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    OGL D&D Beyond Cancellations Changed WotCs Plans

    5 Digits in American english is tens of thousands 1,2,3,4,5 digits
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    True Tales from Stranger Things: Kids on Bikes

    Interesting. Always curious about Oz. No one where I lived would do anything about kids since we had basically no cops. no stores and no social services. On the other hand I was not a Kid on a Bike, not that many kids and you needed an expensive unaffordable mountain bike on our roads. We...
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    True Tales from Stranger Things: Kids on Bikes

    Having lived in that period, given the limitations of media they mostly get stuff right. Heck the Breakfast Club was highly relatable to us in High School . There are things that are obvious "media tropes" but doing the "70's or 80's" right is easy mode. It get harder as things go farther...
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    True Tales from Stranger Things: Kids on Bikes

    Makes sense to me and under those circumstances make a sound policy FWIW what I was allowed to see was highly controlled as a child , violent stuff needed permission. Original Star Trek though was "tell Mom its on."
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    True Tales from Stranger Things: Kids on Bikes

    Did it harm you in any way? If it didn't why worry? I'm not a parent so grain of salt but I suspect the Internet should be off limits to kids myself
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    True Tales from Stranger Things: Kids on Bikes

    Where I grew up we had two serious injuries, one broken arm do to jank playground equipment, which to our dismay had to be removed and one a very pretty girl paralyzed in a skiing accident. That's it sure it wasn't a huge district but even my 2k plus high school was hardly rocking and rolling...
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    True Tales from Stranger Things: Kids on Bikes

    Kids today seem far more fearful . I don't know if its parenting, schools, Internet or just observation but it seems like these kids have had there spirits broken . As an example, I saw a young adult freakout over a small white dog on a leash. Sure the dog looked a little coyote like but...
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    True Tales from Stranger Things: Kids on Bikes

    It almost always did. The 80's were for the most part very safe and kids weren't that stupid. I didn't do the "kids on bikes" thing as we grew up in terrain where affordable bikes didn't work but otherwise most of the genre is true. The D&D we saw in Stranger Things was pretty true to life...
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    Weekend Nonsense: Favorite Bad RPG

    I though the setting of Witchcraft was far better than that of Mage but too many of my players saw it as Wicca the Wiccaning and noped it. I did get them to play All Flesh which wasn't bad and years of Buffy and Angel, the best gaming period I ever had so it ended up a win in my column Mage got...
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    Weekend Nonsense: Favorite Bad RPG

    Yeah me too. Witchcraft would eventually morph into Buffy and Angel , same system just streamlined . It got played a lot as did All Flesh Must Be Eaten which used the same mechanics as Witchcraft . I have everything for Witchcraft except the Storm Dragons playtest, all legit as I was a...
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    Dragon Reflections #57

    Its about $9 bucks modern money. However an average wage was about 15k in 1982 You could get into a nice house for about 65K . The magazine was pretty inexpensive for a niche magazine If you wanted to buy the Monster Manual it was $12 also made of vibranium or something as it was...
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    D&D General Should The Pcs kill A Succubuss that's around 1,600 years old, which is The Succubus equivalent of A very smart 9 month old Baby?, or should they not?

    A suuccubus is a demon. it has no moral agency, is incapable of good and a danger to everyone. Kill it. Well unless its different in your game of course
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    A new free game: Lifepath RPG

    Lifepath seems pretty cool. Thanks.
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    D&D General Violent Solutions to Peaceful Problems

    As long as everyone is having fun you are doing it right.
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    I Am For The Darkmaster, Actually

    Yeah. We used a spreadsheet . Making a starting character for our games of standard system 5th level still took half an hour.
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    D&D General Violent Solutions to Peaceful Problems

    Coroners rolls suggest a medieval English homicide rate in s Oxford 100x time that of modern England ! The rest of England was about 20 per 100k around that of say Chicago USA T. hat city is considered less safe than a war zone in many areas and several unfaltering nicknames the only one I...
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    D&D General Violent Solutions to Peaceful Problems

    Absolutely. But D&D is often as not lawless sometimes post apocalyptic. And of course sleep spells are non lethal . I tend to assume medieval levels of violence in my games which was a lot.
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    D&D General Violent Solutions to Peaceful Problems

    In a lot of games this means a dagger in the back or a pickpocketing attempt. Its a sound reaction. For what its worth in real life bump and rob is very common , though sleep and magic missiles are not options. :p
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    D&D 5E Is Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Based on the 80s D&D Cartoon?

    Exactly . D&D is at it roots and bones a combat game. Modernizing with options built into it that allow for less violent games is an unalloyed good thing. Nothing is lost and new methods of play are gained. Besides when I need a murder hobo fix I can just watch the new Jack Reacher TV show, is...
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    D&D 5E Is Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Based on the 80s D&D Cartoon?

    Great casting though Hank looks hard as nails. I'd watch that in Portuguese much less English for the action as much nostalgia.
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