#d&d stuff
bards-anonymous · 2 months ago
Me, hearing a big secret dropped by a one player to another during roleplay, knowing it will have catastrophic consequences for the party but my character isn't in the room to hear it:
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vaults-n-wyverns · a year ago
Things I Include In My D&D Games That My Players Don't Know About
If they hold a wooden bowl and walk into a locked door, they'll phase through it like it's Skyrim
If they attempt to jump backwards up a set of stairs, with a high enough dex roll, they will launch up the stairs, through the roof, and into the upper atmosphere
There is an Anti-Tarrasque.
Trolls have 12 different blood colors, with only 2 existing in aquatic troll varieties.
If they enter a new area fast enough, they can catch the birds flying without moving anywhere.
Trees DON'T make sounds when they fall and no one's around, there's just no one around that can prove that
Lazer guns exist, they're just shy
If you get knocked prone on a sloped surface, there is a 1% chance of clipping into the terrain
There's a 1% chance of the textures in someone's face not loading correctly
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zhjake · 5 months ago
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Highfane lineage concepts
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lunar-eclipse-bunnies · 4 months ago
Long time dm here: 12+ years of experience. Here's some tips:
Relax. You got this.
It isn't all on you. DnD is cooperative before anything else. I like to think of my role as being like a video game console: I'm there to provide a physics engine and lay down a scenario, but that doesn't work unless my players help out by buying into the scenario and accepting the way I run those physics. If anyone at the table is throwing off the vibe, your job is to remind them that they need to cooperate or it won't be fun.
On that note, communicate with your players. Communicate frequently and make sure you talk over any problems anyone has, and also call out when people are being awesome.
Your favorite home brewed item, mechanic, or monster is going to break the game. No, not that one that you've suspected of wrongdoing for months. That one is going to be comically underpowered. I'm talking about the clever mythology reference that neatly explains why your favorite region is as cool as it is. Yeah, that. It'll let a level 3 barbarian become immortal or something. When this happens, calmly inform your players that this was a mistake and the game will be much better if Gregnagax The Oaken-Thewed can't suplex the tarrasque.
Seriously, you will need the phrase "that effect is unbalanced, so we won't be using it."
You will need the table of damage by severity and level. It's on page 249 of the DMG. It is absurdly useful. Anytime you need to improvise damage, this chart is useful.
Print out your monster and npc Stat blocks. Flipping through the books in combat sucks.
Your campaign will go off the rails. Your plans will be destroyed so badly you don't even recognize them. This is normal. After the damage is done, consider how the people in your world will react to what just happened. Congratulations, that is the plot of your next session.
Remember to keep play fresh. Spice up combat heavy areas with cool lore moments, throw social encounters into clue gathering, make the mayor a very silly person, let the stablehand whistle all the damn time. This is especially helpful if you're including mysteries or politics, since vibrant worlds can make allegiances and deceptions less obvious.
You are not Matt Mercer. Matt Mercer has a whole production team behind him, years of experience, and a party of professional actors. I love the DnD Renaissance, but it can make a dm feel really inadequate. This is a game of basements, rickety chairs, old dining room tables, and improvised miniatures. I promise that you will feel silly for your first couple of sessions. That's okay. You'll hit your groove, and it'll be fun tabletop evenings, not professional quality polished narrative and character arcs. Those silly low-budget moments are the best sign that you're doing it right.
Most campaigns are confined to one or two tiers of play. Levels 3-to-10 is common. Campaigns to level 20 take years, and I've never been in one or run one that got all the way there. You'll spend a lot of time doing shorter campaigns, one shots and the like. If you manage to play to level 20, great, but be ready to accept that you might not. Campaigns fall apart because people have busy lives, and that's okay.
And finally: relax. You got this.
i shaking this is extremely helpful thank you?? /gen
i never realized it before but the game console analogy is very helpful and also very true!! all the (good) dms i've had have always been very good at painting pictures of what's going on/explaining how the world works and if anything, i want my world to be really colorful! and i want my players to enjoy playing in it
thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!!! very much appreciated by this babey dm <:)
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contextfreedungeon · 14 days ago
Bard: I killed him with an impression.
Rogue: Literally bullied him so hard he died.
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otheliame · 3 months ago
I commissioned the two dnd characters I'm currently playing from @mooreaux and Y'ALL AIN'T READY FOR THIS PERFECTION
Meet Aether Ruzea, a winter eladrin wizard of the order of scribes, a born noble of the Feywild featured with his sentient spelltome Nethersong. I play him in my best friend's homebrew world, the Kaines.
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Second commission made by this flawless human: Meet Desdemona Rhiama, chosen name Darion, my 1/2 Fallen 1/2 Protector Aasimar Bloodhunter currently playing in a GODTIER Curse of Strahd campaign. The inspiration behind this was we had just escaped fighting a literal shit monster (long story) and all our characters took a bath in a Barovian river, so of course I needed to give my emo edgelord with a deeply wounded heart of gold an Arcana-like bath CG worthy of his angel heritage.
