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    D&D General Demihumans of Color and the Thermian Argument

    So, if I understand correctly, if the question is "why are elves white with blue eyes and blond hair except the evil ones who are black?" and is asked IN SETTING, then "Because their god created them as such and he cursed the drow" is a valid answer, but not an answer to the same question asked...
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    D&D General Demihumans of Color and the Thermian Argument

    I am not sure I follow your systematic and general rejection of Thermian arguments expressed in this thread as if the fact that it was a Thermian argument was enough to make it invalid. Let's take another example: unless the PCs are systematically outlaws, there is a strong possibility that they...
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    D&D General Demihumans of Color and the Thermian Argument

    I am not sure. I'd say 90%, but not 99.99%. Non-humans are the hardest, but the same problem arises with values within a civilization of humans. Let's say the PC is from a slaver empire, like Rome. Are 99.99% roleplaying 20th century westerner trying to abolish slavery, or is there a significant...
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    D&D General Demihumans of Color and the Thermian Argument

    I feel the push for more self-representation in game alien races tend to make them even less alien. @DEFCON 1 mentionned that we already define other species by comparison to humans and that it's very difficult to roleplay anything else than "funny looking humans with a differentating trait"...
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    D&D 5E What is the best class for a single class only campaign?

    If it was to play in any campaign I'd vote for the boring clerics are they are full casters and quite well rounded. However, provided the gm notices that all his PCs are artificer, he would hear the unmissable subtext of "we wanna build things." A party of 5 artificers at level 10 can crank...
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    D&D 5E First World: Possibly One of the New D&D setting?

    And they tend to give DMs headache. DM: "the king of Breland is considering going to war with Aundair" Players: "let's kill him, we are advocates of peace among nations and the death of one is just if it prevents the death of many!" ==> Cool story. DM: "the king of Breland is considering...
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    D&D General Influence of official D&D lore on your home games?

    I posted a fair bit, because lore helps getting all the players on the same page up until the game starts. If I were to start a 100% homebrew campaign, I'd have to spend a lot of time explaining the basic things the PCs should know, in setting, for the players to roleplay them adequately and...
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    D&D 5E Is Paladine Bahamut? Is Takhisis Tiamat? Fizban's Treasury Might Reveal The Answer!

    Dol Arrah is already a dragon called Dularanahk. Only silly human worshippers from a backwater place called Pyrine mangled her name to Dol Arrah... It's not a stretch to have even stranger stories being claimed to be true about her. Bards can sing silly things at time... In a setting were gods...
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    D&D 5E Dread Metrol From Keith Baker Is Here!

    Needed for one (damage upgrade from 1d8 to 1d10, then 2d10). The added boost makes it a strong competitor for the armorer subclass IMHO. It also seem (but I didn't run the numbers) to make it more attractive to attack than to cast a booming/green flame blade cantrip, "wasting" the extra attack...
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    D&D 5E The October D&D Book is Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons

    "The minions of Thakhisis kidnapped our children! If we don't sit out this war, they will kill them!" "Well, can't we just make more children?" While you state that eggs are not people, some humans IRL do see human fertilized eggs as person and equates foetus with baby. Maybe the "good dragons"...
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    D&D 5E Help me make item shops for my Eberron players

    Lucky them! I know many people dislike magic shop because they imagine that even in a magic-rich setting they don't like the "And do you want +1 fries with that?" vibe. However, in pre-industrial era, such kind of shop didn't exist even for regular items -- ready-to-wear clothes, for example...
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    D&D 5E Dread Metrol From Keith Baker Is Here!

    No. I think KB always avoided to provide an "official" explanation of the Mourning in order to let GM have their own version that couldn't be contradicted by canon, and he's keeping to it. The book presents Dread Metrol: the Mourning happened and now, the capital of Cyre has been dumped in the...
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    D&D 5E Keith Baker's Eberron/Ravenloft Crossover Comes Next Week!

    It's been out for several minutes and I don't see a review yet. I am disappointed. It's 112 pages long, with 3 main parts: a sourcebook on the Domain of Metrol (40ish pages), an adventure (45 pages) and a few players options (5 pages, part of the domain of metrol larger chapter) and monsters...
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    D&D 5E Wizard academy providing “all spells”, how strong?

    Some thoughts about potential arguments around this idea (which I like). 1. No sane wizard would allow one to get away with his spellbook. That's... true. But creating a backup spellbook takes 1 hour and 10 gp per spell level. Settings where there is a wizard academy would have curricular...
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    D&D 5E How do you handle a hunting dog/war dog in combat?

    I read the OP as a regular Mastiff you can buy for 25 gp. It's not explicitely specified in the rules if the price is for a trained or untrained one, but since it's 25 gp, so 125 workdays of unskilled labor, I'd say it's an already "basically trained" (can be an attack dog, a guard dog, a...
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    Is killing a Goblin who begs for mercy evil?

    "Please, don't kill Dzat. Dzat good goblin now, Dzat promises!" Paladin, holding his holy avenger on the foul creature's throat: "Hum, let's wait a decade while I commune with my goddess, Enworld, to know if I should give your mercy". "But... In 10 years, Dzat will be dead of old age! Commune is...
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    Level Up (A5E) Magic Item Price List

    Pricing magic items according to economic theory is difficult because I feel most people except magic item prices to conform to a price mechanism, where price settles at an equilibrium, allowing supply to match demand, and demand be based on the objective usefulness of an item, based on its...
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    TSR Just when you thought it was all over.... now there’s a fourth TSR!

    I can only imagine the recruitment process at TSRinfinity board: -- "Well, we need a new social account manager immediately" -- "Yeah, you're right. We messed up big time, we need to find the IDEAL person." -- "Finding this guy will be tough. It must have THE defining quality for our PR...
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    D&D 5E "If They Have a Name They Get Death Saves. . ."

    Strong is the power of baptism in the world of D&D. However, I get a list of names ready for encounters. If the PCs face a semi-important (named) NPC and his horde of 12 mooks, I am pretty sure one of them will be captured (by virtue of the players remembering they can do non-lethal damage) and...
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    D&D General The Problem with Evil or what if we don't use alignments?

    In case it is of import to you, the archbishopric of Detroit's answers it here: Pastoral care regarding the Vatican's Note on Baptism - Archdiocese of Detroit TL;DR: baptisms are OK, confirmations and "other sacrements" not OK, absolution is OK, marriages are OK but let's redo the ceremony...
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