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Are there any advantages to making damage be of the fire type?

The Dragonfire Assault feat lets you turn your power attack bonus damage into fire type damage. Are there any advantages to this? All I can see are disadvantages, as a creature can be immune to fire, ...
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Can I cast darkness on an object, then turn it off and on during a round of combat?

I'm playing as a shadow monk in my 5e game. I have the same question about darkness that I have seen. What is the usefulness? However, as I was reading it, I noticed that it can be cast on an object ...
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Can Wall of Stone merge with gravel, riprap, ballast rock, aggregate, or other non-solid/non-compacted forms of stone?

This stems from Mike Mearls' interpretation in the answers to this question: Mike Mearls :@Daganev @wax_eagle Correct, you'd need rocks of some sort (ruins, boulders) to support it. The RAW ...
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Can spells be cast through a Wall of Force

The spell description of Wall of Force is silent on the question of whether spell effects can pass through the wall. The semi-relevant part of the description states: Nothing can physically pass ...
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What is a good word for all sentient races? [migrated]

I'm creating a historically inspired campaign where the standard fantasy races are extremely intermingled, and conflict is usually based on politics or religion, rather than species divisions. I ...
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Can weapon special abilities that don't say they're passed on to ammunition be added to ranged weapons?

Certain weapon special abilities in D&D 3.5 can sensibly be applied to melee or ranged weapons yet are not listed in the random roll table for magical ranged weapons, only melee, and do not state ...
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How to handle Mass creature numbers

A week ago for my Friday night session, my adventurers came across a pack of 18 Gnolls. 16 of them were your basic Gnoll fighter, one was a Gnoll Pack Leader, and the last was a Gnoll Fang of ...
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Costs of magic arrows

Ammunition +3 and Arrow of Slaying are both classified as Very Rare in the DMG, which according to the Magic Item Rarity table means their value is approximately 5,001-50,000gp. This means that the ...
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How can I remove/minimize the need for sleep for a character?

I want to make a character that doesn't sleep at all or sleeps very little and stays alert when not sleeping. I'm making this character as an NPC and I'm the DM, so I can basically do anything, but I ...
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What are some ways to maximize on a huge strength score?

For a game I'm playing I'm going to have a really massive strength score (and good scores in everything but Con, because undead) so I was wondering how I could really use this massive strength score. ...
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How does increasing a creature's darkvision range interact with the feat Deepsight?

Does the feat Deepsight limit the creature's darkvision range to 120 ft. even if the creature has one or more ways to increase its darkvision beyond this range? Deepsight Your senses are ...
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Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?

The Shield Master feat (PH p.170) grants the following ability: If you are subjected to an effect that allows you to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, you can use your ...
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What weapon is the Stinger wielding?

On page 81 in Monsters of Faerûn, the Stinger is shown holding with both hands a two-pronged implement that doen't look like any polearm or weapon I recognize. The stats block only lists its ...
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How can someone kill a revenant?

According to the rules for Revenants: A revenant’s existence is fueled by its hatred for its murderer. As long as the murderer exists, the revenant exists. If the murderer dies, the revenant ...
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Can a Space Combat action get more than +60 bonus?

The rules describing "normal" combat say If a situation calls for two or more bonuses or penalties, simply combine all modifiers together and apply the total to the appropriate Characteristic. ...
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D&D 5e personality traits, ideals, bonds and flaws for a Noble Dragonborn Paladin [on hold]

I am new with D&D and now I am playing D&D 5e, playing the campaign of Lost Mines of Phandelver. I am now creating a Dragonborn Paladin with a Noble background. Since this character is level ...
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1answer
352 views

To what point is a warforged half-heal rounded?

Eberron campaign setting page 23 says warforged healing is halved, but it does not specify if it's rounded up or down, so I don't know if lesser vigor, for example, would heal 1 or 0 damage per turn. ...
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Are dragons able to recognize other dragons in humanoid form?

So i'm about to start running a campaign where my group will start out in a city that is led by a king who happens to be a Great Wyrm Gold Dragon in alternate form. I'm playing it with a whole back ...
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Can a newly created vampire learn to cast spells?

I have a player who was previously mundane and just became infected with vampirism. The character now has a Magic attribute of 1, and they want to learn spellcasting and spells. Part of me thinks that ...
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Do you need to wield a magic weapon or implement to benefit from its properties?

If a magic weapon or implement has a property that does not explicitly include the word 'wield', does a character need to wield it to gain its benefits, or is simply holding it sufficient? Seems like ...
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What does Martial arcanist mean for gaining spells? [duplicate]

I was a bit confused by the wording for Martial Arcanist. Martial Arcanist (Ex): At 5th level, you master the art of combining your militant and mystical training. From this point on, your caster ...
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What types of side effect gives thaumatugy and prestiditigation? [on hold]

It says that casting thaumaturgy and prestiditigation multiple times will give you it's effects, but what are those effects and how many times can I cast them? And if I could know which page I can ...
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For the ability 'Expertise', can you use it more than once on a skill?

Expertise: At 1st level, choose two of your skill proficiencies, or one of your skill proficiencies and your proficiency with thieves’ tools. Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check ...
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How to weaken Drinax Part 2 [on hold]

My, not my friends, Pirates Of Drinax Campaign has been running for 40 years, 1 month, 2 weeks and 3 days by the campaigns time. The Pcs have all been taking Anagthics that The Ex Noble bought from ...
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1answer
76 views

What is a good way to introduce D&D 4e at a mini-con?

