Game Design

Mechanical Design

Sentient Magic Items

Some magic items possess sentience and personality. Such an item might be possessed, haunted by the spirit of a previous owner, or...

Mechanical Design

Movement: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

Movement in Dungeons & Dragons Swimming across a rushing river, sneaking down a dungeon corridor, scaling a treacherous mountain slope–all sorts of movement...

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Time: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

The Passage of Time In situations where keeping track of the passage of time is important, the GM determines the time a task...

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Tiefling Traits: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

  Tiefling Traits Tieflings share certain racial traits.   Ability Score Increase Your Intelligence score increases by 1, and your Charisma score increases...

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Human Traits: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

  Human Traits It’s hard to make generalizations about humans, but your human character has these traits.   Ability Score Increase Your ability...

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Halfling Traits: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

  Halfling Traits Your halfling character has a number of traits in common with all other halflings.   Ability Score Increase Your Dexterity...

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Half-Orc Traits: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

  Half-Orc Traits Your half-orc character has certain traits deriving from your orc ancestry.   Ability Score Increase Your Strength score increases by...

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Half-Elf Traits: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

Half-Elf Traits Your half-elf character has some qualities in common with elves and some that are unique to half-elves. Ability Score Increase Your...

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Gnome Traits: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

  Gnome Traits Your gnome character has certain characteristics in common with all other gnomes.   Ability Score Increase Your Intelligence score increases...

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Dragonborn Traits: Dungeons & Dragons System Reference Document

Your draconic heritage manifests in a variety of traits you share with other dragonborn. Ability Score Increase: Your Strength score increases by 2,...

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