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  1. Hussar

    D&D General Nobody likes an edition warrior.

    Honestly, I think this was the bigger issue in edition warring. No one really cares if you proclaim that you love game X. What flies up people's nose is that someone claims that Game X fixes issue Y from Game Z. People then proceed to lose their minds claiming that Y never existed in their...
  2. Hussar

    D&D 5E With Saltmarsh, how much of GH is now fair game?

    Actually, I don't think any of it is. Just because it's in the hardback doesn't actually matter. None of the GH stuff has been opened up on DM's Guild. All the supplements for Saltmarsh and whatnot are generic, not GH specific, AFAIK.
  3. Hussar

    D&D and the rising pandemic

    Oh, no, they're even handed about it. American citizens get the same treatment. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-56196977
  4. Hussar

    D&D 5E Sell Out: Hasbro and the Soul of D&D

    2e had virtually nothing to do with TSR going bankrupt. Totally inept business management had a LOT to do with TSR going bankrupt. But, frankly, the notion of D&D "selling out" is bizarre. They (as in whoever owned D&D at the time) monetized every single thing they could about the game. They...
  5. Hussar

    D&D 5E Sell Out: Hasbro and the Soul of D&D

    Huh. 2e was considered one of the most successful editions - certainly one of the longest lived ones, which gave us pretty much all the things we consider classic D&D today - the settings, the lore, (Oh, gawds, the stacks and stacks of lore) the evolution from tabletop wargame to hobby. The...
  6. Hussar

    D&D 5E Sell Out: Hasbro and the Soul of D&D

    Saw a comment the other day that resonated. When The Simpsons first came on, it was a condemnation of post-Reaganomics America in the same vein as something like Rosanne. Now, these shows are aspirational. You can afford a house, three kids and a stay at home wife with a high school...
  7. Hussar

    D&D 5E Sell Out: Hasbro and the Soul of D&D

    Well, yes, this is true, if you actually ignore the actual arguments being made in favor of the arguments that you fashion in your own head and probably the primary reason WHY that thread was a thousand posts long. It's less about orthodoxy and more about folks failing basic reading skills.
  8. Hussar

    D&D and the rising pandemic

    I’m kinda wondering how you test for a respiratory infection with an anal swab. I’ll admit to talking out my ass but sheesh.
  9. Hussar

    D&D and the rising pandemic

    What the ....? https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/03/6d0a397e3f8a-japan-asks-china-to-stop-anal-covid-19-tests-on-japanese-citizens.html
  10. Hussar

    WotC WotC Gets A New Logo?

    Mountain? Meet molehill. Over there is your cousin tempest lounging in teacup. Then again, as someone else just said, nothing I have bought for 5e has a Wizard's logo on it. D&D logo, yes, but, no Wizard's logo.
  11. Hussar

    D&D General The History of 'Immersion' in RPGs

    Totally agree with this. At least the player is doing SOMETHING besides just passively sitting at the table, consuming whatever it happens to be that I'm serving up this week. I'd be over the moon if the player was that engaged in the game. However, players who play characters like I see...
  12. Hussar

    On Fantasy Grounds D&D Increases Dominance To 71%

    Ok, combined with the later post, that's 15 minutes, but, that seems fair. So long as more than one person connected and it lasted at least 15 minutes seems reasonable. GODDAMN that's a lot of gaming. 300000 sessions in the Q4. That's a minimum of 75 THOUSAND hours of gaming by that...
  13. Hussar

    On Fantasy Grounds D&D Increases Dominance To 71%

    Just for clarity, what is considered a "game session"?
  14. Hussar

    D&D General The History of 'Immersion' in RPGs

    Fair enough. If you lower the bar low enough, then, sure. I look at it like this: if the DM took your position, it would make for a bad game. If the DM put zero effort into portraying NPC's and differentiating between them, then the game would be terrible. So, why do player's get a pass...
  15. Hussar

    D&D General The History of 'Immersion' in RPGs

    Sure, fair enough. Your, my or Dave's character doesn't care about anything, because, well, they don't actually exist. However, you, me and Dave do exist and I find it immersion breaking when other players are so entirely self-absorbed as to completely not care about how they portray their...
  16. Hussar

    D&D General The History of 'Immersion' in RPGs

    That's a bit obtuse. I'm obviously talking from campaign to campaign. Playing your character true to character and portraying that character within a given campaign is central to immersion and aids in the immersion of everyone else at the table. Campaign length doesn't really enter into it.
  17. Hussar

    D&D General The History of 'Immersion' in RPGs

    Simple answer? I don't play with those people because it's zero fun for me.
  18. Hussar

    D&D General The History of 'Immersion' in RPGs

    Sorry, I wasn't clear. Tiresome for everyone else at the table. Watching someone play the same character over and over and over is about as much fun as watching paint dry.
  19. Hussar

    D&D General The History of 'Immersion' in RPGs

    But, there is also the issue of the other four (or so) people at the table. Just because you feel yourself to be immersed, if your presentation of the character is so bad, that can hurt the immersion of the other people at the table. I strongly disagree. What you are calling characterization...
  20. Hussar

    D&D General The History of 'Immersion' in RPGs

    Well, after about the third character, wouldn't this get really, really tired? Sure, it's a character concept just like any other, but, when you have that player who plays Himself the Fighter, Himself the Wizard, Himself the Cleric, it gets REALLY REALLY stale, very quickly.
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