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    D&D General The Problem With Paladin's Medieval Origins (+)

    I understand the confusion but it needs to be restated that Paladins were never connected to the Crusades nor did they ever go on a crusade to the Holy Lands. The Paladins were the 12 peers of Charlemagne (the word Paladino literally means "of the palace") who defended France from invasion...
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    D&D General The Problem With Paladin's Medieval Origins (+)

    only the turn undead ability was derived from van Helsing as vampire hunter, the whole militant heavy armour wearing cleric is straight Crusader, the original weapon restriction (bludgeon only) was from Bishop Odo of Bayeux who had taken vows to not draw blood.
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    D&D General The Problem With Paladin's Medieval Origins (+)

    I think you need a broader understanding of history of both the real medieval and of the game. Firstly the Matter of France is based primarily on the Ummayad invasion of Gaul in which the Paladins were the locals. Also look up the Faris of Zakhara, Holy Warriors and essentially the Al-Qadim...
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    D&D General How Do You Handle Falling Damage?

    Yeah no cap, Dex (Acrobatics) save to catch a wall, and if you take more than 50 damage you roll con save or drop to 0
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    D&D General Which Edition Had The Best Dragons?

    yes, yes you can, but I like the 3.5e ones better
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    D&D General Which Edition Had The Best Dragons?

    I never played 4 so cant comment on that (though the concensus here seems to be it was excellent) I didnt find the tables in the 3.5 iteration hard to use and liked that I could compare different ages at a glance - especially as I'd put them on a separate tactics card once I'd decided which one...
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    D&D 5E Should Explicit Monster Roles Return?

    I'd say it's pretty clearly a Controller - you put on the battlefield a "passive damage aura (fire)" and an "active grapple +shove" effect to move opponents into the fire aura. As to soldier personally I'd drop that role and change it to Defender Role bits alignment because Roles are action...
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    D&D (2024) New Dungeon Master's Guide Cover Features Venger (From the D&D Cartoons)

    this is the twist - Dungeon Master's Next Generation :) It does look like they're pitching to get the cartoon back in circulation, maybe the old team will finally get out of the ride and we'll get a whole new batch in for Venger to guide
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    D&D 5E Should Explicit Monster Roles Return?

    I think they can be both though - for instance if I get a Goblin with a tag "stealthy skirmisher" or "lurker" then that gives me both combat role and a bit of rp information too, an Aboleth tagged as "Psychic Controller" is also a indicator of rp. Thats more helpful than having stuff buried in...
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    D&D 5E Should Explicit Monster Roles Return?

    youre playing 5e - cartoonification of encounters has be their core design :) I think the 4e Aboleth is a good example of where role labels were useful - Aboleths are manipulators seeking to dominate everything around them. For that 4e gave us Aboleth Brute, Aboleth Artillery, 2 Elite...
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    Most Rewatchable MCU Movies

    Thor the Dork World is the only MCU movie I couldnt watch through the first round so its still the bottom for me Below Eternals - which I did manage to watch and the giant hand has been referenced in She Hulk - also its so big that as far as most people would know it was an eruption leading to...
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    D&D General Why Do People Hate Gnomes?

    I've never really understood why people forget that the Forest Gnome is right there doing its best David impersonation, not to mention the grim deep gnomes. Just because urban Rock gnome Tinkerers are DnDs focus doesnt mean they have to be the default. Gnomes have both culture and diversity!
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    D&D 5E Which classes have the least identity?

    While I'd tend to use the word Warrior more natively, if I was roleplaying a Fantasy type War Leader and was challenged to send out my best "Fighter" - it certainly wouldnt be a "hot header gang enforcer". If its vaguely medieval I'm going to be looking at a large armoured fighter, armed with...
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    D&D 5E What Level To Hunt A Great Wyrm?

    why? whenever I design lairs for flying creatures I make sure it has vertical space so the creature can fly, places to perch, or dive, places that force PCs to either climb or rely on range - dragons especially should be making best advantage of their abilities and remodeling their lairs to suit...
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    D&D 5E Should Explicit Monster Roles Return?

    Yes - but I'd rather see Roles turned into a 'template' schema, or just advice on how to modify any creature to meet a particular role (eg Skirmisher =high mobility, high attack, low AC, average HP)
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    Most Rewatchable MCU Movies

    Yeah I really enjoyed Hawkeye and WandaVision too, I'd also add Ms Marvel to the list too
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    D&D 5E What Level To Hunt A Great Wyrm?

    5e's greatest innovation was adding Lair Actions and Regional Effects, now youre not just fighting a dragon, your fighting six miles of difficult terrain, rough weather effects, unexpected hazards and hostile creatures. Play the dragon intelligently as a master of its own terrain and you can...
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    Most Rewatchable MCU Movies

    Winter Soldier - a great spy thriller even without superpowers Civil War - good character studies Black Panther 1 - Wakanda Forever! Avengers 1 - great ensemble movie and the Battle of New York remains the greatest MCU scene Thor Ragnarok - great use of absurdist humour without going ott...
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