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    The 2 handed weapon Giant Slayer is an old trope...

    The 2 handed weapon Giant Slayer is an old trope that got lost in the dual wielding and archery shuffle as editions moved along.
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    I would think about removing Wisdom and adding...

    I would think about removing Wisdom and adding Perception and Soul. Ranged attacks can key off perception, divine magics and quite a few magic saves would use Soul and initiative can choose between...
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    I think the limited number of dice you have and...

    I think the limited number of dice you have and the need to use them for other maneuvers balances out things enough. Lets face it Wis + SD healing once or twice a rest is not going to trump those...
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    Ultimately I believe having the fighter chasis...

    Ultimately I believe having the fighter chasis having to hold both the simple and the "advanced" subclasses held it back. I would of liked to of seen a more advanced fighter class with the maneuvers...
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    As it is field medicine and not Morale based HP...

    As it is field medicine and not Morale based HP regain (which I have no issue with) I would use Wisdom as it is the stat for the medicine skill.
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    Field Medicine - Expend 1 SD and make a DC10...

    Field Medicine - Expend 1 SD and make a DC10 Wisdom (Medicine) check on a successful check you heal a creature within 5ft of you 1d6 + SD damage.

    I know some people do not like martial healing but...
  7. With Actor I add Proficiency in Deception or...

    With Actor I add Proficiency in Deception or Persuasion and Disguise Kit. Weapon Master, I remove 2 of the weapon proficiency and add a fighting style. Keen Mind I add 2 Int skills. Quite a few feats...
  8. I just joined Toughness and Durable into 1 feat.

    I just joined Toughness and Durable into 1 feat.
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    I have at times thought that Perception should be...

    I have at times thought that Perception should be a stat, I know it would make many a Grognard cry but 1. Making Grognards cry is a hobby of mine and 2. It makes a lot of sense, balances well and...
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    The smile on your face when you look on your book...

    The smile on your face when you look on your book shelf and know the copy of Deities and Demiclods is the original. :D
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    Mike forwarding the evidence and complaints to...

    Mike forwarding the evidence and complaints to Zak S was not someone else's actions, those actions and poor decisions were his own. The resulting anger after the what was considered a poor apology...
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    Mostly comments fell into 2 camps 1. They...

    Mostly comments fell into 2 camps 1. They expected better of him and 2. The apology fell short.
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    Consequences for ones actions is not being picked...

    Consequences for ones actions is not being picked on.
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    Keep in mind that Bards are magically designed...

    Keep in mind that Bards are magically designed for buffing, debuffing and indirect magical effects instead of damage. If everybody did close to the same amount of damage the Fighter may as well go...
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    The question is how far is too far?

    The question is how far is too far?
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    Just for you Elfcrusher I change abilities that...

    Just for you Elfcrusher I change abilities that ignore cover bonuses to reduce AC by 2. This gives them some benefit whilst making cover still desirable. I have been thinking about but yet to make...
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    How many people actually want 3 or 4 extra weapon...

    How many people actually want 3 or 4 extra weapon proficiencies when looking for weapon proficiencies?
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    I find 4 proficiencies in weapons is wasteful in...

    I find 4 proficiencies in weapons is wasteful in that most people I know when they are after weapon proficiency are only after one or two, beyond that is a waste. Trimming two weapons off and adding...
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    Another problem I have with this feat is that it...

    Another problem I have with this feat is that it is not what is written on the tin. Basic proficiency in several weapons does not make one a weapon master. I would not mind it's existence if it was...
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    I doubt it considering the timing.

    I doubt it considering the timing.
  21. I have tried to have this discussion in the past...

    I have tried to have this discussion in the past unfortunately I kept getting hit with the strawman argument that more automatically means you want a flood thus causing a lowering of quality and the...
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    It now being mid April and we have not heard from...

    It now being mid April and we have not heard from Mike on social media or Twitch since Feb I am guessing that he is under a pretty solid gag order and will only be seen at cons with a tight script.
  23. I would simplify and strengthen the Ranger at...

    I would simplify and strengthen the Ranger at level 1 by 1. Removing Favoured enemy and replace it with Gain prof in Survival and Nature. If already prof. double prof. 2. Remove terrain requirements...
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    The WoTC roster seems to be altering over the...

