Hopefully More help for Beginners to D&D - I found it a minefield when I first started, so hopefully this will help other novices (and my new players)
EDIT: These are the house rules that we follow when I’m the DM for my group as I use critical fails and success for fun flavour:
In 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons, rolling a natural 1 or 20 doesn’t necessarily mean a critical failure or success outside of attack rolls. (It’s not the standard.) A crit fail on an attack roll isn’t 5e standard either– penalties don’t inherently occur on a 1.
It kind of bugs me that whenever somebody tries to draw a D&D orc with high Charisma, it’s always, like, slender frame, smooth skin, small tusks, high forehead, etc.
I mean, leaving entirely aside the fact that D&D explicitly treats Charisma as a metaphysical quality that operates wholly independently of physical appearance - you could have 20 Charisma and be ugly as hell - why are we making the high Charisma orc pretty by human standards? Seems awfully chauvinistic, if you think about it.
I wanna see a 20 Charisma orc who’s an absolute knockout by orc standards.
Increasingly obscure lycanthropes with correspondingly obscure weaknesses. The wereocelot can only be slain by tungsten alloys. The wereokapi can only be slain by wood from a stage used to perform musical theater. The wereherring can only be slain by a hydraulic press.
I made a mimic dice bag to house my ever expanding dice collection. They outgrew my previous bag and I figured why not make one of my favourite RPG/fantasy monsters. I’m super proud of how it turned out.
The entire thing was made freehand with a 4 mm hook.
I sometimes wonder if folks who aren’t particularly familiar with tabletop roleplaying understand that the comparisons between Dungeons & Dragons and the cinematic Guardians of the Galaxy are in no way humorous or ironic: that is literally exactly what a high-level D&D party looks like. Like, right down to the finest details.
so im disabled, and i have a disabled d&d character. i didnt like not having an in-game mechanic to express my character’s disability in more than words, so i decided to make some and then ended up making others.
a lot of these were made while consulting someone who has the disability or from my own firsthand experience, but some aren’t. if you want to critique some of my choices, message me! i’ll be able to either edit the ruleset or explain my reasoning, and i want it to be the best it can be.
note: a lot of the save DCs are left vague in this so you and your DM can determine how difficult they are to meet.
this is under a cut because it’s really long and so i can update it. if you want to see something added, message me!
(#dungeons and dragons, #long post, #death cw, #limb trauma)