D&D Elf trance

Sorry sir but I call bull on that.

Does the Trance trait allow an elf to finish a long rest in 4 hours? The intent is no. The Trance trait does let an elf meditate for 4 hours and then feel the way a human does after sleeping for 8 hours, but that isn’t intended to shorten an elf’s long rest. A long rest is a period of relaxation that is at least 8 hours long. It can contain sleep, reading, talking, eating, and other restful activity. Standing watch is even possible during it, but for no more than 2 hours; maintaining heightened vigilance any longer than that isn’t restful. In short, a long rest and sleep aren’t the same thing; you can sleep when you’re not taking a long rest, and you can take a long rest and not sleep.

lets highlight this part: The Trance trait does let an elf meditate for 4 hours and then feel the way a human does after sleeping for 8 hours.

T-o Feels like it???? WHAT THE HECK IS THAT MEANT TO MEAN!

You ether are or your not.

O_O How are you meant to interrupt that in game: “I slept for 4 hours just so I could say I feel like a 8 human hours.”

A long rest is a period of relaxation that is at least 8 hours long. It can contain sleep, reading, talking, eating, and other restful activity. O_O  he lost me here.  *I think he was meant to use the word relaxing.*

Standing watch is even possible during it, but for no more than 2 hours; maintaining heightened vigilance any longer than that isn’t restful. Er…..

In short, a long rest and sleep aren’t the same thing; you can sleep when you’re not taking a long rest, and you can take a long rest and not sleep.  T-o er…He actually made it a lot more confusing.

I never associated long rest with reading, talking and eating (I would associate them with being active not resting).

Resting is more physical, relaxation is more mental.

XD I’m starting to think the D&D team change thing around just so the forgotten realms book make more sense (maybe there trying to make the pieces forcefully fit so they can make a movie around them books). 

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