Innate Spellcasting Feat for Dragons (5e conversion)

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Innate Spellcasting Feat for Dragons (5e conversion)

Post by Coronoides » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:04 am

Hi all. I'm not so sure about this feat. Does it seem a little weak? Any suggestions to help pin down the wording also appreciated.

Innate Spellcaster
Some dragons are innate spellcasters (Boxed set book 2 page 48, MM86). For PC dragons, taking this feat represents this.
Requires. Dragon race and spellcasting from a ‘secondary spellcaster’ class, the sorceror class, or from a feat using a ‘secondary spellcaster’ class spell list or the sorceror spell list. A ‘secondary spellcaster’ class is one that does not gain the Spellcasting trait at first level but does gain this trait at a later level.
Benefits. Choose one class or feat for which you have the Spellcasting trait. You gain the Innate Spellcasting trait MM10 for spells cast using this class or feat. This trait has the following effects. You do not need material compo-nents to cast spells from the chosen source. However these spells gain the following restrictions. Unless noted oth-erwise, an innate spell of 1st level or higher is always cast at its lowest possible level and can't be cast at a higher level. Regardless of the usual rules for the class or feat once prepared after taking this feat your list of spells be-comes fixed; you may not swap out spells. If new spells are gained these too become fixed once they have been pre-pared for the first time.
You also gain +1 to the spell casting ability score associated with the chosen feat or class.
Special.You may take this feat multiple times provided a different class or feat is chosen each time.
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Re: Innate Spellcasting Feat for Dragons (5e conversion)

Post by Big Mac » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:01 pm

Is this based on anything from Draconomicon or have you based it on something from the Council of Wyrms boxed set?

Sometimes it helps to look at the old canon, in order to help work out how to recreate that with newer versions of D&D.
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Re: Innate Spellcasting Feat for Dragons (5e conversion)

Post by Coronoides » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:25 pm

It is essentially a way to mimic the no material components innate spellcasting of the ‘PC dragon Kit’ in the boxed set.
In 2e all Dragons in the monster manual had innate spellcasting.
In 5th ed monster manual dragons can have this as an optional variant
Need to convert races to D&D 5e? mathematical analysis of canon races and design rules: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/232813/ ... rs-Toolkit

Conversion & Review of Council of Wryms with dragon PCs compatible with other 5e settings (at level 5+). DRAFT: Book 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/magh66x3ly8q5 ... 8.pdf?dl=0 and Book 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0n3i5bki6svae ... 0.pdf?dl=0

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