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    5E Detecting concentration?

    they would see someone on fire, and if they are schooled in magic, they might recognize it as a spell, but they would not know who caused it if they didn't see/hear spellcaster casting that spell.
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    5E Detecting concentration?

    It says that if you do not recognize the act of spellcasting, you cannot determine the caster after. By that you can conclude that concentration has no visible clues.
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    5E Detecting concentration?

    Last sentence in 1st paragraph under Spellcasting: If an imperceptible casting produces a perceptible effect, it's normally impossible to determine who cast the spell in the absence of other evidence.
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    5E Detecting concentration?

    By XGtE you MUST observe the casting components of the spell while it is being casted(V,S,M) or spell has visible effects. It says that it is impossible to determine the caster of a spell that is in effect.
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    5E (+)What Ubiquitous DnD Tropes Get It Totally Wrong?

    when you give players more penalties, they will just look for a way that they can rest and remove those penalties so they can "be 100% ready".
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    5E Detecting concentration?

    Concentration is already too easy to break, so I would rule that are no visible effects on the caster. Unless you see direct effect of the spell and you character knows that that spell requires concentration.
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    5E How Big Do You Like To Party?

    average is 5, but 6 is also OK. nice to have variance in PC designes. 3 player party is ideal for gestalts.
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    5E (+)What Ubiquitous DnD Tropes Get It Totally Wrong?

    too much realism hurts gameplay. So sometimes it has to take the back seat.
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    5E (+)What Ubiquitous DnD Tropes Get It Totally Wrong?

    sure. they could even take Corellons curse as their defining feature. And they do cull the weak from their ranks. "you skin is one shade lighter than jet-black?" "off to the dryder factory with you!"
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    5E Ranking 1st level spells

    so true, they are worse than all "control" or "buff" spells that you can have.
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    5E (+)What Ubiquitous DnD Tropes Get It Totally Wrong?

    you can just hand wave it as "it's magic" so it works EXACTLY as I meant to it. or maybe you have this kind of aiming device projected while you are casting fireball. Can be anything... same way you know if you are 155 feet away from your target, so you need to make 2 steps to avoid...
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    5E (+)What Ubiquitous DnD Tropes Get It Totally Wrong?

    I dont mind that elves have darkvision, but maybe reduce it to 30-40ft. 30ft is enough to walk around but not to useful for scouting I.E: humans: nothing,(lantern 30ft normal + 30ft shadowy illumination), shadow illumination under full moon half elves/gnomes: 20ft+ lowlight vision ×2(lantern...
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    5E (+)What Ubiquitous DnD Tropes Get It Totally Wrong?

    Estoc is a intermediate of longsword(historical 2Handed sword) and rapier
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    5E (+)What Ubiquitous DnD Tropes Get It Totally Wrong?

    well, not quite. If you compare battle axes(various type) and felling axe you would see the difference in how narrow a battle axe blade is. It is almost swordlike. when you are making a weapon your goal is to make is as light as possible and still be able to perform its function. most...
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    5E (+)What Ubiquitous DnD Tropes Get It Totally Wrong?

    Swords are great for D&D adventurer, murderhobo style. lugging around a 15ft pike is just damn impractical. If you limit yourself to weapons that you can have on your person while you are running/climbing/swimming, then sword wins for it's utility. Yes, we could have a debate if we had...
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