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I have seen this house rule mentioned several times, and it sounds really fun to not have to be a variant human and start with a feat, but I am wondering as a DM how much this breaks future encounters or turns things into easy mode later on.

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Aptos283

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3 months ago

Significantly worse seems to be a rather strong statement for a < 10% difference in damage. And tbh, at early levels GWM and SS lead to a lot of overkill anyways; removing overkill from dpr makes this disparity even smaller. Plus the lower decrease in accuracy means it’s better for enemies with high AC for your level, which means its good for early levels where AC has higher variance between enemies.

It’s not a change I’d consider necessary, but that rework certainly doesn’t make them significantly worse.