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    Yeah, I did that, two little kids holding hands...

    Yeah, I did that, two little kids holding hands and wandering around the sewers, it scared the crap out of the PCs. Good thing too, they were polymorphed demons of some kind.
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    Perception is totally messed up, especially when...

    Perception is totally messed up, especially when you have someone with Observant and a Passive DC of 22+ and the game doesn't adequately give examples. After 5 years of 5e we still confuse...
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    So far we have spent 8 sessions and 16 hours in...

    So far we have spent 8 sessions and 16 hours in Omu, and there's a whole bunch left. I really love this ruined city, it feels like a terrifying deserted place of unexpected horrors.
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    Indeed! They haven't met him again yet, I'm...

    Indeed! They haven't met him again yet, I'm sorta waiting for the best moment and teasing that he's there. I do roll those 3 random encounters each day, and if they're near his lair that could be a...
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    Session #29 - Shrine of the Horned Rabbit ...

    Session #29 - Shrine of the Horned Rabbit

    https://app.box.com/s/472sp8ky2y0zug978zlh1upcu3punmy0
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    Sounds like a good time. My group is so, so far...

    Sounds like a good time. My group is so, so far from any of the Tomb, we are still crawling around Omu.
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    The 2e monster stat blocks are still my favorite...

    The 2e monster stat blocks are still my favorite of all the editions. So much info was packed in there, and i guess they were just more fun to actually *read* as opposed to a purely gamist reference.
  8. After 5 years of 5th edition I'm considering a...

    After 5 years of 5th edition I'm considering a much more crunchy Pathfinder 2.
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    This thread contains a poll. Same as Morrus. I spent a lot of time with 2e...

    Same as Morrus. I spent a lot of time with 2e and loved it, but the sweeping update to 3rd edition was a welcome change. Hard to pick.
  10. I ran the Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh for 5e...

    I ran the Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh for 5e about 3 years ago. We got to the end in 6 or 7 hours. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was creepiness and weirdness, and some good fights.

    The recap...
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    Love how that ends. I actually thought he was...

    Love how that ends. I actually thought he was gonna be a nice NPC!
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    I was taping maps together since 4e, and for Tomb...

    I was taping maps together since 4e, and for Tomb I had access to a free color plot printer, so Omo is one giant piece of paper (which just looks fantastic). But, I've lost access to that printer...
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    Yeah, if you closed your eyes and fought against...

    Yeah, if you closed your eyes and fought against the only physical thing grappling you, it wouldn't matter if there were illusory fake ones. DM call though.
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    Some official adventures will have a heavy...

    Some official adventures will have a heavy portcullis and say that characters need a combined Strength score of 20 (or higher) to lift it.
  15. Agreed. The special effects and direction was...

    Agreed. The special effects and direction was absolutely top notch.
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    My friends play on roll20, D&D and Trail of...

    My friends play on roll20, D&D and Trail of Cthulhu, and seem to like it. I am addicted to face to face gaming, it would be hard for me to switch and the slow down learning curve to adjust. However,...
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    I brought the froghemoth back later for a...

    I brought the froghemoth back later for a surprise river attack. It was absolutely and totally annihilated and didn't even swallow anyone. #disappointedDM
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    Session #28 - The Puzzle Shrine of Kubazan ...

    Session #28 - The Puzzle Shrine of Kubazan

    https://app.box.com/s/6ak8919cgaf9y6ut8zuu5e7gg5rprtto
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    I've not even read that part of the adventure...

    I've not even read that part of the adventure yet. I'm still getting a feel for the Fane of the Night Serpent and deciding how that might play out. But yes, that was a creepy session. Long ago in...
  20. I found all of those things useful. I guess in...

    I found all of those things useful. I guess in their effort to consolidate space they axed them. Even morale, if not an actual "mechanic" was cool to know if a monster was more prone to run or fight...
  21. Yes, this is the most reliable way to kill PCs in...

    Yes, this is the most reliable way to kill PCs in 5th edition. I call it a double tap. :) Because if you don't, that PC will probably be on his feet next round at 50% hit points somehow.
  22. Oh, I just remembered, I really miss the old...

