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    5E Deck of Many Animated Things

    I would really like to get some more of these cards funded, so if you could spend your money to help me get at least the full set of level 1 cards and below, that would be swell. Thank you very much. :P...
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    5E Two magical items that give pluses to AC stack?

    Happy new year's! I'm stuck at work tonight, so I'd thought I'd ask this question that came up. A single character has a +1 ring of protection and a +2 bracers of defense. Is their total bonus to AC +3, or is it treated somewhat like benefits from spells and it is just the highest bonus of the...
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    5E Changing published campaign settings that improve them

    Have you ever made a change to a published campaign setting that you felt made the setting markedly better, either in a small or big way? I know this is subjective, but I'm talking about changes that you think most other people would agree are improvements. In my own example, I run the pre-Time...
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    5E How would you handle a healing economy?

    Let's say I want to run a campaign that uses the Neverwinter spellscarred scenario (or any kind of plague or curse, it doesn't really matter, but I'm using this for sake of example). Now, in the city, many people have contracted this plague (or curse, or whatever). They are sent to Helm's Hold...
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    My revised cold-weather rules

    I have been planning to run some cold-weather sessions in the brutal Sword Coast north during winter and eventually in the Great Glacier. The simple cold-weather rules in 5th edition weren't doing it for me. A while back I posted a thread here where I detailed my cold-weather home-brew rules. I...
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    5E Tomb of Annihilation mounts

    It seems likely that adventurers will want to buy dinosaurs as mounts and pack animals to lug their gear through the jungles. You can buy various kinds, but what really is the difference? A hadrosaurus is 100 gp. It can be used as a mount. How much gear in weight can it carry? An ankylosaurus...
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    5E Arctic Endurance Rules

    For a long time now I have been working on a system for implementing cold-weather survival rules into my 5th edition game. I ended up taking some rules in the old AD&D module "The Great Glacier" and modifying them for 5th edition. I've made some tweaks to my initial version after my group...
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    5E Question about the Nightstone in Storm King's Thunder

    Hi all. I am using parts of Storm King's Thunder in my ongoing campaign. In the beginning, the Nightstone is taken in the city of the same name by cloud giants. Does it ever show back up in the adventure? I haven't found it, and while I haven't read the entire AP because of a busy schedule, I've...
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    5E Do you think the monk has too few ki points? And my proposal.

    I was discussing the monk with a player in my group. We both agreed that the monk gets too few ki points and is one of the weaker classes for that reason. Monks get 1 ki per level, so at third level the monk has 3 ki points. With 3 ki points at that level, the monk can do a couple of things in a...
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    5E Chris Perkins talks Tomb of Annihilation on Dungeon Life

    I didn't see this posted yet, so I apologize if it was and this is a re-post. he offers a lot of interesting tidbits in the video interview. (Ring of Winter confirmed; Open format for this adventure and will be similar to how Curse of Strahd was done; he gives a hint about future adventure...
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    Legal issues with a Magic Item Shop generator for 5th edition

    I am a programmer and Web developer. I am creating little javascript app to generate a magic shop item inventory. Various items will either be in stock or not in stock based on randomization, with common items being more likely and rarer items being less likely. The app will also randomize...
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    5E Magic Item Economy

    I created a chart for how I am handling a magic item economy in my world. Here's the link in case it's useful to anyone else. The prices in the chart are taken from the recent Unearthed Arcana document on downtime. I've made healing potions a bit more abundant in my world, because I use house...
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    5E Do you use passive insight?

    Twice this week this has come up. Once in a discussion on this board, and once in a discussion with one of my players. Do you use passive insight in your game? I don't, and I'll give my reasons below, but I am genuinely curious to hear other opinions and arguments for and against. I was fairly...
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    5E I made a custom character tracker sheet

    I wanted to make my own character tracker sheet to put onto my own custom DM screen. I wanted something that tracked passive perception as well as languages (there are a lot of different languages in my campaign), as well as the god(s) the character worships (because that's also important to my...
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    5E What's up With Durnan's Coin in Tales from the Yawning Portal?

    I've come to really appreciate Tyler Jacobson's art. He's done many of the covers for the 5th edition books. On the cover of Tales from the Yawning Portal, Durnan is holding a coin, and it appears to be hot or something, as smoke is drifting up from it. Is this a little tie-in to something in...
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    5E I love TFtYP, but one quibble with Tamoachan sandbox trap

    -SPOILERS ahead- I just got my copy of TFtYP the other day, and so far it's great. I even like the Tomb of Horrors, even if it is less dangerous than the original. Now, Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan holds a special place in my heart. My favorite trap from the dungeon is the sandbox trap. But...
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    5E What do townsfolk know about the Seven Sisters?

    I know I could post this at Candlekeep, but I don't actually post there. So I thought I'd ask any FR experts here to help out. I am putting together an epic Realms campaign world, that begins in 1372 FR (so the older, more original Realms). I've been doing gobs of research. One of the elements...
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    5E Simple Faerun Calendar

    I made a simple month template for the Calendar of Harptos to use in my game. I plan to print out 12, one for each month, and put them in a binder, so I can track my players' progress and actions throughout the year, as well as track the seasons and what special holidays are coming up. (Since I...
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    5E My house-rules for extreme weather and sleeping in armor

    I feel like the rules in the DMG about extreme weather are somewhat lacking. For example, with extreme cold, it's only a problem if you don't have cold-weather gear. But if you just spend a couple of minutes and a few gold to get cold-weather gear, you have nothing to worry about (and thus no...
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    5E What does your Forgotten Realms look like?

    The Forgotten Realms has grown on me. Sure it's not perfect. It might be overly massive. But the more I read and study Faerun, and the more my players explore and get familiar with it, the more we all like it. The one thing I hate about it, though, is all the world-changing history that has...
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