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  1. And its for exactly this reason that no one who...

    And its for exactly this reason that no one who actually has played Eberron before really needs to buy the upcoming hardcover Eberron book. Nor why anyone really needed to buy the Wayfinder's Guide....
  2. Based on what players of the individual editions...

    Based on what players of the individual editions have said about what was required to make the game like their edition, I suspect they realized early in the process that there was little they could...
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    I also probably would have applied the...

    I also probably would have applied the "half-speed" movement penalty to carrying an ally (a la moving a grappled person). After all... whenever a player had ever tried lifting and moving/dragging an...
  4. Getting 6 identical clones in Paranoia.

    Getting 6 identical clones in Paranoia.
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    jaelis is absolutely right on what the rules are...

    jaelis is absolutely right on what the rules are in this situation. That being said... this is the sort of interesting character design concept that I as a DM would be happy to work with a player on...
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    As a table rule I allow every PC to triple-move,...

    As a table rule I allow every PC to triple-move, as well as double-move with disengage. My table rules for the Dash action and Disengage action are as follows:

    Full Sprint: If you use your...
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    In my humble opinion, I suspect the REAL issue...

    In my humble opinion, I suspect the REAL issue here is that there is only a single d8 Finesse weapon in the game, and thus people are just tired of seeing the word 'rapier' everywhere. The mechanics...
  8. It's a question that I've struggled with on...

    It's a question that I've struggled with on occasion as well. Every time I decide on a new campaign and I start going through the lists of races, backgrounds and classes the list keeps getting...
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    You probably already know this, but Ignores and...

    You probably already know this, but Ignores and Blocks only apparently work via the website forum program. The ENWorld app on mobile devices does not having the block/ignore feature I don't believe....
  10. For me... the reason why I have no reason or...

    For me... the reason why I have no reason or desire to have skills or saving throws get better even if you haven't trained in them is simple...

    I don't treat the bonus as the end-all-and-be-all of...
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    If I had to guess though, this is what their...

    If I had to guess though, this is what their "secret lore" is actually about... figuring out how lore figures like Orcus fit across ALL their settings. I mean Orcus *is* a lore figure in Greyhawk,...
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    For me, the answer is philosophically aligned...

    For me, the answer is philosophically aligned along the "Because magic!" axis... which is "I don't care."

    I personally do not DM to "world build". I care little about how magic "works" or how...
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    Oh no, don't skip out on the lighting...

    Oh no, don't skip out on the lighting conventions... LuminCon is one the highlights of the year! ;)
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    Wait, it's Gregg Ruled? Why does Tito get to...

    Wait, it's Gregg Ruled? Why does Tito get to make all the decisions on the D&D lore? And if that's true, why doesn't he just do all the Lore You Should Know segments by himself?!? He keeps...
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    I also do everything based not on the lighting...

    I also do everything based not on the lighting conditions of what the observer is standing in... I do it based on what the object or person being perceived is standing in.

    - If the target is in...
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    I suspect before you telegraph the attacks,...

    I suspect before you telegraph the attacks, you'll need to telegraph the idea that these attacks can be interruptable in the first place. Otherwise, if they see an ogre wind up a tree-trunk to swing...
  17. On the official WotC website they have quite a...

    On the official WotC website they have quite a number of various character sheets, some of which are form-fillable PDFs.

    OFFICIAL 5E CHARACTER SHEETS
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    You'd think with all these complaints about...

    You'd think with all these complaints about unnecessary classes that the Basic Rules document would be more popular and more often used than it is. ;)

    Which is why I suspect that the truth is...
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    This thread contains a poll. C4 + Paladin and Ranger. The things we always...

    C4 + Paladin and Ranger.

    The things we always hear are that there is "too much magic" in D&D, which means the core should have more martial ability available than full-on magic. P&R are...
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    My two current groups both have 7 players and the...

    My two current groups both have 7 players and the nights when everyone shows up... the combats definitely end up in the party's favor, much oftentimes to my chagrin. But now having done this through...
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    Heh heh... and then there's me... who has never...

