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  1. Also, fun fact: the book includes a few of...

    Also, fun fact: the book includes a few of Slavicsek's house rules for the d6 Star Wars RPG near the end!
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    Amusingly enough, I just picked up a copy of...

    Amusingly enough, I just picked up a copy of TSR's second Buck Rogers RPG, High Adventure Cliffhangers, along with the War Against the Han supplement, for cheap on eBay. For those who don't know,...
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    Thanks so much for sharing this bit of history,...

    Thanks so much for sharing this bit of history, James!

    Reading the part about the discussions of how many hit points the gods should have, and the Plane of Concordant Opposition, leads me to ask:...
  4. So that's how the kids finally made it back home!...

    So that's how the kids finally made it back home! Thanks for giving us a proper ending to the story (and a hint of the adventure possibly continuing) Renault!
  5. So apparently GameOnTabletop doesn't let you make...

    So apparently GameOnTabletop doesn't let you make pledges for custom amounts the way Kickstarter does; you have to select a reward level. That's a shame, because the cheapest pledge option for this...
  6. Wait, so...the car is Uni?

    Wait, so...the car is Uni?
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    Crystal Frasier...

    Crystal Frasier, formerly of Paizo Publishing and currently part of Green Ronin, had some thoughts on this:
  8. Someone set them up the bomb?

    Someone set them up the bomb?
  9. I have to wonder what the person who plagiarized...

    I have to wonder what the person who plagiarized that adventure was thinking. Were they under the impression that the Adventurers League was some minor outfit that nobody really played, and so they'd...
  10. https://i.imgur.com/8uKY0E0.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/8uKY0E0.jpg
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    Which shouldn't be an issue if you only want to...

    Which shouldn't be an issue if you only want to face off against a higher-level NPC.

    This isn't a question of "attacking a monster that's immune to damage," or "attacking a greater deity." Those,...
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    This is a nitpick, but I'm also a bit bothered by...

    This is a nitpick, but I'm also a bit bothered by the fact that the Proud Princess has no stats, except for how much damage she does to your characters if they attack her. I'm just not a fan of...
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    Eh, this seemed more like an overview than a...

    Eh, this seemed more like an overview than a review. I found the review over at Raging Owlbear to be more in-depth.
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    I've always been partial to the Pious Augustus...

    I've always been partial to the Pious Augustus version of the quote, from Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem:

    "I am the Scourge of God, appointed to chastise you, since no one knows the remedy for...
  15. I love bits of D&D history like this. Thank you...

    I love bits of D&D history like this. Thank you so much for sharing!
  16. He was given a stat block in the 3E Lords of...

    He was given a stat block in the 3E Lords of Darkness book. That portrays him as being a "wizard 20/epic 12" lich (those stats predate the Epic Level Handbook, so they look a bit wonky when viewed...
  17. The picture in this article (which I believe is...

    The picture in this article (which I believe is from a published supplement, though I can't recall which one) is quite amusing when compared to the portrait of Tenser that Ernie has in his house:
    ...
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    Spes Magna Games did an awesome write-up...

    Spes Magna Games did an awesome write-up of the yo-yo as a weapon, including a Magus archetype for Pathfinder!
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    I was under the impression that 5E made not doing...

    I was under the impression that 5E made not doing exactly this one of its design goals. This is from a blog post someone wrote a couple of years ago:



    I mean, I agree with the idea that gamers...
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    I wish they'd put their level in there. That'd be...

    I wish they'd put their level in there. That'd be helpful to know.
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    So I was thinking about this old meme recently,...

    So I was thinking about this old meme recently, and found this thread. It turns out that the link to the original rpg.net thread doesn't work anymore, so here's an updated one:...
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    I wonder to what extent Curse of Strahd's success...

    I wonder to what extent Curse of Strahd's success is related to its being an update of the original I6 Ravenloft for AD&D First Edition, a famous adventure with updates and conversions for almost...
  23. That's not really the best example. Not only has...

    That's not really the best example. Not only has Gary himself told us that all of Robilar's henchmen (a grand total of five orcs) died at the beginning of the Tomb (one killed by Robilar himself when...
  24. Hey U_K! I know I'm coming to this a few...

    Hey U_K!

    I know I'm coming to this a few months late, but I really hope you go forward with this idea! I'd love to see new content from you (ideally 3.5)!

    One question I wanted to ask is...
  25. On a related note (I forgot to mention this...

    On a related note (I forgot to mention this before), remember how Matt Mercer issued a public apology after a character on Critical Role permanently died during the course of the campaign?
  26. I haven't watched the videos you linked to, but...

