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  1. Well, the group I DM for meets once a month for...

    Well, the group I DM for meets once a month for about four hours.

    I try to limit the combat encounters to 2 or 3 fights, with a short rest between each.
    then at the next session, everyone...
  2. Thread: Is This Odd?

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    Reply to OP. I see absolutely no problem...

    Reply to OP.

    I see absolutely no problem whatsoever with the players looking through the monster manual during play.

    because I use homebrew monsters exclusively.

    :cool:

    You can look...
  3. Reply to OP. I just give each NPC spellcaster...

    Reply to OP.

    I just give each NPC spellcaster a number of spells equal to their Spellcasting ability modifier + their Proficiency Bonus, and allow them to cast each spell once per day.

    I also...
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    Yes, in my campaigns the PCs can loot the corpses...

    Yes, in my campaigns the PCs can loot the corpses of those they defeated in battle. I encourage it. That’s how the two fighters obtained their magic weapons last session.

    The halfling Champion...
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    I've tried that before. +1d6 doesn't help. They...

    I've tried that before. +1d6 doesn't help. They still seemed to be outshined by everyone else except the ranger.
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    It may just be my perception, but it seems like...

    It may just be my perception, but it seems like in every single 5e campaign that I have ever played in or DMed for, Fighters (and only fighters) fall behind every single other class (except the...
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    What I want are not new maneuvers, but more...

    What I want are not new maneuvers, but more Superiority Dice. Twice your Constitution modifier would be a decent start.
  8. Reply to OP. And have them destroy all their...

    Reply to OP.

    And have them destroy all their multiple official settings except the Forgotten Realms?

    No, thank you!
  9. Except that according to the player's handbook...

    Except that according to the player's handbook "the corpse is under no compulsion to offer a truthful answer if you are hostile to it or it recognizes you as an enemy".
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    Not quite "monster disguised as something cute",...

    Not quite "monster disguised as something cute", but I threw a Froghemoth at my players last session.

    It started with the Mul Bard laughing at the image of an elephant-sized frog with octopus...
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    Is this the book featuring a weird yeti god? I...

    Is this the book featuring a weird yeti god?

    I could swear I read a book with this exact cover art sometime around 14 years ago at a friend's house, but I remember almost nothing about it . . ....
  12. *snort* tiny Pixies driving huge Mad Max-type war...

    *snort* tiny Pixies driving huge Mad Max-type war machines.

    😎
    I'm giving XP for this, as it is exactly the kind of "Stupid Awesome" idea that I love about Dungeons and Dragons.

    I was already...
  13. Reply to OP. In my campaign, Plant Growth and...

    Reply to OP.

    In my campaign, Plant Growth and Fabricate are not economy killing spells.

    So much ecological damage has been inflicted upon the world that the remaining city-states go out of...
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    I absolutely love that picture of the lizardfolk...

    I absolutely love that picture of the lizardfolk talking with each other.

    Can't wait for the book's release!
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    Okay, how about the lich and cultists direct the...

    Okay, how about the lich and cultists direct the undead to link together and form a fleet of ships literally made out of the undead horde itself?

    There was a monster in Pathfinder called a Bone...
  16. I want Setting-specific Campaign Guides. Gimme...

    I want Setting-specific Campaign Guides. Gimme an official 5e Dark Sun campaign guide

    Failing that, I want more Adventure Paths with detailed information on what sets the adventure's location and...
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    This thread contains a poll. Dragons are a very big part of my D&D game, and...

    Dragons are a very big part of my D&D game, and you can expect to encounter a hostile dragon about once every three sessions.
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    The vampire had been trying to manipulate my...

    The vampire had been trying to manipulate my character into betraying the other party members for a couple of sessions. In-game, the vampire had erroneously concluded that my old sorcerer was the...
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    Generosity from the DM for allowing me to...

    Generosity from the DM for allowing me to role-play during combat the impression of my old Sorcerer turning against the rest of the other PCs, only to reveal himself as having been loyal to them the...
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    *scratches head* personally, I've always...

    *scratches head*

    personally, I've always thought that True Strike doesn't need any changes, as it works fairly well when combined with a generous DM, and a sorcerer with Haste and the Quickened...
  21. Maybe it is supposed to represent how "true...

