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    Tell me about your Adventures in Middle-Earth experiences, please

    We quit after a few sessions, missing a little the typical D&D magic level. The rules and books are nicely done, capturing the Tolkien feel, mostly balanced, only the slayer (=barbarian) class is a little OP in a world with mostly weapon damage. Playing some classes really require to be mainly...
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    5E Martial arts for other classes

    That is the common misconception. Just because you're strong means you're just hitting somewhere? That would mean: Strength + Dex on damage! + Dex on attack roll, fine. But not on damage. The example you mention is a good example for kind-a special finesse / precision damage, like sneak attack...
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    5E Martial arts for other classes

    "Martial Arts", hmmm, let me spoil your party (and be the smartass). Using weapons is "Martial Arts", and far more effective than unarmed strikes. Believe me, I tried it (only in training!). Gimme a good kitchen knife and I could probably kill a real world karate champion. Anyway...
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    5E House rule for Victorian era aesthetic - no armor

    Too complex - no. "kludge" - yes. Why not keep it as is? In a world with guns dexterity becomes even more important. This - basically keep it as is:
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    Legendary Magic Items - your experiences?

    Hello, I just browsed the DM's guide again and just for the fun of it was dreaming about my paladin having one (or more!) legendary items one day... (far away, if ever, now we are level 4). As I also DM, my "DM-side" thought: "I'd never gave this one out!" when looking at some items. For...
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    5E halforc paladin level 4 - ASI?

    Hi everybody, I'm playing a halforc paladin of Tyr and we just reached level 4. Feats are allowed, which makes it really hard for me to decide - too many options! (see below) He's the typical sword & board, heavy armor, strength paladin with the following stats: Str 16 Dex 10 Con 14 Int 10...
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    5E Adventure idea, missing links - help please!

    Hi, I was just told that we're going to play tomorrow, and I need some help. It's my our family campaign (ages 10..15) and I recently had the ideato get them into a classical horror / vampire story. FYI, they are 4 players, D&D 5e, level 8: he sorcerer, hu druid, we ranger, ha rogue. I think I...
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    3.5 3e -> 4e: Have we lost options?

    Hi, our long time gaming group is discussing 4e. Should we switch? I am for the change to 4e, me likes! The main argument from those against 4e are: 1) no more 100s of spells to choose from 2) not enough character building options! my thoughts about: 1) yes, true, the spellcasters give up...