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    Prone?

    Reading through the KotS adventure, I see that there are a lot of events that can knock a creature prone. The pregen fighter has an encounter power that can knock a creature prone and falling from a height can knock a creature prone (along with dealing a lot of damage). And the quick start rules explains the modifiers that affect a creature while it is prone.

    But, here's the question: does getting up from a prone position provoke an opportunity attack from an adjacent enemy? The quick start rules do not address this. There is confusion from the PHB-lite (which is fan created and is no better than my guess). So, I'd like an official answer so I don't have to correct myself a few weeks later when the official rules come out. Thanks.

    (I've typically had better luck getting answers here. That's why I've posted here and on the WotC official rules forum.)

 

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    It does not provoke. The quick start rules likely don't mention it because they should only mention it if it did provoke.

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    It does NOT provoke.

    I don't have a source for you, 'cause I can't remember. But I am certain.

    Ninja'd by the man I knew would agree with me.

    Also, if you're looking for Bull Rush it's on page 65.

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    I got a ruling from the WotC (they're just trying to make me eat crow now):

    "The following actions provoke:
    Moving out of a square when an enemy is adjacent to you.
    Making a ranged attack or area attack.

    If it's not on that list, it doesn't provoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimitriX

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    There is confusion from the PHB-lite (which is fan created and is no better than my guess). So, I'd like an official answer so I don't have to correct myself a few weeks later when the official rules come out. Thanks.

    ...
    This was adjusted in PrRC v2.5 (May 15).

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    That's a good opportunity attack rule.

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    It is funny that rooting around in your backpack doesn't provoke.

    However, 3e had all those items like the handy haversack, which everyone got as soon as possible, and I guess I never missed the tactical complexity added by AoO's for retrieving stored items.

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