    The WoTC roster seems to be altering over the last couple of months, I wonder if this presages a change in direction?
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    Things to take into account that may shape tings...

    Things to take into account that may shape tings not in any particular order:
    1. Who/what does the Celestial represent?
    2. What is the context.
    3. What is the known moral bend and history of...
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    A month later and not a peep. Gag order or...

    A month later and not a peep. Gag order or employment status change?
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    Congrats to Dan Dillon. I would be interested in...

    Congrats to Dan Dillon. I would be interested in hearing Dan Dillon's thoughts on the direction martial classes should take and the "complexity budget" they should be allowed to have.
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    I was hoping to see the Apocalypse barbarian...

    I was hoping to see the Apocalypse barbarian cleaned up and in usable form. As to the other issue I have seen corporations fire people for far less and I hope this is not the case and he comes out...
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    So back on topic, here we are in March with no...

    So back on topic, here we are in March with no word one way or another.
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    Apparently a consultant back in 2014 was taken on...

    Apparently a consultant back in 2014 was taken on despite warnings of domestic violence, sexual assault and abusive online behaviour. When face with this MM asked for information and many who had...
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    Is Mike Mearls Happy Hour still a thing?

    Is Mike Mearls Happy Hour still a thing? Or has he gone into hiding after the controversy of late?
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    I usually allow Cantrips free and other spells -1...

    I usually allow Cantrips free and other spells -1 ki cost min. 1.
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    Many of the spells cost too much ki and need to...

    Many of the spells cost too much ki and need to be re-evaluated. Also one should be able to add an element keyword to their unarmed attacks.
  34. I prefer to provide a variety of challenges in my...

    I prefer to provide a variety of challenges in my game regardless of issues.
  35. How about a dungeon where no amount of dex will...

    How about a dungeon where no amount of dex will open doors and you have to use charisma to convince the doors to open. Each door has it's own personality and thinks differently about the party and...
  36. Basically utilize other stats more often. ...

    Basically utilize other stats more often.

    Enforce encumberance.
    Obstacles that require lifting, pushing or holding things back.
    Include the need to remember specific things or Lore.
    Endurance...
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    I have them on D&D Beyond. Righteous Brand: Melee...

    I have them on D&D Beyond. Righteous Brand: Melee + if hits next person hits target does +1d4 Radiant extra. Astral Seal: Melee + if hits next person hits target gains 1d6 temp hp.
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    I created several melee cantrips with support...

    I created several melee cantrips with support riders that really helped round out melee clerics.
  39. Guess which class can also do this......all of...

    Guess which class can also do this......all of them.
  40. I would suggest half the die for balance. At any...

    I would suggest half the die for balance. At any rate I believe that Superiority dice and manuevers should of been part of the core fighter and also allow to add to ability checks (and saves thus...
  41. Unfortunately Action Surge proves far too useful...

    Unfortunately Action Surge proves far too useful in combat to use it elsewhere, as a fighter you already are behind compared to other martials for most of the game without gimping yourself further.
  42. Whilst that method has some pros it does not...

    Whilst that method has some pros it does not change the issue that it is the same base as everyone else who gain abilities/spells to back it up and the fighter does not.
  43. A bit of humour, but I stand by what I say when...

    A bit of humour, but I stand by what I say when in that part I say there is an outcry whenever it is suggested the Fighter gets something.
  44. Fighters have sacrificed nearly all exploration...

    Fighters have sacrificed nearly all exploration and social ability to be the best at combat. The problem with this is that the fighter despite this sacrifice is not the best at combat and is a bit...
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    You may want to check the Psion Mike was putting...

    You may want to check the Psion Mike was putting together on the Mike Mearls Happy Hour stream on Twitch.
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    So what about being a poorly trained crossbowman...

    So what about being a poorly trained crossbowman or dagger/dart thrower most of the day make you more magical? Because this is what happened in editions without cantrips.
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    Solution for cantrips not feeling magical……….....

    Solution for cantrips not feeling magical……….. stop being a grognard.
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    The most annoying "quirk" is that the designers...

