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Questions tagged [evil-campaign]

For questions about campaigns in which all the player characters are evil, and the particular challenges of running such campaigns.

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Is Having my Players Control Two Parties a Good Idea?

I'm new to DMing, and I'm currently working on a 5e homebrew campaign that I'll be running. At some point in the campaign (most likely towards the middle; this campaign will probably average-length), ...
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Party betrayal in an evil campaign [closed]

I am participating in a once/twice a week 5e campaign based on running around doing conventionally evil things. The DM and I have talked and decided that I will be the BBEG. (Working against the ...
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Evil Campaigns: How to explain the difference between being evil and being a jerk?

My friend has recently started running an evil campaign. His players are having serious difficulty telling the difference between comitting evil deeds and doing random things that are evil acts. ...
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Is there a class/archetype/prestige class/feat that can absorb the lifeforce of an enemy to fuel its power? [closed]

Pretty clear: I am going to do an evil character in an evil campaign, and I like the idea of using the life of my enemies to fuel my power. I am looking for anything that turn an enemy into a ...
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How would you communicate with a player attacking his own teammates while disguised without the other players finding out it's him?

I've heard of players killing their comrades while asleep or stuff like that, which can be handled by the master with some planning with the player. But how would you handle a situation in which a ...
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Optimal martial ranged non-human level 15 build for DPR/Survival

How can I build the highest damage per round martial ranged character following these requirements? Muticlass is allowed. Level 15. Any race other than human. DMG, EE companion, SCAG and some ...
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Can creatures tell if they've been blessed or cursed by Prayer?

When casting Prayer, you give your allies a bonus and your foes a penalty on most rolls. Now, assuming you get to choose who your allies and foes are, can a creature tell which one you've designated ...
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How to build an evil campaign

I'm going to start DM'ing for the first time next week. When I got together with my group to figure out what type of game to play, when we got to alignment, I told them they either all needed to be ...
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Turning a Campaign Evil Leads to “Problems”

The campaign I'm running right now has a noble-kinda purpose: to kill the Evil Witch and save the world, etc., you get the point. As a plot twist I am thinking of turning the campaign to being more ...
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What are the essential features of a successful evil campaign?

Until this point, I have demanded that my players not build characters with evil alignments, as I am familiar with how to design campaigns and adventures around "good" or "redemption" themes. However,...
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What fantasy systems center on evil characters and specifically the consequences of being evil? [closed]

I am looking to run a campaign of evil characters, but I want them to have consequences for being evil. The more evil power you gain the more it changes your physical body, mental state and ability to ...
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What are some of the major challenges in playing an Evil Character? [closed]

What are some of the major challenges in playing an Evil Character (whether that's a formal alignment or not) in a co-operative party game, and likewise, what are some of the reasons many groups ...