2CGazette - Designer's Diary — Spellcasting

Breaking Down Spellcasting: The Math Behind the Magic

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Magic in the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook derives from concepts in this post! In Dungeons & Dragons, magic is a powerful and versatile tool that can be wielded by various classes. To fully harness the potential of spellcasting, understanding the underlying mechanics and math is crucial. This blog post will delve into the calculations behind spellcasting, covering concepts such as spell save DC, spell attack modifier, and damage scaling. By grasping these principles, you can optimize your characters and enhance your gameplay experience.   Spell Save DC When a player casts a spell that requires a saving throw, the target...

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The Role of Non-Combat Spells in D&D Monster Design

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Epic combat & non-combat spells in the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook When it comes to designing monsters in Dungeons & Dragons, it's easy to focus on their combat abilities and damage output. However, non-combat spells can play a crucial role in creating more interesting and engaging monster designs. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of non-combat spells in monster design and offer tips on how to incorporate them effectively into your game.   The Value of Non-Combat Spells While combat is a significant aspect of D&D, non-combat spells can bring a different dimension to encounters and help create...

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