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    Check Out The One Ring 2E’s Cover Art!

    Cubicle 7 has just revealed the cover art (by Johan Grenier) of the new version of The One Ring roleplaying game.

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    Green Ronin's Gen Con Lineup

    Green Ronin has sent out its Sell Sheets for the new products it will have available at Gen Con -- Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Gamemaster's Guide and Superteam Handbook, Modern Age Threefold...
  3. I think we can decide for ourselves what we find...

    I think we can decide for ourselves what we find interesting.
  4. Nominate the Top 10 mobile apps for tabletop RPGs!

    Back in January I took nominations for the best RPG podcast of 2018, and everybody voted The Adventure Zone (best actual play) and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias (best talk) as the winners. Now...
  5. Lots of people certainly like books. No doubt...

    Lots of people certainly like books. No doubt about that.

    Lots of people also like PDFs, as evidenced by the DMs Guild (which WotC created); and they also like other digital options, like DDB, FG,...
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    I would equate that to the example higher ground...

    I would equate that to the example higher ground bonus -- a Judge adjudicated +1d6.



    No. But I'd say the higher level wins. If the same level, the higher score in that skill. If the same skill,...
  7. I know review copies have been sent out to...

    I know review copies have been sent out to various people (ours went to Ben, our Pathfinder columnist) but the reviews are embargoed until Aug 1st. And, of course, there’s the 3PPs, but they’re not...
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    PF2 Well the actual book comes out in 2 weeks; the...

    Well the actual book comes out in 2 weeks; the playtest book is a year out of date. Where did you get it from?

    Unless you’re a collector, you’re better off waiting for the final rules on Aug 1st.
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    No connection, and looking at it it's a different...

    No connection, and looking at it it's a different system.
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    You remind me of a boss I once had. ;)

    You remind me of a boss I once had. ;)
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    It's the only one of those four I've seen, but it...

    It's the only one of those four I've seen, but it is really good. I bought the deluxe edition and I love it.
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    The column has approaching 70 mythological...

    The column has approaching 70 mythological figures, one every week since March 2018. The last 4 used ATMC. If you want to skip those 4, we're cool with that. I hope you enjoy the other 65 or so.
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    Diana Jones Award Nominees 2019

    The Diana Jones Awards (named after the remaining piece of the Indiana Jones RPG encased in the trophy) has announced its nominees for 2019. Every year an anonymous group of industry members select a...
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    What are your favourite single game mechanics?

    Occasionally a game mechanic jumps out at me, and makes me think "wow!" -- it's not always brand new, and sometimes it builds on something else, or sometimes it's just new to me, but I like it when a...
  15. Star Trek's Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook Coming Next Week

    Modiphius has announced that the Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook for Star Trek Adventures will be out on July 25th. 11 alien species, new starships, and lots of information about the Federation and worlds...
  16. We did a skit about that in last week's podcast,...

    We did a skit about that in last week's podcast, with a player suggesting more and more outlandish races, starting with deep gnomes and tieflings, through aaracokra and minotaurs, to mind flayers and...
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    I’m pretty sure I’ve never once seen you post...

    I’m pretty sure I’ve never once seen you post on-topic. :)
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    abe ray your habit of starting a thread asking a...

    abe ray your habit of starting a thread asking a question, and not even acknowledging (let a alone thanking) those who go out of their way to help you is a little rude. It’s been going on for some...
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    PF2 Are you moving from 5E to PF2?

    (A question for those planning to play PF2; if you’re not, this isn’t really for you - don’t threadcrap, please).

    So you’re planning on playing PF2. While you are probably coming from PF1, is...
  20. Streaming video. Netflix. Podcasts. Audio/video...

    Streaming video. Netflix. Podcasts. Audio/video media, basically. I get through several GB/month, and I'm not as bad as some people I know.
  21. It's The Last Chance To Back A TOUCH MORE CLASS! Just Days Left!

    There are only a few days left to back the A TOUCH MORE CLASS Kickstarter! Join nearly 2,000 backers with these nine new classes for your 5th Edition games. Remember, we delivery Kickstarters...
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    Vampire 5 Organized Play Launches

    Modiphius has announced the official Vampire: The Masquerade 5th edition Organized Play campaign, with a sign-up form to run games at major conventions, receiving the official adventures before...
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    Updated to file v1.6b with minor eratta.

