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    5E Clash of the Titans' Djinn as playable race?

    Wait... there are good-looking Goliaths somewhere?
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    5E Clash of the Titans' Djinn as playable race?

    Sounds like Genasi is one of the best options, especially with their elemental/djinn lore background For not breathing: two of the Genasi subraces have traits related to breathing (Water is Amphibious; Air has Unending Breath). This trait is a small benefit and could cause a balance issue as...
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    Radiant Damage

    BEST: Paladin can smite away with radiant damage and go nova against single targets. Consistent and baked into the class. GOODER: Clerics can do AoE and control spells with radiant damage. Again, baked into their default class. Use Light Cleric for even more firepower. GOOD: Sorcerers (Divine...
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    Making every point count: Ability Mod Variant

    I've seen (but never played with) some homebrew where an odd score will give an earlier bonus to skill checks, but not attack, damage, or saving throw. This keeps the "major" (ie combat) rolls still balanced, but gives a little extra bump to odd scores and improving skills. Eg. A level 1...
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    The Cauldron: A Novel by Russ Morrissey

    Congrats and best of luck!
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    5E How would you do an alchemical knight in 5e

    Arcane archer, eldritch knight, arcane trickster, ranger, even warlock could all work Reflavour their spells as tonics/inventions/alchemical ingredients. Haste could be some type of adrenaline syringe; Shatter could be an explosive, Burning Hands could be a limited use flamethrower. I ran a...
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    Applying and running a game with Darkvision - by RAW

    This thread is just for practical advice and experiences in running and ruling with darkvision by RAW. *Not looking to discuss the balance of darkvision as a racial trait or if low-light vision is a better option. Also not looking for advice of "just handwave it as it's not worth it". I may do...
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    Survivor 5e Artifacts: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

    Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 13 Blade of Avernus 20 Book of Exalted Deeds 12 Eye of Vecna 20 + 1 = 21 an eye for an eye makes one immortal lich? Hand of Vecna 22 Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 18 Orrery of the Wanderer 16 Ring of Winter 16 Staff of the Forgotten One 17 Sword of Kas 21 Wand of...
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    Top FIVE Monster books

    I've only DM'd for 5e so only have about five books to choose from... I did really enjoy Volo's for the ecological, social, and other explanations of different cultures to use as long-term adversaries. To be able to do a large arc around mind flayers and duergar (as one example) is great. I...
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    NWN Dark Sun

    Almost like the South Park episode with World of Warcraft, where it cut between the players and their characters? (serious comparison) Because I can see that being an awesome time if the production and technical issues are able to be ironed out and if the group is on board.
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    5E REALLY REALLY BAD DM ADVICE

    Ban metagaming and ensure players do not use their existing knowledge to make informed decisions.
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    Survivor 5e Artifacts: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

    Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 27 Blade of Avernus 21 Book of Exalted Deeds 17 Draakhorn 13 Eye of Vecna 23+1=24 Hand of Vecna 21 Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 23-2 = 21 Orrery of the Wanderer 21 Ring of Winter 19 Ruinstone 14 Staff of the Forgotten One 20 Stone of Golorr 5 Sword of Kas 21 Wand of...
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    The official Brag On Your Players thread

    I've run for the same group for nearly 4 years now - five players who have careers, fiances/girlfriends, family lives, other hobbies. Plenty of other things to spend time and energy on in this wide world of ours. But (nearly) every single Tuesday, they decide that rolling some dice and playing...
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    Your Favorite 5e Houserule

    It is instead of advantage, only one or the other (either +bonus OR advantage) will apply unless additional bonuses or circumstances outside of flanking/surrounding are involved. So from your example, both flanking creatures would have +1 to their attacks. If one more joined them, all three...
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    Your Favorite 5e Houserule

    Spellcasting Ability Score variant: At character creation OR multiclassing, spellcasters (except wizards, INT only) can pick one of two spellcasting ability scores to cast from (ex. Sorcs can pick CHA or CON; Clerics and Paladins can pick CHA or WIS, Bards and Warlocks can pick CHA or INT). This...
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    5E Monsters/NPCs: Class features and feats

    This is great, thanks for sharing!
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    5E Monsters/NPCs: Class features and feats

    All the time, and usually for groups of enemies where there is one leader/officer type in charge. So I may have a group of 5 goblins, with four using the standard Goblin statblock, but the fifth is Ruktuk the Dervish , a goblin with the mobile feat and maxed out health. My players are pretty...
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    Survivor 5e Artifacts: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

    Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 24 Blade of Avernus 21 Book of Exalted Deeds 20 Draakhorn 18 Eye of Vecna 22 Hand of Vecna 21 Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 22 Orb of Dragonkind 8 Orrery of the Wanderer 21 Ring of Winter 20 Ruinstone 18 Staff of the Forgotten One 22 Stone of Golorr 16 Sword of Kas 21...
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    5E My PC's and the Stirge Scourge

    I think your rulings were fair and consistent. Sounds like it was a tough situation that rarely occurs - both rolling the max amount of enemies (8), stirges winning initiative after surprise, and the two AoE members getting downed which sound like they would have been the most effective in this...
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    The Dungeon Book of Battlemaps

    A friend and I back a similar product (shown on ENworld a while ago) - Immersive Battle Maps by Yarro(w?) Studios. Just used them a couple of weeks ago and the players were pretty happy when I pulled a double-page detailed map for a boss fight these are great products, and gives cool ideas for...
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