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-===== Houseruled Spells & Abilities =====+Houseruled Spells & Abilities
  
-==== Material components =====+## Spells That Make Food Or Light 
 + 
 +Most of these spells have seen a nerf (by me your cruel DM) and the most common nerf is that the spell now requires and consumes components.
  
 The RAW in 5e is that if a material component costs money (like the 300 gp diamond for Revivify), you need to actually have the component. And if the material component doesn't cost money, there are two ways to get around the material component: you can assume that it's something you already happened to have in your component bag, or, you can use your arcane focus instead of the material component. (Of course if you happen to not have your component bag or your arcane focus at hand, but happen to have the actual material components, that's good too.) The RAW in 5e is that if a material component costs money (like the 300 gp diamond for Revivify), you need to actually have the component. And if the material component doesn't cost money, there are two ways to get around the material component: you can assume that it's something you already happened to have in your component bag, or, you can use your arcane focus instead of the material component. (Of course if you happen to not have your component bag or your arcane focus at hand, but happen to have the actual material components, that's good too.)
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 New players... I don't want them to be overwhelmed by all the rules, both RAW and house. Anyone who can genuinely convince me that they were unaware of this rule are assumed to have components enough for four uses of these spells and I'll also waive the weight requirement for those four uses. New players... I don't want them to be overwhelmed by all the rules, both RAW and house. Anyone who can genuinely convince me that they were unaware of this rule are assumed to have components enough for four uses of these spells and I'll also waive the weight requirement for those four uses.
  
-=== Continual Flame ===+### Continual Flame
 In the RAW, this already costs 50GP, but then burns forever. In the RAW, this already costs 50GP, but then burns forever.
  
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 Rubies are tiny items regardless of value. Finding that many rubies, or rubies of especially high value, is a quest of its own… Rubies are tiny items regardless of value. Finding that many rubies, or rubies of especially high value, is a quest of its own…
  
-=== Dancing Lights ===+### Dancing Lights
 A bit of phosphorus or wychwood, or a glowworm. Is a tiny item (coin sized) and costs two copper pieces. A bit of phosphorus or wychwood, or a glowworm. Is a tiny item (coin sized) and costs two copper pieces.
  
-=== Daylight === +### Daylight 
-Kept as RAW -- no component added, you can have this for just the slot cost.+No added components. Works like RAW.
  
-=== Goodberry ===+### Goodberry
 A sprig of mistletoe worth 5sp and is a small item. A sprig of mistletoe worth 5sp and is a small item.
  
 Half the weight compared to a day's ration and feeds ten people instead of one? A good deal for one slot. Half the weight compared to a day's ration and feeds ten people instead of one? A good deal for one slot.
  
-=== Leomund's Tiny Hut === 
-Firefly or phosphorescent moss as per Light, or rubies as per Continual Flame. This is only if you want light in there, you can sit in the darkness for free. ***Grandma's Old Tiny Hut:*** Old characters that already used this spell can continue casting it without components. 
  
-=== Light === +### Leomund's Tiny Hut 
-A firefly or phosphorescent moss. A 360 minute pack costs 1 silver and is a small item. You can split up those minutes however you want, doesn't have to be strict hours. The light still goes out after one hour and requires recasting.+Firefly or phosphorescent moss as per Light, or rubies as per Continual FlameThis is only if you want light in there, you can sit in the darkness for free.
  
-=== Produce Flame ===+### Light 
 +A firefly or phosphorescent moss. Six uses costs 1 silver and is a small item. If the spell is ended prematurely, you can reuse that component later for the remaining time. For example you shine the light for 40 minutes. Later you can shine the light for 20 minutes. But then it goes out. In that regard, it's more similar to a bundle of torches than a flask of oil. 
 + 
 +### Produce Flame
 Dry balsa wood. A six-pack costs 1 silver and is a small item. Dry balsa wood. A six-pack costs 1 silver and is a small item.
  
-=== Other food- and light- giving spells === +### Purify Water 
-Just because I missed them doesn't mean that they don't cost. Let me know and I'll add them here. Oh there is a 'Create Food and Water' w/o components? But it's a level three slot. That seems ok?+Works normally. 
 + 
 +### Create Food and Water 
 +Can't //reset// starvation days, but //does// count as eating normally for the day. 
 + 
 +### Other food- and light- giving spells 
 +Just because I missed them doesn't mean that they don't cost. Let me know and I'll add them here.
  
-==== Movement and targets ====+## Movement and targets
 Generally, all spells that hit an area now affect a specific number of people. (This is an option from the DMG.) Generally, all spells that hit an area now affect a specific number of people. (This is an option from the DMG.)
  
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 Some spells and abilities I've created specific rules for. I do these as we go and so far it's four: Some spells and abilities I've created specific rules for. I do these as we go and so far it's four:
  
-=== Fire Elemental "walk-through" ===+### Fire Elemental "walk-through"
   * In ordinary fight, no more than 6 people can be lit just by moving through them. Also, if you want to light people who are in separate mêlée groups, you need to light everyone who is in your group before moving on.   * In ordinary fight, no more than 6 people can be lit just by moving through them. Also, if you want to light people who are in separate mêlée groups, you need to light everyone who is in your group before moving on.
  
