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  1. That is freaking awesome! Now I want a live...

    That is freaking awesome! Now I want a live action D&D cartoon.
  2. I donít know why you keep trying to equate...

    I donít know why you keep trying to equate roleplaying books with video games as though they are homogeneous interchangeable products. They arenít and trying to use video games in your examples as a...
  3. How have you ďwastedĒ $20? The PDF came out 11...

    How have you ďwastedĒ $20? The PDF came out 11 months ago and Iím guessing there will be about an 18 month gap between the PDF and the hardcover.

    Even if the hardcover was an exact reprint of the...
  4. Supporting PF1 with a hardcover release just as...

    Supporting PF1 with a hardcover release just as you're about to release PF2 seems like a bad idea. Plus Kingmaker was originally released as a PF1 adventure path, so it's available for the PF1 rules...
  5. As S'mon said, the Goblinworks Kickstarters were...

    As S'mon said, the Goblinworks Kickstarters were totally all Paizo. I'm just guessing they were set up under a separate company for business purposes, so that if it failed (as it has), it didn't take...
  6. Only 900 backers so far, which is less than I...

    Only 900 backers so far, which is less than I would have expected.
  7. She makes many good points. In addition to being...

    She makes many good points. In addition to being forced to buy the AP in order to have the chance to buy the Bestiary, there were several red flags she pointed out that made me wary of backing this...
  8. I was a maybe until I discovered that I couldnít...

    I was a maybe until I discovered that I couldnít get the bestiary by itself. That, combined with the AP being for PF, rather than 5E and a 2020 release date made it a no for me.
  9. This is :):):):):):):):). It says it was written...

    This is :):):):):):):):). It says it was written by Second Best when it is clearly The Best!
  10. You make it sound like it takes exactly zero time...

    You make it sound like it takes exactly zero time to plan, run, film, edit and produce their shows. You don't think that the crew filming, editing and producing the one-shot will need to be paid for...
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    Good news for 7th Sea. Wick must have really dug...

    Good news for 7th Sea. Wick must have really dug himself a hole with that Kickstarter, but good to see he didnít just leave it in a steaming pile like many other Kickstarter creators have done.
  12. I doubt I'll buy Pathfinder 2E, but WAR certainly...

    I doubt I'll buy Pathfinder 2E, but WAR certainly draws some fantastic artwork.
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    Currently 30 sessions into a Tomb of Annihilation...

    Currently 30 sessions into a Tomb of Annihilation campaign (as a player). We've felt like we were a bit directionless at times, just following one random lead after another to try and find the...
  14. Sure, if you want to risk alienating Critical...

    Sure, if you want to risk alienating Critical Role and their fan base. It's not like Critical Role is beholden to WotC. What would stop them from switching systems to Pathfinder, or something else?
    ...
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    I've done it on occasions. Normally when the...

    I've done it on occasions. Normally when the combat doesn't have any major implications on the plot and it is obvious what the outcome will be. Seems silly to waste time rolling dice when the outcome...
  16. I'm playing a Wild Mage at the moment, so I often...

    I'm playing a Wild Mage at the moment, so I often don't use my Inspiration as I prefer to use my class ability as that will increase the chances that I will have a Wild surge. However, there is...
  17. We're playing through ToA at the moment, so...

    We're playing through ToA at the moment, so obviously that gets the most use by the DM.

    For us players it would be Xanathar's Guide to Everything. That said, it's mostly used only for a few...
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    I agree with this. I think the traps work better...

    I agree with this. I think the traps work better as something almost like a puzzle to be interacted with, rather than a DC and a die roll. That takes all of the theatre out of it otherwise.

    You...
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    I still need to go through and catalogue my PDF...

    I still need to go through and catalogue my PDF collection. I'm thinking that will dwarf my hard copy collection. Not quite as large as yours though. Looking at just your 5E list, I'm amazed you have...
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    Your RPG collection is pretty decent, but that...

