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Oct
22
comment Are the names of the more generic planes copyrighted under the OGL as Product Identity?
This seems mostly good, but there is a difference between a license and a contract. The GPL, for instance, is not a contract. I'm not sure about the OGL, though I suspect it is also a license. (What it's named isn't what matters.)
Oct
21
comment Can a Ranger learn spells outside the Ranger spell list?
@Aaron In AD&D edition they got both druid and wizard spells, so maybe it was a lingering memory of that. :)
Oct
16
comment Does the lack of automatic AC scaling mean you get easier to hit as you level up?
Ok, but then more than half your post is a distraction from that point. Just cut out the middle part and leave the (important) idea that your ability to remain in combat equals your Armor Class + Hit Points.
Oct
12
comment Can a 5e caster prepare extra cantrips?
I actually just noticed that 5e switched the generic terminology to "known in mind", to cover both prepared and spontaneous casters. At least, that's what they use in the chapter on magic.
Oct
12
comment How long does it take to equip a shield?
Sidenote: divine casters don't need a free hand to use their holy symbol as a focus: "To use the symbol in this way, the caster must hold it in hand, wear it visibly, or bear it on a shield." Somatic gestures are still an issue.
Oct
9
comment How do I quickly find the official errata for any book?
@NiteCyper A fair number of 3.5 materials got very limited or no errata. (They were weirdly reluctant to issue errata for that edition; lots of very obvious mistakes were never officially corrected in that way.)
Oct
9
comment Supporting degrees of success and failure when rolling
"Actually, there is support baked right into the 5e cake for part of what you're asking" -- well, not so much baked in as sprinkled on top. But hopefully the actual DMG will have more to say!
Oct
2
comment Attacking a grappled foe
@Tridus In PF, you don't even move into the square of the creature you're grappling; conceptually, it's not as up-close as it was in 3.5.
Sep
29
comment Can a Night Elf swim naked in a volcano?
Rather than "the RAW are stupid" I'd say "reading the rules as written is stupid." Sometimes editing mistakes creep in to a text, and this is most likely one of those times.
Sep
29
comment Do spells such as Hex and enhance ability affect attacks rolls?
@waxeagle I didn't literally mean just that rule, but quoting it instead of the separate descriptions of attacks and ability checks.
Sep
29
comment Do spells such as Hex and enhance ability affect attacks rolls?
Yeah, this answer could be much shorter if it just quoted that rule, which makes the situation very explicit.
Sep
22
comment How can we fish an indestructible item out of lava?
"Small elemental are not the brightest kids around" -- in a vaguely similar circumstance, my group simply buffed the elemental with fox's cunning and comprehend languages. Luckily this combo still only requires 3rd level casters.
Sep
21
comment How can the petrification from flesh to stone be removed?
@SevenSidedDie stone salve is a thing. I mean, it's not a potion in game terms, but it is in more casual usage. (And from what I've seen of 5e, would probably be called a potion there.)
Sep
21
comment Most useful low HD animals for Embrace the Wild?
@shaydwyrm You could always use that same logic to argue that a bat really has blindsight, and not blindsense. They can track the position/velocity/location of small insects, and notice obstacles with the resolution of a single hair. So if you go by the RAW, porpoises; if what makes sense, argue for bats. :)
Sep
19
comment Can you move before using the bonus attack from the Great Weapon Master feat?
It's not a reaction, it's a bonus action.
Sep
18
comment Does an Enhancement bonus on clothing become an Armor bonus?
@Goblin There's a 3.5 Rules of the Game that discusses this.
Sep
18
comment Where can I find a list of Monk Prestige Classes?
I'd suggest searching for "fist" to add a few more, since that seems a common naming convention.
Sep
17
comment Where can I find the formula to determine the PP capacity of a Psicrown?
I found the actual rules under Creating Psicrowns. (For some reason I totally failed to find this in an initial search.)
Sep
17
comment What defines a “willing target”?
@Cobalt the DM will have to decide how that's handled, then; by the RAW I suspect they'd have no way knowing that they needed to designated themselves as willing! I'd suggest just having it work, because otherwise, what's the point of the item?
Sep
17
comment Where can I find the formula to determine the PP capacity of a Psicrown?
@MatthewNajmon There was an error in the description of that psicrown.