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    D&D General brainstorming on theme/rules for hexcrawl campaign

    Wow this is awesome! Exactly what I was looking for! I had a conversation with a friend last night explaining this to him and took a little while for him to wrap his head around what I was asking. I'm not looking for rules to explain or account for the travel itself, I want ideas to explain why...
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    D&D General brainstorming on theme/rules for hexcrawl campaign

    Some background: - We are a group of 6 players (myself included) of varying levels of experience - Still playing online/virtual only - Scheduling is very challenging and session length varies because of real-life, kids, odd work schedules, etc. So I'm looking for a campaign that supports the...
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    "Valachan (hunting PCs for sport)" This caught my eye and I couldn't recall much about the original Domain. I did some research and discovered an awesome adventure and source material in Dungeon #50: Felkovic's Cat. I like the idea of "hunting PCs for sport". That could be a nice "exit" post...
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    D&D 5E Help With fixing the BBEG, after he got destroyed in 3 rounds

    Yeah the multiple forms section is awesome. I've used it to great effect. Again, boss battles are about draining resources and it's a great way to do that while also giving your characters a "rest" (healing surge) in between. The Minions, Elites, and Solos section is also excellent for quick...
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    D&D 5E Help With fixing the BBEG, after he got destroyed in 3 rounds

    Giffyglyph's stuff is far, far better than much of the 3rd party/homebrew stuff that I've seen.
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    I know, I was being facetious. I hope it doesn't take up too much page count. The "large section" descriptor caught my eye. It really doesn't need more than a paragraph reminding DMs to "talk to your group about what kind of content they are comfortable with."
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    D&D 5E Everything We Know About The Ravenloft Book

    "Safe boundaries" like points of light right?
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    D&D 2E Let’s Look At The Old Ravenloft Boxed Set!

    Yup, it's amazing. Got it on my shelf right next to me. They don't make 'em like that anymore. The majority of the 2ed Ravenloft stuff is awesome (some oddballs mixed in, but that was par for the course in the 2ed heyday). I sold a good chunk of my collection but kept the Raveloft stuff. The...
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    D&D 5E Help With fixing the BBEG, after he got destroyed in 3 rounds

    BOOM!! https://giffyglyph.com/monstermaker/ To expand a bit, 5E does solo boss battles really poorly. Legendary and lair actions help but even they aren't enough sometimes. You either need to tie up the PCs with minions to eat up their resources (and actions!) or cheat. Giffy Glyph's Monster...
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    D&D 5E 5e and the Cheesecake Factory: Explaining Good Enough

    Cheesecake Factory is "upscale" dining for people who don't know any better. A large menu is a HUGE red flag. I would argue that's not what D&D is. It's focused in scope and while it's been varied, the design of every edition has been fairly tight. D&D is better described as a restaurant that...
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    D&D General Let's Workshop Some Setting Elements

    Post-apocalyptic survival and low-magic: I'm SOLD!!! I've always wanted to run a campaign where you could throw LOTS of dragons at the players. Not just the typical dragons from the MM either - lots of variants and varying levels of power. I've had a campaign concept for a while that actually...
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    D&D General Let's Workshop Some Setting Elements

    I love anything that mentions Chaositech so you have my attention. This is a great idea. Trust me, I'm a huge fan of Innsmouth-esque secret cults but something a larger scale is incredibly frightening. Immediately though of something like Thay or the Necromongers from Chronicles of Riddick. If...
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    D&D General Recommendations for a "Witcher" style campaign

    I love the feel and tone of the Witcher. Honestly, I like my campaigns to trend that direction. It's the classic "points of light" campaign. The world is scary and brutal with small "safe" zones interspersed. You have two options for running dark & gritty setting: with "fluff" or rules. With...
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    D&D 5E Zard's Post Tasha's Archetype Tier List

    That's a pretty sassy comment. Z certainly focuses on combat for is reviews but I have no doubt he has a solid grasp of 5E balance and mechanics. I don't always agree with his assessment or even his review criteria but I always learn something from his posts. I do agree with his take on the...
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