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    5E Kobold Press (and are they the new Paizo?)

    A day and a bit in and the Southlands kickstarter is about 210% funded. Kobold would be pretty happy with that progress I reckon. I hope they don't over-focus on Nuria Natal though. There's so much other interesting stuff. The City of Cats supplement is obviously Nuria Natal-focused, and at...
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    General The D&D Monster I have never used (or faced) and probably never will.

    I have real trouble imagining a situation in D&D where i would decide that a slaad was the best monster to use.
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    WotC ICv2 Has A Theory That WotC Will Be Sold

    There’s quite a crowded slate of upcoming WH40K animations, from what GW has been saying on their official channels. I dont think theyll get to the feature film stage at any time soon, or even ever, because the sheer volume of WH40K background etc that would need to be explained for a mass...
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    5E My Quick and Dirty Tasha Read

    I still shake my head at that, and even though I know it was probably floated in the Twilight cleric UA at 300ft, I still don't entirely believe they did it. Subconsciously I'm least 75% expecting that to be errataed back to 30ft relatively quickly on the grounds it was a typo. Just seems...
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    5E WotC On Tasha, Race, Alignment: A Several-Year Plan

    I think that's entirely reasonable, but with two caveats: just because the culture as a whole is like that, doesn't mean the individuals within it don't have a wide variety of opinions and attitudes. Maybe there's a sizeable minority of people in the evil culture who just keep their heads down...
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    5E WotC On Tasha, Race, Alignment: A Several-Year Plan

    I'd argue that while this is entirely true, the killing/taking aspect is less the point of the exercise than it used to be. Back in very early D&D, you'd have adventures centred around actual treasure seeking. Dungeon of the Fire Opal etc. PCs who explicitly got together to go adventuring to...
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    5E Tasha’s cauldron character thread

    I think the rationale for WotC not going that way was because they deliberately wanted to limit choices to avoid the build-planning minigame that 3.x could turn into, and to avoid the necessity of balancing features against each other one on one. The subclass system has its weaknesses, but it...
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    5E What is the appeal of the weird fantasy races?

    If your group is into character optimisation, you're not going to see many dragonborn. They're certainly one of the mechanically weaker PC races out there, and I'm equally sure that it WotC had their time over again they'd strengthen them a little. But playing one certainly won't cripple your...
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    5E Tasha’s cauldron character thread

    Admittedly I missed this in the UA so it might be an old discussion, but is it just me or does the Tasha's Fey Wanderer have the potential to be, on pure numbers, up there with the best social skills class in the game (with the caveat that there's some Bard colleges that give special social-type...
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    5E Forgotten realms recent history

    Time of troubles was definitely 1e to 2e. The Spellplague was the major setting-breaking feature of the hundred years between 3e FR and 4e FR. The Second Sundering rewound most of the least-well-received bits of the 4e post-Spellplague realms as part of the 5e transition. As far as the Realms...
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    5E Tasha: Now on D&D Beyond, Roll20, Fantasy Grounds

    I like the ranger alternate features a LOT, with the possible exception of the Favoured Enemy replacement which is just a watered-down version of Hunter's Mark that still requires concentration and only lasts 1 minute. Deft Explorer is the alternate Natural Explorer feature - at 1st level you...
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    5E Tasha: Now on D&D Beyond, Roll20, Fantasy Grounds

    Yeah, but they could have toned it down rather than cut it completely. It'd be nice to have something that boosted Help. It's a really handy niche for a npc when you've got only a couple of players and the GM provides an extra quasi-party-member to help out, but doesn't want to steal the...
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    5E Tasha: Now on D&D Beyond, Roll20, Fantasy Grounds

    I'm a bit sad that the Tandem Tactician feat doesn't seem to have made it into the final book. Much more interesting than Eldritch Adept or Artificer Initiate.
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    5E Tasha’s cauldron character thread

    I love the Fey ranger, personally, and if i was creating a new PC now I'd probably make one of those, probably with some of the alternate ranger class features. It's just such a different ranger to the sterotypical grim solitary wilderness adventurer. Can't decide whether I'd go with a gnome...
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    5E Forgotten realms recent history

    Yeah, my post probably went a little more in that direction than i initially intended. There's a bit of pent-up frustration there, clearly!
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