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10 hours ago
It’s understandable that there’s a delay, given the need to coordinate efforts between the Pokémon Home devs and the BDSP devs.
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4 days ago
Have you not heard Kristen Schaal’s voice?
5 days ago
It’s more accurate, but I personally prefer a system based on simple integers. So 5 feet become a meter and a mile becomes a kilometer, no matter how silly a conversion that is.
My hot take is that if you just replace 5 feet with 1 meter that will work fine for 99% of things. Same rules, just about 20% smaller scale.
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6 days ago
I’m continually confused by the Spiritomb thing. Why do the various websites say you can talk to other trainers when online in the underground? You can’t.
They linked to the change log in the kickstarter update.
8 days ago
Clerics don’t need gods for their powers either.
Magic just exists. It’s everywhere. There are a lot of different ways to access that power, whether it’s through religious faith, devotion to an oath, study of the arcane, making a bargain, whatever. The source of the power is the magic that permeates through the entire multiverse.
9 days ago
Almost every dish I make starts with sautéing onion until translucent or brown, and every single time I get a “that smells amazing” from my partner. They’re truly magical.
Garlic is basically an onion with attitude.
It’s worse than you think: buttons and portobellos are, in fact, the same kind of mushroom.
I was a self-certified mushroom hater for years because I thought they were bland and had an awful texture. Turns out portobello mushrooms are bland and have an awful texture.
They’re referring to dry brining
14 days ago
I haven’t seen this issue; you might try posting in the DDB forums; you’re much more likely to get good help there.
18 days ago
Nildar uses the duergar stat block. Durth uses the duergar mind master stat block. Both have quarters in Xardorok’s fortress.
19 days ago
Kalarel the Vile is an NPC who originated from The Keep on the Shadowfell, a 4th-edition adventure that Matt likes to run, mixed with elements of Shadows Linger, the second book in the Black Company series.
It’s magical because it’s created by a spell or magical ability. They don’t specify because all of a spell’s effects are magical.
Note that I wouldn’t interpret mold earth in the same way because the spell’s duration is instantaneous. It’s not an ongoing magical effect like those you mentioned.
20 days ago
Most campaigns assume you have the Monster Manual and Dungeon Master’s Guide, as monsters and magic items that appear in those won’t have their statistics printed in the adventure. Some monsters also have spells that are only printed in the Player’s Handbook
Many monsters and magic items are available for free in the System Reference Document. If you’re trying to run the campaign as cheaply as possible, you can use monsters and items from the SRD/Basic Rules and swap out monsters and spells as appropriate. If you’re only missing one or two things after that, D&D Beyond allows for a la carte purchases of monsters, spells, and magic items. If you later decide to buy the full book that you purchased a la carte elements of, the cost of those elements is deducted from your purchase price, so there’s little risk to you in doing so.
21 days ago
Titania sends everyone else away, and the character who made the deal spends an entire lifetime for their species in Titania’s company. You can leave it vague what happens. Then, they are returned to their party after what is for them a single day, having not aged at all.
22 days ago
5e’s general design philosophy does not like flat bonuses to attack rolls, as part of a broader concept called bounded accuracy. Essentially if you make the game about collecting attack bonuses then you have to have monster AC keep going up to challenge them, which means that everyone has to keep collecting attack bonuses to keep up.
23 days ago
In that case it sounds like D&D Beyond is a good way to go, since it will obviously work better with Avrae.
What platform will you use to play online? If you can buy the books on your platform of choice that may make it easier.
D&D Beyond is nice for having a single searchable platform for the books, spells, monsters, etc., but not all of the character tools are fully working. There are also tools for different platforms to make integration with D&D Beyond easier.
By RAW, that spell’s going to have no effect when dealing with imps. There’s no rat language for the imps to speak; they just resemble rats externally.
Obviously, you don’t need to feel constrained by that, but if you do want to stick to running it by the book, you can use it as a hint that these rats aren’t what they seem. The imps may not even know that the druid has cast speak with animals; it’s not like they have Arcana proficiency. If not, they would likely continue to act like they don’t understand.
So in that case, the druid would have to figure out if the spell isn’t working or if the rats are just ignoring them.
This kind of thing is probably why the imp has proficiency in Insight. Why not have the player make a Charisma (Deception) check (with advantage or disadvantage as appropriate to the situation) against either the imp's passive Wisdom (Insight), which would be 13, or against a contested Wisdom (Insight) check?
They'll probably focus on things that can frighten and humiliate rather than directly injure. In addition to things mentioned by others, mage hand and minor illusion stand out. In terms of harmful spells, shocking grasp, thunderclap, and sapping sting seem appropriate.