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    D&D General The thread where I review a ton of Ravenloft modules

    How goes the Ravenloft campaign, @der_kluge ?
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    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    And yet, that kind of player used to be a lot more common up through 2e, and really started dying out from my perspective when TSR was sold to WotC and 3e was announced.
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    D&D General Shocked how hard it is to get new players now-a-days

    Ben Riggs alt account identified! 😝 /s
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    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    Okay clearly we play vastly different games.
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    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    nevermind.
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    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    Ohhhhh hell no.
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    Time Bandits: The Series Official Trailer (2024)

    I’ll give it go even if I’m a little Taika Waititi’d out right now.
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    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then… 😜 I know some people love his style. I’m just very much not one of them. Part of it may stem from being in a game where someone was quoting reading stuff from the DMG and PHB about the way D&D should be run (not even a 1e game) but he was...
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    D&D General On Early D&D and Problematic Faves: How to Grapple with the Sins of the Past

    For me, separating the art from the artist is purely on a case by case basis and I hold no standard other than the way I feel about it to whether I enjoy the work or throw the artist along with their work into the garbage. Actively profiting off of it, like Rowling, is pretty much a guarantee to...
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    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    I’m the same way. Gygaxian writing to me is like trying to read the very opinionated instructions on a Rube Goldberg machine. They’re strange, opaque, very imperious, and then sprinkled with lots of bad DM advice that makes them not fun to read for me. There’s a reason that the OSR movement...
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    D&D General Religion in D&D: Your Take

    The gods in my campaigns have either been distant, unreachable by mortals, and generally aloof or like Greek Mythology - occasionally very vain, flawed and meddlesome but never in a way that made complete sense from a mortal perspective. You couldn’t count on a god of Light and the Sun to always...
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    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    And his second post ever too.
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    D&D Historian Benn Riggs On Gary Gygax & Sexism

    Personally, I’ve found enough online from EGG, and Len Lakofka, and Frank Mentzer, and Ernie Gygax over the years to know that I really don’t value their opinions on the game, and certainly nothing outside of the game, even if they were the ones there at the table way back in the beginning. I’m...
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    D&D 5E Spells, Targetting, and Glass Windows

    It’s not the worst edge case in the world, to be fair. I can count on one hand in all the years of me playing 5e how many times the window situation came up in my games.
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    D&D 5E Spells, Targetting, and Glass Windows

    Yeah, I can appreciate that it’s not easy, but I also think if one is going to claim “rulings, not rules” then don’t create rules that need the level of precise parsing that targeting has in 5th edition.
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    D&D 5E Spells, Targetting, and Glass Windows

    Except that there were times that Mike Mearls disagreed with him on some of these rules and interpreted things differently, which occasionally came out in interviews. Had it been Mearls providing the Sage Advice, we’d have had a different perspective, so even though Crawford liked to pose things...
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    D&D 5E Spells, Targetting, and Glass Windows

    Jeremy Crawford has never stated that his Sage Advise articles, podcasts or tweets were errata or rules. They are his interpretation and I argue that it retrospect, he probably shouldn’t have been attempting those kinds of rules clarifications in an unofficial manner.
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    D&D 5E Spells, Targetting, and Glass Windows

    For me, it’s the idea that a window blocks something like a lightning bolt. That is the least dramatic thing I can think of. Mechanically, I get it. But in my mind’s eye, it’s just dumb. I’m the master of my domain, wielder of the Flame of Arnor, but I am foiled by a pane of glass.
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    D&D 5E Spells, Targetting, and Glass Windows

    The glass window Sage Advice explanation never felt right to me. Like, I understand it. I get why they draw the line they draw but it seems counterintuitive.
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