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    D&D 5E What is Quality?

    They will be told that, just a much as they are told, that the game should absolutely be changed to change an individual person's pet preferences. If you complain about sales being used as an indicator, you should also complain about "Well, I personally like this better, so your published game...
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    D&D 5E What would 5E be like if the playtest's modularity promise was kept?

    Mod Note: @GMforPowergamers and @Oofta You guys have been warned about your clashes. You are done in this discussion. For whatever reason, you two can't seem to keep from going at it. I suggest both of you consider using the ignore list at this point, because if I have to pull you to apart...
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    D&D 5E What is Quality?

    Well, there are a few things we can talk about that differentiate "quality" from "meeting financial targets". The first we might address is the McDonald's Phenomenon. McDonald's food sells well. But, it isn't healthy to eat frequently, and its nutrition content per calorie isn't high. It has...
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    Star Trek Strange New Worlds, what did you think?

    No term goes unwarped by use. Originally "Low fantasy" meant "fantasy that is set within our real world" and "high fantasy" meant "fantasy set in a different, fictional setting". But that's not how the word is generally used now. So, yeah, since there are things out there like Star Wars, that...
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    Star Trek Strange New Worlds, what did you think?

    My point being that the thing you are concerned about here couldn't happen if they did basic background and medical checks on people trying to join Starfleet.
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    D&D 5E What would 5E be like if the playtest's modularity promise was kept?

    Mod Note: Folks, This thread is not about whether WotC lied in saying they were going to try a modular design. This thread is also not about how WotC's current design is really good, with the implication that folks shouldn't bother to talk about modular design. And it certainly isn't about...
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    Star Trek Strange New Worlds, what did you think?

    In a sense they don't cure the contagion in the episode. A cure is handed to them (in the form of La'an's "chimerical antibodies"), and they distribute that around. Goodness only knows what's going into the official report, such that it doesn't reveal Number One's secret to Starfleet Command...
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    Daredevil Season 4 under development for Disney+

    If you think that hitting all but one major defining point of the character (Danny is an orphaned rich white kid, Shang-Chi isn't) is "pretty broad" well, then we will just have to disagree.
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    Daredevil Season 4 under development for Disney+

    Punisher media won't cause it, but it sure comes across as tone deaf.
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    Daredevil Season 4 under development for Disney+

    I'm not a fan of revenge action movies, if that's what you're asking. Keanu Reeves is an awesome dude, but I have no interest in John Wick. And specifically, the Punisher has a really awkward position in a nation with frequent cases of dudes dressing up in paramilitary gear and shooting...
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    Star Trek Strange New Worlds, what did you think?

    Define "fairly short". And he notes that he has to re-materialize her on a regular basis, to get around the problem.
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    Daredevil Season 4 under development for Disney+

    He makes a fine antagonist. But murderous anti-hero protagonists send rather the wrong message these days.
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    Daredevil Season 4 under development for Disney+

    I don't think the Defenders will be a thing, though with Daredevil getting another season on Disney+, I think we can expect to see some of the others back in action soon, too, between Daredevil and Echo putting New York City street level heroes back on the map. But, rather the point was that...
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    Daredevil Season 4 under development for Disney+

    Like most characters in comics, Shang-Chi has experienced power bloat over time. Originally (in 1973) he had no supernatural powers to speak of - he could hit as hard as a very highly trained human. He didn't need much more than that, because he was in spy stories. As those spy stories lost...
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    Daredevil Season 4 under development for Disney+

    I am fully aware. But, in the MCU, he has been repositioned from his spy/detective story roots to become "martial artist from a secret city with the power to hit really hard". In terms of powers and skillset, you can slot him in almost any Iron Fist story and have it work out okay. I am sure...
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    D&D and the rising pandemic

    Without measures to stop the spread, spreading is inevitable. The hope is, that like so far in New England, the level of immunity from previous infection or vaccination is sufficient to keep the hospitals from going under again.
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    Daredevil Season 4 under development for Disney+

    They already did. What do you think Shang-Chi was? They won't bother using the Iron Fist name, but the character abilities are close enough for government work. Iron Fist is a golden opportunity to tell stories about cultural clash and appropriation, or to adjust the Marvel continuity and...
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    Star Trek Strange New Worlds, what did you think?

    Yeah. The science of it was soooo bad. It could only be a classic Trek plot.
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    Star Trek Strange New Worlds, what did you think?

    It has long been known that many issues in most Trek series could have been prevented with decent background checks. This kind of behavior may give us a reason why Dr. McCoy eventually becomes Chief Medical Officer over Dr. M'Benga.
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    D&D General Is power creep bad?

    Mod Note: So, bringing up level drain is a bad faith argument, but being insulting isn't? Around here, we ask folks to show a modicum of respect for others, regardless of their age. Be better about that going forward, please and thanks.
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