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    4E Where was 4e headed before it was canned?

    This post (and others of similar ilk) do not seem particularly constructive. If you feel the discussion pointless, please do not participate in it. A possible hangup (one I have) is that I'm not seeing how/when then difference in kind is triggered in the fiction. Since in one situation you...
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    4E Where was 4e headed before it was canned?

    I'm not sure you're correctly applying the Captain American reference here. As you've stated, there is no power progression to what Captain American can do - as with most super heroes, he has the powers he has. He's just informing us as to what could be generally assumed possibilities (as he's a...
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    What 4E Adventures are Best for Conversion to 5E?

    Most of the earlier modules can arguably be said to have been written for a game very similar to 5e (Keep on the Shadowfell seems a perfect example of this). As such, aside from the presentation, you can pretty much use them "as is" by simply subbing appropriate monsters from the MM. It might be...
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    [Design] Be the best you can be VS. player concept - actions in downtime

    My 2cp A very good counter to min-max abuses is to have a system of diminishing returns. Min-maxing thrives on going all-in and pumping a useful number outside reasonable and expected values. If you have your "Get Ripped Brah!" option offer a bonus of +2 per "unit" if you have less than 14, +1...
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    4E [4e] just some feat ideas feedback request

    Lingering Flame - hit with [fire], if you hit with [fire] again before the eont, target takes ongoing 5 [fire] Energizing Lightning - deal +1d6 with [lightning], target hit gains 3 thp after attack Variants: gains +2 to hit; gains +5 to damage; gains an extra move action, etc. Desensitize to X...
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    4E [4e] A slim(er) 4e experience through class and options cutting

    I'm trying to get together a slimmer version of the game where I'll be cutting down drastically on available options - similar to what Essentials proposed, but, you know, that I won't dislike so much (most of it anyway). In that regard, I've tried to list the different kinds of character...
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    Anything like "Old" Iron Kingdoms around ?

    What I mean by this is what the initial 3 adventures hinted at as a setting. (Mostly the 1st and 3rd ones.) The direction they ended up going with IK is cool and all, but I was entranced by the sort of "gaslight - dark" theme they had going with the descriptions of Corvis as a canal city of...
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    4E Three general 4e mechanics questions.

    But think of the relief if he hadn't! He had to wait 8 years for his answer! I can just picture him : "Finally!"
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    RPG design Word* document template ?

    So this may seem like a very random question, but does anyone have a .docx template that they find useful for a design document? Just in terms of the look produced for continued use (not talking about what you'd do to publicize the document) ? I know I can modify the headers and titles in Word...
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    4E Coolest 3pp or "rare" mechanic

    If you non-4'ers have stumbled in here, feel free to contribute! I put it in 4e because it's the system I prefer. As to the topic at hand: I've recently had a bit of time available to read stuff I really should have been reading years ago : blogs, Dungeon and Dragon articles, etc... those...
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    Request : a [spoiler] button in the edit bar

    Simply a request to add "spoiler" as a button in one of the bars in the advanced editing "screen". Perhaps besides the "quote" button? It's something I'd like. That is all. Should others feel the same, feel free to pile on - if you feel the contrary, feel free to say so. I don't imagine this...
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    4E Throwing ideas, seeing what sticks (and what stinks)

    Hello! This will be my repository for all the random ideas I get. Criticisms are welcome. Since this may end up being full of really dumb ideas (I get those a lot), feel free to share your own. The goal is a slow re-work of 4e, but the base hypothesis is that the ideas should be applied to the...
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    5E Imposing dis-advantage on saves

    I've found precious few ways of imposing disadvantage on saves. (My character is an 11th level wizard.) I get that the more "dramatic" effects have been put behind saves as opposed to attack rolls, and I understand the need for restraint when forcing disadvantage on saves. This being said, my...
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    4E Very easy - but SO FREAKING HARD!

    Hello! I am sorry for the thread title, I try and make snappy titles and... well... the results speak for themselves as they say. My goal is to "bounderize" 4e - as in reduce in a dramatic fashion the number climb ("bloat" is too negative a term, I feel). My goal on the DM side (I can manage...
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    Does XP still grant gold ?

    I know it says so in the FAQ, but I'm getting a bit of xp once in a while and my gold sits very steadily at 11 (well, 12 now with this post). Is this normal, or am I being thwarted from ever getting that sweet-sweet PS badge?
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