    Heh heh... and then there's me... who has never felt the that ANY edition of D&D was some massive outlier from any other edition. 5E feels like a lot of 4E, just like a lot of 4E felt like 3E, just...
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    Brooooons...

    Brooooons...
  23. That's why Druids have Barkskin. Another...

    That's why Druids have Barkskin.

    Another wonderfully written rule by the way. ;)
  24. I don't see you doing anything wrong. I see...

    I don't see you doing anything wrong.

    I see your group deciding to "all go down with the ship".

    That's not a problem you have to solve, that's their choice.

    *****

    In the first instance,...
  25. "This rule was badly written!" Okay. Yeah....

    "This rule was badly written!"

    Okay.

    Yeah.

    Fine.

    ...
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    Doesn't sound like it. Sounds to me like Stewart...

    Doesn't sound like it. Sounds to me like Stewart is the head honcho of all things D&D within the Wizards corporation (the guy who has to go to all the full WotC meetings and run the business side of...
  27. Heh... I'm failing to see what the point of all...

    Heh... I'm failing to see what the point of all of this is, especially now with all these hundreds of posts.

    The book has already been written and printed. The "rule" is already in black and...
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    Dice trays and dice towers-- grin and bear it. I...

    Dice trays and dice towers-- grin and bear it. I imagine they are both positive play experiences for them as the sounds of the dice dropping through and into them are pleasing to hear. Dice hitting...
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    I personally think its too fast, as many of my...

    I personally think its too fast, as many of my players just do not delve into the game so deeply that they will grok or use the new game mechanics they have just acquired for leveling up. Once PCs...
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    Yeah, but for the 1 in 10,000 that it is? 6...

    Yeah, but for the 1 in 10,000 that it is? 6 RINGS BAY-BEE!!! ;)
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    You forgot to mention the "BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOONS!"

    You forgot to mention the "BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOONS!"
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    Well, we had tried to move on to a wonderful...

    Well, we had tried to move on to a wonderful discussion about how us New Englanders don't really care that we are a part of a region known as "New England", and it only exists in an attempt to merge...
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    Massachusetts is to New England what Matthew...

    Massachusetts is to New England what Matthew Fox's character Charlie was to "Party of Five"... drunken, immature, irresponsible, and yet seemingly the one in charge. Whereas Maine is the Baby Owen...
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    Of course I don't "root" for the Patriots. To...

    Of course I don't "root" for the Patriots. To "root" for a sports team is to give all your positive energy to that team in the hopes that it will help that team finally succeed. But the Patriots...
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    Heh... as if any of us who live in these six...

    Heh... as if any of us who live in these six states really care that we are "New Englanders". The only New England thing that matters to us enough to warrant taking pride in it is the Patriots. ...
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    Yep, 100%. It seems as though many of the...

    Yep, 100%.

    It seems as though many of the players here treat every D&D combat as the game part of "roleplaying game", and thus you are just expected to go through all the rigamarole of running...
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    When I run my games, combat is as much a part of...

    When I run my games, combat is as much a part of the narrative as the exploration and interaction is. Combat tells part of the story we are all contributing to at the table. And thus... if the...
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    That seems like something that won't actually...

    That seems like something that won't actually result in much benefit, as the group will end up just defaulting to the rest schedule of the weakest member.

    Either that, or the ones who can't rest...
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    Isn't this what players hate about the...

    Isn't this what players hate about the Beastmaster? That their beast takes over and replaces their PC's actions for the round? If people despise the Beastmaster that much, I don't see how they'd be...
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    So its sounds like you're coming up with your...

    So its sounds like you're coming up with your timescales based upon "real world" resting, as opposed to the recovery of game mechanics. If that's the case, and you want your rests to have an...
  41. Spend $10 on DMs Guild to pick up this wonderful...

    Spend $10 on DMs Guild to pick up this wonderful D&D sourcebook:

    HR1 Vikings Campaign Sourcebook

    Yes it was written for 2nd edition... but I'm pretty sure everything in there about running D&D...
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    WotC doesn't care about finalized FR canon...

    WotC doesn't care about finalized FR canon anymore and they don't want you to care about it either. They want the Realms to be left open so they can do whatever they want going forward without...
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    And if you ARE a far of the Realms, you probably...

