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cum2soon
cum2soon

Paladins back, because you lot seem incapable of fending for yourselves edition
Unearthed Arcana: Duergar, more like Dunggar
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5e Trove
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5etools
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Resources
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Previously on /5eg/:
veekyforums.com/thread/58785809/games
Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?
DMs tell me about some of the challenges you want to throw at your party and how they'd work.

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veekyforums.com/thread/58799287/games
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CouchChiller
CouchChiller

I like this thread, I would post here.

But I am going to sleep.

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girlDog
girlDog

Does anyone actually like Duergar?

viagrandad
viagrandad

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?
Honestly, since yesterday's Mearls stream I really wanna do a Half-Orc warlord doing some fun commander shennanigans
Currently at most I can take commander's strike as BM and that's it, so I gotta wait

askme
askme

I think they're fine - gives dwarves more shit to have interactions with.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Starting a whole new campaign soon and the possibilities are getting me excited.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Fallen Aasimar
Used to be Good Goy Aasimar
Followed my angel's instructions unquestioningly
Fucked up some innocent people after being convinced they weren't
Later discover the trick that had been pulled
Turns out my angel is a dick
Decide to cut all ties to him and his "cause"
Now seek a world free from the influence of deity-like creatures
Eventually want to go on a god-slaying crusade down the line, probably

For a non-contribution post at least the doggo pic is comfy

hairygrape
hairygrape

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Techpill
Techpill

the facts of intent can't be determined by parties other than the intender - the opinions of some shmucks don't matter
but since my actual point is that you should want people with thin skin to leave (I doubt you'd disagree), I think we ought to be on the same page

SniperWish
SniperWish

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?
Ancient Oath Paladin 7/Dragon Sorcerer X
Ancient order of dragon knights who swear an oath to an ancient gold dragon to spread love and beauty, to not just to protect life but to also enrich it with love and kindness. The dragon knights are charged with exploring thru the world like the roots of a great tree enriching lives and promoting growth.

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CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Actually sounds pretty fun

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

more sfw than looking at pictures of your own family at a beach, with the addition of not even being images of real people in the first place

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

What are some you got cooked up?

Booteefool
Booteefool

woah this thread got nuked

Firespawn
Firespawn

I for one appreciate the mods trying to solve the issue.

In other news, has anyone taken inspiration from anime or manga and gotten away with it? I know this has been asked a couple times in the OP but I'm now tempted to do it myself.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?
I've got an idea for a GOO Tomelock whose patron would just be a refluffed version of the Accursed Archive from the attached pdf. He'd have the Cloistered Scholar background and basically be compelled by his pact to seek out and "donate" new knowledge to the archive or else be deprived of his powers. Personality-wise I'd make him act like a college student who's always got a paper due in the morning and is obsessively researching shit to give to his patron. If I play him as an elf I can push that even further since he would never need to sleep. I really like the concept, but then I remember that I'd have to convince a DM to let me use INT as my main stat as well as put effort into fleshing out the Warlock and Patron both to a degree I'm happy with and I put the character on the backburner.
tfw can't enjoy Warlock because the work needed to make the character fun to play contradicts my autism that only allows me to write 2 paragraphs of backstory

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Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Once my DM accidentally made a dragonborn paladin that was white with blue eyes. He didn't realise what he'd done til someone pointed it out

Illusionz
Illusionz

Do anime-y vidya count?

Spamalot
Spamalot

that's a decent split since OotA paladin's 7 aura is actually busted later in the game

Soft_member
Soft_member

Sure since what I'm think of falls under both, at least will once the next season or two comes out.

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Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

A night hag posing as an art critic. Several of the party are artistically inclined. Her goal is to capture them, petrify them, and suck out all their talent to fuel her magical whims.

She's got a cadre of sharply-dressed youths who are REALLY good at convincing people they are to be trusted, ie incubi and succubi.

She's one of the primary sponsors of an art contest in a major city. The idea is someone in the party will win the contest, she'll seek to purchase their work and invite them to her opulent mansion to see their work displayed. Heroes think something is up, her assistants move in and "convince" them everything is fine.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Now that I think about it, I haven't managed it yet in 5e.

But when I DM'd briefly I had a cool skeleton wizard man who was, though obviously much weaker, basically Momonga

FastChef
FastChef

yeah well the original concept for this character was "I want to piss off my fireball and magic loving DM"

Supergrass
Supergrass

Duergar

Is it "derger" or "dwear-gaar"?

Spamalot
Spamalot

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?

I had an idea to make the Warden from For Honor. It would be kinda boring and more just for combat fun and to act OH SO HONORABUUU.
I also have the idea of an Oath of Conquest Paladin who's sole goal is to put his kingdom back on track to being able to win a war even if it means taking out the current leaders and replacing them with people he trust to get the job done.
Then I also thought it would be kinda fun to play either a Goblin or Kobold Warlock who uses the Mask of Many Faces to look like a Gnome or Halfling and be accepted by people.

Bidwell
Bidwell

DOO-er-gar

Methnerd
Methnerd

ayo
sadist dm is a red flag - if you feel like u gotta counter your dm shit ain't right

Supergrass
Supergrass

I know I won't be able to pull of anything close to his powers, would have to run something like M&M I've been told, but the personality and ideals are something I wanted to pull heavily from.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

It's better that way anyway, I think. Good luck.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Tell me about life force tethers. Can they work in 5e?
Stuff that's basically "one person can't die unless the other does at the same time, often has vastly improved regeneration".

Booteefool
Booteefool

Been mulling a Revenant Conquest Paladin for CoS who is focused on putting down the vamp if I can ever play it. It looks really fun mechanically to go full CHA and grab Menacing. Plus I really get invested in everyone’s characters so being kind of immortal and being able to perform last stands and sacrifices for the party to book it would be neat. Ahaving an undead hero rise with a great evil every time it awakens to conquer it and put it back down is always cool and I like the subversion of the evil-leaning Conquest oath.
A little edgy and contrived but eh.

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girlDog
girlDog

there's a second level cleric spell you should read

JunkTop
JunkTop

Which one?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

My backup character for the current campaign is a dwarven forge cleric, who was cast out of his clan for murdering his brother was slated to become the community's holy blacksmith. My character was so jealous that he attacked and killed his brother, feeling it was his right to be the forge master.
After being cast out, he found himself slowly gaining the powers associated with the forge domain. He realises he's been blessed by the God of the forge as a chance to redeem himself, and to spend his life wandering the world doing good deeds.
I plan on picking up as many flame related spells as well as magic initiate to grab control flames, bonfire and earth tremor, which I'm flavouring as him channelling the forge power into his hammer and bringing it down in a great firey blow

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

tell me about some of your character ideas
Always wanted to run a Dragonborn draconic sorcerer with fire-themed spells. Probably been done many times before, but it's on my list of future characters, along with a plate-armoured dwarf rogue, a cultist tome/GOO warlock, and a barbarian/bard multiclass.

tell me about some of the challenges you want to throw at your party
When I was DMing I really wanted to add in some opportunities for politics, and allow cunning players to swing local elections to get laws changed and win favour with the new mayor, etc.

girlDog
girlDog

the one you don't know that creates a life force tether between the caster and an ally

takes2long
takes2long

night night user, sleep well, dream of rolling many 20s

Emberfire
Emberfire

Remember to get the elemental adept feat if you gonna specialize in fire

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Oh man I had an idea for a character if I was ever allowed to use this
Middle aged male, romance novelist by trade, writes under pseudonym
works received well across the region, but has hit writer’s block over the past few years
learns of/makes contact with the Fallen Exile one day
sets off into the world to write this, the greatest love story he’s ever heard, end goal being making a happy ending by reviving the Exile’s beloved by using Wish from that Invocation
Possibly betray the Exile by wishing for his own spouse back instead
An Aasimar would probably the fitting and best mechanically, but for some reason I want to make him a dwarf. Would definitely go Tome regardless.
I dig yours, the image of a harried researcher downing java and slapping together bullshit essays to appease the archive is a good visual.

