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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.
Feb
7
comment Can I use Silent Image to create the illusion of a torch that illuminates the area?
But they think they can see the area illuminted... haha, reminds me of the futurological congress by Stanislaw Lem.
Feb
1
comment Is a fumble on a natural 1 an official rule?
Your answer nicely details the variant rule, but might be improved with clarification that 'natural 1 epic failure' as asked is a house-rule, because it lacks confirmation (DC 10).
Feb
1
comment How can I improve this homebrewed Defiler/Preserver for 5e?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Feb
1
comment How can I improve this homebrewed Defiler/Preserver for 5e?
The relevancy of +1 DC does not scale. But you are right about your second point Hmm..
Feb
1
comment How can I improve this homebrewed Defiler/Preserver for 5e?
Also, I am not sure how much you know about Dark Sun, but stealing life force to power magic as an evil thing to do is one of the defining aspects of the world.
Feb
1
comment How can I improve this homebrewed Defiler/Preserver for 5e?
Yes, but HP scale with level, while spell DCs in 5e mostly don't, since 20 is max. So a +1 stays relevant. Also I only care about mechanical balance, psychological balance (muh feels) does not seem relevant here.
Feb
1
comment How can I improve this homebrewed Defiler/Preserver for 5e?
@JoshuaAslanSmith Please then help me reformulate that problematic part so it improves the question.
Feb
1
comment How can I improve this homebrewed Defiler/Preserver for 5e?
Any ideas how I could improve the question?
Jan
31
comment Do these different numbers of attack stack within one round?
You could also assume his build is legal and improve your answer by stating the feat prerequisite.
Jan
31
comment Do these different numbers of attack stack within one round?
He might have the dual wielder feat...
Jan
29
comment It seems like every skill check should always be made with advantage due to the 'Working Together' rules. Is this accurate?
@AceCalhoon it can be quite different if failing has consequences.
Jan
23
comment War Caster, a whip and a dagger, and provoking Opportunity Attacks
The accepted answer here shows that it's not the same. He had the same reason, but asked a different question. Really, when you use War Caster you don't attack with the reach weapon. And even if you argue that you do, that's a different reasoning from the other question.
Jan
23
comment War Caster, a whip and a dagger, and provoking Opportunity Attacks
That's your interpretation; the reach text says 'this weapon adds 5 feet to your reach when you attack with it'. War Caster uses the proc but you don't attack with it. It's at least murky enough that this is not a duplicate.
Jan
23
comment Casting healing spells is automatically successful?
No. Well, they do have attacks with Range: Touch, but it's not the same as a 3.5e touch attack since there is no thing such as Touch AC.
Jan
23
comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
I made a question specifically concerned with the war caster interaction here
Jan
23
comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
Hm, indeed. Weird though that the accepted answer for the duplicate the Seven found seems to imply a different solution.
Jan
23
comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
According to feat text the only thing that matters is the movement that provokes. I don't see how war caster interaction would be different...