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12:01 AM
Q: What are some of the the first examples of feats in D&D?

mkdirI was ruminating over a book I owned a while ago, TSR's Celts Campaign Sourcebook for AD&D 2nd ed. Since I no longer have the copy I used to own I found a new (to me) one to read through it. I remembered there were fighting techniques in this book, but what I was surprised to relearn was that the...

12:50 AM
@ThomasMarkov It's a small thing, but I feel like your recent CR->XP answer reproduces rather more of the MM table than necessary to illustrate your answer.
(Well, I guess the thing is that it isn't a small thing =) )
@nitsua60 It's available for free in the basic rules here: dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rules/…
My point's just that it's a lot of screen-estate.
Yeah, I see that now lol
You should have seen my first draft, I included the whole table :P
I was actually a touch disappointed: when I saw that many rows, I thought maybe you'd discovered a nice, compact formula!
=VLOOKUP(A2,$D$2:$E$31,2,FALSE) is pretty compact, no? :P
12:55 AM
Anything with a VLOOKUP is not (psychically) compact =D
My parentheses are closed and my reference table is bounded, ergo my VLOOKUP function is compact by the Heine-Borel theorem.
I'm about 101% confident @Exempt-Medic would have starred that joke if they were here.
1:17 AM
@ThomasMarkov TIL VLOOKUP functions are part of Euclidean space, what a day
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4:10 AM
Q: Are NPC Spellcasters with access to Mage Armor generally assumed to have precast it for an encounter in CR calculations?

JuoaIn about a week I will be throwing a homebrewed CR4 illusionist NPC with an AC of 12 and 15 with Mage Armor at my party. (Essentially a slightly buffed version of the Illusionist on page 214 of Volo's Guide to Monsters.) But I am unsure how exactly Mage Armor interacts with CR. I found this quest...

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6:40 AM
Q: Augury to detect cursed items

Blackninja543Could you use Augury to detect a cursed item by asking "Am I safe to attune this item?" The GM would have to say either "wheel and Woe" if the item is both beneficial and cursed or simply "woe" if there is only a curse.

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8:45 AM
Q: Is there any generalised formula for converting monster CR into XP in D&D 5e?

Atlas SullivanI am trying to make a spreadsheet to track encounters, and I was wondering if there is any generalised formula I can use to calculate the average XP for any given Challenge Rating, or is it like character advancement in that there's no consistent formula for such? An approximation is also accepti...

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3:14 PM
A truly wise man never casts anti-magic field anywhere near a plutonium elemental.
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6:54 PM
@Joshua A truely wise man sends Fostern to deal with Plutonium Spirits.
7:14 PM
And whatever you do, do not try to trick your sentient Book of Shadows into an anti-magic field... They don't take kindly to it
7:57 PM
Q: Is this homebrew Shadowdancer variant balanced compared to other PrC?

SynapseThe vanilla Shadowdancer prestige class has great flavor. I love the concept and would love to play it, but I am coming to the conclusion that the vanilla class is terribly underpowered if pursued for more than a dip. These are the major issues I see: The class does little for your combat potent...

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9:36 PM
A warlock/moon druids at levels 18/2, could get 8 lots of 5d8 hit points worth of healing per short rest via Combat Wild Shape...
I've no idea if that's good or not
Oh that's not much better than just cure wounds... But at least I can be done in wildshape
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11:44 PM
Morning all

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