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    What TTRPGs have the best tactical combat rules?

    Millennium's End (2nd Edition) - every single decision matters in this system. It's a little too detailed and cumbersome for my tastes, but still have some fond memories of running it.
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    Which team will win Super Bowl LVIII?

    KC wins. It will be close. KC DL losses will give the 49ers a chance. MVP - Isiah Pacheco KC uses G-T and RPOs to take advantage of an aggressive niner front.
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    D&D General Why Isn't There a D&D Table Top Miniatures War Game?

    I cannot find a way to ventilate a space properly,
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    D&D General Why Isn't There a D&D Table Top Miniatures War Game?

    It's the chemicals keeping me out of resin printing right now.
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    D&D 5E How do you award XP and how often?

    I typically award XP at the end of a D&D session. Most of the XP is for defeating foes, which makes sense, because our D&D game is combat heavy. I have a bit of rotating cast, so I make sure everyone is one the same tier at least. I also give a "catch-up bonus" - the top level character gets...
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    Are you ready for some Football (Americano)!

    I think we will see Raven and 49ers in the SB. 2013 all over again. I personally am cheering for the Lions and the KC Chiefs. The Lions because of their sad modern history. The Chiefs because I have a couple of friends on that coaching staff.
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    D&D General Fifty Years

    Happy belated birthday! I first played over the Thanksgiving holiday with my cousins in 1974. They were a little older, but I think my fighter was slain by a vampire! I do remember our characters were on file cards and my cousin, the DM, rolled all the dice. I was certainly hooked though...
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    Your TTRPG Design Principles?

    I am likely the only one that had to look this up, but just in case - SAD stands for Single Ability-Score Dependent; MAD stands for Multiple Ability-Score Dependent.
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    Your TTRPG Design Principles?

    My youngest son and I have written some home RPG rules that we are using in our current campaign. The organization is a train wreck, much of the game is derivative, and in short it's a glorious mess. But, we are having a lot of fun. We came up with some design principles for our game: 1...
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    What is, in your opinion, the single WORST RPG ever made, and why is it so bad?

    I cannot think of an RPG I have run or played that would fall into the worst rpg ever made. I do know my group bounced HARD off of WFRP 3e. It did not match expectations more than being a "bad" or poorly designed game. It was a forerunner of the highly successful StarWars game - so it clearly...
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    RPG Evolution: My Gaming Goals for 2024

    I live out in the country. We have lots of animals, including our beloved mutt!
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    RPG Evolution: My Gaming Goals for 2024

    My goal is to keep my weekly gaming group going through this summer. My youngest child leaves for college this fall and then I am going to take a break. I have been running a weekly game pretty much since the release of 3rd edition D&D. The last eighteen years of having my kids involved has kept...
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    D&D General Why Isn't There a D&D Table Top Miniatures War Game?

    Even the market leader, GW, gave up on fantasy mass combat miniatures games for the last six years. I am excited by the initial success of Old World, but we'll see if it is successful long term. It's a little tougher to incorporate D&D style magic into a mass combat game too. Not saying it...
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    D&D 5E Does/Should D&D Have the Player's Game Experience as a goal?

    Many have pointed out that the title of the thread is nonsensical. Guilty. Other have stated it's not clear what I am getting or advocating. True. It is a ramble of half-thoughts intended to spark a conversation. I'll try to craft posts more carefully and thought-out in the future. I had been...
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    D&D 5E Do we need a Fifth Edition Revival (5ER)?

    I have enjoyed 5e a great deal over the years. I am in wait-and-see mode on the new rules. I guess I'm largely in agreement with @Clint_L , not because of the digital offerings, but because of the ease of recruiting new people. I mostly want To thank the O.P. @M.T. Black for posting the content...
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    D&D General Plagiarised D&D art

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    D&D 5E Does/Should D&D Have the Player's Game Experience as a goal?

    One possible design consideration for games is to consider what do you want the player’s experience to be. I am not sure that has ever been directly stated in D&D aside from the very general - create a memorable story about their adventures. Maybe that’s enough - I don’t know. I would argue...
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    D&D 5E Using "D&D 2024" instead of "5e24"

    I like 'bro24. It's the Hasbro version of D&D. It does not cede all of 5e or all of D&D to Hasbro. Besides, it has a nice Chad ring to it - that's perfect for X, Reddit, etc.
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    D&D General One Less Warlock

    I am so sorry.
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    Your Favorite Weird Game- Time To Talk About the Weirdest RPGs You Know!

    De Profundis - I'm tempted to say it is not even a game. However, it is a game where you write each other strange letters (old fashioned paper and ink and stamp Letters) and embrace a horror theme. The rulebook had all kinds of warnings about not being suitable for people with mental problems...