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    D&D 5E Good Lord - I'm Taking Over 20+ Teen D&D Players

    A little background. I'm a librarian by trade, and word has gotten around that I'm experienced in the RPG hobby. A library in a neighboring county has created a successful D&D program with over 20 teenagers participating on a biweekly basis. The problem is that their staff member/resident...
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    Managing My Expectations? (+)

    I spend a lot of time on the hobby: participating in forums, reading reviews, preparing adventures, learning new game systems or optional rules, setting up VTT games, painting miniatures, etc. While I can get by not doing all of these things (or by limiting the time I spend on each component)...
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    Tips for Rebuilding a Gaming Community

    So probably like many communities around the world, COVID decimated the local gaming scene in my town. Our FLGS still don't have RPGs (they have just in the past couple months started bringing back Magic events). The town's social media groups for any tabletop games (board games, RPGs, etc.) are...
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    D&D General Orcs on Stairs (When Adventures Are Incomplete)

    This is springing from a lively disagreement I'm having in the Rime of the Frostmaiden Post-Mortem regarding a "really big deal" (no spoilers) that the module doesn't elaborate upon in any way that can seriously change the focus of the campaign. It brings to mind a recent conversation I was...
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    Pathfinder 2E Paizo Officially Supporting Foundry, Free Content Ending

    I'm linking this blog post from the Paizo site that's getting nothing but positive feedback from the Paizo fans, but I think there's some real criticism to be made. The previous way we would access content on Foundry would be to legally purchase the PDF from Paizo, and a fan-made module would...
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    DCC Level 0 Character Funnel is a Bad Concept

    So I had the misfortune recently of playing a Level 0 Character Funnel for my first experience of Dungeon Crawl Classics. I'll describe the ordeal for you. 1) Six players. Four characters each. Two actions a turn. For a ridiculous 48 actions per turn (plus the monsters actions.) Keeping up with...
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    Pathfinder 2E Beginner Box Adventure (advice)

    So my group that is kinda struggling with WFRP's Enemy Within, I'm contemplating running PF2's Beginner Box with them. Something more straightforward, encounter-focused rules, with more customization and tactical options than 5e, with good implementation on Foundry. I haven't had excellent luck...
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    How Do You Tell a Group: "Maybe This Isn't for Us?"

    To start with, I'm the GM in this situation. My group wanted to play a mystery/story-based game with a different flavor of the usual D&D campaign we've been playing for the past two years. We started a big mystery/political intrigue campaign using a fairly complex system ("The Enemy Within"...
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    Important (Obvious) Safety Tip Regarding Resin Printing

    So I'm relatively new with 3D printing, having bought my first resin printer in Spring 2021. One of the first things you learn is don't handle the liquid resin without protective gloves. Obviously I wore gloves when taking the completed print off the build plate and rinsing it first with...
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    What Is "Unnecessary Complexity" to You?

    Last night I was having a cozy read of some RPG books and got overwhelmed with the complexity. I'll leave these games anonymous to protect their identities, because the point of this griping isn't too complain about a particular system or to start an edition/system war with its fans. I'm curious...
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    D&D is What Percent the Letter D?

    Do you consider the letter D to be 66% percent of "D&D?" Or is it more 16.7% in "Dungeons and Dragons?"
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    Forbidden Lands Weatherstone Post-Mortem (Spoilers)

    As is my tradition, each time a campaign (or in this case, a trial of a system) ends, I'm trying to learn from it. This will be about my group’s exploration of Free League’s Forbidden Lands system and its “Weatherstone” adventure site. About the Group and Selection of the Campaign/Adventure...
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    D&D 5E Princes of the Apocalypse Post-Mortem (Spoilers)

    Each time a campaign ends, I try to learn from it. This will be about my Princes of the Apocalypse campaign. About the Group and Selection of the Campaign Note: this campaign was played with the same group of players who played in the Waterdeep Dragon Heist campaign, featured in this...
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    Your "Unique" Expressions

    I think we all have quips, misquotes, and expressions we say regularly. They may mean something to us or be an inside joke, but to most people, they just look at us oddly. What's something you say? If you feel like explaining it, you can do that too.
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    D&D 5E Against the Black City (Homebrew Campaign) Post-Mortem

    Each time a campaign ends, I try to learn from it. This one is very different from my other post-mortems, because it’s a deeply personal one to me, where I get to analyze my failures as a writer, game designer, and DM. It may not be especially valuable to you if you’re wanting to run an official...
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    D&D 5E Curse of Strahd Post-Mortem (Spoilers)

    As is my tradition, each time a campaign ends, I'm trying to learn from it. This will be about my “Curse of Strahd” campaign. About the Group and Selection of the Campaign The group of players are the same as those featured in the Rime of the Frostmaiden Post-Mortem...
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    D&D 5E Storm King's Thunder Post-Mortem (Spoilers)

    Each time a campaign ends, I try to learn from it. This will be about my Storm King’s Thunder campaign. About the Group and Selection of the Campaign If my memory serves, this might’ve been the first 5e campaign adventure I ran with a regular home group. I had DMed “Hoard of the Dragon Queen”...
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    D&D 5E Tomb of Annihilation Post-Mortem (Spoilers)

    Each time a campaign ends, I try to learn from it. This will be about my Tomb of Annihilation campaign. Unlike others in this series, I think this is a more positive experience, but that doesn't mean there aren't lessons to learn. About the Group and Selection of the Campaign This group of...
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    D&D 5E Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Post-Mortem (Spoilers)

    Each time a campaign ends, I try to learn from it. This will be about my Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. About the Group and Selection of the Campaign This group of players contains the core players from my college days. We've been gaming together for over 20 years, starting with 2E, through...
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    What Do You Expect of Published Adventures?

    Many of my disagreements on this board stem from my expectations of adventures, specifically Adventure Paths and campaign adventures like we've seen from Paizo and Wizards of the Coast, respectively. If you want to read my negative commentary, take a look at my Post-Mortem threads. D&D 5E -...
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