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    5.5E New Classes for 5e. Is anything missing?

    Psions are difficult. Most of the time we see that people say they should have a system separate from magic, but the balance of the magic system (such as it is) is actually pretty difficult. It's going to be very difficult to retain the existing magic system and add another system on top of it...
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    5.5E New Classes for 5e. Is anything missing?

    This is from a much older part of the thread, but.... it doesn't look like a whole lot has changed, so.... Eh, I think the trouble with that is mainly that the trouble is theming and perceived power level. The Witcher could easily be a Hunter or Monster Slayer Ranger re-themed to arcane...
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    D&D 5E Should All Subclasses Be Gained at 1st Level?

    Honestly, I'm not sure how I'd change multiclassing. I'm not much of a fan of the mechanic anymore. I just don't think it works very well as a concept. You can try to fix it, but I think the best solution to a-la-carte is called GURPS. That is to say, it fundamentally doesn't work. One simple...
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    D&D 5E Should All Subclasses Be Gained at 1st Level?

    Yes, without a doubt. The one thing that has consistently annoyed me about playing an Artificer, Bard, Rogue, Wizard, Barbarian, and so on is when your subclass gives you a proficiency, or grants you a substitute ability modifier (e.g., Battle Smith Artificer). If it's armor or weapons, it...
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    D&D General Expectations of Play by Edition (and How You Actually Did It)

    I don't think either of these things is true. Do I think the contemporary game design zeitgeist had a hand in how D&D 3e and 4e turned out? Absolutely. Everything inherits what's popular at the time. But I think it's a significant leap to go from acknowledging that to arguing that it was...
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    D&D General Expectations of Play by Edition (and How You Actually Did It)

    I only played OD&D long after I'd played B/X, 1e, 2e, and several other games. It was basically a novelty to play. And it was such a short campaign that half the time I don't even consider that I really played it. I played this mainly in grade school. So, yes, it was 100% all about kicking in...
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    D&D 5E Where's the Dump?

    I'd say, of the characters I've seen, this is the popularity of their lowest stat: Int Str Cha Wis Dex Con I'd, say, of the characters I've seen, this is the popularity of their highest stat: Cha Dex Str Wis Int Con And this is the popularity of the second highest stat: Con Dex Wis Cha Int...
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    D&D 5E Limiting Cantrips?

    Honestly, I would not be surprised if that's a change in 5.5e. It's fine that the class can smite. It's just kind of ridiculous just how fast it can be done. Being a decision you get to make after you hit and not being limited to the number of uses per turn ends up feeling like a bridge too far...
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    D&D 5E A Compilation of all the Race Changes in Monsters of the Multiverse

    Obviously, the beards provide buoyancy. No wonder they're so popular!
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    D&D 5E Limiting Cantrips?

    Not to be negative, but overall I'm not a fan. That said, I have seen: Proficiency bonus cantrips per short rest. Double 1st level spells as cantrips per long rest. Since I don't really care for the idea of limiting cantrips I can't really speak towards how effective the rules were. They both...
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    D&D 5E A Compilation of all the Race Changes in Monsters of the Multiverse

    Good lord, you wander off for a couple days and the thread explodes. I suppose I should be used to it by now.... I'm already planning a Bugbear bounty hunter. Not sure if it'll be a Rogue or a Ranger yet. I think TTRPGs should handle both Conan and Elric. I'm not convinced that the same...
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    D&D 5E A Compilation of all the Race Changes in Monsters of the Multiverse

    Overall I'm fine with these changes. My biggest gripe is that humans in particular have been completely shafted by these changes plus Tasha's. I just don't see a reason to choose human anymore. Also, I'm really starting to hate darkvision. I would be surprised if Half-Orcs survive the next...
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    D&D 5E Advantage, Criticals, and Fumbles

    Advantage & Disadvantage I think this is a fantastic mechanic. I wish sometimes that it were slightly less potent, but I love that it doesn't stack because then you don't have to relentlessly bonus hunt. I hated that in previous editions. It is a little overused or easy to get, however. I like...
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    D&D General How am I a D&D outlier? How are you one?

    I've been in the same group for over 20 years. Some additions and losses, but not many. We rotate DMing. There's 6 of us, and we almost always have 2 games running concurrently. We play once a week. I don't like multiclassing. I think it subverts the design of having a class based game. That...
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    D&D General Suggested executions for when your dice commit capital offenses

    I just use the bad dice for when you're DMing. There's four grades of dice: 1. As DM for fodder 2. As DM for boss fight 3. As player for normal use 4. As player for boss fight 2 and 3 are basically the same, but you've got to keep them separate so as not to confuse things.
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