    I haven't watched the videos you linked to, but I'm curious if Mike Mearls gets further into what constitutes "the fanbase"?

    Is it people who regularly play D&D a certain number of times per...
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    This isn't really a proper comparison, but...

    This isn't really a proper comparison, but stories like this always remind me of an anecdote I once heard about the old WotC game Everway (at least, I think that was the game):

    Someone at WotC was...
  28. I was kind of hoping this would include an...

    I was kind of hoping this would include an updated/errata'd version of the shifter class itself, since it doesn't seem likely that there's going to be an reprint of Ultimate Wilderness. Apparently...
  29. I was hyped for this even before the preview...

    I was hyped for this even before the preview videos started being released. Now that they have been, I'm absolutely stoked. :D
  30. I can already hear the rush to make a...

    I can already hear the rush to make a Planeswalker class.
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    I always preferred RPGNow to DriveThruRPG, but so...

    I always preferred RPGNow to DriveThruRPG, but so long as the content remains the same I can live with this.
  32. I can't believe it's taken me six months to get...

    I can't believe it's taken me six months to get back to you about this. Sorry, Kevin! :-S

    "First Voyage of the Hellbrandr" is a con-exclusive adventure that Gary wrote. The title page notes that...
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    No, it isn't. It's exactly the opposite of that....

    No, it isn't. It's exactly the opposite of that.

    Making a comparison between "it's all lies from the Western media" and "it's all lies from vampire cabals" rightfully mocks the "Western media"...
  34. To be fair, I don't actually own the 4E Tomb of...

    To be fair, I don't actually own the 4E Tomb of Horrors (yet), but Art & Arcana definitely tags that particular piece of artwork as being from 2010, which is when the 4E adventure was published....
  35. My copy of Art & Arcana tags that image as being...

    My copy of Art & Arcana tags that image as being from 2010, which means it's probably from the 4E iteration of Tomb of Horrors.
  36. Yes, it is. I pulled my copy of Return to the...

    Yes, it is. I pulled my copy of Return to the Tomb of Horrors off the shelf just to be certain. You can see it on page 131 of the boxed set's main book. Though, somewhat ironically, the accompanying...
  37. So I picked this up earlier today, and as it...

    So I picked this up earlier today, and as it turns out the adventure does overview the possibility of the PCs fighting Kwalish. Twice, in fact.
  38. That's disappointing. :(

    That's disappointing. :(
  39. Does this adventure actually have stats for...

    Does this adventure actually have stats for Kwalish?
  40. Does this adventure address at all why/how...

    Does this adventure address at all why/how Halaster is alive again? Unless I missed something (which is entirely possible), he died as of Third Edition's Expedition to Undermountain, and nothing in...
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    Morrus, can you update this link to the actual...

    Morrus, can you update this link to the actual thread? Right now it just goes to Mike's Twitter page, and I can't find the quoted passages there.
  42. Assuming you mean the card game, then I do. But...

    Assuming you mean the card game, then I do. But it's not coming back; it was a CCG version of D&D, and didn't have very much that was unique to it (save for a few characters like Gib Htimsen), so it...
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    If you want to use the Slender Man in your game,...

    If you want to use the Slender Man in your game, try checking out The Tall One from Rogue Genius Games. I have it, and it's a great translation of him for your Pathfinder campaign! (Be sure to check...
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    Doggone it, I wanted it to list what monsters are...

    Doggone it, I wanted it to list what monsters are in the book. :(
  45. Eh, I think it comes across as more Tale of the...

    Eh, I think it comes across as more Tale of the Comet, myself.
  46. I like death spirals in theory. I like TTB in...

    I like death spirals in theory.

    I like TTB in practice.
  47. [Kickstarter] Galloping Stars RPG - A Pony-Inspired Sci-Fi RPG - Relaunch!

    (Note: I am not affiliated with this company or their Kickstarter campaign. I'm posting this here purely to raise awareness of it.)

    Changeling Games is relaunching their Kickstarter for Galloping...
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    My guess: because managing that many characters...

    My guess: because managing that many characters is a burden on keeping the game moving, even when you try to shunt them to out-of-combat support roles.
  49. [News] Tom DeSanto files suit against Gail Gygax

    Almost two years ago, movie producer Tom DeSanto made a deal with Gail Gygax to "oversee the Gygax catalogue of published and unpublished works," according to Variety.com. However, DeSanto is now...
  50. No store in my town was participating, so a...

