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    D&D 5E Silver thread and golden needles

    Tsojcanth would benefit from a "return to" take. It's a cracking classic dungeon. With Van Richten's Guide out now, a Return to the House on Gryphon Hill would be cool. Set the levels to pick up right after Curse of Strahd and I bet plenty of folks would want to continue that story. Just (as...
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    A TSR Announces a Star Frontiers Reboot

    Huh, I did not know that. I'm not sure if the cannibalization of the Yazirians into other IPs is better or worse for NuTSR's chances. He did The Lost City of Gaxmoor, and contributed to Gygax magazine, but those were both with his brother Luke. Before that he's credited with working on the...
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    A TSR Announces a Star Frontiers Reboot

    I suspect NuTSR is going to get into legal trouble with WotC. The way they're trying to act like it's the same company that created D&D, reborn, creating a new edition of a game that Wizards is currently selling on DriveThruRPG. Websites and YouTube channels are already running articles saying...
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    D&D General How Do You Fix a Campaign? (Rime of the Frostmaiden spoilers)

    I'd recommend getting the new characters to all click together to be of primary importance. If there's conflict or personalities butting against each other, that's going to undermine all their efforts. I don't know your group, what the fracture points are, or whether an exciting battle or deep...
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    Review Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance reviews are out

    That's something! Hopefully they aggressively patch the thing until it's at least decent. For me, it not being like the TTRPG is a big plus. I tend to dislike games that involve managing adventuring parties and turn-based combat. I really tried to like the Dragon Age series, but I keep running...
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    Review Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance reviews are out

    Ugh... That is a shame. Can't say I expected it to get great reviews, but I at least wanted a larger data set to judge from. After the relentless hype from Wizards' social media, this thing is falling flat. But I'll admit it, I'm still going to pick it up at some point.
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    D&D General did giants ever get the spotlight?

    You're not wrong, but as much as I love the books (lumps and all), I don't know that people idolize the DL module series anywhere near as much as, say GDQ. I'd say "imagine if Gygax had written a series of dragon-centric adventures in the 78-81 era," but had that happened we might not have...
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    D&D General Castles & Crusades vs. Old School Essentials vs. Low Fantasy Gaming

    I played a ton of C&C back when it was new. It hit at the right time for me, just when I was getting worn out by 3e. But these days, I think I'd pick Old School Essentials over it. OSE hits the nostalgia buttons just right, and is an even more streamlined system. Can't speak to Low Fantasy...
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    D&D General did giants ever get the spotlight?

    Considering how well-regarded the Against the Giants series is, I'd say that definitely counts. It's not there was a 1e module series that focused on each dragon type in turn (which, thinking about it, seems such a glaring omission!). There was also a 2e Giant-centric Draconomicon-like book...
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    D&D 5E Barovia and Borca: What is the world they originated from like? And what could it be like now?

    True, Greyhawk and Birthright contained their fair share of warfare, as did Dragonlance (depending on the era). I was only thinking of the 5e settings currently supported when I made that comment, to be honest. Barovia being in Cerelia would be very interesting, though I agree, it's not likely...
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    The Hidden Costs of Game Mastering

    Some pieces of gear just resonate with a person. I've got effects pedals that, while not high end, I am still using almost 30 years later (an Ibanez Chorus and RockTek Flanger). Back to the subject at hand, that tiredness is another reason why I stopped running full-length sessions that start...
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    Review Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance reviews are out

    I'm still waiting to hear how it compares PS4 vs. PS5 to make my decision. While there already seem to be some universal themes emerging from those reviews (like the serious need for some patches), I'd point out that the major review sites have yet to weigh in on it and that the sample size of...
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    The Hidden Costs of Game Mastering

    I love being on stage making music, and no matter how much I love being up there, there's going to be stress if there are technical difficulties. And at the end of the night, even if everything goes perfectly, I'm going to be buzzed but seriously tuckered. Gaming is the same way. Now, I wouldn't...
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    TSR TSR Is Back.... Again!

    It's a sad thing indeed. I wouldn't say that the whole work is Poire's, but certainly I don't think it would've gotten the same backing had it been "Benoist Poire's Marmoreal Tomb." I'll certainly never touch a Kickstarter from Ernie Gygax again. Yeah, you can't slap the TSR trade dress on and...
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    The Hidden Costs of Game Mastering

    That's a good way to put it. Sometimes when it's really good, I'm so psyched after concluding a session that I can't get to sleep, despite being tuckered.
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