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For questions about converting or translating characters and concepts from one edition of a game to another, or to a different game entirely.

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My player characters seem very weak, have I done something wrong? [closed]

I run a game of Rise of the Rune Lords and we converted from Pathfinder to 5th edition D&D. I've kept the player characters at the same suggested level as in the book. My 4 players are well ...
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Implement Ars Magica magic system into Rolemaster [closed]

I was wondering if someone has tried to implement the Ars Magica magic system into Rolemaster, and how. I guess you could assign some cost to the forms and techniques, maybe scaling its values to a ...
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How to make a Changeling Chameleon (from D&D 3.5e) character concept in Cypher System?

I have a character concept inspired by a race/class combination from D&D 3.5e that I'd like to play in Cypher System: a Changeling Chameleon. The Chameleon is a prestige class for rogues that ...
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How can I convert races from 3.5e to 5e?

Since there is no actual set equation to convert a race from one version to 5e, wouldn't it just be easier to use the same race stat bonuses and transfer it over? For example, I want to have all the ...
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How well do Mage: The Awakening 1e supplements work with the second edition?

As the title says, my fundamental question is: How well do the older books for Mage the Awakening 1e work with 2e? This question: Which Mage: The Awakening sourcebooks are essential? is obviously ...
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Can Mutants and Masterminds materials from 2e be used in 3e?

There is a sale of a lot of MM2 stuff published in Portuguese. I know that MM3 in Portuguese will be coming in the following months — is it worth getting the MM2 stuff? Can it be used readily in MM3? ...
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How to replicate an illusory basilisk's petrifying gaze?

I've been running the AD&D 1e version of The Temple of Elemental Evil in 5e. The heroes are about to encounter an illusory creature that will be capable of petrification on a failed save. I'm ...
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How can super-hacking be simulated?

One of my Mutants & Masterminds players wants to make a hero inspired by Aiden Pierce, the protagonist of the video game Watch Dogs. All was well until we came to the topic of hacking things ...
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What Star Frontiers rule(s) can model Rifts' “Invulnerability”?

Our group frequently converts characters from one system to another in the course of our gaming. We are attempting to model the Rifts ability of immunity to physical damage (the specific ability of ...
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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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Can I use the D&D 5e Monster Manual with Pathfinder?

Running my first Pathfinder game and was wondering if I am able to use the monsters in the D&D 5e Monster Manual in encounters in Pathfinder. I just feel the D&D monster book's layout is more ...
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How can I have low-level 5e necromancer NPCs controlling many, many undead in this converted adventure?

I require as close to a RAW answer as possible for ~Level 5 Wizard(s) to control ~100 skeletons and zombies. Context: I'm adapting a few classics for older editions to D&D 5e, and running into ...
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Mech challenge rate

I'm trying to use some material from Dragonmech to spice up my next Eberron campaign. Since it' s licensed under the D20, aside from some strange damage type, I hadn't any problem with implementig the ...
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Converting a 3.5e Demon Lord stat block to 5e

I'm DMing a party of five and they're going after Yeenoghu as the campaign's final boss. I've looked online and haven't found any 5e stats for the Demon Lords, but I did find this for a 3.5e Yeenoghu. ...
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Is there an established method for bringing a White Box D&D character through a grand tour of D&D? [closed]

I'm running a tour of D&D sort of game, spending about two levels in each significant edition (I'm arbitrarily defining this as White box -> AD&D 1e -> 3.5 -> 4e -> 5e) I remember a few ...
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Can the Wealth system from d20 Modern be adapted to 5e?

D20 Modern had a system where instead of tracking your money directly, it would track a "wealth" attribute. Transactions have a DC instead of price, and a Wealth check is made to determine if a ...
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How to convert Pathfinder's sailing rules?

I want to know how I can incorporate sailing into a 5e campaign. The main problem I'm having is that I can't find any rules for ship sailing or ships themselves anywhere for 5e. The only rules I ...
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How can I convert 5e archetypes into AD&D 2e, using Skills and Powers options?

