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How to Make an Entrance

Posted on February 16, 2018

The first time I participated in a D&D campaign was in a 5th edition homebrew. I'd been invited to join by the DM, who was a friend from work. Being new to D&D 5e, my friend had helped me decide upon Cleric, so I ended up making a Half-Elf, Life Domain Cleric of Selune named Alura. I found out after the fact that, prior to me bringing her in, the party hadn't really had much in the way of a healer beyond a Ranger who had a few uses of Cure Wounds.

While creating Alura I was also introduced to a house rule system our DM occasionally used called ‘destiny points.’ It was a system of inspiration-like points used to provide balance in gam…

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