D&D 5th Edition - Story Mode

Variant: Cinematic Rest

Short Rest 

A Short Rest is 10 minutes.

Characters regain half of all lost hit points (rounded up).

The party may take a Short Rest up to 2 times per day.

This quicker recovery time allows the party to recover without interrupting the overall flow of the story, and allows them to finish most dungeon adventures in a single journey.

Long Rest 

A Long Rest is 8 hours and follows the official rules.

Climactic Healing Surge 

Just before going into a dramatic final confrontation, the DM may grant the PCs the benefits of a free Short Rest.

Inspiration Refresh 

Rests are a great time for players to roleplay their personalities and interactions with each other, to earn an Inspiration roll.