    The most annoying "quirk" is that the designers keep applying band-aids to issues rather than fixes. Some point at 4e as to why you do this but neglect to mention that you need not swing from one...
  49. Thread: New to DnD

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    Dice and Monster Manual would be a must.

    Dice and Monster Manual would be a must.
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    I separate the spell slot recovery from the...

    I separate the spell slot recovery from the Sorcery Points. At the cost of 2HD the Sorcerer regains the same number of slots the Wizard does for their recovery mechanic. I also add Themed bonus known...
  51. Well he is a fictional Lawful Evil being I will...

    Well he is a fictional Lawful Evil being I will give you that much.
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    My thought when MM talks about Martial design...

    My thought when MM talks about Martial design space Vs Caster design space.

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    Let us not forget the aborted UA Fighter Scout.

    Let us not forget the aborted UA Fighter Scout.
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    Maybe a Ranger/Warlord Multiclass. Mind you as he...

    Maybe a Ranger/Warlord Multiclass. Mind you as he doesn't use magic one could say a Rogue Scout or Fighter BM + Ranger of the North (Outlander) Background.
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    Whilst I would of liked to see some animal...

    Whilst I would of liked to see some animal companion affecting spells, using these to patch up poor design is an absolute cop out. Also how on Earth is Hunter's Mark a spell instead of a class...
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    A few things I would like to hang Mike up by his...

    A few things I would like to hang Mike up by his feet for are (beware of paraphrasing for simplicity/ wall of text sake) his comments around weapon and martial abilities Vs spells, spells will always...
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    A book full of alternate rule, class abilities...

    A book full of alternate rule, class abilities and monster abilities.
  58. This largely seems to be an issue of style. One...

    This largely seems to be an issue of style. One camp wants a more "heroic" style where there is always a chance regardless how small, the other camp once some with more "realism" where sometimes you...
  59. Am I the only one that gets sick of hearing it...

    Am I the only one that gets sick of hearing it wields weapons so it should be a Fighter Subclass not a full class. Due to the Fighter completely lacking identity other than armed combat it will under...
  60. True but let's face it, solo creatures do not...

    True but let's face it, solo creatures do not really work that well in most rpg's.
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    A good thing I noticed with this mechanic is that...

    A good thing I noticed with this mechanic is that you can create an area with thematic events random or otherwise that would not normally make sense in that geographic area. It also adds an...
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    Maybe 3 or less on a d20. In a volatile area roll...

    Maybe 3 or less on a d20. In a volatile area roll a d10, and I was thinking maybe a d6 if the same or a similar spell is cast in that round/turn. Which raises the question do you check 1/turn or...
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    Some good ideas there. I am thinking the spell...

    Some good ideas there. I am thinking the spell eruption could occur after a number of spell levels have been cast equal to the spell in question, but would it be targeted on caster or target of...
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    I had thought of having both in my game using the...

    I had thought of having both in my game using the spell stain as either an problematic or beneficial environmental effect, whilst living spell is more of a creature type encounter. Thanks for the...
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    Spell Stained Environment

    I am getting ready to start a new campaign in a post war setting. An idea I have is called Spell Stained Environment. Basically they areas where a specific spell has been cast in an area on mass...
  66. Feat chains have gone the way of the Dodo...

    Feat chains have gone the way of the Dodo thankfully.
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    Oooooohhhh a sidebar! Consider me underwhelmed.

    Oooooohhhh a sidebar! Consider me underwhelmed.
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    Full Caster Subclasses - Check New spells -...

    Full Caster Subclasses - Check
    New spells - Check
    No Martial subclasses - Check
    No new Fighting Styles or manoeuvres - Check
    No new Classes that showcase the new world - Check
    Little player...
  69. Do you know what the silliest thing is about...

    Do you know what the silliest thing is about discussions on this site? That if you say the designers went too far in one direction that you automatically want the extreme of the opposite direction....
  70. They will probably only fix spelling, grammar and...

    They will probably only fix spelling, grammar and phrasing. They are too scared to do anything further.
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    So you can get the invocation when you meet the...

    So you can get the invocation when you meet the requirements.
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    Or if your DM allows hold off selecting one till...

