Daily Punch 2-5-18 Item Specialist feat for DnD 5e

Here is a quick one that came up this weekend.

 

Item Specialist

When it comes to getting you money’s worth, you get double!  Gain the following benefits:

  • You may use two consumable items as part of the same action.
  • Drawing an item from any container is not an action for you, but a free action.
  • You do not provoke opportunity attacks for using any items.

 

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Daily Punch 1-30-18 Diabolical Tutor monster for DnD 5e

Let’s get caught up with an idea from a 5e game.

 

Devil, Diabolical Tutor

Tiny fiend(devil, shapechanger), lawful evil

Armor Class 9

Hit Points 10 (3d4+3)

Speed 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
6 (-2) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 16 (+3)

Skills Deception +5, Insight +3, Persuasion +5, Arcana +5, Religion +5, History +5,Nature +5

Damage Resistances fire, piercing, bludgeoning, and slashing from nonmagic weapons that are not silvered

Senses passive darkvision 120 ft., Perception 11

Languages infernal, Common

Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

 

  • Shapechanger: The diabolical tutor can use its action to polymorph into a beast form that resembles a rat (speed 20 ft.), a raven (20 ft., fly 60 ft.), or a spider (20 ft., climb 20 ft.), or back into its true form. Its statistics are the same in each form, except for the speed changes noted. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It reverts to its true form if it dies.
  • Devil’s Sight: Magical darkness doesn’t impede the diabolical tutor’s darkvision.
  • Magic Resistance: The diabolical tutor has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Dark Knowledge: When you spend an action to make a knowledge check and consult the diabolical tutor, you may add the diabolical tutor’s bonus to these checks to your own.Actions

 

  • Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2 (2d4 – 2) piercing damage.

 

Description

A man-shaped monster that stinks of brimstone and rot but offers fel knowledge to any who listen to its evil lips.

Daily Punch 1-8-18 Shout of Encouragement spell for DnD 5e

Here’s a quick spell for DnD.  Here is some love for the bard!

 

Shout of Encouragement

1st-level enchantment

Casting Time: bonus action or reaction
Range: 60 feet
Components: S
Duration: see text

You cast this spell with a shout of encouragement at a friend. That friend is surrounded by an aura of ability.  That ally can reroll one die within one minute at which point the spell ends.  If the spell is not discharged after the minute ,the aura and spell ends.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, you can target one additional creature for each slot level above 1st.

Daily Punch 12-12-17 Beasts of the Field spell for DnD 5e

I want one more level 7 druid spell. Here we go!

Beasts of the Field

7th-level conjuration

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 30 feet
Components: V
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

With an ululating cry, you summon from around you two beast , magical or otherwise, appropriate to the terrain you are in of challenge rating 7 or lower. These are not conjurations, but real beasts from the area.

The beasts are friendly to you and your companions for the duration. Roll initiative for the creatures, which have their own turns. They obey any verbal commands that you issue to them (no action required by you), as long as they don’t violate their alignment. If you don’t issue any commands to the beasts, they defends themselves from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions.

If your concentration is broken, the creatures don’t disappear. Instead, you lose control of the beasts, they becomes indifferent toward you and your companions, and it might attack. An uncontrolled creature can’t be dismissed by you, and it leaves 1 minute after you summoned it.

Ring Side Report- RPG Review of Finders Keepers

Product– Finders Keepers

System-Dungeons and Dragons 5th Ed.

Producer– Janek Sielicki

Price– $3.95 here http://www.dmsguild.com/product/215482/Finders-Keepers  

TL; DR-The Great and the Mixed of the DMs Guild 93%

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Basics-Need a 20th level adventure in a hurry?  Here you go!  Finders Keepers is a 20th level adventure set in the Forgotten Realms, but easily ported to any place.  Players start in town, but soon enough a rampaging dragon attacks the land.  Players then have to save the town, and perusing the dragons leads down a rabbit hole of dead gods, hidden powers, and words that can literally destroy the world!

 

Mechanics or Crunch-This book is fine, completely fine, but that’s the one problem with the book the author can’t fix.  The monsters are all directly from the Monster Manual, the items from the DMG, and traps come from there as well.  That all works well, but if things are just exactly what you’ve seen before, it’s a tad bland.  But, the way the DMs Guild and the AL runs, writers can’t change that fact.  That little bit hurts the book a bit, but honestly as constrained by the rules as this book is, the mechanics work.  What’s here is good and runs well, but I would like the author to do a bit more, even though I know he can’t.  4.25/5

 

Theme or Fluff– This is an awesome story!  We get dead gods, demons, devils, entering alternative worlds, and a goal off saving everything.  The author can’t write new mechanics, but he CAN write a crazy new story!  I love what’s here!  It might not be completely the most original as I’ve seen tiny bits of other things, but I’m happy to see all the pieces come back together in a great new way.  4.75/5

Execution–  Hay, this book made me change my opinion of how books are put together.  This is one guy at a computer putting out fantastic materials.  There is art to break up text, there is the standard template to break up text, and there is formatting that works welo.  What I have here that puts it over the top is hyperlinking to pages, maps that the GM can copy/past into any software, and a new art that is made just for this material and handouts.  This caught me off guard.  WHY ARE OTHER BOOKS NOT DOING THIS?  This is a less than 100 page adventure, and honestly, it doesn’t need hyperlinking, but the addition makes my life a little bit easier.  Also, not many groups make it to 20, so this book comes with pre-generated characters with and without items to make the plug and play that much easier for any group.  More books need to do that, and adding this and other little parts makes me honestly love what’s here.  5/5

Summary– This is a fantastic adventure constrained slightly by the DMs Guild.  The book itself is put together amazingly well!  As I read more and more books on my tablets and phones, simple things like hyperlinking make my life that much more simple!  The store is great.  It’s got a few elements that you may have seen before but it’s not a ripoff of any story, and it’s told well.  The mechanics are the low point, but that’s a bit harsh.  It’s far from bad in any way, but it’s limiting for the author as you can’t build new material as often.  Overall, I found this to be a solid adventure that you can plug and play into any FR game with ease that is well put together. 93%

Daily Punch 12-4-17 Caustic Bomb spell for DnD 5e

Let’s keep the 7th level DnD spells rolling with a Wizard spell!

Caustic Bomb

7th-level conjuration

Casting Time 1 action
Range: 150 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous

With a deafening plop a ball of acid explods in range coating everything in 30 feet in acid. All envviroments are covered dealing 12d6 acid damage to the ground,wallss,andd unattended objects. Creatures may attempt a Dexterity saving throw for half damage and to not be covered. If a creature is covered in acid, it will take additional damage at the start of each of it turns. Each turns after being covered, it takes damage equal to half the damage it took from the spell last turn. Each time it takes damage it may attempt another Dexterity saving throw to end the effect after taking damage. this effect continues until the amount of damage equals zero. In addition, an affected creature may scrap the acid of as an action to end the effect.

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