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Rogue Initiative in 5e

In Dungeons & Dragons version 5e, the Rogue obtains a new feat when reaching level 17 called Thief's Reflexes.

D&D Player's Handbook Cover picture--a female magicien is casting a spell against a fire giant; giant which takes most of the space on the coverThis feat gives the Rogue the equivalent of two full turns on the first round.

This means the Rogue is able to have two full actions, bonus actions, movements, etc. within the first round.

If you have a Rogue that can cast spells, that's where you would be able to use ...

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AFK The Webseries: Awakening

This is a mini webseries posted on YouTube.

If you have not yet seen the episodes I and II posted in 2015, then please go check that video first. It's here: AFK: The Webseries. The Awakenings videos are happening more or less along the episodes I, II, and III.

The storyline is a set of people playing a video game in a world similar to Dungeons & Dragons get sucked in the game and they ...

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Initiative in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2e

Introduction

The Combat sequence in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons version 2e was very much streamlined compared to the previous two versions.

First of all, the new designers, led by David Zeb Cook, introduced a clear definition of what an Action is, with a list of things that you can accomplish during a combat round, such as an attack or casting a spell. They also introduced a small list of ...

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Initiative in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (a.k.a. 1e)

Introduction

Gary Gygax reorganized and enhanced the first version of Dungeons & Dragons of 1974 and published three new books: the Monster Manual (1977), the Player's Handbook (1978), and the Dungeons Master's Guide (1979). Later, more would come out such as Arcana (1985) and Oriential Adventures (1985).

Notice how they first published the Monster Manual that could be used with ...

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Initiative in Dungeons & Dragons Basic Box Set

Introduction

A Book Cover of the very first Dungeons & Dragons Box SetGary Gygax and Dave Arneson published 1,000 copies that they printed themselves, of their new game: Dungeons & Dragons.

 

This very first version had good success and was quickly followed by more by the same authors.

Surprise Round

This version had a surprise round that did not involve any initiative. If the Monster or the Party could surprise their opponent, then ...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Initiative Handling on a per Version Basis

The following is a list of pages that describe how the handling of the initiative has changed over the ages.

As a brief history, it went from a d6 rolled by each character and monster and a possible +1 or -1 Dexterity adjustments, to a 1d6 without adjustments, to a d10 and many  in AD&D 2e, to a d20 when Wizard of the Coast bought TSR and created D&D 3e.

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How do you choose your dice for Dungeons and Dragons games?

Type of Dices in Dungeons and Dragons

Since 1974, Dungeons and Dragons, and many other Role Playing and other games since then, adopted a set of 5 dice. These included:

  • 4 sided die (1d4)
  • 6 sided die (1d6)
  • 8 sided die (1d8)
  • 12 sided die (1d12)
  • 20 sided die (1d20)

The game uses the various dice to spice the play role gaming with varying randomness.

For ...

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AFK: The Webseries

There is this mini series, call AFK: Webseries, that came out on Nov 15, 2015. The story: A bunch of computer RPG (Role Playing Game) players get sucked in the fantasy world they are playing that night. The series starts with each one awakening as their characters. They have a headacke which disappear fairly quickly and then realize that they are their character...

Note for those who don't ...

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Turn Watcher does not want to start, what should I do?

When changing versions of Turn Watcher, it can happen that the configuration file generates a crash and the application does not start. This can also happen if the configuration file was somehow corrupted.

If you cannot start Turn Watcher and see the first screen, we strongly suggest that you go in this directory under Microsoft Windows:

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