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    D&D 5E D&D Beyond Giving Away Acquisitions Inc and Phandelver For Free!

    Any registered user, or any registered user with a subscription?
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    D&D 5E Buffing monks: with simple changes.

    As a note from actual experience, I've played a Drunken Master monk up to level 13. The hitpoints haven't been a huge problem for me because of the subclass feature giving me a free disengage with Flurry of Blows. This generally allows me to be out of melee range by the time whatever I'm...
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    Out of curiosity, why aren't you playing something like 3.5 or Pathfinder? Those would probably be the crunchiest options within the D20 family. Is there something you don't like about them, or is it just that 5E is currently the biggest game in town?
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    Fair--I just don't really like that version, so I tend to forget about it.
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    D&D 5E What rule(s) is 5e missing?

    I do find myself wishing for morale checks. They don't really fit any of the ability saves neatly.
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    D&D 5E Spells you house rule?

    I've mentioned this before on the board, but I houserule shatter as follows: If the area of shatter includes a stone or wooden wall, the spell causes bits of the wall to crumble and break off. All squares inside the area of the spell and adjacent to the wall become difficult terrain. I just...
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    D&D 5E Krynn's Free Feats: setting-specific or the future of the game?

    Or the problem could be with your DM, and not the feature.
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    D&D 5E Krynn's Free Feats: setting-specific or the future of the game?

    I just think it gives too much of an incentive to select a background based on its mechanical impact.
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    D&D 5E Krynn's Free Feats: setting-specific or the future of the game?

    Never said they were. But a feat is a bigger deal mechanically than some skills and tool proficiencies. As for the feature, it is usually RP-related or at least encourages some RP. You can if the GM agrees it makes sense for the situation you're in.
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    D&D 5E Krynn's Free Feats: setting-specific or the future of the game?

    It makes your background choice more about power and less about RP, though, which is a step away from my preferred direction.
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    D&D 5E Is it just me or does Radiant Citadel seem more like a fleshed out Setting, then Spelljammer?

    If fully describing means converting the whole series of 2E books to 5E, it could easily run to that much.
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    D&D 5E Why Play Spelljammer Over a Regular Pirate Campaign?

    No Giff in a regular pirate setting.
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    D&D 5E Player vs Player Philter of Love

    My usual rule is PC-versus-PC violence, trickery, etc., is okay if (and only if) both players agree to it. But it sounds like everybody at your table was cool with it, so rock on.
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    D&D 5E Is Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Based on the 80s D&D Cartoon?

    So will the box set come with the new-to-5E Cavalier and Acrobat classes?
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    D&D General The Problem with Talking About D&D

    Not really. I remember the guy who used to moan about once a month about the slow release schedule, predicting that 5E would flop miserably as people deserted it for better-supported systems... Anyway, I feel like this specific complaint has been on the rise over the past few years.
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