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    I like how you're thinking. I am going with this...

    I like how you're thinking. I am going with this as the likely possibility.
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    Always love me a good "spy game". I have played...

    Always love me a good "spy game". I have played Top Secret and Espionage in the long forgotten past. I wanted to play Spycraft when it came out, but could not get enough players interested. I like...
  3. What he said.

    What he said.
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    To me, that would be a Scout, which is a Rogue...

    To me, that would be a Scout, which is a Rogue archetype.
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    I am adding a post here because this topic came...

    I am adding a post here because this topic came up recently in my group. We found it difficult to reconcile how creatures of the outdoors and light would have darkvision. Clearly we came to the...
  6. Sorry, my bad. I see what you meant now. That...

    Sorry, my bad. I see what you meant now. That is a good suggestion.
  7. I think you have pretty well broken down the...

    I think you have pretty well broken down the possible hooks or plot points/devices that provide the impetus for creating an adventure. I have used 1 or more of most of these ideas in the adventures...
  8. I recommend staying away from Tyranny of Dragons....

    I recommend staying away from Tyranny of Dragons. Having played in the Hoard of the Dragon Queen, it is poorly written, way too long (unless you like that thing), and although it does have some...
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    I had also been a big Champions fan (1st and 2nd...

    I had also been a big Champions fan (1st and 2nd edition) from high school into early college, but that faded over time. Some years ago, our gaming group decided to run Champions again. We chose...
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    I had a similar experience. I had not done any...

    I had a similar experience. I had not done any RPGing over about a 10-year period. I had enjoyed the professional look of the 2nd edition books, but the system seemed even more wonky than 1E and...
  11. These have all been mentioned by other posters,...

    These have all been mentioned by other posters, but I thought I would throw my 2 cents in, just in case anyone is paying attention. In no particular order:

    Arms and Equipment
    Oriental Adventures...
  12. So as good as this was, the obvious question...

    So as good as this was, the obvious question becomes, when does Stephen Colbert become a regular on a streaming YouTube D&D 5e game? Sign him up, Matt Mercer!
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    Here is a wacky idea (just spit-balling here): go...

    Here is a wacky idea (just spit-balling here): go to your local game/hobby or book store, pick up a copy, look through it, then decide for yourself if you think it is a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5-star piece of...
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    I disagree with your opinion that "Lost Mines of...

    I disagree with your opinion that "Lost Mines of Phandelver" is being overused. I have often seen it cited on EN World for new DMs who are looking for a 1st adventure to run with new players (far...
  15. Well, it's about damn time. Thank you WotC! ...

    Well, it's about damn time. Thank you WotC! I'll be one of the first in line to get a copy.
  16. Basically, more abilities/feats/skills that would...

    Basically, more abilities/feats/skills that would allow each character to be more unique and less like another. The archetypes/subclasses that 5e has helps, but it is still rather limiting, too...
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    Interesting analogy. I always thought of them as...

    Interesting analogy. I always thought of them as more like support characters, like bards: not terribly strong on their own, but can assist and make the rest of the party stronger in combat.
  18. I echo this advice. And nothing says you have to...

    I echo this advice. And nothing says you have to run an adventure "as written". Take pieces from it, "mine" it for ideas to suit your needs.;)

    As for a homebrew adventure ...
    Don't overdo it...
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    Okay, I'm convinced WotC. Stop right there! I...

    Okay, I'm convinced WotC. Stop right there! I think you have done a very good job bringing the artificer to 5e (much better than the first attempt in UA). I am already planning on playing an...
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    If you have a local game shop, you can probably...

    If you have a local game shop, you can probably find someone to paint the mini for you (for a cost, of course). However, as others have said on this thread, you can find lots of tutorials on YouTube...
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    As someone who has several HeroForge minis, I can...

    As someone who has several HeroForge minis, I can say, you will definitely want to prime it. I concur with DM Dave1: their current cheapest minis are better material than what they initially started...
  22. The Savant or the Tinkerer for me.

    The Savant or the Tinkerer for me.
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    Well, the artwork at least looks decent. Looking...

    Well, the artwork at least looks decent. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about it. I like the robotic beholder, and the drow looks good.

    Thanks!
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    More is always better as a challenge, e.g, what...

    More is always better as a challenge, e.g, what makes a horde of zombies or skeletons is not their CR but the fact there are so many of them and they just keep coming. More targets to focus on and...
  25. Thread: "House" Rules

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    The only house rules my group is using that I can...