I would like to make a viable and decently logical conversion of 5e archetypes to the AD&D 2e system in the form of unlockable prestige classes, by using the Player's Option supplements.* I also ...
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What is the highest possible bonus to a check in 3.5e? [closed]

I'm trying to convert some 3.5e material over to 5e. Is there a way to convert modifiers to a proportional equivalent, rather than following the vague guidelines for changing the scores themselves, ...
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Is “Bowgentle's Fleeting Journey” overpowered as a 5th-level spell?

Bowgentle's Book from “Pages From the Mages” makes a cameo in Lost Mine of Phandelver in the D&D 5th Edition Starter Set. If the characters ever find this book, it will contain a couple of unique ...
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How can I convert the combat stats of an XD20 module to D&D 5E?

I picked up XDM: Quest for the Tavern the other day, because I like the idea of a dungeon co-written by a webcomic artist and the guy who runs the Killer Breakfast. The problem is that I'd like to run ...
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How can I convert enemies from D&D 3.5e to 5e?

I'm trying to convert The Forgotten Forge from the back of the Eberron book into 5th Edition to run it, and right now I'm trying to get the enemies inside it converted over, using the UA article as a ...
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How to cross convert older ad&d with newer d&d editions or vise versa [closed]

I want to use my ad & d 1st ed books and blend them in with my sons 3.0 core books, and 5th ed. What is the BEST way to do this. Things like, converting/switching AC to positive = better AC rather ...
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How are characters converted from Dark Heresy 1st to 2nd edition?

Is it possible to convert characters from previous edition to current one? How is it achieved?
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Conversion: How much of it should I do? [closed]

I want to run an XCOM rpg using the Dark Heresy 2e system. The players take on the role of XCOM operatives completing covert and overt missions against the alien menace. While converting the armory is ...
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Does the translated Aura of Vitality form power affect only one target?

The wording in the Demon Translation Guide for converting the D:tF power Aura of Vitality into D:tD rules is a bit confusing. Despite being an Aura, its wording uses “target” singular. Is it now that,...
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Is it safe to use Pathfinder's skill system in a 3.5 campaign?

We're considering swapping out the skill system from 3.5 for pathfinder's skill system. We like pretty much every change. We're not going to be adopting any of the other changes, just the skill system....
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How Do I Reverse Engineer Ability Checks from 3e to 2e?

This question relates to how the designers of 3rd edition might have come up with the roll-over Ability Check mechanics from the roll-under Ability Check mechanics of 2e. The problem I'm trying to ...
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Translating a draconic bloodrager from Pathfinder to 5E

I am planning a summer campaign. I have a player with whom I have played some 5e recently, but who currently plays Pathfinder and has played Shadowrun in the past. One of the characters he has ...
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How do I convert Dragonmech to D&D 5e?

So I was looking at Dragonmech, and it seems really cool, and is something I would want to use to DM with my group of friends. My only problem is that none of us know how to play DnD 3.5, and we're ...
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Stats for Birthright's The Spider that are compatible with 5e

Looking for D&D 5e stats for The Spider in Birthright. A conversion from an earlier edition, if there ever was published stats for The Spider, or a suggestion of a reasonable stats for 5e will be ...
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Porting dragon subdual rules from AD&D 1e to D&D 5e?

I do not know the rules of AD&D 1st edition that were in effect around 1987. I own, however, a copy of the Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (TSR1031). I've just noticed (after all these decades :D) ...
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What do I need to watch out for if I want to use 3.5 edition Forgotten Realms reference books with 5e?

I'm getting ready to DM a 5e campaign after having been away from D&D for about a decade (back when 3.0 was still kinda new.) Back then I bought a whole bunch of Forgotten Realms reference books (...
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How can I adapt GURPS 4e materials to D&D 5e?

I have a number of GURPS resource books (of varying editions) that are amazing, containing spells, items, advantages, disadvantages, etc., but GURPS can put players off. Is there a way to adapt ...
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Can I run The Isle of Dread with AD&D?