    Your RPG collection is pretty decent, but that board game collection is ginormous! How the heck do you store that many board games?
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    Wow, that's seriously impressive. That's roughly...

    Wow, that's seriously impressive. That's roughly 70ft worth of books or roughly five 6ft x 4ft bookshelves full of RPG goodness!
  22. Monte's marketing has always been pretty on...

    Monte's marketing has always been pretty on point. The guy definitely knows how to sell to his market.
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    I'd needed to inventory mine for a while as I...

    I'd needed to inventory mine for a while as I think I need to cull it down a bit more. There's still some 3.xE books I should sell as I'm not sure I'll ever use them.

    My PDF's are sort of...
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    Yeah, I've got about 60 Dragon Mags plus 70...

    Yeah, I've got about 60 Dragon Mags plus 70 Dungeon Mags that I didn't count in my initial post. They add up really quick!
  25. Iím not at all surprised that the number of PCs...

    Iím not at all surprised that the number of PCs goes down as the levels go up. That would be common to most RPGs and editions of D&D.

    I do wonder how much the 5E stats are also impacted by the...
  26. You lost a player at 1st level due to complexity?...

    You lost a player at 1st level due to complexity? What the heck were they playing that made things too complicated, because at 1st level your options arenít much beyond move and/or hit for most...
  27. Was TMNT a Palladium release? IDW are actually...

    Was TMNT a Palladium release?

    IDW are actually Kickstarting a TMNT board game at the moment. So very tempted, but the price point is fairly high -...
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    Thatís quite a few! :) Yeah, Iíd be at 400+ if...

    Thatís quite a few! :)

    Yeah, Iíd be at 400+ if I included Dragon and Dungeon mags.
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    How many painted minis do you have in your...

    How many painted minis do you have in your collection? I think Iíve seen you paint over 100 minis in the time Iíve been following your painted minis thread.
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    Can you provide any examples? I've got the 5E...

    Can you provide any examples? I've got the 5E book and would love to run it some day, but I haven't read it closely yet.
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    Players cheating is right up the top for me. I...

    Players cheating is right up the top for me. I also don't look too kindly upon PC's attacking, stealing from or otherwise destroying party unity with the excuse of "I'm just playing my character".
    ...
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    I do not look forward to ever having to move my...

    I do not look forward to ever having to move my collection. I can only imagine how many separate boxes I'd have to spread the books across.
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    I'm surprised. I expected you to have a lot more.

    I'm surprised. I expected you to have a lot more.
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    I'm a bit of a pack-rat in general, but I have...

    I'm a bit of a pack-rat in general, but I have made a couple of small culls to my collection. Mostly the 3E core rulebooks and some 3rd party books I bought as part of the d20 glut that turned out to...
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    How does one cull their PDF stuff? Apart from a...

    How does one cull their PDF stuff? Apart from a few PDFs that I've bought from now defunct companies, the rest I could delete from my computer and re-download from my account at a later date without...
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    All I can tell you is my 4ft wide shelf fits 65...

    All I can tell you is my 4ft wide shelf fits 65 hardcover 3.xE or 5E D&D books. Itís surprising as it doesnít look like that many books until you actually count them.
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    I was actually surprised to find that I had that...

    I was actually surprised to find that I had that many hard copy books. Most of them fit on a 7ft x 4ft bookcase, so it didn't seem like that many. I'm tempted to see how many electronic RPG books I...
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    So I've got a 4ft wide bookshelf that fits about...

    So I've got a 4ft wide bookshelf that fits about 65 hardcover books roughly PHB size. So 64ft is 16 times that amount. So that would be 1,040 books!
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    How Many RPG Books Do You Own?

    So I've just spent the last few days cataloging in an Excel spreadsheet all of the hard copy RPG books I own. It was quite an interesting exercise.

    I was a little surprised to find that I have 253...
  40. Cheers for that Morrus. I didn't know that was...

    Cheers for that Morrus. I didn't know that was possible.
  41. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board game...

