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I am considering adding a homebrew spell to a game I DM. Here is the exact wording I intend to use: Superior Attunement 8th level transmutation Casting Time: 1 action Range: Touch ...

General Background The Dungeon Master's Guide contains copious rules for estimating the effects of traits on a creature's Challenge Rating. Some, of course, have greater effects than others. The DMG ...

I'm working on a homebrew class that, as one of its features, changes type between Humanoid and another (Aberration, Monstrosity, Fiend depending on subclass). Are there any strange interactions of ...

Background There are times where I feel like a certain spell would very much suit a certain character or concept, but because it's not on that classes' spell list, they can't have it. The classic ...

New DM here. One of my players wants to be able to cast vicious mockery without doing damage (because his character became a pacifist after death and resurrection). I'm considering allowing him to ...

I came up with the idea for a weapon for my Hexblade Warlock and I was wondering if it is balanced. as I look at it now it seems a bit under-powered and I would use it mostly for flavor. My reasoning ...

Background As a follow up to this question: What are the impacts of allowing Rangers to cast Arcane spells? If we assume that my DM is fine with letting the Ranger use the Wizard spell list instead ...

I wanted to put a Boggart into my 5e game, similar to a Boggart from the Harry Potter franchise. For those who don't know, it's a magical shape-shifting creature that can transform into the worst fear ...

I want to create a shadow version of the Pseudodragon for a Pact of the Chain warlock's familiar, and wanted to know if it would be unbalanced. It would gain the gain all the features a dragon gains ...

Background Rangers have the spellcasting class feature. It allows the Ranger to cast a small number of spells from the Ranger spell list, which has a lot in common with the Druid spell list (much ...

Undead used to be scary things: dead, rotting bodies seeking to devour all life, outnumbering their foes, and replacing their fallen with slain enemies. But nowadays players see them and think '...

I've been wanting to simplify the general pantheon of 5th Edition down to 2 major moral forces, mirroring the horizontal spectrum of the alignment system: (Good [Neutral] Evil) It seems simple ...

I'm about to start running a homebrew seafaring campaign in which my PC's will spend the vast majority of the narrative travelling on a boat, far from the mainland, on a diplomatic mission to explore ...

In a pathfinder game I'm running something has come up that I've never gone through before. A player is about to be lvl 17. He is about to get his first 9th level spell and wants to make a signature ...

I'd like to make an Eldritch Invocation for warlocks that allows you to make a weapon attack and cast eldritch blast at that same target: Eldritch Strike Prerequisites: 5th level, eldritch ...

NOTE: Homebrew must be allowed for this to work! Take 1 level in Rogue to get Sneak Attack. Take 5 levels in Warlock (this is preferably your starting class). Take Agonizing Blast at the second ...

I've just created a couple of homebrew races for my players to potentially choose from for an upcoming campaign. The problem is, I have no idea how well they stack up against the official races when ...

Is the following homebrew race balanced? Marble Physical appearance: milky orb with 4 smooth tentacles. Absorbs food and water through its skin. Ability score increase: +1 to Dexterity and +2 to ...

Is the following homebrew race balanced? Terran Ability score increase: +4 to Constitution but -2 to Dexterity Age: Terrans live 300 years. Size: Large. You are 14 feet tall and weight 700 ...

Is the following homebrew race balanced? Mechanoid Ability score increase: +2 to Intelligence and +2 to Wisdom Age: Mechanoids live an average of 40 years, but can live much longer. Size: Medium ...

I'm creating a monster of my own and I ran into this problem. So, the monster is a giant, venomous Starfish, largely inspired by the Crown of Thorns starfish in real life. It's about 20-30 feet in ...

For this question, I am using this homebrew centaur race on DNDBeyond. One of its traits is Equine Weakness, part of which states: As you lack the lower body of a humanoid, you are unable to wear ...

I have developed a homebrew magic item designed to give more choices to a ranged weapon user so that it isn't just attack rolls every round. I think I have a good solution, but I'm inexperienced with ...

Draconic Bloodline sorcerers gain the Elemental Affinity feature at level 6: Starting at 6th level, when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, you ...

This is not a suggestions question. I'm not looking for someone to suggest how I should balance ability X. I want to know the "rules" or customs for balancing. I am also not looking for rules on ...

