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Oct
22
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
22
comment Are class skills picked before or after your character's Background is selected?
-1: The paragraph starting with "The only exception" doesn't seems to be super relevant, and sounds kind of like a rant. The next paragraph says that "[by] RAW, the order is ... irrelevant", but you don't back that up with any rules citations. Also, your point about custom backgrounds only works with DM approval, and seems to ignore the case the querent asked about, where they are using standard backgrounds.
Oct
22
answered What is the Oberoni Fallacy?
Oct
22
asked What is the Oberoni Fallacy?
Oct
22
revised Class skills from Starting Occupations and Class skills from Character Classes
This was tagged with [rule-as-written] rather than the typical [rules-as-written] tag. I've changed it to the correct tag.
Oct
19
answered Is variant human better than standard human if all my ability scores are odd?
Oct
19
comment Does Divine Smite Reveal That a Creature Is a Fiend or Undead?
Honestly, I don't think it's enough of a big deal to matter. How often are you attacking a creature that could be fiendish or undead, but might not be? In my experience, it's pretty rare to not know already, and it's not common enough to warrant adding an extra die to every roll "just in case".
Oct
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
18
revised Does Divine Smite Reveal That a Creature Is a Fiend or Undead?
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Oct
18
answered Will destructive wave affect low flying, levitating, tree sitting, rope hanging enemy or only those on the ground?
Oct
18
answered Does a Psychic Caster still have to point to cast Mage Hand?
Oct
18
answered Does Divine Smite Reveal That a Creature Is a Fiend or Undead?
Oct
17
reviewed Close How does a Critical Strike interact with Hunter's Mark?
Oct
13
comment What ways are there to percieve creatures on the ethereal plane?
-1: The querent said that they can't add items to the adventure. Also, Magic Missile doesn't affect the Ethereal like it did in 3.5. All of the Force spells that affect the Ethereal plane specifically say so in their spell descriptions, and Magic Missile does not. It's a reasonable house rule, to be sure, but it's not RAW.
Oct
12
answered What ways are there to percieve creatures on the ethereal plane?
Oct
12
comment What ways are there to percieve creatures on the ethereal plane?
Which published adventure? I ask because there might be another way around the problem.
Oct
9
comment How much does a day's ration really weigh, one or two pounds?
Have you playtested those houserules for not eating enough? We generally frown on answers with untested houserules.
Oct
7
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
7
comment Does Zone of Truth bind people to promises?
It seems like you're saying "a chaotic creature can't tell you what they're going to do under a ZoT without torture", but you don't explain why very well. "Chaotic" doesn't necessarily mean "arbitrarily and spitefully random", and chaotic people can make agreements and deals just like anyone else if it suits them. The question asks if the cleric can extract a binding promise to release prisoners in exchange for their silence. Why would a chaotic person (who presumably wants to be freed) have to be tortured in order to swear such an easy-to-keep oath?
Oct
7
comment Does Zone of Truth bind people to promises?
@GMJoe If that's what the answer says, it should say so more clearly. It feels like it noodles around that idea for a paragraph, but doesn't out-and-out say directly "chaotic creatures can't".