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    New Kickstarter Launched: Sickness and Health: New Diseases For Your 5E Game

    Do people really enjoy gaming it out when their characters get ill?
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    Check Out These Bladerunner RPG Previews

    I'm torn. Looks like a beautiful book. I'm not a huge fan of the Y0 system but can live with it. More substantially though, I don't really want my BR game filled with BR2049 lore. 2049 was a decent enough movie, but for me with this setting less is more. The more Ridley Scott and others spelled...
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    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie: Game of Thrones, Princess Bride, Holy Grail, The Goonies

    So they made a comedy D&D movie. Almost certainly going to be abysmal (because most comedy movies are), but I suppose we should give it a chance. TBH D&D as played has always had a strong humorous aspect, at least in all the games I've ever seen, so perhaps it fits. Can't say I'm particularly...
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    D&D General How do you run Town Exploration in your games.

    I show them the map and ask where they want to go. Then I describe the journey through the streets as they go there. Sometimes I start with a lower resolution map and reveal the high-res one underneath as they move. I do the same for wilderness exploration.
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    Everyday Heroes, The Rebirth Of d20 Modern: An Interview

    It's not great art. Hopefully the system is better.
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    Roll20 Now Has 10 Million Users

    I use - and pay for - Roll20 still because a) It's browser based which is easy for my players, b) I like the dynamic lighting, and most importantly c) I have a load of resources & macros there which I absolutely could not be arsed to regenerate elsewhere. Oh and also there's a half decent 4e...
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    Roll20 Now Has 10 Million Users

    I sincerely hope they capitalise on this and improve their product. Perception of it is that it is lagging behind other VTTs, with the emphasis on lag.
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    I don't hate 5e, so if they had taken some of the lessons the 4e developers had learned about how to frame and present a set of game rules, I would probably quite like it. I would still find 5e combat fairly dull though. I agree about the problem of modularity, and the challenge of having...
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    I don't really follow the point of disagreement here. I am not dismissing all criticisms of 4e as invalid, or based solely on presentation, and I don't think anyone else here is. Hopefully that's clear. I even have several criticisms of 4e myself. I do maintain there was quite a lot of prominent...
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    I was literally replying to someone who challenged that anyone had ever said that. Whether the point is correct or not is a separate issue. Honestly this whole discussion is so unnecessarily fractious. I think it's useful to consider what worked well in previous editions when considering what...
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    By less accessible do you mean e.g. for visually impaired people? Or is it that tactical combat supposedly makes the game harder. I'd probably disagree with the latter - lots of people are quite familiar with board games and might well find that more accessible than theatre-of-the-mind combat.
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    Getting back on topic, I'd like to see the next edition properly support tactical exploration and combat, which thanks to online gaming is now easier than it ever was in 4e's day.
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    Seems to me some people are agreeing, but either way I'm not sure that is strong evidence of anything.. However, while I don't think I specifically made such a claim, I'm sure it is true that many people did dislike 4e's presentation and some of them would have liked it if it had been...
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    Right in this thread people were saying 5e was largely a 3e-style presentation of 4e, as an explanation for why it appealed to certain people.
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    There seems to be confusion about the difference between detailed mechanics and overall approach when it comes to editions. For my part, I don't think 5e is particularly closer at a low level to 3e or other previous editions than it is to 4e - and as this discussion has shown it's not easy to...
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    People often say that and I've seen 5e described as a partial evolution of 4e. For me as a 4e player it feels like far more was thrown out than kept. I realise they didn't literally go back to 3e but they fundamentally changed (and reverted) several things beyond the tactical engine, such as...
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    They started to do this with Essentials but the 'not-my-D&D' mob just got even more vocal. I could certainly see a stripped down version of 4e, with the same game engine but less bloat (i.e. not like 13th Age, which threw out too much), being an amazing game. But that alas is a road they chose...
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    The Half-Edition Shuffle

    4e fan here.. Without wanting to be divisive, I'll admit to some schadenfreude over the last few years at seeing some of the folks who trashed 4e and trumpeted 5e as a return to the editions of their youth realise that in fact it's moving even further away in many directions.. :)
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    D&D 4E Revisiting Reavers of Harkenwold

    DM-ing a group through Reavers of Harkenwold right now. The party has just dispatched the wizard Yisarn in Dal Nystiere. I can honestly say it's the best published D&D campaign I've ever played or run..
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    D&D 4E Inquiry: How do 4E fans feel about 4E Essentials?

    I'm a 4e fan and I really like Essentials. I'm running a campaign with Essentials classes right now and they are great - particularly for players new to 4e. The main thing I think it is missing is rituals - these in my view were one of the shining strengths of 4e. But they are no difficulty...
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