    Updated to file v1.6b with minor eratta.
  24. World of Revilo 5e Kickstarter - Interview with Creature Curation’s Brian Colin

    There seems to be a recent, growing trend of people mistaking EN World article comments for the YouTube comments section.
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    Completely missing the point. Please keep...

    Completely missing the point. Please keep spoilers to threads with warnings so people know to avoid them. I’ll add a spoiler tag to this one for you, but won’t be reading it further.
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    Dude. Spoilers. Some of us are interested in...

    Dude. Spoilers. Some of us are interested in seeing this film, even if you aren’t.
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    It’s not GURPS. Sorry, zero pointless snark...

    It’s not GURPS. Sorry, zero pointless snark points for you. Thanks, though. ;)
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    Well, we’re certainly not American.

    Well, we’re certainly not American.
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    His company website has been taken down. Is the...

    His company website has been taken down. Is the KS still running?
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    Dude. Please stop telling me I’m going to die.

    Dude. Please stop telling me I’m going to die.
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    Is that a death threat? ;)

    Is that a death threat? ;)
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    Gosh. Man, you're on fire today!

    Gosh. Man, you're on fire today!
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    It's pitched very much as a sequel rather than a...

    It's pitched very much as a sequel rather than a reboot.

    And I'm not planning on dying any time in the next 40 years, thanks!
  34. Where did you hear/see that assertion, out of...

    Where did you hear/see that assertion, out of curiosity?
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    jmucchiello Download it again; adventure restored...

    jmucchiello Download it again; adventure restored to its full glory! (should be file 1.6a)
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    You sound nice.

    You sound nice.
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    This is not the forum to discuss anti-vaxxers or...

    This is not the forum to discuss anti-vaxxers or other general political topics.
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    Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG

    Oops! It’s formatted separately, so I have to remember to insert it at the end of the PDF each time I update.
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    Update v1.6 adds 20 sci-fi monsters to the...

    Update v1.6 adds 20 sci-fi monsters to the bestiary section.
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    Yup.

    Yup.
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    I think it's the screenshot from the blog (now...

    I think it's the screenshot from the blog (now deleted but saved in that Twitter thread) of somebody else's Facebook post which he was mocking, which showed him logged in to his own account in the...
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    They’ve rebooted Terminator repeatedly. This one...

    They’ve rebooted Terminator repeatedly. This one gives me more confidence than Salvation or Genysis. We’ll see.

    Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor is a waaay bigger draw than a John Conner actor #6.
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    A Kickstarter convention?
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    UPDATE! WotC's PR agency has reached to note that...

    UPDATE! WotC's PR agency has reached to note that Bloomberg's figure refers to the number of people who have played the game since 1974, not annually!
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    He's blocked me pre-emptively on Twitter for some...

    He's blocked me pre-emptively on Twitter for some reason. He had his account set to approved followers only, so it's not like I could ever see it, but I guess he's decided he doesn't want to see my...
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    I think you'll like v1.5. Simple abilities for...

    I think you'll like v1.5. Simple abilities for when you level up, a new Charge! action, and minor skill tweaks.
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    I've been thinking about that, and I am attracted...

    I've been thinking about that, and I am attracted to the idea. I think I might include it as an "Advanced Rules" appendix with a list of a dozen or so abilities in a later update. A PC ability won't...
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    I was only asking about players. My question was...

    I was only asking about players. My question was prompted by that tweet, but it isn't the same question. The question I wanted to ask is the one I posted. :)
  49. PF2 Most people (including third parties) who have...

    Most people (including third parties) who have access are under an NDA. It comes out in a couple of weeks though!

    You might be able to find scattered bits from what people remember from recent...
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    That is a good point; I think I'll have to bite...

    That is a good point; I think I'll have to bite the bullet and give everybody Charge! for free. The knight will need something shiny to replace it.



    First one; and, like you said, you don't...
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    Nope. But they do have to provide product for...

    Nope. But they do have to provide product for evaluation.
  52. This thread contains a poll. A large factor in my supporting a Patreon would...

    A large factor in my supporting a Patreon would be the behaviour of the person running it.
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    Nope, no invisible bonuses. What you are spotting...