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board game Kickstarter by IDW Games launched yesterday - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idwgames/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-adventures-city-fall/description -...
  42. Did you read my post? I specifically pointed out...

    Did you read my post? I specifically pointed out the fact that I didnít know about Nord Games traps Kickstarter project, despite backing one (and possibly 2) of their previous Kickstarters.

    So...
  43. Yeah, I can see how it would quickly become...

    Yeah, I can see how it would quickly become annoying if they overdid it, especially when theyíre advertising another Kickstarter and the one you backed still hasnít been delivered yet. Iíve seen...
  44. Companies need to advertise their Kickstarters to...

    Companies need to advertise their Kickstarters to previous backers more. I backed 2 previous Nord Games Kickstarters and this trap book is definitely something I'd be interested in, yet I had no idea...
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    Yep, I can see how it wouldnít be to everyoneís...

    Yep, I can see how it wouldnít be to everyoneís taste, but in no way does that make it objectively bad. We donít know exact sales figures, but multiple books in the Amazon top 50, years after their...
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    Ah, so my anecdotal experience doesn't mean...

    Since 4e? I kid, I kid. Since the first AP book Hoard of the Dragon Queen. Quality has varied, but stuff like Hoard, Storm King, Sword Coast, the Big Book of Beholder Random Tables, Mordenkainen,...
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    What? Since when is the quality of D&D books...

    What? Since when is the quality of D&D books "objectively" bad? I'd love to know where you're get that from, because I haven't seen many negative reviews of 5E books and my group is enjoying the heck...
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    If we assume that sales of the PHB at the start...

    If we assume that sales of the PHB at the start of 2016 were above sales of the PHB upon 5E's release (and there is no guarantee that is the case), a 49% increase from 2016 to 2018 is a massive win...
  49. This thread contains a poll. Yeah, I was hoping there might be a random chance...

    Yeah, I was hoping there might be a random chance that someone had compiled some of them into a list previously. Iím honestly surprised there are so many nowadays.
  50. This thread contains a poll. Wow there are a lot of D&D podcasts out there...

    Wow there are a lot of D&D podcasts out there now. Is there anywhere that has a very short summary of what each of the podcasts is about?

    I realise they all probably have a website, but Iím just...
  51. I don't know about the comment about "It seems...

    I don't know about the comment about "It seems like first edition will be strong and healthy right up until they completely cut it off for 2E."

    I don't know what their other releases were, but...
  52. Yes, I am familiar with the Pathfinder AP covers...

    Yes, I am familiar with the Pathfinder AP covers and realise this is a common thing they do. I still think it fits (rather hilariously) if she was part of the one scene though. :-)
  53. It almost looks like the woman in red has stopped...

    It almost looks like the woman in red has stopped for a modelling shoot, completely oblivious to the fact that the rest of her party is running in terror from a massive mammoth on the rampage! :D
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    World Anvil looks pretty cool. It seems very...

    World Anvil looks pretty cool. It seems very similar to Obsidian Portal, but with a few more useful tools to use.
  55. Well at least this explains my confusion about...

    Well at least this explains my confusion about the GF9 Monster Cards. When I saw them with a release date of February I was starting to wonder if I was seeing things, as I swore that I had already...
  56. This thread contains a poll. I voted minis and terrain, but honestly I'd be...

    I voted minis and terrain, but honestly I'd be happy with anything. In all my years of DMing, the only think I ever received as a gift from a player was a d100 (which was very gratefully received).
  57. Yep, I too am very keen to know whether the map...

    Yep, I too am very keen to know whether the map packs are worth it, or if I'm just paying for a loose-leaf reprint of the maps in the book.
  58. Nice work! Do you know what the map pack maps...

    Nice work!

    Do you know what the map pack maps will look like? Are they just loose leaf reprints of the maps you drew for the hardcover? Or are they a different size or different maps?
  59. Has any information come out about the Map Pack...

    Has any information come out about the Map Pack that is being released at the same time?