    No store in my town was participating, so a friend and I drove to the next town over to find a store that was.

    The store itself was only two years old, and this was their first year doing Free RPG...
  51. I'd like to nominate Melankomas...

    I'd like to nominate Melankomas!
  52. I went in on the Throne of Night Kickstarter for...

    I went in on the Throne of Night Kickstarter for $200.

    At that pledge level ("GEN CON SPECIAL" of which I was one of only four backers), I was supposed to receive PDFs of all six adventures (I...
  53. This is the key thing to note: it's not enough...

    This is the key thing to note: it's not enough for D&D to make money. It has to make enough money.

    Last Gen Con, I was at the Candlekeep seminar when James Lowder stopped in, and the conversation...
  54. I haven't looked at WotC's site lately, but have...

    I haven't looked at WotC's site lately, but have they posted this survey for public consumption? I'd love to take a look at it in more detail.
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    Sure. What's wrong with that, in the context of a...

    Sure. What's wrong with that, in the context of a game?
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    PF2 In all honesty, this seems to be the big...

    In all honesty, this seems to be the big complaint, from what I've seen.

    For those who aren't Pathfinder aficionados, Paizo has gone out of its way to give their goblins a very distinctive flair....
  57. [News] Ninja Division/Shinobi 7 no longer North American distributor for the Tails of Equestria RPG

    You might remember that, a few months ago, there was a story here on EN World about the Tails of Equestria role-playing game. Based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the game was produced by a...
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    A minor correction: although it doesn't cite its...

    A minor correction: although it doesn't cite its sources, Steel_Wind's preview of the Advanced Race Guide states:



    So to be fair, the original name was always going to be plural, and it was...
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    As much as I loved Dark Sun back in AD&D 2E, I...

    As much as I loved Dark Sun back in AD&D 2E, I honestly can't get excited about this for 5E.

    Why? Because quite honestly, we're never going to receive anything like the old Dark Sun Campaign...
  60. You either die a hero, or live long enough to see...

    You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become a multiclass character.
  61. Did I miss an announcement that WotC/Hasbro had...

    Did I miss an announcement that WotC/Hasbro had reached an agreement with HarperCollins to continue publishing D&D novels? Because that's kind of big news.
  62. Anytime. :) Don't forget to check out the...

    Anytime. :)

    Don't forget to check out the mini-scenario titled "The Gift Horse" that the publisher put out on their website a little while ago. This is in the same format as the two-page...
  63. I'm really looking forward to the supplement...

    I'm really looking forward to the supplement based on the recent movie.
  64. Personally, I've always seen this as a feature...

    Personally, I've always seen this as a feature and not a bug. I like the idea that ultra-powerful characters can eventually challenge deities. The problems, to my mind, were always two-fold:

    1)...
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    Yeah, the sheer level of shade being thrown at...

    Yeah, the sheer level of shade being thrown at the shifter when the book came out was such that the official Paizo thread on the book's sales page had to be closed multiple times, and finally a...
  66. Well, not completely. The 0e rules (in the boxed...

    Well, not completely. The 0e rules (in the boxed sets; I'm not sure about the supplements) did let the original three classes engage in some limited "stat-trading" (i.e. lowering one score to raise...
  67. Agreed. This is worse than shoddy reporting; it's...

    Agreed. This is worse than shoddy reporting; it's actively misleading.
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    Why did this article not report on Matthew...

    Why did this article not report on Matthew Finch's response to the report of a staffer being injured?

    Literally, the article here reports on what Brookes says regarding an injury:



    But then...
  69. So I stumbled across this story - the one about...

    So I stumbled across this story - the one about Frank Mentzer and Jessica Price - this morning, and I've spent the last few hours finding all of the information that I could. From what I can tell,...
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    This seems like it should be true, on its face,...

    This seems like it should be true, on its face, but there's something that needs to be kept in mind: D&D (at least in Third Edition and onward) decouples "fair" from "level-appropriate." The result...
  71. Paizo is very good about bringing sufficient...

    Paizo is very good about bringing sufficient supply of their books to meet the demand, at least insofar as Gen Con goes. The last time I've seen them be taken by surprise by customer demand was in...
  72. Holy crap! :eek: Take my money! Take it! TAKE IT!

    Holy crap! :eek: Take my money! Take it! TAKE IT!
  73. We should all happy of recreational learnings of...

    We should all happy of recreational learnings of RPGs for make entertainment glorious nation of Kazakhstan!
  74. I'm not sure why this was overlooked, but there's...

