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Part Three of Three
Finally we come to the important part: what can those of us who disagree with the course Wizards of the Coast and other tabletop games companies are taking? The solutions are really quite simple, requiring little more than the willpower not to buy their products and a willingness to stand up and speak out against the nonsense. Of course, the efficacy of these depends on how many are willing to follow through. I myself haven't purchased anything from WotC in the last 3 years, nor do I plan to going forward.
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Still need to figure out why Bitchute keeps failing to grab my videos.
Part Two of Three
Last week we covered the ins and outs of what Wizards of the Coast has started doing to some of their products, chiefly Dungeons & Dragons, in the name of fighting supposedly intrinsic racism in the game. This time we get a bit more hypothetical with the topic as I explore what I think are the who's, where's, and why's behind this change by comparing it to similar shifts in film, video games, and especially Western comics.
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Part one of three.
Wizards of the Coast has fully capitulated to the squeaky wheel that is the faux progressive ideologues. For some time now they, along with many other companies, have been hounded with false allegations from these shrieking harpies about racist and/or sexist transgressions they made in how they wrote and designed their games. Four days ago, they fully bent the knee with a disgustingly saccharine and corporate article on their official D&D website. This video explores the what of it: what they've done, are doing, and are planning to do in the wake of this cowardly act.

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Partly for fun, partly to help get back into the swing of things, I decided to record a quick time lapse of me drawing one of my older tabletop characters: Shei Ushana, Acolyte of the Secret Fire.
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I got a pretty neat gift in the mail yesterday and decided I'll let you all partake in the opening with me. In an incredibly clumsy manner where I drop my camera. There's a reason I don't normally do this.
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After the fiasco surrounding Adam Koebel's final Far Verona game stream many discussions about both his behavior and the weaknesses of the X-Card came up, a discussion I joined last week with my video, The Failure of the X-Card. However, in the wake of that video I've both learned some bad information had been circulated regarding the incident and received some anecdotes on positive experiences using the X-Card. So, in the interest of approaching the tool as fairly as I can, I'm taking a step back from my personal distaste of the X-Card to examine what merits I can see in it.

As this is a followup to a previous video, I recommend watching that video first for the fullest context:
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After a bit of a break to catch up at work and get over an infection I'm back with my first vlog on the progress of my own tabletop game, Palanor.
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A new controversy has emerged in the world of tabletop gaming, one involving Dungeon World designer Adam Koebel and his baffling decision to push an uncomfortable molestation scene on a female player in a game he recently live streamed. This game also used the X-Card, a tool that's supposed to give players uncomfortable with a scene de facto power to halt play and force the game to move onto something else. And yet, in spite of the visual distaste on ever player's face throughout this scene, no one used it. It's time to look at why. Today, we examine the failure of the X-Card.
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Talking about a few issues surrounding the channel, related projects, and short term plans while playing "Endless Skies."
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Talking about a few issues surrounding the channel, related projects, and short term plans while playing "Endless Skies."
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Reuploading since the original never processed properly.
In part 4 of Exploring Characters we move from the driving forces of romance and lust to what is arguably the most powerful, and most commonly squandered, background motivator: family.
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Da Boss had ta make some changes at da end dere, what wit all dat squig shit from Nancy Plosey during dat State of da Onions fing yer God Emprah Trump was doin'.
Ruhmemba, don’t go takin dis all serious like a git! S’all just a buncha fun an’ games, got it!?
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Ruhmemba, don’t go takin dis all serious like a git! S’all just a buncha fun an’ games, got it!?
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We've reached part three of "Exploring Characters," which means it's time to take a gander at something a bit more personal and examine how love, lust, and romance can spur our characters to act.
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Ruhmemba, don’t go takin dis all serious like a git! S’all just a buncha fun an’ games, got it!?
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Ruhmemba, don’t go takin dis all serious like a git! S’all just a buncha fun an’ games, got it!?
(Reuploaded since the first refused to play)
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Here in part two of "Exploring Characters" we take a look at the power of faith and how influential conviction within faith can be in driving our characters to action.
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Ruhmemba, don’t go takin dis all serious like a git! S’all just a buncha fun an’ games, got it!?
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Welcome to part one of "Exploring Characters," a miniseries in which we'll examine four different driving elements that go beyond the common tragic past or search for wealth and fame in order to give fresher options for our characters. Today we begin with the first of these four elements, the sense of duty, to see how we can use it shape the backgrounds, goals, and motivations of our characters.
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While the document is a more complicated beast than some might have us believe, it ultimately won't foster the healthy environment it aims for.

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Evil player characters have continually proved to be a difficult beast to contend with, but they don't have to be. Here we'll look at 3 ideas to keep in mind when making an evil player character so you can ensure they'll not only gel with your group but make for fun and interesting play.
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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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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