    Maybe it is supposed to represent how "true justice is blind"?
  22. Pretty much. Most of the other players referred...

    Pretty much. Most of the other players referred to it as "the invasion of the horny fishmen".

    My old lizardfolk PC (and the rest of his tribe) knew it as "free lunch day".
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    Are you playing in the Forgotten Realms? If...

    Are you playing in the Forgotten Realms?

    If yes, then might I suggest Ilmatar, god of suffering and martyrs?
  24. Reply to OP. My dad wasn't too pleased with...

    Reply to OP.

    My dad wasn't too pleased with 5e's lack of distinction between salt water and fresh water breathing monsters either, so in his campaign, he houseruled that the monster trait...
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    I always assumed that they were identified as...

    I always assumed that they were identified as Circle of the Moon because they are basically a "good" version of a Lycanthrope.
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    Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near the...

    Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near the state of New Jersey.
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    While I've never played as a Divination Wizard, I...

    While I've never played as a Divination Wizard, I always described my old War Cleric Half-Orc using his guided strike channel divinity as being similar to an epileptic seizure.

    After determining...
  28. In my game, if the NPC is telling the truth and...

    In my game, if the NPC is telling the truth and the PCs suspect that they are lying, then it is a DC 5 insight check.

    Unless your character is paranoid, then the DC is increased to 15.
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    At the game I DM, the atmosphere is somewhat...

    At the game I DM, the atmosphere is somewhat serious. We play at a local baptist church, so we try to be on our best behavior.

    At my Dad's game, we wouldn't know what the word "serious" meant...
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    SIDE NOTE: Sorry about leaving the thread, I was...

    SIDE NOTE: Sorry about leaving the thread, I was watching something on YouTube.

    You asked for it . . .

    A 9-year-old girl with both of her eyes gouged out, the reason being that she would be...
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    A CR-6 Yuan-ti snake-armed Malison. ...

    A CR-6 Yuan-ti snake-armed Malison. Mechanically, he was nothing special.
    What made the players truly hate him was that he was the head of a religious cult.

    Not a cult in the fantastical sense,...
  32. Rene Descartes, not Voltaire.

    Rene Descartes, not Voltaire.
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    Reply to OP. AS A PLAYER In my experience,...

    Reply to OP.

    AS A PLAYER
    In my experience, how my PC is treated by the inhabitants of the various towns varies depending on a number of different factors, most of which are determined by how...
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    Honest to goodness, this actually happened at my...

    Honest to goodness, this actually happened at my last session. The party were fighting this dragon, and in the previous round the Eldritch Knight had thrown his dust of dryness into the dragon's...
  35. The elves in my setting are very much chaotic. ...

    The elves in my setting are very much chaotic.

    They live in the moment, have no laws, each tribe possesses almost nothing in the way of a social hierarchy (aside from their current tribal chief),...
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    I have a bunch of odd religious sects in my home...

    I have a bunch of odd religious sects in my home setting, and that's before you even consider the yuan-ti serpent cults:

    PILGRIMAGES
    Worshippers of the "Red Thunder" make a journey to the ruined...
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    *reads UA, then creates a rock gnome 3rd level...

    *reads UA, then creates a rock gnome 3rd level artillerist with goggles of night and cloak of the manta ray*

    *puts on sunglasses and listens to Rob Zombie*

    *designates arcane turret Dragula*
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    Why are gargoyles evil? Because in my setting,...

    Why are gargoyles evil?

    Because in my setting, they're flesh-eating Weeping Angels.
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    This thread contains a poll. I would not want to see Crisis on Infinite D&D...

    I would not want to see Crisis on Infinite D&D Settings. They would just use it as an excuse to destroy everything except Forgotten Realms.

    On the other hand, a good old fashioned Crisis on...
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    This thread contains a poll. I'd rather they updated Dark Sun for 5e.

    I'd rather they updated Dark Sun for 5e.
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    Yes. In my home setting, off the top of my...

    Yes.

    In my home setting, off the top of my head:
    - Hypnotic Pattern is used by religious cults ALL THE TIME to keep their victims in a drug-like state.
    - Dream is used by one noble family to...
  42. IMO, "Hobbits" are just Stout Halflings living in...