    Or if your DM allows hold off selecting one till the next level.
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    I loved the old gold boxed games. PS Can we...

    I loved the old gold boxed games.

    PS Can we please stop trying to police what people talk about, how often and when.
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    So how is it in play?

    So how is it in play?
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    How far in helping with companion survival does...

    How far in helping with companion survival does allowing Hit Dice and Death saves go?
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    The water gets murkier in this issue when you add...

    The water gets murkier in this issue when you add in the issue of the low charisma unskilled character played by a silver tongued person. Should they roll or not. Personally I think they should as...
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    A Hunter with Find Familiar is a better beast...

    A Hunter with Find Familiar is a better beast Master if utility is your thing.
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    That the Beast Master is combat ineffective and...

    That the Beast Master is combat ineffective and that the small amount of utility gained nowhere makes up for it.
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    Maths is not subjective. Bad maths is bad maths...

    Maths is not subjective. Bad maths is bad maths regardless of having played the sub class or not.
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    Stormwind Fallacy...…….just sayin'.

    Stormwind Fallacy...…….just sayin'.
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    I believe that the "simple" fighter and the...

    I believe that the "simple" fighter and the "advanced" fighter should of been two separate classes. Shoehorning them in together led to many detrimental design compromises.
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    Giant Soul Sorcerer with Ring of Enlarge?

    Giant Soul Sorcerer with Ring of Enlarge?
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    Back to my original question, what would a Find...

    Back to my original question, what would a Find Animal Companion spell look like? How would it differ from Find Steed and Find Familiar?
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    Maybe a fix to the Beast Master could be...

    Maybe a fix to the Beast Master could be Something like Instictive Action: The beast on it's turn will attack any one creature that attacks it or the Beast Master.
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    I have no issue asking as it was asked politely...

    I have no issue asking as it was asked politely and is meaningful to the conversation. To answer your question I find the Beast Master subclass to be very clunky and poorly designed and I like the...
  86. For you that may be the case but others may take...

    For you that may be the case but others may take enjoyment out of it, so why kill their fun because of your melee preference. Having said that Ranged combat has drawbacks but the are largely removed...
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    Animal Companion Fix thoughts

    I was wondering if a properly crafted Find companion Spell ala Find Steed and Familiar would be a good way of dealing with the Ranger companion. Should the spell improve with a higher level slot or...
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    That would depend on what you want it to do that...

    That would depend on what you want it to do that 2e does not do or does not do well.
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    I personally was fine with the class it was just...

    I personally was fine with the class it was just the Beastmaster I thought needed more polish.
  90. Has anyone tried this yet in game?

    Has anyone tried this yet in game?
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    SSSSHHHHHHHH Don't you remember you are not...

    SSSSHHHHHHHH Don't you remember you are not allowed to say this edition has issues ??? I am sure the Stormwind Brigade will soon set you straight.
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    Your riposte be made of straw.

    Your riposte be made of straw.
  93. I wonder if he was trying to balance more...

    I wonder if he was trying to balance more powerful or longer lasting abilities with a small area of effect?
  94. It in a way says sorry Mr fighter you are neither...

    It in a way says sorry Mr fighter you are neither smart or inspirational enough to effect an entire skirmish so here is this small area you can effect.
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    I do not expect this thread to get a gentle...

    I do not expect this thread to get a gentle repose. :cool:
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    I wouldn't of minded the EK so much if it had a...

    I wouldn't of minded the EK so much if it had a bit of story and identity woven in. This is possible as I have used it as a template to make a Dark Knight subclass that had access to Necromancy,...
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    Don't forget to lock up and to turn the lights...

    Don't forget to lock up and to turn the lights off after you close up......
  98. Tactical zone.....not sure if I like or not?

    I just finished watch the happy hour video on MM idea for the Warlord Fighter subclass. I am not sure what to think of the tactical zone idea that he came up with. Is it good bad, is it restrictive,...
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    I have noticed there are a few gatekeepers around...

    I have noticed there are a few gatekeepers around these parts.
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    Great another thing to take away from Martial...

    Great another thing to take away from Martial characters.
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