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For questions about evaluating the viability of new rules content homebrewed for an existing system. This tag should be used when locally-created, non-published content is at the heart of the question. (Note that soliciting ideas for creating homebrew is off-topic for the site.) Not to be confused with the [house-rules] tag. For creating entirely new games, use [game-design]. For questions about homebrew in general, use the [homebrew] tag.

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5e: Is this "Chronoblade" homebrew Sorcerer subclass (1st-6th lvl) balanced?

My friend made the first half of a Sorcerer subclass themed around Critical Role's dunamancy, and I think it looks cool but I'm pretty new and don't know if it's balanced. 1st Level: Blade Magic At ...
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Does this houserule solve slow advancement for many players?

The problem: Popular consensus is that the BW ideal is 2 or 3 players. I'm GMing a game of Burning Wheel for 5, and advancement is slow. Per hour of gameplay, each player is testing around 3/5ths less ...
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Is this homebrew "Summoner" class balanced, compared to the existing classes?

I found this summoner class on DMsGuild, and it seems like a fun, balanced class that fills an interesting niche. Fluff Summoner Standing in the dry sand of the arena, a human trainer coaches his ...
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(V2) Do these revisions to this "Survivalist" homebrew fighter martial archetype bring it in line with the existing subclasses?

This adventure I found on DMsGuild seems like it would be fun to play, and it comes with several character options. One in particular, the Survivalist Martial Archetype, seems like something I'd like ...
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Homebrew Monk Subclass - Way of the Unbreakable Fist (Revised)

This is the revised Way of the Unbreakable Fist, applying many of the changes that were suggested on the last review. Let me know what you all think! Way of the Unbreakable Fist Level 3 Steel Fists ...
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Is this "School of the Wyrm" wizard subclass I found balanced?

I found this wizard subclass in [this document] on DMsGuild, and I'd like to know if it is balanced compared to the existing classes. School of the Wyrm Knowledge of the Wyrm Beginning at 2nd level, ...
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Homebrew Monk Subclass - Way of the Unbreakable Fist

I made a subclass a long while ago, revolving around the idea of a monk who wears metal gloves to do different types of unarmed damage. The core concept of the class is to be a high damage subclass, ...
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Is this "Survivalist Fighter" archetype balanced?

This adventure I found on DMsGuild seems like it would be fun to play, and it comes with several character options. One in particular, the Survivalist Martial Archetype, seems like something I'd like ...
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Homebrew review request: 15 regional traits

I'm trying to assign regional traits to my homebrewed world. As some background, these would be a set of fifteen regional traits for 15 universities in a metropolis dedicated to the pursuit of ...
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Homebrew Cleric Subclass: Spirit Domain. Is this balanced?

Cleric Subclass: Spirit Domain You have long been gifted with an awareness of the spirits around you and found yourself contacted by a particular spirit that has since bound itself to you. This will ...
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Would Thunder Crystal be ok for a Rare rating?

I'll be DMing for a party in an adventure where a lot of enemies will have resistance or immunity to the most common damage types, like Fire, Cold or Poison. In the previous adventure my Sorcerer ...
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How Balanced Would a Magic Item that Changes Size by One Be?

Let's say for example the magic items are as follows: Torvald's Insecurity. Your size is increased by one for as long as you are attuned to this amulet and it is on your person. Smeek's Sleuthing ...
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What would be more effective: Immunity to nonmagical or general physical resistance?

I'm home brewing a Tarrasque-like monster for a high level one shot I'm planning, and for a mix of lore and gameplay reasons I'm debating if my beast should have the typical "immune to ...
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How Balanced is a Homebrew Feat that Modifies Training Time?

I asked a while ago about the methods to decrease training time, and the answer I summarily got was, outside of shenanigans, increasing your intelligence is the only way. I'm not too invested in the ...
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Is this homebrew "Retuning String" monster balanced?