    Oh, I just remembered, I really miss the old monster stat blocks that included Morale, Frequency, Organization, Environment and...was Diet on there?
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    I've heard of the Lord of the Rings game but...

    I've heard of the Lord of the Rings game but don't know much about it. It would be low magic of course and that might be kind of fun!

    My guys are in Omu now too, level 6th (soon to be 7th) and...
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    I too am running Tomb, but although I love it and...

    I too am running Tomb, but although I love it and I'm enjoying it, I'm getting tired of D&D and would like to do a different game next. I've never played Warhammer but I like the grim and gritty...
  25. I miss gradients of Damage Reduction and...

    I miss gradients of Damage Reduction and Vulnerability, instead of a flat half damage or double damage. In the same vein, I miss that especially tougher foes needed a +2 or +3 weapon to hit, instead...
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    Yes, our RW have 2 as well. Another has been...

    Yes, our RW have 2 as well. Another has been taken to Drungulung. I sort of merged the shrine of Nangnang encounter with Drungulung, it seemed logical. I will have the yuan-ti take one or two...
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    Thanks! Welcome to the hobby!

    Thanks! Welcome to the hobby!
  28. Yeah the in hand bonus potion action works i...

    Yeah the in hand bonus potion action works i would think.
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    Yuan Ti Malison Champion (CR 10?) AC 19...

    Yuan Ti Malison Champion (CR 10?)

    AC 19 (plate)
    HP 150
    Speed 30' Bonus Feat: Sentinel

    Saves: Str +9, Con +6
    SQ: Darkvision 60', 3x/day Suggestion, Indomitable x2, Second Wind (+20hp)
    ...
  30. Probably. I've been on the fence about that too. ...

    Probably. I've been on the fence about that too. If I remove it they'll bitch, but I might do it anyway. The only balancing factor would be letting the enemy do it as well as a bonus.
  31. Old thread I'm resurrecting! Lol. So we have...

    Old thread I'm resurrecting! Lol. So we have the (house rule?) that you can chug a potion as a bonus action. I think lots of groups do that. Anyway, it saved a characters life yesterday with a...
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    The party has been in Omu for 6 sessions now, and...

    The party has been in Omu for 6 sessions now, and there's still lots of exploring to do. Ras Nsi is going to snag a couple of the puzzle cubes, but I want the PCs to explore some of the more fun...
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    Ah ok. Your game is so heavily modded from...

    Ah ok. Your game is so heavily modded from baseline D&D that it's a little difficult to make a normal assumption about statistics. Sounds like you have it well in hand though! Curious to see how it...
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    Session #27 - Omu & Orvex ...

    Session #27 - Omu & Orvex

    https://app.box.com/s/m96vohpz75p6wzt3lr6839x6r9z6xhfd
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    And I'm sure you're aware, but a Huge adult red...

    And I'm sure you're aware, but a Huge adult red dragon is not as dangerous as these smaller, younger drakes you have.

    Armor Class 19 (Natural Armor)
    Hit Points 256 (19d12+133)
    Speed 40 ft.,...
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    Ok then! That changes everything. Lol. This is...

    Ok then! That changes everything. Lol. This is a highly formidable force of orcs. Sure, a few fireballs and lightning bolts can wipe out a vast majority, but the orcs are gonna slaughter the...
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    The wizards are pretty strong, but the drakes...

    The wizards are pretty strong, but the drakes seem like they could easily escape in any direction. BTW, those PCs sound pretty interesting. Are all of the hirelings going to bring ranged weapons? ...
  38. That's what I did, I had the players meet Artus...

    That's what I did, I had the players meet Artus and Dragonbait in Mezro, and it tied into the whole subplot there. The Ring IS viciously powerful though, so I had to eventually move Artus from the...
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    It is no different from Forgotten Realms, it is...

    It is no different from Forgotten Realms, it is all generic fantasy. Add and remove and replace whatever you like, and if you're running a pregen module campaign it hardly matters, just the names of...
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    They usually do. Speaking of puzzle cube, i...

    They usually do.

