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Is it possible to replicate the season change eladrin have in 5e without the actual mechanical differences in 3.5?

I'm going to be in a game set in 3.5e, and I really liked the aspect of having basically a completely different personality every time I finish trance, but in 3.5e, eladrin don't do that. Is it ...
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Migrate D&D 5e home made campaign to Pathfinder 2e

I have a very long lived 5e campaign with a set of 4 characters that we are considering migrating to Pathfinder 2e. The campaign itself is homebrew so there's no need to migrate the adventure itself (...
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D&D 3.5 to 5e Player Character Conversion

I am looking to run an old D&D 3.5 adventure. I have never played D&D 3.5 so I am unaware of the level scaling for player characters. The book states it is for 18th level adventurers however ...
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How do I convert the skills/Abilities of my Fallen Aasimar 5E Character to Pathfinder?

Hey there I was wondering how I would convert my Fallen Aasimar Character and their ability of Necrotic Shroud over to Pathfinder 1E?
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How do I determine a baseline difficulty when converting a d100 system to a d20 system?

How do I mathematically determine a baseline difficulty number when converting a d100 "roll under" system to a d20 "roll over" system? The Basic RP system (and variants) uses a ...
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Is there a correct way to transfer the gloaming race from 3rd edition to 5th edition?

I've been playing in a 3rd edition campaign for quite a long time and the DM has recently decided that they would like to continue in 5th edition. My character in this campaign is a gloaming which is ...
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Is Erelhei-Cinlu in Faerûn?

I have a major campaign extension looking to take characters from 1st to 20th level, starting with linking Lost Mine of Phandelver to (via various add-ons to LMoP itself) adapted versions of D1, D2, ...
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What should we be aware/cautious of when hacking together these systems? [closed]

We've talked new games and settings, what we like and those we found awkward. We haven't played all of the following together, we have a diversity of experience so I can rely on the opinions of others ...
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How difficult is it to convert a Pathfinder 2nd Edition adventure (or encounter) to 1st Edition?

If my gaming group wanted to adapt a Pathfinder 2E AP (e.g. Strength of Thousands), what are the difficulties? We're very familiar with 1E but only lightly so far with 2E. Is there a reasonable way to ...
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Converting Oonga from "Isle of the Ape" to 5e

My party of five level 15 PCs is adventuring in my homebrewed conversion of the 1e module Isle of the Ape. I would like the Boss Monster, Oonga, to be a Deadly encounter for the party, so I am aiming ...
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How intercompatible are B/X and AD&D 1e spells?

What balance issues would/could arise if AD&D spells are transferred into a B/X game? I'm only considering those spells which don't already exist in B/X and I'm not considering adding in the ...
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How to mechanically implement enemies with single vulnerable points? [closed]

I am a GM for both DnD 5e and Pathfinder 1e. I was thinking how some creatures in stories only die with a blow to a very specific spot and all hits anywhere else are completely nullified, and how ...
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How can I convert The Touch of Death 2E module to run in D&D 5e?

I am including the Ravenloft: Touch of Death module from AD&D 2e in my D&D 5e campaign as I have repurposed the Hexad. However, the maps from the quest are a mess, the NPCs are disposable, and ...
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What problems could E6 introduce when used for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth edition?

Recently I started to think about running a campaign in low fantasy setting, where magic is limited both in number and scope of power. Some time passed and I still think about that idea, so (at least ...
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Are there any guides or examples how to apply D&D 5e's concentration mechanic to 3.5e?

3.5e's quadratic wizard quickly outpaces mundane characters in power as buff spells stack up in later levels. 5e seems to have addressed that aspect of magic power creep with concentration. How would ...
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Can CR be directly lifted from 3.5 to 5e?

I am looking to convert a few modules from 3.5 into 5e and while I am going to change the nature of the creatures encountered I am not 100% sure how. Does 3.5 follow the same kind of encounter and ...
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What comes close to 9-again in V5?

We want to port our old Vampire the Requiem game into V5. What would be a good analogue for the 9-again mechanic? Would it be more dice, would around 2 suffice, or is that already too much? Maybe the ...
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Is there a way to change 3e stats into 5e stats?

