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  1. Gah! Warning or no, there should be an XP...

    Gah! Warning or no, there should be an XP penalty for posting things like that.
  2. Oh I never had a problem with its lore. Not even...

    Oh I never had a problem with its lore. Not even its FR lore. Lord knows, I've mangled/discarded/reinvented plenty of lore & cannon for settings myself..... So I'm not going to worry when WoTC...
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    Whoa, calm down there FR fanboy. The original...

    Whoa, calm down there FR fanboy.

    The original modules in the series I3, I4, & I5 very clearly tell you right on the covers that they are the Desert of Desolation series.
    And I quote:
    "The 1st...
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    So.... Exactly what I said about not being able...

    So.... Exactly what I said about not being able to just assume access to the drow option.
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    But you do need the DMs involvement, so (as with...

    But you do need the DMs involvement, so (as with my suggestion of being a Drow) you can't just assume this access.
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    Probably because in the back of your mind you're...

    Probably because in the back of your mind you're thinking:
    ""GURPs :erm: You know, I'm playing a game named after the sound of a puking cat...."
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    You're flat out ignoring that the OP wants a...

    You're flat out ignoring that the OP wants a pseudo-dragon familiar. Wich all but requires the chain pact.
    Having something cool always > optimal damage.
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    You'll have to be more specific as to what you...

    You'll have to be more specific as to what you think a "useless" character/Warlock might be. :)



    It's not hopeless, just limited.
    If you go this route realize that you are forever only...
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    Oh definitely inspired.

    Oh definitely inspired.
  10. 1) What's the actual reward from Trent? A...

    1) What's the actual reward from Trent?
    A "fitting reward" is mentioned when the PCs are summoned, but I've yet to meet a player who wouldn't bring that up once talking to Trent.

    2) Wether or not...
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    Twilight 2000. When I got it way back in...

    Twilight 2000.
    When I got it way back in 198whatever I simply didn't have the RL xp & knowledge to run/play near future modern military in Europe well. And the mechanics weren't any fun either....
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    I don't worry about it.

    I don't worry about it.
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    Desert of Desolation - 18 Aisle of Dread - 3

    Desert of Desolation - 18
    Aisle of Dread - 3
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    Desert of Desolation -23 Isle of Dread - 10...

    Desert of Desolation -23
    Isle of Dread - 10
    Castle Amber (Chateau d'Amberville) - 4
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    Definitely to sell you another book. They're in...

    Definitely to sell you another book.
    They're in the appendix of the Princes of the Appocalypse adventure. I think you can get just the player companion part of this on Drivethru or DMsguild.


    ...
  16. I think this is a great example of every...

    I think this is a great example of every character concept not needing it's own unique mechanics.

    Just make a rogue (or bard, or fighter). Make them a criminal. Then mix/match the skills, tool...
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    Desert of Desolation - 27 Isle of Dread - 14...

    Desert of Desolation - 27
    Isle of Dread - 14
    Castle Amber (Chateau d'Amberville) - 8
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    Most importantly, the opinions of those who play...

    Most importantly, the opinions of those who play in their games.
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    Last City - 0 Dessert of Desolation - 27 Isle...

    Last City - 0
    Dessert of Desolation - 27
    Isle of Dread - 18
    Chateau d'Amberville - 12
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    Lost City - 8 Dessert of Desolation - 23 +1 =...

    Lost City - 8
    Dessert of Desolation - 23 +1 = 24
    Isle of Dread - 22 - 2 = 20
    Chateau d'Amberville - 15

    No idea why the system won't let me change text colors atm....
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    Lost City = 14 Desert of Desolation = 25 ...

    Lost City = 14
    Desert of Desolation = 25
    Isle of Dread = 21
    Castle Amber = 18
  22. Thread: Pick one game...

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    Huh. If I limit it to stuff I've never played...

    Huh. If I limit it to stuff I've never played but want to, that's a tiny list....

    I guess it'd be a tie between whatever the current Middle Earth/LoTR game is (I'll assume it's vastly different...
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    Believe it or not I've played worse adventures.

    Believe it or not I've played worse adventures.
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    At it's base Pharaoh is a dungeon crawl. And a...

    At it's base Pharaoh is a dungeon crawl. And a pretty decent one at that.

    There's some pretty cool stuff in I3 alone that your DM could easily be expanding upon. So if it's awful? The fault...
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    Lost City - 22 Desert of Desolation - 25 Isle...

    Lost City - 22
    Desert of Desolation - 25
    Isle of Dread - 21
    Castle Amber - 23
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    (shrugs) There were better things on the list...

    (shrugs) There were better things on the list than DL1. Still are.
  27. Thread: Should I play 4e?

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    A fighter with much of the AEDU system stripped...

