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    D&D 5E Storm King's Thunder is someone's Demonweb Pits

    2e depended on the setting for what people thought was best. I heard really good things about The Great Modron March and Dead Gods from Planescape, but Ravenloft was more my thing. For Ravenloft I'd say about 1 in 3 was fantastic and at least 1 in 3 were terrible. For my tastes a lot of the...
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    D&D 5E Storm King's Thunder is someone's Demonweb Pits

    No. I believe James Jacobs (one of the two authors) worked on Dragon at the time in a key role, but Red Hand of Doom was a full WotC stand alone 128 page module.
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    TSR Running list of potential problematic issues in TSR era DnD

    D&D has had fully polytheistic clerics at various points as options, it usually just comes down to narrative flavor. The default henotheistic cleric model (exclusive worship of one god from a recognized pantheon) is similar to priest models known from Rome, Greece, and Egypt where there were...
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    I would say the 4e Shadowfell combined the plane of Shadow and Ravenloft and some of the concepts of the Ethereal to make a dark mirror of the 4e world similar to how the Feywild was a bright vibrant mirror of the world.
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    D&D General Common gaming clichés (and how to subvert them)

    Cliche: The innkeeper hires the part to kill rats beneath the tavern level 1 PCs. Twist: The giant rat is a wererat who wants to recruit the party for a more interesting plot. Possibly the innkeeper is a rival and wanted the party to kill off the wererats minions but they come upon the wererat...
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    D&D General On different tones and aesthetics in D&D

    I vary a lot in the art I like. I am used to being eclectic in my D&D games, using whatever is on hand from minis to legos to dice to represent characters and monsters. For a long while I made my own counters for my weekly Pathfinder games by finding internet images I liked and pasting them...
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    D&D General What have you done with Orcs in your games?

    I expanded a bunch when running 3e's Lord of the Iron Fortress in 3.5. Part of it is set in the Gate Town of Rigus on the Plane of Concordant Opposition next to the gate to the Lawful (evil) plane of Acheron known for eternal warfare. I expanded Rigus to be filled with Lawful Evil and LN...
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    I am really not a fan of her work on Death Unchained and the rest of the Grim Harvest stuff. I did not like her take there on Ravenloft, Falkovnia, and transforming Darkon. Huge magical item availability was a strong tonal shift from the principles of the original black box. For example...
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    Undead Origins

    DARK PLACES & DEMOGORGONS - The Ghost Hunter's Handbook - and use w/other OSR games Survive This!! Ghost: Ghosts are the souls of creatures that have died but have unresolved issues on Earth and are tethered here until those issues are resolved. Most ghosts manifest as simple spirits with little...
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    TSR Running list of potential problematic issues in TSR era DnD

    1e DMG city encounter subtable.
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    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Checks out. Meets the skulls per square inch Warhammer art quota.
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    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Maybe not conventionally but 3.5 had a Dragonlance hardcover on trime travel and alternate realities, 2e had a campaign neutral sourcebook on time travel magic, and the core 1e Dragonlance Adventures hardcover included the setting's time travel magic and a discussion about it. Plus it wouldn't...
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    D&D General What have you done with Orcs in your games?

    I ran a 3.5 game where I house ruled orcs to be subtype goblin and orcish to be a dialect of goblin so that type based stuff like ranger favored enemy and bane weapons would work on them all, plus to give it a little Tolkeinish flavor. However in that same game I eliminated half stuff and...
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    D&D General Old School DND talks if DND is racist.

    Tru da Kosmos!
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