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    5E Dragon Talk on Tyranny of Dragons

    Dragon Talk joins Wes Schneider and Chris Perkins to talk about the upcoming Tyranny of Dragons adventure book. Dragon Talk on Tyranny of Dragons; their segment begins at 01:00:06, enjoy. Tyranny of Dragons Wizards product page Tyranny of Dragons will combine Hoard of the Dragon Queen and the...
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    The new sidekick rules are great not just for 1-on-1 games

    As someone who has unfortunately fallen out of gaming for a while now (I used to play quite regularly with a circle of four close friends), which has as much to do with our hectic lifestyles and jobs, and clashing schedules, the new sidekick rules give me quite a bit of hope. Namely they seem...
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    Bringing forward the capstone class features to 13th or 15th level

    Here's me just spitballing. With so many official D&D 5e adventures ending at 15th level, and with the majority ending at just 10th, 11th, 12th or 13th level, what are people's thoughts on bringing forward the capstone class features to either 13th level or 15th level? This'll also mean...
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    What monsters in 5e overshoot or undershoot their CR?

    What monsters do you think overshoot their CR in 5e? That seem too powerful for their respective CR or should be moved to another CR entirely? Similarly, what monsters do you think are too weak for their CR in 5e? That seem to belong to a lower CR entirely? Or, although an issue in earlier...
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    Polygon's Review of Descent into Avernus is really positive

    Polygon has great things to say about the newest D&D 5e release, an adventure that descends into the very top-most of the Nine Hells, Avernus. They call it role-playing at its most metal, that it retains a narrative heart, and also seems to be a "complete experience tailored to groups starting...
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    Racial bonuses as a floating modifier to ability scores

    Hi all, long time no see :) What do people think about the idea of having the races' racial bonuses work instead as a floating modifier to ability scores? But the caveat is that you can't stack them into the same ability score. So for high elves, their +2 Dex and +1 Int can instead be applied...
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    Ideas for a Worldwound (Demonic Invasion)

    So, was thinking of running a short campaign for my friends that predominately revolves around the eruption of the Abyss into the Mortal Coil. Inspired by the Worldwound of Pathfinder lore, their characters will encroach into that Abyss-haunted wasteland where crusades are being persecuted by...
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    The Knight Eldritch (Eldritch Knight decoupling onto the Wizard) [very early version]

    KNIGHT ELDRITCH The archetypal Knight Eldritch is a unique wizard that supplements their mastery of spells with martial pursuits. Trained in arcane war colleges, followers of this tradition are taught a fighting style, are rigorously trained in a variety of weapons and learn to gird themselves...
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    Decoupling subclasses from their home class and having them work within other classes

    So, a random idea, what do you all think of decoupling subclasses from their current home classes and having them work within other classes? Of course, some subclasses would form more of a cohesive recoupling compared to other subclasses. For example, currently the eldritch knight is part of...
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    Swordlord [Fighter Subclass, PEACH]

    SWORDLORD The archetypal Swordlord excels at swordplay. Stemming from the noble tradition of the duel, Swordlords have taken this noble tradition to an obsessive art, becoming singular masters of the slashing blade and masters of the slashing retort. ARMOR OF BLADES Swordlords weave a nigh...
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    Keith Baker to exec produce for The Convergence Manifesto, first season of Across Eberron

    Keith Baker will be an executive producer for The Convergence Manifesto - first season of Across Eberron, a community-led 13-episode adventure path that has kicked off. Your party plays as members of the Clifftop Adventurers Guild, gets to crisscross the Khorvairen continent, all to retrieve...
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    Ambassadorial Relations and the World Engine

    I'm endlessly fascinated by diplomatic missions and games of intrigue as it pertains to roleplaying games. I think the concept of a game involving players as ambassadors involved in games of intrigue, diplomatic negotiations, establishing trade ties, involvement of espionage, assassination, etc...
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    All Myths Are True Modern Fantasy Setting

    I have a confession to make, I really like the modern fantasy genre possibly even moreso than traditional fantasy at this point. However, within the framework of 5e not a lot can be found with modern fantasy in mind. This is such a ripe and creative field to draw from and be inspired by...
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    Mike Mearls Talks Greyhawk in Lore You Should Know

    WotC's Greg Tito and Mike Mearls talk about Greyhawk in the Feb 1st episode of Dragon Talk. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/373527309 You'll need to skip ahead to 02:04:28 for that segment. Might it be an indication of what setting we might be getting next?
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    PF Head Pat (Cha) [New Skill]

    Head Pat (Cha) Check: By extending your arm in a non-threatening manner and flapping your arm and hand in the universal sign of encouragement, consolation and praise you can change the attitude of a creature from hostile, unfriendly and indifferent states to friendly. Action: Takes 1 minute...
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    D&D Urban Fantasy Urban Legends

    THE HAG "Fiddle-dee-dum and fiddle-dee-dee, the old gray lady is after me." - children's rhyme, unknown origin "Where are you, where are you, little miss Ann? In the pot, stewing with Seamus and Sam." - children's rhyme, unknown origin There exists within the bowels of the City a creature of...
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    The Yellow Road

    "When the last days were upon me, and the ugly trifles of existence began to drive me to madness like the small drops of water that torturers let fall ceaselessly upon one spot of their victims body, I loved the irradiate refuge of sleep. In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly...
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    Hit dice used in ways other than to bolster hit points

    So, was randomly thinking of this (and also trying not to procrastinate), what if you could use your hit dice in ways other than just expending them to bolster your hit points? Say you want to scramble up a cliff face and you're barely hanging on to the cliff edge, you could expend a hit dice...
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    What plothooks had you planned for your characters that didn't get explored?

    What plothooks had you planned for your player characters (for DMs) or your own characters (for players) that didn't get explored? When I was running ToA for my friends, one of my friends played a character who was searching for any signs of his father in the lost jungles of Chult and anywhere...
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    Volo's Guide to Spirits and Specters

    VOLO'S GUIDE TO SPIRITS AND SPECTERS It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those...
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