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  1. Yeah, it can probably sell well, especially with...

    Yeah, it can probably sell well, especially with a show like Stranger Things basically being a promotion for it. ;)
  2. I am one of those who wanted smaller adventures....

    I am one of those who wanted smaller adventures. But yeah, I was not hoping for a re-hash of old ideas. It makes reading the adventures more work than pleasure, and it's less likely that I will buy...
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    If you are hidden, then you have surprised...

    If you are hidden, then you have surprised everyone and the only one who can act in the first round.
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    The title really doesn't say much, neither does...

    The title really doesn't say much, neither does your post. Is there a question there?
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    There is one subscription for Pathfinder and one...

    There is one subscription for Pathfinder and one for D&D 5e
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    That's a really good errata in my opinion. They...

    That's a really good errata in my opinion. They only clarified what they ment by the initial text, but didn't state explicitly.

    Personally, I am treating the last seen location as a unhideable...
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    This thread contains a poll. So, you think that 7 options of variants of "yes,...

    So, you think that 7 options of variants of "yes, it's a problem" and 1 "not a big problem" options is a balanced poll? It would be completely logical to have a another "Not a problem" option as...
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    My interpretation of this: "the extra damage is...

    My interpretation of this: "the extra damage is 2d8 for a 1st-level spell slot, plus 1d8 for each spell level higher than 1st, to a maximum of 5d8." Is that the maximum relates to the extra for...
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    The clue here is "sandboxy", not a sandbox...

    The clue here is "sandboxy", not a sandbox adventure, which is a bit of an oxymoron. 5e should be really good at is, with the much larger range that monsters are useable as opponents. Adventures I...
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    "There is a preference for more open, sandboxy...

    "There is a preference for more open, sandboxy adventures"
    Time to start delivering then! :)
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    This app really needs a better spell book, or...

    This app really needs a better spell book, or even better, a way to import spells so you only need to write the spells once.
  12. It isn't about milking your customers, that...

    It isn't about milking your customers, that wasn't my words. That was what I found condecending.

    If you look at what I write, I write that it's common practise to sell as much as possible, to as...
  13. A condenscendig tone, but probably true. It's...

    A condenscendig tone, but probably true. It's pretty much standard practise to sell your digital stuff expensive to begin with, and then after a while, cut down the price to reach a larger market....
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    I would say that if you are occupied doing...

    I would say that if you are occupied doing something that requires a skill check, you are at a disadvantage (or possibly, your opponents are at an advantage). Giving someone no chance to detect an...
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    A good point. A complete scene instead of a...

    A good point. A complete scene instead of a character in a white room. Helps a lot when it comes to trigger the imagination.
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    I really like the 5e art. Same vibe as the art in...

    I really like the 5e art. Same vibe as the art in 2e, but the women usually have normal amounts of clothes/armor.
  17. No they aren't. Just look at what happened to...

    No they aren't. Just look at what happened to their first attempt at this for 5e. It got cancelled.
  18. I do the same. A good thing too, or one of the...

    I do the same. A good thing too, or one of the players getting critted twice in the first round of combat in one of the fights would probably have been even more annoyed. :D
  19. Well, I did a comment at the end saying: " I am...

    Well, I did a comment at the end saying: " I am fine with fudging if you cleared the fudging with your players in advance. It's more of a play style thing, even if I think less fudging is better."
  20. I don't really think this is true. I do think you...

    I don't really think this is true. I do think you have some good points, but look at your example. The PC's just assumed the guy was the good guy and did his bidding. Let's say the PC's are of a...
  21. The thing is that you have sooo many other ways...

    The thing is that you have sooo many other ways of cutting an encounter short that doesn't rely on fudging. You can for instance have the monster flee or surrender, or have a dragon allied with the...
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    I mainly use published adventures so I don't have...

    I mainly use published adventures so I don't have to come up with everything myself. I am not that kind of creative.

    Running a published adventure, I basically have two ways of running it:
    a) as...
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    No, Diablo 2 :)

    No, Diablo 2 :)
  24. Some good points here, and were you write that...

    Some good points here, and were you write that you think my assumption is incorrect, I think you are right.

    I do think that if you are in a situation where you want to end a combat, the way isn't...
  25. You are criticism is valid, my statements where...

    You are criticism is valid, my statements where hyperbolic ;)
  26. I think that if you have to fudge so little that...

    I think that if you have to fudge so little that it can't ever be detected, there is a good chance you don't need to fudge at all. Remember, you only have to be noticed once while fudging, to make...
  27. This is not at all what I am saying. What I am...

    This is not at all what I am saying. What I am saying is that I am trying to let the PCs actions really affect the game, even if it's not going where I planned. It isn't about cheating, but letting...
  28. I don't fudge dice. Mostly because I roll in the...

