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https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/22580869/dungeons-dragons-strixhaven-curriculum-chaos

So uh... have we talked about this yet? Any chance it’ll be good?
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>>80417715
>Polygon
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>>80417715
>5e
>Another MtG crossover
>pandering to woke twitter
>WiLl iT Be GoOd?
You already know the answer. We all know the answer.
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there are multiple threads up for this right if you'd just fucking look, ever, at anything.
I fucking hate you and everyone like you. "am I the only one who...?" "has this been discussed before?" there are a fucking gorillion goddamn people on this website. yes. yes, you, and only you, are the one and only person talking about or doing [thing]. no. die.
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>>80417768
wasn't the theros one solid? I liked the monsters from it and ravnica
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>Dung&Dogshit high school simulator
There's gonna be loads of threads of upset virgins reviving the trauma of being the high-school weirdo outcast crying about how evil girls and minorities are.
Besides that, who knows. Who cares. Not me for sure.
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Fuck and No. You know this too so why ask?
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>>80417819
Based
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>>80417784
i browsed while i was at work and didn’t see it anywhere, forgive me for not spending every waking moment of my life here.
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>>80417905
So you are not only a zoomer but blind as well. Fuck off and kys.
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>>80417905
There's literally two fucking threads about it right now, not counting this one, if youd bother to take even a cursory look at the catalogue.
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>>80417768
>>80417819
But in this version you can bring skooma on campus, be gay, and kiss black elves. it could be fun for a really shitposty session where everyone is drunk
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>>80417916
>>80417917
if there were any threads up i must have missed them because they looked boring and lame, link them fgts
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>>80417966
>it's fun if you're drunk!
That's a shithouse metric and you know it, and I'm sure as fuck not paying full price for a book just to run "le funny shitpost!" Go fuck yourself.
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>>80417728
this is a thread for D&D not hearthstone
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>>80417966
Even poking poop with a stick is fun with the right people and set up anon
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>>80418055
>he doesn't know
oh no no no
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>>80418014
Normally I'd just tell you to kill yourself, but here.
>>80391300
>>80389804
If this doesn't work then find it yourself, just type stryx into the search bar it isn't hard.
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>>80417715
Iunno, i never really liked pre-written modules to begin with, the idea of a magical scgool does sound pretty neat though.

Like for everything with 5e, i'll probably pirate it and take what i like.
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>>80418106
The second one is actually hilarious, I’ll give you that. I’m still the only person to link to an article breaking the news.
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>>80417715
Nah, but not for the reasons you and the general culture war, Twitter capping, cocksucking turbofaggots think.
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>>80417715
Stop spamming this shit, we already know it's for fags and people who think prom night is a fantastical adventure because IRL they weren't invited. This is like the fifth thread in 24 hours. Die of AIDS.
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>>80418595
I’m trans actually
>>80418649
Y-you’re rifgt I didn’t get invited
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>>80418723
Doubt it, and don't fucking care if your an actual faggot. It's going to be shit due to the fact that it's way too narrow in scope, they couldn't get the weird schools thing tested enough to see if it was broken or not, and the only thing it introduces is Owlfolk.
All in all a shit tier product but for reasons other than muh culture war.
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>>80417715
A good concept never guarantees good execution, but some concepts doom a project from the start.
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>>80418723
We can tell. Both assertions.
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>>80417715
There is already a fucking Strixhsven thread (https://boards.4channel.org/tg/thread/80391300) not to mention d&d 5e general. Sage advice: stop spamming.
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>>80417715
Anon, I don't particularly want to talk about my bowel movements, much less someone else's.
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This sounds so fucking dumb.
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>>80419248
>sage advice
that's a good joke there
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>>80417715
I summarize for you, people here are angry for:
>being a magic crossover
>being about what is popular among kids now >not being some forgotten setting
>having gays
>having an overall positive mood to the world
and whatever else they can use as an excuse to complain since it's d&d
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>>80417813
>Theros
No. It was super shallow as a setting. It’s painfully obvious Theros was invented just to provide some context for the pictures on the trading cards. It has only 3 two-dimensional, thematically one-note cities (5 if you count the hostile monster cities), very mundane and generic terrain, and it’s all just not!Greco-Roman themes which is too limited to support an entire plane/world. A region? Sure. A continent of only Greco-Roman stuff? Eh, fine. A whole world and you can’t escape it or get variety? Gets boring quick.

