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    Challenge: The Dread Thread Necromancer!

    We've been seeing a lot of thread necromancy in these here parts of the interwebs. In fact, just today there are a couple several-year-old threads that have been reanimated (for good or bad). Rather...
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    Most likely posers. :D

    Most likely posers. :D
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    Oh, please. The FR still get way more attention...

    Oh, please. The FR still get way more attention than ANY other settting, so your grousing just comes off as petulant to those that are fans of those other settings. Secondly, there are more Realms...
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    I would have chosen flumphs instead of owlbears*,...

    I would have chosen flumphs instead of owlbears*, but the point remains the same.

    *Owlbears, if you ignore the magical crossbreeding fluff, can actually be actually bemade non-silly. Say that...
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    I mean this in the most positive and friendly...

    I mean this in the most positive and friendly way, but... You're a geek. :D
  6. Okay... Nobody but CapZapp is asking for that....

    Okay... Nobody but CapZapp is asking for that. And, well...
  7. Nobody is asking for an animal companion to be...

    Nobody is asking for an animal companion to be "as powerful as a stand alone class".
  8. Agreed. They gave that ability to the...

    Agreed.



    They gave that ability to the Monster Slayer subclass in XGtE.
  9. You mean like they did in previous editions?

    You mean like they did in previous editions?
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    My money's on Dark Sun (despite not being a fan...

    My money's on Dark Sun (despite not being a fan of the setting).
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    I'm reminded of this: 107148

    I'm reminded of this:

    107148
  12. No, shields are fine—you just can't use a weapon...

    No, shields are fine—you just can't use a weapon in the other hand. This was covered in Sage Advice.
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    Which one? Where?

    Which one?



    Where?
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    https://media.giphy.com/media/zeuvXLQYKrqLK/giphy....

    https://media.giphy.com/media/zeuvXLQYKrqLK/giphy.gif
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    Personally, I should have stopped reading the DL...

    Personally, I should have stopped reading the DL books after Chronicles and Legends.
  16. The whole premise doesn't appleal to me at all....

    The whole premise doesn't appleal to me at all. I'd have to have a more indepth look at it, but I doubt I'll get this one. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    I did, too. Oh, my.

    I did, too. Oh, my.
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    I point you at the Wizards Three artocle and...

    I point you at the Wizards Three artocle and laugh in your direction. :D
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    Well, the Forgotten Realms is pretty much a gag...

    Well, the Forgotten Realms is pretty much a gag itself. :D
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    I'm sorry, but I believe that you are projecting...

    I'm sorry, but I believe that you are projecting your expectations onto the game. If you want to emphasize that, that's perfectly valid (and I can understand why 5e fails you in this regard), but I...
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    I'm curious about rationale of this selection....

    I'm curious about rationale of this selection. One would think that dwarves, living underground, would have darkvision as opposed to half-orcs (given that half-orcs are more above-ground than...
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    Like you said, you could run an all-Darkvision...

    Like you said, you could run an all-Darkvision parties with dwarves (or drow, etc.). Now you can do so with a more interesting (not monolithic) party selection. It plays different than not having a...
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    Or maybe they weren't concerned that players...

    Or maybe they weren't concerned that players could create an all-Darkvision party. Because why would they be—it the players want to do so, why not let them?
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    Thunder Rift boxed set!!!!! :D

    Thunder Rift boxed set!!!!! :D
  25. Space opera sci-fi. Not psuedo-sci fi fantasy...

    Space opera sci-fi. Not psuedo-sci fi fantasy like Starfinder or what not with D&D monsters and magic (if there's going to be any powers, make it psionics and not ubiquitous), just good sci fi.
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    Well, when you compare things to Games Workshop...

    Well, when you compare things to Games Workshop you're placing the bar pretty low.
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    I would go with a choice of either—representing...

    I would go with a choice of either—representing wither the strength to force of the grapple, or the dexterity to squim or twist out of the grapple.
  28. I'm kinda expecting Dark Sun to be next. That...

    I'm kinda expecting Dark Sun to be next. That would be a great oppurtunity to reintroduce the psion, and it's one on the more popular non-FR settings (though I'm not a fan, personally).
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    This thread contains a poll. I prefer the AD&D ones, though I don't think that...

    I prefer the AD&D ones, though I don't think that picture is the best choice for the white dragon (I say even though I'm a fan of Elmore).
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    Nah, you got "pilloried" over complaining that a...

    Nah, you got "pilloried" over complaining that a map didn't have north at the top and ind implying that it was complete heresy. :erm:
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    None of that means that the game is going to be...

    None of that means that the game is going to be loaded with every single feature that you seem to think it will. Even if this were an AAA, it would still not likely have as much. That just too...
  32. There are bits of monster lore changes that irked...

    There are bits of monster lore changes that irked me when I read the 5e MM. Unicorns and krakens come to mind. I still miss drow being chaotic evil demon worshippers (with only some being aligned to...
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    I think there are more types of people: 3)...

