2CGazette - Designer's Diary — Spellcasting

Magical Foundations - Delving Deeper into the Inherent Magic of Dragons

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  Dragons are undoubtedly some of the most iconic and awe-inspiring creatures in fantasy lore. Their grandeur, power, and mystical aura have captivated our imaginations for eons. One element that adds layers of depth to their characterization is their innate magic. Delving deeper into this inherent magic of dragons can offer a richer understanding of their roles in fantasy worlds, enhancing gameplay experiences for players and Dungeon Masters alike.Innate Magical Properties of Dragons While dragons are often celebrated for their formidable physical strength and ability to breathe fire or other elemental breath weapons, it's their inherent magical properties that truly...

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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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