He is order of the Lycan - as one can see. New Barovia terror: werewolf with wings
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the artist understood exactly what vision I wanted for these and ABSOLUTELY EXECUTED IT to a GODTIER T. Thank you for these commissions, they are SO beautiful!!!!
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1999duck · 18 days ago
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Thank you if you're still watching me, despite the fact that my mental health has stopped me from drawing anything for so long. Anyway, here's a drawing of my satyr character, for d&d
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thewaffleghost · 2 months ago
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a dubious little creature
a rap scallion, if you will
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cactusdealer · a year ago
screw you!
*undungeons your dragons*
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karlskrafts · 5 months ago
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" Pezzak had produced a small skinning knife and was cleaning the hares.
'All these things you say are indeed true, but it is true also that they still carry weapons and are sworn to defend the city they call home. Not all of the city's enemies are monsters. Sometimes they are soldiers from Ardem, or otherwise honest people turned bandits that hunger has driven into the hills to waylay caravans. Nen has a strong dislike for soldiers. I’ve never gotten her to say exactly why, although I may suspect. I believe the Masked Saints are broadly a force for good, even if they are much too stiff for my liking. Most I’ve met could stand to relax a little more, though I’m conscious of the responsibility of the legacy they have taken up. Your goal is a noble one. Do not let her dissuade you.'"
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serpentsembrace · 8 months ago
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@lunarprincx surprised me on my birthday with this incredible artwork of one of the magic items I had created a couple of weeks ago! You can see the rest of the items here.
If you like the item(s), let me know if there's an idea you'd like to see come to life! If you like the artwork, please give your compliments to the artist!
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bards-anonymous · 3 months ago
Me looking @ the Natural 1 I just rolled, knowing its about to have instant and irreversible consequences:
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twink-wolverine · 2 months ago
I'm sad so I'm posting about my comfort found family.
- Jason Todd is a paladin that wants to be a rogue.
- Bruce Wayne is a rogue that wants to be a paladin.
- Stephanie Brown is a rogue who enjoys being a rogue.
- Damian Wayne is the cleric that only took combat spells.
- Duke Thomas is the cleric that did take healing spells.
- Dick Grayson is a druid.
- Cas is a monk.
- Tim is a warlock
- Barbara is a wizard.
- Alfred is a tinker.
That's all I have so far lol.
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zhjake · 5 months ago
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1/3 unique Highfane lineages, Erfitt.  big crab, we love
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naturalnerdz · 9 months ago
Druid: Just wait till I get that 9th level shapechange 😘
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Check us out on Twitch! twitch.tv/naturalnerdz
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contextfreedungeon · 2 months ago
Ranger: *over our fantasy version of phones* you're willing to pay someone to kill [rogue]?
NPC: *over the phone* Yes.
Ranger: *over the phone* And would you need any sort of...proof that she's dead.
Rogue: Now hang on.
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glitteryfairyprincess · 10 months ago
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I did a thing :)
Its a caduceus inspired dice bag shaped like a mug with some nice bee-fabric and some soft pink/lilac accents (also note my gorgeous bi-dice that my amazing friend got me!)
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juspeczik · a year ago
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My first set of dice Handmade! You can find more dice on my instagram page: jeze.dice
Opaque cyan with gold leaf mixed with resin. Golden numbers made with Citadel Acrylic colours. What do you think?
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lunar-eclipse-bunnies · 4 months ago
dnd mechanics i would use as a dm
The Attitude Scale
A scale that measures a pcs politeness, rudeness, and intentionality. There are intentional polite points, unintentional police points, intentional rude points and unintentional rude points. Depending on a character's placement on the scale, their point count can impact pc-npc interactions and check rolls. (These points can also be used simiarly to inspiration points, based on the context.)
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Dream Sequence
20 questions assigned to the D20, 1-7 being negative/invasive, 8-14 being neutral, and 15+ being positive/informative. The questions relate to a characters background (ie. what's your most embarrassing memory?) During a long rest, the dm will have the players roll a single d20 and ask them the assigned question-- their answer will impact the dream they have.
ideally, you would have multiple questions from each roll to choose from, but here are the ones ive come up with:
No sleep; Take disadvantage on all rolls until your next short/long rest (but still heal from previous encounters).
How does your character think they will die?
What is your character's biggest (tangible/intangible) fear?
Has your character lost anything/anyone?
Who hates your character the most?
What is your characters most embarrassing memory?
What was their mother/father/family like?
Your character is now a different class; how do they react?
What is your character's ideal day?
Why does your character do/act like that?
When your character is happy, what do they look like?
If your character could change anything about themself, what would it be?
Who does your character hate the most?
Your character has 1 day left to live, what do they do?
How does your character want to die? ("Not dying"/immortality is an acceptable answer.)
Your character can save the world; do they?
What is your character's love language? (Words of affirmation, acts of service, gift giving, etc)
Your character is free to go anywhere in the world, in the planes of existence. Where do they go?
What kind of person does your character think they are?
What does your character desire most in the world?
idk, i just think i have funney ideas sometimes.
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gentlethey-more-art · 7 days ago
D&D fanart at it's finest
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