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  1. I didn't allow Monks and Druids. Clerics could...

    I didn't allow Monks and Druids. Clerics could not use edged weapons.
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    5 out of 5 rating for Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    This is a playtest review - my group is just about to finish this monstrosity! It was a ton of fun and right down our alley!

    Straight forward simple maps.
    Lots of dungeon action.
    For those...
  3. Moves with the Beholder and originates at the big...

    Moves with the Beholder and originates at the big eye.

    You may find this helpful too:
    http://themonstersknow.com/beholder-tactics/
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    Well done! I like the old Reaper basilisk pose...

    Well done! I like the old Reaper basilisk pose better - sadly it never made it over to Bones.
  5. Four kids here, although we are quickly heading...

    Four kids here, although we are quickly heading to empty nest. I like to work on campaigns a long time - so I am the wrong person to ask.

    However, if I had a few players biting at the bit I would...
  6. 3D Printed Barbarian Throne

    A friend of mine 3D printed this terrain piece for me. It is a barbarian throne made of bones. This piece is about five and one half inches across.

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  7. Not sure if I am buying this adventure, but I...

    Not sure if I am buying this adventure, but I cannot wait to paint some of these minis!
  8. Druid is not a weak class. Do you think the...

    Druid is not a weak class. Do you think the restriction has anything to do with game balance? Not in the sense that every PC has to be the same - we know that paradigm was ejected again with 5e -...
  9. I came in here to suggest exactly that. IMO,...

    I came in here to suggest exactly that. IMO, cream of the crop for DDAL.
  10. I'll admit I had not thought much about the...

    I'll admit I had not thought much about the druids and metal thing. It probably should be an all or nothing type thing. I'm still a little peeved they let clerics have edged weapons! ;)

    However, I...
  11. First up is a Black Tree Design Sorceress on a...

    First up is a Black Tree Design Sorceress on a mount:
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    Next is a couple of shots of a strange sea creature that is a Reaper Bone. I decided to use this as a test figure for the new Games...
  12. Investigation and banishment would be the...

    Investigation and banishment would be the resolutions I would like favor.

    Disclaimer: I definitely am a grimdark guy - so my preferences might not be helpful.
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    D&D 5e 1. Familiar and Popular System - D&D is...

    D&D 5e

    1. Familiar and Popular System - D&D is highly accessible and I think 5e from the beginning has felt very familiar and comfortable for me. D&D generally does not require me to sell the game...
  14. Just get your friends to 3D print them for you!...

    Just get your friends to 3D print them for you! Lot shorter learning curve :lol:

    I have two players in my group with 3D printers. They just print stuff to see how I will paint it up. Plus, they...
  15. Yeah... dangit - cannot resist. Not going...

    Yeah... dangit - cannot resist. Not going overboard, at least compared to the Dungeons of Doom KS - probably just picking up individual pieces.
  16. Really fun idea with the books! I have been...

    Really fun idea with the books!

    I have been gaming with some guys for 40+ years, but none of our PCs are very old. We have bounced around on systems quite a bit too.
  17. Chimera and three Bullywugs

    First up is a Chimera from Reaper:
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    Next up are 3 Bullywugs a friend 3d printed for me:
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  18. If you are not adverse to a conversion, 1st...

    If you are not adverse to a conversion, 1st edition WFRP's Shadows Over Bogenhafen is my favorite against the cult module of all time.
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    Why didn't Arcturia cast Sequester on her...

    Why didn't Arcturia cast Sequester on her phylactery? Why does the Raksasha know its location?

    Not terrible important questions - realism or verisimilitude or even logic is way overrated in a mega...
  20. 4e for the Points of Light setting. My group...

    4e for the Points of Light setting. My group never embraced the edition, but I loved the default setting.
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    Nope. That's exactly how I ran 2e for years.

    Nope. That's exactly how I ran 2e for years.
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    I have run three or four adventures thus far. I'm...

    I have run three or four adventures thus far. I'm still not sure about the game.

    Unlike many others, I like the career system. For folks who run very long campaigns, like I used to for WFRP 1e and...
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    Dangerous Journeys Living Steel Nobilis Rifts...

    Dangerous Journeys
    Living Steel
    Nobilis
    Rifts
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    If one is OK with depictions of violence as...

    If one is OK with depictions of violence as entertainment - and I very much respect the opinions of those who are not OK with this - then the wargaming hobby largely presumes hostile intentions on...
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    Are the flies for Rangers of Shadowdeep or an OSR...

    Are the flies for Rangers of Shadowdeep or an OSR game?
  26. Thread: I need quotes!

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    So, the OP was asking for quotes for his senior...

