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Mar
22
comment Can Detect Magic reveal illusions?
@Miniman I agree that's the RAW reading; that's why I added that as a comment and not another answer. The issue is that a pure RAW reading -- that magical effects not linked to objects aren't discernible at all -- seems to contradict with what I think most people expect. It also means the game would have to define what magical effects create objects and which don't, and, well, the descriptions don't. What criteria do I use to determine if something is an object? Tiny hut? Wall of force? Wall of fire? Silence (Is a point in space on object)? Phantom steed?
Mar
22
comment Can Detect Magic reveal illusions?
I think you're turning too heavily on the phrasing of the spell. Is tangibility a requirement? Is magical fire detectable? How about a wall of force? How about a leomund's tiny hut, or is that only detectable to barred creatures? It feels to me like we're altering too much of what I expect the average player is going to perceive as obvious functionality: detecting magic should detect spell effects. I would rather a spell effect be considered an object -- an undefined term as it is -- than have obscure functionality for detect magic. After all, Nystul's magic aura exists for a reason.
Mar
21
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Mar
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
revised Geas spell effect
added 38 characters in body
Mar
19
answered Geas spell effect
Mar
19
comment Is there any way for a 3rd level Human Eldritch Knight to have a sustainable source of dark vision?
Yes, but it solves the second problem of the lantern. Forget the lantern.
Mar
19
answered Is there any way for a 3rd level Human Eldritch Knight to have a sustainable source of dark vision?
Mar
19
awarded  Critic
Mar
19
comment How can you perceive burrowing?
-1 These are methods to gain tremorsense or detect through solid materials, which I do not buy as the baseline criteria required to detect active burrowing or mining.
Mar
18
comment Is there any way for a 3rd level Human Eldritch Knight to have a sustainable source of dark vision?
No light cantrip?
Mar
11
comment What do I do about a power gamer?
@thedarkwanderer And don't you think that suggests an even deeper problem then? I've been on SE for years. This never occurred to me because nothing on the locked question explains what historical locking is for.
Mar
10
comment What do I do about a power gamer?
@thedarkwanderer No, this is the question that's pointed to, which has been locked as a bad question, and closed because it was too broad. That's literally what it says on that question. Why should we expect someone to find a question that's been deprecated and consider it an answer?
Mar
9
comment What do I do about a power gamer?
Meta: "This is a duplicate of a question that was closed as a bad question"? Really? I have no problem with it being marked a dupe, but can we at least direct them to a good question if we must mark it a dupe?
Jan
24
comment Where will errata be posted/published?
I recall their idea being that they would do something like take a periodic survey (perhaps annually) of house rules and change suggestions. From the responses to that they would aggregate rules suggestions and clarifications, and that they would basically be published along side the Basic rules. If WotC hadn't broken their website so completely by making it "optimized for mobile," I'm sure I'd be able to find the article about it.
Jan
24
comment Wizard minor conjuration ability interpretation
I agree, and that's my point. If you conjure a bucket of oil, you should be able to dump it out. In plain English, that damages nothing and creates a slick surface. If you conjure a bucket of water, can you put out a real fire? Drinking or cooking in water doesn't damage it in plain English, so what happens? How about conjuring a bag of salt and dropping it into water? A bucket of lime, mixing it with ash and stones, and then adding water? A bag of baking soda into some acid? A vial of acid poured onto metal? A plate of copper used in a pile? Do you argue you just can't conjure liquids? Why?
Jan
24
comment Wizard minor conjuration ability interpretation
I'm not sure I agree with this definition of "any damage." I don't see that supported by the wording of the ability, and I don't see any reason to think it isn't identical to "takes 1 hit point of damage." Different phrasing does not necessarily imply different function. Conjuring a bottle or wine skin -- both of which have stoppers -- or conjuring a weapon or tool (sword, mace, wood axe, saw, rope) and using it seems to be within the intended scope of the ability, yet they involve either objects with multiple parts or objects which (in our world) endure wear and tear through normal use.
Jan
24
answered How do I keep spellcasters from casting while in jail?
Jan
2
comment What do I do when no rules cover what players improvise, and I don't know from real life?
Note that you will occasionally get players who argue with you about how you decide to rule these arbitrary things. That's ok. Listen to what they say and if it makes sense you can make changes. You're all agreeing on making things up, after all. However, you're not always going to agree, either. When you decide not to listen to them (e.g., for story reasons it can't go that way), just say, "I'm sorry, but this is what happens." If they still have a problem with it, tell them you can discuss it more at the end of the session but your ruling is final.
Oct
29
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