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    D&D 5E Martial and magic order ideas

    With the new solamnic Knight feats from the Dragonlance UA out, it's made me start thinking of other feat ideas, that are similar in style. Something like: Bushi Benefit: Training with the katana (longsword) and wakazashi (shortsword). Benefit: Choose* from the brace, evasive footwork, or...
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    D&D 5E What are your 5e houserules

    Probably a few of these threads around, but I'm curious what houserules people have for 5e. I have a small list, and I could easily play without them, but I like to use the following in my games. Double starting class hit points at level 1. This means that a fighter has 20 + constitution...
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    D&D 5E Cleric 8th level options

    Something I've been thinking about is the 8th level ability for clerics and what other options there could be. Currently we have 3 options for level 8: Divine Strike (+1d8/+2d8 at 14th level) Potent Spellcasting (+ wisdom bonus to cantrip damage) Blessed Strikes (+1d8 to either weapon or...
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    Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

    There's a new MtG Kamigawa set out which I thought was surprising since I thought that setting didn't score very well with players. I've spent time looking through spoiler lists and looking at the art of the various cards, I'm not sure what genre (cyberpunk? Neonpunk, does punk even need to be...
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    D&D General The cosmology of your homebrew campaign

    I've been reading the thread on the recent errata and a few people dislike the great wheel. I don't consider thos a problem, but it has made me wonder what kind of cosmology people have set up, if they aren't using the great wheel. As an example, I have the following cosmology: The celestial...
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    D&D 5E Faith and worship in my setting

    Just thought I'd mention how I'm approaching faith and worship on my setting. I've decided that in my setting I'm going to combine my gods into a multitude of pantheons, by this I mean that you aren't an acolyte of the skyfather, the earthmother, or the war thane but an acolyte of the pantheon...
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    D&D 5E Exploits, Martial Cantrips

    I've started to go over my martial exploits (was going to be manoeuvres, but I have trouble spell manoeuvres) and stances again, originally I was using attacks as a resource (spend more attacks on an exploit, get better effects) which originally seemed to work well but now seems kind of clunky...
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    D&D General Backstory Bonuses

    I was just looking through some notes on my current campaign setting and, when looking through the Guilds and Groups section, noticed that I'd added something to one of the magical academies. Ironstone Academy (stolen from a 4e dragon magazine I think) is a dwarven wizard's guild which...
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    D&D 5E New senior designer at WotC

    Just spotted this on Reddit, Amanda Hamon from Kobold Press is a new Senior Designer on DnD. I'd not heard of her before now, but apparently she has done quite a lot of work on Pathfinder and Starfinder and is leaving her former role as Editorial Director at Kobold Press. I expect she'll be a...
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    D&D 5E 5e Creature Templates

    Does anyone else use templates for creatures in 5e to (fairly) quickly create a mixed group of enemies? I've created a few and am slowly adding in more, currently I have templates loosely based on the monster creation rules in 4e for Artillery, Brutes, and Soldiers which changes the stats in a...
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    D&D 5E Divine Avatars

    Something I've been playing around with is the creation of quick avatars for the gods, one of those things that I may never use but I have the idea so I'll write it down in case I decide I want to use it later on. In my homebrew game, while I could create avatars similar to Tiamat or the Ice...
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    D&D General Department and program ideas in a wizard academy

    Just for fun I'm making up a wizard academy which while it will show up in my world, is unlikely that the current group would actually go there. What is like ideas on are fantasy sounding departments beyond just the schools of magic. Think about how the wizards of Unseen University had heads of...
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    D&D 5E Psionic Arcane Tradition

    So, seemingly unlike every other player of DnD on the planet, I actually liked the wizard psionic tradition and now that we have the Psi die I'm wondering how that would affect the tradition if the designers had kept it. I'd make the following changes (which might be too powerful but I'm not...
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    D&D 5E Healing spirit has been updated?

    I saw a post over on Reddit, where they show a photo of the page with healing spirit which apparently has had a change so that it can only heal a number of times equal to 1 + casting modifier. I've checked DnDBeyond and, as of posting, it has not yet been updated. Do people think this is a...
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    D&D 5E War cries for shouty barbarians

    A while ago I started working on exploits (for warriors with fighting styles) and war cries (for barbarians) I just opened up the document to have another look, below are the ideas I had for some war cries taken from 4e barbarians as well as the barbarian class in Diablo 3. Both war cries and...
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    D&D 5E Homebrew items, spells, and sundry that you've added to your campaigns

    Hey Guys, we all spend a lot of time discussing how to improve classes or complaining about percieved problems in 5e. Howabout instead we have a thread about what we have all created for our homebrew worlds, things that have actually been used in our campaigns. I'm talking about feats and...
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    D&D 5E Martial arts for other classes

    Currently there is a thread about unarmed attacks not counting as weapons and It's actually kind of interesting that this has popped up as I've recently been thinking about making subclasses that provide unarmed combat ability for other classes. So far, I have one for wizard (tentatively called...
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    D&D 5E Saving Throws and non-proficiency

    I'm thinking of granting all players half-proficiency to their non-proficient saving throws so that there is still at least some scaling of all saves for all classes as they level beyond the occasional ASI put into a stat (The cool thing is that you can adjust this in DnDBeyond and have it...
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    Skills using different ability scores

    I'm sure most (all?) are aware that you can use a different ability score to determine the bonus to use skills. I was wondering if people have used, or have ideas to use, different scores. Some alternates I can think of or have used are: Strength (Intimidation) to showcase the big scary muscle...
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    Guildmasters' Guide adaptations to other settings

    I've only just now received a copy of the Guildmasters' guide to Ravnica which has allowed me to look into the guilds. I've been wanting more examples of factions and renown for a while now and the guilds are great for ideas for the factions of planescape, the backgrounds, abilities, and spells...
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