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How do I end a game without causing problems between friendships? [closed]

I have been a DM for a long time. Recently I started school at a university. Naturally curious to find more friends with similar interests, I published a flier for D&D game night, open to anyone ...
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How to model psychic powers as an extra?

I'm currently GMing a game of Fate Core for a group of friends. The group has a range of experience with tabletop RPGs, including two total newbies. I have the most experience if the group, including ...
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What do I do about a power gamer? [duplicate]

I run a game of about six people and we have a generally good time. However, I have noticed recently that one of the players has started building an almost-identical munchkin to something I've seen on ...
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Can Vital Strike be used with the Mind Knight Path maneuver?

Vital Strike: When you use the attack action, you can make one attack at your highest base attack bonus that deals additional damage. Roll the weapon’s damage dice for the attack twice and add ...
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Where can I find FATE Core RPG symbols?

I want to write my own FATE Core adventures and rules. Where can I find either a font or individual graphical elements for: Overcome, Create an Advantage, Attack, and Defend. Do these exist? Do I ...
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Does Exhaustion Carry Over From A Druid's Wildshaped Form to Their Regular Form?

I have a player that has a druid character. She is trying to travel as far as possible using the form of a giant eagle. If she travels at the fastest pace possible for the longest time period possible ...
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Can a PC Sleep in Medium/Heavy Armor in D&D5e? [duplicate]

I've been assuming since I started DM-ing a D&D 5e campaign that a PC can sleep in light armor, but not medium or heavy armor without gaining levels of fatigue. However, I am now playing a Fighter ...
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Can clerics use spell scrolls for spells they receive through their Divine domains?

I've been trying to resolve some edge cases with who can use which spell scrolls. As the DMG says in the Spell Scroll entry on page 200: "If the spell is on your class's spell list, you can use an ...
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Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners

I am looking for a LARP rules set that allows me to run a relatively small (in the order of magnitude of 20–25 people) game with the following parameters: It works with a steam punk aesthetic. It ...
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Optimized cat dancer

Inspired by Where is the rule for skill limitations for animals? The Entertain trick gives a -2 penalty to perception to unwilling onlookers only if they fill a an opposed sense motive check against ...
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Where do I find the rules prohibiting animals from learning certain skills?

I remember some rules existing about certain skills being inappropriate for animals, or beyond their ability to use — either they don't get to take them in the first place, or the GM can forbid ...
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Applying an Intelligence-boosting Headband to an Animal to teach language?

If you gave an animal a Headband of Vast Intelligence, thus raising its intelligence beyond 2, would that allow it to learn to understand new languages (and speak if it's a thrush for example)? ...
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Are Nature and Intimidate checks supposed to be this powerful, even untrained?

A scenario that I recently got into was this: I (ranger), an avenger, and a fighter, all level 6, went to an empty cave, found a bear, and tried to calm it with Nature checks, and food, which I ...
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How does Flurry of Blows work when wielding two weapons?

I'm trying to understand how FoB interacts with wielding a weapon in each hand. When using Flurry of Blows while wielding two weapons, do I make an attack with each weapon for each additional attack? ...
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In order to use a Genasi racial power, must I be in the appropriate manifestation?

I am a Firesoul Genasi with Extra Manifestation (Water) and Extra Manifestation II (Earth). As I understand it, in order to get the passive bonuses that come with each manifestation (i.e. +1 Reflex ...
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Should “resistance to damage from non-magical weapons” continue to affect monster CR once the party has magical weapons?

My 5e group has reached level 5 and all have acquired +1 weapons. This renders the monster ability of "resistant to bludgeoning, piercing and slashing damage from non-magical weapons" a moot point. It'...
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How should I award XP for traps?

I'm creating an encounter and planning to use traps. The section of the DMG that provides trap rules and sample traps (120-123) does not provide XP guidelines for traps. Noncombat Challenges on page ...
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Can a polymorphed creature use class features that don't require speech or hand gestures?

Polymorph states (in part): The target’s game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics of the chosen beast. It retains its alignment and personality. ...
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What happens after T-Rex Grapples a creature in its mouth?

The Tyrannosaurus Rex's Bite attack reads as follows: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 33 (4d12 + 7) piercing damage. If the target is a Medium or smaller ...
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How do I find the highest number rolled in a pool if dice, and the number of times it is rolled using AnyDice?

I am learning the basics of AnyDice, and have seen it used to accomplish some rather complex algorithms. I'm running into a very rudimentary problem. Say I want to roll a pool of five ten-sided dice, ...
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Do I have to save once or multiple times vs. grades of Shaken?

In Spycraft, the rules state that a Will save is made whenever a character takes stress damage and their current total damage exceeds a certain threshold. I have heard conflicting rulings, however, ...
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In D&D 3.5, is there a mechanism to resemble the use of a remote-controlled car?

Playing a 6th level halfling rogue in 3.5, and I'd like to replicate a door lock mechanism from a copypasta. The setting is sort of prone to Magic Mart syndrome, so access to 1-4th level spells wouldn'...
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I want to teach English with a simple RPG: Which one should I use? [closed]

The context I am an experienced GM and EFL/ESOL* teacher. I've mostly played pre-3e D&D but also later D&D, Exalted and OWoD, Savage Worlds, more recently D&D Next Playtest / 5e and Fate. ...
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Modern floorplan generator? [closed]

What I'm looking for is a tool to generate for me floorplans and maps for a wide array of situations. Home and office interiors are foremost, towns, streets, cities, and more are desired. There are ...
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How to effectively (pre)build encounters for a 'Sandbox' Setting

I have a dilemma for my user created (original) High Fantasy setting. I have every zone, NPC, region and it's potential creatures all designed and solid. It's been a long running RP over Forums for ...
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Do alchemists/investigators with swift alchemy take less time to make extracts?

