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>>79170728
>Physiologically, in terms of appearance, an "elf" is just a pretty human with pointed ears.
Pretty sure the whole "lives for centuries and dies from being too sad" takes precedence.

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>steal
You mean temporarily borrow. It's not like you can't just take it back from them.

If you happen to be missing something, all you need to do is turn your party's kender upside down and shake them vigourously. You'll either find your missing item, or a suitable substitute they stole from someone else.

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>Once you get to machineguns and artillery racial differences and magic don't really seem to make much of a difference.

Elven snipers would make Dwarven trenches tunnels basically a necessity. WWI technology would only serve to highlight the differences between the races.

It's not until you get to nukes, anti-personnel aircraft, and the like that racial differences and magic really start to play second fiddle, but considering that we still have yet to see an actual non-proxy war between two powers that both had access to these technologies, we don't really know how a post-WWII technology conflict would actually look like. We might never see, god-willing.

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>>78886373
>Barring anything I've made myself,

Why bar that? All five of my top five games are homebrew.

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Being born with sin is not the same as being born evil. There is a separation between the sin and the sinner, a theological distinction that enables someone even born into sin to be able to seek redemption.

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I've got magic armor. What are you gonna do about it.

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>>78692045
>the son of zeus that's suppossed to surpass him hasn't been born yet

The son of Metis and Zeus was born, according to Plato's Symposium. Porus is the God of Resourcefulness and Wealth, and in turn had a son with Penia, Goddess of Poverty. This son was Eros, the god of Love (as opposed to the more common parentage of Eros being Aphrodite and Ares).

Ultimately, whether or not he overthrew his father is largely a question of how many people still worship Zeus today, and how many people's lives are dominated by the pursuit of Wealth and Love.

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>>78666030
>Is it bad it doesn't have a ninja class?
What is the shadow scout?

In general, Oriental Adventures has a lot of cool flavor and ideas, but everything is so weak compared to other source books (including the player's handbook) that you really need to have everyone build with only OA options if you don't want the OA options to be completely overshadowed.

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>humans are the ones who control the world
You can't "control" the world.

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>>78168638
>self-righteous
NG is just plain righteous.

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>goblin
>hobgoblin
>bugbear

Instead of-

>goblin
>hobgoblin
>hobhobgoblin

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>>78019896
Everything after Cell Saga isn't canon.

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How did you manage to misspell "YKK", it's only three letters long.

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>>77792827
AI is just a tool that helps humans explore aspects of the game they might have never explored otherwise. It's kind of like Tool-Assisted Speedruns, where it's neat that a computer can do things that a human could never do, but the real value is that TAS allow human speedrunners to learn and improve their own times by exploring strategies that would be too difficult or time consuming for a human to explore. And, funnily enough, many maneuvers and techniques believed to be impossible to be consistently replicated by humans have in fact been slowly mastered by them.

Just because a computer can beat a top player doesn't mean that Go is over. If anything, it means that Go is set to evolve even further, as humans study AI games and improve their own.

At the end of the day, even though AI can beat top level players, it doesn't really understand what it's doing. It can't tell us why its winning strategies worked. It's sort of like how a camera can photograph a sunset but it can't tell you how to paint that sunset. Yes, it can provide a lot of useful information to a painter, but ultimately the painter still has to understand things that the AI cannot at this point.

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>>77658485
>the reason why movies and video games use the bat dragon design is because it looks 10x better in motion.

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>using the forced phrase "freakshit"

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>>77567606
That's not a weapon, that's a tool specifically intended for shooting doors open.

What kind of sick person looks at that and thinks about using it on a person? I bet you would call a wood chipper a weapon.

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>>77557165
The Elves of Myth Drannor fell to an onslaught of an army of Bone nagas and other undead, before a portal to literally Hell was opened up by clerics of Bane, turning the land into an uninhabitable fiend-infested hellscape, only contained from spreading to the rest of Faerun by the intervention and wards of greater deities.

It's like a nuclear accident with intelligence and malevolence, and it's not even the scariest thing to happen in Faerun.

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>>77530482
>the most archetypal spellcaster there is

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>liches have to consume souls now on a periodical basis
>they are now objectively worse than vampires in every way

What are some of the dumbest lore changes you've ever seen?

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>>77174103
>orcs are mammals and therefore do not spawn

This "expert" doesn't even know about Orcworts?

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>>77157537
>90 percent of people are gonna be good

The vast majority of people are neutral. Obeying laws out of fear of punishment, doing the basic minimums that society demands, most people are just not committed to being anything more than neutral. Neutral isn't bad, and leans a bit towards Good in general because most people would prefer neighbors that lean towards Good rather than Evil, but Good as D&D defines it requires a bit more than just the base minimums.

Since players are generally playing heroes, PCs tend to skew towards Good far more than the general population. Heroes are exceptional people, who go into dangerous locations to fight evil monsters and risk their lives saving people. While there are some Good ordinary folk, the kind who volunteer at soup kitchens and perform other forms of personal self-sacrifice that goes above what society demands, there's really not that many of them.

As far as Evil goes, looking at numbers like how many people still watch MTV, there's no shortage of Evil people. Not quite as many as there are Neutral, but still.

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>>77137603
>an actual fantasy world that's evolved to the point of using somewhat modern technology

>best way to do modern fantasy



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