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Chris Wood
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The Edition is now complete. #dnd
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Newer GM here with some questions for the veterans.

First, for ranged attacks, the defender rolls 1d20p if they are moving and 1d12p if they are standing still. Do you interpret a character who is engaged in melee but otherwise mobile as "standing still" or moving?

Second, I had some difficulty explaining to players when opposed skill checks and non-opposed skill checks come into play. Some of them got it, others didn't. Does anyone have advice on how to explain that mechanic?

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I am more for telling them what I want. When I ask for a regular check, I always tell them how difficult the task is, since 1) I really just want to know whether they had a success or not and 2) they immidiately know which roll to roll. As +Jay Rutley said: By telling them what you want, they’ll learn by doing.

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Read an email asking, "Are you ready for game day?" I thought, "Yeah, got my battlemat, minis, and all my dice..." before I realized they were probably talking about football.
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I've been spending a lot of time trying to figure out ProFantasy's "Campaign Cartographer" software. It's awesome software, but I have a feeling it's taxing my PC.
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Crazy pills, I be taking them.
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Twenty Sided Stories: Gen Con 2014 is now LIVE on the Twenty Sided Store blog, featuring appearances by +Ken Breese, +Lauren Bilanko, and +Danny N. This episode, we talk about the launch of +Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the "Tyranny of Dragons" storyline, as well as our experiences in Indianapolis for the Best Four Days in Gaming.

We hope to do more of these, so give us a listen and share around, if ye be so kind!
Marking the 40th Anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons and the la...
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this is where I slept two years ago, after Gen Con 2012. #throughglass
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Nope. Just Sunday night after the show, when I didn't have a hotel room anymore.
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Great post for event organizers and FLGS owners.
Introducing Master, Dungeon Master #1, a twice monthly blog written by Lauren Bilanko all about her experience hosting the D&D Adventurers League at her store Twenty Sided Store.
#1 : Backstory Hi my name is Lauren Bilanko. I own the Twenty Sided Store in Brooklyn, NY and I have been a professional Photographer and Director in New York City for the past 15 years. I consider...
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As far as I know, Microsoft isn't in a death spiral, but boy, do they sure act like they are.
I just got hit, too. They're going after ANYTHING with "Windows" in the title, it seems. 

My video was on a completely benign topic - not a review: "Windows 7 Upgrade or Anytime Upgrade?" Video ID: kUtY1AFZGTI - and I'm the type of person who intentionally avoids music, sounds, video, images, etc. 

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That is the first time I've heard anybody reference "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Your Horoscope for Today." Kudos.
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Tried out the iPhone 6 Plus at my local T-Mobile store. Unless the next Nexus knocks it out of the park, I think I've found my next phone.
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Why are they so BIG! The size of the old ones was perfect! 
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Purchasing and Data Manager to pay the bills. Writing and blogging to satisfy my creative side. I also do freelance sound recording for film and TV.
Sound Engineering, Sound Recording, Audio Editing, Writing, Copy Editing, Inventory Management, Shipping
  • Twenty Sided Store
    Dungeon Master, 2012 - present
    I work with a group of amazingly talented individuals to host a weekly "D&D: Encounters" session for 20+ people ever week. On top of that, I plan and execute side games once a month for the store and its community. Recently, we've branched out into multimedia production, and I've helped organize and host those games as well.
  • Gotham Sound and Communications
    Purchasing Manager, 2013 - present
    I make sure the company is well stocked with inventory, and oversee the back-end sales and inventory data.
  • Gotham Sound and Communications
    Shipping Manager, 2009 - 2013
    I was in charge of receiving goods, packing and shipping sales and rental orders all over the world.
  • Empire State Gamer
    Writer, 2009 - 2013
    I wrote news and opinion articles for the Empire State Gamer gaming blog, and represented the outlet at various trade shows, such as New York Comic Con and PAX East.
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New York, NY - Hinsdale, NY
I'm doing science and I'm still alive.
Dungeon Master, Adventure Writer, Freelance Sound Recordist, Über-geek.
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    Film/TV, 2004 - 2008
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    1990 - 2004
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Tekserve is the best independent Apple retailer, bar none. Their shop is big, and has plenty of room to move around. You get a chance to lay your hands on all the products, and there are dedicated sections of the store to pro applications (music/video/graphic design). But what really does it for me is the retro aesthetic. From the moment you walk in, you see old Macintosh computers from the 1980s and typewriters sitting alongside superpowerful iMacs and iPads. If you are looking for an Apple product and are in the NYC area, give this place a visit. You won't be disapointed.
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There is no comic book shop in the city like Forbidden Planet, and their recent move only makes the store better. Gone are the cramped walking spaces, the bag checks, and the top floor. Everything is laid out in a nice open floor with lots of space for moving around and seeing all the awesome stuff this store has to offer. If you're visiting Union Square and are nerd-inclined, you owe it to yourself to stop by.
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The best place to play RPGs in New York City, bar none.
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