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  1. Jolly Ruby

    D&D General Should D&D feature fearsome critters and other Americana?

    The medieval fantasy gloss definitely makes it more palatable, at least for people who aren't from North-America, like me. The OD&D's "settlers fantasy" of finding land, getting rid of it's savage chaotic inhabitants and bringing civilization Law to the land while shamelessly robbing every penny...
  2. Jolly Ruby

    D&D 5E Where Does The Multiversal Vecna: Eve of Ruin Visit?

    I am not sure, I just guessed Tiamat because Zariel's ending in DiA is left to the player, and Asmodeus is too overpowered to be a villain instead of the villain. The other Archdevils aren't as interesting as them imho, but they could work with the right plot.
  3. Jolly Ruby

    D&D 5E Where Does The Multiversal Vecna: Eve of Ruin Visit?

    IIRC Strahd was mentioned before, so it's very likely. Nine Hells could feature Tiamat, but I don't know who would be Spelljammer's, FR's and Eberon's villains.
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    D&D General Mundane animals - do you use them in game?

    I love using mundane animals as a way to portrait environments: a forest needs wildlife, a farm town needs sheeps and cows, a city needs dogs and cats and pigeons. Also, I like to use mundane animals when I don't want an encounter to be a combat but I'm afraiymy players will default to violence...
  5. Jolly Ruby

    D&D 5E What are the highlights of D&D 5th edition for you?

    Almost as good as 4e (half-joke)
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    D&D 5E What are the highlights of D&D 5th edition for you?

    Not really. I'm thinking about everything that was created to be played using the Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition ruleset, both by Wizards of the Coast and third party/independent creators. At least in my view the non-WotC ecosystem is one of the reasons why 5e had a huge impact.
  7. Jolly Ruby

    Trailer Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster - Official Launch Trailer

    I wish I could see how Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are in your alternate timeline.
  8. Jolly Ruby

    D&D 5E What are the highlights of D&D 5th edition for you?

    With 5th edition reaching its 10th anniversary and the last two adventures before the 2024's revision soon to be released, I invite you to revisit the last decade of D&D and think about this question: what were the highlights of 5th edition? The best adventures, the best sourcebooks, the...
  9. Jolly Ruby

    Should a TTRPG have a singular Core Rulebook or more?

    For D&D-like TTRPGs I like the idea of a rules book and a bestiary. However I think a game master focused book is unnecessary, at least as a "core book". If the players need to read the rules it's better when they know all the rules.
  10. Jolly Ruby

    D&D General D&D No Longer In Portugese

    Also, contributing to the issue: when they started selling translated 5e books here they were selling it at R$ 150 (30 USD), which is somewhat more aligned to the local book market for hardcover books with glossy paper. Now they are selling it at R$ 300 (60 USD), which is way too expensive for...
  11. Jolly Ruby

    D&D General D&D No Longer In Portugese

    Portuguese releases were a mess (first print had a lot of errors and had to be errated day one, the schedule had lots of delays etc.), really sad they gave up instead of fixing it for 2024 edition.
  12. Jolly Ruby

    D&D 1E Forgotten Realms in AD&D 1st Edition a better setting for adventures?

    You made me realise The North is the 2e's boxed set not the 1e's book, and I was endorsing the wrong product.
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    D&D 1E Forgotten Realms in AD&D 1st Edition a better setting for adventures?

    1E's TSR 1142 "The North" [EDIT: "FR5 - The Savage Frontier"] by Janell Jaquays is a very useful reference for North Sword Coast/Savage Frontier. EDIT: I was mistaken, the book about the North that I have isn't "The North", it's "FR5 - The Savage Frontier". My bad.
  14. Jolly Ruby

    For those of you with ADHD, how do you organize your campaigns?

    I do the same, but in visual studio code.
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    D&D 1E Forgotten Realms in AD&D 1st Edition a better setting for adventures?

    I tend to agree, except for Baldur's Gate/Candlekeep region. This region feels very empty when you compare with Cormyr and the Dalelands. I guess that's why they used it for the BioWare games: a huge city and a lot of creative freedom.
  16. Jolly Ruby

    What adventure module have you pillaged the most without using the main plot?

    Descent into Avernus and Dragon Heist: I stole everything I could from these gazetteers, they are a treasure trove full of plot hooks
  17. Jolly Ruby

    D&D 5E D&D Beyond Releases 2023 Character Creation Data

    Dragonborns above tieflings is surprising for me. At least in my 5e groups I rarely see dragonborn PCs, but tiefling PCs are almost omnipresent.
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    D&D 5E Finally getting a full size map Faerun

    Geography-wise it's more 2e Gold Box than 1e, I remember trying to cross fhe maps of Daggerford region between 1e, 2e and 5e and Ardeep Forest and surrounding woods are a bit different in 1st edition, but it have the same shape in 2e and 5e.
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    D&D 5E Finally getting a full size map Faerun

    While 3e and 4e versions are a lot different from 5e Faerun, 2e version is the closest you can get. 2e map is closer to 5e than it's to 1e. If you don't believe it, compare for yourself and I'm sure you'll like what you see.
  20. Jolly Ruby

    WotC [Updated!] Hasbro Laying Off 1,100 Employees

    I'm not going to boycott or anything, but it surely dumps my confidence that was not that high.
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