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Questions tagged [storm-kings-thunder]

For questions specific to Storm King's Thunder, a D&D 5th edition adventure published as a hardcover book by Wizards of the Coast in 2016. Please keep your question's title spoiler-free and use spoiler blocks as needed.

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Can I let my players play any official class/race in published adventures?

I've recently picked up SKT after my homebrew game came to a halt. Main reason for this is that I bought VGtM, XGtE and MToF. My players really want to try out the new classes and races, but I've ...
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As a DM, how far should I prepare ahead in a premade campaign?

As a first time DM I found a group to play Storm King's Thunder. I have been reading the first part of the story to prepare. So far I have read up to level 5 till after the flying with the giant to ...
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Why does the book suggest polymorphing into a giant? Can polymorph do that?

This question is prompted by a particular passage in Storm King's Thunder: The level 4 spell Polymorph allows to transform a character into a beast with challenge rating ≤ character level and Hill ...
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Does speaking Giant mean understanding Giant Runes (Storm King's Thunder)

Does a character that speaks giant understand/know the meaning of the Giant runes provided in Storm King's Thunder? My guess would be no - the Giant language is based off of the Dwarvish script (PHB p....
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Am I understanding this Storm King's Thunder map wrong?

My group will soon be finished with Lost Mine of Phandelver, and I've been told Storm King's Thunder is a great next campaign to run. I am currently building maps in Roll20 and noticed that in one ...
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How to prepare to DM sessions when we intend to play daily for a whole week?

I will be DMing Storm King's Thunder in about two months. Me being a first-time DM and my players only having played a year ago or never before. The special thing is that we will be in a flat for a ...
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What is Storm King's Thunder's “Appendix E”?

On page 184 of Storm King's Thunder, there is a reference to an Appendix E: But there doesn't appear to be an appendix E that I can find. Is there more information about what exists there? What is ...
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Vampire bite HP drain not healing after long rest

I'm playing in my first campaign as a Way of the Long Death Monk, currently level 6, and we're running Storm King's Thunder. I've been loving it, and everyone's been great including the DM, but I've ...
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How can I reduce the difficulty of Storm King's Thunder without making the fights too easy?

I am a first time DM and have just finished running the Dripping Caves. I want to lower the difficulty but I'm worried that I will overcorrect and create a new problem of fights that are much too ...
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Is giving my players a +1 sword in Storm Kings Thunder (level 1) too much power?

Looking at the difficulty of the coming encounters and the fact that both me and my players are new (first time), I was thinking I should give my players a +1 sword which is dropped by the Orc ...
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How much information should I impart to my players for starting Storm King's Thunder?

Our group just finished Lost Mines of Phandelver and I'm preparing to run Storm King's Thunder next. There's a lot of background story/information as to but how much of that story should I tell my ...
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Which dice do the Potion of Giant Size triple when making a weapon attack?

Consider the Potion of Giant Size, from Storm King's Thunder (p. 236, Appendix B): Everything you are carrying and wearing also increases in size for the duration. When rolling damage for weapons ...
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What ability modifier is used when an NPC uses Innate Spellcasting?

The Uthgardt Shaman (in the Storm King's Thunder adventure) has an "Innate Spellcasting" ability, which among other things lets her cast the Prayer of Healing spell once per day. That spell includes ...
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Is Drizzt an NPC in Storm King's Thunder?

In episode 34 of the Dice, Camera, Action! D&D stream, the legendary elf Drizzt makes an appearance. Is this a custom plotline that Chris Perkins added, or is the drow really one of the NPCs that ...
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What favored terrain would be the most optimal for Storm King's Thunder (NW Faerun)?

I've gone taken a gander at some maps of NW Faerun and I am not sure exactly which terrain would be useful. My players and I are doing session zero in a couple days and my ranger player has asked me ...
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How to handle levels when adding PCs between Lost Mine of Phandelver and Storm King's Thunder?

(If it's not obvious from the title, answers to this may have Storm King's Thunder spoilers, and possibly a couple Lost Mine of Phandelver spoilers.) Some background My regular playgroup consists of ...
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How do I know what terrain is where in the Forgotten Realms?

I am a DM using the Storm King's Thunder adventure book, and the party is currently in the midst of the very open-ended Chapter 3, as they wander around various places interacting with the world of ...
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Are there any recommended weights, costs, or lead times for siege weapons?

The party that I'm the DM for recently got use of an airship, which came with a ballista and harpoon. The first thing that one of the party members wanted to do was purchase even more siege weapons to ...
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Is there a canonical reason for the differences between the SCAG and the SKT maps?

I've just come across this animation (over at reddit, thanks to Google) comparing the Sword Coast maps found in Storm King's Thunder and Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (A few examples: Check the ...
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What type of creatures are Uthgardt Barbarians?

I'm currently DM for a game of Storm King's Thunder, and I'm trying to understand the Uthgardt Barbarians and what they exactly are. The description starting on p. 65 of the Storm King's Thunder book ...
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How many simulacra can Sansuri's Simulacrum create?

In the adventure "Storm King's Thunder," the players have the opportunity to raid the castle of a cloud giant lady, Countess Sansuri. She is a powerful wizard who has researched a custom version of ...
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What should my hermit know about Eye of the All-Father [closed]

My GM is running Storm King's Thunder and decided that my Hermit warlock's discovery is knowledge about a place call the Eye of the All-Father. What stuff should my Warlock would know about it ...
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What difficulties would a character encounter if they tried to take Amphail as a protectorate?

In Storm King's Thunder, our group has visited Amphail and found it severely damaged by marauding hill giants. There was an NPC (some minor noble) who was visiting after the attacks and he was ...
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Which creature type appears most frequently as enemies in the Storm King's Thunder adventure?

I am going to be playing Storm King's Thunder as a Ranger (Revised) soon. We are starting the campaign at level 1 and playing the introduction adventure to the campaign. Of course I will be picking ...
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How does the Shard of the Ise Rune's “Gift of Frost” from SKT work?

I'm a DM running Storm King's Thunder, and it's likely the party will soon get the Shard of the Ise Rune item (p. 236-237). I'm reading through the description, and while I understand most of it, I'm ...
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Can a Paladin, Sorcerer, Wizard, and two Druids handle Storm King’s Thunder? [closed]

I’m somewhat new to D&D and so is the group I’m in. We’re gonna start playing Storm King’s Thunder soon, and I was wondering if we’re gonna have any trouble with our party. We have myself as a ...
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Help with Continuing Storm King's Thunder after the campaign is finished [closed]

So I'm absolutely new to this site, so I'm sorry if I'm wrong for posting this. I just finished reading Chapter 2 of Storm King's Thunder. And after reading all the side quests and reading a bunch of ...