    Nope, no invisible bonuses. What you are spotting are what are known in the industry as "typos".
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    RPG Attack Site Closes As Author Outs Himself

    This has blown up on social media the last couple of days. YourRPGisSh*t, an attack site which attacked game designers, retailers, and publishers, along with nasty screeds against various...
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    Voting for 2019 ENnies Is Live!

    Please vote for your favorite publishers, Judges, and product nominees in the 2019 ENnies Awards! Voting is live and runs until 11 PM EST on July 21st.


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    "As a reminder -We follow...
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    Why do you play games other than D&D?

    Inspired by a question somebody asked on Twitter. My response was that every system feels different and provides a different play experience. You can certainly make most any system do anything, but...
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    Maybe. I do want to keep this thing small though,...

    Maybe. I do want to keep this thing small though, so it won't be anything like the DMG or anything.
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    An interesting tactical note: now a sniper type...

    An interesting tactical note: now a sniper type can get +2d6 to Shooting by positioning on higher ground and spending a round aiming.
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    I've very deliberately left that abstract. You...

    I've very deliberately left that abstract. You can move as far as the Judge lets you. I don't envisage people using minis with this or counting distances and speeds.
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    New update going up: - you cannot put all 3d6 in...

    New update going up:
    - you cannot put all 3d6 in the same skill
    - your level is the total of your bonuses, not penalties
    - you therefore start at level 3
    - your health is your level
    - If you...
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    Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG

    That highlights a nuance of the level calc change for monsters: using the same calc, John is actually level 3, not level 1.

    But yeah, he's super-twinked.
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    I was thinking about that very thing earlier...

    I was thinking about that very thing earlier today.

    That’s an artifact of using average rolls rather than the Judge rolling for the monsters. If the Judge rolls, you’d need a monster with 19d6 in...
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    I loved (and still do) all the Glen A Larson...

    I loved (and still do) all the Glen A Larson American TV action shows of the 80s. A-Team, Knight Rider, Airwolf... love ‘em all. In that order. Plus theme tunes; that art seems to have been lost,...
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    Wouldn't know. Never played either. :)

    Wouldn't know. Never played either. :)
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    Hey, cool! It's doing well at DTRPG! 107473

    Hey, cool! It's doing well at DTRPG!

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    v1.3 includes new monsters, and new equipment. ...

    v1.3 includes new monsters, and new equipment.
    procrastonaut there's now an adjustment to the level calc for monsters. Negative scores no longer count, as it is assumed a monster will do its best...
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    The pro DM discussion has arisen twice a year for...

    The pro DM discussion has arisen twice a year for the last 20 years at least.
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    By the same argument fighting, shooting, and...

    By the same argument fighting, shooting, and defence are al forms of combat. Any skill list can be pared down indefinitely until you just end up with “skill”, but I do feel those two things are...
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    I would have players roll for pets. That I hadn't...

    I would have players roll for pets. That I hadn't thought about yet; the static rolls are just to speed things up.



    Another good question. Let me ponder!
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    I'll add it in. Don't figure anybody will take it...

    I'll add it in. Don't figure anybody will take it though!
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    7 + 2 + 2 -1 -1 = 9. (To clarify, the negative...

    7 + 2 + 2 -1 -1 = 9.

    (To clarify, the negative numbers count too).
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    Yeah, if you were racing the dragon or it was...

    Yeah, if you were racing the dragon or it was chasing you. Flight v Athletics. Phew! You escaped!

    Appraisal just figure dragons can count their gold hoard, so they can make a check to value stuff.
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    New version v1.2 uploaded to add a page on...

    New version v1.2 uploaded to add a page on Equipment. Nothing big.
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    Just playing with some magic items. Just a few...

    Just playing with some magic items. Just a few basic obvious ones. A wand or staff boosts your Magic skill, a magic sword boosts your Fighting skill etc.
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    Gotta admit, I wasn't thinking about superpowers...

    Gotta admit, I wasn't thinking about superpowers at all. I think that would require a different approach.
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    Improvised equipment is -1d6 (pg2). But honestly...

    Improvised equipment is -1d6 (pg2). But honestly for attacks, all attacks do 1 damage, so you'd just punch instead! It's quite abstract. You're that good at fighting with whatever, but if you have a...
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    Nah, you've misunderstood it. The countdown...

