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    First playtest thread! One D&D Character Origins.

    I suggest you check the 2014 PHB, page 182. From Difficult terrain: "You move at half speed in difficult terrain--moving 1 foot in difficult terrain costs 2 feet of speed" From Climbing, swimming and crawling: "each foot of movement costs 1 extra foot (2 extra feet in difficult terrain"...
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    D&D 5E Rivals

    Doesn't "rival" imply partly conflicting goals, but not really hostile? So the groups might need the same resource, but for different goals. Or maybe the rival characters might have a reason to dislike the PCs, so they try to thwart the players while still working towards the same goal. In that...
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    D&D Movie/TV First Footage of D&D Honor Among Thieves: Dungeons, Dragons, Teamwork, With Superhero Vibe

    I'm not a big fan of movies as a format in general, but an entertaining Guardians of the Galaxy-like D&D-movie does sound interesting! And in terms of basing it on a novel, I'm glad they didn't. I think the most interesting novels tend to not translate well to film. The thoughts and...
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    D&D 5E Levels 1-4 are "Training Wheels?"

    Unless I skimmed too fast, the following has been implied but not explicitly linked to pages in the books: In "Tiers of play", PHB p. 15, the first tier of play (levels 1-4) describes the player characters as "effectively apprentice adventurers", facing threats that "are relatively minor...
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    D&D General Need wheat. Too dangerous. (worldbuilding)

    Goldenfields is the one that pays a big role in Storm King's Thunder. And it is a >20 square mile large farm-temple of Chauntea located close to the rivers closest to Waterdeep. It is a safe bet that the area is as fertile as the goddess of farming and fertility can make it. Unfortunately there...
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    D&D General Need wheat. Too dangerous. (worldbuilding)

    Since there have been a lot of mentions of what you can do with in acre: An acre is basically one field. You just need one farmer, one ox and one day to plow it. That could be useful information in terms of "how many farmers and how much land do we need?" For more about acres...
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    D&D General Need wheat. Too dangerous. (worldbuilding)

    I agree that there are many ways it can play out in D&D. My post was more about the particular version of St George and the dragon. That one is what happens when you run out of livestock and still need to feed the dragon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George_and_the_Dragon
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    D&D General Need wheat. Too dangerous. (worldbuilding)

    There is no such thing as getting "too close" to that ;-) My real reason for posting: isn't the "we must sacrifice someone from the city" what happens after you run out of sheep? The dragon prefers eating animals, but has a too large appetite.
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    D&D 5E New WotC Survey! Learn About A New D&D Product!

    An updated character builder no worse than the 4e one but with more open formats for exporting would probably be something I would consider subscribing to. Being able to use a character builder with a subscription to export characters to Roll20 would also increase the chances of me trying a...
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    D&D 5E New WotC Survey! Learn About A New D&D Product!

    Based on my experience with how WotC handled the 4e thing once 5e came I would be very cautious about getting another subscription for a WotC product. Maybe if it turned out very convenient and also allowed me to easily export a pdf or similar of my character. I currently have multiple 4e...
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    D&D 5E PC wants to become undead

    If you want that story, then maybe let the effect become that the character becomes a Damphir (but with no ageing) rather than a full Monster Manual vampire. Could be an easy way to balance it.
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    D&D 5E PC wants to become undead

    So, it seems that WotC published a good answer in the latest Unearthed Arcana, after the last reply to this thread. https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/unearthed-arcana/gothic-lineages There are some partially undead lineages there, including rules for changing your original race during a...
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    D&D 5E Teleportation circles costs *how* much?!

    In academia you have to write a master thesis to get a master's degree. The equivalent for artisans in medevial guilds was making a masterwork to go from journeyman to master (and a journeyman test or work before that to go from apprentice to journeyman). I haven't read the thread closely...
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    D&D 5E How to role play warlock

    It sounds to me that you want help with "how to play a less-than-devoted servant of the Raven Queen" rather than anything connected to the specific class. The story you have given could work just as well with a cleric or paladin as the class. The two central questions I think you and your DM...
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    D&D 5E Paladin Code (3.X) vs Paladin Oaths (5e)

    I have only played 4e (where I can't remember any limits on Paladins) and 5e, so I have no first-hand knowledge of the strict codes from earlier editions. However, I am utterly convinced that the Oaths are made the way they are specifically to allow players to play a Paladin without constantly...
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    D&D 5E Warforged Protector Unit

    I guess that extra attack won't be an important factor of you finish around the time it becomes a factor. Multiple levels of fighter might thus not be the best for your concept. However, staying with a single class will probably be more useful than spreading yourself too thin. I would therefore...
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    D&D 5E Does “Whack-A-Mole” Healing really happen in games?

    I can't find a way to vote on the phone app, but what we saw in my group: We had a part of a campaign where the DM would only use deadly encounters. Quite quickly we ended up having whack-a-cleric, because with a Forge cleric, a Grave cleric, a rogue and a wizard we could not keep up with blows...
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    D&D 5E Monks as ''tanks''

    The one potential pitfall I can see is the monk no longer having as much incentive to use all that mobility. That is probably not a problem at your table, but I think it could play into why the monks are the way they are. My impression is that both monks and rogues are expected to be...
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    D&D 5E Is Tasha's slowing down your combat?

    Figuring out how to put the start block in Roll20 took a bit of time, but not nearly as much time as understanding the encounter setup in the published adventure. Also, any spell with more than "roll X save for half or no damage" tends to take a similar amount of time for us the first time...
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    D&D 5E I Calculated CRs for the Tasha Summon Stat Blocks

    To expand: Story or narrative. There might not be much mechanical difference between a summoned fiend, celestial or elemental, but it makes a lot of difference for the story if a character often calls on fiends to help or if they make use of elementals. Even the availability on spell lists makes...
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