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  1. MNblockhead

    D&D 5E would you let a PC learn a non spell magic power?

    Sure. I already have a variety of home brew / third-party stuff in my current campaign. So long as it doesn't detract from the style of game the group wants to play, I would consider it.
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    What are your five post-apocalyptic RPG books?

    How close to the apocalyptic event need the setting be? If it can be long after than, then some of my fondest memories are with: 1. Gamma World (back in the 80s) 2. Mutant Crawl Classics (last few years)
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    Do you like TTRPG games to have shapeshifting options?

    Wild shape, polymorph are pretty core to all D&D I've played.
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    WotC What Official 5E non-D&D Game Do You Want To See from WotC?

    Yeah, not that you write it, same here. Just nostalgia and I scratched that itch when I bought it on DTRPG.
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    Managing My Expectations? (+)

    Yes, I'm loathe to boot a player until the majority of the players are asking for that. In your case, it sounds like an issue with the group as a whole. I'd worry that booting one of them in favor of a smaller game to increase engagement from the remaining would not solve the issue and would...
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    Managing My Expectations? (+)

    Nothing like DMing a game for new players and kids to bring back the excitement!
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    D&D 5E D&D Beyond Will Delist Two Books On May 17th

    Even then, from what I remember of convention-tournament play in the 80s, you almost always had to select from pre-generated characters. I missed out on the living world of Greyhawk style play as I wasn't gaming at the time. But I'm guessing it was the precursor to what is not the Adventurer's...
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    D&D 5E D&D Beyond Will Delist Two Books On May 17th

    I am kinda that DM. I own most of the non-adventure books on D&D Beyond. My players have access to all the materials I've bought. I synchronize DDB character sheets to Foundry. Building a completely new character class and even certain types of tweaks are not possible or are a lot of work on...
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    Managing My Expectations? (+)

    What is more important, the game or the group? If you have a passion for running a certain type of game that requires a certain style of play or high level of engagement, you may have to find another group. If you have a strong group of friends who have been getting together for years and you...
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    D&D General I am so done with kickstarter

    Nah, you're talking to a bunch of kids in their 40s and 50s. :)
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    D&D General I am so done with kickstarter

    I understand that sentiment and have certainly made that calculation on some projects that I backed. But the real joy in backing the right project for me is helping get a product created that might not have otherwise gone forward. There are Kickstarters I've backed where not long after the...
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    D&D General I am so done with kickstarter

    Yeah, I tend to be forgiving. I've been on the side of fence where even with a professional copy writer and multiple people reading over a document, I've had small errors make it through. But I do think that Kickstarter generates pressure to rush products to production. Many of the backers are...
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    D&D 5E D&D Beyond Will Delist Two Books On May 17th

    Good point. Here's to hoping that Volo's will be on DMs Guild someday... Glad to have the physical copy of Volo's. I really enjoyed the lore and lairs content in it. For DDB, I don't care so much as I mainly use it as a tool and, I guess, I'll still have access to the digital book as I already...
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    D&D General I am so done with kickstarter

    This is one reason I'm not a big fan of stretch goals, especially if they are tied to the core product. If it is just some swag or supplements, fine. I don't care if they don't get delivered for a while after the core product. But saying if we make X amount we'll add additional content to our...
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    Tips for Reviewers

    The most helpful reviews for me are when reviewers give some content on why they bought something, what their use case and expectations are, and their experience with similar products. So, I try to provide that content in my reviews. There are many times when a very negative review actually...
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    D&D General I am so done with kickstarter

    I've been backing projects on Kickstarter since 2012. In that time there were a few that failed completely but only one where I lost a meaningful amount of money (for mean that's several hundred dollars). In the earlier days, it was much more about helping fund cool ideas and most backers...
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    The new Doctor has been announced!

    Don't think I've seen him in anything but I'm always excited to experience a new incarnation of the Doctor. Awesome for Whittaker that she gets to play the Doctor on the centenary of the BBC.
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    D&D 5E Some Gems I Have Forgotten In The DMG

    Sure, but can be useful for those who make up their own adventures or run a more improvisational style game, but who don't want to make up their own tables or make up things on the fly.
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    D&D 5E Some Gems I Have Forgotten In The DMG

    Its a big community. There is always someone (usually several someones) with strong opinions and who seem overly invested in their vision of a game, or who just enjoy being snarky. I think it is human nature to feel those comments as more impactful than they probably are. Like you I've learned...
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