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D&D General ‪What does the word “dire”‬ mean to you?

What does Dire mean?

  • Better (bigger, more ferocious), American

    Votes: 47 65.3%
  • Better (bigger, more ferocious), British

    Votes: 8 11.1%
  • Worse (poor, rubbish, inferior), American

    Votes: 5 6.9%
  • Worse (poor, rubbish, inferior), British

    Votes: 12 16.7%


Scruffy and Determined
yeah idk if "dire = better" is the best way of putting it, I much rather encounter a wolf than a direwolf, and a direwolf is only "better" than a wolf in certain aspects.

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Jacob Lewis

Ye Olde GM
Money for nothing and your chicks for free.


Dire means more dangerous in a bad way for the other object or person of the sentence.

Rat= rat
Dire rat = Danger rat
Giant rat = Big rat
Swarms of rats = Lotta rats

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