Lex discusses D&D Beyond, a new online tool for players and DMs. He also discusses how cutting words interacts with initiative rolls, a few initiative variants and using potions. He gives thoughts to consider when making house rules or rules variants—there’s more to it than what makes sense logically. Finally, he gives an update on his upcoming D&D adventure, The Trickster’s Labyrinth.
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Previous Episodes Discussed
Episode 134: House Rules
Episode 143: Downtime Activities
Episode 145: Combat Rules
Episode 146: Spellcasting
Check out the cover art for The Trickster's Labyrinth
Check Out D&D Beyond
Bards & Downtime
Using cutting words to affect initiative
A note on death saves and items that give save bonuses
Warlocks as arcane casters
Bards are better healers than druids now.
House Rules & Rulings
Making rulings and house rules isn’t just about logic or what makes sense in the real world. You have to consider the mechanics and balance of the game you’re playing.
Explaining, or not explaining, yourself to the players.