Are extracts considered alchemical items for the purposes of swift alchemy? And what about mutagens and bombs? Do this items benefit from the halved creation time?
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How many spell slots does a Level 3 Warlock have in 5E?

The Warlock Table in the PHB (p106) states that a Warlock has the following: 1 First-level spell slot at level 1. 2 First-level spell slots at level 2. 2 Second-level spell slots at level 3. Does ...
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Which book is the Black Blade feature for the SwordMage in?

I remember reading something about a 'black blade' class feature for the swordmage but now I can't find it. It was basically where the 'black blade' was an intelligent weapon with it's own agenda. I ...
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Do D&D 5E characters get the characteristics of both Classes AND Backgrounds?

I went into character creation assuming yes, but I feel like I'm overdoing it. If I'm doing this right, my Half-Elf Cleric (Nature) with Acolyte Background has: Two Holy Symbols (from Cleric and ...
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Does a Paladin 3/Fighter 1 get the level 4 ability score improvement? [duplicate]

I'm about to level up in a fifth edition campaign and so far I'm a level 3 paladin. I'm thinking of multiclassing into a fighter instead of increasing my paladin level to 4. I am wanting to know, if I ...
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How are statistics determined for an awakened animal?

Do published awakened creatures exist? Is there a stat block in any official text—including Dragon and Dungeon magazines—for a creature that's been the target of the 5th-level Drd spell awaken [trans]...
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How does the spell “Blood of the Martyr” work?

The spell reads: You cause the target to bleed from every orifice, and her organs and blood become suffused with positive energy. If the subject fails her Fortitude save, she takes 1d6 points of ...
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RPG system for “town management”? [closed]

I have an idea for a campaign in which my players will go with a "colonisation" mission. They will be responsible of exploration and making settlement on unknown land. My question is, if there is any ...
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What can I do to prevent a player from breaking the game?

Several of my friends are starting a game pretty soon, and one of the players is a great guy, and fun to play with EXCEPT, he plays with the objective of optimization, while everyone else plays much ...
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Are there any RPGs with an insane amount of stats? [closed]

Are there any RPGs with a ridiculous amount of stats? I'm not looking for an enjoyable play experience, just a game with many stats to see how crazy and complicated it is. (The reason being I want ...
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1answer
335 views

Can a chainsword's discarded die trigger righteous fury as well?

So here's an issue that came up in a campaign I'm running. A party member is using a chainsword with the tearing rule. This rule states that you roll an additional die for damage and discard the ...
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Does the Daylight spell hurt Vampires?

My PCs have a spear which is able to cast the Daylight Spell. Would this have any effect on Vampires in the spell radius like regular Sunlight would or would it just be considered Bright light for the ...
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1answer
478 views

Is there any limit to how often can you Smite in a round?

I have argued this with my group and we always come to no formal conclusion, as there are valid arguments on each side: In regard to smiting, is there a limit to how many you can perform in a round? ...
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How is Hold spent, and how long can you save it?

Having played Dungeon World a handful of times, I love it. I still find the concept of accruing and spending hold a bit confusing. I purchased the pdf version of the game. I found the following text ...
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577 views

What is a good game for a conflict-avoidant, disaffectionate player [closed]

I am having trouble finding a good system for a mentally impaired friend of mine. I have a player who does not want to form emotional attachments to characters (or anything else in the game fiction) ...
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1answer
313 views

How do I determine passive insight/perception?

I just don't know how to find what I'm supposed to put in for insight and perception. How are they calculated?
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For the purposes of Two Weapon Fighting, are pistols considered light weapons?

In the entry for firearms in Ultimate Combat, pistols are not explicitly given a classification of light weapon or otherwise, so I'm unsure how the Two Weapon Fighting feat would apply to dual-...
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5answers
5k views

Punishing a player for instant-actioning

I GM a home-made D&D-style game which my friends and I play, and we had a scenario go as follows: After a player-character threw something at the wall, the players rolled a one and I was ...
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Do 5e Warlocks have to prepare spells?

I don't know a lot about how preparing spells works. I know that some classes have to prepare their spells and others don't. I couldn't find any information about Warlocks.
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Can Improved Natural Attack apply to Animal Devotion's serpent's strike?

Using the serpent's strike special ability of the feat Animal Devotion (Complete Champion 54-55), it's possible for a character to get for at least 1 minute 1/day a bite natural attack that deals only ...
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1answer
428 views

How would a “Life Drain” power work in Mutants and Masterminds 3e?

I have been trying to design a power that deals damage to an enemy and heals the player for the amount of damage dealt to the enemy. Effectively, this would be transferring life energy from the target ...
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2answers
628 views

Can a readied action come between an attack roll and its damage roll?

So, the rules for Hiding from the Player Basic Rules, p. 73: If you are hidden—both unseen and unheard—when you make an attack, you give away your location when the attack hits or misses. Let's ...
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Is there any errata for the 5e DMG? [duplicate]

The treasure table on page 138 is missing the die roll no.10. Is there any errata for the DMG for that or even in general?
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1answer
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Is there any problem with Android PCs healing via the Make Whole spell?

I'm about to start running the Iron Gods campaign for some friends, and the thought occurred to me: players who choose to play as an Android are constructs, and thus the Make Whole spell would work on ...
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2answers
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Attacking a Swarm with a spell while it's in a players space

My players have walked into a Spider Lair and fought their first group of Spiderlings, or effectively a Swarm of Spiders from the MM. I didn't realize until after the encounter that they have a reach ...

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