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    Just seeing this now. Great stuff, but of course...

    Just seeing this now. Great stuff, but of course there is more to the Dragon Dice story...
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    People you use to dress and play D&D (at a table)...

    People you use to dress and play D&D (at a table) back in the day. Of course, we did all kinds of things back then.

    Glad to see so many people doing it now.
  3. Its more like the "secret history". It doesn't...

    Its more like the "secret history". It doesn't cover the more obvious and I guess better known aspects of its creation, but it is interesting.
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    its cool. I look forward to confirming ENWorld's...

    its cool. I look forward to confirming ENWorld's reputation. ;)
  5. I haven't seen this before. Amazon keeps weekly...

    I haven't seen this before. Amazon keeps weekly lists of "most sold" in fiction and non-fiction.

    In the last week of 2018 the PHB was the 16th most sold. In non-fiction...but still.
    ...
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    Ya, I say the "up to" so that gives some...

    Ya, I say the "up to" so that gives some flexibility.

    I can see it either way, but allowing a lot of bending could really be abused.
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    Bending the wall of fire

    Circle and straight line only? Can a wall of fire have some bend to it?
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    Agree, I thought this was a great article. Both...

    Agree, I thought this was a great article. Both the budget part and on using a supplement that takes different approach that most of what has been released for 5e.
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    There are two parts for this. For the players:...

    There are two parts for this.

    For the players: they do learn from failure, or near failure, and it can improve play, making it easier to achieve the next reward.

    For the characters: I would not...
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    Yes Virginia, there is a Great Cthulhu

    Something I like to occasionally share at this special time of year.



    Dear Editor-
       
    I am 8 years old.  Some of my little friends say there is no Great
    Cthulhu.  Papa says, "If you see...
  11. It will be great if they present a simplified...

    It will be great if they present a simplified version of the rules.
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    If you add up the numbers on the roll20 (AD&D,...

    If you add up the numbers on the roll20 (AD&D, Basic Fantasy, OD&D, L&L, S&W...) you get a total thats pretty high. But sure, I get your point, there are in fact some people playing the warhammer...
  13. Thanks for the review. One thing that wasn't...

    Thanks for the review. One thing that wasn't clear: what would the characters typically do in an adventure or campaign?
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    As has been noted, pre-2000 D&D remains one of...

    As has been noted, pre-2000 D&D remains one of the more popular RPGs, and continues to get lots of new material, plus having tons of old material readily available.

    You can easily play via the...
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    I appreciate the replies, but am still having...

    I appreciate the replies, but am still having trouble with how OP it seems, and also from the RP/metagame angle. Though that last part may just be me.
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    It should probably say Polymorph Buffing.

    It should probably say Polymorph Buffing.
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    Buff Polymorph

    As far as I can tell, for buffing use, this spell allows the caster to turn the target (including self) into either:

    1) Any critter of the same CR as that targets level.

    2) A creature the...
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    its just been 4 years. I think they will start...

    its just been 4 years. I think they will start thinking seriously about 6e in the next couple of years, and we would see it around 2024, restoring the 10 year edition cycle.
  19. I finally got a chance to look at some of the...

    I finally got a chance to look at some of the newer books.

    Art & Arcana: Awesome, especially the mondo-deluxe box set.

    Ravinca: Interesting and different. Its time they tried something new, and...
  20. "People" can suck, its true.

    "People" can suck, its true.
  21. The corebooks are selling really well relative to...

    The corebooks are selling really well relative to the adventures. But as I have been reminded many times on these boards, core rule books always outsell adventures, in all times and places.

    To...
  22. Those are some strong numbers, but my favorite is...

    Those are some strong numbers, but my favorite is this:


    103564
  23. There is a lot of stuff out for D&D right now, and sales are doing fine (Amazon)

    As always, this is overall sales rank.

    PHB 56
    DMG 79
    MM 109
    XGtE 130
    D&D SS 222
    VGtM 154
    MtoF 294
  24. "Magic and Spells" or something like that should...

    "Magic and Spells" or something like that should be next.
  25. I just saw that they existed, and are also...

    I just saw that they existed, and are also available from specialty online retailers.

    Like here:

    https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147738157/Spellbook-Cards---Monsters-0-5

    I have the old AD&D...
  26. Ripping off Greyhawk again? I guess it starts...

