Dungeons & Dragons Online

Advice on ”beneficial” curses?

Content of the article: "Advice on ”beneficial” curses?"

I'm aiming to run a sandbox adventure in the future. The idea is the characters travel around the sword coast accepting quests and finishing small story arcs. The larger narrative is always present, but is more of a background thing. The players will brush by the main narrative, and clues with be here and there, but rather than go too much into details on that, one of the things I'm thinking of implementing is a ''beneficial'' curse to each player. This ties into the story to some degree. These curses are special and cannot be removed by normal means. Very powerful spells might do it. But I haven't figured that out yet. But that isn't really what I am asking, so anyway, to the crux of this post.

A beneficial curse is something a player is randomly given or can roll for at character creation. They basically work like a magical item. They can use these abilities at any point during the day as a free action, but doing so invokes the curse. They don't need to use the curse, and suffer no disadvantage from not using it. But if they do, the effect is very powerful, but so is the downside of the ability. In addition, once the ability is used X times, the beneficial property is removed, and they gain a permanent debuff – more like a traditional curse. These abilities also can't be stacked or manipulated with other abilities. For example, the example below couldn't be negated in anyway, with something like potent or diamond soul.

For example,

Beneficial: Once a day, you can roll a natural 20 on a death saving throw and gain 1d20+level in hp.

Read:  LMoP: Potential TPK and DM Guilt

Negative: Until you finish a long rest, if you make further death saving throws, they are at disadvantage.

Additional Negative: Once you use this ability X times, the beneficial property is removed, and you are continually under the effects of the negative property. In addition, if you die cannot be resurrected under any circumstances.

I'm writing up a few. But obviously I'm taking a great deal of time to make sure this is something that will add to the game, and isn't too powerful, but also isn't unwelcoming. How and what would you do with something like this. Would you include it? have you used anything like this? If you have any fun curses, I'd be interested in looking at them.

Edit: Some minor spelling and punctuation errors.

Source: reddit.com

Similar Guides

© Post "Advice on ”beneficial” curses?" for game Dungeons & Dragons Online.




Top 7 NEW Games of June 2020

Quite a few exciting games are releasing for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo in June. Here's what to keep an eye on.


Top 10 NEW Open World Games of 2020

Video games with open worlds continue to roll out in 2020 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and beyond. Here are some to look forward to!


Top 10 Best New Upcoming Games 2020-2021

The best selection of games which will be released in 2020 and 2021 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Google Stadia and PC - and you can watch in amazing UHD 4K and 60FPS with latest updates about all of the games in this list!


You Might Also Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *