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    "I'm not a necromancer, but I play one on the...

    "I'm not a necromancer, but I play one on the internet."
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    The Chessex double-sided ones are 3' x 4' (36' x...

    The Chessex double-sided ones are 3' x 4' (36' x 48"). I've never seen 60"x60" ones.

    Most wargame mats I see are 3x3, 4x4, 6x3, or 6x4, so those might be available in 1" squares or hexes.

    BTW...
  3. I bought it when it released ... and have yet to...

    I bought it when it released ... and have yet to play it.

    I need more board game friends :(
  4. So do I -- both eBay auctions that claimed to be...

    So do I -- both eBay auctions that claimed to be first printings but were not.

    I gave up my quest for an eBay Cthulhu Mythos after the second one.

    Great book, introduced me to many cultures and...
  5. I'll say this about this season and particularly...

    I'll say this about this season and particularly the last episode ... it's not Scottish.
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    Tonight, on Masterpiece Theatre ...

    Tonight, on Masterpiece Theatre ...
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    Yeah, the pacing of the first couple of seasons...

    Yeah, the pacing of the first couple of seasons is very different than the last couple.

    The series really opens up and breathes, and explores the characters. Isn't s1e2 or s1e3 the one where they...
  8. Well that's ... annoying. Was looking forward to...

    Well that's ... annoying. Was looking forward to Moria; I've collected the entire line to date. Now to reboot with a new edition. :(
  9. Man, I'd love this as a real D&D movie!

    Man, I'd love this as a real D&D movie!
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    Traveler -- a mini-game (with death!) in...

    Traveler -- a mini-game (with death!) in character creation.

    You can still see its influence in things like character starting careers and backgrounds.
  11. Brilliant actors. Why sponsoring a car,...

    Brilliant actors.

    Why sponsoring a car, though? Is the D&D cartoon so huge in Brazil it will sell cars?
  12. And 6E "Profits falling: time for a reboot."

    And 6E "Profits falling: time for a reboot."
  13. Murder hobos run rampant without consequences.

    Murder hobos run rampant without consequences.
  14. Not to mention being led by Leeroy Jenkins.

    Not to mention being led by Leeroy Jenkins.
  15. Hey! You stole my dying during character creation...

    Hey! You stole my dying during character creation joke!
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    And Rangers of Shadow Deep from the same author...

    And Rangers of Shadow Deep from the same author if you want to inject a little more RPG!
  17. Well, my darkvision failed, so I had a hard time...

    Well, my darkvision failed, so I had a hard time following what was going on even with all the lights turned off. My wife kept asking me "Who is that?" as scenes would shift.

    I really could not...
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    This thread contains a poll. Star Wars. ASoIaF will eventually end, even if...

    Star Wars.

    ASoIaF will eventually end, even if we have to draft Brandon Sanderson (Misery-style).

    Marvel and DC are indistiguishable to me (I know, turn in my nerd card.)
  19. WHo dies? Everyone. Who survives? No one. ...

    WHo dies? Everyone.

    Who survives? No one.

    Well, maybe one. After all, when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.
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    Waiting for Bigby's Upraised Finger myself.

    Waiting for Bigby's Upraised Finger myself.
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    Bunch of magpies.

    Bunch of magpies.
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    TIL: Crows murder but ravens are merely unkind....

    TIL: Crows murder but ravens are merely unkind. Does that make starlings only impolite?
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    On the one hand, any sufficiently advanced...

    On the one hand, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

    On the other hand, psionics (aka science magic) causes nerd rage.

    Conclusion: a space wizard did it.
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    Worm must be a cousin of CitD.

    Worm must be a cousin of CitD.
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    If you do not your own lightsaber build, be a...

    If you do not your own lightsaber build, be a true Jedi you will not.
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    Do you have psychedelic brownies? Or are those...

    Do you have psychedelic brownies?

    Or are those pixies?
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    ... setting up the inevitable satisfying triumph....

