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    D&D 2E Looking back at the leatherette series: PHBR, DMGR, HR and more!

    Ah the Barbarian's Handbook. I was looking for Conan, they gave me fantasy Indians. I left it on the shelf. I took a look at it more recently, and basically it's little more than an update of the 1e Barbarian. Why exactly the Barbarian didn't make the cut for 2e I'm not sure, but I suspect a...
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    WotC D&D Gets A New Division At Hasbro

    Yes, but what I want to know is what will the reptilian run NWO Illuminati be doing during this?
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    Mars Rover Perseverance Landing today, 2/18

    They haven't all been rovers as other people pointed out. The Viking landers were stationary, as was Phoenix. And the Viking landers had technology that was over 45 years old as well. While the Viking landers returned no evidence of life on Mars, science and technology has advanced since...
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    D&D 2E Edition Experience - Did/Do you Play AD&D 2E? How Was/Is It?

    Which means they have the two weaker Annuals IMO. Annual 2 has the encounter tables that were left out of the MM, as well as some old school staples like dinosaurs and the Pleistocene animals and giant mammals as well as some of the more interesting 2e additions like the Yak Folk. But OTOH...
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    D&D 2E Edition Experience - Did/Do you Play AD&D 2E? How Was/Is It?

    The Planescape MCs are a pretty big hole though. Sure they have MC8, but the XP values in there are massively inflated. The second Planescape MC isn't as important, but the other two have a very solid collection of extraplanar monsters which fills in 2e's core gap. And unless one was quitely...
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    D&D 2E Edition Experience - Did/Do you Play AD&D 2E? How Was/Is It?

    Yup, that's very much a possibility. I suggested the very thing on Dragonsfoot a few years ago, get all the MCs on DriveThru and custom print them out to be properly alphabetical. DriveThru doesn't have everything yet though, the softcover MCs are still mostly missing unfortunately. And that...
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    D&D 2E Looking back at the leatherette series: PHBR, DMGR, HR and more!

    Druid is one of the better PHB splats, and I give a good deal of the credit here to the various alternate terrain druids instead of tying then all into forests. It helps to broaden them a bit. There's a lot of crunchy stuff to work with here, and the herbalism stuff is something I've always...
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    Some stuff about units of measurement and spelling

    For a game like D&D, metric units feel anachronistic. But in a sci-fi game, well any sci-fi media really, hearing non-metric is like nails on the chalkboard of my mind. I'm not worried about battle maps, for dungeon scale maps, I'd just use 1.5/3m for 5/10ft., the difference is only off by...
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    D&D General BULLYWUGS OF THE BOG! (D&D toys)

    I had these guys when I was a kid. Don't know if they're still around somewhere.
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    D&D 2E Looking back at the leatherette series: PHBR, DMGR, HR and more!

    Paladin is probably the weakest of the more specialized PHB class splats. Barbarian is IMO even weaker, but it's an update of the 1e class, and not a standard 2e class, but we'll get to that in a bit. The holy swords were pretty good, and the NWPs weren't bad either, as they were the sort of...
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    D&D 2E Looking back at the leatherette series: PHBR, DMGR, HR and more!

    Ranger's is another of my favorites. The later class handbooks usually feel more focused, and I think they're better structured. Stuff I liked in particular about this one ate the terrain focused enemies and followers, the demihuman kits, in particular the dwarven mountain man, and the various...
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    D&D General Wizards of the Coast releases the Planescape Conspectus and Palace of the Vampire Queen PDFs on DriveThruRPG (Update: PotVQ has been removed)

    It still isn't worth $5 though. It wasn't one of the better conspectus posters to begin with IMO, one panel was merely an advertisement for the 1996 Planescape line, and the parts that got unfolded are going to be hard to read in the .pdf format. These things were mostly just promotions for...
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    D&D 2E Looking back at the leatherette series: PHBR, DMGR, HR and more!

    I commented on that separately upthread.
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    D&D General Wizards of the Coast releases the Planescape Conspectus and Palace of the Vampire Queen PDFs on DriveThruRPG (Update: PotVQ has been removed)

    $5 for something that was given away for free for buying D&D stuff back when TSR was going through its final meltdown? Especially since it unfolded into a large poster that won't be captured very well in pdf. Well, at least I still have mine in my Planescape box.
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    D&D Movie/TV Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith Join D&D Movie

    Given how many ways there are to kill PCs, and how Michelle Rodriguez has a Sean Bean-esque way of dying in most of her film appearances, I'm suddenly wondering if the film will adhere to D&D tradition by ending with a TPK. Sigh. I should have commented on this topic earlier so I could make...
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