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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.


Oct
30
comment Can you use Wish to duplicate a spell at a higher level?
@SevenSidedDie I'd find that a hard sell what with the 8th level or lower limit, but it's a possible one.
Oct
29
comment How can I boost my Beastmaster Ranger's bear's attack roll?
I've answered, I've taken the liberty of pointing to a couple of options I'd consider to be superior to BM Ranger in addition to fully answering the question.
Oct
29
comment How can I boost my Beastmaster Ranger's bear's attack roll?
It's worth pointing out that Beast master is considered the most underwhelming choice for a ranger. I'll see what can be done though.
Oct
28
comment When a Book of Shadows is replaced due to loss, are rituals that were inscribed in it lost?
@GoblinTheodicy yeah I had to poke around a bit. It seems silly to leave someone out to dry on a class feature like this. (though the wizard does this)
Oct
28
comment D&D 5th edition questions
@NorixiusTokris Hopefully you'll find that we are quite patient! We love new folks, we just have pretty exacting standards for questions (and we acknowledge that there is a quite the learning curve here, both for D&D and using this site). Our aim is to help you the best we can as specifically as possible. The big thing is that we really want the specific details. What specifically are you having trouble understanding with the concept. For instance on the saving throws ask "I'm seeing this thing called passive wisdom, I know this is what the rule say [quote] what does this mean exactly?"
Oct
28
comment D&D 5th edition questions
Hi and welcome, it would be very helpful for you to read over the relevant sections of the rules very carefully and ask a specific question about concepts you're having trouble with. We know that reading an RPG manual is a learned skill and are happy to help, but we need something more specific, we can't explain the whole game.
Oct
28
comment Is the Alert Feat always better than an Ability Score Improvement?
Why would you take an extra +2 to Wis to help a marginal feature over +2 to Dex which will help basically all your core functionality. The debate here is +2 Dex vs Alertness. I definitely don't buy taking +2 to Wis over +2 Dex.
Oct
28
comment Acquiring a spellbook without being a Wizard
Considered warlock for my answer, but realized quickly that the build would require mutually exclusive pact features :(
Oct
28
comment How do characters retreat from an encounter?
@Miniman yeah, pretty much needless hostility and inaccuracy.
Oct
27
comment Am I suppose to change the difficulty of my npc as needed
One more question, which monster book are you using? MM1? MV1? MM3? If you're using MM1 are you using MM3 maths?
Oct
27
comment Am I suppose to change the difficulty of my npc as needed
@user2475269 could you give a basic example of one of your fights? It's hard to give you good advice if we don't know what a typical encounter looks like
Oct
27
comment Am I suppose to change the difficulty of my npc as needed
@user2475269 they are an OK secondary tank (usually decent AC and ok HP), but they don't have a lot of the lockdown features that defenders do. They are a leader class with leader features (best use of them is to facilitate attacks for other party members, but they can heal and buff well)
Oct
27
comment Am I suppose to change the difficulty of my npc as needed
Could you describe a typical combat encounter and how many of what kinds of monsters? What's your party composition? How many rounds is it typically taking them to wipe your monsters etc? We need a lot more detail here before we can help you.
Oct
27
comment Does casting a spell from an item count as casting a spell?
Arcane ward just says "you cast a spell" and the text on items that allow for casting is "you cast a spell" regardless of the action taken, I'm not sure what difference you're implying here? (and I don't see how treating them differently (at least unless the DMG says differently) makes sense)
Oct
27
comment Does Magic Missile really always hit a creature of choice?
@Tommy to me it's one that's defined in the general case in the rules and doesn't need a specific definition each time it comes up. In other words something enumerated specifically in the rules and that does not need to be redefined each time for a creature with potentially different behavior. There is nothing stopping Magic Resistance from working completely differently on another creature.
Oct
25
comment Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?
@BraddSzonye it takes an action to make the check, I didn't think it was necessary to make the clarification there. But I can if it's needed.
Oct
25
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)
Oct
24
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).
Oct
24
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.
Oct
24
comment Can a character grab a potion from a pack and drink it without using their action?
@YogoZuno Um...probably not at my table :)