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    Challenge Ratings and what represents an epic monster in 5E

    Hey Akira mate! :) The big issue I am finding is that multiple opponents do warrant their XP multipliers in terms of threats. On the face of it this is not a problem, but I don't want every epic monster necessarily being a one-vs-one solo battle for even a Level 20 party (even if I have brief...
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    Challenge Ratings and what represents an epic monster in 5E

    Howdy beej buddy! :) The official monsters seem to be a bit scattershot in terms of Challenge Rating. I outline at the start of this new book that my CR's only use the primary tables from the DMG and not all the secondary effects so the CR's in my book would maybe be +25% higher under the...
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    New 5E Epic Books coming in 2020

    Howdy Drazen mate, I just added a bit too much (against my better judgement and the advice of others * ) and the reality of writing it is taking longer than I expected but I'll get there in the end. *But the changes will be worth it. Thanks buddy, I appreciate it.
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    New 5E Epic Books coming in 2020

    Howdy Drazen buddy, not sure if you are referring to my father's passing? That was over a year ago buddy, but I appreciate the well wishes. Regarding progress on the book, the past few weeks have not been great, artist was in hospital, my girlfriend is currently in hospital (both hopefully on...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    I think you are definitely doing the right thing. PCs can get complacent if encounters are presented to them in easy-to-manage bite-size chunks. Only thing to be wary of is that they are savvy enough to know giants pack a very hefty wallop and to be careful. Sounds like they are having a great...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    The observation was primarily directed at the lethality of Fire Giants and why you can't really use that many in a single encounter. If we take your example then, in a fair fight, 2 Hill Giants and 12 Ogres are a deadly threat for a party notably above 5th-level. Of course the party can always...
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    New 5E Epic Books coming in 2020

    Hey Drazen amigo, Trust me when I say the delays are necessary and will make the book infinitely better. The original scope of the book was okay but didn't have quite the EPIC-ness I wanted to bring. While I have mentioned to you before its technically the book after this one is where (in my...
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    New 5E Epic Books coming in 2020

    Hey all, as I'm sure Rhuarc could have predicted the book is not yet finished. I won't say when its going to be ready other than, sadly it won't be before the end of this month. Writing and art are progressing at a steady pace but not as fast as I'd hoped. Apologies for the delays, what more...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    I think RAW you are closer to the official rules adhering to the secondary modifiers. From my perspective the secondary modifiers look like extra work that over inflates the monster's Challenge Rating meaning that when they get fought they are almost always a letdown. If the choice was: A. Do...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    Lol, probably true amigo! :) Maybe I'm going crazy in my old age here. After a few months staring at this stuff I might arrive at the same conclusions as you.
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    To allow for the possibility of combat...fought a few gods back in the day. ;) I fail to see why such creatures cannot be plot points and combat encounters? Added to which the power of any monster, even the Tarrasque is relative. With 3rd Edition's Epic level Handbook it was possible an...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    No apologies necessary Urriak. :)
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    No I don't. But if an encounter CAN potentially involve combat then better to be prepared. Remove the secondary modifiers and its pretty much fixed (IMHO). If its not a combat encounter, why does it have combat statistics? Even a DM who knows his party will still look at the challenge...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    Mostly over-inflated (due to secondary abilities) and not reflective of actual Hard and Deadly challenges. If the official DMG pg. 274 Monster Statistic By Challenge Ratings (with secondary modifiers) rules contradict the official DMG pg. 82 XP Thresholds by Character Level* then no matter...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    No I don't think it should affect CR. The higher the CR the more you would expect monsters to have at the very least a handful of special resistances, attacks and immunities. PCs don't have their level increased when they gain new magic items. Resistance to ALL damage is basically x2 hit...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    S'mon is a good friend, I'll just leave it at that. ;)
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    Probably my fault going off topic. Well I have changed my mind on the topic of whether they should be Huge or not. I agree now it was a good idea. I don't recall saying anything along those lines. Can you find a quote? I did say if you make the giants bigger then you should try and make...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    Depends on your definition of what's being equated. A. Is it a tally of powers and abilities, whether combat relevant or not (in which case the nomenclature is awry). or B. Is it a gauge of the monster's effective challenge in actual combat (in which case the name is appropriate)...but we...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    Well on Page 274 of the DMG you get the table of basic HP/AC/DMG etc. for monsters of each CR. After that are a bunch of secondary modifiers for things like resistances, immunities and so forth. My opinion is that these secondary modifiers don't directly affect the actual challenge rating at...
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    D&D 5E Why are 5E Giants Huge size?

    You can see by even eyeballing the higher CR monsters that they are flimsy. But as S'mon noted you should expect high level party's to be as tactically competent as their level suggests. Agreed. Took me a while to warm up to the idea but I like it now.
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