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  1. Watch the first minute and a half of this video:...

    Watch the first minute and a half of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yy3q9f84EA
  2. This thread contains a poll. I had never played organized play until a little...

    I had never played organized play until a little over a year ago, and now it's all I play. I played with friend back in the day, but hadn't played for a long time. Just prior to 5e, I got invited to...
  3. I can vouch for the Arcknight flat plastic minis....

    I can vouch for the Arcknight flat plastic minis. I have a couple sets, and they're great. Great space savers, too. Like Pathfinder Pawns, but better (see through, and thinner). They also make...
  4. Likewise, if not for Twitter I wouldn't have...

    Likewise, if not for Twitter I wouldn't have immediately known this was by Matt Mercer of Critical Role:...
  5. That would be awesome. I did an emergency...

    That would be awesome. I did an emergency download of each guide (1st page only), but they'd need to be cleaned up/stripped of WotC assets. Several of them have already been duplicated on Google...
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    Ok, got it. The link in the comments works. I...

    Ok, got it. The link in the comments works. I hadn't looked there because I saw the post a couple days ago, and the followup that you were having issues with the upload, so I just assumed it had now...
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    It's showing up for me...but when I download it,...

    It's showing up for me...but when I download it, it's zero bytes.

    68591
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    This is downloading as a zero byte file for...

    This is downloading as a zero byte file for me...Tried 3 times.
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    Looks like they're all using FG for the first...

    Looks like they're all using FG for the first time, and learning as they go. For example, in their first combat attack they didn't use the tools to select who was being attacked, so had to do the...
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    Polygon plays D&D using Fantasy Grounds VTT

    A new vidcast just went up, with Polygon playing D&D using Fantasy Grounds. So, if you're wondering what it's like to use FG, check it out.
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    It does: http://imgur.com/hzsYeuY

    It does:

    http://imgur.com/hzsYeuY
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    Ok, finished the first issue. The articles are...

    Ok, finished the first issue. The articles are short but well written, and there's a comic at the end (just like the old Dragon mag!)

    Two of the articles were written from the perspective of a...
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    I think some people (myself included) read the...

    I think some people (myself included) read the post on a desktop/laptop, then fired up an iPad or iPhone and went straight to the App Store.
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    All content in the newtsstand app comes up in...

    All content in the newtsstand app comes up in spotlight search. Pull down from the center of your screen to pull up spotlight search, type "dragon" and it'll pop right up. No need to know what page...
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    For those searching, I found it by searching for...

    For those searching, I found it by searching for "wizards of the coast". Couldn't find it searching for "dragon" or "dragon+".
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    For those who didn't click the link, they said...

    For those who didn't click the link, they said they're testing the final Android version in house as we speak...
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    Some clarification from the first article (Chris...

    Some clarification from the first article (Chris Perkins):

    Dragon+ is a free app that provides articles and interview on our current D&D storylines and its related products, as well as glimpses of...
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    I would imagine you'll see it eventually. It's...

    I would imagine you'll see it eventually. It's very likely the pages are PDF format (in the background), but using the Newsstand app for distribution. Once they find a suitable delivery mechanism for...
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    Just downloaded. It's a Newstand app (digital...

    Just downloaded. It's a Newstand app (digital magazine). The main screen has all their feeds (Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.), and the top half of the page has the issues available (currently just...
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    This isn't "5E's electronic/online solution",...

    This isn't "5E's electronic/online solution", it's ONE product that has obtained a 5e license. That's a huge difference.
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    Thanks for your write-up. I'm most excited about...

    Thanks for your write-up. I'm most excited about the prospect of not having to build the published adventures manually, like I do in Roll20. It took me many hours to build-out Lost Mines. I would...
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    Ah, ok. I suppose that would be OK. Is it easy to...

    Ah, ok. I suppose that would be OK. Is it easy to remove the fog of war? I do like dynamic lighting, but I hate having to build it on every map by hand...
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    Ok, can someone who uses FG answer this for me? ...

    Ok, can someone who uses FG answer this for me?

    We currently use Roll20 for our IRL game, to display the maps (with dynamic lighting). One person connects via laptop and moves the tokens to open...
  24. I watched it on my iPad using the Twitch app....

    I watched it on my iPad using the Twitch app. Worked fine for me. Keep in mind he app has tabs, and I believe it defaults to live streams, so if you're looking for the archived content, you'll need...
  25. This thread contains a poll. Of course it is. The pessimism on this board is...

    Of course it is. The pessimism on this board is too deep to overcome. WotC literally can't win.
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    Some Twitter questions and responses from earlier...