The spell in question: Sendak’s Lightning Lash 2nd-level evocation Casting Time: 1 action Range: 10 feet Components: V S Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute. You bring your ...

I am creating a custom Wild Magic Table for my players sorceress character; one of the effects I've included is a Midas Touch curse effect. You are cursed with Midas Touch. Anything you touch (or ...

I have created a homebrew magic item and I want to know where potential confusion from readers may lie so I can remedy and make the description clearer. I am not looking for content critiques in this ...

I'm a brand new DM about to start Tomb of Annihilation with my group. The party consists of four members: a druid, a fighter, a rogue, and a bard. I'm planning on giving each of them a fairly mundane ...

I'm bringing a metal into my campaign that's light and strong (think aluminium/titanium) so attacks with weapons made from it end up being faster. Would allowing a second attack on a miss once per ...

I've noticed that for full table magic users (spells going up to 9th level), a new level spell slot opens up every two levels, it goes like this up until level 17 where it caps off at that point ...

One my players who's a monk was interested in taking up a Home-brew Monastic Tradition called 'Way of Transcendence' which is based on the Overwatch Character Zenyatta. However, one of the abilities ...

Second time asking about a homebrew race, so hopefully it is a bit more balanced than my previous one originally was. Florith Florith are nocturnal plant people who dwell in swamps, hunting ...

I want to know this. If not, what can be changed? Necrolyte A race of Humans transformed into semi-undead beings long ago by their own profane rituals. They combine Spells with Armor to great ...

My group has a cleric of Tymora (goddess of good fortune) and I am considering giving them a custom magic item that ties in with the idea of luck. The item is a coin with Tymora on one side, and ...

I'm about to help get a bunch of interested new players into D&D, running a one-shot for them to give them a feel for the game and hopefully a fun first-taste of tabletop roleplaying. Before ...

What Modifier and Modifier subtype can I use to give a weapon a +1 just to the attack/to-hit value in D&D Beyond? I don't want it to be +1 to-hit and +1 to damage, I just want the +1 to-hit. I ...

Background: We're playing a high-powered god-centric game where players are direct agents of gods of a pantheon I created. For the next session, I want to surprise them and throw in a couple of ...

Shield Warrior You have mastered the art of using shields as weapons. You gain the following benefits: You can benefit from up to 2 shields (including stacking their bonuses to AC). ...

I’ve been working on making a homebrew winged tiefling subrace in the hopes that it would be more balanced than the one in SCAG, as many people are against players having flight speeds at first level. ...

I Homebrewed a Bard college after deciding to create an Intimidation bard and finding that no colleges did this to the extent I had hoped. Are any of these abilities overpowered, underpowered, or ...

Essentially, I want to gain expertise in 2 skills but without having to take a level in Rogue (Or several in Bard) There are already feats to gain proficiency in various skills/weapons, but I can't ...

I have a homebrew spell in mind, probably sorcerer only, called Elemental Manipulation, it's something that requires creating spells on the go depending on the caster's description. Sometimes those ...

In our last session (with me as the DM), a creature was surrounded by the party and was trying to flee. She cast Levitate on herself to try to float up and get away. As she was going up and thereby ...

This homebrew Zombie Swarm found on dndbeyond.com has the following action: Grab. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 14 (4d6) bludgeoning damage, and the target is ...

Any advice on communities or forums where I can find play testers for a new tabletop role play game? It's designed for casual players to game together virtually. So imagine pen & pen style RPG ...

My game has renaissance firearms (Chapter 9: DMG, Firearms) and the rogue is proficient with a Pistol (1d10 piercing, 3lb, Ammunition (range 30/90), loading. He has a custom feat that works similar ...

I am just starting a campaign with some friends that has a heavy focus on horror style monsters. I have a shop in their home base town already that specializes in tools to hunt these creatures. Due to ...

Introduction My table consists of only new players, including myself as DM. I have various books at home, but we often learn as we go and check rules later (on how they are intended). This way, ...

I have created this item as a way to discover lore and history in a unique way for my campaign. Memory Orb Wondrous Item, Rare When a spell is cast into this 10-inch diameter, semi-...

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