House Rules

(This entire page is Out Of Character.)

4e D&D requires very little in the way of house rules. That said, we have encountered a few places where we need to document our changes to the rules in case of further need. Any lines of Powers noted that are not included below remain unchanged.


Trained Skills

When choosing Trained skills for a character’s class, the character may select as normal from the list provided by the Class or provided by a Background ability. In addition, the character may select any skill for which the character’s race receives a bonus.

For example, a tiefling wizard may choose from the normal Wizard skills: Arcana (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Dungeoneering (Wis), History (Int), Insight (Wis), Nature (Wis), Religion (Int). In addition, the tiefling may choose as a Background ability one skill from the selected background. Finally, this house rule allows the tiefling to choose Bluff (Cha) or Stealth (Dex), both of which are skills to which tieflings receive a +2 bonus.


Psion Powers

Pending release of Psionic Power to D&D Insider…

Far Hand Psionic Feature
At-Will       Psionic
Send Thoughts Psionic Feature
At-Will       Psionic


Warlord Powers

Devastating Offensive Warlord Attack 3
Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier damage. You slide the target 1 square and slide one ally within 3 squares of the target’s original square to the square the target vacated. Then the ally can make a melee basic attack against the target as a free action.

House Rules

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