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    Hey-o! Who else is here? Once I know who to take off, I'll trim this down, but for now, here's the table of who wanted which class from the R&D (recruitment and development) thread:

    Player: Barbarian Bard Cleric Druid Fighter Monk Paladin Ranger Rogue Sorcerer Warlock Wizard
    AttilaTheGeek any EK! any? any
    Bounty Hunter Lore any? Ancients any
    cigaw none none BM, EK? any none any, Div?
    Irish Musician any any!
    jkat718 Valor? Tempest, War Moon EK? Shadow Beast Master? AT? Blade, Tome; GOO Evo, Trans?
    Mura-neechan guess?
    XianTheCoder Illusion

    Ent, will you be playing in any of Mura's segments? I'll add you to the table if you are. Also, if you ever want help with anything, mechanical or otherwise, with running 5e, I can (hopefully) help.
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    Hey Everyone!

    As stated earlier, I'm mostly interested in playing a Gnome Illusionist who used to be a fun loving scholar but after fighting in the war and having some friends die, he's become harder and more somber.

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    Hey, Xian! Glad to have you aboard! BTW, sorry about not adding Zimirgog to my map; I just realized I missed it when I went back to see what your application was. As I said in the first thread, I'd like to play a caster of some sort.
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    I doubt I will end up playing. I think I will likely know too much about the setting and adventures for that to really be fair. Maybe I could hop in on some very combat-heavy adventures, if Mura-neechan ever runs one of those.

    Given the spread of interest in classes, it looks like we shouldn't have any trouble with having each character have a different class. If there is any conflict, I'm sure it can be easily moderated.

    As for balance of casters vs bruisers vs skills... that doesn't really matter to me. We are at a high enough level and playing a custom enough campaign that we can make any combination of classes work.
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    @Ent: Is there anyone on my chart that isn't in the game? If there is, let me know and I'll take them off. Does anyone have any suggestions for as to which class I should play? I'd rather not play a duplicate class, except maybe a Cleric with a different domain (because they're distinct enough).
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    Howdy folks!

    Also, Ent, the nice thing about 5e is that while, yes, it is nice to have a "balanced party" it is not necessary like it was in 4e. So, like you said, we can make anything work

    I for one, would love to play a Warlock and have been working on one. That being said, I have always kind of wanted to flex my cleric healing muscles in a higher level as well. I know, jkat, you wanted to play a caster as well, and Xian wants to go wizard, which I think is perfectly fine So I guess what is it you are wanting to do. Because as much as I love this Warlock Concept....I have been kicking around a cleric concept as well.

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    You can remove Dr. Samurai, CryWolfCorrupt, and 3SecondCultist from the chart.


    Totally not my place to say this, but Jkat I kinda think you would make a good bard, given how well you've kept track of our brainstorming and worked to piece things together. It looks like Bounty Hunter was also thinking of maybe a bard so who knows...

    I am guessing Mura-neechan was thinking of a monk, based on her war story?

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    Totally not my place to say this, but Jkat I kinda think you would make a good bard, given how well you've kept track of our brainstorming and worked to piece things together. It looks like Bounty Hunter was also thinking of maybe a bard so who knows...

    I am guessing Mura-neechan was thinking of a monk, based on her war story?
    I might consider it, but I've already played a Bard, and I'd like to try something else. They make decent healers, though, and I wouldn't mind playing one again, as long as I went for the College Valor. Skillmonkeying is just not for me. As you might be able to tell from my subclass choices, I tend towards either heavy hitters or sneakier classes, but not very strongly. Are you allowing the Death Domain Cleric and Oathbreaker Paladin subclasses from the DMG? I've played with both of them (we ignored the evil requirement) and they were fine.
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    We're sticking to PHB classes and subclasses. I want to work with the core before expanding.

