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    WotC James Wyatt is on the Dungeons & Dragons Team Again

    Weird...I played a tiefling in 4e as a human with a touch of devil lineage, and absolutely nothing bad happened. It's almost like the described setting in the books is subordinate to whatever you want to do at your own table. In other words, no edition can change anything, because the books...
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    WotC James Wyatt is on the Dungeons & Dragons Team Again

    I'd agree with that. 4e's core presentation problem (and I'm saying this as a 4e fan) was that it took some of its core ideas and got a little too aggressive in pushing them everywhere, which was what caused the feelings of excessive homogenization. I feel like that's probably not what James...
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    WotC James Wyatt is on the Dungeons & Dragons Team Again

    And yet for everyone who didn't like them, there's another (like myself) who thought those ideas were great. I have a strong dislike of comic-book style continuity and canon, and would love to see D&D periodically reinvent itself into something not dependent on lore found in decades-old...
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    D&D 5E Sandbox vs. party level areas

    I think I'm quibbling with the OP a bit, but I think that if you're improving heavily, then it's definitionally not a sandbox. I've had the party take hard rights into stuff I know is too tough for them, just based on the little bit of context I've thrown out, and had their butts kicked as a...
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    D&D 5E Sandbox vs. party level areas

    Hard to do sandbox if you don't do a lot of prep, and I really don't prep, so party.
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    D&D 5E Too Few Player Options During Combat?

    I don't think the pendulum is going to swing back to crunchier rules in the core D&D line for quite a while (if ever.) PF2 and 4e are both much better fits for your group's taste preferences, and are both really good games.
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    D&D General Seeking DM Advice: Managing Extroverted Players

    Yea, that's a good one. If the spotlight is being hogged, sometimes you have to drag it back. And sometimes you have to say "Hold up a minute, player X, I need to see what player Y is doing."
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    D&D 5E Asking for a bit of recent D&D history

    Well, now I'm a lot more interested in the playtest!
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    D&D General Hidden Path Making 3rd Person Open World AAA D&D Video Game

    People say GTA because GTA III was the genre originator. (There may have been a few others before it, but GTA popularized it.) Saying a game is like Breath of the Wild has other implications, like that it's really open world and doesn't give you much guidance as to where to go. It's much more...
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    D&D 5E Asking for a bit of recent D&D history

    As I said, I have no desire to engage in Edition War discussion, so I'll leave that alone.
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    D&D 5E Asking for a bit of recent D&D history

    I don't wish to relitigate any part of the edition war, but I do think the release of Essentials in 2010 was somewhat enervating to the dedicated 4e fanbase (including myself) and may have contributed to the decline. I know I bought less books after Essentials released. The worst part about...
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    D&D 5E Ideas for all-Planetouched groups and their characters

    Honestly, a collection of Planetouched feels like more of an Umbrella Academy vibe to me. Although a setting hook where sorcerous power was something that could only be done by Planetouched, and normal mortals had to rely on wizardry or pact magic would be interesting.
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    D&D 5E The Pitfalls of Success: Hasbro Success Story, Take 2

    Last week, the Ringer (a sports and pop culture site) had a online tournament voting for the best video game character of all time, and Tony Hawk made into the semi-finals; I'm convinced that Goldfinger is responsible for a large portion of that game's enduring popularity.
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    D&D 5E The Pitfalls of Success: Hasbro Success Story, Take 2

    Hey, here I am, growing older all the time, looking older all the time, feeling younger in my mind.
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    D&D 5E The Pitfalls of Success: Hasbro Success Story, Take 2

    I think you're talking about the late 90s swing revival, not ska, although their popularity did overlap. As for the broader question, got me. D&D will stop growing, probably in the next few years as I think the interested market will saturate, and people will blame whoever is in charge at the...
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