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Short story, we are trying to port mouse-guard characters into a dnd-5e game. There is no official mouse/rat humanoid race, so we are going to homebrew it. Googling around, I've found this reddit ...

Background I have recently become the DM of a group comprised mostly of newbies and one or two older players who aren’t accustomed to 5e’s rules yet. I decided that, for my first campaign, I wanted ...

Is this stampede spell (a proposed custom spell for Druids and Rangers in my upcoming campaign) as strong as, or weaker than, the 5th level spell cloudkill? I used a similar base damage, the duration ...

My campaign setting currently requires a High Elf variant with three major caveats: It cannot have darkvision (all permitted races must have human-level vision). It lacks the flexibility to choose ...

For the purposes of grappling? I'm building a character with the intention of wielding a spear, that can be thrown/tossed away when I get up close in order to grab and batter them. I figured spiked/...

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 ...

I've been here for a little while and wanted to ask this before I went asking a question that could be less acceptable than this one. I want some help homebrewing a class for 5e, but before I do, I ...

This is my first time homebrewing a race, and I'd like some feedback on balance. The question here is whether this race is overpowered, underpowered, or roughly balanced when compared the playable ...

For my 5e homebrew setting, I'm making an elf subrace that's supposed to be able to turn into a tiny animal (like a squirrel, raccoon, wildcat etc) once per long rest, for a number of hours equal to ...

I'm looking at creating a homebrew class for dnd-5e, but have had trouble finding resources to assist with this. The DMG includes guidelines for modifying existing classes, but there don't appear to ...

This is my first try at home-brewing feats and I wanted to get some advice from the community. The idea is to make a feat that is flavored for a combat medic. Something that can improve potential ...

This is just a question I have been wondering about. Having strong debates with my group's DM over this ruling. CONTEXT: DM created a couatl race to play for his first campaign ever. the abilities ...

If I already have Find Familiar from Pact of Chain cast, does it become the phantom steed when I cast that spell? Since I can't have two familiars, I want to see if phantom steed was defined as a one. ...

I have an NPC I built that, well, I hadn’t intended to get quite this tied up in the story. But, hey, that’s how it goes sometimes. I want to make a full character for them, but I’m not sure if there ...

I really don't like the Ready Action. Smart (and/or tactical) players might be able to use readied actions to great effect and without problems, but my players and I find this game mechanic to be ...

This is my first attempt at a homebrew, and I've never DMed before so my knowledge of the Player's Handbook is what I've managed to find online. My question is this: at a glance is this race ...

So one of my players dropped this bomb on me during the discussion stages for a campaign we're going to start soon - he wants his character to be a Pokemaster. Reading through the class though, it ...

As levels progress, the two UA Beast Conclave Rangers in my party feel their pets and their non-magical attacks are getting less and less efficient. They suggested some side-quests to fetch magical ...

For an upcoming home game, I came up with the following item and am wondering if the rarity is right. Time-Forgotten Sands Wondrous item, very rare A pinch of these dull-grey sands ...

Cthulhu Confidential is very clear that its Challenge Difficulty Table (p53) assumes the game wants to achieve a horror atmosphere (of the dread type as described in Nightmares of Mine). The ...

Are there any official rules for tiny characters in 5e? I have a player who is wanting to play a Sprite character. I have found what seems to be a balanced race build here, but I can't find any ...

I am using the UA Revised Ranger in one of our D&D games. I am currently 2nd level and have had my Ranger animal companion from the start instead of summoning him at 3rd level (the wolf doesn't ...

Based on the dire wolf an a twig blight, this creature is a essentially a large wolf-like construct made of wood, held together by arcane magic. Timberwolf Large Construct, unaligned ...

True Vancian Wizard

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Perhaps this has been answered already: searching returns only the opposite question, how to bypass a vancian system. I quite like the idea of preparing spells. As in, you have 2 fireballs and 3 ...

Based on the "Dwarven Thrower" this homebrew magic weapon is essentially an elven dagger with the similar returning feature. the exact specifics are... ELVEN THROWER Weapon (dagger), rare (...

I'm playing a homebrew variant on the D&D 3.5 Malconvoker (Complete Scoundrel). I'd like to upgrade it to 5.0 at some point. This Wizard specialization is what I came up with. Do you see any ...

