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    D&D 5E Houserule: +1 ASI for everyone.

    In my campaigns I let the players add the racial modifiers to any stats they choose. I don't like how some people wouldn't play a half-orc wizard because they can't get the Int boost.
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    D&D 5E New DM help if you would be so kind

    Re: Travel, I always try to sense how my players are feeling. If they are going to a new place on a new adventure and seem keen for some descriptive travel, then I will describe some things along the way and maybe do random encounters. If they really just want to get to the next place because...
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    D&D 5E Shillelagh after 5th Level

    Does this spell really have to be amazing? I've just taken it with my land druid for the simple reason that I'd like to have some sort of better melee option. I also have other cantrips that I can use for ranged. I don't expect to be super awesome in melee.
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    D&D 5E Most Underrated D&D Module

    I love that adventure. My grandma bought it for me for Christmas when I was about 8 years old and my older brother DMd it for us. I still remember so much of it, 28 years later. Fantastic recurring villain, epic homestead invasion by goblins, great battlemap. Good call. One of my favourites...
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    D&D 5E Starting a new 5e campaign... TOMORROW!

    My first adventure was run by my oldest brother, when I was about 5 years old, with another brother and his friend also playing. I still remember it. It was "The Secret of Salt Marsh" from 1st Edition (AD&D). We rolled characters, then played in the same session. We got to the Carrion Crawler...
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    D&D 5E Should I use the Gauntlets of Ogre Strength? [Spoilers from Mines of Phandelver]

    You probably have a high dexterity score as a rogue, yes? Then I'd forgo the gauntlets and stick with finesse melee weapons or archery. 19 strength for a rogue doesn't seem that useful in this case.
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    D&D 5E Helping melee combat to be more competitive to ranged.

    The thing is, even if ranged combat *is* better, you couldn't have everyone in a party attacking at range. Someone has to soak up the melee attacks. So for every ranged character that is "better", they should realise that without melee guys there to smash things, they're sunk. So - I think...
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    D&D 5E Question on Counter spell

    It does get a bit ridiculous with multiple casters. Best solution? Make sure you are standing more than 60' away when you cast a spell :)
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    D&D 5E I think the era of 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons had it right. (not talking about the rules).

    4E Character builder had bad side effects... Actually, from my group's experience, the character builder did more harm than good in the end. Instead of understanding how their characters actually functioned, the players were just clicking a bunch of options in the builder and often didn't even...
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    D&D 5E [Guidance] What, +1d4 to every check ever?

    Guidance spam I just DMd a game last night and it's the first time someone has had Guidance. The character didn't really abuse it. The only time was for Stealth checks when someone was trying to sneak in a cave. And while they were sneaking and trying to do skill checks, Guidance wasn't an...