    A fighter with much of the AEDU system stripped out of it.

    Around the two year mark WoTC tried to make some changes in order to re-attract the dollars of those of us who'd bailed out for greener...
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    The Lost City - 24 Desert of Desolation = 33 ...

    The Lost City - 24
    Desert of Desolation = 33
    Isle of Dread - 20
    Castle Amber - 22
    Red Hand of Doom - 10
  29. Thread: All that streaming

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    Huh. Weird deal covering 2 years of content...

    Huh. Weird deal covering 2 years of content releases. But 6 1/2 - 7 years is along time to wait for a handful of Disney stuff to shift back.
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    The Lost City - 23 Desert of Desolation - 29 ...

    The Lost City - 23
    Desert of Desolation - 29
    Isle of Dread - 24
    Castle Amber - 23
    Red Hand of Doom - 18
    Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth - 5
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    As the DM I've got a cure for that. And no, it...

    As the DM I've got a cure for that. And no, it isn't banning the S.O. or booting them. I engage them full on with the story. They'll participate as their own character, learn the relevant...
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    Yeah, both DH & Saltmarsh will work. There's...

    Yeah, both DH & Saltmarsh will work. There's nothing so intrinsic to either that makes porting them to your own setting any more difficult than plugging them into a spot on your map.
    Dragon Heist...
  33. The monster fights were OK. Most of the movie is...

    The monster fights were OK.
    Most of the movie is shot in assorted dark conditions. (my buddy joked it was easier to cover up bad CGI - apparently he wasn't impressed.)
    Sadly, once again, nowhere...
  34. You've heard of EBay right? A moments search...

    You've heard of EBay right?
    A moments search for D&D Deities & Demigods yielded me at least 70some results starting as low as $10 (for a 1e Legends & Lore - same book, just different cover art &...
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    Please just say what you actually mean. You...

    Please just say what you actually mean.

    You say magic items.
    But what you really mean is magic weapons.... Maybe with a passing consideration of magic armor.


    And, whatever their rarity,...
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    I agree with Fenris. You'd see the usual...

    I agree with Fenris. You'd see the usual suspects of feats being chosen. Because now there'd be no reason to have to choose between +2 ASI vs say GWM. And those who'd rejoice at being able to get...
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    The Lost City - 26 Desert of Desolation - 25 ...

    The Lost City - 26
    Desert of Desolation - 25
    Isle of Dread - 27
    Castle Amber - 25
    Red Hand of Doom - 17
    Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth - 9
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    Hmm. Let me think about that for a moment. ......

    Hmm. Let me think about that for a moment.
    ...
    ...
    ...
    Nope, my answer remains the same.
    The answer is: The two that help you best portray whatever character you're envisioning. Pick those.
    ...
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    Yes, as a Warlock you can also take an invocation...

    Yes, as a Warlock you can also take an invocation that let's you at-will speak with animals.
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    Hmm. One failed Wisdom check later.... ...

    Hmm. One failed Wisdom check later....

    Should not run that stuff without the right group 1st & definitely not at a convention with/around strangers.
  41. A dedicated MMII. Take all the monster stat...

    A dedicated MMII.

    Take all the monster stat blocks that've appeared in the adventure modules & collect them in one handy place.
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    (shrugs) It depends upon the amount of fun that...

    (shrugs) It depends upon the amount of fun that was being had.
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    The Lost City - 24 Desert of Desolation 27 ...

    The Lost City - 24
    Desert of Desolation 27
    Test of the Warlords 4
    Isle of Dread - 25
    Castle Amber - 26
    Red Hand of Doom - 21
    Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth - 14
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    This thread contains a poll. That's because, even after all these years, 4e...

    That's because, even after all these years, 4e fans (especially you) completely overreact the moment someone
    says something slightly disparaging about the edition/teases you even a little bit.

    To...
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    Likewise. I started with the 2nd+ print where...

    Likewise.
    I started with the 2nd+ print where Cthulu & Elric had been removed in '82 when we moved to AD&D.
    I got a copy of L&L as an Xmas gift the year it came out (my brother knew we didn't have...
  46. It's not on the scale of charm, mind control or...

    It's not on the scale of charm, mind control or dominate etc, but in short, if it's to dice rolls, yes.
    Especially if you as a player expect to ever be able to use any of those skills vs...
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    If someone wants to run something using some...

    If someone wants to run something using some system we just throw it out there & discuss it.
  48. Anything that can be done to an NPC/monster can...

    Anything that can be done to an NPC/monster can be done to a character.
    Doesn't matter if the source is something under my (the DM) control or by another player.

    If there's a problem it will be...
  49. I think it starts with saying "I Wish...."

    I think it starts with saying "I Wish...."
  50. Thread: Amulet of wuzzle

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    Master crafted amulet, Enchant item, Wish. ...

