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I define a Mega Dungeon as a space full of rooms, corridors, monsters, traps, and challenges that is bigger than all the rest. How big does it need to be to qualify? Well, to me, if you can explore the whole thing in a week, it is NOT a mega dungeon! Famously, a mega dungeon usually has more than one level, probably at least six. Each level needs a bare ...


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This is not a rule-based answer (Ye have been warned). My opinion as DM is that unless the commoner has a really good reason to want to come back, the draw of the afterlife will probably keep them away. Think about it, they are going from a world where they could die at any time, suffer from diseases or just be struck down for being in the way, have to pay ...


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In previous editions, a soul was given the name of the person trying to resurrect it, and their alignment I think. From that, the soul can accept the resurrection or refuse it. Presumably, if it wasn't someone the soul trusted, it would just refuse. 5th edition does not have this same detail yet.


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I recommend you not to create pre-gen character, because it will be counterproductive. When you give to a player a character sheet, you don't give him exactly what is on your mind, you just give him clues on how to play the character. That is a good thing, otherwise the game would be pretty boring, but it means also that the way the PC will act will not be ...


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I would recommend you to to monitor the creation of PCs while discussing the choices taken by the players and explaining the expectations of the game. Try to explain issues instead of simply barring anything that you see as possibly problematic. Overall, the effect you want is not "urgh, that nasty GM told me I couldn't play a pacifist barbarian half-drow, ...


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This is going to be all about how you present the issue to your players. Presenting interdictions and constraints will be frustrating for all players, both new and experimented. Instead, provide guidelines to character creation, focus on what you player can be rather than what they can't be. This will allow for more consistency among the party (and may be ...


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Take a photo from your playbook with your smartphone and AirPlay / Chromecast to the tv. Works great.


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In later D&D editions, the term eldritch is associated with the warlock class, whose signature class feature is eldritch blast. The warlock was introduced in 3.5e’s Complete Arcane, and was a core class in both 4e and 5e. All three of these warlocks tended to revolve around the use of eldritch blast, and as a result, feats and items specifically tailored ...


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There is none in lore — they're just different English words that are near synonyms.* Which one is used seems to depends on the spin that the writer wants (naturally), according to their normal English definitions: arcane means mysterious or rarely known, eldritch means strange or sinister. Its tempting when faced with an unfamiliar word or two to assume ...


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Plants and Fungi Not surprisingly there are edible mushrooms and plants that adapted to the Underdark. There are hundreds of different wines produced from fungi. "Spiderblood" is a one of the most expensive and seasoned with spider's venom. Barrelstalk is a fungus as big as a tree. Only the inner flesh is edible. In the centre there is a large reservoir ...


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Out of the Abyss (5e) The third adventure path for 5e, Out of the Abyss, features Underdark adventures. The second chapter of this book describes both prospects for foraging in the Underdark and seven separate edible fungi. The Underdark (3e) A little more about how the ecology of the Underdark works. Faezress--magic--provides the energy source for the ...


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The great city of the Drow is Menzoberranzan, which is said to trade in "poisons, mushrooms, riding lizards, spell scrolls, wine, and water." Of those, only mushrooms (and sometimes the riding lizards) are edible. If they have wine, they ought to also have grapes somewhere. Though other types of wine (plum wine, for instance) can exist, it's unlikely that ...



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