    Ripping off Greyhawk again?

    I guess it starts with the premise.
  27. That's an old solution. I am guessing for this...

    That's an old solution. I am guessing for this one the PCs can't go to Mars, or King Kong's Island, or down the Rabbit Hole.
  28. For (other) hobby games, the major producers...

    For (other) hobby games, the major producers complain relentlessly about too many titles, and I think this is one reason there has been so much consolidation in the industry. But bunches of new...
  29. Just managed to get funded. Don't think they will...

    Just managed to get funded. Don't think they will hit many of the stretch goals, but the game will come out.
  30. The review actually says a lot. Including that it...

    The review actually says a lot. Including that it is very different from conventional RPGs.
  31. Played return to in the 3e era. Enjoyed it, but...

    Played return to in the 3e era. Enjoyed it, but it did drag a bit. I think for it, like the original, the players need to take some initiative to get through it, you don't want to use the whole...
  32. By 5e standards there really have been a flood of...

    By 5e standards there really have been a flood of new releases.

    I should probably go to a game store...
  33. This thread contains a poll. Does it? Is that what is happening?

    Does it? Is that what is happening?
  34. This thread contains a poll. As more of a general comment, not just for this,...

    As more of a general comment, not just for this, clarity usually comes from using fewer words, more directly.

    But I guess not if those few words are "ToH type module".
  35. This thread contains a poll. Huh? If you want to say "have an original,...

    Huh?

    If you want to say "have an original, innovative, and dangerous adventure" don't use the name of another adventure! ToH is ToH, and each edition has had some version or versions of it. Been...
  36. The magazine is hitting its stride. I think...

    The magazine is hitting its stride. I think multiple articles from this issue would be on Best of Dragon.

    Realism, in some form or another, exerted a huge influence on RPGs up through the 90s....
  37. Just a few hours left.

    Just a few hours left.
  38. You know I know that! They have held high, but is...

    You know I know that! They have held high, but is that growth? I guess there could be overall sales growth on Amazon...

    But since you brought it up

    MM 173
    DMG 193
    XGtE 411
    MToF 788
    DM...
  39. Its a good summary. The first year or two...

    Its a good summary. The first year or two probably did take them out of the hole, the next couple represent substantial growth thanks to the slow role-out, the quality of the game, and the whole...
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    It looks awesome if you want to make a multi-year...

    It looks awesome if you want to make a multi-year commitment. Including not just character turnover--which happens in CoC, but also player turnover--which happens in RL.
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    Onyx Path is doing a Chicago by Night kickstarter...

    Onyx Path is doing a Chicago by Night kickstarter for it, so they will be doing 5e support.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/chicago-by-night-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed
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  42. Well, and skill points, or that making 1st level...

    Well, and skill points, or that making 1st level 5e characters is hard...

    Whats funny is that its the Beyond people that just got a slap on the wrist from Hasbro over their not-an-esports thing.
    ...
  43. This is very cool. Direct contest link. ...

    This is very cool.

    Direct contest link.

    https://summontheterror.com/pages/index.php
  44. I found it! This is from the long-running Q&A...

    I found it!

    This is from the long-running Q&A thread

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?22566-Q-amp-A-with-Gary-Gygax/page171

    So on minis...
  45. Its my understanding that EGG and others in the...

    Its my understanding that EGG and others in the early games did not use miniatures for D&D, and neither did many OD&D fans.

    Of course, experience at that time was wide ranging.
  46. I saw immature, silly, and overreaching play...

    I saw immature, silly, and overreaching play years ago, and I have seen it recently. Including in older players who should know better.

    One interesting thing about most new players today is that...
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    It is pretty amateurish.

    It is pretty amateurish.
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    So much interest...in that cease and desist from...

    So much interest...in that cease and desist from Hasbro.
  49. Not surprised they are doing well. Though it is...

    Not surprised they are doing well. Though it is cool that there are so many big RPG kick-starters going right now.

    Very tempting...the box set looks great...
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    Its means winners really win. So, for example...

    Its means winners really win.

    So, for example number 1 is twice as many as number 2 which is twice as many as number 3 and so on.

    What the plot shows, where 5E is actually above that orange...
  51. The D&D Known World was a couple of pages in the...