    IMO, "Hobbits" are just Stout Halflings living in the extremely underpopulated world of Middle Earth.

    Their round-bellied appearance is just the result of an excessive amount of gluten in their...
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    The Constitution scores at my game are as...

    The Constitution scores at my game are as follows:

    Elf Druid = 12
    Human Fighter = 12
    Human Rogue = 10
    Mul (homebrew race) Bard = 10

    They do just fine and are now at 6th level. The only one...
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    Currently playing a level 6 Beastmaster Ranger. ...

    Currently playing a level 6 Beastmaster Ranger.

    Ranger is PHB version, Beastmaster is UA Revised Ranger.

    It works rather well so far.
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    Reply to OP. 1. Type in Goblinpunch Blogspot....

    Reply to OP.

    1. Type in Goblinpunch Blogspot.
    2. Go to "7 myths everyone has about Druids" post
    3. Try not to look at the pictures too much.
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    No, I really don't. The only sub-classes I...

    No, I really don't.

    The only sub-classes I find interesting from Xanathar's are the Storm Herald Barbarian*, the Forge and Grave Clerics, the Shepard Druid, the Samurai Fighter, the Scout Rogue,...
  47. Makes sense to me. Volo's can be thought of as...

    Makes sense to me.

    Volo's can be thought of as a kinda-sorta companion piece to Storm King's Thunder.
    Mordenkainen's is similar, at least with regards to Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

    I...
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    There are a lot of character concepts I'd love to...

    There are a lot of character concepts I'd love to try in 5e that I haven't yet gotten to play.
    The top five are currently:

    Goliath Wolf Totem Barbarian or Battle Master Fighter
    I've this idea in...
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    This is exactly why, when given the opportunity...

    This is exactly why, when given the opportunity to buy either SKT or ToA, I bought SKT.

    The information on the cities, tribes, cultural quirks, and locations within the SKT was MUCH easier to find...
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    Amn might work better than the Zhentarim....

    Amn might work better than the Zhentarim.
    Reading through Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, Amn seems (to me anyway) to have a kind of "Spanish Empire" feel, which would make them a perfect LE/LN...
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    That would be my dad.

    That would be my dad.
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    Don't have Tomb of Annihilation.

    Don't have Tomb of Annihilation.
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    This would be perfect. And if the PC options...

    This would be perfect.

    And if the PC options included Tritons, Merfolk, Sahuagin, and some kind of Crabfolk, I'll actually be able to run a game based on the new Aquaman film!
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    ^You're looking for Yoon-Suin: the Purple Land,...

    ^You're looking for Yoon-Suin: the Purple Land, at least for these two.
  55. Allow me to introduce you to my dad. Whenever...

    Allow me to introduce you to my dad.

    Whenever he plays a Wizard, he does almost nothing but shoot a light crossbow . . . And yet he will still complain that the class feels too magical for his...
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    1. Condense my notes on my homebrew campaign...

    1. Condense my notes on my homebrew campaign setting into a single document.

    2. I need to be faster at social improvisation. I'm getting better with each session, but I've still a ways to go.
    ...
  57. In my latest session, the players were hired by a...

    In my latest session, the players were hired by a tribe of runaway slaves under attack by an unusually large group of "Reavers".
    Think the Reavers from Firefly, only in a Dark Sun-type setting.

    I...
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    Looks like the cave troll from the fellowship of...

    Looks like the cave troll from the fellowship of the ring film's grandpa . . .

    Awesome artwork, by the way.
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    Not fun? On the handful of times my old...

    Not fun?

    On the handful of times my old sorcerer would cast Polymorph, the other players in my old group would get really excited, especially when I would polymorph the Dwarf Fighter.
    In real...
  60. *reads entirety of thread* Having played a...

    *reads entirety of thread*

    Having played a Sorcerer up to 14th level, what they really need isn't more spells. It needs more sorcery points.

    Sorcerers aren't good blasters?
    *snorts* my very...
  61. WORLD OF SAND AND FIRE Dark Sun as a kinda-sorta...