The main selling point was “Mythic Monsters/Bosses” of which there were a total of 3.

Also the lesbian girl power city where all the men have to turn transsexual or genderqueer on the pain of exile or execution rubbed me the wrong way.

>Ravnica
I actually liked it. /tg/ is boiling over with Ravnica haters and I don’t want to derail the thread from what a steaming dumpster fire Strixhaven will be.
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dude college is sex and drugs lmao

wait what do you mean I owe 10000 golden coins to a dragon, why I am not being accepted by local guild, do they expect me to pay that off in my lifetime as a gravedigger? are they gonna resurrect me as a zombie and make me dig dirt forever?
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>>80418055
They're all the same gay shit
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>>80419432
The cities are predictably not-Sparta with less nuance, not-Athens with less nuance, and the less predictably modern American politics woke Twitter Amazons.

My DM, bless his heart, is our resident MtG lore expert and DM’d Ravnica and Theros campaigns for us. I loved Ravnica. Theros was a slog for us all and our DM eventually just quit and we went back to Forgotten Realms. Right in the middle of a session he just closed the Theros book and said;
>“This is stupid. I’ll DM Out of the Abyss or something if you guys want. Sorry, I can’t do Theros anymore.”
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Everyone's mad about SJWs or whatever, but all I can think is that my players would probably turn it in to Van Wilder: Mage School.
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>>80419442
this would unironically make the setting much better, this and an arc where you have to stop a social outcast mage from magic missiling everyone in school one day
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>>80419651
Now that's the thing, it could be the basis (like 99% of these MTG setting books) of making a Mage academy campaign or something, , like personally if I were to use it, I'd go with an "Accepted" campaign, where sorcerors and warlocks fake that they're an accredited Mage school.
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>>80417728
this shit is exhausting.
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>>80417728
I think I see a straight couple in the background.

Who wants to cancel WOTC
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>>80420066
That’s how I’d use it; dumpster off all the MTG stuff and use it for when someone wants to play magic school and I don’t feel like dropping Ars Magicka on them.
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>>80417966
>a really shitposty session where everyone is drunk
so... college?
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>>80420066
>Make a magical house entirely for warforged
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>>80417728
Matt Mercer and Aimee Carrero?
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>>80419432
Yeah, can't disagree on how little there was to it. I ran a game featuring it and I had to expand it out to include not-Rome and not-Balkans just to have something interesting to expand to.
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>>80417715
A chance it will be good, yes, but if so it'll be in spite of the source material.
>bad example of a bottom up set's plane, where all of the flavour feels shallow and strictly in service of a goal. Rather than an arguably deep and broad, in terms of flavour and detail, world like Innistrad, ever the golden child.
>because magic doesn't care about the flavour of mechanics at the best of times, Harry Potter's Hogwarts is arguably a more well realised take on the magical school, and it's not very good at it because JK isn't very good at that.
>focus is both on in-school politics but also on ignoring that silly billy stuff, which just leaves a lukewarm default state. Compare Ravnica, where the guilds are at their best easily when in hot or cold war with each other.
>fallen back on The Masters Are Dragons again, which is a pretty boring cup of tea at the best of times and hard caps a lot of potential threads.
>Despite everything, there's nothing inherently wrong with trying to appeal to the woke crowd, but WotC acts like that can replace any other part of worldbuilding, which is like deciding to make a sandwich with your choice of butter instead of bread or fillings; greasy and disgusting to all but the most fat politards
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>>80419651
I've mentioned before the mechanics may not be terrible and may make the book worth a look(and depending on how good the mechanics are a buy) even if the fluff is radioactive trash.
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>>80417715
>Any chance it’ll be good?
There is always a chance.

