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    5E Hezrou demon redesign

    Back in 2014 Christopher Burdett shared his design sketches for a redesign of the hezrou demon. He describes it as a "giant fat frog demon", like several Monster Manuals have done, and while his artwork is terrific, the end product looks very much like a slaad... with more spikes. This was the...
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    Copy of ENWorld code of conduct?

    I was away from the forums for a while, but now that I'm back there seems to be a lot of vitriol and negativity. I know it's always been there and will always be there, but this seems worse than what I remember and really makes the forums a less pleasant experience. But I am uncertain when/if...
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    Homebrew martial archetype: Planewalker Warrior

    I'm attempting to convert an old AD&D kit called the Planewalker Warrior (from The Planewalker's Handbook by Monte Cook) as a 5e fighter sub-class. This is for a conversion of my friend's 15th level character from our old Planescape campaign. He'd taken this kit in our game, and when I couldn't...
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    What are "soft" skills that a DM benefits from learning?

    There are a whole bundle of skills that a Dungeon Master can learn from reading the books, talking to fellow DMs, and watching streamed games. And then there are "soft" skills that DMs tend to pick up as a result of either trial-and-error, mentorship by a more experienced DM, or just raw talent...
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    Pax Unplugged D&D Presents Panel teasers about 2020

    Pax Unplugged D&D Presents video Was listening in the car yesterday, and I noticed two titillating nuggets. If this has already been mentioned elsewhere on the site, feel free to merge or disregard. First off, Chris opened by explaining that D&D Presents is meant to tie in directly to future...
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    Handling spells that take a long time at the table?

    Our last few sessions I've noticed the turns for my divination wizard & druid players taking significantly longer. The usual culprits seem to be certain divination spells like arcane eye, commune with nature, or scrying; but others are things like reading the fine print on Leomund's tiny hut...
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    How do you prep/run stealth missions?

    Come next weekend's game, my 10th level party* intends to assassinate the evil Lizard Emperor in his forward operating base within the jungle. They know it's full of lizardfolk warriors and dinosaurs, and that his mage advisor Nataxl is actually a night hag in disguise. The night hag is a...
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    How is a Trap not a Mimic? Question about False Appearance & Traps

    Several monsters in the MM have the False Appearance trait – animated objects, blights, cloakers, darkmantles, some fungi, galeb duhr, gargoyles, some mephits, some oozes, piercers, ropers, scarecrows, treants, and of course mimics. In VOLOS this includes the slithering tracker and trapper. In...
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    Improving the Four Elements Monk for an Airbender type PC?

    Been away from ENWorld for a while! Good to be posting again B-) I have a detailed question for anyone familiar with the Way of the Four Elements monk... My players and I have been watching the Aarakocra Four Elements Monk PC for about seven months now, spanning 5th to 9th levels, and he seems...
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    5E Consequences of players dealing with night hag?

    My players made several deals with a night hag, knowing full well these deals might come back to bite them in the rear later. What deliciously evil twists spring to your mind? What unforeseen consequences might these deals have? I'd love to step outside my usual DMing habits/assumptions and...
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    Designing the lizardfolk inhabited Valley of Dread?

    My six players are headed to the Valley of Dread sometime in late February/March (or thereabouts). They're currently 6th-level, but will be 7th/8th by the time they reach the valley, and are a savvy and detail-oriented group who seem to enjoy an even balance of combat, exploration, and...
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    5E Forced March question

    For an upcoming adventure, I need to understand how to handle a 20-hour forced march spanning around 50 miles (80 km). That's almost two marathons long, and not far off from the 100km "loaded" march a Caporal in the French Foreign Legion must complete within 24 hours. This is in jungle terrain...
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    5E What is this villain's next step?

    In my ToA campaign, the villainous sorceress Xandala has been deep undercover as the apprentice of my party's archmage patron & posing as the daughter of a missing NPC (in order to get his artifact). After being in the background for many sessions, she is about to make her move... but what is...
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    How to make an encounter with falling great distances interesting and dangerous, but not deadly?

    This Sunday, my party is going to be ascending a cliffside with stone ramps and degraded wooden walkways leading up to an aarakocra monastery built some 550 feet up (Kir Sabal). Along the way there are gaps in the walkways that can be climbed around, oddly spaced support beams which can be...
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    5E Ring of Delusion question

    My party is about to fight a village of eblis (evil giant magical stork creatures). It began as trade negotiations, but the gushing description of the party's wealth and display of magic items caused the eblis chieftain's avaricious nature to overwhelm his good sense and the party was betrayed...
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    Dwarf Lore - sources about Vergadain, Dugmaren Brightmantle, and Dumathoin?

    I'm getting back to adventure writing with an adventure involving the Dwarven Mountain (Outlands), which is the divine realm of the dwarf gods Vergadain (wealth, trickery, luck), Dugmaren Brightmantle (invention, discovery, scholarship), and Dumathoin (mining, secrets, underground exploration...
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    5E Sages

    I'm looking to pin down what NPC sages can do for the PCs in my 5th edition game with a bit more clarity. Has anyone devised house rules or found useful rules/guidelines in third party supplements? Reading back through the section on sages in the AD&D1e DMG, I tried to pin down a Sage NPC stat...
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    Damage at 0 hp / Massive damage clarification?

    If a monster – with a Multiattack (x2) dealing 6d12+4 damage with each attack – hits a PC/NPC with hit points equal to or less than that number, reducing the PC to 0 hit points, and then hits with its second attack...how is that second attack within its Multiattack resolved? Do I use the...
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    Magic items for a Night Hag? (ToA spoilers)

    What magic items would be well-suited for the night hag Widow Groat's personal lair? I'm open to homebrew items, older D&D items, DMG items, or items from other published resources. So far, the PCs have found a little treasure and minimal magic items (scrolls & potions, a cape of the...
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    5E Mitigating players spamming Help, Guidance, Bardic Inspiration, and oh I’ll roll too?

    Mitigating players spamming Help, Guidance, Bardic Inspiration, and oh I’ll roll too? My group seems to lean too much on Help, Guidance, Bardic Inspiration, and “a roll? oh, well I’ll just roll too!” Its exasperating, and I’m searching for how I can nip it in the bud. Examples from our game...
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