Campaign of the Month: February 2012
Legacy of the Realms
5E House Rules
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).