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Mastering Druid's Wild Shape in D&D 5e: A Guide for Fantasy Grounds Unity VTT platform

Unleash the full potential of the Druid's Wild Shape feature in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (D&D 5e) with our comprehensive guide. We explore strategies and tools to streamline this feature, enhancing your Fantasy Grounds Unity Virtual Tabletop (VTT) experience. While some solutions are paid, many are free. **A few of these options will also work with other fantasy RPG rule sets such as Pathfinder.

1. Friend Zone Extension

The Friend Zone extension adds support for companions, useful for managing Wild Shape. It adds a Cohorts tab to the character sheet for player-controllable companions. Link

2. Druid Wild Shapes Implementor Extension (DWSI)

DWSI automates the process of changing a Druid's stats during Wild Shape, simplifying gameplay. Link

3. Fantasy Grounds Polymorphism Management Extension

This extension allows you to manage polymorphism effects right on your character sheet, supporting the full RAW 5E rules for various shape-changing effects. Link

4. Critically Awesome Essentials & One-Click Druid Module

This DM's Guild module provides tools for managing Wild Shape, including custom tokens, monster shapes, and one-click polymorph, shape change, and disguise functionality. Link

5. Fantasy Grounds Unity Method

In Fantasy Grounds Unity, you can give NPC control to a player, useful for managing Wild Shape. Adjust settings by toggling Player Vision and Movement to ON. Tutorial Video

6. Theater of the Mind

In this style of play, the DM describes the environment and actions, creating a cinematic moment when a Druid uses Wild Shape. This approach is great for narrative-focused games or those without access to technical tools.

The Druid's Wild Shape feature can be a lot of fun but can also be a challenge to manage. Our guide provides strategies and resources to help, whether you prefer digital tools or theater of the mind. The goal is to make the game fun and engaging for everyone. Happy gaming!

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