If I prepare healing word in a higher level spell slot, is it still a Bonus Action to cast?
My DM cites Critical Role as evidence that this is probably not the case because in all the hours he’s watched them play their 5e campaign, they have ruled healing word in higher slots as not a Bonus action.
I’ve not watched Critical Role, so I don’t know if this is even the case in the show.
The rule for initiative in PHB read (emphasis mine)
Initiative determines the order of turns during combat. When combat starts, every participant makes a Dexterity check to determine their place in the initiative order. The DM makes one roll for an entire group of identical creatures, so each member of the group acts at the same time.
I usually thought that identical creature stands for creatures of the same type and with the same name: for example, in a situation where a party is fighting 3 trolls and 2 ogres I read the above rule as rolling one d20 for the trolls’ group and one d20 for the ogres’.
Other DMs would extend identical to a wider meaning (see enkryptor’s answer to "Is this house-rule that has each monster/NPC roll initiative separately (even when there are multiple creatures of the same kind) game-breaking?"): for example, a dragon and their kobolds army fighting the party may be considered identical creatures in the sense that they are allies, as belonging to the same group of enemies.
Is there any RAW interpretation of the word identical in this context of initiative roll?
Word of Recall is a 6th level Cleric spell that states
You (…) teleport to a previously designated sanctuary.
It defines this sanctuary as
(…) a location, such as a temple, dedicated to or strongly linked to your deity.
The text of the spell says nothing about interplanar travel, however we have other spells to look at for reference:
Teleportation Circle is a 5th level spell that opens a short-lived portal to a predetermined prepared location on the same plane of existence;
Teleport is a 7th level spell that doesn’t allow planar travel, and can be inaccurate depending on the caster’s familiarity with the target location;
Plane Shift, also a 7th level spell, is designed for planar travel, but seems somewhat inaccurate, depending on DM fiat;
Teleportation Circle shares the most similarities with Word of Recall, requiring prior setup and a designated location prepared in advance. However both the Circle and Teleport require the target location to be on the same plane of existence, and Plane Shift can be inaccurate. I guess the single class limit of Word of Recall and the setup needed might balance the possibility of planar travel, but I’d rather not guess the design principles of the official rulemakers. Thus, the question:
Does Word of Recall allow for teleportation to a sanctuary that is on another plane of existence than the caster?
This question could loosely be considered a follow up to “Can Goodberries heal a Life cleric when consumed by another.”
How much life would a level 6 Life Cleric with four party members gain from the Blessed Healer class attribute with a casting of Mass Healing Word?
Beginning at 6th level, the healing spells you cast on others heal you as well. When you cast a spell of 1st level or higher that restores hit points to a creature other than you, you regain hit points equal to 2 + the spell’s level.
Mass Healing Word
As you call out words of restoration, up to six creatures of your choice that you can see within range regain hit points equal to 1d4 + your spellcasting ability modifier. This spell has no effect on undead or constructs.
If the Cleric casts Mass Healing Word, targeting each of the 4 party members, how many times would the Cleric gain HP equal to 2 + Spell Level?
Taken further, would the Blessed Healer effect be prevented if the Cleric targeted himself with Mass Healing Word, in addition to the other 4 members of his party?
I find the term Humanoid to be (obviously) human centric, and am looking for a more generic term to use in place of it to define all intelligent creatures that exist in standard society of these fantasy worlds. A few examples of what I’m looking for:
A small hamlet town consisting mostly of gnomes, halflings, dwarves, and a small spattering of humans likely wouldn’t refer to themselves as "humanoids," so what would they call themselves?
A human player character is new in town and walks up to an elven resident, the elf would find it quite rude to be asked "What humanoids make up the general population here?" I suppose ‘races’ or ‘species’ might work here, but I think those would also be taken offensively.
A Beholder looks down on the intelligent residents of the realm and laughs at "those pitiful humanoids!" What if the beholder had never met a human, only the more rare races; where did it get the term ‘humanoid’ then?
My campaign is DND 5e set in Eberron, but any term from any setting or TTRPG or otherwise would work.
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