- Oct 2003 -
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The_Jester

I've been playing D&D since 1993 and the days of 2nd Edition. I've spent most of that time on DM side of the screen.

DM Rules that Need to be in Basic

It's great that WotC is releasing D&D Basic, allowing players and DMs to try the game without purchase, enabling people to make characters without the purchase of an expensive rulebook or even...

Sun, 9/21/2014 - 5:34pm Forum Thread

What Happened to Legends & Lore?

The big question. Mearls has fallen silent. Not even a "This is the final article" article.

Have we lost Legends & Lore now? Has it joined Wandering Monster, Dragon's Eye View,...

Thu, 9/11/2014 - 5:34pm Forum Thread

Does RAW still matter?

DMs have always been able to customize their game to change things, both rules and flavour. 

In 5e it not only seems possible, but expected. The game almost assumes that DMs will choose an...

Mon, 8/11/2014 - 12:31pm Forum Thread

Will Your Paladins be Lawful Good/ Have Restrictions?

In your campaigns, will you restrict the alignment of paladins?

 

Or, if no alignment restriction, will they have codes of conduct or oaths that need to be followed? Or...

Thu, 7/31/2014 - 12:55pm Forum Thread

Trolls as a PC Race

While Warcraft is no longer as big as it was, it did establish the foundation for how an entire generation viewed fantasy. 

 

In the game there were the standard fantasy races:...

Sun, 7/27/2014 - 7:39pm Forum Thread

Compelling Flaws

For those unfamiliar with FATE/Dresden Files RPG characters have traits that are both positive and negative.

When convenient for the plot, the Gamemaster can compel a character, offering...

Sat, 7/19/2014 - 4:04pm Forum Thread

Campaigns You Never Started

As a perma-DM I'm always thinking of neat ideas for campaigns or epic stories, but many that will never see the light of day.

 

I've had some great ideas that I'll likely never...

Mon, 7/14/2014 - 7:57pm Forum Thread

The Encumbrance Rules are Terrible

The playtest had the same encumbrance rules as 4e, where you took your Strength score and multiples it by 10. Which was simple but allowed character to carry pretty disgusting amounts of weight...

Wed, 7/9/2014 - 8:33am Forum Thread

The Basic PDF Formatting is Bad

Still digesting the actual document and the rules but I've found a few irritations. 

Most of the text in the paragraphs is not recognized as text. This means you cannot cut-and-paste...

Thu, 7/3/2014 - 10:19pm Forum Thread

Arena of War

It's out.

And it's your average freemium time waster game. You can do something like 5 missions and then run out of energy and need to wait or spend real money to do more. 

Thu, 7/3/2014 - 12:15pm Forum Thread

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