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    D&D 5E Matt Mercer Talks about his upcoming campaign setting book

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eXwQ8oWcZ0 I don't watch critical role constantly but have seen enough and been told a good amount by some of my players to know this should be a very interesting and popular product, best of luck to Matt and Green Ronin.
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    D&D 5E Extra Life Charity Stream Oct 2nd Weekend

    Just a reminder that the charity streams of D&D games on twitch start in less than an hour from now. http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=21011
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    Who else is excited about the head start access this weekend?

    If you preordered the game and linked your steam account to you swordcoast.com account you should have a listing in your steam library as Sword Coast Legends - Headstart Access. Starts at 2pm eastern about 4 hours after I am making this post. Me and a few of the players in my Roll20 campaign...
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    D&D 5E [Poll] How does your group do hit points per level?

    Just curious how different groups handle hit point gain on level up. I go by the book and put the choice in the hands of the player, they can roll the die and take the result (no minimum or re-rolls, DM challenge rolls, or any of that nonsense) or they can take the average rounded up. You in...
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    D&D 5E Wild Shape & Hit Dice

    I never even thought of this before seeing the Sage Advice post here. http://www.sageadvice.eu/2015/09/05/can-wild-shaped-druid-use-hit-dice-after-short-rest/ And from the PHB. When you transform, you assume the beast's hit points and Hit Dice. So I understand that his answer is right, and...
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    D&D 5E Sage Advice August 17th

    New sage advice article is up http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/rules-answers-august-2015. Most of it is unsurprising. I don't like the official ruling on goodberry + cleric of life combination.
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    D&D 5E Greyhawk on horizon?

    There seems to be some Greyhawk news. http://www.sageadvice.eu/2015/05/08/greyhawk-coming-soon/
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    D&D 5E Understanding Passive Checks

    There seems to be a lot of people misunderstanding passive checks, they seem to think there is an "active" vs "passive" dynamic, where you only use your passive score when not trying to do something this is wrong. "Such a check can represent the average result for a task done repeatedly."...
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    D&D 5E WoTC Twitch Game Live Now

    http://www.twitch.tv/wotc_dnd If people didn't know this was going on figured I would alert them to it, I find it interesting to watch.
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    D&D 5E Basic DM encounter building tips

    DM encounter building tricks and tips Nothing here is new, just putting food for thought out there and seeing what other ideas people use in their games. The following are DM tricks for interesting combat encounter building using just the monsters/hazards/gear provided in the game, yes DM’s...
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    D&D 4E Spell concept to replicate 4e Bladesingers

    I enjoyed playing the 4e bladesinger very much, the class is built around making a melee attack and getting off a minor magical attack at the same time against a nearby creature. I have liked the bladesinger concept since 2e, and I am trying to design a spell that will allow for this in 5e...
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    D&D 5E Elemental Evil Trinkets

    New article up at WoTC. http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/elemental-evil-trinkets The Dungeons & Dragons universe is chock full of treasures. Some in the form of gold and silver and some in the form of a glass orb containing a clockwork goldfish or mysterious unbendable needles. Time to...
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    D&D 5E Zone spells and amazing damage potential

    Jeremy Crawford just clarified that entering a zone doesn't have to be voluntary or use the creatures movement or actions. So running around the battlefield taking the Disengage action with Spirit Guardians up or use Moonbeam and sweep across the map hitting all the enemies each tun, are valid...
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    ICv2 Fall/Winter 2014 Hobby Game Rankings: D&D Up To #1

    Expected, but I don't think it will last long, and that has nothing to do with which system is better or more popular it is based on the volume of products published. Pathfinder puts out multiple things a month, D&D a few a year. So next quarter it will be Pathfinder back on top, unless WoTC...
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    D&D 5E Chases, what has worked and what has not?

    I am preparing for my game tomorrow, they are doing a side quest and I want to include a chase scene trying out the rules on page 252 of the DMG. This will be my first time using these rules, but not the first time I have ran chase scenes in a game, the one I have enjoyed the most before was...
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    D&D 5E Moonblade aka versatile finesse weapon

    Step 1. Convince your DM to give your NG Elf or Half-elf character a legendary magic item. Step 2. Convince him to let one of the runes be the "gains finesse" one. Step 3. Kill things Multiple times in different threads since the PHB came out people wondered if they would ever put out a...
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    Magic hourglasses

    I was wondering what you all thought of these items. Some magic hourglasses for D&D 5e. Hourglass of Respite Wondrous Item, Rare Once per day this hourglass can be activated by saying a command word and starting the sand flowing and anyone who rests for two minutes while within thirty feet of...
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    D&D 5E Minimum hit points and damage?

    This topic was brought up in another forum group and wanted to talk about it here, since I like the community here a bit more. Nowhere in the books it seems is there ever a minimum for hit points gained with level or recovered with spending hit dice after a short rest. There is also no minimum...
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    D&D 5E How easy are skill checks?

    Working on building some optimized character ideas for the non combat pillars of the game, exploration and social I started looking at the math of advantage and guidance adding to checks. The difficulty guidelines are given as. Very Easy - 5 Easy - 10 Medium - 15 Hard - 20 Very Hard - 25...
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    D&D 5E Diplomancer

    Working on a diplomancer build for 5e. This is what I have so far, wondering what you all would pick for the unchosen spells especially those gained from magical secrets. Diplomancer Half-Elf Bard (Lore) level 6 background: Noble AC: 15 H.P: 45 Hit Dice:6d8 Strength 10 (+0)...
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