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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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Posted - 05 Aug 2016 :  14:50:33  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

A little hooded bird flits past, just long enough to murmur:
The cultures sections REALLY pleased Ed!
;)
love,
THO

Oooo! Can you possibly share any potential hints about what cultures particularly tickled Ed's fancy?

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Gyor
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 05 Aug 2016 :  15:38:16  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delwa

quote:
Originally posted by Gyor

Its been confirmed by Mike Mearls that Aasimar in the Volo's Guide to Monsters.


Huh. Are they different from the DMG ones, or are they just providing variants like they did for the Tiefling in SCAG?



I doubt it will be like in the SCAG, there might be the basic stats, plus variants, but we won't knkw for certain until its spoiled or released.
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Gyor
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Posted - 05 Aug 2016 :  15:40:37  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

A little hooded bird flits past, just long enough to murmur:
The cultures sections REALLY pleased Ed!
;)
love,
THO



I wonder if planetouched or Mulhorand will be one of those cultures?
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farinal
Learned Scribe

Turkey
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Posted - 12 Aug 2016 :  14:03:47  Show Profile Send farinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why does this book costs so much while other 5E books with more pages cost less?

"Show some respect!" the draegloth thundered. "You adress High Priestess Quenthel Baenre, Mistress of Arach-Tinilith, Mistress of the Academy, Mistress of Tier Breche, First Sister of House Baenre of Menzoberranzan... you insolent dog!"
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Gyor
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Posted - 12 Aug 2016 :  17:38:46  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The first ones are to get you hooked. Honest Wizards needs to come out with cheaper PDF verisons.
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Khelben
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Denmark
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Posted - 13 Aug 2016 :  06:58:16  Show Profile Send Khelben a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gyor

The first ones are to get you hooked. Honest Wizards needs to come out with cheaper PDF verisons.



The releases are longer in between and I'll always prefer paper over pdf - but that's just me
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Gyor
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Posted - 29 Aug 2016 :  12:33:09  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You can get the book for 34 dollar from Amazon and Chapter.ca I believe.
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farinal
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Posted - 29 Aug 2016 :  14:47:23  Show Profile Send farinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gyor

You can get the book for 34 dollar from Amazon and Chapter.ca I believe.



it's 49 normally but 42 on discount price on Amazon now.

"Show some respect!" the draegloth thundered. "You adress High Priestess Quenthel Baenre, Mistress of Arach-Tinilith, Mistress of the Academy, Mistress of Tier Breche, First Sister of House Baenre of Menzoberranzan... you insolent dog!"
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Charles Rampant
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Posted - 29 Oct 2016 :  21:06:34  Show Profile Send Charles Rampant a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by farinal

Why does this book costs so much while other 5E books with more pages cost less?



To maintain profit margin, probably. The book will be priced and shaped according to how many copies they expect to sell; at the same price point as the MM, but fewer buyers, they'll need the book to be smaller (i.e. cheaper) to make the same return.

Pretty much the same reason why 'boutique' items cost more than 'budget' ones, even if they have the same basic materials and similar profit margins for the overall line: number of buyers.
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moonbeast
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Posted - 02 Nov 2016 :  03:21:54  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Two things:

#1. Here is one of the better "previews" of Volo's Guide I could find so far.
http://www.tribality.com/2016/10/24/dd-volos-guide-to-monsters-previews/


#2. Pit Master. What on earth is it?? An aberration to be sure, but is Pit Master a member of another Monster Manual race? Where else can he be found besides an old-fashioned Texas BBQ?



Edited by - moonbeast on 02 Nov 2016 03:22:38
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eeorey
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Posted - 02 Nov 2016 :  11:30:28  Show Profile Send eeorey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moonbeast
#2. Pit Master. What on earth is it?? An aberration to be sure, but is Pit Master a member of another Monster Manual race? Where else can he be found besides an old-fashioned Texas BBQ?



I'm thinking an extra corrupted slave that acts as a slave-driver/warden for the others slaves in an illithid colony or perhaps an aboleth's lair.
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moonbeast
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Posted - 03 Nov 2016 :  01:21:03  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, with the obvious tentacle appendages, I first thought that he was an Illithid servant or thrall of some type. But the Volos Guide previews say nothing about linking the Pit Master with mind flayers. He could just as easily be a servitor to another tentacled race. Aboleths perhaps. Is there another tentacular race?
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Markustay
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Posted - 03 Nov 2016 :  01:47:27  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm actually thinking those are snakes, as in 'Snake Pit'.



EDIT: Egads! Someone buy that poor stone Giant a cheeseburger!

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 03 Nov 2016 01:48:46
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Gyor
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Nov 2016 :  23:58:14  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

I'm actually thinking those are snakes, as in 'Snake Pit'.



EDIT: Egads! Someone buy that poor stone Giant a cheeseburger!



Its a giant, buy him the cow the beef and cheese came from.
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sleyvas
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Posted - 04 Nov 2016 :  00:17:23  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
looks like a lot of giants and beholder kin, illithids, and other aberrations. Still its got the official froghemoth, and I was just about to use them for the very first time.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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questing gm
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Posted - 08 Nov 2016 :  11:37:57  Show Profile  Visit questing gm's Homepage Send questing gm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm already hearing talks about the new playable races and monsters in the new Volo's Guide, but does anyone here with the book can say if the lore of the monsters presented there are Realms-specific or tend to be more generic to be plugged into any other settings?

I might have noticed in some of the previews where Realmsian monsters like the Leucrotta have had their origin lore painted over with something not so tied to the Realms.

(Also why isn't this scroll merged with the other scroll with the exact title?)

Edited by - questing gm on 09 Nov 2016 02:59:17
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Nov 2016 :  14:52:32  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It depends on the critter. Beholders were setting-neutral, but giants are Realms-specific. That's as far as I've read, thus far -- I've only skimmed the playable races section.

As for merging the scrolls, so far as I know, the forum software either doesn't permit this or doesn't make it easy.

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The Sage
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As I recall, Alaundo has said that merging matters such as those suggested for similar scrolls, is currently outside the purview of the forum software.

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