I often run encounters as an open end skill challenge. A problem will come up like, "what are the orc's planning?" and we make skill checks. Success produce information and sometimes mechanical bonuses, failures produce information but mechanical penalties.
I ran a game...
I’ve always thought as Imps as mischievous little buggers. In a game I am running tonight , they have managed to buy a bunch of people and have them caged up. I think the PCs might try to rescue them, but I am at a loss for what would guard them.
Any ideas would be welcome. Even if it’snot a...
What are some examples of monsters that are Glass Cannons (high damage, low ac and/or hp) in 5e?
I am thinking of thinks like the Flame Skull (AC 13, HP 40, cast cast fireball and other damage spells).
These threads are fascinating to me. The game is so flexible that you can have people who have such wildly different attitudes on how the game should be played.
With that being said, I am currently playing a shaman of the Great Snow Leopard from a barbarian tribe. He’s a barbarian 1/bard 2/...
Ok, I made kinuva a quirky character who I am hell bent on making Blade Ward be effective. My current strategy is (one per rest) use my longtooth shifter ability:
While shifted, you can use your fangs to make an unarmed strike as a bonus action. If you hit, you can deal...
Prerequisites: Wisdom 13 or higher
Your supernal insight originates from the hidden depths of your mind, and reaches into hidden realities.
You learn any two divination spells of 1st level or higher from the wizard...
A spell from Sword Coast Adventure's Guide
Casting time: 1 Action
Range: 15 feet
You create a lash of lightning energy that strikes at one creature of your choice that you can see within range.
The target must succeed...
I am thinking about running a modified Nightmare in a game against 10-12th level characters. They are only CR 3 but I thought this ability was neat and could be challenging:
Ethereal Stride. The nightmare and up to three willing creatures within 5 feet of it magically enter the Ethereal Plane...