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  1. The_Gneech

    Pathfinder 2E Paizo Announces Pathfinder 2nd Edition!

    As a 5E DM, the news makes me hopeful for less byzantine, more easily convert-and-runnable adventure modules, so I'm glad to hear it. :) Whether I'll actually get that? Dunno! But I'll keep my eye on it. -The Gneech
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    Mike Mearls Happy Fun Hour: The Warlord

    And he stops halfway through! Darnit. XD -The Gneech :cool:
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    D&D General Monster ENCyclopedia: Aarakocra

    They appear as one of the player-controlled heroes in Tales From Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation as well. :) -TG :cool:
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    Legend of the Five Rings RPG Beta Announced

    Nifty! -TG :cool:
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    Haunted House that's not really haunted

    Check out "The Haunting" from Call of Cthulhu for a great take on this. Just watch out for that bedroom on the second floor. -TG :cool:
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    Haunted House that's not really haunted

    Well obviously, you need some meddling kids. On top of that, you could do worse than actually watching some Scooby Doo for ideas! But do it with a critical eye and a lens toward translating it, instead of just seeing Saturday Morning Cartoon fare. Just in the opening sequence you get a creepy...
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    D&D 5E Does anyone else run 5th Edition from a 4th edition perspective?

    Another one who uses 4E to inspire monster tweaking and design. I want my creatures to do so much more than "multiattack until they die." Beyond that, I don't really go beyond the 4E legacy that's already there. -The Gneech :cool:
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    D&D 5E Anyone Using Adventures in Middle Earth Journey/Rest Rules in Regular 5e Game?

    Interesting! The "several sessions" comment was based largely on comparing an overland journey to a dungeon, which typically take my group two sessions per "five-room-ish" dungeon level. But I also have a large group and we move at a fairly easy-going pace. YMMV, obviously. :) -The Gneech :cool:
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    D&D 5E Kuo Toa or Bullywugs? Who is more fun?

    Brilliant! -TG :cool:
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    D&D 5E Kuo Toa or Bullywugs? Who is more fun?

    Haven't used bullywugs yet (just hasn't come up), but I did run a variation of "Maze of Madness" in which insane kuo-toa were a major plot element. The party even picked up a follower, a kuo-toa named Hughug, who worshipped them as gods and kept offering to feed himself to the other monsters...
  11. The_Gneech

    D&D 5E FAMOUS LAST WORDS: "It wouldn't be here if we weren't supposed to fight it."

    I try to create a "natural" world, and as such there are dangerous areas and not-so-dangerous areas. If my players wander into a dangerous area, they will encounter dangerous things! But consider what "dangerous" means in this context: to a commoner with AC 10 and 5 hit points, an orc is just...
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    D&D 5E Do You Hint at Damage Resistance?

    ^This. How many times have have you heard heroes say "That armor's too thick, we're just not getting through!" -The Gneech :cool:
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    D&D 5E Anyone Using Adventures in Middle Earth Journey/Rest Rules in Regular 5e Game?

    By coincidence I just wrote a post on this topic yesterday. ( for those interested.) My main problem with the Journey rules as written is how crunchy they are... rolls to modify rolls on top of other rolls. Since things like the mood of the journey...
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    D&D 5E Why Greyhawk is Loved

    o/` Tah-MAY-to! To-MAH-to! Let's call the whole thing off... o/` -TG :cool:
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    D&D 5E Why Greyhawk is Loved

    Seriously. What's Iuz but an epic tiefling? -The Gneech :cool:
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    D&D 5E What Makes a Good Urban Adventure?

    Now, now. The corny bits fit the corny bits in Lankhmar perfectly. Fritz Leiber was basically writing "If Nero Wolfe stories were set in medieval Florence." -TG :cool:
  17. The_Gneech

    The Modern History of the Fantasy Fireball

    Ah! My bad, I completely missed that block. -TG :cool:
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    Rant about my Party

    The whole group sounds kind of bonkers to me. I am a big advocate of "create a character who will work in the game," but I also can't imagine having a good time in the game you are describing (where a paladin can be an ass and not face consequences, and the "reasonable" approach to a helpless...