    I don't fudge dice. Mostly because I roll in the open. I quite often WANT to fudge the dice, mostly because I don't want to kill a character.

    Not only am I rolling in the open, but I keep the...
  29. Usually, I don't like mega-adventures/adventure...

    Usually, I don't like mega-adventures/adventure paths, but this one actually looks to be good enough to buy/run anyway. I ran Red Hand of Doom, and it was fun.
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    Morrus looks like a good topic. I really like the...

    Morrus looks like a good topic. I really like the artwork :D
  31. I have had some weird sessions with very few...

    I have had some weird sessions with very few players/characters. One of those session only had two players, one playing a sorcerer and the other a rogue. This showcased the flexibility of the...
  32. I did something similar in my 4e game, but with...

    I did something similar in my 4e game, but with my usual dice, rolling openly in front of the players. One of the players then gave me a new dice, and I kept rolling high. Random is random and random...
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    I think this could have been fixed with a map...

    I think this could have been fixed with a map with 2-3 line callouts. It's awkward having to flip back and forth between the map key and the map. Otherwise, I think they did an ok job of it. All the...
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    The amusing part is that 5e is certainly written...

    The amusing part is that 5e is certainly written for reading, but at the same time, it actually gets the rule system across very well. More thought could certainly be put into creating adventures...
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    This is the reason I switched from AP to...

    This is the reason I switched from AP to standalone adventures. In an adventure, I am just assuming that I can get a general overview of the situation and create my own adventure from it. With an AP,...
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    This is so true, and I can't really fault the DM...

    This is so true, and I can't really fault the DM when he is running a minimal-prep time AP campaign. I am playing in such a campaign now, and the character is mostly just weird behaviour due to him...
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    Ok, first off, cool link. My players would be...

    Ok, first off, cool link. My players would be fine with a no-myth type of game, and it sounds like a good way of running a game that feels far from railroady.

    Secondly, I was trying to more or...
  38. This thread contains a poll. I would like more short adventures. The starter...

    I would like more short adventures. The starter set was a good length. It's adventures that are easy to expand upon, and easy to run as written. The length (approx 50 pages) was very good. Shorter...
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    If you want to create NPCs the same way that you...

    If you want to create NPCs the same way that you did in 1e in 5e, can't you just ignore the rule for calculating CR? In other words, the rule in 5e just helps you get a better feal for how hard an...
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    I asked Morrus about this earlier. The articles...

    I asked Morrus about this earlier. The articles would do fine in epub format. I might just create an example epub from one of the pdf's to check if my assumption about amount of work is correct. For...
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    If you always end up in Washington DC and it...

    If you always end up in Washington DC and it looks the same every time, no matter what route you took, I think it's still a railroad. To the players, it might not feel like a railroad, which is a...
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    I can see why there is a word limit, but I do...

    I can see why there is a word limit, but I do hope we can see a bit longer adventures in the future, and that you get enough patrons to pay for it. There is one upside to short adventures like this,...
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    I ended up with 2$ per article, but 4$ max. A bit...

    I ended up with 2$ per article, but 4$ max. A bit cheap-ass*, but I will increase the total sum if I think it's worth it. Currently it isn't, but I hope enough people will chip in to let you create...
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    So, assuming it's going to be 3 articles and an...

    So, assuming it's going to be 3 articles and an adventure a month.
    For 1$ an article, i will only get access to the articles, so 3$ a month?
    For 2$ an article, I will get the articles and the...
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    It's hard to get people to commit to 4-6 hour...

    It's hard to get people to commit to 4-6 hour long sessions. For one of my campaigns, I haven't been able to run a game more than about once every 4-8 weeks. My solution was to run a second game in...
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    It doesn't really matter if they did the Tiamat...

    It doesn't really matter if they did the Tiamat books in-house or not, they are still the publisher and it was definitively in their 5e release schedule. They are WotC branded products done in close...
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    Well said! Something to add here is that one...

    Well said! Something to add here is that one business model used in the video game industry is to use expansions/DLCs to sell more of the original game.

    I know that for instance Payday 2 has had...
  48. depends on who/what you are fighting. also there...

    depends on who/what you are fighting. also there can be other opponents close by.
  49. Sure he can pick it up, but I would say that it...

    Sure he can pick it up, but I would say that it provokes an opportunity attack. The same goes for the one disarmed, which again makes the disarming a bit more meaningful.
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    3.x didn't have bounded accuracy. To keep up with...

    3.x didn't have bounded accuracy. To keep up with the base attack bonus which increased by one every level, you needed something to keep up. The "standard" gear would be a amulet of natural armor +x,...
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    Minigiant so you are basically saying the same...

