5E My Current DND5 Ideas
+ Log in or register to post
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Threaded View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Waghalter (Lvl 7)

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block ren1999


    My Current DND5 Ideas

    Keep the Maneuvers but drop the XD dice in favor of just extra standard actions at higher levels. The play-testing is showing that XD, while fun, takes too much time when the dice are rolled and selected and accounted for. Keep the 1 reaction out of turn. Turn Parry and Protect as well as other Maneuvers into regular standard actions or reactions.

    Don't use Weapon, Magic and Save Bonuses, just offer ability increases at higher levels and base all attacks only on abilities. Offer only +1 to any ability every 4 levels or so.

    Shy away from complete immunity in favor of Advantage and Disadvantage. But use this sparingly. Don't include Advantage and Disadvantage in everything. That is why we still have situation modifiers.

    Use a more historical armor and weapon list but translate it into English.
    Have long staff weapons do less damage but add to armor class.

    Have a dice roll format. Some of the Monk powers have saves without DCs.

    int vs int
    intDC vs intSave
    intSkill vs DC

    Separate Spells and Prayers. They're different.
    Have no similar spells or prayers. Make them all very unique and powerful. Think of all the things you could do with the spell during an encounter or role-playing to help new players expand their imaginations. How could Web be used for example.

    Have no similar Maneuvers either. Just offer them to multiple classes if it seems plausible. Situational Maneuvers and Feats never get chosen over more powerful ones. How about making them more general and powerful. Just strike out the word Feat and combine the Feats with Maneuvers.

    Do away with Spell level and just organize spells and prayers by Class level requirements.

    Many DM's like to have the players be all similar levels during play. So consolidate the experience point table and level-up rewards.

    If Mike and Designers are going to ditch the XD because it takes a long time to roll all the dice and chose the highest, then they could just turn the Maneuvers into standard actions and reactions.

    1st level, 1 main, 1 off-hand, and 1 reaction
    5th level, an additional main action (a maneuver)
    10th level, an additional off-hand action
    15th level, an additional reaction

    Recharge for monsters really sucks. First you have to roll to see if the monster can do that, it takes a lot of time.

    Spells per day suck because everybody tries to take extended rests after every encounter to heal-up and gain their "dailies" again.

    Just make them all Spells or Prayers per encounter and adjust each power with that in mind. Area spells and charms make good encounter only powers. Non-Area or charm spells make good at-will powers.

    Offer Squares and Miniature Flanking and Opportunity Rules, or more free style Feet and Meters as two options meeting two playing styles.

    I like the way skills are shaping up.

    Please don't bring back 4E damage conditions that extend past the end of the victim's next turn. They are hard to keep track of without a computer. Turn ongoing damage into just a flat extra damage bonus. Keep the stun, blinded, other conditions down to a minimum. Make them rare.
    Last edited by ren1999; Saturday, 17th November, 2012 at 02:41 PM.

+ Log in or register to post

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Similar Threads

  1. My Current DND5 Wishlist
    By ren1999 in forum Older D&D Editions (4E, 3.x, 2E, 1E, OD&D), D&D Variants, and OSR Gaming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Tuesday, 29th May, 2012, 02:12 AM
  2. Cursed Item ideas - or Mining Various Sources for Ideas
    By weem in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Thursday, 16th October, 2008, 02:33 PM
  3. Running D&D in current day
    By Gwaihir in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Friday, 29th September, 2006, 02:16 PM
  4. Help! I want to run a d20 Current day sci-fi campaign?
    By Christoph the Magus in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: Wednesday, 30th March, 2005, 01:59 AM
  5. My current character
    By JoeGKushner in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Friday, 31st December, 2004, 08:55 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts