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  1. Sadras

    Gifts for the end of a Storyline or Campaign

    So I figure given our slow play rate I'm about several months or so from ending 1 campaign (Night's Dark Terror/Ebonbane mashup) and about a year and a bit from wrapping up a major storyline (ToD/SKT + MiBG/LoftCS) in another campaign. As we are gradually getting to the end, I find myself...
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    General Astral Plane Think Tank

    So our table is currently running through this great little module called The Lich-Queen's Begotten by M.T. Black which takes place on the Astral Plane. Despite all my years as a DM this, shamefully, is my first use of the Astral Plane. So I have done some reading on the matter and came across a...
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    Running con-current campaigns differently

    Since last year September I have been running a part-time Storm King's Thunder campaign meeting up as the playgroup becomes available. We haven't played for a while but we decided to start playing bi-weekly online. The party is deep into Chapter 3 The Savage Frontier and we had our first session...
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    Interesting use of Water Walk

    So the characters, all 5th level, undertook a quest to deal with a water elemental that was attacking the barges, as well as other smaller vessels sailing up the Windrush River. Reports indicated that the elemental focused its attacks on the vessels rather than the passengers unless it was...
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    Finally getting some use out of Chapter 4 (Other than Backgrounds)

    I've felt, for a long time now, that my players were not using their PCs' characteristics to earn Inspiration and just in general, not playing up to their flaws and ideals, as much as I'd like them to. So I finally attempted to change this in our last session. I noted all the PCs' flaws, some...
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    Quick and Dirty changes based on monster Size

    Thought I'd share one of the quick and dirty changes, based on monster-sizes, I have made for our table, injecting a little reality hardcoreness into our games. Small-Sized: As is. Medium-Sized: Cleave Large-Sized: Cleave, Damage +2, Special Attack Huge-Sized: Cleave, Damage +4, Special...
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    To Kill or Not to Kill?

    In one of the numerous encounters in Chapter 3, The Savage Frontier, of Storm King’s Thunder, the PCs (5th- level) came across a band of orcs which had trapped an owlbear in a net and were busy taunting it with spear jabs. In the process they had wounded it. Needless to say the PCs intervened...
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    Player asked for a favour: MC Barbarian-Warlock

    I have a player who wishes to run with the theme of a Barbarian believing his totem animal is guiding him (i.e Warlock Patron). I have no issue with the theme, in fact I'm very much a fan of it. However he would like to modify two class features of the Barbarian and it is this request which is...
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    5E Homebrewery "Something went wrong"

    Is anyone else having issues with logging into Homebrewery. There are a handful that have listed as having a similar problem when you check out the report issue tab - but there is no solution that is currently forthcoming. All I get is "Something went wrong" Is this something that happens...
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    5E The Rest Compendium (No Elephants)

    Well he did it DEFCON :) After several threads and much input from the community at large a handful of methods were proposed. I thought there were some very interesting and creative ideas that arose from the conversations. Many of which in one way or another I plan to use. In an effort not to...
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    5E Cost of make a Saving Throw

    I did not want to derail @Hemlock's thread so I created a new one. In Helmock's explanations for what he would miss from 5e if he instead played AD&D he touched on something I thought was worth a discussion. What would be the implications for introducing a cost in order to make a Dexterity...
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    Forgotten Realms - Resurrection

    So our group, originally from Mystara, recently arrived in the Forgotten Realms, and long story short, one of the PCs was killed. Have read up a little of the Lore/Mythos of the setting I immediately went with the idea that his soul was transported to the Fugue Plane, specifically the City of...
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    Online Campaign Managers

    I have recently started using Obsidian Portal to manage our campaign and decided to test it out for a while before the roleplaying group became fully invested and subscribed to the service to access all the add-ons. The group seems, for the most part, happy with the site despite its bugs...
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    5E Accessing Divine Magic on non-native Material Planes

    The party might find itself forced onto a non-native setting. They are originally from the Mystara setting who have Immortals instead of deities. I would like to play true to the new setting, whichever it may be, so I was wondering on your thoughts regarding divine spellcasters (cleric...
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    How much value do you place on Time

    In another thread we were discussing the use/value of Time as an actual constraint or resource in the RPG. I am curious to know which of you actually use time or have used time in this manner – whereby the time factor results to change insettings, may bring about heavy consequences and the like...
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    5E Character Background...

    Well, our group is going to kick off our 5e campaign and I had everyone type up something about their characters....they were great all around, a few strange ones, but the one below I felt deserved a certain limelight. The below background was distributed to the players and I received an...
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    5E Half Elf vs Human

    Half-Elf +2 on Charisma, +1 on TWO other abilities. Lives Longer Darkvision Proficiency in TWO skills Fey Ancestry Languages Common, Elvish and ONE other Versus Human # 1 +1 on all abilities or Human # 2 +1 on TWO ABILITIES Proficiency in ONE skill ONE feat. I'm thinking unless Charisma is...
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    Would you have allowed this?

    My group, using 5e playtest rules, is currently enjoying the Temple of Elemental Evil interwoven with other published adventures (Caves of Chaos/The Keep on the Borderlands, Elwyn's Sanctuary and Queen's Harvest). The party managed to find the "Golden Key" (the mask and recovered the 4 gems)...
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    5E Feat - (In)scribe Spell Scroll

    With the 5e rules/modules coming out in the next few months, this might be pointless, but considering how much I'm enjoying designing 5e House Rules and having been hounded by the wizard player in my group about Item Creation: Scribing Scrolls, Brewing Potions and the like I decided to dabble a...
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    5E Multiclassing discussion

    For our example lets take the Wizard/Fighter In our group we have a wizard(6)/fighter(1), who has not min-maxed his score, so he placed a 14 str but with that first level of fighter he gained proficiency in armour and most weapons. So he is able to wear scale mail, benefits from his dex by 2 and...
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