    So, the OP was asking for quotes for his senior yearbook, but he is now around 35 years old. Maybe he can save some of these for his children ;)

    I know this thread was rezzed by spam, but I...
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    It's all been largely said, but there is a couple...

    It's all been largely said, but there is a couple of situations that keep me from buying much from LFGS.

    They don't carry what I want and frankly, they are smart not to. I love miniatures,...
  28. 2 Knights and a Death Dog

    2 Black Tree Design Knights and a Reaper Death Dog
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    Wall of Force Forcecage

    Wall of Force
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    Lost City - 25 Desert of Desolation = 29-2=27...

    Lost City - 25
    Desert of Desolation = 29-2=27
    Isle of Dread - 23
    Castle Amber - 22+1=23
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    Depends. If someone else is DMing yes. I have...

    Depends.
    If someone else is DMing yes. I have pretty low bar for trying a game as a player.

    If you are planning to run the game - then, probably not - based on preferences you stated in this...
  32. The current AL system is flawed. I don't know...

    The current AL system is flawed. I don't know anyone who loves it. The modules vary greatly in quality - there are some decent ones. I have not run opens or epics - they do not appeal to me.
    ...
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    I'm good with a GM struggling with some of the...

    I'm good with a GM struggling with some of the rules early in the campaign. I would much rather have her make a call and move the game forward than stop every five minutes to look a rule up.
    ...
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    The Lost City - 26 Desert of Desolation 26 Test...

    The Lost City - 26
    Desert of Desolation 26
    Test of the Warlords 8-2=6
    Isle of Dread - 24
    Castle Amber - 24+1=25
    Red Hand of Doom - 21
    Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth - 16
  35. Thread: Frostrgrave?

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    And it plays well solo. We have played a...

    And it plays well solo.

    We have played a couple campaigns of Rangers. Great little set of campaign rules.
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    I skipped 2e. I went from AD&D to WFRP to 3e. ...

    I skipped 2e. I went from AD&D to WFRP to 3e.

    However, I do enjoy playing once a week in an OSR campaign and running my 5e campaign on a different day. The OSR game is a very different experience...
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    Keep on the Borderlands 12 Dragons of Despair...

    Keep on the Borderlands 12
    Dragons of Despair 4-2=2
    The Lost City - 22
    Desert of Desolation - 23
    Test of the Warlords - 20
    Isle of Dread - 22
    Castle Amber - 22+1=23
    Red Hand of Doom - 21
    Lost...
  38. Very, very tempting. I was so disappointed in how...

    Very, very tempting. I was so disappointed in how they ran the last pre-order that I am holding back, but I do not know how long I will resist.
  39. Not at all. Good news is it should resell for...

    Not at all. Good news is it should resell for nearly what you paid for it - if you go that route.
  40. I know what you are saying, but Kickstarter has...

    I know what you are saying, but Kickstarter has become a big part of a lot of companies business models. Dwarven Forge, Reaper, and many others have been able to really expand their ranges with...
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    WFRP 3e was a one shot for our group. It was...

    WFRP 3e was a one shot for our group. It was fiddly and lost a lot of the flavor of WFRP for us. We returned to 2e. Hopefully 4e will work when I run it this summer.

    Vampire - the dice pools just...
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    I typically only bother to rate products I am...

    I typically only bother to rate products I am very pleased with or products that disappoint me incredibly. Products that fall in the three to four range I rarely bother to rate.

    I coached American...
  43. If I paint one it will be for a commission. I...

    If I paint one it will be for a commission.

    I need a vehicle in my game more akin to the old Snotling Pump Wagons! Rowdy, drugged-up goblins are closer to my game's aesthetic. ;)

    Still, it...
  44. Not sure I want it in my regular D&D game, but it...

    Not sure I want it in my regular D&D game, but it does look like it would be a lot of fun to paint.
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    Depends on the flavor/atmosphere of the campaign....

    Depends on the flavor/atmosphere of the campaign. Generally, when I run D&D it is not gritty style at all. I may use time pressures and waves of enemies, but I don't mess with the rest rules much....
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    Love your time lapse map video.

    Love your time lapse map video.
  47. I think it is great Beadle & Grimm's Platinum...

    I think it is great Beadle & Grimm's Platinum Editions seem to be economically viable for the company. Those products are not for me, but it is cool stuff for folks who want ready made figs, props,...
  48. Three More Black Tree Design Knights

    Making progress on getting through these knights:
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  49. 100% agree. I am in the same boat.

    100% agree. I am in the same boat.
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    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 23 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 22
    Keith Parkinson -- 23
    Jeff Easley -- 22
    Larry Elmore -- 13
    Clyde Caldwell -- 19
    Todd Lockwood -- 15
    David Trampier -- 20
  51. Solid work here are my critiques: 1. I always...