    The only house rules my group is using that I can think of are:
    1) You can add your Constitution bonus to a Death saving roll
    2) Rogues get advantage in finding traps.

    We used to use things like...
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    I would say on a scale of 1-10, the campaign has...

    I would say on a scale of 1-10, the campaign has a seriousness level of about 9. Around the table, the players have a seriousness level of about 5 at best. I attribute that fact to a group of guys...
  27. Wow! That is great, thanks!

    Wow! That is great, thanks!
  28. It depends on what you are going for. The...

    It depends on what you are going for. The Cassalanters scenario is the most serious and darkest of the 4. The Autumn scenario with Jarlaxle is the probably the least serious and just plain fun. ...
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    I like what you are doing there. Gives me some...

    I like what you are doing there. Gives me some ideas for future adventures. Very nice!
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    If I had to choose one, I would vote for simpler...

    If I had to choose one, I would vote for simpler rules rather than more detailed or complex. My reason for this is I find it easier to add on complexity than it is to remove it, so if the rules are...
  31. Only under 2 conditions: 1. When a player has...

    Only under 2 conditions:
    1. When a player has literally not shown up more than once (in 10+ sessions), which was not so much fired as just kind of "let go".
    2. When a player is so caustic to the...
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    Given your daughter's idea for her adventure,...

    Given your daughter's idea for her adventure, along with others that have been mentioned, I would recommend "mining" The Lost Mine of Phandelver for ideas. It comes with the basic boxed set of the...
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    Xanathar's Guide to Everything

    Xanathar's Guide to Everything
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    But he'd never let you down.

    But he'd never let you down.
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    Not sure what you are going for here, but to me,...

    Not sure what you are going for here, but to me, that is a very balanced party. I prefer groups of 4-5.
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    You should publish your conversion in DM's Guild.

    You should publish your conversion in DM's Guild.
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    Precisely! If the characters don't already have a...

    Precisely! If the characters don't already have a home (parent's house?) or apartment in Waterdeep, they need a place to gather and rest. At least with Trollskull Manor, it is basically deeded to...
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    Well, I just uploaded the conversion for WDH to...

    Well, I just uploaded the conversion for WDH to Eberron - Sharn to DM's Guild. I hope some folks find it helpful. It was a LOT more work than I anticipated at the beginning. I am looking forward to...
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    The selling of Trollskull manor has been...

    The selling of Trollskull manor has been mentioned before in another thread. That is certainly an option, and I think the final agreement on the price of sale was 5000gp.
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    I echo some of what Pukunui has said. I...

    I echo some of what Pukunui has said.

    I spent almost an hour with the players before they even rolled up characters, going over some of the details and pitfalls of the possible things they might...
  41. That sounds EXCELLENT! Would love to have you...

    That sounds EXCELLENT! Would love to have you report back after you've run a few sessions to hear how it works out.
  42. I think these are some very good points to keep...

    I think these are some very good points to keep in mind. You will need quite an appendix and chart mapping out who is located where, their motivation, what they will do in certain situations, etc. ...
  43. I have not seen any reviews here on EN World, but...

    I have not seen any reviews here on EN World, but there are some comments posted in DM's Guild with some of the adventure modules of the Embers of the Last War. They are not full out reviews, but...
  44. I envision an in-game copy of Volo's Guide to...

    I envision an in-game copy of Volo's Guide to Monsters would be more like "An Idiot's Guide to Monsters", punctuated with more of Volo's boastings with an egotistical self-congratulatory prose. It...
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    I've been thinking about picking those up because...

    I've been thinking about picking those up because I enjoy minis (using, painting, collecting, etc.) and these are rather unique. I think they would be helpful for new players, especially kids, to...
  46. Thread: Rotating DMs?

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    I am in a group now that started out with that...

    I am in a group now that started out with that concept in mind. I have DM'd once out of maybe 10-11 times. The other DM gets lots of ideas and wants to try them out, so I have acquiesced. In...
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    That is very interesting. I like the premise. ...

    That is very interesting. I like the premise. Can't wait to watch!
  48. Funny you should mention this attraction to...

    Funny you should mention this attraction to Rezmir, because my character's backstory was that he had previously had a fling with Rezmir and she was kind of trying to coax him into joining the Dragon...
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    Or you don't want to infuse gunpowder in your...

    Or you don't want to infuse gunpowder in your medieval fantasy RPG you could change it from smokepowder to smoke powder and start an illicit drug smuggling ring with the Bregen D'aerth boys.
  50. Sadly, you are right about this one. I had very...

