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Grýla Edition

>UA: Subclasses, Part 5

>5e Trove


>Stable releases


>Previous thread:>>76607105

What happens to naughty children in your setting?

>> No.76613379

Hags take them and turn them into a toxic brew. At least that's what their parents say.

>> No.76613385

Their parents ritualistically snap their necks so they die without pain, then eat them to revitalize their bodies and create better progeny next time.

>> No.76613417
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Is there a better "good guy villain" in any of the official settings? I love well-intentioned assholes and retards.

>> No.76613419

What are some good feats for Horizon Walker Ranger who already has Sharpshooter but also wants to be decent in melee because it's fun?

>> No.76613455

Usually something fucked up because playing a Good-aligned character is just virtue signaling when in reality the party is made up of sociopaths

>> No.76613466

CBE or Gunner

>> No.76613498

GWM longbow for -10 +20 unga bunga if your DM lets you

>> No.76613621

CBE so you can do all of your ranged shenanigans in melee
Tavern Brawler so you can use your ranged weapon as melee for opportunity attacks

>> No.76613656

That's some amazing Bugbear cosplay.

>> No.76613673

How the hell is lathander a villain?

>> No.76613755
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>> No.76613769

So Dragonlance 5e is basically confirmed at this point, right?

>> No.76613777
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Do my fellow DMs out there allow multiple tattoos to share the same attunement slot, like they could in the UA? I thought that was one of the cooler things about them, kinda lame they took it from the UA.

>> No.76613788

Is that a big cute gnoll I spot in the right-center?

>> No.76613810

Yeah, but I don't let people remove them. The whole "equippable tattoo" thing from Tasha's is kinda silly to me

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First draft of a homebrew spell. It's always prepared and doesn't count against their spell so it's an additional potion. Thoughts? All of them will have the upcast feature.

I'd allow a few to occupy the same attunement slot but not all of them. Seems easy to abuse that way.

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Well, in the UA, you were limited by how much space they took up, which interestingly enough, they kept in Tasha's

>> No.76613855

Should call lightning have been a bonus action? Or maybe even non concentration? Feels kinda bad to find out that this was an iconic druid spell but it didn't receive the fireball treatment.

>> No.76613929

At what point in the game should I start to let these be available? Got a new campaign starting after New Year's and I want to throw em in.

>> No.76613938

This post really updated my journal

>> No.76613947

>try to murder all the gods/ people who disagree with you
>not a villain

>> No.76613992
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How does your DM handle in-combat nat 1s?

Our DM follows this ruleset;
If you are a non melee user, you roll for damage against whoever is reasonably in the line of fire, or else you just don't hit.
If you are a melee user, you either hit an ally next to you and if there are non you get knocked prone or accidently throw your weapon.

It should be noted, however, that this ruleset is mirrored between players and whatever the DM throws at us and personally I think it's fun and adds a layer of absurdity to it all.

>> No.76613998

Critical fails are a stupid concept, kill yourself

>> No.76614006

That's quite literally the idea.

>> No.76614014

I make my players mess up, stumble, and MAYBE drop prone if it makes sense. Very rarely when they're doing risky things and get a nat 1, my players are more likely to say they lose their weapons or take damage before I would say so, and I usually let that happen.

>> No.76614024

They're fun and you're a faggot.

>> No.76614030

10 minutes of 3d10 (+1d10 per spell level) or half on a save is pretty good
Regular fights won't last that whole time sure but you can totally fuck up a whole enemy encampment with lightning bolts

>> No.76614036

based eternal 1 roller

>> No.76614047

>adds a layer of absurdity to it all.
I can run absurdity without requiring 5% of attacks to become shitshows. Critical fumbles are retarded and so are you.

>> No.76614050

>Swing weapon poorly, that strike couldnt hope to hit anybody
>Except the 24 AC paladin standing next to you because crit fumble lul, it also bypasses all his armor because crit fumble lul
I would be infinitely more okay with them if it was "make a new attack roll" instead of "automatically hit"

>> No.76614072

>as you get more and more competent and skilled with your weapon, you have a greater and greater chance of accidentally throwing your weapon away while attacking (extra attacks)

>> No.76614077

also free extra spell level in a storm/ if 2 people have it, it's so based

>> No.76614078

I mean, that depends on how your dm handles fights with mooks I guess. Mine doesn't do damage without rolling initiative first. Although Call Lightning has been useful for breaking stuff in general if you meant buildings and stuff.

It's not that it's a bad option, it's just okay, and kind of niche if you actually go into dungeons or if your enemies are smart and run out of the cloud or just don't stick next to each other. Which is why I think it would've been better if it had lower damage but was more like a druidic spiritual weapon.

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We don't, because we've come from Pathfinder campaigns where boss monsters immediately killed themselves off critfails and we all agreed it was dumb. Long as you guys enjoy the slapstick though, have fun, it's the same shit as Wild Magic and the like, all a matter of tone.

>> No.76614080

My playgroup is just a group of friends shooting the shit, so our DM awards inspiration daily to stupid shit and puns we do. So it's hardly ever that people get hit, just that inspo is a revolving door of 'fuck fuck does anyone have inspo so I can rr this?'

Either way, the entire group likes this ruleset and that matters most.

>> No.76614094

Exactly, bodily mutations are common in this setting and the DM has a d10,000 dice to see which mutation you get and wild magic is very common. A very random and blase way to play

>> No.76614096

Watching her critfail and tear herself to pieces with her own weapons would be so good though.

>> No.76614097

>Weapon gets stuck in the floor/wall and takes an action to free it next turn
Good crit fumble
>Magically bypass all defenses and hit your friend
bad crit fumble

>> No.76614100

Nobody's saying you can't have your own fun, but the fumble rule is retarded by design, that's indisputable.

>> No.76614120

>we've come from Pathfinder campaigns where boss monsters immediately killed themselves off critfails

>> No.76614153

>Turn into mouse
>Sneak into enemy camp
>Find hiding spot to turn into normal form
>Cast call lightning
>Turn back into mouse
>Fry orcs for 10 minutes while they can't even find you

>> No.76614175

I just knew they were gonna de the "cute animal casts storm cloud in the corner" meme
How can a singleclassed tempest cleric do that?
Do you expect your dm to actually let you do that?

>> No.76614196

>Do you expect your dm to actually let you do that?
Why not?
The cloud is only 120across you'll get three or four turns of roasting orcs at the most before they all run out from under it

>> No.76614207

>The cloud is only 120across you'll get three or four turns of roasting orcs at the most before they all run out from under it
Hahah, that's what I meant. I thought you meant you'd clear the enemy encampment while they all stayed under the cloud.

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Before we (my current playgroup) played 5e, we played in Pathfinder campaigns where the DM included crit fail rules that led to monsters occasionally killing themselves off awful dice fumbles. When we moved onto 5e, we agreed not to include those rules. Are you okay, anon?

>> No.76614209

Doesn't have to be cute animal. Might be a spider for all I care. The point was that since you can continue channeling it while in wild shape, you can essentially hide in tiny animal form the whole time and get 100x3d10 damage out of single spell and two uses of wild shape.

>> No.76614211

Can a ranged character sit behind full cover and only pop up to shoot his bow or throw a spell? Would he be considered as using total cover and thus untargetable by enemies any time he's not actively shooting? Is that legal, how do you rule that?

>> No.76614228

I really doubt your dm will just make his mob stay under the magical storm cloud and not disperse a few rounds after.

>> No.76614243

The only thing I'll do like this is if ranged attacks are made against an enemy who is in melee with another character. Miss badly (by like 5 or more) and the shot might hit something adjacent to the intended target instead.

>> No.76614258

>spider has a wis modifier of 0
enjoy hitting literally nothing with such a low dex save to make.

>> No.76614261

If you want to use your movement to step out from full cover to make your attacks, that's perfectly legal and 100% what military strategy calls for. Enemies can hold their action to attack when you appear, however, so don't be surprised if you end up fucked by seventeen arrows before you can launch your two.

>> No.76614269
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Druids only take on a beast's physical stats not their mental stats

>> No.76614291

>I really doubt your dm will just make his mob
>>>/v/ and don't come back

>> No.76614310

>a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.

>> No.76614325

>Secondaries trying to gatekeep

>> No.76614338

If I can get the enemies to abandon fortified position it worked like wonder.

>> No.76614340

>calls someone else /v/ for calling them out on expecting video game reactions of "if it doesnt hit me, I won't react to it" Take you own advice buddy

>> No.76614350

Not many fortified positions are roofless... Although a good dm will let you break the roof unless it's something like adamantine.

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I'm looking for a present for my friend. He doesn't play because he's even more shy than I am, but he loves reading the game books. What are some fun ones to read? 5e preferred so I can mooch off of him and try to get him to play, but anything interesting is fine as long as it isn't rare. Pic unrelated.

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Alright, fine, I did it for you Denji.

>> No.76614402

Bitch should've specified his orcs had roofed the wooden barricade if he wanted them to take cover under something.

>> No.76614404
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Frozen mansion cont.
Spruced up the dining room some more and began filling out a kitchen/staff area
Thinking of putting a study or longer next to the dining room

>> No.76614413

Avernus and Out of the Abyss have interesting stories and stuff hidden all over.

>> No.76614429

I wouldn't go to this much trouble unless this place was going to be a mainstay, bud. I as a DM appreciate your effort, but idk how much your players will.

>> No.76614451

Usually something goes wrong and you get disarmed, weapon is now 10 feet away or lodged in a monsters flesh and we can move to grab it letting the current enemy get a reaction hit in or swap to the secondary weapon.

>> No.76614455

Get your hands on some of the old planescape AD&D books. The art is gorgeous and it's filled with neat little stories.

>> No.76614457

Original idea anon here, I am awake and think it looks neat, even those that empty space in the middle looks a bit odd'
Dude just wanted to build a map, I doubt it is trouble to begin with

>> No.76614459

Wasn't expecting an edit but nice, thanks anon

>> No.76614465

Are those full campaigns? One said 1-15

>> No.76614474

I guess if your friend is 16 years old, he's too old for it.

>> No.76614485

>Even though those empty spaces look odd
Don't post distracted kids, you will look alliterate and stupid

>> No.76614492

I'm not trying to step on their fun if that's all this is for. I love the level of detail, I'm just also the type that loses hours making maps that are used for maybe one hour of gameplay.

>> No.76614506

Illiterate, FUCK

>> No.76614541

Basically what >>76614457 said
Just gives me something to do, maybe ill post the full map if I finish

Also what empty spaces? If you mean the hallways I'm gonna fill those up a bit

>> No.76614621

>What empty spaces
Those empty spots of the "outside" like the one between the piano room and the kitchen
Nothing major, as I said, looks great

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Yeah those I had left alone because I assumed it would be a night map so the lighting effects would hide bad spots within the walls
Touched it up anyways

>> No.76614784

Fair enough, doubt any would be explorers would have particularly cared about them anyways

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Worst DM I ever had would double damage and effects if you rolled a 1 on a save.
Would cause extreme, disproportionate disaster for a 1 on skill checks.
A 1 on attacks meant you hit yourself, no matter how retarded of a situation it is.
Imagine dying because your spells all have a 5% chance of killing you instantly.

>> No.76614960

I think magic crit fails make more sense than weapon crit fails desu. I mean you are channelling arcane powers

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I mean is it an adventure that can be played by characters from level 1-15 with some tweaking, or does it start at level 1 and keep going until they reach 15.

>> No.76614980

>and effects
How this work? Did Fireball deal 16d6 to the caster and then set them on fire or something?

>> No.76615004

1 to 15 over the campaign

>> No.76615017

Punishing Bird please go, I'm play lobotomy corp right now and I hate you.

>> No.76615028

I may do that, I played Torment but never read the books. I'm thinking of getting guilds of revincia myself because I've been playing an Orzhov order cleric loosely based on my current magic deck, is that entertaining?

>> No.76615043

It's got some interesting rules. I also really like the theros book, super fun campaign idea.

>> No.76615055
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>Brutal. Your attacks rain down like hammer blows, meant to splinter bone or send blood flying.
What Battle Master maneuver could best be used to dislocate someone's shoulders or break their arms and legs?

>> No.76615070

None. they're techniques, not called shots.

>> No.76615076

Menacing Attack? Fear refluffed as pain?

>> No.76615081

I think bass guitarist is a Bugbear. (Gnolls have upright ears and snouts.)

>> No.76615098

That would be good, if they didn't have to have line of sight on me.

>> No.76615104

Too big to be a gnoll, but probably artist/furry fuckery

>> No.76615121

i stole this from an anon it is yours now

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>> No.76615126

It's a particularly wide gnoll

>> No.76615138

why would a gnoll hang out with illithids, beholders and aboleths anyway

>> No.76615147


>> No.76615167

It only applied to spell attacks, things like firebolt, it taught the players to minimize their rolls and rely on the enemy rolling more often.
It really doesn't make any more sense than failing with traditional weapons except maybe warlock, but I wouldn't pick on them. Every other caster has either practiced their trade for years or it's literally part of their being.

