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10
answered Without a magic item economy, what is gold for?
Sep
10
accepted Can an Elven Wizard use a bow for an arcane focus?
Sep
8
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
8
accepted Are Monks proficient in Darts?
Sep
8
asked Are Monks proficient in Darts?
Sep
4
revised Basic, 1st or 2nd edition D&D adventure light on combat
added 626 characters in body
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@SevenSidedDie Finger of Death is a great example. What is searing pain in game terms? It not a defined term. As it stands the spell does a lot of necrotic damage. One referee can argue that the searing pain. While another, like the text about thumbs touching for Burning hands, could use his knowledge of real life accounts of searing pain to rule that the target suffers additional effects. But the only rule is the con save and the necrotic damage. The rest is flavor to be interpreted at the discretion of the referee.
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@SevenSidedDie The only fluff is that it is a mote of fire. The referee will need to decide whether the fact that spell it a tiny bit of substance is relevant or not.
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
OK on fire bolt, looking it up.
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@SevenSidedDie that fine for a campaign but for a game it has no precise meaning. The only precise things about the spell is in the stat block and the fact, I am paraphrasing here, that you can hit up to four targets spaced no further than 30 feet apart for 10d8 damage each. Anything beyond that the referee has to supply the specifics.
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
Sorry hit the wrong button there.
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@SevenSidedDie I realize what arcing means in real life. My point was that arcing is not defined in the game itself. In addition the reason that arc was applied to the path of a electric current between two conductor because the initial experimenters saw it tracing a curve. It curves between two points hence it arcs. So a referee could interpret this to mean the shape of the bolts.
Sep
4
awarded  adnd
Sep
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
3
revised Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
edited body
Sep
3
answered Basic, 1st or 2nd edition D&D adventure light on combat
Aug
27
reviewed Close Where can I find Airship alterations?
Aug
27
reviewed Leave Open What kinds of considerations can be made in a base building campaign?
Aug
27
answered How does Counterspell work in 5e?
Aug
24
answered Is a Pact Weapon a spell attack or a normal weapon?