    Sadly, you are right about this one. I had very high hopes for this adventure when it was first mentioned, but after giving a thorough read and seeing how it plays, I have to say I am rather...
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    Honestly, you're right, bard would be the most...

    Honestly, you're right, bard would be the most obvious choice. I used to not like them, either, but I have to admit they've grown on me quite a bit.

    As an alternative, I like the urban ranger...
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    An evil wizard I had in the Eberron campaign that...

    An evil wizard I had in the Eberron campaign that I ran who was living on a deserted isle of animal-people and at war with a former partner/artificer who was on a nearby island. I modeled the wizard...
  53. I had a half-drow cleric/bard named Sammy. I...

    I had a half-drow cleric/bard named Sammy. I modeled him after Sammy Davis, Jr. I only got to play him in a few gaming sessions before the whole group just quit.
  54. There is not a direct connection to WDH. You can...

    There is not a direct connection to WDH. You can connect the 2 if you desire (easiest would be using the Spring scenario with Xanathar from WDH), but Mad Mage is not a direct sequel to Dragon Heist.
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    It is ... until it isn't.

    It is ... until it isn't.
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    This is a good list, but not all of the choices...

    This is a good list, but not all of the choices are good, imo. I am not a fan of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. It is not well written and very rail-roady. I have read similar comments about the...
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    This seems like the easiest solution and makes...

    This seems like the easiest solution and makes the most sense in terms of flow.
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    Very interesting. And given all that comes with...

    Very interesting. And given all that comes with it, I think the price-point is quite reasonable.
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    My response for the Ranger is: - use Survival if...

    My response for the Ranger is:
    - use Survival if the trap has no particular lock mechanism
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    As an added fun bonus, you could have the group...

    As an added fun bonus, you could have the group hire a contractor who practically lives at the place, having to make constant repairs and never finishes or leaves (the ghost, perhaps?). Sort of like...
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    5000 gp. Pick a number. "I'm a role-player,...

    5000 gp. Pick a number.

    "I'm a role-player, not a realtor, Spock!" :)

    And if you want the moneylenders to be real jerks about it, you could have the interest compounded on a weekly or daily...
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    Whatever the market will bear. ;) Seriously,...

    Whatever the market will bear. ;)

    Seriously, if you want the moneylenders to be more on the generous side, I think 10% would be reasonable. If you want them to be more greedy, I would shoot for...
  63. Yes it would be broken. I understand the...

    Yes it would be broken. I understand the confusion about when the rogue has advantage in order to use sneak attack, but that damage really starts to add up in a hurry. Based on my experience, with...
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    I second that recommendation.

    I second that recommendation.
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    I recommend the original Eberron adventure path...

    I recommend the original Eberron adventure path that was published for v3.5 when the setting first came out. It is sometimes known as The Forgotten Forge adventure, as it starts with that adventure...
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    I think this definitely has promise. Nice work!

    I think this definitely has promise. Nice work!
  67. In general: No. But I can see (as evidenced by...

    In general: No.

    But I can see (as evidenced by some of the examples in other posts in this thread) where one might allow a check of one or the other depending on the character and circumstance.
  68. I think it is a fine variant, but I do not see it...

    I think it is a fine variant, but I do not see it as better than or a total replacement for the current WotC 5e ranger.
  69. Waterdeep Dragon Heist. Start at 1st level,...

    Waterdeep Dragon Heist. Start at 1st level, should take 8-10 sessions to get through. Depends on your group, how long you play per session, etc.
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    Yes. Works especially well for newer players.

    Yes.
    Works especially well for newer players.
  71. I like it. Sounds like something that would be...

    I like it.

    Sounds like something that would be used in Eberron in the Eldeen Reaches. :)
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    Actually, I had planned for my last group's final...

    Actually, I had planned for my last group's final adventure a heist based on the Donald Westlake/Richard Stark Parker novel, "The Score", set in Eberron wherein the characters have been forced into a...
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    I thought of the Zhentarim as the more ruthless,...

    I thought of the Zhentarim as the more ruthless, physical arm or division of the Black Network. Did I miss on that?
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    I think of the Zhentarium as more of a...

    I think of the Zhentarium as more of a combination of the Aurum and the Boromar Clan (or perhaps, the Black Network is the Aurum and the Zhents are the Boromars). Anyway you do it, you can't go...
  75. I like what the review has to say about the...

