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    5e Are Ioun stones supposed to need attunement?

    DMG does not mention attunement but SRD says Attunement. Which is officially true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S'mon View Post
    DMG does not mention attunement but SRD says Attunement. Which is officially true?
    An unhelpful non-canonical answer - but in The Dying Earth RPG I'm pretty sure IOUN stones require attunement, which is presumably based on what Vance wrote in his stories.

    So surely that counts in favour of the SRD as opposed to the DMG!
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    Well the issue is that 5e limits attunement to 3 items, so no ioun stone clouds. My preference is no attunement for that reason, but wondering what the intent was.
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    DMG p176:

    Ioun Stone
    Wondrous item, rarity varies (requires attunement)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Farquhar View Post
    DMG p176:
    Not in mine - early printing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S'mon View Post
    DMG does not mention attunement but SRD says Attunement. Which is officially true?
    The DMG does require attunement.

    You're just missing it - it's mentioned once in the header, not for each individual stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S'mon View Post
    Not in mine - early printing?
    It's in mine, and I have the first printing. I doubt they removed it for subsequent printings but maybe there was an error?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnZapp View Post
    The DMG does require attunement.

    You're just missing it - it's mentioned once in the header, not for each individual stone.
    I did check header though. Hmn will check again when back from vacation

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    One house rule I've toyed with using is to allow "sets" of items to share an attunement slot. Thus allowing a cloud of Ioun stones to count as one attuned item.
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    Personally I think attunement is fine, the limit of 3 is like you know really limiting. Use attunement but drop the number limit completely.

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