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    D&D General Why Editions Don't Matter

    Wait...no DM crits? Not going to happen.
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    D&D 5E The Decrease in Desire for Magic in D&D

    The easy solution is to find a group that wants to play a low-magic campaign or run one yourself. I have run multiple campaigns where the most powerful NPC casters top out at 3rd level except for PCs and Villains. I have run games that restrict the players and use skill checks and crafting for...
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    D&D 5E The Decrease in Desire for Magic in D&D

    Nope. I mean that the classes all felt the same mechanically. The all had at-will, encounter, and daily powers. The differences mainly hit at the role level: defender, controller, etc. That just filled a mechanical niche. 4e was great for uniform experience. It forced a average playing and GM...
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    D&D 5E The Decrease in Desire for Magic in D&D

    Correct.😁
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    D&D 5E The Decrease in Desire for Magic in D&D

    Everyone was a caster in 4e. The classes worked identically. They all had "powers." The system was designed to be uniform.
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    D&D 5E The Decrease in Desire for Magic in D&D

    You are the GM, you set the rules, tone, and story. While I often work with players ahead of time on the type of game or characters they want to play, every campaign I have ever run has started with a 1-page introduction with the limits I set on the game. This includes classes, races, feats...
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    D&D 5E The Decrease in Desire for Magic in D&D

    It was not a minority. A huge base of players jumped ship and went to Pathfinder. D&D works best as a kitchen sink system that incorporates multiple styles of play. 4e was a system where only one style was allowed.
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    D&D 5E The Decrease in Desire for Magic in D&D

    Concentration is a massive check on magic in 5e. Many of the spells require it. It allows for disruption. I do miss the flavor and consequences of magic pre-3.5, but concentration does a really good job of balancing it in the game.
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    Lifetime Community Supporter

    I have access to it on KS. I screenshot it and I will send you a PM.
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    Lifetime Community Supporter

    Russ, I can tell you that the new emails from the site were effective in getting me to engage with the site again. :D:)
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    Threads now and then

    Sure. It is great to be both open-minded and introspective; however, I have no patience for coddling people. If you are triggered easily, then it is not my responsibility to worry about their reaction. That said, it is best to be courteous and talk as if you would to someone in person. However...
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    Lifetime Community Supporter

    Is this still a thing for those who supported the site when it was offered back in the day? I cannot seem to find if I still have it active or not.
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    Threads now and then

    Heh, the folks that post these days could not have handled the old Eric Noah or ENWorld crowds. :P
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    D&D General Why Do People Hate Gnomes?

    My wife once played a gnome paladin of the goddess of love named Rosalyn Wocket who's father owned Wocket's Rockets. Enough said.
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