Daily Punch 10-11-18 I Know A Guy feat for DnD 5e

Been reading the latest DnD mod, so let’s make some city based content!

 

I Know A Guy

You know people, and it’s not what you know, but who you know!  Gain the following:

  • Increase your Charisma score by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • When you make a Charisma(persuasion) check to learn something in a social setting, to find an item, or to buy an item at a cheaper price, you gain advantage on the roll.

 

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Daily Punch 10-9-18 Cruel Daggers feat for DnD 5e

How about this fore a feat for DnD 5e?

 

Cruel Daggers

You know how to make the daggers cut deep!  Gain the following:

  • Increase your dexterity by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • When you use a dagger, the dagger does 1d6 slashing or piercing damage instead of its normal 1d4.

 

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Ring Side Report- RPG Review of Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

Product– Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

System-DnD 5e

Producer– Wizards of the Coast

Price– $33 here https://www.amazon.com/MORDENKAINENS-FOES-Accessory-Wizards-Team/dp/0786966246/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531451731&sr=8-1&keywords=mordenkainen%27s+tome+of+foes

TL; DR-It’s not plagiarism if it’s from you!  83%%

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Basics-It’s not Monster Manual II, IT’S MONSTER MANUAL II!  Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes builds out the world of Dungeons and Dragons, focusing less on any one particular world and more on the higher and lower planes.  It provides players with some new options, race options, and even story to build out the characters they want to be. DMs get new monsters, focusing on higher power, extra planar monsters as well as building the universe around the normal material plane players are used to.

Theme or Fluff-This book is by the same people who made the planes in the first place, so its top notch.  The story is amazing, not just for a monster manual, but for any book honestly. You get a ton of options to really make well rounded characters from backstory to new hooks to get the characters really involved in the world.  There are multiple versions of tieflings depending on your devil parents. Those little touches really draw you in. DMs get monsters that have story as well as world-building that will really make higher level play much more interesting.  This is a great resource for any DnD 5e player that wants some planar spice in their game or character. .5/5

Mechanics or Crunch-Again, this book was written by the people who made the system, so they know their math.  The monsters feel right. There are new monsters as well as old favorites. Get ready for heavy hitters though.  This book has low level monsters, but it brings a ton of big boys to the fray. If you need high level monsters, then this is the book for you.  5/5

Execution– Is there a PDF since this book came out in 2018?  Nope, well we’re down to at most ⅘. Then, this is where I get personally angry.  This book copy/pastes the high level monsters from Out of the Abyss. I’m not just talking monsters, but art and even whole written backgrounds for monsters.  We’re talking about ⅕ of the monsters from the book, and almost all the high level monsters. And that is where I draw the line. Need big monsters to make the fight happen?  Great! Use some but not all. The highest level monsters are all the demon princes/princesses of the abyss. NO DEVIL LORDS ARE IN THIS BOOK. That means the DnD team decided to phone in ⅕ of this book by just copying another book they put out a few years ago.  So even though the book’s layout is good, art is good, and event tables of contents and appendices are great, you get a crap rating because you want me to pay full price for phoning in effort. 2.5/5

Summary– I want to like this book.  It’s got a ton of great qualities.  Players and DMs both get excellent resources to use to build up their stories with new characters options and monsters.  And honestly, the book is put together well. I like what they did here with all the different end tables and even the layout of the monsters.  However, this book breaks two important rules for me. First, I can’t get a digital version without have to buy it separately through an app. I already have a number of apps, and when that company folds, I will lose my purchase.  So the lack of PDFs really hurts this book. Second, large parts of this book are just copies of an earlier book. So, why should I reward any company for just selling the same thing to me twice? This is a great book, IF you can get past the fact that if you already own Out of the Abyss, you are buying the monsters again.  If that doesn’t bother you, or you don’t own that book, then this is going to be a great book for your DnD collection, both as a player and as a DM. 83%

 

Daily Punch 5-25-18 Ultimate Sacrifice spell for DnD 5e

One last DnD spell for a bit.

 

Ultimate Sacrifice

9th-level necromancy

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 100 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous

Chose a target in range and a willing ally. Both targets are instantly killed and are considered to have both failed three death saving throws instantly. If the willy ally has less hit points than the target, the target is allowed a Constitution saving throw to survive with no effect at all. If the target has double or more hit points than the willing ally, the target has advantage on the saving throw. The willing ally is killed regardless of the results of the target’s saving throw.

Daily Punch 5-23-18 Balance the Scales spell for DnD 5e

More random spells for DnD 5e!

 

Balanced Scales

7th-level necromancy

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 100 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous

Chose a target in range and a willing ally and select an amount of damage up to the willing ally’s current hit point total. Both targets are dealt damage equal to that amount. This damage may not be reduced or prevented by any manner and may kill the ally outright.

Daily Punch 5-23-18 Shared Sacrifice spell for DnD 5e

Here is a spell that Warlocks might like!

 

Shared Sacrifice

2nd-level evocation
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 100 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: instantaneous
You choose a target in range and a willing ally in range. The willing ally only gets to choose at start of the spell to be willing and is at your mercy for the rest of the spell. You deal both targets 10 damage. This damage may not be prevented or reduced by any means. The target may choose to take an additional 10 damage that may not be prevented or reduced by any means to deal an addition 10 damage to your willing ally. If the target chooses to do this, then you may choose to deal an additional 10 damage to both targets that may not be reduced or prevented. If you choose to do a second volley of damage to the target and ally, the target may then choose to do a final 10 damage to both targets. The willing ally and the target must have enough hit points for the damage to fully take effect for either you or the target of the spell to choose to do damage. The damage must always be dealt to the same willing ally.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a higher-level spell slots, you and the target may choose to do an additional round of damage for each spell slot above 2nd.

 

 

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