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  1. Longspeak

    Monte Cook’s Diamond Throne RPG: An Interview with Ilaria Gaia Russo

    I play and enjoy Cypher. But when I want to attract players to my games, Not D&D has proven to be the biggest dealbreaker of them all. When I had an opening in my Numenera game on Roll20, I advertised for a month on Roll20, and ended up recruiting out of MCG's Discord. When I have an opening for...
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    TSR TSR's War on Fans

    I feel you. My kids are about to be 30 and 27. Still have the wife & most of the dice. I can still see my dice... but I can't carry all the gaming stuff anymore. I have a nice bag I make my son carry to games. :) On the TSR front, I wonder how much of TSR's behavior in the day was because of...
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    TSR TSR's War on Fans

    I'm.... really sorry to hear about your house and your dice?
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    General How Was Your Last Session?

    My session yesterday... The crew are involved in the search for whatever is disappearing people in the city. They got involved because people started disappearing who were last seen at their circus and now they're suspects, but the truth it it's been happening for a while. Last night, they...
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    Not Asking for Advice

    What I think you should do is... Seriously, though, I get this. I have both fallen into the trap of offering unasked for advice and suffered the well-meaning people who offered unasked for advice. I think it's universal and there is no escape. At least online, I can simply not respond and...
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    Worlds of Design: The Lost Art of Running Away

    I use it as GM instead. Players won't run? Well, last night, when they surprised the bad thing in the middle of doing a bad thing, it ran away! Now, that was how the encounter was planned, and if the party hadn't split, they might have intercepted the bad thing. But they were split. They stopped...
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    Sale CAPERS Deluxe Hardcover Half-Off (Just $20)

    $20?! Deluxe Hardcover?! SOLD! Now... what's it about? Superpowered Ocean's Eleven? (Sinatra, not Clooney).
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    GM Burnout - Swapping GM Advice Needed

    I have had players do this in several games. Most often just to have a short break, a couple of times because a player asked if they could take over for a story. These were players already in the game, so they knew the lore. I just let them take over with the promise they would not overwrite or...
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    Release Monte Cook’s Numenera setting comes to 5e with Beneath the Monolith

    You earned it! All good points. And like I said I wasn't arguing against it. More... noting that some people like fewer steps. Personally, I like being sure you have my address right, especially since I used to ship packages to my work address and then my work address burned down. It was good to...
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    Leaving the Game: An Interview with Robert Bohl

    Never heard of him before, but bought the game just now. Robert, have an awesome exit.
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – Nightfell, Veil of Ruin, SCIENTIFIC BARBARIAN, and more

    Thank the gods. My wallet is safe this week. (Slightly tempted by Nightfell, but I know I'd never run the setting, and I have enough "just for reading" books right now.)
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    Release Monte Cook’s Numenera setting comes to 5e with Beneath the Monolith

    First, I love that one of the game's writers comes in here to speak intelligently and reasonably about the game. If I wasn't already a fan, I'd be on the website, giving the products a look, just for the responsiveness. One question about your 60 second synopsis... You leave off discussion of...
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    Release Monte Cook’s Numenera setting comes to 5e with Beneath the Monolith

    I Kickstarted this, and enjoyed reading Arcana of the Ancients. I've only glance through Beneath the Monolith so far, not needing the setting stuff, but... When I first ran Numenera, I envisioned a world of magic, wonder, and spirits, which would slowly reveal to be Clarke's "Sufficiently...
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    Owen Stephens Continues 'Real Game Industry' Posts

    I will have to praise the stuff I enjoy more often.
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    5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    He wasn't trying to redeem a specific Yuan-Ti. He was arguing about how people shouldn't just assume a couple hundred magically disguised Yuan-Ti in the city necessarily meant something was wrong. :p Yeah, if a character was defending a specific Yuan-Ti - which has happened - that is a...
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    5E WotC's Jeremy Crawford Talks D&D Alignment Changes

    I had a player literally roll a die when it was her character's turn to take watch, and then tell me "During my watch I randomly decide to kill everyone else in their sleep." I was all. "Really?" She was all, "Yes. I rolled for it." So I said, "Everyone, the next morning you find X's...
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    Owen KC Stephens' Tabletop RPG Truths #2

    Honestly, for a lot of those lines, I forgot he was a game developer and thought he was working in a private medical clinic in the US like me...
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    General Anyone ever run (or played in) a campaign with entire party (or almost) was a single class?

    Four players. Human Rogue (Mastermind) Human Rogue (Thief) Human Rogue (TBD) Human Sorcerer They've just taken over management of an inn as cover for their presence in the city.
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – Book of Fiends, Mineralogy Manual, Exalted Vales, and more

    Book of Fiends: As much as I like Green Ronin, pass. I don't need demons and devils for my D&D game. Exalted Vale: Already Backed Mineralogy Manual: On the Fence. Looks cool, but will I use it? The synopsis reminds me of one 80s cartoon in particular...
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