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    Assassinate the Emperor?

    I'm running an Elder Scrolls campaign using a modified version of 5e D&D, set in the years between the beginning and ending of TES 2: Daggerfall. All the spells and mechanics of 5e are in play, with...
  2. [DM's Guild] Planeswalker's Almanac: Creatures of Chaos!

    This author's most ambitious project to date; Creatures of Chaos is the second in a three-part series focused on the Inner Planes in general, and the Elemental Chaos in particular. Within this 275...
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    I actually prefer the 5e system, honestly, but it...

    I actually prefer the 5e system, honestly, but it does unbalance the system to a ridiculous degree. A single level of Cleric is enough to get a Wizard in full plate wielding a Greatsword, with...
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    How to Convert 5e to 4e - Add 10 Levels -...

    How to Convert 5e to 4e
    - Add 10 Levels
    - Proficiency Bonus = 1/2 Character Level (round down).
    - Allow all players to take an extra bonus action by spending either an Action and/or all of their...
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    In the Elder Scrolls campaign I'm running I...

    In the Elder Scrolls campaign I'm running I introduced the party to Three-Fingers-Left, an Argonian skooma-dealer who had swollen to monstrous size by decades of ingesting Hist Sap (so, like an...
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    Okay, so all joking aside, the way I'd rule it is...

    Okay, so all joking aside, the way I'd rule it is that "Studded Leather" is basically just a colloquial term for Brigandine, used by commoners who don't really understand how it's made.
    Ergo, it...
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    Feran A race of mammalian humanoids displaced...

    Feran
    A race of mammalian humanoids displaced from their homeland across space and time, they live fast and die fast, and make humans look methodical and apathetic by comparison. A running gag is...
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    The restriction is on what the druid will do,...

    The restriction is on what the druid will do, not what the druid can't do. So, by the strictest interpretation of RAW, any armor the druid chooses to wear cannot be made of metal. Ergo, if a druid...
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    Maybe some sort of subterranean race like the...

    Maybe some sort of subterranean race like the Locust, that was awakened by drilling for oil/diesel? Maybe some sort of reptilian or mole-like aesthetic. Probably a strong and/or tough race, since...
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    If the Barbarian is raging, they can throw rocks,...

    If the Barbarian is raging, they can throw rocks, dead (or alive) enemies, or even a Gnome or Halfling party member. Imagine throwing a Halfling Rogue at a Dragon's face as it flies by. I'd rule that...
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    If you saw his stats, it would drive you mad.

    If you saw his stats, it would drive you mad.
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    Flying monsters can, of course, bypass spike...

    Flying monsters can, of course, bypass spike growth without issue, and the main weakness of Silence is that the zone doesn't move so dudes can just walk out of it if there's nothing stopping them...
  13. Well, since you mention Beast Wars, you could...

    Well, since you mention Beast Wars, you could always justify it with time travel. Like, Transformers are super-advanced warforged from the future that came back in time to stop some ancient evil...
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    Loxodons seem too powerful at first glance. Or,...

    Loxodons seem too powerful at first glance. Or, perhaps, the other races seem too weak by comparison. The Simic hybrid is interesting, but I'd like a few more choices of mutations. Viashino is cool,...
  15. Cybertronian Ability Score Increase. +2...

    Cybertronian
    Ability Score Increase. +2 Strength
    Age. As living constructs, Cybertronians do not age.
    Alignment. Autobots are generally lawful good, while decepticons are usually Chaotic Evil....
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    Now I'm thinking of rigging a whole building with...

    Now I'm thinking of rigging a whole building with GoW "demolition charges," all set to go off at the same time, and just collapse it on the bad guys.
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    Or, find a fire mephit and imprison it within a...

    Or, find a fire mephit and imprison it within a fire-proof bag, and bury it. Then, put a pressure plate attached to an iron spike on top. A monster steps on the plate, pushes the spike into the bag,...
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    Better in terms of raw damage, perhaps, but the...

    Better in terms of raw damage, perhaps, but the fighter will probably have higher AC and more hit points, as well as second wind, action surge, and subclass benefits. Plus, the fighter will...
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    Yes, the Ranger gets two attacks, but can trade...

    Yes, the Ranger gets two attacks, but can trade in one of them to let the Beast attack. I took away the proficiency bonus to damage to balance out the improved action economy of the Beast; i.e.,...
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    I agree, which is why I increased the number of...

    I agree, which is why I increased the number of known spells this Ranger gets, and also gave each conclave additional bonus spells. This should, in theory, bring the Ranger up to the same level as...
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    Would it be better if I reduced the range to...

