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    Sage Advice: The Rules of Spellcasting

    I love this! "By the grace of Pelor, I heal thee!" THWOK! Keep in mind, an Arcane Focus can't be emblazoned, whereas a Divine Focus can. This whole scenario can't really happen to an arcane caster. The real issue here, IMO, is that the "touch" range, and really all ranges, are not...
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    D&D 5E I can haz WILD MAGE and the first DRAGONBORN art?

    Wow, I was still doing my undergrad 14 years ago. How time flies! To avoid complete nostalgic derailment: I'm not a huge fan of the chart as given. Maybe it's just rose-colored glasses, but I always thought of wild magic surges as being random but minor effects. This seems more like "cast a...
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    Dear Wizards of the Coast, sorry we stole your food truck...

    I jest in my post, but that's what the lady running the truck said; there just wasn't enough business to stay there. Our office park has a lot more people around; the WotC corporate office isn't in the best location for a food truck.
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    Dear Wizards of the Coast, sorry we stole your food truck...

    Dear WotC employees, I worked in the building one block over from you guys. Our company decided we needed some more space, so we moved down the street, all the way to Tukwila. The other day, a food truck (selling wood-fired pizza) arrived in the parking lot of our office park. I learned...
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    What are the file size and image size of your sig pic?
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    D&D 5E Multiclassing speculation

    Not to mention with the ability score improvements, you can make up for those two 15+ stats fairly readily.
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    Sagiro's Story Hour: Now That It's Over

    Did any of the players come up with epilogues? Or was it left as is?
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    Sagiro's Story Hour: The FINAL Adventures of Abernathy's Company (FINISHED 7/3/14)

    Obviously, the next campaign is when someone discovers a name long forgotten from the ears and minds of all across the land... the very whisper of it drives men mad as they try desperately to hold on to it, certain that it has meaning. Dranko...
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    D&D 5E ... and we have a wizard!

    The problem is that you rapidly cross a line where you go more scientific where the lore is more magical. I mean, you could talk about photoreceptor types and density with some structural biology of the eye and you have a perfectly good explanation for darkvision. How do you really put that...
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    D&D 5E Starter Set Command Spell

    Personally, I'd let a player use Command on anyone, but only allow actual action if they understood. Otherwise, I would just have them end their turn without acting. This way, there's less of a penalty for picking up a spell that may or may not be useful in every circumstance.
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    D&D 5E L&L for 6/2

    Not really a new thought I'm sure, but the way he phrased the "sharing creations" part further implied to me it's not going to be OGL. At this point I'm thinking it'll be some sort of Steam Workshop-like thing where you can share creations for use by them on a (hopefully more curated than...
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    D&D 5E Against the Flumpfs

    Legends tell of worlds descended upon by tentacular horrors that swim through the skies as a squid through water. Harbingers of dark times, the coming of the flumpfs herald the arrival of twisted aberrations from outside the ken of mere mortals. No prime now survives that has been visited by...
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    D&D 5E no wizards?

    I think you answered your own question there. The people of this hypothetical world know where magic comes from already - cosmic forces. Magic works the way it does because the forces that grant that power make it so. A wizard can't research how to cast spells - they don't have any pact...
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    D&D 5E Legends & Lore 4/21

    I got what you were saying - simplicity/complexity don't necessarily translate to ease/difficulty of use. Still, I did a bit of a double take there. It will probably be similar to 4E, where CL/XP/level are a rough budget for determining how difficult an encounter will be. Sum that all up...
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    D&D 5E Better pics from PAX East

    I don't mind the guitar on the bard; it looks like they took a lute and a classical guitar and merged the two ideas. I can't imagine carrying a guitar like that though - they're relatively cumbersome held like that, not to mention bad for the neck. It seems like they're going for some sort of...
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    Agents of Shield: Odd vibe from series

    The big problem with Agents of SHIELD, in my opinion, is one of perception. Even though they stated it multiple times, it seems like everyone thought it was going to be (basically) the post-Avengers SHIELD sequel. It was never going to be that, and they were (in my opinion, of course)...
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    D&D 5E Legends & Lore Article 4/1/14 (Fighter Maneuvers)

    Regarding the name, the problem is most of the synonyms for warrior or fighter have subtextual meaning that makes their use more problematic (see "warlord"). That said, given that the subclass has more tactical options, I'm surprised they didn't go with "Tactician." It's not perfect, but it's...
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    Advanced advanced Dungeons & Dragons

    I thought the episode was one of the weaker ones this season, and certainly not nearly as good as the first D&D episode. I do appreciate how they portray D&D though.
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    Ruined forever

    I think the main one for me would be How I Met Your Mother. Not only did I stop watching the show, but I found myself enjoying the first two seasons (which were great) a lot less. Ruined might be a bit strong, but knowing what it turned into... ugh. Grey's Anatomy is another decent example...
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    D&D 5E What races do you expect to see in the core books?

    I pretty much expect what's in the Races document to be the final lineup and layout (common/uncommon), with some expansion on the uncommon races. The one notable exception that I would like to see is Aasimar; if we're going to have Tieflings and Drow, I would like to see at least one "good" race.