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>Core rulebooks, adventure modules, Unearthed Arcana
https://mega.nz#F!UVkTnT5b!FJ34UZ98BMY2mEtexenS7g

>Pastebin with homebrew list, resources and so on:
http://pastebin.com/X1TFNxck

>OGL and SRD for 5e
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/systems-reference-document-srd

So, OGL and SRD are here! What do you expect to come out of 5e OGL? What do you *hope* comes out of it? When will Paizo publish the SRD as "Pathfinder 2e?"
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(From Previous Thread)

So as a mono class tempest cleric what are the best spells to maximize using my channel divinity?
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>>44741796
I'm hoping for new (good) classes, class archetypes, monsters, and races. Basically I'm hoping for just more content overall.
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Couldn't you just refluff the dragonborn race in the PHB as a Dragonblooded human? I like the features but never want to play as a dragonborn, and it would go well with the sorcerer class.
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>>44741822
Shatter is a pretty good contender at most levels. That's 12 or 24 damage at 3rd level onward, and you can add an additional 8 for each slot above 2nd.
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>>44741874
But anon... dragonborn are descended from humans.
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>>44741874
Eh, I'd allow it.
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>>44741874
You could make a feat that requires the Draconic Bloodline feature and grants the breath weapon, damage resistance and maybe +1 cha. Make a character creation feat and only usable by variant humans at level 1.
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>>44741874
Ask your DM.
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>>44741796
desu I'm personally hoping for a new alchemist class and a new dread necromancer class. Other than that I just hope the new content is well balanced, whatever it is.
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>>44741796
Hopefully some decent adventures and custom monsters. I'm working on some stuff myself.
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>>44742082

>alchemist

Paizo shit, take your Wizard archetype and enjoy it.

>dread necromancer

Same as above but unironically
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I homebrewed my own dick. I statted my own dick right up, rolled it up, rolled a d20. I put a little hat on it. I'm going to submit it tomorrow, thanks Wizards of the Coast. My dick.
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>>44741796

An actually useful encounter building system with dedicated math for their design like 4e's was with MM3. Oh and more monsters with unique, I retesting powers that aren't just 'I do more attacks, I do more damage, or I use wizard spells'.
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>>44741796
I hope that Dreamscarred Press will save fighters.
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>>44742120
>wizard archetype
The wizard archetype for transmutation is not the type of alchemist I want to play, its not even an alchemist really.

On the other hand you have a point with the wizard necromancy archetype, its quite effective, but I would personally still like to see the return of the dread necromancer. If it doesn't then I'll settle for what what is already made.
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>>44742227
5e fighters are really good with self healing, extra actions, more attacks, better saves, and the most feats. What you want is PoW, which would be great. A base maneuver class and a couple archetypes would be perfect.
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>>44741874

Why not?

>>44742082
I hope we get martial adept classes
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>>44741796
Having played during the 90s and 2000s through 2e and 3.x, I'm glad 5e got an OGL. Modular rpg game design was a new concept at the time and it led to a lot of smaller publishers getting their material into the hands of gamers for good or ill. As a forever DM, it was fantastic for me. I mined that shit for ideas constantly. Anything I thought was broken or underpowered got left out or modified.

While the modern internet gives me access to all the homebrew material I could want, I'm looking forward to the new wave of content creation that this will start as well. It's really a similar experience in either case. You have to dig through the crap to get the good stuff.

I'm also interested in seeing what the Dungeon Master's Guild will produce.
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DMG site sounds like an awesome idea. They need a better way to differentiate between people who publish, though, since it's currently all under "Dungeon Master's Guild", making it harder to (eventually) follow a specific person/group.

I chuckled that some schmo already put up a shitty "Spirit Ranger" almost immediately.
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Do you need to make it all photoshop looking or is a simple text document ok
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>>44742572
There are docx templates on the DMs Guild site that you can download for free. The formatting's not the best and it doesn't match 5e's stuff (probably not supposed to) but it's better than a text file.

Most importantly, get feedback from people before posting it on there. Try not to flood the site with dumb shit too quickly.
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>>44742602
Oh good. I thought that was just me and my less than legal version of Office that made the template not match the actual published stuff.
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How would one start to become a druid? I'm actually playing 3.5e but I am hoping that the differences aren't that big. I'm just trying to get a grip on this backstory logistically and I never see a 3.5e thread. Don't know that this really is enough to start my own thread either. So please excuse me.

I have a character leading a sheltered life on a large farm, possible visitors and sneaking out, but other than that, pretty much forbidden to leave. I could say there was a forest bordering the farm. I suppose it also could be when she was rather young and could later leave to fulfill whatever requirements to be a druid, but I want to be able to know those beginning steps she takes. Learning magic, etc. She's a half-elf if it matters. Primarily human area. Kind of remote? Raised by the human side.
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>>44742556
If you hover over a product image on the store it tells you the author, but not on the actual product page. It's odd.
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Mr. Money Bags coming through, fuckers. Out of my way, I've got *DM's Guild* money here.
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On a related note, I should have a first draft of a race + background done tomorrow, which I plan to pair with a class archetype and then wrap up for the dm's guild.
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>>44742674
Did I just give anon 50 cents for something?
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>>44742674

oh shit
time to quit my job

just kidding i don't have a job

;_;
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MM II when
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>want to make the worlds next big setting
>the OGL should have spurred my motivation forward, putting it within reach
>instead realize that I'll look at one dolled-up pdf and lose all confidence, dooming myself to doing nothing instead
I'm a follower, aren't I, /tg/
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>>44742674
Oh shit, so do I.

...this is going to turn into a giant circlejerk of spending DM's Guild money back and forth on each other's stuff, isn't it?
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>>44742760
Making a nice looking pdf is piss formatting wise, especially with the homebrew resources.
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>>44742760

>use le reddit markup styler that cant export
>wait for /tg/ to make a better one
>make one yourself
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>>44742761
>...this is going to turn into a giant circlejerk of spending DM's Guild money back and forth on each other's stuff, isn't it?
If you fuckers put out good shit, I'm fine with that.

I'm just afraid of this temporarily mimicking the early days of the d20 SRD, with a flood of crap making it difficult to find the gems.
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>>44742794
Or do what I did: build a .dotx file from the ground up that makes formatting piss-easy. Literally just double-click the file and it has everything I need in word.

It's actually the one in the Mega under Extras. Should I throw it up on DMs Guild?
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>>44742777
>>44742794
What is the best way to copy the style and provide it to anons? Google docs can't into columns without shitty table work-around, so that's out of the question. I can't into web coding so something like redditfags is out of my reach. Is a .docx with all of the elements formatted for copy/paste desirable? I'm the right amount of autism to do that.
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>People rate material without leaving reviews
God damn. WHY did you rate it that, though?
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>>44742602
Ask tg for feedback and some cunt would post it for 1.99 within 1 min
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>>44742647
This is 5e thread
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>>44742830
No
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>>44742857
Some people think a number is worth something.
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>>44742647
You would want to make a thread asking about this, considering a lot of people will have differing opinions on how a Druid should come to be.
By default D&D, there is no explanation, you just are a druid, sometimes that involves being a part of a group of druids who teach you and initiate you within their circle.
Ultimately though, this is up to the DM and the campaign in question, so it's good to ask said DM if you're really unsure.
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Can a satire bard use both Dash and Tumble in the same turn?
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>>44742937
Yes, same as a rogue can dash twice on a turn.
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>>44742672
its at that to p of the gray sidebar on the right.

What there really needs to be is a asterisk or something that differentiates regular schmucks from actual game designers.
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>>44742760
>>44742777
>>44742794
Fuck it. Might as well write move all this shit from crappy note cards anyway. See you in a couple of dozen sleepless nights, 5eggots
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so is Mercer's Blood Hunter class up on the DMGuild just a reskin of that witch hunter pdf that was floating round?

and does anyone have that pdf?
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Quick, I need your rule lawyer skill
Can you use the Help action to give advantage on the ranged spell attack of a caster?
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>>44742997
Yes?
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>>44742979
Mercer updated the witch hunter to be the blood hunter and released all of it for free.
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>>44742997
Yes. The only restriction is that the person Helping has to be within 5 feet of the target. The type of attack the ally does doesn't matter.
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>>44743009
>>44743015
Thanks!
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Wait, so can we just post our mediocre but deceivingly well formatted homebrew for like 25 cents and hope some guy buys it for free Wizard Coinz?
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>>44743026
that's what I'm working on anon
I make homebrew all day now and I will soon swim in cents
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>>44743026
Wizards and DrivethruRPG take a full 50% cut though.
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So I can fix 5e AND get paid while doing so?

