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Aug
30
revised Is there a playtested house rule for prone that makes its usefulness less dependent on initiative order?
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Aug
27
revised Is there a playtested house rule for prone that makes its usefulness less dependent on initiative order?
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Aug
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
23
answered Is there a playtested house rule for prone that makes its usefulness less dependent on initiative order?
Aug
13
answered How to mechanically balance a PC Being Permanently blind
Aug
10
answered Is there anything preventing a Lawful Evil Paladin?
Aug
10
answered Is there any class that can cast a touch spell through a weapon?
Aug
10
comment How can you achieve a significantly higher passive perception than your perception bonus + 10?
I love that he could actually push this to 30 as his proficiency bonus increased. Doesn't miss a thing :)
Aug
6
awarded  Peer Pressure
Jul
30
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
29
comment Can I load a hand crossbow while holding a shield?
I think that question was answered sufficiently below. Though as a player I would then ask if I could trade shield protection for a round in order to shoot multiple times, which is probably in the realm of "DMs call".
Jul
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
24
comment Should encounters be adjusted to a full-magic party?
Let's also be clear here, all casters have access to damage-dealing cantrips. Warlocks have Eldritch Blast that can deal 1d10+CHA at level 3, with 120ft range. It also uses their proficiency+CHA to attack. That's on par with a Fighter in terms of basic damage & attack bonuses. The Sorcerer probably has something slightly weaker and 6 spells / day... but that Scorching Ray can deal 8d6 points of damage! Look, if the PCs don't have a true "tank" they just have to work around that limitation and play their fights differently. But D&D has lots and lots of ways to do this.
Jul
23
answered Should encounters be adjusted to a full-magic party?
Jun
24
comment Rogue with Mirror Image up and Sentinel feat
I understand this interpretation of Sentinel + Mirror Image. But it does bring up a weird hitch about what happens after the Sentinel attacks. At some level this kind of breaks the illusion because we now know the true target, it's the thing that just hit us. In the normal course of things, any of the images could do damage because the attacker thinks they're all real. But after the Sentinel reaction, the (intelligent) attacker knows exactly which one is real, especially if they have multi-attack. Not sure how I would rule on this though.
Jun
24
comment How to assign exp for indirect kills
So clearly they get full XP for dispatching the enemy. But this tactic kind of surprises me. (A) enemies worth that many HP usually have more just a the 5 or 10 HP caused by a fire. (B) typical old-world tents are not normally designed to burn very easily. They're normally made of leather and covered in some hydrophobic material. If you look at the classic Teepee, they were actually designed to have fires inside of them (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipi)
Jun
18
answered I keep forgetting about lighting in the heat of a session. How do I remember my notes?
Jun
18
answered How can I tell how powerful an NPC is without being explicitly told?
Jun
16
answered What is the fallout of unarmed strikes no longer being weapons?
Jun
10
comment Barkskin and Wild Shape
The answer below is yes, I would add that this is pretty much the "bread and butter" operation for Druids who like to Wild Shape a lot. You cast Barkskin and then Wild Shape into a bear, you're now an extra tough bear. Yes, Druids are amazing at soaking up damage.