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    WotC What MTG/D&D crossover material would you want to see?

    For crossover material, decent maps to the various planes would be amazing. The official one for Theros was dire though, and the murky one for Ixalan was not great either :( I hacked one up for Zendikar a long time ago and was quite excited by it. But getting a proper commissioned and...
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    WotC What MTG/D&D crossover material would you want to see?

    If I ever get to run Curse of Strahd it will be set in Innistrad with an all human adventuring party. The imagery from the art book is so vivid.
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    D&D 5E Please suggest me some books about DM advices

    Once things got to a high level with my group I just started winging it and gave up trying to “balance“ encounters. I threw everything I had at them (including a tarrasque at level 19) and while things were exciting I never felt that things were out of control. But I also wasn‘t ever trying to...
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    D&D 5E Please suggest me some books about DM advices

    I found the Lazy DM guide quite unhelpful to a new DM, when compared to Game Angry for example.
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    D&D 5E Please suggest me some books about DM advices

    Thanks, I‘d forgotten this was happening.
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    D&D General WotC Reveals New Information and Covers for 'Keys from the Golden Vault'

    I believe you’re looking for “Here’s to crime” by Jimmy Merrit? Apologies if someone already posted it…
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    WotC What is the last WotC adventure you played in or DM'd?

    I ran a majorly hacked and abridged version of Dragons of Stormwreck Isle.
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    D&D General Was your first experience with D&D as a player or as a DM?

    I played once I think as a teen, with a friend who DMed for a couple of us, But I do remember leafing through the books a few times (the book names certainly stick with me). I didn‘t start playing for real until 2014 when 5e came out and the only way to get a game rolling was to start DMing...
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    D&D General The DM Shortage

    Yep, I would love a lot more of a plug and play approach and then we could synthesize an AP by connecting modules with an overarching story if desired. I kind of did that by mashing together LMoP, ToD & SKT, but it also meant ignoring large swathes of ToD & SKT. The resulting campaign was a...
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    D&D General The DM Shortage

    Agreed, but it really would be nice if WotC or a big publisher produced an “Introduction to DMing”. We can see all kinds of people doing all kinds of things on YouTube, but that doesn’t mean we can acquire those skills just by watching, because we’re not seeing inside the process, just inputs...
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    D&D General The DM Shortage

    I once had an idea to write a DM’s companion to LMoP, but then I had a lie down and the feeling passed… ;)
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    D&D General The DM Shortage

    My hot take is that the WotC adventures are more work than they’re worth, leaving DMs to either throw up their hands in frustration or start rolling their own (which, while very rewarding, does take some serious attention). And not only are the adventures hard work, they’re quite dull. Rarely...
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    D&D General The DM Shortage

    I’ll admit to a ”wtf?!” when I opened my fresh copy of the DMG and that was the first thing I encountered.
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    WotC Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer Is A New UK Magazine To Teach D&D

    Magazine culture in the UK is on another level. I always love browsing the newsstands when I go back to Blighty.
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    D&D 5E Enhancing "Dragons of Stormwreck Isle"

    Good thing this is a game of imagination I guess. I too have spent time on small islands, Alderney and Guernsey for a few years. I picture Stormwreck to be much more dramatic.
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    D&D 5E Enhancing "Dragons of Stormwreck Isle"

    Should have mentioned, mine is 10 miles across.
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    D&D 5E Enhancing "Dragons of Stormwreck Isle"

    We’ve actually begun and had our first session. A good time was had by all! A new idea: I‘m thinking of moving the wizard‘s tower complex to a caldera within the island. Having it be yet another sea oriented location seems tedious and this way they get an opportunity/reason to explore the...
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    OneDnD DM's no longer getting crits on PC's

    I also won’t be doing that but I’ve also changed critical hits from players so that they have some impact to the fight beyond just doing damage, for example if an NPC is using concentration to some effect against the PCs then a critical hit from a player would force that NPC to drop...
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    OneDnD [+] The things I like about D&D One Playtest, and the things I LOVE!

    Agree with much of what’s been posted and very happy to see that combat during long rest has at last been clarified!
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