Sign me up!
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>>44742928
Will do. Thanks.
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>>44743071
Reeeee...
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Bard and Druid both need some love in the form of new subclasses. What kind of subclasses would you add to them, /tg/?
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>>44743202
>bard
>needs love
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>>44743202
I've thrown around thoughts of making a Dirgesinger pseudo-conversion for bards. They in were 3.5e and were basically necromancer bards.

Druids could do with a Blighter conversion, maybe not in mechanics but in flavor.
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>>44743202
Druid could get a "shaman" subclass. Dealing with the elemental forces of nature rather than just nature. For bard, I think a "magic assassin" could work. Throw in some rogue-like features for stealthy daggerplay, and replace bard music with some kind of self-only effect that boosts either sneak attacks or magic attacks.
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>>44743186
so charge double what you want
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>>44743253
I think a bard assassin could be interesting, but there might be too much overlap with rogue. I guess the idea could be adding your bardic inspiration die to damage if certain conditions are met?

Maybe a really flourish-based assassin. Somewhat showy, always leaves a calling card.
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>>44743321
I imagine Jack the Ripper from the musical.
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>>44743202
I think the shaman could work as a druid subclass, taking the 4E shaman approach. I've been working at the homebrew of that for a while.

...I think bard is quite good for now with what it has, especially taking the new UA into account.
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>>44743202
How about more sorcerers that are actually bloodlines instead of this nonsense 'magic was around when your mother was pregnant' shit.
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>>44743632
Shamans and druids are pretty different things. How do you reconcile all those differences?
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>>44743813
You haven't named any differences, so it'd be hard to reconcile them without knowing what differences you had in mind. I've noticed a lot of people have different ideas of what a shaman is, though.
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>>44743813
There are less thematic differences than between a druid and a nature cleric, and nature clerics are already damn close.
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>>44743894
A bit of a topic change, but are nature clerics fun and or good? I feel like they're the least played cleric class behind maybe trickery.

I did have a nature cleric villain for a little while, but he was killed way earlier than intended. Didn't get a chance to use him too much.
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>>44743835
Well, fundamentally, a druid tends to nature and the balance for their own sake. The natural world needs to be preserved because it itself is important.

Shamans, by contrast, deal with nature spirits in order to take care of temporal problems. If someone is sick, that's the result of an affliction that can be treated by bargaining with the spirits. The game you hunt is scarce? Commune with the spirits of the animals to find out why they're upset and work out a deal that gets them back where they should be.

Druids are also heavily associated with the physical--animals, plants, and so on--while shamans deal primarily with the spiritual. A druid will weep because a tree is felled and seek vengeance on those who harmed it, while a shaman will have to deal with the fact that the spirit of that tree is pissed and is causing all manner of problems.

What a lot of this gets down to is that druids aren't actually accountable to specific entities. They do what they do in the name of nature, forsaking the world of civilization in order to protect the natural world. Shamans, meanwhile, are accountable on two fronts. They bridge the spirit world and the mortal world, belonging partially to both and wholly to neither, and they deal with individual entities on both sides of the equation.

If you want to think of druids as the clerics of nature, shamans are closer to warlocks. They make deals to get things done, they don't just get power from devotion and reverence.
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>>44743920
I meant in theme, not in mechanics. Sorry, don't know how good nature clerics are.
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>>44743926
So you refer to thematic differences. I guess I don't see that as an issue at all because I've played with a lot of player druids, and I can't remember a single one that actually played their character as a legitimate guardian of the balance, or as someone who wept when they saw a tree fall. Or gave a damn about some greater order of druids.

But, part of 4th edition's shaman wasn't just that they consulted natural spirits for guidance and power, but that they were actually carrying out the will of the spirits of the natural world. It's certainly true that the shaman focuses on the spiritual side of things while the classic druid is more focused on the physical embodiment of nature, but I hardly see those things as completely irreconcilable.
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>>44744027
Wildshape makes absolutely zero sense to me on a shaman.
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>>44744089
Are you a WoW player, perchance?

Shamans turning into animals had been a thing for a very, very long time.
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>>44744089
That is correct. If that was the approach one would take to shaman (and I'm not saying it wouldn't also work as a variation on the nature cleric), replacing the Wild Shape feature with the Spirit Companion would be the logical choice.
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>>44744089
You get wildshape at the same level as you choose your circle, so I could see it swapping out wild shape uses for a spirit companion summon thing.
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>>44744089
The skinwalkers would like a word.
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>>44743926
>>44744027
Spirit pact warlock?
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I'm thinking of making up a PDF for a more...interesting crafting system that I originally brewed up for Exalted 3e. Mainly, it would let D&D handle projects beyond making weapons and armor, such as shelters or furniture, in a comprehensive manner. It would also give a bit of variation on crafted items, with rolls determining possible mods up to +/-2.

Thoughts?
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>>44744239
I think the more complex and granular your homebrew is, the less people are likely to care, talk about, or use it. That's just the basic gist of people's attention spans, especially to "unofficial" products. But if you think getting such a system together would benefit your group and that people might find it interesting, by all means.
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>>44744089
Shamans have always turned into and/or utilized animal spirits in one way or another, although i could definitely see them being more limited in the forms they could take, having to make contact with a spirit.

Shamans lose access to the wild shape feature and instead are able to form a connection with animal spirits. When you gain this feature choose X number from the Spiritual Companion table. After each short rest you may attune with one of your chosen spirits, gaining the bonus listen on the SC table. In addition you may (wording for essentially wildshape) into that type of animal, or summon the spirit into physical form for time equal to (wildshape time), (wildshape times per day) per day.
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>>44744120
>WoW
But shamans turn into wolves in WoW
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Should you write for DM's Guild?
Probably not.
https://letsyouandhimfight.com/should-i-post-content-on-dms-guild/

(i am not the author)
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>>44744156
Skin-walkers were witches, not shamans. And, yes, there is a difference.

Of course, these days, most responses to skin-walker will be "hahaha i wouldn't worry about it," but still.
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>>44744330
Isn't that druids?

I have only played WoW for a week about a decade ago.
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>>44744287
On most occasions, it turns crafting from "okay, you did it" into "think about what you're making in-game, roll 5-10 times, ask DM to do math."
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>>44744377
Nah, shamans get to turn into ghost wolves. They can't fight like that though, it's just for fast travel. Druids are the ones who get to turn into animals and fight.
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>>44744338
I'm...not actually understanding what his complaint is. He seems awfully fixated on the purity of his ideas, unsullied by anyone else daring to want to interact with them.
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>>44744338
>whiney cunt doesn't understand how selling things work.

Nothing in that contract is out of the ordinary or excessive.
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>>44744338
What I get away from this is: be really sure you only want to sell and distribute a thing through DMs Guild before you put it on there. Don't put your Darling Pure Homebrew World on there, put it up for sale somewhere else.
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>>44744338
Eh, I'm not seeing anything unusual there. You're giving away your IP to Wizards in exchange for part of the profits they'll make from it. His examples seem to mostly be around other people writing about your OC DONUT STEEL in a way you disagree with,and if you can't tolerate people writing about content you no longer technically own your shouldn't be giving up your rights to it in the first place.
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>>44744432
Pretty much. He wants to be able to legally make money off selling fanfiction but still retain all rights and reservations.
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>>44744432
Well, broken down into a single post, if you write for DM's Guild:
1. You can't repost that material anywhere else if it contains any DnD IP at all.
2. You can never take that right back.
3. Anyone else can use that work in their own writing, for sale. So if you invent Bob the Mayor as an NPC, and you make one really good adventure with him in it, there's nothing stopping anyone from making a dozen shitty adventures with Bob the Mayor in it.
4. Related to above and probably doesn't deserve its own point - also means that you don't get a cent for any Bob the Mayor work that's not your own writing.
5. If you plagiarise Bob the Mayor, you're on the hook if WotC gets sued.
6. WotC can put your work on sale at any time (meaning you get less for it) and can also stop selling it any time they want. None of these revoke their earlier rights.

