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100 sides vs 10 sides

I know they have 100 sided dice. I know we usually do the 2 d10 approach. I was tempted to get one. but it seems like it's almost a ball and doesn't seem very effective. For anyone that has one, what ...
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1answer
882 views

What is the technical name for “cylinder” shaped dice?

I once saw dice with a "cylindrical" shape, and numbers printed on the sides. The friend who had them called them "clippide", although a google search returns nothing. What is the real, official name ...
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5answers
196 views

Do I need the “X power” books

We've just been using the Character Builder for all the builds and Powers an what have you. Is there enough guidance/play advice in the various Power Books (Divine, Martial, Arcane etc) to make them ...
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3answers
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Dealing with magic in Ravenloft

Ravenloft is my pet peeve when it comes to settings. I don't like it, it's too dark for my tastes, but occasionally I had to survive through it, although for a brief time. Something I never got clear ...
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2answers
345 views

Is the Psionics Power Source Ki?

Is the psionics power source really just Ki (or whatever) and easily fit into a Wushu-ased paradigm? Do I need to make any changes to make it this way? Specifically, any advice for re-figuring the ...
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10answers
263 views

Do your players make maps while exploring the unknown of your game's world?

If so, how do they do approach map making without slowing down the game. If not, and if you wish they did, what are ways to encourage players to do so? Also, what are good ways to make maps without ...
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1answer
585 views

Are there any D&D 4e rules or conversions for Iron Kingdoms?

I really enjoyed the d20 campaign setting, Iron Kingdoms, by Privateer Press. So, I would really like to continue playing with the new 4th edition rules. However, Privateer Press has decided not to ...
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4answers
353 views

Dealing With Inexperienced Players in Hero System

When playing Hero System, experienced players can really get the most out of every point, and create incredible characters, while new players can find the system a little overwhelming. How do you ...
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1answer
328 views

Likelyhood of Feywild creatures in Nentir Vale

What are the population level of Feywild creatures in Nentir Vale? It must not be massive. For example, everyone should be terrified of scarecrows.
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4answers
180 views

What should I do as a player to prepare for a gaming convention? [closed]

Should I bring lots of gaming books? Do I really need to sleep while I'm there? Trail mix is OK food, right?
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1answer
469 views

Which version of d20 is World of Warcraft RPG compatible with?

I picked up the WoW RPG a few years back before I knew anything about D&D/d20 and am just now getting around to checking out D&D and am wondering where this book fits into the d20 versions?
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3answers
166 views

Scaling for battles when the number of players is unknown?

I play in a D&D 4e game at the local game shop where the number of players who shows up can vary from five to fifteen. Obviously a normal battle for fifteen characters would be overpowering for ...
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3answers
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What is the hardest character to play as from low to high level? [closed]

So mages at low levels are pretty pathetic but they grow up to be pretty dangerous. Most Fighter classes are pretty balanced from bottom to top. So my question is what is the hardest class to play as ...
7
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1answer
153 views

What changed between the original and the revised editions of Universalis?

I've played quite a bit of the original version but I'm skeptical about buying an updated copy. I know there is a change to the way ties are resolved during a Complication, but I don't know the ...
8
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5answers
532 views

Writing a book from D&D adventures?

Are there instances of someone who wrote a successful book out of adventures played with friends?
14
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1answer
948 views

What is a macguffin?

During our regular game session, everyone keeps saying,"We need to find the mcguffin!". Is this a new sandwich or something?
6
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1answer
897 views

D&D 3.5 Podcasts

Aside from "3.5 Private Sanctuary", are there any other podcasts that regularly cover the 3.5 or d20 system?

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