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Is a Barbarian 1/Warlock n effective as a tank?

Playing my first 5e game soon. We're using PHB material only for characters. Is it possible to have a character that is sort of the main tank/off tank with a character who will start as a barbarian ...
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What is the most reasonable conversion rate for a 5e “Gold for XP” house rule?

I am thinking about using a OSR-like XP for Gold rule for my next 5e campaign. Instead of handing out Combat or Quest XP, I want to use the following rule: Players can purchase XP / a level when ...
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How will this much GP impact our game? [closed]

So, a few sessions back, my DM allowed us to fill our Portable Hole completely with gold coins and various other valuable trinkets and loot from a treasure room we discovered. We have yet to set out ...
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How can I ensure that my players are not receiving excessive treasure and magic items for their level?

I am running a home brew 5e game. My group has recently levelled up to 2 and is about to come to the end of a dungeon. I rolled on the loot chart, and the results seemed quite generous for a party of ...
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How should I balance having Magic Shops in my world?

I want to give my world the presence of magic shops that can be used by players. From this other question: Default 5e assumes that "magic shops" pretty much won't exist, and even goes on to ...
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How should I handle starting gold in a higher level campaign?

We are starting a new 12th level campaign (DnD 5e) within a few weeks and checking the higher level starting equipment I found that between 11 and 16 level the PC should start with 5,000 gp plus d10 x ...
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Spending Treasure [duplicate]

I'm GMing a 5e game in a mythic ancient greek setting (loosely inspired by Xena). I've been giving the party loot slower than the rate suggested in the DMG (they only had 4 rolls on the challenge 0-4 ...
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5e Item Creation [closed]

I'm looking to have a magic item built. I require an eighth level spell to be constantly cast through a belt. I don't know the current requirements for Fifth edition but I do know what I'm after. I ...
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Should PCs receive magic equipment or sellable treasure as rewards?

My group recently finished playing through the Tomb of Annihilation published adventure. It was most of our players' first time with 5e (including mine), and one of the differences I noticed compared ...
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Does this homebrew way of delivering poisons have unforeseen consequences?

I am running a homebrew tier 3 adventure in which the players will eventually encounter vampires. I'd like to introduce an item that will be particularly effective against vampires and vampire spawn, ...
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Steal the Gold: Wait, does it even exist, what is it? [closed]

Having more gold in Dungeons and Dragons allows a player to add things to their character sheet, and effects the actions they can take in a combat round. But what is gold in terms of game mechanics ...
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Should I convert AD&D coin amounts when converting an adventure to D&D 5th?

I am working on converting the adventure "Against the Cult of the Reptile God" (designed for going from level 1-4) to be usable in 5th edition but I haven't been converting coin amount. It seems high ...
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Are there rules and guidelines anywhere for loot in D&D 5e?

My players are used to playing RPG's on PC and love getting new weapons and loot. I can't really find much in the PHB or basic DM guide. I have been using http://redkatart.com/treasure5e/treasureGen....
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What to do with all this money? [duplicate]

I'm new to running a game with money in it (the last game I ran was Judge Dredd so it was't an issue), and one of my players turned to me while he was looting the Tresandor Manor and said "What am I ...
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What can PCs do with extra money? [duplicate]

More specifically, are there official ways my PCs can “upgrade” their character by spending their gold once they’ve purchased all the basics? I’m composing a campaign in which I want to provide my ...

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