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    D&D 5E What is the most powerful spell?

    Cantrips are to casters what basic melee and ranged attacks are to martial characters. I usually chose one utility and one damaging cantrip for any caster character at 1st level; would you limit 1st-level martial characters to only being able to make an attack twice per day, as 1st-level casters...
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    D&D 5E Upcoming D&D Tidbits: Phandelver, Book of Many Things, Venger, & More!

    Uh ... let me guess. Hmmm ... the Eiffel Tower, as re-imagined by H.P. Lovecraft?
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    American fast food chain Arby's releases polyhedral dice set (for the third time)

    Have you tried their salads? They have a Farmer's salad that is one of my favorites anywhere. And their green mint shakes around St. Patrick's Day are to die for ... well, my doctor says with my diabetes that's truer than I might like.
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    D&D General what is the worst race in dnd?

    ... although Shardminds did always remind me of Bizarro in Superman comics.
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    D&D General what is the worst race in dnd?

    The Gully Dwarves, by Dan Parkinson, published in 1996.
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    D&D General what is the worst race in dnd?

    If the real world is any evidence, I have to agree with you. Humans.
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    D&D 5E Array v 4d6: Punishment? Or overlooked data

    As long as I'm still older than a thread's original posting, I figure I'm good to go. Of course, since I've entered my second childhood, some second parenting may be required.
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    D&D 5E Array v 4d6: Punishment? Or overlooked data

    Never heard the comment "The plural of anecdote is not data" before, but I will probably find myself referring to it in the future. Uh ... maybe that wasn't your intent ... lol
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    D&D 5E The Decrease in Desire for Magic in D&D

    Oh, damn. I resemble that remark. :rolleyes: :unsure::ROFLMAO:
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    D&D General Why Do People Hate Gnomes?

    I like the inherent eccentricity of gnomes, and their lightly magical nature. Where halflings are generally of a congenial disposition, but discounted as serious threats, gnomes make some people nervous. That can lead to some enjoyable role playing. It's enough of a difference for me to prefer...
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    D&D General Why Do People Hate Gnomes?

    The name I use on here, "Redthistle", is the family name of one of my favorite gnome PCs, one I played a few years ago during a Pathfinder "Rise of the Rune Lords" campaign. I have always enjoyed playing gnomes ... perhaps because almost every character I've created over the years (of any...
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    D&D 5E What should an official Indian subcontinent inspired setting have?

    Pointed, satirical, and a thoroughly justified question.
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    D&D 5E Toward a new D&D aesthetics

    Back in the '80s, I seem to recall an Alice in Wonderland-like adventure having been published. I'll see if I can find a reference. Found a link with info: From that discussion:
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    D&D 5E Call of the Netherdeep Previews

    Sometimes, I wonder if I'll die laughing, so I see your point.
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    Disney Plus could be rebooting Firefly

    But ... but ... it's shiny.
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    D&D 5E Mythological Figures: Comte de Saint Germain

    Obviously, the Comte de Saint Germain is an exception to the rule. <chuckling>
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    D&D 5E Mythological Figures: Comte de Saint Germain

    Comte de Saint Germain came to me by way of the novels of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. She used his legend to create the character of a vampire who's been around since his mortal days in the ancient Egyptian priesthood. Her tales were not written in historical order, but each book is set in a time of...
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    Homebrew Alchemy Crafting?

    I went in on a KS from Nord Games LLC awhile back for a comprehensive 5E book on alchemy, "The Ultimate Guide to Alchemy, Crafting, & Enchanting." It was published in 2020. The book runs to 242 pages. To give you an idea of what it covers, here are the chapter headings: Chapter 1: The...
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    Worlds of Design: Barbarians at the Gates – Part 1

    What a wonderful approach!
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    D&D 5E Why Are Rangers Arcane Spellcasters?

    Thanks for the ear-worm - now I've got that song from the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" stuck in my head. LOL