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    Are there any free-to-the-public samples of Wolfgang Baur's work?

    So there are two 3rd party authors for 5e's first big adventures. Awesome! WotC's in-house adventure writers don't generally measure up to 3pp offerings. However, I'm not familiar with those authors yet, myself. Are there any adventures written by them (maybe something for worldwide game day?)...
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    Treadmill Removal

    Back when I last played, Inherent Bonuses were still a hot topic. Some loved them, some hated them. And some other folks realized "Hey - if we're doing all this work of giving players +1 to +6 bonuses that are either Magic or Inherent, and also everyone is taking Expertise just to make sure they...
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    Welcome to the Red Planet; Welcome to the next step on humanity's road to the stars.

    Roughly 60% of all Mars missions have failed due to one obstacle or another. Today was not one of those days. Humanity today has landed a mobile robotic science rover on the surface of mars. It can drive faster than most of us travel on the freeway. It can probe an Armadillo in less than one...
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    IRC channel

    Would people be up for chillin in an IRC channel? If my DM, or a PF judge, or a PC in one of my games isn't around, PMing them and getting their reply hours later makes sense. It's a pretty nice convenience, actually! But what if we're both online? A conversation that could take an hour by post...
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    D&D 4E If 5e Had Evolved from 4e...

    This is a great discussion, but the limitations of XP and the sequential nature of forum posts makes it less useful for organizing and discussing a large number of ideas at once. If, for instance, a bunch of us have a bunch of ideas about completely overhauling 4e (similar to what Pathfinder did...
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    D&D 4E If 5e Had Evolved from 4e...

    I would probably use Reddit, honestly - with as many "good people" from Fourthparty and Fourthcore as possible overseeing the project. The system of upvotes and downvotes, and threaded replies, is just far, far superior to a linear forum system for efficiently discussing and evaluating the...
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    D&D 4E If 5e Had Evolved from 4e...

    I think the typical 4e player would get annoyed if I dropped a 20 page document filled with house rules in front of them. However, like you said, there's a lot of great stuff in this thread. Stuff I've either already implemented, fantasized about implementing, or stuff where I've noticed a...
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    D&D 4E If 5e Had Evolved from 4e...

    It never occurred to me before, but with a cap of +4, your racial bonuses still matter, surprisingly enough. You still want a racial bonus in your best stat - instead of using it to push your best score to a +5, you use it to push a +3 to a +4, which saves you a ton of point buy points. As a...
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    Organizing Your Ideas, Rules, and Fluff Snippets

    I've been looking at corkboard.me and trello.com but they're not so good for creating "trees" of branching or flowcharted information. So I'm wondering where everyone stores their ideas, or wishes they had stored their ideas if they had known better. I guess Corkboard is the better of the...
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    Improved Initiative (proposal...ish)

    (proposalish in that I recommend further simplifying PMiller's system) For the most part, I like PMiller's way of doing initiative as one that promotes thinking as a member of a team, rather than as a lone show-off. I feel that it gives folks with high Init the opportunity to "double-dip" by...
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    D&D 4E The New Monster Math, Explained and Expanded

    I would shy away from grind-increasy leaders that heal or revive, and lean towards Warlord-esque boosters, force multipliers, and focus-fire-encouragers. Makes the players groan in annoyance less, and fear death more.
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    Grenadier Proposal

    I started writing a long-ass thing but realized I was really overdoing it. Let's go with the venerable bulleted list to get the main talking points out there and then, if it's actually necessary, we can discuss further. Grenadier is one of the most basic, vanilla ATs available for Alchemists...
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    D&D 4E The New Monster Math, Explained and Expanded

    UoL reduces the tendency of 4e combat to have a giant alpha strike on round 1 followed by tedium, so I really, really like it! You don't have a free use of the power on t1, so the players don't have to sigh and watch the inevitable alpha strike happen to them. You don't use the power on t1...
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    Autosuccess tweak

    So the rules make you succeed automatically if your ability score is 5 over the DC. Often, the GM calls for a check or the player rolls a die instinctively before they realize the check is going to be an auto-success regardless. With a minor tweak, you can "keep" that die result as well as make...
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