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    D&D 5E All character races are Medium-sized...why?

    I think the main reason is that nobody in WotC wants to fix any problems in existing adventures that would occur if you get large PCs. The complaints would never stop if a large PC cannot get access to parts of a dungeon or find a particular clue. "WotC broke the game!" And it might be in a few...
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    D&D 5E Ability score generation if you REALLY like rolling dice....

    It's a fun idea, but I would start the rolling at a score of 3, which is the lowest you can get with 4d6 drop one. Also, the initial rolls probably aren't so interesting. You roll 4 d20, and if any of the 4 dice is a success, the score goes up one, and you roll 4d20 again for the same score. If...
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    WotC D&D Products Delayed Including Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel

    I don't know how far we want to take this thread, because shortages of paper for D&D books is very quickly linked to real-world events, and this discussion can rapidly develop into a rule-breaking thread. Mentioning a grain shortage might just be within the rules (?), but explaining the reasons...
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    WotC D&D Products Delayed Including Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel

    This is the summary of the whole problem. The Covid pandemic made a lot of people (owners, investors) fear a recession, so they started closing all kinds of industries, incl. paper mills. But there was no recession, and in fact the economy (mostly) kept going full speed ahead. So, huge feedstock...
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    D&D General Dragons maybe shouldn't roar.

    If you want to go scientific about these fantasy creatures, allow me to add my 2 cents. You seem to assume all cavities and lungs are filled with air. But with the dragons of D&D this might not be true? The moment they start roaring, the next thing may be a breath-weapon so all the pipes might...
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    D&D 5E How long are you willing to wait for a build to "turn on?"

    My original answer was: 1-2 sessions (i.e. not at all). But now I read the thread and this must be rephrased into: "I don't do builds". I typically wait for a campaign, and I check in with the fellow players what they have in mind. Bit of brainstorming what would be a good match, and then...
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    D&D 5E Armour as Damage Threshold

    I'd want to play a wizard with high-damage spells, and a Rust Monster as a pet. And at least I can finally agree with others that fighters are underpowered. In this scenario, fighters are just a meatshield to protect the wizard. I don't know what Exploding Dice do, but unless they do at least...
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    D&D 5E Let us "fix" Expertise!

    In my opinion, some DMs just need to accept that the PCs become really incredibly powerful at higher levels, and ordinary challenges that were difficult at the lower levels become trivial. A level >17 rogue is near god-like in its stealthing. Just accept that. A bard may convince anyone they...
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    D&D 5E Quick help on an NPC build

    In a city-environment, dimension door will be a near-guaranteed escape. I think only a counterspell will stop it.
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    D&D General Is power creep bad?

    d) introduce new options which are stronger than existing ones in some fields, while being weaker in others, and on average approach roughly the existing options.
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    D&D General Is power creep bad?

    Powercreep from new expansions/books/etc. is bad. Powercreep from homebrew items/spells/feats/etc. is good. In my next games, I'm gonna stick to PHB, MM and DMG because WotC seems to publish content faster than I can read it and I'm tired to adjusting encounters and stories to new content. And...
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    D&D 5E 5E Survivor - Deities (Part 7: Greek Deities) - Athena Advances!

    Edit: I believe that @AnotherGuy replied to the wrong post, and the score in that post should have been: Artemis 18, Athena 23. Correction for AnotherGuy: Artemis 18, Athena 23 And that means MaxPerson changed the scores to: Artemis 16, Athena 24 And then my own points: Artemis 16-2=14 Athena...
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    5.5E Is the 5E player base going to split?

    Of course it will split. These are D&D players. They have a +12 on Opinions. It will be just like the Great Rift between those who think spellcasters are OP and those who think that's nonsense. It will be just like the Great Divide between those who play the adventure books and those who...
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    D&D General Decision paralysis: how do you homebrew?

    Maybe your are trying to solve the wrong problem. Maybe the question you should be asking is not if you need to work on a homebrew or Eberron setting? Maybe the real question is whether you need to run the same story for two groups? Maybe your decision paralysis comes from the fact that you...
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    D&D General Would the 14 year old that was made A Baroness before she was even born be annoyed that her title was actually a bribe to buy her mothers silence?

    It depends a lot on the character of the 14-year-old. There are a lot of possible reactions. She might try to abuse the knowledge, and blackmail the king. But she needs a strong position for that. She might try to charm daddy and become an heir to the throne. She might just be content with...
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    D&D General Violent Solutions to Peaceful Problems

    One reason I sometimes look the other way as a DM is that the players (not the PCs) expect a fight at their level, but instead misread the situation and (1) failed to realize that the DM is only improvising in response to their shenanigans and (2) they did not realize they are dealing with puny...
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    D&D General Violent Solutions to Peaceful Problems

    Inspired by another thread on this forum, I wondered how the experienced hive mind of this forum deals with players who choose violence when a peaceful solution would be possible or even obvious? Should every action have a consequence? What if it's just shenanigans and a strong response from...
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    D&D 5E Interested in seeing your homebrew 5e Magic Items

    Homebrewing this right here - not (yet) used in my own campaigns: Bag of Arrowheads This small leather bag contains 4d6 arrowheads which can be fitted neatly on normal arrows or bolts taking 1 minute per arrow or bolt. If you hit a target with an arrow, roll 1d10 to see which effect takes...
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