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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.


Aug
25
comment Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Aug
25
comment Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff?
@Chryckan that's enough to say it could be a quarterstaff, or used as an improvised weapon as such. So Probably holds
Aug
25
comment Choosing equipment options at character creation
For the a) vs b) bit, you might quote the "Building Bruenor" section right after the equipment from character creation. the example in step 5 shows that it's not a or b down the line.
Aug
25
comment Will Wizards offer a Character Builder for D&D 5e?
@Chryckan the current indication is one time buys
Aug
25
comment Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff?
@Chryckan I don't have a PHB on me right now, it looks like it might be under "druidic focus" in the equipement table in ch5? walkingmind.evilhat.com/2014/08/10/dd-phb-thedruid
Aug
25
comment A good class to play when new to 5e and RPGs in general?
@SevenSidedDie yeah, that's part of the reason I think Fighter can be really good for a new player if they are the type to come out of their shell, it's pretty tabula rasa. Rogue can be a bit better if they need more direction I think (but still very welcoming of free form play when they do open up)
Aug
25
comment Will Wizards offer a Character Builder for D&D 5e?
@SevenSidedDie only in part.
Aug
25
comment What happens to HP when Constitution decreases?
Great catch! I can't bounty this yet, but when I can you'll be rewarded.
Aug
25
comment Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff?
@Chryckan good point, I'll add that in.
Aug
24
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
I'm reading the somatic section and it says "the caster must have free use of at least one hand." That's a, "don't dual wield or sword and board" not "some spells may require two hands"
Aug
24
comment Is there some reason Wild Sorcerers don't have Nahal's Reckless Dweomer in 5E?
I don't have a copy of the playtest handy, was it present there and removed? Or was it part of previous editions?
Aug
24
comment Can I Dodge before a combat starts?
@MagRoader the questions there are "did you reroll initiative" and "which round did you want to dodge in?"
Aug
23
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
Do you mean to say that a creature with no thumbs can't cast Burning hands? Or a wizard with a sword can't? Because that's what this answer seems to indicate
Aug
23
comment How does Mage Armor interact with Unarmored Defense?
@DougM The Defensive fighting style does.
Aug
23
comment How does bull rushing work in D&D Next?
Two things. Grappling is really not the most direct way to get to a "bull rush" style effect. The next section down "shoving a creature" is the equivalent action.
Aug
23
comment Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
Other 2-handed barbarians would be rolling an extra 3d12...That's not a big difference from 6d6 (same max, different minimum, averages are 19.5 vs 21). So I'm not sure that's a particularly good argument. In contrast, if you don't get the second d6, you're rolling 3d6 vs 3d12, and that is a big difference (same min, much lower max, avg of 10.5 vs 19.5)
Aug
23
comment Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
The one side effect of the other reading that would be useful, is that it would make the great axe a useful weapon. Right now there is literally no reason to take it over a greatsword. I favor this reading generally because it's the one that makes sense to me (why would you penalize someone for wielding a weapon with 2 "dice" as its "die"
Aug
23
comment What methods exist to get your AC higher than 20 without magic items?
@MikeRiverso oh, that's totally understood. 20 is a pretty decent cap (at least until you're facing critters with CRs in the mid to upper teens).
Aug
23
comment Highest AC possible for Sorcerer?
Though your much better off starting with Plate and a shield, that gets you to 32
Aug
23
comment What methods exist to get your AC higher than 20 without magic items?
@DuckTapeAl added.