Is there any way (preferably and online generator or something akin to that, but I can do it by hand too), to quickly and hopefully simply, change a stat block like Medium Aberration HP 8d8+8 (44 hp) ...
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How would permanent invisibility affect a monster's challenge rating?

I’m attempting to convert a phantom fungus to fifth edition. The creature is always invisible while alive, similar to an invisible stalker. When calculating challenge rating, how would this ...
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What metric could be used to convert a mental stat between 3.5 D&D and GURPS?

When converting character back and forth between 3.5 D&D and GURPS, there are a few stats that are easier than others. As an example, an easy stat such as Strength could be converted by using the ...
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How do I convert the DC of a check from AD&D 2E to 5E?

In the AD&D 2e supplement, In The Cage: A Guide to Sigil, there are rules given for the impacts of a noxious smog, as follows: Any PC exposed to [the smog] must make a Constitution ability check, ...
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Converting first edition supplements to Feng Shui 2?

I've decided to pick up Feng Shui 2 again after a long absence. I have a lot of the supplements for the original version, which I'd like to utilize in a new campaign with the more recent ruleset. Is ...
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How do I recalibrate this encounter from D&D 3.5e's Red Hand of Doom for D&D 5e?

I'm running D&D 3.5e's Red Hand of Doom updated for 5e. So far it has been effortlessly straightforward. I've been keeping the basic combat encounter structures and simply swapping out 3.5e ...
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What pathfinder 2e features, if any, can be used to replicate / emulate the features of a 5e transmutation wizard?

I run a 5e campaign for a group of friends. I've recently suggested transitioning over to PF2e. One of the players is playing a transmutation wizard, and he's fond of his Minor Alchemy ability: ...
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Is there a way to convert MTG creatures and characters to AD&D? [closed]

There are a lot of creatures and characters from the trading card game Magic: The Gathering that I would like to incorporate into my Advanced Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Specifically, I'm ...
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How to convert armour class from Pathfinder 1 to D&D 5?

My sandbox game uses some material from Pathfinder (and D&D 3 and 3.5). I run games there using D&D 5 (among other rules systems). How do I convert the armour class of a creature (especially ...
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How do I adapt characters from past editions to 5E? [closed]

Suppose I see a monster/npc/race described in material from previous editions (likely 2nd or 3rd) and want to rework it for 5th - how can I do so?
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Are these homebrew attempts at recreating some blast shape invocations from 3.5e balanced for 5e? (Version 2)

This is a follow up to the question: Are these homebrew attempts at recreating some blast shape invocations from 3.5e balanced for 5e? As that question explains, I wanted to convert some "blast shape"...
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Are these homebrew attempts at recreating some blast shape invocations from 3.5e balanced for 5e?

In D&D 3.5e, there were various "blast shape" invocations available to warlocks, five of which were included in the video game Neverwinter Nights 2 (which is based on 3.5e and is all I really know ...
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Is this Monk’s Robe magic item conversion balanced in 5e?

In Pathfinder, there is a magic item called the Monk’s Robe. I like the idea, and have tried to convert it to D&D 5e, but I don’t know if my conversion is balanced. My conversion of the item is ...
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Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to my previous question: Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes? In short, I want to convert the 3.5e prestige class Shadowdancer ...
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Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes?

Introduction The Shadowdancer is a prestige class from 3.5e. Since, in 5e, prestige classes were replaced by class archetypes (for example, the Assassin prestige class from 3.5e is now represented by ...
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How can I best convert an Oath of the Ancients paladin from D&D 5e to 3.5e?

I'm working on starting a D&D 3.5e campaign with a group of players with whom I've previously played a 5e campaign. One of these players plays a 5th-level Paladin with the Oath of the Ancients in ...
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Is there a way to replicate the effects of 5e's Teleportation Circle spell in 3.5e?

