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    D&D General Vecna and Kas and the Book of Vile Darkness. WorC lore you should know.

    Just make sure to put on the head of Vecna immediately when you find it.
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    D&D General Supposing D&D is gamist, what does that mean?

    I revised my post because I thought it was unhelpfully combative. See above. The part I’m missing is the procedure that ties things together. It’s something that made the Alexandrian quote on the prior page interesting because he’s criticized the lack of these procedures in 5e before, and adding...
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    D&D General Supposing D&D is gamist, what does that mean?

    The problem I have with this is it puts all the work on the reader to understand your reasoning, but if they are (like I am) already familiar with what the PHB and DMG have to say, they’ll have already drawn a conclusion. I don’t think rereading that material is going to prove enlightening in...
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    One Bookshelf hacked "no evidence that any customer account data was compromised"

    Even though they say no customer account data was customized, I still went and changed my password, and I’m glad I hadn’t saved my credit card information.
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    OSR Interested in dipping my toe into OSR but don’t know where to start. Any recommendations?

    I really like the adventure creation tools. It’s worth downloading the free PDF just for that. I feel mixed on the rest. I had to pull in quite a bit of B/X stuff to fill in the gaps on exploration, and what WWN did provide was pretty toothless.
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    OSR The Basic/Expert Dungeon

    I like rolling for random events rather than wandering monsters during wilderness exploration. You can use a much higher rate, which makes travel more interesting because usually something will be happening every day. I also don’t care much for the rest of the wilderness exploration procedure in...
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    D&D General Your first D&D experiences?

    Yeah, that’s actually a bottle opener. 😂
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    Pathfinder 2E Pathfinder 2E - does it play better than it looks at first glance + guides/resources for new DMs

    You’re not too far off. The replacement table adjusts the per-creature XP values while keeping the threat tiers the same. Same level is still 40 XP, but the XP values scale over ±7 levels instead of ±4. It probably wouldn’t work if PF2’s math weren’t so tight, but it is, so it does (more or less).
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    Pathfinder 2E Pathfinder 2E - does it play better than it looks at first glance + guides/resources for new DMs

    Proficiency Without Level has a few issues, but the encounter math isn’t really one of them. It works by providing a replacement XP table to use for building encounters.
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    Covid Rules: GenCon Yes, Origins & UKGE No

    This is what the email I got from GAMA re: Origins mask mandate says:
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    Covid Rules: GenCon Yes, Origins & UKGE No

    I rolled over my badge from last Origins, so I was already planning to go regardless.
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    D&D General Your first D&D experiences?

    I was driving somewhere back in 2000 when I heard an advertisement on the radio for the D&D College Tour. I’d transferred to Ohio State that year and remembered a friend of mine who went to school there would set his away status to “Playing D&D in the Union” every Saturday, so I went over to...
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    Commentary thread in that “Describe your game in five words” thread.

    “thief climbs building, then falls” The party is back in town after finding out last session that there are nasty things in the hex they want to clear. They came back to deposit their treasure, hire some people to help them out, and talk to their sage friend. While they were at the market, the...
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    Describe your last rpg session in 5 words

    thief climbs building, then falls
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    Torchbearer 2nd ed: first impressions

    Wouldn’t that require us to have more than just enough money to buy food? We can barely afford light sources! 😂
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    Torchbearer 2nd ed: first impressions

    This sounds suspiciously like trying to impose a plot on TB, which it’s not really designed to do.
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    Torchbearer 2nd ed: first impressions

    Jasper has a weapon. This is the time to work on your Fighter skill. 😛
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    Pathfinder 2E Pathfinder 2E - does it play better than it looks at first glance + guides/resources for new DMs

    A +1 is more impactful in PF2 compared to 5e because it also boosts your chance of critically succeeding, which almost everything can do. Otherwise, I agree that all the conditional modifiers are a bit annoying. Multi-Attack Penalty is meant to discourage players from just standing around and...
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