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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.
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.