I love how modern D&D has to spell out every obvious thing. If you die while concentrating on a spell, your concentration is broken. If you are incapacitated, you lose your defensive bonus from dodging. What happened to DMs applying common sense? Its not an unmoderated fantasy card game subject to strict rules interpretation.
@garbados Yello are da bomb. Such an unusual pair.
@gamehawk You know, the more details you give about this, the more I feel like I fixed this for you on Debian 9, and the upgrade must have stomped on my fix. :)
@mwlucas If free lending libraries didn't already exist, there is no way they could be created today. Big publishers just wouldn't allow it. Rentals, maybe, but free?
@craigmaloney Ha ha... Back in my college days (early 20's) I worked support for a dial-up ISP, pre-Win 95. I had to troubleshoot Trumpet Windsock so often, and without interactivity... customers were generally talking on the phone they used for dial-up. I got so good at fixing most problems I could do it with my eyes closed... so they put me on Mac support, without access to a Windows computer, and expected me to help Windows customers, too. Good times.
@mwlucas Well, dang. It's inevitable but never easy.
I knew nothing about all this and had it described to me at computer camp in middle school in the early 80's. Just based on the description, I went home to my small and ordered the Basic Set from the Sears catalog store.
Reading about the anti-D&D sentiment and all the negative publicity in the 80s. It's ironic that the events Mazes & Monsters was inspired by caused D&D's sales to skyrocket. All of the negative publicity of the 80's seems to have just created awareness that it existed. Plenty of parents wouldn't let their kids play it, but that didn't stop the bad publicity from driving more people to discover it.
@craigmaloney I had this on Windows, I think. I disagreed with it so often.
(yeah, they're all awful platforms, hold your nose and choose one though IG doesn't thread past years and Twitter has DMCA'd the 2017 one 😠)
@groff Okay, going to give them this... if they'd done it on a Monday, we'd still all have been up from midnight to 6 am on Tuesday.