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  • Hello, I’m an Avengevoker | StupidRanger.com
    Had It to Do Again There are a few things I would have done differently Having selected my Encounter power as a melée power I would have selected a different feat I would have selected the Hybrid Talent Feat to take the Avenger s Armor of Faith feature for the bonus to my AC As it is I m a little too squishy to really use my Encounter power without tempting death So why would I make these changes In the D D Encounters environment where there is little chance for an extended rest the Encounter power becomes very very important Being too squishy to stay in melée combat I either need to have a better AC or stay out of combat Final Thoughts on the Hybrid I really like the idea of combining two different classes The min max er in me sees the fun in trying out new combinations But I truly feel as if the Hybrid is a class that really needs to be a few levels older before it becomes effective From the vantage point of Level 1 my Hybrid is pretty ineffective but I know she s got great potential for the future from 4e phb3 reviews rpgbloggers Stupid Ranger 5 Responses leave one Brian Engard permalink May 6 2010 The hybrid rules are an interesting beast I like the idea and I play with hybrid combos in the Character Builder all the time I ve even hit upon a couple of really good combos a dragon sorcerer thaneborn barbarian is pretty good for example and not necessarily an expected combination More often than not though I feel underwhelmed by the results I think this may be because a lot of the really cool pieces of the classes that I m mashing together don t

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  • Stupid Ranger | StupidRanger.com
    11 4 5 10 The Imagery of Healing Surges 1 3 24 10 D D Encounters Session 2 4 3 19 10 D D Encounters Session 1 9 3 16 10 Best of Both Worlds 1 3 12 10 Mind Bullets Anyone 3 3 2 10 In Like a Lamb 0 1 25 10 Of Creativity Fire 2 1 21 10 Attention Denver Area Gamers Older Entries Newer Entries Welcome

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  • GM’s Jam 2010 – Socializing is hard for nerds… | StupidRanger.com
    of the game still perplexes many and we fielded more questions that fell on the people skills side of the equation than anything else about how to run the game Speaking generally nerds have been stereotyped as socially awkward and unable to manage normal social relationships I think this is not explicitly true but it is close The thing that most people don t latch on to is how loyal your average roleplaying group is to both gaming group and game itself This seems to cause many to suffer problem players just because they are currently in your group or even worse just because they have been a friend for a long time Ultimately one has to ask what it is that one wants from their game If it is purely a reason to get together and socialize maybe you need to engineer some time for that before or after the game If a problem player takes too much enjoyment away from the group or from running the game then you may need to have some unpleasant discussions with that person about how you expect folks to behave when playing the game If no corrective action is taken by that person you may have to ask them to leave the group In our gaming groups we work hard to ensure that others are brought into the group based on consensus and the same goes for ejecting a player These topics are tough but ultimately just as our characters can level up and learn new skills so can we as players Just work with your group to put a few more ranks in diplomacy If this comes difficultly to you don t worry Dealing with people is a tough Just as always you can ask anything you want us to answer

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  • Dante | StupidRanger.com
    GenCon Part 2 0 8 4 10 Let the gaming begin 0 8 4 10 StupidRanger does GenCon 8 8 2 10 Dark Sun Campaign Setting First Impressions 2 6 10 10 Behind the Screen Don t Feel Like a Wizard 4 6 8 10 The Interior Design of Dungeons 2 4 26 10 Behind the Screen What s in a Name 1 2 24 10 Like manna from Washington

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  • D&D Starter Red Box: The Solo Adventure and more… | StupidRanger.com
    group of that size and it was difficult progress The power cards while attractive are a little more flimsy than I expected them to be at first and I almost tore a few of them while punching them out Also our new players wanted power cards for all of their skills and certain class skills like Sneak Attack didn t have an associated card As I mentioned before running the game was pretty easy I was tripped up at one point by the Dire Rats which had Hit 1d10 5 damage and the target is exposed to filth fever Some quick looking around did not yield any information on what Filth Fever was or how to progress it so I skipped it I accidentally found the information I needed later while leafing through the monsters section looking for a photo of another bad guy separated 27 pages from where I needed it with no annotation to indicate that it was even there Frustrating Final Thoughts The Red Box provides a solid starter set that is attainable to new players Character creation is straightforward dare I say even interesting when presented via the Solo Adventure The DM s Book does a decent job of presenting the tools that a new DM needs providing a great primer on how to run a game The included adventure is easy to run for a veteran Dungeon Master and provides a significant challenge even though more could have been done with skills A bit of additional roleplaying would ve been nice as well but that might have been more prevalent in the skill challenge that our group skipped Paul did a great job on his first adventure playing a skillful and witty elven rogue His wife Kara wasn t as into the D D game and opted to bow out after a few encounters but it wasn t from a lack of understanding how the game was played Stupid Ranger and I had a good time introducing the game to new players and I had a good time finally exploring the contents of a D D Box Set from 4e Dante red box reviews rpgbloggers 8 Responses leave one Jason P Illusive Dreams permalink September 8 2010 Thanks for the review I bought it and may try to convince my girlfriend to try it out since shes never played before Are their rules in their for making adjustments to smaller parties Also Colorado Springs huh Are you guys in Colorado Im in Denver myself Thanks Jason P Dante permalink September 8 2010 You should it s a great introduction to new players and it is done in an exciting and attainable way I didn t see any rules explicitly for scaling the encounters back but I only skimmed those sections of the Dungeon Master s Book We re in Westminster actually so not far from Denver We play regularly at Total Escape Games in Broomfield D D Encounters mostly and Stupid Ranger works at Black

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  • rpgbloggers | StupidRanger.com
    Red Box 5 8 26 10 A new member joins our adventuring party 1 8 17 10 5 Whiteboard of Excellence 0 8 16 10 GM s Jam 2010 Socializing is hard for nerds 1 8 9 10 GenCon Day 4 and 5 RPGA GM s Jam and more 0 8 6 10 GenCon Day 3 7 8 6 10 GenCon Day 2 and Roleplaying for the Severely Disturbed 2

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  • Thanks For All the Fish | StupidRanger.com
    the follow ups as well In fact we ve received so many surveys we had to close them earlier than originally anticipated So the surveys are no longer available We do appreciate all your support and as we work our way through the many many surveys we will update you on our progress Thanks again for all the fish from Gamer Girls Stupid Ranger thanks for all the fish No

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  • Gamer Girl Suvey: Update | StupidRanger.com
    for the guys we have closed the guys survey but we are still taking girls surveys at http geeksdreamgirl wufoo com forms girl gamer book survey for girls only For those who have completed our survey and or offered support we both extend our gratitude If you re a girl gamer and haven t completed the survey or if you know a girl gamer how hasn t finished the survey

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