    WORLD OF SAND AND FIRE
    Dark Sun as a kinda-sorta John Carter of Mars adventure path.

    Basically, the adventurers get accidentally dragged through a portal on Faerun to Athas, and fight their way...
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    What follows is an idea I've been working on,...

    What follows is an idea I've been working on, although it is NOT my home setting.

    ECHINEIS
    Lord of the Rings meets Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight series.

    Long ago, the demons triumphed over...
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    Switch out Spelljammer for something like an...

    Switch out Spelljammer for something like an AT-TE from Star Wars episode II: Attack of the Clones (those six-legged walkers on the clone army's side), set the game on Athas, and this is almost...
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    This thread contains a poll. Ilmater.

    Ilmater.
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    I see no problem with removing half-__ PC races....

    I see no problem with removing half-__ PC races.

    Aside from a homebrew half-dwarf PC race (think Goliaths with Dwarven Resilience), there are no half-humans in my home setting. The only reason I...
  66. I really just want a Hardcover 5e Eberron guide...

    I really just want a Hardcover 5e Eberron guide to go with all my other 5e hardcover books.

    Might be impractical, but there you have it.
  67. If there is a hardcover Eberron guide intended...

    If there is a hardcover Eberron guide intended for D&D 5th edition, then I will buy that specific product and be happy.

    A Dark Sun or Dragonlance 5e campaign guide would make me even happier, but...
  68. Then I won't buy it. I want a hardcover D&D 5e...

    Then I won't buy it. I want a hardcover D&D 5e Eberron guide, not Eberron in Magic.
  69. Reply to OP. I fully expect that any 2019...

    Reply to OP.

    I fully expect that any 2019 campaign setting they release will be Magic the Gathering related, which I won't buy because I generally despise M:tG.

    However, if they were to release...
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    The ones from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

    The ones from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  71. My copy of Dungeon of the Mad Mage finally...

    My copy of Dungeon of the Mad Mage finally arrived, and as a newish DM (6 sessions!), I prefer WD: DotMM to WD: DH

    Each level of DotMM can be taken and dropped into my setting wherever I need it....
  72. They've mentioned on various YouTube videos that...

    They've mentioned on various YouTube videos that they decided to leave out certain areas of each level so that individual DMs can extrapolate and create their own stuff.
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    This thread contains a poll. Two of my players are a father and his son. Once...

    Two of my players are a father and his son. Once I explained the idea behind the warlock to him, the father asked me not to include the warlock at my table, so that class isn't available in my...
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    This thread contains a poll. From my personal experience as a Player, it seems...

    From my personal experience as a Player, it seems like after the first encounter, everyone was always running on fumes.

    This (in my opinion) is because the two DMs at whose tables I've played DnD...
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    Back in my old group we fought a 5e purple worm...

    Back in my old group we fought a 5e purple worm once, and I don't think any of us will ever forget it. Seven players of 8th level, and if it weren't for the Fiendlock's Repelling Eldritch blast and...
  76. I've already posted my favorite character. ...

    I've already posted my favorite character.

    This one is my dad's, which he didn't get to play.

    Halfling Ranger with a wild boar for an animal companion. The idea being that the pig would be...
  77. Triton Rogue with Pirate background. I played...

    Triton Rogue with Pirate background.

    I played him in a one-shot. Didn't like the class mechanics, but I did enjoy the character.
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    Pretty sure they are granted spells by their...

    Pretty sure they are granted spells by their deity.
  79. Is this overpowered? 5e Psionic Sorcerer Sub-class

    It's no secret that I like Dark Sun, enough so that my home setting can be described as "Dark Sun meets Dragonlance".

    anyway, earlier week I had something of a breakthrough regarding psionics, and...
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    No. Most of the monsters have their base speed...

    No. Most of the monsters have their base speed doubled. PCs and humanoids have their speed remain the same.
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    Reply to OP. You know, aside from my dad (who...

    Reply to OP.

    You know, aside from my dad (who only enjoys playing Bards, Druids, Monks, and Rangers), nobody in my group actually focuses too much on ranged combat.

    Admittedly, it might have...
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    The PHB specifically mentions giving Wizard PCs...

