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    Paladin just committed murder - what should happen next?

    It absolutely DOES hold water - you are perfectly aware of the many, many game scenarios, including official ones, where the PC(s) are clearly described as being the only ones available or in a position to save the world, and where (in official adventures) it is clearly stated that if the PCs...
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    Paladin just committed murder - what should happen next?

    - Ah, the old "If anybody disagrees with me or thinks a situation is unfair, they're immature" argument. So classy. Funny how people who are actually winning an argument never have to invoke this, eh?
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    Paladin just committed murder - what should happen next?

    ... and your last sentence exonerates the Paladin - thank you - because the Paladin had no justification - none whatsoever - to believe that the dragon could be negotiated with or beaten in a fight.
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    Paladin just committed murder - what should happen next?

    Try any dictionary. The word for what you are describing is not "agreement" but "blackmail".
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    Paladin just committed murder - what should happen next?

    The Player and his character were given no reason to think that the dragon was open to further bargaining. Perhaps if the Paladin and the dragon had some kind of prior history where the Paladin knew how the dragon thought, it would've been reasonable for the Paladin to think that more bargaining...
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    When TSR Passed On Tolkien

    Hey, maybe you're right. I admit that as a Tolkien fan, I am biased. Certainly I would have grabbed up a TSR boxed Middle Earth campaign setting (and supplements) in an instant, had they been released. Remember Middle Earth isn't just Halflings or Rangers; it's a whole world decidedly different...
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    Examples of creatures (or objects) added thru re-skinning in official or semi-official material in 5e

    So you think the size difference is reasonable? O.K. cool, good to know. I know that hippos are very dangerous - people always think of crocs, but ignoring the danger posed by hippos is a death wish. Just because it won't eat you, doesn't mean it won't aggressively try to kill you.
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    When TSR Passed On Tolkien

    I'm not sure I agree that passing on it was a sound financial decision, Zardnarr - Tolkien was pretty darn popular with RPG fans, to the point that Gygax put some Tolkien-inspired material into D&D (i.e. Halflings) that he didn't personally like but which he knew fans would want to play as/use...
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    Examples of creatures (or objects) added thru re-skinning in official or semi-official material in 5e

    Sometimes, when a creature does not have its own stat block, WOTC will use a different stat block to represent the creature, possibly with modifications. For instance, the MM doesn't have stats for a jaguar, a buffalo, or a falcon, but the sidebar on pg. 317 says that you can use the panther...
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    5E Baldur’s Gate: The Descent in the wild!

    The fact that at least two heavy hitters - Tiamat and Bel - have stat blocks that aren't mentioned in the Contents section of the book makes me wonder if there are any other stat blocks we'll be getting that we don't know about yet, such as for Kostchtctchie or perhaps some more of the Archdevils.
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    D&D 6th edition - What do you want to see?

    They do? If so, that's news to me. Regarding those later two, yes, there were powerful named Elemental lords before 4e, such as Grumbar, Kossuth, Istishia, and Akadi, and the Archomentals of Good and Evil, but to my knowledge they were never called Primordials or credited with the creation of...
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    Are the Races of D&D races of Human or seperate Species according to lore?

    I don't think Mordenkainen is actually that clueless. We know who the culprits are in the real world, but in the game, I think Shemeska the Marauder has some kind of grudge against Mordenkainen and is trying to get everybody ticked off at him by altering his work to include offensive and false...
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    Are the Races of D&D races of Human or seperate Species according to lore?

    Just wanted to add that in the Dark Sun campaign setting the lore had it that once Halflings were the only intelligent race, dominated and controlled the world, and that due to a ecological/magical catastrophe they caused way back when, some of them turned into Elves, Dwarves, Humans, etc. so...
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    D&D 6th edition - What do you want to see?

    5e brought from 4e the Dragonborn,, 4e-style Tieflings, Eladrin, and Warlock, the Shadowfell (with the Raven Queen and Shadar-Kai), the Feywild (with mention of a few specifically 4e Fey lords), the Elemental Chaos, Primordials (albeit only one stat block so far), the Dawn Pantheon, and a few of...
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    5E Baldur’s Gate: The Descent in the wild!

    Is that his CR in Descent to Avernus, or is that from another source?
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    5E Baldur’s Gate: The Descent in the wild!

    Where is this from, if you don't mind?
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    NewbieDM Posts Avernus Previews

    Um, in the photo of her stat block her Charisma is listed as 28, not 30. That gives her a bonus of +9, hence 9 spells per day. I checked and that matches her Charisma score in Rise of Tiamat, and I don't expect it to change for the upcoming reprint. Agreed about the rest of what you said, and...
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    NewbieDM Posts Avernus Previews

    Partial fix: In the Monster Manual section of Dragons, page 86 provides a variant with Dragons as innate spellcasters. Applying the rules in the sidebar to Tiamat would give her 9 spells per day of up to 9th level, each usable once per day with no material components, her bonus to hit with those...
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    NewbieDM Posts Avernus Previews

    Good news: Tiamat stat block. Bad news: They still list her as Chaotic Evil. Unless they really meant to change her alignment, they needed to fix that. I suppose she will also be listed as Chaotic Evil in the single-book combined reprint of Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat?
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    D&D 6th edition - What do you want to see?

    Um, in 3rd Edition Sorcerers were much closer to the Wizard in those terms, and it wasn't the case that everybody played a Sorcerer and abandoned the Wizard. And I wasn't asking for more slots per se, just that all Arcane classes get the same number - which can be limited to avoid overpowered...
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