    Would it be better if I reduced the range to 60ft, so that it's basically equivalent to the Paladin's Divine Sense?
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    Yeah, sorry. That was a typo. It should be fixed...

    Yeah, sorry. That was a typo. It should be fixed now.
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    Well, that's the simple solution. The more...

    Well, that's the simple solution. The more complex solution would be this
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    Chameleon's Revised Ranger

    This is my take on the Ranger.

    The Ranger
    Hit Points
    Hit Dice: 1d10 per Ranger level
    Hit Points at 1st Level: 10 + Constitution modifier
    Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d10 (or 6) + Constitution...
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    If you think the PHB Ranger is too weak, here's...

    If you think the PHB Ranger is too weak, here's the simple solution;

    Favored Enemy: Add the following sentence: Once per turn, when you hit one of your Favored Enemies with a weapon attack, you...
  26. And for Faerie versions: Air: mountains...

    And for Faerie versions:

    Air: mountains covered in lush jungle drifting lazily across an endless dawn sky, wreathed in cool mist. Trees, flowers, and fungi of every shape, size, and hue crowding...
  27. If you don't want to use the Planescape model, I...

    If you don't want to use the Planescape model, I would suggest the following:

    Air: Dark, storm-wracked sky, acrid black smoke instead of clouds, and barren stone islands drifting, shattered and...
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    If I had to make this a subclass, I'd do it like...

    If I had to make this a subclass, I'd do it like this:

    Bonus Proficiencies
    At 1st level, you gain proficiency in the Deception and Persuasion skills, if you weren't already proficient.
    ...
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    I allow Gnolls as PCs, mostly because I like...

    I allow Gnolls as PCs, mostly because I like hyenas, and dislike the way they're vilified in popular culture. I wrote up my own racial traits for my campaign, as I don't like the version that Kobold...
  30. Thread: Giants !

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    If you want more Giants for your campaign, you...

    If you want more Giants for your campaign, you can give this a look.

    Also, to be helpful, Towering Steps is redundant, since IIRC, all creatures can move through a space occupied by a creature two...
  31. Looking for Group. 5e, Buffalo, NY and surrounding area.

    Hey, my girlfriend and I are looking for a group. Either to DM (I just bought Tomb of Annihilation), or as players. Either way is cool. We're living in Angola, NY right now, but planning on moving to...
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    I prefer in-game solutions over rules changes, in...

    I prefer in-game solutions over rules changes, in general. In the case of Devil's Sight and Darkness, that's as easy to fix as having one monster cast Dispel Magic. If this party is known for abusing...
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    Wear metal armor

    Wear metal armor
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    The Lost Bestiaries: Gem Dragons

    On sale now, the first part of the new second volume of the Lost Bestiaries series presents six Gemstone dragons from the history of D&D, updated and revised to fit 5th Edition mechanics. Inside, you...
  35. That's exactly why I'm explicitly avoiding the...

    That's exactly why I'm explicitly avoiding the use of the original class names, especially "Samurai." In the document, I'm pointing out directly that these are just one vision of how the class could...
  36. That's the main reason I made it a Fighting Style...

    That's the main reason I made it a Fighting Style instead of actually altering the Longsword itself, or making a new weapon. It seems like a good idea to restrict access to a 1d10 slashing Finesse...
  37. I created a fighting style for the Fighter,...

    I created a fighting style for the Fighter, Ranger, and Paladin that allows them to treat a Longsword as a Finesse weapon. Although, I might go the Monk route and just say "you can use Dex instead of...
  38. I'm aware of the negative connotations of the...

    I'm aware of the negative connotations of the word "Oriental." I took a class on it in college, in fact. However, it's the name of the book, and any alternative to the term would be either hopelessly...
  39. Nobody has any comments at all?

    Nobody has any comments at all?
  40. Oriental Adventures Update - Feedback/Playtesting requested.

    EDIT: in keeping with some of the feedback I've received, I've made a few changes below. Edited material is indicated by bold text.

    Hey, I'm currently working on a project to update the original...
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    Draconomicon: Legacy of Io - Volume I

    Dragons have existed since time immemorial, each one created in the likeness of the Ninefold Dragon, Io. In the uncounted eons since their creation, the first dragons have spread across Abeir-Toril...
  42. Thanks for the helpful replies, guys. I've...

    Thanks for the helpful replies, guys. I've decided to just do the art myself. I'm fairly competent with MS Paint, as I used to use it to make Megaman sprite comics, so I've just been using that....
  43. So, just to clarify; my primary goal in making...