    The PHB specifically mentions giving Wizard PCs bonus spells for them to add to their Spellbook as a treasure-equivalent.
    If one of my players had chosen to be a Wizard, I would have definitely been...
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    Maybe have whoever launches the fireball threaten...

    Maybe have whoever launches the fireball threaten the PCs with some kind of dialogue along the lines of "the ___ (insert villain of the adventure) doesn't competition. He/She's coming for you . ....
  84. Edited list again. Should be more accurate.

    Edited list again. Should be more accurate.
  85. Edited my list. Noticed Skullport was on level...

    Edited my list. Noticed Skullport was on level 3, and that there was something like araneadoom that I had missed.
  86. 1 - dungeon level 2 - arcane chambers 3 -...

    1 - dungeon level
    2 - arcane chambers
    3 - sargauth level
    3b - Skullport
    4 - twisted caverns
    5 - wyllowood
    6 - lost level
    7 - maddgoth's castle
    8 - slitherswamp
    9 - dweomercore <-- edited
  87. Reply to OP. Why do I limit certain WOTC...

    Reply to OP.

    Why do I limit certain WOTC products at my table?

    Because there are a total of six people in my gaming group, and only 3 copies of the PHB . . . And the three people who do not own...
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    He chose Ray of Frost and Firebolt instead, so...

    He chose Ray of Frost and Firebolt instead, so no. I was rather surprised myself, until he explained that he wanted to use his offensive magic only for ranged attacks.

    Also, he recently found an...
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    Honestly, I wouldn't use this house rule. In my...

    Honestly, I wouldn't use this house rule. In my opinion, it is too complicated.

    In my opinion, the official rules for Two-weapon fighting in 5e are perfect, and I say that as the DM of a no-feats...
  90. No. If you want SPs to refresh on a short rest,...

    No. If you want SPs to refresh on a short rest, then it isn't too many at all.
  91. Wait, does this mean that Greyhawk will be opened...

    Wait, does this mean that Greyhawk will be opened up for the DMs Guild?

    Unless I be much mistaken, aren't the Barrier Peaks located on Oerth?
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    Honestly, if I were to run a game set in the...

    Honestly, if I were to run a game set in the Forgotten Realms, it would probably focus on Maztica, emphasizing the fact that until recently, the place was adrift on another world, and is now home to...
  93. Combat is much faster in theater of the mind. It...

    Combat is much faster in theater of the mind. It also really helps for you as DM to have a basic sketch of the dungeon if the party is dungeon crawling.

    A notebook with the basic stats of each...
  94. Reply to OP. So, you aren't happy with the...

    Reply to OP.

    So, you aren't happy with the fact that WOTC has been focusing on the FR. Well, I'm not terribly happy about that either, but thankfully they haven't spent all of their attention on...
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    My dad shows the group pictures of the monsters...

    My dad shows the group pictures of the monsters being encountered. Me? I like to describe their appearance, no pictures needed.

    This led to a somewhat humorous moment a few sessions back with our...
  96. Certainly looking forward to DotMM. Assuming...

    Certainly looking forward to DotMM.

    Assuming my Dark Sun-type homebrew campaign is a success, I've been thinking that my next campaign might be based on the old Exile: Escape from the Pit computer...
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    Well, It's probably not what you are exactly...

    Well, It's probably not what you are exactly looking for, but for my upcoming campaign, I created a Druid Gish of sorts based kinda-sorta off of the Bladesinger Wizard.
    Since you want a kind of...
  98. The Church of Kord in Nentir Vale doesn't sound...

    The Church of Kord in Nentir Vale doesn't sound at all like how Matt Mercer presented them in Critical Role. They seem more like the Party Pony Centaurs from Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
    ...
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    This thread contains a poll. Homebrew Settings. Dark Sun kinda-sorta. ...

    Homebrew Settings. Dark Sun kinda-sorta.

    Currently playing in a Homebrew setting where the planet orbits two Suns, and is exchanged between them from time to time. Think Game of Thrones with the...
  100. Reply to OP. I prefer Human-centric settings...

    Reply to OP.
    I prefer Human-centric settings myself, if for no other reason that I personally believe that the mundane made aberrant is more memorable and repulsive than the fantastic.

    A...
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