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Does “Battle Chant” allow the Bard to use Battle Cries as melee basic attacks?

I'm very confused because I really have no idea have to use Battle Chant's effect with the Battle Cry flexible attack rules. The power effect is: Special: When you use battle chant, you can choose ...
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How much of a hindrance should my cleric's low intelligence score be?

I'm playing D&D 5e with a group of friends, and for most of us (me included) it is our first time. We rolled for ability scores, and as luck would have it, on one of my rolls I got all ones (which ...
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Resonant powers for occultists who take the same implement twice

Under the Implements class ability for Occultists, it says the following: An occultist can select an implement school more than once in order to learn additional spells from the associated school. ...
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if two of my PC's fight against each other how do I award Xp [on hold]

I am thinking of having a fighting tournament in my campaign and was wondering how to award xp if two of my PC characters fight each other?
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How can I moderate the flow of information in a discovery-focused campaign?

30K foot view The overarching structure of my current campaign relies a lot on discovery. My players are placed in an open world that they can explore more or less freely, but in order to make ...
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Protecting Ioun Stones from theft and damage

As the better examples of Ioun Stones tend to be expensive, I was wondering about the ways you could prevent them from being stolen via the CM steal, or by attacks. Ioun Stones Ioun stones have ...
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What would happen to my Intelligence score if I am affected by Feeblemind and attuned to a Headband of Intellect

The Headband of Intellect says, my Intelligence score is 19 while I wear it, except when my Intelligence is already 19 or higher. Headband of Intellect Your Intelligence score is 19 while you ...
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Can a Fighter without feats overcome level-appropriate foes as competently as a Fighter with feats? [on hold]

I know that feats are only an optional rule, and the game should be balanced around not having them (at least that is what I would expect it to be) But still I get the impression that those feats are ...
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First time running an RPG campaign looking for tips [on hold]

hey guys was looking for some tips on running an rpg campaign, im using the champions complete rule book for a full on super hero setting, any one got tips on running the sessions smoothly ?
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What actions can you take when disabled or staggered mid-action?

For example, a character starts a full attack, and the first attack provokes, and the character takes damage, such that the total is equal to their hit points (they are now at 0 and disabled, or ...
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Is the “half your speed” used in standing from prone your normal speed, or current speed?

At my last session, a scenario arose in which a character was attempting to cover ground as quickly as possible, but was knocked prone. On their next turn, they proceeded to stand up and Dash. This ...
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Why anyone would willingly chose to play with THAC0 nowadays? [on hold]

Why anyone would willingly chose to play with THAC0 nowadays? Like i get it was an establishing element of the modern tabletop but even when it was brand new it was widely known and accepted as being ...
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What exactly is meant by 1 additional hit die?

The dnd5e starter set explains that when you levelup you are rolling for your additional hp you gain. But for the sheets is stated, that you get 1 additional die with each level. Now for me the ...
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How to cross convert older ad&d with newer d&d editions or vise versa [on hold]

I want to use my ad & d 1st ed books and blend them in with my sons 3.0 core books, and 5th ed. What is the BEST way to do this. Things like, converting/switching AC to positive = better AC rather ...
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Making changes to the base weapon of a magic weapon

How able are you to modify a weapon after it has been created? When it comes to magical abilities that use up the enhancement bonus, you are only able to ADD to the existing item. You are unable to ...
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Does a composite longbow str bonus stack with adaptive?

I have a question about different weapon things and if they stack for their bonus. A composite bow +x A composite longbow can be made with a high strength rating to take advantage of an above-...
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Enhancement value to hp for magic weapons and armor, does it end at +5 or go upto +10 equivalent?

I have been working on a weapon plan for as my character develops and so I have been examining the rules concerning weapons. I got to a point where I am not sure how the rules work. It has to do with ...
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Object Hit Points and size changes

I have a large composite long bow. As stated in the damaging objects rules, it has a hardness of 5 and hit points of 10 (medium would have 5). Now, when I am holding the bow and under the effects of ...
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Are the number of bonus DoS granted by Unnatural Characteristics (half UC value) rounded up or down?

Unnatural Characteristic (X): One or more of the creature’s characteristics is unnaturally enhanced... Successful tests using a characteristic tied to this trait gain a number of bonus degrees of ...
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What ends the witch bolt spell?

The obvious things are: ending it voluntarily losing concentration breaking the tether with range or cover using a normal action on your turn for something other than witch bolt What isn't ...
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Does verbal communication negate invisibility's advantage? If not, does it give enemies more of a chance at hitting the invisible character?

Let's say you have an invisible character who shouts a warning to one of their teammates to alert him/ her that they're in danger. Does that automatically pinpoint the invisible character? If not an ...
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What good is Adamantine for arrows aside from sundering?

In what scenario, aside from a ranged sunder Combat Maneuver, would having an adamantine arrow be useful? Weapons fashioned from adamantine have a natural ability to bypass hardness when sundering ...
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Combat Expertise/Readied Action

If one readies an attack using the combat expertise feat, does one immediately get the dodge bonus to AC, or only until after the attack is actually initiated?
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Can the Prodigals see Chimerae?

Chimerae are products of the Dreaming or objects infused with Glamour. Changelings can see them for what they are just fine, but how does this work for Prodigals, the other supernaturals in the World ...
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Does damage from an enchanted weapon automatically count as magical damage?

A player's PC received an enchanted mace, a +1 weapon with the ability to shine like a torch. Does this mace deal magical damage for the purpose of overcoming resistances? Nothing like that is ...
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How does the AC evolve with high levels?