    Iím trying to figure out whether it will help in running the campaign or if it is just reprinting maps in...
  60. They also havenít released a setting book in...

    They also havenít released a setting book in years. The last setting book they released (and the only one in 5E) was done by a third party.
  61. I took this as either: a. He meant to say ďA...

    I took this as either:

    a. He meant to say ďA book we have not yet createdĒ.

    So either the book is not yet written, or even possibly that it is about part of a setting that has not been written...
  62. Wow, Iím shocked. :( We lost one of the...

    Wow, Iím shocked. :(

    We lost one of the greats. Vale Greg.
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    I miss the 2E morale rules. I wouldnít try and...

    I miss the 2E morale rules. I wouldnít try and put them on the PCs, but I think it is good for monsters to not fight to the death every single time.

    Yes, I could rule on it ad-hoc, but I liked the...
  64. This is fairly standard for a nicely detailed and...

    This is fairly standard for a nicely detailed and well cast mini of that type (which the GF9 ones are).

    There are plenty of similar minis that are sold for much higher that that.
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    Iíll be buying at least one for my 10yo and 8yo...

    Iíll be buying at least one for my 10yo and 8yo to try out. Theyíve loved the kids RPGs Iíve played with them, so I think they will enjoy these too.
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    I was exclusively a player for my first decade of...

    I was exclusively a player for my first decade of gaming (other than a 6 session DM stint that I was happy to get out of as soon as I could). Then I took a break from gaming and the only real way to...
  67. Yep, this is where I land. A death spiral more...

    Yep, this is where I land.

    A death spiral more accurately reflects combat compared to the "operating at 100% at 1 HP, unconscious at 0 HP" TTB mechanic. However, in practice, the TTB mechanic...
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    Iím in Australia and have had nothing but...

    Iím in Australia and have had nothing but fantastic dealings with Noble Knight Games. Iíd definitely recommend them.
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    So donít buy it then. I already own the core rule...

    So donít buy it then. I already own the core rule books and wonít be buying this set as I donít feel the need to rebuy them to get the slipcase or the collectorís editions. However, there are people...
  70. Stoked to see the IDW comics bundle. Itís an...

    Stoked to see the IDW comics bundle. Itís an absolute bargain at that price.
  71. Awesome!

    Awesome!
  72. I only wish he made a 5E version of this as well.

    I only wish he made a 5E version of this as well.
  73. That is an awesome cover illustration!

    That is an awesome cover illustration!
  74. Iíve still found the details on them a bit...

    Iíve still found the details on them a bit shallow compared to metal minis or something like the GW plastic minis.

    I recently painted the half-elf sorcerer with the flame coming from his hands as...
  75. What book was that you are referring to? Iím...

    What book was that you are referring to? Iím interested in this latest book, but still not committed.
  76. This is the first I've heard of it, which is...

    This is the first I've heard of it, which is surprising as I backed 2 of their other Kickstarters. I wonder why they didn't put out an update on those other Kickstarters to let previous backers know...
  77. The problem is that the money that the DM's Guild...

    The problem is that the money that the DM's Guild would generate for WotC would be tiny in comparison to the money they would make on pretty much anything else, especially if all it does is...
  78. Except those Kara Tur books are still...

    Except those Kara Tur books are still complimentary to the other FR books that WotC have produced. They work together because they are still in the same setting. Plus there aren't so many that it is...
  79. Opening up the market creates other competitors...

    Opening up the market creates other competitors for themselves. Yes, they get 50% if he proceeds from DMs Guild sales, but it creates a number of risks.

    What if opening up another settingís IP...
  80. Do you really want me to point out that you need...

    Do you really want me to point out that you need a computer and have an internet connection in order to publish your own material? I mean, how pedantic do you want to be about this?

    You'd probably...
  81. I have a couple of thousand D&D prepainted minis,...

    I have a couple of thousand D&D prepainted minis, which means I generally have the exact minis I need. However, I don't have many dinosaur minis.

