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Questions tagged [dnd-4e]
For questions about the 4th edition of Dungeons & Dragons, published in 2008. This tag also covers the D&D Essentials line that debuted in September 2010.
I've asked several questions about 4th Edition D&D because I may be able to start a game. However, I'd need to purchase (some) materials. I am aware of the 4 book set (core) and the expected ...
Aug 26, 2010 at 10:19
I am currently running a Dungeons and Dragons 4 campaign for a group of 9 players. Whittling the group down to a more manageable size is not really an option since they are all family. When we do ...
Aug 19, 2010 at 20:28
I have a small group of players who don't play often and we've been playing D&D 3.5.
I wanted to know if there are any significant differences between D&D 3.5 and D&D 4e? Do they use a ...
Aug 23, 2010 at 14:18
What is the effect on game play of replacing d20 rolls with 3d6 rolls in a D&D 4e campaign?
I started thinking about this after reading this question where the example was given of playing a d20 ...
Sep 14, 2010 at 2:01
I'm a new DM running my first adventure in D&D 4e. I've heard of the "three clue rule", that there should be at least three independent pointers to any plot element you want the PCs to take note ...
Jun 21, 2012 at 16:44
I'd like to ask a question that's been brewing for a while. A lot of the answers and comments on this site seem to be from people who play 4e and are insistent that the right way/only way/best way to ...
Feb 27, 2011 at 14:47
With credit to one of the more experienced members on the site, mxyzplk, I thought I'd ask where noobs like me should ask or find answers to basic questions about Dungeons & Dragons mechanics if ...
Jul 17, 2012 at 12:46
For a D&D (4e, primarily) game what about player-character death should be included in a group's social contract? What are some options for best reaching consensus about the possibility of death ...
Nov 1, 2010 at 17:11
Suppose the party suspects that combat is imminent, and some of the PCs ready actions (attack nearest hostile creature, attack first thing that moves). Then combat erupts. Some of the PCs are ...
Sep 23, 2011 at 13:57
Confession - I just TPK'd my group....again.
One of the reasons that has been identified is that while the party is composed of 5 pretty well optimized characters, as a party they just aren't in sync....
Oct 14, 2010 at 7:19
I'm in a D&D4e game right now, and in the current combat there are some flying creatures which may soon be knocked prone by PC #1. As part of being knocked prone, a flying creature falls to the ...
Mar 3, 2011 at 20:06
I'm a new player to D&D 4e. I've been participating in D&D Encounters since Season 1 and have even run a couple of sessions in Season 3 when the regular DM couldn't attend. I don't play in ...
Dec 8, 2010 at 3:53
I know that to better balance paragon and epic level players against similar level monsters, WotC changed the math used for monsters for MM3, and I believe that they changed some of the types of ...
Sep 24, 2010 at 1:14
The specific example from last night involved a Demon ManipulatorDDI using his Deceptive Attack to attack both my paladin and an ally. Would this violate the mark and trigger Divine ChallengeDDI?
Dec 1, 2010 at 7:17
Resist all applies to all damage types (including untyped damage), reducing the damage by the resist amount. What happens when a single attack deals two different kinds of damage? Not combined damage, ...
May 21, 2013 at 14:33
I've seen posts about how (un)convertable D&D Essentials characters are to 4th edition. This is a question about monsters/encounters/adventures.
People have been raving about the Essentials ...
Nov 17, 2010 at 0:55
I think I don't get skill challenges.
As I understand it at some point I break the narrative by proclaiming:
"This is a skill challenge. You need 5 victories before you reach 3 failures. Go"
And then ...
Aug 31, 2010 at 17:03
I've been invited to join a new game of D&D 4th edition this weekend, but haven't played proper D&D before. Are there any resources I ought to read or get before I turn up, so that I'm not a ...
Aug 20, 2010 at 9:07
The Forgotten Realms campaign setting includes an world-changing event called the Spellplague, which provided lore reasons for many of the mechanical changes introduced by Dungeons & Dragons 4e. ...
Oct 12, 2017 at 22:44
I've been wanting to start playing D&D for some time, and I was wondering how I could get started by myself with relative ease. I own the first two player handbooks, and a set of dice.
Dec 14, 2010 at 3:48
I've just started a new D&D 4e campaign with a new group of players. One of my players came straight from 2nd edition, and has never played 4e before. She doesn't seem to grasp the layer of ...
Feb 10, 2013 at 0:06
I'm new to DM'ing and have an issue I'm not sure how to deal with. The situation is this: It's pitch black outside and the PC is walking, with a lantern in hand, toward a building. A bird is ...
May 2, 2012 at 1:11
The first session of my new D&D 4e campaign is coming up pretty soon and I'm not quite sure how to go about the introduction into this new campaign.
I have the geography and landmarks and things ...
Jun 5, 2014 at 3:35
I'm all about the story, and as such, I've always been a fan of long-term attachment between players/characters and their special (usually magic) items. But with D&D 4th edition, it seems the ...
Nov 25, 2010 at 0:57
I'm a 16-year-old male, and I have been interested in tabletop RPGs for a long time, especially D&D. I sorta dove into D&D really fast and hard by buying the Red box, Dungeon Master Kit, ...
