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    General Player Responsibilities

    This sort of came up in my mind in another thread and I did not want to derail any further. What do you consider to be player responsibilities in actually sitting down and playing D&D as a group? I don't mean stuff like bringing snacks or not being abusive, etc... I mean as it relates directly...
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    General How Much Dungeon Crawling Do You Do?

    In terms of time at the table (not necessarily "share of the story"), how much of your game time is spent exploring dungeons in D&D? We'll use "dungeon" in its broadest sense, to include any closed location where the primary goal of the PCs is to explore (probably in search of something) with...
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    General Taking the "Dungeons" out of D&D

    I realize that a lot of people play D&D without much if any dungeon exploration, so bear with me. Many of the rules of D&D, including 5E, are artifacts of the dungeon exploration mode of play. The thing is, very little fantasy beyond D&D (and those things directly inspired by it) does dungeon...
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    Troupe style play

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone out there use troupe style play. That is, a stable of characters available to whichever players want to run them that session without any ownership. Or, alternatively, where each player has a stable of PCs that they pick from for any given session or adventure...
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    General Transitioning Campaign Style

    My players are about to finish up Avernus. Presuming all goes as expected, they will save Elturel and escape back to Faerun at 12th level. Once they do, the campaign is going to be free of adventure path rails and settle into more of a player driven thing, leaning on play built around "companion...
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    5E 5 Essential Encounters in a Wizard's Tower

    My Avernus PCs are back in Elturel (at 11th level) and are just about ready to crack open the Companion and bring about the beginning of the end. Before that, though, they have to retrieve a magic carpet from the tower of an eccentric wizard that used to live in the city. You know, before it got...
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    General What are the "Fun Parts" for you?

    One of the mantras of D&D since WotC took over has been "Getting to the fun." The implication here is that there are parts of the game that are fun, and those that aren't, and those that act as paths, gateways or barricades to the fun. I think we can all agree that this is at least partially...
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    5E Running Rime of the Frost Maiden

    I decided I was definitely going to be running Rime of the Frostmaiden for my next campaign. I am running it biweekly via Fantasy grounds, for reference. Anyway, i thought we could start a thread ahead of its release to talk about prepping for running Rime (RotFM? What are we going with here?)...
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    Not Asking for Advice

    Mini rant incoming: While this true of many places one can talk about D&D and RPGs in general, ENWorld seems especially bad about it -- not every start of a discussion is a request for advice. Asking you how you do something doesn't necessarily mean I don't know how to do it or prefer my...
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    General Ending the Slog

    It happens in every edition, though some are more prone to it than others. What do you do, as DM, when it is clear that a combat has become a slog.Maybe everyone's dice are cold, or maybe the terrain and numbers and types of enemies limit option. or maybe the characters are either out of big...
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    General The Best Parts of Pre Written Adventurers Are What You Leave Behind

    After 30+ years of DMing I am finally successfully using pre written adventures at the table. I have used them before now, but the key here is "successfully." Any time I tried to run and adventure, or worse an "Adventure Path," I chafed against it and did it any way but "successful." 5e has...
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    5E Options past 3rd level

    I have noticed that while 5E has accumulated quite a number of player facing options in the form of races and archetypes, all of those options are built for character creation rather than advancement. In 5e, after 3rd level PCs are pretty much on a linear track as it relates to mechanical...
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    General Do you care how about "PC balance"?

    Fairly regularly, threads appear that are mostly interested in examining character options -- classes, mostly -- relative to how competent or powerful they are relative to other character classes, etc... The most common is martials versus casters, but there are lots of variations. The thing is...
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    Which Non-D&D TSR Game Would You Like to See WotC Revive?

    I am merely curious what folks might want to see. Obviously, some of these are already revived elsewhere while others are licenses WotC no longer holds, but I included all the ones I could think of. I may have missed one or two so use Other in those cases. For my part: Star Frontiers and Gamma...
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    3E/3.5 Are You Still Playing D&D 3.0?

    I am just curious on this 20 year anniversary: do you still play D&D 3.0? If so, how often? In what context (sometimes vs regularly etc)? What, if any, 3PP do you rely on? How extensive are your house rules? And so on. For my part I have not played it in a long time but every couple of years I...
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    5E Recommend me an adventure. STAT!

    I need a short dungeon adventure for 4th level PCs. The game is set in Q'Barra in Eberron and the dungeon is an ancient Dhakaani ruin that had been keeping something contained within. (An NPC the PCs know accidentally broke the ward, but that's less important.) It doesn't need to be terribly...
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    General How long do you like your campaigns?

    When it comes to a D&D campaign -- a series of connected adventures with a consistent cast of player characters -- how long do you prefer it go on for? A note before the discussion really starts: it doesn't matter to me for the context of this discussion whether you ar eplaying an AP, pre...
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    5E Best 5E Sci-Fi Resources

    I am planning on running a futuristic 5E adventure that mixes magic and technology in a way similar to Starfinder. (I would actually use Starfinder but I am currently playing in a SF campaign and after the sanity of 5E math I just can't with the SF numbers.) I know there are a couple relatively...
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    General Player Preferences

    Just a quick poll from the player side of things. Basically the question is: which of the listed things are important to you as a player in a regular, ongoing campaign. Obviously you can pick as many as you want and you should certainly vote "Other" and explain if there's something I did not...
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    5E What is your favorite subsystem?

    Outside of the Core books, 5E has presented a few new subsystems over the last 5 years. Which one is your favorite? Note: I am talking about official WotC stuff here, but feel free to talk about 3rd party stuff. You do what you want; I ain't your dad. Anyway, I am curious what new mechanics...
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