    The D&D Known World was a couple of pages in the Isle of Dread. It was based on Tom Moldvay's home game. Those two pages or so are still one of my favorite D&D settings.
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    Thats great news! Exactly what 5e could use.

    Thats great news! Exactly what 5e could use.
  53. A quick response from the creator himself! I...

    A quick response from the creator himself! I would never assume a mere "rehash", I am sure it is great.
  54. This is clearly his update of Glantri, the wizard...

    This is clearly his update of Glantri, the wizard ruled principalities from the D&D known world/Mystara where Castle Amber was set.

    If you don't know the original Princess Ark series, it was one...
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    They are at 50k now. This seems good for an...

    They are at 50k now. This seems good for an adventure and should go higher, though big RPG kick-starters have also started to become passé.
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    Spycraft is super crunchy. Savage world is much...

    Spycraft is super crunchy. Savage world is much less so, though it still has interesting player options. It would also seem to fit something GI Joe-esque.
  57. I agree that certain kind of in-game behavior can...

    I agree that certain kind of in-game behavior can disrupt the vibe of the game and the tend to cooperate. And not just PvP stuff. A little disruption or instigation can be entertaining. Going to far,...
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    ...+1...

    ...+1...
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    It sounds like Tsojcanth. I remember it well....

    It sounds like Tsojcanth.

    I remember it well. (I guess I did not inhale enough).
  60. Consequences. And maybe finding some saner...

    Consequences.


    And maybe finding some saner players.
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    D&D is its own thing. In large parts because it...

    D&D is its own thing. In large parts because it is meant to work as a game.

    But it draws from many sources.
  62. If you want to retro: Goodman Games B1/B2...

    If you want to retro:

    Goodman Games B1/B2 reprint and 5E conversion is awesome. Its better if you would interested in it for its own sake, but you can do a ton of low level adventuring with it.
    ...
  63. Sounds good.

    Sounds good.
  64. So...how does it play?

    So...how does it play?
  65. Looks like its on the cubicle 7 website. Hope...

    Looks like its on the cubicle 7 website.

    Hope to see a copy in a FLGS soon.
  66. Seems interesting, and fatey.

    Seems interesting, and fatey.
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    I could see skills being stronger. At least...

    I could see skills being stronger. At least acrobatics.

    And Cha seems low, as he is the leader of Merry Men.
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    Ninja'd, by the top ninja.

    Ninja'd, by the top ninja.
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    Jester David DM Howard There was more 3rd...

    Jester David
    DM Howard

    There was more 3rd party stuff for 3E. A glut of it, in fact.

    There is quality material out for 5E, but it has come out much slower.
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    As an aside, running (and chasing and escaping)...

    As an aside, running (and chasing and escaping) are very much part of fictional fighting. Its boring to have the same side win all the time, but if you want to keep that important character alive,...
  71. Glad to see this thread. Like the ToB and...

    Glad to see this thread.

    Like the ToB and their other work, this book is really loaded.

    I agree it is kitchen sink fantasy, but I think this has more style then a lot of WotC stuff.
  72. Thread: Table Rules

    by TerraDave
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    I like "Let them play" There is a fine line...

    I like "Let them play"

    There is a fine line between occasional helpful advice, or in character requests or reactions, and telling someone how to play there character. That line should not be...
  73. Interesting. So you could roll 3d4 for more...

    Interesting. So you could roll 3d4 for more consistency, or a d12 to try to get a higher result.
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    Dragon Heist at the #1 gaming book and #21...

    Dragon Heist at the #1 gaming book and #21 overall.

    PHB #56 overall.

    Interestingly, WDotMM is #87 overall almost two months out from release.
  75. Some of these seem more like Pet Peeves then...

    Some of these seem more like Pet Peeves then "worst thing". Maybe 4, though again if unintentional its still just annoying.

    Worse would be more like:

    * Being a generally unpleasant person

    *...
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    Must have missed it.

    Must have missed it.
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    Actually, shouldn't critical role billboards have...

    Actually, shouldn't critical role billboards have its own thread or news item or something?

    Lot more newsworthy then, well, at least some of the stuff put on the front page of this site.
  78. Your running Greyhawk. And your running it as it...

    Your running Greyhawk. And your running it as it was meant to be run!

    Sure, TSR did some metaplot for it in the 90s . Metaplot was big back then. But applying metaplot to a Greyhawk game just...
  79. Kuntz was EGGs co-DM for Greyhawk castle and...