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whereismyname
whereismyname

Spells you cast ignore resistance to damage of the chosen type.
Neat, but does it include immunities?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

How much are you fucking yourself by going into curse of strahd with a bunch of necrotic spells?

Skullbone
Skullbone

a lot

Evilember
Evilember

It really should. If your character concept is "Fire Mage", then the GM shouldn't have to worry about whether they're going to gimp you by sending the wrong kind of fiend against the party. The feat is basically a required pick for that character concept regardless, so having it not work in certain relevant situations feels like a rip off.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Evocation Wizard gets to apply +INT to all of his darts.

How do we nerf Evocation Wizard?

askme
askme

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work
Wood Elf Rogue raised and trained by his deadbeat thieving dad after his half-Drow mom got taken back to the Underdark. A job went wrong and now his dad is in jail, but since his dad only ever treated him like another set of thieves' tools he didn't mind. Now he's looking for a way to find his mom while exploring his real interest of nature. I'd want to go Scout Rogue for four levels and then Multiclass into Gloomstalker Ranger for the rest of the game, fluffing the Gloomstalker abilities as Drow heritage kicking in. Real quiet guy that really just follows others and tries not too make too much noise, because he has sensitive eyes and ears (Dump CHA, take Observant somewhere down the line, pump WIS, Expertise in Perception). Maybe take Elven Accuracy and only use it when he's in darkness, say that he's an excellent archer but he can't shoot as well in daylight because of genetically dilluted Sunlight Sensitivity. Maybe even ask the DM to give me diadvantage on Perception checks using sight when I'm in daylight, since I'd likely have 27 or 28 passive perception possibly as soon as level 9, with the hopes of getting to 30. Originally I wanted to play him as kind of autistic since he didn't have a good up-bringing, but I figure that doesn't gel too well with high WIS, so I'll just make him kind of quiet and codependent with glimpses of of his childlike wonder when he starts talking about camping, hunting, or nature in general.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

So my group ended all life in the universe and now they're at the start of time on a barren planet, they headed towards a spire which holds the essence of an elder god that birthed all life that they managed to undo and they entered a pocket dimension which is the nightmare of a little girl trapped in a dolls house which they are now in and im not sure where to go from there. Any tips?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

damage subclass
only buffs a shitty low level spell when it's better to save slots for utility/defense
can just nuke things with higher spell slots anyway

DeathDog
DeathDog

As a GM I let people who take that feat turn immunities of the chosen damage type into resistances instead.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

mercy

whereismyname
whereismyname

it's only one damage role per spell idiots

Supergrass
Supergrass

Veeky Forums, am I fucking up clerics? There's something I'm just missing about cleric spells, namely which ones I know. Do I have access to the entire cleric spell list at all times? Do I have access to the whole list, but have to select spells each morning like a wizard? Or do I only know as many spells as slots I have for each level and those never change?

I only just realized that only using the same spells as I have the entire game might be a dumb idea.

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Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

That sounds pretty good and somewhat in line with the OoA paladin I'm planning to play soon. Was saved by a Nymph who guards an entrance to the Fey Wild when he got lost in the woods as a kid, kept going back to hear more tales of heros and because he figured she must be lonely. Eventually takes his oath and sets out into the world, partially because he's now a diplomat for his family, but mostly to find a heros tale she hasn't heard.

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King_Martha
King_Martha

you're correct
twitter.com/jeremyecrawford/status/557820938402947072?lang=en

cum2soon
cum2soon

And Magic Missile is only one damage roll

likme
likme

you're a prepared caster
please read "Spellcasting" under cleric

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Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Dig deeper, the little girl is mearly the manifestation of the the elder god that they can comprehend, have the edges of the world start cracking and unsettling them. Through their actions of freeing her they set in motion the timeline they know, if they keep her trapped they eventually enter one full of nightmares and horrors spawned from the same elder god.

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Illusionz
Illusionz

so is there any reason to take a rapier over the two shortswords as a rogue? The extra attack just seems too good to give up for slightly higher damage die

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

only if it's hitting a single target at the same time for all bolts otherwise they're separate strikes

King_Martha
King_Martha

Sneak dice only get applied to one attack per turn.

Inmate
Inmate

wrong, crawford has already made it clear that you roll a single 1d4+1, and that result is applied to every single dart.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Well then I just won't accept it. There, I balanced it.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

"that roll can damage the SAME target more than once"

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Forgot to add the new beings are twisted forms and shapes of her tormentors, the party, in all various ways and possibilities.

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Emberfire
Emberfire

You choose spells every morning. You can choose from the entire cleric list. The number of spells you can choose is your Wis modifier + your cleric level.

JunkTop
JunkTop

no, you made an already weak subclass even weaker, good job buddy

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

mfw I realize I make all my villains into women and all peoples that have a non-european aesthetic like mongol, chinese, aztec, african, japanese are all made into non-human races and the less close to european the more beastlike races are chosen

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StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

The 2nd- your God is your spellbook, but you still have to prepare spells each morning.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

so you've realized you're a racist who likes evil women

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

hey user why do you only ever play the same character?

It's not my fault variant human is the most viable race. Screw DM's who even nitpick at this sort of thing.

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

How am I supposed to stop him from one shot killing my bosses with a 9th level Magic Missile dealing 66+11d4 unblockable damage?????

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

back to /pol/

FastChef
FastChef

S H I E L D
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you stupid motherfucker

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Thank you Anons, I'm an idiot

whereismyname
whereismyname

Unoptimal characters are objectively more fun, user. Surpress your autism.

Nojokur
Nojokur

It's ok user, I have to actively ensure I don't make most women strong warrior types, especially in command positions.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Variant Human might be the most viably mechanical race, but if you are actually playing the same character personality wise, you're just bad at it.

And playing a different race won't help you roleplay better.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I love you user.

Lunatick
Lunatick

9th level spell slot
if he has 9th level slots user you can give the enemy fucking hundreds of health points

Firespawn
Firespawn

I was speaking metaphorically obviously, if an Evocaiton Wizard casts magic missile at a higher level spell slot, he's going to do it at level 5 spell slot max, to also get Overcharge max damage.

So literally 70 damage on level 14 unstoppable.

How is a dragon supposed to cast shield??

Flameblow
Flameblow

oh fuck r u me?

SniperWish
SniperWish

Where can i buy these dice with the ampersand logo?

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RumChicken
RumChicken

Using the variant that gives them the ability to cast spells.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

read the fucking monster manual you soyboy, there's a goddamn variant for giving them innate spells

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

I find I have a hard time bringing my characters to life. I can flesh out whatever personality I want but it fizzles out halfway through the first session either by circumstance or awkwardness. Although I have an easier time roleplaying a human than any of the other races.

farquit
farquit

Throw a rakshasa at him.

Bidwell
Bidwell

dragons are literally known for being magical
doesn't think they can cast shield

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

How is a dragon supposed to cast shield??

Do you think Dragons are retarded? Do you think they are idiots? Do you think they aren't innately magical? Dragons can be Warlocks, Sorcs, Wizards, really fucking anything you want them to be.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Running Tomb of Annihilation
Jungle full of undead, everyone is dying, curse etc etc.
Players would rather catch pirates
I'm not mad, it's amusing.