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    Hey Ent, might I be so bold as to ask that you put "OOC" in the title on this thread? Just an easier reference in my sub menu
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    INT 12 - - - 12
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    Acrobatics 4 4 - - 8
    Sleight of Hand 4 - - 2 6
    Stealth 4 4 4 - 12
    Arcana 1 4 - - 5
    History 1 4 - - 5
    Investigation 1 4 - - 5
    Nature 1 - - 2 3
    Religion 1 4 - - 5
    Handle Animal 2 - - 2 4
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    Medicine 2 - - 2 4
    Perception 2 4 4 - 10
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    Deception 4 - - 2 6
    Intimidation 4 - - 2 6
    Performance 4 4 - - 8
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    This is a huge, long list of options from the core rulebooks. Some of these just require as-of-yet-ungiven DM decisions, some are commonly-used variants that some people don't even realise are variants, and some are just minor requests from me. Which are you using?/Please tell us what your ruling is.
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    • Customizing a Background (PHB, p. 125)
    • Equipment Sizes (PHB, p. 144)
    • Encumberance (PHB, p. 136 176)
    • Background: Gladiator (PHB, p. 131)
    • Background: Spy (PHB, p. 130)
    • Background: Guild Merchant (PHB, p. 133)
    • Background: Knight (PHB, p. 136)
    • Background Feature: Retainers (PHB, p. 136)
    • Background: Pirate and Bad Reputation (PHB, p. 139)
    • Equipment Size (PHB, p. 144)
    • Skills with Different Abilities (PHB, p. 175)
    • Playing on a Grid (PHB, p. 192; not always considered a variant, but you never know)
    • Quasit Familiar (MM, p. 63)
    • Imp Familiar (MM, p. 69)
    • Player Characters as Lycanthropes (MM, p. 207)
    • Pseudodragon Familiar (MM, p. 254)
    • Player Characters as Vampires (MM, p. 295)
    • Diseased Giant Rats (MM, p. 376; isn't important unless someone plays a Ranger)
    • Familiars (MM, p. 347, isn't important unless casts Find Familiar)
    • It's Your World (DMG, p. 9, or "Are you following the default assumptions?")
    • Gods of Your World (DMG, p. 10, or "What's your pantheon?")
    • Currency (DMG, p. 19, or "Are you using the normal currency?")
    • Languages and Dialects (DMG, p. 20, or "Do you have any other languages we should know about?")
    • Factions and Organizations (DMG, p. 21-23)
    • Magic in Your World (DMG, p. 23-24, or "Does your setting have specials rules about magic?")
    • The Planes (DMG, p. 43-44, or "Do you have a special cosmology?" You said you had a special layout for the Astral, Positive, and Negative planes, are the other ones there?)
    • If not, then Outer Planes>Optional Rules (DMG, p. 59, 46-68)
    • Any of the Downtime Options (DMG, p. 127-131, including:
    • Selling Magic Items (DMG, p. 29, this one's really important)
    • Training to Gain Levels (DMG, p. 131, I'm assuming you're not using this one)
      )
    • More Difficult Identification (DMG, p. 136, probably not)
    • Magic Item Formulas (DMG, p. 141, not technically a variant, but often regarded as such)
    • Automatic Success (DMG, p. 239, or "You don't really have to roll for that...")
    • Tactical Maps (DMG, p. 250, including playing on grids or hexes)
    • Flanking (DMG, p. 251, usually included, but not always)
    • Diagonals (DMG, p. 252)
    • Anything from the Dungeon Master's Workshop (DMG, p. 263-289, including:
    • Background Proficiency (DMG, p. 264)
    • Personality Trait Proficiency (DMG, p. 265)
    • Action Options (DMG, p. 271-272)
    • Massive Damage (DMG, p. 273)
    • Morale (DMG, p. 273)
    • Monsters with Classes (DMG, p. 283)
      )



    I know it's a huge list, and not all of those are variants, but they do sometimes vary from table to table, and not all DMs point out where they stand on certain issues (for example, many DMs don't say whether the Disarm action is included, assuming that it's okay, but it is technically a variant rule.
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    Hello! This won't be a long post, since it's after 3:30, but I just wanted to say hi and that I'm looking forward to brainstorming with you all.

    On the subject of classes, what do you think of the Eldritch Knight idea I had before? Paladin is my favorite class to roleplay, so I could certainly go with that if it fits something, but I've played lots of paladins and I want to step outside my comfort zone. I'm also interested in the Sorcerer and Druid mechanically, but I don't have any ideas about characters that fit those classes.

    Tomorrow I might look at the books and see if any interesting multiclass ideas pop out at me. I normally never look at mechanical details until I have a personality, but sometimes interesting backstories can be created by looking at a build and imagining a character that took all those levels in that order.
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    Hello world all!

