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    WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    To paraphrase a great man, or at least a good man, well I guess he was alright. "Do you know what the first rule of gaming is? Love. You can own all the IP in the verse but you sit down with a game you don't love, it'll fall apart just as sure as a turn of the worlds. Love keeps her runnin'...
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    Level Up (A5E) A5e versions of O5e archetypes in a post-OGL world

    Edit: Just realized this doesn't actually have anything to do with the specific post and just falls under the same general "classes needing support" bucket. I apologize for that. Savant support. It's a class idea that keeps getting reinvented again and again because people keep wanting to do...
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    Paizo Announces New Irrevocable Open RPG License To Replace the OGL

    Seeing as the overwhelming majority of Dnd's identity is based on other "intellectual property", I think a reference to one of it's big inspirations fits very well here. I present to you a historical reenactment of the response of the 3PP community, of this very moment in time, from the future!
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    Level Up (A5E) Trapsmith Rogue Improvised Crafting: RAW schenanigans

    My favorite meme magic item was the Ring of I Am Ugly. Someone used the 3e magic creation guidelines (this word is not important, guidelines means whatever it says, I'm specifically allowed to do in all circumstances, dictionaries can't be trusted) to create a ring of cure minor wounds at will...
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    Dragonlance WotC Officially Confirms Takhisis and Tiamat Are The Same

    This, all the thisses that have ever thissed. Exactly what you said here + the etymology of fan likely being at least partly coming from fanatic and ALL that implies + our ill thought out inconsistent notions around intellectual property is what this is about. It's what it's about pretty much...
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    Dragonlance WotC Officially Confirms Takhisis and Tiamat Are The Same

    Firstly, thank you for giving me that tidbit of info on Tiamat. I suspected something like that might be the case, and I appreciate you for letting me know. 'm unaware if that 4E example was a new thing, or whether there were similar stories going back much further. If that was inspired by...
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    Dragonlance WotC Officially Confirms Takhisis and Tiamat Are The Same

    Not who you were responding to and I honestly don't feel strongly about the subject. However, I have to say that is not my interpretation of the reaction. First, from what I recall the characters are actually pretty different. Tiamat is basically can't believe it's not hydra Godzilla while...
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    Dragonlance WotC Officially Confirms Takhisis and Tiamat Are The Same

    This Tiamat controversy is just a psyop to distract people from the true divine revelation, Pelor revealed!
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    Dragonlance WotC Officially Confirms Takhisis and Tiamat Are The Same

    In the spirit of a previous post about historicity, the joy of random trivia, and understanding the labyrinthine set of inspirations and assumptions that have shaped this wonderful hobby; Paladin
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    Dragonlance WotC Officially Confirms Takhisis and Tiamat Are The Same

    Guess the satanic panic people were right, playing DnD really was consorting with pagan gods. Being a thing is precisely the same as being inspired by a thing after all. I for one welcome our new corporate draconic overlords. OceaniaTakhisis has always been at war with EastasiaTiamat. (Really...
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    Level Up (A5E) Improvised Weapons: Ever the Smart Move?

    I don't think this is in the spirit of what you are talking about, but it is a use of improvised weapon proficiency I noticed. Shields are improvised weapons, and the defensive property exists. Circusfolk (improvised weapon proficiency plus increases to 1d6 damage) + proficiency with shield and...
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    Blog (A5E) AGAINST THE DRAGONLORDS -- streaming soon!

    Will an archived (not real time, live viewing only I mean) recording of this appear elsewhere like Youtube or one of the more independent hosting platforms? Not really a twitch user, but am interested in giving it a quick look to see if it's up my alley.
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    Level Up (A5E) What’s the best savant trick for a signature move?

    Someone I introduced to Level Up mentioned this to me the other day. Their reading of Choreographed Disappearance is that it accidentally grants infinite movement with Signature Move. Choreographed Disappearance On your turn, you say something to turn a foe’s attention away from you or an ally...
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    Level Up (A5E) State of the Archetypes

    Very small number of low level spells. Perhaps even gain 1 spell slot O5E warlock style that scales very slowly. The difference is that 1) spellcasting isn't your whole identity, just one of your tricks and 2) This spell can be rechosen from any list every short rest. Even if that is not exactly...
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    Level Up (A5E) Character builder status?

    Have been using a bit and am pretty happy with it. One of the stretch goals for level up was an online character builder. I remember it being stated quite clearly that it would take time to build, I'm just curious what news there is on development. Are there any updates on that front?
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    Level Up (A5E) State of the Archetypes

    Artificer: "Splicer" creates biological symbiotes that can be attached to other people. Somewhat like the stitcher, but instead of a minion you are improving your fellow adventurers. Could instead have a more cybernetic aesthetic. Main focus is applying buffs to allies in a vaguely unnatural...
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    Level Up (A5E) So I guess WotC thought A5E had some good ideas

    Arcana Unearthed / Arcana Evolved from Monte Cook Publishing back in the 3.X days had a unified spell list thing going on. If memory serves there were Common, Uncommon, and Exotic spells. Basically, if you were any sort of full caster you had access to the common pool. Uncommon spells were often...
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    Level Up (A5E) Two-Weapon Fighting Question

    Thanks for the reply! I'll have to take a look at the math versus other fighting styles. Whether it works out to be equivalent power wise is my main concern. Two-weapon fighting being completely subpar for 11+ fighter's was incredibly frustrating to me, as I envision them as the class that...
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    Level Up (A5E) Two-Weapon Fighting Question

    I was looking at two-weapon fighting and realized that they put in text that allows you to make a second attack with extra attack! O5E was one attack only, which made using two weapons on a fighter great at 1st level, okay at 5th, and subpar at 11th+. However, due to the phrasing the fighter and...