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Aug
4
reviewed Leave Open What skills should a Wizard pick?
Aug
4
answered If aspects are facts, are all facts aspects?
Aug
1
comment Can an Elven Wizard use a bow for an arcane focus?
Again the problem is that they left focus with an open ended list with the "or some similar item". That RAW as well. I don't view the two in conflict as I view the Equipment List as a reflection of a implied setting behind the rules. Equipment are an implementation detail not rules. Katanas are not on the equipment list either but doesn't mean they can't exist in a 5e setting. All just means that the referee has to do the work in defining the stats for a katana.
Jul
31
comment Can an Elven Wizard use a bow for an arcane focus?
I think this the way to go without a debate over what is a wand like piece of wood or similar object. The only physical requirement is that the caster has to have his hands free to use the focus. So this means a bow (or other weapon) with a focus embedded can only be used as one or the other.
Jul
31
comment Can an Elven Wizard use a bow for an arcane focus?
The only problem I see with the idea that wooden weapons don't count is the part that goes " a wand-like length of wood, or some similar item". Also there are improvised weapons rules. Which means a Arcane Focus Staff could be used as a weapons like any other random object.
Jul
30
asked Can an Elven Wizard use a bow for an arcane focus?
Jul
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
25
answered Why Does Spellcasting Have Levels?
Jul
24
reviewed Leave Open How can I design encounters that appeal more to stealth based characters and are fun for me to run?
Jul
24
revised What are the big differences between the D&D editions?
added 975 characters in body
Jul
23
reviewed Leave Open How do I make random adventures relevant to player motivations in a Sandbox Hexcrawl Campaign?
Jul
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
22
awarded  Custodian
Jul
22
reviewed Reopen How can I prepare unique locations for my sandbox, when I don't know which unique locations my group will travel to?
Jul
22
accepted Does the Sleep spell use current or maximum hit points?
Jul
22
revised Are peoples' competencies really as flat in D&D 5e as its math suggests?
added 696 characters in body
Jul
22
asked Does the Sleep spell use current or maximum hit points?
Jul
22
answered What are the differences between 5e compared to 4e and 3.5e in terms of power level?
Jul
22
revised Are peoples' competencies really as flat in D&D 5e as its math suggests?
added 290 characters in body
Jul
22
answered Are peoples' competencies really as flat in D&D 5e as its math suggests?