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    What's in a devil's den?

    My high level group is currently embarking on a mission to assassinate the arch devil, Geryon. They are making their way through Coldsteel castle and dealing with his minions, most of whom are ice devils. As they clear out their lairs I'm having a bit of trouble imagining what sort of things...
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    Wizard vs Cleric concentration item

    Awhile ago I started a post concerning how an item or feat that granted the ability to concentrate on a second concentration spell would affect the game. Ultimately I decided to toss one into my high level game just to kind of see what happens. I decided on a ring. I didn't get too fancy, it...
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    Why aren't these spells rituals?

    I was recently reading some older threads, one of which was Avalongod's Wizarding 101 guide in which he laments the fact that a handful of spells either feel like they should have been rituals, or would have been far more useful (and see far more use) had they been rituals. I agree with most...
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    Concentration feat/item

    I'm guessing this is well covered territory, but here goes anyway... Would a feat or item allowing the addition of one more concentration spell be game breaking? The feat might allow one additional concentration spell for every time the PC took the feat. The item (a nice ring perhaps) would...
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    Blades In The Dark

    I've been a little surprised to not see more chatter about Blades In The Dark on these forums, so I figured I'd get the ball rolling. I bought Blades after giving Dungeon World a try and following up on some other Powered By The Apocalypse material. After watching some actual play on youtube I...
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    Any Dungeon World players here?

    After stumbling across a few references to Dungeon World on the web I was intrigued and decided to give it a shot. The book is cheap, and there's not a lot of other stuff needed, so why not? After reading the book I was convinced that it had been an excellent purchase. So far I've got one DW...
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    House ruling exhaustion

    I've been using the house rule whereby whenever a character goes to zero hit points and gets back up again he/she gains a level of exhaustion. I like it because it makes going to to zero suck quite a bit and have consequences. However, taking a whole day to get rid of a level of exhaustion...
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    5E Grapple action resolution

    I'm currently running a module wherein one of the encounters is with a pair of giants in a torture chamber. There's an iron maiden and a well in the chamber. The entry for the encounter states that the giants will attempt to grapple their enemies and either chuck them into the iron maiden...
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    5E Against the Giants: Campaign Journal

    Against The Giants: Campaign Journal This journal is not really meant to be a story hour, but it didn't seem to fit on the main 5E board, so I asked that it be ported over here. If I were to write out my current campaign as a story hour I'd start from the beginning and write it out in a much...
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    5E Determining a spellbook value

    One of my players, a 13th level wizard, has just had his spellbook stolen. It's a long story and I won't bore you with the details. Suffice to say, the thief has more use for gold than the book, and is willing to ransom it back to the wizard. I'm wondering how much he should ask for. I...
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    5E Leveling up a Knight

    The party I'm currently DMing has recently procured the services of an elvish Knight (MM 347) who has pledged her sword to them for one year. I'm awarding her a portion of XP and I'm thinking, for simplicity sake, to have her level up whenever the party levels up, but I'm not sure what that...
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    5E Help needed with creating a spell

    I'd like to create a spell that locks down a dead creature's soul, making it incapable of being resurrected. I think the basic spell description would look something like this: Once cast upon the body of a deceased creature, that creature's soul becomes trapped; out of reach of any resurrection...
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    5E An additional component for Resurrection

    I was thinking, in an effort to give death a little more bite, to add an additional component to Resurrection spells. Raise Dead would require, from the caster, one constitution point for the length of one year. Resurrection would require a permanent point of Con. True Resurrection works...
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    5E Rating magic items on a 1-10 scale

    I'm not sure that rarity is the best indication of the true value of a given magic item. I'm wondering what value we would assign magic items on a 1 to 10 scale based on their impact on the game as they pertain to adventurers. For example, it seems to me that items that give AC bonuses would...
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    5E Sunbeam and Sculpt Spell

    This hasn't happened yet, but I'd like to get out in front of it. Our evocation wizard will likely be taking Sunbeam at some point and I'm wondering how it will work with his Sculpt Spell ability. The wording of Sculpt Spell is a little wonky anyway, To my mind, it infers that the caster...
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