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  1. Barantor

    WotC Vecna: Nest of the Evil Eye--Deets On The Prequel Adventure

    So with patreon content, you are usually downloading it to keep, you pay the fee, you keep the product. My worry with DDB/VTT in the future is that if you don't continue paying the subscription, you no longer have access to the product. Thus you never 'own' it, you only rent it. This could...
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    WotC Vecna: Nest of the Evil Eye--Deets On The Prequel Adventure

    We'll see I suppose, but I wouldn't be surprised if in the near future we see physical books as a collectors item and more of a novelty. My theory is they get more and more folks onboard their digital services by offering the rules "now" in digital and then the physical books down the road once...
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    WotC Vecna: Nest of the Evil Eye--Deets On The Prequel Adventure

    Is this the beginning of the trend to have digital only content? I'm still concerned my theory of D&D as a service is showing up a bit more..... Hope not.
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    D&D (2024) The 2024 Core D&D Rulebooks Are Coming In May

    Haven't read all the replies, but I have this sinking feeling that the physical books aren't what they are releasing, but the digital books on Beyond and their new virtual tabletop with a pre order for the physical books. This lets them work on the rules up till the last minute and push folks...
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    D&D General Beadle & Grimm's Matthew Lillard Launches D&D-themed Bourbon

    Kentuckian here, live not too awful far from where this will be made. Lots of boutique/niche bottles out there and unless you are collector you are better off with off-the-shelf bourbon. I always suggest Woodford Reserve for folks that are new to bourbon. Glad my state is getting the business...
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    D&D 5E Dragons of Stormwreck Isle: New D&D Starter Set Is Coming This Year

    Will this be the set that transitions us into 5.5e or whatever they are calling this "totally not a new edition" of D&D?
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    Roll20's Latest Usage Report: D&D Steady, Cthulhu Down!

    These lists always make me wonder if other VTTs like Foundry skew different as more of a community uses it over roll20 for certain rpgs.
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    RPG Evolution: Mapping It All Out (With Help)

    I'm a big fan of the Hexxers dry erase grid boards. They are white with black lines and don't have actual maps, but with some dry erase pens they are perfect for mapping out situations.
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    Webbed Sphere, Inc. acquires long time game publisher Flying Buffalo, Inc.

    Webbed Sphere, Toy Vault and Troll and Toad are all out of Kentucky, so hopefully this is a good thing for folks like me here in KY!
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    D&D 5E Fizban's Treasury of Dragons: Dragon+ Detailed Outline and Descriptions

    I've often wondered if they would have a problem with someone putting in Thunder Rift as a mini-setting that can be put anywhere. I'm just glad they put all the player facing information that you'll have to reference in the front of the book instead of buried somewhere in the middle.
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    Gift Ideas for Players

    I've always gotten my tokens and markers for battlemaps from LITKO Game Accessories which has some interesting mounted tokens too.
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    News Digest for the Week of September 11

    Tigtone is hilariously zany and I'm glad they made that book.
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    HeroQuest returning?

    Heroquest was a joint venture between MB and GW originally, Hasbro owning MB at that time. They might have the rights to reprint the game as much as they want? Either way I'm excited as this was the game that got me further down the rabbit hole of gaming back then.
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    VTTs Feel the Strain

    Although I know it feels a bit dated compared to the others I'll reiterate that in these times is when a program like Maptools excels because it is hosted on a machine you or a player owns, not dependent on a server somewhere else. This cuts down on the reliance of a swamped server and makes it...
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    RPG Evolution: Playing Virtually? Don't Miss These Deals

    Maptools by RPtools has always been free and keeps getting better. RPTools I believe it's also one of the oldest and doesn't use a cloud but your own pc for hosting.
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    WotC World Reveal of Baldur's Gate 3

    I'm all for turn based over some sort of hybrid pausable real time. I also like that they seem to be using a lot more than we've seen in the past of the actual rules, though it'll take some time to iron those out I'm sure. There are lots of turn based games that have done very well, this will...
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    OD&D DMs Guild Treasures: 5 BECMI Modules That Deserve the Big Book Treatment

    I think there is if the thoughts in the intro were expanded upon and it was set in the pseudo setting it had that was placed in Mystara. The lands around the Palace could easily be expanded upon with new updates and whatnot. Honestly though? I'd rather have re-edits and formats of the old...
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    'DC Universe All Star Games' Is A New RPG Show Featuring Freddie Prinze Jr and Sam Witwer

    Xavier is a regular now of the PAX Acquisitions Incorporated games on stage, playing a Barbarian for a fondness of cheese named Bobby Zimmeruski and has become a fan favorite. Also a WWE wrestling favorite under the name Xavier Woods. Clare Grant is Seth Green's wife and has done several...