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    D&D General My Problem(s) With Halflings, and How To Create Engaging/Interesting Fantasy Races

    So your dislike of halflings stems from the fact that your a crap/lazy DM who won't use your imagination to fill in the blanks. Look, I get "not being inspired" by something as written. It's how I feel about Sorcerers.... But, unlike the anti-halfling crowd, I don't rant about them or wish...
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    D&D General Treasure - how much, how often, and how does your group divide it

    As the DM; *To this day I'm still using my 1e treasure charts when writing my own stuff. I've gone through my non-1e MMs & added in the treasure type notes. *If I'm running some module you'll get whatever's listed. (assuming you find it of course) *If there's some plot item that'll get added in...
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    D&D 5E Magic Item Shops in Your Campaign

    I checked everything (though artifacts are pretty much only rumors as far as sales/purchasing). But in reality it depends upon what you want & where you go. And in some cases who you are.
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    Pathfinder 1E When you forget to coordinate party composition.

    Agree. As the DM it's not my job to determine the party composition. As a player? Sometimes we coordinate things. Sometimes not.
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    How do you layer your pizza?

    Well, pizza isn't something I make. I either pick it up or it's delivered. :) But were I to ever make a pizza myself that's how I'd do it.
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    D&D General What term or rule really confused you, when you first started playing?

    It's because our favorite game derives from miniature wargaming of the time. In alot of minis games, the more protected the mini, the easier it is to roll your armour save. Often on a d6. You're trying to roll that # or higher. A save of 6+ is terrible. A save of 3+? Much better. You can...
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    D&D 5E I reject your reality and substitute my own!

    Ahh, my favorite type of trap!
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    D&D 5E I reject your reality and substitute my own!

    The actual answer to your question is NONE. Because I'm the DM & I control all the realities. :)
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    D&D 5E D&D Head Talks Future Plans (Sort Of)

    1) I've never thought Psionics - whatever their mechanics are - particularly fit the type of D&D games I aim to run. 2) I've yet to read a psionics rules set that I like. This doesn't encourage me to be proficient in them. If I'm not proficient with the option I won't be able do a fair job of...
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    D&D 5E D&D Head Talks Future Plans (Sort Of)

    Clearly you missed the joke.
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    D&D 5E D&D Head Talks Future Plans (Sort Of)

    Amazon will take care of doing that.
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    D&D 5E Race/Class combinations that were cool but you avoided due to mechanics?

    Not hitting things with another + is far from not using the characters Class features. I assure you that my 14 str halfling barbarian makes use of rage, DR, saves, skills, and her Ancestral Guardian features. Why did I pick Barbarian? Because when I wrote up the character that's the class that...
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    D&D 5E How do you handle a hunting dog/war dog in combat?

    How I run it: Some sort of handle animal check as a bonus action to get it to attack "monsters"/remain in the fight after taking x damage. Otherwise it just gets added to the initiative line-up & run as it MM entry. Rangers etc don't need to make these checks for their animals. Nor do the...
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    The opposite of OSR

    I don't know.
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    D&D General Which Aspect of DMing Do you Struggle Most With?

    Not the same thing at all. At least not for me. What I write/run/& how at a convention is not the same thing as what I'd put on the table elsewhere. At a con there's 3:45 minutes to tell a coherent story. There's no such time limit at home even though our individual sessions 4-4.5 hours...
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    What does D&D mean to movie goers?

    They must make enough $ for the studios to consider it worth paying his asking price next time....
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    D&D General Which Aspect of DMing Do you Struggle Most With?

    The two biggest one's, even after all these years of doing this: 1) Naming the NPCs &/or monsters. This is a problem if I'm winging it. Thankfully there's random name generators..... 2) predicting how much progress/content the players will get through in any given session. I constantly...
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    TSR Giantlands

    Oh please, what apology could these guys ever give that any of you would actually accept? If they use thier own words - as Ernie has clumsily done twice now - you'll knit pick it & claim it's false. He didn't specifically mention x. He didn't say y. He didn't phrase it like this. Or like...
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    D&D 5E Would handing your party 1,000 gp at character creation break your game?

    Pfft. No. I've given out far far more than that via random dice rolls.... A few years ago I gave a 1st lv party a Portable Hole containing "Roll on all categories of Treasure Type H". For those of you wondering what that is? It's the best treasure column in 1e. It's what dragons wallow in -...
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    What RPG book "TO FIND" in a desert island?

    If you can have only 1 book.... The D&D Rules Cyclopia.