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Sep
10
comment Can you choose to fail a saving throw?
The basic rules, at least, have other variations on how potentially-beneficial spells can be voluntarily allowed to take effect. Levitation, for instance, says: "An unwilling creature that succeeds on a Constitution saving throw is unaffected." This implies that a willing creature doesn't need to save. I think it's likely that the differences in wording between Calm Emotions and Levitate are just sloppy editing. It's hard to imagine that there's some intentional difference in behavior there, for two spells that can be used either beneficially or harmfully.
Sep
2
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
26
answered How does barkskin work in DnD 5e?
Aug
22
comment Does 5e better explain what they mean by “duration, or until you lose your concentration?”
Is this actually different between the PHB and the Basic Rules PDF? For concentration spells, the Basic rules say something like "Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour", which seems unambiguous.
Aug
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
18
answered Does the Player's Handbook give guidelines for how often to roll for a Wild Magic Surge?
Aug
11
revised What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
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Aug
11
comment What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
Yeah, that was my interpretation of Mike's answer, but I'm still amazed that they didn't just make Aid give temporary hit points. Totally wacky.
Aug
9
comment Do I have to apply a negative modifier to the damage roll?
He's already playing a Cleric (i.e. god-mode). No need to make things any easier on him.
Aug
9
comment Do targets of Spell Reflection get a saving throw?
I can't imagine the idea is for the Spectator's reflection reaction to send a better version (no saving throw) of the same spell back at the party. If the original spell has no saving throw, I wouldn't add one to the reflected version, either.
Aug
8
comment D&D good edition for newbies
Oh, I'm not disagreeing with you, I just thought that maybe that's where some of the down votes are coming from.
Aug
8
comment D&D good edition for newbies
Seeing as the Players Handbook is only just out today, and that only in limited release, I can imagine that some people might disagree with your assessment of (for example) player creation time.
Aug
8
comment D&D good edition for newbies
"I only have limited experience with [5e], but I feel again that it relies on a certain amount of dnd 'meta knowledge' to run quickly and easily." - Can you give an example of what you mean? As a long-time D&D player, I'm probably incapable of actually seeing that.
Aug
2
comment What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
Yeah, I thought the same thing. Maybe he'll clarify it at some point.
Aug
2
comment What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
I asked Mike Mearls about this, and got an answer that seems to indicate these are not temporary hit points. How totally wacky.
Aug
2
answered What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
Aug
1
comment What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
This seems much more likely to be a bad spell explanation, rather than a mysterious effect that only applies to a 2nd-level Cleric spell.
Aug
1
revised What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
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Aug
1
answered What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
Jun
12
answered Can I use my newly gained limited-use ability right after leveling up?