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    D&D 5E Multiclass House Rule

    The "Best 50/50 Multiclass?" thread got me thinking, can the rule that you are limited to your spell selection as per the level of each class be changed to limited to the same level that determines your multiclass spell slots and still be balanced (i.e. using the multiclass table for spell slots...
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    D&D 5E Reckless Attack / Mirror Image

    A different player took over the DMing role, so I get to play a PC. I am planning on playing a multiclass Barbarian / Wizard. I was wondering if I am reading Reckless Attack combined with Mirror Image correctly. RA: "attack rolls against you have advantage until your next turn.". MI: "Each...
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    D&D 5E Suggestions for a New PC

    My nephew was interested in DMing, so I gladly handed over the reins. I am bringing in a CN Half Elf Life Cleric 1, Necromancer Wizard 5. This guy struggles between life and death thoughts a lot and has problems with his dual heritage, elven and human. A lot of things are polar for this guy, so...
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    D&D 5E Valuable Stuff

    Has anyone else dropped valuable stuff from their game? I used to hand out a gold bracelet (50 GP), or a tapestry with knights (75 GP), or carved bones (125 GP), or pendants, or ..., or ..., or ... a lot. I wanted the treasure found to be interesting and somewhat unique. However recently...
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    D&D 5E Attunement

    Has anyone run into the issue of attunement allowing for too few of magical items? As a DM, I like handing out magic items. I probably hand out one or more out every 3 to 5 encounters (sometimes more than one, especially in more deadly fights against named NPCs where I can then use those items...
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    D&D 5E Would You Give Your Party a Wand of Cure Light Wounds (limited charges)?

    From the Wand of CLW problem thread, I thought I'd ask if people would consider wands of CLW. Edit: Special note: By a Wand of CLW, I mean one with limited daily charges like a Wand of Magic Missiles.
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    D&D 5E Do You Purposely Split Up the Party?

    I took over for our HotDQ campaign when our original DM got too many commitments. We were on a side quest in Waterdeep, so I gave the group an opportunity (influenced by me for two of the PCs) to head into Undermountain. As they were exploring, they eventually came to a room with three giant...
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    D&D 5E Is Concentration Bugging You?

    I recently put together a Paladin for 5E and noticed that many of the spells requires Concentration. I get the whole "prevent massive buffing" reasons for the rule, but I think that WotC went overboard with that. I might add a house rule that allows multiple concentration spells, but...
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    D&D 5E Is Anyone Using Variant Encumbrance?

    Encumbrance is something that we have not been worrying about, but I was updating the character sheets yesterday and I decided to add in the weight for equipment. The weight of an explorer's pack is 59 pounds. The weight of scale mail is 45 pounds, the weight of a shield is 6 pounds and the...
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    D&D 5E Adventurer's Guild

    I will be taking over as DM later this year when our current DM leaves town. I will retire my PC to create an Adventurer's Guild. As DM, I will then create (typically first level) NPCs to join the guild. The 5 PCs will be able to add these NPCs to the party (run by the players). The PCs will be...
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    D&D 5E Is There a Way to Craft Magic Items?

    I've searched through the DMG, but have not found a section on how the PCs craft magic items. Is there such a section? Maybe I just missed it. Or, is this the first edition of the DMG where the designers do not have guidelines for that?
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    D&D 5E How Often Do You Have NPCs Join the Party?

    Just curious how often DMs add NPCs to the group.
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    D&D 5E Initiative and Saves

    Initiative plays a key role in how well saves work in 5E. Since Delay no longer exists (except as a house rule), PC spell casters can be at a disadvantage when it comes to save spells based on initiative. Example initiative order: PC 1 NPC 1 PC 2 NPC 2 PC 3 NPC 3 PC Spellcaster NPC BBEG Say...
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    D&D 5E Old Ways of Playing

    I am currently playing with 3 family members and 3 friends who I had played with 27+ years ago. We had two undead fights the other night and the one friend asked if the Fog Cloud would stop the undead from seeing the PCs because undead detect life forms. I had a total Deja Vu. I had totally...
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    D&D 5E Low Level Wizards Really Do Suck in 5E

    Ok, so I've been playing a 5E wizard since Hoard of the Dragon Queen came out. And, I have not been especially impressed at all. My PC has been able on a few occasions to cast Fog Cloud to help the party and even once got a Web spell in that did not collapse right away. But, that's been it in...
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    D&D 5E Are Cantrips Considered Spells?

    I don't have my books in front of me, but I was wondering if for the purposes of feats and other spells whether a cantrip is considered a spell. For example, could a caster use Counterspell to counter a cantrip (not that anyone would necessarily want to)?
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    D&D 5E Woo Hoo, Invisibility Stopped It's Downward Spiral

    1E: Lasted until dispelled or the person did an offensive action. 2E: Lasted 24 hours or was dispelled or the person did an offensive action. 3E: Lasted 10 minutes/level or was dispelled or the person did an offensive action. 3.5: Lasted 1 minute/level or was dispelled or the person did an...
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    D&D 5E Am I the Only One Not 100% Impressed with the Monster Manual?

    I like quite a few things about the 5E Monster Manual. But, there are a few minor things that I dislike: 1) Light blue colored background that has the equivalent of ink smears on it. It makes the pages look dirty. The light colored background in the PHB is similar, but the difference is black...
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    D&D 5E How We Beat the HD, HotDQ, Spoilers

    We played our second session of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. It started out with the Half Dragon Challenge of a PC. PCs were second level. My LG PC Wizard decided to take up the challenge. The Half Dragon agreed to let the 3 children go. My Wizard walked out to face the Half Dragon, ignored it...
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    D&D 5E Non-Proficient Saves

    There has been some discussion on higher level saves, but not consolidated. I was thinking about how this might be an issue. I was looking at the monster DCs and they tend to be in the range of DC 9 to DC 21 (level and such depending) in the monster section of DMG Basic Rules. The vast majority...