So basically, the main thing is - if you write for DM's Guild, you can NEVER (within a reasonable time frame) get the rights to that work back if you ever wanted to publish it yourself somehow. It now belongs to WotC.
Unless you're on the hook for copyright/IP fraud... at which point, you're on the hook, not WotC.
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>>44744466
>Don't put your Darling Pure Homebrew World on there, put it up for sale somewhere else.
Especially since they clarify again and again that only FR is allowed on DM's Guild.
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>>44744547
...so, don't write material for DM's Guild if you already had a book deal lined up?

Because that's all I'm seeing here.
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>>44744554
>Especially since they clarify again and again that only FR is allowed on DM's Guild.
That makes these decisions much easier
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So, if someone publishes Forgotten Realms: Book of Erotic Fantasy on DMG, does it become canon?
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>>44744089
>>44744027
>>44743926
Not those anons, but I see Shamans as ones who communicate with the spirits of the dead (most of the time) and otherworldly sources to divine knowledge and perform healing. They only have a small affinity to nature, nowhere near to the degree of a Druid. Spirit mediums first.
Druids directly interact with the spirit of nature, flora and fauna. They specifically deal with both the body and soul of the natural living world.

Shaman as an offshoot from a Druid... making shit up on the spot here... they'd still have the Wild Shape to become CR1/4 Beasts, but then their Shaman archetype would let them use Wild Shape to channel the skills of dead sapient creatures - humans and the like that can communicate verbally.

The usual Wild Shape would have him adopt the physical stats and natural abilities of an animal.
The "Shaman Spirit" would have him adopt all six attributes, skills of a willing spirit.

So say the Shaman finds some dead adventurer's corpse in a dungeon, senses the spirit and communes with the dead. The dead Wizard chats him up and the Shaman convinces the spirit to possess him both to assist the party and for the spirit to claim its vengeance against the creatures in the dungeon and find peace.

While channeling the Wizard, the Shaman gains both the physical and mental Attribute scores of the Wizard (only if higher than his own), gains access to their Proficiency, and access to a fraction of the spirit's spells.

Shaman can use any Cantrips and Level 1 spells that the spirit knows (expending his own Druid Spell slots of equal level). Beyond that, the Shaman can cast spells equal to half of his highest Druid spell slot, rounded up. To cast a Level 2 spell, the Shaman needs a L3 Druid slot, to cast a Level 5, he needs a L9 Druid slot.

Unlike a Druid taking the form of pretty much any beast he has seen before, the Shaman can only channel specific spirits that are present and willing.
Or something.
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>>44742283
Call it the Warlord, just to piss off the people complaining that there's no 5e clone of the 4e class. Plus the name already has roots in PoW.
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>>44744646
No
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If I had a book that was purely mechanical, sold it myself, and then made a version that included a guide to how to put those mechanics to work in the Forgotten Realms, and put it on DMsG, what possible legal ramifications would I be looking at?
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>>44742830
Any way to use this in openoffice?
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>>44744984
.docx and .dotx support in Openoffice is... iffy sometimes. Any custom Microsoft stuff gets broken all to hell.

Just pirate Office. It's super easy to do.

On another note, it turns out that I can't just redistribute the .dotx file because a bunch of the fonts I use are .otf and not .ttf--Word can't embed .otf files at all. I'd have to redistribute it with the fonts needed (which I might do).
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>>44744338
It seems like the only reason to NOT sell things on DMG is if you think you are going to get a better deal somewhere else. Admittedly, if you write a whole book of content and you have enough pull with a publisher to do something about it I'm not sure what you would being doing with DMG anyway, but that seems like the only time its relevant. Actually writers GTFO, amateur content creators stay.
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>>44745127
If you're doing mostly homebrew stuff, going OGL and actually just selling it through DrivethruRPG's normal publisher stuff would work better for you. Wizards doesn't get any of the rights stuff and you actually get a better cut (60% non-exclusive, 75% if you do DTRPG-exclusive content).

DMG is primarily for stuff that uses Wizards' IPs, which I feel they need to start stressing more and soon.
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>>44745148
Popularity is a factor as well, if you would sell twice as much content on something with the wizards logo, it doesn't matter that you get a bigger cut.
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>>44742979

He initially had to make it based on the Diesels character, but after the D&Diesel ep he was free to remove the branding from it and push the idea further.
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God damn it, being positive about this OGL/SRD thing makes me feel like such a fucking shill. Do you think WotC will actually pay me if I ask them to? I do genuinely think it could be a force for good so they'd barely even need to prime me on the arguments to use.
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>>44745582
It's all automated--there's no "if" or "ask"ing about it. You upload a thing, people potentially pay for it. You get half of what they pay for it. You can pay out at any time but only via Paypal, and each transaction costs $2 from the total (a pretty standard practice ime).

The question basically comes down to:
1. Do you have the ability to create something worthwhile that you're willing to publish on the DMs Guild,
2. Will people care that you do, and
3. Will people care enough to pay for it.

How this all actually works out is left to be seen.
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>>44742961
I like your sense of humor.
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>>44745672
He's hillaryus.
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>inb4 homebrew shit for final fantasy stuff
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>>44745687
I've already made some nice headway on the base Ivalice races and a few archetypes (mostly things that I personally like, like Dragoons for the Fighter class and Blue Mages for the Sorcerer class). Though obviously it could never be published, even if I do get off my ass and finish it, since Squenix doesn't have an OGL.
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>>44745868
Your Dragoon was shit, mate
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>>44745868
Just add some generic ass name to the classes.
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>>44744564

eh. If something you create becomes wildly popular for some reason, but ends up in some other dudes compendium that sells much better, don't get upset.
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>>44745650
I mean will they pay me to shill for them ya twit.
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How is the SRD actually used?

It just looks like the MM and the PHB without any subclasses or subraces, and then the one tiny thing about race format, plus legal shit
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>>44742830
I made the original and this is quite a bit better with the styles and additional options (mine only had normal text options, no tables or stat blocks etc). If you want to submit it there I'd allow it.
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>>44741796
Ideas to work with:
Fey origin Sorcerer
Mechanus origin Sorcerer
Elemental/Geanie origin Sorcerer
Elemental domains Clerics
War wizard
Primus as a Patron for Warlocks
Extra tanky paladin
Monk wot4e fixed
Ranger paths that work
Psyonic paths for Rogues and Fighters
Spell Barbarian
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>>44746668
Druid Shaman
some fighting crazy tits patron for warlocks
something for bards
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>>44746445
3.5 was similar
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First time DM here, reading through the starter set adventure.

How should treasure with a monetary value (e.g. a jade statuette worth 40gp) be handled? are they just for added flavor and can be abstracted into money right away, or should the players keep notes of all valuable but otherwise useless trinkets they find?
If they note the items down, should they be told the monetary values, or will they have to haggle with townsfolk to get their money's worth?
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>>44746821
I like to keep some of the stuff for style.
But yeah, art and gems are sold/traded for their base price, mostly with no problem and done during their downtime.
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>>44746821

Unless it's monstrously valuable they should be able to sell it for it's full value to most any kind of merchant they meet.

If it's worth something in the thousands then you might tell them that they need to get to a large settlement to find someone willing to buy it off of them.
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>>44746821
Also trinkets can be sold, but how that goes is up to you.
Is it rubish? Nobody will buy that shit.
Is it magical? Yeah, I guess you could sell it, you could add some fun stuff to it, like the item not working with the new owner and he demanding reembursemnt.
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>>44746821

>If they note the items down, should they be told the monetary values, or will they have to haggle with townsfolk to get their money's worth?

Accurately discerning the value of an item is an intelligence check.

