 1/3 to 1/4 of the total they need for the next level.
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    I would do multiple tables. 2-3 tables of 4-6 for...

    I would do multiple tables. 2-3 tables of 4-6 for a few hours at a time. Play multiple different games so that thereís less burnout.
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    I find that the added complexity doesnít come...

    I find that the added complexity doesnít come with a commensurate addition of fun.
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    This thread contains a poll. Eh. Donít need a Ďgeneric fantasy settingí...

    Eh. Donít need a Ďgeneric fantasy settingí updated or covered. Thereís nothing special to me about Greyhawk except nostalgia.
  77. I donít do public play(not that I wouldnít but...

    I donít do public play(not that I wouldnít but donít need to and donít have the time currently). One thing that would be a deal breaker for me on day one would be lateness.
    A game starts 30 minutes...
  78. Pretty sure itís near Solace.

    Pretty sure itís near Solace.
  79. Which basically means 7 generic fantasy...

    Which basically means 7 generic fantasy adventures.
  80. NO!! Give them back!!

    NO!! Give them back!!
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    Players can make any character they want as many...

    Players can make any character they want as many times as they like. Not my business.
  82. If Medusa dies, do petrified players/NPCs come back from stone?

    Maybe it only works on relatively recent victims. Maybe it takes a year(or whatever time frame works best for your campaign) for the effect to set in permanently.

    Edit: I get that you donít see...
  83. Eh. Worrying about it isnít worth the effort....

    Eh. Worrying about it isnít worth the effort. Everything has a weak spot or moment.
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    This thread contains a poll. Use them all the time. ALL the time!

    Use them all the time. ALL the time!
  85. Why do people still play older editions of D&D? Are they superior to the current one?

    Itís nostalgia mostly I think. I grew up with the red box and played 3.0/3.5 for... a looong time.now I play 5e. Also people have invested financially in earlier editions and donít want to just dump...
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    Ugh. Worrying about DPR..... make characters not...

    Ugh. Worrying about DPR..... make characters not builds.


    Youíre party is gonna be fine. Solid crew.
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    I will purchase 2 copies of TGG. One to play, and...

    I will purchase 2 copies of TGG. One to play, and one to display proudly.
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    High Level Play - Your Experience

    Just finished a campaign where the heroes reached 15th level. It seemed to work really well. Combats werenít obscenely long(except for the ones that were by design). The challenges the heroes were...
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    I liked Killjoys. The relationship between the...

    I liked Killjoys. The relationship between the lead and her co-star is great.
    Dark Matter I found dull and derivative.

    But this is a trek thread and I like Discovery so...


    Where was I?
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    I use it all the time and encourage my players to...

    I use it all the time and encourage my players to practically Ďbegí for it.

    Also... Crit fails are dumb 100% of the time. The multi-attacking master of blade and bow fumbles his weapon vastly...
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    Satine ran the only session of 4e I enjoyed as a...

    Satine ran the only session of 4e I enjoyed as a player. She was a really amazing DM.
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    As I understand it, Netflix stopped producing the...

    As I understand it, Netflix stopped producing the shows mostly because they werenít doing very well and they lose less money holding onto the rights for a couple years and NOT producing the shows.
  93. Saves. I fail them all the time.

    Saves. I fail them all the time.
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    All of this makes sense and all but you have to...

    All of this makes sense and all but you have to remember the one real issue in all of this.

    Sheís a girl. A GIRL!!
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    What do we call people who like 5e over the...

    What do we call people who like 5e over the others but started with the Red Box?
    NeoNards? Newnards?
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    Try a machete.

    Try a machete.
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    Roll20's 4M Accounts Hacked

    As a Ďvictimí of this hack I have no issue with the OPs conclusion nor do I think theyíre Ďspinning, or brushing things asideí.

    Calm down little ones.
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    An awful lot of contortions about extremely...

    An awful lot of contortions about extremely simple stuff.
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    I was just on roll20 and they did have a message...

    I was just on roll20 and they did have a message alert in my notifications. No email.
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    It surprises me that the people least capable of...

    It surprises me that the people least capable of running their game or challenging their players (Monsters are weak/boring!, GWM an SS are teh OP! Designers are lazy!) are the same ones that clamor...
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