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    Which D&D Settings Do You Play In?

    A home-brewed version of the Forgotten Realms with elements of Greyhawk in it (Greyhawk itself is a barony on the Shining Sea/Border Kingdoms area). I fit WotC's polling data pretty close. Forgotten Realms, but I pick and choose elements of it for my own take on the setting.
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    Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians

    I served, quite simply, to defend the Freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. That may sound trite, but it's the truth. And one of those freedoms I defended was Freedom of Speech - regardless of the insulting use it's put to.
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    Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians The Supreme Court of the United States affirmed in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898), that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship for nearly all...
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    Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians

    Neither I nor Danny said "lack due process"; we said different. And Danny refuted your statement that "You don't get less due process because of another law." The UCMJ - something considered "another law" - limits due process in many ways; some subtle, some more prominent. It does this most...
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    Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians

    No joke there. For instance, as concerns freedom of movement: Without being on leave, one can't travel more than a certain prescribed distance from their assigned installation. That means, even on a weekend or holiday - even if one isn't scheduled to be on duty - if you're not on leave, you...
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    Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians

    Danny covered this quite well. The idea of having children here to "anchor" citizenship is simply not a major factor in illegal immigrants coming to the US or for having children here. They are coming for jobs. Having children is merely a part of living their lives - no ulterior motives other...
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    D&D 5E 5th edition Ranger: Why does every class have to have it's own schtick?

    Seems to me that it depends on each individual game. There are scenes in fiction I could see playing out in a similar manner in a D&D game. An assassin catching their target using the jakes. Sneaking into a castle through the jakes. Getting into a walled city through the sewer. Identifying...
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    D&D 5E 5th Edition character generator

    ...and the Warlord.
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    D&D 5E Little Worshipped Deities (Forgotten Realms)

    Nobanion is one of my favorites; and definitely rarely seen. I've liked him ever since Ed Greenwood linked Nobanion to Aslan in an old Polyhedron magazine article from the 90's. The backstory was that he's actually a Greater God in his own world, but only a Minor God in FR; having been invited...
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    Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians

    Oh how quickly we forget history.:( Maybe there weren't a lot of people in Russia and Eastern Europe that wanted to kill us at that time... ...but we certainly believed there were. It was called the First Red Scare, and was predicated upon exactly the 1919 Wall Street Bombing, among other...
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    Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians

    All true, and not to mention that the purpose of most so-called "anchor-babies" has almost nothing to do with immediate immigration legitimacy or seeking welfare benefits. First, a so-called "anchor-baby" can't sponsor immigration for family members until they turn 21 - that's a rather long...
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    D&D 5E Odd character creations

    With that name, stay away from the Healer Feat or Healing Kits. You're going to want Alchemy!:p He comes from the Pfizer clan, and specializes in little, blue "healing" potions.
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    Christian Persecution vs Persecuted Christians

    Well, while we're clarifying, let's go all the way: whether hate groups/crimes or terrorists - which I'd say is mostly a pedantic argument anyways, as the end result is the killing of innocent people in the name of *something* - let's be clear that the answer being pushed is to ban entire ethnic...