But no, it won't be. Magic lore is shit, high school is hell for everyone that didn't peak between sixteen and eighteen (real life is hell for those that did), and, as shown by Harry Potter and John Cusack movies, you can't have more than one main character or the scenario falls apart.
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>>80419430
>popular among kids
>school
What did he mean by this?
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>>80417715
Cringy shit that's been done already.
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>>80417819
>reviving the trauma of being the high-school weirdo outcast crying about how evil girls and minorities are.
>projecting
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>>80417819
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>>80417715
>not archiving the link
Faggot
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>>80417715
Just play a Dragon Blooded exalted game. Superpowers, borstals, implied molestation. What's not to like?
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>>80417728
obsessed with prom
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>>80425597
dont know how
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>besties and frenemies
>collage

Are Americlap college students on the mental/social level of a high-school freshman?
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>>80417715
>anything related to 5e
>good
Lol retard
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Why do people complain about games that aren't for them in a market saturated with alternatives?
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>>80417715
I feel bad for anyone who's invested in DnD
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>>80417715
Sounds genuinely awful.
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>>80419430
>having an overall positive mood to the world
This is 100% one of the biggest actual sources of complaints in 4chan. If your work doesn't have a thesis of "The world is evil and miserable and everything and everyone sucks and it can never be improved", /v/edditors throw a fit because they're profoundly miserable and misanthropic and want to be assured that that's actually normal and the right attitude to have instead of proof they need to work on themselves.

>>80428070
Because these people's actual hobby is complaining about shit and being mad, not traditional games or anything else.
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>>80417966
>it's fun if you're drunk!
That is damning with faint praise if I've ever seen it.
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>>80431039
>"The world is evil and miserable and everything and everyone sucks and it can never be improved", /v/edditors throw a fit because they're profoundly miserable and misanthropic and want to be assured that that's actually normal and the right attitude to have instead of proof they need to work on themselves.
Nice strawman retard. How about
>No one wants to play in a mundane setting like a college campus with a prom when there are fucking dragons to hunt and kill

Imagine if skyrim 2 took place entirely in the college of winterhold and had mechanics for dating. How fucking stupid would that be?
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>>80431098
Monsters and Other Childish Things is fun.
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I'll never play it so I literally could not give a shit.
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I don't know shit about Harry Potter but I'm all for elven cheerleaders.
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>>80417715

Can I be the chud mageslayer who bodyslams the gay magic students?
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>>80417715
Seems like a fun time.
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>>80417715
Anything that isn't "DUNGEON CRAWL SIMULATOR 436346345435" where you walk through corridors full of predictable traps that you don't know about in character despite them being obvious because you failed a perception check or lack the passive perception to see them despite them being fucking obvious with a trivial boss fight at the end is going to be better than what we have. Fuck dungeon crawls, fuck gamist bullshit, maybe with this 5e can actually use the Roleplaying in the Roleplaying Game part of the genre in a published adventure.
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>>80417819

But girls and minorities are evil and the world was objectively better and more rational when we knew that keeping both in line was for their own good as well as ours.
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>>80431250
Ah yes, exactly what dnd needed: prom mechancis.
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What do nerds play on mage schools?
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>>80431281
Not specifically, but I'd like some sort of revised Inspiration system that rewards good roleplaying with a bigger impact than just advantage/disadvantage, something like a refined version of the Hero Points variant rule or maybe social combat rules.