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Illusionz
Illusionz

My players recently agreed to a campaign with the vague premise given of the Outer Plane/Cuthulu esque forces have bled into the material plane. They have no idea how excited I am to run this or the things I have in store for them around every corner no matter what way they go due to the nature of the setting. Have fun user

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Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?
I would genuinely love to play a sorcerer whose entire focus is being a font of magical energy. That means being a Wild Magic dude, and convincing my DM to let me take advantage to roll on the chaos chart more often than the rules currently allow. Probably give up one of the other perks wholesale, I don't care about them much.

The character himself would be a wanna-be mad scientist type, trying to figure out why he's basically a walking nuclear reactor. The wild magic would be so bad he likely wouldn't remember what he originally looked like or what species he originally was.

I know it's a borderline meme character, but I love the idea of waking up with minor mutations and causing games to swing wildly one way or another. At least his character wouldn't be lolrandom.

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CouchChiller
CouchChiller

So literally 70 damage on level 14 unstoppable.
An air elemental as a random example has 90 HP.

4 of them are a 'medium' challenge for a 14th level group.

A group is meant to fight 5-8 challenges a day between easy - hard.

So your wizard roughly speaking, blows his 5th level spell slot to not kill 1 monster, and still has to deal with 3 more of them that combat and 30+ or so more of them through that adventuring day.

How is this overpowered?

Even a Red Dragon has 256 hitpoints. Your player would have to blow all his high level spell slots to kill the Dragon. This assumes he fights the dragon with all his spell slots, the dragon has no counter measures to magic missile , doesn't kill the wizard before he finishes casting spells at him and doesn't just fuck off and fly away.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

variant human is the most viable race
Please tell us more about highest level character and why its only level 5

SniperGod
SniperGod

I've been trying to revise the Sorc's Metamagics. Adding some new ones and revising existing ones. Any thoughts?

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VisualMaster
VisualMaster

almost killing a 90 HP air elemental with a 1st level spell
balanced

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

hey, he's level 5 with double the feats of your dragonborn hexlock named Shadowfang

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas

Changeling Bard posing as a murdered Human Paladin-Knight in order to seek out the murderer and avenge his death.

Lunatick
Lunatick

A single monster got the wizard to burn a higher level spell slot
This is a good thing, you ignorant fuck. I bet you're one of those shit DMs that lets the party long rest whenever they want.

takes2long
takes2long

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?
Changeling Hexblade anarchist-spy, their patron is the dagger of a legendary kingslayer that is using them to sow chaos and regain their strength (dagger may be possessed by the kingslayer)

Lizardfolk Sun-domain cleric or paladin, has a hate-on for undead and praises the Sun often for religious and practical reasons. Raised by a temple dedicated to the Sun god, a giant centipede that protects against evil, after their tribe was mostly wiped out to fuel a Necromancers army

Bronze Dragonborn bard that uses an enchanted trumpet and someday wishes to be a world-renowned musician to piss off his sorcerer parents

Current character, a Human Arcane Trickster rogue, once an acrobat in a circus turned burglar before joining the party during a jailbreak. Has become a reluctant vigilante after being guilted by party into joining them.

DMs tell me about some of the challenges you want to throw at your party and how they'd work.
Current party has a ranger who is the estranged son of a merchant family that has some pretty shady practices and connections. Right now they're investigating why a tribe of goblinoids decided to attack a cider and wine farm when they had a friendly trading relationship up until then. Part of their mission is to successfully secure a lockbox that contained the deeds and other important paperwork for the family that owned the farm.

Turns out they were goaded into it by an evil druid hobgoblin after the farm started clear cutting to expand their vineyard. However, they haven't discovered that the hobgoblin has been hired by the rangers family to cause a distraction allowing someone to sneak in and steal the deeds so the rangers family can take ownership of the farm after the party clears or drives out the goblins.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Not him but i'm playing a level 7 human wizard and it's the best thing ever.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Who the fuck ACTUALLY long rests outside of sleeping hours, I swear /5eg/ comes up with some weird bogeymen

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Depends. As with any damage type, there's absolutely no reason to take nothing but necrotic spells. Some undead, mostly incorporeal kind, are immune to necrotic, but plenty are not, and having one damage cantrip and a couple of good higher-level damage spells that aren't necrotic will be enough to cover your ass.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

always play the same character type
always play v. human
You are the worst kind of player frankly. Why even make new characters

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

I think I just like the aesthetic of the pulpy euro centric colonialist adventure fantasy? I dunno. Having the not! european medieval kingdom be orcs and then have the foreign aztec civilization be human just seems contrarian and isn't the first thing that comes to mind when imagining a scenrio with d&d races?

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Bidwell
Bidwell

no darkvision
only +1/+1 stats
can be charmed and put to sleep
has to sleep for 8 hours
can only speak 1 language
plays the least inspired race in a fantasy game
thinks his feat makes him really good because he can one-shot goblins a little better
cannot see in the dark
Let me guess you took polearm or great weapon master

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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Would it be worth giving up guidance to get sacred flame if I already have toll the dead or should I just axe toll the dead?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

If you're burning a 5th level spell slot to use it its a 5th level spell dipshit.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Bronze Dragonborn bard that uses an enchanted trumpet
pic related?

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DeathDog
DeathDog

isn't the first thing that comes to mind
it's because you're racially biased, user. work on it.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

but it fizzles out halfway through the first session either by circumstance or awkwardness
yup, sucks to not have a group that's responsive or builds upon what one says and does. Really kills the motivation to try, especially if one puts on an accent or similar and no one even cares slightly, just nods a bit after you say things and then start meta-talking everything of what we should do next with no thought of character motivation.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

why would I not take PAM
it makes me a demi-god at low levels

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Can only speak one language
Nigga what game are you playing?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

So long as you and your players are having fun why should you care?

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AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Implying he actually plays

JunkTop
JunkTop

Lizardfolk Bard singing tunes from the swamp

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Oh you're right, human mutts have to take elven so they can better serve their superiors

viagrandad
viagrandad

ur a human

Playboyize
Playboyize

not by choice

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Methnerd
Methnerd

Paladin or Light Cleric?

WebTool
WebTool

What abilities do you steal from 4e to give to your players as Magic Items / give your bosses stronger abilities?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Light Cleric

FastChef
FastChef

Paladin

whereismyname
whereismyname

Ever since taking Aspect of the Moon I haven't even needed to long rest.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

paladin feels really good when you play it right
you don't fight mooks the best, but you're a fucking god when the BBEG is around and your aura is hella nice for the party

Spamalot
Spamalot

I take LITERALLY every daily power and make items that activate them. I also have a few dozen encounter power items.

Soft_member
Soft_member

or

likme
likme

once an acrobat in a circus turned burglar before joining the party during a jailbreak. Has become a reluctant vigilante
Is this a Dick Grayson reference?

SniperWish
SniperWish

Fireballs for days or Smites?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

You're autistic user.
First of all there's no reason there can't just be multiple human/elf/dwarf/whatever cities representing different sections of humanity, why the hell would the culture be monolithic across the entirety of the world
Secondly for Aztec's specifically they should be Yuan-Ti as there's an in depth culture guide about them in Volo's and provides an actual explanation for why they're fucking snake people, not just "hurr durr non-europeans are animals", they were originally human in fact
Obviously creatures like orcs don't form structured societies and for good reason but the autism you're having is that you're representing societies that are actually structured with non-structured ones the way classical roman historians tried to make everyone think the Gauls were savages (fun fact the word barbarian just translates to "non-Roman" but the way they were always presented shaped our usage of the word)

As far as monster race cultures are concerned go with Volo's frankly.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

crit build paladin/hexblade

Inmate
Inmate

Starting a new D&D / tabletop gaming rpg blog in the veins of Sly Flourish, Angry DM, and The Alexandrian.