    Solid work here are my critiques:

    1. I always flinch a bit when D.M.'s "tell their story" in a game. The phrasing suggests a railroad plot as opposed to structured challenges that the players...
  52. Your game style is so different from mine, but...

    Your game style is so different from mine, but sounds really cool and a lot of fun.
  53. So, you did ask ;)...

    So, you did ask ;)
    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?608358-2018-Pogre-s-Miniatures-and-Models-A-BIG-finish-to-the-year-with-The-Wizard-s-Tower!
    ...
  54. Visual elements of the game are important to me....

    Visual elements of the game are important to me. I use painted miniatures and terrain and 'wowing' players with my layout. My players tease me if I do not have just the right miniature or terrain...
  55. We had our last club session and it went well. We...

    We had our last club session and it went well. We averaged over 30 kids playing, with a high attendance of 41. We had 32 at our last meeting - 15 girls.

    If you teach high school, and are thinking...
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    not a useful post.

    not a useful post.
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    Played Dungeon back in the day and even made a...

    Played Dungeon back in the day and even made a complete 3d board out of Hirst Arts to run at Conventions.

    I have all the Warhammer Quest stuff and my kids always enjoyed playing that game more...
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    I do not know if this counts as an enhancement...

    I do not know if this counts as an enhancement for most of you, but I put together a miniature to represent the Big Bad on Level 10. The miniature has the body of a Reaper Bones Giant Scorpion and...
  59. Thank you for all of the kind words. First up...

    Thank you for all of the kind words.

    First up is a frankenstein of a monster necessitated by the demands of running the Dungeon of the Mad Mage. The torso is an old Games Workshop Chaos Reaver,...
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    The adventurers had to bring factions of a...

    The adventurers had to bring factions of a village together to fight an undead horde led by the Lichemaster, Not a particularly imaginative set-up, but it was great fun. That was in a WFRP campaign....
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    I do not know if this is reassuring to you, but I...

    I do not know if this is reassuring to you, but I have ordered from Noble Knight online several times and it has always been great.

    I have not ordered online from Michigan Toy for many, many...
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    Not sure where you live, but Games Plus in...

    Not sure where you live, but Games Plus in Chicago area carries the whole line.

    Noble Knight seems to carry most of the line.

    Michigan Toy Soldier carries the line too.
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    Sorry if I came off as trivializing the changes...

    Sorry if I came off as trivializing the changes impacts on player characters. That certainly was not my intent. To be honest, I wasn't crazy about the season 8 changes and the season 9 changes do...
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    A lot of folks upset on Facebook about this...

    A lot of folks upset on Facebook about this morning. Not a big deal for me since I only run DDAL at Conventions and do not have a character.
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    I am a big fan of Carrion Crawlers as dungeon...

    I am a big fan of Carrion Crawlers as dungeon sweepers and dump masters.
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    You might consider a high school library. Whether...

    You might consider a high school library. Whether it is a tax write-off or not may be dependent on how the school district accepts donations. One thing is for sure - your game will get played.
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    I would not invite him. If he asks about it, just...

    I would not invite him. If he asks about it, just be honest: "I like you a lot X, but I don't think are gaming styles mesh." I have had this conversation a few times, it's not easy, but allowed me to...
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    I'm interested in these particular questions as...

    I'm interested in these particular questions as well.
  69. I go through cycles of spending and not spending...

    I go through cycles of spending and not spending money on the hobby. Typically, while my campaign is rolling as it presently is, most of my money goes towards play aids and miniatures for upcoming...
  70. As one of those minis and terrain guys I think...

    As one of those minis and terrain guys I think you made a great purchase. If I ever had a more static homebrew campaign world I would be tempted to do the same thing. $500 seems quite reasonable.
  71. I am not a fan of multi-classing, but it doesn't...

    I am not a fan of multi-classing, but it doesn't matter - I'm a D.M. If a player wants to multi-class, as long as they follow the rules, I don't care. It is their character.

    The internet has not...
  72. Thread: Frostrgrave?

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    Awesome! There is a big Frostgrave following...

    Awesome! There is a big Frostgrave following around the Chicagoland area, but the great thing about the game is it is intuitive and easy to teach. You can get games up and running very quickly. There...
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    As a person who runs a high school D&D club, I...

    As a person who runs a high school D&D club, I can tell you my young DMs really appreciate boxed text. It may be annoying to some veterans, but I think it is a lot easier for a veteran to modify or...
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    PF2 My version of PF2E would look a lot like 5e....

    My version of PF2E would look a lot like 5e. However, as we already have 5E that makes zero sense for the market. Simplifying towards 5e and moving more towards a GM-judgment game is already a niche...
  75. Thread: Frostrgrave?

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    Frostgrave is a marvelous game we play all the...

