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    D&D 5E Slowed instead of Unconscious at 0 HP House Rule - Play Report

    A little over a year ago, I start toying with a new 0 HP rule variant in this thread Original 0 HP Concept and continued to tweak while finishing up an existing campaign. Last month, during session 0 of our new campaign, I proposed the below version of that concept, and the players decided to...
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    D&D 5E Dropping to 0 HP - House Rule Variant

    Goal: Provide a disincentive to players to allow themselves to drop to 0 HP that doesn't result in a death spiral or 5MWD. Encourage players to avoid unnecessary combat and retreat from combats going poorly to regroup and attempt another direction to achieve their goal. Increase the drama and...
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    D&D 5E Survivor 5E - Subclasses - School of Divination knew it would win!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to see which of the 5E Subclass is the greatest of them all! IMPORTANT NOTE- SUBCLASSES START WITH ONLY 5 POINTS IN THIS THREAD AND DOWNVOTES ARE WORTH 2. Each Subclass starts with 5 points (because there are over...
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    D&D 5E Survivor 5E - Monster Mash - Beholder keeps its eye on the prize!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to see which of the 5E Survivor Monster Thread winners over the last year is the true king of monsters! IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE WORTH 2 IN THIS THREAD. Each Monster starts with 20 points and you vote for one...
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    D&D 5E Survivor 5e Adventure Books - Yawning Portal lives to tell it's Tale!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to see which of the 5E Adventure Books is the most loved! IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE WORTH 2 IN THIS THREAD. Each Adventure Book starts with 20 points and you vote for one Adventure Book you like which gains 1...
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    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie - Wild Speculation and Poll

    With Paramount's D&D movie just over a year away, thought it was high time to get a wild speculation thread going, as well as a poll to check on what direction we think/hope the film will go! For the poll, you get three responses, please use no more than 1 for each type, Setting, Tone, and...
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    D&D General Survivor 5E - Tasha's Subclases - Druid Circle of the Stars outshines the rest!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to do Tasha's Cauldron of Everything Subclasses! IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE WORTH 2 IN THIS THREAD. Each Subclass starts with 20 points and you vote for one Subclass you like which gains 1 point and against one...
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    D&D General Survivor 5E - Fiends (Triple Header) Demogorgon, Pit Fiend, and Rakshasa survive the Blood War!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to do 5e Fiends. IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE WORTH 2 IN THIS THREAD. YOU WILL ALSO VOTE 3 TIMES EACH DAY, ONCE IN EACH CATEGORY! Each Fiend starts with 20 points and you vote for one Fiend in each category you...
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    D&D General Survivor 5E Dragons - Gold Dragon Proves its worth!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to do 5e Dragons! IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE WORTH 2 IN THIS THREAD. Each Dragon starts with 20 points and you vote for one Dragon you like which gains 1 point and against one Dragon you dislike which loses 2...
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    D&D General Survivor 5E Undead - Litch outsmarts the competition!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to do 5e Undead! IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE WORTH 2 IN THIS THREAD. Each Undead starts with 20 points and you vote for one Undead you like which gains 1 point and against one Undead you dislike which loses 2...
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    D&D General Survivor 5E Oozes and Plants - Gelatinous Cube absorbs the competition!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to do 5e Oozes and Plants! WAIT!!!! I thought we were doing just one category at a time!!!! What is up with combining Oozes and Plants? I don't really have an answer except that there weren't many of either, and...
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    D&D General Survivor 5E Monstrosities (T-Z) - Umber Hulk smashes the competition!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to do 5e Monstrosities, Part 3! That's right; it’s time to get yer Monster Mash on and pick your favorite. But these things were much too bulky to take in one bite, so this is Part 3 – Monstrosities (T-Z)...
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    D&D General Survivor 5E Monstrosities (H-S) OWLBEAR WINS!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to do 5e Monstrosities, Part 2! That's right; it’s time to get yer Monster Mash on and pick your favorite. But these things were much too bulky to take in one bite, so this is Part 2 – Monstrosities (H-S)...
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    D&D 5E Survivor 5e Monstrosities (A-G) - Displacer Beast avoids being hit and wins!

    This thread is inspired by prior threads that we've done - and it's finally time to do 5e Monstrosities, Part 1! That's right; it’s time to get yer Monster Mash on and pick your favorite. But these things were much too bulky to take in one bite, so this is Part 1 – Monstrosities (A-G)...
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    D&D General Joe Manganiello's D&D Campaign Includes a Game of Thrones Creator & Vince Vaughn

    The entertainment magazine Variety has joined the long list of mainstream publications who have published articles about D&D in recent years. They take a look at Joe Manganiello's home game, which includes Vince Vaughn, plus the guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, and one one of the Game of...
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    D&D 5E Mortal Wounds: Revised Death and Rest Rules

    Hi all - I'm a couple months away from launching my second long home brew campaign in 5e (the first was 4.5 years and went from 1-20) and have been working on revising the death and rest rules to better suit the style of game I intend to run. This will be a player directed open world campaign...
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    Rise of Skywalker - Bold Predictions Thread

    We are just seven days away from the end of the Skywalker Saga! It's hard for me to believe that this story that has been a part of my life since I was 2 years old is about to come to a close. I've always enjoyed speculating on the next installment, and very rarely been right in my predictions...
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    Unearthed Arcana Poll: How will the US Class Feature Variants be brought to Market?

    As the thread stats, how will WotC bring the latest UA Class Feature Variants officially to players?
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    D&D 5E Difficulty Settings for Advanced Players

    I got to thinking about how most modern video games have several difficulty settings that players can choose to up the challenge for skilled players. For myself, I feel pretty good when I beat a game on normal, but have dropped down to easy/story mode when I just don't want to put the time in...
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    Unearthed Arcana New Unearthed Arcana: Rune Knight, Swarmkeeper, The Revived

    Another new Unearthed Arcana! "In today’s Unearthed Arcana, three classes each receive a playtest option. The fighter gets a Martial Archetype option: the Rune Knight. The ranger gains a Ranger Archetype option: the Swarmkeeper. And the rogue acquires a Roguish Archetype option: the Revived."
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