In D&D 3.5e, teleportation circle is the name of a 9th-level conjuration spell. The purpose of the spell is to create a circle that remains for 10 minutes, and subjects everyone who enters it in ...
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MechWarrior (1st Edition) vs MechWarrior (2nd Edition) Character Stats / Conversion

BattleTech & MechWarrior used to be 'mini combat' & 'rpg' respectively; and have gone through various versions; changing core aspects of the game & how the math works. In MechWarrior, ...
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Converting difficulty class (DC) of checks from D&D 3E to 5E

I'm looking at converting the 5th-level D&D 3E adventure The Speaker in Dreams to the fifth edition and I'm noticing a lot of DCs from 20 to 30. Were difficulty classes higher in 3E or were ...
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Can creatures outside of Crystal Spheres dream?

Assumptions: all material from spelljammer, 3.0, 3.5, web/dragon and Pathfinder are available. Everything in this campaign setting is being converted to Pathfinder. All available separate campaign ...
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Converting PF1 adventure to pf2 - loot?

I'm wondering in regards to loot and the transition from pf1 to pf2. In pf2 the focus went from gp to sp I'm not sure if the loot needs to be downgraded when I convert an adventure. As example The ...
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How do you use D&D Next NPC statistics lacking classes (e.g. in "Murder in Baldur's Gate") with 5e?

I would like to test 5e and have acquired the "Murder in Baldur's Gate" adventure. Now I find that the monster statistics in the adventure are "D&D Next", the playtesting version of 5e. There are ...
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Is material from Adventures of Middle-Earth adaptable for Rolemaster?

I am currently running a Rolemaster campaign set in Middle Earth, TA 1640. I have source material for Rhudaur (where the group is right now), Rivendell, and Angmar. I have come across this book ...
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How to convert a character from AD&D 2E to D&D 5E? [closed]

Could anyone help me in finding an instruction on how to convert a character from AD&D 2E to D&D 5E? I need to know details like: THAC0, attack and damage bonus, bonus on skills, saving ...
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How can I combine very different role-playing systems with D&D 5e?

I'm planning on making a D&D 5e campaign for my friends so they can experience what an okay DM is like rather than a bias and railroading DM which is so far their only experience of Dungeons and ...
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Do the dungeon modules from the old Basic D&D work with the new Basic D&D?

I am old and I haven't played D&D seriously in many years. But I remember it. My 12yo son has a crew that want me to DM a game for them. In the interest of leveraging my (limited) existing ...
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How does a monster's AC from AD&D/2e relate to AC in D&D 5th Edition?

I want to adapt several creatures from AD&D/2e so I can use them in 5e. Is there an easy way to translate Armour Class from AD&D/2e to AC in 5e? I'm looking for a formula if possible. ...
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How does a monster's THAC0 in AD&D/2e relate to +Hit bonus in D&D 5th Edition?

I want to adapt several creatures from AD&D/2e so I can use them in 5e. Is there an easy way to translate THAC0 (to hit AC 0) to the +Hit bonus in 5e? I'm looking for a formula or a chart if ...
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How can I convert GameMastery's Critical Fumble Deck for use in 5e?

I'm a DM for 5e. I found my dad's old Critical Fumble Deck, and was wondering how I can adapt this for 5e, since it's 3.5 compatible. How can I convert GameMastery's Critical Fumble Deck for use in ...
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How can I convert characters from Basic D&D to D&D 5E?

I've been DM for some adventures using the Holmes Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (1978 printing), and players created characters using those rules. How would I convert these characters to 5E? As ...
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Are these homebrew attempts at recreating the Isaac's Missile Storm spells from NWN2 balanced for 5e? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to my previous question: Are these homebrew attempts at recreating the Isaac's Missile Storm spells from NWN2 balanced for 5e? In the Neverwinter Nights video game series (I'm ...
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Are these homebrew attempts at recreating the Isaac's Missile Storm spells from NWN2 balanced for 5e?

In the Neverwinter Nights video game series (I'm more familiar with NWN2 specifically, which was based on D&D 3.5e), there were two spells, "Isaac's Lesser Missile Storm" and "Isaac'...
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What rules can I use to emulate a W20 Wendigo werewolf with V5 mechanics?

I’m making a scenario using Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition (V5) rules, and I want my players to face a werewolf of the Wendigo tribe, as they're depicted in Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th ...
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