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    D&D 5E Strixhaven Has Exams, Jobs, & Extracurricular Activities

    I’d cheerfully commit murder (at least, murder of someone I didn’t like anyway…) to go back to getting three months of holidays every summer though! Only downside was that through University I earned my money tutoring, so they were three rather impoverished months..
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    Games Workshop notes that space fascism would be bad

    Satire as a whole concept is a mirror. You recognise in it the twisted reflection of the thing it’s satirising. But that assumes some knowledge of the satire’s target on the part of the consumer. As soon as kids & early teens became a major target audience for GW, the satire was inevitably...
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    Games Workshop notes that space fascism would be bad

    This symbol is the yoke and arrows, which was the symbol of the Falange party/movement in the 1930s and of the Francoist regime afterwards. While Franco was certainly fascist-adjacent to say the least, there's probably a whole lot of Spanish historical and cultural context I'm unaware of there...
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    D&D General I'm reading the Forgotten Realms Novels- #145 Insurrection by Thomas M Reid (War of the Spider Queen 2)

    I was completely drow-ed out and antihero-ed out by the time these books came around, and given the ... less than stellar experience with multi-author series that was the Double Diamond books, I never bothered picking them up. Annoying to hear that I might have missed something worthwhile!
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    D&D 5E Philosophy of Greataxe vs. Greatsword

    Observationally, there's a distinct lack of PCs flocking to the 'overpowered' longsword/battleaxe/warhammer options in my experience, so i suspect 'versatile' is being considerably overvalued in this formulation. Admittedly, some of this may be due to the fact that single-handed str-based...
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    D&D 5E Strixhaven Release Date Updates

    Given in Aust we still don’t have fizban’s and won’t for another 10 days at least, I’m … skeptical that these release dates will be met, here at least.
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    D&D General New Summary and Release Date for 'Dragons of Deceit'

    I strongly suspect that's because Eberron has always been a PCs world, in a static state waiting for home games to do anything. It's never been subject to the tyranny of metaplot - especially novel-driven metaplot. Seriously, when you look at what people most hate about in those older...
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    D&D 5E Philosophy of Greataxe vs. Greatsword

    My great weapon master paladin uses a greatsword (except for when he used a glaive for a while because it was the only magic weapon in the party and we needed to hit some weird spectral thing from a Kobold Press monster book...). Mostly it's a background thing. He's got this long-running inner...
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    D&D General New Summary and Release Date for 'Dragons of Deceit'

    I wouldn't place too much significance on this at least. The previous release date was from the Amazon page, and Amazon is notorious for (among other things) just plain inventing release dates out of whole cloth for books that may not have even been fully written yet, with a gleeful disregard...
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – Skyraiders of Abarax, Planebreaker, Shotguns & Sorcery, and more

    Speaking purely for myself, it's a bit too 'fantastic' for me. Something like this, where you're riding on a vast moon that crashes through layer after layer of reality leaving bit of them trailing behind it like clinging cobwebs - it seems to me like it's the sort of setting you play in when...
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    D&D 5E WotC Strixhaven/Kickstarter Red Dawn

    Oh come on, I can just picture the Estefez-festooned movie posters for these two in particular...
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    D&D 5E WotC Strixhaven/Kickstarter Red Dawn

    Red Desert Red Desolation Red Night Red Below It works, I tell you...
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    D&D 5E WotC Strixhaven/Kickstarter Red Dawn

    ... wow, that works for ANYTHING. I mean, even just literally using the nouns from WotC module titles... Red Storm Red King Red Thunder Red Dragon Red Heist Red Wild Red Witchlight Red Curriculum Red Chaos Mind. Blown.
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    D&D 5E Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos - I have no clue what this is about

    Oh, I get that. But as a player for a DM who mostly runs published modules, I don’t want to read an adventure that I might end up playing.
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    D&D 5E Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos - I have no clue what this is about

    What I actually want to see is a table of contents. I was actually quite keen on seeing a wizard school setting like Strixhaven was originally touted as - it seemed like an interesting diversion from the standard and a way of expanding d&d in a new direction. But now they’re talking as if it’s a...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Edition Experience - Did/Do you Play 3rd Edtion D&D? How Was/Is it?

    I really liked 3.x on the whole, but it was a disaster to DM at high levels. The diverging maths (save DCs vs save modifiers, and attack rolls vs AC) and the size of modifiers overwhelming dice rolls sucked much of the uncertainty out of high-level combat, it became a calculated exercise in who...
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    D&D 5E What 3 Settings did you pick in the Survey

    We'll see. A couple of options in the Dark Sun specific survey page were about this in particular. One was about whether people liked it because it was a 'gritty' world, and another was about whether people liked it because it 'explored more mature and serious themes' or something like that...
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    D&D 5E What 3 Settings did you pick in the Survey

    deleted, a bit more mean-spririted than i prefer to be
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    D&D 5E What 3 Settings did you pick in the Survey

    I completely forgot Al-Qadim, to my shame. It had its issues, especially looking at it though modern eyes, but its heart was 100% in the right place and holy crap i loved that setting.
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    D&D 5E The Star-Shaman’s Song of Planegea for 5e: An Interview With David Somerville (Atlas Games)

    Alternatively, in a paleolithic setting where hostile nature is one of the main things trying to kill you all the time, druids are understandably viewed as fringe outcasts because they're seen as too close to nature rather than respecting the gods who help protect your tribe from the vicious...
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