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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    I kinda like the notion of a classic Steve Reeves type. Could be a heroism paladin, certainly, but zealot barbarian would keep things loinclothy. Might make that guy a demigod, and give him an all-mortal half-brother companion. Maybe a rogue inquisitive, for a brains + brawn combo? Or a...
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    Idea for a 1989 Top Secret S.I. throwback campaign

    For a couple years in the late 1980s, Top Secret S.I. was my jam. Just got to looking at the three-part "Web Wars" campaign, where a team of agents gets involved in espionage shenanigans on a fictional Caribbean island. Now that would be a hell of a campaign to try in the year 2020 if you...
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    5E Is there a good Faceman option for rogues?

    Something for the high-Charisma types . . . the charmers who talk their way out of problems. Because I'm rewatching "Leverage" while reading "Primeval Thule," and I love the idea of a swords-and-sorcery campaign about a guy with a silver tongue, as opposed to the customary iron thews.
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    5E Theros character ideas brainstorming thread

    I'm thinking a reverse Achilles kinda thing. Folk Hero Oath of Glory Paladin. He actually wants a simple life as a fisherman / family man, but his fate is such that he must go forth, walk the earth, and do great deeds . . . and maybe someday, if the Fates are satisfied, he can finally know peace.
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    5E A couple of ideas for a blind PC

    Just a notion I've been kicking around since I watched "Daredevil" on Netflix: 1. Blinded = disadvantage on attacks, and people have advantage on attacks against the PC. Tough stuff. 2. No official Blind Fighting feat for 5e, but Alert (as clarified in Sage Advice) at least means attackers...
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    UA I miss that monthly Unearthed Arcana

    That was nice. Once a month, a little bit of crunch. Not official, but . . . pre-official. Official-adjacent. It seems like the best way to playtest in the year 2019, especially on stuff with a lot of moving parts like the mystic and the artificer. Getting away from the constant influx of...
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    5E D&D Essentials . . . New Sidekick Rules

    I don't even have the box yet, but I'm really hung up on checking out these new sidekick rules. For younger players --- like my kids --- I have a notion to stat up an expert, with character concept of a know-it-all sage, who can explain monsters and magic and other unfamiliar concepts, but...
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    Morgrave Miscellany Question --- Path of the Extreme Explorer?

    Can anyone tell me a bit more about this new barbarian path? I understand it's a barbarian that runs on adrenaline rather than rage, which intrigues me. "Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else" has a "Path of the Courageous Heart" barbarian, which supposedly runs on reckless courage rather...
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    Upcoming products will "touch on cultures that don't usually get exposure."

    WotC's Kate Welch and Nathan Stewart talked on the Spoilers & Swag streamed chat. They mentioned that in 2020, there will be a couple of products that will touch on cultures that don't usually get exposure in D&D. Just going on record that a psionics book in a Realms-based analogue of Tibet /...
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    Inspiration from Lego video games?

    So me and the kids got a X Box One and Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 from Santa, and it occurs to me that a little bit of this gaming style would be a nice addition to D&D. Specifically . . . 1. Puzzles / problem solving. Beat the traps and overcome the obstacles through player ingenuity, not...
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    Envoy Warforged: You Pass Butter

    "As an envoy, you were designed with a certain specialized function in mind. You might be an assassin, a healer, or an entertainer, to name a few possibilities. Envoys are the rarest of the warforged subraces, and yours could be a unique design." So . . . an integrated set of tools. Combine...
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    5E MTOF: Devil's Advocates --- The Case for Lawful Evil

    MTOF does some great stuff explaining the culture, psychology, and motivations of various races. Particularly impressive: devils as tyrants versus demons as egotists. I love the bit about how devils feel like they don't get the credit they deserve for holding back the demons and preventing...
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    5E MTOF: Elves are gender-swapping reincarnates and I am on board with it

    Seriously. It's 2018, and I'm ready for elves that aren't just two or three familiar Tolkeinesque subraces or 1990s drow cliches. If you're chaotic good and enjoy several hundred years of youthful vigor, you're gonna want some variety, and if you were a different gender, or a tree, in your...
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    Modi and Magni --- Northman Brothers

    Trying to work through a character idea . . . play as two brothers, inspired by the mythological Thor's sons, but probably ending up somewhere between Ragnar's boys on "Vikings" and the Asgardian shenanigans of "Thor: Ragnarok." Anyway . . . Magni is "Strength." That's easy enough . . ...
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    5E Quick question re: monsters as PCs

    Is there any kind of quick and dirty rule of thumb for what level of challenge rating corresponds to what level of PC? I.e., if I wanted to throw a gold dragon wyrmling (challenge rating 3) into a PC group, what level should those other PCs be? Just for one-shots, you understand.
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    UA Unearthed Arcana: What's up next?

    Are they gonna do rangers again, or skip ahead to rogues? Because they just did that nifty job with the revised ranger a few months back. Not much on my ranger wishlist right now. Maybe an update on the 4e warden --- a defender / tank specializing in partial transformations. Pretty similar...
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    UA Unearthed Arcana --- Monks

    It's monks today, right? We're monkin' it? In advance of the new article . . . what sort of monkin' needs to be monked around these parts? - Maybe some sort of weapon-based kensai / Crouching Tiger build that could cover the martial weapons? - Zen archer. Yeah, but we just got two...
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    UA Unearthed Arcana Fighter: Samurai, Sharpshooter, Arcane Archer & Knight

    I'm getting, like, unhealthy amounts of mad, clicking on that broken link.
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    5E Looking forward to some Strahd-inspired character options

    Do you reckon there will be an Unearthed Arcana with some new character options to tie into Curse of Strahd? Off the top of my head . . . - A Van Helsing - type undead hunter build for rangers. - Maybe one for paladins? - A new warlock pact --- Dark Pact? Ambiguously Spooky Forces Pact? -...
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    5E Quick character concept a la Dr. Strange's Wong

    I'm thinking about an order of monks devoted to Azuth --- bodyguards/servants to wizards. Mechanically, I'm pondering just slotting in a sorcerer's metamagic abilities, except (1) fueled by ki points instead of sorcery and (2) they can manipulate other people's spells instead of their own...