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Don't punish your bard for knowing how to play, uplift the other players by helping them with the rules. If they want to kick ass like the bard but are unwilling to invest a little time learning the rules.. well that's on them One thing I did for a group was stop at level 3 and make sure everyone was happy with their choices, if not they could change. That ...


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Don't change the rules to accommodate an individuals choices This is a frame challenge, from one of your comments: Because - in my head at least - a Bard should not be the party tank. Since the Bard also gets more spells than the Ranger, and many of the Ranger's unique skills are highly situation-specific, keyed to certain enemies or terrain, it would seem ...


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It changes things substantially Firstly, weapon attacks don't get DEX bonus to their damage. You've already mentioned this affected the party's combat abilities: it just gives the party a marginally lower damage output I tailor the encounters accordingly I have to say this change affects not "the party" as a whole — it nerfs particular characters,...


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You are going to have problems if the Warlock takes Agonising Blast, and has a cantrip that deals 1d10+cha as that is about twice the damage of the ranger or bard. The damage that spells deal is written assuming that weapons will get stat to damage. I would tell your players that you misremembered rules, and offer them the chance to re-stat their characters ...


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It becomes immediately apparent that the wand sheath being exclusively for warforged is not a matter of balance, but of flavor when one regards the fact that the item is simply a compartment inside the warforged body. Just as an arm blade is warforged only for flavor elements, not mechanical ones. The Warforged race is already balanced with other races ...


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Many ways around LTH (Leomund's Tiny Hut). Objects: DMG 246 For the Purpose of these rules, an object is a discrete, inanimate item like a window, door, sword, book, table, chair, or stone, not a building or a vehicle that is composed of many other objects. Thus ordinary air does not count as an "object". It is not discrete nor inanimate. Same ...


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Maybe It's got too much customization. Play testing will be required to accurately evaluate. From the Age line, it is clear that this is a Human Variant race. The official Human variant has +1 to two ability scores (player choice) and a Feat (player choice), along with Medium size, Common language, 30 ft speed (all three are standard and will be ignored ...


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Let's look at what you're asking here: In summary, I want to implement a house rule where a player can use green flame blade with a single available opponent, applying the complete damage to that opponent. Would this be gamebreaking if the player has to use a wish spell to enable the change? It seems like you have 2 possible approaches: simply implementing ...


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Broadly speaking, it's not game breaking, because you're not increasing the overall damage dealt. Concentrating damage onto one opponent could be useful for reducing enemy numbers or killing an enemy who threatens your space, but routinely damaging two opponents on your turn can also be useful. This sounds to me like a creative, but not game-breaking use of ...


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RAW, no, you cannot use the bonus action hide when heavily obscured, but it probably isn't a problem to allow it. Rules-as-written, the mantle only allows you to bonus action hide when lightly obscured, and lightly obscured is not the same thing as heavily obscured. But it probably won't break anything to allow this to work. First, it makes sense that ...


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No, not at all. Linear fighters, quadratic wizards is not just about DPS output; it’s really a terrible term the tier system improves on a little, see How are Fighters Linear but Wizards Quadratic? for commonly accepted definitions. It’s about breadth of options and things the fighter has no inherent answer to (fly, invisible, battlefield control spells). ...


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Potentially, via Specialization Disclaimer: this answer can change with the release of a single source book or errata, and thus can never be truly and permanently answered. Even without new material, this answer could change as understanding of the system grows. Also, formatting may be a work in progress (the links aren't showing well)... TL;DR: The Fighter ...


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You wouldn't be able to do it at all. Fey Form: "You can more easily cast spells that the creature has as spell-like abilities, although you must still cast them as normal for your class. When you cast a spell that the creature has as a spell-like ability, it requires no verbal or somatic components and can’t be countered." Muse: Ranged 5 sound ...


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There's a lot to consider here but overall I would consider this feat to be OP compared to similar options in published material. Weapon design in 5th edition is nearly completely damage type agnostic, so the "slashing weapons only" stipulation provides little to no balance. The language surrounding shields is unclear but seems to be safely ignored....


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