    Minigiant so you are basically saying the same thing as I did in the last post, with different words? Good advice informing the players that their survival gear is super-important in such a setting....
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    I don't get what you are saying here? Of course...

    I don't get what you are saying here? Of course people who live in arctic or sub-artic places don't sit outside for hours. They either bring some shelter, build a temporary one or do the herding or...
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    I don't think it really makes too much sense (or,...

    I don't think it really makes too much sense (or, at least more sense than buying magical items otherwise). If you look at the native population of Greenland and Finnmark in Norway where you...
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    I have only DM-ed 5e up to level 4 and haven't...

    I have only DM-ed 5e up to level 4 and haven't given out any magic items, but so far they haven't had too many problems. Creative players and good strategy/tactics seem to help out a lot.
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    After you have paid, you get redirected to a page...

    After you have paid, you get redirected to a page displaying your username/password which you can use to login and download the adventure. It took 1-2 hours before I got the confirmation mail.

    I...
  56. Yeah, the same here. 5e actually looked worth...

    Yeah, the same here. 5e actually looked worth purchasing, and still feels worth it after the purchase. :)
  57. I agree with the OP, even though adventure paths...

    I agree with the OP, even though adventure paths has some strengths like preparation time. I really prefer shorter adventures or sandboxy adventures like Red Hand of Doom.

    Currently I am running...
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    What's up with arguing about what class is the...

    What's up with arguing about what class is the best? It's going to be soooo circumstancial I don't know why you are even bothering.


    Anyway, comparing to earlier editions, there are quite a lot...
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    Any chance you will do a review of one or more of...

    Any chance you will do a review of one or more of these adventures? I would certainly find it really valuable. :)
  60. Standard Action is a really cool series, thanks...

    Standard Action is a really cool series, thanks for helping me find it! :)
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    Sneaky, and something I should adopt. Who doesn't...

    Sneaky, and something I should adopt. Who doesn't love xp? :D
  62. What's the difference as you see it?

    What's the difference as you see it?
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    I feel this is true - in a way. There can be too...

    I feel this is true - in a way. There can be too many rule books and rule supplements. On the other hand, there can't be too many adventures, campaign settings or supplements on how to build a...
  64. Thread: I love 5E

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    Here's the issues you mention: 5) Serious Lack...

    Here's the issues you mention:

    5) Serious Lack of Digital Tools.
    4) No PDFs (except for the basic game)
    3) Nothing Much to Look Forward To/Lack of Product Diversity
    2) The Waiting
    1) No OGL...
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    Writing rules with the intention of making them...

    Writing rules with the intention of making them "water tight" and not abusable instead of saying here are the rules, we did the best we can and if there is something that's ambigious where one...
  66. I think the review section of this site is a...

    I think the review section of this site is a great way to increase sales. I read Calidar in Stranger Skies in a thread about why one should play in Mystara. I checked out the kickstarter (which had...
  67. I read the: "We were having a hard time figuring...

    I read the: "We were having a hard time figuring out how to move forward with Dungeons and Dragons." as: "We can't get a licensing agreement with WotC". Which is a bit sad.
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    Have I understood correctly that you subscribe to...

    Have I understood correctly that you subscribe to the articles at a pre-determined price per article, but you can set an upper limit per month (so, let's say 1$ per article, max 5$ a month?). Is...
  69. I ran a session with just two players. We ended...

    I ran a session with just two players. We ended up using a on screen NPC controlled by the players (a fighter) and an off screen NPC (cleric) controlled by the DM for healing purposes. This worked...
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    Paying per word must really make the writers pad...

    Paying per word must really make the writers pad their stuff. No wonder RPG's are so verbose. Why write concise rules and get paid less!

    Personally, I find they pay discussed here appalling. I...
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    Turn on the light! :)

    Turn on the light! :)
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    It kind of depends: is there any magic item...

    It kind of depends: is there any magic item creation in the campaign. According to the DMG, that's up to the DM. If there is magic item creation, I kind of agree with you, if not, magic items might...
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    Now, the reason, as I see it that there is no...

    Now, the reason, as I see it that there is no price list in the DMG, is that even though there is both supply and demand, the market is not liquid (as in financial terms). Not having a set price on...
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    If there is lot's of stuff that's overpowered,...

    If there is lot's of stuff that's overpowered, isn't another take on that there is some stuff that's underpowered and the rest is normal? ;)

    I have only DM-ed level 1-3 with a Fighter, Rogue,...
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    This thread contains a poll. I got my Fighter/Rogue dominated in 3e, and was...

    I got my Fighter/Rogue dominated in 3e, and was hoping I didn't end up helping a TPK. 2d6 greatsword +4d6 sneak attack + good str bonus + extra attacks if you were denied dex modifier... Luckily,...
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    For the last dungeon I ran, I used a pre-drawn...

