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    D&D General IS the 5 min work day a feature or a bug?

    I think the 5MWD has to do with players optimizing the fun out of a game when given the opportunity. D&D is, and to a large extent, always has had resource management at the core of its gameplay. The 5MWD trades resource management for the biggest numbers you can compress into the narrowest...
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    D&D 5E Epic Level 1?!

    Fighting CR 1 monsters from level 1 to 20? Would you mind giving an example?
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    D&D 5E Epic Level 1?!

    Sure, if you only look at the numbers and then dismiss everything else as fictional positioning, then your argument for a treadmill is quite strong. Of course, most arguments supported by cherry picked evidence, where any evidence contrary to your argument is dismissed as insignificant, tend to...
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    D&D 5E Epic Level 1?!

    If you want to argue that the combat mini game is a treadmill, then as I said, I could see that argument. I'm not convinced that it's actually accurate, since high level characters gain combat capabilities that low level characters can only dream of which can significantly change the nature of...
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    D&D 5E Epic Level 1?!

    I'll grant that if your campaign is focused on the number of hits that it takes to drop a monster, then the game might indeed look like a treadmill.
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    D&D 5E Epic Level 1?!

    But it's not just numbers. Simulacrum isn't a number, it literally allows you to be in two places at once, if you desire. True Polymorph isn't a number, it literally lets you take anything and turn it into anything else. Mirage Arcane isn't just a number, it literally allows you to reshape the...
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    D&D 5E Epic Level 1?!

    Despite it being a common complaint, I also disagree that 4e was a treadmill. Gameplay did change significantly as characters gained levels (and new capabilities), though it might not have seemed like it would based on a read through. High levels felt different from low levels. IMO, that's not a...
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    D&D 5E Epic Level 1?!

    A treadmill is when you put in effort but effectively go nowhere. By this reasoning, it's also a treadmill if a person lives with their parents when they are young, moves into an apartment later, and finally buys a house to live in. You're just living somewhere, right? However, that's clearly...
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    D&D 5E Epic Level 1?!

    That really depends on play style. Imagine a goblin warren filled with CR 1 goblins that the PCs can go to at level 1. If the PCs go there at level 3, but the goblins are still CR 1, there's not really a treadmill. The PCs might be more inclined to seek out CR 3 monsters, because those offer...
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    D&D General NFTs Are Here To Ruin Dungeons & Dragons

    I'm sorry to inform you, but that whole greed thing is way more pervasive than just crypto. Our society and economy are essentially founded upon the principle of greed. Greed may be toxic, but it's a fairly effective motivator. Physically real or no, plenty of things that people waste money on...
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    D&D General NFTs Are Here To Ruin Dungeons & Dragons

    I think I see a nugget of truth there, but it's dripping with so much hyperbole and vitriol that it's hard to make out. It's tech. It's just a thing. Not good; not evil; a thing. At worst it's an imperfectly designed thing that leaves a lot to be desired in terms of efficiency, et al. (I'd...
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    D&D General NFTs Are Here To Ruin Dungeons & Dragons

    You still don't seem to be understanding what I'm writing. (I don't care if you agree, but it would be nice if your response seemed like you understood.) It's not that someone is looking at an NFT business with a solar farm and thinking to themselves, "maybe I should get me some of those fancy...
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    D&D General NFTs Are Here To Ruin Dungeons & Dragons

    I think you misconstrued what I was saying. I did not claim that they would lead or (directly) inspire better solar panels. Nor was I making a claim that any single, solitary crypto farm could make such an impact upon an industry. And never did I make any claim whatsoever about them generating...
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    D&D General NFTs Are Here To Ruin Dungeons & Dragons

    Energy production is technically finite. In practice, we've tapped only a tiny fraction of what is possible with renewables. Sure, if a company builds a solar farm to power their crypto farm, they COULD have built that solar farm and fed it to the grid. Would they have though? Almost certainly...
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    D&D General NFTs Are Here To Ruin Dungeons & Dragons

    I fully believe that they're watching, but that they would realistically go forward with it, that I seriously doubt. Hasbro has a good thing going with WotC, and crypto is contentious at best (as this thread clearly shows). It would be high risk for indeterminate reward, which would fall...
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