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Jul
23
comment What monsters are depicted in D&D 3E's Iconic novel, “Oath of Nerull”?
The abyssal child might be an Atropal. An atropal is also featured in Richard T Byers Haunted Lands Trilogy.
Jul
23
comment Can I run AD&D's Tomb of Horrors in D&D 5E?
Great edit. But I think it's safe to assume that there's a +1d4 from Guidance also added to the bard's skill check.
Jul
23
comment Can I run AD&D's Tomb of Horrors in D&D 5E?
But a bard could easily beat it. This just forces the party to have one such specialist, and removes everyone else from play for these skill checks. Better to disallow checks in general if you don't want them to use checks for this.
Jul
23
comment Can I run AD&D's Tomb of Horrors in D&D 5E?
Many characters have no way of ever reaching a DC of 25.
Jun
21
comment How do I deal with aggressive/disrespectful criticism?
@Joninean The situation is often crystal clear when you get only one side of the story.
Jun
11
comment Shillelagh and Polearm Master Interaction
The errata states that you use the same ability modifier as for the main attack. Might be worth updating the answer.
Jun
11
comment How can I implement injuries on crit?
Updated the answer, as losing a hand is also in the table ;)
Jun
6
comment Silent Image in Combat
Related rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/13551/…
May
19
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
Indeed. I was not aware of that, thanks.
May
18
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
Bards in 5e are full casters, as are warlocks, even if they have a custom spell mechanic. It's not a single caster, it's two casters. But anyway, as your answer is not really related to the question, I don't think we will get anywhere discussing in comments. Thanks for trying to help.
May
18
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
I am not sure why you want me to defend their choices. Only valour bards get medium armour from the class. But anyway, now they are about 25% of the RNG above what I assume the designers of the campaign anticipated. And it showed. So yes, it is a problem for us, because we like tough, fast fights, not padded sumo 4e-style.
May
18
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
I generally don't accept answers within a too short time frame because there might be better answers coming. This is a good answer, no doubt, but only the mechanical stuff to use is really helpful, despite the fact that it mentions flanking which does not exist in 5e.
May
18
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
Mage armour is 13+dex = 15 here, while medium armor + shield is AC 15+2+dex = 19. Not really comparable.
May
18
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
Yeah they just walk around with a shield and an empty hand.
May
17
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
Describe describe describe - that's not the issue here, we play for many years and the narrative stuff works well. I think it's really a mechanical problem here.
May
17
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
This does not answer the question at all. The casters are a warlock and a bard, both of which get light armour from the class.
May
14
comment Mechanical side effects of randomised Initiative in 5e
It seems to me your answer is not based on D&D 5e, which my question is focused on. Or maybe I just don't get it.
May
14
comment Mechanical side effects of randomised Initiative in 5e
I don't; that's why I stated the nerf to Dex and Alert.
May
14
comment Does a reach weapon allow you to threaten squares 10 feet away or not?
There's an even clearer statement of intent here: twitter.com/JeremyECrawford/status/596930753063071745.
May
2
comment Do magic items really cost at least as much to create as they do to purchase?
There's another point that could be added to the 'ancient' paragraph: They are ancient, and back then, wizards knew how to create items cheaply. However, this knowledge has been lost, and now various people try but mostly fail. The few who do find out the secrets of cheap item creation are not likely to share because it would erode their profit margin.