    Speaking of puzzle cube, i thinking of having the grung King in Drungulung get possessed by nangnang and swell into a monster grung.

    https://i.imgur.com/BeOmr2E.jpg?1
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    Are the yuan-ti described as being as endless as...

    Are the yuan-ti described as being as endless as the DM needs them to be? I think the general idea is to get Ras Nsi and Fenthaza to ultimately help the party, not actually try to kill all the...
  42. And it is 8x8 inches? That's scary. For $15 more...

    And it is 8x8 inches? That's scary. For $15 more the painted one sure seems worth it.
  43. How much does that one cost

    How much does that one cost
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    Oh, where would I find that?

    Oh, where would I find that?
  45. Block, I don't have a game room, I drive to...

    Block, I don't have a game room, I drive to someone else's house to play at the dining room table, so paper is my option for now.
  46. Old thread I wanted to revive. I've lost access...

    Old thread I wanted to revive. I've lost access to the color plot printer I had been using in Tomb. I had everything printed in gorgeous color up to the Fane; none of the Tomb itself is printed,...
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    Speaking of Trickster Gods...I'm merging...

    Speaking of Trickster Gods...I'm merging Nangnang's shrine with the Drungulung scenario and having Yorb escape to the grung city with a puzzle cube. I want the chieftain to have the same plan as...
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    Ah, yes, the Champion in the gladiator pit. It...

    Ah, yes, the Champion in the gladiator pit. It could just be a more mindless version of an anathema and not the "leader" as the description says. That would be like the PCs finding out they're...
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    It's tough but beatable, a CR 12. Of course,...

    It's tough but beatable, a CR 12. Of course, with all the other yuan ti helping, it would be a massacre.
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    Yes, I think a lot of it is presentation, maybe...

    Yes, I think a lot of it is presentation, maybe being a little too open ended with DM fiat, and lacking enough concrete examples in the book.
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    I have to agree. While some group do use it...

    I have to agree. While some group do use it easily enough, I have found plenty of confusion, as have my players.
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    Yeah, the Fane seems really nasty. SO...for many...

    Yeah, the Fane seems really nasty. SO...for many years now I've had the huge size miniature of a yuan ti anathema. It's not part of this scenario, but I'm trying to think of a way to work it in,...
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    Right, and the Angry GM says so in that article,...

    Right, and the Angry GM says so in that article, in the case of Animal Handling you would add your proficiency bonus if the player says I have Animal Handling, can I use that?
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    I think I definitely need to start enforcing this...

    I think I definitely need to start enforcing this with my players more and "unlearning" some of the habits we have developed. That might go a long ways toward making me like the skill system more. I...
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    Thanks, I'll check that out. But what would be...

    Thanks, I'll check that out. But what would be the in-game reasoning to not let multiple people try the same thing, such as bashing down a door? It would be easier if D&D had more built in...
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    I think we regularly flub this then. Usually a...

    I think we regularly flub this then. Usually a player enters a room and says, "I'm make a perception check." or "I'm going to check the door for traps." and rolls. "Or, "I don't know what this...
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    I didn't read this entire thread so forgive me if...

    I didn't read this entire thread so forgive me if I rehash something already stated. I also as DM have problems with the D&D skill system. To me, the d20 roll seems vastly more important than what...
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    Session #26 - The Trials of Baggy Nanna ...

    Session #26 - The Trials of Baggy Nanna

    https://app.box.com/s/lg4srlr19u18oxrfvvi66s1xvvhvomje


    The bulk of this session was taken from the Companion to Chult expansion. Is anyone else using...
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    I agree with both of these. A 20th level wizard...

    I agree with both of these. A 20th level wizard shouldn't be able to easily have this magic dispatched by a 5th level newbie casting Dispel Magic for the first time ever. And counterspell is so...
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    Yeah, I didn't use if for that reason. Instead,...

    Yeah, I didn't use if for that reason. Instead, I added +1 damage.
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    I remember toward the end of our Princes campaign...

    I remember toward the end of our Princes campaign during a climatic fight, the players wanted to polymorph someone into a dragon to help in the battle. We had used polymorph before in some edition of...
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    Yeah, just put one of everything in your dungeon...

