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    D&D 5E Monstrosity as Pet/Companion?

    While looking through Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, I came across mention of the moon elf archdruid Wyllow, as well as her displacer beast animal companion. The displacer beast as an animal companion is what intrigued me, given that the last time I saw that capability was in 3rd edition...
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    D&D 5E Updating Older Modules to D&D 5E

    Last night, I got to thinking about what I'd be interested in running as a DM, if I were to actually try and run a game; all while looking through some of my older stuff -- specifically, Sword & Sorcery's 3E Scarred Lands book Hollowfaust: City of Necromancers. The idea of an adventuring party...
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    D&D 5E Meet Ravenloft's Harkon Lucas and Rudolph Van Richten

    Maybe it's just me, but my first thought of Harkon Lucas's picture was: "Damn... Jimi Hendrix became a Darklord!"
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    WotC Check out Magic: the Gathering's Tiamat

    Yeah... Tiamat as Commander, with some Sarkhan planeswalkers in the mix for further Dragon-tutoring insanity... Dammit, I'm gonna have to build a Tiamat EDH deck now. Dang it, Charlaquin! :D
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    D&D 5E Character Thoughts -- Primary Warlock Build

    I get that. 'Builds' is just how I've always defined it; to each their own in that regard. As for Sorcerer -- I did stare long and hard at Storm Sorcery, seeing as how the air/thunder side of the fence was where I was going. The only reason I looked elsewhere was that Bard could make me a...
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    D&D 5E Character Thoughts -- Primary Warlock Build

    So, with the idea of (hopefully) finding a 5E game that I can play and get back into D&D again, I've been thinking about what sort of character I wanted to play. My main idea is Warlock -- specifically Genie Patron, Pact of the Chain (with the idea that, while using either the imp or sprite...
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    D&D 5E New Short Rest Caster Chassis (Spell Points)

    Not run a game, but I did play a Celestial Warlock (mostly because it was my compromise to give the party some healing capability above and beyond potions and the current mechanics) in the one campaign I've been able to play -- other party members were a gnome rogue (assassin), elf wizard...
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    Multiclass Help -- Sorcerer (Phoenix Sorcery) / ?

    So, I've wavered back and forth between a few different character concepts for an upcoming campaign that will hopefully be starting sometime next month. The gist: think Pirates of the Caribbean meets Into the Badlands -- a circular chain of seven islands, each controlled by a warlord in a...
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    D&D 5E 5E Sorlock Oddity -- Thoughts

    So, I've been looking around the various Unearthed Arcana while debating alternative concepts for a coming 5E campaign. I wanted to consider something off the beaten path, particularly given just how melee-centric the intended six-person party will be (three melee-centered (barbarian or monk...
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    D&D 5E 5E -- Viable Bladesinger Multiclass Options?

    If I stayed with Wizard 1 / Cleric (Knowledge) 1, my plan was this: High Elf: Perception proficiency, Common, Elvish and one additional language, cantrip (booming blade) Background: custom background with Acrobatics and Stealth, one language and thieves tools (though I could go with forgery...
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    D&D 5E 5E -- Viable Bladesinger Multiclass Options?

    Okay, another update: Several of us were able to get a few more details out of the DM, as well as chat a little with one another about our planned characters... and boy, do I have some decisions to make. So, the campaign setting: humanity was in a war with the demi-human races in the past (at...
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    D&D 5E What are some of your favorite FUN Multiclass combos & why?

    Amusingly enough, I'm doing Wizard 1 / Cleric (Knowledge) 1 as the start of my new character for the campaign my DM will be starting in a month or so. My background is a custom affair, though, with Acrobatics and Stealth; basically meant to be an infiltration specialist of sorts. The campaign...
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    D&D 5E 5E -- Viable Bladesinger Multiclass Options?

    So, an update: I'm actually steering away from Rogue, in part because I'm gonna try and have a house moonblade feature as part of my character's backstory -- specifically, that it's been stolen and that one of my goals is to get it back. Even if rogues have a "heart of gold", I'm a little...
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    D&D 5E 5E -- Viable Bladesinger Multiclass Options?

    Alas, my DM is not fond of artificer -- a former member of the group apparently somehow convinced him to let him "multiclass" to take two different branches of artificer (this was back with the UA version, not the official version in Eberron: Rising from the Last War), and it made for a mess...
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    D&D 5E 5E -- Viable Bladesinger Multiclass Options?

    We've already got at least one, if not two half-elves, if memory serves, and one variant human (which, in a weird way, fits because the backdrop of the campaign is that there are not too many humans -- let alone human adventurers -- left, due to a war between humans and pretty much every...
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    D&D 5E 5E -- Viable Bladesinger Multiclass Options?

    We are starting at level 2. The current campaign I'm in (run by the same DM) looks to be hitting about 16th level or thereabouts, at least. So maybe that last ASI won't matter so much. I'm the sort who likes to plan characters out all the way to 20, though, and if we do go all the way and...
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    D&D 5E 5E -- Viable Bladesinger Multiclass Options?

    So, I'm in the midst of sketching out a new 5E character for an upcoming campaign that will begin in February. I'm opting to go the wizard route, and specifically play a moon elf bladesinger. Part of our character creation, though, is coming up with a background -- not the mechanical...
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    D&D 5E 5E Bladesinger Backgrounds?

    Here in a couple of months, my DM will be starting a new campaign. I'm psyched because I'm going to be playing the party wizard, and I've been a fan of bladesingers since AD&D 2E. That said, I'm debating backgrounds. The DM's backstory for the setting: there was a recent war where humans...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Help creating new Classes (3.5)

    I've been trying to do something vaguely similar, except I'm looking at making the Diablo 3 Demon Hunter into a full-blown 20-level class. I'm currently basing it off the lurk from Complete Psionic, with a few minor changes to class features (psionic sneak attack and the additional sneak attack...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Diablo 3 Demon Hunter for 3.5?

    I typically dislike doing a double post, but I feel like I should update on the progress. Doing a spell-based version Demon Hunter is more difficult than I anticipated -- mostly because trying to balance it out via the D&D 3.5 mechanics is almost an exercise in futility. At this point, I've...