How do I set myself apart from fags like Sly Flourish, Angry DM, and The Alexandrian?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

by writing well

Emberfire
Emberfire

Spout nothing but dank memes and talk about all the things 5eg argues about on a daily basis. Also be a trap

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

both of these at once

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

both of these at once
quotes 3 posts

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

thinking of getting into dnd
can't decide between a rogue/inquisitor-type character or a witch/wizard
this whole game seems cool as fuck but holy shit does it kill my indecisiveness

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whereismyname
whereismyname

just pick whatever dude - you can play more games with different characters later

Spamalot
Spamalot

Flip a coin

viagrandad
viagrandad

Get in the spirit of the game and roll a dice to decide.

Methnerd
Methnerd

As the rest of the party and look at which one would mesh better with their characters? Could also make characters with tied histories with them which can lead to some good plots in the future

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Be a rogue. There are few things more annoying than a newbie playing a full caster and not knowing or constantly leafing through his spells. The game grinds to a halt and you'll be making shit decisions. Learn by watching first.

Emberburn
Emberburn

You could even make a bunch of different characters to cycle through from adventure to adventure in the same campaign (if the GM wouldn't be put off by this, anyways). No pressure, man!

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

tfw have so many character sheets written up that I have to roll 2d20 to decide which one to play as

Lunatick
Lunatick

you're representing societies that are actually structured with non-structured ones the way classical roman historians tried to make everyone think the Gauls were savages
Fair point. I think this applies to the aztec and chinese. My chinese/japanese mash up have a bit of a caste system going on where the high elves just so happen to always domiante the higher castes where as the other races are put on the lower ones. This hypocrisy is intentional.
With the aztec though I do think it would be more reasonable to put a more "typically organized" race as their representatives since it's actually quite a complex society and that's probably just my bias.

But with the mongols, isn't orcs just a better fit? They stay strong so long as their big bad leader keeps them all together, but once he dies it's all chaos? Their strength coming from being tested by the harsh lands around them and cultivating a warrior culture. That's just built into orcs, not something I invented.
And that's where I just think putting the orcs as the european medieval kingdoms and putting the mongols as the humans just seems contrarian.

A good example is in the player's handbook with the paladin orc. That just looks plain wrong to me, and I don't think I'm the only one, since we all follow a tradition of iterative fantasy with humans being the default european guys almost always. For this reason I'm not so sure I'm being racist as much as I'm just feeling my way through and going for things that seem "aesthetically correct" if that makes sense, at least sin some cases, but as I said I'll grant you the well structured societies have no more reason to be non-human. other than just euro centrism.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Pact of the blade Warlock, Greatsword, Great Weapon Master feat, and Thirsting Blade. Reasonable punch-caster, or no?

MPmaster
MPmaster

Is there any way to play a competent illusionist at level 1?
Or is picking Minor Ilusion and Prestidigitation as cantrips the only option?

Skullbone
Skullbone

minor illusion is the best cantrip in the game and any caster with a brain who can take it should

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

I just want a fucking ice-themed sorcerer. Glacier Soul or someshit. Any decent hombrews or anything out there?

warlock
No.

Once you have Minor Illusion, your competence is limited only by your imagination.

eGremlin
eGremlin

big evil death knight attacks us
5 level 3's have no chance
DM made it so we all die
Then we wake up as prisoners
Except my bard escaped

I'm now in the woods, 2 and a half days travel from the nearest town, little gold, and need sleep. What options would you suggest? I'm pretty new to d&d so my current thoughts are use my spy background to give a message to a passing caravan so that in 4/5 days relief can come to the castle I intend to maguver and inflitrate.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

warlock
No.

Why?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Yeah, at will illusions are exactly what you want as an illusionist.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Dragons cast spells. They should be the most difficult of opponents.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Orcs aren't quite as nomadic and mobile as mongols were and they don't even seek to build empires really. You'd also really need to include horses in their culture and Orcs don't even use animals to drag their loot back from battle, they have their men drag the loot carts back.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Yuan-Ti are very organised and structured. They're also quite different in that they have the general reptilian emotionlessness

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Easiest way to become immortal?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

shitty meme

Flameblow
Flameblow

He's a frogposter. Of course he's autistic.

eGremlin
eGremlin

I always play a traditional wizard in every game no matter what

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Dreamworx
Dreamworx

So I've managed to give my party plenty of reasons to back either of two Planetars who are at war with each other. On top of story reasons, rewards for helping Planetar A is essentially rule of a huge kingdom and limitless riches, whereas helping Planetar B will grant the party (of 6) two Wishes.

I'm planning on giving them right up until the Planetars clash in battle to decide who they want to help. How should that battle / encounter look in a way that's both epic, and gives the party chances to interfere at certain points and influence the outcome?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Same

TreeEater
TreeEater

what if they don't wanna help either of them?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

I posted this by mistake in other thread

Can anyone tell me reasons to take off a ring?
let me explain
there is this plot that involves a woman who got a magic ring and was told "don't fucking take it off or you will get cursed" and I can't think of a reason for her to do so
Doesn't matter if it involves the woman being a dumbfuck, any idea?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

if she knows not to take the ring off she probably won't right
that's fine

Soft_member
Soft_member

Lizardfolk monk. I wanted to try monk for the first time and also take advantage of the Lizardfolk create weapons from corpses ability. Im not sure what path to follow that after that though since I have yet to play a monk.

His main thing would be to try and make a new tribe after his old one split after they became too large for their island to sustain them. That's the premise anyway since I don't want it to be my whole character just a part of him. Everything else would be made as the plot rolls out.

Long short of it is Lizardfolk monk. What path would you all suggest? Or just scrap it for a different class? Swords bard or something?

happy_sad
happy_sad

Planning on making a "safety wizard" and wondering on race choice. I'll be school of Abjuration and mainly focus on control/debuffing/buffing spells and pretend to be an OSHA inspector and write up bosses for their trap filled dungeons. For races, I was thinking Mountain Dwarf would be good since I'd get some Med armor proficiency and poison wouldn't bother me much, but I know there won't be any bonus to my INT which might suck. Is max-max INT super necessary for Abjuration spells? It seems like they don't require much spell DC as a whole.

If I do need INT I guess I could go rock gnome, but I'm not a huge fan of gnomes in general. Variant humans are a little obvious and I don't really want to be a knife-ear either.

massdebater
massdebater

the setting is mythologicla greek
you KNOW how fucking incredibly stupid the protagonists were in the myths, right?

idontknow
idontknow

The two forces destroy each other, wreaking havoc on the land and crumbling the players' homes (not houses, but like the whole Kingdom, etc).

If they survive I guess they become Kings and Queens of ash and rubble.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Well, unless you are one of those people raised from the dead or in close proximity to one of those people the Death Curse isn't a big concern for you. Big deal, some bigwigs with the money to afford to be resurrected are dying, why would a poor mercenary or soldier who couldn't afford it anyway care about that?
Now, the hit point reduction part of the Death Curse is bad. But guess who isn't ever going to reduce your hitpoints with curses or magic? Pirates.
I could see why a less confident adventurer would rather tackle piracy before they want to tackle jungles full of hostile wildlife and traps.

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SniperWish
SniperWish

play a sverfneblin
take the sverfneblin feat
regenerate your abjurer shield for free by spamming nondetection

it's actually amazing

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

i like it

yeah I just hate stupid people

RumChicken
RumChicken

What kind of adventures should 6 well equippped level 10~12 characters be getting involved in?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

your opinion will never be important, so stop doing the dumbest fucking thing: sharing it

Nojokur
Nojokur

what if 3 decide on A and 3 on B?

