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  1. Flexor the Mighty!

    5E Would you play D&D if you knew there would be no combat?

    I see your point, D&D is pretty much D&D at this point and granted I run an OGL knock off game now. But we play it for a band of freebooters descending into forgotten temples of evil gods and pits of unspeakable horror in search of the big score and it does OK. I'm not really doing the modern...
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    Replacing 1d20 with 3d6 is nearly pointless

    If I ever go back to 5e I may tinker with a 3d6 system. Crits IME are the driving force of most encounters and made combat crazy "swingy".
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    5E Would you play D&D if you knew there would be no combat?

    I would play CoC with a good GM but D&D with no battles? Nope.
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    5E Would you play D&D if you knew there would be no combat?

    No. I play D&D to replicate classic action Swords and Sorcery. I like a good bit of RP but at heart I'm in it for the action.
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    Paladin, How Are You Righteous?

    Sure in 5e that is totally true. But I didn't think this was a 5e specific thread and I referred to a classic LG paladin.
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    Paladin, How Are You Righteous?

    I find its hard for modern "moral relativists" to play a righteous holy warrior in a world of elemental evil and chaos. I have players who think a LG Paladin should be able to cut corners a lot and the ends justify the means, adventure with unsavory types, etc. They want the powers but not the...
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    The senseless achitecture in most official products

    Yep. I quit really spending time on stuff outside the immediate adventure for that reason, they just don't care. We started a new backup campaign and one of the players still hasn't named his PC after a 6 hour session. Its just not that important to him. Granted that is a bit too far for me...
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    The senseless achitecture in most official products

    Yep. I am working steadily towards ending the tyranny of the grid and doing everything with tape measures, real LOS, and actual space on the map. And 1" = 3' will probably be part of that.
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    5E Those who come from earlier editions, why are you okay with 5E healing (or are you)?

    In my playing of older editions, or S&W I'm running now, major injuries are almost always healed via spells over a couple days of rest and spell casting. I'm not sure I ever saw a PC heal of major HP loss via rest unless it was in a downtime deal after they cleaned out the dungeon.
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    Why 3.5 Worked

    I should say when I say core I mean the basic d20 system and mechanic. Even 3.5 with the 3 core books is more than I want, but yes, not allowing all the endless expansions does make it better.
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    5E Removing the HP Bloat

    Not my experience. I am not sure if any foes they fought in any of the 5e stuff I ran, ToD and OotA, along with some stand alone stuff, lasted more than 3 rounds. Demogorgon lasted 3 against a 10-11th level party. And I gave him max HP. But 5e is very swingy due to crits being IMO vastly...
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    Why 3.5 Worked

    As a DM 3.5 made me think of finding a new hobby. The core was fine but all the crap tacked on via splats and expansions made the game crazy unwieldy and honestly more like work than fun to run for me. When I bought a book written just to clarify all the rules in other books I realized this...
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    5E Those who come from earlier editions, why are you okay with 5E healing (or are you)?

    We just made it into a running joke that a good nights rest cures cancer and people in this world all heal like Wolverine. I quit running 5e but in our backup game we still play it. So every time we get a rest in you hear "well that huge neck tumor seems to have went down." or "well looks...
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    Is there a DM Obligation for PC Abilities?

    Which is surprising since we all banded together to block one of the brothers from adding his stepson to the group with no warning. Maybe we should have taken Timmy and kicked his uncle out? Alas no do overs.
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    Is there a DM Obligation for PC Abilities?

    IME those who can't remember to use an ability on a regular basis are the same ones that put bare minimum effort into playing, always need help to level up their PC, and really only show up since its something to do on Wed night and everyone else is playing. Eventually they get nudged enough by...
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    Is there a DM Obligation for PC Abilities?

    Yeah, IMG the other players half the time are exasperatedly telling the one player to remember his abilities, if not pretty much running his PC for him. But when they go, "Well 3 rounds ago Joe's PC, who unlike Joe has to be paying attention, would have remembered to add in his bonus damage so...
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    Is there a DM Obligation for PC Abilities?

    I have too much to keep track of to keep track of when a player should use his abilities. If you are playing pay attention and run your PC.
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    How have you grown and/or changed as a GM over the years?

    I know what you mean. I try to add in bits of Greyhawk lore, different human ethnic groups, cultures, etc. F's giving by my players....zero. My table loves playing D&D but they aren't trying to be actors or examine some idea. They want to tell bad jokes, drink some whiskey, kick in doors...
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    Best Licensed RPG: Discuss the Best Adaptation of a Movie/Book to an RPG that You've Ever Played!

    DC Heroes 1e/2e was IMO the best licensed super heroes game I've ever played. MSH was good and I played a lot of it, but DC did pretty much everything better.
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