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    D&D 5E The problem with 5e

    There are a few modules I've converted to run across every single edition and I have to say that some editions just don't cut it for my playstyle. 5e is versatile, but the default options for healing and a few other systems are insuffient. For my group the memorable moments happen when we...
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    D&D 5E From M. T. Black and Ed Greenwood “Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim" is coming in August!

    I can't wait for the map of the western heartlands. oh well, this isn't this the first time they have done something in the sword coast region for 5e.
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    To think that the current D&D fan base (those folks who buy all the books) can be excluded for the sake of a "new generation" is a fantasy. That was tried before and it didn't work. Sure some new players will pick up the book in a vacuum, but that small percentage of players will never replace...
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    what 6 new play-styles are you talking about?
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    The point is that even if you don't follow your character's alignment, the DM can evaluate what alignment your character is based on his/her actions. That's because each set of actions can be attributed to an alignment component. No, it's more like if you saw LG on your character sheet...
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    I don't think so, my point is that WotC and JC can do whatever they want. It really won't change things. there will always be division and disagreement on alignment. My entire group likes alignment and I don't see that changing. Even if JC decides that the game is going in the wrong...
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    What one edition takes away another will provide. Do you know what will be in 6e or 7e? I really don't think you will ever see alignment disappear. WotC can do as they wish, but the fan base remains, and they will do as they so please as well. It's probably a safe bet that alignment is...
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    D&D 5E Player agency and Paladin oath.

    Having a paladin in the party can be the source of much conflict. So much so that some players often chose to keep him in the dark about their side quests and nefarious / unlawful activities. If played with a good group of players who don't tend to take things personally it can be a lot of...
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    Considering entire handbooks have been written on the subject I disagree that the game isn't about playing characters of principle. The answer is simple, alignment is a more broad and useful abstraction. As the DM, I don't have the time to write an oath for all my npcs or write a detailed...
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    I don't remember doing that at all. Alignment is not there to force you to do anything. If you don't want to play a LG character then don't pick it. Why lie to yourself?
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    the general case is that doing harm, causing pain, and death = bad . if it's the lives of 1,000,000 rotrubs probably not, but Moander might get angry.
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    Yeah and that would be fine to be CN or CE, but the point of choosing a different alignment is to challenge yourself. If you do just whatever you want in game, the DM may tell you that your alignment changed to that based on your actions. The point is that you can play as you see fit, but as...
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    That's a great internal conflict that just begs to be roleplayed. There are two actions here though. Murdering one (assume innocent) person is an evil act. Saving the 1,000,000 lives is a good thing. In this case, the LG paladin may be willing to lose his paladin hood over it...
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    That's funny because the 2e book I quoted explicitly stated that alignment was not a straitjacket. So if that's the way it was being played at your table then it was being played incorrectly. At least you admit that that. On the other hand, I really don't understand why the alignments are...
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    D&D 5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    Gygax didn't see things that way. He noticed that players would quickly forget that they were heros and do things no hero would ever do. I see it in my own games from time to time even with alignment. Thankfully, we have alignment in my game to remind players that they are role playing and...
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