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    OD&D Feb 16th: Holmes Basic Day (Anniversary of J. Eric Holmes' Birthday)

    I started with this edition. It was a great way to learn the game, and of course it eventually funnels you into 1e. A tough system also to survive in as a 1st level character. That cover image is classic.
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    5E Best on screen adaptation of the bard (poll)

    Little late but he sort of fits
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    Beginning to Doubt That RPG Play Can Be Substantively "Character-Driven"

    You will never get a meaningful roleplaying experience worrying about rules. The moment you look at your sheet the roleplaying is over, so to achieve whatever character immersion you want, you have to go back to OD&D or D&D or a relaxed AD&D and just roleplay with a system that has next to no...
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    5E XP for Absent Players

    You're kidding yourself if you think it is always game related. It may start out that way but eventually while the phone is open they will check facebook or something like that. It just is the reality given modern attention spans. If they will read their phone whole jay walking across a...
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    TSR The Origin of Monty Haul

    This bothers me to no end and it is very important! Monty Hall was the host of LET'S MAKE A DEAL. Maybe this whole concept needed to be named for Bob Barker?
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    Critical Role Do you Critical Role?

    I turned it off after five minutes. I was FFing a bit before I finally gave up. There is something very artificial about playing the game not to play it, but rather to perform for others. It's like reality TV contestants never behave realistically because they know the camera is on. I...
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    Critical Role Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!

    There might be a danger of them raising too much money, nothing to spend it on, or even not knowing how to spend that much money.
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    Why is everything twice as big?

    I think for the bed, the 10 feet includes side table and alarm clock I have this in my personal 10 feet, and I want this accounted for if ever my place becomes an encounter
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    1E 5e Play, 1e Play, and the Immersive Experience

    I don't think I ever said I was for or against your character not knowing something you know. If you are playing and you run into a puzzle set on a chess table, then by all means, you should be trying to solve the puzzle hopefully and not intentionally playing poorly because your character...
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    1E 5e Play, 1e Play, and the Immersive Experience

    First my apologies to the guy for coming on too strong. Regarding the DMG and the tables not being in the PHB vs what there is today and whether this impacts role playing or the OP's immersion: Yes eventually you would know you needed to roll a 10 to turn a skeleton, but the point of the rule...
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    1E 5e Play, 1e Play, and the Immersive Experience

    Running away is always a sensible option. Regarding the rest of your post: You seem to look at D&D as a board game and you want to know all the rules to then make the best decision. This is the culture of 5e I have found. Going back to your third level cleric encountering a vampire for...
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    Getting back into Magic: The Gathering after a loooong hiatus

    I last played during Ice Age. The sets that came out immediately after were Chronicles and Homeland I think, and they were dull. Watching a game last year I was shocked that now players have ways of getting 10 mana out by turn 2. The pressure to strike fast is too great to allow silly...
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    Having Trouble As A DM

    Another thought just came to me. This was an actual product back in 2e I haven't read it, but this might offer some inspiration or actual adventures.
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    Looking for solo & 2-player tabletop recommendations

    It's a mystery solving game. There are five cases to solve but you have a limited amount of actions to solve the cases. The cases are all fictional but there is a backdrop of actual real world history and events which you might have to google or check wikipedia pages (or any page you wish...
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    Looking for solo & 2-player tabletop recommendations

    Detective: A Modern Crime Game. It came out this year, and all you will need is access to the internet to go along with the game. Fine for 1 or 2 people.