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    Larian can make BG3, Obsidian can make a sequel...

    Larian can make BG3, Obsidian can make a sequel to Planescape: Torment, and Inexile can make Icewind Dale 3. Problem solved. :)
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    I think it's more likely that they have a lot...

    I think it's more likely that they have a lot more tie-in Starter Sets planned (a la Stranger Things and Rick & Morty), and they want to make sure that those sets are as good as they can be.
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    Desert of Desolation - 16 Isle of Dread - 7

    Desert of Desolation - 16
    Isle of Dread - 7
  4. Signed.

    Signed.
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    ...such as kobolds, a common low-level enemy....

    ...such as kobolds, a common low-level enemy. There, the multi-attacker has a chance to kill two kobolds in one round, whereas the single-attacker can only ever kill, at most, one.

    Edit: I see...
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    Is it not significant that the two characters in...

    Is it not significant that the two characters in your example do the same amount of overkill (3 damage)?

    Also, I'm going to withhold judgment until some more math-minded individuals weigh in. But...
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    One's tastes change over time too. Case in point,...

    One's tastes change over time too. Case in point, I loved JRPGs, CRPGs, and MMORPGs growing up. I still think they're some of the best games I've ever played. But these days, I'd rather play...
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    I've got a fever... and the only prescription is...

    I've got a fever... and the only prescription is more THAC0.
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    Did the trailer need to be that disgusting? :-S ...

    Did the trailer need to be that disgusting? :-S

    Note to Larian: the point of a trailer is to make people want to play your game, not make them lose their lunch.
  10. And you know what BG1 and BG2 had? Amazing...

    And you know what BG1 and BG2 had? Amazing gameplay, memorable characters, and a great storyline. _That's_ what BG3 will be measured against, not some meaningless metric like character customization...
  11. Um... This article looks like it was written by...

    Um... This article looks like it was written by an algorithm. A very poor algorithm. Treat it as spam and move on.
  12. I wouldn't consider the Stranger Things and Rick...

    I wouldn't consider the Stranger Things and Rick & Morty sets to be official Starter Sets, but rather cross-promotions. I also happen to think that they show really good business sense, and we're...
  13. Interesting. I can't imagine playing these games...

    Interesting. I can't imagine playing these games on a controller, but their release is nothing if not good.
  14. Granted nothing has been confirmed yet, but......

    Granted nothing has been confirmed yet, but... this is big news for a few different reasons:

    1) We're going to get Baldur's Gate III.
    2) It's being made by Larian, a major gaming studio with two...
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    You seem to think that Panda-s1 is bashing Lost...

    You seem to think that Panda-s1 is bashing Lost Mine of Phandelver. He's not. He's simply welcoming the release of a new Start Set, because it means that new players will have more options for...
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    How many times has a character fallen unconscious...

    How many times has a character fallen unconscious in your 5E games? Those would all be deaths in 2E.
  17. Guards Guards and Mort are the best starting...

    Guards Guards and Mort are the best starting places, in my opinion. Small Gods and Wyrd Sisters are good too.

    The first two books are hilarious, but they're pure farce (in the style of...
  18. Ah... That is an issue then. Even the most...

    Ah... That is an issue then. Even the most obvious solution--having the lizardfolk take up arms and fight to the death--is imperfect, since unlike in 1E, players can knock targets unconscious at 0...
  19. Maybe change it to two humans and a lizardfolk to...

    Maybe change it to two humans and a lizardfolk to cause some hesitation. Or trust that, now that lizardfolk are a playable race in 5E, your players won't kill them on sight.
  20. What, you get the Tonight Show, the Late Show,...

    What, you get the Tonight Show, the Late Show, the Late Late Show, and Late Night confused?! But they all have such distinctive names! :)
  21. Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show, not the...

    Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show, not the Late Show. Colbert's predecessor on the Late Show was David Letterman, for whom the program was created.
  22. I don't know, a PDF doesn't sound "major AF" to...

    I don't know, a PDF doesn't sound "major AF" to me. "Major AF" sounds like something bigger than a hardcover even -- something unprecedented -- like Baldur's Gate 3 or a movie.
  23. Do you want Fiery Ghosts? Because that's how you...

    Do you want Fiery Ghosts? Because that's how you get Fiery Ghosts*.

    * Like ghosts, except they're on fire.
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    I see two maps in the screenshot: a regional map...

    I see two maps in the screenshot: a regional map of the Neverwinter/Phandalin area and a town map of Phandalin. They appear to be the same maps from Lost Mine of Phandelver.
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    The only thing you're forgetting is the Rick &...

    The only thing you're forgetting is the Rick & Morty Starter Set.
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    Doesn't mean much. Once more reviews come in, I'm...

