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Can Blades in the Dark be played in a custom setting?

I'm looking at systems for my next campaign. Currently I really like the look of Blades in the Dark however I have one concern before I invest in buying the rulebook. Every review of the system I ...
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What is a good/solid contemporary (near future)-Sci Fi rpg setting? [closed]

I'm looking for an RPG setting that is contemporary (near future)- mechanics/system is not a consideration. I want to run a campaign in a world inspired by the ideas in "Pattern recognition" by ...
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What D&D setting or universe resembles Warcraft's Outlands?

A few years ago, I wrote a homebrew campaign. For a few levels of the campaign, the players are teleported from a city within the Forgotten Realms setting into another dimension of the multi-verse. I ...
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The Free City of Greyhawk: War of the Archmages

Where can I find print or online information on the archmages and/or the War of the Archmages?
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Would Silver Flame Templars have standing to take action in Breland or Aundair?

Would Silver Flame Templars have standing to take action in Breland or Aundair? By take action I mean particularly "martial" actions, such as capturing a person (as recognized by the treaty of ...
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Are Red Court Vampires/Infected affected by the saliva of other Red Court Vampires/Infected?

In The Dresden Files RPG, Red Court Vampires(RCV)/Infected have the supernatural power Addictive Saliva (YW162). The power itself does not say anything about it conferring immunity to the saliva of ...
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Good RPG for pirate-oriented setting [closed]

What good, popular setting you have used for "Pirates of the Caribbean" types of adventures? What makes it good for running a pirate game?
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An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera [closed]

I'm looking for a setting that's well suited for adventures similar to what we see with Han Solo in Star Wars, or Mal's gang in Firefly. It should be the kind of galaxy where it makes sense for a ...
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What about the areas without description in the Forgotten Realms?

I've noticed places in Toril without any sort of description. When I searched about it online, not even the Forgotten Wikia had anything about some of these places. Let's use the Kryptgarden as an ...
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Seattle weather report in the 2070s

What's the weather like in Seattle in the world of Shadowrun (preferably 5th edition)? Does the city (and its immediate area) still get a lot of rain, after all the heavy changes to the world? What's ...
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Is there a Forgotten Realms campaign setting book for D&D 5e?

To immerse myself into the world of the Forgotten Realms I wanted to pick up a book or source materials of the lore. Is there a comparable book like it exists for Pathfinder with the Inner Sea World ...
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Are there any RPGs released based on the world of Bas-Lag? [closed]

Bas-Lag is the great world of some novels from the British author China Miéville. Does anyone know any RPG based on this world?
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What is the Warhammer Fantasy RPG oneshot/campaign set in an inn?

I was recently told about a WFRPG campaign set entirely in an inn. But I can't remember the name of it. Does anyone know it?
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Are there official rules for Vecna published for 5E

I am considering creating a campaign with Vecna as the main antagonist. The Critical Roll show has the party fight against Vecna with Matt Mercer having stats and rules he refers to, I am trying to ...
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How can I write a historical timeline for my campaign's magical world?

I'm writing a campaign and I'm a big fan of history and I want to write a history of my campaign's world. The problem is, I have no idea how to do this. I am aware that I should bullet point wars ...
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Recommendations for Arctic Campaign Sites/Settings [closed]

What are some books that people would recommend for quality material on an arctic / polar campaign setting / region / site? System neutral, though specifically in the traditional D&D medieval / ...
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How do you port Dark Sun from AD&D to another system? [closed]

I really like Dark Sun; its depiction of a whole world gone bad is just amazing. Unfortunately I don't think that the AD&D rules are well suited to it -- a little too high fantasy to deal with (...
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Sword of Truth 4e Setting

Has anyone seen or heard of anyone working up a Sword of Truth series 4e setting?
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Can you reduce casting times in The Black Company magic system?

In The Black Company's magic system, it is possible to increase the casting time of a spell in order to reduce its DC to cast. Is it possible to do the reverse, increasing the DC to make it faster?
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What are the key in-setting differences between D&D Oriental Adventures and L5R?

The Legend of the Five Rings product line has a moderately interesting history (OOC and IC). What I have been able to piece together of the setting's publishing history: AD&D has a setting module ...
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Are there any environment-based settings written for 4E?

I was a big fan of the 3e "environment" books such as Stormwrack, Sandstorm, and Frostburn—adventure settings in which the extreme environments presented major obstacles or threats to life, ...
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Was the Cold Steel Reign GM's guide ever published?

Does anyone know if Mad Hermit Games ever published the Cold Steel Reign GM's guide? If not, does anyone know of any source books/material that they published? I liked the world background, just was ...
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How do we transition from D&D 4e's world to D&D 5e's world?

My group started in late Dec 14th with D&D 4e, in the Points of Light. My players have expressed an interest in making the switch to 5e. D&D 5e is set in Forgotten Realms, a completely new and ...
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Why did Paizo say they dropped the evil subtype from Animate Dead? [closed]

I was reading the new Starfinder Core Rulebook and as going through the spells section, I stumbled upon Animate Dead lacking the evil subtype (which was there in Pathfinder). Further reading the ...
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How to pass a world to a different DM

I'm about to pass the campaign setting I've been working on to a different DM. I've given them the references I made and I've done some slight explaining of certain elements. Is there anything else I ...
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How exactly do "Domains of Dread" function?

