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    5E What previous-edition D&D settings, races, classes, items, weapons and so on do you think we'll never see in 5E?

    So as the title says, what are the previous-edition (including OD&D, RC D&D, etc.) settings, classes, races, items, and so on that you think we definitely won't see in 5E, and if you like, why? Non-serious answers are entirely acceptable, but I am interested to hear the serious ones too...
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    Everything wrong with the Wizard Psionics subclass

    The new Psionic subclass for Wizards in the current UA is easily the most half-done and ill-considered UA I've seen so far, which is saying something, as UA has ranged between brilliant and pretty awful. It reads like "My boss told me to do this so I will just hurry through it and not think...
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    Quoted in thread "Hidden" O.o

    Apparently pemeton and Umbran are quoting me in thread "Hidden" (which I cannot click on!). I can't seem to match up the times being shown for the quotes with posts from either of you, either! Is something exciting going on, or am I just not seeing a thread title for some trivial reason (like I...
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    Pathfinder question thread moved to builds

    Please excuse me, but can a mod explain why my thread as moved? Thread here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?357358-Making-a-PF-Bard-haven-t-really-played-PF-before-(but-3-XE-sure)-anything-I-should-keep-an-eye-out-for As you can see, I am not asking primarily for...
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    Making a PF Bard, haven't really played PF before (but 3.XE, sure), anything I should keep an eye out for?

    I'm talking tricky rules changes from 3.XE, advice on building a Bard in PF (I like to optimize, but not to the point where it gets tasteless - I noticed that the Archivist archetype seemed a bit OP/cheesy, so avoiding that), stuff I should know about Golarion that might not be obvious, etc...
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    5E So what happened to like, the PrCs/Paragon classes and the multi-class classes?

    I mean, obviously, I don't expect a solid answer, but having followed 5E for it's entire history, it seems like two things they used to talk about quite a lot have gone MIA - specifically PrCs/Paragon classes - i.e. classes you go into at a level above first, and one thing Mearls was talking...
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    5E 5th Edition semi-gonzo Class review - October playtest, non-caster edition.

    So first off let me make it clear I quite like a lot of elements of 5E's design, contrary to what some people might guess, including much of the class design. I was re-reading the October playtest recently, and was quite impressed with some of the design (mostly favourably), and wanted to...
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    5E Interview with Wolfgang Baur and Steve Winter about their 5E adventures.

    You can find it here - some quasi-spoilers so potential players might want to stay away: http://io9.com/the-new-d-d-adventures-will-include-all-the-dragons-1583844915 Interesting stuff, I thought, possibly even worth buying which is not something I expected to ever feel again about an...
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    Dual nature of all classes - except Ranger and Rogue.

    Forked from: FR Preview-Sword Mage and Genasi Yes, I called this a while ago on RPG.net, and it's noticeable that all the dual-natures are pretty obvious, too. It's also noticeable that the Ranger and Rogue don't have them, and to me, this seems like a pretty serious problem. Especially as...
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    Forked Thread: KotShadowfell wierdness/plotholes.

    Forked from: The Lethality of Keep on the Shadowfell (Paging Mr. Mearls or Cordell) This isn't the only plot-hole in KotS, but it's a pretty severe one, and I know my players will notice it unless I alter it significantly. It's also the kind of plot-hole that my adventures would have had...
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    Should players know minions are minions from a rules/tactics PoV?

    I'm running a minion-heavy game tomorrow, and I'd like to know what the rules crowd think. Should the players know that minions are minions? I ask, because the DMG and MM seem unclear on the matter, yet it seems like a very serious tactical consideration. I mean, there are obvious clues, like...
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    Best mapping software for D&D-type games?

    Kind of feel I'd get a better response in the main forum, but posting this here (also posted on RPG.net): I'm looking at buying a new mapping software, as I can't find my CC2/DD2 CDs from the late '90s, but I'm not sure what my best option is. I see stuff like Campaign Cartographer 3 (but does...
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    Is D&D 4E too "far out" to expand the market easily?

    This thread was caused by thinking about this post: Now, let it be clear that I don't dislike Dragonborn and I like the concept of Tieflings (albeit not the particular "look" they have in 4E), but I do think that Green Adam is on to something here. Now, fantasy is inherently "far out" to some...
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    My first proper 4E game - Our reaction.

    I don't often write about my games, but part of my group got together for our first 4E and I was surprised by a few things, so I thought I'd share. It was interesting to contrast their reactions to mine, too. Roles - I was rather appalled by these at first, but these non-MMORPG players...
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    4E I'll say one thing for 4E... It is more accessible.

    Having gotten back from my best friend's wedding over the weekend when 4E was released (my most munchkin player, too!), I finally got my hands on 4E yesterday and have been reading through it. I'm not going to bore you all with some sort of lengthy proper review, but I have to admit, some of...
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    Sooo, that's my players certain not to be subscribing to DDI...

    Hahahaha, no, no I don't think they're going to be into that, no matter how "cheap" it may be compared to their respective incomes. The other info about the VTT is less than promising, too, as it seems that unless you're a $15 a month subscriber (no doubt more outside the US!), you can't say...
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    So do we know if Wizards still have familiars?

    I was unable to discover this with searching, do we know if in 4E, Wizard and/or anyone else, still have familiars? I mean, I sincerely hope they do, because they really were one of my favourite things about being a Wizard (or the like), but I'd be unsurprised if they got the chop in the...
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    4E How should falling be handled in 4E?

    Based on the Gravity thread, I'm interested to see some numbers on what people think. (If the poll isn't visible, it will be soon)
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    Please Brench!

    Delete please, mis-post.
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    Why are some NPCs so amazingly irritating? (e.g. Khelben Blackstaff)

    Why is it that some NPCs in some RPGs manage to be so viscerally irritating? Is it bad writing? Good writing? Personality clash? Rules violations? It's certainly not just me, because I hear the same complaints about the same NPCs from a wide variety of DMs. This is particularly true in the...
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