    I would enjoy playing either a Fighter (Battle Master or maybe a ranged Eldritch Knight), a Monk (why not?) or a Wizard (thinking of a gnome Diviner spy). I could roll up pretty much anything to complete the party as needed, though I'd like to stay clear of the Bard, Paladin (playing one now) and Druid.

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    -waves-

    Ent got the basic idea right. The character I had in mind was an high elven monk, using the Way of the Open hand. The basic idea I had in mind was that she would be the youngest princess of Tyal, who'd run off to Tarris before the war broke out trying to find a path separate from the rigid community present there.

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    XiantheCoder has given one character preference, a gnome illusionist. So I would say they get dibs on being the wizard since everyone else is seems to have only mild interest in that class with other stronger preferences.

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    3. Encumberance (PHB, p. 136)
    4. Background: Gladiator (PHB, p. 131)
    5. Background: Spy (PHB, p. 130)
    6. Background: Guild Merchant (PHB, p. 133)
    7. Background: Knight (PHB, p. 136)
    8. Background Feature: Retainers (PHB, p. 136)
    9. Background: Pirate and Bad Reputation (PHB, p. 139)
    10. Equipment Size (PHB, p. 144)
    11. Skills with Different Abilities (PHB, p. 175)
    12. Playing on a Grid (PHB, p. 192; not always considered a variant, but you never know)
      )

    NOTE: For some of these that don't involve character creation, but how the game is played, Mura-neechan might be slightly different some me. She doesn't have to use alternate ability checks if she doesn't want to, and if she wants to break out the grid she can.
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    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. Wrong page
    4. Yes
    5. Yes
    6. Yes
    7. Yes
    8. Yes
    9. Yes
    10. Yes (Duplicate)
    11. Yes, but it will be decently rare.
    12. We will not be using a grid. I won't.



    I only have time to answer a few of these now. Its my grandmother's birthday and she lives about two hours away, so I need to leave momentarily. a few others (out of order) I know from sight (the rest I will have to look up)


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    • Actually, I will just color code these for easy. That's so much easier. WIsh I thought of that ten minutes ago. Green=Yes, Red=No
    • Quasit Familiar (MM, p. 63)
    • Imp Familiar (MM, p. 69)
    • Player Characters as Lycanthropes (MM, p. 207)
    • Pseudodragon Familiar (MM, p. 254)
    • Player Characters as Vampires (MM, p. 295)
    • Diseased Giant Rats (MM, p. 376; isn't important unless someone plays a Ranger)
    • Familiars (MM, p. 347, isn't important unless casts Find Familiar)
    • It's Your World (DMG, p. 9, or "Are you following the default assumptions?")
    • Gods of Your World (DMG, p. 10, or "What's your pantheon?")
    • Currency (DMG, p. 19, or "Are you using the normal currency?")
    • Languages and Dialects (DMG, p. 20, or "Do you have any other languages we should know about?")
    • Factions and Organizations (DMG, p. 21-23)
    • Magic in Your World (DMG, p. 23-24, or "Does your setting have specials rules about magic?")
    • The Planes (DMG, p. 43-44, or "Do you have a special cosmology?" You said you had a special layout for the Astral, Positive, and Negative planes, are the other ones there?)
    • If not, then Outer Planes>Optional Rules (DMG, p. 59, 46-68)
    • Any of the Downtime Options (DMG, p. 127-131, including:
    • Selling Magic Items (DMG, p. 29, this one's really important)
    • Training to Gain Levels (DMG, p. 131, I'm assuming you're not using this one)
      )
    • More Difficult Identification (DMG, p. 136, probably not)
    • Magic Item Formulas (DMG, p. 141, not technically a variant, but often regarded as such)
    • Automatic Success (DMG, p. 239, or "You don't really have to roll for that...")
    • Tactical Maps (DMG, p. 250, including playing on grids or hexes)
    • Flanking (DMG, p. 251, usually included, but not always)
    • Diagonals (DMG, p. 252)
    • Anything from the Dungeon Master's Workshop (DMG, p. 263-289, including:
    • Background Proficiency (DMG, p. 264)
    • Personality Trait Proficiency (DMG, p. 265)
    • Action Options (DMG, p. 271-272)
    • Massive Damage (DMG, p. 273)
    • Morale (DMG, p. 273)
    • Monsters with Classes (DMG, p. 283)



    EDIT: And this post looks broken to me. Does it look broken to anyone else?
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    Player Characters as Lycanthropes (MM, p. 207)

    Is this an available thing? Cuz, I could make a REALLY awesome Cleric type character with this variant. If not I understand, but I can see some amazing RP potential about a man of the church that has to keep his secret of being bit during the war....but still wants to walk the path of good. Yes....this could be a really cool concept!
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    It was in red, that means no dice. :P

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    I don't see any green, does that mean nothing there was confirmed on sight? As far as the broken post goes, GitP doesn't like lists inside of spoilers.

