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Do Fireballs generate explosive force?

My reading of the rules concerning Fireball and Delayed Fireball in 5e work it out to be something along the lines of "the caster picks a point in space, and when the spell goes off (or after some ...
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Can every PC in the party make a perception check?

If four PCs enter a room, can they all do perception checks in a row to improve their odds of detecting stuff?
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Can a mute warlock make normal use of the Voice of the Chain Master class feature?

I just made a warlock that has The Great old one as his patron, and Pact of the chain, However I wanted to make the warlock a mute Through losing his tongue(only communicating through his Awakened ...
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1answer
93 views

How long does it take to learn Thaumaturgy/Necromancy rituals?

I found in Rites of the Blood on pg.136 that rituals can be learned for free for Tremere/Giovanni/Other as long a teacher is available + other resources (those are not a problem) but it takes time. I ...
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Can I sneak attack someone with Uncanny Dodge, without my own Uncanny Dodge?

I have a level 8 Swashbuckler//Guild Agent Rogue. The Guild Agent archetype made me give up Uncanny Dodge. Is there a way I can do sneak attack damage to someone with Uncanny Dodge? Or is it still ...
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Is there light inside a Bag of Holding?

My question is fairly simple: is there light inside a bag of holding? I'm asking this because I'm trying to do a passive run and I plan on storing unconscious enemies in the bag. I know that living ...
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Is There a World Creation Tool for Rolemaster [on hold]

Is there a tool for world creation that follows the guidelines in Rolemaster Campaign Law, or even in general?
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711 views

Is a map/grid required for all actions?

I'm playing 5th edition D&D as the Dungeon Master for my son and his friends, and I have never played the game before. Is a map/grid required for all actions? If, say, one of the players is ...
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Does anyone have a good system for martial arts moves in Cyberpunk 20/20? [on hold]

I would like a system to have a fight between martial artists. A kung Fu showdown. The regular system works good for combat with a group, but is too generic for the epic one-on-one battle between two ...
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439 views

How much can a pteranodon lift?

I've looked through the Monster Manual for clues but I can't seem to find anything concrete about how much a pteranodon (or any other flying creature for that matter) can lift while flying. They have ...
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1answer
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Can I use a Large light weapon to get Power Attack damage?

I'm a fighter who's found a really good dagger I want to use. Sadly, it's a light weapon and Power Attack has this unfortunate clause: You can’t add the bonus from Power Attack to the damage dealt ...
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Given enough time, can a wizard transmute a living creature?

As a DM, I was involved in running a couple of one offs with a large group of people who were new to D&D. The group consisted of a couple of DMs who each ran there own little session with a couple ...
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Is “Time Of Thin Blood” book from Revised edition fully compatible with V20? [duplicate]

Subject. Or are there any problems/changes in some V20 books? I have always been a fan of weak vampires, but I like V20 more than Revised. I speak about mechanics rather than setting.
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Are there any rules for creating intelligent items by PC's in 3.5E? If not…, please help!

Title says it all, really. Intelligent Items [SRD] & DMG 3.5 mention: "In general, less than 1% of magic items have intelligence." Like artifacts, intelligent items are never encountered as ...
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4answers
491 views

What can I do when I've introduced an overpowered plot element?

In my Mythic Fantasy Role-playing Game homebrew setting, one god gave his cultists the recipe for a special alloy, and a rival god gave to a kingdom that opposes the cultists the same recipe. The PCs ...
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1answer
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How likely is success in Dungeon World?

Most any roll in Dungeon World that isn't a damage roll is 2d6 plus the relevant stat modifier. The results (barring explicit exceptions in the move) fall into the following three categories: ...
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Can you use a swift action during a full round action?

Are you allowed to use a swift action in the middle of a full round action like full attack? The only movement you can take during a full attack is a 5-foot step. You may take the step before, ...
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1answer
141 views

Can I mix ranged and melee attacks in a Full Attack?