    And if you ARE a far of the Realms, you probably already have information about whatever locale you might want to run a game in, and thus a new product is unnecessary. Do you really need WotC to...
  44. Is this going to be one of those threads where we...

    Is this going to be one of those threads where we come back in two weeks time and see that it has over 1000 posts, and you can't help but think "THAT?!? That's the subject matter that warranted a...
  45. Why are you people venting about the metal armor...

    Why are you people venting about the metal armor for druids rule when there is a new and perfectly good "they're going to revamp the ranger again!" thread to vent in? At least that thread has the...
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    The problem with any "versatile" style is that...

    The problem with any "versatile" style is that there are too many members of the party around you fighting to make "switching forms" unnecessary. Once you get into combat, attack bonuses, damage...
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    We've been telling people who have kept insisting...

    We've been telling people who have kept insisting there needed to be a Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting book to go back to the 3E or Grey Box era for years now. ;)
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    I've done a revamp of the Maneuver system...

    I've done a revamp of the Maneuver system myself... adding in new ones and making slight alterations to other ones. I've also taken some abilities from other classes to incorporate into my list, the...
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    Using Point Buy, the standard Human bonuses in a...

    Using Point Buy, the standard Human bonuses in a "mix-maxy" sort of way will result in a PC that will have one higher bonus in the 4th best ability score over a demihuman (assuming the demihuman...
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    Somewhere on the streets of Fallcrest in the...

    Somewhere on the streets of Fallcrest in the Nentir Vale, Captain Nathan Fairingway rocks back and forth and whimpers "It shoulda been us... Acquistions Incorporated shoulda been for us..."
  51. If it matters to you, it's fine for your...

    If it matters to you, it's fine for your purposes.

    If you require the people at WotC to buy into your premise, you're crap outta luck.

    And besides which it's completely unnecessary... as anyone...
  52. I have only played one RPG that has had something...

    I have only played one RPG that has had something close to what you are calling "Novel" fighting... and that is Feng Shui.

    The edition that I played in that game had the barest minimum in combat...
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    Right. For you and the other 17 DMs out there...

    Right. For you and the other 17 DMs out there who get so noodly about light sources and wanting to have dungeon waylays and stealthing in the darkness that the players forsake choosing characters...
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    If you are a unknowledgable D&D Target person......

    If you are a unknowledgable D&D Target person... neither the names of FR or Eberron will mean anything to you. Thus the only thing that will impact you is the box cover art design. And seeing as how...
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    It's all a big waste of time... both the...

    It's all a big waste of time... both the alignment system *and* all the discussion about the alignment system.

    Just play your character and then worry about how you might've defined him with one...
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    Vision is like spell components... If you think...

    Vision is like spell components... If you think it's an important part of the game, anything the devs put in the book was not going to be as noodly or as in-depth as you were going to want the rules...
  57. And in terms of the Weapon Master feat... I...

    And in terms of the Weapon Master feat... I ditched it altogether and merged its effects into Martial Adept, where that feat gives you proficiency in all Simple and Martial weapons in addition to the...
  58. Maybe overall, but at my tables I've yet to have...

    Maybe overall, but at my tables I've yet to have any "obvious" choices. And as I hate to have two selections when a single one would do (which is why for example I got rid of the Acrobats skill and...
  59. Nothing too outrageous. Grappler and Tavern...

    Nothing too outrageous. Grappler and Tavern Brawler for one. Athlete and Mobile for another. Moderately Armored and Medium Armor Master. Observant and Alertness (with a few changes.) Probably a...
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    They already are good rules. Because the numbers...

    They already are good rules. Because the numbers are all close enough that when you are playing what you want to play the game is more than satisfying enough to make very few people have a voice in...
  61. Don't have a "favorite" edition of D&D, as I love...

    Don't have a "favorite" edition of D&D, as I love every edition as it's out and I'm in the midst of playing it.

    But to answer the question... my absolute favorite thing is the Eberron campaign...
  62. Same. I use feats as character-defining traits,...