If they do correctly guess the value they should be able to sell it for the full value relatively easily, if they don't know the right value then a merchant might shortchange them. Let them haggle with the merchants if they want to, if they don't then don't bother.
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>>44746821
It really just comes down to what your players like. You can try to make them haggle with merchants and if they find that kind of RP fun then continue. If not then just skip over that part and let them exchange it for full price as soon as they get to town.
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>>44741796
>myconid playable race
>better warforges
>brawler/puglist subclass for fighter/barbarian
>draconic patron warlock
>Barbarian equivalent of EK
>insectoid playable race
>strength-based monk
>drunkmaster "drunk monk"
>viable monk that isn't praise the sun
>paradin and ranger subclass oriented more towards spellcasting than martial fighting
>Martial druid that isn't built around wild shape
>halfling that isn't a shittier elf
>less broken half-orc/elf and tiefling
>viable genasi
>bard college of culinary arts
>fucking warlord
>sun paladin
>modern magic sourcebook
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>>44741796

How's about an Arcane Spellblade class that doesn't choke on dicks
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I am now scouring the tg homebrew threads for things to pass off as my own work im the dm guild.
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>>44746840
>>44746821
They shouldn't be able to find jewelers and art dealers in a small town. Some people might accept them as barter at face value, but there's no guarantee, and also you can't divide such objects for smaller expenses, e.g. you couldn't lop a corner off of a painting to pay for a night in an inn. I'd make the players keep track of individual art objects until they are at a time and place where they can exchange them for cash.
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>>44746914
>Warlord
Maybe a fighter that has superiority dices to use on his allies?
>ranger and paladin with more spells
A ranger that gets features from druids and a paladin that gets features from clerics?
>Sun paladin
how so? Sounds homebrew as fuck.
>modern magic
check the UA
>drunkmaster drunk monk
open hand with alcohol
>barbarian equivalent of EK
Yes, this.
>Pugilists for fighter/barbarian
Would be nice, but unduable till lvl 3.
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>>44747219
>Ranger
picks a terrain from druids, that is also his terrain, and get those spells
>Paladin
Gets domain thematic spells?
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>>44747163
Oh, of course, but that shouldnt get in the way of the game flow, never. Buying shit mid game and negotiating can be boring as fuck.
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>>44747219
>modern magic
>check the UA
I think he wants an entire sourcebook detailing how to play D&D in a modern setting.
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>>44747163
Even a small town would have a baron or a mayor they might be able to persuade to buy something fancy but not obscenely valuable thing.
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I want to start a campaign based around 5 typical antagonistic characters trying to scam humans and heroes. Who do I cast as the gang?

Frank is obviously a goblin and I'm thinking about making Charlie a gnoll. Maybe Mac could be an orc and Dennis and Dee would just be dark elves or something.
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>>44742241
He meant the wizard archetype for artificer. Very potiony at low levels
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does this tiefling look cool or gay
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>>44746668
>Fey origin Sorcerer
It's in the PHB. You know it is.
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>>44747380
Little of both.
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>>44747380
Why not both?
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>>44747380
Like a cool gay.
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>>44747380
gay as hell
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>>44746914

>Monk paths focused on a single weapon type like spears and the like

>Trap-master rangers with highly availible magic based around creating pitfalls, stone spikes and so on.

>"Elemental sage" druids who are better Wot4E monks because full casters, focused around traveling the world and mastering the elements through enlightement that leads to some form of semi-immortality.

>Spell archers that can choose from a list of special class restricted enchantments that are applied to their projectiles mid combat through bonus actions and last ( ranger level / 2)d4 turns round down.

>Alchemist class that uses the int or wis modifier to determine the level of magic effect a potion/pill/poltuce will apply with focus on using fire magic both for concoctin and for combat.
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>>44747415
oh
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>>44747380

Gay scale: 78/100
Cool scale: 56/100
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>>44747380
Turn those five wrist belts into one wrist belt, and switch to a straighter pose.
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>>44747436
> x but like y
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>>44747380
2/3 Freddie Mercury
1/3 Shaggy Rogers
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>>44747497
oh good
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>>44742120
>implying Dread necro is a wizard archetype

It's sorceror you dolt.

Either way having an awesome undead army is a lot harder in 5e especially when you have to cast reanimate dead every fucking day and its one of my biggest issues with it.

I mean I suppose you can have as large of an army as you want by just casting animate dead every day in multiple slots but eh
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>>44747381
Warlock?
C;mon, dont you want to play with a guy, whose grandpa fucked a fairy?
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>>44747682
>half-elf
>feylord warlock
Done and done.
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>>44742120
>>44747630

The people wrote 5e were clearly not at all interested in giving players good tools for creating controllable monsters.

Summoning and necromancy are both fuck-awful to the point where it must have been an intentional design decision. Even polymorph survived the transition more intact.
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>>44747748
Would it break the game if I used 3.5 rules?
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>>44747238
Why would it? You buy and sell shit during your downtime, not in the middle of a dungeon. It provides PCs with something to do who would otherwise be waiting around for the spellcasters and crafters to finish doing their thing.
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>>44747312
>Frank is obviously a goblin
You're kidding, right? He's a troll.
Dee would be some kind of harpy, and Charlie would maybe be a drow sorcerer who thinks he's a wizard, but his spellbook is not good
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>>44747493
not anon, but why so salty?
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>>44747436
>Spell archers
Rangers?
Or do you want a path for wizards that practice with bows instead of swords, in the bladesinger case.
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>>44747765

Maybe?

I mean, the obvious problem is that monster AC basically doesn't scale at all as CR increases, so even low level monsters can get in damage against high level enemies.

I'm honestly not sure, I'd have to try it.
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I'm working on a musket/bayonet using class, any suggestions on how to make guns not god fucking awful?
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Would it be too OP if I took "summon monster" condensed it to one spell and let them cast it at higher levels?
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Ok, so lets make this clear.
You create an account, start shitting off homebrew shit and might get paid for it?
Is it really that simple?
The floodgates have been opened?!
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>>44747765
>>44747748
The issue is less that you get monsters, and more that you're using one action to create an NPC with actions of its own.
Summoning and necromancy break the action economy.
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i dont give a hoot about homebrew, i just wanna kiss a cute elf dude on the lips, and shhhh maybe even more but shhhh
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>>44747836
thats pretty much what it would be in 5e. Probably going something like
It lasts for a number of rounds equal your spellcasting mod or some shit.
level 1, something with CR of 1/8 that cant swim, burrow or fly. or some cr0 thing that can do one of those things
level 2 1/8 that with special movement or 1/4
3 1/2
4 CR1
5 CR 2
6 CR 3
7 CR 4
8 CR 5
9 CR 6

and some other bullshit limitations, so it can never be used to be op as it was back in 3.5.
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>>44747748
>Summoning and necromancy are both fuck-awful to the point where it must have been an intentional design decision.
Conjure Animals begs to differ. Summoning 8 22hp horse-sized bats for an hour as a third level spell is pretty great.
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>>44747904
Hi thatguy/girl!
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>>44747911
Thanks for the free hombrew, dummie!
Now, I'll proced to format that and post it at the guild thing and get paid!
Soon I'll be swimming on cents!
Hahahaha, the stealing anon strikes again!
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>>44747859
Yes, soon we will be swimming on half-ghost races and stupid shit that made 3.5 a powerbuilding maxing game.
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>>44747864

>The issue is less that you get monsters, and more that you're using one action to create an NPC with actions of its own.

So the problem is less that you can get monsters and more that you can get monsters?

Most of the summoning spells are decent right when you first get them and then they fall off again, but with how the spells work it's actually less of an issue with the spells and more with the really limited amount of monsters to choose from.

Like, look at Conjure Elemental, when you first get it you can summon some pretty neat things, relevant things, but despite the option to cast the spell with a higher slot you can't really use that, because there's literally a SINGLE monster with the elemental type above CR 5 (except Genies, but they're way too high up so they can't be used either)

Once we get another Monsters Manual or two summoning might come into it's own.

And we need a fucking spell to summon fiends, not only for it's own sake but also because Planar Binding specifies that you can bind fiends, but there's not way to get a fiend to bind.
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>>44747914
Unless your GM decides that he gets to choose what you actually get and you waste a 3rd level spell slot summoning 8 regular-sized bats.
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>>44747998
But it doesn't mean that Wizards will stop making their own stuff.
We're just going to get GMs who go "no official homebrew shit", ones who go "homebrew's cool if you show it to me first" and the ones who go "basic player book content only", just like we always have and always will.
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>>44748005
>not way to get a fiend to bind
You encounter one in your adventures. My GM always let us do personal quests for shit like that, just one or two mini-sessions over Skype in between our big group sessions.
>So the problem is less that you can get monsters and more that you can get monsters
I think we're misunderstanding each other here.
What I meant was that if the sorcerer does well in combat on his own, and the fighter does well in combat on his own, the sorcerer will have the advantage anyway because he can summon a monster. Even though the monster is mediocre in combat on its own, it's still doing its own attacks, on its own actions, on its own targets.
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>>44748005
UA has got demon summoning spells but no devil ones
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>>44748055

>I think we're misunderstanding each other here.