    For the last dungeon I ran, I used a pre-drawn map of the dungeon with a black layer on top. I used the pen as an eraser for the black layer, revealing the relevant parts of the map as they explored....
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    Exactly this. No bloat, and material interesting...

    Exactly this. No bloat, and material interesting for a wide audience.
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    In Return to the temple of Elemental Evil, I had...

    In Return to the temple of Elemental Evil, I had an escaped sorcerer team up with the level 14 cleric with the madness domain. They got some preparation time. The Sorcerer cast haste on the cleric....
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    I don't think I have seen anything mentioned so...

    I don't think I have seen anything mentioned so far that I would ban, except maybe the bear from a level 2 druid. (I would just ban it for level 2 and 3, allowing it afterwards).

    The way I would...
  80. I'll probably buy some and read them on my...

    I'll probably buy some and read them on my surface 3 pro, but I really prefer reading on my smartphone, which I have with me everywhere. If the material is good enough, I will probably buy it anyway....
  81. Any chance you would do a simple layout optimized...

    Any chance you would do a simple layout optimized for screen reading in addition to the print layout? For instance epub? For me, having to print something is probably enough to stop me from buying....
  82. The articles and adventures looked interesting. I...

    The articles and adventures looked interesting. I still haven't quite gotten the pricing structure, but suspect it will be clearer when this goes live.

    I really hope this becomes succesful, so...
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    I reformatted the 4e powers so that instead of...

    I reformatted the 4e powers so that instead of having a stack of cards I just had a single A4 page with all the powers and stuff for my level 15 wizard. It really helps to have all the information on...
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    This is my experience as well. For instance, the...

    This is my experience as well. For instance, the way I am doing initiative now is to have a cardboard triangle for each monster with a number on it, and one for each PC with the name on it. We roll...
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    This is one of the things I noticed when running...

    This is one of the things I noticed when running 5e as well. I think the reason is the faster combat that lets you run through that mini-dungeon in an hour or two instead of more than a whole...
  86. Personally, I kind of burnt out on all the...

    Personally, I kind of burnt out on all the options for 4e (and 3e for that matter). It made me want to look at a simpler game system. Now, if they put the splat book stuff in Dragon Magazine and mark...
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    His criteria for vetoing a character was that: ...

    His criteria for vetoing a character was that:

    That the character class is an assassin is not someone would know in character. He presented the character as a Fighter, and obviously behaved like...
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    Let characters spend a HD as an action. Remove...

    Let characters spend a HD as an action. Remove the ability to spend HD from the short rests and keep them 1 hour long as before.
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    ad_hoc I actually like your last example....

    ad_hoc I actually like your last example. Pre-generated series with random selection.
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    It's an interesting option and I think you got...

    It's an interesting option and I think you got the numbers about right, but I wouldn't use it at my table. I like the status quo where no character can start with more than a +3 modifier in a stat....
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    Yeah, I only DM-ed the first 4/5's of the module...

    Yeah, I only DM-ed the first 4/5's of the module and skipped the dungeon crawl because I really didn't see the point. I thought it was even more redudant than you and skipped the whole thing. ;)
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    I don't agree that it has a lot of filler...

    I don't agree that it has a lot of filler encounters, (or more precise, that they felt like fillers while running the module). I think the encounters felt quite natural. Some encounters were a bit...
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    As you don't get extra attacks just from picking...

    As you don't get extra attacks just from picking up a pole arm, but need the Polearm Master feat, I think the most obvious reason is that you want to pick up some other feat, or stat gain. (If you...
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    @Jumblejacks...

    @Jumblejacks have you checked out page 142 and 143 in the DMG? It has tables that you can use (or use for inspiration) to make any magic item unique. A table for: who created it or was intended to...
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    How can the players see my crits and maxed out...

    How can the players see my crits and maxed out damage rolls while I am using this screen? How can they sneak peak at my maps and monster stats? :D
  96. I can do so in the character builder for my...

    I can do so in the character builder for my Essentials Mage (which is a subtype of the Wizard).
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    I am DM-ing for a group of seven players. One of...

    I am DM-ing for a group of seven players. One of those players would get really upset if his character died. The other players would handle it well, and if it was a *fair encounter, even enjoy the...
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    I hope the 5E licensing comes through. One thing...

    I hope the 5E licensing comes through. One thing about 5e is that it actually takes less time to get through an equivalent amount of story compared to 4e/3e due to faster combat. Should create a...
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    In the starter set, there is a sign warning about...

    In the starter set, there is a sign warning about plants and zombies. One of my players immediately thought of the game...
  100. I am not exactly raging here, but I had hoped...

    I am not exactly raging here, but I had hoped they prioritized other material. Tools and options for the DM would have been my choice. I can see, from a short-term monetary view that they are going...
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