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    D&D 5E Price Increase on D&D & MtG coming

    Of course it is absolutely a factor. You cannot inject several trillion dollars into an economy without massively devaluing the dollars already there, especially if those dollars were not generated through creation of capital but through simply printing more of them. Certainly you are correct...
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    D&D 5E Dealing with optimizers at the table

    Interesting thread. Frankly, having DMed for optimizers in every edition of D&D, 5e optimization isn't even a thing, IMO. Compared to DMing 3e for 10 years, including up into high levels, the notion of 5e optimization is laughable. In 3rd edition, I had to deal with literal demi-gods stalking...
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    Playtest (A5E) Level Up Playtest Document #13: Cleric

    I like the mechanical weight behind the cleric's class abilities. It actually feels like what a cleric would be in pseudo-medieval fantasy world with a medieval church analog. I typically eschew the D&D pantheons of multiple gods. I don't think that cosmic framework suits the D&D cleric as...
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    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie should follow the Deadpool model

    Yep! You totally get it! :D Frankly, this sort of approach is the only way I think a movie like this can be a breakout hit. Also check out the trailer for "Free Guy", also with Ryan Reynolds, but taking the perspective of a self-aware NPC in a MMO. Similar concept to what I think can work with...
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    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie should follow the Deadpool model

    Yes, exactly! Traditional high fantasy doesn't work. D&D is not Lord of the Rings. Anything they play straight is bound to be campy cheese. Which some people like, to be fair. But then to be successful beyond a niche audience it needs to lean into the Army of Darkness vibe and embrace the camp...
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    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie should follow the Deadpool model

    So, Deadpool provided the perfect template for a D&D movie. There should be a deadly serious underlying plot, ideally involving a PC party oriented heist with dungeon crawling elements, but the film should be an over the top action comedy, with hyper-violence played both straight in terms of...
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    Savage Pathfinder Check Out How Savage Pathfinder Makes A Wizard!

    Love this! I'm a huge Savage Worlds fan, so definitely backing this. And Pathfinder is basically a slightly different flavor of D&D as someone pointed out, so aside from the Golarion setting stuff, this is basically Savage Worlds D&D too.
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    D&D 4E Anyone playing 4e at the moment?

    These were my 4e house rules, but its been a couple of years since I last ran a 4e game: I design tough set piece encounters and expect every encounter to potentially be a fight to the death. I never use wandering monsters, and every encounter is driven by the story and/or the actions of the...
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    D&D 4E Anyone playing 4e at the moment?

    This was a great typo! "Stat Wars Saga Edition" indeed. :ROFLMAO: Saga was a fun game in its own right. Still own all the books for it. A nice 'bridge' game from 3.5 to 4e.
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    D&D 5E Choosing a 3rd party monster book

    That's great! And a nice improvement. I'm very much looking forward to Level Up! :)
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    D&D 5E Choosing a 3rd party monster book

    Yes, I totally get why the player side of 4e's mechanics didn't resonate with many, but as an old time gamer (I started with Basic and AD&D decades ago), 4e monster design was great! Combat was always tactically interesting, and as an old school improv style DM, it made running off the cuff...
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    D&D 4E Anyone playing 4e at the moment?

    4e is great! Well deserving of a revised edition, especially for the early books where WotC didn't quite have the mechanics dialed in. But late stage 4e, especially in terms of monster design and tactical combat is an amazing game. I love both 4e and 5e, but 4e scratches a different itch, and...
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    D&D 5E Choosing a 3rd party monster book

    Are there any variant monster books out there that are statted up to be fully compatible with 5e, but take a 4e or 13th Age inspired design approach? By that I mean I'm looking for self-contained stat blocks that never require looking up spells, with varied tactical combat and magic abilities...
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    The 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs of 2021

    Of that list, I'm interested in Savage Worlds for Pathfinder and ENWorld's own Level Up! :)
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – Epic Battlemaps, The Cursed King, Epic Goblin Campaign!!!, and more

    Of course. This is merely my opinion based on my own experiences. If others derive enjoyment from such games, then great. I have no issue with people enjoying games that differ from my preferred play style. Though, I feel it is the implied threat of death and the thrill of the risk of death...
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – Epic Battlemaps, The Cursed King, Epic Goblin Campaign!!!, and more

    Regarding Meteor Tales, I don't understand why you want elaborate character creation combined with lethal combat. All it takes is a couple lovingly detailed PC's you spent hours on to get shanked by an orc an in anti-climactic manner and you would be done with that game. Frankly, this is why I...
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    Chivalry & Sorcery Returns To Feudal Japan

    Indeed, genetic ancestry doesn't necessarily confer any sort of authenticity on any cultural or historical topic. Its absurd that this has become a thing. Especially in today's globally connected world where people of all cultures and ancestries mix freely. Anyone of any background can embrace a...
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    Onyx Equinox - new MesoAmerican anime series (Crunchyroll)

    Yes, this is likely inevitable as their undead nature corrupts their beliefs and attitudes. Though if they are strong willed, they may resist this for a time. Years ago I ran this scenario in a game, and the PC's came in early enough that there was still some good in the vampire they could...
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    Onyx Equinox - new MesoAmerican anime series (Crunchyroll)

    It depends on whether D&D alignment means that the alignment saturates every thought, action, and behavior. That its impossible for someone chaotic evil to ever demonstrate a behavior contrary to it. I don't know that I've ever run a game that way. Full disclosure, I've long abandoned the...
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    Onyx Equinox - new MesoAmerican anime series (Crunchyroll)

    Yes, I'm with you. There weren't really any 'good' guys in this scenario, unless its perhaps some of the tribes that had to choose between the lesser of two evils.
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