No we're not, the joke is that "Getting a monster" implies something that can act on it's own, so the distinction is unnecessary.

Also, the action economy problem is pretty minor in 5e.

Not only does casting Conjure Elemental take a full minute, it also requires your concentration which is a resource so absolutely vital to casters that losing access to it gimps them hardcore.

Just the concentration bit means that summoning really isn't that big a problem in terms of breaking the action economy, the caster is forsaking his ability to buff or use his best control spells to get a monster that isn't THAT powerful given the level he needs to be to get it.

The only way I see it being a problem is if you're running a high level campaign and the caster is willing to waste a serious amount of money on Planar Binding.

>>44748074

Seems like a strange distinction to make, why not just let it summon fiends?
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>>44748109
>casting Conjure Elemental take a full minute
A minute you can spend casting before starting combat, or even before getting in sight of the enemy.
>it also requires your concentration
I always thought that was just during the casting which, again, can happen before initiative. If you're doing the concentration check for the entire combat I guess you're right and getting a monster isn't all that bad.
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>>44748109
Each demon had it's own spell you would have to learn. It seems they were just made for BBEGs not PCs.
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>>44747682
> wild magic
If that's not fey-flavored, I don't know what is.

Your grid-filling bullshit is why 3e became such a mess.
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>> not that anon
> replies to obvious bait
Lying is bad, thatAnon.
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>>44748109
>>44748161

>each demon had it's own spell you would have to learn. It seems they were just made for BBEGs not PCs.

That's also a bit of a shame given how much worse it makes those spells compared to the summoning spells in the PHB, not to mention the material component cost and the shitty charisma save stuff.

I wouldn't even use them for a villain, if I wanted to do this strange "villain loses control of his summoned demons" stuff then I'd just make something up that was less clunky.

The spells don't even seem properly thought out, why do they last an hour when you're guaranteed to lose control before even a minute has passed?
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What exactly is the significance of the srd/ogl? Open licensing of 5e? So anybody can make 5e stuff now? Why would wizards do that?
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>>44748186

>3e became such a mess

But 3.5 didn't become a mess.

3.5 STARTED OUT as a mess and only became less messy as time went on.

Seriously, can we dispel this myth that content bloat is what ruined 3.5? Core is THE most broken part of 3.5, no discussion, the later content was much better written.
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>>44748245
So we can get Pathfinder 2e
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>>44748245

>Why would wizards do that?

Because they're taking a cut.

Also, Wizards is releasing books at a fucking snails pace and even they've taken notice of the fact that people WANT new content, the lack of content is literally the biggest problem 5e has.

Open licensing allows them to at least put a bandaid on that problem and to drum up some good PR by looking like the good guys.
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What do people think about concentration? It's good to stop two dozen buff spells going across the whole party before every big fight, but is it too limiting when you can't cast half your spells while concentrating?
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Great, now my 5e books are worthless and I'm going to have to switch to inevitable PF2e to get any players.
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Are death knights a homebrew class?
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>>44748391
Sure, why not?
Everything goes.
>So, what you will be playing as, player 1?
>A human goblin with the angel background
>Excuse me?
>you heard it right shithead.
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>>44748391
In D&D they're more like a kind of monster, basically liches with swords.
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How would you go about making combat encounters for a first level, single player?

My boyfriend is really new to D&D and wants to do some one on one sessions to ease him into it (and honestly it sounds more fun than us sitting on our computers).

He wants to play a sorcerer, but I'm concerned that he'll just get one-shot by enemies at level one. Should I go the 4th edition route and have 1hp minion enemies? Should I focus on 1v1 encounters? Should I force him to tag along with a DM PC?
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I planning to do a fighter archetype that revolved around carrying around a cannon or other small siege weapon, but I want to expand it and open it up a little more.
I was thinking of making it a Sapper kind of deal, where they can make powder charges for different kinds of bombs and clear obstacles easily and shit, thoughts?
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>>44748360
I think it's fine. With spell slots you're only really fucked if you choose to learn and prepare nothing but concentration spells, and even then you still have cantrips unless you intentionally sabotaged yourself again by not taking a single damage-dealer. Are there even enough of them available that you can do that?
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>>44748360

I love it.

It's basically the perfect solution to the caster problem.

The real problem is that they went a little too far in nerfing a lot of the spells when concentration on it's own is basically enough to keep casters in check.
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>>44748524
It only takes 300 XP to get to level 2. He should be able to earn that much through skill checks and roleplaying before he even gets into his first fight. If you're that concerned give him a fighter buddy to soak up the hits or start him off at higher level.
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>>44748248
I'm not talking about bloat; I'm talking about hard rules doing the work of thematics.
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>>44748524
Try and support stealth and ambushes more often and maybe give him a more powerful then normal familiar. Try and stay away from monsters that can CC him.
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>>44748524
With one-on-one DMing, I tend to focus a bit more on the RP aspect to ease the player into the world and provide some thoughtful challenges.
Once they have established some enemies/friends I figure out a way to simulate a dungeon experience with some of those NPCs or their associates as 4e style enemies or allies.
The final encounter always being the potentially fatal one.
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>>44748524

DM PC is almost certainly the most elegant solution.
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>>44748573
>The real problem is that they went a little too far in nerfing a lot of the spells when concentration on it's own is basically enough to keep casters in check.
So much this. I love the concentration system in theory, but then they made half of the concentration spells just not worth using at all.

I would think them being concentration would mean they're allowed to be powerful.
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>>44747810
No i want the magic using ranger to not suck.
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>>44748640
>>44748618
These are both good points. I could reasonably have him start at level 2. I was going to start off with an encounter where an NPC is going to be with him, so that should make things easier.

After his first encounter there's going to be a lot of opportunities for roleplaying and stealth. I'm finalizing the story I want to tell, but I'm pretty proud of what I've got planned.

I'm a little concerned as well because this will be my first 5th edition DMing situation. All the other times I've DM'd its been 4th edition.
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So what exactly gave Wizards the idea that 2 extra 3rd level spell slots was a fun level 20 capstone ability?

Even the level 18 ability is better, being able to use a level 2 spell as a cantrip is much, MUCH more impactful than being able to cast a few more level 3 spells.
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>>44748360
It's a good mechanic. Limited resources are the way you keep things from getting too crazy which is why action economy is so tight (all actions are either a normal action or a bonus action, no free actions allowed). Concentration is a flavorful thing that provides the limited resource necessary to keep casters (who by nature can do basically anything) in check round to round.
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>>44748776

Forgot muh image
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>>44748013
Well, that's not actually what the rules are.
That's like saying 'fireball is overpowered because the GM might decide it does 100d12 damage'.
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>>44748013

Are you dense?

Giant Bat is a beast in the Monsters Manual.

It's the size of a horse.
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>>44748776
I feel like at level twenty you should be throwing around fireballs and stuff without second thought.
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>>44748776
It's also extra spells prepared, which isn't nothing I guess.

We all know the true wizard capstone is level 9 spells.
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How would you handle someone plane shifting all the time, or similar spells that can completely derail an adventure? Just improv? But what if they shift to some plane I know little about?
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>>44748915
Ban plane shift
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>>44748846

>We all know the true wizard capstone is level 9 spells.
>spells

Implying you'd ever bother to prepare anything but Wish
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>>44748977
Which works until you can't cast it any more.
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>>44748915

I'd argue that once a campaign reaches the point where the characters can even use Planeshift the use of such shouldn't be enough to derail the campaign anymore, any foes they're fighting should be formidable enough to deal with it.

>But what if they shift to some plane I know little about?

Download Manual to the Planes and spend 10 minutes skimming all the planes, if someone planeshifts somewhere and you aren't confident that you could just make something up then ask for a 2 minute piss break and speed read the relevant chapter.
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>>44749019

And why would that ever happen?

You're never gonna use any of the uses that force the roll to see if you can use it again.

You're gonna use it as a get out of jail free card by having every 8th level and below spell in the game prepared into one spell slot and to secure your party against death by casting Clone for free for every party member.
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>>44748807
>>44748819
Does no one remember the couple of weeks when /5eg/ blew up over Conjure Animals and how everyone seemed to think that the GM had the final say on what you get?
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>>44749067

GM the has the "final say" in everything in his game.