I've been asked by my library to host an introduction to D&D at the Summer Reading Program Mini-Con. Last year, most of the people were new to the game (as in, "the cover art looked cool", or "I ...
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Mechanics for player retconning

I'm thinking of running a game based on the television show "Leverage". In the show, the characters run an elaborate scam on some rich and powerful bad guy. The episode shows how things look ...
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What are the choices for proficiency in a musical instrument?

The rules say the following regarding musical instruments (PH p.154): Each type of musical instrument requires a separate proficiency. Since this text is an annotation for the equipment list on ...
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564 views

In DnD 5e's lower magic approach, how would the mages of Thay's magic item business work out?

DnD 5e makes magic items much less common than previous editions. Also, the Forgotten Realms are the assumed background even in the Core Rules. One of the most interesting groups in Faerun are the ...
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Which Destiny should be given to a player who wants to rebuild the Jedi Order? [on hold]

Introduction I am currently running my first-ever campaign in Star Wars: Saga Edition: a mildly revised version of the module Dawn of Defiance. Dawn of Defiance, for those of you who do not know, ...
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1answer
49 views

How many attacks when fighting with two weapons?

I'm making Samurai NPCs for a future campaign and I'm not sure to perfectly understand what are bonuses and penalties for a Samurai fighting with two weapons at the same time (that can be common for ...
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1answer
112 views

How does Fighter Strength work in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition and Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition?

I'm currently playing Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, which uses a modified version of AD&D 2nd edition. Please note that even though it's a modified version, most of the modifications were made ...
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What is the point of having a 1st-level familiar if you can't communicate with it in a language?

I have a 1st-level sorcerer in my game that has a rabbit familiar. Familiars are magical beasts, so you can't use "speak with animals" or anything that specifically affects animals. As a result, she ...
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131 views

How can a human expand their lifespan in Pathfinder? [duplicate]

Is there a way for a human character to increase their life span by any significant amount? I want to expand his lifespan because I want him to eventually raise a dragon, but I know that's way ...
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132 views

How does the Wish spell work with spells that interact with material components like Clone, Leomund's Secret Chest, or Magic Jar

I guess it's mostly in the title, but I was curious how Wish works with a spell like Leomund's Secret Chest. Do an exquisite chest and small chest just appear with the wish? Or do you need them? The ...
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63 views

Mounting a hostile mount [on hold]

Basically I want my character (Pretty standard Ranger for the examples) to jump on a hostile mount and try to unseat the rider or combat the rider. Two particular mounts I have in mind. Please ...
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Looking for some balancing help for a cat race in 3.5e [on hold]

I have been working on an idea for a very intelligent cat like race, after witting it all down I was hoping for some feed back from someone more familiar with the system. I have yet to name them so i ...
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Can a single “opportunity” provoke multiple attacks of opportunity from the same creature?

I already know that if you take multiple "acts" while in a threatened square, you provoke multiple attacks of opportunity (for example, if you drink a potion and then move out of a threatened square) ...
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List of racial weapons?

Can anyone tell me where I can find a complete list of racial weapons from all of pathfinder? (I'm assuming that there has to be more of the things than what's in the core rulebook)
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Party communication across languages

I'm running the 5e starter set for the first time - remotely - with a bunch of friends. The party speaks a range of languages, and we'll be using Google Chat so each of us will have our computers ...
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2answers
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How is an emptied Doom Pool handled?

I occasionally get overzealous spending dice from the doom pool, occasionally spending every last die. I don't recall any rules for handling the "emptying" of the doom pool, where there are no dice ...
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576 views

Accurate Population Scale of Forgotten Realms Cities

Do the maps of cities in the 3rd Edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Books accurately reflect the statistics of those cities? I recently decided to use the city of Everlund from the Forgotten Realms ...
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1answer
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Can I wield an enchanted spiked shield and magic weapon in the same hand?

The Adventurer's Vault states that the spiked shield: can be enchanted as a magic shield or a magic weapon, but not both. A spiked shield enchanted as a magical weapon does not occupy a ...
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How to use passive bonuses from weapon enchantments?

Basically, how do I have to hold/store/whatever the items to get whatever passive bonuses they grant. For example, Eager and Warning provide passive initiative bonuses. I think one of these actually ...
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3answers
620 views

Is someone in an area of darkness vulnerable to sneak attacks?

I was recently faced with the following scenario: A rogue activates darkness (as the spell) in an area of dim light. The rogue has darkvision, whereas the target does not. Therefore, the target ...
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1answer
168 views

What does “The Load” mean? [on hold]

This question calls their character "The Load". It's not a term I've heard, and the words are too common for Google to be helpful (that question is the only relevant one on the first few pages). What ...
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2answers
152 views

Does food change with your Druid form? [on hold]

Does food in the Druid form change size with you? Let's say you transform into an Allosaurus, and eat an entire deer, when you transform back would your stomach explode from having a deer in it, or ...
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247 views

Can a support combat style be effective without magic?

Is it possible to make a useful combatant who doesn't deal damage (at least not primarily) without relying on magic? Glancing through the spell list, I can see a number of spells capable of indirect ...
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2answers
185 views

Is expanding foam a suitable material for LARP weapon construction?

I've seen a few images on Pinterest (unfortunately all go through to dead links) that show people making the general shape of a weapon with expanding foam, then carving the excess off. Hers an ...
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1answer
492 views

Neverwinter & Sword Coast adventures

We're a new group of D&D 5e players and I've been DMing the Lost Mines of Phandelver with a great deal of success. What I am looking for for my group are a few good resources that will help flesh ...
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Multiclassing and characteristics upgrade [duplicate]

One of my players is currently a rogue level 3, and plans to multi-class to ranger with his next level. The question is: am I right to think he won't get the characteristics upgrade since this only ...

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