Couple of things was that there was just no chance of fuckup if you weren't rolling, so you couldn't fail to cast fireball. Instead, everyone trying to save would risk being fucked by doubled damage.
Effects only applied to anything that had them already, and most often meant their duration doubled, whenever applicable. Or imagine getting a 1 on a poison save and taking double damage for double the time.

Maybe you should try being a good guy.

>> No.76615173

based and NG-pilled

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>> No.76615248

Barst: The Hatchet (Fire Emblem: Heroes)

>> No.76615302

There are few images the banning of the posting of which would result in more direct benefit to them site than this.

>> No.76615307

>write my own adventures
>takes me a while to do them but have lots of ideas
>purchase and download a bunch of third party things to help me out fill them in
>tell player specifically that I don’t want to rely on official published stuff
>stop playing due to ‘rona and difficulty in handling online tools
>Christmas comes around
>one of the players gives me a published module for levels 1-10
On one hand I get it, they want a game and I am taking my damn time.
On the other I can just basically flush all the foreshadowing I threw in their way because I guess we’re doing a book everyone did now. Just when I started establishing the villains.
The player also GMs and always uses book adventures, but I have too many ideas for that and I hate Forgotten Realms.

>> No.76615343

I have no idea what you're talking about.

>> No.76615359

>thank you, I'll use it for inspiration
Then don't do anything.

>> No.76615375

>player gives you a gift related to a hobby you have
>immediately take it as an insult and an implied demand to do something
you have some deep rooted issues you fucking autist

>> No.76615382

then maybe you shouldn't voice opinions about a character you know nothing about, because it's just about the only significant thing lathander has ever done

>> No.76615386
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>adventure books

>> No.76615402

have you tried being less autistic instead

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I may check that out. Erebos has served me well. And by serve I mean tear out my sins and show them to me.

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>> No.76615476

With all the planeshift stuff, and now these books, I'm tempted to just FUCK UP planescape/forgotten realms by opening the settings up to each other. How fast would all the MtG threats start pushing shit in?

>> No.76615496

Not really, I know they meant well and they don’t know my epic plot I came up with. I just have mixed feelings. It’s one of the better modules but it’s not what I wanted to run at all. And if I don’t run it they will probably think I hated this gift. The thing is that it really just makes me want to scrap the entire previous campaign and just go by the book with new characters. And probably new players, because the current group is a little fluid and people keep trying to invite more players while trying to push some other players away.
It just makes me sad about how thoughtful the gift was and how I don’t want to use it at the same time. I would appreciated one of the monster books like Xanathar or Volo more. Or something like “100 towns” or “quick adventures”, as I can seamlessly weave them into my things.

>> No.76615514

I genuinely have no fucking clue what you're talking about even after reading through the fr wiki.
You seem like a faggot.

>> No.76615518

>gnoll hang out with illithids
Being mind-controlled, obviously.

>> No.76615520

the aligned devils + celestials would fuck them up

>> No.76615534

Your posts are bad.

>> No.76615567

>explaining away your overthinking by overthinking some more
you have some deep rooted issues you fucking autist

>> No.76615604

Celestials? Maybe not, angels in MtG, even powerful ones, don't fare well.

Devils/demons/yugoloths? A better bet, I agree. Until they're fighting in their home planes and don't poof on death, and can be absorbed by the sliver/eldrazi/praetor goo

>> No.76615710

Let me simplify this for you then
>play few games, introduce the players to major NPCs, have some working for them from the start
>start building up a minor villain
>have this great plan for variety in enemies and outcomes, introducing the main powers one by one
>stop playing due to pandemic
>”hey, I got you this book how about we play from level 1-10 chasing a vampire instead”
>after I specifically told them I am not going to run adventure modules
To complicate things that player is my SO

>> No.76615736

>if i don't do this they'll HATE me
>i run this they'll HATE me
go away, normal.

>> No.76615790

ask them if they'd like to run it?

>> No.76615837
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>all these elves adventuring with half-orcs
Didn't elves and orcs used have a hardcore hateboner for each other thanks to their gods hating each other guts? I mean a "take no prisoners" hateboner level, which extended to even half-orcs and half-elves?

>> No.76615850

>Get gift from SO
>It's related to your hobby
>It is one of the highest regarded modules
>They obviously want me to scrap all my previous work and run this for them NOW
Or they got you a gift related to your hobby? If this is how your SO communicates with you have bigger issues than a pushy player wanting to try out CoS

>> No.76615866

Just explain that you would like to finish the current campaign before considering the next one

>> No.76615879

Have you considered talking to them?

Am I too old or am I not getting the problem?

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This really isnt difficult.

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What's the dumbest house rule/character building constraint you've ever seen? For me, I saw a game that was modeled after feudal japan that banned any archetype that wasn''t explictly weeb (so, if you wanted to play a fighter it had to be a samurai).

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>stop playing due to pandemic
this is the biggest red flag right here

>> No.76615989

The execution may have been too strict but applying restrictions so you don't have a viking running around japan or a native american warrior running around egypt seems perfectly fine to me

>> No.76616010

This, we've been crushing it on Roll20 over the last few months with all this free time.

>> No.76616038

Not anymore anon, racism bad and me no likey!

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Why are we calling it an 'SO'? Its a fucking anonymous board and context is kind of important here. No one gives a shit if you're gay, people here call each other faggot regardless.

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>all martials get spellcasting options
>all casters get martial options
>some casters can even swing swords using their casting ability
>tasha made races interchangeable
Do you think we'll reach a point where casters can just pick their casting stat at character creation regardless of class?

>> No.76616273

Pandemic was what let me finally rope some of my friends into playing. Ran a game from 1-12 over FantasyGrounds from April to October, now they're all hooked and I've got a new campaign set to start after New Years. Feels good man

>> No.76616286

>true 4e was never tried
Gas all 4rries

>> No.76616298

>DM houserules critical failures on both melee and casting with casters having to roll on a special negative only wild magic table and critical hits that automatically deal maximum and double damage
Surprisingly no one's died horribly yet.

>> No.76616375

Rolled 15, 18, 9, 17, 11, 16 + 2 = 88 (6d20 + 2)

6d20 is what you might expect.
First d12 is race, in order: (H-Dwarf, M-Dwarf, H-Elf, W-Elf, L-Halfling, S-Halfling, Standard Human, Dragonborn, Rock Gnome, Half-Elf, Half-Orc, Tiefling)
Second d12 is class, in order: (Berserker Barbarian, Lore Bard, Life Cleric, Land Druid, Champion Fighter, Open Hand Monk, Devotion Paladin, Hunter Ranger, Thief Rogue, Draconic Sorcerer, Fiend Warlock, Evocation Wizard)

Now give me my completely randomly generated PC.

