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  1. El Mahdi

    D&D 5E Warlord Name Poll

    Things have been a little tense throughout the Warlord threads, so maybe it’s time for a less contentious topic and one we can have a little fun with: the name of the Warlord class. This is a Warlord thread topic that hasn’t had its own treatment for a while, and there have been a lot of...
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    D&D 5E Advantage/Disadvantage - Common or Special?

    Do you view the Advantage/Disadvantage mechanic as something to be reserved for exceptional situations, or intended to be a common tool to replace and simplify tracking of multiple bonuses/penalties? While working on ideas for the Warlord and reading others ideas, I've seen a significant...
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    D&D 5E How many fans want a 5E Warlord?

    Piggybacking off of the Warlording the fighter thread, and since we're gathering feedback on ideas for a potential "official" 5E Warlord (seeking feedback here and here ), I thought it might be helpful for the cause to see just how many 5E fans want a 5E Warlord. (P.S.: I'm giving guaranteed XP...
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    I'm going to live in Minas Tirith! For Real! (maybe...)

    There's a kickstarter at indiegogo to fund the building of a real life Minas Tirith in the south of England. They say they need £1.85 billion to fund a 60 day kickstarter! As of 1130 EDT, 16 August (Sunday), they have garnered £74,847 in 16 days. They have some fun perks available...
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    Resident Evil 4 was programmed to Fudge

    Resident Evil 4 was programmed to Fudge. It had an adaptive difficulty level that varied based on the actions of the player in order to maintain an optimal game experience - much like a Fudging DM. This sliding difficulty scale helped make Resident Evil 4 one of the most popular video games...
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    For Bacon Lovers...Presenting the "BACO"!

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    Black Hole's Spin Revealed for 1st Time

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    Gamers Seeking Gamers Issues and Test

    I'm posting this thread and poll in the General forum where it can get the most foot traffic. I'm afraid it wouldn't be seen by enough people if it was in Meta. For a while now, some people (including yours truly) have been having a problem accessing the Gamers Seeking Gamers page (not the...
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    Is the MMO dying?

    By Chris Morris | Plugged In Just a few short years ago, massively-multiplayer online games (MMOs) were considered the future of gaming. Virtually every publisher was running one, building one, or contemplating one. A lot of those failed. A few struggled along with small but loyal audiences...
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    'World of Warcraft' Lost 1 Million Gamers in Three Months. Is It Over?

    Remember World of Warcraft...? Chances are you've come across someone in the throes of its infamous addiction. Released in 2004, the massively multiplayer online game had 12 million subscribers at its peak in October 2010 -- but has been losing them ever since. 'World of Warcraft' Lost 1...
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    Anyone want a 1-way ticket to Mars?

    The privately financed Dutch company, Mars One, is planning to start a settlement on Mars by 2023. The only problem...the trip is 1-way. Mars One: One-way ticket to the red planet | The Upshot - Yahoo! News B-)
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    Humor: Hasbro may have the Ability to Force Compliance with D&D's Rules.

    It's been a running joke for since the beginning of D&D that nobody is going to send the RPG police to your house for not following the rules of the game as written. But that time may be over... Did Hasbro send real-life goons to harass a toy gun blogger? | Technology News Blog - Yahoo! News...
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    Mysterious Objects Punching Holes in Saturn's Rings

    Mysterious Objects Punching Holes In Weird Saturn Ring - Yahoo! News Mystery Solved...
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    Do You Own a Valuable CCG Card...?

    Baseball, football, and other sports trading cards can be worth a pretty penny, but there's a sprawling universe of "non-sports" trading cards out there, too. And while none of them can quite match up to a nice Honus Wagner, there's still no shortage of money changing hands over these...
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    Navy Railgun Tests Leading to Ship Superweapon by 2020

    New Navy Railgun Tests Leading to Ship Superweapon by 2020 (with video) The first weapon-scale prototype of a futuristic Navy railgun began undergoing firing tests last week, the next big step toward putting the electromagnetic superweapon on U.S. warships by 2020. The Navy envisions using...
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    Hitches blamed over CERN's 'faster-than-light' claim.

    Paging our resident physicist Umbran Hitches blamed over CERN's 'faster-than-light' claim - Yahoo! News
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    One small step for a Lego Man, one giant leap for Legokind.

    Lego Man in Space! Lego man in space moves the Web | The Upshot - Yahoo! News
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    Everybody Look Surprised - Diablo III Delayed Again.

    Everybody look surprised--Diablo III has been delayed again - Yahoo! News
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    Study suggests every star likely has planets.;_ylt=AiOFUWzk8JwUaG8HrsFPnBGr9HQA;_ylu=X3oDMTRjZ2VwdGI1BG1pdANMYXRlc3QgU2xpZGVzaG93cyBGZWF0dXJlZARwa2cDNzlmOTVmY2MtMTY1My0zMzJmLThkNDMtYzJlNWRiM2E3YjBjBHBvcwMxBHNlYwNNZWRpYUZlYXR1cmVkTGlzdAR2ZXIDODk5MDk0NzQtM2Nj...