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Alphastream
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Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:30 pm  

If you for any reason enjoy hearing me talk about D&D organized play and DMing, I was a guest on the "DM's Deep Dive" last night. It is on Twitch now and will be on YouTube later.
Playing:
Dagdra Deepforge: Dwarven Cleric
Garla Shieldbreaker: Half-Orc Great Weapon Fighter
Zendra Soulseeker: Moon Elf Warlock
Jalazea Shieldborn: Tiefling Paladin
My Dungeons & Dragons blog can be found here!

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General Pancake
Posts: 15

Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:36 am  

OIIIII, ma boi is famous

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Alphastream
Posts: 292

Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:06 am  

Ha ha! Gaming fame is a very small kind of fame!

I am really glad that I can help steer people towards playing more D&D!
Playing:
Dagdra Deepforge: Dwarven Cleric
Garla Shieldbreaker: Half-Orc Great Weapon Fighter
Zendra Soulseeker: Moon Elf Warlock
Jalazea Shieldborn: Tiefling Paladin
My Dungeons & Dragons blog can be found here!

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Tank
Posts: 4

Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:07 pm  

Sadly people are playing hack and slash and not D&D ...
I've met very few in my life worldwide who're playing the role as it must be played, immersing in their characters, creating backgrounds and stories, attitudes and vices ....
And I've visited lots of Arenas worldwide Alpha plus I was at the official top 500 DM scoreboard (ages ago) ;)
Hiding under my rock ...

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Alphastream
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Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:13 pm  

I think that has changed in recent years. The new edition encourages more open imaginative play, but there are also a ton of narrative games that have shown how much fun role-playing and creativity can be.

Live-play has also helped. A lot of people are trying D&D after watching Matt Mercer and players on Critical Role, or Acquisitions Inc. with Chris Perkins and Penny Arcade.

I do find that online, all you hear about is broken combos and optimization strategies... but that is just a loud minority. When I go to the major conventions these days I see more of an even mix, if not a bit more RP than mechanics. This is especially true with new players.
Playing:
Dagdra Deepforge: Dwarven Cleric
Garla Shieldbreaker: Half-Orc Great Weapon Fighter
Zendra Soulseeker: Moon Elf Warlock
Jalazea Shieldborn: Tiefling Paladin
My Dungeons & Dragons blog can be found here!

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Tank
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:08 pm  

Maybe you're right for nowdays, I haven't played again after the release of Skills and Powers and that's how long, 15 years now?
Characters were too strong with this stupid (IMO) addon.
I prefere and enjoyed far more old good D&D with all the restrictions and the impossible situations and rolls.
Used to create huge worlds with maps and lore and had my players (I had a solid group of 4 plus 2 who were partly playing) investigate every rock in order to complete the big adventure if they managed to stay alive ofcourse. :twisted:
Hiding under my rock ...

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Alphastream
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:27 pm  

You should take another swing! Skills & Powers was insane, and the game went in that direction for several years... but now it feels the way it should. A ton of fun!
Playing:
Dagdra Deepforge: Dwarven Cleric
Garla Shieldbreaker: Half-Orc Great Weapon Fighter
Zendra Soulseeker: Moon Elf Warlock
Jalazea Shieldborn: Tiefling Paladin
My Dungeons & Dragons blog can be found here!

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