    Here's a Google Doc with the class table, so you can change your own interests directly, rather than having to wait until I'm online.

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    Under your name, for each subclass, just write the word for whichever rating you would give your desire to play it.

    ...

    That sentence made no sense, but I'm sure you can figure it out.

    EDIT: Looking it over, it seems that Attila is dead seat on being an Eldritch Knight, Irish on being a Sorcerer of some kind, and Mura on being an Open Hand Monk. I've already marked down Xian as and Illusion Wizard, so that looks like a decent party. If I have this right, we'll be mostly playing as two parties, so we should probably have duplicates for each role. Mura provides good offense and great control. Irish and Xian are arcanists, with Irish being more offensively oriented, and Xian more focused on utility. Attila also provides casting strength, but is primarily offense. Besides that, there are no clear decisions, although the closest we have are Hunter as a Lore Bard or Ancients Paladin, or myself as Tempest/War Cleric or Moon Druid. All of these are spellcasters, but all (except Lore Bard) can provide a good amount of offense, Bards are more defensive--Lore for utility and Valor for offense--and the Clerics also have good healing. I guess I'd be willing to take Valor Bard as long as Hunter goes Ancients, but I'd rather stick with Cleric or Druid, and leave him his options open.
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    From phone, no color means I don't know yet. Still need to read up on it when I get back home.

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    Encumberance is on 176, not 136. Sorry.

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    The Imp, Quasit and Pseudodragon Familiar variants are just buffs for those who get them as familiars. It grants 1 mile telepathy between the familiar and its master, and allows the master to gain the familiar's Magic Resistance trait when the familiar is within 10 feet.

    The Diseased Giant Rats thing is mostly a joke; it's an option to have the Giant Rat's bite attack inflict diseases, with a CON save. I just realized, when going through the beast-type monsters, that it technically qualifies for a Beast Master's pet.

    Disregard the rule on p. 347, titled Familiars. I just realized that's for NPCs.

    It's Your World, Gods of Your World, Currency, Languages and Dialects, Magic in Your World, and The Planes/Outer Planes>Optional Rules are all essentially asking the same thing: "is there anything we should know about this setting, going in, that might influence any of our character decisions?"

    Factions and Organizations is similar, but it also includes the rules for gaining prestige within an organization and how to gain renown and get sidequests for your faction. I'm assuming you aren't using this one.

    The downtime options are more of a general "what can we do?" except for the two I highlighted. The first one is basically asking whether we can sell magic items in this setting. The second, which I highly doubt you're using, is whether we need to pay money and spend time levelling up.

    More Difficult Identification removes the ability to automatically know a magic item's properties after studying it for a short rest.

    Magic Item Formulas give the DM the option to tell their players how to craft a magic item, rather than give them loot. The recipe for a magic items is one step rarer than the item it tells you how to make.

    Automatic Success is what it says on the tin: if a check's DC is at least 5 less than your relevant ability score, you automatically succeed. Alternatively, you can let characters automatically succeed on a DC 10 (or 15, your choice) check that they can apply their proficiency to.

    Flanking just means that you need to be directly opposite from your ally to flank a creature, not just within 5 feet. You can disregard it, because it only really applies to battlemap combat. The same goes for Facing.

    Background and Personality Trait Proficiency allow characters to apply proficiency when thematically appropriate, either due to their backstory or Traits/Ideals/Bonds/Flaws, respectively. It's always the DM's call whether it's "thematically appropriate" or not, so it doesn't really make much difference.

