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comment Can a monk using Open Hand Technique knock any size category of creature prone?
If as @SevenSidedDie suggests, disbelief is the issue, it needs to be remembered that spending Ki means the monk is doing something metaphysical. You have no problem with a wizard using magic to do this, why should a monk's mystical powers be different?
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comment Are there any documented rules about owning vanity pets in D&D?
Of course, you need to consider what happens to your pet the first time you (and it) are targeted by a fireball. Bring an urn.
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comment Can you witch bolt the bad guy you're grappling?
Get someone else to grapple them!
May
19
comment Scaling a game for a large group
This is specifically addressed in the DMG
May
19
comment How to use, and not to overuse, Insight skill checks?
@ohmusama I think we are talking a matter of degree, my position is you learn the truth, not necessarily the whole truth and nothing but the truth. For your third example, I would agree that unless they asked about Wilson they would not learn this but I would give "he told you Johnson took the amulet, but you determined it was someone else"
May
18
comment How to use, and not to overuse, Insight skill checks?
@ohmusama direct quote from the skill "decides whether you can determine the true intentions of a creature"
May
18
comment How to use, and not to overuse, Insight skill checks?
@MrLemon, that part of my answer was clearly tongue in cheek. Notwithstanding, I firmly believe in human rights, the first and most important of which is " you have the right to take the consequences of your actions" - this includes the consequences of being a dick DM.
May
18
comment How to use, and not to overuse, Insight skill checks?
Thank you @SomeGuy, that is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about one of my posts.
May
18
comment Best DPR Monk build at 5th level
Its meant to indicate the 2nd of the 2 flurry of blows
May
15
comment How much is a Gold Piece really worth?
"Intrinsic" is used to describe the difference between fiat and commodity money - why it has intrinsic value is irrelevant.
May
13
comment What does “… when it enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there” mean
@Javelin from the links in the comments to the OP, yes "entering" can occur from movement of the creature or the effect
May
12
comment When do you roll the damage for Cloud of Daggers?
You can move when its not your turn by being pushed or grappled or teleported or any number of other things.
May
12
comment How much is a Gold Piece really worth?
@SevenSidedDie I agree, however, the currency value has already been addressed in the other answers here and in the ones I referenced. I provided this as an alternate take - gold is and always has been money, it is an unusual commodity in that it is valuable for what it is rather than what can be done with it.
May
7
comment Does mirror image copy pre-existing conditions?
Isn't this as obvious as "are the duplicates wearing your clothes?
May
4
comment Wild Magic Surge - What does “You cast …” mean for your spell slots?
I like your reasoning but can you address "When a character casts a spell, he or she expends a slot of that spell’s level or higher, effectively “filling” a slot with the spell." p.201 PH and the fact that "You cast ..." is used specifically as opposed to "This happens". Designer's not covering all the bases is par for the course in 5e (mixed sporting metaphor!)
May
4
comment How does concentration interact with spells cast via the Wild Magic Surge table?
Hmm ... I don't think it is that simple. I have asked my own question rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/60555/…
May
4
comment How does concentration interact with spells cast via the Wild Magic Surge table?
I am referring to the loss of the slot that triggered the surge - they get fog cloud instead of what they intended - I call that a loss
Apr
30
comment Should the DM allow characters an equal opportunity to flee or avoid an encounter?
I agree that "my guy" syndrome is a risk but I don't see anything in the OP post that smacks of it. "My guy" syndrome involves being a jerk because "my guy" is a jerk. The guards's response is not what "my guy" would do - its what "every guy" would do.
Apr
30
comment Is my monsters CR correct?
No, multi attack is "Gore x2 or breath weapon" Trampling Charge is a different attack not covered by the Multiattack. BTW there is no point to the "or breath weapon" that's a singular attack.
Apr
30
comment What sort of cheat sheets should a new DM have for a better flowing 5e game of Dungeons and Dragons?
@GMJoe Disagree - I believe the real question was "how to make the game flow without long rule-checking breaks?"