Spamalot
Spamalot

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Soft_member
Soft_member

beholder lair raiding

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

you asked for opinions tho

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I knew you were going to post that so i had this post prepared from 3 minutes ago:

I asked for ideas, not opinions, you fucking idiot, learn to read

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Pandora was told "under no circumstances are you to open this box" and look what happened.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

an opinion is an idea
you are also old and gay

massdebater
massdebater

just curiosity? I wanted something a bit more original, in the other thread I got a couple of ideas:
-she was cooking and worried about the ring getting damaged by the heat of the stove
-She was getting tired and though of changing her ring from her right hand to her left hand

but it isn't

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

yes it is
here you go - philosophy is fun and helps people not be old and gay
plato.stanford.edu/entries/descartes-ideas/#thoughts

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

you are old and gay
you have to be 18 to post here

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

get the fuck back to eddit

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

you type like you're a fat middle aged man
you also hate philosophy, which makes you a dumb fat middle aged man
but I'd rather talk about D&D than how fat and old you are

aspect of the moon is the most fun warlock invocation in xanathar's

Inmate
Inmate

you type like you're a fat middle aged man
that's insulting

and I'm not him

Firespawn
Firespawn

That's among the group, but they're all mature enough players to come to a consensus.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

they sound like an awesome race, might just rip that right off for my mesoamerican faction.

DeathDog
DeathDog

aspect of the moon is the most fun warlock invocation in xanathar's
Preach it

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Are there any other simple, grounded adventures like Lost Mine Of Phandelver and The Sunless Citadel that i could get?

Nojokur
Nojokur

don't reply to yourself, that's fucking pathetic

viagrandad
viagrandad

this is the era of computers you know

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5mileys
5mileys

Aspect of the Moon and Gift of the Ever Living Ones makes it impossible for me to pick a Pact

cum2soon
cum2soon

Oh thank god we're back to normal

massdebater
massdebater

I'm not the philosophy retard, I just genuinely think that AotM is fun

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Any advice or experience with a West Marches -lite game? Basically, I'm trying to convince my players that we'd get more "adventuring" done by changing the format up a bit and get in some more world interaction via downtime activities if we skipped the "in between" stuff every now and then.

They want to roleplay every waking moment in game, haggle every npc, track everything. We've been playing a campaign for two years, meeting twice a month every month, and in-game time has been like 18 days. Kill me now.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

What's your patron?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

I can change that with paint too, you know?

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girlDog
girlDog

War Magic Wizard
Once per turn when you deal damage to a creature or object with a wizard spell, you can spend one power surge to deal extra force damage to that target. The extra damage equals half your wizard level.
So basically it's the Aasimar's ability except it does half the damage, requires the wizard to negate a spell and use it once and lasts for a single damage roll?
Isn't that kind of underwhelming?

iluvmen
iluvmen

They want to roleplay every waking moment in game, haggle every npc, track everything.
That sounds great though

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?

Monster Hunter style Bard who kills monsters to harvest their body parts to make magical instuments- skeleton bone flutes, dragon horn bugles, displacer beast-gut strung lutes.
Would kind of hinge on crafting skills.

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TalkBomber
TalkBomber

My dragonborn fighter just hit 3 at the end of last session but we are in a pretty open area campaign in a 3 person party so the ~10 foot limitations of warlord seem eh but man I loved my half orc warlord in 4 and my elvish Marshall in 3.5 so I really wanna continue the tradition!

Should I go warlord Veeky Forums for nostalgia or should I makey GF and her rogue happy by spamming Commander's Strike?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

people really shouldn't assume samefag without a means of confirming it
it's just embarrassing when they're wrong

on an actual note, why did they have to make a really-liked archetype like drunken master so fucking shit

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Eh. They're fine. Less overplayed than Drow at the very least.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Never take off the ring "unless it's for cleaning the stove", but one day she went for the stove and someone had already cleaned it all up! Trickery!

Now she's super OCD about cleanliness and has disadvantage on initiative and other dexterity and Inteligence checks while in the line of sight of ghastly dirt or messiness

Lunatick
Lunatick

no mention of a giant two-handed hunting horn
Disgusting

RavySnake
RavySnake

Undying
The Spiritual Collective of my dead Ancestors who were guardians in their lifetime of the graveyard full of zombies that I was in charge of looking over, until one night one day I fucked up and there was a huge breakout

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Aspect of the Moon fits better. You fucked up so now you can't sleep anymore until you fix this mess.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Maybe the 20 that comes in the Starter Set?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Why is there such a massive leap in price from Splint Mail to Plate?

likme
likme

bounded accuracy

SniperWish
SniperWish

Working the graveyard shift also fits super well.
The call is basically made.

But my DM said I could have a Will O' the Wisp familiar if I went Chain, and it's fucking hard for me to let go of that aesthetic

God, I'll just make due with tome familiar and a fucking graveyard cat.
My local one has packs full of those anyway, so I guess it fits.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

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Techpill
Techpill

Thoughts on this?

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Illusionz
Illusionz

that is a really really high hp pool for a cr 11

MPmaster
MPmaster

Kobold press please go

girlDog
girlDog

Good. I like when they cry.

askme
askme

question
what would you call the ideal dynamic between players and the dungeon master in a ttrpg

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

At least Drow have a decent reason to exist. I hate Duergar as much as, and for the same reasons, I hate Svirfneblin. "This race but EEEEVIL" is such a fucking stupid cliche.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Some people are like that. They can't handle other "modes of play". When XTG came out, my group was happy about the inclusion of downtime rules - we had planned a few months off-time ingame to settle in and establish a base of operations. But when it came to that point, the DM wasn't satisfied with just asking for general activities and a few relevant rolls before resuming the regular game a few months later. Instead, he progressed the game week by week, sometimes by individual days, and kept announcing hooks that I'd have liked to pursue as a character - but which he didn't allow, because he was in that strange hybrid fast-forward mode. We became bystanders in our own story. It was weird as fuck.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Boring. Mechanically uninteresting.

whereismyname
whereismyname

First, players make this great and perfect character build.
Second, you play for years, making great adventures, until the players get attached to their characters.
Third, you horribly and mercilessly slaughter them like lambs.
Fourth, you collect the colletive tears as they leave and tell they are never gonna play with you again.
Fifth, they come back, because you are the only DM in the region that can deal with their antics.
That DM, since 1990 and growing strong. The. Ride. Never. Ends.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Animate Dead on a Warlock
Goodness me

Soft_member
Soft_member

At least Drow have a decent reason to exist.
If the reason to exist is "evil demon goddess", it is a shitty reason as if there was ever one. Drow, are, "this race but EEEEEEVIL" user.

girlDog
girlDog

griggity grognard - that's exactly what I expected to read

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

yo

Could do without the stupid enlarge shit though.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Playing curse of strahd currently, why is Ireena so fucking useless? Always misses in combat, muh strahd ptsd, and bitches when we take a short rests to recover and tend to our wounds.

I am this close to just letting strahd take her the next time he decides to visit us

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Svirfneblin aren't evil though you cocksucker

JunkTop
JunkTop

ireena has a relatively open personality
how your dm plays her is far more relevant than the characteristics the strahd book actually describes of her
if you're being bitched at for (not every-other-hour) short rests that's the dm

whereismyname
whereismyname

Because your DM is playing her to be. My DM plays Ireena much differently. Though she generally doesn't get involved in the fights, she doesn't bitch, either.

likme
likme

Paladin
That's clearly Lord Soth, though. If he had any more black roses crammed onto him, he'd be an emo shrubbery.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

My DM plays Ireena like a swashbuckler, shooting a crossbow from behind cover and shouting encouraging comments or jokes, including at herself, that give us inspiration dies.

