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    D&D 5E Greyhawk: Pitching the Reboot

    Actually I don't think that is right. The issue is, hardly any truly successful writers of mainstream fantasy do high magic. Lord of the Rings, Conan, Game of Thrones, The Witcher, Assassin's Apprentice, Shannara, Wizard of Earthsea, Druss the Legend (anything by Gemmel), The Dragonbone Chair...
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    Blog (A5E) Let’s Look At Exploration in Level Up

    Then you took a small part of the conversation and took it out of context. I would encourage you to read the thread as a whole as reiterating the full context in every response in a thread is not something people do. If you dip into only a fraction of a discussion you can mistake the point of...
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    Blog (A5E) Let’s Look At Exploration in Level Up

    If you are going to critique, then do understand the point being made. It is quite clear I was tackling higher level play and it's 'magic solves everything' when it comes to exploration issue. You MUST go interpanar or have quite ridiculous challenges crowbarred in at high level to make...
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    Playtest (A5E) Level Up Playtest Document #11: Wizard

    Mathematically speaking peopple would still not know which was the wizards signatire spell from their casting - 1 per short rest? They would have to tell people...
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    Playtest (A5E) Level Up Playtest Document #11: Wizard

    By FAR the best art you have shown. Very, very nice. Pretty solid, scoring highly in all areas except for Wizard's Flair... I can see stinky fireballs incoming... or perhaps I can smell them. Not great at all, especially for a 9th level feature. It has the flavour of wizards apprentice school...
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    Blog (A5E) Level Up: Spending Gold (At Higher Levels)

    Interesting to see that you can be 'Seasoned' as a cook. The Cannibals will appreciate that... :P
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    Level Up (A5E) Things in Level Up's combat system

    In which case, that taps into the profficiency bonus plus the Dex bonus as the save roll bonus I am guessing - which would closely track defensive bonuses to AC. That would certainly work well to reflect skill and ability to defend against special attacks. Some would no doubt work well with...
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    Blog (A5E) Let’s Look At Exploration in Level Up

    All true, except that exploration challenges have an entire category of challenges which are point features - ruined bridges, chasms, unclimable precipises, sinking sand, trackless forest... these are all still trivilised by the ability to fly for 1 minute, never mind 10. Also, feather fall...
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    Blog (A5E) Let’s Look At Exploration in Level Up

    So much magic makes such 'level appropriate' challenges increasingly contrived, and then of course there is teleport. Ultimately 5E et al are superhero games, not fantasy as you will read it in 99% of fantasy genre novels. So yes, this creates entirely valid problems for DM's who have a lot of...
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    Level Up (A5E) Things in Level Up's combat system

    I hope once someone is disarmed any attempt to retreive the weapon within reach of an enemy combatant attracts an attack of opportunity with a bonus (maybe advantage), otherwise disarm will be as useless as it is now in 5E.
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    Level Up (A5E) Things in Level Up's combat system

    It would be good to see a set of rules on party retreats and escapes so the Dm can throw unbalanced stuff at groups from time to time and they have to take to their heels, or indeed if they get outgunned by chance and need to beat a hasty retreat anyway...
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    Blog (A5E) Level Up’s Monsters: The Stat Block

    Make is 'immediately after taking damage before any other action in the turn sequence' maybe?
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    Blog (A5E) Level Up’s Monsters: The Stat Block

    I like what I see, but would like to have vampires as a template with a few examples. This and lycanthropes never seem to be templates even though they are creatures transformed from base creatures. Odd.
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    D&D 5E 20th level Wizard vs the World

    Perhaps there is a corner case argument that everyone with a great deal of personal power who wants control over the world and will leverage their power to get it is criminally insane... but human history is FULL of this stuff. As for Faerun - as an ex-archaeologist and student of anthropology...
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    Roll20's Latest Report Shows Growth Everywhere!

    I was referring to the volume of reported play in different systems. Sure, other platforms sell good online, but Amazon takes nearly all the oxygen and the point is sound. Your point about people playing other rpg's that aren't DnD is not born out by the figures I am afraid, and the sheer...
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