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    D&D 5E Get The Vecna Dossier Free At D&D Beyond

    Welcome to the ever cyclical conversation about why Wizards won't do pdf files. Literally 5 pages back has this same exact conversation. It never changes because wizards never does and their fanboys will always defend them; even if they were to offer them polished dogpoo they'd say claim, "but...
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    D&D 5E Get The Vecna Dossier Free At D&D Beyond

    The cynic in me agrees with your sentiments, though the linguistic and logical side of me points out that perhaps people should be held to a higher standard (exceptions being made, of course, being for those who are not speaking in their primary language). Proper grammar and language matters and...
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    D&D 5E Get The Vecna Dossier Free At D&D Beyond

    Thank you for pointing this out. Hopefully the guy below reads this. To add to this there is a reason why industry standards exist, it's to promote accessibility for as many people as possible of as many socioeconomic backgrounds as possible, and it promotes competition in the market by allowing...
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    D&D 5E Get The Vecna Dossier Free At D&D Beyond

    Or, I remember what a $&>/show the 4e days were, largely in part due to proven track record of WoTC mishandling their in house and contracted electronic program support (that is still onging today, how'd that Dark Alliance game turn out, btw?), the horrific workculture issues that were allegedly...
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    D&D 5E Get The Vecna Dossier Free At D&D Beyond

    As someone who actually deals with technology in a professional IT setting, I can concur with most of this. We've a saying for such illogical poorly thought out products that are more about the aesthetics than actual functionality of a product: "It's made by a designer or artist, not a...
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    D&D 5E 9 Things "Pro" DMs Do That You shouldn't

    Oh for them it's more about decision paralysis. I have to be cognizant to not overload them with too many sidequests at once or they start having issues following the plot, so to speak.
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    D&D 5E 9 Things "Pro" DMs Do That You shouldn't

    Ironically I try this and my players are indecisive and get all squirrely. I have even had a couple of them ask me to railroad/guide them a bit more in the past at times. They are a weird but loveable bunch misfits. 😅
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    D&D General What D&D Thing Has Changed The Most

    That I'm forced to hear about Magic the Gathering or popular d&d streams like Critical Role / celebrity DMs, or forced to use electronics/online material to play the game, whether I want to or not. ...a less cynical take: the game is a hell of a lot simpler and easier to learn for new players...
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    D&D General Read The Beginning Of Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit!

    My problem with the post War of the Lance period is that it's too calm. Everything has just been wrapped up nice and neat with a little bow and everything is just fine. What that era lacks is conflict material for running games by default. The Age of Mortals by post War of Souls by contrast has...
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    D&D General Read The Beginning Of Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit!

    I don't disagree with you largely, other than pointing out that the setting having a lot of stuff happening in an unrealistic time period is nothing unique to Dragonlance. I mean there have been just as many world altering disasters and gods being created/killed in Fae'run too but no one seems...
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    D&D General Read The Beginning Of Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit!

    It's way more than just the Knights of Takhisis we'd lose though. Just to name a few things offhand: the interesting conflict between the wizards and sorcerers, depth and levels of grey to both the knight orders that weren't just "we fight because our gods say to", the existence of a third...
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    D&D General Read The Beginning Of Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit!

    I have begrudgingly accepted that they are likely to retcon and throw out all of the Age of Mortals through time travel bull$&>/ despite it being objectively better and unique from other d&d settings for actual campaigns. What annoys me most is that they are doing it through bringing Takhisis...
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    D&D 5E More DRAGONLANCE Information: Kender, Battles, W&H's Novels, & More!

    Yes. You are right. I did forget about Kron! More to the point of my previous comments on the taunting, I'm not argusing that it isn't a fitting or decent ability from a mechanical standpoint, just that in a scenario where it's a choice between two of three options: fear immunity, pouches, and...
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    D&D 5E D&D Beyond Will Delist Two Books On May 17th

    Let this be a reminder to everyone you aren't actually owning anything with D&D beyond, but merely paying to access it. They can keep their expensive rental system thank you. I'll stick with physical books (piracy reference removed) thank you. Mod Note: Advocacy of piracy- even obliquely- is...
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    D&D 5E Spells you house rule?

    True Strike: This spell no longer requires concentration. Additionally, it is now cast as a buff effect upon yourself that grants advantage on your next attack roll rather than as a debuff on a target. I specifically avoided the bonus action route due to concerns that it would instantly become a...
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