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rules:houseruled-spells-and-abilities [2019-04-27 22:14]
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 ===== Houseruled Spells & Abilities ===== ===== Houseruled Spells & Abilities =====
  
-==== Material components ​=====+==== Spells That Make Food Or Light ===== 
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 +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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 In the RAW, this already costs 50GP, but then burns forever. In the RAW, this already costs 50GP, but then burns forever.
  
-But now you can put in rubies ​of any cost, and then burns one hour for every GP that ruby costLike if you put in 100GP ruby the time burns for 100 hours. So don't lose it. Rubies are tiny items (coin sized) even at higher values and you can also put multiple rubies into one casting.+In the house rule: 
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 +^ Put in rubies ​worth...^ to get...^ 
 +| 50 GP| 50 hours| 
 +| 100 GP| 100 hours| 
 +| 500 GP| 1000 hours (over month)| 
 +| 2500 GP| 10000 hours (over a year)| 
 +| 12500 GP| 100000 hours (over a decade)| 
 +| Generally, ​for n bigger than two: 10ⁿ/​2⁽ⁿ¯²⁾ GP|10ⁿ ​hours
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 +Rubies are tiny items regardless of valueFinding that many rubies, or rubies of especially high value, is a quest of its own…
  
 === Dancing Lights === === Dancing Lights ===
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 === 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 ===
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 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.
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 +=== 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.
  
 === Light === === Light ===
-A firefly or phosphorescent moss. A six-pack ​costs 1 silver and is a small item.+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 === === 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.
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 +=== Purify Water ===
 +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 === === 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. Oh there is a '​Create Food and Water' w/o components? But it's a level three slot. That seems ok?+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 ====
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 The general formula is the area divided by five and rounded **up**. Except cones, divide them by ten. And lines, divide them by thirty. So a 100 long line can hit 4 people. The general formula is the area divided by five and rounded **up**. Except cones, divide them by ten. And lines, divide them by thirty. So a 100 long line can hit 4 people.
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-If it has been established explicitly that people are standing unusually far apart, subtract 1d3 and if they stand unusually tight&​huddled together, add 1d3 to the number of targets. 
  
 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:
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 === Healing Spirit === === Healing Spirit ===
  
-//(BTW, Healing Spirit saw an official nerf on Crawford'​s ​Twitter — they don't like changing the game so they framed it as "​a ​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'​s ​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'​s ​not //strictly// worse, but overall yeah this is a nerf. Sorry folx♥ 
 +==== Mending Ammo ==== 
 + 
 +[[aiming|You can use "​Mending" ​to help you fix broken ammo, if you can find it.]]
 ==== Reactions & countering ==== ==== Reactions & countering ====
  
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 Casting "​mysterious spells"​ this way is something that both player characters and non-player characters can do. It is annoying af but that's how it's gonna be. Most of the time the spells cast probably won't be "​mysterious"​ and we'll just go "ok you get a couple of lightning bolts roll saves" "​nuh-uh,​ I'm countering that!" and that is **fine**. Casting "​mysterious spells"​ this way is something that both player characters and non-player characters can do. It is annoying af but that's how it's gonna be. Most of the time the spells cast probably won't be "​mysterious"​ and we'll just go "ok you get a couple of lightning bolts roll saves" "​nuh-uh,​ I'm countering that!" and that is **fine**.
  
-If the spell casting is imperceptible (such as Subtle Spell sorcerer ability or Innate Spellcasting monster ability), that means it's also uncounterable! #scragnoth+If the spell casting is imperceptible (such as Subtle Spell sorcerer ability or Innate Spellcasting monster ability, if that ability removes all three component requirements), that means it's also uncounterable! #scragnoth
  
 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.
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 +
 +==== Wall of Force ====
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 +This spell is changed so that
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 +  * You can't telefrag enemies with it
 +  * You can't squeeze them between the wall and another object, wall, or floor.
 +  * 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.
 +
 +==== Find Familiar ====
 +
 +The PHB says “the familiar has the statistics of the chosen form, though it is a celestial, fey, or fiend (your choice) instead of a beast”. For Zakharan characters, the familiar is instead always an elemental instead of its normal type.
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 +
 +==== First Round of Combat ====
 +
 +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).
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 +So don't worry, even if things happen in no particular order in the chaos of battle,
 +these tally marks make it so that everyone gets the same amount of turns.
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 +If Bob has one tally mark from taking a turn, and Alice has three (from taking two turns and then dodging once); Bob will get to act before Alice does.
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 +There are things that work in the first round of combat, like Assassinate (Assassin subclass feature) and Dread Ambusher (Gloom Stalker subclass feature).
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 +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.
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 +=== Assassinate ===
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 +"Any creature who hasn't taken a turn yet" counts main actions obv, dodging or being surprised don't make you immune to assassination.
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 +=== Dread Ambusher ===
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 +"At the start of your first turn of each combat"​ means in association with your first main action each combat.
 ==== Climbing ==== ==== Climbing ====
  
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 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.
  
 +==== Rakish Audacity Initiative ====
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 +  - Light? If equal,
 +  - Rakish Audacity or other class ability? If equal,
 +  - Home turf
 ==== Rogue tool expertise ==== ==== Rogue tool expertise ====
  
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 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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