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    D&D 5E Decoupling Smite from spell slots?

    It's not been plainly said, but I agree that simply removing the Smite feature, thereby leaving paladins to use their spell slots to (GASP) cast smite spells with their bonus action makes them balanced with other top classes. It's over the top as-is.
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    D&D 5E Help me make a mass combat system that does what I want

    Going a different, but not wrong direction.....take a look at the Battle of Brindol design from Red Hand of Doom. I would argue that regardless of what you are trying to achieve, that design is a better experience for the players and easier to run for the DM. Win-Win, and Epic Sauce all around.
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    D&D 5E Opportunity Attack around a Corner: Yes or No?

    Opportunity attack? Yes, with +2 cover to AC. This is a logical way to rule it, but I agree it is ambiguous.
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    D&D 5E Tasha's Drow Art and the Future of Their Depictions in D&D

    The drow culture is evil when it’s centered around the worship of a demon queen, not when they have dark skin. The whole think was whack fantasy from the start. They were kissed with dark skin because they were cursed to live in the dark. In the real world, subterranean creatures would be the...
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    D&D 5E Sequels to Lost Mines of Phandelver - home brew, DM's Guild, or other

    Our table went from LMoP to a 5e conversion of Red Hand of Doom. It was awesome. Venom fang was the common thread, as he was the first dragon they encountered on Skull Gorge Bridge. Lots of great moments in that campaign. The conversion was interesting as a DM and not too hard. There is a lot of...
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    D&D Movie/TV Bridgerton Star Regé-Jean Page Joins D&D Movie

    It’s not racist on the viewers point to despise this new genre of false period pieces. The show has the trappings of a historic film but is in fact not, which bothers some viewers. The same viewers would enjoy a proper period piece in sub Saharan Africa. But not if actors were inserted from Asia...
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    D&D General Would You Take This Deal?

    I don't even think it works in Odyssey (other than the joy of seeing big numbers at the cost of more loading screens). I got that same item this past week playing through the game, and the first time I accidentally caught fire.....loading screen! Same thing in D& made your fireball...
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    D&D 5E Does being Heavily Obscured grant Cover... And should it???

    Another thought... even to fire into a heavily obscured area, how do they know where to attack? Perhaps with an opposed Perception check? The obscured target may still be moving about a bit. At our table, there's two steps to try to hit something obscured. Determining which square you are...
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    D&D General The D&D Monster I have never used (or faced) and probably never will.

    I would much rather use barbarian humans, lizardmen, or even xenophobic wild elves before I employed the Bullywug (MM, p 35). Frogmen???? Really? Run for your life! The frogmen are coming! Give me a break. The artwork in the MM makes it worst.
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    D&D General What does D&D look like without Death on the Table?

    Our last campaign went like this: LMoP: levels 1-5 Hidden Shrineof Tamoachan: 5-6 Red Hand of Doom: 6-11 I understand the OP's question. As a player from the 80's this was a concern of mine for some time. That being said, in actual game play from this campaign (over 20 months of gaming), we...
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    WotC Gale Force 9 Sues WotC [Updated]

    With all due respect, in looking at their last quarterly earnings report, this breach does not appear to be motivated by corporate earnings or health.
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    D&D 5E TCoE - Rogue's Steady Aim

    Hide isn’t exactly an at will bonus action invisibility buff at our table.
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    D&D 5E TCoE - Rogue's Steady Aim

    Combined with Elven accuracy feat, isn’t this a significant damage boost for higher level rogues?
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    D&D General Extract information from hostile NPCs - DM tips?

    The true advantage of the written scheme (other than who knows what the murderhobo's will do..) is that you can create a hand out, which allows the PCs to read it three weeks later and remember key pieces of the plot. Oftentimes as DM, you're thinking about these details daily, but PCs only...
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    D&D 1E What makes a D&D game have a 1E feel?

    Hard to believe the thread is three pages long without addressing how different magic works for players. No cantrips. No save every round. No concentration mechanic. Low level wizards are dart-throwing acolytes. High level wizards....gods.
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    D&D 5E "Consistent Attack" -- Is this TOO powerful?

    I see this being a useful signature ability of a subclass that doesn't have the same nova abilities of other fighters. It could be a signature style, but as a rider on other abilities...too strong. Can you imagine if an NPC or monster had the same ability? It would drag the play down and require...
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    5.5E (+) New Edition Changes for Inclusivity (discuss possibilities)

    I agree Flamestrike. Most of us, at each of our tables have not struggled with this topic at all for decades. This is a PR reaction for WotC much more than it is an actual game issue, and it has not really much to do with social justice, just so we're clear. Each table, whoever wonderful and...
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    D&D 5E (Un)-Reliable Talent? How do you do it?

    I wouldn't support nerfing rogues, and haven't heard many complaints that they need one relative to other classes, and especially with their 11th level ability. How does disadvantage keep a fighter from getting 3 attacks/turn? What affect does disadvantage have on the druid's ability to become...
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    D&D General good dungeons to populate a sandbox setting?

    The Ruins of Rhest chapter from the Red Hand of Doom may be easy to insert. A conflict is rising between historically savage but local lizardmen and the nearby wild elven tribes. A dark evil broods in the lake and organizes their activities. The party needs the elves' assistance on a greater...
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    D&D 5E Elven and Dwarfin Weapon Types

    At our table, I have added an Elven Longsword that has the finesse property instead of the versatile property; or if you prefer, it's a rapier that does slashing instead of piercing damage. Also, sorry, a scimitar is deadlier than a quarterstaff. A quarterstaff at our table is 1d4 versatile for...