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Ok, so since we seem to have reached an impasse, perhaps we should discuss potential solutions to this issue.  We have all been gaming together for years (some as many as 10 or more) and I feel we should be able to get past this.  Our host was kind enough to start a mass email on the topic, but I feel that it might get the attention it deserves here.  It is my hope that we can stay constructive in this thread so that others may potentially benefit from our ideas.  I am sure that we are not the only group with people on both sides of the 4e fence.  So What things can we do to make this enjoyable for everyone?

One, two, three, four... I call Flame War!

While I may risk being called a whiner should I continue to complain about 4e DnD, Our last game did highlight a major flaw in the game as I see it.  When inter-party conflict began, there was no real way for most characters to intervene effectively.  Now I will be the first to admit that I remain unaware of any rules which allow for subdual or non-lethal fighting apart from the rule on p295 of the player's handbook which allows you to designate a "killed" opponent as merely unconscious, and you don't have to even declare that intent until the creature is effectively deceased!  Obviously, this will make bar brawls far more costly in resources for any involved party member, since there is no way to recover that damage more rapidly or easily than if you had taken the same damage from being hacked at with an axe.

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Welcome to the Lords of Tyr D&D Podcast!

We are a Dungeons and Dragons gaming group that has been meeting twice a month since 2002. We now stream our game nights live on the Internet using uStream. Check out our site at http://lordsoftyr.com for more information

Lords in attendance: TJ, Brian, Rob, Todd, Chad

Prelude: Opps! I forgot to hit record!

Enathrea

I am honored to introduce myself and please to accept the graces of your friendship and bond Moonstars.  I am Enathrea, Eladrin, Paladin-Warlock(mulit-class).  For reasons I cannot explain, Bahamut only knows, I teleported into a strange stone room with you somewhat confunded adventures.  After some introductions I offer my friendship and bond as Eladrin.  You have my prayers as a Paladin and honor that I will do all within my means to provide care, healing, and strength as we seek to discover what has tipped the balance to cause our paths to cross.  It is my hearts strongest desire to return home to continue the battle of which I left to protect my homeland.  Until then I will offer my protection and give you all that I have to be constnantly vigiliant aginst evil opposing it on all fronts.

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Welcome to the Lords of Tyr D&D Podcast!

We are a Dungeons and Dragons gaming group that has been meeting twice a month since 2002. We now stream our game nights live on the Internet using uStream. Check out our site at http://lordsoftyr.com for more information

Session #16ish - Reality's a bitch

Unfortunately I have not kept up with my session updates.  There hasn't been one in too long a time.  Time to try and get it going again.

 

Game summary thus far:

Since the last summary, the Moonstars have gotten involved in quite an epic problem.  During exploration of the cave they found an avatar of Kord, attempting to be murdered by some group of apparent immortals.  They were luckily able to save his life.  Following that, the group has gone to two of the major cities on the continent, both Solaria and Mysticae.  They spent some time tracking, researching, and ultimately gathering the knoweldge of who is behind the attempted god slayings.  

 These same villains also began to setup further plans, with the group being right in the middle of it in Mysticae.  They created true chaos via a curse, with the Merchant of Death truly living up to his moniker.

 True chaos was created in the major cities and villages, with the mythals of at least Mysticae and Solaria beginning to crack.  A large scar in the sky also appeared at this time, clearing right across the moon Lunatari when it was full.  

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Lords in attendance: Brian, Rob, Todd, TJ, and Chad

Topic 1: Wizards to Update the OGL

Submitted by Chad

Almost all of the major d20 3rd party publishers have announced that until the OGL is changed or updated they will not be producing content for 4e. Is this announcement a good sign that their forced embargo will come to an end soon?

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4news/20080811

Topic 2: 4e – Vocal Segment of Gamers Do not Like the Game

Submitted by Rob

4th Edition D&D. There is still a lot of uproar from a vocal segment of the gaming population over 4th Ed. Ultimately, do you think it will bring back more old and new gamers or drive old gamers away?

Topic 3: Paizo's Pathfinder

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