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    Planescape 5 New D&D Books Coming in 2023 -- Including Planescape!

    Yes, really. I'm largely a grognard, a legacy content-liker in all its various manifestations. If I enjoyed the original form of ABcdEF, then the reimagining and remaking of it into AbCdeF--updated for a new generation!--has all the appeal of fingernails on a chalkboard.
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    Planescape 5 New D&D Books Coming in 2023 -- Including Planescape!

    Praise day at even, a wife when dead, a weapon when tried, a maid when married, ice when ’tis crossed, and ale when ’tis drunk.----Havamal The original made such a powerful impression that I think caution is due, lest we find the "updated and improved" version more honestly described as...
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    'One D&D' Takes 5E to New & Digital Places

    Two steps forward, five steps backwards.
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    'One D&D' Takes 5E to New & Digital Places

    Two steps forward, five steps backwards.
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    Worlds of Design: RPG Gods - Benign or Malign?

    How do your deities regard and interact with the denizens of the Outer Planes, the planes of belief to which souls and spirits travel after shuffling off their mortal coil? Is the relationship between them congenial, neutral, or antagonistic?
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    Worlds of Design: Making an Adventure “Believable”

    "Believable" adventures must be cut from a consistent cloth and they must not strain my credulity. The former mandates maintaining verisimilitude via internal consistency and the latter means placing low to low-medium limits on the fantastical elements of the campaign. The milieu of "A Song of...
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    D&D Movie/TV First Footage of D&D Honor Among Thieves: Dungeons, Dragons, Teamwork, With Superhero Vibe

    Perhaps because I'm an adult and my tastes have evolved a bit since my middle-school days of playing AD&D--less credulous, more critical. Even "back in the day" I found anachronisms jarring and distasteful, albeit less so than I do now. What would earn my money? Peter Jackson's LotR trilogy...
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    D&D Movie/TV First Footage of D&D Honor Among Thieves: Dungeons, Dragons, Teamwork, With Superhero Vibe

    Hmmm, I may have to look into this. Thank you for the heads-up.
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    D&D Movie/TV First Footage of D&D Honor Among Thieves: Dungeons, Dragons, Teamwork, With Superhero Vibe

    Sounds utterly craptastic. Piss on accessibility for the masses, I want something of substance with a solid dose of quasi-historical verisimilitude. Make it Bronze Age, Iron Age, Dark Age, or Medieval Period as you please, but keep the Marvel-esque garbage out of D&D.
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    Shemeska's Planescape Storyhour - (Updated 20June2021)

    Your plate is overly full, Shemeska, but you do not lack for purpose in your day-to-day routine. Should you be interested in a storyline concerning a dual-expression virus ending civilization as we know it as a much-needed break from the incessant demands of the covid fiasco, pick up a used copy...
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    A Question of Religious Character

    Players routinely display "flexible interpretations" of what their deity expects of them which are tailored to suit the player's present circumstances. It's the job of the DM to enforce a standard of proper and acceptable behavior once it's been agreed upon.
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    A Question of Religious Character

    This is when metagame or time-out conversations are needed. Whether it concerns the particulars of alignment or the prioritization of glory-seeking as a recruitment tool vs. direct proselytizing, the player and DM need to define what's expected of a cleric before the campaign gets rolling.
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    A Question of Religious Character

    Denying spells to wayward or lackadaisical clergy is a tradition that goes all the way back to AD&D. If you want the benefits of channeling divine power, then you need to toe the line when it comes to the policies/worldview of the specific deity or general pantheon your cleric worships.
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    Looking Ahead to 2022

    A very sound observation. applause
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    Looking Ahead to 2022

    For many of us who grew up playing earlier editions in earlier decades, the line you speak of has already been crossed and pointedly spat upon.
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    Looking Ahead to 2022

    Sad but likely true. All the more reason to purchase good-or-better condition books from earlier editions.
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    Shemeska's Planescape Storyhour - (Updated 20June2021)

    Seasons's greetings, happy holidays, and may the auld lang syne of this campaign continue on in the not-too-distant future, Shemeska.
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    D&D 5E Latest D&D Errata: Drow, Alignment, & More

    Well and succinctly put!
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    D&D 5E Latest D&D Errata: Drow, Alignment, & More

    I cannot relate to what is happening to my old hobby. Should I say anything more, warnings and points would most assuredly follow, so I'll quietly keep on enjoying that which I grew up with a few decades ago just the way I remember it.
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    D&D 5E Strixhaven's Quandrix College of Numeromancy

    If time isn't too pressing, might you offer us one or two examples of said culture shock, please?
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