I created a homebrew stat block for a creature and I would like to know if this creation is balanced (for a generic party). In a previous question I asked, some users have given useful suggestions, so ...
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Is this homebrew rogue/paladin subclass balanced? [closed]

My player wants to make a custom class for my upcoming Dungeons of Drakkenheim campaign, is it balanced? The class is supposed to be a rogue/paladin hybrid. Black Knight Homebrew Features Heightened ...
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Help with a homebrew spell. Is this defensive spell balanced?

I'm trying to create a few spells for an Illusionist I'm currently playing. I could use some help refining the wording used as well as prevent any broken mechanics or introducing an unbalanced spell ...
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Is this lesser version of Life Transference balanced?

My ("plain vanilla" dnd 5e) wizard is now near level 8, and I was thinking to equip him with a straightforward reduced version of "Life Transference". The purpose of this is merely ...
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House rule for calculating attack and damage in one roll

I played many different RP systems and prefer faster and more narrative games. I have a new group I DM and we play D&D, because I love the lore. For combat do I use theater of mind combat with ...
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Which of these alternate weapons are overpowered for the Armorer Artificer? [closed]

I found this artificer subclass on dmsguild and wondered if these replacement special weapons are balanced compared to: The existing special weapon options The offensive capabilities of a Battle ...
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Is this "Parrotfolk" Homebrew race balanced?

As per title, searching for second opinion on the race's balance. Racial fluff: here Racial traits Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 2 and your Dexterity score increases by ...
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Is this subclass I found on Dungeon Master's Guild balanced?

I found this "The Dropout" wizard subclass on Dungeon Master's Guild, and at first glance, it seems overpowered, as it gives abilities no other subclasses do. Note: this is a pay-what-you-...
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Analyzing the Impact: Customized Bloodline for Artificer Build

I'm planning to create an artificer for a new campaign starting from level 1, and I'm considering incorporating a customized bloodline into my character concept. However, I'd like to gather some ...
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Updated Bagweaver Subclass

I posted here not too long ago asking to get a subclass reviewed (Bagweaver Artificer Subclass). I have since made edits based on you guys' suggestions as well as some from other people. Here is the ...
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Are these Homebrew "Blackfrost Gauntlets" too strong for a monk?

I have a group of level 15 (soon level 16) characters. One of them is an Ascendant Dragon Monk. I have homebrewed an item for my group and am certain that the monk is the only one who would use it. ...
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Bagweaver Artificer Subclass

This is my first ever Subclass that I've made. I am looking for any constructive feedback. Any advice an things to remove, things that are too strong or too weak or too much. Any feedback is welcome. ...
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Do these improvements to the Gust cantrip make it overpowered compared to the other elemental cantrips?

The gust cantrip has some pretty neat uses, but compared to the other elemental cantrips it is underwhelming for two reasons: It doesn't have any lingering effects useful for utility It has an extra ...
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Is this homebrew Champion "Hero Cause" balanced?

Introduction This worked out well last time, so I thought I'd try another subclass I really wish existed. This is a Champion Cause, inspired by the D&D5E's Oath of Glory (and the UA Oath of ...
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Are these Relics of Legend Artifacts described well enough to be useable?

Yes, I spent the last 3 days listening to Gloryhammer... and started writing up the Relics of Legend just for the lulz. Now, I wonder if they are on one hand close enough to the inspiring material to ...
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New Devoted Spirit maneuvers for cataphract

My homebrew cataphract base class is a martial adept with access to the Diamond Mind, Setting Sun, and Stone Dragon disciplines, as well as a subset of the Devoted Spirit discipline (specifically, one ...
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How would these buffs to underpowered prerequisite feats affect game balance?

Like many people who enjoy 3.5, I find that the issue of "feat tax" is incredibly pervasive - which is to say, there are a lot of feats that just feel like dead weight on a character sheet. ...
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Seeking feedback for a homebrew Undertaker class

Meet the undertaker. It's my first time making a class and I know it's probably not super balanced but I hope you guys like it. Please give feedback and do keep in mind I am still learning as I'm not ...
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Is this legendary homebrew cloak (Abyssal Regalia of the Dark Prince) balanced?

