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    D&D General What Would Happen if Fiends Came to Fill the "Low CR Monsters" Niche?

    If fiends filled the low CR niche, what would fill the high CR niche? If the answer is "more fiends," wouldn't that get kind of monotonous?
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    D&D General how are stories infused with a race?

    Are you developing it as part of a specific setting, or do you want it to be setting-neutral?
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    D&D General If you had to split up Dexterity...

    Star Wars Saga Edition made initiative into a skill which could be trained.
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    D&D General Arneson's original notes to Gygax?

    It's more likely a reference to the Domesday Book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesday_Book
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    D&D 5E Rime of the Frostmaiden Post-Mortem (Spoilers)

    I was fishing for a link ... :-)
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    D&D 5E Rime of the Frostmaiden Post-Mortem (Spoilers)

    Which DM's Guide was this? I just did a quick search on DriveThruRPG and couldn't find it. Also, were there any particular YouTube videos that you found particularly helpful? I've always liked the content created by Lunch Break Heroes:
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    D&D 5E Running Rime of the Frost Maiden

    Parking a link to a useful thread here for future reference: https://www.enworld.org/threads/rime-of-the-frostmaiden-post-mortem-spoilers.682833/
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    D&D 5E Foundation: Older Adventures.

    Green version or orange version?
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    D&D 5E Foundation: Older Adventures.

    I ran B3: Palace of the Silver Princess (original orange cover version) last year. I just wrapped up a short sequel adventure and have ideas for 3-4 more.
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    D&D General "Red Orc" American Indians and "Yellow Orc" Mongolians in D&D

    Does a 98-page thread qualify as a "swarm of wild boards"? :D
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    D&D 5E Adding decision points to the Champion. Others might follow?

    I mean, "more options" is kind of the definition of "more complicated," isn't it? Still, I'm sure there is design space available for a slightly-more-complicated version of the Champion, either for new players who are ready to progress a little beyond "completely simple" or for more experienced...
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    D&D 5E Adding decision points to the Champion. Others might follow?

    I do think the intended audience for the Champion is people who don't want to have anything too complicated.
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    D&D General Roleplaying Powerful Beings versus Smart-Aleck PCs

    Oh yeah, on the list of Ravenloft stories, I should also mention how they can never show their faces in Vallaki again because when the burgomaster sent a guard to fetch them, they zapped him with hypnotic pattern, pulled down his pants, and left him standing in the street that way...
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    D&D General Roleplaying Powerful Beings versus Smart-Aleck PCs

    I don't want to slap them or tell them to stop having fun. I just don't also want to have to resign myself to not ever having any dignified NPCs, if possible. ETA: I get the feeling that I'm coming across as asking how to stop my players from being snarky, and I'm trying to do the opposite...
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    D&D General Roleplaying Powerful Beings versus Smart-Aleck PCs

    The reason I'm not looking for mechanical solutions is that I can give the players can disadvantage on social checks or whatever, but it's still going to destroy the NPC.
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    D&D General Roleplaying Powerful Beings versus Smart-Aleck PCs

    To be clear, I'm not asking for active "genuflection." I just want to know how to keep my NPCs from being destroyed. Is that so unreasonable? (Sorry if I sound frustrated, but I kind of am.)
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    D&D General Roleplaying Powerful Beings versus Smart-Aleck PCs

    Well yeah, but the flip side of that is that the NPCs can only do things that I think of. And maybe I'm just not good at keeping dignity/authority when met with smart-alecky-ness IRL? I'd add (4) sneak into the castle another way. I didn't think I was unduly limiting them either, but the...
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    D&D General Roleplaying Powerful Beings versus Smart-Aleck PCs

    Sure, I get that, which is why I'm not asking for ways of preventing it entirely. It's just that it tends to end up making the authority figure in question look considerably less impressive, and sometimes losing that is bad for the story. If you have suggestions on how to make the story work...
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    D&D General Roleplaying Powerful Beings versus Smart-Aleck PCs

    The PCs have come into the presence of some being of great power--good, evil, or neutral, anything from a local noble to an actual deity. It's a serious situation where, realistically, there would be severe consequences for inappropriate behavior. But players are players, and they're going to...
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    D&D General ‘Witcher’ Style Adventures?

    I backed a Kickstarter a while back for a module that describes itself as a "Slavic adventure." From the updates, it's sounding like it should be released pretty soon (they're in the layout stage)...
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