    I think there are more types of people:

    3) Those who will look at the available evidence and precedents and then proceed to ignore them and have extreme, if no unrealistic, expectations.

    4)...
  34. Signed

    Signed
  35. Thread: Should I play 4e?

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    Same here. I'd even play Rifts with the right...

    Same here. I'd even play Rifts with the right people.... Not that I'm comparing 4e to Rifts—that'd be insulting to 4e.
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    You asked "why would you ever attack/target the...

    You asked "why would you ever attack/target the ships hull instead of the components?", and I just gave a possible answer (not a great answer, but...). Yes, it's easier to cripple the ship, but that...
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    Because you want to sink the ship?

    Because you want to sink the ship?
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    All hail Halfbiscuit!

    All hail Halfbiscuit!
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    nevermind.

    nevermind.
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    Uh oh... A hit point debate is about to happen...

    Uh oh... A hit point debate is about to happen (with the usual results).
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    Then report it to the moderators and stop...

    Then report it to the moderators and stop replying to him. It seems like an easy solution when the back and forth between the two of you isn't accomplishing anything.
  42. Why not do this with a petition site? Kynewulf...

    Why not do this with a petition site?

    Kynewulf MacGowan
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    I keep thinking the same thing.

    I keep thinking the same thing.
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    AAA games and Mac have never had a great...

    AAA games and Mac have never had a great relationship, so this shouldn't be a surprise. However, there's alway this.
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    I don't see his avatar.

    I don't see his avatar.
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    My group, pronouncing it thack-o, self-originated...

    My group, pronouncing it thack-o, self-originated our pronunciation as we didn't have any contact with those outside our group.
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    Same with my group.

    Same with my group.
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    Well, then. I don't think you'll get a better...

    Well, then. I don't think you'll get a better answer than that. Sure, there may be ways of inflinting more damage over an area, but they all pale in in comparision to turning into a T-rex and...
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    My group never used an official sheet until early...

    My group never used an official sheet until early in 2e. However, by the time I got my first computer (a Tandy 1000), we made our own sheets in a word processor.
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    Yeah, shatter looks to be likely goto spell.

    Yeah, shatter looks to be likely goto spell.
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    It is a nautaloid... A very big one.

    It is a nautaloid... A very big one.
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    I always thought it was unnecessarily backwards....

    I always thought it was unnecessarily backwards. The change in 3e was like, "about damned time".
  53. Thread: Should I play 4e?

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    Games Workshop has also been taking lessons from...

    Games Workshop has also been taking lessons from this.
  54. Yeah, no.

    Yeah, no.
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    He gets around, doesn't he? He's supposed to have...

    He gets around, doesn't he? He's supposed to have a new edition of Cyberpunk out sometime this year.
  56. Thread: [4e] OSR Clone

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    Looks good. :)

    Looks good. :)
  57. Thread: [4e] OSR Clone

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    Drag and drop the file that you want to share to...

    Drag and drop the file that you want to share to the Google Drive. After it uploads, righ-click on and select "Share"—it'll bring up a window asking how you want to share. You'll probably want either...
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    Google Drive would be the most obvious choice....

    Google Drive would be the most obvious choice. DropBox and OneDrive work, too. If you want more anonymity, you could try Mega or 4shared.
  59. I hope it comes eventually. I was never a fan of...

    I hope it comes eventually. I was never a fan of Spelljammer, myself (despite owning a fair bit of it), but I'd like to see all settings get support--even if it's only mechanical support.
  60. You win a internet. Hell, you win two internets....

    You win a internet. Hell, you win two internets. I applaud.
  61. Thread: Should I play 4e?

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    Yeah, a lot of that. I blame that for all of the...

    Yeah, a lot of that. I blame that for all of the "the x was like this in previous editions is now something completely different" (eladrin being the first example of the top of my head) and such. I...
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    Right. Shadowrun, Vampire, Cyberpunk, Call of...

    Right. Shadowrun, Vampire, Cyberpunk, Call of Cthulhu, Rifts, and many more were never as popular as any given edition of D&D, but they were still quite popular.
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    I don't get why you guys just don't hew as...

    I don't get why you guys just don't hew as closely as possible to 4e to begin with, just to get it all in order and in place, and then fork from there to meet personal preferences.... I mean, it...
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    Oh yeah. I had given up of AD&D in the mid 90s...

    Oh yeah. I had given up of AD&D in the mid 90s after exposure to other game systems made me realize how amazingly bad some od AD&D's mechanics were. It was 3e that brought me back D&D after several...
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    We need to compile a list of errata to send to...

    We need to compile a list of errata to send to WotC.
  66. Thread: Should I play 4e?

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    You'd hate the HERO System.

    You'd hate the HERO System.
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    Screw that, play Cyberpunk 2020 instead.

