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    General Kara-Tur vs Rokugan

    American resident here, under no circumstances is the word "negro" considered appropriate unless you're literally a teacher (and you better be reading something like Mark Twain). Oriental is also very frowned upon, especially in any larger city, even more-so the coast. It's largely viewed as...
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    5E D&D’s Christopher Perkins delves into dark, horrible secrets of the mind flayer

    Sure, that's why we will probably get one of those books eventually. Adding Spelljammer or Planescape on top of your homebrew isn't hard, unless the person bothered to create their own whole cosmology.
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    General Campaign Setting Contest: Should We Do It Again?

    What is a "prequel fantasy"? As for whether there should be a contest... as good and fun an idea such a contest would be, giving an opportunity for people to share and create their work in a context that is given more serious consideration (in turn giving an incentive for people to create more...
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    5E WotC's Kate Welch Hints at Celebrity-Written 2020 Adventure Book

    I would be wary in counting this year's material in predicting next year's. Acq Inc. wasn't really worked on much by WotC core staff (as far as I know), and the Eberron book is using a lot of material already made in UAs and the PDF. Then there's the Rick and Morty book. I'd guess that they'll...
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    5E D&D’s Christopher Perkins delves into dark, horrible secrets of the mind flayer

    Perkins talked about mindflayers a bit on a D&D beyond video, and even decided in that video he would add gnome mindflayers in a product (and knew exactly where to put them). It seems pretty likely that we're eventually getting a book dealing with either planescape or spelljammer. Not sure...
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    5E WotC's Kate Welch Hints at Celebrity-Written 2020 Adventure Book

    If you actually bothered to watch the stream, Welch says that Deborah, Marisha, Jeremy (I assume Crawford), Chris Perkins and herself all wrote adventures for this book. So it definitely doesn't exclude men, and it's pretty interesting that this mini-announcement spawned this idea that this book...
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    General Kara-Tur vs Rokugan

    This is really accurate. Most medieval fantasy is based exclusively on medieval England and France. The Sword Coast, despite being mostly city-states, fits with that aesthetic too, mostly because it's hard to describe more than one medieval culture (in a satisfying way) within one adventure...
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    5E How do You Detail your Settings?

    I don't do top-level stuff unless the PC's may need to know it. I put more focus into stuff that they'll see in front of them. So in my current setting (Greyhawk Noire, a 1920s-tech version of Greyhawk), I detail the city, who lives there, a little information on who runs the city, and some...
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    5E Conerning Gnomes (+thread. please don't crap the thread with anti-gnome negativity)

    Unironically, Christmas Elves, "elves in a shoe," smurfs and cereal mascots are pretty much my go-to assumption of what a gnome is. Whimsical, overly positive, creative with some ingrained magic (that is mostly non-harmful). Not quite halflings, which are pretty much hobbits.
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    General Does Your Fantasy Race Really Matter In Game? (The Gnome Problem)

    This is very true. Running a group right now, and it is clear that although the players like the concept of playing another race, they're not actually very good at playing up the behavior of the race. For example, got three players, an elf, dwarf, and succubus. It is very rare for them to...
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    5E Keith Baker announces Project Raptor: A New Eberron Sourcebook!

    Highly doubt it. It's becoming standard practice now for tabletop companies to give a hint about an announcement at their events, if they're planning on making one. For example, for comic-con last weekend, D&D said they would make a "special announcement," which turned out to be the Tiamat...
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    5E Keith Baker announces Project Raptor!

    Highly doubt it. It's becoming standard practice now for tabletop companies to give a hint about an announcement at their events, if they're planning on making one. For example, for comic-con last weekend, D&D said they would make a "special announcement," which turned out to be the Tiamat...
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    5E Any news on the Eberron Hardcover books' release date?

    Eh, definitively would have preferred an AP. When is this official WotC announcement supposed to be? Or were people just guessing earlier?
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    5E "The Future of D&D is International" (Inverse article)

    It absolutely has to do with foreign-ness. If you look at the most popular mobile games in China, the ones that include fantasy and mysticism were all developed in China. http://www.chinawhisper.com/top-8-chinese-gaming-apps-of-2018/ Now I'm not saying D&D in its current form would work in...
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    5E "The Future of D&D is International" (Inverse article)

    China has burned some RPG books, but it's not some blanket policy but instead mostly dependent on the whims of individual censors (which is it's own sort of problem). China is totally fine dealing with mysticism, fantasy, and violence, the bigger problem they have is foreign...
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