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    5E Epic Monsters: Jackalope

    Killer Jackalope of Caerbannog. Arrrghhh!
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    Vote For Your Favourite D&D Villain

    Side Note: I’m definitely pleased that the current top three all spent time in Ravenloft.
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    Vote For Your Favourite D&D Villain

    I loved the heck out of it. Though I will grant you that 2E was quite a rollercoaster of both wonder and weirdness.
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    Vote For Your Favourite D&D Villain

    1992 Tales of the Lance states that Takhisis was called Tii'Mhut (p117) and Paladine was called Bah'mut (p113) by the people of Istar. That would be firmly 2E territory.
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    Does the Hand of Vecna in Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus mean Vecna is now an FR God too?

    AO wouldn’t do anything unless Vecna was poised to succeed at some Die Vecna, Die level shenanigans. Heck, AO didn’t even step in to stop Acererak who would have massively imbalanced the Realms.
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    Does the Hand of Vecna in Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus mean Vecna is now an FR God too?

    If Acererak can get to the Realms, so can Vecna, but probably only as an avatar or sneaky presence. But as others have noted, Avernus is not in Realmspace in the first place, so it’s not an issue.
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    Socially Acceptable Necromancers?

    Consent. Use Speak with Dead to ask the corpse if they would be willing to rise up and defend the ancestors of their village, etc. Once you have their permission, clean the corpse into a nice skeleton and Animate Dead. Always retrieve the remains when the skeleton breaks and use Mending to...
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    100% of the games I run, play in, or have seen at FLGS use feats. I intellectually know there are games that don’t use feats, but that’s like China to me.
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    Nominate your favourite D&D villain!

    Everyone knows Vecna and Strahd, but Lord Soth has a much more compelling and tragic story, steals every scene he shows up in, and even has his own Gold Box game.
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    5e Sorcerer versus Wizard, which is better?

    Wizards over Sorcerers for supreme spell selection and tons of ritual spells. Unless you go Divine Soul, which opens up a giant can of Swiss Army Knife.
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    How Much Downtime Do You See in Campaigns?

    Downtime means the bad guys are making progress. Can’t have that!
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    5E Paladin Archetypes... *meh*

    @lowkey13 has his own Paladin Archetype. At level 3 you take the Oath of Denial, which requires you to stop being a paladin and refunds your those three levels to be chosen again.
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    5E Players: Why Do You Want to Roll a d20?

    Disagreement is exactly what happened! I was quite surprised. But either way, I’m trying to disengage from the conversation at this point. They have the right to enjoy the game in whatever manner they wish.
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    5E Players: Why Do You Want to Roll a d20?

    Our argument was about someone who was falling, and you said they couldn’t attempt all three goals. Just one of them, which was mutually exclusive with the other two. That’s how we got onto the whole “only 10 flips, or 0 flips” thing.
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    5E Players: Why Do You Want to Roll a d20?

    That’s my definition of degrees of success. If you have any number that is not 0 flips or 10 flips, you are using degrees of success as I define it. So when people tell me they don’t use degrees of success, they’re either using a different definition and I have to gingerly suss that out from...
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