So I've never played Curse of Strahd or anything in the Ravenloft campaign setting - but I'm working on my own campaign world and I was reading through some texts and found out about Domains of Dread. ...
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Are there any published adventures located in Geb

My party wants to travel to Geb and now I am looking for adventures located there to get a feeling for the atmosphere. I have checked the big Adventure Paths so far but could not find any. I know of ...
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Modern or future polar horror adventure [closed]

I'm looking for a contemporary or sci-fi horror adventure (for any such rpg), set in a polar – Arctic or Antarctic or alternate planet – environment. Mind you, I'll be trying to come up with my own ...
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Adapting classes for a game in a world become newly magical

Civilisation prospered in the world of Ishtar. The world was separated into many countries, but war was rare and trade was flourishing. Harvests were not always abundant, but the good years more than ...
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What are established ways for playing a campaign based on a real-life environment?

I am thinking about starting a campaign which is based on my and my players' hometown and direct environment. I can imagine a plethora of pitfalls that come with this as opposed to creating a purely ...
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Eberron-like world for Pathfinder? [closed]

I'm gonna GM a Pathfinder game in two months or so, and I'm looking for a setting like Eberron where I can set the story. I don't want an Adventure Path or a module series; I want a full setting that ...
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I am looking to expand my game library. What indie game should I purchase that best features non-standard rules? [closed]

I'm looking to expand my game system library, and I would like to tap the hive mind to find funky, offbeat core rules or settings. What system should I add to my game library that best features ...
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What's nature like in the Salish-Shidhe territories?

Background: This is a follow-up question to my previous one about the weather of Shadowrun's Seattle. There, to my slight surprise – as it wasn't what I expected and hazily remembered –, I learned, ...
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Is there an area of Feywild in the Underdark?

I'm considering running a campaign where I want the players to transition from the Feywild to the Underdark. I've read through the Faerûn campaign setting and I can't see anything. The reason I want ...
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Are there any Mechanical differences between the Eberron and D&D Home Settings?

In D&D Insider's character builder, both Eberron and D&D Home campaign presented as separate options when creating a character. Does choosing Eberron vs. "D&D" actually make any changes ...
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How do you make Dwarves Religious in a custom Fantasy setting?

This is a follow up to How can you add character to in-game religions? If you're building a fantasy setting where you want really rich, tradition-filled religions, what would you do to give Dwarves ...
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How does a dwarf become a battlemind?

A dwarf is not commonly seen as a arcane or psionic character. How can I explain in my backstory that my dwarf is able to use psionic powers?
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How much does the Pathfinder Society pay for adventuring?

I'm running a campaign centered around the Pathfinder Society. The PCs have successfully become members. How much are they paid? I remember from the Pathfinder Guide that a pathfinder gets paid for ...
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Clockwork and Chivalry first versus second edition: setting and background

Which edition of Clockwork and Chivalry has more setting and background material? I run systemless games, thus I am not interested in which edition contains the "better" version of the rule set. ...
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Materials for a post War of the Lance campaign

Soon we will be starting a DragonLance campaign, and we have settled on the post War of Lance, around a year after the official end of the war. The problem I have is that there are barely any ...
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Is there any copyright infringement if you prepare a campaign setting based on a published book or movie?

I'm working on a project to prepare roleplaying settings. We first wanted to make it for ourselves but we thought that if anyone wants to use it why not. We even thought further and figured that it ...
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Earth (and surroundings) in the near future [closed]

I am looking for the best sources for a consistent setting of a near-future Earth, extrapolating whatever one can conceivably extrapolate from the current state to something around 50 years into the ...
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Looking for an evocative high fantasy rpg setting [closed]

I've been searching all over RPG sites for this kind of setting, but I didn't find anything similar until now. Well: High Fantasy: I mean something not from this dimension, out of ordinary, but not ...
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Creating an RPG with a similar setting to Shadowrun: is it a derivative work?

I have spent a lot of time looking at both other posts on this form about derivative work and its actual definition/ conditions, but I would like to hear your thoughts on this specific case. I have ...
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How much do players need to know before a campaign [closed]

My friends and I are soon going to start a short campaign. The DM is wondering how much information he should give us at the start. Any tips? We are pretty new to DnD.
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Looking for "high dark" fantasy setting [closed]

I'm looking for a fantasy setting which should fit these rather specific key points: Overall dark feeling. This will be a Monster Hunters game, so heroic sillyness, a comic-book feel, and so on are ...
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Has Brian Jacques's estate licensed the Redwall IP for an official role-playing game?

Pretty much what it says on the tin. Is there an RPG system that has been licensed for the Redwall setting created by Brian Jacques? I expect the answer to be "No" so as a follow up, has there been ...
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Is a victim of the Mind Control Power from Necessary Evil ever aware of their plight?

In Necessary Evil for Savage Worlds, the Mind Control power gives no indication of whether the victim is aware, either before or after the fact, that they have been controlled. However, the Mind ...
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Campaign suggestions for a new DM and new PCs [closed]

I'm new to D&D, in general. I've been a PC in a dozen or so campaigns and I've DM'd four campaigns, which I wrote. I've decided that it would improve my DM'ing writing/running abilities if I ran ...
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Are the Tiefling subraces from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes specific to a particular campaign setting?

Are the Tiefling subraces from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes specific to a particular campaign setting? In Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (MTF) there is a section on Tiefling Subraces (p.21), which ...