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    D&D General How many hours of D&D would you say you have played in your entire life?

    That's only a bit over 2 years total time. :)
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    D&D General How many hours of D&D would you say you have played in your entire life?

    Well, I started playing D&D Christmas 1980..... *We played a helluva lot of D&D, then other other stuff, 1980-'85 - but no set days/times/session lengths. And then there'd be chunks of time we didn't play at all. So I can't really estimate this period. But it was still ALOT. And last year...
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    Another Year of EN World Demographics!

    Are you online? Then they've acquired your data....
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    D&D General Did you get your start playing D&D, and what do you play now?

    Along with my brother & cousin I started completely cold (none of us had any RPG xp & no one to teach us - but being kids of average intelligence + literate....) with Basic over Christmas break 1980. Then about a year later things blurred into 1e. After that we tried all sorts of stuff through...
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    D&D General Do players REALLY care about the game world?

    Yes, that's what miniature wargaming night is for. :)
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    D&D General Do players REALLY care about the game world?

    After observing my 5e group for the better part of 4 years.... *1 player - Definitely. Even when she knows the campaign is a finite one-shot. She has added stuff to the world through her characters. *2nd player - He'll tell you he does. And he's very knowledgeable & stuck on the FR. But...
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    D&D 5E New WotC Survey! Learn About A New D&D Product!

    Same here. *A bunch of "How satisfied are you with _____ racial traits" & some basic stuff about what's advantage etc. *One of the questions was if I'd ever used the D&D Discord. Answered "No" - and then got asked how it could be improved. ?? How in the world would I know? I've never used it...
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    D&D General My Problem(s) With Halflings, and How To Create Engaging/Interesting Fantasy Races

    This is not unique to my 1/2ling characters though. Or even to D&D characters in general. Books, movies, comics, plays, RPGS, cmputer games, myth/legends, religion.... Interesting stuff happens to ALL protagonists to get the stories rolling. * Know this: Whatever you consider barbarian rage...
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    D&D 5E What exactly is Feywild in your campaigns?

    In my games? The Feywild is definitely a place. It gets talked about & hinted at a bit. Sometimes bits of it overlay the prime material for awhile. And supposedly the satyr tribes migrate back & forth to it seasonally. These comings & goings are often linked to wild bacchanals. But to...
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    D&D 5E Will you enter the Dungeon Master Challenge?

    Nope. I might work cheap, but I won't work for free. And producing entries capable of winning would definitely be work with a very high likelihood of zero reward. So no thanks.
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    D&D General My Problem(s) With Halflings, and How To Create Engaging/Interesting Fantasy Races

    You are confusing NPC halflings with PC halflings. Sure, most halflings (the NPCs) don't pursue such careers - but this can also be said of most NPC humans, dwarves, elves, etc . But the PCs? They're a different breed.... You'd have to ask the players "Why is your 1/2ling a _____?" 6 of my...
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    D&D General My Problem(s) With Halflings, and How To Create Engaging/Interesting Fantasy Races

    No, Tolkien* sued TSR over them using the term Hobbit. Much later WoTC bought TSR & thus inherited the D&D term 1/2ling. * Well, the Tolkien estate actually as the man himself was dead by the time D&D was being sold....
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    D&D General My Problem(s) With Halflings, and How To Create Engaging/Interesting Fantasy Races

    Indeed. Goblins & Kobolds are the xp generating monsters for low lv adventurers. You exterminate them, loot them & lv. up. Order 66 is in effect once the party is safely out of sight of the towns watchtowers. :)
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    D&D General My Problem(s) With Halflings, and How To Create Engaging/Interesting Fantasy Races

    As the player of a good many 1/2ling characters over the decades, I disagree with you. (my very 1st character was a 1/2ling - specifically inspired by Bilbo) Yes, Halflings exist in D&D because of the massive influence that Tolkiens' works had on the formation of the game. That is a fact. But...
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    Most Important Questions to Ask at Session 0

    I always start by asking the group: 1) What type of game do we want to play? Fantasy, sci-fi, etc. 2) Now that we've chosen the genre, what system do we want to use? And I have a list of the systems for each genre that I'm willing to use as well as a few that I'm not willing to run. If it's...
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