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Over the last month we've seen 2 new sets of Unearthed Arcana class options released for 5e: Path of the Wild Soul Barbarian, Way of the Astral Self Monk, Aberrant Mind Sorcerer Origin, and the Lurker in the Deep Warlock Patron. Today we dig our heels in and take a look at all four, giving our thoughts on each along the way.
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There's no question orcs are iconic creatures in fantasy. They are an all but ubiquitous antagonistic force across the genre, bringing with them an element of savagery and brutality that is, well, far from unique. Savage and brutal enemies are a dime a dozen and with orcs having been so prevalent for so long they've slowly turned away from the kind of enemy you could build a campaign around to a kill-it-then-forget-it low level obstacle rife with homogenization.

But is this a fair view to hold of the orcs, or is there something more to them we're just not seeing anymore? And if it is fair, what can we do to change that? In this episode of The Bestiary, we'll attempt to answer these questions and more as we examine some of the many interpretations of orcs.
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A quick late night ramble about the "YouTuber's Union," now backed by German metalworker's union IG Metall, and why I ultimately can't bring myself to support this course of action.
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If you're a content creator, especially if it's for a living, then there is absolutely nothing more important for you to engage in than diversification.
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After a far too lengthy break we're back and picking up right where we left off. Today we look at 3 steps players and GMs alike can take to combat toxic behavior at the table in a manner that is fair and healthy for the game.
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GM Dave plays Shadowrun Returns! Episode 1: Introducing Aka-Vel
(Sorry for the out of order upload! Not sure why this one didn't transfer over from YouTube while the others did.)
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GM Dave plays Shadowrun Returns! Episode 3: The Seamstress' Union
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GM Dave plays Shadowrun Returns! Episode 2: Death in the Redmond Barrens
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This past week saw many stories of authoritarian leftists surprised that they were bitten by the very censorious ordnances they keep pushing for. This got me to thinking about the most important and relevant lesson I ever learned playing Dungeons & Dragons.

SPLC Writer Censored by Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDlCz1Cz9VQ

Palo Alto Woman Harasses Elderly Trump Supporter: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6888165/Elderly-Jewish-man-74-abused-called-Nazi-Starbucks-woman.html

Uni of AZ Students get Misdemeanor Charge for Protesting CBP Event: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2019/04/01/protest-university-arizona-over-border-patrol-event-result-charges-for-2-students/3335688002/

Twitter Blocks French Govt. with its Own Fake News Law: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47800418

Tim Pool's Breakdown of Censorship Backfiring on Authoritarian Left: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2FYpELAUv4
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Explaining in brief the recent dry spell on my channel and what my plans are going forward. I thank you for your patience with this sudden and unexpected lull in my content.
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In today's character showcase we'll be taking a look at the evolution Broly from his original stint as the Legendary Super Saiyan to his reinterpretation by series creator Akira Toriyama for the new movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

Spoilers ahead for DBS: Broly!
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In today's character showcase we'll be taking a look at the evolution Broly from his original stint as the Legendary Super Saiyan to his reinterpretation by series creator Akira Toriyama for the new movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

Spoilers ahead for DBS: Broly!
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My thoughts on the newly released Captain Marvel.
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The 100 Sub Livestream of Maze Rats is on for this Sunday, March 3rd at 12pm PST!

A sizable stream of setbacks has forced me to postpone the live-play Maze Rats session until next weekend. However, I will still be streaming tomorrow from 1-2pm PST.
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Update to the 100 Sub Live-Play contest with some more WIPEOUT gameplay.

WipEout Omega Collection
https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/tid=CUSA07671_00

Info on the 100 sub livestream and giveaway, which will be Sunday, Feb 24th from 1-4 pm PST.
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Playing some WIPEOUT Fury in the WIPEOUT Omega Collection
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When it comes to the tricky tools in a GM's toolkit, traps and hazards are among the trickiest. While they have the potential to add a massive amount of dynamic engagement at just about any level of play, more often than not they end up relegated as either minor obstacles that are quickly forgotten or simple HP drains for the party. This is such a shame as these elements can often make what would be an otherwise bland encounter incredibly memorable when utilized properly. Today, we're going to take a look at a few things to consider when selecting and designing your own traps and hazards to help make even the most basic trap more dynamic and engaging on the whole.
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Opening promo packs of Pokemon TCG cards while we discuss the future course of the channel and the recent 100 subscriber milestone.
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Demons are among the most well remembered of D&D's fiendish foes, but sadly many of them lost a lot of what made them great in their conversion to 5e. There are some notable exceptions to this rule, though, and one of them is a long time favorite of mine. Masters of deception and guile, these bestial demons prefer to use temptation to lead their victims to ruin. They are the Glabrezu.
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With my Pathfinder 2 test group having finished our time with the playtest last week the time has at last come to gather our final thoughts on the new system. Starting with the mechanical aspects of the game, we'll examine what works, what doesn't, and where the system currently stands in comparison to its predecessor.
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Initial encoding errors made this upload later than I wanted but we got it in the end! Here's 5 (actually 6) more tabletop gaming channels, and one non-tabletop channel, I think might be worth your time:

Kasimir Urbanski - RPGPundit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzZEZe6s6OR90Ud7PvTWeA

Mister Brushface: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3-m96bkCEPcjwCoYHHDyNA

AdeptusAzule: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUgTtT_xPypB_YvvdpT5r2Q

Dead aussie Gamer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBWAxkQM_TPDZIfA1IlI3Fw

Complex Games Apologist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4R53JO42zK7C3VFgF_e_mg

Seth Skorkowsky: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQs8-UJ7IHsrzhQ-OQOYBmg

Hello Future Me: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFQMO-YL87u-6Rt8hIVsRjA
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Fun with the fuzzball family members, personal resolutions for the new year, a new desk in the making, and updates you can expect to see on the channel going forward.
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Greetings and salutations ye gamers of all stripes and welcome to The Man Behind The Screen. I am GM Dave, and I'm honored to have you as my guest here today.

This channel is dedicated to the wonderful world of tabletop gaming. Here you will find discussions on various aspects of the hobby, helpful tips I've discovered through my many years involved on both sides of the GM's screen, and even a few games to watch or listen along to. Also featured are system reviews, for those hobbyists out there who just can't quite scratch the right itch with Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder, and suggestions on other fantastic gaming channels that I think might be worth your time.

Thank you so very much for joining me on this journey. Now go forth, dear friends, and game on!

~GM Dave