October 30th, 2007


Can anyone help me with the basic combat rules in D&D?

Note: Post refers to 3.5 edition of D&D

It's been well over a year since I've last played D&D, and I'm a little rusty on the rules. Not only that, but the group I played in was all new players - we didn't have anyone to teach us the rules properly so we just played and tried to figure everything out the best we could as we went along. I'm going to be DMing (nobody else wants to) an upcoming game, and I really want to make sure I have the basic rules of combat down... I would be extremely thankful if somebody can help me get the rules down solidly.

To try and make sure I cover all of the relevant rules, I'm going to try to pose a single round of combat... I'll post a hex grid with everyone's placement and what every single character is going to do that round, and hopefully you guys can tell me the mechanics of how it would all play out. And please, treat me like I'm totally incompetent and don't know the first thing about D&D - I really want to make sure I understand all of the most basic parts.

I know I'm asking a lot, but it would really be a major help to me - so thanks in advance to everyone who contributes!

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