>> No.76616382

All i know is that when they finally reach the point where they can milk 5e no longer and have to make 6e it's going to be an abomination

>> No.76616395

My DM did the injury rule on big damage at one point and the only time it ever came into play was when a Roper dragged my cleric in and crit me hard enough to break my ribs
Spent the rest of the dungeon, over the next two sessions, with that giving me disadvantage on almost everything. Shit sucked
And then injury rules never came up again

>> No.76616409

My Pathfinder houserules already do this.

>> No.76616420

Sounds like a shitshow

>> No.76616461

>Do you think we'll reach a point where casters can just pick their casting stat at character creation regardless of class?
no, that'd be too based

>> No.76616465

My DM used to roll on the injury table after EVERY crit.
Then would send swarms of creatures with pack tactics at us
Over the span of one dungeon
>The fighter lost a leg
>The paladin lost an eye
>The sorcerer got his ribs broken
>The druid lost a hand
>The barbarian lost a leg, hand, and eye
Safe to say the group was able to convince the DM what a shit idea that was

>> No.76616484

Yeah sounds about right
That campaign is also what convinced our DM to drop Flanking as a rule after we started abusing the shit out of it with the Druid's summons

>> No.76616498

You'd think my DM would have learned his lesson like that after I got a double crit and decided to smite twice for a total of 122 damage in a single round. It was complete and utter overkill, the enemy had like half that health but I was trying to send him a message.

>> No.76616504

It's retarded mainly because it's easy to build around as the system doesn't accommodate for it
>be a halfling, a 1/20 chance to kys becomes 1/400
>add lucky feat and it's 1/8000
>casters use one of dozens of options to subvert it entirely with spell saves
It needlessly penalizes guys who just want to roll attack dice and makes no sense narratively. If everyone who swings their swords had a 5% chance to kill themselves every soldier would be dead in 20 minutes

>> No.76616512

Rolled 9, 5 = 14 (2d12)

Trying those two d12s since they didn't format very well. Those rolls were great, by the way, except Con and maybe Wis.

>> No.76616528

>Rock Gnome Champion

All right, then.

>> No.76616542


>> No.76616546

Rolled 3, 13, 13, 5, 2, 12 = 48 (6d20)

Yeah Alright lets give this a go.

>> No.76616551

0/10 use spheres

>> No.76616559

Rolled 5, 1 = 6 (2d12)

Oh no

>> No.76616561

I mean I get that sometimes even a well trained fighter sometimes just completely eats shit. That's what the nat 1 is supposed to represent. But no one except a complete and utter novice is going to trip and hurt themselves on their own weapons.

>> No.76616564


>> No.76616577

Hope for a Half-Elf who can get by with only Dex, Con and Cha, anything else is borderline unusable.

>> No.76616579

Ah yes, my favorite part of High Path Sorcery
>Flavor text

>> No.76616586

Mentally-Handicapped, Muscle Atrophied Lightfoot Halfling Berserker

>> No.76616595

Rolled 13, 9, 7, 9, 8, 2 = 48 (6d20)

Lets get this ball rollan and see how fucked I am

>> No.76616604

>be martial, get hit by dumb as sorcerer
>be martial, fall prone because my belt fell off

>be caster, missed and zapped the fighter, oh well better luck next time
>be caster, watch dumb ass martial fall down and get dog piled

Fuck why does every penalty just ass fuck martials so hard?
I'd play a halfling at any table that does crit fails or walk away

>> No.76616606

Rolled 1, 1 = 2 (2d12)

Allready looking horribly crippled, lets go

>> No.76616608

Rolled 16, 15, 11, 14, 11, 3 + 2 = 72 (6d20 + 2)

Let's go, Hill Dwarf Cleric get

>> No.76616627

Rolled 3, 10 = 13 (2d12)


>> No.76616630

>sometimes the heroes fail
Yeah. That is what misses are for. Penalizing players any more than that for doing something as basic as trying to attack is unnecessary.

>> No.76616643

And of fucking course I roll a Sorcerer with five decent stats and 3 Charisma.

>> No.76616676

>CHA wizards with paladin dip
Yes, "based".

>> No.76616684

we use fumble cards only because my players fucking beg for them
i think it's silly that higher tier adventurers more often embarrass themselves, but if they all want them so badly, they can have them
they have led to some hilarious situations, and the accompanying crit cards have also led to some insanely epic situations

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>> No.76616743

I think a Sorcerer/Paladin would still be better even if you could choose your stats. Metamagic gives you a lot more options if you wanted to gish it up.

>> No.76616782

Rolled 9, 8, 8, 19, 20, 19 + 2 = 85 (6d20 + 2)

cant you roll that shit together?

>> No.76616790

Clearly not, Dr. Hawking

>> No.76616797

Rolled 10, 10 = 20 (2d12)

Guess not, void the 2

>> No.76616844

>Enter Egyptian themed city
>A group of weregators are running a protection racket on everyone
>Retard Pally insists on fighting them even though they're too strong and the DM vocally does not recommend it at our current level.
>Decides to randomly assault the first one he sees because "muh Paladin code", ends up going into a tavern and attacking a group of them.
>Session ends due to time, implication is we'll have to fight when we resume next week.

What's the best way to convince a group of pissed off lycanthropes to not murder our healer and/or ourselves? I'm thinking a really big ass bribe.

>> No.76616846

>the physically weakest, mentally most outstanding Half-Elf Sorcerer you can imagine

Not bad, I guess, just stay out of enemy range and you will be fine.

>> No.76616848
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>Half-Elf Draconic Sorcerer
Actually pretty fucking cool with some fat stats

>> No.76616962

>you may follow a paladin code, but we don't
>gives him over to the gang

>> No.76616991

>"We're not with him"

>> No.76617020


This, but after they beat him bloody you apologize and convince them to let you drag his body away so you can heal him. Maybe grease some palms with gold as an apology

>> No.76617096

Is Mystic the Naruto class?

>> No.76617108

Just let him fight alone?

If he wants to reroll his PC then let him.

>> No.76617134


>> No.76617142

>Barbarian, rest of party is range (Artificer, Sorcerer, Rogue)
>When I roll a 1 I drop my sword
>When anyone else rolls a 1 they shoot me in the back

>> No.76617146

Mystic is older than Naruto

>> No.76617197

How's battlemaster for a ranged fighter?

