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I’ve been checking out D&D beyond to make my new character and, apart from the fact they monetise everything (which is understandable but annoying when you’ve bought a physical book and then either have to rebuy it digitally or buy little chunks of it), it’s pretty damn good. The pathfinder game I’ve been playing for two years was always a bit of a hassle to track spells and items and stuff using a clunky excel spreadsheet, but D&D beyond seems genuinely excellent. 



 

 

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My DM has bought an awful lot of stuff in there which has meant we’ve had access to it all through linking our characters to campaigns. 
 

We use the Avrae bot in discord and all rolls and checks are done through the webpage which all syncs. 
 

Have only played remotely since lockdown but I would really struggle I think doing IRL now. 

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First guests announced for this year's D&DLive..

https://g4tv.com/dndlive

 

Jack Black, Reggie Watts, Lauren Lapkus, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and one special guest will bring the thunder to G4’s production

Dungeons & Dragons and G4 have assembled a studious and accomplished crew of adventurers to bring D&D Live 2021 to life on July 16 & 17. The two-day event will feature continuous entertainment designed for fans’ enjoyment including essential information on upcoming D&D storylines, Magic: The Gathering sets, and secret projects. Four two-hour D&D games will be presented and today D&D announced the lineup of one extremely consequential table G4 is dubbing Lost Odyssey: Last Light. Veteran daredevils known for perfecting the science of swashbuckling, Jack Black, Reggie Watts, Lauren Lapkus, Kevin Smith, and Jason Mewes will be led by stern Dungeon Master Kate Welch in a very serious investigation into dragons, krakens and sea giant queens. Another very special guest will be making an appearance and will be revealed closer to the event.

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D&D Live 2021 starts tomorrow...

https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/events/dndlive2021
 

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Dungeons & Dragons and G4 have assembled a studious and accomplished crew of adventurers to bring D&D Live 2021 to life on July 16 & 17. The two-day event will feature continuous entertainment designed for fans’ enjoyment including essential information on upcoming D&D storylines, Magic: The Gathering sets, and secret projects.

 

D&D Live 2021

The character sheets are filled, the campaigns exhaustively researched—and it’s finally time for the annual star-studded adventure, D&D Live!  Streaming on Peacock as well as all Dungeons & Dragons and G4 digital platforms, D&D Live is rolling with full initiative to deliver laughs, escapades, and exclusive reveals.

 

 

All streaming on D&D Twitch or D&D Youtube

 

 

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3pm Friday (EST) = 8pm Friday UK

7pm Friday (EST) = midnight UK

10pm Friday (EST) = 3am Saturday UK

 

Streams have previously been available after screening on Twitch and uploaded on Youtube shortly after if previous events are anything to go by..

..they're not all exactly brilliant times for the UK..

 

8:45pm Friday UK

The Chaos Carnival Table featuring some of the WWE’s most adventurous superstars! Leading the table on its quest for completion is Dungeon Master Aabria Iyengar, who will help the WWE Superstars navigate the Chaos Carnival.

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Midnight Sautrday UK

The cast from Peacock’s hit comedy A.P. BIO will bring their expertise in the Krebs Cycle of frost giants to The Palace of the Vampire Queen Table, led by graduate-level Dungeon Master B. Dave Walters.

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3am Saturday UK

Product Reveal: The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

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The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is D&D's next big adventure storyline that brings the wicked whimsy of the Feywild to fifth edition for the first time. Tune into D&D Live 2021 for details including new characters, monsters, mechanics, and story hooks suitable for players of all ages and experience levels.

 

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Saturday 9pm UK

The Lost Odyssey: Last Light Table

Veteran daredevils known for perfecting the science of swashbuckling, Jack Black, Reggie Watts, Lauren Lapkus, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, and actress, comedian, and chaotic good best-selling author Tiffany Haddish will be led by stern Dungeon Master Kate Welch in a very serious investigation into dragons, krakens and sea giant queens.

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Midnight Sunday UK

The Flubbybonks and Guzzleshucks Table

Popular streamers DrLupo and Negaoryx will join comedian Ify Nwadiwe and G4 cast members Kevin Pereira, Adam Sessler, and Fiona Nova for The Flubbybonks and Guzzleshucks Table, a title we landed on after running “Pereira and Sessler” through a gnomish wizard name generator. Leading the table on its adventure is Dungeon Master Amy Vorpahl, a tabletop pro and real-life bard in the key of D&D. Amy also serves as the head writer for D&D Live 2021.

