Daily Punch 10-27-20 Caustic Pop spell for DnD 5e

I’ve been on an acid kick lately. How about a new version of fireball mixed with acid arrow?

Caustic Pop

3rd-level conjuration

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 150 feet
Components: V, S, M (a ball of slug slime)
Duration: Instantaneous

With a flick of the wrist you throw a blob of acid toward a target within range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 4d6 acid damage, and all each creature in a 20-foot-radius sphere centered on the first target must make a Dexterity saving throw. A target takes 4d6 acid damage on a failed save. All targets damaged by this spell are covered in acid and must make a Dexterity saving throw at the start of their turns or take 4d6 acid damage each round until they succeed on a saving throw at the start of their turns to removed the acid and end the effect or remove the acid as an action. If the initial ranged spell attack misses, there are no additional effects.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, the damage increases by 1d6 for each slot level above 3rd.

Thoughts?

Daily Punch 10-21-20 Disrupt Balance cantrip for DnD 5e

Time to keep rolling with this spell into DnD 5e

Disrupt Blance

transmutation cantrip

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: 1 round

You alter the subtle balances the keep the creature moving causing chaos in essence of the target. Choose a creature in range to makes a Constitution saving throw. On a failure the creature takes 1d6 acid damage. At the start of the creatures next turn, it must succeed at another Constitution saving throw or take the same damage again.

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 5th level (2d6), 11th level (3d6), and 17th level (4d6).

Thoughts? Does the second saving throw prevent the damage from being too high for a cantrip?

Daily Punch 9-30-20 Parkour Feat for DnD 5e

If we’re doing the rounds, let’s do all the rounds! Had to double check the rules on this, but jump and climb is Athletics and solidly strength based. Let’s fix that!

Parkour

Why flex when you can flow? Gain the following benefits:

  • Increase your Dexterity by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • You gain advantage on Strength(Athletics) and Dexterity(Athletics) checks to jump.
  • When you are prone at the start of your turn, you can return to standing without taking a penalty to movement.
  • You can use Dexterity(Athletics) in place of Strength(Athletics) for skill checks.

Thoughts?

Daily Punch 7-20-20 Sword Bunny feat for DnD 5e

Too much anime, but a term that would help your tiny heroes who want to wield BIG weapons might be helpful here.

Sword Bunny

Prerequisite(s): small size

You might be small, but that doesn’t mean your weapon has to be! You gain the following benefit:

  • Increase your Strength or Consitution by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • When you wield a heavy weapon, you no longer have disasdvantage.

Thoughts?

Daily Punch 6-30-20 Potion of Escalating Assault for DnD 5e

Been playing the witcher lately, and this is a potion that comes comes in pretty handy.

Potion of Escalating Assault

Potion, uncommon

When you drink this potion, you feel the anger build in you.

For the next hour, when you enter a fight, after each melee hit, increase your melee damage by 1, up to double your proficiency bonus. The bonus to melee damage is reduced to zero if you miss an attack or do not make an attack in turn.

Thoughts?

Daily Punch 6-24-20 Monastic Signet Ring magic ring for DnD 5e

How about a gift the party might receive from some monks after a good ol’ fashioned training montage?

Monastic Signet Ring

Ring, very rare (requires attunement)

Given to the worthy, who while not part of an order, have earned the orders respect through effort and training. While wearing this ring, your melee unarmed attacks do damage equal to a monk of 1/2 your level, minimum 1. Also, three times per day, you make a free action unarmed melee attack. This ability returns after a long rest.

Thoughts?

Ring Side Report-RPG Review of Oracle of War- The Night Land

Product– EB-01 The Night Land

System-DnD 5e

Producer– DMs Guild

Price– $4.99  here https://www.dmsguild.com/product/296403/EB01-The-Night-Land?affiliate_id=658618

TL; DR– Standard start to something great.  93%

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Basics–  Eberron?  In MY 5e?  OH YES!  Let’s hope in and look at the new TWENTY adventure long story for Eberron The Oracle of War Storyline called The Night Land.  You start by rolling into the town of Salvation on the Mournland border, and like all poor hungry souls, it’s time to find a job!  What’s the job board got today?

Mechanics or Crunch– This adventure is pretty balanced for crunch.  It is the same formula you’ve grown to love or maybe be annoyed with in this first adventure by Shawn.  Three small quests with some time between to rest up.  The party does some crazy stuff, rests, repeat.  The players learn how to be their characters, get a bit of a challenge, and then 4.5/5

Theme or Fluff– Standard well done 1st level adventure!  Shawn does 1st level adventure well.  Small packages to not kill the party day one.  It has a bit of Eberron feel, but like most things, it will require the DM to amp up the world feel.  You do hang with some goblins, changelings, and some horrors of the mournlands, so you get a good intro of the horrible things that want to eat you!  You can get a bit bored as your party might recognize a formula when they start.  But its level one!  You’re off to run errands and kill low level monsters, not take on the Lord of Blades day one!  4.5/5

Execution–  PDF?  Yep!  Hyperlinked?  No, but it doesn’t really matter (I’d still like it though).  This product has THREE PDFs.  One is the adventure in glorious color with lots of pictures that you run through the home printer.  The second is a slimmed down black and white no frills product that you run through the home printer.  Third is a newspaper to throw the players!  That’s some awesome world world building!  In addition, the adventure organizers have FULL PAGE sheets the players get after the adventure.  The things they check off let them know some serious crap is up.  Heck, I as a GM who isn’t fully aware of the campaign knows some crap is up, so I’m buying in too.  I also like the authors’ use of the DMs Guild to full effect by putting lots of pictures in.  These are pictures I’ve seen before, but it’s a nice touch to the other pictures that they throw in.  I like the art deco style of everything.  It honestly makes me feel more like we are between wars and I know something bad is coming….   4.9/5

 

Summary-I like Eberron, and The Wife LOVES Eberron.  This adventure brought her back to 5e and weekly gaming at the store.  That’s the sales pitch that I can give.  Now, is it perfect?  No.  It’s 1st level fare.  Small tapas portions of adventures as your cleric might be able to roll out two cure wounds and a real bad round of two crits can completely wreck a party.  Is that a problem?  No.  This is fun.  I’ll equate this to my favorite above average hibachi restaurant.  I know exactly what the chef is going to do there, but guess what?  I’m going to show up and be happy I went! 93%