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  1. Kobold Avenger

    5E Roleplaying Goblin PCs

    For 5e there's going to be at least 3 books that have printed out the Goblin PC stats: Volo's Guide to Monsters, Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica and Eberron Rising From the Last War. There's roughly 3 different situations for Goblins in those worlds too. FR seems to have the more tradition take...
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    Merrows, Scrags, Koalinths, Lacedons and other Aquatic versions of a land creature

    Has anyone bothered to ever use creatures that have mostly been nothing more than footnotes for creatures such as Ogres, Trolls, Hobgoblins and Ghouls in most editions? I generally know nothing about these monsters other than being like X except aquatic. I know they're things we probably have...
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    Will 5e be the last edition to emphasize print products?

    Definitely a bunch of speculation here, but I feel 5e still emphasizes most of its products having print releases, even if it might be more of a hybrid approach with the PDF versions available at the same time. But if and when 6e comes along (sometime around 2025 or whenever), are they not...
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    What if Focuses like Wands, Staves, Holy Symbols, etc were statted like weapons?

    So if focuses like wands got stats on a weapons table with something like: Frost Wand: Light, Ranged, Focus, 1d8 cold, range 30/90 Fire Staff: 2-handed, Ranged, Focus, 1d10 fire, range 50/150 Would you feel that all combat cantrips should get scrapped? Or what if focuses didn't have a...
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    Custom and Technomantic Weapons for a Steampunk Setting

    The setting is roughly at the mid to later 19th century in terms of conventional technology (trains, cameras and possibly Gramophones), though magic very much exists and in some cases pseudoscience might actually work (a magnetic device can heal!). So I of course thought of weapons like...
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    What would an alternative to the Monk's Martial Arts ability

    It was brought up in the discussion about the Ranger, but currently the Monk's Martial Arts ability is very much based on Two-Weapon Fighting. So if they were to get an alternate version of their Martial Arts ability (and possibly flurry of blows) what would it be like? Would one be based off...
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    Alternatives to Fury of the Small for Goblins?

    In most D&D campaigns where Goblins are vengeful little creatures because they're often the butt of jokes from larger races, Fury of the Small might be an appropriate ability. It's certainly the case for FR and most of the other settings too. It might be different for Eberron, though Goblins...
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    Pistol and Rapier Wielding Kensei Monk

    I realize that a Kensei could conceivably have both weapons as Kensei weapons, depending on how Renaissance era firearms are handled in terms of proficiency. But if it's a campaign that goes fully into the Renaissance or later (like the Enlightenment) you could have your monk that very much...
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    Should there be Subclasses that replace something from the Base Class?

    It hasn't really be done in 5e yet as all Subclasses add something on top of what the Base Class has, but could there be room for Subclasses that take something away from the Base Class to add in something else the Subclass gets in addition to other things? Some Base Classes like Bard don't...
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    What would the Loch Ness Monster be as a character?

    Based on some interpretations, I'm going to assume it's an Awakened Plesiosaurus. But does the Loch Ness Monster have class levels like Druid or Ranger? Also what does it need 350 for?
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    Yuan-Ti Pureblood PC race with Shapechanger instead of Magic Resistance

    I know the PC races in the monstrous races section of Volo's Guide weren't as well thought out as the other races. Purebloods are in that section and are generally one of the stronger options for PC races because of Magic Resistance. So I feel that Pureblood PCs should get the Shapechanger...
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    Could the 4e Shaman be a Druid Subclass?

    The Circle of Spores came up with the idea of replacing Wildshape uses to do other things, and I feel this could potentially open the door to a Druid with has a Spirit Companion which can occasionally attack. Though the Beastmaster Ranger ran into many problems because of the action economy and...
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    Houserule for using the Help Action on saving throws

    I know that technically the text of Help says you assist attacks and ability checks, and that saving throws aren't ability checks. I feel there are situations where I feel one should be able to help someone else with saving throws, it probably won't apply to most saving throws since they are...
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    Nerfing Holy Weapon for Xanathar's Guide

    I feel this spell is too powerful for one that can potentially last for an hour. With an additional 2d8 damage it's in many ways better than Elemental Weapon enhanced with a 5th level slot, and I really see no reason why anyone would want to discharge burst when they can keep on using it with...
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    Ideas for options that use both Strength and Dexterity

    An idea I thought of in another thread since in 5e there's not much of a good reason to have both strength and dexterity as high ability scores, as you either double down on one or the other. So one thing I thought of was a feat (I don't think it would make an ideal fighting style), which I...
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    Napoleon's Army with Magic and Air Support and More

    I'm not thinking of game mechanics right now, just the concept and ideas of what you'd get if you had something like Napoleon Bonaparte's army that existed in a clearly magical fantasy setting. While things like early 19th century technology clearly exists and developed along side magic (and...
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    5E Removing the Concentration Damage Save: Houseruling the Affected Feats and Abilities

    I'm very much for keeping most of Concentration in place with it's ruling that a caster can only concentrate on such spell at a time, and the responsibility of remembering the spell is in effect with the player who cast it. I'm not keeping the Saving Throw to maintain concentration when one...
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    5E How much should Human features differ from Humans from Earth?

    Brought up by the discovery that ancient Britons had dark skin and blue eyes, and in some novels do have Human ethnic groups with dark grey skin. When thinking about a fantasy worlds there's obviously different ethnic groups from any of those on Earth, even if many of them are very similar to...
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    5E Does Magic of Incarnum and 3e's Tome of Magic and Tome of Battle have a place in 5e?

    Those 3 books represented attempts to experiment in 3e's lifetime. I think everyone felt that Incarnum was too far out there in weirdness, most of Tome of Magic felt poorly implemented as remember how the True Namer was an example of why there should never be a skill-roll based power system...
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    5E Any ideas for a Fire Dancer Bard subclass?

    So for a Bard subclass that's inspired by fire dancers, whether it be with flaming batons, staves, poi, fans or whatever with fire breathing and so on, would you say they'd be more on the caster side like Lore and Glamour or more of the fightery side like Valour and Blades? I get that at later...
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