The Age of Retiarius

I had something else planned for this week, but then I read the July round of rules answers  in Sage Advice. One of the questions was about the net, and if attacks with the net were always made with disadvantage. The answer was the net was specifically designed so a net attack was always made with disadvantage, without an intervening factor, like a special feature, advantage to offset through something like faerie fire, or the net itself is special. Unfortunately, neither barbarian or fighter seems to have a special feature to offset this penalty in the core materials. Alas, it is up to all kind folk to make an impassioned defense of the retiarius, the net-fighter.

Rules Answers July 2016 – Jeremy Crawford

There is a new article on D&D Wizard’s of the Coast website by Jeremy Crawford. He has complied a listing of Twitter questions and his answers. As always, these are his rulings, and the DM at your table can play the game and have different rulings than these. Let’s emphasize that, Jeremy’s rulings do not override the decisions of the Dungeon Master. As he says in the article these are to assist the DM in adjudicating the game. This is not a tool for a player to argue with a DM’s decision. They could be a conversation starter for a player to discuss though.

WotC Sage Advice – Rules Answers: June 2016

In case you missed it yesterday, there is a new Sage Advice article on the Wizards of the Coast D&D website by Jeremy Crawford. The focus of this month’s Sage Advice is on rules answers regarding a variety of subjects such as multiclassing, combat, spells, monsters and more.

WotC Sage Advice – Rules Answers: March 2016

There is a new Sage Advice article on the Wizards of the Coast D&D website by Jeremy Crawford. The focus of this month’s Sage Advice is on rules answers about druids wearing metal armor, bonus actions and spellcasting, and some answers concerning dispel magic and mage armor.

WotC Sage Advice – Rules Answers: August 2015

There is a new Sage Advice article on the Wizards of the Coast D&D website by Jeremy Crawford. There was some question about Delay being removed from the game. There’s never been a delay in the turn order. So this is just a clarification of the original 5th edition rules.

These clarifications are mainly dealing with people’s misunderstanding of the core rules. He shows a lot of patience, and even helps with directing answers with page numbers so that you can look up the rule in question.

So I am glad that Jeremy puts these Sage Advice articles together.

Jeremy Crawford Interview – Gen Con 2015

The four days at Gen Con started off great! On the first day, I was able to sit down and speak with Jeremy Crawford. Jeremy is one of the lead designers of D&D 5th edition. Tribality readers should also recognized Jeremy Crawford with his great efforts on Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition and Blue Rose.

We met in the Gen Con Hall D Dungeons & Dragons game area, and we were surrounded by people that were playing D&D Adventurers League games through Baldman Games, and Jeremy had just completed a meet & greet with Mike Mearls for D&D players.  We were joined by Matt Lemke of Through Gamer Goggles.