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    D&D General IS the 5 min work day a feature or a bug?

    My players don't like the 5MWD, but they like having interesting things to do every round of combat. In 4E this was pretty easily accomplished, since even At-Wills did a little something special. But in pure attrition models, conserving your resources often means not doing something...
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    D&D 5E New Unearthed Arcana Today: Giant Themed Class Options and Feats

    It bears mentioning this is 3d6 damage + prone as a bonus action for the entire rage, as long as you have a high enough ceiling above you.
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    D&D 5E Clone as Character

    I played a clone of Manshoon once. It was a four shot where EVERY player was a clone of Manshoon, and we swore a pact to not kill each other until we defeated a far more powerful Manshoon.
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    D&D 5E D&D Beyond Giving Away Acquisitions Inc and Phandelver For Free!

    Did you purchase within the last two weeks?
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    D&D 5E Good Lord - I'm Taking Over 20+ Teen D&D Players

    If you feel comfortable, record the training session you run. It doesn't have to be top quality, but you can go the extra mile to really demonstrate how everything works, your reasoning behind things, AND have a nifty video both you and they can show to future people they might need to train.
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    D&D 5E Can I use animate dead to reanimate a zombie that has been killed?

    I know a certain Hollow One Undead Warlock / Shadow Sorcerer that was literally turned into a zombie and then "brought back." 🧟‍♀️
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    D&D 5E Can I use animate dead to reanimate a zombie that has been killed?

    My favorite was Snow White as a vampire, eventually defeated and sealed away by dwarven champions in a cottage in the darkest wood. I later discovered Neil Gaiman wrote a similar short story, so I was happy as a clam.
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    D&D 5E Can I use animate dead to reanimate a zombie that has been killed?

    We've been running it that way for decades. More than one noble knight has brought the King's Daughter back from being a vampire bride! It's the (expensive) happy ending to stories involving innocent people cursed to undeath.
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    D&D General Vecna and Kas and the Book of Vile Darkness. WorC lore you should know.

    Hey now, that's poor branding. Vecna has the hand and eye, Larloch gets a dozen ioun stones, and Acererak gets the pointy hat!
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    D&D 5E Mines of Phandelver - Need Help With a BBEG Brainstorm

    Brilliant! "Even when I spare the time to explain, these miscreants remember nothing of our glorious culture but spiders and darkness."
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    D&D 5E Let us "fix" Expertise!

    The mighty d20 itself is a bigger threat to bounded accuracy. Even a level 20 with +5 attribute and expertise can potentially contribute less than the mighty d20, and the d20 is available at 1st level!
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    D&D 5E Mines of Phandelver - Need Help With a BBEG Brainstorm

    I do want to go on record that Black Spider is an absolutely ridiculous name for a drow. It's like calling yourself Drow Drow McDrowface. Much better if the name has no initial connection to drow, and was taken over by a drow with a sense of comedic irony. "I heard someone using the name and...
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    D&D 5E Mines of Phandelver - Need Help With a BBEG Brainstorm

    I would do it IN REVERSE. Gundren Rockseeker was once the Black Spider/Dread Pirate Roberts, but someone came in and pulled a Xanathar on him and took over his operation, legacy, and even his name! It allows Gundren to be a justifiably weaker, uses the DPR themes you are interested in, and...
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    D&D 5E Can I use animate dead to reanimate a zombie that has been killed?

    Erfworld. Wasn't that the extremely cool webcomic where the writer kept firing his artists?
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    D&D 5E Can I use animate dead to reanimate a zombie that has been killed?

    I should clarify. When the zombie/skeleton is defeated, I count the remains as both a humanoid body and an undead body. My game has been improved by this ruling. Of course, sometimes the remains are heavily damaged and require mending (the spell, physical repair, or both). It's case by case.
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