5E House Rules

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Active vs. Passive Perception Checks

A player’s Perception check roll may not yield a result lower than their Passive Perception score. If a player rolls a “1”, then his Passive Perception score is also reduced by 5.

Sometimes, it benefits the player to roll for Perception checks depending on the situation.


Coup de Grace Rule

When a foe has fallen unconscious, you have a chance to slay the helpless creature outright. You can use your action to perform a coup de grace against an unconscious or helpless (e.g., bound) creature adjacent to you. The target is considered to be Restrained for attack purposes. On a hit, the attack is considered to have scored a critical hit.


Sleeping in Armor

A character may sleep or take an Extended Rest comfortably in armor, provided the character is wearing light armor.

If a character sleeps or takes an Extended Rest while wearing Medium Armor, he or she suffers from Level 1 Exhaustion (PHB, p.291). If a character sleeps or takes an Extended Rest while wearing Heavy Armor, he or she suffers from both Level 1 and Level 2 Exhaustion (PHB, p.291).


5E House Rules

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