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  1. TolkienThePiss

    How do you pronunce "grognard"?

    It actually, literally, meant a "Grumbler" and was supposedly a nickname bestowed upon the Imperial Grenadiers by Napoleon himself because they never stopped complaining. The name stuck around - there is a character in The Count of Monte Cristo (1846), a former Grognard, who lets everyone know...
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    D&D 2E On AD&D 2E

    I've never played 2nd Edition (outside of far too many hours with the Baldurs Gate video games) but I have collected and devoured a lot of the books (AD&D 1 also) which I let inform most of my 5e games. I'd love to play AD&D 2, but my current group can just about manage 5th Edition and dumping...
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    Legal Discussion of OGL 1.2

    Well that sentence is a humdinger - who trusts Hasbro/WotC to exercise this in good faith? I think we need some Zaporozhian Cossacks up in here to draft a response. 😆
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    You own D&D

    Make Greyhawk the default setting again! Then probably piss off all the Greyhawk fans by making sweeping poorly thought out changes to the lore!
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    WotC Talks OGL... Again! Draft Coming Jan 20th With Feedback Survey; v1 De-Auth Still On

    These Feedback Surveys are going to be a hot mess of leading questions with limited responses Hasbro can use to attempt to justify doing whatever they want. Probably even cherry pick the surveys that gave the "correct" answers. It's going to be an absolute car crash and I can't wait to read it!
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    WotC Talks OGL... Again! Draft Coming Jan 20th With Feedback Survey; v1 De-Auth Still On

    So in this analogy is Prime OGL 1, Megatron OGL 1.0a both of whom destroy each other before a planet devouring monster (Unicron/Hasbro) upgrades the OGL to 2.0 (Galvatron!)? Does that mean 3rd party publishers are Hot Rod? o.0 Who's Mike Mearls and how do the Sharkticons fit in?
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    WotC What is the last WotC adventure you played in or DM'd?

    Last one I DMed was Wild Beyond the Witchlight. I didn't think it was great. DnD is 85% rules for fighting and in making a mostly non-fighty adventure, all the way through it felt like we should be using a different ruleset to play the adventure - Call of Cthulhu or something! :lol: Last WotC...
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    D&D 5E Something to consider about Grognards and the OGL...

    D&D died when they stopped including Parasitic Infestation tables in the DMG!
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    Hasbro should have asked Chat GPT, I did:

    I'm sure Hasbro are looking at ChatGPT very closely. Their supposed plans for AI-DMs aside, some soulless exec is undoubtedly considering the savings of AI generated adventures and artwork - quality of output be damned.
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    New leak looks real bad

    Wow. $30 a month to roll dice with a chatbot? Why not just make a video game and be done?
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    D&D 5E How do you deal with expensive material components in your campaigns?

    I'm a stickler for the component rules - you have to have the item on you before you cast - and no just deducting the gold and adding it to our inventory. However, I regularly have spellcasting opponents drop material components (I made a table!) and always have plenty of downtime so for the...
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    D&D General What are you running?

    I'm running a homebrew Hex Crawl in Standard Fantasy Wilderness. Lots of homebrew around resting and getting lost as out of the box 5e sucks at hexcrawling. I also went a little overboard and generated five years worth of Weather using the AD&D Wilderness Survival Guide rules - after taking on...
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    So, Wandavision?

    Warren Ellis did write Nextwave, which featured...