    Doesn't mean much. Once more reviews come in, I'm sure the average rating will level off around 4.x stars like all the other adventures.
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    Sunless Citadel or Forge of Fury in Tales from...

    Sunless Citadel or Forge of Fury in Tales from the Yawning Portal.
  28. I love Eberron. I played DDO for years, which is...

    I love Eberron. I played DDO for years, which is set in Eberron. But I can like Eberron and still think this is a boneheaded business mistake.

    Of course, it could be worse: WotC could have...
  29. Welp. I officially don't know what they're doing...

    Welp. I officially don't know what they're doing anymore, and I don't think they do either. Everything made sense through 2017 or so, but since then it's been one wrong turn after another. :erm:
  30. This thread contains a poll. Planescape is long overdue. They really need to...

    Planescape is long overdue. They really need to open up the multiverse. I'm just surprised they didn't do it earlier.
  31. I haven't been watching enough to notice, but as...

    I haven't been watching enough to notice, but as someone who is also bothered by poor camera-work, I feel your pain.

    Yeah, this is not the planar adventure I've been waiting for. But I'm kind of...
  32. Yeah, this format reminds me of the stream they...

    Yeah, this format reminds me of the stream they did for Storm King's Thunder in 2016. The presence of a live audience makes a big difference.
  33. Looks like the new Essentials adventure will take...

    Looks like the new Essentials adventure will take place in Phandalin too. Icespire Peak appears on the Lost Mine of Phandelver map, but I don't believe it's detailed in the adventure.
  34. For those who aren't checking the first post and...

    For those who aren't checking the first post and its updates, the Essentials Kit and adventure-book details have been released (spoiled?) by D&D Beyond:
    ...
  35. Here's the cover (taken from the D&D Beyond...

    Here's the cover (taken from the D&D Beyond YouTube link above):

    106519
  36. What it is is really smart marketing, and not...

    What it is is really smart marketing, and not something I could have predicted even after the Stranger Things Starter Set.

    No, we don't need a flood of sub-par themed Starter Sets (D&D: Mama's...
  37. Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus doesn't have...

    Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus doesn't have the same ring to it as Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but maybe they're hoping that "Baldur's Gate" will draw more people in, particularly those who are...
  38. There's no mastermind behind Dark Sun like there...

    There's no mastermind behind Dark Sun like there is with Eberron, so it seems unlikely. The only reason we got the Wayfarer's Guide was because Keith Baker continues to champion the setting. If Dark...
  39. This thread contains a poll. Since the release of Xanathar's Guide, I've lost...

    Since the release of Xanathar's Guide, I've lost all faith in the developers' ability to design new classes and sub-classes. At this point, anything they add to the game is just another thing I have...
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    Bob was your uncle. Now he's your Cleric.

    Bob was your uncle. Now he's your Cleric.
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    I find it dumbfounding that the people who...

    I find it dumbfounding that the people who developed the core classes are apparently the same people developing all the schlock that has followed. :uhoh:
  42. This is a problem with high-magic settings, not...

    This is a problem with high-magic settings, not D&D specifically.

    Also, consider that when the spell list was created in AD&D, a 7th-level wizard was exceedingly rare. As in, maybe...
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    Really? Seems like there's a new Reddit post...

    Really? Seems like there's a new Reddit post every week about a D&D group falling apart due to someone sleeping with someone else.

    In any case, you can't claim you haven't seen it happen now,...
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    Have you ever read Shirley Jackson's "The...

    Have you ever read Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery?" :)
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    Regarding the extramarital affair, I'm not the...

    Regarding the extramarital affair, I'm not the least bit surprised. At this point, who hasn't seen a D&D group fall apart due to extramarital bonking? It happens all the time, and why not? When men...
  46. Well that's embarrassing. Reminds me of...

    Well that's embarrassing. Reminds me of 12-year-olds who avoid plagiarism in their schoolwork by thesaurus-ing some of the words they're stealing.
  47. Has anyone suggested non-dungeon-based adventures...

    Has anyone suggested non-dungeon-based adventures yet? There are no doors, rooms, or hallways in a swamp. Put your party in open terrain and see how they fare. With really dense fog, their ranged...
  48. Some of those things didn't exist in Faerun in...

    Some of those things didn't exist in Faerun in 1368 DR. Dragonborn, for example, arrived during the Spellplague a hundred years later. It would be silly to add one in without a good explanation for...
  49. (1) Have reinforcements arrive halfway through...

    (1) Have reinforcements arrive halfway through the battle. And if you want the party to move in response, then make the reinforcements worse than whatever is inside the room. Or make the...
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    Yeah, it's a fair complaint. Sorry I hassled you...

