Homebrew: Variant Rules

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๐ŸบBuilding Variantrules

Variant Rules are rules that modify or change the game's mechanics. They can be simply discussing new items features or properties, or as complicated as having to be willing to perform whatever action your character is supposed to be attempting. In short they are the house rules the DM is choosing to use in their playstyle.

An Example:

The _Meta is normally included in a full JSON, for this example it has been removed. See the link for how to develop the _meta.

	"variantrule": [
		{
			"name": "Split Hit Dice",
			"entries": [
				"When you roll Hit Dice for any reason, you may opt to roll two dice of half the face value of the original die, and use that total. For example, if you choose to roll for hit points when gaining a level in Cleric, you could opt to roll 2d4 instead of 1d8. The primary effect of this change is to have the roll be equivalent to taking the rounded \"average\" value, instead of half a hit-point less."
			],
			"source": "json_in_meta"
		}
	]
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In the example; <description_of_results/fields>

Field List (Sources)

If you do not include the required fields (denoted with bold text) the JSON may pass JSONLint but will fail upon stitch.

Field Name Data Type Description Required
name String Name/Title of the Variant Rule True
type String False
entries Array of Strings descriptive text of the variant rules True
source String json (_meta's json value) True
page Integer The Page number it apepars upon False
ruleType string One of the follow:
Optional ("O"), Variant ("V"), Unknown ("U")
boolean



๐Ÿ—„๏ธ Reference Files:
๐Ÿ›ข๏ธ Requirements Specs (Schemata)
[[ |๐Ÿงพ Blank Template]]
๐Ÿ“– Sample JSON
๐Ÿ’พ Functional Example
๐Ÿ“š Repository of Other Examples


Reference Tag: (how to link to entries within the string.)
{@variantrule <name_of_variantRule> | <json_source> | <optional_text_information>}


Example:
 {@variantrule Multiclassing|phb} 
{@variantrule Multiclassing|phb|and optional link text added with another pipe}


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