I honestly find it quite charming, especially because she was pretty PTSD at first, but then we got her drunk for 48 hours straight

Booteefool
Booteefool

Like, we're fighting for our lives at the winery and she goes "You know guys, this is why I can't stand vegetarians..."
It was so hoaky I laughed and fell in love

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

On the old AD&D version of this adventure, we fucking murdered her on the wilderness.
On the current edition, we fucking murdered her in the wilderness.
It keeps happening.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Shhhhhh

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Skullbone
Skullbone

has to sleep for 8 hours
can be charmed and put to sleep
faggot elf has shit Con and Wis score, surprise surprise
can only speak 1 language
haven't read the rulebook, eh?
cannot see in the dark
how is darkness even real nigga just use a torch and a Versatile weapon lmao

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BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Yeah, I can see that getting weird.

I just want to be able to run a variety of adventures instead of having to fucking slog through a hundred different puzzle pieces of a sortie just to make things match up and make sense.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Anyone run Yawning Portal's White Plume Mountain?

Curious to see what other experiences have been like. My players just started it, went down the left path first and Sir Bluto and Co. are in the middle of wrecking them.

The party druid screwed everyone over because he was the second one in the room, and decided to Wild Shape into a Wooly Mammoth. He was immobilized for two rounds (being stuck in a 10'x10' room), and four of the members nearly drowned in the suspended river tunnel.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

TSR didn't have any historians or arms and armour autists on hand, and at this point grognards would bitch if WotC changed the armour system much and they have little reason to. If they wanted to make sense heavy armour progression should go something like this.
Ring mail
Chainmail haubergeon
Cuirass
Laminar/lamellar armour
Full chainmail
Transitional plate
Full plate

Nojokur
Nojokur

Also by the time transition armour really took off historically, it was only a bit more expensive than producing a full suit of splint mail. Unless your setting is based in an earlier time period than Eberron/FR/Ravenloft there really isn't much of a reason for (14th to 15th) plate armour to be so costly compared to other armours. It was extremely expensive to be made and fitted for anyone who wasn't a professional soldier or noble, but so was most heavy armour.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

That's what im hoping kind of happens when we reach valaki. It is only our 4th session after all, theres time for character development I guess.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Why are your characters similar anyway theres no reason they should need to be even if human is the only race available. People who need an overload of different races and classes to make an "interesting character" have no hope of making an interesting character

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

We've been playing a campaign for two years, meeting twice a month every month, and in-game time has been like 18 days.
I call bullshit on that. There is just no way. You as the DM have to learn when to take the reins of the story and move the fucking plot forward. If they go shopping, just say they can find any kind of gear and equipment listed in the PHB with the normal prices and that's done. If they are taking too long talking to each other, throw a random encounter in their faces!

You are the DM. You have control over the pace of the game.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Mfw ran my players through Curse of Strahd
Only one noticed the "subtle" changes I made
The second group no one noticed, everyone had a blast.

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Dreamworx
Dreamworx

It's all kinds of ridiculous that the Undying warlock isn't this.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Exploding cloud spell guy here
What you think /5eg/?

Any improvements?

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Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Should it really be force damage instead of bludgeoning?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

That's actually legit. What the fuck.

takes2long
takes2long

Good point

How about, 1d4 force damage on the shockwave, then bludgeon damage in blocked movement?

Methnerd
Methnerd

yes - it's super fun
you're ACTUALLY team support, since if you don't have a way to refresh the shield for free it's actually incredibly mediocre

SniperGod
SniperGod

Just a heads' up, Warlord is up on 5eTools under the fighter class, check it out!

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Don't use force damage
Specify whether it's a 10 foot radius or a square or whatever the fuck it is don't just say 10ft wide
The damage range is far too big you're more than quadrupling the area affected

FastChef
FastChef

Stop using force damage you tard that's not what it's for.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

That would make more sense, I guess you could justify the force damage because "it's magic." It wouldn't make a difference for the vast majority of cases anyway.

Lunatick
Lunatick

What kinds of magic items would you have a hag keep in her house? Currently doing CoS. I'm a fan of creating crazy stuff for players to find that aren't just direct damage upgrades.

Bloody Cleaver: Works as a hand ax. 3 charges, recharges at midnight. on saying the command word, uses a charge and bleeds. On hit, gain temporary hit points equal to your Con modifier.
Chattering Skull: A regular skull. Hold it up as an action and it gives creepy exposition. Has a chance to give misinformation.
Silvered Tongue: when put in your mouth, severs your own tongue and takes its place. Grants a +3 bonus on Deception and Persuasion checks, but reduces your health by an amount equal to your level.
Black Needle and Thread: sew on a severed limb with this. Or sew on any other limb of your choice.

Any other ideas in this vein?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Got it

Gonna change to bludgeoning then

w8t4u
w8t4u

I'm pretty sure Volo's has a section under hags that covers this exact topic.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Jesus pregnant Ashley makes my dick hard. Those giant milky breasts, fuck.

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CouchChiller
CouchChiller

How should that battle / encounter look in a way that's both epic, and gives the party chances to interfere at certain points and influence the outcome?

Any more suggestions on this? What would a Planetar 1v1 look like?

Nojokur
Nojokur

literally who?

Booteefool
Booteefool

Made some changes here and there for the spell to make more sense.

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cum2soon
cum2soon

I actually meant Laura Bailey but hey.

takes2long
takes2long

recharges at midnight
are we back to this shit

Techpill
Techpill

Ashley is hotter

SniperWish
SniperWish

Realistically, they'd try to Dispel Evil and Good each other.
They need armies, man.
Make one charge into melee to chop enemies himself, while the other stays at the back using flame strike and blade barrier.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Yeah but those giant pregnant chest hams tho.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

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w8t4u
w8t4u

Well I know that. I should have said that I've read it, but I want what you guys think would be cool things to put in a hag's house.

idontknow
idontknow

This is awesome.

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Playboyize
Playboyize

still dont' know who you're talking about

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

teleports behind you
"psst nothing personal kid"
"recharges at midnight"

WebTool
WebTool

Where? She freaking wears the baggiest frumpiest shit.

TechHater
TechHater

Good work ad algorithm

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Nojokur
Nojokur

Is there something you'd like to share with the class, user?

girlDog
girlDog

Yeah, how does two of these dolls cost $145 when one of them only costs ~$60?

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Bidwell
Bidwell

REEE I HATE PALADINS REEEE

WHY DO THEY GET HEALS, SKILL SAVES, HIGH HP, ANNNND SMITE

GOD HELP ME IF HE FUCKING MULTI-CLASSES INTO WARLOCK THEN HIS SMITE RECHARGES. AND WHAT IF I DON"T WANT TO HAVE EVERYONE ELSE RUN THROUGH 5 ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN LONG RESTS BECAUSE WE HAVE ONE OVERPOWERED CHARACTER?!

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

youtu.be/Ty28Rz_Ncgg?t=232

here you go.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

bump

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

paladins aren't good against hordes
they're good against BBEGs

bruh just stop throwing one big guy at the party a day

Techpill
Techpill

Jesus fucking Christ man. The way they bounce. Fuuuuuck.

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

WHAT OTHER CLASS FORCES THE DM TO SET UP ENCOUNTERS A CERTAIN WAY?!

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TechHater
TechHater

anyone with fireball

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Wizard

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

...all of them?

Lunatick
Lunatick

Only Warlock slots recharge on a short rest. Paladin slots recharge on long rest.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

not all fights are hard
not all fights are easy
not all fights are middling

always remember the game isn't DM vs players, it's cooperative storytelling with mechanics

w8t4u
w8t4u

What would be a good magical axe to give to the party Berserker Babarian?

