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    [+] The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - SPOILERS ALLOWED

    My opinion: Pretty but boring -- the first genre series that I actually fell asleep while watching. Not sure how the writers and directors could manage to spend that much money and end up with a story that hasn't got the depth of most video games. I feel happy for anybody that enjoys this...
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    Buying to not use

    I unapologetically buy a lot of books that I know I will never use in my game and I always have and I always will. I just turned sixty a couple of days ago. I've done the family thing and raised a great bunch of kids. Worked on tech since I was fourteen. Been all over the world. Ran my own...
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    D&D 5E Line of Effect Question Aura of Purity

    Hi Thanks, these answers are consistent with my understanding as well. Cheers MarkK
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    D&D 5E Line of Effect Question Aura of Purity

    Hey All, Curious about how you rule for these spells. Does an Aura of life spell extend through walls and if not does it re-activate once an unbroken line of sight is restored. A Bard cast Aura of Purity and was concentrating on it and one of his fellow adventurers that was included in the Aura...
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    Why modern movies suck - they teach us awful lessons

    "The Drinker" also writes some suggested fixes for some of the films that are thought provoking because he restricts his re-writes to minimize changes to the actual films while at the same time providing growth and more importantly understandable motivations for the characters. His rewrites of...
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    D&D 5E Musings about weapon damage.

    That is a pretty cool idea! I was just looking at a way of adjusting martial character's melee damage without increasing the time spent in combat significantly. In my opinion this is one aspect of combat in 5e that doesn't scale appropriately.
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    D&D 5E Musings about weapon damage.

    I have been re-reading the big three MM, PHB, and DMG (something that I honestly never did even when I got all three of these books back in the day). Something struck me - I was kind of wondering with all the changes why the creators did not leverage the rules for weapon damage differently...
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    RPG Print News – Troll Lord Games, Goodman Games, Legendary Games and More

    I received a box yesterday, up here in Canada, a very heavy box filled with all four of the fate-forge books, and all of the figures, art prints, gm screen, adventure modules -- and as a bonus the missing Dearg (book 3) of Esteren. Arrived very well packaged and my gawd what beautiful books...
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    D&D and the rising pandemic

    If white collar workers think they are safe they are in for a big shock. We've already seen how easy it is to outsource to countries that have lower salaries and no benefits. Just wait until some of the AI systems currently in development come online. Skynet is fiction, these intelligent...
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    Opinions on Symbaroum?

    The adventure packs were softcover (except for pack 3 & 4). The Copper Crown is listed as 80pg long, if that helps and Pack 2 was 60pg so that leaves 66pg for the contents of Pack 3. Pack 4 was hard cover and came in at 99pg.
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    Opinions on Symbaroum?

    Hey I was looking to complete my collection as well and the Crown was near impossible to find. Good News! The content from the Copper Crown is included in the Adventure Collection. https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/342527/symbaroum-adventure-collection Picked up along with the Haunted Waste...
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    Dragonlance Elmore's 'The Four Women of Dragonlance' Painting Is Finished

    I agree, for some reason this painting is flat. That is the only description that I can think about that fits. Especially Skie, it's a shame but if I didn't know better I would have sworn that this would have been one of his earliest works before he became more experienced. Not to be unkind but...
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    D&D 5E Ruins of Symbaroum for 5E Kickstarter

    Oh. Yes, I've been waiting for this ever since I picked up the player's book based upon the art alone. Pledged! 2021 is shaping up to be a very expensive year.
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    Modiphius The Klingon Empire Core Rule Book - Glorious!

    Hey All, Just picked up the latest and the greatest from Modiphius the Klingon Empire Core Rulebook. To say it is 'shiny' would be an understatement. For some reason I had it in my head that this was going to be a supplement, instead it is a whole new core rule book. Man is it hefty and...
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    D&D 5E Iron Kingdoms Requiem for D&D - Kickstarter 26th January

    The first but probably not the last KS that I will back in 2021. Longtime fan of the Iron Kingdoms since back in 3e days. Cannot wait to get the Monsternomican updated for 5e. My players beware!
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    D&D 5E Iron Kingdoms Requiem for D&D - Kickstarter 26th January

    This is definitely on my list for most anticipated games for 2021. Together with the Symbaroum 5e this is shaping up to be a year of awesome possibilities.
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    D&D and the rising pandemic

    Interesting comparison between the U.S. and Canada. Take New York out of the equation and the numbers are not as far apart as we would like to believe. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/covid-19-us-canada-death-rates-1.5553168
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    How would you change the new Star Wars trilogy

    After going to see RoS for the 2nd time I liked it even more. Overall kudos to JJ for closing out the trilogy with a film that felt like Star Wars. That being said here is my re-imagined sequel trilogy : TFA: You could have the same ending scene with Rey meeting Luke on the Island. At the...
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