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    OD&D Feb 16th: Holmes Basic Day (Anniversary of J. Eric Holmes' Birthday)

    I started with this edition. It was a great way to learn the game, and of course it eventually funnels you into 1e. A tough system also to survive in as a 1st level character. That cover image is classic.
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    5E Best on screen adaptation of the bard (poll)

    Little late but he sort of fits
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    Beginning to Doubt That RPG Play Can Be Substantively "Character-Driven"

    You will never get a meaningful roleplaying experience worrying about rules. The moment you look at your sheet the roleplaying is over, so to achieve whatever character immersion you want, you have to go back to OD&D or D&D or a relaxed AD&D and just roleplay with a system that has next to no...
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    XP for Absent Players

    You're kidding yourself if you think it is always game related. It may start out that way but eventually while the phone is open they will check facebook or something like that. It just is the reality given modern attention spans. If they will read their phone whole jay walking across a...
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    TSR The Origin of Monty Haul

    This bothers me to no end and it is very important! Monty Hall was the host of LET'S MAKE A DEAL. Maybe this whole concept needed to be named for Bob Barker?
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    Critical Role Do you Critical Role?

    I turned it off after five minutes. I was FFing a bit before I finally gave up. There is something very artificial about playing the game not to play it, but rather to perform for others. It's like reality TV contestants never behave realistically because they know the camera is on. I...
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    Critical Role Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!

    There might be a danger of them raising too much money, nothing to spend it on, or even not knowing how to spend that much money.
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    Why is everything twice as big?

    I think for the bed, the 10 feet includes side table and alarm clock I have this in my personal 10 feet, and I want this accounted for if ever my place becomes an encounter
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    Having Trouble As A DM

    Another thought just came to me. This was an actual product back in 2e I haven't read it, but this might offer some inspiration or actual adventures.
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    My Game Is In Trouble :(

    I am DMing Caverns of Thracia. My group is the following: One player who likes to DM from the backseat and correct you on rules at all times One player who refused to do anything except for dumb sitcom nonsense One player who finds the sitcom player hilarious One player sort of new to D&D and...
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    5e rogue importance?

    This is a subject that I have tried to address with my group: the need for rogues. I realize everyone can do everything in 5e but the price for that is nobody is unique or has mood. There is no atmosphere to be had anymore because every class has been reduced to just different recipes of...
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    Have you ever intentionally ignored a character aspect?

    I am playing 5e, a fighter, and I have just reached third level. At second level I got a second win and some sort of extra action power surge thing, now at third level I get to choose a martial archetype that gives me more extra actions and whatnot. The problem is I don't want the extra...
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    Caverns of Thracia and White Plume Mountain advice needed

    Hi I need help introducing ppl to old style D&D and loved these two back in the 70s/80s. Thracia says it is a beginning level dungeon, but could 5 or 6 1st level characters actually survive this? It seems absurdly tough. White Plume Mountain would be a fun one off adventure but the...