    Master crafted amulet,
    Enchant item,
    Wish.

    Whatever the math is.
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    Well, my encounters "look" however I describe...

    Well, my encounters "look" however I describe them.

    Wich has nothing to do with wasting my prep time trying to figure out exactly how many trees are in any particular acre.
    All I need to do...
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    Daniel Horne -- 3 Keith Parkinson -- 4 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 3
    Keith Parkinson -- 4
    Jeff Easley -- 3
    Clyde Caldwell - 4
  53. Another part of the old school flavor is that...

    Another part of the old school flavor is that characters don't increase stat wise. And yet you've house-ruled in ASIs for everyone but the halflings....
  54. As many as I need plot wise.

    As many as I need plot wise.
  55. Might I suggest handing out the ASIs every 4 lvs?...

    Might I suggest handing out the ASIs every 4 lvs? Or modding just the 1/2ling to gain an ASI at 4th? That way it's not completely mechanically pointless to play a halfling.
  56. I.....think their add failed. I don't want...

    I.....think their add failed.

    I don't want their car, I want to see a live action D&D cartoon movie produced by Renault.
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    Daniel Horne -- 7
    Keith Parkinson -- 8
    Jeff Easley -- 9
    Clyde Caldwell -- 5
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    Hey, if you want to spend your prep time counting...

    Hey, if you want to spend your prep time counting fictional trees within a hypothetical acre, knock yourself out....
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    I make up whatever details I need. Why in the...

    I make up whatever details I need.

    Why in the world would I need rules to tell me how many trees there are in any given acre??
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    Daniel Horne -- 7
    Keith Parkinson -- 10
    Jeff Easley -- 10
    Clyde Caldwell -- 12
    David Trampier -- 3
  61. My futurist prediction: That won't end well.

    My futurist prediction: That won't end well.
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    Daniel Horne -- 9
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    Clyde Caldwell -- 13
    David Trampier -- 9
  63. Genysis. Salvation largely deletes itself from...

    Genysis.
    Salvation largely deletes itself from my memory.
    Genysis sticks around enough to remind me that I didn't like it.
  64. I must admit, this trailer did nothing for me. ...

    I must admit, this trailer did nothing for me. Maybe even discouraged me from seeing it a bit....

    Might have been more effective to just show me a black screen with a logo, title, & date. Add in...
  65. Yeah, that's what I thought while actually...

    Yeah, that's what I thought while actually watching it.
    It was kind of like one of those self destroying messages you see in spy movies. Only made real.
  66. It varies based on the campaign/adventure to be...

    It varies based on the campaign/adventure to be played & the exact characters the players made.
    Sometimes one or the other will make the most sense, sometimes a mix.

    I guess you'd say that in our...
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    https://youtu.be/h27AcB70Mvc

    https://youtu.be/h27AcB70Mvc
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    Daniel Horne -- 13
    Keith Parkinson -- 14
    Jeff Easley -- 14
    Clyde Caldwell -- 17
    David Trampier -- 8
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    Why would you want to do this? The point of 5e...

    Why would you want to do this? The point of 5e is that it's not 4e.

    But hey, if this project keeps you busy enough so you don't rant about Star Wars, go for it. :)
  71. Thread: Trivia skill?

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    Anything will work if your in the right game.

    Anything will work if your in the right game.
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    He's the youngest of the 3 Baratheon brothers. ...

    He's the youngest of the 3 Baratheon brothers. Robert, Stannis & then Renly Baratheon. He's 4th in line after Joffery, Tommen, then Stannis.
    He does have a claim, just a lot weaker than the rest.
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    Daniel Horne -- 13
    Keith Parkinson -- 16
    Jeff Easley -- 17
    Larry Elmore -- 3
    Clyde Caldwell -- 19
    David Trampier -- 10
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    Hmm. Looks like other than Saltmarsh I save $...

    Hmm. Looks like other than Saltmarsh I save $ this year.

    Nah, who am I kidding? That $ will just be spent on other aspects of my overall gaming hobby. :)
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    Daniel Horne -- 16
    Keith Parkinson -- 18
    Jeff Easley -- 19
    Larry Elmore -- 7
    Clyde Caldwell -- 19
    David Trampier -- 14
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    This thread contains a poll. Future support of an edition has always been...

    Future support of an edition has always been possible. I have book shelves full of the proof.

    As for being on the same page? That's a fine place to start. But I firmly believe that the game is...
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    This thread contains a poll. A rule for everything & then a few more for...

    A rule for everything & then a few more for things you don't need rules for.
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    This thread contains a poll. Well MY favorite edition is 1e. My 2nd favorite...