    Yeah, it's a fair complaint. Sorry I hassled you over it.

    If it's any consolation, I'm also one of those people who like THAC0 and descending AC. Counterintuitive systems are just my thing, I...
  51. Amulet of Health 20 Amulet of the Planes 20...

    Amulet of Health 20
    Amulet of the Planes 20
    Amulet of Proof Against Detection and Location 20
    Bead of Force 20
    Bracers of Archery 21
    Bracers of Defense 20
    Brooch of Shielding 20
    Circlet of...
  52. OH MY G- *closes tab*

    OH MY G-


    *closes tab*
  53. Meh, too much bloat for me. I'd rather they just...

    Meh, too much bloat for me. I'd rather they just made a Planetouched race and included Tieflings, Aasimar, and maybe Genasi as sub-races.
  54. This thread contains a poll. Option B, Tomb of Horrors. But do it with...

    Option B, Tomb of Horrors.

    But do it with level 1 PC's; there's less of a learning curve that way, and they're all going to die anyways, so...
  55. Planescape: Torment, the same way that Baldur's...

    Planescape: Torment, the same way that Baldur's Gate cemented Forgotten Realms as the most popular setting.
  56. I've always liked this playtest of Lost Mine of...

    I've always liked this playtest of Lost Mine of Phandelver with WotC employees:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgNRe76o4_8

    Chris Dupuis - Developer D&D and Kaijudo, Wizards of the Coast
    Emi...
  57. Thread: Familiars!

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    I don't like that the Familiar and the Revised...

    I don't like that the Familiar and the Revised Ranger's Beast Companion are both basically immortal. If it dies in combat, you can just re-summon it afterwards. Pfft...

    IMO, the death of a...
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    If this thread has convinced me of anything, it's...

    If this thread has convinced me of anything, it's that we need MORE maps where north=/=up, just so people will find them less scary/foreign/unusual.
  59. Lady Justice is usually depicted with a blindfold.

    Lady Justice is usually depicted with a blindfold.
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    There's a description in the linked article. ...

    There's a description in the linked article.

    This book is looking pretty good. Maybe even better than the disappointing Xanathar's Guide when it comes to player options and other crunch.
  61. We can't even predict when 6E will arrive. There...

    We can't even predict when 6E will arrive. There might never be one. Or it might be 30 years away, or 50, or 100. So who knows?
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    I wish I knew, but I almost never track combat...

    I wish I knew, but I almost never track combat rounds.
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    The issue for me is that combat drags on...

    The issue for me is that combat drags on foreeeeveeeer at the higher levels. By level 12 or 13, a hard or deadly encounter can easily take an hour (or more) to resolve. That's way too slow-paced for...
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    I can't see them doing this. It seems like a bad...

    I can't see them doing this. It seems like a bad business idea.

    Also, it would kill any good-will I have toward the show, and I'm sure a lot of other people (WotC included) would feel the same way.
  65. Maybe this will lead to a Critical Role cameo in...

    Maybe this will lead to a Critical Role cameo in Season 13 of MST3k.

    Jonah Ray has actually played D&D with Matt Mercer before (they did the whole Force Grey series together), so there's already a...
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    Yes, seriously. :D But I'm pretty sure lowkey...

    Yes, seriously. :D But I'm pretty sure lowkey made up 9-53. Most of the damage-ranges were pretty easy to figure out. 2-8 could only be 2d4, for example, 2-16 = 2d8, 2-7 = 1d6+1, etc. (Those are all...
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    Ah, the good old days when the book told you an...

    Ah, the good old days when the book told you an attack's damage range (9-53) and expected you to figure out what dice+modifiers were needed to get that result. That is one thing I definitely don't...
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    I think they can achieve the best of both worlds...

    I think they can achieve the best of both worlds just by spelling out the alignment. Nothing else needs to change.
  69. $1, Bob. :)

    $1, Bob.

    :)
  70. Can't tell if sarcasm or not. :uhoh:

    Can't tell if sarcasm or not. :uhoh:
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    The same reason that TV writers don't read...

    The same reason that TV writers don't read third-party screenplays for their own show*: liability reasons. If WotC started reading third-party content, even a little here and there, then it would...
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    Session 0s make people angry? Why? Or is that not...

    Session 0s make people angry? Why? Or is that not what you meant?
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    I really, really, really don't like that they're...

    I really, really, really don't like that they're trying to fit mechanical engineering into a spellcasting chassis. The whole "The Magic of Artifice" text-box makes my skin crawl:

    "As an artificer,...
  74. People (myself included) have been making these...

    People (myself included) have been making these complaints for as long as Dragon+ has existed, and nothing has changed. It really is incredible.
  75. So Tales from the Yawning Portal: Part II,...