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3am Sunday UK

Beadle & Grimm’s Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill! Table

D&D veterans B. Dave Walters, Xander Jeanneret, Deborah Ann Woll, and Seth Green will improvise their way through a doomed campaign to hunt a massive monster with a challenge rating the size of the moon. Hosted by Bill Rehor and run by DM Jon Ciccolini, both from Beadle & Grimm’s, this one-hour session is unlikely to roll critical hits but sure to score critical laughs (unfortunately the monster has maxed comedy resistance).

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6 minutes ago, MDY said:

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The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is D&D's next big adventure storyline that brings the wicked whimsy of the Feywild to fifth edition for the first time. Tune into D&D Live 2021 for details including new characters, monsters, mechanics, and story hooks suitable for players of all ages and experience levels.

 

Oooh now that sounds interesting - a different sort of environment hopefully giving us some new areas of D&D to explore.

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Some of those d&d groups could be fun - they’ve got some great talent. I’m pretty sure Kevin Smith had never played D&D prior to being on Relics and Rarities with Deborah Ann Will (great show btw) so cool to see he got the bug!

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On 30/05/2021 at 13:39, Doctor Shark said:

I’ve been checking out D&D beyond to make my new character and, apart from the fact they monetise everything (which is understandable but annoying when you’ve bought a physical book and then either have to rebuy it digitally or buy little chunks of it), it’s pretty damn good. The pathfinder game I’ve been playing for two years was always a bit of a hassle to track spells and items and stuff using a clunky excel spreadsheet, but D&D beyond seems genuinely excellent. 



 

 

 

We've been playing Curse of Strahd since the first lockdown using R20 and DnD Beyond.  There's a doofer that connects your DnD Beyond dice rolls to R20 and it makes a *massive* difference.  If you have a campaign going, only one person has to buy a book and it's content can be shared - so we all chip in a few quid each to get the content unlocked.

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Another D&D Celebration event this weekend.. kicking off around 4pm Friday with a crossover of the UKs two best D&D streams High Rollers and Oxventures.. 

(We're 8 hours ahead of the times listed here..)

 

 

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I nearly said I expected it to be backward compatible. I think 5e has been so successful as a system they should do it. Not even a 5.5e but a refresh of the core books that will pick up a number of changes like footing attribute increases for races (which will be renamed heritages or something similar). 
 

I only play odd numbered editions so I hope it’s not 6th Ed! :P

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I think that’s right and been on the cards for a while. 
 

Just doing some reading and it seems that will happen sooner rather than later. A new book, Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse, is out in January and will have: “Over 250 monsters, and 30 playable races. All of the setting agnostic races that have been published outside the Player's Handbook.”

 

The revised 5e books will be out in 2024 - 50th anniversary of D&D. 

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3 hours ago, Doctor Shark said:

Nice! Wonder what random races they’re going to come up with next?!?


My impression is it’s largely a reprinting of a number of non-setting specific races no doubt updated for the post-Tasha’s world. 
 

I think this is the paving of the way for the consolidation of the existing rules in the revised versions for 2024. 
 

Despite being a grumpy grognard I quite like what they are doing and what I think is proposed. Making a really broad rule set with loads of options that can either be a smorgasbord or a pick and mix. 

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It’s pretty much what dms do as best they can already.

 

the fixing of racial traits (buffs/nerfs of stats) is harder for DM to allow pick and mix approach as balance might be an issue.

 

if this formalises that then that is perfect!

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Out of nowhere... :o

It's not a further Exandria source book (though it obv includes additional relevant stuff) but is a full campaign for levels 3-12..

 

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The greed of mortals has awakened a powerful entity long thought destroyed. For eons, this mighty champion of the gods has been imprisoned in the darkest depths of Exandria. His name has been forgotten, as have his heroic deeds.

Languishing in despair, he calls out for new heroes to save him.

 

Inspired by the campaigns of the hit series Critical Role, this adventure begins in the Wastes of Xhorhas and leads to the glimmering oasis-city of Ank’Harel on the continent of Marquet, and from there into a sunken realm of gloom, corruption, and sorrow known as the Netherdeep. Above it all, the red moon of Ruidus watches, twisting the fates of those who have the power to shape the course of history.