But if he's gonna ignore the rules to gimp you over something that's not even all THAT great then he's just a twat.
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>>44748807
>Well, that's not actually what the rules are.
Actually, it is: https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/sageadvice_july2015

>Other spells of this sort let the spellcaster choose from among several broad options. For example, conjure minor elementals offers four options. Here are the first two:
>One elemental of challenge rating 2 or lower
>Two elementals of challenge rating 1 or lower

>The design intent for options like these is that the spellcaster chooses one of them, and then the DM decides what creatures appear that fit the chosen option. For example, if you pick the second option, the DM chooses the two elementals that have a challenge rating of 1 or lower.
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Do NPCs helping diminish any of the feeling of accomplishment you have when you complete an encounter?
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>>44748524
You should explain to him that D&D is a group activity and does not work one-to-one. If he wants to get familiar with the game without playing (which you should emphasize is not necessary), have him watch some recorded sessions on YouTube.
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>>44749508

They sure CAN do that.

Just fudge the shit outta the rolls and have the NPC take a mostly supporting role.
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>>44748524
Scarlet Heroes was made for this exact situation. It's an OSR product though.
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>>44749508
>be the GM
>fill a combat scenario with armed guards in addition to the fuckton of NPCs present
>realize how much of a hassle this will be while not being worth it for the players
>slowly pick them off one-by-one
>players don't quite notice
>surviving guards get engaged in combat when it finally starts
>get cleaved in twain
It probably can, yeah, but it's way more fun when the opposite happens.
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>>44749482
Well shit. I stand corrected.
That wasn't stated very clearly at all.
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>>44749654

>That wasn't stated very clearly at all.

Try "It wasn't stated, at all"

It's also lame.
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>>44749664
Well, it doesn't specify that you get to choose unlike some other spells.

But no one is actually going to read it that way.
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>>44749782

It doesn't state that the GM should choose either.

And since no summoning spell has worked like this in any previous editions of D&D it was in no way a reasonable assumption to make.
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>>44749585
Is that any good? I've read bits of the Red Tide book and liked it, but never new it was part of its own system until looking up Scarlet Heroes
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>tfw you will never have a group and a dm as awesome as those in Critical Role
Matt Mercer is a fucking boss
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>>44749933
They are also professional actors so obviously they are going to be skilled in something that is 90% acting.
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>>44748218
>why do they last an hour when you're guaranteed to lose control before even a minute has passed?
So that they last an hour when you lose control of them. It's the opposite of conjure elemental. Instead of losing control when you lose concentration, they lose the concentration requirement when you lose control. Until then you could just dismiss them by breaking concentration.
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>>44749920
Scarlet Heroes is incredibly good for its designed purpose which is letting a single PC equal a 3-4 PC party with very easy to understand rules.

It's on the OSR trove if you'd like to check it out.

Also this is me being biased, but I really truly appreciate the bestiary on this thing. It's much better compared with Red Tide. As a Southeast Asian, seeing local monsters and and reading about weather patterns and customs that are similar to mine made me really enjoy the default setting.
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>>44749964

Yes, but why would anyone USE the spell when it evidently a punch of pish?
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>>44748915
It requires a tuning fork attuned to the plane to cast. They can't just go somewhere that doesn't exist.
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>>44749061
You gotta prepare power would kill for those pesky demiliches though.
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>>44750031
>what kind of fork is attuned to the plane you're traveling to
>attuning fork
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>>44750031

What the fuck does "attuned" even mean in this instance?

How do you attune something to a plane, is it hard to do?
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>>44749796
The GM has the stats for the monsters. It doesn't say you should open the MM and look it up.
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>>44750023
I don't know. Not the question I was answering.
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>>44750090
Maybe it has to be crafted in the plane or from substances from the plane? Then be injected with magic from the plane somehow?
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I'm late to the 5E scene, is it possible to play a summoner type class?
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>>44741796
Hey, question about the Open Game License that's kind of confusing me. The Player's Handbook is designated as Product Identity. Does this mean that I cannot reference page numbers in the PHB without violating the Open Game License?

I.e., I can't say something like "you select a bonus feat of your choice, provided you otherwise meet the prerequisites, as outlined on page X of the Player's Handbook"?
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>>44749933
>>44749963
I enjoy Critical Role, but sometimes it gets too hectic and you can't hear what the fuck is going on because there are a million players in his campaign.
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>>44750090
It means whatever the DM wants it to mean so that the party can never go to a plane that the DM doesn't want them to go to. They literally cannot go somewhere you couldn't think of. First they ask for the fork so you know to get ready.
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>>44750099

>The GM has the stats for the monsters

That fact doesn't imply that the GM is the one picking the monster.
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>>44750161

Not really.

I mean, you can play a conjurer wizard, but you're only ever gonna use one summoning spell, and you won't have access to it until you're level 9.
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>>44750163
I wanted to ask this about the ToEE player supplement. Wanted to reference spells in it.
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>>44750169
Yeah but as someone who is new and already dealing with a bullshit group whose DM refuses to play 5e because it's "too casual" for a group of new players and no one really roleplays, it makes me extremely jealous. And that's if this group will make an allowance for me to even play with them as I go back to uni and give me a call on Skype...which they are saying is too much trouble.

;_; Matt, rescue meee
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About damn time SRD. Now someone less lazy than me bring out the sci-fi gadgets so I can finally run a remake of Expedition to Barrier Peaks!
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Is there a more concise way of creating and modifying monsters for 5e?
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>>44750602

Not really.

If you wanna make a new ability that isn't just copy and pasted from something else then you're basically on your own.

It seriously makes me miss 3.5 and having a hundred million monsters to use or refluff
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>>44750602
More concise than what? The DMG has what I'd call a comparatively short guide for monster creation.
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I'm a new DM and my group are asking for an adventure from 1 to 20, and i'm very lost. Any tips for a hopeless newb DM?
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>>44750732
Well for example say I wanted to make a monster Gargantuan.

With the HD system, it would be fairly easy to add some HD and adjust the scores appropriately to that.

With 5e, I have to ballpark everything.
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>>44750773
Just use a 1-15 adventure then add on to the end if they ever get there.
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>>44750773
Don't believe them. It can take years to get to level 20, and your group, if it lasts that long, will likely get bored of their characters and want to try something else. Just worry about right now.

The hardback published adventures do officially range from levels 1 to 15, so you could use one of those and worry about the highest levels if and when that day comes. Or you could just wing it, maybe with the help of a published campaign setting from an older edition.
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>>44750802
For 5e all you can really do is think a cr level then follow the cr chart and fill in the numbers.
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One of my players really wants to make a ranger, specifically with the animal companion. Has anyone found a way to make them not suck, or am I starting from square one?
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>>44750802
Rule of thumb can be derived from the CR stat table: CR goes up by 1 for every 14 hit points and 5 damage per round it gains, with <1 and >20 CR changing things up a bit. To-hit and AC are a bit more finicky, but if you increase it as you go up the stat chart it should work out about the same.
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>>44750802
The 3.5 system of CR, HD by monster type, and monster templates was terrible, though, and the experience of using monsters you created according to the rules hardly ever translated well to a good experience at the table. The generic monster stats by CR in 5e, while still not perfect, are a hell of a lot better place to start from when making giant monsters.
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>>44750887
>companion HP is 6 x ranger level instead of 4 x ranger level
>7th level features give the companion magic attacks
>proficient with light and medium armor as barding
>if you're feeling generous, let the beast follow a command it's given until told to do otherwise
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>>44747801
frank as midget troll, i like it
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>>44750773

>I'm a new DM and my group are asking for an adventure from 1 to 20

Yeah, that ain't gonna happen, I'd be surprised if even 0.1% of D&D campaigns actually manage to run from 1 to 20.

Start out with an adventure from 1 to 5, make sure you put in some plot hooks that can hook into new stuff you make up.
If they stay interested and wanna keep going then ask for a few weeks to prepare another chunk and keep going like that.
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>>44750910

Did anyone ever use the monster creation guidelines for 3.5?

I mean, how many hundreds of monsters were there for that fucking game? You could find something official for just about anything conceivable.
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So i was thinking up an idea of a Spirit Beast warlock homebrew subclass.

Some magic beasts on very rare occasions are able to achieve sapience and reach beyond the natural limitations of their kind.

