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    D&D 5E Proposed Houserule: Warlock Spell Slots

    Hi, Another variant on Pact Magic: A Warlock gets Pact Magic at level 1 as usual, but never gets a second 'slot'. Instead, at level 2, the following class ability, which I'll call Font of Power: When you cast a spell using Pact Magic, choose a level at least equal to the level of the spell...
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    D&D 5E Sacrosant's sacrosanct guide to the most sacrosanct fighting styles

    Hi, Here's me: Archery Green ftw. It's situational in that you only get the +2 when you used a ranged weapon, but for a 20th level archer, that situation occurs 4 times per round. It's the cornerstone of the sharpshooter fighter. Blessed Warrior: Blue. Sure, this is great to have, but...
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    D&D General Have Githzerai always been jerks?

    You are far more generous than I! For me, DnD is the dividing line, after which the descent begins. FF wasn't bad, just lackluster. Eg, colored frogs of doom? Not as cool as colored dragons, not as iconic as demons or devils... Just me. (I prefer drakobolds to canikobolds, fwiw. Older is...
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    D&D 1E What 5e subclass is most like the 1e Druid?

    Hi, That would be a land druid, imo. Animal shapeshifting is about utility more than combat effectiveness, and the character is a spellcaster above all. Not all of the feel is possible: 1e Druid had a very different xp curve from other classes, and 5ed has done away with the idea that...
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    D&D 5E Mid- to high-level Wildshape [Moon Druids]

    Hi, Like the one I posted! :) Though perhaps not so well-considered or balanced. A more complete rewrite of the Moon Druid, staying in theme, not only has to deal with the lags in power from levels 5-9 and 12-17, but also the problematic power of levels 2 and 3. (Level 20 is powerful, but...
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    D&D 5E Mid- to high-level Wildshape [Moon Druids]

    Hi, Variant Moon Druid: Level 6 class feature is now the following: Bestial Nature Your mystical connection to the natural world grants you knowledge of all animals in your game world, even if you have never encountered or heard of them. You double your proficiency bonus on any skill roll...
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    Unearthed Arcana Unearthed Arcana Explores Downtime Activities

    Hi, The idea is fine. Implementation, not so much. Some activities very much favor Cha-based classes, and for no good reason: Why not a Wisdom-based check instead of Cha(persuasion), to perceive who might be selling an item? Or an Int-based knowledge check, to know who is who in town...
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    Unearthed Arcana 5E Psionics Alert! The Mystic Is Back In Unearthed Arcana

    Wu Jen's Arcane Dabbler has intriguing applications beyond the obvious ability to cast 3 wizard spells. "As a bonus action, you can spend psi points to create spell slots that you can use to cast these spells, as well as other spells you are capable of casting." They don't have to be arcane...
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    D&D 5E [GUIDE] My Word Is My Sword: The Paladin Guide

    Hi, Depends what you want. If you mostly want to be a Paladin, getting Paladin 6 ASAP before considering Warlock is attractive. Cha to saves at 6 is fantastic. Second Attack is fantastic. An ASI at 4 is really good. Etc. But if you really want that ranged attack, or plan to emphasize it...
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    D&D 5E [5e DM Help] Keeping the lid on....what builds should I NOT allow?

    Hi, The only thing I find dubious is having multiple simulacra around. Because if I can have more than one, I can have many. Everything else is fine, with some classes, feats and features outshining others. That will always happen when two options are fundamentally different. Problems only...
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    D&D 5E [5e DM Help] Keeping the lid on....what builds should I NOT allow?

    Hi, don't make sense *to you* Judgmental much? Except for the deities that don't care, and except for all the pacts that don't involve selling a soul, and except for all the exceptions. Like: Paladin of good deity is offered power by a fiendish entity whose only condition is that the...
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    Unearthed Arcana Unearthed Arcana: Druid Circles And Wild Shape

    Or even simpler and faster, it takes a bonus action to recharge. Effectively, the first use per encounter is free. Subsequent uses consume a bonus action per use.
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    D&D 5E [GUIDE] NADRIGOL's Melee Bladesinger Guide

    Hi, Higher AC only some of the time , since heavy armor is always competitive with light+dex. And a Pa/Abj who starts with HAM is very durable starting at level 1, with HAM stacking eventually with Abjurer's tempHP shield, both of which come in handy when it comes time to maintain...
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    D&D 5E [GUIDE] NADRIGOL's Melee Bladesinger Guide

    Hi, Interesting guide. Maybe the guide could be renamed, to reflect that it is less a Bladesinger guide as much as it is a guide to Gishing as a Bladesinger. From the former perspective, going Wizard 20 is totally awesome: You get all your wizard spell goodness on time because you didn't...
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    D&D 5E [GUIDE] NADRIGOL's Melee Bladesinger Guide

    Hi, There's a general issue that these cantrips diminish the value of Second Attack. Not an "oh no, the game is ruined" issue. Maybe not an issue at all, just a change. Note that a character planning to use that second attack might consider not bothering with any of these cantrips, in favor...
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    D&D 5E [GUIDE] Arrive on Time - A General Guide to Wizardry

    I guess there is a third criterion: How important is it to choose a spell as one of your guaranteed spells known rather than hope that you will be able to find it later?
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    D&D 5E [GUIDE] Arrive on Time - A General Guide to Wizardry

    Hi, Interesting. A lot of this boils down to judging the value of a wizard's spell by 2 criteria: How important is it to have this spell in your spellbook? How important is it to have this spell prepared, if it is in your spellbook? Other casting classes only have one criteria...
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    D&D 5E [GUIDE] Arrive on Time - A General Guide to Wizardry

    The thing about BS vs Abjurer is that every single Abjurer feature is useful, either providing defenses or making him better at (aspects of) a wizard's traditional role. A BS designed to hang back and cast spells doesn't use half of his features..... An Abjurer who dips a level (probably at...