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Another day in #DnD5e , another near-wipe that ends up with nobody actually dying.  This time it was 7 ghouls vs. 4 PCs, none of them a cleric.  At one point both the half-orc monk and the fighter were at 0, but the half-orc's special ability to bounce back to 1 HP and some judicious kiting by the archer and rogue, plus the rogue's using his "Luck" ability to reroll a last-ditch dive-from-above maneuver turning a 2 into a 19 pulled their fat out of the fire.
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Sounds like some high-quality D&D to me!
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Btw, +Ken H if you're looking for streamlined D&D rules for a Human Fighter/Thief only campaign you could do a lot worse than Original Edition Delta (http://www.oedgames.com/)  Why that over, say, Swords & Sorcery?  Basically S&S accurately reproduces the somewhat funky original D&D mechanics, while OED streamlines them into roughly equivalent but mechanically simpler and more uniform versions.  This is particularly true of Thief abilities, but applies to basic combat, saves, encumbrance, movement, and even magic (not that magic will be as big a deal without PC spellcasters).  
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Hilariously close.
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Anime I wish there were more of #1
Hachiken Yuugo enrolled in Oezo Agricultural High School for the reason that he could live in a dorm there. In some ways he chose Oezo in an effort to escape the highly competitive prep schools he had attended previously, but he was faced with an entirely new set of difficulties at Oezo, surrounded by animals and Mother Nature. After growing up in an average family, he began to encounter clubs and training the likes of which he had never seen bef...
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Thank you for the suggestions, they all look entertaining.
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Anime I wish there were more of #3
In a school in northeastern Japan, five friends in the animation club, Aoi, Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori swear to complete a new anime called "Shinbutsu Konkou SHICHIFUKUJIN" with some donuts. Since then, day after day, the five spend all of their time on anime production. The awe of going from rough sketches to animation, and the awkward acting in the after recording session... The final product was finished at the cultural fair six months lat...
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Anime I wish there were more of #5
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Streamlined Gaming: Thoughts on Ken's Post
Ken at the Rusty Battle Axe posed an interesting question this morning about running a streamlined dungeon crawl game, with a fantastic dungeon set in an otherwise mundane medieval world. Use rules like Swords and Wizardry , limit classes to fighters and th...
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Perhaps of interest to +Richard Grenville and +Natalie Bennett 
Tales of the Cocktail seems to be a drinking conference with a science problem.
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Oooh. Yes.

Yeah, "an excuse to go to Tales of the Cocktail" is one of the few reasons I might have to become an actual bartender.
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Anime I wish there were more of #2
Chiyo Sakura, a high school girl who fell in love with the unrefined boy schoolmate Umetaro Nozaki, decides to be courageous one day and asks him out. Her feelings weren't conveyed properly, and before she knew it she ends up helping a particular job of his as an assistant... The series is a shojo manga boy comedy which centers around Nozaki, a high school boy that is a popular shojo manga artist, and has a story woven by very individualistic cha...
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In a certain ward of a certain city in Hokkaido... The ward office where Yamagami Lucy has been hired employs many unique characters on its staff. Yamagami and her colleagues are full of energy and secrets as they're hard at work (?!) in this workplace comedy!
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I may actually try this... if not in 5e, then by swiping it for something else.
 
"And suddenly they were actually paying attention to what they were carrying and moving things around and watching how close they were to being over-encumbered and I DIDN’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO PROMPT IT."
My players love them some arts & crafts, when I give them little map pieces to put together they all get a little bit more giddy and conspiratorial (like with Sleeping Place of the Feathered Sw...
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That is a cool idea. I'd be up for trying it in our game.
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