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    D&D 5E Does your group use feats?

    We have not, mostly because when we started they were all new players to D&D 5e, and any TTRPG. I wanted to keep things as simple and concise as possible, so I didn't add the "feat" optional rule. However, with them approaching level 10, I might introduce that rule, just to see if there is any...
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    Critical Role Wendy’s sponsoring Critical Role?

    Hilariously, the people calling for CR to "do the right thing" in regards to Wendy's are writing out their messages on Twitter where the owner gave a platform to far right hate groups and conspiracy theorists, on phones and laptops made by slave labor in China, and watch the show every week on...
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    D&D General How common are adventurers?

    In my campaign that I'm DMing and in some campaigns I've been in, the party starts as members of a Guild of "Adventurers". Almost like "Witchers" or "Mercenaries", people with specialized skills that people call on to investigate odd occurrences, work as escorts for long journeys, fight...
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    D&D 5E How do you handle using a different race for common Monsters?

    Interesting points. I totally get what you are saying, @lowkey13. And it assuredly makes sense. I might pull back the idea of making them more "mooky".
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    D&D 5E How do you handle using a different race for common Monsters?

    Here's the scenario: I'd like to populate a Gith prison with a lot more Gith guards and whatnot, however the party is of a level where too many of a Githyanki Warrior would be very, very dangerous. Already it will hopefully be mostly a stealth mission, but I'd like to have them be able to have...
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    D&D 5E How do you handle insight?

    In the case discussed in the OP, I wouldn't use Passive Insight because, to me, this is a situation in which someone could be actively suspicious about what is going on (because there's a dead body in the alley behind a shop). Passive Insight might be for if a food dealer has poisoned your food...
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    Want to shake things up: Doorways, Scouting, Caution

    Well, this is a bit off-topic, however I think the "fireball goes around corners" is, in my opinion, more talking about its effect in hallways, not around cover. Think about it this way: fire in this instance can be considered a fluid with how it moves from the point of origin. So if you...
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    Want to shake things up: Doorways, Scouting, Caution

    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but in the case of the corridor fight, wouldn't enemies be getting +2 to +5 to their AC due to the cover provided by the doorway and the intervening party allies? That should make it take a while longer to finish off the enemies, while additional units can come from...
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    Need help coming up with the function of a magic artifact!

    Good suggestion, MNblockhead! Yes, my idea was that the abilities stack, and you unlock additional powers as you progress. The charges then denote how many total charges you have at that proficiency bonus level. Thus a total of 12 charges per day with proficiency bonus of +6, and all...
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    Need help coming up with the function of a magic artifact!

    So here's what I've come up with so far. Please let me know your thoughts on what I have! I figured upping the power with proficiency bonus makes for nice progression. Thanks for any insight! Edit: I'll add a range on the Truesight. Oversight!
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    Want to shake things up: Doorways, Scouting, Caution

    1. Fighting from the doorway. Introduce the dreaded double-door! Twice as hard to guard! Also, there's no real reason for intelligent creatures to stand in the line of fire of the door and just die. Have them move out of the room to the next room, or take cover behind tables, columns...
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    D&D 5E Proficiency vs Non-Proficiency

    My first intuition says "zero". If I'm unskilled/untrained at basketball, and I go up against someone who is ultimately skilled (Michael Jordan, Timmy Duncan, etc), I will win zero times in a one-on-one hoops contest. Zero out of 20. If I play 1,000,000 games, and in one of those games Timmy...
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    Need help coming up with the function of a magic artifact!

    The wizard works for the Adventurers Guild that the party is a member of. He teaches the Arcane Arts at the guild, and has a very special mentor relationship with the wizard in the party, so that would not be in character for this wizard.
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    Need help coming up with the function of a magic artifact!

    That is a super great suggestion, MNblockhead! Exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for! Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Need help coming up with the function of a magic artifact!

    Here's the story: My campaign is taking place in a modified Sword Coast setting in the Forgotten Realms. It's forgotten realm meets a little of Dragon Age (some blights and the Big Bad is an Archdemon). It has the classic cities (like Waterdeep and Neverwinter) but I've paid zero attention to...
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    D&D 5E How is Acrobatics used in your game?

    In my game our Dwarf Fighter was once part of the circus, and so is very much inclined to try all sorts of flips, parkour, etc in combat and out. I use Acrobatics for things like that to determine if he can, say, parkour up boxes to the roof of a building or flip over someone to attack them...
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    Help me create a Bob Ross character!

    Greetings! I'm imploring the brilliant and creative minds of EN World to help me come up with a character for my current campaign! Background: One of my player's father is going to be joining us for a session soon. He has never played a TTRPG and has very little exposure to D&D. His son...
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    Critical Role Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)

    $5,685,000 I think there will be a boost in Thursday, but the majority of funding had occurred at this point. I hope it gets over $6 million.
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    D&D 5E Polymorph is a bad de-buff spell

    Is this still about "can a character 'kill' their polymorphed self to return to their natural form?" I'd say yes for characters that know about the spell polymorph, it's fine. For characters that it's less likely they know, say a level 2 fighter, have them roll an Arcana check. If they pass...