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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    @doctorbadwolf, I think that plays into what gives Ravenloft a bit of a theme park feel for me. The drama of the various Dark Lords mostly repeats itself artificially as a result of the Dark Powers' machinations. The adventure happens and then the "ride" resets for the next group of attendees...
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    Here, I think that there will obviously be a difference of tone and play options between an adventure focusing on "All About Strahd" and a non-AP campaign for "My Adventures in Barovia."
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    Top TTRPG Kickstarters

    I would say that $1,450,557 is "close." ;)
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    So you can't run a sandbox if the PCs may hypothetically have to hire the Vistani to navigate their way through the Mists to other domains rather than walking as part of a single landmass?
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    Owen Stephens Continues 'Real Game Industry' Posts

    Long Story Short: Luke Crane put up a Kickstarter for a series of zines called Perfect RPG. Adam Koebel's name was (likely intentionally*) buried in the list of contributors, and a number of other contributors for the project were unaware that Adam Koebel would be a contributor, and once they...
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    At this point, I think it's safe to say that their primary concern is for fans of the Curse of Strahd adventure: you know, the people who are actually buying and playing their games rather than those old school gamers who haven't already been convinced to jump on-board with 5e.
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    IMO, 2E and 3E Ravenloft always seemed more akin in its presentation to a Theme Park MMORPG rather than a Sandbox MMORPG. I also don't particularly understand the idea put forth that somehow views sandbox play as being directly proportional to landmass size. Blades in the Dark is designed as a...
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    The roster of people implied to be among the "people who liked it" in this conversation don't seem particularly interested or invested in playing 5e D&D so I'm not sure why WotC should care about them more than the people who bought and played the Curse of Strahd 5e adventure and made it into a...
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    Good. That's important for making Ravenloft a horror setting rather than an Halloween-themed amusement park.
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    As someone who has been mostly following this conversation, I don't think that you have substantiated this opinion much, as you mostly repeat talking points as being self-explanatory or self-evident. I think it's far more likely your own deep sense of nostalgia talking and shaping what you...
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    Two $1M+ Tabletop RPG Kickstarters At The Same Time!

    It will definitely be interesting though to see how much by comparison the updated version of Adventures in Middle-Earth makes when it gets around to that Kickstarter.
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    D&D 5E 3 Classic Settings Coming To 5E?

    I have no stake in this debate; I am only here to sow chaos.
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    The MToF depiction of the RQ did not seem all that warmly received. I do think that this version disappointed the CR and Nentir Vale fans, as I don't think that it honored what people generally liked about the Raven Queen. But I'm not sure if WotC really has any real grasp of what people liked...
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    Pathfinder 2E Is it time for a new Pathfinder Setting?

    I think that this cohesion has been added as part of Pathfinder 2, particularly the Lost Omens Guide. So much like FR, Golarion has been thematically grouped into regions: e.g., Saga Lands, Eye of Dread, Old Cheliax, Shining Kingdoms, Broken Lands, etc.
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    🤨:unsure:
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