    ... setting up the inevitable satisfying triumph.

    Plus no worries; she got entry to Valhalla.
  28. You get Expedition to the Barrier Peaks.

    You get Expedition to the Barrier Peaks.
  29. I thought they'd killed off the original...

    I thought they'd killed off the original Warhammer Fantasy setting?
  30. Gary Coleman as Sam. "Whatchu talkin' bout,...

    Gary Coleman as Sam.

    "Whatchu talkin' bout, Frodo?"
  31. This thread contains a poll. Lemon curry.

    Lemon curry.
  32. I think Larry Niven did this as well. Many of...

    I think Larry Niven did this as well. Many of his original Known Space worlds were colonized with generation or sleeper ships, but I vaguely remember one where they took so long that an FTL ship...
  33. Hey, D&D! It's time for your mid-life crisis....

    Hey, D&D!

    It's time for your mid-life crisis. I recommend you trade up to a fresh young trophy rules edition and a shiny red box to travel around in!
  34. Ah, Rolemaster! There are dark rumors of a...

    Ah, Rolemaster!

    There are dark rumors of a roleplaying system more complex ...
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    Durkon's mom may be one of the best characters in...

    Durkon's mom may be one of the best characters in OotS.

    #MILR

    (Mom I'd Like to Read)
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    Where do you think frozen filet of soul comes...

    Where do you think frozen filet of soul comes from?
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    Drive a Honda Fit/Jazz. They are bigger on the...

    Drive a Honda Fit/Jazz. They are bigger on the inside than the outside.
  38. I don't know Matt Colville from Adam, so I don't...

    I don't know Matt Colville from Adam, so I don't care what he has to say.

    But I skip all of Tolkien's poetry and the Old Forest chapter -- every time.
  39. I'm surprised Kids on Bikes hasn't made any of...

    I'm surprised Kids on Bikes hasn't made any of these lists.
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    Frohliche Unboxing Day!

    Frohliche Unboxing Day!
  41. Came for the illustration of lightsaber hilts;...

    Came for the illustration of lightsaber hilts; stayed for the story of steampunk murder-hobos.
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    I thought Brexit was a brand of biscuit?

    I thought Brexit was a brand of biscuit?
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    Happy Non-Specific Winter Solstice Festival! ...

    Happy Non-Specific Winter Solstice Festival!

    Or Summer Solstice, for those of you currently standing on your heads!
  44. Let's try an experiment. Repeat after me:...

    Let's try an experiment.

    Repeat after me: Hastur, Hastur ...
  45. Not to mention the quintessential Christmas movie...

    Not to mention the quintessential Christmas movie line: "Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho!"
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    Man, now I want grilled cheese!

    Man, now I want grilled cheese!
  47. Like the theme, but rank & file maneuvering is a...

    Like the theme, but rank & file maneuvering is a pass for me.

    Instead, I found a good ebay deal on a lot of Battles of Westeros games and expansions. Less a full minis game, but I prefer it to the...
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    1. ESB 2. SW 3. R1 4. RotJ 5. TFA 6. Solo...

    1. ESB
    2. SW
    3. R1
    4. RotJ
    5. TFA
    6. Solo
    7. RotS
    8. AotC
    9. TLJ
    10. Ewoks Batte for Endor
  49. Boxing Day, right?

    Boxing Day, right?
  50. This thread contains a poll. Time to play!

    Time to play!
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    You know, a number of times I've been walking...

    You know, a number of times I've been walking down a hall and said to myself, "Self, how cool would it be to be a dwarf, so that I could determine if this passage slopes right now? Then I could know...
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    Clearly, it's detect sloping passages.

    Clearly, it's detect sloping passages.
  53. Gandalf is a 5th level magic-user, so I think...

    Gandalf is a 5th level magic-user, so I think Conan as a 3rd level fighting-man is about right.
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    It's like the plot was all tied in knots, and is...

    It's like the plot was all tied in knots, and is now unraveling.
  55. I've opted for Forbidden Island initially. I'll...

