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How to ease down the munchkin factor?

I've been playing RPGs since the early eighties and have come to terms with the fact that not everyone enjoys this hobby for the same reasons as myself. I'm into it for the sake of the adventure, the ...
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6answers
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I think my DM is consistently faking dice rolls for saves against a specific spell; how do I call my DM out?

I've been watching one of our players repeatedly cast toll the dead (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 169), across seven sessions, and a dozen different combat encounters, and the DM has never once ...
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5answers
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Is the old “Linear Fighters Quadratic Wizards” problem still around in 5e Basic?

(This question is a comparison to 3.x, though things might have been different in 4e) In 3.5e there is a large power and capability gap between fighters and wizards that fighters couldn't hope to ...
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4answers
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For seasoned 3.X players and DMs, what is the “what's new” summary for 5e?

It seems the 5e rules are much more like the 3.Xe than the 4e. I also know a lot of players and DMs that simply refused to upgrade to the 4e rules, though they are now much more receptive to 5e, given ...
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9answers
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Can weapons get better?

I'm currently running my first D&D 5e campaign. Everybody at the table is new to the game as well, so nobody can really answer the question. While preparing for the game I was reading through the ...
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2answers
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Why did the designers make Werewolves *immune* to most non-silvered damage? [closed]

The Werewolf's statistics are that of a CR1 monster, even though it is listed as CR3 in the Monster Manual, presumably as a result of playtesting. By my personal experience with pop culture, ...
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5answers
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Does the DM have to give me magical weapons?

In the Legend and Lore articles where Mike Mearls explains the design goals of D&D 5e, he mentions in one of them that there will be no assumption that character acquire magical weapons and armor. ...
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2answers
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Why is allowing players to stack their skill proficiency bonus overpowered?

I am the DM for a campaign and play with the following house rules: When gaining proficiency in any skill (during character creation, taking the Skilled feat, etc.), you may choose a skill more ...
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2answers
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What are the differences between 5e compared to 4e and 3.5e in terms of power level?

Looking for a short, sweet, and authoritative answer as to the tone/theme power level of characters in 5e in comparison to 4e and 3.5e. I'm looking specifically for theme of the power level presented ...
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1answer
659 views

Why are armor bonuses considered to break Bounded Accuracy?

It seems to be a common opinion that enchanted armor and shields break the concept of Bounded Accuracy and eventually lead to imbalanced fights. I've seen people in RPG.SE saying this, and the popular ...
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4answers
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Is it possible for DM to give armor on non-armor items?

Playing the D&D starter set, I found a Goblin Helm after and I would like to know if it is even possible for it to give an armor bonus. When my character found it, I was told it had a +1 AC ...
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Is there an official feat that gives expertise for weapons?

I am playing, as well as about to start DM'ing a one shot, in fifth edition D&D and one of my soon-to-be players has talked to me about making either a Fighter (Samurai) or Monk (Kensei) and was ...
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1answer
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Can a D&D 3.5e character be used without changes in 5e?

Can a player character created with the build rules of D&D 3.5e be played in 5e without conversion? Or is the difference between the editions too much?
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Are there Class Tiers in D&D 5e?

From this and this, I get that there are some (official?) tiers for classes in D&D 3.5e. Is there such a thing for D&D 5e? If there are, at least I expect them to be separated across class ...
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How to know if an equipment item will be imbalancing at a given PC level?

This comment from another question has me worried: I am curious if you had a specific reason for allowing the player to find a +2 Shield given their level. This has me worried because I just ...

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