I run a low magic level campaign, where magic items are legacies of the gods or heroes from past ages, very rare items, all unique (except for consumables). There are not random “+1 longswords” ...

There are plenty of half-casters whose progression is hindered quality-wise, i.e. a paladin at level 5 has 4/2 spells while a cleric has 4/3/2 spells. I wonder how unbalanced (i.e. would it then ...

I'm a pretty novice DM, and I'm trying to help a new player create a blind character, specifically a monk. A bit cliché perhaps, but I want her to enjoy playing and not have to worry about too many ...

The tortle race on dandwiki has a feature called Shell which states that it has 14 + your constitution modifier natural AC. It doesn't stack with unarmored defense but if I were, for example, wearing ...

So, let's say we want a mage character based on ice, sure, there are quite a few spells with Cold damage/thematic, but they're not quite what you want... You want him to have a Fireball that deals ...

Would this cantrip be overpowered? Any class could get it. Conjuration cantrip Casting Time: 1 bonus action Range: Touch Components: V, S Duration: 1 bonus action You can take the ...

I am creating a boss battle for the end of an episode in my campaign using the following homebrew monsters: Knight Zombie AC 16 (chainmail) HP 28 STR 13 DEX 15 CON 10 INT 7 WIS 10 CHA 6 Immunities: ...

From the dictionary: Legerdemain: skillful use of one's hands when performing conjuring tricks. In 5th Edition the Arcane Trickster Rogue subclass is provided with Mage Hand Legerdemain. This ...

If my rogue were to use as a weapon a rapier made of gold, how would the weapon perform? Would a gold rapier be as sharp and as deadly as a normal rapier? Would a gold rapier need special ...

This class uses the information provided in Unearthed Arcana on modifying classes. The Premise I wanted to make a necromancer class that focuses pretty heavily on death magic, but wizard, sorcerer ...

I am currently working out a Pixie PC character with one of my players, but we've run into a problem. Pixies being tiny creatures can't carry much of anything (especially with 2(-4) Strength). This ...

In my current 3.5 Epic level campaign, I am trying to make 11 monsters around the CR of a hecatoncheire, however, my googling skills have failed me and I can’t find any reliable way to calculate their ...

I'm about to run a Wizard tower. I really wanted to run a Living Spellbook from Redditor /u/StoneStrix but had to scale it down. Since low level spellcasters are kind of hard to find, I thought an ...

When playing Dawn of Worlds, we usually spend a lot of time coming up with neat things for cities and civilizations to develop. Unfortunately, the only thing such upgrades are used for in the base ...

I'm making my own Monk class and subclasses for fun with the following mechanical modifications: Unarmored Defense (10 + Dex + Wis) will be replaced with Armored Defense with a magically bonded light ...

I was thinking of using a trap against magic users. The idea that I came up with was basically as follows: The victim walks into the trap area (a hallway with a width of Silence's area of effect (...

I'm currently DMing a campaign with a time loop, and to keep players from charging around willy nilly I'm going to implement penalties for getting themselves killed in awful ways. In our last session ...

I am going to be DMing a game in which the players all start as lesser gods in a pantheon of gods with 3 tiers. They start at the lowest tier in each of four branches of the pantheon, life, death, ...

One of the PCs was given a chance to possess his wardog, rather than creating a new character after dying. Can another character command the wardog, like an animal, such as with a Handle Animal check?...

I am a DM, and recently I have begun to homebrew my own content for D&D 5e because my players and I are getting bored with what is available for character options. I realize that it may be a ...

In 5e, the Revenant has the Fade Pull action, emphasis in the middle added: Fade Pull. The revenant targets one creature it can see within 60 feet. The target must make DC 15 Strength saving throw ...

An upcoming boss fight sees the PC fight a darkfathom (see below), a homebrew creature based on this miniature. The encounter will take place in the darkfathom's underwater lair, a large chamber ...

One of my players is a 5th level minotaur barbarian in our 5e game, and has decided to mount a bear trap at the end of a 10 foot pole. He has also bent a few of the teeth backwards, so the foes can't ...

One of the benefits of traditional rolling stats (4d6 drop lowest) over point buy is that you have access to a wider array of stats. You can roll as high as an 18, and on rare occasions as low as a 3. ...

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