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    5E Hunters mark and hex and immunity to non-magic damage

    It's NOT 'typeless' damage. It is bludgeoning, piercing, slashing or radiant damage, matching the damage type of the weapon. There is no such thing as 'typeless' damage in 5e. Sneak Attack, critical hit damage, hunter's mark damage, NONE of those exist separately; they all just increase...
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    5E Most incongruent character

    I rolled and played a Barbarian/Warlock. I had intended to roll up a Hexblade (new at the time), but my rolls were 18 17 17 14 13 5, and my first thought was if I took variant human I could have three 18s in my physical stats! Of course I could've made a great Hexblade with those rolls (or...
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    If, I repeat if, you have a player saying that his PC is doing stupid stuff, that's one thing: a player problem, not a rules problem. But just like The Batman-comics AND TV show-WHEN The Batman survives the fall-and he will!-the writer will provide some explanation. The player having his high...
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    Really? At the end of an episode, Batman gets pushed out of a plane at 1000 feet. The action freezes while the announcer says, "Will Batman survive the fall? Will The Riddler get away with his dastardly plan? Tune in next week! Same bat time, same bat channel!" ....and YOU think that the...
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    It's been said many times that high level D&D PCs ARE superhuman! We KNOW that high level PCs are intended to be tough enough to survive such a fall, because the rules for falling and the rules for the hit points of high level PCs demonstrate that they can indeed survive such a fall. If the...
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    I agree with you. If the DM asked me why I was jumping off a cliff, and then went with my answer (trying to survive=roll falling damage normally, trying to commit suicide=auto-death) then no-one in this thread on either side would bat an eyelid. Unfortunately we have DMs on this thread openly...
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    I'll hold my hands up; I totally missed the intended humour. Maybe if the other posters who are saying the same thing weren't being completely serious I would have spotted your intention. My bad.
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    Completely agree that the DM decides if any spiders present are the ones in the MM (if they are then they are, by the rules, both monsters AND creatures). The ones that don't pose a threat and therefore don't get stats are not monsters, but the natural language of the word 'creature' applies to...
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    None of that makes sense in the context of this thread. No-one is trying to kill themselves. Asking the player who is about to jump "Are you trying to kill yourself?", they answer "No, I'm trying to take as little damage on the way down as possible", and you responding "Okay, you obviously are...
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    General Is Healing Magic Painful?

    Getting damaged hurts. Getting magically healed is pleasurable. This can be....misused...? :)
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    I'll just remind you what I already said: ALL spiders are 'creatures', but only the ones you can fight and possibly kill and that have stats (and hit points) counts as 'monsters'. This is not me 'ruling' this. This is from the 5e Monster Manual.
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    Do you think that if it wasn't for the existence of the hex spell that the party would stop hunting for food? Our parties have been hunting breakfast since before AD&D needed to be referred to as 'first edition'.
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    What part is outside the rules? We hunt in order to make our rations go further. Rabbits, mainly. Whether we catch one depends on the Survival skill check. We don't play it out in greater detail, any more than we roll initiative before shaving or define 'toilet order' like we do 'marching order'.
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    Some spiders are big enough that they do have 1 or more hit points. Such creatures are 'tiny' in game terms, about the size of a cat. Carry a box of them just like you would (or wouldn't) carry a bag of rats or a cage of chickens. There are many much smaller spiders that don't have game stats...
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    5E Hex Shenanigans

    At least it is a serious attempt at a coherent definition, in pleasant contrast to "however I feel at the time". Shame about alarm being less effective under that ruling. Also, how is it that these 1hp creatures do not 'count' as creatures when targeting spells and other offensive abilities...
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