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    Mercedes Lackey Ejected From Nebula Conference For Using Racial Slur

    Until this thread popped up, I had absolutely no idea this was an offensive term in many places. It turns out that's simply because I happen to live in a country where it has an accepted, non-offensive meaning. Given my country's appalling history on matters of race, and acknowledging my own...
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    D&D General Vecna and Kas and the Book of Vile Darkness. WorC lore you should know.

    Well, Wizkids did already release this last year. (I have one. It's pretty cool.)
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    D&D General Monsters of Spelljammer (part 1)

    That's exactly the problem with the original entry. It is explicitly and unnecessarily gender-specific. I filed that off for the summary, since it adds nothing to the creature. The two cultures of anadian halflings presented in Realmspace are a bunch of anarchists unable to form a stable...
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    D&D General Monsters of Spelljammer (part 1)

    I found the original text for the aperusa to be deeply problematic. It could easily be used as a textbook example of the lack of cultural sensitivity and awareness in the 80s/90s. It was a struggle to write even a summary paragraph about them that wasn't entirely offensive, so deeply are...
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    D&D 5E dnd alternate covers

    I get mine online from my FLGS, but it should be noted that "local" in this instance means "on a different continent" of necessity. None of them cost me more than the normal version except for Volo's, which I wasn't paying attention for, and had to buy on eBay a few months later for a price...
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    D&D General Monsters of Spelljammer (part 1)

    Monsters of Spelljammer (part 1) Introduction Monsters of Spelljammer is a three part series intended to provide an overview of the many strange and unusual creatures found in the Spelljammer setting. Each entry has a picture (if the monster has one), a short description, and an indication of...
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    5.5E The future of edition changes and revisions

    DLS4: Wild Elves has something to say about this claim.
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    5.5E The future of edition changes and revisions

    If anyone has claimed either that the majority of D&D players do, in fact, care deeply about the changes, or that the majority of D&D players should care deeply about the changes, I missed that. I see a few people who are saying that this is a major issue for them. And that's okay. It's fine for...
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    5.5E The future of edition changes and revisions

    If we're including other goblinoids in the comparison, then we would also need to look at the changes to hobgoblins and bugbears between/within other editions. I haven't checked, but I strongly suspect that both of those changed more than vanilla goblins did. (I'm still a bit surprised by how...
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    5.5E The future of edition changes and revisions

    That reason makes far more sense to me than not liking it because it changes decades of goblin lore.
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    5.5E The future of edition changes and revisions

    I was curious about goblins specifically, so I spent half an hour or so skimming through their write ups. It turns out that they are actually one of the more consistently presented races, and yet... They have drifted from their original lawful evil alignment (1e/2e) to neutral evil (3e), to...
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    5.5E The future of edition changes and revisions

    Some monsters have remained somewhat consistent, but at least as many have not. From 1e to 2e, the approach to monster updates was quite lazy, with much copied flavour text, sometimes even when the underlying mechanics no longer reflected that flavour. The jumps from 2e to 3e, from 3e to 4e and...
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