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New Character on Player Character Death, what level?

I've actually run the Delve, and had characters need to be replaced on several occasions. tl;dr: I'd have the new PC come in at level 14, with about the same XP total and wealth as the average party ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

"I can get that for you" Renaissance mathematicians did not keep their theorems secret because they were mysterious; they kept them secret to profit from them. Trade in the middle-ages was ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

There is an easy answer to this, and that is skills such as Knowledge: Arcana. Assign scores to NPCs and roll for knowledge. Make the DC to know about something, perhaps 10 + (2 x caster level req). ...
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New Character on Player Character Death, what level?

The rule I used was: If you died heroically, your new character has the same level as your last character. Your new character has the same gp as your last character. The group is not allowed to ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

There are no rules here, and it’s best not to invent any The official rules don’t describe this at all. There are references to the idea that you can (or perhaps even should) randomly generate what’s ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

Of course they would know. Normally anyway. Obviously, you can set whatever bespoke rules or setting info you want as GM, but it doesn’t sound like your players would be into that. When you go to a ...
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Why is metamagic considered unbalanced?

Spells are generally powerful to begin with. So while in a vacuum a lot of metamagic effects are not terribly exciting (and perhaps lean towards underpowered given the spell level cost), they still ...
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