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During D&D 5e's different design iterations, were Assassins ever different?

I am running Hoard of the Dragon Queen for my players. I am currently preparing the next session and am reading "Episode 4: On the Road". The event No Room at the Inn (page 36) mentions an encounter ...
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What is it like to play in a campaign with Milestone XP? [closed]

I am currently playing D&D fifth edition with a GM I have never played with before. He will be giving out XP in milestones, so that we will be given XP when we do something specific or reach a ...
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How to lead newer players to perform less linearly in encounters?

During a turn, a player has so many possible options, movement (e.g. crawl, climb, jump, grapple...), action (e.g. attack, dash, shove, dodge, hide...), bonus action, and reaction. Also to keep in ...
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How do I know if I'm sending too many encounters at the party?

The party is currently 3 level 2 PCs: a fighter, a rogue, and a wizard. They don't work well together, but that's to be expected: all of them are new to role-playing. Soon they'll add another PC—a ...
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How can I handle, or prevent, provocative actions by my players? [duplicate]

I have been DM'ing for a few years, and due to my upbringing I prefer to run games that don't really allow for what I consider to be evil acts in game. For me, that means using basic common sense and ...
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Which are races, and which are species? [closed]

In all of the incarnations of D&D players can choose to be of different "races." Humans, Dwarves, Elves, and Halflings, from the beginning (putting on pause the race-as-class idea from ODD). In 1e ...
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Is this Murderous Celestial homebrew warlock patron balanced?

I'm hoping to get some feedback in order to keep this warlock subclass in balance - The Murderous Celestial. Context I'm the DM of a 5e D&D game. One of my players' characters is a Neutral-Good ...
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Am I being a bad sport or is my DM indeed being unfair? [closed]

Situation We had a party of me and 2 other players and a DM. My understanding of how the campaign was going to go after talking to the DM and the other players before playing was that there could be ...
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Rules-as-written, does an attempt to tie up a creature affected by the Sleep spell awaken it?

When playing PFS, I used Sleep on a group of thugs and disabled them all. When I declared that I was tying up one of them, our GM told us that the thug awoke and was now trying to fight. This left us ...
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How much should PCs earn as guards?

If a merchant hires the PCs as guards, how much should the PCs earn?
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How can I give rogues opportunity in a different alignment system? [closed]

In my campaigns not all goblins are evil, not all lammasu are good, etc so killing sentient creatures on sight based on race is strongly discouraged. Well, sneaking up and sneak-attacking is a rogue ...
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How do you make an interesting game without boring players? [closed]

I just became a sort of DM in which I go through a fun world in all it's glory. How do I make it so people won't get bored and just start killing things, yet also don't become fed up because the game ...
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I have no idea where to take the campaign I'm running, need some advice [closed]

I'm a brand new GM and decided to run my first campaign with Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. When helping my players create characters I told them they should make they make like the crew in firefly, ...
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Killing Bound Enemies as Chaotic Neutral [closed]

After defeating and interrogating a bound redbrand ruffian in a dungeon, I decided to kill him after he cannot provide more information in order to prevent him from being freed later on (or ...
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DM Problems That I need help with [closed]

I am A new DM who has just started DMing a game of LMoP - this is my first game in which im DMing. There are only 2 PCs right now. There is a 3rd PC who comes to play on-off. (Is this ok?) I have ...

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