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Nov
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awarded  Good Answer
Nov
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awarded  new-players
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
16
answered Does the lack of automatic AC scaling mean you get easier to hit as you level up?
Oct
15
comment How does the GM determine if Thunderwave attracts unwanted attention?
@SevenSidedDie Reaction and Morale may be in the DMG. Until the DMG actually releases, we won't know for sure.
Oct
13
comment Supporting degrees of success and failure when rolling
@BraddSzonye I checked... no by 5 rule exists in the PHB nor PBR (and the text on ability checks is identical). Nor is there mention of this in Thieves' Tools. I also can't find it in the playtest materials, either. You're correct about its use in HotDQ.
Oct
13
comment Supporting degrees of success and failure when rolling
It's worth noting that this mode is used extensively in Hoard of the Dragon Queen. And not just for knowledge rolls, either.
Oct
13
comment How does one dispatch a helpless opponent?
Actually, coup de grace generally would be an autokill, which the critical doesn't do. Mind you, if unconscious due to damage, that crit does count as 2 failed saves, so you need to either do more than their Max HP or hit them twice to ensure a kill.
Oct
2
answered How many attacks does using a net let you have?
Oct
2
comment What can characters observe about their own and others' hit point totals?
-1 for factual error in the opening premise, as there is guidance in both the Player's Basic Rules and in the Player's Handbook.
Sep
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awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
revised Can elves sleep / dream?
typo correction
Sep
27
answered Can elves sleep / dream?
Sep
27
comment Do negative Hit Points exist in D&D 5e?
@doppelgreener It's conceptually related. And in D&D, its heritage is in fact directly related.
Sep
27
revised Is your ability to hit someone in D&D 5e independent of whether they are holding a weapon?
added 385 characters in body
Sep
27
answered What can characters observe about their own and others' hit point totals?
Sep
27
comment Is it better to take the array and be Joe Average, or to roll for the odds of getting on average better scores?
Note that the high roller can switch to feats in place of stat gains if the PHB feats option is in use. Also, there are only 5 stat gains of 1x +2 or 2x +1 each, so one would have to be incredibly lucky in order to max out; a human with 6x 18 rolls is flat 19's, and could do so at level 12...
Sep
27
answered What is the role of different damage types in D&D 5e
Sep
27
answered Is your ability to hit someone in D&D 5e independent of whether they are holding a weapon?