>> No.76617225
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Good see >>76607237

>> No.76617228

Since apparently there is no 5e homebrew thread rn, I'm thinking about making up a toad race. I know there are already Bullywugs and especially Grungs, but since one's not technically playable (a homebrew version does not exist but it's a bit meh), and the other's just... I dunno, out of nowhere and kinda OP, I want to come up with a bit more complex society and culture outside of "frog people who do frog things".

The race's name will be the Broasks, and they'll be a hugely expansionist, yet tribal society, loosely basing this trait on the events regarding the cane toad in Australia. If you think it's something neat and interesting I can post about their stat bonuses, alignments, traits etc.

>> No.76617235

Players asked me if I minded building my own campaign world to play in instead of using the existing worlds like Forgotten Realms. So I did. And they've been having a blast. And I've been having fun putting campy shit into it like I've always dreamed about.

The players are Arcane Operators, shortened to Arcops, who serve as specialist law enforcement for the Great City of Vistrana. It's basically D&D Cops and we've been having a blast. SWAT teams are Bahamut paladins who all use hand crossbows with shields and have baller Tom Sellick mustaches and act like utter CHADS. K9 units are just druids who wild shape into dogs/wolves. Air support is just guys on flying brooms or carpets using standard issue Arcop Wands. Each player runs a full caster. No half casters or non casters in the party.

So far they've gone through the following
>stopped a barbarian riot that started when a group of drunk half orcs got kicked out of a whorehouse
>stopped the illegal trade of cockatrice eggs
>arrested a rock gnome wizard who was trafficking black market wands that tended to explode when used
>shut down a scroll manufacturing ring that was supplying local gangs
>arrested a cambion who was running the red market district from behind the scenes
>stopped a prison break led by the cambion's true masters, an incubus and succubus
>intercepted a red dragon egg that was being purchased by one of the Three Tigers (Triad equivalent) for a bloodline transfusion to create a sorcerous bloodline

They don't get paid much and they don't have magic items of their own. Unless they go corrupt and pocket funds/items that have been confiscated as part of an investigation. So far they haven't gone bad. But they do get the ability to requisition equipment that varies. Plus their boss, who is basically a combination of Captain Holt, Commissioner Reagan and Detective Sipowicz, gets a budget which he uses for bonus pay, scrolls and potions. I haven't had this much fun in years.

>> No.76617236

That wasn't my question.

>> No.76617258

The question isn't "Is battlemaster good for X", the question is "Is literally any other fighter subclass good for X" because odds are the question of "Is battlemaster good for" will be yes

>> No.76617260

I'd personally put Naruto's Ninjas closer to something like Wizards or Way of the Shadow Monks. The ninjutsu the characters pull off is much closer to D&D Magic and so I'd play a Wizard.

>> No.76617280

They've even got somatic and verbal spell components

>> No.76617285
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GW2 had a decent frog race.
I forewarn you that they did in fact do mostly frog things, but I personally really liked the little guys.


>> No.76617287

is Dual Wielding THAT bad?
Dual Wielder + TWF?
surely it's similar enough to pam/ cbe not taking GWM/ SS into account

>> No.76617310

It's more likely to hit at least once in a turn obviously but no the damage isn't better even with feats

>> No.76617325

Swimming, swimming, swimming
All summer long!
Swimming, swimming, swimming~
It makes your flippers strong!

>> No.76617327

Reminds me of The Wolf Among Us.

>> No.76617336

Sounds fun_

>> No.76617394

Well, sorry that some of us had to change jobs, look after elderly relatives, take loans and furnish new living spaces right when the lockdowns first began. And that we were using tabletop games to get away from computers.
I don’t know how to break it to her that her gift is basically like giving prepainted miniatures to someone who loves painting or a plastic plant to a gardener without sounding like an ungrateful asshole. Yeah, finishing the first campaign first would be perfect, but it will take years for a group of adults with unstable schedules and my slow writing pace and anxiety.
It’s not that I am against running modules (I have some ready for a different system), but getting a big, really specific one when I already told her I don’t want to run modules for D&D feels like she wasn’t listening or doesn’t care about what I get out of DMing. Or doesn’t understand that other people don’t want to run modules (most people we played with, including her, rely on them almost exclusively).
It was still pretty much the best D&D book she could have gotten me out of all those printed in my language (not everyone in the group is bilingual and we use metric). All the others I either already have or would find useless (because fuck FR and I made myself clear on that to my group; thankfully most of them are new to D&D and don’t care for it).

>> No.76617402

>Only full casters
>Policing the magiclets
As it should be

>> No.76617419
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>"yo dawg, you know frogs right?"
>"... yeah"
>"let's make em fuckin bigger"

>> No.76617441

Now that I think about it I can definitely see the resemblance. Huh, never really thought about it when I was building the campaign.

I'll never get tired of when the party calls in paladin backup and I get to RP a dozen Bahamut paladins busting in doors screaming, "PALADINS, DROP YOUR WEAPONS!"

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Frozen mansion cont.
Added a large study, a slightly smaller lounge-ier one, and a little pond next to the courtyard

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Redpill me on the Leonin. Don't care much for their 'official" lore, but what about their racial features?

>> No.76617575

maybe your homemade adventures aren't as interesting as you think they are

>> No.76617577

I've been interested in getting something for making maps, even though I'm not sure if they would ever see the day, I just find making maps fun, is dungeondraft worth it?

>> No.76617627

If they aren’t the players are very good at pretending they are.
Reportedly one of the players who usually just played a smash hit kill big guy in every game and didn’t even make her own character actually started role playing in mine and had a blast despite lack of combat encounters.

>> No.76617658

Are Wizard of the coasts monsters or gods allowed to be streamed in home brewed games?

>> No.76617680

No. If you even fucking THINK about saying Beholder outside of a Wizards of the Coast™ Approved Campaign® Mark Mearls will come to your table and kill you

>> No.76617752

I doubt WOTC approved CR's usage of Vecna directly. That shit was like 5 episodes in.

>> No.76617780

Yeah its pretty cool, especially with some of the high def assets out there
If you check the share thread you might find some stuff knowmsayin

>> No.76617823

dungeondraft is pretty good, though it still feels like a beta software for sure
i wouldn't use it without forgotten adventure's assets from patreon, the default assets are fucking gross, but you only need to pay $1 and you can download all the shit they've made within a month
being able to import it for foundry with walls and everything build in is pretty nice

>> No.76617830

This is cool as fuck anon good job definitely not gonna steal a bunch of it from you no sir

>> No.76617958
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Can I make a kobold worth loving?

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College of the Pimp
3rd Level
>Art of the Pimp
>When you join the College of the Pimp, you gain proficiency in whips, know the mage hand cantrip, and can use rods as a spellcasting focus for your bard spells. Carousing, partying, and acts of lechery all count as light activity for the purposes of resting for you.

