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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.


Sep
15
comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
possible duplicate of Does a reach weapon allow you to threaten squares 10 feet away or not?
Sep
12
comment Do rogues get sneak attack damage added to attacks made outside their turn?
@briddums no. If you use your reaction on another creature's turn it's not on your turn and thus SA is refreshed.
Sep
11
comment What happens when you target a “magical effect” with Dispel Magic?
Yeah, I agree, "all magical effects are spells" is withdrawn and replaced with softer language. A paragraph calling out that this ends up in the land of pure DM discretion is added. There's not much more guidance one could give as to what level a magical effect is.
Sep
11
comment What should a DM do if a player wants to do something impossible?
"Since I don't know the 4e rules" Don't answer questions when you don't know the rules involved. Please.
Sep
11
comment How to behave in the first session?
@NetHacker completely new group? or one that has already played for a while? Already having read the rules is a great start.
Sep
11
comment Do rogues get sneak attack damage added to attacks made outside their turn?
@acbabis NO. That's a completely separate question and most likely already here on the site.
Sep
11
comment Do rogues get sneak attack damage added to attacks made outside their turn?
@acbabis 4e errata'd it to 1/turn.
Sep
11
comment Do rogues get sneak attack damage added to attacks made outside their turn?
Yeah, lots of good opportunities for the rogue if they can pile in some feats
Sep
11
comment Do rogues get sneak attack damage added to attacks made outside their turn?
@Khashir yes! Though remember they've gotta be in a position where they'd get it already. So if your rogue is relying on hidden for SA they probably won't be getting it.
Sep
11
comment Creating Phil Taylor the darts champion in D&D 5e
This question is specifically about optimizing dart throwing. Also, giving yourself disadvantage when throwing in melee isn't exactly optimal. I don't think Monk is a good choice here at all. Rogue with SA is better as they have plenty of options to get advantage, and better yet, SA goes off if they toss at someone locked in melee with their buddies.
Sep
11
comment What monsters and races are from the Shadowfell?
It's worth mentioning that there's only barely a mention of the Shadowfell at this point in published materials for 5e. And none of those are in the currently published monster book. There will likely be something in the MM, but it's not out for another 3 weeks.
Sep
11
comment Would a fight against a higher level minion work out well or badly?
@András wow, math fail on my part. Thanks for the edit. I've made an additional edit to account for shift in math
Sep
11
comment What are the restrictions of an unarmed strike?
@DaleM is there a reason to believe it doesn't require a free hand? I mean, does a Mace? since it has the exact same properties except for the damage die. At this point you probably need to add your own answer making that argument. Or we can continue the discussion in chat: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/15929/dd-5e-discussion-goes-here
Sep
10
comment How to adjust Hoard of the Dragon Queen for more players?
@Khashir that makes sense (since you have to make up the XP budget somehow). But there are also time constraints to consider.
Sep
10
comment Does D&D 5e lack a general disarm rule?
@SevenSidedDie no they aren't. There are some super general rules for contests, but those are not the kind of general rules that this answer would be referring to. "DM discretion" is not a general rule.
Sep
10
comment Is there a legal way to get D&D 5e core rulebook PDFs?
Even still this will likely not be a full PDF, but just the contents.
Sep
10
comment Creating Phil Taylor the darts champion in D&D 5e
@GMNoob crossbow expert fixes that, neither here nor there. But yeah, sneak attack means the weapon die basically doesn't matter.
Sep
10
comment What are the restrictions of an unarmed strike?
@DaleM a: unarmed attack is a 1 handed weapon. You have to a hand free to make it, no matter what body part you are using. So you have to stow a two hander. b: Monks can only use Dex for Monk weapons (or finesse weapons), there are no two-handed monk or finesse weapons. A two handed weapon can't be a monk weapon (Explicit exclusion), and there aren't any two handed finesse weapons right now.
Sep
10
comment How to adjust Hoard of the Dragon Queen for more players?
@Khashir I'd up the treasure a bit to compensate (I'd do that anyways with a larger group). I also just added a paragraph about something I've been playing around with a little bit in my game for guys here on the stack.
Sep
10
comment How to adjust Hoard of the Dragon Queen for more players?
Keep in mind that when you add additional monsters of the same type, the effect XP budget increases dramatically faster than the actual XP budget.