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Is Magic Jar a save or die?

If I possess a humanoid using Magic Jar and stay next to my original body, then someone moves the jar more than 100 feet away from me and destroys it, will the possessed creature die and will I be ...
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What would be a fair price for mithral by the pound in 5th edition? [closed]

I was looking to create some mithral armor (breastplate) in a game that I have recently reached 3rd level fighter in. In the DMG, it states that when creating a magical item, the material the item is ...
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Guide for using all the tools and kits

I can't seem to find this information in the three main rule books, but outside of some general information about lock picking, is there a definitive guide for how to use the various tools and kits ...
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Does Grappling Halve Your Remaining Speed?

This question acts as a clarification to another question on this site. Here's the scenario: You have 60' of movement at the start of your turn You move 30' to any direction You grapple someone at ...
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Can a spectral image speak?

D&D 4th Ed says the mage spell Spectral Image creates a "complex illusion of a creature or object" that can "make sounds". Can a spectral image speak? If so, can the mage control its dialog if ...
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Can Twinned Enlarge/Reduce shrink one creature and enlarge another? [duplicate]

As the title says, can a caster use Twinned Enlarge/Reduce to shrink one enemy, and enlarge one ally?
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Is ending one's turn considered a perceivable circumstance? [duplicate]

The rules for the Ready action are as follows: First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. Then, you choose the action you will take in response to that trigger, or ...
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What happens if a necromancer gets alzheimers? [closed]

If a necromancer was suffering from alzheimers and then transitioned to a lich, would it stay the same, progress and get worse, or disappear? This is just a hypothetical question and not actually ...
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What happens if a necromancer has Alzheimer's? [closed]

If a necromancer was suffering from Alzheimer's and then transitioned to a lich, would it stay the same, progress and get worse, or disappear? This is just a hypothetical debate about 5e between ...
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Can a wizard add *raise dead* to the spellbook?

The Restore Life effect of Master Transmuter on PHB119 reads: You cast the raise dead spell on a creature you touch with the transmuter's stone, without expending a spell slot or needing to have ...
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How can I create a magic system that works like the one in The Black Company novels? [closed]

I'm building a D&D campaign modeled after the Black Company books by Glen Cook. I especially like the system of magic used in his books. What guidelines should I follow when creating a magic ...
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Does the grappling movement speed penalty stack?

In 5e, a player who is grappling has their movement speed halved. However, a player with two hands can grapple two opponents. As the wording seems to indicate that the movement speed penalty applies ...
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How long do you fall at the end of your turn?

Related to this question: How far do you fall per turn? My friend wants to use the barbarians eagle ability to fly up so high that he would not hit the ground before the end of his turn. Now, Mike ...
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Is this die from an RPG?

The following die is light black plastic, with gold paint on the carved side icons, and is 0.5 inches in length, width, and height. Is this die from an RPG? If so, which RPG? Does the die have a ...
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Path of War Maneuvers and bonus attack damage

I'd like a few clarifications on bonus damage and effects when using Maneuvers. I'm going to be playing a Stalker, and finally have a GM who is OK with me using this book (so much fear about the ...
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Is there a way of keeping Song of Ice and Fire Intrigue encounters from feeling too “Gamey”?

Whenever I run social encounters beyond simple intrigues in Song of Ice and Fire I either feel like I've abandoned the rules all together or the running step by step nature makes the exchange feel ...
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Does a wizard need to hold a component pouch or focus in one hand in order for it to work?

One of my PCs is a (weird) wizard who is frequently switching quickly between items—one turn he's wielding a quarterstaff two-handed, the next he's got a component pouch and a dagger, and after that, ...
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Is a non-combat character damaging in a party? [closed]

I'm trying to build a rogue/cleric based on having a ton of proficiencies and languages with high mental stats (especially charisma). The problem is, I'm worried I will not be an effective PC in the ...
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What is the point of applying shield spikes to a one-handed weapon?

I was looking over the weapon-creation chart towards the end of this page, and saw that one of the options available to you is making the weapon count as a light shield with spikes. However, when I ...
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Is a Scythe a heavy weapon or no? [closed]

I'm new to D&D (I've played Palladium before though) and looking through the weapons for the character I'm making I noticed something confusing about the scythe. The stats I have call it a heavy ...
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Can a 10th Level Bard use Magical secrets to gain 5th level Paladin spells?

Basically I am looking at having my bard take Banishing Smite and Destructive wave as his spells for magical secrets. This would be to increase his damage output as a Valour Bard. The description of ...
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Is it possible to use Sneak Attack with the Magic Stone cantrip?

From Sneak Attack: "...Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged ...
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How many rolls does it take to get to six coins?

I'm designing a microRPG and need some help calculating probabilities so I can make an informed decision about how many coins to start with (controlling session duration and early-game frustration). ...
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Can a fundamentally deceptive character work?

