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It is often said that Skip Williams hated Sorcerers and that was the reason. The best I can come up with, however, is this posting on the SA forums: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3416565&pagenumber=2#post392637981 Whether you believe the poster or not is a different question. If you hunt around you can find similar claims ...


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What changed over the years? The culture of being hard on the players Something that would hit anyone who played AD&D 1st edition and was left in the dark for 30 years is the effort put into empowering the players. Depending when you land (let's take the latest 2 editions), the force of impact will vary. Originally you'd roll for your stats, put the ...


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D&D hasn't really changed that much in general concept over the years, except to get older and fatter (like most grognards, heh). More and more content - characters have more "stuff" (skills, feats) and more choices (classes, races) over time. It kinda depends whether he was really playing the "original" OD&D or if he was more of a Advanced Dungeons ...


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In my world I took Gary's idea of alignment language as a kind of religious language, eg. Latin for Catholics, Greek for Orthodox, Arabic for Muslims etc. In a world with real divine beings, it is believable that Lawful Good beings have a language or a common tongue. Perhaps it's Deva for Law and Good, and Demonic for Chaotic Evil. The secret Druid language ...


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I was just discussing this with some internet friends. I didn't use UseNet in college (94-98) but I did go to GenCon while there (sadly I honestly can't tell you which year we went in that 3 year span, but I was with the L5R RPG booth and a L5R RPG betatester etc, so, we were in the Exhibition room), and in one silly mindset, I went and had buttons made at ...



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