    Yeah, just put one of everything in your dungeon garbage disposal ;)
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    What about a room of green slime to dissolve...

    What about a room of green slime to dissolve everything?
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    Session #25 - Attack of the Pterafolk ...

    Session #25 - Attack of the Pterafolk

    https://app.box.com/s/ewvzpnm8mo2ghihcus4u8f5iimpk038h
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    You will miss a lot of very interesting...

    You will miss a lot of very interesting encounters! I would suggest cherry picking the ones you like best and beef them up, and then get them to Omu fairly fast. The environmental dangers of the...
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    WELL...the King of the Feathers has been...

    WELL...the King of the Feathers has been encountered! The ranger was so goddamn lucky, the dino missed two bite attacks at close range and then the ranger fled into narrow streets and escaped both...
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    This thread contains a poll. I do a full story recap (with art and photos)...

    I do a full story recap (with art and photos) after each session. Been doing it for years now, I started in an old Cthulhu campaign and it worked so well I just kept on doing it. I've probably...
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    Session #24 - The Myriad Treasures of Magmus ...

    Session #24 - The Myriad Treasures of Magmus

    https://app.box.com/s/q74nvwlggnyudjmaq8ynzathpgjb4eb6
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    So, I didn't realize assassin vines were so...

    So, I didn't realize assassin vines were so dangerous! The invisible cleric wandered into a ruin filled with them - alone - and only because the vines missed their attacks, and AoO, did she escape...
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    I was reading over the whole Drungulung section...

    I was reading over the whole Drungulung section of the book again today. I think I'll have the grungs in Omu take it to Groak for extra protection, or Groak asks for it as part of the ritual to...
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    Hmm, line of sight teleport is pretty scary. It...

    Hmm, line of sight teleport is pretty scary. It would near impossible to pin it down for long. I know my players well, they could potentially dish out 200 points of damage in 2 rounds, killing the...
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    I *totally* botched the Froghemoth encounter, I'm...

    I *totally* botched the Froghemoth encounter, I'm so embarrassed. I'm a pretty darn experienced DM but I forgot to use the grapple attack (and grappler feat I gave it) on each tentacle attack. That...
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    Cool session. So you didn't make any changes to...

    Cool session. So you didn't make any changes to the King and he still killed 2 characters? At 5th level? I think I'm still going to use the beefed up version. How does teleport functionally...
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    Session #23 - Magmus ...

    Session #23 - Magmus

    https://app.box.com/s/wz0rj722vf657t594bzv4ehzycp5ze82


    So of course Magmus is not in the scenario, but I wanted a monster stronger than Tinder because Artus with a...
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    Well, I was thinking of a "secret" entrance and...

    Well, I was thinking of a "secret" entrance and exit to Omu, besides area #1 or trying to fly in, which I have made so dangerous that the PCs won't attempt it.

    Oh! Yeah, they took Nang Nang's...
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    Yes I agree. I'm not a fan of the black and...

    Yes I agree. I'm not a fan of the black and white at all, although since many people are, I would love to see both parties helped. If WotC sold digital color map packs I would pay extra.
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    Unfortunately yes, but that was the only scenario...

    Unfortunately yes, but that was the only scenario I missed in the jungle. In retrospect I wished I had squeezed it in, it looked like fun. You know though, I could probably retrofit it into Omu or...
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    I think I want to make it deadly enough that they...

    I think I want to make it deadly enough that they run from and hide and it becomes an ongoing threat, or the PCs try to get allies to fight it. Note that I boosted the Misty Step from the normal 30'...
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    King of Feathers (modified) CR 12? AC 12 HP...

    King of Feathers (modified) CR 12?

    AC 12
    HP 200
    Speed 50'

    SQ: Darkvision, See Invisible, Misty Step 60' (at-will), Legendary Resistance x3, Dire Wasp Swarm

    Multiattack. The tyrannosaurus...
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    I really want the King of Feathers to be a...

    I really want the King of Feathers to be a terrifying threat, but these guys are dealing 25-50 points of damage per round apiece, it won't take long to kill a giant mean T-rex.
    :(
  81. As DM, this Insight to detect lie is one of my...

