Birthday (5e Variant Rule)
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Sometimes, a character feels like they should get just one day off from their adventuring. But when? Then the answer comes. Of course! Let's celebrate a birthday!
Deciding a Birthday
If the player wants to, they can just make the character's birthday their own birthday. If they don't want to, they may roll 1z12 and choose a date of birth within the range of that particular zodiac symbol.
The character can only celebrate a birthday if the following conditions are met:
- They are not currently in a quest, adventure, or encounter.
- The date of the party is set within a week of the character's birthday.
- The character has at least three other party members and/or friends to celebrate with.
If the character can celebrate a birthday, then they are able to have an official birthday party. They receive the following:
- Every character with whom the birthday character is celebrating with gives him/her a gift of money or equipment worth at least 6 gp (all artifacts, wondrous items, and siege equipment are treated as being worth over 6 gp unless otherwise stated).
- The characters celebrate with cake and possibly ice cream. The celebrating characters are neither hungry nor fatigued during the party.
- The birthday character gains +1 to all cha checks and saving throws against all creatures that are aware that it is the character's birthday.
Note that while the character cannot celebrate during a quest, adventure, or encounter, any of the three may begin during a birthday party.