Talk:Gemologist (5e Feat)
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When I said it's "too weak for a feat" and "[it] should do something more awesome," I was most likely very blunt and impolite on what I meant by that, my apologies for that. I wrote my reply on your suggestions on my user page, but I thought it deserves some mention on here as well, so I will be writing it on here as well.
I presume you are using Unearthed Arcana article "Feats" for your reference. There is a quote at the bottom of the article, which goes: On top of making the numerical bonus provided by tools significantly higher, the [feats above] try to add concrete benefits to those tools. Thieves' tools are an exception, because traps and locks are such a common part of the game, the extra bonus to the feat provides is powerful enough in and of itself.
From my most personal and shortsighted opinion, I think this feat deserves a bit more than half an ASI and a proficiency in a tool that is mostly obscure in actual gameplay. I suggest maybe you add some good benefits that you can provide with jeweler's tools, on top of what you currently have. Maybe you can carve a gemstone that does a minor benefits (I would suggest something like costs no more than 25 gp and does one-use imitation of a cantrip). WeirdoWhoever (talk) 07:38, 21 August 2018 (MDT)