    Frostgrave is a marvelous game we play all the time. You can have a great time and a lot of gaming time with just the base book. It is also very reasonably priced for a hardback.

    The background...
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    Thanks for the update! I enjoy reading about...

    Thanks for the update!

    I enjoy reading about campaigns that reach into the higher levels. We're still going through Dungeon of the Mad Mage and having a good time. My players enjoy dungeon...
  77. This thread contains a poll. As my campaign has hit higher levels,...

    As my campaign has hit higher levels, counterspell is used quite a bit. Once the PCs hit 6th level it began flying around a lot more in combats.
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    I agree, but players love to burinate and zap the...

    I agree, but players love to burinate and zap the foe!
  79. I would see it as just giving up on PF2E. You may...

    I would see it as just giving up on PF2E. You may be right, but they cannot abandon ship yet.
  80. I agree with Morrus that it is about brand. It is...

    I agree with Morrus that it is about brand. It is clear we just need to agree to disagree on this point. :)


    It would be a must buy for me too. But, as someone pointed out below, they are trying...
  81. I believe Morrus has given you THE reason for...

    I believe Morrus has given you THE reason for their business choice. It is a good one from their perspective. That's the only reason they need.

    Further, I think folks are underestimating the...
  82. Does directing the familiar to attack a foe use...

    Does directing the familiar to attack a foe use up an action? I thought it did. You could use it for the help action and save your action economy. It's more or less the same - granting your PC...
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    3D printing is getting there for sure. I love it...

    3D printing is getting there for sure. I love it for terrain.
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    105752 Kiss = small milk chocolate candy. I...

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    Kiss = small milk chocolate candy.

    I use my Dwarven Forge pretty much every session. I also like the newish Monster Cards - use those a lot lately.
  85. https://www.tabletopthings.com/living-battle-maps...

    https://www.tabletopthings.com/living-battle-maps

    Links to his free maps. Sadly, it looks like he has stopped making them - the latest one is June of last year. Still, you can grab access to four...
  86. The plan not to add any further stretch goals is...

    The plan not to add any further stretch goals is probably wise, but is going to slow this train down quite a bit.
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    I love B2. A fair amount of my love is based...

    I love B2.

    A fair amount of my love is based on nostalgia.

    I have run it numerous times, but I have never emphasized the keep. It is always just a homebase to rest between delves.

    It's...
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    I often have impressions of adventures based on...

    I often have impressions of adventures based on the group I am playing through it with. For example, right now I am having a blast with Dungeon of the Mad Mage and loving every minute of it. I'll...
  89. Brunhilde Von Koningsmark & the Knight of Flowers

    Raging Heroes Brunhilde Von Koningsmark
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  90. There are a few spoilers, but nothing you could...

    There are a few spoilers, but nothing you could not work around or even ignore outright. It is an adventure that really lends itself to separation by chapter in this way. We have been playing the...
  91. I think it is a cool idea and something we should...

    I think it is a cool idea and something we should consider for MAGEcon.
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    Great first post and question OP. Have some XP. ...

    Great first post and question OP. Have some XP.

    For me, D&D has a few more serious moments, but for the most part it is a light-hearted game. My group seems to have the most fun when goofy things...
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    You need a sidequest to Chicago to meet the sage...

    You need a sidequest to Chicago to meet the sage Bob Newhart. The magic words of course would be "Hi Bob!"

    I truly have campaign envy...
  94. The Flower Sorceress

    This is a miniature from Dark Sword Miniatures called Female Mage with Staff. I call it the Flower Sorceress:

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  95. Oh, I am keenly aware of the dastardly macro...

    Oh, I am keenly aware of the dastardly macro lense! I always think I have painted well until I get the figures in a photo tent.


    We call it the "two-foot good" paint job. ;)



    Interesting -...
  96. Maybe it is just the photos, but these seem...

    Maybe it is just the photos, but these seem really bad, even for pre-paints.
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    This thread contains a poll. I love Critical Role - they seem like genuine...

    I love Critical Role - they seem like genuine people doing something they love, and they have brought hordes of new players to the table.

    Having said that, it is not my cup of tea. I tried to...
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    It is a little older, but the tutorial over at...

    It is a little older, but the tutorial over at Massive Voodoo has one of my favorite references for painting black:
    Massive Voodoo Tutorial

    Giovanni, an excellent painter, has a master class...
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    I would drop heavier hints that vital...

    I would drop heavier hints that vital information/clues are available in the city for them to complete their mission. Killing the child would rob the players of even having a chance at a successful...
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    You have to work the SuperTrain in there...

    You have to work the SuperTrain in there somewhere. With California just think of all the detectives and cops your PCs can run into!

    What a fun campaign you have cookin'!
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