5e Kindred Bond Feat

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5e Kindred Bond Feat

Post by Coronoides » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:51 am

Been doing some tinkering. Would appreciate a few more eyes on this to spot any troublesome loop-holes or other issues.

Kindred Bond Feat
Intended as a 5e interpretation of the rules for kindredbond (boxed set book 1 page 46). Not all kindred bonded pairs have this feat, unlike the 2e version no dragon is required to take this feat. An individual must meditate and practice mental exercises designed to help them become more attuned to the empathic link.
Prerequisites: humanoid kindred of a dragon or a dragon with a kindred. Both kindred and dragon must have this feat for the benefits to apply.
Benefits:
  • You have advantage on attack actions against foes within the reach of your bonded partner.

    When your partner makes a successful attack you may make an attack against the same foe as a reaction assuming they are within reach or within range of a weapon you have ready, an unarmed strike or one of your natural weapons.

    An attack targeting the kindred can be forced to target the dragon instead if the dragon is a larger Size than the kindred and the kindred is within the dragon’s reach.
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Re: 5e Kindred Bond Feat

Post by Big Mac » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:28 pm

Very interesting. I know very little about 5e (I only figured out "Advantage" a few months back) but I was wondering about this:
Coronoides wrote:Benefits:
  • An attack targeting the kindred can be forced to target the dragon instead if the dragon is a larger Size than the kindred and the kindred is within the dragon’s reach.
Is this just because the dragon is larger? I was wondering if any players would like the ability backwards, to have the humanoid PC jump in front of a dragon to stop the dragon being killed.

What do you think? Would allowing this to work both ways be out of keeping with the original Council of Wyrms canon?
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Re: 5e Kindred Bond Feat

Post by Coronoides » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:37 am

Big Mac wrote:Very interesting. I know very little about 5e (I only figured out "Advantage" a few months back) but I was wondering about this:
Coronoides wrote:Benefits:
  • An attack targeting the kindred can be forced to target the dragon instead if the dragon is a larger Size than the kindred and the kindred is within the dragon’s reach.
Is this just because the dragon is larger? I was wondering if any players would like the ability backwards, to have the humanoid PC jump in front of a dragon to stop the dragon being killed.

What do you think? Would allowing this to work both ways be out of keeping with the original Council of Wyrms canon?
This ability is a modified version of one in the 5e mounted combat feat. That ability protects the weakest of the pair (the horse). Also you and I think alike in that it seems reasonable that the larger dragon could interpose to protect the humanoid rather than the other way around. Even as is I'm worried about this being too good compared to other feats so this restriction I feel helps reign it in a little.
That said the 2e boxed set ability provided protection both ways. In fact the 2e version provide both with +1AC under very vaguely defined circumstances. However 5e is a very constrained rules set wherein bonuses to AC are extremely rare. the only canon feat that increases AC is two weapon fighting (+1AC but can't use a shield!).
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