My table consists of only new players, including myself as DM. I have various books at home, but we often learn as we go and check rules later (on how they are intended). This way, sometimes spontaneous homebrew rules arise, and I'm wondering whether this ruling isn't too powerful.
Note: The party is level 6.
Ever since we started playing, our paladin (Oath of Conquest) has been actively reaching out to his god (Tempus) with prayers. He does this mostly during his rests. He asks for things such as guidance of wisdom in tough moments to come, or basic information on other deities. Sometimes, however, his prayers are very concrete requests which impact the game mechanically. To narrow down this question, let's use them as cases:
- "Help me get rid of this curse."
- "Protect me from other curses."
I let him roll 1d100 with a DC of 80 or higher (depending on the prayer), to see if that divine presence actually responds to his thoughts at all. In both cases he succeeded his DC check, so it resulted into a personal 1-on-1 with his god, plus:
- Next two saves against the current curse are with an advantage (he rolled 97).
- You will get a warning, next time you encounter a cursed item.
I haven't found anything of a class feature that covers the relationship between Paladin and its deity in this way. I remember reading something like this somewhere, maybe in an older version of the game.
Note: He's the only PC getting something extra due to his roleplay, and I'm not sure if that's fair enough.
On occasion this spell feels like a free Wish spell Light, but it also allows this paladin to play around with his character in a way that's surprising to all of us.
I want to reward his roleplay but I don't want to imbalance the game too much.
Could my ruling be considered balanced? If not, any suggestions on how to improve it?
I'm looking for ways to balance this ruling, and guidelines for how to limit its outcome. The PC can pray for what he wants, but as a DM I need a bit more than my gut feeling when making decisions on how to deal with prayers.
I accept answers that are backed up by personal experience, as well as rulings from the books that I've overlooked. Hope this is clear enough, thanks!