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D&D Sunday morning quiz: Combat!

Written by Expy - Published on March 30, 2008

DNDSMQ 03-30-08

Brace yourselves for a tough quiz this week! I had a blast looking for obscure combat rules. A few questions might stump you, but since combat is an integral part of the game I’m expecting decent scores nonetheless… like 20% and up!

All questions and answers from the d20 SRD

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This week’s quiz – Combat!

How many swift actions can a character perform in one combat round(without time-bending spell effects) ?


  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • You’re just messing with me. There’s no such thing as a swift action.

How many immediate actions can a character perform in one combat round (without time-bending spell effects)?


  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • What’s up with these obscure action types? Stop asking trick questions.

How long is a combat round?


  • 3 seconds

  • 6 seconds

  • 10 seconds

  • 60 seconds

Can you explain the grapple rules?


  • Yes

  • No, I have a boyfriend / girlfriend.

A 1st level gnome fighter charges past a helpless dire ferret to attack a colossal red dragon (using the charge rules). Which one of these rules does not apply to this situation?


  • The gnome must move at least 10 feet before attacking.

  • The gnome must charge in a straight line, without ferrets blocking the way.

  • The gnome must move to the closest space from which he can attack the dragon

  • The gnome must take a full round action to charge

Will the gnome survive?


  • No, colossal red dragons are just too powerful.

  • No, ferrets are nasty little buggers.

  • Yes, the gnome must have a good plan if he’s charging the dragon, right?

  • Who cares? He’s a 1st level gnome fighter.

What’s the needed opposed roll for a feint to be successful?


  • Sleight of hands vs. Spot

  • Perform vs. Balance

  • Bluff vs. Sense Motive

  • Escape Artist vs. Spot

Check the conditions that are NOT conditions from the D&D rules. (You get points for each good answer. You also get points deducted for each wrong answer)


  • Annoyed

  • Blinded

  • Blown Away

  • Confused

  • Dazed

  • Dead

  • Ecstatic

  • Exhausted

  • Fascinated

  • Invisible

  • Petrified

  • Pwned

  • Staggered

  • Turned

  • Unconscious

BONUS QUESTION #1 – Name the 2 special initiative actions
(comma-separated, not case-sensitive – example: answer1, Answer2)

BONUS QUESTION #2 – Name all 3 saving throw types (comma-separated, not case-sensitive – example: answer1, Answer2,answer3)

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30 Responses to “D&D Sunday morning quiz: Combat!”
  1. Pe0 says:

    Your score before profiling: 60 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 29
    YOUR SCORE: 89%

    Almost perfect! Maybe it’s time to get a life?

    Woohoo Highest score ever!!!! My parents are gonna be proud of me…

  2. Ray_Domkrat says:


    Your score before profiling: 66 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -68
    YOUR SCORE: -2%

    Wow… That must hurt. It’s ok – I’m sure your parents still love you.

    What the heck? I made two mistakes and I get this?!

  3. imirk says:

    Your score before profiling: 67 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 35
    YOUR SCORE: 102%

    You know everything about Dungeons & Dragons combat! Have you ever considered getting a life?

    w00t!

  4. Jamie says:

    “Your score before profiling: 105 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 17
    YOUR SCORE: 122%

    You know everything about Dungeons & Dragons combat! Have you ever considered getting a life?”

    The only one that was a bit tricky was the immediate actions one…and I don’t know the grapple rules *or* have a girlfriend at the moment, so I really shouldn’t have gotten extra “significant other” points, but I’m not complaining.

  5. Vulgartron says:

    Your score before profiling: 83 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 26
    YOUR SCORE: 109%

    You know everything about Dungeons & Dragons combat! Have you ever considered getting a life?

    Hooray!

  6. Templeton says:

    I can do math much better than your program can. I ony missed 3 out of 20 quetions (not counting the bonus questions) and it only scored me at a 60%. I should have had an unadjusted score of 85 plus two bonus quesions correct. Assuming that the bonus questions are worth 5 points each that would give me a 95. My answer to question on grapple did not get points for having a sig. other. However the question stated I had a boyfriend/girlfriend. I do not, I have a wife (a rather more significant other than a girlfriend) so I also should have gotten the bonus points for that one. You scoring system needs significant work.

  7. Yax says:

    @everyone: Impressive scores! Bravo!

    @Ray_Domkrat: -68% psychological modifier? What the hell did you do to the survey?

    @Templeton: With that attitude it’s no wonder the survey doesn’t want to give you a good score! :P All questions are worth a different amount of points but I will never reveal my scoring process, mostly because I change it every week. There’s is one constant – you get all the right answers and you’ll score 100% or better before the random, er, psychological modifier.

  8. Asmogard says:

    Your score before profiling: 93 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 32
    YOUR SCORE: 125%

    You know everything about Dungeons & Dragons combat! Have you ever considered getting a life?

    Almost perfect! :)

  9. Ablefish says:

    Your score before profiling: 81 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 33
    YOUR SCORE: 114%

    You know everything about Dungeons & Dragons combat! Have you ever considered getting a life?