    Kuntz was EGGs co-DM for Greyhawk castle and created parts of it. He co-authored (but was not the lead author) of Supplement 1 and Deities and Demigods.

    He also famously "beat" Tomb of Horrors,...
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    Look at the damn thread...I mean ninja-sliced.

    Look at the damn thread...I mean ninja-sliced.
  81. a mini-crate, but not a crate of minis.

    a mini-crate, but not a crate of minis.
  82. A "crate" with one whole mini? Seriously?

    A "crate" with one whole mini?

    Seriously?
  83. Thread: New Survey

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    That felt much more like "what should we make...

    That felt much more like "what should we make next" rather then "lets start over" that would be needed for a new edition. (And of course the PHB is selling about as well as it has, ever, but we have...
  84. Thread: New Survey

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    Yay! I finished! Sheesh. It is huge. Its also...

    Yay! I finished!

    Sheesh. It is huge. Its also important that everyone answers.

    Don't like something or do like something, now is your chance.
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    Its hard to get good quantitative or qualitative...

    Its hard to get good quantitative or qualitative data. Hence these threads..

    So here is something on 3e>2e

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/features/9292-The-Ghosts-of-D-D-Past.2
    ...
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    The wikipedia thread has some data in it: ...

    The wikipedia thread has some data in it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSR_(company)

    We know that the 5e PHB has now far outsold 4e and 3.5. 3e was only in print a few years and there is no...
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    Dragon Heist has climbed up to #69 overall. Still...

    Dragon Heist has climbed up to #69 overall. Still one week out from release.

    PHB still leads at #41.
  88. So that's why the Snits were looking to get...

    So that's why the Snits were looking to get Revenge.

    I think I have used part of that cover image to make a big stand up figure of Imix, prince of elemental evil fire. I think.
  89. And right there in the PHB, thanks!

    And right there in the PHB, thanks!
  90. Sending yourself somewhere, but not really

    Outside Astral Projection, has D&D had spells that allowed you to project an image of yourself far away?

    I am not sure. I can't think of it, but there have been a lot of spells and magic items...
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    Probably time to reboot. I am not sure what...

    Probably time to reboot.

    I am not sure what you are running, but its real easy to find 5e players right now.
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    I looked at some of reviews, and there seems to...

    I looked at some of reviews, and there seems to be a refocus on the blood sucking monster part of the game, which I think was often downplayed, at least in play, in the games 90s heyday.
  93. I think firearms have been part of FR for a long...

    I think firearms have been part of FR for a long time (probably going back to some Greenwood article in Dragon on firearms in D&D).
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    LMoP is fine, but this is also a really fun...

    LMoP is fine, but this is also a really fun option.

    You can get a new copy here:

    http://goodman-games.com/store/product/original-adventures-reincarnated-1-into-the-borderlands/

    Its default...
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    A new edition of Vampire in Stores?

    The "fifth" edition of Vampire is supposed to be showing up in stores. Wondering if anyone has seen it, or has thoughts on it.
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    I DMed 4e for a long time. I spent a lot of...

    I DMed 4e for a long time.

    I spent a lot of time thinking "this is DM friendly, but..." the expectation that PCs would receive a constant flow of level appropriate magic items; but the so so...
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    Yes, EGGS own PC. (He was a player as well as...

    Yes, EGGS own PC. (He was a player as well as DM). Mordenkainen was infamously amoral.

    But EGGs modules are full of evil villains to be defeated and dark conspiracies to be unraveled. In his...
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    The biggest advance I see with 5e over 3e is that...

    The biggest advance I see with 5e over 3e is that it is just easier to DM (with 4e in between). 5e has a lot for players, but its very DM friendly.

    As for videos...I am sure they help. Playing...
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    https://sites.google.com/site/wormycollected/_/rsr...

    https://sites.google.com/site/wormycollected/_/rsrc/1467891704696/Home/dragon-issue-71/071_1.jpg

    https://sites.google.com/site/wormycollected/_/rsrc/1467891702039/Home/dragon-issue-71/071_2.jpg
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    D&D is a package. Its not boiled down to some...

    D&D is a package. Its not boiled down to some essence, or just a few things. It’s a bunch of stuff together. You can pull out a few bits or put in a few others and its ok, but as some point you have...
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