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    D&D 5E 5E Survivor - Deities (Part 8: Egyptian Deities)

    Re-Horakhty (Ra) 15 Anubis 22 Bast 22 Bes 14 Hathor 19 Imhotep 7 Isis 26 Nephthys 14 Osiris 23 Ptah 2 Thoth 26
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    D&D 5E Designing (Neutral)Good Mechanics For Alignment In DnD And Ways To Interact With It (+)

    In 5E it triggers some spell effects and magic items. Besides that, nothing. But what alignment is supposed to be for is how different factions react people of different alignments. Your PCs are all chaotic evil and you go before a lawful good king to ask for help. You can replace chaotic evil...
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    D&D 5E What is Quality?

    The problem is that everyone wants to be personally catered to. And when the game has millions of people who play it...that's literally impossible to pull off. Which is why you end up with vague rules that sort of try to do everything sort of well enough but nothing great...because they're...
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    D&D 5E What is Quality?

    Because that's true. Popularity and sales don't equal quality. As the next post states: The bit people selectively skip over is the reverse is also true. People are terrible at differentiating between "I like it" and "it is good." When we like things, we go out of our way to justify liking it...
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    D&D 5E 5E Survivor - Deities (Part 8: Egyptian Deities)

    Re-Horakhty (Ra) 19 Anubis 22 Bast 22 Bes 18 Hathor 18 Imhotep 18 Isis 23 Nephthys 19 Osiris 21 Ptah 9 Thoth 23
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    D&D 5E 5E Survivor - Deities (Part 8: Egyptian Deities)

    Re-Horakhty (Ra) 18 Anubis 22 Bast 23 Bes 20 Hathor 21 Imhotep 20 Isis 24 Nephthys 19 Osiris 18 Ptah 11 Set 14 Thoth 23
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    Yeah. Something better than "LOL we win" or "skip it" buttons would be nice.
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    A few things are becoming obvious. Tschüss.
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    So you think 5E is hard... But also that 5E is easy... And that 5E is designed to be easy. Man, this is a roller coaster. So you can reasonably take on something that's supposed to be a challenge for characters almost double your level...yet you maintain that 5E is hard...while describing...
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    D&D 5E 5E Survivor - Deities (Part 8: Egyptian Deities)

    Re-Horakhty (Ra) 22 Anubis 21 Apep 15 Bast 22 Bes 20 Hathor 21 Imhotep 21 Isis 20 Nephthys 20 Osiris 19 Ptah 16 Set 16 Sobek 10 Thoth 21 My god's the fun god, My god's the sun god, Ra Ra Ra.
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    Yeah, I agree. Though I really don't like superhero fantasy as presented in 5E. It's so bad at it. Way too many fiddly rules. Superhero fantasy would be amazing, if you could actually do superhero stuff instead of be limited to the precise wording of some spell description or lack of some spell...
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    I don't think so. They're there to provide both a moment to shine for the PCs (mowing the minions down with ease) while also providing something akin to a challenge (by doing reasonable damage). Matt's minion rules provide the first but not the second. Right. The problem there is the DM is...
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    A 40% chance to fail, aka a 60% chance to succeed. I don't think people really understand numbers sometimes. You might be a baseball fan, so here's a quick bit of trivia. The all-time best hitter in MLB is Ty Cobb. His batting average was .366. Translating that to non-sports nerd means he hit...
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    Uh…unless you’re altering Matt’s minion rules there’s nothing about them that will “put fear” into the PCs. Once the group lands its one hit and it does 1 hp of damage per minion, your players will laugh and wade through them…fearless as ever.
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    The minion rules are bad. They do basically no damage and are only there to eat up XP budget and make the PCs look good. Waste of a stat block and pages on the minion rules. And I say that as a fan of Matt’s stuff. Better to just narrate the PCs wading through swarms of minions.
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    D&D 5E Nominate Today's Top Adventures for Use in 5E

    That's tough. My top five would be: Curse of Strahd. I mean, come on. It's already a classic. Ravenloft, at least a small part of it, done mostly right. The adventure and writing are top notch. It's tougher than your standard "we just win" 5E adventure. Dragon Heist. Despite the hate this...
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    Blade Runner: The Next Million Dollar Kickstarter?

    Again, you should consider reading the book. Iran explicitly states why she dials a downer mood. So the replicants are following their human-derived programming by murdering humans, illegally emigrating to Earth, and in response to the replicants following their human-derived programming the...
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    5.5E Is the 5E player base going to split?

    I think this needs to be talked about more. Playing RPGs and collecting RPGs are separate hobbies. There's clearly a lot of overlap, but they're not the same thing. Like playing RPGs and collecting terrain, or collecting terrain and building terrain. There's clear overlap, but they're not the...
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    5.5E Is the 5E player base going to split?

    Again, I can find better with a Google search. Every session is a new experience. No matter what game you're playing. Unless the DM just runs you through an identical session every single time you play. They're debatable. Some think they're improvements, others not so much. From 5E the only...
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    5.5E Is the 5E player base going to split?

    And competing against unlimited free entertainment, aka the internet.
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