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i was wondering if i was right in thinking that in order for a druid… 
23rd-Nov-2003 02:03 am
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i was wondering if i was right in thinking that in order for a druid to prepare new spells for the day, he/she does not have to sleep for a full 8 hours?

in the book it says:

preparing divine spells: time of day: divine spellcasters do not require a period of rest to prepare spells.

and also:

recent casting limit: as with arcane spells, any spells cast within the past 8 hours count against the number of spells that can be prepared

so:

if a druid sleeps for 4 hours, then takes a turn to watch the camp overnight for 4 hours, can they still prepare their spells the next morning?

tnx
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23rd-Nov-2003 05:37 am (UTC)
i would think so.
it says 'rest' as opposed to 'sleep.'
and one can assume that an ordinary and uneventful four hour watch can be rather restful.
(at least, that's how i would see it, as a DM.)
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23rd-Nov-2003 08:29 am (UTC)
Yes, much like clerics, Druids must pick a time of day when they recover spells. They then spend an hour in meditation/communing and regain their spells then. No sleep or rest is required.

Because of this, Clerics and Druids can only recover spells once per day.

By contrast, Wizards and sorcerers require 8 hours of rest to recover spells, but there is no prescribed time. So they could recover spells multiple times per day.
23rd-Nov-2003 10:31 am (UTC)
I have have a cleric who receives her spells every night at moonrise. Then she proceeds to dance naked for several hours. Praise be to Eilistraee.
23rd-Nov-2003 08:16 pm (UTC) - Perfect explination.
Dammnit, I wanted to be the know-it-all.
24th-Nov-2003 09:05 pm (UTC)
Just don't forget the penalities for not getting enough rest. Easy way to solve those, is with a ring of sustenance.
24th-Nov-2003 09:06 pm (UTC)
what are the penalties for not getting enough rest?
25th-Nov-2003 07:25 am (UTC)
The actual penalties depend on who the GM is, and how harsh he wants to be. I seem to recall something about a stat loss, -2 wisdom & -2 intelligence, after too many nights with too little sleep. Those might just be house rules, or they might be in the DMG, I'm not sure. We've used them so long, I forget where they came from. Fairly sure it's in the DMG, because there's something about how the elves only need 4 hours, while all other races need 8... I wish I had my books, but alas, I'm on vacation.
25th-Nov-2003 09:48 pm (UTC)
i was wondering if i was right in thinking that in order for a druid to prepare new spells for the day, he/she does not have to sleep for a full 8 hours?

I could be wrong, but I do believe that spellcasters need to be "rested" to prepare spells in any given day. So, taking a watch might not keep you from preparing spells, but only sleeping 3/4 of your needed time (or any other action that places you as "fatigued" or "exhausted") should.

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