    I stank out the joint on that Dragon Quiz a while back… I feel slightly redeemed now.

  10. Sien says:

    “Your score before profiling: 18 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -31
    YOUR SCORE: -13%

    Wow… That must hurt. It’s ok – I’m sure your parents still love you.”

    How the hell did I get 18???
    * I got the first two questions wrong because as far as I recall (but correct me if I’m wrong) 3.0 doesn’t have any of these actions (I don’t have 3.5).
    * However I was right on the length of a round, got the bonus points in the grapple rules and answered the charge question correctly.
    * 4 mistakes in the conditions question, but 8 not-mistakes.
    * Completely correct in the last 3 questions.

    So basically I got two questions wrong, and 4 small mistakes, and the rest correct and with bonus points @_@ and got 18 which became -13. Sorry Templeton but my score is much more far off than yours, I now officially hold the right to complain.

  11. Aresnasti says:

    Your score before profiling: 76 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -30
    YOUR SCORE: 46%

    You did alright. Tell your DM your party needs to kill more stuff.

    Sadly i don’t have a gf/bf due to the fact that my DM is my Wife so i think i should get bonus points for being married to a DnD player :)

  12. Ray_Domkrat says:

    @Yax, I did nothing. I open my letter, do the quiz and that’s it. I got two mistakes: number of immediate actions and the blown away condition.

    Does your system hate Russians? Mind you, in mother Russia the test takes you!

  13. Adalore says:

    Oh come on! The pychowatsit?!

    our score before profiling: 80 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -22
    YOUR SCORE: 58%

    You did alright. Tell your DM your party needs to kill more stuff.

    -22 of all things!!! :(
    I saw my 80% and had a “Yay my first quiz slump is over! eat that! then… 58% :(

    I am doing this again I want to see the happy rating.

  14. Yax says:

    @Ray_Domkrat: I am rebutted (is that a word). I have no comeback. Damn Russians. I have to make quizzes biased against Russians now.

    @Adalore: The happy rating? You’re really invested in this! I hope you got a better modifier on the second try.

  15. Reverend Mike says:

    Your score before profiling: 70 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 19
    YOUR SCORE: 89%

    Almost perfect! Maybe it’s time to get a life?

    Say one manages to both have a girlfriend AND be able to explain the grapple rules?…

  16. niggle says:

    our score before profiling: 65 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -24
    YOUR SCORE: 41%

    You did alright. Tell your DM your party needs to kill more stuff.

    Ouch. Stupid new star wars threw me off of the swift action question, you can do 3 swift actions in a round by giving up other actions. All the other mistakes were just dumb on my part. apparently unlike everyone else i think your psychological profiling is awesome, I am pretty crazy after all.

  17. Sandrinnad says:

    Your score before profiling: 38 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -10
    YOUR SCORE: 28%

    hee! (I was expecting much less so I’m thrilled :D)

  18. Ray_Domkrat says:

    Aha!

    Your score before profiling: 82 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 22
    YOUR SCORE: 104%

    Thanx, Yax. That’s much better.

  19. Yax says:

    You’re welcome.

  20. hewhoispale says:

    Your score before profiling: 70 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -23
    YOUR SCORE: 47%

    You did alright. Tell your DM your party needs to kill more stuff.

  21. Micah says:

    Your score before profiling: 1 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: + 0
    YOUR SCORE: 1%

    Wow, I got pwned. I guess I’ll have to look up how many rounds that lasts for.

  22. D&D Trivia Crew says:

  23. Cyberian says:

    Your score before profiling: 105 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -16
    YOUR SCORE: 89%

    Almost perfect! Maybe it’s time to get a life

    Erm…105 before randling? Yax?

  24. Yax says:

    Yep! That’s the maximum score for this quiz – 105%. The max score is always 100%-120% before profiling. Once again I cannot give out my exact scoring method.

  25. Joshua_Hodges says:

    Your score before profiling: 68 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 46
    YOUR SCORE: 114%

    You know everything about Dungeons & Dragons combat! Have you ever considered getting a life?

    WOOT!!!

  26. Yax says:

    I love it when the survey tells someone to get a life and they say “WOOT”. It makes my day.

  27. Chark the Shark says:

    So taking the charge rules to the extreme…one could charge thru a helpless Red Dragon?

  28. Michelle says:

    Your score before profiling: 73 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 38
    YOUR SCORE: 111%

    You know everything about Dungeons & Dragons combat! Have you ever considered getting a life?

    sad thing is i wish i had more time in my life for this game.

  29. Mike says:

    Since when does wielding a 2-handed sword grant you a + 2 bonus on attack rolls?

    For Feint, its Bluff against Sense Motive + BAB

    I have a Girlfriend and I know the grapple rules.

    You asked what were not conditions from the D&D rules. While you can be blown away, it is most certainly not a “condition”.

    I don’t even know why i’m correcting this crap. it’s obviously a joke quiz.

    Blah.

  30. Alias says:

    Your score before profiling: 100 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 33
    YOUR SCORE: 133%

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