Why have 18 skills when you can have FIVE? We’re giving D&D players more agency over the narrative implementation of their skillsets by streamlining a bloated system and highlighting a popular variant rule.
How Does Shapechanger Work?
Today we're exploring a rules clarification with the new Eberron Changeling. The Changeling gets a racial feature called "Shapechange" which allows it to change form. Here's the relevant part we'll be examining: The language of the feature says that you can change your appearance as an action. It also says you stay in this form … Continue reading How Does Shapechanger Work?
Do Changelings Power Creep?
Eberron's new Changeling is the first class that can start with an 18 ability score at level 1. Although this "power creep" doesn't mean the class is unbalanced, the answer to rebalancing the race within the existing design paradigm may lay within cut content.
Passive Skills vs. Reliable Talent
Reliable Talent makes all your skills passive. In order to see what you're really getting from this class feature, you need to find out what skills already function passively, and what skills only function actively. We'll examine passive skill treatment in the rules and analyze where each skill should fall.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Various skills, tools, spells, and abilities in 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons enable characters to hide in plain sight. Employing techniques to guise a character's voice, change their appearance, or create writings can be invaluable to their survival. Wielding this power is up to you: Do you want to slip past the tavern bouncer to … Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight