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Top new questions this week:

How can I deal with character classes and builds so specific they don't fit in with the group?

This is a problem I've been having in general so far as a Game Master; some character classes seem to be designed not for party play, but to be "loners" and shine only in specific situations. Some …

gm-techniques system-agnostic class  
asked by Aldath Le'Carde 21 votes
answered by Bankuei 11 votes

How can I create a world with realistic demographics that won't overwhelm my level 1 PCs?

While creating the world for my sandbox campaign, I saw that the demographics in the DMG allowed for the existence of quite powerful NPCs. Their existence is logical of course, but it might pose a …

dnd-3.5e gm-techniques  
asked by derp 20 votes
answered by Joe 30 votes

Has 5e fixed the balance problems of the monk at all?

Many people believe that the monk has balance issues (and is underpowered) in 3.5e and Pathfinder. The goal of this question is not to debate that point but to see what changes the Monk has undergone …

dnd-5e balance monk  
asked by Miniman 17 votes
answered by DuckTapeAl 18 votes

How can a GM give treasure to DnD players who overcome challenges without combat?

I'm currently playing a character in a DnD 3.5 Eberron campaign. During the first few sessions, our characters overcame several obstacles without combat. Our GM complained that this made it hard for …

dnd-3.5e gm-techniques  
asked by Gustav Bertram 15 votes
answered by Jonas 27 votes

How do you encourage group decisions over individual actions?

In my campaign (4th edition Dungeons & Dragons, but I've encountered the same problem in other systems) we sometimes arrive at a point where the group should make a decision, for example "should …

gm-techniques problem-players  
asked by Tobold 11 votes
answered by Zimul8r 10 votes

Does a reach weapon allow you to threaten squares 10 feet away or not?

In D&D 5e, does a reach weapon allow you to threaten squares up to 10 feet away for the purpose of Opportunity Attacks or does it just allow you to attack squares up to 10 feet away? There is …

dnd-5e weapons opportunity-attack  
asked by Alex319 11 votes
answered by Joshua Aslan Smith 10 votes

If I roll a low Hit Die, can I use the fixed value instead?

In D&D5, players have the choice of rolling their Hit Dice or using a fixed average value instead: Each time you gain a level, you gain 1 additional Hit Die. Roll that Hit Die, add your …

dnd-5e hit-points  
asked by Bradd Szonye 11 votes
answered by SevenSidedDie 18 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What character creation tools & guides are available for Shadowrun 5e?

I'm a totally new player to Shadowrun 5e. My experiences are largely with D&D 4e, Savage Worlds, and Cyberpunk 2020. I'm just seeing if there are any unofficial (but very helpful) guides or tools …

character-creation tools shadowrun-sr5  
asked by Joshua Aslan Smith 10 votes
answered by Joshua Aslan Smith 1 vote

How would a 7th level wizard defend his shop?

So my players have been hired by a wizard to recover 3 copies of a spell he created. Three other wizards have copied the spell into secondary spellbooks (which required them to break a …

dnd-3.5e spells wizard traps  
asked by Jeff 19 votes
answered by GrandmasterB 14 votes

Can you answer these?

Dark Heresy 2nd edition vs. 1st edition

Dark Heresy 2nd edition has recently been released. What are the major changes in 2nd edition?

wh40k dark-heresy  
asked by MadMAxJr 4 votes

How does Dimensional Storage interact with destroyed Techno-Organic weapons?

According to the rules for Techno-Organics (MZP P.80), it says the following: Because Techno-Organic mecha, like any other living thing, feel pain, they suffer a -1 penalty on all actions for each …

mekton  
asked by Thomas Jacobs 3 votes

Optimizing Natural Killer Build

For my new party I started playing THIS character. But now at level 2 having the knowledge that everybody else is playing a powerplay character I would like to know if anyone has ideas getting the …

pathfinder optimization  
asked by ruedi 3 votes
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