-=== Thorn Whip  ===+### Thorn Whip 
 Thorn Whip in ordinary fight: Thorn Whip in ordinary fight:
  
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-=== Healing Spirit ===+### Healing Spirit
  
-//(BTW, Healing Spirit saw an official nerf on Crawford'Twitter — they don't like changing the game so they framed it as "suggested houserule". But, I think with clear rules for targets in areas of effect it's not needed.)//+//(We are switching over to Crawford's suggested house rule.)//
  
-  * In an ordinary fight, you can move in and out of the spirit using your movement. Remember that joining up large mêlée groups in order to take advantage of the Healing Spirit enables the monsters to sidestep the three-medium-per-target limit. +The amount of d6 that can be handed out is now limited to twice your casting mod.
-  * Outside of ordinary fight, only one person per round can be healed. So the ten d6 are divided up among the persons to be healed. This brings it about on par with Prayer of Healing.+
  
-//(This is neither Haeck's nor Crawford'suggestion but is [[https://www.dndbeyond.com/posts/206-spell-spotlight-healing-spirit?comment=7|similar to the commenter FeyPhoenix on D&D Beyond]]Seems like we had the same idea.)//+Unlike our previous house rule, it doesn't have to be just one d6 per round, so it'not //strictly// worse, but overall yeah this is a nerfSorry folx♥
  
-==== Mending Ammo ====+## Mending Ammo
  
-[[ammo-recovery#house-rule-3mending|You can use "Mending" to help you fix broken ammo, with some limitations]]+[[aiming|You can use "Mending" to help you fix broken ammo, if you can find it.]]
-==== Reactions & countering ====+
  
-=== Counterspell ===+## Reactions & countering 
 + 
 +### Counterspell
  
 [[https://www.sageadvice.eu/2017/12/06/im-curious-about-the-design-intent-by-having-identifying-a-spell-take-a-reaction-action/|XGE opened a can of worms on how to adjudicate counterspelling.]] But, I don't want to change our normal flow of the game too much, even if our normal flow makes Counterspell stronger than Brian intended. So this is how it's gonna work. [[https://www.sageadvice.eu/2017/12/06/im-curious-about-the-design-intent-by-having-identifying-a-spell-take-a-reaction-action/|XGE opened a can of worms on how to adjudicate counterspelling.]] But, I don't want to change our normal flow of the game too much, even if our normal flow makes Counterspell stronger than Brian intended. So this is how it's gonna work.
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 TL;DR: saying your spell is "mysterious" means that that's people's window to counter it unseen (or roll to identify it); otherwise you can just counter it normally. TL;DR: saying your spell is "mysterious" means that that's people's window to counter it unseen (or roll to identify it); otherwise you can just counter it normally.
  
-==== Greater Portent ==== 
  
-This School of Divination subclass feature is moved down from level 14 to level 5 and at level 14 you get "Ultimate Portent" — four dice. +## Wall of Force
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-==== Wall of Force ====+
  
 This spell is changed so that This spell is changed so that
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   * You can push them prone but they can crawl out   * You can push them prone but they can crawl out
   * If you want to keep them trapped in there, use the Dome shape. Two medium (or smaller) targets or one large target.   * If you want to keep them trapped in there, use the Dome shape. Two medium (or smaller) targets or one large target.
-==== First Round of Combat ==== 
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-So we don't really use "rounds" or "turn order" [[https://idiomdrottning.org/introducing-late-night-fighting/|but in the Fight Book™ I keep track of]] how many turns everyone has taken (a tally mark when they spend their main action, or when they dodge, or when they are surprised). 
  
-So don't worry, even if things happen in no particular order in the chaos of battle, +## Find Familiar
-these tally marks make it so that everyone gets the same amount of turns.+
  
-If Bob has one tally mark from taking turnand Alice has three (from taking two turns and then dodging once); Bob will get to act before Alice does.+The PHB says “the familiar has the statistics of the chosen form, though it is celestialfey, or fiend (your choiceinstead of a beast”. For Zakharan characters, the familiar is instead always an elemental instead of its normal type.
  
-There are things that work in the first round of combat, like Assassinate (Assassin subclass feature) and Dread Ambusher (Gloom Stalker subclass feature). 
  
-But reading them closely I see that they don't refer to rounds, they refer to turns, making them easier to understand even with our system. 
  
-=== Assassinate ===+### Assassinate
  
 "Any creature who hasn't taken a turn yet" counts main actions obv, dodging or being surprised don't make you immune to assassination. "Any creature who hasn't taken a turn yet" counts main actions obv, dodging or being surprised don't make you immune to assassination.
  
