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    D&D 5E [Fun]Really Broken Combos

    I wouldn't say it's broken, but a hill dwarven bladesinger (now ok with Tasha's) is pretty potent. One of a bladesinger's biggest weaknesses is HP and a hill dwarf gets a bonus to Con AND a bonus to HP. With the floating stat bumps allowed by Tasha's they can still have a top INT too. Even if...
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    D&D 5E [Fun]Really Broken Combos

    You can't target an unwilling creature with Telekinetic movement ("As an action, you target one loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature, other than yourself.") So that's not a problem.
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Edition Experience - Did/Do you Play 3rd Edtion D&D? How Was/Is it?

    This seems to be pretty common. mid/high level 3e/3.5 was rough to prep and run (especially if you had players who weren't great with keeping track of modifiers so you had to step in- there were just SO MANY).
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Edition Experience - Did/Do you Play 3rd Edtion D&D? How Was/Is it?

    I played 3e from the day it came out and ran a campaign from 1st to 20th level. For the most part, I liked it a lot. But there were some serious warts: 1. After low levels, casters were way too dominant. This was both because spells started REALLY eclipsing martial abilities and because Item...
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    D&D General Character Generation, Advancement, and Tasha's

    Thing is, Tasha's didn't "remove" ability modifiers it just made them entirely floating. So actually, some races (mountain dwarf and Half elf in particular) become even more attractive to optimizers not less. Tasha's changes the decision math it does not remove it. Non optimizers will be happy...
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    D&D General Drow Cheesecake?

    Aw man, I thought you were going to post an awesome underdark cheesecake recipe (maybe with a few surprises because well Drow). I'm a sucker for a good cheesecake. Leaving disappointed!
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    D&D General Common gaming clichés (and how to subvert them)

    The trick here is to: 1. After "accidentally" freeing said evil, cover up all evidence that it was you; 2. Get the town/city/kingdom to hire you to take care of said evil; 3. Proffit. Why no, I couldn't possibly be speaking from experience!
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    D&D General Common gaming clichés (and how to subvert them)

    I'm totally having A "Murderhobos of Fortune" circular make it's way to The City of Greyhawk the next time the PCs find their way there!
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    D&D General Common gaming clichés (and how to subvert them)

    I always start with a session 0 so players can brainstorm some ideas on their group - even if the idea is they don't know each other. Also helps avoid the cliché of the "lone wolf who plays by his own rules..."
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    D&D General Common gaming clichés (and how to subvert them)

    One time perhaps. When it's the same group but doing a new campaign? Time to change things up. Or if it's a veteran group in general, they've all seen this opening - change it up!
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    D&D General Common gaming clichés (and how to subvert them)

    Nothing wrong with taverns. Mysterious strangers who want to meet the group (in the tavern) and hand out a mysterious quest - well that gets old fast.
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    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie should follow the Deadpool model

    As in actually be good? Seriously though, from what I've seen Critical Role follows an extremely "standard" D&D campaign model (a bunch of characters go from zero to hero and defeat gradually greater threats all the way up to eventually saving the world). Mercer just does a great job at world...
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    D&D General Common gaming clichés (and how to subvert them)

    Some D&D situations/tropes are so cliché that you want to groan/run away the moment you encounter them! With that in mind, how about listing out those situations/encounters but adding a twist that turns it from a cliché to a fun memorable experience. So list one (or more if you really want)...
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    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie should follow the Deadpool model

    The Gamers: Dorkness Rising was actually a pretty good movie. BUT it was a good, low budget, indie movie. Not sure if that could be translated into the big blockbuster Paramount is looking for here! As for tone of this movie: This is from the guys who wrote Spiderman Homecoming and directed...
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    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie should follow the Deadpool model

    Whatever direction the movie goes, I really hope it's not grimdark!
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