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Create the most broken race that is 'balanced' according to Detect Balance

Any discussion for a homebrew race will always have Detect Balance used to calculate how balanced the race is. I'm curious to see how much the tool can be abused. Thus my challenge is to create a ...
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How much is darkvision worth compared to a skill pick?

In evaluating homebrew races for how balanced they are, you often have to compare features against each other. One recommended approach that has been used several times for this is the Detect Balance ...
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Is this homebrew monkey race overpowered?

The hozu are a race of humanoid monkeys who live in dense forests and jungles of high elevation. They're a resourceful and cunning folk who lack a concept of fair play and have developed ways and ...
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Is this homebrew hamadryad race unbalanced?

A player of mine wanted to play a hamadryad based on the old 4e version and this is what I came up with. The lore is that they're dryads who, through falling in love with a mortal or some other means, ...
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Fire Immunity as a racial feat

I want to give one of my players a racial feat for his custom race (basically a goliath). The race is heavily influenced by the ifreet/efreet of Final Fantasy - and therfore it seems appropriate to ...
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Is this Cambion race balanced?

A Cambion is a half-fiend - an offspring of the lilu or lilith demons (known commonly as incubi and succubi respectively) and a mortal. Beings with hollow souls and endless desire for pleasure, ...
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Is this homebrew Rhynkos race balanced?

While playing The Quiet Year as set up, a race of platypus-like people were encountered by the seaside settlers. This homebrew race is intended for the players in the following 5e game as a new race ...
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Is there any official or widely used/accepted quantitative metric for overall party fitness?

To reiterate, I am not asking for a "correct"/"objective" measure of fitness, but if there exists a noteworthy attempt at one. I'm challenging myself and some friends (who are new-...
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If the campaign ends at level 4, does it make any sense to take level 4 of Paladin compared to multiclassing as Warlock?

My current mini-campaign has come to its finale and we just advanced to level 4 ahead of the final episode. My Paladin has been doing great so far, but when looking at what he gains at level 4 ASI and ...
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Is this sporeborn homebrew race balanced compared to other races?

It's basically a spore-infested nature-related horrific kind of being, a regular individual of pretty much any race that got infested and biologically changed, linking themselves with nature in the ...
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Is this Changeling homebrew race balanced?

The objective of this presentation is to provide a buffed yet balanced and more setting-encompassing alternative to the already introduced Changeling race. Ability Score Increase. When determining ...
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Is this Alquir race balanced?

The Alquir are a race of semi-aquatic creatures that resemble newts and salamanders. They possess a potent regenerative ability and an affinity for watery magics. My main balance concern is the ...
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Is this Leshen homebrew race balanced?

The Leshen are a race of plant-like fey, born from places over flowing with druidic magic. It is said that when the elves came to the Material Plane from the Feywild, they planted a sacred grove for ...
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Is it balanced with other races to give Dragonborn short-range blindsight as an additional racial trait?

I use this homebrew rule for darkvision and add a new racial trait called low-light vision in my games: Darkvision: The following player races have darkvision to a range of 60ft; Drow, Half-Drow, ...
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Would absorb elements once per short rest be balanced vs psychic damage vulnerability for a monk?

I plan to make my character an astral self monk and plan to later on take rogue and possibly fighter for the psionic subclasses. For roleplay/backstory purposes I asked the DM if I could have ...
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