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    Healing elixir: potential for abuse?

    It's on the warlock list (in the UA Starter Spells doc), so right now it's a playtest spell. I would expect it to either be removed from the warlock list, or errata'd to have a limit in the number of elixirs a caster can have summoned at one time, before it sees publication in an official...
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    D&D 5E Curse of Strahd: Death House

    Ismark is engaged to be married to the daughter of the Boyar of Graenseskov (border woods), who is a hagspawn that was switched at birth. The Boyar will expect Ismark to find and slay the Beast as part of his new responsibilities. The adventure assumes the party has met Ismark already and...
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    D&D 5E Curse of Strahd: Death House

    My group finished Death House last week. They took a couple hits from the shadows and a few more from the ghasts, so stopped and took a long rest before going down the stairs to the bottom level. They never went near the mimic door, correctly fearing it was a trap as it was the only door in...
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    D&D 5E Multiclass Wizard/Cleric

    High-int, high-wis character "games" the deity-granted powers system for their clerical abilities. I love the idea. And so meta.
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    The surprise round and you

    The title of this thread shows one of the biggest misunderstandings of surprise in 5e. There is NO surprise round. There is no "you are surprising someone and get free actions" in 5e. There is only "you are surprised and cannot move or take actions on your first turn in the combat or use...
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    ZENDIKAR -- Where Magic: The Gathering and D&D Collide!

    I'm just surprised it's taken this long. The MtG consumer base is huge compared to D&D's, you would think they'd have tried to cross-pollinate a lot sooner. Just finished reading through it, and it sounds like getting most of the setting fluff is going to require investing in the Art of MtG...
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    D&D 5E CoS - Quick question on fortunes

    I'd just give them the words. I was actually thinking about making some of them LESS specific. A lot of the adventure is stumbling around the countryside figuring out where these cryptic clues are pointing. Once they actually reach the monastery, or Argynvostholt, or some of the other more...
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    DMs Guild The Beast of Graenseskov: An Introductory Ravenloft Adventure [DMs Guild]

    Excellent, and just what I was looking for. Just having all of this info in one place probably saves a few hours of prep work, and makes pacing the flow of information easier if the players go off-script. I run my game with the pdf and any applicable maps on my laptop screen, but this will be...
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    D&D 5E Survivor Named Wizards- TENSER WINS!!!!!

    Abi-Dalzim 14 Aganazzar 13 Bigby 25 Talk to the hand! Drawmij 1 Leomund 19 Maximilian 16 Melf 11 Mordenkainen 27 Nystul 18 Otiluke 21 Otto 23 Rary 16 Tasha 27 Tenser 21
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    DMs Guild The Beast of Graenseskov: An Introductory Ravenloft Adventure [DMs Guild]

    Man, after reading more of the text, there are some some really nice ways I can tie this to my campaign beside the excellent hooks given. By coincidence, I have a PC whose campaign intro began with their throat torn out by some beast out in a misty forest in her home world, then waking up...
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    DMs Guild The Beast of Graenseskov: An Introductory Ravenloft Adventure [DMs Guild]

    I'll be doing a complete review of this product after I run it. My full review will cover the mechanics and balance of the challenges in the adventure after I've had a chance to run it. My blog's campaign reports should also cover my group's experience with the story week-by-week which will...
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    D&D 5E Blessed Weapons in 5e

    You could write a conversion of: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/blessWeapon.htm but modeled after how magic weapon or shillelagh work. Or simpler, consider any spell which changes a weapon's attack or damage profile. Magic weapon, shillelagh, elemental weapon, would all be...
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    D&D 5E Enhancing "Curse of Strahd" (and DDAL adventures)

    Excellent! I love following along with other DMs running the game. I love that your player "took one for the team" and became a valuable object lesson. That's the kind of player I love to have at my tables, and I would likely reward them in some small way next time they could play with me (if...
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    D&D 5E some tweets

    A warlock in one of my games has the devil's sight combo with darkness, and wanted to pick up HoH. After reading the spell as written (but before I saw the JC tweet), I was going to rule that as a Cthulhu-lock, he could see through it, but risk madness if he did so, as the things in the void...
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    D&D 5E GWFing and Smite?

    Crawford > Mearls where rules questions are concerned. In my opinion, this one falls squarely in the "RAF" department as the smite-nova builds are already plenty powerful without getting re-rolls on the smite damage too. Seems inconsistent that crits double smite dice and sneak attack dice...
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    D&D 5E Natural Armor

    One of my pet peeves with Sage Advice is the inconsistencies in systems and wording used. From the 1.06 SA compendium on calculated ACs: "How do you calculate a creature’s Armor Class (AC)? Chapter 1 of the Player’s Handbook (p. 14) describes how to determine AC, yet AC calculations generate...
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    D&D 5E Enhancing "Curse of Strahd" (and DDAL adventures)

    Those are standard at my table (4 vapers out of 6 players and a DM). I'll have to try adjusting the lighting next session to take advantage of the atmosphere!
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    D&D 5E Survivor: Schools of Wizard'ing - UPDATE- ILLUSION WINS!!!

    Abjuration 14 Conjuration 6 Divination 16 Enchantment 9 Illusion 19 Transmutation 12 As a DM I hate the extra work in adjudicating clever use of illusions, but no wizard archetype gives as much freedom to creative players as the Illusionist. Conjuration gets down-voted in this edition because...
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    D&D 5E Anybody have success with a restricted spells game?

    Some people prefer a lower magic campaign world, more sword and sorcery style. While not directly leading to this sort of world, restricting the spells available to those the DM adds to the campaign will likely lead that way. I think this style of play has its merits, though I haven't seen it...
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    D&D 5E Moon Druid question

    The reduction of your maximum hp is not "damage". It's an effect that reduces your hp maximum by the amount of damage dealt to your current hp. Your beast form would take the damage dealt to its current hp (reducing it), and then reduce its max hp by the bonus necrotic damage dealt by the bite...