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    D&D General Would It Matter To You if D&D Books Were Illustrated by AI Instead of Humans?

    I'm gonna be honest, i like your own drawing better than the AI's, yours has way more personality, the AI's is generic af. I guess of you are making a book for potential buyers you would like the higher production value of the AI, but I would be more stoked as a player seeing yours, knowing the...
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    D&D 5E Get The Vecna Dossier Free At D&D Beyond

    It's very close, but I think Acererak has a better chance of winning? Just with their unalterded statblocks: Mind Blank blocks Vecna's regen and he has no Detect Magic or Identify, so no way of knowing that's up. Vecna can only hurt Ace with a resisted Lightning Bolt, and while Ace cant really...
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    D&D 5E Player character level -> challenge rating cheat sheet?

    In my experience, there is no direct correlation of formula with lvl and CR, but you can still calculate as if the PC was a monster, it's just way more of a pain to do so because of the higher complexity of PCs. For what it's worth tho, I calculated the CR of my party when we ended our last...
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    D&D 5E Legendary monsters and Shape Change

    Hello guys, I was talking with a friend about high level spells and came to the topic of Shape Change vs True Polymorph. We were reading both spells to see their pros and cons as a player, but then I got thinking about Shape Change for NPCs because of two sentences: "You can't use any legendary...
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    D&D 5E Monsters compared- new vs old versions

    Have you taken into account Death Throes? That's 140 dmg in the last round of combat following the calculation guidelines, and by my calcs, the Balor's CR goes from 15 without it to 18.9 with it, rounding up to 19.
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    D&D General Feedback for a homebrew monster

    For that one take a look at the Astral Dreadnaught from MToF, they have an attack thats basically that, on a timer.
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    D&D 5E Help me balance encounters for Magic Items and Feats

    In my experience, feats haven't impacted encounter calculations, but magic items have. For example, now we are playing a very modified SKT, full of giants, and a player got ahold of a giantslayer weapon, and the rest of characters have similar items as well. I found that considering the party 1...
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    D&D General Custom Monsters and Enemies You’ve Made?

    Too many to count. A lot of enhanced or stronger versions of vanilla monsters like beholders, mind flayers, dragons or fiends, variant giants, custom dinosaurs, variant liches like clerics, warlocks and bards instead of wizards, and a lot of monsters from other IPs, like the demons from Doom or...
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    D&D General How to build a bear?

    You could play an awakened bear. ASI +2/+1 from the base beast's higher stats, bear speeds and senses, an play a path of the beast Barbarian for the unarmed and unarmored tank experience.
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    D&D 5E Players Killing Players for stupid reason

    But your wizard isn't a rabid dog, or an evil dragon, he is a humanoid. He can think, he can change a grow from what he was before. He can channel his emotions in more ways than murdering the rogue. He can demand payment, the restoration of his honor, maybe even a duel (and that's way better...
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    D&D 5E Players Killing Players for stupid reason

    Well first of all I apologize if you felt insulted, I assure you all my derogatory words were directed to the wizard character, not you. I think you are missing that the dragon is a monster and the wizard is not. The dragon is there to be killed and looted, not to be an ally, and by the very...
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    D&D 5E Players Killing Players for stupid reason

    Very well, I do not wish to hamper you with that. Yes, I would blame the dragon for escalating violence in such a cartoonish fashion. I would not blame the DM because dragons are monsters, big, cruel, spiteful, arrogant and violent reptiles, and that's why many adventurers go on quests to kill...
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    D&D 5E Players Killing Players for stupid reason

    Yes, right. I think we can all understand the separation between the player and the character so i didn't think it was necessary to explicitly state that no dnd player would murder in cold blood, or get into a dirty hole to fight monsters like their character would choose to, but I see you don't...
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    D&D 5E Players Killing Players for stupid reason

    I'm talking about the wizard, not you.
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    D&D 5E Players Killing Players for stupid reason

    Dude, you are seeking validation from strangers on the internet to play the wizard like derranged psychopath. Like, who the hell is so insecure, petty and twisted that murders as an answer to insolence, freaking Stalin? Is your bar that low or are you just looking for an excuse to do it? Perhaps...
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    D&D 5E The post-Tasha's ranger knows enough spells

    Yeah, Primal Awareness´ spells are a nice fix. Before Tasha I added conclave spells to the Beastmaster and Hunter, just to bring them up to par, but more importantly, I changed ranger´s spellcasting to mirror that of artificers and paladins, half level+spellcasting modifier, because I can´t...
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    D&D 5E Bleeping Forcecage

    The way I deal with Forcecage is getting VERY strict with ``any creature that is completely inside the cage's area is trapped. Creatures only partially within the area, or those too large to fit inside the area, are pushed away from the center of the area until they are completely outside the...
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    D&D 5E Let's talk about actually *creating* high-level content.

    I´m not going to try to convince you to change anything about your one shot, far from it, but maybe my experience could be useful, since I have ran a kinda simmilar encounter. The BBEG of my last and first campaing was an adult red shadow dragon, let´s name him Xiu. My players were 5 level 15...
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    D&D 5E Could a Sorcerer with a 1 Wizard dip fulfill everything unique about a wizard?

    If i am not mistaken, you can get better results with Ritual Caster (Wizard), right?
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    D&D 5E How to run a successful "poisoned NPC" scene in 5e?

    Maybe the NPC hasn't ingested exactly poison, but something that can't be easily healed? Like grounded glass or some similar small sharp thing? The NPC isn't poisoned, but has something wounding and making it's way through them, so lesser restoration doesn't get rid of it, and even if it's...