>Pimp Slap
>While your mage hand is active, as an action you can move the hand and cause it to strike a creature within 5 feet of it. You make a melee spell attack, on a hit the target takes 1d4 + your charisma modifier in force damage. This damage increases when you reach 5th level (1d6), 11th level (1d8), and 17th level (1d10) in this class.

>Belittling Strike
>When you hit a creature with a melee attack or a creature fails a saving throw against a bard spell you cast, you can expend and roll one bardic inspiration die to belittle them. Until the start of your next turn the creature's movement speed is reduced by half and the creature's attack rolls are reduced by the number rolled on the die.

6th Level
>All that Glitters
>You can attune to one additional magic item. This attunement can only be used for Rings, Rods, and Wonderous Items.

14th Level
>The Pimp Hand
>You know the spell Bigby's Hand. It doesn't count against the number of bard spells you know, and you can cast it without a Verbal or Material Component. Whenever you start casting the spell, you can modify it so that it doesn't require concentration. If you do so you can only use a single effect from the spell for this casting.

Tiny updates from last thread.

>> No.76618011

only if it doesn't devolve into furshit and they're attracted to other scaled folk exclusively

>> No.76618027

I mean loved by the party, not romantically.

>> No.76618029

Steal away. I don't mind. As long as you have fun, it's worth it.

>> No.76618047

I was aware.
Any good character is worth loving anon, as long as you're not a furfag.

>> No.76618070

pimp slap is a little underwhelming, i'd give it the same scaling as bardic inspiration, and maybe let it be usable when you expend bardic inspiration or as you summon the hand

>> No.76618072

I mean, I am. But I don't intermix games and that other than I guess playing a kobold.

I have barely played in general, but I'm going to be trying my best.

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>> No.76618102

You sound alright. Just focus on making a simple character and the rest'll come naturally, especially if it's not a very confrontational one. Have fun, you goddamn degenerate. Always remember that it's a game.

>> No.76618134

There was once a kobold cleric of tymora in a village, the party found her kindness and good deeds endearing. The party once dragged in a party member whose hand was cut off, which she made a shrill screeing noise and ran up to begin healing the character. They thought she would be free heals and a pleasant part of a rough area. The party accidentally caused a local group of brigands to attack. She was found cut from chin to tail down the middle with a knife through each shoulder. One player cried a little, another promptly announced, "welp, she's useless."
I would say that them being cute, kind, well intentioned (if flawed), can help. But love is not something everyone will agree on.

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>> No.76618154

What happens if he wraps the entire party up

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Hmm.. sure! I'll let it scale the same as Bardic Inspiration and I'll let it be useable the instant you cast it. I don't think it needs to be used when you expend a die though, it could cause some problems. How's this look for ya?

>Pimp Slap
>When you cast mage hand and as an action on subsequent turns, you can move the hand and cause it to strike a creature within 5 feet of it. You make a melee spell attack, on a hit the target takes 1d6 + your charisma modifier in force damage. This damage increases when you reach 5th level (1d8), 10th level (1d10), and 15th level (1d12) in this class.

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I fucking knew I recognized this shit from somewhere

>> No.76618177
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A few years back, I played on a session where DM faced us with a puzzle.

>While walking through an abandoned dwarven city towards the office of an illusionist, encounter a spiraling staircase
>It's endless, and we walked for hours without any results.
>Any separation became permanent, once we lost sight of each other - walking back produced no results.
>As an experiment, I used a piece of coal to mark the wall, but no matter if I walked forward or backwards, I never encountered my markings again.
>Eventually we just used the Scroll of Dispel Magic, and it solved the problem.

The thing is, the DM said there's actually a non-magical solution to this trap, and it still bothers me that I can't come up with anything that would reasonably work. It keeps me up at night.
I'd ask the man himself, but we're not on good terms anymore.

>> No.76618181

Good advice, thanks anon. Gonna pour one out for that cleric.

>> No.76618185

It would be awkward with the other 3rd level feature, that's true. It just feels like too central of an ability to become lost as your options for your action increase.

>> No.76618195

Everyone is restrained until they can make saving throws on their turn. It's a 20 foot cube so I guess it would be a problem for PCs that bunch up right next to each other during fights.

>> No.76618206

Right, that's where I got the idea for Paladin SWAT teams.

>> No.76618222

I'd have someone take a rope, walk up, have someone else hold the other end and see what happens when the person with rope in hand goes up/ down

>> No.76618227

You are able to use it alongside Belittling Strike. I'd like this feature to basically be your option when you don't want to expend something. Basically like a cantrip, but is it not doing enough to feel like you should be using it?

>> No.76618228

What is the lesser evil:

a) Standard Human
b) Variant Human, but you may only take Grappler as your feat

>> No.76618239

I think we tried the rope. I don't remember what ended up happening, but it didn't lead to the escape.

>> No.76618242

Im working a bit more on my character's custom background. I'm looking for a background feature, some possible equipment additions, and maybe a tool proficiency.

For context, she's the bastard daughter of a wealthy merchant. Her real father is a noble who invoked droit du seigneur on the new couple as they honeymooned in a foreign land. While her family loves her, she legally doesn't inherit anything.

>> No.76618244

standard obviously

>> No.76618253
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Fuck. I forgot to post the background.

>> No.76618266

Well obviously, but what does Giant Santa Skeleton do when he wraps up all his foes? Does he stick them into the sack? does he keep attacking like a boring person? give me fluff and not crunch

>> No.76618273

Far Traveler's is kinda like a lesser version of Noble's, Outlander's always works, depending on type of merchant something like Guild Artisan or Charlatan? That's the directions I'd go

>> No.76618282

I'm willing to bet he had no clue what was going on and schrodinger'd you until you had a good enough solution

>> No.76618287

You guys got any character art of a guy in a suit? Human in his early 20s, white, beard. I'm goingt to play an Artificer that works as a tailor, and I'd like to look sharp as fuck.

>> No.76618303

At early levels, it's pretty nice compared to a cantrip, basically a charisma based weapon attack, able to trigger belittling strikes. Seems like it's something you'd be using less and less later on, even something like vicious mockery will be more helpful with the built in disadvantage.
Also, I'd say the 6th level feature needs to be expanded or another part should be added. The one feature from you get from your subclass between 3 and 14 shouldn't be contingent on finding a certain type of magical item.

>> No.76618304

A couple solutions that COULD be the answer if the illusionist/DM wanted:
>take two steps at a time
>walk with your eyes closed
>walk up the stairs backwards (i.e. facing downstairs)
>roll to disbelieve illusion

>> No.76618311

I forgot to post it (though it's here now >>76618253), but I'm making my own background.

