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    Pixie in the Playground
     
    Griffon

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    Default Portent Battle?

    Had an odd situation come up in a recent session.

    I play a divination wizard and used a low portent to make a demon fail a save to resist our cleric’s banishment spell. The DM then revealed that the evil mage who summoned the demon was also a diviner and would use a portent to have the demon make the save.

    Our table decided it was best to treat it as something imposing advantage and disadvantage to a roll, call it a wash and let the roll proceed as normal.

    One person suggested the two wizards do a INT contest with the winner getting his portent to stick and the loser being out a portent.

    Another person suggested taking the two portent numbers and using the average.

    Still another suggested my portent stick since I called it first.

    I was satisfied with calling it a wash but I’m curious what other DMs would do in this situation.

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    RedWizardGuy

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    Default Re: Portent Battle?

    Personally, I would rule that once Portent has been applied, no further portents can be applied because it's no longer a d20 roll you're replacing, it's just a number.

    That said, I would totally let a Wizard replace another wizard's portent rolls for the day with their own, as long as they could see them when they rolled their portents. I also allow Luck rerolls on portent rolls. It's a powerful ability, because even a bad roll is useful.

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    Default Re: Portent Battle?

    I would have the opposed wizards roll off to see who’s fortunetelling was most accurate. Call it ‘duel of the fates’

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    Griffon

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    Default Re: Portent Battle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane0 View Post
    Call it ‘duel of the fates’
    Rule of cool there for sure.

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