    I like what the review has to say about the overall theme and ambiance of the book being not so much Ocean's 11 or The Italian Job and more like an old western. I was thinking it reminded me more of...
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    Good to know. Thanks!

    Good to know. Thanks!
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    If it is a marketing ploy, then it failed because...

    If it is a marketing ploy, then it failed because the only reason I would have bought the Wayfarers Guide to Eberron is for the Dragonmarks section.
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    I'll give you a taste of what I am thinking and...

    I'll give you a taste of what I am thinking and where I am going with my transposing Waterdeep to Sharn.

    Zhents = Order of the Emerald Claw, but Boromar Clan could be another option, or they could...
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    Thanks, I might do that.

    Thanks, I might do that.
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    I agree. My original plan was to convert this...

    I agree. My original plan was to convert this adventure to Eberron using Sharn in place of Waterdeep. The characters and locations are particularly so integrated to the Realms that it is proving to...
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    I like the photo. I am interested in Manshoon...

    I like the photo.

    I am interested in Manshoon and Jarlaxle. What levels and character classes due these characters possess in Waterdeep Dragon Heist?
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    I ran an Eberron campaign for 5-6 years using D&D...

    I ran an Eberron campaign for 5-6 years using D&D 3.5 and then some minor changes when Pathfinder came out. It was a homebrew over-arching story but allowed me to use adventures/materials that were...
  83. I'd do it for free. I already had plans to...

    I'd do it for free. I already had plans to convert Dragon Heist to Eberron back when they first announced it.
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    I have been reading through some of the posts...

    I have been reading through some of the posts here and am amazed this conversation still seems highly discussed and debated. And in some cases, highly emotional.

    In addition to players comparing...
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    You're right in that Sharn is the obvious choice,...

    You're right in that Sharn is the obvious choice, and probably the best choice. If you really want to break from the obvious, then the next best place I can think of to place the Yawning Portal is...
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    I think it's a good start, but having said that,...

    I think it's a good start, but having said that, I had already begun my own conversion of Eberron to 5th edition. Given what this Wayfinder's book lacks, I am apprehensive about shelling out $20 for...
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    I see it as more of a two-for. As I understand,...

    I see it as more of a two-for. As I understand, there are at least 4 different villains to choose from and multiple different paths the DM and players could take. As is, you could run the adventure...
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    I was thinking the same thing when I first read...

    I was thinking the same thing when I first read about Dragon Heist, and I have been planning on just such a strategy. Now that we have an Eberron resource book for 5e, I am wondering if there will...
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    I would love to see a full Eberron campaign...

    I would love to see a full Eberron campaign setting book for 5e. I've already been thinking about what I could do to turn Dragon Heist into an adventure set in the Eberron world.
  90. I experienced the same problem when I tried the...

    I experienced the same problem when I tried the Eberron link.
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    "D&D is completely excluded from the film...

    "D&D is completely excluded from the film however."

    I think you meant to say "isn't" instead of "is".

    Nice article.
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    Not surprised to see Hoard of the Dragon Queen...

    Not surprised to see Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide at the bottom, especially HotDQ. That was a terrible first outing for an adventure campaign when launching a...
  93. Ahhh, thanks for pointing that out.

    Ahhh, thanks for pointing that out.
  94. I basically agree with your assessment, even...

    I basically agree with your assessment, even without the supporting data to back it up. However, I think there is one exception, and that is that it would take ~20,000 copies sold of the current 5e...
  95. Nicely stated. :D

    Nicely stated. :D
  96. This is a tough one because I think over the...

    This is a tough one because I think over the years several companies have been very good at supplying good support materials for their gaming systems (HERO, FASA, TSR). But for these days, I would...
  97. Basic snack foods like chips, and byob. Also,...

    Basic snack foods like chips, and byob. Also, our GM insists on bringing Chips-A-Hoy cookies to each session, so we humor him by indulging in consuming the cookies during the later half our gaming...
  98. Even though we are often playing fantasy RPGs, I...

    Even though we are often playing fantasy RPGs, I would say most of our quotes have typically come from either Star Wars or Star Trek:TOS. We tend to draw on a lot of different sources, though....
  99. One of our group recently asked if we would all...

    One of our group recently asked if we would all chip in to buy a new game for our GM to thank him for all the work he puts into to us having fun. We all did chip in ($5/person), and it was nice to...
  100. Dungeon and Dragons, in all its iterations. ...

    Dungeon and Dragons, in all its iterations. Mostly 1st edition and 3.x edition. I only played 4th edition once.
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