The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

5e took some great ideas, implemented them well, and came up with a wonderful game. They had some other ideas that weren’t implemented so well, that imo fell flat on their face. Then there were other ideas that made me wonder “What were they thinking?”.

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5e Classes

I’ve told you all how pleased I am with 5e. Now it’s time to start picking on the things I don’t care for so much. The top of the list for me is definitely Classes.

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Advantage / Disadvantage

Once again I’m quite late to the party, but I wanted to say how impressed I am with 5e’s new Advantage / Disadvantage mechanism. With all my tinkering over the years, I’m a bit surprised that nothing like it ever occurred to me.

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My Bones II Miniatures Are Here!

Reaper Miniatures ran their first Bones Kickstarter campaign a few years ago. I heard about it two weeks after it ended. It was amazing and I was crushed. So when they announced their Bones II Kickstarter, I jumped on board immediately. My shipment got here back in March but I’m just now getting around to posting about it.

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PI is a Lie

The mathematical constant pi is calculated by taking the circumference of a circle and dividing it by its diameter. This value is accepted to be 3.1415926 approximately.

But is it? Prove it! Measure a circle and see if you can calculate that number using that method.

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How Do You Make Everyone Happy?

When WotC decided to develop a new edition, they had quite a challenge ahead of themselves. The player base was severely fractured and they needed this new edition to pull everyone together. Only time will tell as to whether or not they succeeded. Personally I think they did an admirable job.

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My Thoughts On 5E

First off, let me say that I like it. In fact, I couldn’t be more pleased.

During the development and beta testing phases, I was more than a little concerned. It sounded like they were heading in the wrong direction. I really expected to be disappointed.

I have never been so happy to be wrong.

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Dwarven Forge City Builder Kickstarter

I hope you have some money saved up. You are definitely going to want to get in on this!!!

Dwarven Forge is running a City Builder System Kickstarter.

As of today, there are only eight days left.

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Game Science Dice Update

I received a comment recently on an older post by Louis Zocchi, creator of Game Science dice.

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Tavern Dungeon Decor Kickstarter

Johnny Lauck (owner of Mega Miniatures and creator of the Discount Hobby chain of hobby stores) has started a Tavern Dungeon Decor miniatures kickstarter.

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