-=== Dread Ambusher ===+### Dread Ambusher
  
 "At the start of your first turn of each combat" means in association with your first main action each combat. "At the start of your first turn of each combat" means in association with your first main action each combat.
-==== Climbing ====+## Climbing
  
-=== Second-Story Work ===+### Second-Story Work
 This is a level three Thief feature. You gain two additional benefits, in addition to the ones listed (faster climbing speed and longer jumps). This is a level three Thief feature. You gain two additional benefits, in addition to the ones listed (faster climbing speed and longer jumps).
  
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   * You are allowed to attempt [[climbing#human limit climb|human limit climbs]], and [[climbing#superhuman climb|superhuman climbs]], which other people automatically fail at unless they have spells.   * You are allowed to attempt [[climbing#human limit climb|human limit climbs]], and [[climbing#superhuman climb|superhuman climbs]], which other people automatically fail at unless they have spells.
  
-=== Level 9 Monk Unarmored Movement ===+### Level 9 Monk Unarmored Movement
  
 You can run along routes abseling, sloping, and hard climbs without rolling. If you end your movement there, you need to climb in order to grab hold. You can run along routes abseling, sloping, and hard climbs without rolling. If you end your movement there, you need to climb in order to grab hold.
  
-==== Assassin whamma jamma ====+## Assassin whamma jamma
 These abilities are stolen from an OSR-game, GLOG by Arnold Kemp. I wanted to buff the assassin a little bit! These abilities are stolen from an OSR-game, GLOG by Arnold Kemp. I wanted to buff the assassin a little bit!
  
-=== Infiltration Expertise ===+### Infiltration Expertise
 Starting at 9th level, you gain the ability to create false identities for yourself. At any time, you may declare that you are walking off. Later on in the session, you may reveal yourself to have been a minor NPC in the background “all along” as long as there actually are minor NPCs present. You can walk back on at any time, even climbing in a window. This ability is limited by plausibility. You can't have been seen at the same time as the NPC since they are (retroactively revealed to be) an alternate persona you've created and maintained. Creating a persona like this costs 25 GP and 7 full workdays, but, you can pay that retroactively, after the reveal, by removing any 7 days from your character's past and by paying 25 GP. //(However, if you neither have spent 25 GP on this in the past nor have it available now, you can't use this ability.)// Starting at 9th level, you gain the ability to create false identities for yourself. At any time, you may declare that you are walking off. Later on in the session, you may reveal yourself to have been a minor NPC in the background “all along” as long as there actually are minor NPCs present. You can walk back on at any time, even climbing in a window. This ability is limited by plausibility. You can't have been seen at the same time as the NPC since they are (retroactively revealed to be) an alternate persona you've created and maintained. Creating a persona like this costs 25 GP and 7 full workdays, but, you can pay that retroactively, after the reveal, by removing any 7 days from your character's past and by paying 25 GP. //(However, if you neither have spent 25 GP on this in the past nor have it available now, you can't use this ability.)//
  
-=== Impostor ===+### Impostor
 At 13th level, you no longer have to create personas for your Infiltration Expertise, you learn to replace pre-existing people, body snatcher style. You need to study them for at least three hours. This doesn't cost GP. At 13th level, you no longer have to create personas for your Infiltration Expertise, you learn to replace pre-existing people, body snatcher style. You need to study them for at least three hours. This doesn't cost GP.
  
-==== Rogue tool expertise ====+## Rakish Audacity Initiative 
 + 
 +  - Light? If equal, 
 +  - Rakish Audacity or other class ability? If equal, 
 +  - Home turf 
 + 
 +## Rogue tool expertise
  
 Rogue can get expertise in two tools instead of an ability; it only works on some tools, see [[ability-check-proficiency#expertise|expertise]] for full details. Rogue can get expertise in two tools instead of an ability; it only works on some tools, see [[ability-check-proficiency#expertise|expertise]] for full details.
  
-==== Dodging ====+## Dodging
 The dodge action is normally a combat action that anyone can take as a main action. The dodge action is normally a combat action that anyone can take as a main action.
  
-As a house rule, you can choose take it as a reaction instead; this costs you your //upcoming// main action.+<del>As a house rule, you can choose take it as a reaction instead; this costs you your //upcoming// main action.</del>
  
-=== Patient Defense === +From now on the Dodge action is something you need to do on your own turn as per 5e RAW.
-This is a level 2 monk Ki feature that allows you to spend a bonus action to dodge. This one, we still play like the RAW, but that's worth pointing out here since our normal dodge action works differently(It's still a really good use of a bonus action, if you predict you are going to be attacked!)+
  
-==== Feats ====+### Patient Defense 
 +This is a level 2 monk Ki feature that allows you to spend a bonus action to dodge. This one, we still play like the RAW, but that's worth pointing out here since our normal dodge action used to work differently. (It's still a really good use of a bonus action, if you predict you are going to be attacked!)
  
-=== Skilled ===+## Feats 
 + 
 +### Skilled
  
 Changed so it works with [[ability-check-proficiency#skilled|ability check proficiencies]]. Changed so it works with [[ability-check-proficiency#skilled|ability check proficiencies]].
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