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comment In what ways can a spellcaster's concentration be disrupted?
@xanderh not the only case; shove just below it is described in exactly the same way. However, I am satisfied that while they are both "special melee attacks" part of what makes them "special" is that they do not use attack rolls as defined on p.194; they use ability checks.
Feb
6
comment A player was bucking my style and I lost my temper. What can I do from here?
@thanby option 3 matches rudeness with rudeness and escalates the conflict; option 4 meets rudeness with politeness and puts the guy on the spot - he now has to justify his rudeness to the group - polite doesn't necessarily mean nice. By the way, there is nothing in 4 to suggest that you will agree to cutting the session short; "we will see what we can do", maybe there is nothing you can do.
Feb
4
comment Does Divine Sense negate Mirror Image?
@AlexisWilke Where is your evidence that divine sight is equivalent to true sight? There is nothing in the description that suggests that it even allows you to see the creature let alone with the effects of true sight to penetrate illusions; all it does is indicate their location. If they are invisible then you suffer the same chances of missing as any other invisible creature. If there is an invisible demon on the shoulder of a visible human you may very well assume that the human was what you were detecting.
Feb
4
comment Does Divine Sense negate Mirror Image?
@DMNailz what makes you think that the illusions do not fool all your senses? They are "duplicates" so they duplicate everything including whatever it is divine sense senses.
Feb
2
comment Is my homebrew lower-powered Lich's CR calculated correctly?
Show us your calcs so we can check them - we don't want to do them again.
Feb
2
comment Does an invisible ally adjacent to a rogue's target enable Sneak Attack?
"Lowering their moral" - is this a Faustian thing or did you mean morale?
Feb
1
comment How does maneuvering and counter-attacking work for mixed Aerial/Ground combat?
Why should they have recourse? Without surface-to-air capability ground forces are f$@&ed when under aerial assault.
Feb
1
comment Does an invisible ally adjacent to a rogue's target enable Sneak Attack?
@Escoce Why do you say he can't do anything? He can move, Dodge, Hide etc. He can even Help to give the rogue advantage.
Jan
31
comment Really how good is “Witch Bolt” from D&D 5E?
Good compared to what? It's better than Mending but not as good as Wish; is that what you are after?
Jan
31
comment Mount and Rider restrained
The entangle interpretation is not necessarily stupid. It could represent the rider being wrapped up in entangling vines which are still retraining them even though the mount has uprooted them by its movement. I would play it as written.
Jan
31
comment Does a dryad's Tree Stride ability provoke opportunity attacks?
Ah! The question in the title that appears nowhere in the body!
Jan
29
comment Does Water Walk include ice as a terrain it affects?
In general, it's better to assume that 5e means what it says - it doesn't link to earlier editions for rule detail
Jan
29
comment How Could ship combat work?
Your question as currently stated is "How does ship combat work?", the only answer to that is "As per the rules for vehicles in the DMG". You say these are inadequate; ask a question that shows us you know how they work as written and what the inadequacies are.
Jan
28
comment What happens with a surprise round in this situation?
Yep, you cannot be surprised if you are aware of any threat. The badger is a threat to the goblins and vice versa - no surprise.
Jan
28
comment Should a history skill check let a PC identify a language?
@ZeissIkon Or even if it is a language. Egyptian hieroglyphs have only been recognized as writing for a couple of centuries.
Jan
28
comment Should a history skill check let a PC identify a language?
"Really easy"? You can tell the difference between Eora, Navajho and Swahilli? Perhaps you mean you can recognize languages with which you have some familiarity?
Jan
28
comment Can you Multiattack twice with the Extra Attack Feature?
Yes a Multiattack (like Hide or Dash) action is not the Attack action
Jan
27
comment Should a history skill check let a PC identify a language?
Yeah, this is no clearer. We can't tell if you were unfair, we weren't there. If you want to know "What mechanic should I use to determine if a character can recognise a language they cannot write/speak?" Then ask that question.
Jan
26
comment My party bypassed a combat encouter. Should they still get XP?
I would argue very strongly for full XP if this is a one-off encounter - if the scouting had failed then the full risk of the combat would have occurred and possibly disproportionally on the rogue. If this is an group that they must encounter repeatedly then half XP is fine for bypassing (once) and the balance when the threat is permanently neutralised - by killing or driving off the bandits.
Jan
25
comment Healing options for non magic users
Buying potions of healing is not an optional rule - they are right there on the list of adventuring gear in the PHB