 

 

 

The cover shows a character with half-orc(ish) features.. but blue skin.. wonder if her parents are anyone we know..?

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As a DM I really like the idea of an Exandria campaign - or using Exandria/chunks of it in my current world(I have a slight hint of this now due to various things). This is purely selfish desire as I have watched all of the critical role games and so I have a great resource of episodes to call on. Basically I know exandria pretty well or I can easily recall bits and bobs as and when I need to. It is also a great world built very well. I have way more Exandria lore in my head than Faerun :D

 

However there is a lot of "canon" baggage to consider as well. In the RllMuk campaigns the faerun my/our campaigns run in is "our" Faerun it isn't as per the lore there are variations and some big differences in timelines etc compared to the "canon". When players have new backstories or something is mentioned that doesn't contradict "our" Faerun then it becomes part of it. I fear if I tried to do that in Exandria there is a danger that, because it is well known by many, it would lead to people saying "well no it isn't like that because we know this from canon".

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Do you have the Wildermount book?  I think it’s the only 5e book I haven’t got. Use anything from it?

 

I wouldn’t be adverse to playing in Exandria even though I’ve never watched/listened to any Critical Role. But I am sure you could port the adventure to our Faerun*. Saltmarsh is in Greyhawk after all. 
 

I don’t know any Faerun lore really other than what I have picked up when making characters. I try to give them a Faerunian context when coming up with them but that’s it. 
 

So I don’t know how much it matters. 
 

*making a campaign World your own is one of the best bits of D&D IMO. The thing I’m really interested in is how the Sunday night adventures affect the world of the Friday nighters and no doubt vice versa at some point. 

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I don't have any sourcebooks for Exandria but I might be getting them (the original one not by wizards is tricky/expensive to get hold of but I think WIldemount and this new one will cover most things).

 

 

Now for the offtopic bit...

 

In terms of RllMuk Faerun, it is a continent that we have all adventured in but it is only one continent. One of the ideas I have toyed with is what is to the west or indeed to the far east of the continent we know? Canonically I know what is to east of Faeurn (and indeed west but that is very murky even in the faerun lore and isnt in 5e at all) but no Rllmuk party has travelled beyond the fringes of the Anauroch Desert (when defeating Iymrith). As a result those areas could be Exandria and certainly its something I have had in mind recently when trying to dovetail certain backstories from both campaigns and wondering about crossover. Nothing is written in stone yet but I have ideas but if those unexplored areas turn out to be parts of, the whole of Exandria then it woul dbe ours not a "theme park" of critical role land :D

 

I could reskin it for Faerun as I have done with Saltmarsh from Greyhawk but I am if nothing if not lazy and the reskinning is quite a bit more painful than I thought it was going to be. And I have cut many corners doing it!

 

As for the Sunday and Friday campaigns affecting each other - there is potential in both directions and in both campaigns there are seeds of certain things which might affect the other :D

 

 

Back On Topic

 

I need to familarise myself with the newer campaign books as there are a few I have missed anyway - nothing for high levels still which is disappointing.

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On 13/10/2021 at 13:07, Clipper said:

I don't have any sourcebooks for Exandria but I might be getting them (the original one not by wizards is tricky/expensive to get hold of but I think WIldemount and this new one will cover most things).

 

 

There will be essentially 3 CR RPG books by March..

 

The Tal'dorei Reborn Sourcebook/Setting (a revamp of the Green Ronin published one from 2017* - but extensively rewritten & doubled in terms of page count/content. Should be released under CR's own Darrington Press label late this year or early next..)

 

The D&D published Explorer's Guide to Wildemount Sourcebook/Setting.

 

The D&D published Call of the Netherdeep adventure/campaign.. which will include some setting info for the continent of Marquet (also where campaign 3 is due to start next week..)

 

 

*It's HOW MUCH on ebay?? Damn, my copy is signed by most of the cast too..

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On 13/10/2021 at 13:07, Clipper said:

 

 

As for the Sunday and Friday campaigns affecting each other - there is potential in both directions a

 

Are we going to start turning up to a village and find it already burnt down? :(

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