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    D&D 5E Challenge: Invent a PHB Class List with 6 Classes

    A while back there was a thread called "What Would Your Perfect 50th PHB Class List Be?" It had an interesting exchange in it: To the challenge then! Can you come up with a list of 6 mega-classes that elegantly contain the essentials of every existing PHB class? (bonus points for including...
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    D&D General What geographical size is best for campaign settings?

    I was thinking while reading the Can we salvage Toril? thread that I would like the Forgotten Realms setting a lot better if it didn't include Kara-Tur and Al-Qadim, if those settings were each treated as their own thing, and if none of them shared the same world map. While, in the past, I...
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    D&D 5E What are the pitfalls of eliminating saving throws in 5e?

    Hi all, Over in the necroed thread about saving throws, posters past and present (post #8, sorta post #28) suggested a system to replace saving throws that is similar to the defenses in 4e: Instead of a spell (or other effect) giving its target the chance to make a saving throw, the...
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    D&D General Demihumans of Color and the Thermian Argument

    So @Kobold Avenger started an interesting thread about diversity in D&D--in fantasy worlds broadly, really--and the degree to which 'races' that are not humans ought to be more representative of IRL humankind than they tend to be. I wanted to reply to that thread with a long and pedantic post...
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    D&D General 1991 Dark Sun Setting Overview and Speculation

    I really like the Dark Sun setting and especially the 1991 Dark Sun Boxed Set—though, sadly, I have never played using it. This is my attempt to rationalize the Dark Sun setting as it was originally described, while ignoring content that came later. Fair warning: this post is LONG, pedantic...
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    D&D 5E Everyone Should Play Custom Lineage by Default

    The new Tasha's custom lineage is one of the strongest PC options published--pick a feat, potentially choose an Ability to start at 18, have darkvision. Why not have it be conventional practice that players always build a custom lineage, regardless of the 'race' they want to play i.e.: wanna...
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    D&D 5E The new UA feats are AWESOME for sorcerers.

    The perennial problem with sorcerers has always been a lack of spells known. Lets look at what a 4th level sorcerer gets from the new UA's Fey Touched and Shadow Touched feats (also super thematic, btw). Fey Touched +1 Charisma (i.e. 17-->18 Cha) new 2nd level spell known: misty step (a really...
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    D&D 5E A Simple Flanking Rule, What Do You think?

    The rule: "If a creature is within 5 feet of two hostile creatures of its size or larger, it is flanked. A flanked creature has disadvantage when attacking a target that is not also flanked." My conceptual justification is that flanked creatures would need to invest more effort in being...
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    Class Tiers and Character Builds in a Featless & Multiclassless game

    Hi all, I'm enthusiastic about the ranking threads that have been started in this forum of late. However, I am currently playing in a featless and multiclassless game, which makes several of the builds under discussion, i.e. the -5/+10 jam, considerably less relevant. For those of you playing...
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    D&D 5E modified ability score calculation

    Hello, I'm a new poster. I would appreciate any and all feedback. I am considering trying out a method of ability score generation that I have not used before. Instead of using 5e's standard array, using 4d6 drop the lowest, or using 3d6 in order (god forbid), I intend to use a group-based...
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