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    D&D 5E DM Quits The Game

    On the "players behind schedule" part. Is there any particular reason that the PCs need to get to a particular event in that session? If they're slower than you anticipated, maybe they get up to where you have that epic fight planned, you describe the scene and end the session there, leaving an...
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    D&D 5E Turning a lacklustre blaster into an all-rounder with a tool for every situation?

    I feel that my wizard has troubles - the troubles being me and my questionable spell selection! With a level-up due, I'm seeking advice on how best to start turning him away from inefficient damage dealer into general battlefield controller! This is my first character, the rest of my party are...
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    D&D 5E Refusing To Heal Party Members?

    From reading this thread, it sounds like you aren't actually being expected to play "the healer", but you're annoyed that the party composition lacks healing except you - i.e. annoyed everyone else ignored healing. It also sounds like your group has some other problems! I think this sort...
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    D&D 5E House Rules That Make The Game Better

    We roll initiative at the start of combat, then continue in that order throughout the combat. We regain HP up to half our max on a long rest - if you're super-hurt, then 2 days in town will get you back to full, if you're in a dungeon then you might have to spend some hit dice after your long...
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    D&D 5E Low Level Wizards Really Do Suck in 5E

    Or is the size indicative of there being no problem, as so many replies oppose the OP?
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    D&D 5E Low Level Wizards Really Do Suck in 5E

    As written: "They obey any verbal commands that you issue to them". I hardly think it's incredibly generous to allow someone to command them, its pretty explicit.
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    D&D 5E Damage novas you ran into during play that surprised you

    Isn't a "combo", but our frenzied L3 barbarian managed to put 39 damage onto an opponent in one round, we thought that was pretty remarkable!
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    D&D 5E Low Level Wizards Really Do Suck in 5E

    How much of the 103 page thread is people disagreeing with the assertion of wizards being underpowered? *EDIT* - And also how much of this 103 page thread is KarinsDad and Celtavain conversing about things totally unrelated to the power of low-level wizards? I think that the page count of a...
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    D&D 5E Low Level Wizards Really Do Suck in 5E

    Just to say that my understanding of that rule would be exactly as KarinsDad posted here too.
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    D&D 5E Low Level Wizards Really Do Suck in 5E

    Is all this "my DM makes challenges harder than yours" "no, our party faces much more real danger" totally relelvent to this thread? What matters most in an encounter IMO is that it feels like it was challenging for the party to overcome. If you guys really think that what your respective...
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    D&D 5E Low Level Wizards Really Do Suck in 5E

    I would expect that the DM gives the NPC an investigation check on his round to see if he decides to feel around inside the box or something and whether he reveals that its an illusion. I agree that a DM just totally disallowing it by saying the NPC touches it or somesuch would be incredibly...
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    D&D 5E Roll20's RNG - or Evil Electronic Dice Gods?

    Its human nature to see patterns where there aren't any. Would people complain less if online 'random number generators' had some implementation to take away the random and produce something that people would perceive as looking more 'random'?
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    D&D 5E What awesome thing happened in your game recently?

    Our low level party (3 3rd level PCs) ran a-foul of some cultists worshiping a blood god a little while ago and since then we've been carrying around a book which seems to contain some sort of power from that god, or some link to them. Needless to say, carrying it around appears to be causing us...
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    D&D 5E Party optimisation vs Character optimisation

    Is it possible the 'genre' has also moved on from where it was when D&D was first created? The player handbook lists some sources of inspiration at the end, including some more modern works of fantasy fiction, to take just a couple of them - The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and the Kingkiller...
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    D&D 5E Play Frequency, with Poll!

    I reckon with family commitments, jobs, etc, its a lot easier to devote one evening a week/fortnight to a game, rather than devote a whole day of the weekend to a longer session.
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    D&D 5E Improved Find Familiar

    The MM variant rules for the pseudodragon/imp/etc as familiars doesn't actually state anything about the mage being able to acquire one through the find familiar spell. I would say that the chain warlock is the only one with the ability to summon a familiar by use of a spell, however if your...
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    D&D 5E Play Frequency, with Poll!

    Good call on the poll. Seems like the other thread was quite mixed - possibly quite a lot of people playing every fortnight for a decent few hours, but then also quite a few people seemingly involved in numerous games all on different nights resulting in lots of game time per week. Will be...
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    D&D 5E Ignoring basic equipment? Maybe you shouldn't be!

    Wow, oil, its cheap too... I'm so going to buy a load of that, I'm sure my evoker wizard can come up with something useful to do with it!
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    D&D 5E How often do you play?

    Quite a few threads recently (level gains/xp per session, etc) have gotten me thinking about how often the majority of people actually tend to play, and how long those sessions are for. I'll start: We play about once per fortnight, session lasts around 4-5hrs Would be interesting to see what...
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    D&D 5E Analyzing 5E: Overpowered by design

    I'm not sure about "certainly vegetable", phylogenetically they're much closer to animals than to plants. But I won't labour the point, fair enough if the consensus view is that the writers probably intended fungi to be lumped in with plants. In which case I take back my comment that you...