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  1. Fifinjir

    Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit Review

    I wouldn’t go that far, but “literary quality” needs to get an actual definition before I can judge if something has it.
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    D&D General DMs - What makes You...

    When it comes to changing lore: Often because a piece of lore comes this close to being just right. I’m making a list of lore edits to put in if I ever run Curse of Strahd, not out of any dislike for what’s already there (aside from one detail), but because it’s good enough that the tweaks I...
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    D&D General what is the unifying theme of gnomes?

    Gnomes are just dwarfs from before we got it into our heads somehow that dwarfs are the non-magical race.
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    Is Tolerance a Lawful thing ?

    Either/or. Chaotics could like tolerance because it allows people to live as they are without unnecessary interference, while Lawfuls can like it because it help reduce unnecessary conflict and keeps society from tearing itself apart.
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    D&D 5E What creatures would you use for this...

    Blights are very plant-y and forest-y, and can cause an extra problem if they can turn the crops into more blights.
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    D&D General Could A Npc be Racist towards Elven Thieves but he's willing to befriend Elves that aren't Thieves and he will tolerate Thieves that aren't Elves?

    It sounds like this character holds elves to a higher standard than others. Would he have any particular disdain for elves committing any other crimes?
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    D&D 5E Give Me Any D&D Monster and I'll Homebrew You A Better Version

    Fair enough, and thanks. I’ll take a look at it,t hanks.
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    D&D 5E Give Me Any D&D Monster and I'll Homebrew You A Better Version

    Twig, needle, and vine blights. Also, can I see a bumped up to CR 1/8 lemure? And just because I’m curious at what you’ll devise, commoner.
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    D&D General DnD cosmology - Which Edition do you prefer?

    Fair point I suppose, I don’t know what mindset and actual person in D&D universe would bring to that issue. But I could say that same thing about how they’d approach other parts of life. I guess it’s a s you say, tastes vary. Thanks for some of the background information on 4e by the way...
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    D&D General DnD cosmology - Which Edition do you prefer?

    Bytopia and Arboria are incredibly different. Bytopia is quite and peaceful, a place were people can live relatively ordinary lives without anxiety. Arboria is emotional, ever-changing, and loud, like an eternal party that even nature is participating in. Same with Pandemonium and the Abyss...
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    D&D General DnD cosmology - Which Edition do you prefer?

    I think both Great Wheel and World Axis overly “physicalizes” their non-earthly realities too much for my liking, but it’s a matter of degree. In the Great Wheel I can still see something that vaguely resembles the central principles that underlie religions. Not just “x is god of y” Wikipedia...
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    D&D 5E Take a D&D Monster, and Spelljammer it!

    Someone stuffed a soul in a yggrasti, now we have space blights.
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    D&D 5E What Are Your Favorite D&D Monsters (MM Edition)?

    Almost all undead animated objects angels blights chimera Demons Devils Dryads Gargoyles Gibbering Mouthers Golems Gnolls Hags Hell hounds Homunculi Manticores Mephits Modrons Oni Oozes Parytons Pixies Scarecrows Shield guardians Unicorns …I don’t have a problem you have a problem.
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    D&D 5E Toward a new D&D aesthetics

    While I don’t personally mind the blue/purple/pink theme as much that Scribe points out, I think it does show WoTC adhering pretty close to a “detault” palette for certain concepts. Just as blue, purple, and pinks are the unofficial colors of magic, fiends and the lower planes are overwhelmingly...
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    D&D 5E Why is animate dead considered inherently evil?

    Corpses, skulls, and bones have been used for a long time to represent death by disease (and just death in general). Walking skeletons originally symbolized the Bubonic Plague, for instance. Just something I remembered from all this disease talk.
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    D&D 5E Why is animate dead considered inherently evil?

    A ghost is basically just the same dude after misplacing their body. They barely even count as dead. I don’t know a lot about Baelnorns, but I assume the means of creating one are very carefully planned out with multiple safety checks. Whereas making a zombie involves haphazardly slapping the...
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    D&D 5E Why is animate dead considered inherently evil?

    Is there any guarantee that animated object corpses would walk around like a person, insead of flopping on the floor?
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    D&D 5E Name a technique or design choice that your group enjoys, but that is generally unpopular.

    Hit points as meat. You get hit in the rules, you get hit in the story. We also welcome some inter-party conflict, as long as it doesn’t happen every session.
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    D&D 5E Why is animate dead considered inherently evil?

    If undead are just cheap robots…you might as well skip a step and put cheap robots in your setting.
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    D&D General How has D&D changed over the decades?

    And IMO, this is the ideal. No one in my group’s campaigns have died yet (our one shots are another matter, sometimes dying in the funniest way possible is the implicit goal) but we’ve had enough close calls to show that 5e gives plenty of tools to put the pressure on the PCs. For a lore-thing...
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