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Web Programmer. 4 player/DM. Have also run several games of Dread, and DMing several concurrent session of 5e. Relatively new to table top gaming but I'm a fast learner.


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comment Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?
just a heads up, unless you've read something I haven't hiding always requires an action (unless you're a rogue, in which case it's a bonus action)
7h
comment Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?
@Smithers largely what I'm saying is that, "unless you're actively trying to hide, you're really likely to pop your head over the top of the crate, meaning you're not out of site, and have something that would be akin to cover, but isn't actually because the object isn't really there." Sure someone is probably slightly shorter due to their combat stance (I find the history argument inane since this is a fantasy world).
1d
comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
This would be an OK answer if you provided details relevant to the edition in question and how it relates to the question. Right now you've given us the name of an item that may or may not exist in 5e (pro-tip: it doesn't yet), and no details about how you'd use it or how it answers the question (yes, there are details in the link, but without actually providing a summary we don't know that just from reading the answer).
1d
comment Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?
@Khashir You're exactly right, I realized that with the text about the halfling rogue, but forgot to remove it for the higher 'graph. Removed now
1d
comment Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?
@SevenSidedDie yes they can. I said I'd make them roll a hide check to do so though.
1d
comment Is it possible to grab a living enemy by the leg and use him as a club?
@JasonSmith probably. It's debatable, and generally I'd rather not punish creative behavior like this.
1d
comment Can a character grab a potion from a pack and drink it without using their action?
@YogoZuno Um...probably not at my table :)
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comment How should I adjust my campaign for additional players, unforeseen high stats?
@K.Niemczyk Welcome to the club! :). HP and Damage are pretty easy tweaks, and if you're already using the static values from the modules, it shouldn't be hard to bump them up a bit (like I said, pick a midpoint between the max and the average...maybe average +1 or something) if you feel like your players need a bit more of a test. Though my #1 advise to new DMs is don't be afraid to talk to your players about what's going well and what's going poorly, and what you're thinking about changing to make it easier/harder.
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comment Does Concealment exist in D&D 5th Edition?
@Sandwich there are ways that this would not be the case. For instance, a character with darkvision would not suffer from heavy obscurity, a character with tremorsense would not need to see at all.
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comment Did I Calculate this Crit Damage Correctly?
Vanguard weapon is in AV1, Furious Assault IIRC is in PHB2, it's a half-orc racial trait. You've got the right answer here.
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comment Did I Calculate this Crit Damage Correctly?
Wait until your slayer discovers surprising charge :)
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comment Does Concealment exist in D&D 5th Edition?
@cr0m updated..
2d
comment Is encounter balancing/creation in 5e different to previous editions?
@Bigern absolutely. I'll add a link to my answer, but this document has 2 chapters on the subject: media.wizards.com/2014/downloads/dnd/DMDnDBasicRules_v0.1.pdf
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comment Is encounter balancing/creation in 5e different to previous editions?
@Bigern there are a couple of different budgets to worry about. There is the per encounter budget, which sets the challenge level of an encounter (namely easy, moderate, hard or deadly), and then the budget per adventuring day, which is what you should put your characters through between long rests. You can concern yourself with the level budget, but I'm not sure how much it's going to gain you. I think you'd be better off focusing on the per encounter and per day budgets
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comment Can you jump in combat?
@Strill as a DM, I'd allow it to be extended by taking the Dash action, though I don't believe that's explicitly allowed in the rulebook. But there is also no provision for you remaining aloft between your turns. (though that would make a good question if you wanted to ask it)
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comment When do Lair Actions occur?
Good work, I was just working on one of these :)
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comment Can you jump in combat?
@Strill no, their jump ends after 5'.
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comment What can a character do during a rest?
@Bigern theres some debate in the 5e community in this, Please see the question I linked.
Oct
22
comment What does Use an Object cover?
@Eric aye, the answer in question has now been edited to reflect the updated thoughts of the author (after he was hit upside the head a few times).
Oct
22
comment Throwing more than once per turn
@Miniman I think he's making the point (one I'd otherwise make if this question wasn't tagged RAW and didn't already have hits answer), that there are literally no balance concerns here Re: allowing this.