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Old Oct 14th, 2021, 12:27 PM
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I too love the magic-buster in concept but not how in practice the class also busted the harmonious good time in the group of friends I played with. We used to get around the drawback by assigning the barbarian a low INT score and relying on increasingly implausible role-playing to prevent him from freaking out if he ever saw magic.
Magic-user: Look! A squirrel!
Barbarian: Huh? Where? (Turns to look.)
Magic-user: (Casts spell while barbarian's back is turned.)
Barbarian: Me no see no squirrel.
Magic-user: Gosh, you're right. Never mind.
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Yeah-- the magic-hating Barbarian trope is one that I like, but only if implemented well. And it's seldom implemented well by players, at the very least. The idea of having a character that can take away magical advantages from enemies is a pretty cool one.
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The problem with Magic busting in 5E is if you do it, you're breaking just about 95% of the classes + subclasses.
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ehh, just because a magic bashing Barbarrion COULD destroy everything magic doesn't necessarily mean he HAS to does it?

For my part, I didn't even know this existed in 5e so I don't know what the particulars of this ability are

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That's exactly what I was thinking: a fresh version of the old 'I hate magic' barbarian has an awful lot of hating to do in 5E, with most of it landing within the adventuring party.

And I'm sure there are other examples of old classes, races, and abilities that may have similar problems if they retain their old properties as new versions in 5.5/6E.

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If you were playing by the rules, yes. In the olden days it was a barbarian class feature. Just as the 5E Druids disdain metal armor, the 1E "Barbarians in general detest magic and those who use it." That didn't stop gamers from ignoring the rule, taking away a vital drawback. That made it harder for DMs to present credible threats against 1E parties with Barbarians.

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Why is the desire for profit considered greed? When you put in a week's worth of work, you expect to be paid, right? Are you being greedy? Businesses exist to make profits and without them, the owner of the business doesn't get paid for his work (yes, business owners work--usually very hard), and he can't afford to keep on the people who work for him. Moreover, Hasbro is a publicly traded company and its directors have a legal obligation to their stockholders to try to turn a profit. If you've got a 401K, there's a fair chance you're one of those stockholders. Are you greedy to want your 401K to grow?
Greed has been a D&D sub-plot all the way back to TSR, Gygax, Arneson and Carr, right? As far as Hasbro and stockholders, D&D markets itself as an international product, this is an international community, and most of the world—heck, most Americans—don't have a 401k. I'm not sympathetic if 6e turns out to be a huge failure because the only motivation was Hasbro profits.

PS--I am interested in the reintroduction of the "classic" settings in 2022 and 2023. Does that mean Dark Sun? Mystara? Dragonlance? Or ... something with a Hasbro-empire tie-in?
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