It will probably stay his main weapon, as its his tribes biggest treasure. He is level 8 right now, and it should stay viable up to high level.

As he doesn't wear armor nor a shield it could be quite powerful, considering he won't have the best options for other magical gear.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Im thinking of doing a campaign with a 4-rogue party

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Wait a second, there is no save against the 2d6 fire damage? On a first level spell? That doesn't sound balanced at all. Besides, forced movement is usually resisted with Strength or Constitution, not Dexterity. Here's a suggestion:
A creature within the cloud when it ignites must make a Constitution saving throw (maybe Dex), taking 2d6 fire damage on a failure, or half on a success. A creature within 15 feet of the explosion must also make a Constituon saving throw, being pushed 10 feet away on a failure.

There's no need for more damage. It's a 1st level spell with great battlefield control and some damage attached.

FastChef
FastChef

What is the least popular class in your opinion?

we know its barbarian

Booteefool
Booteefool

I changed it to this now
I might consider a save throw for the explosion

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takes2long
takes2long

Fighter, literally none of the 9 players ive had have gone fighter.

Methshot
Methshot

My rationale is that
Cons
-Concentration
-Relatively short range
-Materials (kinda irrelevant)
-attracts any enemy in 200 feet
-Don't move large enemies
-Short duration
-Easily dispersed
-Easy to FF

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

monk
sad because it's the best class

SniperWish
SniperWish

Shit the editor didn't save the bludgeon damage

RumChicken
RumChicken

PHB wise? Ranger
class has so little going for it especially after they released Scout for the Rogue in Xanathar's

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

druid is the least played class in 5e

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

I don't understand why that is. Who wouldn't want to turn into an animal and rip some bad guys face off? They're not underpowered either like monk/ranger is so I can't see why people don't play druids more often

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

mfw San found a way to wriggle in some DnDBeyond shilling
The absolute madman

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Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

ranger
underpowered

They can do anything nigger
and still kill plenty shit

Ranger was overplayed to death
Specially elf rangers

its as much a cliche nowadays as human fighter or orc barbarian and we all know those are avoided at all cost

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

I'm just relaying the survey data senpai - I like all the classes including druid

Firespawn
Firespawn

Because no one wants to be a hippie faggot
Even if they are very good

Booteefool
Booteefool

I haven't played D&D since 2e, but am going to be rolling a character for a 5e game soon. Thinking a persuasion / deception / CHA rogue, but worried people will hate that I didn't go full DEX and be a stabby stabby. Thoughts?

viagrandad
viagrandad

I play druids like people who abuse their knowledge of nature to help mankind not get fucked up by it
ain't even a tiny bit of a hippy

Playboyize
Playboyize

Dont mind those people, play your character however you like.
Also consider your race, if you want more charisma you should take a half elf and you still get one point ti put on dex.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

So...
Why not a bard?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

no reason to put points in cha - reliable talent + expertise will cover your checks
put a 12 in it if you must, and max dex with con secondary

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Look dude, sure it requires your concentration, but it's not really that relevant because on a combat situation you want that thing to blow as soon as possible, so you're not going to be holding it for long. Essentially you've made a 1ST LEVEL spell that
deals 2d6 damage on a 10ft cube, no roll, no save (this is completely out of line)
forces a Dex save against a push effect (makes no sense) in a 20-foot-radius (this is huge)
any creatures subjected to the push effect take somewhere from 1d4 to 3d4 force damage (don't)

Your spell is OP. Compare that shit to Thunderwave, which only targets enemies within 5 feet of you and only deals 2d8 thunder.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

What if I increase its level?
Where do you see it being at?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Thanks! I'll consider all of that.
The short answer is that bard just doesn't appeal to me at all.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

So what are your opinions on the spore druid that was released a few UA ago.
I'm thinking about rolling up one in a new campaign, but I'm not sure how balanced it is.
Tips?

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CodeBuns
CodeBuns

just have a good enough dex to hit things and you'll be fine - 16 (so a +3 modifier) is pretty solid, and fairly obtainable at character creation as long as your race gives you at least a +1 to it (and assuming you're on point buy)

Mastermind from Xanathar's is pretty good for that concept - grants some neat proficiencies with disguise and forgery, and lets you set up Advantage for ally attacks, which they'll love you for. A bit more of a "tactics and manipulating" rogue than a charming, silver-tongued guy, so your mileage may vary depending on your exact concept.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

poison damage is literally the worst damage type in the game
the number of things that are resistant or else completely immune to poison damage really hurts the archetype

Booteefool
Booteefool

I'll ask the DM if I can change the damage type at a certain level. What damage should it be changed to? Necrotic? Acid?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Acid sounds good

King_Martha
King_Martha

doing some experimental stuff for fun
decide to actually use xp for leveling rather than milestones for once
players are level 3 after the first session

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cum2soon
cum2soon

it should just be necrotic

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Probably 2nd, but you still need to address the irresistible damage and the Dex push. Make it a Dex save to take the fire damage, then make it a Con save to resist being pushed. That way, you don't need to put a size restriction, because bigger enemies naturally have bigger Con saves and are more likely to resist.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

tfw i only have one game a week
i have it in me as a player to be in at least 3

SniperGod
SniperGod

Sounds fair enough
Gonna adjust it

SniperWish
SniperWish

Reading through the dmg, I have a question on Animism. If I wanted to go that route for my campaign's religion, there's no real mechanical change to Clerics, is there?

WebTool
WebTool

players are level 3 after first session
How long are your sessions? Ive never used milestones and the party hasnt reached level 5 after at least 20 sessions

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

I'd say that's a good thing. The less time you spend before level 3, the better.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

clerics technically don't even need a god to get their powers, so you should be fine

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

I wonder if they'll put CR on hiatus while she takes care of the kid.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

I played for around 8 hours and we must have killed around 30 faggots and we almost got to level 3 in that session

I can't fathom how you managed that

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

actually user, thunderwave is a 15x15x15 shotgun blast in front of you. Cubes have their point of origin on the outside of a face.

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Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

its actually a council of wyrms game so the two players start out a fair bit stronger

6 wolves, 6 hunter spiders, 8 goblins and a giant scorpion.

Still i was surprised by the speed at which they got through things

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kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

If its a party of two killing shit like crazy then i can kinda understand why they leveled up so much.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Huh. So it is.

5mileys
5mileys

I've seen a lot of Read The Book images, and I like that one a lot more than most.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

How the fuck two of them killed all of these in a single session?

massdebater
massdebater

Fighter
Barbarian
Wizard
Sorcerer
Rogue
possibly Ranger and Bard
pick any

Nojokur
Nojokur

breath weapon, flight allowing easy flanking, a free hit dice of their class per being dragons and the barbarian being a tank god with 29(12+5+12) hp and 19 AC(inherent 13 ac of of dragon scales +1 dex +5 con)

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

is it can it be time?

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lostmypassword
lostmypassword

DMing death house
3 man group, decide to let them start at lv2
druid wild shapes and gets into the house through second floor
instagibbed by specter

Playboyize
Playboyize

Amazon Toy prices

Don't try to make sense of them, user. It's scalper city on Amazon. The two pack is probably like a year and a half old, and thus needs to cost triple MSRP because scarcity.

Evilember
Evilember

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whereismyname
whereismyname

nice

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girlDog
girlDog

Two of my four players died at the encounter with the shadows. They never fought them before, and the 8 str Warlock thought it was a good idea to stay in melee with them after they appeared next to him

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

How should I go about a first session for a new campaign? Any help is appreciated, lads!

Supergrass
Supergrass

inherent 13 ac of of dragon scales +1 dex +5 con
That shouldn't really work like that, but considering you only have two players, it's alright.

