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    TSR NuTSR Sells Rebound 1E Core Rulebooks For $650 Each

    I disagree about making game statistics, but IANAL. More to the point, a contract between parties A and B doesn't bind party C. Unless there was copyright or trademark involved, no one would have any right to stop Chaosium or TSR from publishing game stats. Obviously Chaosium and TSR believed...
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    TSR NuTSR Sells Rebound 1E Core Rulebooks For $650 Each

    Looking at the current status of the Cthulhu Mythos in D&DG, Ithaqua and Cthuga are from August Derleth, and Ithaqua at least seems to properly renewed under US copyright. That part of the book seems safe for life+50 countries, but not US or EU. Of course it's the Melnibonean mythos (from the...
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    Pathfinder 2E PF2: Second Attempt Post Mortem

    Except that you weren't happy with FATE with a subscription of support material when they changed to a new system, and you aren't half-way through an adventure path in FATE2e with your friends that means you're likely to be running FATE2e for the rest of the year. It's not really comparable to...
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    Review of Pathfinder Adventure Path #158: Sixty Feet Under

    Paizo did the only adventure path in RPG history from a first party developer that was for evil characters. If you loosen that restriction to just adventure or including third party developers, I'm sure there's a few more; Steve Jackson's In Nomine had a few (as, I think, INS/MV), there was a...
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    Pathfinder 2E PF2: Second Attempt Post Mortem

    So they changed their minds from D&D 3e, despite the sunk cost in materials, but they won't change their minds from PF1e given the sunk cost in materials, even if PF2e was manifestly better in every way. Or maybe they looked at it, played it a little, and decided they didn't like it?
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    Review of Pathfinder Adventure Path #158: Sixty Feet Under

    Mechanically this amounts a +2 bonus on nonlethal attacks, and at least in first edition, the use of the Merciful Spell metamagic feat. It's hardly world shaking within the bounds of the game.
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    Review of Pathfinder Adventure Path #158: Sixty Feet Under

    Since day one, official RPG books have been discouraging certain type of behaviors considered bad, in part to uphold the image of the game in the outside world. If you want to play a game where cops summarily execute people without charge or trial, you're welcome to, but most of us don't, and...
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    Pathfinder 2E PF2: Second Attempt Post Mortem

    What do you mean by numeric extremes? Claiming that 25%-75% of the people like it requires the same support as saying 50%-100% of the people like it. If by "some" you mean something vacuous, then no, it doesn't need much support, but it doesn't really need saying, either. PF1 had a particular...
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    Pathfinder 2E PF2: Second Attempt Post Mortem

    False; if you're going to make any claims, not just "toward one end or the other", you need to support it. I didn't claim anything besides "most" is a possibility, which you can't exclude if you don't know anything. For one, you're dismissing things without even looking at them. Everything...
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    Pathfinder 2E PF2: Second Attempt Post Mortem

    No; if you don't know, you don't know. It could be anywhere from virtually none to virtually all. This is the most frustrating type of numbers denial, where it doesn't mean anything, but somehow you're already explaining how the numbers are wrong.
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    Pathfinder 2E PF2: Second Attempt Post Mortem

    "The problem is always between the game and the players, but that doesn't mean the game works well for certain, many or most people." That sentence? No, you don't need polls to figure that out. That's obvious. Polls would help to figure out how many people the game doesn't work well for, but...
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    Pathfinder 2E PF2: Second Attempt Post Mortem

    You can say that about almost any XYZ, AD&D 1, AD&D 2, D&D 3.0, D&D 3.5, D&D 4, Pathfinder 1E, Rifts, Palladium Fantasy, etc. The problem is always between the game and the players, but that doesn't mean the game works well for certain, many or most people. I'm running the Agents of Edgewatch...
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    Review of Pathfinder Adventure Path #158: Sixty Feet Under

    There are tonal issues in the adventure path. But it does say in the first adventure that all damage dealt by PCs can be taken as nonlethal unless stated otherwise. So there shouldn't be a problem with downed foes not being interrogatable unless the GM or PCs decided to make it that way.
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    D&D General Dragonlance's Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman Are Suing WotC for Breach of Contract

    That's being generous to the Sherlock Holmes estate. If the Sherlock Holmes stories that are still in copyright by Arthur Conan Doyle had never been written, people would still be writing stories about an older retired Sherlock Holmes, and a less emotionally crippled Sherlock Holmes. The...
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    D&D 5E Why is there a limit to falling damage?

    Rolemaster has open-ended criticals. I've heard horror stories, because in a battle that the GM meant to be minor with some low-level bandits, whose attacks did no real damage, one of those bandit attacks went supercritical, doing enough damage to kill a PC outright, leading to the end of the...
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