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  1. King Babar

    D&D General Fantasy Spain - what would it have?

    Lotta casual wine drinking. More games need casual wine drinking.
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    WotC Hasbro Bets Big on D&D

    If Pokemon is any indication, you can pump out a clearly inferior product and still rake in millions! Brand loyalty is one helluva drug.
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    WotC Hasbro Bets Big on D&D

    In terms of hypothetical 3P usage of the 3DVTT, I think Skyrim modding scene might be an optimistic parallel. Bethesda allows mods through the Creation Kit, but for the most part takes a mosly positive stance on mods, when they're not occasionally screwing with the modding community. Anyway, I...
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    WotC Hasbro Bets Big on D&D

    In the list of things definitely not ever happening, this is one of them. Which publisher? DC or Marvel? Already locked up tight. Image? Is Saga x D&D the next big crossover?
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    D&D General Do you want a 3D vtt?

    For me it was bringing chips and pizza to each session. Gotta grease up those dice.
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    D&D General The DM Shortage

    Honestly, the fact that a discussion on a possible DM shortage is bringing up AI DMs feels really icky to me. Isn't this supposed to be social game?
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    D&D General Do you want a 3D vtt?

    I said "Maybe", but I lean heavily towards "No". I don't like the idea of a 3D VTT primarily because I believe it will create a closed ecosystem that won't be friendly to third party products of any kind. Also the potential for microtransactions, which I really don't want to see in a ttrpg, is...
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    D&D General The DM Shortage

    I was struck by a bad case of DM burnout earlier this year, so much so that I'm really soured on the idea of ever running D&D again. For me the issues were: Prepping and running a campaign felt time consuming. The investment in the game felt one-sided. Besides me, only one other player had...
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    OneDnD What new jargon do you want to replace "Race"?

    For me, Ancestry edges out Species because it has a good adjective form with Ancestral. And because it sounds a bit more fantastic. Then again I never really had problems with Race, but I'm not going to mourn it's removal.
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    D&D General How Weird Do You Like Your D&D

    Fairly grounded with strong moments of weirdness. Although what is an isn't weird can be a matter of perspective. I have been tempted to go full weird fantasy at times, with a setting/campaign mashing up Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Ultraviolet Grasslands, and the Graham and Roy run of...
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    D&D General Do you like LOTS of races/ancestries/whatever? If so, why?

    I prefer running a game with only a few playable races, as most of my favorite works of fantasy (and sources of inspiration) are typically human-centric. My personal homebrew setting only has four, for example. I wouldn't have much issue playing in a game with a lot. But it's definitely not my...
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    D&D 5E How common are "petty" spell casters?

    Yes, more or less. And it would be, on average, two NPCs who can cast 6th level spells for this specific region in my setting. This number may be more, may be less. The chart is a guideline, not a straitjacket. Important NPCs, such as demigods, heroes, and other major figures don't need to obey...
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    D&D 5E How common are "petty" spell casters?

    The list really operates best when I'm thinking broadly about settlements and generic NPCs. A spellcaster who has access to 7th level spells and higher would be a very important NPC, such as a lich or archdruid; someone who is already essentially one in a million. My campaigns have never gone...
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    D&D 5E How common are "petty" spell casters?

    Working as intended, at least for my purposes.
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    D&D 5E How common are "petty" spell casters?

    For my own setting, I developed this guideline for the rarity of spellcasters: 1 and 10 Rule: On average, 1% of the population knows some cantrips + 1st level spells, then 10% for every spell level after that. Spell level Example Population Example City 9th 1 8th 10 7th 100 6th...
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    Older Than You Look

    One of the many things I like about Adventures in Middle-Earth is that each race has a recommended "Adventuring Age". For example, dwarves typically adventure from years 50-100 and then settle down with their families afterwards. I think it puts everyone in a similar position in terms of...
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    OneDnD 48 subclasses in the 2024 PHB: What are they?

    Ideally, each class will have 4 subclasses available to them during the playtest, with Cleric and Wizard both receiving reworked subclass concepts (they don't really need so many). I doubt it will happen, though.
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    D&D 5E How Are Orcs Different In Your World? (+)

    For my orcs I liberally borrowed ideas from the trolls (Uz) of Glorantha.
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    OneDnD I am highly skeptical of the Unreal VTT

    Will there be a VR market for this? Maybe I've been living under a rock, but to me VR remains a very niche product, both because of a lack of killer apps and the sheer expense of good set ups. VR would probably be a very small percent of the overall user base. Also, is a D&D vtt a good use for...
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    OneDnD I am highly skeptical of the Unreal VTT

    If Magic Arena is anything to go by, I wouldn't be surpised if this VTT has extensive cosmetic microtransactions. "Give your character elven plate armor for only $1.99. Blue Trolls for $0.99. Orc cosmetic set for $4.99." Some will be fine with this. Others will see it as nickel and diming in a...
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