    Some Twitter questions and responses from earlier today:
  27. This thread contains a poll. Some Twitter questions and responses from earlier...

    Some Twitter questions and responses from earlier today:
  28. They're already archived on their Twitch channel....

    They're already archived on their Twitch channel. It's split into two videos (there was a brief dropout about 45 mins before the end...)

    Matt Mercer is one of the best DMs I've ever seen. So, so,...
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    Boss: "Did you put in a vacation request for...

    Boss: "Did you put in a vacation request for Hawaii?"
    Me: "Huh? I'm not going to Hawaii."
    Boss: "I saw the brochure on your desk."
    Me: "I was considering it, but decided against. Don't have the...
  30. 1e stuff: * Citystate of the Invincible...

    1e stuff:

    * Citystate of the Invincible Overlord (Judge's Guild)
    * Various Midkemia Press stuff: Cities, Carse, etc...
    * Various Flying Buffalo stuff: Citybook Vol 1, Vol 2, etc.
    * World of...
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    Ding, ding, ding. I wish more people would...

    Ding, ding, ding. I wish more people would realize this.

    I'm getting really tired of the overly selfish posts in so many threads. So much so that I've cut down my involvement/reading/posting here...
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    If that were true, Apple would be in big trouble....

    If that were true, Apple would be in big trouble. You could write encyclopedic volumes on the number of "leaked" prototypes for Apple products that never existed. And, every time, some overzealous...
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    Spells will be easy with the xml import. Until we...

    Spells will be easy with the xml import. Until we get race import, those will sadly have to be manual.
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    Don't know yet, as I *just* leveled up prior to...

    Don't know yet, as I *just* leveled up prior to the update. I'll let you know once I hit next level.
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    Here you go:...

    Here you go: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/browse.php?filters=0_2150_45189_0_0
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    I should also point out mine isn't a good use...

    I should also point out mine isn't a good use case, because my character is a half-elf, which wasn't in the old version either, so I had to manually enter racial modifiers (ex: CHA bump). The old...
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    Gotcha. After updating on one device, I saved to...

    Gotcha. After updating on one device, I saved to iCloud, then loaded onto my other device. It seems to have kept all my race based things.

    I'm hoping the dev eventually adds the ability to import...
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    Can you expand on what you mean by lobotomy of...

    Can you expand on what you mean by lobotomy of auto calculation?
  39. D20 Fight Club 5e re-launches as Fight Club 5th Edition

    The app formerly known as D20 Fight Club 5e, that was removed after receiving a C&D from WotC, is back in the App Store re-branded as Fight Club 5th Edition. (If you have the older version, it'll...
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    What's "official"? Released by WotC? If so, then...

    What's "official"? Released by WotC? If so, then there are a few. You can get several of the play test adventures at dndclassics. But does it matter? Every edition has had plenty of good adventures...
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    Plenty of mini modules for 5e on drivethroughrpg.

    Plenty of mini modules for 5e on drivethroughrpg.
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    It's back. Not sure if it's made it back through...

    It's back. Not sure if it's made it back through the approval process yet, but the app has updated itself on my iPad, and the release notes say WotC is now ok with it.

    The bad:
    * All spells,...
  43. Again, completely missing the point...

    Again, completely missing the point...
  44. Wow, talk about completely missing the point....

    Wow, talk about completely missing the point. None of your examples even remotely apply. I *own* the books. I paid money for them. They're currently in my backpack.
  45. I read his "wrong" response to mean, it's not the...

    I read his "wrong" response to mean, it's not the answer he was hoping for...
  46. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm...

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not advocating anyone obtaining a PDF **of something they don't legally own**. That is the difference. You choose to use a narrower definition, and...
  47. He wants knives to be different that daggers, and...

    He wants knives to be different that daggers, and wants more weapon specialization than feats and proficiencies can provide, therefore he's not going to play 5e. Fair enough. Personally, I think...
  48. Well, there is precedent: RIAA v. Diamond...

    Well, there is precedent:

    RIAA v. Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc
    http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/property00/MP3/rio.html

    Also, using the RIAA v. Diamond judgement (which was in favor of Diamond)...
  49. Who said anything about piracy? Certainly not me....

    Who said anything about piracy? Certainly not me. We have different interpretations of fair use (as do the courts). I own all three physical copies. I choose to interpret fair use to say I can format...
  50. Technically you may be right, just as technically...

    Technically you may be right, just as technically it was illegal to record an album you owned on vinyl to cassette so you you could listen to it in the car back in the day. Or for a more modern take,...
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    Here you go: http://donjon.bin.sh/5e/spells/

    Here you go: http://donjon.bin.sh/5e/spells/
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    Fair enough. Both games used 2e rules. I recently...