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>starting a new campaign
>looking through my players character sheets to make sure everythings in order
>the bard put his background as "pussy crusher"

>> No.76618337

You think you have bard problems?
>Bard player consistently walks into traps on purpose.
>Bard player consistently walks into encounters by himself
>Bard player consistently gets party into as dangerous shit as possible
>The player assures me he's not tired of his character, and he loves the campaign.

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Only have two anywhere close to that.

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The other's a bit... different.

>> No.76618359

Just had an idea after I submitted this. For level 6, you can give them vicious mockery (or another cantrip if they already have it), and when you cast vicious mockery on someone, you can use your Pimp Slap as a bonus action on that same target. Basically trying to represent cursing out a bitch and then slapping them.

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For me it's Dishonored character art

>> No.76618398

The horndog bard in our party in the last campaign ended up being MVP in the final string of encounters when he basically soloed a massive horde of zombies by sneaking into the middle of them with Invisibility + Shoes of Elvenkind and then blasting them with Destructive Wave

>> No.76618425

It feels a bit late to give them another cantrip for level 6 don't you think? If I gave them that I'd give it to them at level 3 with Art of the Pimp and I could buff both of them at level 6 like that though.

>Mean Cuss
>When you cast Vicious Mockery on someone, you can use your Pimp Slap as a bonus action against that same target.
I like this a lot for level 6, but I feel like it should work with more spells. Maybe I could have it work with enchantment spells or would that be pushing it considering you get the extra attunement slot?

>> No.76618427

If you choose to suffer the retard, the retard is you.

>> No.76618431

25 gold is a tad much to think items as well.
Feature wise, look to Guild Artisan or perhaps Failed Merchant for inspiration.

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Full disclosure I'd like it to work with Enchantment Spells because Bard's got command now, so using this you could be like "Kneel, bitch!" then slap their shit in. And that's just hilarious. But at the same time, maybe that's pushing it a bit too far? Valor Bards get battle magic at level 14 and this is kind of close in terms of effects for level 6.

>> No.76618526
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You again?

>> No.76618585

Its the amount that nobles get from their background.

>> No.76618589

When you target a creature with an enchantment spell with a verbal component, you can use a Pimp Slap against that target as a bonus action. This works with vicious mockery but is broad enough that you don't need to give the cantrip to them for free.

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I think I'll take a page from the 6th level Order Domain feature, and limit this to a number of times per day equal to your Charisma modifier. Cause effectively, you are casting a spell then making an attack, so a limit seems fair.

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Alright, I finished up my list of homebrew power words. How do they appear balancewise? They are intended to be one use per long rest, like some of the stronger warlock invocations and you still have to expend the spell slot. Additionally, they'd have to choose which one or couple to prepare each day. I try to run a challenging game, but in turn like my PCs to feel powerful.

Additionally, do you guys have any ideas for more support-centric power words? I thought an easy one could be Power Word Shield that you can cast as a reaction to grant another character +5 AC or resistance to one damage type until the start of your turn. Ideas?

>> No.76618650

that's fair, especially if you keep the other 6th level feature

>> No.76618841

>Slayer’s Prey
>Starting at 3rd level, you can focus your ire on one foe, increasing the harm you inflict on it. As a bonus action, you designate one creature you can see within 60 feet of you as the target of this feature. The first time each turn that you hit that target with a weapon attack, it takes an extra 1d6 damage from the weapon.
I asked earlier if this could be considered a hostile action that should prompt initiative, and was answered yes. Why? It focuses on a single creature and could be stated as a mean glare or watching their movements. Considering that Slayer's Prey has reactions at later levels to saving throws and spells, shouldn't being able to get Slayer's Prey off before the fight even starts be kosher?

>> No.76618851
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Alright here's what we are working with. I'm sure there could be better names for these features, but its the best I could come up with, and I'll have to write out a little flavor blurb.

>> No.76618855

Sexy. He is confidently a mob boss who's a STR Bard of the Collage of Pimping.

>> No.76618899
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Anon you clearly have no idea what you are doing

>> No.76618912

Because Slayer's Prey is inherently hostile as to increase your damage against a target like Hunter's Mark whereas Hunter's Sense is designed to scout out an opponent's weakness much like an Mastermind Rogue's Insightful Manipulator, though the former is allowed in combat. Someone who uses Hunter's Sense is gauging an opponent's weaknesses, while Slayer's Prey is on the cusp of attacking that creature.

>> No.76618930

It's hands down the meta for battle master. cbe/ss with a hand crossbow is the most damage you can do with a fighter without doing some kind of multiclassing

>> No.76618944

Very helpful. Thanks for your input.

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Power words are so weak, and these don't solve their problem.
At low levels I can get all the mileage and more from casting sleep. At higher levels I have better spell choices that aren't locked to one low hp target where I'm potentially wasting a whole slot to see if they're low enough on hp.
There's just no point in using them when you always have something better, and safer.

>> No.76619051

>increase your damage against a target like Hunter's Mark
Hunter's Mark has vocal components tied directly to the spell. SP just says to draw ire on a target. No required actions, as in you are looking at a target. Read the rest of the subclass and most if not all are dependent on the SP being active. So if a magic user is the focus, that is like a standoff where you are waiting for a spell or a hostile action. Why are we rolling initiative on a supposed ire towards a creature? If that was always the case a simple stare would prompt a fight? For a class where prep work is king, why wouldn't you have this on as soon as you make visual contact with a target or unknown subject, especially when you have unlimited uses with the only restriction being you lose it on any rest.
It seems too obtuse and I don't wanna get a Twitter account to yell at the shitting devs.

>> No.76619067

Well, even though power words are power words, I do like the idea of Power Word: Entomb. I wish there were more petrification spells

>> No.76619101

the writers were really trying to strongarm you into playing the bullshit saytrs

>> No.76619125
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What Bard spell gives you 3d6 hoes?

>> No.76619139

>You just a nigga with a garden hose
Makes me laugh, every time

>> No.76619163

35 walking speed is better, roar is situational, you're not gonna use the claws. So you're a darkvision 35 speed race.
You tell me.

>> No.76619169

None of what you said changes the fact that it is inherently a hostile combat ability. I get where you're coming from, but from a technical perspective they're going into combat. As a DM, if one of my players is using their skills to prep a strike on an enemy I will have them roll initiative 100% of the time. Surprised is a condition for a reason.

>> No.76619183

Bland, but solid?

>> No.76619206

How should I play a monk, generally?

>> No.76619216

In theory.

