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Do all humanoids have sexual drives?

The rules don't say You can see the rules for playable races at https://www.dndbeyond.com/races. That's all the rules there are. The rules don't comment on races' mating habits, probably because ...
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Do any newer D&D versions grant experience for exceptional role-playing?

Fifth Edition The default mechanism for rewarding exceptional roleplaying in 5e is Inspiration. (Dungeon Master's Guide pp. 240-241 — D&D Beyond link) However, [The DM may also] decide whether to ...
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How to help a player create a character with more long term motivations?

Have the parents ask for any of a variety of normal things. Their main motivation is following their parent's choice. No need to make that dramatic. Have their parents push them. "Hey son. You're ...
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How to help a player create a character with more long term motivations?

Will's goals are maybe not what you expect Will may just want to play with people to socialize, not to be in the spotlight. It might be interesting to check with him what he does expect from the ...
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How to help a player create a character with more long term motivations?

There Is No Secret To Motivation The ultra-condensed version of character motivation is always the same. The core elements are: Find out what the character loves, and then threaten it. Find out what ...
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How to help a player create a character with more long term motivations?

You could force him to have a motivation, but that isn't really what you want You're the DM, so obviously if you wanted to you could force your player to have a motivation. You could threaten his ...
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How to help a player create a character with more long term motivations?

Here are a few methods that have proven to work for me: You provide the long-term motivation for his character background to him. Classic is a missing and beloved person, that they are searching for (...
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How to help a player create a character with more long term motivations?

Give your party motivation A bard in a campaign I was once in made the observation that some characters are born with motivation, some find motivation, some have it thrust upon them. Don't just give ...
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