After death their spirit will linger as nature spirits, be sealed in a weapon or magic book.

Practitioners who form a pact with them have a very personal relationship with them slowly gaining the abilities of the magic beast.

Most spirit beasts wish to regain their life or to be reborn/reincarnated and will gift their powers to someone they deem has a potential to achieve that goal.

Now i don't really have any ideas for the new features.
I was thinking mixing up shaman king-esque fusions with the caster and spirit + getting some traits of the magic beast in question.

Now i'd like to hear ideas for which magic beasts would be good, and what traits/abilities would they pass over to their contracted warlock.

Homebrew creatures are also good.
D&D misses quite a lot of diversity of ''ordinary'' magic beasts.

Frost wolves seem quite good to me for example from the things in the MM.
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>>44750802
> Didn't read the book
By all means, though, keep winging it.
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>>44751151

Go skim through the 3.5 Monster manuals, something is bound to strike your fancy.
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>>44751039
I had a DM at a con that did, but he seemed purely focused on exploiting the CR rules to create unwinnable encounters that were technically an appropriate CR for our level.

On the other end of the spectrum, stacking multiple templates on a creature was pretty funny and sort of became the most iconic part of 3.5. You could make a tauric vampiric half-dragon half-golem half-giant with the lower body of a half-illithid half-celestial dire zebra.
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>>44741874
Shouldn't appearance be a part of racial features / aspects? Wouldn't being a human versus being a walking talking dragon affect how a PC is able to interact with NPC's and what not?
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What are some cleric domains you've created?
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>>44750964
>>44750850
>>44750813
Thanks guys, you know where i can found 1-5 adventures? Maybe a blog you would recommend or something like that?
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>>44751335
There's one included in the starter set, if you have that. There are also some free Adventurers League adventures in pdf form floating around somewhere.
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>>44750850
That's only if you follow XP rules. You can advance much faster if you choose to use an alternative leveling system (or just grant levels when it feels appropriate). Word of warning - never do this mid session.

It still takes a long time though if you want it to feel natural, so I wouldn't recommend a 1 to 20. I don't think I ever pushed a character past 15 playing this way.
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Does anyone have links or suggestions for FUN adventures in the same vein as say Something's Cooking from 3.5?
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>>44751395
Just port stuff over. It's really not hard in 5E. Just download some Dungeon Crawl Classics and replace the old-timey stat blocks with superior 5E ones. Done.
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>>44751335
Try the starter set and then shift into Princes of the Apocalypse. It gives tips on how to do that in the pota adventure. I hear tyranny of dragons isn't that great. Out of the Abyss is really good but seems like it would be difficult to run for new DMs.
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>>44751578
>Just port stuff over.

I would love to...but what? I was looking for other nonsensical adventures that featured tongue-in-cheek or funny monsters like the Calzone Golem.
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>>44751689
The Mines of Madness was a fun one. You can fiddle around with a lot of the encounters to make something appropriate for your group.
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Odd, I can't find any monkey stats in the Monster Manual, I could have sworn I saw them before?
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>>44751730
Just go with ape and switch the dex and str stats around.
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>>44751730
There is an ape and a baboon in the MM.
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I don't understand why there's so many caster classes. Mechanically, what's the reason? How does a warlock differ from a sorcerer other than spell list?
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>>44751778
>>44751783
Yeah I found it just after I made the post, and you're right they're listed as Baboon.
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>>44751859

>Mechanically, what's the reason? How does a warlock differ from a sorcerer other than spell list?

Uh.

Have you considered reading the classes?
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Hey guys, how the fuck do you address an issue of someone trying to make the campaign all about them and their "Noble family that wants to recruit an army of monsters to take over the world" without causing a fuss?
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>>44751859
It's mostly how they spend spells and how they recover spells.
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>>44751899
The monsters betray and kill them all.
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>>44751899

Tell them in private to cut it out and let the other players have the spotlight. Explain that the other players aren't particularly interested in his character's grand plans.
If he starts crying then HE'S the one making a fuss
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>>44751859
I don't understand why there's so many martial classes. Mechanically, what's the reason? How does a Fighter differ from a Monk other than weapon list?
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>>44751914
Well I should add that he's never successfully recruited anything because the party always does stuff like throwing a dragon down a hallway at a tribe of goblins.
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>>44751859
Fluff wise they all have different methods of gaining magic. Warlocks make a deal with a powerful entity in exchange for their magic, Sorcerers get it from their magical ancestry, Wizards get it through intense study and research, Clerics and Paladins (usually) get it from a deity, and Druids get it from their bond with nature.

Mechanically, they all have different methods of gaining spells, preparing them, and interacting with them depending on class features.
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>>44751859
The source of magic power i guess.

Warlocks, Clerics and Paladins channel magic from outside sources they have deals, contracts with. Guess you could include Druids and Rangers in that list as well .

Those who actually study to use their magic are Bards, Wizards, Eldritch knights and maybe Monks if you count them as half-casters (which they are fluff wise but the devs never bothered giving them a table with spell slots and known spells like for wizards and warlocks and gimped them with the ki feature).

And then there's Sorcerers who have innate magic abilities with which they are born with or they are gained after eating a dragons heart for example or falling into a magic well as a kid.
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>>44751970
>the party always does stuff like throwing a dragon down a hallway at a tribe of goblins
how does this even happen? Why wouldn't the dragon just kill everybody or leave?
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>>44751967
That was a poor example. Monks do not, in fact, have a reason to exist in 5e.

Poor guys.
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>>44751967
Good point actually. If fists were a finesse weapon to begin with, and maybe Tavern Brawler gave d6 die to fists, a level 20 BM or EK fighter and level 20 BM monk wouldn't be that different at first glance when you watch them fight.
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>>44752007
It was a young dragon and the party snuck in the back of the dungeon right into its lair, so they knocked it out before throwing it down the hallway, but not before "My family" guy tried to claim ownership of a *Black Dragon*
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I'm about to start GMing my first 5e game.
Excited.
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>>44752126
You're gonna fuck it up
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>>44752068
I see. I was under the impression that he somehow made a deal with the dragon and it was basically a new party member.
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>>44752139
I'm sure!
Any tips?
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>>44748360
Good mechanic. but a few too many spells have it.
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>>44752151
If your players are new too try not to front load many rules, just talk about them when they come up. Don't be off-put by calling for a break when they ruin your plans and you don't know what to do. Don't fudge your rolls, roll them in the open if you have to.
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>>44752151
Ignore inspiration, keeping track of character traits is a hassle and playing to get it tends to hurt the game
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>>44752258

>Don't fudge your rolls, roll them in the open if you have to.

Oy, what the fuck are you telling this poor man.
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>>44752295
To play the game instead of just putting up the appearance of playing the game
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>>44752318

This isn't a fucking board game, if fudging a roll here and there makes it more fun then he should do so.
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>>44752341
Dice and rules are what separate DnD from playing pretend.
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>>44752383

>Fudging a couple of rolls every session is the same as playing Freeform
t. Literal Retard #44762383
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>>44752383
Being able to bend the rules on a whim separates a DM from a computer.
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>>44752318
>first encounter
>rolls nat20
"Oh it looks like your guy is dead"
"Really? Just like that? But I didn't even get to have a single turn!"
"Sorry man just make another character."
"This game kinda sucks... let's go play something else."

>tfw shit like this actually happened to you
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Im playing for the first time tonight

Ive been looking at different classes.

Cant pick between rogue or wizard

Or maybe ill end up just fillin a role they are missing

What was your first time like?
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>>44752424

My first session was an utter shitshow.

Me and my friends were 12, we'd just gotten our hands on the 3.5 core books and of course our first idea was to homebrew a World of Warcraft setting.

I was the GM, they started out in a desert and the first thing they fought was a white dragon wyrmling.
They then met the Quest Giver PC, who they promptly chose to insult and walk away from, she then tried to kill them.
They then walked around a bit more, fought some monkeys and then the session ended.

It would take about a year before we got around to actually reading the books, learning the rules, ejecting the people that weren't really interesting in plaiyng and playing a real, serious game.
That game was pretty great.
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>>44752424
Messy and there was some crying involved.
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>>44752424
5e was the most rules-heavy game I'd played in a long time. I DMed Exalted 3e before, but I ignored a lot of the rules.