    I've opted for Forbidden Island initially. I'll give that a try and go from there.
  56. Materiel differences are hardly the whole story....

    Materiel differences are hardly the whole story.

    IJN forces were well trained, well equipped, but logistically fragile -- Yamamoto knew when the war started that if the US could not be brought to...
  57. The Shiverspouse recently committed to give me...

    The Shiverspouse recently committed to give me three game nights. Now while that's a license to bring ot some gamer games, I really would prefer to pick something up that she'll be more likely to be...
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    The gods must be crazy.

    The gods must be crazy.
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    Great ... another dealer for my crack dice...

    Great ... another dealer for my crack dice addition.
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    Cover fail. I mean, we know no one ever plays...

    Cover fail.

    I mean, we know no one ever plays the cleric, so that one's not going to sell.
  61. Isle of Dread is great -- and was great fun in...

    Isle of Dread is great -- and was great fun in Savage Tide. Good to see another reboot.
  62. That One Ring bundle is a great deal. But the...

    That One Ring bundle is a great deal. But the books are so beautiful in hard copy ... TOR is probably the most attractive set of RPG books I own.
  63. That's a shockingly violent and gory cover for a...

    That's a shockingly violent and gory cover for a first issue. Heck for any issue.

    This is cool. As a young gamer I'd heard of White Dwarf, but only as a mythical unicorn as most things from the UK...
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    Lumberjack is a favored class for goliaths, not...

    Lumberjack is a favored class for goliaths, not dwarves.
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    Be careful they don't band into forests ... then...

    Be careful they don't band into forests ... then they are unstoppable unless you have a fire wizard.
  66. Trudvang: great name and outstanding art. Sadly...

    Trudvang: great name and outstanding art. Sadly I'm over-invested in RPGs I'll never play, so I won't pick it up. :(

    Am I the only one for whom Norse + Celtic feels odd? I would have thought Norse...
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    Hey, I like my generic pseudo-Medieval...

    Hey, I like my generic pseudo-Medieval pseudo-European fantasy settings, thank you very much.

    Though IIRC (it's been a while since I read it, to be honest), Das Schwarze Auge is pretty similar --...
  68. Roger, roger.

    Roger, roger.
  69. Dumbledore is the property of Harry Potter? I...

    Dumbledore is the property of Harry Potter? I didn't realize human slavery was legal in the wizarding world. Or is Dumbledore secretly a house elf?
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    Does it have robots?

    Does it have robots?
  71. If Gandalf was a 5th level wizard, Merlin is...

    If Gandalf was a 5th level wizard, Merlin is horribly overpowered.
  72. I've considered Splendor, but haven't taken the...

    I've considered Splendor, but haven't taken the plunge yet. Azul is definitely too puzzly and abstract.

    We took Hive Pocket on a camping trip ... Fail. She thought it was too hard to learn/too...
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    Pretty good idea; this goes back all the way to...

    Pretty good idea; this goes back all the way to some of our original source material but is often forgotten or overlooked in game play but could be a campaign unto itself:



    There might be a...
  74. Tempted too, mostly to build a dog-themed warband...

    Tempted too, mostly to build a dog-themed warband for Frostgrave.

    May 2019 does seem quite far off for as ready as they appear, unless they don't have a manufacturer lined up. It pays to eb...
  75. I don't know, but I hear D&D will be an eSport...

    I don't know, but I hear D&D will be an eSport soon ...

    You know it's true; I read it at EN World!
  76. The "what's a game?" discussion trips this up,...

    The "what's a game?" discussion trips this up, but I'm happy to define RPGs as: "cooperative storytelling meets improvisational theater".
  77. In the grim darkness of the 1st century, you can...

    In the grim darkness of the 1st century, you can play as a ... dwarf with an orange mohawk! A buff spiky war hamster! A rat-man ninja! A bard in a purple cowl with a stick! An Amazonian warrior with...
  78. Ah, yes ... Papers & Paychecks.

