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    Gamers Wanted! LFP DCC RPG Road Crew online with Fantasy Grounds

    Next online #DCC Road Crew game using Fantasy Grounds is tomorrow night. Likely running #86 Hole in the Sky, a zero level funnel. And then Saturday night, 4/20. Thinking of something appropriate for the date. More info at The Lady in Blue beckons you...
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    Xanathar's Guide To Everything Reviewed

    "The relatively slim volume" is a little bit of an understatement. I was able to read the entire book in one setting.
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    5E Pre-Order DLC comes to D&D with D&D Beyond and Xanathar's Guide to Everything pre-order

    Anyone who plays videos games knows pre-order bonuses for those willing to pay in advance of product launch. WotC's official toolset, D&D Beyond, is adopting this practice with 16 bonus feats exclusive to those who pre-order Xanathar's Guide to Everything on D&D Beyond. Here's what they're...
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    PF Starfinder rockets to the top on Amazon!

    Ya, idunno. My gaming group played it at GenCon and totally hated it; so didn't end up buying the book. This pretty much sums up our experience:
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    Vecna Lives! In Cambridge, MA, and he promises a better world through better technology!

    Apparently, Vecna Industries are making necromantic golems *cough* I mean... robots to assist in various settings to offset growing human labor demands... I guess so long as the user manuals don't require attunement, I'm sure they're perfectly safe. And, is it me, or am I seeing a hand and eye...
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    Can Tales of the Yawning Portal be ran as DDAL content?

    I'm a little confused by the wording on this product page. Basically, I have players who want to level up DDAL PCs to play in a level 5-10 convention play AND we want to play some TotYP adventures. Can we "kill two birds with one stone"? Sounds to me like we can?
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    5E What homebrew rules are you using for level advancement?

    I believe that the base rule of only requiring sufficient XP unsatisfying for allowing PC level advancement, and I've been reading through the 1st ed and 2nd ed DMGs for some guidance. One pertinent quote from Gygax in the 1e DMG: That sounds cool, however, if you go on further to read the...
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    5E D&D Beyond Announces Twitch Stream Integration

    From the June 2nd Stream of Annihilation, D&D Beyond announces Twitch Stream Integration.
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    5E Question on reading scrolls

    I'm reading and re-reading this, and I find pages 139-140 and pages 200-201 in the DMG in regards to scrolls a little confusing THE FIRST QUESTION is in regards to who can read a spell scroll? On page 139, it says However, on page 200 (in the errata version), it says The page 200 version...
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    5E Guidance on comparing 2e HD (or XP) to 5e CR (or XP)

    I know this has got to be out there somewhere, but my Google searching is not helping me out. And, I've checked the 4 page D&D 5e conversion PDF. I'm looking for a rough approximation for comparing monsters in AD&D 2e to D&D 5e using the HD (and/or XP) and comparing to CR (and/or XP). I know...
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    5E D&D 5e Night Below Conversion Question: All the Magic Loot!?

    I'm reading through the Night Below Box Set, to create a D&D 5e campaign with this, and I am amazed at the amount of magic items available. By the time I'd see the PCs at level 5 or 6 (through book 1), they would have a treasure trove of various magic items, weapons, and armor. It doesn't seem...
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    PF Latest News on Pathfinder Online

    If anyone is interested, I just received this email. I actually had assumed the project was long dead. Apparently, they're still working on salvaging the project. The Road ForwardHello players of Pathfinder Online! Lisa here, with a sizeable update and roadmap into the future. As many of you...
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    5E Looking for DM Idea related to Strahd & Amber Temple

    I'm trying to develop something and hoping to get some ideas. I am running Curse of Strahd and the party has played to level 8. I am starting to guide the group to an ending and I threw out a path the party could take that wasn't the predictable "get high enough level then just go to Castle...
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    5E New DM questions on dishing out treasure

    Dutifully preparing for my first DM session... Was wanting some advice, and also a couple questions I just can't figure out. I'll be running Curse of Strahd. Take any run of the mill encounter, as a general rule, if my PCs kill any NPCs, should I use the Individual Treasure tables (by CR) on...
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    24 Hours to go For Dwarven Forge Castles Kickstarter

    Friendly reminder that there is now 24 hours to go for the Dwarven Forge 4: Castles Kickstarter
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    5E Any good (free) character builders now that SRD is out?

    As the title asks.. Excuse me if this is already a known thing. I've ignored this for months since last I checked that nothing was being done due to "No OGL" to allow one to do so. But now that I see this is available, surely someone has already got something up? I did find this one via...
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    D&D Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced Edition on Sale on Steam

    FYI: D&D Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced Edition on Sale on Steam $6.79 For a few more hours
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    5E Why aren't there more WOTC submissions for the 2015 ENnies?

    The only thing listed are the basic rules... I would think the entire 5e catalog thus far could be submitted with the PHB and MM highly likely to win "something"
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    Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition 50% off on Steam until May 11th, 2015

    In case you're interested:
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    What do you think Pony Island Adventures is going to be? Ed Greenwood

    So, what do you think this Pony Island Adventures project from Ed Greenwood is all about? Unfortunately for my little daughters, they were disappointed when the video says it has nothing to do with ponies (or islands) LOL.