Generally though, I'd just like a pre-made adventure that isn't dogshit like every single other pre-made module for 5e is.
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>>80431302
They play not!DND but instead of a roleplaying game it's considered a tactical strategy game. Nerds use it to live out their fantasies of being chad fighters though.
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>>80431270
Basado
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>>80431302
>tabletop and wargaming, but with magically animated figurines and illusions for visual support.
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>>80431250
>>80431323
>Generally though, I'd just like a pre-made adventure that isn't dogshit like every single other pre-made module for 5e is.
>Anything that isn't "DUNGEON CRAWL SIMULATOR 436346345435"
How about Ghosts of Saltmarsh? The second scenario literally has diplomacy as the optimal approach. If you try to murderhobo your way through it, you run the risk of later having to fend off a sahuagin assault with no allies.
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>>80431250

>Expecting this from modern Wizards, who is more obsessed with pandering to agendas than actually releasing any significant amount of support for their game, let alone good ones.

Your wants align with mine, but Wizards is too fucking lazy to do anything right, even when they bother to do anything at all.
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>>80417728
LOL DISGUSTING AS FUCK WHO THE FUCK DRAWS THIS TRASH
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>>80419833
I always like you, prepare counterspell tomorrow.
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>>80431098
>imagine if a dating sim existed
It's a huge market you stupid sperg
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>>80431196
>asking for permission
ngmi
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I am clearly not the target demo for this product and therefore I have no feelings in particular.
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>>80417813
The sections on how to handle the gods is honestly really really solid. There are sections on how to turn every god into an opposed or supporting force. Pretty good stuff.
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>>80424898
I was about to bring that up
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>>80431385
>>tabletop and wargaming, but with magically animated figurines and illusions for visual support.
Wouldn't that just be, like, a video game?
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>strixhaven
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I don't have much faith desu. It can very well be good, but given the track record of the type of people who push this stuff and blame others because of X...I doubt it.

And I expect to be called isms or such because I didn't pick up the book.
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>>80437268

Nyx the desu. Dunno how it got in there.
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>>80437334
TEE BEE HAITCH becomes desu on 4chans.
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>>80417728
Based
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>>80418723
>I’m trans actually
Are you hot?
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>>80422264
>Matt Mercer and Aimee Carrero?
Matt’s getting Marisha-grade poontang every night.
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>>80418474
yes, because the rest of us can use search features and google. we don't need to be spoonfed. fgt.
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>>80431098
>Imagine if skyrim 2 took place entirely in the college of winterhold and had mechanics for dating. How fucking stupid would that be?
No, fuck skyrim, I'm sick of it. Move it to the Isle of Arteum and the Psijic Order. I want me a tsundare altmerfu.
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>>80417715
no.
it's dnd, so it'll do social encounters wrong in every way. the mechanics aren't suited for it, they won't fix that issue, and they'll be cringy, social politics aside.
i'd say i'll bet i'll find one mechanic to steal and that's it, but i'd find the ideas in strixhaven somewhere else, and most certainly done better.
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>Another fucking Magic: The Gathering campaign setting book
Why? There's three of them now.
Are D&D players actually excited for the chance to buy another Magic: The Gathering cross-promotional tie-in spectacular extravaganza?
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>>80444841
Wotc own magic
Wotc own dungeons and dragons

someone in a board somewhere thought "Brand syngery conversion followthrough product integration", cummed in his pants, and then demanded that they do this.
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>>80444841
the same could be said about Strixhaven threads
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>>80417728
Based
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>>80435917
Who the fuck are the strixhaven mascots
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>>80446154
To be fair, the concept of "release MtG products as D&D products so on top of selling cards you can also sell MtG -> D&D minis, books, and vtt token packs. The best part is they get to double dip on art and content creation because they already did when developing the set.
The only surprising thing is that it didn't happen sooner.
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I like academy settings. My favorite parts of Harry Potter was exploring the wonders of the school. Not snake wizard hitler man.
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>>80431165
>The only good thing to come out of a D&D harry potter rip off
>Half of the cheerleaders are going to be trans and the other half obese.
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>>80446236
Witherbloom has best little bitey boys
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>>80431098
>Imagine if skyrim 2 took place entirely in the college of winterhold and had mechanics for dating. How fucking stupid would that be?

