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    Seeking advice on publishing a game - which subforum?

    Hi everyone, I am now getting reasonably close to publishing my own d20 fantasy variant which I've been working on since 2008 (yeah, missed a couple of boats there - and this is the third or fourth revision) and I'd like to ask for some advice on how to do it - but I'm not sure which subforum is...
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    LEGO Revisits the Dungeon Crawl

    There is zero chance of this being licensed in any way since D&D is owned by Hasbro. I'd buy this (and lots of it) and it may actually get approved if reduced in size since LEGO doesn't currently have a castle theme on the market and AFOLs have been pining for its replacement (which won't...
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    D&D 5E Why a New D&D Video Game Should Be 16bit/2D

    ToEE was 100% accurate to 3.x rules. It sucked, because PnP rules do not translate well to computer games - instead of immersive gameplay experience, it ended up being boring as hell.
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    D&D 5E In fact, INSERT RULES HERE was a key part of the 3rd edition, and it means 5th edition is still missing full support for this previous edition.

    I disagree - 3.5 Unearthed Arcana introduced a whole bunch of optional subsystems (many of them mutually exclusive) which I am certain were never considered to be core in any way and were likely ignored even by those DMs who purchased the book. Likewise, Horror and Honor subsystems were...
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    D&D 5E In fact, INSERT RULES HERE was a key part of the 3rd edition, and it means 5th edition is still missing full support for this previous edition.

    Just for fun... here's my 3.5 House Rules document (which is probably atrocious by today's standards, and likely to frighten the feint of heart): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uZ7Iw2Xj9VamdQT1pucWd3bHM EDIT: Celebrim - do share, I'd like to see that monster of a House Rules doc (and use...
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    D&D 5E In fact, INSERT RULES HERE was a key part of the 3rd edition, and it means 5th edition is still missing full support for this previous edition.

    A +5 bonus from a stat would be trumped only at 17th level (for non-Expertise skills), which means that the training is less important than natural ability for 85% of a character's adventuring career. Not to mention that the number of official adventures that support play at this level are...
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    D&D 5E In fact, INSERT RULES HERE was a key part of the 3rd edition, and it means 5th edition is still missing full support for this previous edition.

    5E is missing some pretty crucial "modules," which were heavily implied to be in the DMG. When DMG actually arrived and offered very few game options and practically zero "modules" that can be turned on or off by individual groups, this was a big disappointment for many players. Sure, the core...
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    The characters are the players

    We actually voted on each others' stats, no one had anything above a 15 IIRC.
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    The characters are the players

    Yes, I played in a campaign where we all played ourselves, transported to a D&D setting... and we all had the meta knowledge of this fact that we could utilize in the game. It was pretty fun, I recall that one of the first major issues I ran into was how to find a pair of glasses since I didn't...
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    Tales From The Yawning Portal - 7 Classic Dungeons Updated To 5E!

    Well, as I said, it's my advanced age (37) ;) the very concept of twitch boggles my mind - why the blazes would I want to watch other people play games when I can play them myself? But I know I'm hopelessly out of date.
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    Tales From The Yawning Portal - 7 Classic Dungeons Updated To 5E!

    I have no idea who these people are. In fact, I just googled them and I still have no idea who they are and what warrants their celebrity status. Damn my advanced age.
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    D&D 5E How much Forgotten Realms have you used in your games?

    Hm, judging from the responses so far, very few people actually play in FR. I hope WotC knows this :heh:
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    Tales From The Yawning Portal - 7 Classic Dungeons Updated To 5E!

    Maybe it's just me, but it seems like a lot of people treat Undermountain like a roller coaster in a theme park instead of a deathtrap dungeon run by an insane epic mage :lol: yes, many adventurers go there - and, IMC, maybe 10% ever come back.
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    Tales From The Yawning Portal - 7 Classic Dungeons Updated To 5E!

    Yes, it's the last stop before Undermountain and Skullport, which means that in order to get to Skullport, you first have to survive Undermountain, and then you have to survive Skullport, and then you have to actually find a portal that actually leads you anywhere. Whereas with the World...
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    Tales From The Yawning Portal - 7 Classic Dungeons Updated To 5E!

    Book titles aren't trademarked, as far as I know. And honestly, "Tales from the World Serpent Inn" sounds a lot cooler than "Tales from the Yawning Portal."
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