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    Release Red Kobold Games release No Class Hack for The Black Hack

    No Class Hack is a supplement for use with David Black's, THE BLACK HACK and its variants to replace broader Classes with specific abilities and enhancements called Edges. No Class Hack also presents additional modular rules options for: Classic Fantasy Races (Dwarf, Elf, Gnome, Halfling...
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    D&D 5E What is the most important info on your custom DM screen?

    I think the most important are: Conditions Missile weapon ranges at least of a full weapons list Rules for cover Race speeds Animal and Vehicle walking and long distance speeds Typical DCs with Examples Brief description of Combat and Movement Actions
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    Unearthed Arcana Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Races

    I think this may be referring to when you take a feat. At 4th level in a single class you get Ability Score Improvement which is what can be traded out for a Feat. If you are a multi-classed 4th level character (Fighter 3/Rogue 1), you do not get Ability Score Improvement or chance to get a...
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    D&D 5E Grappling Questions

    There should be a straightforward way to address this. What about using the monsters attack bonus (which is its Str bonus and proficiency bonus). Additionally perhaps Large creatures gain Advantage for the Grapple check and Small creatures have Disadvantage on grapple checks. Against your same...
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    D&D 5E Grappling Questions

    I appreciate the simplicity but feel that it is a bit underdeveloped or not properly communicated. The Tavern Brawler and Grappler Feats don't work all that well and had errors in them that had to be addressed by errata which makes me think it did not get too much playtesting evaluaation.
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    D&D 5E Grappling Questions

    Being grappled would only keep the ogre from moving. In the mean time, he can beat the crap out of the barbarian or rogue holding him. The ogre will get a +4 on his opposed check. I do wish that the MM provided a proficiency bonus for creatures however.
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    D&D 5E Grappling Questions

    That is on my "to buy" list but I wanted to take a stab at a modification to the existing 5e grappling first.
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    D&D 5E Grappling Questions

    Thanks everyone. If there is one thing that I would like cleaned up in 5e, it is grappling. We have not used it much in our games but I want to change that when we begin playing Out of the Abyss where the players may very well have few or no weapons. I have seen the Grappler Manual but am...
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    D&D 5E Grappling Questions

    Ok got it. Thanks.
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    D&D 5E Grappling Questions

    If I understand correctly, once you have successfully grappled a creature, that condition will continue until you choose to end it or the grappled creature escapes on its action. Question 1: If the creature does not use its action to escape, it may attack you normally. The grappled condition...
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    D&D 5E Proposed Magic Items - Long Sword of Balance and Ring of Nimbleness, comments welcome

    I could also have said while carrying the sword but I wanted to be clear that it worked while sheathed and also if out. I could see a DM saying that you could not keep your balance well with a heavy sword in one hand while trying to move swiftly along a narrow board or something. I also wanted...
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    D&D 5E Proposed Magic Items - Long Sword of Balance and Ring of Nimbleness, comments welcome

    Yeah, the thought was more of a magic item for a low level character to help them escape if they got in over their head. A higher level character would probably not be interested. A rogue would have this ability and a wizard would have spells like expeditious retreat.
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    D&D 5E Proposed Magic Items - Long Sword of Balance and Ring of Nimbleness, comments welcome

    For your use and enjoyment. Comments and critique welcome. Long Sword of Balance Weapon (long sword), rare (requires attunement) You gain +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic long sword. Once you are attuned, the long sword gains the finesse property. Additionally, you...
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    D&D 5E Silence Spell

    OP, off the top of my head, I would have assumed you were correct that the silence was locked on an object and you could in effect make a Silence Grenade if you wanted. Take a look at the Light spell and notice the difference in the description from the Silence spell however and you will see...
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    D&D 5E Clues in the Core Rulebooks

    When I was at GenCon 2014, I met with a Dungeons and Dragons licensee (whose company and name I will withhold) who was talking about a future Hall of the Fire Giant King remake/themed adventure or product. I think that fits with the cover of the PHB as well as the details included in the MM...
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    An alternative to Fixed Racial Ability Scores Modifiers for Non-humans?

    Another way to limit the min/maxing but keep racial ability score modifiers and everything else the same it to not allow the players to arrange their scores but to assign them in the order rolled. For example: Fate has given Charo a base Dexterity of 8 and Charisma of 13. Since he is a...
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    An alternative to Fixed Racial Ability Scores Modifiers for Non-humans?

    I don't have it fully thought through but I have played with the notion that your class selection give the character the ability score modifier. Corin was always a smart child so grew up and decided to become a wizard. Bran was strong and decided to be a fighter. Doing this could allow you to...
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    Take A Look At The DUERGAR From SCAG

    Through a robust maintenance and broad interpretation of the second amendment! ;o)