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    5E Which Virtual Table Top are you using right now and what do you like best about it?

    I have been curious about Foundry. How difficult is it to add content? FG is as simple as copy-pasta, so I'm wondering if Foundry is as easy.
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    5E Which Virtual Table Top are you using right now and what do you like best about it?

    Once again I will mention that this is a particular failing that is, unfortunately, quite common.
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    5E Which Virtual Table Top are you using right now and what do you like best about it?

    Ah, I see you two have met. Common failing, I've learned...
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    5E A brief rant about Rime of the Frost Maiden, farming, logistics, and ecology

    I haven't read through the entire thread yet, but I really like your reasoning. One thought I had (and this is a pretty grim thought) is that the lottery that some of the towns are having to appease Auril could serve another purpose...food. I know, the thought of cannibalism is pretty...
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    5E Which Virtual Table Top are you using right now and what do you like best about it?

    Roll20 is great for some games...it fits Shadowrun really well, for example. Works well with the WoD games, too. FG is perfectly fine for my needs, and I personally enjoy the automation and ease it allows me to setup encounters, campaigns, and stories. I also recognize that it isn't everyone's...
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    5E Which Virtual Table Top are you using right now and what do you like best about it?

    That's a common problem, I'm afraid. There is a tendency to take things out of context and blow things way out of proportion
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    Do you prefer your character to be connected or unconnected to the adventure hook?

    Part of that is also clearly setting the expectations for the campaign...which is part of the DM's job. DM's should also know what their players want to play. Some players want to just play a nice dungeon crawl and don't want to worry too much about things like backgrounds or trying to tie their...
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    Do you prefer your character to be connected or unconnected to the adventure hook?

    Isn't it part of the DM's job to keep the players engaged/invested??
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    Do you prefer your character to be connected or unconnected to the adventure hook?

    I think a lot of it has to do with how much effort a DM puts into incorporating the background into the campaign. For example: In a previous campaign, the DM wanted to run Primeval Thule...a very low magic campaign. Most of the players weren't really inclined toward no magic, but I remember...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Yep...we can take out all of the negative stereotypes from the game. The lore is there in D&D as a way to give motivation for the monsters' actions. It is there simply as a guideline. That's the thing about lore...if you don't like it, don't use it. There is no rule in the PhB or DMG that says...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    I happen to know for a fact that one of the commentors in this very thread is a huge fan of Primeval Thule, which was enormously influenced by Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. Strange that it didn't seem troublesome to him while he ran his campaign.
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    There was no point in addressing that because you attacked a really big strawman at the very first part of your comment. In fact, you claimed I was making an argument that I actually didn't make...the argument you attacked wasn't even close to the comment I made. That is known as a strawman. So...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    I knew that was coming...that's a mighty big strawman there. I said if you don't like it, don't read it. You are the one who chose to completely misinterpret my comment. I think Umbran said it best earlier; since it is clear that you aren't discussing in good faith, there's no further reason...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Lovecraft Country is amazing, by the way. Can't wait until the HBO series comes out.
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Or (and this is a crazy idea here, I know), you can simply not introduce it. If you feel that strongly about it, then don't read it...don't play it. You have that right. You know who else has the right to read it and enjoy the game and who often like to play it? A good majority of people who...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Exactly...I mean, might as well stop reading Orson Scott Card or teaching T.S. Elliot. And while you're at it, stop reading Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl to your kids, too. Also, if we are going to go that far, might as well stop reading Clive Barker, Dean Koontz and Stephen King; much of their work...
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Tends to happen a lot, unfortunately
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    I agree. He was also a product of the time he lived in. Might as well boycott T.S. Eliot and Roald Dahl for their anti-semitic views, or Dr. Seuss. This is derailing the conversation, though.
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    Mana, Shamans, and the Cultural Misappropriation behind Fantasy Terms

    Wait, so Lovecraft is canceled now?
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