When we played that, the tabaxi bard climbed up to the second floor window, actually got the bundle of cloth (the "baby") and threw it out the window to the rest of the party. Needless to say my half-orc paladin jumped and got his face in the dirt to try and save it.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

what are the players bringing and what are their backstories?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Its the bearbarian druid argument all over again, does natural armor count as armor? Ask your GM. Personally i think its fine.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Well? Did he save it?

Techpill
Techpill

A dwarven monk who's backstory was that he was once trapped in a mine, becoming somewhat senile in the process and feels the need to wander the world.

One of them is an orcish bard who is not quite bright, and used to be apart of a tribe in his younger years. He's since then has been banished due to him not being very orclike and is actually quite stupid even for an orc. The player wanted pretty low int. He was adamant about it so I gave it to him. He took up an instrument and now travels place to place.

The last is a dragonborn fighter, but I forgot to inquire much about the backstory. Oops.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Ashley may be hotter but nothing can make up for the fact that a) she's only there once every three episodes and b) her character is stale as fuck and should be more distinctive if she's not gonna be around enough for plot development anyway

On principle we should not associate with this type of player

WebTool
WebTool

What are you, matt mercer?

iluvmen
iluvmen

No. But my squire did (Knight background. Yes I brought my three retainers to Barovia with me)

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Honestly Ashley sucks at RP'ing anyway. I wish it was just a 4 man group of Laura, Liam, Sam and Travis with guests that stick around for a few sessions at most.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Put a bag of holding in a bag of holding, you dont age on the astral plane. Now just dont die.
You could also be a high level ancients paladin

happy_sad
happy_sad

He's a triggered hexblade hater.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Hey, Taliesen is alright, too. I'd even say he's a better player than Liam.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I only have more questions.

But I guess I would ask them where they are currently going and why.

Just so happens along the way is a bottleneck through some woods, so they all wind up on a wagon from A to B. Now B is not where they are going, just a point on the way. There is only one wagon leaving A for B in any reasonable amount of time and you play each one one on one to find that out, find the company and figure out how to pay or barter or sneak on or whatever. The bard can get a ticket on the coach in his hat instead of coin or whatever. Depends on what they do after saying, "well you're in A, what do you want to do?"

They all set off on the coach (hopefully) and something happens, broken wheel, driver heart attack etc. and they are halfway from A to B and just see what they do from there.

Choke point is a pass in a deep wood, single track road, 2 days A to B by wagon 4 by foot. They can go back to A or ahead to B or sideways. South of the AB road is too mountainous, North the only way around is perilous waters (they are welcome to journey north and take passage on a ship, walk or whatever- if one or more walks let them leave a day ahead of the wagon).

Basically let them do what they want but give them a reason to try to get to B then limit their options until they wind up together. Like let the bard know via rumor that B has a wedding up coming and they are desperately seeking a singer. B is on the paladin's way to F from backstory or discussion. etc.

StonedTime
StonedTime

actually I'd give the bard a ticket A-B in his hat

then have a thief pickpocket it

then have 5 NPCs on the wagon A-B, one of which ostensibly took/used/bought his ticket

eGremlin
eGremlin

it's not, though. Barb AC doesn't mean "add Con mod" it means "replace armor-based AC with 10+dex+con"
you can choose between it and other natural armor buffs (e.g. a barb/druid could still use a better beast AC if the form has one), but it's never additive.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Well how ‘bout that.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Id say you could go
Sun soul; lizards need the sun
Shadow: sneaky lizardman
Open hand: ive got all the weapons/armor i need
Long death: boring but you'd be a tanky, corpse eating lizard man
Drunken isnt worth it, just take the mobile feat
Wot4e sucks
Kensai is just a small damage boost, you could probably really shit out damage using a lizardfolk bite and a longsword. You'd also be able to benefit from the ac boosting feature without sacrfacing much damage at low levels

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I feel the issue is more with Liam's character rather than Liam himself.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Taliesen just makes me fucking cringe too much. He seems to be trying too hard to fit in with them, he's like the weird kid playing with a bunch of actors and it just isn't good television.
I agree with this a lot too, when he played the Hearthstone oneshot he played an actual fun character and it was really, really good. He's a great RPer, he just keeps going for droll personalities for his characters for some reason.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

I'm a Barbarian and my unarmored defense grants me the same AC as wearing armor. Is there any benefit in choosing to wear armor anyway? All I see is the corner-case downside of armor when being targeted by Shocking Grasp and Heat Metal spells. Am I missing something?

Supergrass
Supergrass

My DM is exactly like this, what should I do guys?

I was like "I know that Evocation wizards are considered the lowest trash, but at least I get this" but I don't even get "this".

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Since you can use a familiar to deliver a touch spell that is cast on your turn and delivered on the familiar's turn which doesn't have to be in the same round, could you cast cure wounds through your familiar and tell it to touch you if you go down?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

You also need to put it on and take it off.

Snarelure
Snarelure

I'm pretty sure your Familiar has to already be in range for the spell on your turn if you want to make it deliver the spell.

SniperWish
SniperWish

Do you like your DM? Is he reasonable and nice? Talk to him and if he's not willing to work with you on the issue find another. Bad DM's are a dime a dozen.

farquit
farquit

Migrate when ready lads
veekyforums.com/thread/58799287/games
veekyforums.com/thread/58799287/games
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SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Alright anons tell me about some of your character ideas and how would you make them work?
A CG high elven bladesinger that was groomed from the birth to be the next holder of the family Moonblade. Really proud, even condescending and arrogant. Elder Moonblade holder finally died, after the funeral the family put together a giant celebration for the new holder of the Moonblade, only to have the blade reject him because he was too chaotic. Feeling extremely humiliated, he's now on a quest to find a more chaotic Moonblade or make a damn Moonblade in his own ideal.

SniperGod
SniperGod

It just depends. I've seen people post about building Kensai's based off of anime movies before (Sword of the Stranger?).

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

What are ads?
t. adblock

Soft_member
Soft_member

Paladins can use smite in all spell slots though

Skullbone
Skullbone

always remember the game isn't DM vs players
DM shouldn't baby his players either, sometimes fights are unwinnable. If you're level 5 and meet a dragon, you fucking hide, run, beg or parlay.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

be dm
players level 5
bring dragon
they fucking gank it's shit
CR lied again

w8t4u
w8t4u

All 1 slot?

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

All spell slots get mushed together when you multiclass. If you're cleric 19/wizard1, you can cast magic missile using 9th level slot.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Sounds like you're a shitty DM. 5th level party should only triumph over a dragon if they're prepared and get to fight it on their terms.

Breath weapons are fucking nasty. Why would a dragon get into melee scuffle when it can just hang back, fly around and blast the party from afar?

Spamalot
Spamalot

What if you're a Class X/Warlock multiclass? Are your spell slots separate or do you still combine them into one?

hairygrape
hairygrape

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lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Does a familiar grant my Fighter endless advantage on my attack (if I get the initiate feat in example) via Help?

TreeEater
TreeEater

I mean, so long as nothing attacks it you can. This is why owl is one of the more popular familiars, since it can fly in, use the Help action, then fly out of range without provoking opportunity attacks. I'm not actually sure if that's how it works though since I haven't played around with it too much.

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Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Only the first attack, but sure. If you choose the owl, you can fly in, help, and move out again without provoking reaction attacks.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

What's the best build for are grapple based PC?

TechHater
TechHater

veekyforums.com/thread/58785809/games
I just read all your stuff, I think in a life threatening situation where you lied for the sake of a child's safetyl0Y

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

People seemed to like valour bards with Enlarge in the past, not sure with all the recent supplements.