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    D&D General Chekhov's Gun and the Hickman Revolution- What Type of Campaign Do You Run?

    I think the answer to the question, "When they find a magic arrow of dragon slaying in Act One, will there be a Dragon in Act 3 to shoot at?" is more on the players. Having acquired an arrow of dragon slaying, will they start to go hunting dragons or sell it to someone who is hunting dragons...
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    Adventure Writing Basics: Part 1

    One thing that I find missing from most of the recent published adventures is the true goal of most of the foes or NPCs the players encounter. It helps to know what levers the players could try to use to peacefully resolve the encounter. But too often there isn't anything the GM can use to...
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    It goes to show you can't please everbody!

    Where do I sign up to bring back weapon speed modifiers? Such a great and crazy table. Or go full Rolemaster and a weapon chart for each weapon indexing the target armor type. (I know someone is going to say it so, I'm beating them to the punch. You never go full Rolemaster.)
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    Describe a rule from a little known rpg product you like.

    In the first edition of Paranoia, you can only recover from vaporization if your name is Spock
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    I Am Your Father! The Spoiler Spoiler Thread -- What are the biggest ever spoilers? [spoilers]

    I realized I missed the chance to spoil Spock dies and then gets better.
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    I Am Your Father! The Spoiler Spoiler Thread -- What are the biggest ever spoilers? [spoilers]

    Yes these were all Bogart film spoilers because it was more interesting to spoil something without listing where it was from. I mean I could also spoil Oceans 11 where they don't get the cash. But that's the original movie.
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    I Am Your Father! The Spoiler Spoiler Thread -- What are the biggest ever spoilers? [spoilers]

    The Maltese Falcon is a fake Rick does not get the girl The miners do not get the gold
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    What book would you like to see become a movie/mini-series?

    Bujould's Vorkosigan series would be a lot of fun. There might be too much in Miles head though not that we need another vampire series but P.N. Elrod's 1920's vampire series would be fun Michael Flynn's Firestar series would be interesting but For All Mankind might be taking up that space...
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    Best Feudal/Fantasy Government?

    I've always liked rule by guilds more than having a single executive. Tends to mean wizards and clerical guilds are the real rulers behind the Oligarchical structure which could often be true from behind the king/queen as well. It also tends to allow for intrigue that doesn't have to be...
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    Traveller?

    GURPS Traveller
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    Thor: Love and Thunder spoilers

    We need a Thor / Antman movie so we have Luis and Korg telling the story.
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    True Tales from Stranger Things: Satanism, Strategy & Clubs

    We created a science fiction club at our school. Games, movies, comics. We were already playing RPGs in the library, now we just did some in a classroom.
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    Any clever ideas for a dungeon mapped onto a sphere?

    I was pretty sure there was an adventure in a Dungeon Magazine where the map was inside of a sphere. But I wasn't able to find which issue it was in.
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    Worlds of Design: Quality vs. Quantity of RPG Play

    It's mostly all the free time I had. Play time went down after the kids were born. Now that they are all out of high school, free time is coming back but there are more computer and board games competing for time.
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    Worlds of Design: Quality vs. Quantity of RPG Play

    I have a lot of RPGs that I've played only few times, and many that I've played 100s or more. D&D, GURPS, Champions, Call of Cthulhu too many times to count. Top Secret, James Bond, Runequest, Toon, Paranoia, Pendragon, Deadlands: Dozens of times Ghostbusters, Bureau 13, Fringeworthy...
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