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    5.5E Artillerist Artificer Houserule Idea

    OK. Do you see this version of the turret being an attachment to an existing weapon, or do you create a weapon of your own design instead of the turret? The ballista version is fairly intuitive, although 2d8 will allow a somewhat higher damage output than the original class. You could stick to...
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    D&D 5E Climbing walls etc?

    5e does pigeonhole you quite a bit. - It really pushes Rogue into investing in Dex for example. However if you decide to play a bit of a couch-potato and actively dump Str, you aren't going to be good at things requiring athleticism like jumping and climbing. If you want to play a low-strength...
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    5.5E Artillerist Artificer Houserule Idea

    This sounds like something a Battlesmith or Forge Adept might be better at. - They are built better for using actual weapons rather than spells as their main damage option. They get more attacks and use their primary attribute with them. (You can already have the artillerist shooting spells out...
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    D&D 5E A Compilation of all the Race Changes in Monsters of the Multiverse

    By the exact same logic, you wouldn't see Str 8 orcs or Dex 8 elves if you're using a ruleset with racial ASIs (and point buy). Not getting Str 8 orcs or Dex 8 elves is absolutely as valid as not getting Str 7 orcs or Dex 7 elves. If the game rules limit the distribution of stats in the...
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    D&D 5E Split the Assassin from the Rogue back into its own class

    While the current subclass has its issues, at its heart, the assassin to me is a character who can infiltrate close to their target, often with stealth, social skills or both, excels at killing an unsuspecting target, and is good at escaping uncaught. All that is already covered well, and is in...
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    D&D 5E A Compilation of all the Race Changes in Monsters of the Multiverse

    5e Halflings have always had super-strength. An average of 1 less strength compared to a human in no way, shape or form represents what the average strength difference a creature of that size would have compared to a human if they had similar musculature. Put it this way: when rendered into game...
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    D&D 5E Limiting Cantrips?

    From a design standpoint, I have definite issues with Eldritch Blast alongside its various invocations. It is flat-out bad because it is so powerful, to the point where it is limiting the design of a warlock with a good alternative. If you make the alternative more powerful, you're beating the...
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    D&D 5E A "Fewer" Features Variant!?! (+)

    I see. Do features like Sneak Attack and Extra Attack count as a single feature each, or does each entry on the level chart count as a separate feature?
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    D&D 5E Point buy vs roll

    I generally view Standard Array as a subset of point buy.
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    D&D 5E A "Fewer" Features Variant!?! (+)

    Is Spellcasting actually broken down into specific features, or is it a single pick that provides many different features and ways of using them as in the current rules? So do you have to pick Spellcasting as your one feature each level in order to gain additional spell slots? If you do that...
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    D&D General Rules vs. lore preferences in D&D sourcebooks?

    If you're going to do additional polls in other places, it might be worth allowing multiple votes, or adding a "Mix, dependent on the type of sourcebook" option. Setting-neutral books like Xanathar's and Tasha's, I'm happy with mostly mechanics and little lore. Exploring Eberron and other...
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    D&D 5E How do you DM Mage Hand Legerdemain and oil/acid/holy water

    I do not believe that "cannot attack" has the same meaning as "cannot take the attack action", and believe that familiars have the former restriction, not the latter. There are ways of attacking that do not require taking the attack action. Trying to weasel around the prohibitions isn't like...
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    D&D 5E Point buy vs roll

    Ah. No racial ASIs for generating ability scores. I don't see the point in floating ASIs, so I just removed them, allowed point buy to go to 16, and increased the points available.
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    D&D 5E How do you DM Mage Hand Legerdemain and oil/acid/holy water

    Indeed. It is going to hit the ground. If you want to splash a creature with the stream of oil that you're pouring out, you will need to make an attack roll. If you're prohibited from making attack rolls, you're not able to hit the creature, but the oil is still going to go on the ground. See...
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    D&D 5E Point buy vs roll

    I've seen very very few games that used rolled stats, and most of those were one-shots. All the games that I'm in are point buy. My own games use an increased point buy and no ASIs.
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