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    Dragonlance More DRAGONLANCE Information: Kender, Battles, W&H's Novels, & More!

    I just want to interject that Firbolgs and Goliaths don't have to be reflavored as half-ogres, they can just be Firbolgs and Goliaths. The Graygem means that any monster or player race can be found in Krynn. The only reason orcs and drow are banned from Krynn is because the original designers...
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    D&D 5E Xanathar's Guide to Everything: Arcane Archer Subclass

    Depending on what its abilities are you might be able to use the scout as a fighter subclass even if it is a rogue subclass. I've done it before with certain subclasses that don't rely hugely on class abilities. Totem Barbarian build tacked onto a ranger, assassin tacked on to a fighter, etc...
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    VOLO'S GUIDE Around The Web - The Ultimate Preview Compilation

    The Triton is OUTRAGEOUS! I think I will call my first adventure "The time I made too many Batman Brave and the Bold references!" Seriously though, water control magic and telepathy with sea creatures. Now combine it with a 4 elements monk (water only) and you've got D&D Aquaman!
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    Firbolgs - A PC Race From VOLO'S GUIDE TO MONSTERS

    Actually 3e had a sort of successor in the Forest Giant (MM2 I think), which looked like a green haired elf woman with small trees around her for scale. Not as distinctive looking as the Voadkyn, so everyone promptly forgot about her. A distinctive look is important for a monster. If I was...
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    Firbolgs - A PC Race From VOLO'S GUIDE TO MONSTERS

    Yeah, blending the Voadkyn with the Firbolg does make the Firbolg more distinct. I do think the response has been largely positive, and generated more interest than either the 3e or 4e version. I've already moved on to applying the moniker of "Voadkyn" to a ranger conclave (making it more like...
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    Firbolgs - A PC Race From VOLO'S GUIDE TO MONSTERS

    No, the magical abilities are literally exactly the same as that of the Voadkyn. I will quote directly from 2e AD&D Monstrous Manual. 5e Disguise self ability. 2e: The only magical skill voadkyn have is the ability to polymorph into any humanoid figure, from 3 to 15 feet in height. They...
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    Firbolgs - A PC Race From VOLO'S GUIDE TO MONSTERS

    Verbeegs are my absolute favourite giants. They fight dirty, they whisper "suggestions" into the dimwitted heads of other giants making them more agressive, and are malformed malcontents who are constantly on the lookout for their next scheme. A Verbeeg giant used properly can be the best...
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    Firbolgs - A PC Race From VOLO'S GUIDE TO MONSTERS

    It seems the Firbolgs have murdered the Voadkyn and taken their flavour and abilities. The Voadkyn were always the smallest giant-kin, the "elvish" giant-kin and the ones with the most "druidic" outlook. They even took the Voadkyn's pointy ears. I do think that this version of the Firbolg has...
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    D&D 5E With the Holy Trinity out, let's take stock of 5E

    I like 5e well enough, certainly better than 1, 2, and 3. While I don't want to play 4e (combat too grindy) there are a few things I wish were kept. Monsters having their spell abilities spelled out right in the monster splat block would have been nice. Looking up spells for monsters when...
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    Rangers: Your Thoughts and Preferences

    Jack of all trades. The ranger is supposed to be a loner, a scout, and a guardian for civilized lands from the dangerous frontier right? So if he needs healing he has to brew up the potion himself. If he needs to counterspell some faerie enchantment he has to read some scrolls or know a...
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    D&D 5E so, mountain dwarf wizards...

    They were awesome infernal pact warlocks though, which explains the traditional dwarf hatred for arcane magic. Dwarves in 4e made terrible bards, wizards and sorcerers. I'd hate arcane magic too if every spellcaster I knew was indebted to hell for his power. I'm not sure where the dwarf =...
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    D&D 5E Obvious Attack Cantrips That Should Exist

    You know what else is reliable like technology? A crossbow. Yet no one seems to complain about that like they complain about at-will spells. This is baffling to me. I'll take at-will spells that are reskinned crossbows over the crossbow every time. That is pretty much the alternative that...
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    D&D 5E Obvious Attack Cantrips That Should Exist

    Sure, if he was clumsy at it. But the crossbow wielding wizard of 3e fires off round after round with precision, every six seconds, tirelessly. With a good enough dex, he might even be better at it at low levels than some melee-oriented fighting men. Heck, since basic NPC's of the warrior...
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    D&D 5E Obvious Attack Cantrips That Should Exist

    I have to say that I'm shocked at the amount of love for crossbows in this tread. Nothing kills the archetype of the wizard for me than seeing all low level wizards trained in the use of a sophisticated martial weapon like the crossbow. At-will attacks at least make sense that people who...
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    D&D 5E New D&D Next Playtest package is up (19/9/2013) [merged threads]

    DM Guidelines Still love the exploration rules from the last packet. The treasure generation rules are great too. Very old school, but a little simpler since I don't have to remember what treasure type F meant. Exhaustion should probably just be a condition track like 4e's diseases, (as...
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    D&D 5E New D&D Next Playtest package is up (19/9/2013) [merged threads]

    New Playtest Package 9/19: Everyone's Chapter by Chapter Impressions Character Sheet - Looks well laid out, and not too complicated, so I think it is a good start. Skills and Backgrounds - Well, I see the backgrounds but not really the skills. They list some in the backgrounds, I know, but...
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    Elven childhood and teenage years

    My elves don't have a childhood. They simply are, until they are slain with iron or fade away.
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    D&D 5E Attack Bonuses

    Guys, c'mon. Rare magic items shouldn't be taken into account when discussing balance. The whole point of magic items of rare level is that they allow the player to have super powers, like Hercules' Lion skin, or Perseus' winged boots. A rare magical item should be character-defining. If...
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    D&D 5E First Level Hit Points Need to Increase

    I know that if I'm playing a game where I'm going to be feeding characters into the wood chipper before I ever get an action, character creation should take less than 3 minutes. Then I can spend 15 minutes and create 5. The one who survives get the experience and levels up to where he can...
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    D&D 5E New D&D Next Packet Is Available

    No, I don't think so. I think the design team are just at a loss as to what to give humans to make it compatible with versions of the game that don't use skills or feats. Myself, I'd give humans an XP bonus, so they always level up one level sooner than their demi-human counterparts. Works to...
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