This would unironically be better than whatever we will end up getting for summerset isles.
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>>80446154
The weird thing is, they are doing a terrible fucking job of it. Wouldnt it make more sense to release a strixhaven book at the same time you have a new strixhaven set coming out? Or right fucking now, when you have a d&d set coming out? Maybe make your d&d set "oh those wacky strixhaven kids opened up a portal to the world of faerun, hijinks ensue!" Like, this isnt fucking hard.
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>>80418723
you will never be a woman
not even in DnD
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I'd be down for some magical Animal House shenanigans like doubleteaming the cute Asian girl with my birdbro
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>>80417819
High school was great, I was a cringy retard but had no idea, played MtG every day at lunch with my friends, joined the drama club because those girls are super easy and get naked back stage to change costumes between scenes, the cute trailer trash tomboy straddled guy's laps to do the stage makeup, I have zero complaints.
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>>80452139
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>>80418723
You are not special.
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>>80453664
Nobody is special inherently, nor is anything, the universe is a cold, uncaring place where the only warmth we have is what we give to others or what others give to us.

So in a way, everyone actually is special to someone.
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>>80431196
I'll join you in that. School bullies need to keep that shit in check and put them back in their place.
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>>80453771
If that's how you feel about the universe then accept what you really are instead of pretending to be something else because everyone's existence will be forgotten anyway.
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I'm honestly excited to make a socially inept warlock who gets his powers from a being called "The Supreme Gentleman".
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>>80417715
>What a hot mess college life can be
So since this seems to have some major SJ overtones, does that mean that 25% of the female wizards at these schools should be raped? (y'know, for realism)

Cuz they still push that statistic, don't they?
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>>80453564
>Tranny trying to steal memes again
>By next week, the guy on the right will have pink hair
You're so bad at everything.
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>>80417715
D&D and MTG crossovers have been satisfying exactly zero times. Why would this be any different
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>>80417715
>faggottheredditing
>good
no
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>>80457527
I thought the Theros book did a great job of giving you tools to play !notGreece in D&D. Beyond that, I could care less about the MtG shit.
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>>80457508
Oooo, or better idea: When they DON'T include robust fluff and mechanics for all the college wizards getting raped, cancel them for it.

>"Wizards of the Coast has shown a willful disregard for human rights by silencing the survivors of the horrific epidemic of rape in our educational institutions!
>They must IMMEDIATELY carry out a recall of the Strixhaven book, and provide every customer with an updated version that includes representation for survivors of educational atrocities!"
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>>80457540
what tools did you feel it gave you? I assume you're not talking about lore because you would have probably gotten a lot more out of just a book on greek myths
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>>80457640
Namely the piety and the supernatural gifts. I also liked the tables they had for islands since there are a lot of Greek stories about people sailing to strange places.
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>>80457802
I'll bug the player in my group who bought the book and give that stuff a closer look, thanks
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>>80457591
Unrelated, but it's funny how women began to outnumber men in college right around the time they gave up all pretense of being anything more than super expensive daycare for young adults that you're going to be paying off for the rest of your life.
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>>80417715
>JOTC
>Polygon
HEH
heheheh
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>>80417728
/pol/ time boys, lets go, allons-y
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>>80444841
There are retards who will buy it, believe it or not.
Were in the age of consoom
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>>80453525
Sounds like you had a fun time. Any stories to spice up a terrible thread?
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>>80458222

The new wave of DnD "players" collects the books like they collect funko pops. They don't even read or use most of them and WotC admits as much. But consooming books is so expensive at $50 a pop (and don't forget to buy a digital copy at the same price fellow nerds!), which is why sometimes you'll actually see some of these brain dead drones complain that WotC releases too many books each year for 5E and needs to slow down! It's too much to get through each year. You know, all 4 of them.
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>>80431302
Is there more like this?
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>>80424898
There is an own Foglio RP game for GURPS?
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>>80458273
>WotC admits as much
Where?
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>>80457523
>muh stolen memes



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