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by shawnmerwin
Mon May 25, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Psionics
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: Sneak Attack - Psionics

Thanks for sharing, Jared. It sounds like we agree in a lot of ways.
by shawnmerwin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Psionics
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Sneak Attack - Psionics

The next several Sneak Attack segments will cover psionics in 5e. I'll share my thoughts and evaluations, but I'd love to hear from you all on the subject.
by shawnmerwin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Canon in RPGs
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Sneak Attack - Canon in RPGs

Thanks for sharing all that, Jared. Some sound reasoning there.
by shawnmerwin
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Canon in RPGs
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Sneak Attack - Canon in RPGs

The newest Sneak Attack for MMP patrons is out, and I talk about the concept of canon in RPG games. Check it out, then share your thoughts!
by shawnmerwin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Flanking
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: Sneak Attack - Flanking

That's a great point about the feats that let you turn a -5 to hit into +10 damage. Advantage basically turns into +10 damage with each attack.
by shawnmerwin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Flanking
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: Sneak Attack - Flanking

Exactly, Rob! When your chance of hitting with a melee attack increased by ~25% simply because of where your character stands, that is significant. That gives getting INTO that position a very high mechanical value.
by shawnmerwin
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Flanking
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: Sneak Attack - Flanking

Here's another tangential but related question. Is advantage in 5e so powerful that getting it becomes more important in the mechanics than most anything else?
by shawnmerwin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Flanking
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: Sneak Attack - Flanking

Question for those who do use the optional 5e flanking rule: do you run combats more tactically (on a grid with minis) or more theater of the mind? If the former, does your game involve counting squares and people spending time--even if its a few seconds each turn--determining how they get from poin...
by shawnmerwin
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: Sneak Attack - Flanking
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Sneak Attack - Flanking

So flanking in 5e. It's an optional rule, but it seems that a majority of players still use it. I talked about it on our most recent Sneak Attack segment, and I wanted to know what y'all thought.
by shawnmerwin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Down with D&D
Topic: D&D Product Wishlist
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: D&D Product Wishlist

Those are great ideas, Jared. Thanks for sharing!

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