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    D&D 5E Levels 1-4 are "Training Wheels?"

    Jumping in at the end, so apologies if I’m restating something already posted. If I look at D&D through the lens of “The Heroes Journey”, I look at the first few levels as “the normal world”. This is where we get to know the characters and see the world they live in and the everyday trials and...
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    RPG Fiction: A Review of Critical Role: Vox Machina – Kith & Kin

    I should have put review in quotes!
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    D&D General How do you deal with long breaks in your campaign?

    Hell when we switched the twice a month, a month long break happened regularly when someone couldn’t make the session! :)
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    RPG Fiction: A Review of Critical Role: Vox Machina – Kith & Kin

    Couldn’t disagree more with this review. I’m about finished with the book and it’s mostly been a tedious slog. Finishing it just so I can give a proper review. What a disappointment.
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    D&D 5E How do you handle secret doors?

    For passive check to be applicable the player should have declared the ongoing action of their character. “searching for secret doors“, “looking for traps” etc. If your character has no declared action there is nothing to resolve.
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    D&D 5E How do you handle secret doors?

    You could think that, but the quote specifically says “characters”. And the difference between “in the moment“ and “over time” is precisely what is being differentiated by passive and non-passive checks.
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    D&D 5E How do you handle secret doors?

    Incredible to see WotC also trip over the word passive and assume that the opposite is “active”. :rolleyes: The characters are always actively doing stuff, just one is over time and the other is instant. What an unhelpful word choice for such a fundamental aspect of the game.
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    D&D 5E Storm at Sea Skill Challenge

    Check out Giffyglyph’s trials: https://giffyglyph.com/darkerdungeons/grimoire/4.0.0/en/trials.html
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    D&D 5E Asking for Ability Checks, not Skills?

    Is there a link to this?
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    D&D 5E Wait...do adventure modules come with soundtracks, now?

    I also gave it a try a while back but found the UI too limiting. I wanted to set up a soundboard to quickly switch between the different sound fx, but the UI made that more difficult than it should have been IMO. Perhaps it‘s gotten better, because the sound fx system by itself was fantastic.
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    D&D 5E Just Get Rid of "Saving Throws"

    Wow, you’re right!
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    D&D 5E Just Get Rid of "Saving Throws"

    The thing I dislike about saving throws is that it assumes the player’s action. The player has no opportunity to offer an alternative reaction to the event. Now, for many events the only reaction is to try and leap out of danger, hence the frequent dexterity save. But I still feel it would be...
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    D&D General G4's New D&D Show Is Called 'Invitation to Party'

    That logo is definitely a bit unfortunate. However B Dave was great as a player in this Call of Cthulhu one shot (all around great table IMHO and, Becca, the keeper ran it with great style).