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    General Naming the Barbarian? [added battlerager]

    I was a big fan of Savage sword of Conan and Conan Saga comics in high school so I voted for Barbarian out of the given choices, but it’s been an interesting discussion. Some other ideas: Nomad Wilding (these both sound like Barbarian combined with Ranger now that I think about it)
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    5E Sell my Party on a Cleric

    In 5E I’ve played 3 clerics, most other classes I’ve only played once Tiefling Tempest domain Fire Genasi Arcana domain Triton War domain others have touched on War and Tempest, but I just wanted to mention Arcana domain, getting magic missile and a couple of wizard cantrips at level 1 goes a...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    I posted this in a different thread a few weeks ago, but this is a better place for it. I Just wanted to mention the new Susanna Clarke novel : Piranesi Whilst it's very different to her first novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, it's a much easier read for one, it's no less interesting or...
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    General The "DM's PC"

    I found this was common when I was getting started back in 2nd Ed I don't really remember what the reason for it was, but given the DMPC often turned out to be a God of some kind, I figured it was more of a safety net for new DM's that need a quick solution to the party getting stuck. I can't...
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    5E 3 Classic Settings Coming To 5E?

    Whilst Spelljammer isn't mentioned the way other settings have been. They're usually talking about how you'd adapt an adventure to various other D&D worlds. Which usually wouldn't make a lot of sense in regards to Spelljammer. BUT, there have been actual spelljammer ships in a couple of the...
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    5E 3 Classic Settings Coming To 5E?

    Another million to one wish list item, But I would love a Dragonlance campaign book that covered both Ansalon and Taladas
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    5E 3 Classic Settings Coming To 5E?

    What would be your other 2 to picks then? Everyone keeps mentioning a combined Planescape - Spelljammer I like the idea of a multiclass setting. :) If that was the case I’d be keen on more Ravenloft as well. Personally, I’ve never met a campaign setting I didn’t like. So I’m pretty easy to...
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    Good fantasy reads?

    Piranesi, the new book from Susanna Clarke came out last week. Not a sequel to Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, but a masterpiece, nonetheless. Without going into spoilers... The general idea is of a demiplane that is an endless house full of rooms, the lower floors flood as the ocean tide...
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    5E 3 Classic Settings Coming To 5E?

    A complete stab in the dark, but I'm thinking... Darksun Spelljammer Planescape Maybe that's more a wish list than what I think it will actually be.
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    Worlds of Design: What's in a Name?

    I've never banned a name, but there's been a couple where I wish I'd at least tried to discourage them. Don't call your character 'Chlamydia' and then complain there's a break in immersion every time someone refers to your character by name.
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    5E My Response to the "Monk Sucks" thread

    I'd been meaning to post on one of the various 'Monk' threads for a while. I know this is anecdotal, but I always thought the Monk looked uninteresting on paper in 5E, until I saw someone play one in a campaign I was in, (and this is the anecdotal bit): Our level 6 party were in a fight with a...
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    5E Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    I picked up the book on release as I wanted to get the special edition cover. I haven't really used any of it yet, just browsed through it, but I'm really enjoying what's there. Not sure I'd ever run a Theros set campaign, the idea of limiting choice to 6 races I find a bit too restrictive. But...
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    General Netflix pulls Community's Dungeons & Dragons episode over blackface concerns

    I've read that Dan had to fight for that episode to be made originally, and was told nobody knows what D&D is. It's funny to think that they had a problem with D&D, but not blackface.
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    5E New Statblocks for D&D's Kobolds

    That’s pretty cool. I never knew this idea had been floating around. Now I just need a friend to get an idea to run a goofy one shot or something. Cheers. 😀
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    General Fantasy Racism in D&D

    In my homebrew world most races have had to put aside their differences to fight invading fiends. But tensions /prejudices exist. An example from the last session I ran: The PC's were in a small Elven town for a festival and kept hearing rumors/reports of Drow being spotted in the woods nearby...