    Screw that, play Cyberpunk 2020 instead.
  68. Wow, what's up with all the thread necromancy in...

    Wow, what's up with all the thread necromancy in the last couple days?
  69. Thread: Should I play 4e?

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    Do you know anyone running the game? Is so, ask...

    Do you know anyone running the game? Is so, ask to play in their game and see if you like it.
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    One of the Kobold Press books (I forget whiich...

    One of the Kobold Press books (I forget whiich one) has a PC Gnoll race.
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    Sure, they exist... Once you create them. They...

    Sure, they exist... Once you create them. They exist on paper (or digital files, if you wrote them on a computer), and in a person's imagination. You can even share them with other people, "Look,...
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    Sure, why not?

    Sure, why not?
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    It's a traditional Bahamian song, made famous by...

    It's a traditional Bahamian song, made famous by the Beach Boys
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    Actually, the martial art "baritsu...

    Actually, the martial art "baritsu".
  75. Yeah, one of my friends DMed that. I found...

    Yeah, one of my friends DMed that.

    I found these:

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?111444-Notes-from-my-Return-to-the-Tomb-of-Horrors-conversion
    ...
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    Yeah, you're pretty much set. If you decide to go...

    Yeah, you're pretty much set. If you decide to go nautical, Ghost of Saltmarsh has ship rules and related crunch. If not, skip it. Tome of Beast, as S'mon mentioned, is a great monster resource. For...
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    Just as long as I can name a sloop the "John B".

    Just as long as I can name a sloop the "John B".
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    Great, so you want something different than what...

    Great, so you want something different than what fans of the original class and of Eberron want. Go you. However, this playtest isn't going to give you what you want as it's designed for an Eberron...
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    The 3.5e Artificer had spells, so why would you...

    The 3.5e Artificer had spells, so why would you want a 5e version of the class to not have spells? It seems like you want a different class altogether.
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    My dat thread necro is gud.

    My dat thread necro is gud.
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    If you want to go by 3.5e, here's the list from...

    If you want to go by 3.5e, here's the list from Stormwrack.

    106775
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    Well, didn't have that problem in my groups.

    Well, didn't have that problem in my groups.
  83. While that would be awesome, I wouldn't get my...

    While that would be awesome, I wouldn't get my hopes up.
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    I was trying to address both editions—that's why...

    I was trying to address both editions—that's why I pointed out that most of 2e's (typoed as "@e") stupidness were optional, thankfully, or holdovers from 1e.
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    Give me 10 Hail Marys and 5 Our Fathers in...

    Give me 10 Hail Marys and 5 Our Fathers in penence. ;)
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    And then there are the stupid things like weapon...

    And then there are the stupid things like weapon vs Armor mods, gender-based ability score maximums, going into comas at negative hp, racial level limits, etc. AD&D needed to be hacked apart and...
  87. There's no one supplement that I'd like brought...

    There's no one supplement that I'd like brought back. I want some of the old 1e and BXCMI monsters back, so there's that. I'd also like some of the races and spells from OA back, as well as some...
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    Right? And how many trules that just got ignored....

    Right? And how many trules that just got ignored. "The rules for this are... nope." :D
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    Wizards dying young or choosing to research...

    Wizards dying young or choosing to research rather than adventure doesn't make for a good player experience. :D If you want wizards to be rare in your campaign/setting, that's entirely in your hands....
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    Humor is obviously lost on you, Z.

    Humor is obviously lost on you, Z.
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    And 2e didn't have a good psionic system, so I'd...

    And 2e didn't have a good psionic system, so I'd call that a wash.
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    If I went back to 2e, I'd have to make some...

    If I went back to 2e, I'd have to make some serious alterations.
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    Another reason that the quest for absolute...

    Another reason that the quest for absolute accuracy is impossible is that many (all) belief systems change over time and also have regional differences. So accurate to which time period, to which...
  94. Honestly, if you're looking for a static...

    Honestly, if you're looking for a static percentage or whatever, you're chaing your tail. How many will vary by setting and by DM—regardless of what half-baked demographics are put into a rulebook or...
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    Bot-induced thread necromancy?

    Bot-induced thread necromancy?
  96. Thread: Amulet of wuzzle

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    Maybe it's time to let the 80s go, man. ;) :D ...

    Maybe it's time to let the 80s go, man. ;) :D

    Otherwise, I'd add Awaken to ccs's list.
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    I think that's it's time to step back and forget...

    I think that's it's time to step back and forget about rules or the exact number of trees, and just describe the terrain as whatever you want it to be and not worry about it past that. After all,...
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    From what I've heard, there a few lists in the...

    From what I've heard, there a few lists in the back of Xanathar's that may be of use to you.... ;)
  99. Thread: [4e] OSR Clone

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    So, you sblocked it instead of simply editing it...

    So, you sblocked it instead of simply editing it into a single paragraph? *gives Voadam the stink eye*
  100. "as f***"

    "as f***"
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