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    D&D General How to work with players who wont accept any setbacks/defeat?

    Especially since other adventures have killesd all the monsters. Should be easy.
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    D&D General Should players be aware of their own high and low rolls?

    I've played and DM'd parties like that , but if they rest the bad guys rest and the world go on. Don't fight it. That's a whole night of running away prepping for a fight. Giants Piling a giant's piling boulders on the tiny hut so they'll collapse when it expires. Embrace your party style...
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    D&D General Should players be aware of their own high and low rolls?

    I lean into the not always camp. If the players mess up a roll that doesn't mean the effect will be immediate. The guard may be smart enough not to challenge the PC's and go get reinforcements. But let the players know up front that they won't see all the rolls that effect them.
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    D&D General How to work with players who wont accept any setbacks/defeat?

    There is nothing in human behavior that hasn't happened in the past. But in my experience younger players expect thier D&D games to be like thier video games. I didn't blame the players I didn't blame the DM. It is a player DM disconnect that happens a lot. I didn't start seeing it till...
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    D&D General How to work with players who wont accept any setbacks/defeat?

    no it's just that younger players that grew up with computers unlike us old cretins :) from the dark ages try to play DND the way they play thier video games. Most of the younger DM's I've played games with usually pull things straight out of those games. Just like we did and probably do from...
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    D&D General How to work with players who wont accept any setbacks/defeat?

    Problem is younger players grew up playing modern video games that put everything on rails. In video games they wall you off, give you warnings etc. These kinds of players assume if you mentioned it they should go check it out. They probably won't change so with those kinds of players I...
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    D&D 5E DM's: How Do You Justify NPC's Having Magic/Abilities That Don't Exist in the PHB?

    You don't have to justify everything. Let the players wonder where it came from.
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    D&D General Campaign Idea: feedback/ideas?

    keep it simple. the war killed almost everyone, then the ones left were stuck in the dark ages scattered villages and cities rebuilding some semblance of civilization. Anything that makes life better or safer is something everyone desperately wants. The old stories tell of things that the...
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    D&D 5E DM's: How Do You Justify NPC's Having Magic/Abilities That Don't Exist in the PHB?

    the same way I justify homebrew weapons, magical effects I give to PC's that aren't in the book. Things that people aren't expecting are surprising, games that have surprises tend to be more fun.
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    D&D General How to work with players who wont accept any setbacks/defeat?

    probably the DM enjoys dfferent kinds of games than they do. I've seen games get completely derailed from the main plot because the Dm made things so dark and so deadly they would either refuse the main plot or get stuck protecting a town or village and not move on. My friends love role...
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    D&D General How to work with players who wont accept any setbacks/defeat?

    talk to the players and figure out why. There are some players that are all or nothing. they'll die a lot. Some will back off after a few deaths some won't. But make sure it's not because you are making the game too dark and dreary. Some DM's have it in their head that the more the punish...
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    D&D General how do the outer planes work?

    DND cosmology has always been a complete mess. Just redo it to fit your campaign and move on.
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    D&D 5E When lore and PC options collide…

    lore. if someone is going to to not play over a character option they were going to be a problem anyway.
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    D&D 5E Build/Stats to Sauron in DND 5e

    Sauron is a demigod infused with power by Morgoth. Anything beyond mortal magic comes from that. He had to become a lich because otherwise he would have resurrected in the undying lands and then most likely imprisoned with morgoth
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    D&D 5E Build/Stats to Sauron in DND 5e

    Gandalf was a celestial and could call on the powers of heaven. The rules were very strict, he could only use his full power against other beings like himself or creatures like the wringraiths that had been corrupted against the plan for creation.
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