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12m
comment Close-quarters spellcaster – Not a gish
(And, to clarify, I thought the aim was to create a close quarters caster, with Mountain Dwarf as a strong contender. Sorry to start out by writing it off!)
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1h
comment Close-quarters spellcaster – Not a gish
Yes, the contrast was all I was aiming for! 5e still strongly encourages using a race that boosts your primary stat, so I'm really struggling to find any build at all that makes use of the Mountain Dwarf's medium armour proficiency (even if not limited to spell casters).
1h
revised Close-quarters spellcaster – Not a gish
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2h
comment Close-quarters spellcaster – Not a gish
I'll fill this out with a character concept I was considering, and contrast it with a dwarf.
2h
comment Close-quarters spellcaster – Not a gish
But you still can cast them from higher level. That 4/1 character can still cast burning hands at 3rd level, even though he can't cast 3rd level spells.
14h
comment Close-quarters spellcaster – Not a gish
Watch out for the strength requirement for heavy armour. 15 Str is a big ask if you are not going to hit things with it!
14h
answered Close-quarters spellcaster – Not a gish
May
18
comment Reputed Magical Effects of Real-World Herbs
Hmm, that link was the first thing I found when searching for the product, so not critical. I have added the publisher and ISBN so the book can be found more easily. Is that sufficient?
May
18
revised Reputed Magical Effects of Real-World Herbs
Reference to publisher added
May
12
awarded  Nice Answer
May
6
comment What are the implications of using AC rolls for defense?
And watch out for criticals. I suppose you could cast them as fumbled defence rolls, instead?
Apr
13
awarded  Constituent
Apr
9
awarded  Caucus
Mar
11
answered How to prevent a stand-off because the player that moves opens himself up to attack
Mar
4
answered How can I revitalize an open sand box campaign?
Feb
18
answered At what range can you perform combat maneuvers?
Feb
12
comment At what range can you perform combat maneuvers?
Re: Steal, are you saying that quote implies a disadvantage to using whip? The way it is phrased it sounds like an advantage: normally you are stuck with your natural reach, but with a whip you can reach further, albeit at -4.
Feb
12
comment At what range can you perform combat maneuvers?
Re: Bull Rush, heh, you've made it worse! I was giving that example to show that your statement must be wrong, because of course I should be able to Bull Rush adjacent enemies! Otherwise, if I'm not carrying any weapons (so not threatening any squares) I would not be able to Bull Rush (or worse, Grapple) anyone.
Feb
12
comment At what range can you perform combat maneuvers?
I'm not entirely convinced that your weapon's reach is your reach. Steal implies this: "Although this maneuver can only be performed if the target is within your reach, you can use a whip to steal an object from a target within range with a –4 penalty on the attack roll." Why would they mention the whip's range if weapon reach is always valid? And I don't think it makes sense to initiate a Grapple from 10' away, especially with something like a longspear or longhammer.