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    D&D 5E Spanish Inquisition Hide/Cool question

    The Spanish Inquisition would need to be unladen or they would have had penalties to their stealth roll.
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    D&D General What editions of Dungeons & Dragons do you like?

    Wasn't listed in the poll so I voted other. B/X (Tom Moldvay, Dave Cook, Steve Marsh '81) is my all time favorite edition. It was the edition I started with and it is the edition I later revisited and fell back in love with. I include a lot of the newer retro-clones in this (Old-School...
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    D&D General What are your 2021 gaming goals?

    Get back to running some Meetup games online and eventually in person hopefully. Looking at an Old School Essentials Hex Crawl game. Also get my Stars Without Number game running as well.
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    D&D 5E What is the appeal of the weird fantasy races?

    I'll be completely honest. Sometimes your point gets lost in the length of your posts and in this case I probably lost the point you were trying to make. I probably overreacted to what you were saying as a result. If that is your weakness, mine is probably overreacting to things. Not sure which...
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    OSR Red Box, but like modern I guess?!?!?

    B/X D&D has become the baseline of the OSR. For good reason. It is a fantastic game. It is a rosetta stone for Old School D&D experience. It is (in and of itself) probably the best version of D&D ever produced. But some modern clones have taken it and improved on it. I particularly like Old...
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    D&D 5E What is the appeal of the weird fantasy races?

    I still don't get it. Why the consternation? I don't want Tabaxi or Elephant people in my game. I don't really like dragonborn but they are in the PHB so I go with it. Why do you care? Why are you writing these massive posts that are now starting to bring in real issues of parenting and...
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    D&D General Some advice for new DMs

    I've run Dungeon World. It is a good game to recenter yourself as a DM. I'm not sure if I would consider these games good for novice DM's though.
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    OSR Red Box, but like modern I guess?!?!?

    This is similar to some ideas I've had about making an OSR 5E. I would add... Eliminate cantrips. Light becomes a 1st level spell that allows blinding a foe. I've also considered the idea of taking 'advanced classes' and redesigning them into subclasses of the core. For example Ranger becomes...
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    D&D General Skilled Play, or Role Play: How Do You Approach Playing D&D?

    This is an interesting point. You decide your abilities or you roll them and they can shape how you approach the character you created. What I want to make clear that in my approach to the game, this is a voluntary course of action taken by the player, if it improves their enjoyment. What I...
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    D&D General Skilled Play, or Role Play: How Do You Approach Playing D&D?

    Well, I do use skills in the game the dice are a part of the game. I even mentioned in a previous post that a Charisma roll is often used as a Reaction indicator to determine initial disposition (if not otherwise known). So it is not like a player can completely cancel the negative of having a 3...
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    D&D General Skilled Play, or Role Play: How Do You Approach Playing D&D?

    I look at that in the light of "even the most repulsive personality can sometimes make a point that is uncontestable." A character with a 3 Charisma is going to have enough mechanical penalties, I don't see a need to also penalize the player for wanting to roleplay. Agree with handling it with...
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    D&D General Skilled Play, or Role Play: How Do You Approach Playing D&D?

    To me, both are a part of the game, but Skilled Play is considered to be more important and more emphasized than Role Play. Role Play exists to add spice and context to the Skilled Play. I can imagine my character being in a dungeon environment and role play how that character acts and makes...
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    OSR Red Box, but like modern I guess?!?!?

    I'll add to the chorus of Old School Essentials. Old School Essentials. It has an SRD that you can reference here: OSE SRD With the Advanced Fantasy option (just recently Kickstarted), Old School Essentials has pretty much made 5E obsolete for me. My next hex crawl campaign is going to be...
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    D&D 5E What is the appeal of the weird fantasy races?

    As I already stated. You have no knowledge or experience about me or my group or how my game dynamics work. You certainly aren’t qualified to make a judgment. If you are so offended about how I play D&D, such that you feel the need to make unfounded assertions as to my attitudes then I don’t...
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    D&D 5E What is the appeal of the weird fantasy races?

    No. So basically... “I don’t like the same things you like in D&D so I must be acting in bad faith”. What gives you the authority to judge me for my own game and my own group? You’re making a bad faith arguement in that you are telling people, without knowing anything about them, their group...
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