    As DM, this Insight to detect lie is one of my most hated aspects of D&D. It is liberally used as a Detect Lie spell, with everyone just rolling for a 19 or 20 and hoping for auto-success, as if you...
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    Session #22 - Wyrmheart Mine ...

    Session #22 - Wyrmheart Mine

    https://app.box.com/s/y4wt1f9eom8cftap5uzd81bszcodu3jq
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    Yup, my group set foot in Omu last night as 6th...

    Yup, my group set foot in Omu last night as 6th level heroes. Even 5th would be a little too weak.

    So, I added something new. They have an aaracroka they use constantly as a scout and a free...
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    Session #21 - The Impenetrable Vault of Hrakhamar...

    Session #21 - The Impenetrable Vault of Hrakhamar

    https://app.box.com/s/w1gjf3aon375s0rgulvsnt59x17fb83x
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    Still scarred from the original D&D movie :(. ...

    Still scarred from the original D&D movie :(. Hey, I thought I heard rumors a while back about a D&D cartoon? Did that get canned? I think that would be more fun than a movie, an actually high...
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    I really have no faith that this is going to be a...

    I really have no faith that this is going to be a good movie. Although it would be easy for them to take a storyline from the past 40 years of Dungeons and Dragons and adapt to a potential...
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    I'm very, very disappointed in the boring black...

    I'm very, very disappointed in the boring black and white interior maps.
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    Ugh. This is why I typically end my D&D games...

    Ugh. This is why I typically end my D&D games around 10th level, I just can't stand how it turns into a superhero game and as DM I find myself futilely fighting the numbers.
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    Yeah, it does seem best when their backs are to...

    Yeah, it does seem best when their backs are to the wall, spell slots are expended, hit points are low, and then you really do need that high AC.
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    As someone who has DMed since 1st edition, and 5e...

    As someone who has DMed since 1st edition, and 5e since it came out, I would say I am qualified to disagree with you here. I DO run monsters intelligently and try Helping and grappling and...
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    Yes, the DMG suggestion of Advantage on Flanking...

    Yes, the DMG suggestion of Advantage on Flanking is poor. While it does fit into the simplicity of 5e, it would grant a ridiculous amount of Advantage that would work against the PCs as much as for...
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    With respect, not even 15 goblins is a high...

    With respect, not even 15 goblins is a high threat for a party of 5th level characters. A single fireball spell can instantly kill however many goblins you can pack into a 40 foot diameter. Now, if...
  93. CR is not something I am interested in watching...

    CR is not something I am interested in watching either, but I wish them success and I might throw some $$ into it as well.
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    I actually much prefer the Elmore cover art and I...

    I actually much prefer the Elmore cover art and I heard that the extras weren't worth the original price. The 60% is probably worth it, but I still love the dragon cover.
  95. Financially I don't know if it is feasible enough...

    Financially I don't know if it is feasible enough for them to put out a hardback Greyhawk sourcebook, although I'm sure it would make a lot of people happy, it might not overall make ENOUGH people...
  96. IMC the PCs are about to have a semi-real vision...

    IMC the PCs are about to have a semi-real vision of the Sewn Sisters. The PCs will be split up and have to endure 3 trials (this was all lifted from the ToA Companion). I love the names of all 3...
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    Next session the heroes begin their exploration...

    Next session the heroes begin their exploration of OMU! (which will be Session #26 in our current timeline)
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    Session #20 - Nasty Newts of Hellish Rebukes ...

    Session #20 - Nasty Newts of Hellish Rebukes

    https://app.box.com/s/oemhr0iznl1h9m9otwqn77m35n0x9jc8
  99. I personally as DM don't like to run campaigns...

    I personally as DM don't like to run campaigns much past 10th level. At lower level I can ad hoc an encounter easily and throw something together balanced and fun, but as they get higher and higher...
  100. I do find this a pretty big flaw of D&D, too...

    I do find this a pretty big flaw of D&D, too often it just comes down to everyone rolling a die and hoping for a 19 or 20 to solve whatever the hell is in front of them, whether a puzzle, trap, or...
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