    Same. I use feats as character-defining traits, and thus have no desire to spread out that definition over several feats. If there's going to be a "exceedingly healthy and hearty" feat, I only...
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    All right... if you're going to make an alternate...

    All right... if you're going to make an alternate 5E then just say that. Or if you want to make a personalized 4E variant then just say that. But if that's the case, then you have no need to worry...
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    If you are trying to "clone" 4E and not just...

    If you are trying to "clone" 4E and not just create an entirely new game for yourself, it needs to be able to work with existing 4E material that people already have. Thus you can't reduce abilities...
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    This will not be a "clone" of 4E. If you want...

    This will not be a "clone" of 4E.

    If you want to clone 4E, start by actually using 4E as the foundation. Every single section should already be filled out by what actually appears in 4E (using...
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    The long and the short of it is this: WotC is not...

    The long and the short of it is this: WotC is not going to provide stats for a gnoll PC race. Or at least... not until they eventually decide they will. But until that point (if it happens), if you...
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    When I heard about this, I went onto Steam and...

    When I heard about this, I went onto Steam and bought Divinity: OS2 on sale just to experience how the team made their games (as a precursor to perhaps what to expect in BG3). And the initial and...
  68. For an easy switch if you want a different...

    For an easy switch if you want a different methodology for attacking ships that reduces the "Go for the sails, Boo! Go for the sails! Yearghh!!!"... don't give individual pieces of the ship their...
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    In my two current Eberron campaigns I've turned...

    In my two current Eberron campaigns I've turned every long-rest spellcasting class into a 'Known Spells' caster, and they all run with the same spell slot table, Spells Known, and Cantrips Known...
  70. This thread contains a poll. Clone just the Fighter. Most likely, the...

    Clone just the Fighter.

    Most likely, the person making the clone is going to barely get that far before they realize just how much work it is and then come to the conclusion its easier to just...
  71. When you are a DM, the more you treat a pet like...

    When you are a DM, the more you treat a pet like an actual player character in the party the less concern there is about "game balance". They are no longer just mechanics to deal with, they are...
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    Ah, c'mon, just level with us! The REAL reason...

    Ah, c'mon, just level with us! The REAL reason you want THAC0 back isn't because you actually like using it... you just want to return to a time where rapiers didn't exist, barely anyone ever rolled...
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    See, the reputation I've always heard bandied...

    See, the reputation I've always heard bandied about regarding THAC0 wasn't that it was "really complex"... but rather once 3E introduced ascending ACs its reputation was "My god, THAC0 was just...
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    Who the heck would want to eat tacos while...

    Who the heck would want to eat tacos while reading a book of that size? You're just asking to stain the pages when all the tacos stuff falls out onto it while you're eating! ;)
  75. Speaking of real-life torture... ...

    Speaking of real-life torture...

    BAYYYYYY-BEEEEE... SHARK! DO-DO-doDO-doDO...
    BABY SHARK! DO-DO-doDO-doDO...
    BABY SHARK! DO-DO-doDO-doDO...
    BABY SHARK!

    You are all welcome. :)
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    They had their popularity, sure. Which is why it...

    They had their popularity, sure. Which is why it was strictly my experience as to why 4E began to run dry for me towards the end (despite getting several years of great enjoyment to start with). A...
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    I think one thing that would be advantageous for...

    I think one thing that would be advantageous for me were I ever to go back to playing 4E is that because I wouldn't have D&D Insider (and thus the massive amounts of extra powers that the character...
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    Yep, agreed wholeheartedly. That's why in my...

    Yep, agreed wholeheartedly. That's why in my games I:

    Removed Animal Handling-- use CHA (Nature) instead
    Removed Acrobatics-- use DEX (Athletics) instead
    Removed Medicine-- use INT (Survival)...
  79. Everything looks fine. As is always the case...

    Everything looks fine. As is always the case about 75% of any set of balancing House Rules will never come up (because the players won't actually select or use the mechanics you attempted to...
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    Personally, I don't think Stormreach is the best...

    Personally, I don't think Stormreach is the best place to set Ghosts of Saltmarsh. The most obvious place for that book in Eberron is Q'Barra-- there are meant to see several small towns on Adder...
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    Combat for groups that are 5 players or more...