>> No.76619218

You are not a frontline, you are melee support

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>> No.76619294

>technical perspective
And there is our difference. You see it as a button to push to do the thing while I see it as a bonus that can and should be used as a preparation before the boot drops. I dont agree with you but you have your table and I have mine.

>> No.76619324

Rolled 5 (1d10)

Knight get

>> No.76619331

Rolled 1 (1d10)

>He got it

>> No.76619333

Rolled 4 (1d10)

Axe knight chad please deliver unto me!

>> No.76619335

Rolled 5 (1d10)

Some take the easy path. You didn't.
My turn

>> No.76619340
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>none of the fighter subclasses really fit my character
>only one i can justify is the shitty champion

God i wish my DM allowed UA.

>> No.76619345

Trips and all you got was a hose

>> No.76619351

Play battlemaster or rune knight. Refluff maneuvers as feats of extraordinary strength, refluff rune knight as innate giant sorcery.

>> No.76619353
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The pimp hand gains another

>> No.76619364

What’s the character? What are you trying to accomplish?

>> No.76619380

Just use Battlemaster it has zero innate fluff anyways

>> No.76619388
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

Magical Secrets Level 10: Conjure Woodland Beings (Alseids, Satyrs, Dryad, Naiad, Nereid, Pixies, Sprites, Quicklings)
All of the summon spells could work for a single summon creature, but Conjure Woodland beings has the most amount of humanoid male/female creatures that could work as groupies.

Rolling for Pimpknight!

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>> No.76619425

Fuck son calm down you got dubs at least

>> No.76619433
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Theres another fighter in the party and it makes much more sense for his character to be the battlemaster

A simple peasant lad thrust into circumstances far beyond his understanding who's made it this far through a combination of luck and being built like an ox. All the fighter subclasses are too fancy or too magical.

>> No.76619441

Why can't you have a second Battlemaster?

>> No.76619443

My autism, i want the party to be more varied.

>> No.76619445

Sounds like a barbarian to me senpai

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>> No.76619466

>The archetypal Champion focuses on the development of raw physical power honed to deadly perfection. Those who model themselves on this archetype combine rigorous training with physical excellence to deal devastating blows.
This sounds like a Champion fighter to me.

>> No.76619479

Champion it is, you special snowflake.

>> No.76619487

How's the New Wildfire Druid? It seems like it's pretty ok with the teleporting abilities (although the spell list seems kinda garbage).

>> No.76619494

I mean, if you're really set on it. We're just trying to remind you that you don't need to have the same mechanics or even set of powers of a character you're trying to emulate, just the general idea and backstory. Sure, sorcerer might be too opposite to what henry is, but something like a ranger or a paladin, who gain their powers by training alone, shouldn't break the base personality too much desu

>> No.76619503

This could also work for a Rogue. Rogues are kind of lucky fellows, they survive the odds by sheer chance (Evasion, Uncanny Dodge, etc) and they strike you once and could kill you. If you get the Tough feat, you could have even more HP than the Fighter. Now if that's too fancy for you then Champion Fighter is honestly the best call here.

>> No.76619507

What >>76619466 said, champ could work.

>> No.76619510

Battlemaster shit isn't some super special techniques dude. It's literally "I trip the guy"

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The games already begun so its a bit late to do big changes like that, i just realized that i never thought about what subclass i was doing until now.

>> No.76619618

Free respeccing (within reason) for the first 4 levels is an incredibly common houserule. If it bothers you it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring it up to your dm.

>> No.76619623

Suck it up or talk to your DM you fucking autist

>> No.76619634
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I worked a bit more on my background. Now I'm only missing the feature. Should I go Position of Privilege from the Noble background (representing the "wealthy" part of wealthy merchant) or Trade Contact from the Hillsfar Merchant background?

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The former is in the PHB, but Im posting the latter here since its hard to find.

>> No.76619692

Our Monk has upset the fae
what do?

>> No.76619706

Put out an ad for another crazy adventurer cause you just lost the monk

>> No.76619708

Gift the Fae with a abstract idea from the Monk. Something that will screw him, but yet not kill or make him useless.

>> No.76619746
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punch it out

>> No.76619798

Depends on how recent the noble title is, would be my guess. If it's 1 or 2 generations ago, trade contact. Otherwise, position of privilege

>> No.76619828

That is an exceptionally awful idea

>> No.76619862

All problems can be solved with punch. If punch does not fix, punch again.

>> No.76619871
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>that lip

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Sounds like you haven't punched hard enough

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>that lip

>> No.76619933
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Our group is going to have an urban campaign in a big city, and my character is going to be a shopkeeper in his spare time. He mostly provides identifying services and sells magic (both his and the party's, as to capitalize on unspent slots at the end of the day), along with putting his tool proficiencies to good use.

Do these prices seem somewhat fair to you? I could always go lower to undercut other providers.

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>scrolling through roll20
>all these fucking adventure modules

Do peopel actually play these? Are they actually good? I cant imagine some book a company put out with defined paths and choices being preset would compare favorably at all to an individuals passion project

>> No.76619944
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>DM made us fill out consent forms for our next campaign
Wish me luck, /5eg/.

>> No.76619955

probably screening players
that what I'd do with that thing anyways

>> No.76619957
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Consent forms for what. Worst i had was the DM asking everyone if they had any triggers during a session zero.

>> No.76619959

Magical realm territory, or snowflake territory?

>> No.76619965

the thing is they're pretty consistent, with homebrew campaigns its kinda a toss up

>> No.76620032
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Why are girls more likely to be bad at dungeons and dragons?

>> No.76620039

The SJW territory

>> No.76620098

their brains are as smooth as their skin

>> No.76620109

Everyone sucks at D&D when they start off, its got a learning curve to it and it takes time for both men and women to figure it all out.

>> No.76620113

because to most girls, being a hero isn't about strength of body, mind, or character, and the great deeds you do with that, It's about being unique and victimhood. It's not about the great things you build, the lasting foundations, it's about tearing down what isn't "good" and calling it a day.

>> No.76620125

Certainly not always the case. In my current campaign the first timer is actually the best roleplayer at the table, its a little embarassing how stiff and wooden he makes the returning players look in comparison

>> No.76620129

unironically based response

>> No.76620261

I come to you from EST, Merry Christmas faggots

>> No.76620281

PST-Chad here, Merry Christmas. :3

>> No.76620311

Fucking coastal elites ruining my hobby

>> No.76620378


>> No.76621108

this is why I play furshit, to avoid the horny
>no, my character is only romantically involved with their own race
>DM appears a session or two later with a drunk [my race] at a tavern

that's when you know your DM is just a horny.

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>killing evil people is evil

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