I am playing a Zen Archer Monk. I have a question about using my full attack. A monks unarmed strike is defined as At 1st level, a monk gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. A monk's ...
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Does the -4 to disarm still apply if you have Improved Unarmed Strike?

I was reading the combat maneuvers section and was reading the disarm part. You can attempt to disarm your opponent in place of a melee attack. If you do not have the Improved Disarm feat, or a ...
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How many PCs does Crucible of the Gods need?

The standard for D&D 4e is 5 PCs in a party, but Crucible of the Gods includes 6 pregenerated characters. Is this just to allow some choice and variation?
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Stacking Enhancement Bonuses [duplicate]

Do enhancement bonuses to ability scores stack? Such as from a Belt of Giant Strength and from the spell Bull's Strength?
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111 views

Allow an EPIC PC-Lich? How to allow research lichdom? [closed]

Long time reader, first time poster: I have a near-Epic PC on my hands with cash to spare and wanting to become a Lich. I obviously have a lot of problems with that, but don't want to forbid it ...
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How can I develop a campaign around the concept of a band of outlaws and fugitives? [closed]

I'd like to run a campaign where the players are all outlaws and fugitives of different sorts who are on the run for reasons they themselves come up with. The PCs wouldn't be able to freely show their ...
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1answer
49 views

Combining Cyber Implant Weapons and Martial Arts?

Can you combine a cyber implant weapon (Handblade, SR5458) with a martial art? The handblade is using the Unarmed Combat skill and the Physical limit. So if anybody knows something about that... ...
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3answers
642 views

How to be permanently scentless?

I really like the effect that deodorizing agent provides and have been wondering how to get it as a permanent effect. Coating a creature in a vial of this milky, odorless substance takes 1 minute ...
3
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1answer
115 views

How does the weapon cord work?

When I first came across a weapon cord, I loved the idea of them and their ability to help prevent me from losing a weapon. Ever since then I have been attaching them to any weapon which I solely use. ...
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4answers
291 views

How does Spirit Guardians impact available movement for affected creatures?

For the spell Spirit Guardians, which has a 15' radius, An affected creature’s speed is halved in the area. If a creature with normal speed 30 entered the area after moving 15 feet, what is its ...
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2answers
89 views

Can a Damphir Antipaladin use Touch of Corruption with a Swift Action?

It is known Paladins can heal themselves with a Swift Action: Lay On Hands (Su) Beginning at 2nd level, a paladin can heal wounds (her own or those of others) by touch. Each day she can use ...
2
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1answer
116 views

Sneak attacks per round [duplicate]

I attacked someone that is prone. So I attack with advantage plus sneak attack. Then in his turn he leaves my space which grants me an opportunity attack. Here's my question: does that opportunity ...
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2answers
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Does Curse of the Evil Eye affect all saving throws and ability checks?

We have the below snippet from the description of the Curse of the Evil Eye ability from Fomorian's statblock. (MM. Page 136) ...On a failed save, the creature is also cursed with magical ...
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1answer
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Are there any jump-capable fighters in the books that don't have an astromech?

After finding only fighters that have astromechs that are jump-capable in the books I have, I'm wondering: Are there any fighters in expansions or supplements that are jump capable and don't have an ...
4
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3answers
332 views

Can you pause a spell's duration?

Can you suppress a spell duration (or magical item) so that you can effectively pause the duration of it? I have a custom item with a once-per-day effect, and the duration has a (d) on it, meaning I ...
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1answer
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How can I convert the combat stats of an XD20 module to D&D 5E?

I picked up XDM: Quest for the Tavern the other day, because I like the idea of a dungeon co-written by a webcomic artist and the guy who runs the Killer Breakfast. The problem is that I'd like to run ...
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0answers
58 views

What's the quickest and cheapest way to duplicate a spellbook? [duplicate]

I currently have a copy of Boccob's Blessed Book, which is fantastic, but I fear that if I lose it somehow (it gets stolen, sucked into the Astral Plane, etc.) I won't be useful as a wizard. I'd like ...
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4answers
224 views

Do the AC Bonus (Ex) class abilities of monks and swordsages stack?

