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5 Minute Workday Presents: Traps

Nineteen new traps to challenge your players with in your 5th Edition game.

Squish adventurers between crushing walls, drop them into pits of acid, catch them in a chamber filling with sand, explode them in pockets of gas, strike them with poison darts, and many more!

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Anthony K May 08, 2019 6:09 pm UTC
Hi there David! This is Sean from the YouTube channel, Home Brew Crew!

We recently did a video reviewing your content on homebrew traps in one of our videos. We wanted to share it with the community and show how awesome it is! You can check it out below!

We are always on the hunt for good home brew content that is balanced and adds more to the game, and yours did just that! Thank you for your creation, David!

-Sean, Home Brew Crew
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Jeremy E May 05, 2019 10:27 pm UTC
These are great! I was just looking through them again just now and thought it would be nice to have an index or list at the front so I can quickly see what traps are in the supplement-inside of having to scroll through them all to look for ideas. Just an idea.
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Steve B March 08, 2016 4:01 pm UTC
A well-presented good selection of Traps that doesn't require Adobe to read the PDF. Just what I need to fill in a glaring hole in the DMG - and for my own DM Folder. One suggestion for improving it further would be to have XP values given for successfully overcoming each trap (and how to work that out is not clear in the DMG either!). Otherwise, highly recommended.
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David G March 08, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Thank you.
I've considered xp values or some kind of challenge system, but in the end I opted to just match the DM style.
But a sidebar with experience rewards and rough danger level might be appropriate. I'll have to look into that.
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Christian D March 06, 2016 3:49 am UTC
Hey, just a word from the wise you may not want to have your whole product viewable in the preview. People can download that file without having to purchase your very well done content.
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David G March 08, 2016 11:16 pm UTC
Thanks, that was on purpose.
The big complaint regarding paid vs Pay What You Want is you don't know what you're getting with the former. I wanted to remove that variable. You know exactly what you want, and can choose to pay if you so wish.
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Kevin M January 26, 2016 7:06 am UTC
Download keeps failing says unable to reach server?? FAILED - The requested source file could not be found.: d:/RawPDFs/rpg/Dungeon Masters Guild/5MWD_-_Traps.pdf Don't know what that's all about but i was able to DL several other files at same time just not this one... Will update if it starts working again...

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David G January 26, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Weird. That sounds like a server side issue. But I'll upload the file again anyway just to be safe. Thanks for letting me know!
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