    The Action Options are actually a set of variant rules, and you don't need to include all of them, just some:
    • Climb onto a Bigger Creature: Allows creatures to cling onto another creature that is at least two or three (ambiguous wording, left up to the DM) sizes larger than them, as an alternative to a nearly-impossible grapple.
    • Disarm: Allows an attack to be opposed by an Athletics or Acrobatics check, rather than AC, to disarm a creature, taking into account size and how many hands the creature is holding the weapon with.
    • Mark: Allows a creature a single free OA per round, only against a creature it hit earlier in the round.
    • Overrun: Allows opposed Athletics checks, taking size into account, to move through a hostile creature's space as an action or bonus action.
    • Shove Aside: Allows a creature to take disadvantage on a Shove in order to move another creature sideways, rather than away (as the PHB action allows). This does not enable extra Opportunity attacks, and is actually very minimal.
    • Tumble: Allows opposed Acrobatics checks to move through a hostile creature's space as an action or bonus action.


    Massive Damage is similar to the Instant Death rule from the PHB (where taking damage from a single source greater than or equal to your current HP + your max HP automatically kills you), except it triggers when you lose at least half your HP max from a single target, you make a CON save or take a random effect of System Shock (drop to 0 HP, drop to 0 HP and become stable, become stunned until the end of your next turn, lose reactions and get disadvantage on attacks and checks until the end of your next turn, or lose reactions until the end of your next turn).

    Morale is just a system that codifies the mechanic of having creatures run away when they're obviously being beaten. It revolves around having groups and/or individuals make easy WIS saves when certain major losses are taken, and running away if they fail.

    Monsters with Classes is basically just a simple question: will you be adding class levels to any monsters?
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    EDIT: Looking it over, it seems that Attila is dead seat on being an Eldritch Knight...
    Not true! I just hadn't gotten to add my preferences to the table yet, which I'm about to do now.

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    What sort of party does everyone see this as? What sort of adventurers is everyone aiming to make? That will really help narrow my class and sublass options down and get the ball rolling towards a character.

    Are we a group of treasure hunters, thrill seekers, or an adventuring troupe? Are we out to do the right thing or do whats best for us? What do people see their characters' goals being ?
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    I've been reading up on the Fighter and, as cool as the Eldritch Knight is, I'll leave it for you guys. I'd like to try the other archetypes out. It's also been ages since I've played a full caster and I'm still interested in playing a Diviner if there's room for that.

    These are my initial, very rough ideas:

    1 - Dwarf Fighter (Battlemaster) - A jaded veteran from the Dwarven lands. He fought in and commanded numerous battles, losing most it not all of them. He had to give up his homeland to the Enemy foot by bloodied foot.

    2 - (TBD) Fighter (Champion) - Mercenary who sold his sword to the winning side. He has something of a nose for profit and has been trying to make it for years and years. This war really didn't pay as much as he'd hoped - but he made it out with his soul intact, so there's that. (my mental image is that of a German Landsknecht).

    3 - Gnome Wizard (Divination) - Grew up with the wrong crowd, without really realizing just how wrong it is to use your powers of Divination to direct the local thieves to safe and fat marks. He was, nonetheless, taken by the law and set in a cell to rot. During the war, he was put into service on the promise of a full pardon and quickly realized his abilities made him a great spy.

    Ent: Will you be allowing feats and the Variant Human?

    FoodleI obviously meant Bounty Hunter. Move along.: I think it's a little hard to say without a better understanding of just what is going on right now in the setting. Personally, though, I think it would probably be really easy to have us set up as a sort of task-force assigned to clean up remaining groups/caches/mcguffins and securing focal points for rebuilding.
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    Ent told us that we only just now put down the Evil and returned, all victory and fanfare. I imagine we are probably the traditional ragtag group who banded together after various quests to form a party.

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    What sort of party does everyone see this as? What sort of adventurers is everyone aiming to make? That will really help narrow my class and sublass options down and get the ball rolling towards a character.

    Are we a group of treasure hunters, thrill seekers, or an adventuring troupe? Are we out to do the right thing or do whats best for us? What do people see their characters' goals being ?
    We should also talk about alignments. I really like Lawful characters, but only because I find characters with morals (even if those morals don't align (pun intended) with the rest of the world's morals) more interesting.

    Edit to clarify: I didn't mean to sound so dismissive of Chaotic or Good characters. Chaotic can be super fun, it's just not my thing. Though maybe I'll play a Chaotic character just to see what happens...
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