Yus, that! Thanks Lizzy! I had a feeling it was something along those lines, but it is nice to see it confirmed once and for all!
Where there any cool exploration areas that were never discovered?
Sometimes it is hard to remember the right questions, so... what did you guys, as DMs find to be the most mind blowing spoiler you found out when becoming DM?
Also, what was the idea behind the secret bedine npcs that wandered around at the beginning of V5? Think they were mostly done by Lizard man?
I started distributing loot in the open for this very reason, rather than going back to the Mage guild (Is that still a thing?).
It always bums me out when people ninja steal loot. That is why I loved questing with CB. No one fucked with him during distribution of loot.
From someone who loved venting rages on irc and discord, I can safely say that it often happens, when you put too much focus and emotion into your character, rather than focusing and placing your emotions into the overall story.
It is iffing hard sometimes, especially if it is OOC stuff like timezones that gets mixed into it all.
But if you can find the courage to take a step back, you will realize that it the beauty of CoA, is that you are not the only narrator to the story.
I hated MrGeek a bit for stealing what I believed would be my 15 minutes of fame, when he grabbed a piece of loot that I felt I had worked hard to earn. But instead of my character "merely getting a cool sword", the situation turned into a vastly more awesome storyline, touching many characters and became a defining aspect of MrGeeks character. He took it to a whole new, epic level, and told a much better story that the sword in my chatacters hands ever would.
Roll with the punches my man. Stop worrying about winning, and focus on the story itself, even if the story turns into something you had not imagined when you started.
The store was added to support halflings that acted similar to the FR Canon, where very few halflings are evil in nature. It was added at a time, where almost all halflings were mad crazy evil halfling rogues.
Whether that is still the intention of the DM team, I have no idea.