The D&D module The Isle of Dread is for "Expert D&D", which is the Expert Set. Are there any differences between the Expert Set rules and the AD&D that would prevent me running The Isle ...
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Can D&D 3.5 edition Class Defense Bonus and Armor as Damage Reduction rules be converted to 5e?

The D&D 3.5 edition supplement Unearthed Arcana offered optional rules for Class Defense Bonus and Armor as Damage Reduction. Can I drop either or both rules directly into 5th edition without ...
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How to play Lost Mine of Phandelver in 3.5e?

I'm a fairly new DM and I made the huge mistake of going all homebrew on my first campaign. I tried running LMoP with it, but it went pretty bad and we decided to just play D&D 3.5e instead. ...
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DTF to DTD conversion confusion about cover

After reading through the translation guide time and again I'm still not 100% sure what the intention is. Does torment replace cover now or is it just in addition to it? If the later what comes to ...
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Is there a Dwarven Battlerager equivalent class for pathfinder?

I have done some research and found a few options of player suggested ways to "remake" a Dwarven Battlerager from the Forgotten Realms 3.5 campaign setting, but none of them seem to be close enough to ...
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How can I convert the Pathfinder construct crafting rules for my D&D 5E game? [closed]

I want to adapt the Pathfinder rules for crafting constructs to D&D 5e. (I'm a player and a DM.) I'm looking specifically at their iron cobras, shield guardian design, and extra golem variants, in ...
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What's the best way to re-build this 3.5 Warlock in Pathfinder?

Due to a friendly change in GM, I have a mostly-vanilla 3.5 Warlock that needs conversion to Pathfinder, preferably using Paizo-published materials. Key Abilities Constant flight (perfect ...
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How to update 4e sourcebook/adventures into 5e

I'm new(ish) to D&D and have just gotten what I consider a firm grasp on the 5e rules. I've been gifted with several 4e books (notably, Heroes of the Feywild). I plan on starting my own campaign ...
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How hard is it to run The Enemy Within using WFRP 2ed rules?

I was thinking about starting the WFRP 1ed campaign The Enemy Within but using the WFRP 2ed rules which I believe are much better. We used to play WFRP 1ed before WFRP 2ed was released but we never ...
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Porting 4e Assassin to 5e [closed]

My DM and I are trying to port a Drow Night Stalker Assassin, as released on Dragon magazine 379, from 4e to 5e, but we're having some troubles. As we see it, using the Pact of Blade Warlock as bases ...
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Can I run AD&D's Tomb of Horrors in D&D 5E?

I'm hoping to run a 5th Edition version of the original S1 Tomb of Horrors very soon for my group, as a break from our larger 4E campaign. The problem is, I only have the Basic Rules and the playtest ...
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Can Descent demons sense Fallen demons and vice versa?

With the Demon Translation Guide out now there is the ability to combine both fallen and descent demons in hybrid settings. One question that popped up though is: Does Aetheric Resonance register ...
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How can I incorporate Koldunic Sorcery in Vampire: The Requiem?

I'm looking for a method to use the Masquerade blood magic, Koldunic Sorcery, in my Requiem game. I've taken a look on the Translation Guide, but there's no mention of it there, so I'm stumped. In ...
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Are 1st edition Dark Heresy modules/adventures compatible with 2nd edition?

Are older Dark Heresy modules/adventures compatible with the newer rule set? If not directly compatible, can they be made to work with a couple hours of effort to edit or rewrite the older sections? ...
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Are there rules creating/rewriting/converting classes for Pathfinder?

I was hoping to rewrite the Duskblade for Pathfinder, but I wanted to know if there are specific rules I can find on converting D&D 3.x classes to Pathfinder. Are there?
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How are Oriental Adventures shaman animal companions updated for 3.5?

The book Oriental Adventures for D&D 3.0 was updated in Dragon magazine #318, but it didn't include an update for the shaman's animal companion from 3.0 to 3.5. I have heard that the druid had ...