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    D&D General What editions of Dungeons & Dragons do you like?

    3.5 - Played and DM'd PF 1E - DM'd 5E - Played All have things I like and dislike. If I had to choose a favorite it would be pathfinder.
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    A Growing Appreciation of Modules

    I have noticed something about my gaming habits over the last few years. I've come to appreciate modules more and more. Perhaps it's because when I first started to play D&D my DMs wrote everything themselves. And that's what I learned to do. And so, I turned my nose up at those pre-written...
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    Why is my NPC Wizard cursed with immortality?

    I had a pair of immortal NPCs in a campaign once due to a poor choice of words. Fighter: It looks like we'll die here Dungeon collapses around them Wizard: I wish we didn't have to. ... WAIT! NO! They had an on again off again relationship in the background; mostly sticking together because...
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    D&D 5E How often do characters die in your campaigns?

    I don't go out of my way to kill characters. I want you to feel challenged and threatened by the obstacles put forth but, I won't place you in a scenario where "Well, you should have known to run" is my answer. However, I cannot save you from yourself. If you decide to run off down the dungeon...
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    D&D General what's your favorite starting town?

    Every GM I know follows the "Steal everything" motto.
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    D&D General what's your favorite starting town?

    Falcon's Hollow is in Darkmoon Vale and is a host of a few Paizo adventures. I think Paizo even put out a setting book for Darkmoon Vale but, I haven't read it. Falcon's Hollow is the setting for Hollow's Last Hope, Crown of the Kobold King, Revenge of the Kobold King, Hungry are the Dead, and...
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    D&D General what's your favorite starting town?

    The Shackled City Adventure Path is set almost entirely in the city of Cauldron and the surrounding jungle. I loved that setting as a GM and player. I'm currently running a small campaign set in Falcon's Hollow, a small town on the frontier that specializes in the lumber trade. Even when I...
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    Getting rid of those pesky forest squatters

    And I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for you meddling PC's and your animal companion, too!
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    Helmets: Under-Used but Over-Important

    I've always just assumed that your character has a helmet. But, I've also been laid back as a GM. It's your character. You tell me what s/he looks like! I recall a, now dead, webcomic where, after seeing the critical hit table, helmets became the party's main goal for questing. I think it was...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Any Custom-Made Epic Spells Rattling Around Out There?

    I vaguely recall having a wizard that made a custom divination spell. We called it Control + F for fun. It was first level, I think. It would let you search through a book for one phrase per casting. So something like this: Search (Control + F) Level: Wiz 1 Components: V/S/M Casting Time: 1...
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    Getting rid of those pesky forest squatters

    @Eltab and @Tonguez you are correct. It is darkwood in that sense. The head of the lumber company is evil with a capital E. The company owns pretty much everything in town, he grinds his workers down to dust, and pays them in company script after altering their work records. Can't work? Then...
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    Getting rid of those pesky forest squatters

    Suppose you're the evil dude in head of a lumber company. You want to expand deeper into a large forest full of darkwood. The problem is, there's a small clan of squatters in your forest! Now, you've been slowly bringing in mercenaries to your town for some time now under the guise of...
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    D&D 5E Curse of Strahd - What am I missing? (Possible spoilers?)

    Now that you mention it, I do remember not being too scared of Strahd. Maybe it was because he lacked Energy Drain as an attack.
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    D&D 5E Curse of Strahd - What am I missing? (Possible spoilers?)

    As I said, the campaign went from scary (How are we going to survive this!) to silly (Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!). And as the campaign progressed and it started to show that Strahd didn't care how much we wrecked his stuff we went from trying to be stealthy to just acting out in...
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    D&D 5E Curse of Strahd - What am I missing? (Possible spoilers?)

    Will the final step of your plan be "Push the button"? ;)
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