    Nah, you've misunderstood it. The countdown doesn't work like that.

    You roll 3d6 and get 3,4,5 = 12. Success.

    Later you roll 3d6 again and get 1,2,5 = 8. Failure. Oops.

    Later again your...
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    Yeah, it's slightly better than 50/50.

    Yeah, it's slightly better than 50/50.
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    40d10! Yikes! At that point, I'm using an app.

    40d10! Yikes!

    At that point, I'm using an app.
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    50/50 is the chance most people get for most...

    50/50 is the chance most people get for most things — it’s the standard difficulty. You have a 50/50 chance to pick a lock, bust down a door, shoot most things, etc.
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    40 Million People Play D&D

    According to WotC, talking to Bloomberg, 40 million people play D&D annually; 9 million watched D&D on Twitch in 2017; and sales increased by 41% in 2017 and 53% in 2018. UPDATE! WotC's PR agency has...
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    An updated version of this title is now...

    An updated version of this title is now available. The current version is now v1.1. Changes include:

    - Difficult tasks.

    - Health changes for PCs (level +2) and monsters (level).

    - Magic...
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    I do agree, and Magic is one of the areas which...

    I do agree, and Magic is one of the areas which I'm hoping for good feedback on.

    As it stands, Magic is modeled as a "universal skill". It can sub in for Shooting, or Persuasion, or whatever....
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    It actually makes for surprisingly fast combat....

    It actually makes for surprisingly fast combat. The turn whips round in a blink! :)
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    It's not a clone of anything (to my knowledge).

    It's not a clone of anything (to my knowledge).
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    I haven't really addressed equipment yet... in...

    I haven't really addressed equipment yet... in the same way that all attacks do 1 damage, I wouldn't differentiate with armour. Basic equipment would just be part of your character description; the...
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    Nope. Just skills. Fighting, Shooting, Knowledge,...

    Nope. Just skills. Fighting, Shooting, Knowledge, Persuasion, etc.
  88. Think post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with...

    Think post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with Mutants.
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    Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG

    Simply6 is a fast, light tabletop roleplaying game for 2 or more players which you can play using just six-sided dice. I put this together over the last couple of days in my spare time (based on...
  90. PF2 They aren't. Anybody who has access to the final...

    They aren't. Anybody who has access to the final book die for release in August is.
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    Well, that's just silly, isn't it?
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    We have signed the new compatibility license, and...

    We have signed the new compatibility license, and work has begun on 2E TRAILseeker articles. We'll be launching on Aug 1st with four articles (3 rules, one adventure). Those who sign up in advance...
  92. PF2 It said "Playtest" on the cover. It was very...

    It said "Playtest" on the cover. It was very clear what it was. If you were under the impression you were sneakily getting the finished product a year before everybody else, I think that's on you,...
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    Guys, this isn’t a Modiphius product, and it’s...

    Guys, this isn’t a Modiphius product, and it’s not 2d20. We’re not going to hijack it into yet another patented Water Bob 2d20 hate thread. Stay on topic, please. Water Bob, if you want to rant about...
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    Well, OK.

    Well, OK.
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    Mearls' "Firing" tweet

    So this thread had a root in RPGs in that we were talking about WotC’s creative director’s statements. Now we appear to just be talking about gender pronouns and dictionaries, which isn’t on topic...
  96. PF2 I suspect you’re an outlier.

    I suspect you’re an outlier.
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    Impressively clickbaity headline on that article!...

    Impressively clickbaity headline on that article!

    What does it mean if Orcus doesn't know he's not aware of some things? I mean, he appears in every setting except if he doesn't! Blimey. I must...
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    You are fundamentally misunderstanding the point.

    You are fundamentally misunderstanding the point.
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    The Spy Game is a 5E-Powered Espionage RPG

    Has been for a while now. The only difference is the DMsG replaces the d20 STL, as WOTC figured out how to monetise third party efforts. And many publishers steer shy of that after the last two...
  100. Pathfinder 2nd Edition 'Age of Ashes' AP: Hellknight Hill

    That's a mouthful! The first adventure from the Age of Ashes adventure path for Pathfinder 2nd Edition is called Hellknight Hill, and is available for pre-order.

    "Fires burn atop the ruined...
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