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    5E Player roles that no longer exist, and why

    We have all in my S&W game. One player is always keeping the party journal, another is mapping. Though they have a hireling now who is helping so I give them hints. And I will usually call one player party leader just so when they won't stop arguing over which stupid plan to implement I can...
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    Poll: Have You Lost a Character to Ghouls.

    I've taken so many with Ghouls in my S&W Rappan Athuck game, including a TPK. The lamentations were barely drowned out by my mad cackles! They fear the ghoul. As a player its been a long time but they don't have quite the bite they used to IMO.
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    Gary Gygax Things

    yeah when I read about players pouring over their own drawn maps trying to find out where the hidden stuff is or where something strange might be I think that is a big difference from today where all that is skill checks and whatnot. The deal with the doors would just be a search check of some...
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    5E Would you play D&D if you knew there would be no combat?

    I see your point, D&D is pretty much D&D at this point and granted I run an OGL knock off game now. But we play it for a band of freebooters descending into forgotten temples of evil gods and pits of unspeakable horror in search of the big score and it does OK. I'm not really doing the modern...
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    Replacing 1d20 with 3d6 is nearly pointless

    If I ever go back to 5e I may tinker with a 3d6 system. Crits IME are the driving force of most encounters and made combat crazy "swingy".
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    5E Would you play D&D if you knew there would be no combat?

    I would play CoC with a good GM but D&D with no battles? Nope.
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    5E Would you play D&D if you knew there would be no combat?

    No. I play D&D to replicate classic action Swords and Sorcery. I like a good bit of RP but at heart I'm in it for the action.
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    Paladin, How Are You Righteous?

    Sure in 5e that is totally true. But I didn't think this was a 5e specific thread and I referred to a classic LG paladin.
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    Paladin, How Are You Righteous?

    I find its hard for modern "moral relativists" to play a righteous holy warrior in a world of elemental evil and chaos. I have players who think a LG Paladin should be able to cut corners a lot and the ends justify the means, adventure with unsavory types, etc. They want the powers but not the...
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    The senseless achitecture in most official products

    Yep. I quit really spending time on stuff outside the immediate adventure for that reason, they just don't care. We started a new backup campaign and one of the players still hasn't named his PC after a 6 hour session. Its just not that important to him. Granted that is a bit too far for me...
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    The senseless achitecture in most official products

    Yep. I am working steadily towards ending the tyranny of the grid and doing everything with tape measures, real LOS, and actual space on the map. And 1" = 3' will probably be part of that.
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    5E Those who come from earlier editions, why are you okay with 5E healing (or are you)?

    In my playing of older editions, or S&W I'm running now, major injuries are almost always healed via spells over a couple days of rest and spell casting. I'm not sure I ever saw a PC heal of major HP loss via rest unless it was in a downtime deal after they cleaned out the dungeon.
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    Why 3.5 Worked

    I should say when I say core I mean the basic d20 system and mechanic. Even 3.5 with the 3 core books is more than I want, but yes, not allowing all the endless expansions does make it better.
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    5E Removing the HP Bloat

    Not my experience. I am not sure if any foes they fought in any of the 5e stuff I ran, ToD and OotA, along with some stand alone stuff, lasted more than 3 rounds. Demogorgon lasted 3 against a 10-11th level party. And I gave him max HP. But 5e is very swingy due to crits being IMO vastly...
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