    I'm not sure why this was overlooked, but there's a 5th Edition adventure module named Tale of the Wizard's Eye up on Kickstarter right now.
  75. Thank you! :D

    Thank you! :D
  76. Blog article with a royal lineage generator?

    A little while ago, I saw an RPG blog that had some simple tables for rolling up royal lineages. Basically, it let you generate the length of time that a particular king rules for, and weighted the...
  77. My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria: The Storytelling Game

    Product information... View for more details
  78. Yeah, I'm the one who first linked to that...

    Yeah, I'm the one who first linked to that picture. I also granted that they likely had more than eight employees. Finally, I speculated how they still might not be in violation of Washington state...
  79. As a note, the more relevant citation is Revised...

    As a note, the more relevant citation is Revised Code of Washington 49.60.180, which outlines the state's anti-discrimination laws. Interestingly, the definition for "employer" given in RCW 49.60.040...
  80. From what I can tell, Green Ronin is not breaking...

    From what I can tell, Green Ronin is not breaking any anti-discrimination laws.

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigates discrimination complaints against companies that have...
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    For more information about Tails of Equestria,...

    For more information about Tails of Equestria, check out the thread I started on it over on The Piazza. For the last ten months, I've been posting updates and news about the game as we've been shown...
  82. This does not match the example pages we're being...

    This does not match the example pages we're being shown in this article. Not at all.

    At best this is exactly the same level of risk as the "sanitized corporate art that you see in books from the...
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    The game's Facebook page isn't the best source of...

    The game's Facebook page isn't the best source of information for it, given how infrequently it's updated. I'd recommend the pair of articles that were published on ICv2.
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    Check out the thread that I made to follow news...

    Check out the thread that I made to follow news of the game over on The Piazza.

    The game is made by River Horse, but will be distributed in North America by Shinobi 7 (a new company formed by...
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    Tails of Equestria! (The My Little Pony RPG, to...

    Tails of Equestria! (The My Little Pony RPG, to be clear)

    EDIT: No, that is not a typo. The game is called "Tails" of Equestria, not "Tales."
  86. One more (a full moon with a bat in front of it):...

    One more (a full moon with a bat in front of it):

    Wishlist
  87. D&Doom

    D&Doom
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    An even MORE bigger, bla- ...oh wait, wrong...

    An even MORE bigger, bla-

    ...oh wait, wrong card game.

    :blush:
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    Wait a minute...that's no sandwich! ...

    Wait a minute...that's no sandwich!

    http://www.spellfire.net/boosters/IQ/inq88.jpg
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    Well, the four lawyers listed for the plaintiffs...

    Well, the four lawyers listed for the plaintiffs on the first page are named Matt, John, Reuben, and Ross.
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    This is one of those statements that has to be...

    This is one of those statements that has to be put into context. That is, the Ninth Circuit typically handles more cases than most other circuits, and so has more cases that get petitioned for...
  92. It's not a joke that I can tell. After all,...

    It's not a joke that I can tell. After all, cartoon ponies are very serious business!

    But yeah, I think this will be a great way to introduce a new generation to role-playing games.

    I did some...
  93. Official My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic RPG "Tails of Equestria" Announced!

    A few weeks ago, it was quietly announced that an official RPG based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic would be released in 2016, titled Tails of Equestria (and no, that's not a typo). This...
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    Sure, but taking role-playing materials away...

    Sure, but taking role-playing materials away because they promote "fantasies of escape" is pretty ridiculous, as the link shows.
  95. And Venger has just announced...

    And Venger has just announced that the book has been white-listed and put back up for sale!
  96. DriveThruRPG pulls Alpha Blue from distribution, pending review

    You may remember Venger Satanis' game Alpha Blue, which was successfully Kickstarted a while back; it had some interesting discussion here when the PDF went live back in December. If you don't recall...
  97. Insofar as those go, I don't see #1 as being a...

    Insofar as those go, I don't see #1 as being a major problem. The point of having the last book be the one that's opened up is that the author has already made a profit off the series, and so isn't...
  98. I doubt this will ever happen, but I think it'd...

    I doubt this will ever happen, but I think it'd be great if there was a blockbuster series of novels where the author publishes the very last book under a Creative Commons license, so that anyone can...
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    Gygax Magazine to cease publication

    The following email just went out to subscribers of Gygax Magazine. It confirms that the magazine is to cease publication following the recent trademark dispute with Gail Gygax and the withdrawal of...
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    Let's take it by degrees. ;)

    Let's take it by degrees. ;)
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