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How can I create a mechanic for players to evolve the relationship with their deity?

Basically I wouldn't. An explicit, gameable system that adds presumably power and new capability to the character for what is a series of hard to track and complex choices (faith) is incredibly hard ...
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How can I create a mechanic for players to evolve the relationship with their deity?

I run Index Card RPG, which is more or less an OSR game. At the start of each session, I have my clerics roll 1D6. That die is a counter representing the number of prayers (spells) they can use "...
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How can I create a mechanic for players to evolve the relationship with their deity?

Cleric levels In my honest opinion, cleric level (as proxied by XP) in most cases are just a reflection of power gained by a better connection to the channeled deity, so the reflection of that ...
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Does a reaction count as "[taking] another action"?

It’s a homebrew spell, just change the language to do what you want. In other words, “homebrew problems require homebrew solutions”. One of the things I’ve implemented into the review process of my ...
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Does a reaction count as "[taking] another action"?

It wouldn't end the spell. Other conditions that prevent you from taking actions (like Incapacitated) specifically call out that you can't take "actions or reactions", which shows they're ...
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How can I create a mechanic for players to evolve the relationship with their deity?

Theros' Piety Mechanic The official sourcebook, Mythic Odyssey of Theros has a ruleset that reflects what you're describing. I have used it multiple times in my games to help my players have a closer ...
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On D&D Beyond, as a DM, how can I make custom weapons available to all of my players in a specific Campaign?

Use the “Create Homebrew Item” tool. Under the homebrew section of DND Beyond, there will be an option to create magic items. This page is where you will start. While this is described as creating ...
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What is the wording to determine whether extra damage is or is not multiplied on a critical hit?

Criticals double dice that are part of the attack Short answer: if you want the damage to double, word it as "when" you hit with an attack, if you want it to not double, word it as "...
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What is the wording to determine whether extra damage is or is not multiplied on a critical hit?

The proposed text allows to double the damage on a critical hit. Compare the wording with the one of the Sneak Attack feature (emphasis mine): Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly ...
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What is Detect Balance?

Detect Balance is an inoffical, widely accepted tool to evaluate the power of homebrew races The tool has the form of an online spreadsheet that you can access and copy freely. It was originally ...
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What is Detect Balance?

Detect Balance is a homebrewed metric for rating the relative power of races for 5th edition D&D. It is not official, but has become a reasonably common tool online for those looking to homebrew ...
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What is Detect Balance?

It is a spreadsheet designed for calculating the balance of homebrew races It attempts to quantify the strength of 5E races by listing various features that the races might have, grouped into ...
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What is Detect Balance?

It is a fan-made points-based system for measuring 5e races. Detect Balance: an Improved Scale for Measuring 5e Races is a fan-made spreadsheet used to try and produce well-balanced Dungeons & ...
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How could you balance a Druid transforming into an owlbear and other monstrosities?

Others have already provided what is probably the best answer - simply rule 0 it and apply DM discretion, ruling out particular monstrosities or limiting what abilities they have. If your player just ...
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How could you balance a Druid transforming into an owlbear and other monstrosities?

No special traits/attacks other than those that beasts have The wild shape rules already limit CR (which should factor in AC, HP, proficiency bonus, damage per round, and to some extent resistances ...
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How could you balance a Druid transforming into an owlbear and other monstrosities?

No ranged attacks, no magical effects By and large, Beasts only have melee attacks and not much else. Generally, there is limited or no ability to attack at range, no fantastical movement, no special ...
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How could you balance a Druid transforming into an owlbear and other monstrosities?

Adjust the Circle of the Moon Druid with DM guidance The moon druid has a feature on level 10 called Elemental Wild Shape At 10th level, you can expend two uses of Wild Shape at the same time to ...
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What deals more damage on a weapon, +1 to hit or +1 to damage?

On average, +1 to damage deals more damage in tier 1, +1 to hit deals more in higher tiers; for Sharpshooters or Great Weapon Masters, +1 to hit always deals more damage This answer uses the formula ...
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