    Combat for groups that are 5 players or more already is unwieldy, this will only make it worse. How many PCs are in your group?

    The more PCs you have, the more total hit points and total...
  82. Don't forget you also have Goodman Games who...

    Don't forget you also have Goodman Games who could license doing a re-up of one or all 3 DoD modules at some point too. They chose to do Isle of Dread leading up to stand side-by-side with Ghosts of...
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    As a DM I would go strictly by the description of...

    As a DM I would go strictly by the description of the spell and rule that the target of the grapple is still under the influence of the spell and thus you as the attacker can make the roll to...
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    Another thing to note is that the rarity of items...

    Another thing to note is that the rarity of items are not necessarily based on how easy or hard the spells are to get normally... they are based upon what the designers decided were genuinely how...
  85. Paraguay.

    Paraguay.
  86. Yeah, but what's the other option? NOT put out...

    Yeah, but what's the other option? NOT put out any more rules?

    At some point, the consumer needs to decide for themself what it is they need to play their game. Do they need vehicle rules? Do...
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    This thread contains a poll. Holy jeez... did you actually remember that post...

    Holy jeez... did you actually remember that post from way back when, or did you just happen to stumble upon it? I barely remember posts I've put up two weeks ago, let alone ones that are six years...
  88. Because what are "you" going to do? It's as...

    Because what are "you" going to do?

    It's as simple as that. What can you possibly do to not "let them get away" with reusing content? What can any of you do? Heck, what does that even mean?
    ...
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    Rather than creatures falling unconscious at 0...

    Rather than creatures falling unconscious at 0 HP, they instead break and run away full speed never to come back. And attackers do not get to make AoOs against them as they run off, the creature...
  90. This thread contains a poll. Oh, of course not. Nor should they. But for a...

    Oh, of course not. Nor should they. But for a class whose formatting is based on the Warlocks, I think it is much, much better that each of the seven subclasses has their own list of "invocations"...
  91. This thread contains a poll. In all seriousness, I actually do not care...

    In all seriousness, I actually do not care if/when they publish it, as I believe KibbleTasty's Alternate Artificer (currently on v1.7) already is a better version than what WotC has continued on with...
  92. This thread contains a poll. I think it would be in very bad taste for me to...

    I think it would be in very bad taste for me to publish it, rather than let WotC do it.
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    Well, no. It has its isolated uses-- being able...

    Well, no. It has its isolated uses-- being able to give your main damage dealer in the group a specific energy damage attack for when you need it-- but really any 3rd level spell is going to be...
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    Yeah, but the bard wouldn't get it until 6th...

    Yeah, but the bard wouldn't get it until 6th level, which is a level past when casters classes would already have access to Elemental Weapon. And other than variant humans, Magic Initiates won't...
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    Yeah, but what if your DM doesn't allow feats? ...

    Yeah, but what if your DM doesn't allow feats?

    ;)
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    They obviously believe a +1d6 damage magic weapon...

    They obviously believe a +1d6 damage magic weapon in the hands of the artificer themself is not as powerful as a +1 to-hit / +1d4 damage magic weapon in the hands of another PC. Especially...
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    Yeah, it was Mearls who went off on thinking the...

    Yeah, it was Mearls who went off on thinking the Bonus action mechanic was not serving its proper purpose, but then later on determined it was probably just using it for Two Weapon Fighting that was...
  98. Absolutely! Guilty as charged! I'm cynical about...

    Absolutely! Guilty as charged! I'm cynical about all of this cause I'm an admittedly "old man shaking my fist at all the young people." So no one should take what I have no say as gospel by any...
  99. Heh heh... well, sure it can! ;) it's that...

    Heh heh... well, sure it can! ;) it's that these companies usually don't feel the need to apologize for every little thing that people get up in arms over... but when something does blow up and...
  100. And I also don't think for one single second that...

    And I also don't think for one single second that anyone who thinks someone in Bethesda should apologize for this will actually result in them doing anything about it if Bethesda doesn't. No one's...
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