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    Pathfinder 1E Occult Adventures playtest available

    Oh, of course there's more. Stuff like Planes information and archetypes are what I'm really excited about. I can't want to see what kind of interesting stuff the book turns out for other classes. I wasn't aware of the rules for possession - it makes sense, but that's certianly an interesting...
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    Pathfinder 1E Occult Adventures playtest available

    Honestly, the playtest isn't really grabbing me at all. That's a first for Paizo's playtests, I think. Nothing just really... grabs from it and says "Oh man, I need to try this out". Some of the ideas are neat - I like the flexibility of the Medium, and the tricks of the Mesmerist, but... I...
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    D&D 5E Full preview unlocked!

    People seem to get confused over what constitutes a concrete, honest to god promise, and what constitutes a design goal. Nothing was ever promised, set in stone, and absolutely told to us that we were going to have the tools to make 5E into whatever edition we wanted. We were told that they were...
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    D&D 5E New D&D Next Playtest Packet Is Here!

    I still like what I'm seeing so far, particularly with the backgrounds and specialties and what they add to a character. I also like that they brought back Opportunity Attacks, and a move action dedicated to being able to move while still getting away from them (and combat) better than a 5ft...
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    D&D Next/Dungeon Command

    Chargen in the next packet? Finally, I can start playtesting, hopefully.
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    D&D 3E/3.5 3.5 Edition Reprints

    I definitely smell some "Best of 3.5" compilations and reprints coming. And this after 1E, I wonder how long it'll be until 2E gets reprints? Though this all makes sense with the design philosophy of Next, at the same time doesn't it seem counter intuitive to release past editions when you're...
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    New RPG Company Casting All Women for Genesys

    ...Yeah, that doesn't sound fishy as hell :x
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    How the D&D Next Public Playtests Will Work

    While I'm excited about the playtest, starting a playtest for a system that's built on the premise of being modular and having tons of options with pregen characters seems really counterproductive to me. I get that they can't throw everything at you at once and that they just want to show off...
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    Public D&D Playtests To Begin On May 24th

    So, in a month, then? Okay, I can dig that. Here's hoping they turn out something good, and that it doesn't flounder from here on out without Monte helping out on things. Time to mark my calender...
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    Uniting the Editions, Part 3 - Poll

    I am actually genuinely surprised (and pleased!) to see Non-Vancian Magic getting as much love as it is. I have nothing against the traditional Vancian magic style, but my favourite version of the game was third edition, and I always thought the most interesting classes where the ones who used...
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    Seminar Transcript - Charting the Course: An Edition for all Editions

    I'm still liking what I hear so far, but that's part of what worries me. That may sound negative and cynical, but it's not meant to be - I'm actually quite excited and really looking forward to seeing what they've done for 5E. My problem is that these guys talk the talk a little too well, and...
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    Let's Forget the Forgotten Realms

    Honestly, I've never been able to get into FR myself. The Baldur's Gate games were fantastic, but I don't think the setting was the strength of those games - it was the writing and the gameplay. The setting was a decent backbone, but I'm reasonably sure they could have transplanted that story...
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    Review of Warhammer 40K: Space Marine by THQ

    Just as a note, Space Marine is a third person shooter, not a first person shooter. There's a big difference when it comes to gameplay, particularly with the melee elements. I do find it odd that your computer couldn't handle it as well as it should have. I have a2.0ghz dual core and a video...
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    Forked Thread: Is There A Published Setting For Me?

    If you're sticking to D&D3.5, Eberron sounds right up your ally. It has all of the things you want in spades, with a design focus on not spelling everything out for the players and DMs so that they can fill in the gaps and basically make the world their own. Eberron is a world where you can take...
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    Forked Thread: A little PHB 2 info

    Well, with Gnomes appearing in the PHB2 with a full writeup, I wouldn't discount Illusionist from appearing in it. A lot of the speculation on it being Shadow based is from conjecture and loose hints. I'd say it still has a decent chance of being Arcane and appearing in the PHB2. Shadow always...
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    GenCon article has lots of Eberron tidbits

    ...are you kidding me? The race restrictions on the Dragonmarked Houses are one of teh most defining parts of what makes Eberron unique, and they're considering lessening them or even throwing them out? Man, I had already thought 4E was taking standardiation a bit too far, but this is nuts. I...
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    The Books: Last Minute changes?

    Kind of a... strange implementation, but I see it, yeah.
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    The Books: Last Minute changes?

    Wasn't there talk of talent trees like d20Modern and SWSaga too? Whatever happened to that?
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    Pathfinder 1E Pathfinder RPG Alpha 3 Now Ready for Download

    Man, Pathfinder just keeps getting better and better. Paizo has done nothing but impress me so far, and I'm even considering picking up the Beta softcover when it comes out in August. I like it that much, particularly the new Bard and Monk in this version. Seriously great stuff. Keep the good...