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What cool RPG books would you recommend that c…

What cool RPG books would you recommend that can be converted easily to D&D 5e? Like Veins of the Earth from Lamentations of the Flame Princess, or Book of Challenges from3e

I have absolutely no experience reading either of those two so I’m at a loss. My fiancé says there are tons of Generic Universal Role Playing System (GURPS) books out there and adds that anything written to 3rd edition would probably easily translate to 5th. I use straight up fiction as my inspiration; I would love to do a Six of Crows inspired game.

Why does the cast of CR dislike Wil Wheaton? T…

Why does the cast of CR dislike Wil Wheaton? Tumblr seems to like him overall and the cast's political leanings mostly align with his.

He rolls terrible so they think he is cursed. He was IN critical role as a guest. They don’t like…hate him as a person lol.

Hey, how do you feel about people playing mons…

Hey, how do you feel about people playing monster races? I really want to play more monstrous races like Gnolls or Harpys but my dm says that I cant because there "bad" and "it would hinder your party because people wouldnt let you into there towns" or "they're chaotic evil and would just want to hurt everyone around them". But I feel monster pcs would make things more intresting for how people would react to you and dont have to be bad. Thoughts?

I don’t have a problem with it as a dm, but yeah in my current party (as a player) our tiefling doesn’t have an easy reception most of the time so I understand (he’s also evil). So…accept that there would likely be some limitations based on that. I say find a crazy party and dm who is the type to allow a home-brewed selection of (likely all evil) monsters and you might have the start of a fun game.

where would I go to start listening to TAZ?

where would I go to start listening to TAZ?

http://itunes.com/adventurezone

It’s really great! I haven’t finished it myself yet. Definitely going to listen to more the next road trip I take! Enjoy!

um so how does one keep a secret that their c…

um so how does one keep a secret that their character is actually a chaotic evil murderer from everyone in their party? heh😅

It’ll be easier to hide from the characters, rather than the people playing them. I’d ask the DM for sure. I’ve hidden things from other players by texting the DM during the game what I’d like to do so I don’t have to voice it in front of everyone. If your DM will allow something like that, then you could potentially hide a good amount, but you’ll still likely be rolling something in front of them, so they (out of character) will pick up that something else is going on. Say you want to kill that NPC that your party was just talking to – you could discreetly ask if you can return to kill that NPC. The other characters in game could potentially miss that your character is absent, but when it comes to your attack, you as a player are still going to have to make attack rolls somewhere, possibly in front of the others. If your DM is really game with you hiding this for as long as possible, maybe you’ll have your own special little killing sessions away from the other people playing. BUT, the characters might wonder after awhile who is killing all the NPCs they’ve come into contact with, which might lead them to investigate the murders….

Anyone else with any tips to add to this? Thanks for the ask!

Sorry if this isn't your wheelhouse, but …

Sorry if this isn't your wheelhouse, but I'm agitated. Every time I play D&D, any idea I suggest gets instantly shot down without even discussing it. Doesn't matter what character I'm playing, the feel of the campaign, nothing – just instant rejection and I don't know what to do. The others are kinda cliqueish (2 of the players live with the GM, the third is dating one of the two living with the GM) and I'm definitely the outsider here, and they make me feel it. 1/2

I’ve tried talking to people about it but nothing ever gets done. They just keep doing it. My boyfriend thinks I should just drop out, but in one campaign I’m the only healer and in the other I’m the only inOt-based character. Do you have any thoughts on what I could do? 2/2.

Ok. first of all, try talking to your GM. If they are no help, do what you want in game. If the party want’s to do one thing, but you disagree on the course of action, DO WHAT YOU WANT. Dnd is supposed to a fantasy world where you could do what ever you can imagine, and that’s what is so fun about it. If your party is making you do something because of your alignment, or class that you don’t like playing, change your alignment or multiclass to fit your play style better. If it’s really you against the party you could always go the chaotic evil angle and try to meticulously “off” the rest of the party and become the big bad. That strategy will get you kicked out of a lot of games but if you really don’t feel like you belong then go out in a blaze of carnage. That being said sometimes it’s nice in a game to not have control and sit back and relish in other peoples folly. When it’s all said and done the healer can loot before they revive all the crazy.   

If you want to add a homebrew blog to your D&a…

If you want to add a homebrew blog to your D&D blogs masterpost, I make homebrew posts on kor-artificer every week!

It’d be helpful to not send this anonymously! Message me directly if you prefer.

Sometimes when people talk about SJW in a dero…

Sometimes when people talk about SJW in a derogatory manor, they could mean they are the kind of people who immediately call out people who do something problematic and try to isolate them or sick people against them, rather than trying to point out the problem in hopes of the other person understanding and changing their behavior. Basically, people who put witch hunts above actually trying to fix problematic behavior. I don't know the collective, so I don't really know if any are like this.

Exactly. I don’t follow that many, so I can’t comment on what they post. I’m also not part of it, but I support the group effort and like what I see. Everyone can follow or unfollow who they want, I just wanted to create a master post of good rpg blogs, and if you’re interested in a specific class I like following blogs of that nature. I play 2 rogues currently, so following that part of the collective is great for inspiration.

how is being an 'sjw' a bad thing th…

how is being an 'sjw' a bad thing though? lmao saying you wouldn't recommend someone because… they stand up for marginalized groups is a lil…

I did find that odd…

Wait, what collective? i tried googling them b…

Wait, what collective? i tried googling them but just found a store, did i miss something?

http://weareadventurers.tumblr.com/ @weareadventurers has the complete list of every class imaginable covered. My favorite is @we-are-rogue