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    WotC The other snake in the grass: the Wizards Fan Content Policy

    Personally, if WotC want to try and limit offensive or anti-inclusive content published under the D&D banner, I'm all for it.
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    I've just read through the adventure, and it actually does give this carpet's capacity in terms of people: Clearly, the author intends that only two party members pursue on a carpet. Given that it goes over the rules for chasing on foot, they clearly think the rest of the party will pursue...
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    D&D 5E Which D&D books currently scheduled for 2023 are you interested in?

    The Radiant Citadel was a bunch of adventures spun of from a single location. In it's simplest form the deck could be a link to connect a collection of short adventures. I think it's more likely to be a hybrid player option/adventure collection format, but I could quite easily fill a book with...
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    D&D 5E Which D&D books currently scheduled for 2023 are you interested in?

    You don't necessarily have to use those cards. You can add extra cards. Variant Decks are a thing, it would be easy enough to detail them as magic items, and include custom deck tables. The main reason decks aren't used much is because they can, and often do, completely disrupt a campaign. But a...
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    D&D 5E Which D&D books currently scheduled for 2023 are you interested in?

    One of the reasons DMs are reluctant to use the Deck is that it has a good chance of derailing any storyline. But what if the deck is the storyline?
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    D&D 5E Which D&D books currently scheduled for 2023 are you interested in?

    I agree, I don't think it will be about modifying core rules (although it will have OD&D compatibility in mind). And, so far as we can ascertain from UA it has fewer subclasses, feats and backgrounds than the Giant and Planescape books. It does have a bunch of spells. It probably has magic...
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    Did the players actually see the thieves cast Misty Step or Improved Invisibility? If not, they have no way of knowing they know those spells. NPC wizards have a Schrödinger's spellbook.
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    Of course. It doesn't matter that some guys who could cast Misty Step chose to save their spell slots and break in through a window.
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    But if they exist, then other spellcasters must exist in the world, even if they only make up a tiny fraction of the population. So they rule the world. Either way, the setting doesn't work. Either spellcasters are relatively normal, and you have all the issues I outlined earlier, or they are...
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    Then how come your PC wizard doesn't rule the world? If you have a very small number of magical characters in the world, they are so much more powerful than mortals (including orcs and ogres) that they can basically do whatever they want unopposed.
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    Then you have the issue that how come the very tiny number of spellcasters and magical creatures in the world keep encountering each other? It's incredible either way.
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    I'm beginning to dislike Netflix (re: Archive 81, 1899, Warrior Nun etc cancellations)

    JMS cited Blake's 7 (13 episodes per season) as an inspiration for the Babylon 5 metaplot. Which, ironically, also suffered from cancelled-not-cancelled.
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    An experienced DM adapts the content to the group. It's not something my players would notice or consider significant. It's like the juvenile horizonback tortoises in CotN having a different creature type to the adults. I noticed it, but also noticed it didn't matter to the player's experience...
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    Sure they have. They no longer put out stuff like The Forest Oracle. The put out out a lot of stuff in those early years, we remember the classics, but they where mixed in with a lot of garbage. These days the deviation from "average" is minimal.
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