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    D&D 5E Multi-Multi-classing

    I would not agree that Eldritch Smite is the equivalent of, or better than Paladin's Smite. The main problem with ES is you only have 2 pact slots (per short rest) and you can't use regular spell slots for it. You are also giving up ALL of your magic to do that twice which is a big ask for a...
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    OGL It is time to forgive WOTC and get back onboard.

    We are talking about WOTC like it is a monolithic living being. WOTC does not have feelings, it can not use logic, it as an entity that doesn't even really make statements. It is people doing those things, and it includes both good and bad people and to me those good people are part of our...
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    OGL It is time to forgive WOTC and get back onboard.

    DDB post from Kyle Brink today: 1. Not revoking 1.0a 2. Releasing entire 5E SRD on creative commons "This Creative Commons license makes the content freely available for any use. We don't control that license and cannot alter or revoke it. It's open and irrevocable in a way that doesn't...
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    D&D 5E Multi-Multi-classing

    I would not really call Barbarians or Paladins as being high on sustained damage. Paladins are very limited by spell slots and Barbarian damage is low. I also think you need to apply a level range to this. In terms of highest sustained damage from level 8-15, the best I have seen is a level 6...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    You can't have it both ways. Up above you said you agreed that telling a cleric in session 0 that he had to cast healing spells was uncooperative, and here you are saying if he doesn't then he is uncooperative. EXACTLY. Your character concept of a cleric needing to heal should not be as...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    Healing others is only a class ability for a Paladin. It is a choice which must be taken to an exclusion of another choice for every other class.
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    Cooperation may theoretically require healing some time, but it will never require that a cleric heal especially since many parties have no cleric at all.
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    Cooperation: The process of working together to the same end. Telling someone else what role they need to fill is not cooperating. It is the opposite of cooperating. Taking the contributions of others and then making your own contributions such that they complement the whole is cooperating...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    If the player playing the Wizard expects someone to tank and no one else at the table wants or thinks we need to tank, then yes he should build his character to tank and a Wizard can actually tank very, very well with the right race, feat and subclass selections - actually better than any cleric...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    I can cooperate without taking heqling spells. The question is why do I have to heal, not why do Ihave to cooperate. Yes, so if as one of the players at the table I decide that the 4 spells I metioned (LTH, Catnap, Fly and SWD) are "necessary". Then you have to take those 4. You can't get...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    Based on what part of the rules are any of these "not playing the game properly"? Can you point to anything that would even imply this is true? the term "need" is important here. In 8 years of playing 5E I can not think of a single time as a player or DM that a party "needed" a cleric to...
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    OGL Don't Give Ground

    In my opinion we need to accept nothing less than a perpetual OGL 1.0a for the 5E SRD. A nice gesture would be to put the whole 5E SRD into creative commons or ORC as a show of good faith that they won't try to back out again. Moving 5E (and 3E) to a new more restrictive license represents a...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    This is a difference yes, but it actually works against the Wizard. If the Wizard refuses to take LTH, SWD or Fly then he not cast them at all, ever, so he can't do his "primary job", as I chose to define it, and is not able to do it in the future either, even if the story progresses such that...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    That is not how I would characterize it. Healing is a central part of the Paladin class design due to Lay on Hands, but I do not think it is a central part of the Cleric class design. Some Cleric subclasses yes, but not the class as a whole because it is mechanically possible, and in fact...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    Most games I play are with 3-4 PCs. That is not enough to have someone who concentrates on one thing. More than half of those groups have no Paladin, Cleric or Druid at all and while all of the groups have some minor healing through things like second wind, it is rare that there is a primary...
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    So you are a wizard, you just made level 5 and you want to get Fireball and Hypnotic Pattern and I say no you can't. A wizard has utility available so you have to take Lemund's Hut and Speak With Dead, and when you make 6th level you need to pick up Fly and catnap. It doesn't matteer that you...
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    D&D 5E Multi-Multi-classing

    I almost always do 2 classes, but I've only done three classes one time. Arcane Trickster-Arcane Archer-Shadow Sorcerer At games end I was level 8-6-1 This is fairly mad. I started out V. Human Rogue with S8 D16 C10 I16 W10 CH14 with Fey touched intelligence (with Hex). I finished with...
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    D&D 5E Magic chainsaw stats?

    If it is a chainsaw it should have a damage bonus vs plants.
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    D&D 5E Playing non-healer clerics

    I am married to the idea of a cleric that does not often heal. Clerics in 5E do a lot more than heal. They can do a lot more than heal. To use your own analogy against you - Wizards get a TON of utility spells and they are limited to only 4+2 spells in their book per level as part of their...
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    OGL Community created 5e clone?

    Or were stolen from Tolkein!
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