    As our current DM is running Tomb of Annihilation,...
  82. Personally I like the sound of both new books and...

    Personally I like the sound of both new books and will likely buy them both.

    I can't remember the last big urban adventure WotC published and a mega-dungeon is always fun. The two of them linked...
  83. Exactly. Why should WotC open up all of their...

    Exactly. Why should WotC open up all of their settings for people to profit off?

    Yes, WotC are currently leaving several setting sit dormant, but considering that all those settings contributed...
  84. If you want to sell it on DM's Guild, yes, that's...

    If you want to sell it on DM's Guild, yes, that's a limitation. However, there's nothing stopping you from publishing your 5E compatible product independently.

    There's also nothing stopping you...
  85. Technically everyone can make up their own...

    Technically everyone can make up their own settings and adventures.

    Now they may not be anywhere as good as a published adventure or setting, but anyone with the ability to DM a game has the...
  86. Castle Greyhawk?

    Castle Greyhawk?
  87. When was the last time a Mystara product was...

    When was the last time a Mystara product was published? Maybe a handful of pages in a Dragon article back in the early 2000's? In terms of actual stand-alone products, nothing since AD&D, so you're...
  88. Iím not so sure about that. A lot of people I...

    Iím not so sure about that. A lot of people I know that use Hirts Arts tiles treat it almost like LEGO, albeit LEGO that you have to cast up yourself.

    To create the same terrain pieces with a 3D...
  89. How awkward was it after? Iím picturing a...

    How awkward was it after? Iím picturing a conversation like this:

    Wizard: Thanks for saving us Barbarian, I thought we were all goners.
    Barbarian: It was nothing. Just defending my friends with...
  90. To a certain extent yes. Some stuff just sounds...

    To a certain extent yes. Some stuff just sounds awesome though. Just the idea of a dinosaur race through city streets sounds crazy.

    Similar epic encounters from our last campaign (PotA) include:
    ...
  91. The battle sounds pretty epic, but I did wonder...

    The battle sounds pretty epic, but I did wonder about the NPC's name before I got to the punchline.
  92. Memorable Gaming Sessions or Gaming Moments

    Last night in my D&D game we had one of the most fun and memorable sessions in recent memory. Weíve just started the Tomb of Annihilation campaign and are 2nd level, having only played a few sessions...
  93. As much as I believe that dice rolls are random...

    As much as I believe that dice rolls are random and independent of each other, I have also gamed with a guy for over a decade now that seems to roll worse than everyone else. Maybe it's just...
  94. If you hold the spin-down dice a certain way and...

    If you hold the spin-down dice a certain way and roll them a certain way I'm sure you'd be able to get pretty decent success at rolling well with them, as all the high numbers are concentrated on a...
  95. I believe the common term for this is being a...

    I believe the common term for this is being a "dirty, dirty cheater".
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    I wish we had 2E style Cleric domains in 5E, with...

    I wish we had 2E style Cleric domains in 5E, with Clerics getting access (or not getting access) to different Cleric spells based on the domain they chose. It made Clerics of different gods a lot...
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    PF2 Well they're only really competing with AD&D and...

    Well they're only really competing with AD&D and 3E/3.5E D&D in that regard. AD&D wasn't exactly balanced, with kits basically mandatory for most classes and some supplements like the Complete Book...
  98. Yep, I think you're on the money. I think it is...

    Yep, I think you're on the money. I think it is an initial release high which will then subside significantly for additional releases beyond the core rulebooks.
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    It's a tough one. It would be between 2e Complete...

    It's a tough one. It would be between 2e Complete Thief's Handbook, Traps and Treachery (FFG), Feng Shui rulebook and the Shackled City AP hardcover.

    The 2e Complete Thief's Handbook because that...
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    Our group liked the Rules Compendium as it...

    Our group liked the Rules Compendium as it consolidated some of rules we'd commonly have to look up to clarify into one book with all the relevant bits in one place.
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