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    New Magic items: Boots of the Mistwalker, Cloak of the Void, Hellstrider Boots, Kimeran Bolt Caster

    Boots of the Mistwalker (Wondrous Item, Rare): These grey leather boots can enhance the Misty Step spell. The boots have three charges that can be used when the wearer uses Misty Step (via spell, item, or innate ability). If the wearer is not attuned, they can only spend a single charge at a...
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    The Orator - a sound based variant of the beholder.

    Orator Large Monstrosity, Chaotic Neutral This creature is the blasphemous result of experiments intended to create a sound based version of the beholder that could control and manipulate the local populace. While powerful, it is capricious and unpredictable. Ultimately the experiment was...
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    Willy Wonka based magic items

    I did a one shot adventure for some friends today, loosely based on the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" book and movies, complete with singing Oompa Loompa's and weird magic items. (At the end of the session the characters also ended up with the Golden Ticket which can summon the Great...
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    Table Top AR = Augmented Reality app for table top games

    Found this today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK8k6_1NJzo It's an app to create 3D images of buildings, monsters, traps and such that can be appear on your gaming table when viewed through the app on your smartphone. It's being developed by STAG, here is their Kickstarter...
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    Left 4 Dead in 5e: The Infected

    I'm setting up a special scenario for my home campaign, based on the "Left 4 Dead 2" cooperative survival horror (3rd person shooter) game from Valve. This is what I have so far (still working on the rest of the stat blocks). This is a very rough conversion of the Infected from Valve’s “Left...
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    5E Homebrew Monster: Prismatic Hydra

    This is a legendary hydra I plan on having my players encounter in our next session. Thought I'd share it in case anyone found it interesting. It will be at the bottom of a 30' deep body of water, with the PC's on platforms and walkways that are 10' above the surface of the water. Prismatic...
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    5E Shadowscale (Dragonborn Rogue Archtype)

    This is my first pass at a Dragonborn specific Rogue Archtype, loosely based on the Shadow Dragon template. Shadowscale (Dragonborn Rogue Archtype) The Shadowscales are an organization of Dragonborn Rogues that have learned to embrace the Shadowfell and combine the abilities of a Shadow...
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    5E Weird spell+item combo - would this work?

    So, I have a 9th level Warlock who recently acquired a Cube of Force. This warlock also has the "Sculptor of Flesh" invocation that lets him cast Polymorph once a day. I noticed that the effect of the Cube, once activated, is centered on you - not on the magic item. And one of the possible...
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    5E Magical Drugs

    I have a "City of Alchemists" called Kimera in my homebrew campaign setting. A potential future plotline is going to concern alchemical drugs that are being used and abused by thugs and thieves in the city. Here's my first attempt at one: Drug Name: Chrono Description:Temporarily alters...
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    House Rule: Progressive Short Rests - each successive short rest takes longer.

    An idea that occurred to me as a kind of compromise between the 10 minute short rests optional rule in the DMG and the 1 hour short rests that are the default. Have your short rests initially only take a few minutes, but each additional short rest takes longer and longer until you take a long...
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    New low level offensive spells

    I mentioned these as a joke in another post awhile back, but decide to actually write them up and add them to a spell book one of the PC's in my home game found. Here's the initial write up, let me know what you think: Bigby's Probing Finger (Sorcerer, Warlock, and Wizard) Evocation Level...
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    Homebrew Cantrip: Scrimshaw (a shillelagh variant)

    I came up with this variation on the Shillelagh cantrip for a Triton player character in my home game - he uses a Trident with the business end crafted from coral. It's mainly a bit of fluff, but I thought someone might find it interesting. (I specify coral or seashell for the weapon because...
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    New Feat: Exotic Melee Weapon Training

    Exotic Melee Weapon Training You have undergone special weapon training, and have unlocked the secrets of using your melee weapons in unusual ways, and to using unusual melee weapons. Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1, to a maximum of 20. You may treat a melee weapon...
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    The Dino-barian - A new barbarian path

    Had this idea while working on some NPC halflings for an upcoming game and decided to try and turn it into a player option. I think it still needs some fine tuning, but this is what I have so far: The Path of the King Similar to the Totem Warrior, this path allows the barbarian to bond...
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    DDAL Staff of Defense from LMOP - can it be traded?

    I know you can only trade items of the same rarity, and the description in the LMOP mod doesn't list a rarity for the Staff of Defense or the Spider Staff, but I've heard that the original certs for the mod listed both items as being rare (I haven't been able to confirm it though). There is...
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    New Magic Item: Greedy Grimoire

    New item I'm thinking of handing out in a session or two, but I don't quite have the specifics nailed down yet. This is what I have so far: Greedy Grimoire (Wondrous Item, Very Rare, Requires Attunement by a spellcaster that uses a spell book) This rugged spellbook has a covers and a spine...
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    5E Adding class levels to a monster - how much does the CR increase?

    I'm gearing up to run a new campaign, and I plan on adding class levels to various humanoid creatures. Thing is, I'm not sure how much that affects their CR. Some of the NPC casters in Volo's guide and the MM have caster levels well above their challenge rating. Is it a 1-to-1 ratio if they...
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    New Magic Item: Ring of Vicious Strikes

    Ring of Vicious Strikes (Very Rare, requires attunement) This obsidian band has two stylized diamond fangs on the mounting with small rubies representing drops of blood coming off the fangs. While wearing this ring and attuned to it, when you hit a creature with a melee attack, the ring...
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    New Cantrip: Bigby's Extended Grasp

    Bigby's Extended Grasp Cantrip: wizard, sorcerer, warlock, Casting time: bonus action Range: 10 feet. (20 feet at 5th level, 30 feet at 11th level, and 40 feet at 17th level) Components: V, S Duration: end of your turn Effect: As a bonus action you shoot out a line (can be skinned as a...
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    5E Magic Items - change/add/remove one word to make a new magic item

    Daern's Instant Pillow Fortress. A prototype that Daern made for his children, it takes the form of a throw pillow with a monogrammed "D" on it. Throw it down and utter the command word to create a fluffy fortress of pillows suitable for 3-5 children, or 2-3 adults.
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