Feature: Markdown

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Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text-formatting syntax. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. Wiki's, as an example, use a form or Markdown.

There are two common sites that are used to create homebrew content in Markdown.

The Text Converter for 5etools can convert Markdown into Homebrew content for use in 5etools (and therefore Roll20 and Foundry). (see the Text Converter page for what kinds of homebrew it can make.

example monster markdown
>## Lich
>*Medium undead, any evil alignment*
>- **Armor Class** 17
>- **Hit Points** 135 (18d8 + 54)
>- **Speed** 30 ft.
>|11 (+0)|16 (+3)|16 (+3)|20 (+5)|14 (+2)|16 (+3)|
>- **Saving Throws** Con +10, Int +12, Wis +9
>- **Skills** Arcana +19, History +12, Insight +9, Perception +9
>- **Damage Resistances** cold, lightning, necrotic
>- **Damage Immunities** poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
>- **Condition Immunities** charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned
>- **Senses** truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 19
>- **Languages** Common plus up to five other languages
>- **Challenge** 21 (33000 XP)
>***Legendary Resistance (3/Day).*** If the lich fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.
>***Rejuvenation.*** If it has a phylactery, a destroyed lich gains a new body in 1d10 days, regaining all its hit points and becoming active again. The 
new body appears within 5 feet of the phylactery.
>***Spellcasting.*** The lich is an 18th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 20, +12 to hit with spell attacks). The 
lich has the following wizard spells prepared:
>• Cantrips (at will): mage hand, prestidigitation, ray of frost
>• 1st level (4 slots): detect magic, magic missile, shield, thunderwave
>• 2nd level (3 slots): detect thoughts, invisibility, Melf's acid arrow, mirror image
>• 3rd level (3 slots): animate dead, counterspell, dispel magic, fireball
>• 4th level (3 slots): blight, dimension door
>• 5th level (3 slots): cloudkill, scrying
>• 6th level (1 slot): disintegrate, globe of invulnerability
>• 7th level (1 slot): finger of death, plane shift
>• 8th level (1 slot): dominate monster, power word stun
>• 9th level (1 slot): power word kill
>***Turn Resistance.*** The lich has advantage on saving throws against any effect that turns undead.
>### Actions
>***Paralyzing Touch.*** Melee Spell Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. *Hit*: 10 (3d6) cold damage. The target must succeed on a DC 18 
Constitution saving throw or be paralyzed for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself 
on a success.
>### Legendary Actions
>The lich can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of 
another creature's turn. The lich regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.
>- **Cantrip.** The lich casts a cantrip.
>- **Paralyzing Touch (Costs 2 Actions).** The lich uses its Paralyzing Touch.
>- **Frightening Gaze (Costs 2 Actions).** The lich fixes its gaze on one creature it can see within 10 feet of it. The target must succeed on a DC 18 
Wisdom saving throw against this magic or become frightened for 1 minute. The frightened target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its 
turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a target's saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the target is immune to the lich's 
gaze for the next 24 hours.
>- **Disrupt Life (Costs 3 Actions).** Each non-undead creature within 20 feet of the lich must make a DC 18 Constitution saving throw against this magic, 
taking 21 (6d6) necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.