Eccentric_Circle
Eccentric_Circle
Eccentric_Circle
Oct 15
2

I’ve heard that called the Mercer effect. I agree it can be an issue though I’ve not experienced it myself. I always do a “Session zero” to build characters, and use things like the same page tool or a pre-game handout to make it clear what the style and substance of the game will be. I also rarly run games with all Read more

Oct 8
5

I’m really hoping that they go for broke and have the prison actually be Shada. The glimpse of it we saw at the end of last season was plausible...

Oct 6
1

Unfortunately that doesn’t surprise me. I’ve tried a couple of the D&D lite board games over the years and they always feel like a hollow experience compared to actually playing D&D. Read more

Oct 1
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I’d not spotted that! It also almost autocorrected to “Elminster Engaged” which would be a very different book.

Sep 30
1

It’s also worth noting that “Elminster in Hell” is the middle book in a trilogy. The other two are “Elminster must Die”, and “Elminster Enraged respectively”. Read more

Sep 23
2

It might make more sense once you know that the full title of the fictional book, in its final published form is: “The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings, and the Return of the King.”
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Sep 8
2

Its not out yet, should be up for preorder next week. GW have a weird thing where they tell you a week early what’s about to go on preorder, but then only keep preorders open for one week before the general release happens. I think it's about building hype and expectations.

Sep 7
3

Well... yeah?
I know you have to write articles about stuff, but this is neither surprising or strange. I’d argue its not that they’re not sentient. Rather its that you capitalise the names of nationalities and ethnic groups rather than species. If all Bith are ethnically Bith then it should be capitalised, if humans Read more

Aug 31
2

Why would you give Obi Wan the green lightsaber and Luke the blue one though? That should really be the other way around!

Aug 20
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I actually thought it was great that Xavier lost his hair in a freak brain transference incident. That's almost the most "x-men" way it could possibly have happened!

Aug 12
16

Maybe you don’t need to make live action versions of everything? Some stories, some worlds, some characters just work better in animation. Some things just can’t cross the divide between those media. I really think that a lot of what makes Avatar so... Avatar, is down to its format. I just don’t think it would work as Read more

Aug 5
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Mask wearing should be encouraged in a Zombie plague. Not because it stops you breathing in the virus, but because it makes it harder for you to bite people when you turn into an unthinking zombie.

Aug 5
1

It is very strongly implied that the junior officers are emulating Riker’s love of poker, as part of the command ensign’s attempts to get into his good graces. They want to understand the game because he senior officers like it.

Jul 29
1

Nice! I started out in the 3e era, so have only recently read Realm of Terror, it was a fantastic read though, and after dabbling in ravenloft stuff for a while it was nice to see that classic version. I’ve never read the original I series modules, though I might do so at some point. I’ve got CoS and Expedition to Read more

Jul 29
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Welcome back. 5e is great, and is doing a lot of good stuff getting people back into the hobby and new people interested in playing. There is no real need to know the history of the game, 5e certainly doesn’t require it. I just happened to know the answer in far more detail than you needed because I’d lived through mos Read more

Jul 29
1

Unfortunately I think that the current design team are kind of of the opinion that the original Ravenloft is a classic in need of constant updates, while the expanded setting was just a spinoff that they don’t see much value in. When you look at CoS it is very much the original module writ large, and little connection Read more

Jul 28
10

Not quite. In the run up to the release of third edition, wizards discontinued most of their old 2e campaign settings (the ones that were still kicking anyway). They kept the Forgotten Realms, made Greyhawk the “default setting”, and shut down everything else. However, there was interest from other parties to keep Read more