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Barnes and Nobles is now hosting board game events in all their stores. What's next -- Magic the Gathering card tournaments and D&D organized play? Very interesting.

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That is much better than what I imagined - and addressable, +Christopher Helton.
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What name do you like best for an RPG convention in Texas? Vote below. The ideal name would be 1) memorable, and 2) easy to say (rolls off your tongue nicely). I'm working with some great guys planning for an RPG-focused convention in the DFW area that would debut next year and we've narrowed it down to these two names.
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Our Classic Modules Today group has now converted 11 AD&D and B/X modules to D&D 5e! We've got about 50 more modules in queue for conversion in the next three months. Learn more at classicmodulestoday.com and get the module conversions at 
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Nevermind, I see three month time limit. 
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Are you an InDesign layout pro? Or do you know someone who is? Ping me at Google+ or email me at stanshinn@gmail.com-- I've got some upcoming RPG projects I need to pay someone to help with InDesign layout. The perfect candidate for this work loves RPGs and loves doing layout / design type work :-)
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Breaking news regarding the new 2017 Star Trek series that CBS is developing:

—The show will be set some time between the original series and 'The Next Generation'. 
—The show will not be set on an Enterprise.
—The show will be a seasonal anthology, which means that after the first season you could see a shift if characters, timeline, or location. 

I'm intrigued!

Read more at:
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/04/13/the-new-star-trek-tv-show-will-be-set-before-the-next-generation
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True. So very true.
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Let's say you have a sharpshooter character, and they want to shoot something three zones away. As a GM, it seems to me like they have a chance at making the shot. Fate Core rules for the Shoot skill says "This skill makes physical attacks. You can make them from up to two zones away, unlike with Fight."

How would you handle this -- they can't make the shot, shoot with a penalty, or what would you do?
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A great source got some of these Crunchy questions is Spirit of the Century (technically pre-Core, but it covers stuff like this)
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I'm looking at potentially doing custom dice bags for the upcoming Dungeonesque RPG. What art should be on the dice bag? We're thinking a shaman casting lots would be great. Just need to narrow down the race. Would prefer something other than human. Thoughts?
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How about something that could actually exist INSIDE a fantasy setting? A Shaman, lizardman or dragon, sure, but done in the style of ancient art. :) A Green demon face variant could be cool too!
 
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I have some  questions regarding the Chase Track option (see http://fate-srd.com/fate-system-toolkit/special-circumstances) for running chases in Fate Core.

How does Initiative Work ? Looks like each side has a turn, and on that side's turn, one person only can act. Makes sense, otherwise the larger group would have advantage. Is that correct?

Can you attack your opposition ? Seems like if your group has ranged weapons and the opponent is fleeing, each PC will want to take a shot at the fleeing characters. The chase rules don't give Shoot as an example, and the initiative rules make me thing the Chase Track rules aren't geared for this. Thoughts?
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This also reminded me that those rules were open sourced by Ryan, so maybe I should consider adding them to the Fate SRD...
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Our Classic Modules Today group has now converted 11 AD&D and B/X modules to D&D 5e! We've got about 50 more modules in queue for conversion in the next three months. Learn more at classicmodulestoday.com and get the module conversions at 
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Our Classic Modules Today group has now converted 11 AD&D and B/X modules to D&D 5e! We've got about 50 more modules in queue for conversion in the next three months. Learn more at classicmodulestoday.com and get the module conversions at 
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Daring Comics RPG is a great, crunchy Fate Core supers system. Lots of folks are also using the more light-weight Venture City for their supers games. Here's the beginning of some house rules I'm using to build out characters ranging from X-Men to Superman. Let's talk about each topic individually. First up is 'Power Levels'.

Venture City has 'Powers' which is essentially a collection of related superpowered stunts. I'll call these 'Power Sets'. Venture City defaults to 2 Power Sets and 1 Power Theme. I'll call the number of special superpowered stunts you get 'Power Points'. 

To accommodate other types of supers settings, add power levels (the max number of powersets you can have) and specify the number of power points. Most supers can be stat'd out using Power Level 3. For Superman, you'd need Power Level 6. 

See the attached graphic for chart on how I'm thinking of balancing the different power levels.
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Our Classic Modules Today 5e conversions of Classic D&D modules is growing -- today White Plume Mountain just went live. Check them out at http://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?keywords=classic+modules+today
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