Is cannibalism fundamentally an “Evil” act?
Rate my idea for making 5e Rogues actually interesting to play:
Instead of Sneak Attack being a flat number of D6's which is so easy to qualify for that it's almost impossible NOT to get it in most fights, instead Sneak Attack die come from sources of Advantage (plus having an ally within 5ft), the more you have the more die you get to a maximum of three.
If you surprise attack someone, that's one source of advantage = one die.
If you surprise attack someone who is knocked prone and has another party member within 5ft, then three conditions are met giving you the max number of damage dice.
I plan for these dice to follow Monk martial arts dice, beginning as a D4 and advancing to D10's at 17th level.
I think this solves the problem of Rogues just being blunt instruments who only need a buddy next to them in order to deal max damage. It creates a more dynamic system by which a Rogue will actually want to strike and retreat, hit enemies who are vulnerable, and generally be underhanded sneak bois.
What does /tg/ think?