I was looking at the boons page in the DMG and the Boon of Luck says

You can add a d10 roll to any ability check, attack roll, or saving throw you make. Once you use this boon, you can't use it again until you finish a short rest.

Even though it doesn't say you can use it again after a long rest, does it recharge after a long rest and a short rest or only a short rest?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Related on Can a long rest immediately follow a short rest to attune to an item? \$\endgroup\$
    – NautArch
    May 18 '18 at 13:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not asking if one can take a short rest on a long rest. I'm asking if this boon recharges only on a short rest or if a long rest would count. \$\endgroup\$ May 18 '18 at 13:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ It is worth noting that all the epic boons with a recharge use the exact same wording so this applies to all of them as well. \$\endgroup\$
    – Rubiksmoose
    May 18 '18 at 15:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ So should I change the wording around? \$\endgroup\$ May 18 '18 at 16:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ The words are the words. If you are the DM and want to change them, then it's a houserule (which is totally legitimate.) But if you're a player, then discuss with your DM, but be prepared to live with the wording. \$\endgroup\$
    – NautArch
    May 18 '18 at 17:12

Not without DM houseruling

Spells and items do what they say, and Long Rests and Short Rests are separate activities.

This boon resets only a Short Rest. If it reset on a Long Rest, then it would state "Short or Long Rest".

In fact, Jeremy Crawford went out of his way to differentiate Short and Long Rest mechanics:

Short and long rests have different places in the game's narrative, as described in sentence 3 of "Resting" (PH, 186).

Many features are refreshed by a short or long rest. If a long rest included a short rest (it doesn't), such features would refer only to a short rest.

But will it really matter?

Probably not, but adding an extra hour either before or after a long rest isn't a big deal, either. Up to your table and DM as to whether or not (or how) you meld those rest mechanics.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Crawford's tweet seems at odds with the actual text. A short rest is "at least one hour long." Well, 8 hours is at least 1 hour long. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael W.
    May 18 '18 at 21:01

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