Monk and Swordsage both get the class feature AC Bonus (Ex). Monk: When unarmored and unencumbered, the monk adds her Wisdom bonus (if any) to her AC. In addition, a monk gains a +1 bonus to AC ...
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0answers
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Enlarge person and mythic [closed]

Why does mythic enlarge person have a maximum size of huge when enlarge person has no such restriction? I assume its to prevent shenanigans about becoming too big, but then why doesn't enlarge person ...
8
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3answers
407 views

Varying Success When Casting Difficult Spells

I am trying to adapt D&D 5e to a Harry Potter setting,* basically creating an adventuring group of wizards.† For the most part, I've matched up Harry Potter magic with D&D schools and ...
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3answers
210 views

Can you move and act with the Ready action?

I am trying to understand the Find Familiar spell and its interaction with the Ready action. The PHB reads about Ready: First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. ...
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How much can a GMPC's racial traits be improved by fiat in D&D? [closed]

I am aware of Rule 0, but can a DM make his GMPC tiefling/half elf immune to poison or is this more left open to interpretation? Similarly, can he change the template where it says fire resist to fire ...
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1answer
54 views

Maximizing initiative [closed]

What non-magic item and non-spell options are available to characters for maximizing initiative? Things I am thinking: Race that boosts DEX Certain classes like Scout or Swordsage The Improved ...
2
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1answer
85 views

How would a large character use stealth?

Being that a large creature is larger than most things on the battlefield (and even in normal circumstances), how can one reasonably say that they were unable to see it? Even if it moves quietly, its ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Does constitution modifier math into racial HD health in DnD 3.5?

If a PC with 18 CON is playing a race that has 2d10 racial HD, and rolls 5 and 3, would he start his first class level with 5+3 + class HD or 9+7 + class HD? I couldn't seem to find whether ...
5
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1answer
438 views

What are the benefits of having a mount?

Regarding mounts, especially gained through Find Steed: They have only a few simple actions, without even Help let alone Attack. The spells you can share with them are almost only buffs to keep them ...
3
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3answers
140 views

Are XP award for one large encounter vs. lots of smaller encounters different?

Suppose my five level-2 player characters (PCs) face 10 CR2 challenges/encounters in a given Pathfinder session. To be concrete, let's assume these encounters are monsters that are each worth 500 XP. ...
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6answers
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Can an unconscious person drink a potion?

PHB 153 reads: Potion of Healing. A character who drinks the magical red fluid in this vial regains 2d4 + 2 hit points. Drinking or administering a potion takes an action. By my ...
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2answers
336 views

Tempest Cleric: when does Wrath of the Storm trigger? [duplicate]

I had a question regarding this ability and what causes it to trigger. It says a 'hit' but does a hit necessarily include a damage roll or does this include when an attack is above the character's ...
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0answers
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Vengeance paladin and polearm master advice [closed]

I have chosen an Oath of Vengeance paladin. My group consists of a rogue and a ranger and me. I want to do polearm and run polearm master. Do you think that is wise with the group I am running with? ...
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4answers
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Can you use the 5e spell Telekinesis to attack with a weapon?

I'm looking over the rules for telekinesis, and it leaves me wondering based on the RAW. It says this: … You can try to move an object that weighs up to 1,000 pounds. If the object isn't ...
5
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1answer
109 views

Is the draconic sorcerer's elemental affinity damage halved when a spell's damage is halved?

As the title says, is the damage from a draconic sorcerer's elemental affinity halved when a spell's damage is halved? For example, if a target of the fireball spell makes their save.
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0answers
57 views

As a 5e Vengeance Paladin, how do I get a bonus action? [duplicate]

super nooby question. I just started playing and have noticed that the paladin class has spells with a cast time of '1 bonus action'. So...how do I gain the ability to take a Bonus Action?

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