Apr 23, 2013 at 22:27
I understand that in D&D 4e's default setting there are planes, and I know a bit about them: the material plane is where the people generally are, and there's a "feywild" where the Eladrin and ...
Jun 19, 2014 at 5:05
We're playing 4e Thunderspire Labyrinth and we've decided to let the tank play a large (2x2) Minotaur.
He has all of the stats from the Minotaur player character in the Players Handbook 3, but he's a ...
Jul 26, 2011 at 15:40
Long story short, I'm about to betray my party (by trying to kill them). I'm playing this betrayer on behalf of the GM. Assuming they defeat me, how much experience should they get? I am a level 14 ...
Jun 27, 2011 at 19:47
The party I am GMing has three characters over 6' tall with 20+ strength as well as a halfling and a kobold, both small and about 3' tall.
A couple of times, they have wanted the big characters to ...
Mar 14, 2011 at 3:30
When a creature is invisible but not hidden, one could argue that the players still know it's general location.
If a creature becomes invisible and not hidden does it remain on the battle-mat?
Nov 29, 2010 at 17:06
A player (speed 6) moves two squares towards a human bandit (pg. 162 MM) becoming adjacent to him, then proceeds to move around him to the right, provoking an opportunity attack. The ...
Dec 15, 2010 at 21:46
What counts as ground for this ritual, if you have a 5x5 piece of stone/paper/metal/wood under the disk, and that is moved up, say 10 feet, would the disk phase through that stone, or hover 1 foot ...
Nov 4, 2010 at 16:59
I was a DM for the first time yesterday. It was a lot of fun, and all things considered, I think I've made a pretty darn good first session.
It was, however, too difficult. I've based the various ...
Dec 24, 2012 at 10:45
In our D&D 4th Edition campaign, the players have recently encounter Bulettes, monsters with the
Burrow movement mode, and we had a few issues dealing with ...
Jun 2, 2012 at 1:10
What level of stacking is possible with at-will modifying feats?
Take, for example, the fighter power: "Cleave"
At-Will Martial, Weapon
Standard Action Melee weapon
Targets: One ...
Jan 12, 2011 at 1:47
I thought it was pretty simple: a power's an attack if it says Attack in the top right. Apparently, it's not that simple. I keep hearing there are other conditions a power must fulfil to count ...
May 10, 2013 at 13:06
Is there a list of all the D&D 4.0 books to date, available on the web? Ideally sorted by release date, but I'm not picky.
If a player is absent and nobody chooses to play this absent character and instead I let it vanish for a while with a suitable reason or excuse, does this missing player gain levels and XP with the ...
Dec 4, 2012 at 16:09
Me and my group just finished the essentials red box, and are looking at moving to the full 4e game. I'm doing some preliminary reading of the books and one thing is confusing me a little.
Jul 25, 2013 at 19:32
I ran into this problem in a session I had earlier today. My characters were going through a dungeon and after a fairly lengthy fight with a person who lived there, they decided they would question ...
Feb 17, 2014 at 5:41
I'm a campaign designer and DM with 20+ years of AD&D 1st edition experience. I've been "retired" from the game for over a decade, assume I don't know anything about 2nd, 3rd, or 3.5.
Now I'm co-...
Oct 22, 2010 at 23:38
I'm completely new to RPGs in general, so I apologize in advance if this is an odd question. There's such an overwhelming abundance of lore on all the different campaign settings for DnD that I've ...
Oct 17, 2012 at 2:02
This is probably way too simple of a question, but I just haven't been able to figure it out.
In D&D 4th edition, there's the concept of a mark on an enemy creature; a player character in combat ...
Jul 17, 2012 at 18:07
I have all of the hardcover books from D&D 4th edition. I recently bought and am reading the 5th edition players handbook and I must say I like it. I was wondering if 4th edition information (...
Oct 5, 2014 at 19:13
I have been trying to find an official ruling on this. In our campaign currently the DM says that one of the sneak attack die will do max damage, and I roll for the other one.
Nov 24, 2010 at 18:11
I'm DMing for a campaign where the player characters will sometimes face small squads of creatures, most recently six ground troops and two archers helping out. In this setting, these creatures ...
Sep 14, 2012 at 4:11
We're returning to D&D 4E after a long absence from it, coming back from Savage Worlds since we've really missed HP-based battles and videogame-like logic.
However, as we talked about our new ...
Jun 13, 2014 at 17:22
Is there a saving throw to stop forced movement (a push, pull, or slide) from forcing you into a square that will damage you?
My wizard's tactic lately has been to try to Thunderwave enemies into the ...
Sep 22, 2010 at 2:40
Question 1: During a creature's movement, he moves into more than one fire space. Does he take the damage for each square?
Question 2: Using Forced movement (push/pull/slide) does the creature take ...
Oct 13, 2010 at 6:16
The L7 fighter Power Come and Get It specifies that you can pull enemies in a burst 3 up to 2 squares, but mandates that they become adjacent to you.
How does this interact with creatures that can ...
Jul 6, 2011 at 13:41
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