    So Tales from the Yawning Portal: Part II, basically?

    Sounds like the adventures are reprints rather than re-imaginings.
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    Everyone is overlooking the mirror image 1/day,...

    Everyone is overlooking the mirror image 1/day, which greatly increases the Brownie's effective HP.
  77. with *whom. Yeah, I went there. :heh: Also,...

    with *whom. Yeah, I went there. :heh:

    Also, even after years of playing 5E exclusively, I will never get used to seeing "Fighter/Rogues." They will always be Fighter/Thieves to me.
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    Yep. Not sure why they changed it. All the old...

    Yep. Not sure why they changed it. All the old pronunciation guides had sa-HWA-gin, as did the voice-overs in Dungeons & Dragons Online, which is where I learned how to pronounce it.
  79. i See no typo in this Stranger thing themed of...

    i See no typo in this Stranger thing themed of dungeons & Dragons. maybe you are just not used to reading english as she is MEANT to be spoke. but you know what they say, to craunch the marmoset is...
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    Looks neat, but having already run The Maelstrom...

    Looks neat, but having already run The Maelstrom in Storm King's Thunder (a big underwater area), I feel kinda been-there-done-that about the whole aquatic theme.

    20 small enemies is nothing a...
  81. I agree. In AD&D, characters automatically gained...

    I agree. In AD&D, characters automatically gained followers around level 9, and the meat of the game transitioned away from adventuring and into kingdom management. Which only makes sense: Usually...
  82. This thread contains a poll. You're right. Until WotC issues a statement, we...

    You're right. Until WotC issues a statement, we don't know if street-bums are official sources or not.
  83. Try the Side Initiative variant in the DMG. It...

    Try the Side Initiative variant in the DMG. It allows for more cooperation between players, and it's pretty cool. I use a variant, though:

    Players roll initiative as normal, Monsters roll...
  84. It was the goblin's birthday. The other goblin...

    It was the goblin's birthday. The other goblin found a golden ring in the mud. The first goblin wanted it for a birthday present and killed the other goblin for it. (Later, the ring turns out to be a...
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    I'm in the same boat, but I think 99% of the...

    I'm in the same boat, but I think 99% of the product's purpose is to be a D&D-branded notebook (for keeping campaign notes, tracking HP, etc.). The monster stat is just gravy.
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    As I've said before, the best way to represent...

    As I've said before, the best way to represent gun damage in D&D is not with dice, but as a percentage of the target's total health. A critical hit should do 100% damage (i.e. instant death unless...
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    This is the first time I've heard of this. But it...

    This is the first time I've heard of this. But it just gives rise to the question, Why is the Barbarian its own class and not a subclass of Fighter? Its niche obviously isn't wide enough to support a...
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    It's actually The Crystal Shard, and part of it...

    It's actually The Crystal Shard, and part of it is quoted directly in the PHB on p. 26 (the section on Halflings): "Regis [...] locked his fingers behind his head and leaned back against the mossy...
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    "Welch's Game Juice?" Sounds like Cease & Desist...

    "Welch's Game Juice?" Sounds like Cease & Desist bait.
  90. Wasn't there a UA with a system for quickly...

    Wasn't there a UA with a system for quickly creating characters recently? This one's from 2016, but I thought there was a more recent one too (or maybe it was in XGE?).
    ...
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    Relevant XKCD. ...

    Relevant XKCD.

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png
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    Or Sunless Citadel.

    Or Sunless Citadel.
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    Oh man, I remember this picture. It represents...

    Oh man, I remember this picture. It represents the moment when I, as an 8-year-old kid, finally woke up to the fact that comic-book art is really, really silly.
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    It's pretty much identical to the plot of Dream...

    It's pretty much identical to the plot of Dream Spheres by Elaine Cunningham, which also takes place in Waterdeep.
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    Not good. Now that there's a sizable 5E library,...

    Not good. Now that there's a sizable 5E library, they need to transition to fewer releases per year. A lot of people are already suffering from official-release fatigue.
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    Have you looked at the Enhancing Dragon Heist...

    Have you looked at the Enhancing Dragon Heist thread?

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?653535-Enhancing-quot-Dragon-Heist-quot
  97. *Sees math, quietly backs out of thread*

    *Sees math, quietly backs out of thread*
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    Two words. Chaotic Evil.

    Two words.

    Chaotic Evil.
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    I predict that halfway through filming, there...

    I predict that halfway through filming, there will be a huge Barney revival, and the filmmakers will digitally alter all the characters to look like purple dinosaurs and change the title to The...
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    I think DM Dave answered your question, but I...

    I think DM Dave answered your question, but I want to add (because people often forget) that the Sleep spell affects allies as well. :)
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