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  1. Aaron L

    D&D General RA Salvatore Wants To Correct Drizzt’s Racist Tropes

    Inhuman monsters are not human ethnicites.
  2. Aaron L

    D&D 5E Is Paladine Bahamut? Is Takhisis Tiamat? Fizban's Treasury Might Reveal The Answer!

    Here's an interesting tidbit I just realized while randomly reading through the Artifacts in the 5E DMG; the description of the Orbs of Dragonkind says that Takhisis is Tiamat's name on Krynn. Topic settled, I guess.
  3. Aaron L

    D&D 5E Is Paladine Bahamut? Is Takhisis Tiamat? Fizban's Treasury Might Reveal The Answer!

    Whatever stats were appended to Takhisis for different purposes don't really make much difference regarding her identity. The people at TSR weren't really striving for that kind of internal consistency; they were far more concerned with creating game stats that gave a proper game challenge for...
  4. Aaron L

    D&D 5E Is Paladine Bahamut? Is Takhisis Tiamat? Fizban's Treasury Might Reveal The Answer!

    I'm just caught off guard by the idea that there was ever an attempt to separate them. I never saw any evidence of it. shrug
  5. Aaron L

    D&D 5E Is Paladine Bahamut? Is Takhisis Tiamat? Fizban's Treasury Might Reveal The Answer!

    I can imagine that, but it seems an unnecessary complication. And would imagine that most tables assumed they were the same, just as we did. The Platinum Dragon, champion of Good, father of the Metallic Dragons, and the 5-headed mother of Evil chromatic dragons... now quick, did I just...
  6. Aaron L

    D&D 5E Is Paladine Bahamut? Is Takhisis Tiamat? Fizban's Treasury Might Reveal The Answer!

    The 5-headed chromatic mother of Evil dragons goddess Takhisis was meant to be different from the 5-headed chromatic mother of Evil dragons archdevil Tiamat, both look identical, and it was just a retcon to identify them together? Somehow I really doubt that.
  7. Aaron L

    D&D 5E Is Paladine Bahamut? Is Takhisis Tiamat? Fizban's Treasury Might Reveal The Answer!

    Well, considering that the 2E Tales of the Dragonlance boxed set listed Bah'mut as an alternate name of Paladine, and Tii'Mut of Tiamat, I think it's pretty crystal what the concept was. Trying to forcibly separate them is ridiculous, and I was never aware of such a thing.
  8. Aaron L

    D&D 5E How on earth is this balanced?! Twilight cleric, more in-play evidence

    You mean a great way to grant experienced game designers the leeway they need to craft a game that gives every player a chance to shine and have fun? Yes, yes it is. You are quite welcome.
  9. Aaron L

    D&D 5E How on earth is this balanced?! Twilight cleric, more in-play evidence

    "Balance" is an illusion, especially if you expect the rules to provide it. Balance is created by the Dungeon Master, and it means giving each PC and player a chance to shine in the spotlight to do something cool.
  10. Aaron L

    D&D 5E EN5ider #399 - Three Puzzles of the Feywild

    Can we please give the "Feywild" a new name? Feywild just sounds so cutesy and twee. What happened to just calling it Faerie? Even calling it Faerieland has more of a classic pedigree. Just like "Shadowfell", which, as that old Penny Arcade strip points out, basically just means "The Darkbad"...
  11. Aaron L

    D&D 5E Epic Monsters: Thoth

    Cool stuff! On a tangentially related note, I was just recently re-reading the old 2E Spelljammer splatbook The Complete Starfarer's Handbook so this made me think of one of Thoth's fellow Ancient Egyptian gods, Ptah, and how he had a huge multi-Crystal Sphere following across Wildspace because...
  12. Aaron L

    D&D General Solasta: Crown of the Magister Offers A Hidden Fifth Edition Computer Gem

    I just might have to pick this up before long, but as for now I have been playing BattleTech basically non-stop almost every day since I got it and all the DLC content this past December. Good grief is that game fantastic, a dream come true for anyone who has wanted a good tabletop BattleTech...
  13. Aaron L

    Spectaculars: Easy To Play Superheroes In a Box!

    I very much thank you for the invitation, but unfortunately that is the same time as my weekly D&D game. 😓 I've been playing with these guys since I started back in '92.
  14. Aaron L

    D&D General When Nature Calls, And You Have To Weigh The Risk

    Prestidigitation makes poop go away.
  15. Aaron L

    D&D Movie/TV Check Out Hugh Grant's D&D Movie Costume!

    D&D in The Daily Fail does feel wrong. That place would be more likely to feature articles about how the Evil Satanic Influence of D&D caused a poor innocent teenager to do something dreadful. I guess their lowbrow celebrity obsession just surpasses their urge for gory moralizing sensationalism.
  16. Aaron L

    D&D Movie/TV Check Out Hugh Grant's D&D Movie Costume!

    Yeah, has a very 'Realmsian feel to me.
  17. Aaron L

    Marvel to Launch Official 'MARVEL MULTIVERSE' Tabletop Role-Playing Game in 2022

    Doesn't matter :) Writeups.org - In-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies has full MEGS stats, bios, and histories for just about any character you can imagine, from DC to Marvel to Cthulhu(!) to pro wrestling(!?) (The stats for Thanos and Adam Warlock are my favorites.) And the...
  18. Aaron L

    Marvel to Launch Official 'MARVEL MULTIVERSE' Tabletop Role-Playing Game in 2022

    The old DC Heroes RPG handled this sort of thing perfectly with its system.
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