Say you choose to roll for starting gold for your class (and then buy equipment).
Do you still get the starting equipment from your background (but not from your class)?
Or do you not get any starting equipment at all, from either your class or your background?
Is it just up to the DM?
I was using the alternate way to get equipment in Chapter 5 of the PHB (D&D 5e) as a Fighter and rolled 160 GP, which I spent on Studded Leather Armor, a Longsword, the Explorer’s Pack, a Crossbow Bolt Case, a Light Crossbow, 20 Crossbow Bolts, and a Dagger, and still have 61 GP to spend on equipment. I have no idea what to do with the extra money as I’ve bought all the equipment I want. I don’t think the PHB addressed this and don’t know what the rules say. What is do the rules say on this?
In a fight with an Adult Gold Dragon today our delightful barbarian suffered from the effect of Weakening Breath. Our transmutation wizard used his Transmuter’s Stone for Panacea to restore hit points, and cure poison, disease, and curses. Would this cure the effect of Weakened Breath?
I’m looking for the most widely accepted rules for buying mithril and adamantine armor, including chain, splint, half and full plate. How much gold and how much time for a merchant to craft does each piece of armor listed (8 total) cost, baseline? Non official rules are allowed as long as they are widely used. I’ve scoured many sources like the DMG, in addition to the other official 5e sources.
Imagine a player wanting a training in leadership by some charismatic nobleman. I am the GM and I agree with that, but I have no idea as to the time spent and the monetary compensation it would take. Is there any information regarding this, or any rules of thumb ?
I recently rewatched Mr. Rhexx’s video on gold dragons and he mentioned that they love to practice magic. He also mentioned that all dragons can innately cast spells but gold dragons choose to further their magic prowess. Now true polymorph states that whilst morphed you can’t cast spells unless your new form is capable of such. Now spell casting actually isn’t present in the 5e gold dragon stat block so my question is if a mage was true polymorphed into a gold dragon would they still be able to cast spells?
I have been wondering what a gold piece is worth, due to the fact there are many things that cost the same, but in reality, are probably worth radically different prices, such as a Goat and a Whip, which both cost 1 gp.
What is a gold piece really supposed to be worth? Like, how would things be priced if they were in familiar modern monetary units instead of “gp”? That would give me something to base my adjustments to abnormal prices on, such as items not listed in the PHB.
There are 4 variants of each type of dragon, each corresponding to a specific age. At each age, the red and gold dragons each have the same CR (4, 10, 17, and 24). The dragons are superficially similar, with identical AC, hit points, fire breath, legendary actions, and attack bonuses/damage.
But on closer inspection, it is clear that the gold dragon is significantly more powerful than the red dragon: The save DC for their Frightful Presence is higher, they have higher ability scores, they have a couple more skills. But, more importantly, they have 2 abilities that the red dragon does not: Weakening breath and change shape.
Weakening breath is extremely effective at limiting the combat effectiveness any strength based creature. Shapechange would allow an ancient gold dragon to change into any monster in the Monster Manual (except the Tarrasque) and create equipment for that creature and keep its HP and stellar INT, CHA, and WIS scores and keep its legendary resistance. This is crazy powerful! (Anything that can turn into a noble genie at will should be frightening.)
Another point of difference between the two types of dragons is their layer actions. This is the one place where I would say that the red dragon has an advantage over the gold: The red dragon has a layer action that can cause damage, while the gold dragon does not. (Although that action requires line of sight for the red dragon.) The remaining layer actions are analogous to each other. Both have an action to grant the dragon advantage on attack rolls, and one to waste enemy actions. The gold dragon’s future-seeing is generally better than the red dragon’s tremor because it is guaranteed to work and applies to ability checks and saving throws as well, while the red dragon’s volcanic gasses is generally more powerful than the gold dragon’s banish even though it targets a stronger save because it effects an area, breaks concentration, and doesn’t allow a second chance to break.
The red dragon’s layer actions are a bit stronger than the gold’s, but how on earth are these two monsters the same CR when one of them has access to the entire Monster Manual?
I have this
Alice has n places to hide the gold v1,…,vn
Bob knows the probability of each place
Now Bob has to ask Alice YES/NO Questions to find the gold.
I have done it this way:
We order the placec by probability highest to lowest.
Now divide them by 2 so we have 2 sets
We ask whether it is in the high probability set or not
Now we divide by 2 again and ask if it is the highest one and so on
My prof told me that we have to get that he questions on average H(V) questions
But with this I am close with 2.576 to H(V)=2.47 but it’s not H(V) any better ways?
H(V) is the Entropy.
We usually follow this homebrew guide for magical item prices, and my players have recently played through the Lost Laboratory of Kwalish adventure. In it, they obtained a cursed longswords, a Polymorph Blade, which they decursed with a Remove Curse spell.
The Polymorph Longsword states casts a Polymorph on the target, randomly ranging from a TRex to a rabbit.
When you attack a creature with this magic weapon and roll a 20 on the attack roll, the creature must make a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw in addition to suffering the attack’s normal effects.
They have now decided to sell it (we follow a homebrew world where some places have magical item markets), and I was wondering what would be an adequate value for it. It is very rare, but does not look too powerful.
I would value the Polymorph Blade around 5000g (a bit over a +2 longsword). My reasoning is that Polymorphing the enemy you’re attacking is situational (either there are other enemies to attack or it is not worth it) and can backfire (suddenly facing 136HP of TRex instead of a random minion). On the other hand, it can take the BBEG out of the fight while its minions are overrun, and can also burn legendary resistances. The effect only occurs on a natural-20, so it should be rare. I’d like to have some input from the community on my value estimation.