What should I run next? (5e PBP)

DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
I already sent a note to @FitzTheRuke about this... but I'm not actually a fan of SJ so I politely declined the invite. He runs a great game and I really enjoyed the Candlekeep one, so had it been some other game I would have been a fast yes. But if it's Spelljammer, it's probably better to replace me with someone who actually cares about the setting. But thanks for the offer though! Have fun folks!!!! :)
 

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Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Supporter
Right. I thought I might be unclear about the Background Feat. So, as most of you probably know, they've been adding feats to Backgrounds in all new projects. So, yeah, if you pick a background that doesn't come with a feat, you get a free feat. BUT, that feat should speak to your background, and not just be "uh, I take Sentinel to go with my Pole Arm Master!"

What we've seen in the UAs was a rule featless backgrounds to choose from Skilled or Tough or (in Wonders of the Multiverse) one of the new "scion" feats, or (in Heroes of Krynn) the new "divinely favoured".

I am hoping that they'll open it up to more than just those two PHB feats, but they may not.
 

Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Supporter
I'm not actually a fan of SJ so I politely declined the invite. ... if it's Spelljammer, it's probably better to replace me with someone who actually cares about the setting. :)

I've never played spelljammer. I really don't know what I think about the setting.
 

Steve Gorak

Adventurer
I've never played spelljammer. I really don't know what I think about the setting.
Ditto for me, but looking forward to trying it out!

For character concepts, I’m thinking of either recycling Ethian (High elf twilight cleric) - he’s a noble/sailor, so would have all the reasons in the world to be in a port. Heck, he could even have dabbled with spelljamming ships in his past.

Alternatively, I could try an echo knight. Concept tbd, likely coming from an obscure order aligned with psychics (think psychoportation focused martial psion).

I’m pretty open though and will go with what works best for the party.
Cheers,

Sg
 


Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Right now, I'm waiting for a ruling on something.

But I think it's time, to quote George Clinton, TO GET THE MONK OUT!

That's right. Cobra Kai. The Way of NO MERCY.

Sweep the leg, Snarfy.
 

Lidgar

Legend
Cobra Kai Sweep GIF by IFC
 




Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Supporter
I have made a Tabaxi Eloquence Bard -- very unlike characters I often play. The subclass has ridiculous levels of Persuasion/Deception; I hadn't realized how OTT it was. I'm thinking someone who is, or claims to be, the personal ambassador of an ancient gold dragon. I think that's my top choice; def. a support character in combat.

The other possibility I've been playing about with a Fire Druid fairy -- whose wildfire companion is the impulsive, id-driven version of themselves that the other works to contain. Play the 90s teen angst music at full volume, as tensions between one parent's calm druidic training conflicts with the other parent's circus-party lifestyle.

Happy to play either.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
So... they announced "One D&D" (Their name for 50th Anniversary Core of 2024) today, with a public playtest.

We WILL be playtesting it for this game. What this means for YOU is, you can choose to build your character using the playtest stuff (available at NOON PST today on DNDBeyond). If you don't want to, that's absolutely fine. Your 5e character will work fine with it, and I will let you know anything that changes on my DM-end when and if it matters.

In a nutshell: What will be available today is Origins (New Race & Background builds). Backgrounds will come with Level One Feats (Feats will now have levels). I will use looking at this when approving feats if you make a regular-5e character with a free feat. I won't worry too much about it being "perfect".

Some other things that have been announced that we will use, just for your interest and information: Only Martial PCs can roll Crits (Spells and Monsters will no longer Crit). We will be using inspiration (something I never remember to do) which you will get whenever you roll a 20 on a d20. If you already have inspiration, you pass the new one to a PC who doesn't. (Inspiration is contagious! As is glorious success!) Oh, and 1's and 20's are always failure/success, even on Checks and Saves. More to come, presumably.
 

Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Supporter
Here are some quick observations (answering my own comment above -- also posted in the playtest materials thread):
  • All feats are fair game as background feats. This means anyone can start with Find Familiar now, if they want.
  • Anyone can learn Thieves Cant.
  • (Really cool) There's now Common Sign Language, as a separate language.
  • 1 language, 1 tool (not 2 and zero)
  • feats slightly re-written. e. g. Lucky was made STRONGER!?! (it's now prof bonus number of luck points)
  • Primal/Arcane/Divine spells now codified with selected spell lists (no post PHB spells?)
  • you no longer get a purse to hold your starting gold.
 



Leatherhead

Possibly a Idiot.
Oof, the playtest Dragonborn is way worse than the Fizban's Dragonborn.

I have narrowed it down to Dragonborn Drakewarden (with Tasha's optional Ranger Rules) or an Ardling Aberrant Mind Sorcerer.
 





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