    Fair enough. Both games used 2e rules. I recently re-played BG on the iPad, and I'm currently re-playing BG2 (also on the iPad). I highly recommend both, even if they do have Magic-R-Us marts. ;)
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    Both Baldur's Gate and BG2 had tons of good items...

    Both Baldur's Gate and BG2 had tons of good items for sale...
  54. I really think they want an all-encompassing...

    I really think they want an all-encompassing tool, not merely PDF versions of the books. They want the digital rules, character generator, and more...but they had to start over at square one.
  55. Do what the rest of us do: if you legally own the...

    Do what the rest of us do: if you legally own the hard copy, go "find" a PDF version on the Internet. Fair use AFAIK. Just don't do so if you don't own the hard copy. I'll gladly pay for official...
  56. 4th level Bard ability score increase: CHA, DEX, or CON? [5e]

    My 5e Bard just hit 4th level. I've decided to take the ability score bump instead of a feat. Now I need to decide which one to bump, narrowed down to CHA, DEX, or CON.

    My current stats for each...
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    Here are a couple links that may explain it...

    Here are a couple links that may explain it better than I have attempted to:

    http://andrewgelman.com/2014/07/12/dnd-5e-advantage-disadvantage-probability/
    ...
  58. Here is Crawford's exact tweet: Let me...

    Here is Crawford's exact tweet:



    Let me change it for you:

    "The [sneak attack] is intended to work with ranged weapons. A [hand axe] is a melee weapon even when you throw it."

    He was...
  59. Agreed. But the proper response when you don't...

    Agreed. But the proper response when you don't like RAW (or even RAI) is to change it to something you do like, not to pout and say you're dumping the game altogether and crying that you don't like...
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    We briefly had a homebrew arctic campaign back in...

    We briefly had a homebrew arctic campaign back in the 1e days...it's been too long so I don't remember all the details. I do remember we changed the armor table. There was no plate armor, and "heavy...
  61. Stop being petulant. Crawford gave his RAW...

    Stop being petulant. Crawford gave his RAW ruling. YOU'RE FREE TO USE RAI, RAF, OR A HOUSE RULE. The creators of 5e, including Crawford, explicitly state the rules are guidelines and the DM can...
  62. Wow, such drama. You're picking up your toys and...

    Wow, such drama. You're picking up your toys and going home?

    Crawford was giving his ruling based on RAW. But, as the 5ed rules explicitly state, rules are really just guidelines. DO WHATEVER YOU...
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    Sorry, but your math/assumptions are incorrect....

    Sorry, but your math/assumptions are incorrect. There is never a "+19" benefit for advantage. Advantage is *always* the probability of hitting a specific target or higher when rolling two dice. I've...
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    Sorry, duplicate.

    Sorry, duplicate.
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    I'm not sure what you're trying to say. You...

    I'm not sure what you're trying to say. You originally said:



    I countered with:


    So, not sure what you're trying to say about comparisons and first die...

    The odds of getting at least a...
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    Yes, but if you need a 15 on the roll instead of...

    Yes, but if you need a 15 on the roll instead of 16, you're better off with advantage (+4.2). ;)
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    In my world they'd be enchanted bushes - can't...

    In my world they'd be enchanted bushes - can't cut through them. ;)
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    The link I provided gives the percent chance of...

    The link I provided gives the percent chance of rolling a particular number *or higher* if rolling two dice and choosing the highest. That's precisely what advantage is. The average bonus I...
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    Highly unlikely. More likely is it's back ordered...

    Highly unlikely. More likely is it's back ordered and the store owner mis-spoke.
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    So, I did the rest of the math, taking an average...

    So, I did the rest of the math, taking an average of the percent increase in the chance to roll any given number on a d20 if you roll two dice and take the higher of the two. The avg is 16.625%....
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    Here you go:...

    Here you go: http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/14690/how-does-rolling-two-dice-and-taking-the-highest-affect-the-average-outcome
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    My players would freak if they showed up and that...

    My players would freak if they showed up and that was on the table.
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    Now THIS would make a fun dungeon crawl

    http://www.avclub.com/article/mythbusters-adam-savage-painstakingly-recreated-sh-215826

    Might need to be a tad bigger (hard to tell). I can see a Beholder chasing the PCs through the maze, with...
  74. Relevant to the discussion:...

    Relevant to the discussion: http://www.sageadvice.eu/2014/09/19/dagger-archery/
  75. Found this:...

    Found this: http://www.sageadvice.eu/2014/09/19/dagger-archery/
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    You're welcome. I didn't create it, but found it...