I am currently DMing a group with an average level of 10. This is my first experience as DM so I have never mastered high levels. Current ACs are reasonably high at the moment (22 for the Paladin with ...
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Casting while blinded in D&D 5e

I'm playing a Wild Magic Sorcerer who obtained a Wand of Wonders — randomness ftw! Anyway, I accidentally blinded myself by using the wand. On my next turn, still being blind, I want to cast Acid ...
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Does spell resistance from Oath of Ancients protect against dragon breath attacks?

I'm trying to find some clarification on something that seems a little vague to me: I'm going to be turning level 7 soon as a Paladin, and my oath gives me resistance against spell damage. I'm not ...
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Rulebook Requirements for Curse of Strahd

Do I need to own both the Dungeon Masters Guide & the Monster Manual in order to run Curse of Strahd? I currently only have the Players Handbook and the starter pack.
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From when to when does a 1 round effect last?

In Pathfinder with 3pp content allowed, I want to build a soulknife whose mind blade has the coup de grace enchantment. It reads: Coup de grace weapons are exceptionally dangerous. On a successful ...
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Effect of Reduce Person on a Large character

I am naturally large from using the race builder, this gives me Large (7 RP): Prerequisite: Humanoids taking this quality must have the giant subtype; Benefit: Large creatures gain a +2 size bonus ...
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How Many Hero Points do you get when use Virtue Humble with the Hubris Unfortunate?

In 7th Sea Second edition I'm having trouble figuring out how these Arcana stack? Virtue: Humble Activate your Virtue to gain 2 Hero points instead of 1 when you activate your Hubris or trigger a ...
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Break Enchantment v. Feeblemind

Break enchantment's description contains the following: This spell frees victims from enchantments, transmutations, and curses. Break enchantment can reverse even an instantaneous effect. [...] If ...
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Balance issues for gestalt melee (or other lower Tier) characters

An idea I had for balancing higher level play is to allow characters who are not tier 1 spellcasters to gestalt. The worries I have are What is the cutoff where a character becomes tier 1? generally ...
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What counts as “knowing some facts about the target's life” for the purposes of imprisonment or other spells?

Pathfinder has a spell called Imprisonment: ... If you know the target's name and some facts about its life, the target takes a -4 penalty on its save. My problem with this is that "knowing ...
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Two Weapon fighting, Heavy weapons

First off I'm pretty new to D&D, starting off in 5e, so if all my ideas are completely wrong please forgive me. I love the idea of Two-weapon fighting, and tinkering around with it. My character ...
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Size bonus from enlarge person when naturally large?

I made a character using the race builder and spent the points required to be large. During a comment conversation it was pointed out to me that I might be doing something wrong here (besides that you ...
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Do common folk like staying dead?

This is based on How do I prevent a character from being resurrected? One of the answers was that a good way to keep them dead is to threaten a loved one, but then the comments pointed out that you ...
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How do different ways of increasing carrying capacity work together?

How would ant haul, enlarge person, and muleback cords (or bulls strength) work together for carrying capacity? Ant haul increases carrying capacity by 3x. Enlarge person increases carrying capacity ...
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What's the wizard prestige class that creates its own familiar?

I'm trying to locate a prestige class. The prestige class is designed for wizards. One of the requirements is the feat Craft Wondrous Item. The class description mentions that the wizard studies and ...
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Ideas for Challenges to face in a One Shot [on hold]

I'm a first time DM writing a one shot campaign for four players. I'm using a simplified version of 5e, same mechanics but simpler and no magic anywhere in the world. It's essentially medieval fiction,...
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Looking for a fun Table Top game for Three to Four people [on hold]

i recently got a couple of friends together and we started playing Dread (amazing game btw.) Now i want us to delve deeper into the table top rpg world, is there anyone who can suggest any games ...
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Where is the cost for adamantine and cold forged iron weapons? [duplicate]

I've been up and down the indexes but I can't seem to find this. There are monsters that are vulnerable to adamantine, silver, and I think cold forged iron, but I can only find rules for the creation ...
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Stacking the skill ranks from multiple headbands of vast intelligence

I have been researching magic item creation and headbands of vast intelligence. There is a specific property of the headband which interests me. A headband of vast intelligence has one skill ...
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Cost of custom crafted item with multiple enhancements spells?

Google-fu has thus failed me. I've been researching and learning the 3.5 crafting system for my upcoming artificer and I seem to have hit a snag in the pricing system. I am aware that it is only ...
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Are Will-o-the-Wisps immune to the Slumber hex?

Will-o-the-wisps have Immunity to Magic. The Slumber witch hex is a supernatural ability. Can a witch put a Will-o-the-Wisp to sleep? My guess is yes even though it seems kind of silly.
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How to head off problem players before they start? [on hold]

I am about to embark on my first campaign as a GM (D&D 5e if you think that might be relevant), and I will be leading this game for a whole slew of new players. Most of the players seem great, I ...
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Why does master craftsman allow skills like profession?

Why does the feat master craftsman allow skills other than craft (bows, weapons, armor)? Even if it was for the wondrous item aspect, it still does not make sense to me. Specifically to state that it ...
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Did the events in Spider Queen turmoil cross over to 5e?

I read all of the Spider Queen books including the fall of most of the Pantheon for deities for drow. Since Vhaeraun and the other drow deities met their demise. Can males that were clerics to the ...
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Can a marshal add double his Charisma modifier to his Diplomacy skill?

Can a marshal add his Charisma modifier twice to Charisma-based skills like Diplomacy?

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