    So, just to clarify; my primary goal in making this thread was to get links to previously completed fan art. Once I had such links, I was going to ask the original artists if I could use them in...
  44. Well, I'm not asking for professional quality art...

    Well, I'm not asking for professional quality art that takes weeks to finish. I know I can't get that for free. I'm just talking about decent quality fan art type stuff, like you'd find on...
  45. DM's Guild Project - Free Dragon Art Wanted (please)

    Hey, I'm making a "Draconomicon" for 5e, and I'm done with everything except the Artwork. I've started doing some myself, but its slow going, and I really want to get this finished soon so I don't...
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    Alter Reality Animal Affinity Astral Construct...

    Alter Reality
    Animal Affinity
    Astral Construct
    Biofeedback
    Clairsentience
    Crystallize
    Far Hand
    Intellect Fortress
    Mind Link
    Mind Thrust
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    The Mystic - [Full Class]

    Partly as a thought exercise, and partly to provide additional options for my homebrew campaign, I've taken the playtest version of the Mystic (aka Psion) and extended it out into a full class of...
  48. [Buffalo, NY] Group Seeking New Players (5e)

    Hey, I'm the DM of a group that's looking for 1-3 new recruits. One of our regulars just moved away, and two of the others are kind of unreliable. We play on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6pm, and...
  49. Chameleon X's 4e Race Conversions ...

    Chameleon X's 4e Race Conversions
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    Yeah, dragons' breath weapons are pretty vanilla...

    Yeah, dragons' breath weapons are pretty vanilla in this edition. It's kind of disappointing, really. Personally, I would modify all of them to have an additional effect while lowering the damage by...
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    I don't think I made that clear enough, so I went...

    I don't think I made that clear enough, so I went back and reworded it to make it more explicit; the Animal companion's HP is determined like a PC, but using your ranger level instead of its CR.
    ...
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    Hmm... point taken. I've modified the rules for...

    Hmm... point taken. I've modified the rules for animal companions to return the beast attack to taking your action. How does the feature stack up now? Hopefully the other buffs to the animal...
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    How? Conjure Animals uses a bonus action to...

    How? Conjure Animals uses a bonus action to command the beasts as well. Also, note the recent rules clarifications that the "Multiattack" action doesn't count as taking the "Attack" action, and that...
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    The Ranger 2.0 [Class Revision]

    UPDATE (9/27-16:02): Removed Great Weapon Fighting from the Fighting Style options, and modified the rules for Animal Companions. Also added a "Paired Predators" option for Beastmasters under the...
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    I've reworded the Blade Channeling feature to...

    I've reworded the Blade Channeling feature to hopefully make it less obscure. The idea is that it's a particular spell that you're using to empower your weapon, hence the restriction on having to...
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    One of my goals was indeed to make sure the...

    One of my goals was indeed to make sure the "Lazyord" was represented, specifically in the Strategist subclass. I also wanted to make sure the other archetypes were there too, though. It's...
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    SO ANYWAY... Does anyone have any comments or...

    SO ANYWAY...

    Does anyone have any comments or suggestions about this Warlord, specifically?

    Does anything seem unbalanced or unintuitive?

    Is there anything I should add, like more...
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    The Swordmage [New Class]

    Here's another homebrew class I created on the Wizards board, and which I am posting here so that it doesn't get deleted. Comments and criticisms are welcome.

    SwordMage
    Hit Points
    Hit Dice: 1d10...
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    As some have pointed out, I designed this class...

    As some have pointed out, I designed this class to be to the Battlemaster what the Wizard is to the Eldritch Knight. That said, it ends up learning more maneuvers than the Battlemaster (by two), but...
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    The Warlord [New Class]

    Update (9/20- 22:18): Revised some of the core features, and overhauled the Strategist sub-class.

    Update (9/20 - 23:33): Revised some maneuvers and added more support maneuvers.

    WarlordHit...
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    The Shaman [New Class]

    UPDATE (9/21 - 15:34): Changed Class Name to Shaman.

    Inspired by Mike Mearls' comment about combining the Artifcer with the Shaman and Alchemist, I decided to give this a try to see what such a ...
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    Chameleon X's 4e Race Conversions

    This is a work in progress. I'm trying to come up with conversions of all the 4e player races, not including the ones already released in the PHB. In making these, my priorities were to try to stay...
  63. [GUIDE] By your Powers Combined: A Land Druid Handbook

    By Your Powers Combined: A Land Druid Handbook

    Though the Circle of the Moon Druid receives most of the attention (on account of being borderline broken at high levels), the Land Druid is still...
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