    You're welcome. I didn't create it, but found it a while back, and it's been very helpful.
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    Here you go:...

    Here you go: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-O-EzxBHp6GSzI0YkUwX2kwSU0/view
  78. Clearly this hasn't been updated (yet), but here...

    Clearly this hasn't been updated (yet), but here are other tie-ins: http://bigbangtheory.wikia.com/wiki/Dungeons_and_Dragons

    And some screen grabs:...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYPFxsGON2k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYPFxsGON2k
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    "Zee pearl is in zee river"

    "Zee pearl is in zee river"
  81. No new books, but as of 5 minutes ago, the PHB...

    No new books, but as of 5 minutes ago, the PHB (released in August, so 6 months ago) still lurking around the top 100 on Amazon:
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    AFAIK (as far as I know), PEACH stands for Please...

    AFAIK (as far as I know), PEACH stands for Please Evaluate And Critique Honestly...but I could be wrong.
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    So far it's been fairly easy to avoid losing...

    So far it's been fairly easy to avoid losing concentration. On paper it may seem like concentration spells might be unreliable, but in practice they haven't been.
  84. True, but for this segment of the market, we're...

    True, but for this segment of the market, we're seeing a trend of D&D becoming popular again. At Amazon we're also seeing a trend of D&D becoming popular again. At Roll20 we're seeing a trend of D&D...
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    From what I can gather, he originally posted an...

    From what I can gather, he originally posted an article about a female game creator claiming she'd been harassed. He later said he didn't do his due diligence. What I can't discern, however, is if...
  86. New position advertised by WotC: Associate Game Producer

    http://company.wizards.com/about/careers/associate-game-producer-dd-job-renton-wa-us?careers-view=1
  87. Every 1e DM I knew (myself included) had the "to...

    Every 1e DM I knew (myself included) had the "to hit" chart from the DMG taped/stapled/glued to the inside of our DM screen. So, even if the players didn't have the info on their character sheet, it...
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    And Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle is a sort-of...

    And Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle is a sort-of prequel to Scourge of the Sword Coast, although they both start at level 1 or 2. You could have a DM run Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle, then start a fresh...
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    I suppose it depends on what the DMG is...

    I suppose it depends on what the DMG is considering a session. (My DMG is at home...so can't look it up.) If a session is 4 hours, then this doesn't seem so bad. 8 hours to go from level 3 to level 4...
  90. Sandbox-type adventures, similar to Lost Mines of...

    Sandbox-type adventures, similar to Lost Mines of Phandelver (design-wise), for varying levels. A good starting adventure, good maps of the area, and plenty of hooks for DMs to create their own...
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    You seem to be forgetting the unwritten rule that...

    You seem to be forgetting the unwritten rule that nothing WotC does is acceptable.

    * Fired 2 people: DOOMED
    * Hired 2 people: DOOMED
    * Released 3 core books that have remained top sellers on...
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    I second that recommendation. Lots of really good...

    I second that recommendation. Lots of really good maps. I bought the entire Red Wizards series. Haven't run any of them yet as-is. May some day, but at the very least I have a ton of stuff to mine...
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    Thanks for the replies. Now to decide if/when to...

    Thanks for the replies. Now to decide if/when to get a level or two of Warlock. It would be great to be able to have more Healing Word, Dissonant Whispers, and Faerie Fire available after a short...
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    Thanks. So, if I'm understanding, a Bard could...

    Thanks. So, if I'm understanding, a Bard could conceivably cast a Bard spell in a Pact Magic slot and regain it on short rest? Because that would be very cool.
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    Question about multiclassing Warlock

    If you multiclass a level (or more) of Warlock with another class that has spells, do you regain *all* spell slots after a short rest, or just the Warlock spells? Seems it would be just Warlock, but...
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    I think it's an instant classic. Best...

    I think it's an instant classic. Best Starter/Basic set adventure for sure, but possibly one of the best adventures, period. WotC should make more of those style adventures for varying levels.
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    I think you just (almost) described Lost Mines of...

    I think you just (almost) described Lost Mines of Phandelver. You could use Phandalin as a base city. At the end of LMoP, the PCs can relocate in Phandelver to help rebuild/revitalize it. It already...
  98. The funny thing is, many of the old classic...

    The funny thing is, many of the old classic modules from 1e were actually adventure paths...just broken into smaller chunks. They were even eventually re-released as bundled APs.
  99. I haven't been following this thread, so haven't...

    I haven't been following this thread, so haven't read all 13+ pages. I did read the OP, and here's how *I* would rule at *my* table (YMMV):

    * The RAW say (for War Caster) that if a hostile...
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    From the UA Eberron page:

    From the UA Eberron page:
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