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    OneDnD What Should 1D&D Resurrect? +

    One would think that making spells and stuff use attacks vs Fort/Ref/Will defense is equivalent to having Fort/Ref/Will saves vs save DC, but it isn't really. That's because they're affected by different things. In 5e at least, it's pretty easy to increase your attacks: Bless, Bardic...
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    TSR The Full & Glorious History of NuTSR

    So, an average human has like 2-4 hit points (depending on edition, but it is well known that a farmer is always in mortal danger should their cat decide they're more useful as lunch than as provider of the same). So maybe 1d6 per 50 feet? That doesn't seem right though...
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    D&D General Hot Take: Uncertainty Makes D&D Better

    I like it when the basic task resolution method has a fair amount of randomness in it, but there are ways to mitigate that randomness via resource expenditure. For example, in TORG Eternity you have both Possibilities that give a bonus to your roll and cards that can either give a bonus, allow...
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    TSR The Full & Glorious History of NuTSR

    That description is not only poorly written but also fairly dumb. I am guessing that the idea is that the impact is proportional to the square of the distance somehow, which is just not true. If we're letting physics intrude, the kinetic energy when you hit the ground is equal to the potential...
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    OneDnD What Should 1D&D Resurrect? +

    Short rests.
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    OneDnD What Should 1D&D Resurrect? +

    Warlords, healing surges, and one or more proper psionics classes (none of this "if you squint a little it kind of looks like one").
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    Tell Me About Your Favorite Mechanics

    Hmm. Interesting. So Silver in the Spire is more of a reactive stat that governs how/when bad things happen to your financial status, rather than a proactive stat you use to get things done and/or acquire things? That's certainly different from how most other games I've seen where "money" is a...
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    Tell Me About Your Favorite Mechanics

    TORG Eternity's Destiny cards and the way they interplay with combat encounters. A Destiny card generally gives the player a momentary bonus of some sort – a reroll, a bonus to any or a subset of actions, turning an opponent's roll into a failure, and so on. There are also some that affect how...
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    OGL How to use the OGL

    When it's there, it's usually in a statement on the credits page or thereabouts, along with other legalese. This is often not the same place where the OGL is. But you're right that it's a thing that's often missed – or at least it was in the early days. I don't know if 3PPs in general have...
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    D&D General So how about alignment, eh?

    When I wrote my previous post where I indicated Jean-Luc Picard (at least TNG-era), the Doctor, Emperor Palpatine, and James Bond as paragons of LG, CG, CE, and LE respectively, my first thought was to use Captain America as the paragon of LG. But then I realized the same thing you do: Captain...
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    Pathfinder 2E Pathfinder 2e Newbie with questions.

    The Troubleshooters produces mechanically distinct characters with significantly less crunch than PF2 does. Characters in the Troubleshooters are primarily mechanically distinguished by two things: Skills. There's a list of 28 percentile-based skills. A character has 15 in skills they're...
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    OGL It is time to forgive WOTC and get back onboard.

    They already released the 5.1 SRD under CC-BY-4.0.
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    OGL It is time to forgive WOTC and get back onboard.

    Incorrect. Hasbro bought Wizards of the Coast in 1999, and the OGL and original 3.0 SRD were published in 2000. Hasbro did not, at the time, pay particularly much attention to the stuff going on in the D&D offices.
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    D&D General So how about alignment, eh?

    No-one prevented Vex from stealing stuff. Laura had full control over her character. There was just a consequence in the world from doing so. And it's not like the change affected anything mechanically (although it might have done so down the line, when they started getting involved with divine...
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    MCDM starts work on its RPG Monday!

    It's a lot easier with funky dice though. I mean, you could do something like "4+ is a success, and an odd roll is an advantage" (to use the terms Star Wars/Geneys uses), which would give a 1/6 chance of nothing, 2/6 one advantage, 2/6 one success, and 1/6 advantage and success. But that's...
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    D&D General So how about alignment, eh?

    That was perfectly justified. As I recall, it wasn't the first time Vex had put her own desires before the needs and wants of others, which is antithetical to Good.
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    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    You need to use the OGL to access things in Tome of Horrors. I'm not sure FGG even could release it under CC – that would depend on whatever agreement Necromancer had with Wizards back in the day, but it seems likely that the agreement stipulates that they have to be released under the OGL.
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    D&D 5E So, I figured out why 5e's encounter building is broken(and how to fix it)

    It certainly could work, it's just a matter of finding the right balance between defense, offense, and an action economy that encourages spreading the love. For example, an action that lets the monster Strike two different targets is better than an action that deals double normal damage. One...
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    D&D General So how about alignment, eh?

    Personally, when I do use the classic nine, I prefer the interpretation I've seen Keith Baker use in Eberron: The Law/Chaos axis determines whether you see yourself and others as primarily as parts of a larger structure/organization or as individuals. The Good/Evil axis is about scruples – what...
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    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    Why? 3.5e had its own SRD, far more complete than the 5e SRD, ready to go on the day 3.5e was released, and it still sold very well. People were also fairly happy to buy 3.5e versions of previous material, particularly when it was mixed with new stuff as well and often fixed flaws in the old...
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