Asking for Perception Nov07

Asking for Perception

I don’t know why this bothers me as much as it does, but when a DM asks a player to roll a Perception check, I can’t help but feel they’re doing it wrong. In 4th Edition, you have two ways of viewing the...

Do Cover and Concealment Penalties Stack? Jun19

Do Cover and Concealment Penalties Stack?

For example, let’s say a kobold is hiding at the base of a tree; he is concealed by some low branches. Then, 5 squares away, there is a PC with a ranged weapon attacking the kobold—but between him and the...

Monster Death and Conditions Jun01

Monster Death and Conditions

If a monster dies, do conditions he places on others go away? As it turns out, conditions last until their defined expiry. The only exception to this would be marks, which end immediately when the marking creature...

Running and Difficult Terrain May30

Running and Difficult Terrain

Can you use the run action through difficult terrain? This is one of those question that seems difficult because people read all kinds of rules into the action. The run entry doesn’t say you can’t run through...

A Cubist Viewpoint May30

A Cubist Viewpoint

A medium-sized character takes up one square on the battlefield—but how many...

Combat Related Queries Apr30

Combat Related Queri...

A rapid succession of new rules hiccups came up recently, all related to...

Forced Movement and Enemies Apr27

Forced Movement and ...

Yes another fun-filled rules ambiguity! In Dungeons & Dragons, the forced...

Movement Related Queries Apr12

Movement Related Que...

A couple of rules hiccups reared their ugly heads during the last few sessions. We...

Social Skills Versus...

Can players use social skills against another player’s character to get him to...

Aid Another Mar22

Aid Another

The rules for aid another seem pretty cut and dry: A creature can affect a...

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