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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    Mind you, this was 4 presidents ago, so I could be mistaken or just remembering a bad GM, but something along the lines of "the action you declared is the only action you can take." Kind of the way readied actions work now. If the trigger never happens, you don't act.
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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    It is cumbersome, but this looks like what Shadowrun(i think) used a few decades ago. It was definitely one of the non d20 games I played in the 90s. Maybe Battletech. The part that we are missing is that it can seriously bone the slower characters. Example: Init 1: I shoot guy A. Init 5: I...
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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    That sounds better represented by the poster that suggested using proficiency. A suggestion that has IMO, serious merit, but would usually be a wash since everyone likely has the same proficiency modifier. INT - Intelligence measures mental acuity, accuracy of recall, and the ability to...
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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    For me that would mean wisdom (at least the way d&d is set up,) but there is enough gray area that i can see where you are coming from.
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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    Let me preface this by admitting that I have NOT played with this style of initiative in 5e AND that I don't have any books in front of me to check the wording on a large selectionof spells. That being said, this style seems to slightly favor instantaneous spells over spells with a duration...
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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    The d20 roll works for the "openings and advantages." The mechanic right now for "skills and training" is Improved Initiative. Dex bonus is "reaction time." Seems to work out ok.
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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    Now, I will be the first to say "play the way you like," but for me, Int has never been in any way associated with reaction times. If I wanted to tie a mental stat to initiative it would be Wis. That being said, a feat or class ability that added Int to initiative, particularly one that flavored...
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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    Got it. Not a fan for 5e, but I understand the reasoning. IME intelligence actually hinders acting quickly, thats why you drill until you react without thought, but maybe if you were executing a plan.
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    5E Ideas for Initiative house rules

    I'm curious about the reasoning behind Int modifier to initiative, as suggested by multiple posters. What about the Intelligence stat makes you feel that it should be impactful here?
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    5E Planescape to languish in purgatory?

    You take your mac and cheese to the kids table. The adults like some variety.
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    5E Planescape to languish in purgatory?

    Ain't nobody talking about Forgettable Realms over here.
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    5E Planescape to languish in purgatory?

    Ya know, I reread your response a half dozen times before I realized you originally specified DL deities, and you are correct, but seeing as how the novels post release made combat with the gods central to multiple storylines, it would be unconscionable to omit them in a DL specific product...
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    5E Planescape to languish in purgatory?

    Deities and Demigods called. They said, "do too," and hung up. Then I heard a voice-mail from Rise of Tiamat that was just a 5 headed dragon goddess crying because she apparently meant nothing to you. Magic in Ravenloft does have some changes to specific spells, thats true, but Dragonlance has...
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    5E Planescape to languish in purgatory?

    DL has setting specific races and classes in addition to the typical setting specific monsters. Magic functions differently than in other settings. The gods actually need statblocks. in addition, there are several eras fit for gameplay that would need statted out. Ravenloft has a fear mechanic...
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    5E Planescape to languish in purgatory?

    I'd like to see one of the settings that had some crunch specific to the setting. Darksun would be ideal, but Dragonlance could be a close second. Most of what I liked from Planescape and Ravenloft was fluff. Hell, most of what I liked from DL and DS was fluff, too, but it would be nice to get...
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