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Is this allowed? What would it look like mechanically? So, that sounds like fun, but is it realistic to play "baseball" with slingstones? TL;DR - Nope There are a lot of factors that might be reasonable about it, but there is one big problem: a baseball batter only needs to hit a ball pitched into a specific strike zone. The kobolds won't be aiming for ...


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Unless the character specifically has a feat or other trait that allows them to reflect projectiles, this shouldn't be possible. There is a common misconception that slings are weak, glorified toys. Many depictions of slings show the rocks being fired slower than a person could throw them, and they're depicted as a nuisance rather than a real weapon. In ...


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The action you described not really a readied action. It's more like a "colorful" Dodge Action. Either dodge or a readied action will cost one action - they are equivalent in game mechanics. If the player wants this to be a readied action, there's no reason to correct them on the term. Disguising the Dodge action as a readied action You can indulge the ...


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RAW: rules for baseball are not included. RAW that should inform the ruling(s) to come: the Monk has a class feature, Deflect Missiles, that accomplishes a lot of what you're talking about. It's a reaction, not a readied action, and it works on damage reduction. It's keyed to DEX, level, and a d10 roll. So on one hand, you don't want to too-easily allow ...


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It would look like being a 3rd-level Monk (PHB p. 78): Starting at 3rd level, you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon attack… It's just not something that's reasonable or feasible for someone to do without specific training — even top-performing baseball batters can't reliably react usefully to a ...


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No. Dispel Magic is not intended to be used until the spell has actually taken effect. Consider the Sage Advice Compendium regarding the timing of Dispel Magic. It's pretty clear that the RAI are that Dispel Magic cannot be used until the spell has actually resolved: Can you ready dispel magic to stop another spell from taking effect? The easiest way ...


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Here's how I think about it. If two groups of creatures are aware of each other, and they have even the slightest suspicion that combat might happen, we could assume that they're all readying actions constantly. So, if combat does happen, everybody's readied actions fire at once. We could try to resolve this by running a combat where everyone acts on the ...


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Yes, because the spell is no longer instantaneous Per PH 193, "When you ready a spell, you cast it as normal…and holding onto the spell's magic requires concentration…[i]f your concentration is broken, the spell dissipates without taking effect." Since the spell is now a concentration spell, it should be susceptible to dispel magic like any other ...


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Yes - in a multitude of ways To see how we can prevent/stop/disrupt a readied action, let's start from it's definition: Ready (PHB p. 193) First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. Then, you choose the action you will take in response to that trigger. [...] When the trigger occurs, you can either take your ...


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A readied action can be prevented and/or disrupted A readied action takes a specific trigger. "I attack if he attacks me", or "I ready an action to attack when Joe the Bard casts a spell". In any case, if that trigger is not met until your next turn, you won't do anything with your readied action. So, if your bard was incapacitated or otherwise made to be ...



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