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Jay Robinson
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Misanthropic Humanist
Misanthropic Humanist

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Here are two versions of the finished standing stones map: day and night.
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10/10/18
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A small farmstead.
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A circle of standing stones on a low bluff.
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Here's a floor of the Tower Gaol, the prison located in my city. These are the nicer accommodations for those who can pay.
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Awesome story: I introduced an old friend to D&D. She was staying with us while she was back in the US, and I had a group coming over, so I said she should join our table. We made a character for her on Dndbeyond so she'd be ready.

An hour later, I found her on Reddit on her phone, researching optimal character builds and initiative. It kinda blew my mind. Later, during the game, she was utterly engaged — ready with spells, with well-thought-out questions, with attack and damage dice. She wasn't about to miss an opportunity to let that level-one elf kick some kobold ass.

Now she's back in Chile, and I just received a character sheet from her husband. They are eager to set up a Skype/Roll20 game. Neither had played D&D before. Looks like I've got another game to run…

There's an "in" with everyone: role playing, optimization, socializing, trophy hunting, or worldbuilding. I think the trick is to let the game be what each person needs it to be, and let them shine for a while each session.

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Wizard spellcasting flow chart.

Spellcasting is complex in 5e, and I see why novice players find it intimidating. This process really clarified all the steps for me, and made me realize I wasn't DM-ing my wizards with enough scrutiny. Well, no more!

If this proves useful, I intend to eventually produce similar sheets for the other magic-using classes.

https://www.jayrobinson.net/spellcasting-5e-wizard

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I was trying to get a real grasp on spellcasting (I seldom play magic users), so I made a flow chart showing the options, requirements, and limitations on casting for wizards. Having done all the reading and note-taking, I decided to turn it into a shareable resource.

This is intended to be an at-table reference — a step-by-step decision tree to lead a player through the rules-as-written process of casting a spell.

I hope new wizards find this useful — spellcasting is complex in 5e, and I see why novice players find it intimidating. As for me, this process really clarified all the steps for me, and made me realize I wasn't DM-ing my wizards with enough scrutiny. Well, no more!

If this proves popular, I intend to eventually produce similar sheets for the other magic-using classes.

Please feel free to download, use, and share!

https://www.jayrobinson.net/spellcasting-5e-wizard

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I was trying to get a real grasp on spellcasting (I seldom play magic users), so I made a flow chart showing the options, requirements, and limitations on casting for wizards. Having done all the reading and note-taking, I decided to turn it into a shareable resource.

This is intended to be an at-table reference — a step-by-step decision tree to lead a player through the rules-as-written process of casting a spell.

I hope new wizards find this useful — spellcasting is complex in 5e, and I see why novice players find it intimidating. As for me, this process really clarified all the steps for me, and made me realize I wasn't DM-ing my wizards with enough scrutiny. Well, no more!

If this proves popular, I intend to eventually produce similar sheets for the other magic-using classes. I'm hoping wizard is the most complex — though sorcerer looks like it will be challenging.

Download, use, and share!

https://www.jayrobinson.net/spellcasting-5e-wizard

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I was trying to get a real grasp on spellcasting (I seldom play magic users), so I made a flow chart showing the options, requirements, and limitations on casting for wizards. Having done all the reading and note-taking, I decided to turn it into a shareable resource.

This is intended to be an at-table reference — a step-by-step decision tree to lead a player through the rules-as-written process of casting a spell.

I hope new wizards find this useful — spellcasting is complex in 5e, and I see why novice players find it intimidating. As for me, this process really clarified all the steps for me, and made me realize I wasn't DM-ing my wizards with enough scrutiny. Well, no more!

If this proves popular, I intend to eventually produce similar sheets for the other magic-using classes.

Download, use, and share!

https://www.jayrobinson.net/spellcasting-5e-wizard

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5th Edition Reference Sheet (PDF): https://www.jayrobinson.net/free-stuff

I'm starting some brand-new players this weekend, and I decided to develop a cheat sheet for them. There are a million of these things out there, but I designed mine to:

1. be friendly-looking, including original art
2. present combat stuff together on one side
3. give concise explanations
4. provide PHB page numbers (they're active links in the PDF)
5. include a glossary of common terms and abbreviations

I hope it allows my players to find some answers while they're awaiting their turns in combat, and I hope you find it useful if you have some new or rusty players.
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