Having plenty of RPG experience aforehand made learning the system easier, and the amount of interactions and options is strangely freeing.

I sort of roleplayed my way through the first session, since the party had just finished a big fight to free a city. Having my best friend as a set member in the group helped get me comfortable, and palling around with the other players helped them adjust to me.

Combat was weird for me at first, but you'll get used to it as you play.
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>>44752424
>generic computer game forum, very small, maybe twenty members at most
>one of them offers to bring in his brother to gm an online campaign for us
>seven people sign up
>four drop out before the characters even meet up and get the first quest
>me and two others remaining
>we get the quest
>one more guy drops out
>gm stops coming to the forum
>the other guy keeps posting "bump" in the thread every other day for well over a month
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>>44752424
I played a Goliath Rune Priest in 4e named Ga'Thunk. First encounter ever was a group of kobolds faffing about the entrance to a mine. Using my oddly high athletics I vaulted over the fence that was keeping the entrance sealed off from casual trespassers and landed on a kobold, killing it instantly.

It was my first round of combat in d&d and I will never forget it.
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>>44752424
First time in general? Some terrible homebrewed Final Fantasy system the GM grabbed from a forum that was fun for a little while but ended up falling apart because of how barebones and imbalanced it was.

First time playing 5e? GM ragequit because nobody gave a fuck about his plot and just wanted to be monster hunters,. And also after one of his bosses got one-rounded by our Sharpshooter Battlemaster, which he called a "multiclass abomination" when it was just pure fighter
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>>44741796
Working on the Genie Origin Sorcerer.
How should I organize it? By geanie type or by level?
Should I give them thematic extra spells or expand the spell list?
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>>44752751
Why bother?
It will be shit, like every other homebrew.
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>>44752424
Start with the background and go with whatever class makes the most sense for your character. Then roll up a rogue and a wizard and slap on whatever background gives you the best skills in case it ends up being That Kind Of Game.
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>>44752751
> extra spells
Fuck right off, buddy.
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>>44752424
>3.5
>high-level one-shot
>I read all the rules, get excited, and build a monk
>The party is accompanied by a gnome wizard DMPC who's more powerful than the rest of us
>And this is also the character that our DM plays when he's a player
>turns out the whole adventure was an excuse for the DM to give his own character a magical AT-AT walker
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My group plays in a setting our DM maintains. He takes a lot of input from the players, though, and has our in-game actions affect the game world. He maintains this metaplot separately from his setting fluff, which is probably good because man, have we fucked shit up.

The setting is basically a very angry version of the Pacific ocean if the land masses were smaller and closer together: the primary power is a waning kingdom influenced by colonial Mexico and Showa Japan. Their primary city is more-or-less Los Angeles if you replaced democracy with a bunch of bumbling academia and the LAPD with a bunch of wand-wielding mercenaries.

Anyway, the party heard rumors of a neighboring kingdom - formerly a subject of not!LA - has a civil war brewing due to a militant movement backed by some shadowy (possibly supernatural) benefactors. Their leader is not terribly charismatic or inspiring, but talks a big game. The party has decided to investigate.

I think the DM is setting us up to fight Warlock Kim Il-Sung, anons. God help us.
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>>44752823
Is there an urban dictionary for roleplaying memes like "That Guy" or "That Kind of Game"
I mean i can guess from context but ive been wrong before
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Do any other official sources got more paladin oaths than phb?
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>>44753470
SCAG has the Oath of the Crown. Check the mega.
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>>44753322
1d4chan. A lot of it is outdated but you'll get the general idea.

"That Kind Of Game" isn't lingo though. I'm not entirely certain what anon is implying.
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>>44752421

I love my DM screen.

I love rolling a big pile of dice and making an omnious looking face.

I love how terrified my players look as I slowly look at them and say '.... the dragon misses.'

And then that sigh of relief as they narrowly avoid death.
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>>44752424

I played a Dwarf Ranger prince-in-exile who's fortress city had been burned and ravaged by the greed of a red dragon. He had Favored Enemy: Dragons, and it never came into play at all despite the DM cockteasing us about news and rumors of a red dragon seen flying over the country side, or razing a city to the ground, or attacking shipping lanes along the coast.

Eventually he became a Paladin of Bahamut, and then another DM took over and we were dumped into a world of dinosaur men and kobolds who were fighting for control over their continent. One worshipped evil dragons. You can see where this is going..

Later he became King all of Dwarfkind just as we crested over into epic, and then died in a war against the dreugar while sieging their captiol.
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>>44753715

also, no one caught on to very shallow the reference to the Hobbit. Thank god this was back in like 2005.
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>check DMs Guild account this morning
>$2.50
>"Nice."
>check it a few hours later
>$2.51

What kind of fucker paid literally 2 cents for something. The costs associated with the transaction are probably more than that.
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>>44753563
After reading "that guy" i have to assume hed be DMing "That Kind of Game"
>>44753715
what happens if two characters who are "King of All Dwarf Kind" sit down at the same table?
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>>44753916

They argue about heritage, quarrel, quarrel with hammers, and then quarrel with ale.

Whoever is left standing is the true King of Dwarves or Dwarfs if you prefer.
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>>44745961
Wow, it's amazing that you could know that, since I've never shown it to anybody.
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>>44752948
Favored soul set a bad precedent
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>>44754222
Favored Soul domain is an expanded spell list like warlock patrons. Easy fix
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>>44754405
> Wailing from the sorcerer circlejerk
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>>44754405
The problem there is the favored soul kinda sucks then, it's balanced around extra spells, if not all that well. It should be one of the two spells per level.
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>>44754612
your mom is my favored hole
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>>44754222
>Favored soul set a bad precedent
It did, but Geniesorc up there's entire document is currently new spells, and there's a fuckbunch of them. This gives you more choices, but it is otherwise flavorless.

There are 2 primary challenges I can see with making a genie-based sorcerer: making the difference between the 4 heritages distinct without making them all functionally different archetypes, and keeping it thematically different from dragon sorcerers, which already cover a lot of the elemental affinity.

That thing up there looks to be doing neither.
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>>44754716
Haven't read up on genies, what makes them special?
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>>44754838
Proud elemental demigods. Tend to be vain. Can be bound to mortal service, generally resent it.

The genasi PC race are to genies as tieflings are to fiends, so that's a potential route. Genasi: the class would kind of suck, though.
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noob reading character creation here.
What exactly is the benefit of using a focus for casting spells?
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>>44754945
Most spells have material components that you need to cast them, the focus can be used instead.
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>>44754945
Replaces free material components and needing a free hand. A cleric can also use theirs on a shield.
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>>44754945
Flavor, primarily. Be a staff- or wand-using caster instead of one who grabs bat guano from a pouch on their belt.
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>>44754945
You can cast spells without the use of material components, excluding material components with a specified cost.

If you pick a class with a feature saying they can use a focus, then you should be using a focus.
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>>44754975
>>44754976
>>44754979
>>44754986
thanks m8s
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>>44754716
>that thing up there
Isnt that just a starting point with anon asking for directions?
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>>44754899
>The genasi PC race are to genies as tieflings are to fiends
That makes me think genies shouldn't give bloodlines to sorcerers and instead be a warlock patron. They could use an elemental angle of some kind, beyond fiendish fire spells.
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>>44752948
>>44754716
>it has no lvl 1, 6, 14 and 18th origin feature
>its 100% done you guys, look how flavorless it is.
Anon clearly asked questions, you guys are action like Virt.
>as the greatest gamer this board has to offer, this homebrew is shit, no biggie
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>>44755414
> being this butthurt
> invoking /tg/s boogieman
Ho hum
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Thread's bumping. New one at >>44755420
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>>44752814
Because WoTC also gives us shit, so why bother with the game at all?
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>>44752424
I played a 3.5 bard and was shot to shit by archers when I decided to follow the rouge while he did rogue things.
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>>44755414
>it has no lvl 1, 6, 14 and 18th origin feature
Yeah, if you read the chart, it instead grants spells at 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13, and does so inconsistently across genie subtypes.

>>44755414
> Waaaahh, it's VIRT!
Had it been Virt, he would have called it DnD next, built a narrative about how the homebrew is a case in point about how the whole system was unsalvageable, put the burden of proof on you, and generally been much more Messiah complex about it.

Don't post unfinished stuff on /tg/ and expect anons to behave in any manner that could be described as rational. Shut up.
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