    Well MY favorite edition is 1e.
    My 2nd favorite is 5e.
    running very close in 3rd place is PF1/3x
    4th place = 2e
    5th comes B/X, BECMi, & OD&D
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    For me, the point where MC becomes "too much" is...

    For me, the point where MC becomes "too much" is when it would distort the concept of the character because out-of-character it's only being chosen for the mechanical advantages.
    A great example...
  80. In general, cannot gain xp, cannot lv up, cannot...

    In general, cannot gain xp, cannot lv up, cannot regain spell slots. Other memory functions aren't impaired.

    But depending upon the exact story/plot atm I might vary some of that. :)
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    This thread contains a poll. This is a case of statistics lying to you. At...

    This is a case of statistics lying to you. At the moment 4e has 38 votes. All others combined = 106 votes. Wich means that 76.some % of us reject 4e. 4e: Not the most popular version.
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    Daniel Horne -- 18
    Keith Parkinson -- 22
    Jeff Easley -- 26
    Larry Elmore -- 11
    Clyde Caldwell -- 19
    David Trampier -- 16
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    This thread contains a poll. I'll be surprised if it's not Planescape.

    I'll be surprised if it's not Planescape.
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    This thread contains a poll. My favorite edition to date is 1e. In no...

    My favorite edition to date is 1e.

    In no particular order (and likely not a comprehensive list);

    *I like its slightly clunky mechanics, its stat based limitations on things, it's To-Hit/Save...
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    The answer is: The two that help you best...

    The answer is: The two that help you best portray whatever character you're envisioning. Pick those.
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    I think you'll need one of these: 106531 Or...

    I think you'll need one of these:
    106531
    Or
    106532
    Maybe this will work?:
    106533


    Otherwise I'm afraid you'll just have to rely on your own XP in reading people....
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    Keith Parkinson -- 22
    Jeff Easley -- 25
    Larry Elmore -- 13
    Clyde Caldwell -- 19
    Todd Lockwood -- 0
    David Trampier -- 18
  88. The random harlot table from the 1e DMG.

    The random harlot table from the 1e DMG.
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    This thread contains a poll. Um, ok? I mean, along time ago Michael Keaton...

    Um, ok?
    I mean, along time ago Michael Keaton was announced as Batman. And everyone was like "Huh? What!? Really? Um, that's not who I'd envisioned...." (and worse).
    Turns out that, other than...
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    That's pretty funny. Bob: *In the 1st...

    That's pretty funny.

    Bob:
    *In the 1st adventure of our new 5e campaign (2 sessions in tonight!) I have an NPC named Bob running around.
    *In general, in our less serious campaigns, there's a god...
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    Using the base #s from post #96 since Cloak...

    Using the base #s from post #96 since Cloak doesn't know how to play this game....

    Daniel Horne -- 22
    Keith Parkinson -- 23
    Jeff Easley -- 22
    Larry Elmore -- 17
    Clyde Caldwell -- 25
    Todd...
  92. I dislike the crit fumbles/failures. But...

    I dislike the crit fumbles/failures.
    But that's because I actually don't like crits - either good or bad. I don't like the idea that there's something more special (beyond always succeeds/always...
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    Daniel Horne -- 22
    Keith Parkinson -- 22
    Jeff Easley -- 25
    Larry Elmore -- 21
    Clyde Caldwell -- 23 - Cartoonish or not, I still like his work. He & Elmore are the two who's art that comes to...
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    Sorry, I just don't see that happening.

    Sorry, I just don't see that happening.
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    How will that NOT run afoul of the "No politics"...

    How will that NOT run afoul of the "No politics" rule?
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    Daniel Horne -- 22
    Keith Parkinson -- 25
    Jeff Easley -- 24
    Larry Elmore -- 19
    Clyde Caldwell -- 24
    Todd Lockwood -- 19
    Tyler Jacobson -- 1
    David Trampier -- 24
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    You do realize that: A) America (and Canada)...

    You do realize that:
    A) America (and Canada) comprise of a lot more terrain types/regions than the plains.
    B) Assorted tribes lived in all of them. And still do.
  98. Thread: unfinished works

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    Lol... As well as playing RPGs, I'm a miniature...

    Lol...
    As well as playing RPGs, I'm a miniature war-gamer & modeler. Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Ancients/Historical, Superheroes, WWII-present, planes, boats, tanks, + terrain.....
    My spare bedroom...
  99. Quote Originally Posted by Kobold Stew View Post ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold Stew View Post

    This to me is the central issue.

    Have your players' characters tried to do this?



    Another logical consequence is:
    As the wizard is...
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    Larry Elmore -- 18
    Clyde Caldwell -- 24
    Erol Otus -- 5
    Todd Lockwood -- 21
    Tyler Jacobson -- 9
    David Trampier -- 24
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