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answered Is there a list of wizard spells by level by school?
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accepted What advantages does hiding have?
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comment What advantages does hiding have?
"Anyone targeting has to guess his location and even if they do they attack with disadvantage." I've seen references to guessing location on a few answers. Are there rules about guessing location for attack targets? Does it require gridded combat?
Jun
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comment Can a Druid/Monk make unarmed strikes while Wild Shaped?
Note that the recent errata says that "unarmed strike" should not be listed on the weapons table. Don't know if this affects your answer.
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comment As a group unfamiliar with RPGs, how do I encourage my players to read the rulebook?
+1 for demo session. They don't have to be full-day bootcamp sessions though, and you don't have to get the whole group together for them! I helped one of my players master 5e's spellcasting rules by running a series of easy-to-win combat encounters (eg. three thugs are waiting for you in alley). Another player got the hang of narrating skill checks and applying proficiency with a quick housebreaking scenario. Keep the demo sessions simple, run them with only one or two players to minimise organisation, and make sure you anticipate likely actions so you can make it fun!
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comment What advantages does hiding have?
I feel like surprise would be very, very hard to accomplish with any reliability in a party with the normal mix of roles: two players would probably have DEX as a dump stat, plus disadvantage due to armour. (This doesn't detract from the fact this does answer the question: surprise is a mechanical benefit to being hidden. I had in fact missed the "of anyone hiding" part when I first read this, and thought that all that was required was a generic stealth check.)
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comment What advantages does hiding have?
@Miniman - In the errata the exact wording is: Also, the question isn’t whether a creature can see you when you’re hiding. The question is whether it can see you clearly.
Jun
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comment What advantages does hiding have?
Although it occurs to me that if you have extended cover, a rogue could move, hide, and continue to move. This would substantially reduce the risk of getting hit by area attacks.
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comment What advantages does hiding have?
"If you duck out of sight and don't Hide, when you pop your head up to attack, everyone still knows exactly where you are" — my reading was the even if you do hide, popping your head up would count as "coming out of hiding". So in this case, hiding doesn't give you anything extra except where the DM allows you to stay hidden.
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comment Is it necessary to purchase all the D&D 5th books to have access to all character classes etc.?
Isn't there an extra race in Rise of Tiamat?
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comment How do you calculate your character's Maximum Hit Points in D&D 5th Edition?
@DuckTapeAl Possibly true, but I don't know that it deserves a downvote on the basis of what you think the OP wants. They can vote/accept for themselves.
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revised How to use, and not to overuse, Insight skill checks?
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comment How to use, and not to overuse, Insight skill checks?
@Stormur - Good question! I added some details on that.
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answered How to use, and not to overuse, Insight skill checks?
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