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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
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Sep
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
3
revised Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
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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?
Aug
24
comment How bad is “Sunlight Sensitivity” (Drow, etc.) in 5E, esp. for casters?
@Khashir I understand and I am not criticizing you for asking. But unlike 4e and most of 3.5e, there are many part of 5e that will require an interpretation by the referee. That it is deliberately set up this way to accommodate varying play styles.
Aug
24
answered How bad is “Sunlight Sensitivity” (Drow, etc.) in 5E, esp. for casters?
Aug
24
answered Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
21
revised How do I map a 15' cone to a 1" grid?
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Aug
21
answered How do I map a 15' cone to a 1" grid?
Aug
20
revised Are balanced groups important in D&D 5e?
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