    Ah, yes ... Papers & Paychecks.
  79. Help select an adventure premise

    I need some help selecting an adventure. System doesn't matter -- looking for cool ideas for the best setting.

    Fill in the blanks in the following opening:

    You and your companions are a group...
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    A lot of the original D&D work pales on second...

    A lot of the original D&D work pales on second reading.

    The ones I've found that have aged best have been the Greyhawk novels by Paul Kidd (Descent into the Depths, White Plume Mountain, Demonsweb...
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    Ah. So that's where it's going.

    Ah. So that's where it's going.
  82. Amusing ... I had a player once who ran a...

    Amusing ... I had a player once who ran a Castlevania-inspired vampire hunter character with a whip as the primary weapon.

    In 3E. Where whips do nonlethal damage. And undead are immune to...
  83. Then again, maybe Dungeons & Dragons & Dogs...

    Then again, maybe Dungeons & Dragons & Dogs will scratch my itch.
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    In other scarecrow trivia ... They are often...

    In other scarecrow trivia ...

    They are often confused with other dangerous and spooky hag minions: the scarcrow and scarecow.

    Strangely, most intelligent scarecrows appear to be on quests for...
  85. Desperately Seeking Something like ...

    Warhamster.

    I'm in need of War Hamsters, Battle Budgies, Combat Canaries, Murder Mice, Gladiator Gerbils, Demon Dogs, Conflict Cats, and other household pets gone savage.

    Minis, board, or RP...
  86. D&D Arena: Two Characters Enter, One Character...

    D&D Arena: Two Characters Enter, One Character Leaves!

    Level up your gladiator and strive to reach the pinnacle of D&D eSports!

    Sign up now!
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    Not quite following why Vamp-Durkon seized up...

    Not quite following why Vamp-Durkon seized up there.
  88. Good for them; hard pass from me.

    Good for them; hard pass from me.
  89. Wait, wait -- Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for...

    Wait, wait -- Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for Intellivision?
  90. Oh good. I'd guess it's largely a re-skin of the...

    Oh good. I'd guess it's largely a re-skin of the original, then.
  91. Wait -- who wrote this? Because Torn Asunder...

    Wait -- who wrote this?

    Because Torn Asunder was a 3E d20 expansion originally writtten by Steve Creech and published by Bastion Press in about the 2002-2003 timeframe (I know; I was a...
  92. I don't know Anthem from Pac-Man, but Fail Hard...

    I don't know Anthem from Pac-Man, but Fail Hard sounds like a great name for a comedic first-person shooter.
  93. The d6 Holocron -- assuming it's still around --...

    The d6 Holocron -- assuming it's still around -- has/had a lot of tools and material for enhancing a WEG d6 Star Wars game.
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    Yep. If more nations settled their disputes...

    Yep.

    If more nations settled their disputes with RPGs and d20s, the more we'd hear: "Critical fail! Have a million of your citizens report to the disintegrators!"
  95. Dangit, Don, enough with the windmills already!...

    Dangit, Don, enough with the windmills already! Take "Favored Enemy: Giants" instead!
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    We've surely got trouble! With a capital T and...

    We've surely got trouble! With a capital T and that rhymes with G and that stands for Games!
  97. I prefer the Metal version:...

    I prefer the Metal version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybj14Wdy5UI

    Every villain needs a theme song...
  98. I don't recall the stats, but I do remember that...

    I don't recall the stats, but I do remember that the "Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga" adventure from Dragon magazine many eons ago was pretty good.
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    Back in the day we always assumed the "Cave of...

    Back in the day we always assumed the "Cave of the Unknown" on the Keep on the Borderlands map was the location of this module.
  100. Next we'll have "PowerGrid: The RPG" where...

    Next we'll have "PowerGrid: The RPG" where everyone plays a power generation tycoon out to make deals, build infrastructure, and deliver electricity. The highlight of each game is usually roleplaying...
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