I am creating some homebrew magic items for the players of my campaign to custom-tailor to their needs and wishes. The characters are currently level 15 and nearing the end, so legendary items are on ...
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Monkey Demon Boss Design

LATTER DAYS CAMPAIGN PLAYERS SHOULD SKIP THIS POST In my campaign, there is a demon trapped in an artifact and forced to grant wishes. Though generally I rule wishes by intent and not trickery, this ...
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How powerful is this homebrew Barbarian Path of the Colossus compared to other martial subclasses?

As DnD 5e has aged it's become more clear that Martial classes lack a fair amount compared to their spellcasting companions. They offer less utility, fewer defensive options, and in some cases fail to ...
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Is this verstatile fighting style and feat combination well balanced?

(original title: "How to artfully min-max the hell out of this verstatile fighting style and feat?") So, given all the answers to my previous question, we have come up with what we think ...
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Is this Legendary longsword "Sealed Power/Seven Wishes" too broken?

I'm playing in a very high level campaign with a load of powerful characters, and I'm trying to get an edge. I homebrewed this magic item and I want you guys to see how powerful it is. For comparison, ...
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Is this a balanced Homebrew Class? (Planar Protector)

Here is a homebrew class I made, and I want you guys to determine if it's balanced or not. I'm trying to create a class with a lot of otherworldly flavor and a DEX/INT split. The arcane talisman and ...
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Is this homebrew sword balanced? [closed]

I liked the idea of a magical weapon that affected the stats of creatures. Such as the shadow's strength drain attack and added it too a weapon. Leech sword (Very rare, Heavy, two handed, strength ...
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Is is balanced to swap "Built for Success" for "Fey Ancestry"?

I am looking to create a homebrew race for a Quadrone, and the best place to start is with an existing race. With that in mind I have found the Autognome (Astral Adventurer's Guide) and it has several ...
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Homebrew retractable shield

An idea that I had for a deployable shield as I didn't find anything satisfactory online. It's simple, but I would like to know if it's balanced or if you see any weird interaction with it. ...
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Is this sporeborn homebrew race balanced compared to other races?

It's basically a spore-infested nature-related horrific kind of being, a regular individual of pretty much any race that got infested and biologically changed, linking themselves with nature in the ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 3]

This is a follow up to Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 2] I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find ...
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Balancing a social media-themed warlock subclass in D&D5e?

For an upcoming Strixhaven campaign, I have attempted to homebrew a Warlock subclass which is centered around a social media/influencer theme. The idea is to use the social medium itself a magical ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced? I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find the ...
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Is this Visions of Danger spell balanced for level 7?

So I am looking to homebrew a 7th level sorcerer spell because I am not entirely happy that the options match my characters theme. I have seen Visions of Danger in Pathfinder 2e and have made an ...
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Fire Immunity as a racial feat

I want to give one of my players a racial feat for his custom race (basically a goliath). The race is heavily influenced by the ifreet/efreet of Final Fantasy - and therfore it seems appropriate to ...
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Is this revision of the level 2 Transmutation Wizard feature balanced?

I will soon be playing a wizard who I intend to become a transmutation wizard. However, I find the transmutation wizard sorely lacking in power. To remedy this, I have begun creating a revision. The ...
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What level should this version of Warp Mind be?

I have taken this spell from Pathfinder 2e, where it is a level 7 spell (I think here are 10 levels there though), and converted it into a 5e spell. I think it is still around the correct power level ...
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Is this Electrifying Body spell thematic and balanced? (V2)

Stark Rost, look away! Version 2 of this question. I've omitted most of the redundant discussion from this iteration of the question and instead focused on what changes I made and why. For the ...
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