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I realize that I'm late to the game, but I recently discovered the Piazza forums.  Everyone has been inviting and helpful, and there are several interesting threads that I've learned from.  If you enjoy D&D, the Midgard Campaign Setting, or other tabletop RPGs, please check it out.
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The forum for discussing the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons — http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/index.php
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Interested in Deep Magic for 5e? Then check this interview out. 
James Introcaso sits down with Liz Theis, Dave Gibson, James Haeck, and Chris Sniezak to compare, contrast, and review the Dungeons and Dragons actual play series Dice, Camera, Action, Force Grey: Giant Hunters, and&...
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While hit points may not be a perfect system, there are several ways to make them better fit the narrative of your game. There are some problem areas that aren't covered here, but using hit points this way sure beats having your hero stabbed in the chest eight times without being phased.
Before you stands your foe, a burly giant of a man wrapped in steel and brandishing a battle worn blade with both hands. Blood drips from the blade down his gauntlets, landing on the bodies that...
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Hi +Tim Burns. Thanks for getting back to me. I believe the image you're referring to is the one I'm providing a link to, below. It's only 220x220 pixels. G+ background images are 1080x608 pixels. Thanks for your help!

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+John Reyst of d20pfsrd.com fame is looking for editors who can help keep the 13thagesrd.com site up-to-date. If anyone in the community is interested in lending a hand, please email him at jreyst (at) gmail.
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+Mark W, I believe +John Reyst is looking for suggestions on the next iteration of the web sites. I'm paraphrasing, but a couple of the requirements that I can recall are:

• Existing content will need to be converted.
• The new site must support Google AdSense.

If you think a wiki will meet those needs, please add a comment here or get in touch with John directly. Thanks!
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I've often wondered how some of the OSR games and retroclones differ from one another. If only I'd known about Taxidermic Owlbear sooner!
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Here's your opportunity to make Google products better.
 
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User research studies help us improve Google products by allowing us to get feedback directly from our users (that's you!) During a study we may present you with and gather your feedback on an existing product, a new feature, or even prototypes. We may also interview you about particular daily ...
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Today, July 22, only: Shadow of the Demon Lord PDF is on sale. It's 40% off on DriveThruRPG.
Shadow of the Demon Lord - The End Is Just the Beginning Sometimes the world needs heroes. But in the desperation of these last days, the world wi
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What's your steampunk name? Mine is Lord Aeyman Earl Grey Lucerne Hammer.
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A Chainmail/OD&D game that has been going for 45 years. That's amazing! I love that the frequency this group gets together increased after they reached retirement age. I hope to be playing RPGs in my 70s, too!

This quote shows a different style of gaming that has become less prevalent (although certainly not absent) these days, but is obviously embraced by this group.

"The odds of a starting 1st level character reaching 4th level is roughly 1 in 6. The odds of a 4th level character reaching 6th level is roughly 1 in 2. The odds of a 6th level character reaching 8th level is roughly 1 in 2."

If my math is correct, that means the chances of a character surviving to 8th level is roughly 1 in 24.
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Steven Russell, my brother, was killed in an auto accident on July 5, 2016 . There are no words that can express the grief our family is experiencing. My heart breaks for our father, his wife, my children, his extended family, and his many friends that knew what an amazing man he was. Maybe the...
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I really like this solution to the hodgepodge that is "race" in many F20 games.
The Angry GM delivers advice to players and dungeon masters of fantasy role-playing games with humor, snark, and attitude. Game masters and players are sure to find something of use, whether they are playing AD&D, D&D 3.5, D&D 4E, 5E, Pathfinder, D&D Next, or any other role-playing game.
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This is why I love how 13th Age handles races. Attribute bonuses and one true racial ability. The rest is backgrounds, backgrounds, backgrounds.
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