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Xanathar’s has rules about sleeping in armor.

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We can’t keep doing this, Daniel.

Sleeping in Armor

The rules for sleeping in armor in Xanathar’s are really good rules, but it’s one of those details I despise dealing with as a DM. It’s hard to explain my dislike of keeping track of this. Warlocks and Wizards have ways of getting instant armor and this should make them a tad harder to ambush than Fighters who’ve set their Full Plate aside for the night. And asking, “are you sleeping in your armor?” is a quick, fair question. But it feels fussy, and as the DM I have the meta knowledge of being able to attack at their weakest. Since I set up the question, it feels unfair if they get ambushed. “Those Kobolds only attacked because you knew we didn’t have our armor on” feels a lot worse than “Those kobolds waited until we didn’t have armor on!”

There are ways to get around this, but I’d just as soon not. Did the fighter sleep in full plate? Probably, they’re in a cave full of ice-breathing spiders. Is it uncomfortable? Sure, that’s the adventuring life. These people can go unbelievable stretches without food and water. I’ll give those Herculean figures a pass on consequences for sleeping in armor.

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DMing’s the art of the badly concealing your stolen content.

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I adore MBMBAM and TAZ and I’ll fight anyone who says they’re not amazing.

DMing with Stolen Content

Originality is over-rated in your home games, guys. Have Dracula on a moon-base because he’s fighting The Hunger and let River Tam and Mal (Well, Tiver Ram and Lam) swoop in as NPCs. It’ll be some of the best D&D you’ve played because everyone has the touchstones to contextualize it, and chances are they love that content. Disney can’t sue you for what happens at your table at home.

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Holy beholder orbs, I uploaded the wrong size.

Oh well. It stays. I like ’em huge. Yell at me in the comments if it has trouble loading though or if this is a bandwidth problem for you.

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I halved the size because I zoomed out to 10% and still couldn’t see an entire panel at once.