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Aug
13
comment How to mechanically balance a PC Being Permanently blind
Forcing the character to take Third Eye (always) will just make him weaper, as he can only concentrate on one discipline at the time and a mystic desperately needs all the combat prowess (psi-melee or psi-casting) they can get.
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?
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?
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
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.
Feb
14
comment How do I make a parasitic character leech off of a larger character?
It might be easier if you just use the background story and make a single character and his mount, e.g. a halfling-ranger and a panther.
Feb
7
comment Can I use Silent Image to create the illusion of a torch that illuminates the area?
The shining or iIllumination is a visual sensory effect that is explicitely covered though.
Feb
7
comment Using skills in place of attacking - how can I contribute?
This sounds like a recipe for disaster. It will likely result in you taking up most of the time each round to hammer out the details of your special unique snowflake actions or not contributing at all...I am sure with a little bit of creativity you can find a way to play to your character's uniqueness within the 5e rules.