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These are rules for use with 5th Edition D&D and 5-Neal to creating a character in Arcadia.

Stat Generation

4d6d1 or Koibu’s Custom Point Buy System (300 points)

No more than 17 in any one stat at 1st level (after feats and racials).

Permitted Sourcebooks

  • PHB
  • DMG
  • XGE

Races: Restricted

These Racial restrictions only apply to Neal's campaigns in Arcadia.

Race Restriction
Aassimar All
Dragonborn All
Dwarf Duergar
Elves All (most of the time)
Firbolgs All
Gnome Forest
Goliaths All
Halflings Ghostwise
Half-Elves Variants
Kenku All
Lizardfolk All
Tabaxi All
Tieflings All
Tritons All

Classes: Restrictions and alterations

These Classiest restrictions only apply to Neal's campaigns in Arcadia either for Lore Reasons or Neal's preferences.

Class Restriction
Barbarian
  • Path of the Ancestral Guardian
  • Path of the Totem Warrior
    • Aspect of the Beast: Eagle
    • Totemic Attunement; Eagle
  • Path of the Storm Herald
  • Path of the Zealot
Bard
  • College of Whispers
Cleric
  • Tempest Domain
  • Grave Domain
Druid
  • Circle of Dreams
  • Circle of the Sheperd
    • Faithful Summons: Only works when you are reduced to 0hp. Summons vanish when you reach 1hp.
Fighter
  • Eldritch Knight
  • Arcane Archer
Monk
  • Way of the Drunken Master
    • Tipsy Sway --> Redirect Attack --> THe creature must re-roll the attack against the new creature.
  • Way of the Open Hand
    • Quivering Palm --> Removed
  • Way of the Kensei
  • Way of the Shadow
  • Way of the Sun Soul
  • Way of the Four Elements
    • Clench of the North Wind --> Cast as a bonus action on a target that you hit.
    • Flames of the Phoenix --> 3 ki points, strike a hard surface, fireball is cast centred on where you strike. Does not affect...
    • Mist Stance --> 2 ki points, must touch an object in the process, the spell last until you've passed that object.
      • Can be used to slip though prison bars, under a doorway, ect., but not to float about
    • Ride the Wind --> No level requirement, 1 ki point, cast jump instead of fly
    • River of Hungry Flame --> Removed
    • Shape the Flowing River --> Must be touched
    • Water Whip --> Removed
    • Wave of Rolling Earth --> Removed
Paladins
  • 95% restricted unless you're 100% devoted to being an avatar of your god.
Ranger
  • All
Rogue
  • Arcane Trickster
Sorcerer
  • Draconic Bloodline
  • Divine Soul
  • Shadow Magic
    • Shadowwalk --> Once per short rest. Shadows must be connected.
  • Storm Sorcery
Warlocks
  • All
Wizard
  • School of Evocation
    • Sculpt Spells --> Creatures you choose who pass saves take no damage, else they take half. No automatic success
  • School of Necromancy
  • School of Transmutation
    • Minor Alchemy --> The material also reverts if you lose sight of it.
    • Master Transmuter --> Remove Panacea, Restore Life, and Restore Youth

Feats: Restrictions and alterations

  • Alert
    • Gain a bonus to your initiative equal to 5 plus your proficiency

bonus. No other features.

  • Athlete
    • Climbing is at half speed, but you have advantage on climbing checks.
  • Actor
    • No mimicking speech of other people
  • Bountiful Luck
  • Crossbow Expert
  • Dungeon Delver
    • Remove resistance to damage dealt by traps.
  • Dwarven Fortitude
  • Elven Accuracy
    • Only applies to attacks made with bows. (Not crossbows)
  • Fade Away
  • Keen Mind
    • Replaced by Direction Sense
    • Increase your Wisdom by 1, to a maximum of 20
    • You always know which way is north, unless you have been moved to a place where you cannot see the sky while your vision was obscured (unconscious, blindfolded, etc.)
    • You always know how many hours are left in the day or the night as

long as you can see the sky.

  • Magic Initiate
  • Orcish Fury
    • Only applies to melee weapons.
  • Ritual Caster
  • Second Chance
    • Once per short rest.
  • Sentinel
  • Sharpshooter
  • Shield Master
    • 2nd feature now reads, “If you aren’t incapacitated, you can add your shield’s AC bonus to any Dexterity saving throw you make against a spell or other harmful effect,” ignoring the “that targets only you”.
  • Skulker
  • Spell Sniper
  • War Caster
    • Remove: You can perform the somatic components of spells even when you have weapons or a shield in one or both hands.

Holding your breath / suffocation

A character that exerts themselves cuts the time they can hold their breath in half. Swimming is exertion.

Movement

A character may only dash once per round, regardless of the source of the dash. For example, a rogue may move, attack, and bonus action dash, but may not move, bonus action dash, action dash. Expeditious Retreat is the exception to this and permits one additional dash. Haste already increases your speed, so it does not allow any additional dashes.

Swimming is heavily impacted by encumbrance. A character may swim normally as long as they are carrying weight less than or equal to their strength score. They may tread water if they have weight greater than their strength score, but less than or equal to twice their strength. If a character has more weight on them than twice their strength score, they cannot swim and must sink. Do not count buoyant gear in this calculation (wooden staff, water skin, etc.) For deeper understanding on this, please look up records for “swim up” weights. Don’t swim in armor kids.

≤ Str | Normal swimming
> Str | Tread water
> Str x2 | No swim, only sink

Lighting

Size of light provided by mundane sources has been changed.

Bright / Dim -> Total in feet
Torch 5/10 -> 15
Lantern 10/20 -> 30
Campfire 15/30 -> 45

Literacy

Characters are illiterate unless they have had been taught, and most characters haven’t. Usually only characters from clerical or noble backgrounds may be literate.

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