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    Question about monster and class packs

    Wondering how the monster packs and class packs work?
    Are they worth getting?
    Can other people that join my game benefit from my class packs?
    Whats so good about monster packs when I already have over 1000 tokens and monster manual?

    any advise please

    Thanks

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    They are a subset of the data from the PHB (for class packs) and the MM (for monster packs). They are just a way to get a specific set of data if you didn't want to buy the whole PHB or MM.

    They work exactly the same way as other modules - the GM can share the player specific stuff with players (if the GM owns it) or allow a player to access their own modules. Players can't share modules with other players.
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    So Since I own all the core books there is no need to get the class packs then correct?

    Thanks again for the info.
    Also will take any recommendations on the other Map packs or extensions to get for 5E

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    What extensions you use or what map packs you need or want are subjective and up to what you need/want for your campaign. If you are going to be playing any published modules those will have all the stuff you need. If you are going to be creating your own stuff then you may want to investigate the map packs in the store.
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    Yea I was curious if some people had some favorites but thanks. Answer were helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by aroich5 View Post
    So Since I own all the core books there is no need to get the class packs then correct?
    Correct.

    Also will take any recommendations on the other Map packs or extensions to get for 5E
    I suggest you don't use any extensions. Learn FG first, then see what you need/want to add as you will use it. Maybe one of the big fonts might be needed, or one of the DOE extensions etc. But wait until you feel you would use them. You have enough to learn with just the base FG, no need to throw more on you or your players.

    If you mean DLC, it depends what game systems you are playing. It sound like D&D 5E. I like Volos and Xanathar's, but depends on what you want/need/will use.

    As for Map packs... I'm not big on those, I do own a few to support the artists, but I usually run purchased adventures which include most maps, and supplemental maps are can be found online, or I create my own with CC3+. You might like some of the token packs, but since I "grew up" just using different color d5 die to represent different monsters, I don't worry much about graphic tokens for every monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordEntrails View Post
    ...but since I "grew up" just using different color d5 die to represent different monsters...
    Funky! How did they work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trenloe View Post
    Funky! How did they work?
    Well, as long as you remembered that the medium sized green d6s were orcs and the large sized green d6 were trolls, and the small white d6 were kobolds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordEntrails View Post
    Well, as long as you remembered that the medium sized green d6s were orcs and the large sized green d6 were trolls, and the small white d6 were kobolds...
    Awwww.... now you're using d6's. It sounded much more funky when you were using d5's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordEntrails View Post
    Well, as long as you remembered that the medium sized green d6s were orcs and the large sized green d6 were trolls, and the small white d6 were kobolds...
    Yeah, but you said you were using d5's, which was what Trenloe is jibbing you about
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