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  1. Steampunkette

    D&D Movie/TV New batch of Set Photos

    While I despise the DailyMail for various reasons... they got the scoop. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9677185/Michelle-Rodriguez-set-Dungeons-Dragons-Somerset.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailceleb
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    D&D 5E Why do guns do so much damage?

    So a Flintlock Pistol in 5e D&D deals 1d10 damage. A longsword deals 1d8 damage, 1d10 if you hold it with both hands. But if you've ever seen what a sword can -do- to a human body, you know that the damage difference is incomparable! Yeah, a bullet can be really effective at killing a person...
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    D&D 5E 5e Psionics Handbook: What would it look like?

    Assuming, of course, a Psionics handbook does get made... what should it look like? CHAPTER 1: What are Psionics? The first part of the book is, of course, going to be a discussion of what Psionics are, how it differs from magic, what sort of sources it has in the worlds, and such. Probably a...
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    Level Up (A5E) Lineages and Ravenloft and what it means for LevelUp

    Given that Lineages now hold a specific function in 5e D&D (A racial template you can apply over a standard race) should LevelUp change it's terminology to be something more like "Heritage" or "Bloodline"? Ancestry, Parentage, Descent, or even Line would all work pretty well, here. "Though of...
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    D&D 5E Psionicist class ideas based on the Psi Die from Tasha's

    So the Mystic bit the dust. Honestly, I feel like that was kind of the right decision because they were trying SO HARD to make the class cover literally every role and option of every other character class to the point of it being an obnoxious mess. I thought the idea of Disciplines as "Spell...
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    D&D General Some thoughts on Moral Philosophies in D&D

    I feel like being a titanic nerd, so I wanna write about Philosophy in D&D. From moral philosophy to the power of naming things, to existentialism in the context of D&D. Bear with me, this is going to be wordy and likely unfocused due to the squirmy nature of philosophical discourse where...
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    Level Up (A5E) Proposed Rule: Defeat and Exhaustion

    Defeat in D&D is often only a temporary setback. One that happens fairly often and is immediately rectified with a casual display of magical healing, or a more rushed and terrified casting of "Revivify" if your DM is the kind of person who uses Coup de Grace rules for increased narrative...
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    Level Up (A5E) Journey to the West Marches

    Yup. I just can't help myself.
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    Level Up (A5E) Subregions: A LevelUp Option

    This took me about an hour to hammer out this morning.
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    D&D 5E The Ashen Lands: Wolde and the Deoric Forest

    Just an idea of what I'm working on for the Ashen Lands setting. This is what I have, so far, as a primer for one of the nation-states in the setting. None of this is for commercial purposes, I should stress. And is just a campaign setting I'm putting together for my friends and...
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    Level Up (A5E) Adapting Journey for different Campaigns

    Journey, I think, is one of the best systems that I've seen out of the LevelUp team, hands down. It's simple, it's flexible, and it lends itself well to creating a -story- about travel by gameifying the journey in an absolutely splendid fashion. I also think it could, and probably should, see...
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    D&D 5E Homebrew Setting: Ashen Lands discussion and suggestions.

    What the heck? I'll put it here. So the Ashen Lands came together because I was playing on a heavily modified Conan Exiles server and had a group of people who wanted a new fantasy setting to go with the Isle of Siptah map release/game update. So I tried to weave some of the stuff from that...
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    D&D General Character Classes should Mean Something in the Setting

    WRITER'S NOTE: People keep reading the first post of this thread, skip over all the discussion, and express their frustration at the idea of "Shoehorning" or "Locking" player character's roles in the story/game by class. That is not what this is about. This is about the -CULTURAL- expectations...