This question is in the spirit of another question I asked before. I would like to explore a style of role-playing in DnD (specifically 3.5e) that may be slightly different from how characters usually ...
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Adding monsters to party. How to balance challenge rating. [duplicate]

So a party of 4 level 4 PC's got an earth elemental. Personally I use Kobold Fight Club to manage my PC's encounters. Although I don't this elemental to make the game no longer balanced when fighting ...
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Is swordsage profficient with bastard sword?

The Bastard sword's description: A bastard sword is too large to use in one hand without special training; thus, it is an exotic weapon. A character can use a bastard sword two-handed as a martial ...
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Soft vs hard moves in ambushes

A recurring problem I have in Dungeon World is having an ambush or other hidden danger set up and not wanting my players to just blunder into it without giving them a chance. It seems that calling for ...
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Samurai multi-classing into paladin but with low CHA

I'll try to make this short. I am a level 12 Samurai at the moment and I wish to multiclass into paladin, but the sad part is I have a modifier of 0 in Charisma, so that's out the door unless you guys ...
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Can an Alchemist's Bomb be used as a trap component?

Ok, this will be a tricky question. This is an idea I got recently when creating a character specialized in explosives. I looked for ways to mimic a proximity mine with non-advanced technology. My ...
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Can a gnome (Bard) disguise as an Orc?

My group has previously joked about my gnome Bard disguising himself as an Orc and broadly suggested that wouldn't work because of the height difference. However, my interpretation (based on ...
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Is a bag of holding waterproof?

Are the contents of a bag of holding (such as scrolls) safe from water damage while inside it when the bag is immersed in water?
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Can a character reduced to Tiny size but originally bigger use his Dexterity modifier for Climb checks?

In Pathfinder, Tiny or smaller creatures use their Dexterity modifier for Climb checks instead of Strengh. It is quite easy to understand in terms of game balance and common sense alike. But then I ...
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How to use spot checks in a wilderness encounter?

The wilderness adventures section (DMG pp. 86-95) lists spotting distances for wilderness encounters. I.e. the maximum distance at which a Spot check for detecting the nearby presence of others ...
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Do you regain consciousness immediately after rolling a 20 on a death saving throw?

In the PHB, it mentions that upon rolling a 20 on a death saving throw, you regain 1 HP. However, are you still unconscious after receiving this 1 HP? Additionally, if magically healed (by cure wounds ...
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How to improve a character with Vow of Poverty [AC; Hitpoints; Charisma; Constitution]?

Despite templates, items granting inherent bonuses and permanency-spells, how can a character be improved? Are there places to which the character can travel that would get him mechanical benefits ...
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Can clerics use swords

My DM, who hasn't played newer versions of D&D, was asking if my cleric was allowed to use sharp weapons, I double checked the descriptions and didn't see anything written, but now I am doubting ...
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Can a Bard use Inspiration Dice and Cutting Words when casting a spell with a Wisdom Save?

I am playing a level 5 bard, stolen away from my group to the underdark by a mindflayer. I have 28 HP, two third level spells slots, and no weapons. I'm in deep trouble, but I think if I cast ...
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How can I handle a disruptive player with thin skin?

My problem is that I have a player who Takes everything that happens to his character personally and then throws tantrums, and Metagames consistently. We run a very homebrew game, all players know ...
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Can Force effects from the Border Ethereal affect targets on the Prime Material?

According to the DMG, force extends from prime material plane into the border ethereal plane. Border Ethereal DMG page 48: A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and utterly silent to ...
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Can show of power be used as a simple demon detector?

Related to this question: Do demons in cover generate disbelief? So I have a demon character in one game who thinks that he can use a hunter power he has seen in combination with show of power to ...
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What happens if you interact with a believed illusion

I started playing a wizard in our new campaign and we are struggling with handling illusion spells. We have had the following situation where we do not know what to do. I cast a box out of stone ...
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How can I adapt fourthcore to play-by-forum?

Fourthcore adventures have an ingrained time limit that puts pressure on player action and prompts fast, dashy solutions rather than overcautious approaches (or at least has the players chose which ...
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Staff as implement: one hand or two?

Staves count as both an implement and as a weapon (a “weapliment” in common parlance). When used as a weapon, they are treated as quarterstaves, a two-handed weapon, so undoubtedly when used to make ...
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Can I use fabricate to turn gold coins into ingots worth three times as much gold?

I was reading through some spells and I came across Fabricate. This gave me a solid moment of pause. Particularily, "Material Component: The original material, which costs the same amount as the raw ...
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What's the best item to keep a wizard alive? [closed]

Right now my party is 5th level and we just spent some downtime crafting. But I can tell the encounters are aiming at my wizard a little more since I'm dealing consistent damage now. Current party is ...
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Drinking Bless Weapon Oil

A player picked up a bottle of bless weapon oil and is wanting to know what happens if he drinks it, and I cannot find any specifications on this. I would guess that nothing would happen but was ...
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1answer
132 views

Does Web have effects outside of the creatures caught in it?

Are there any lingering effects from web spell? We had an encounter with 4 creatures, 2 of them caught in the web. After we killed the 2 caught in the web, one of us went for a melee attack on one of ...
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Combining feats with 2 standard actions in a round

In a Pathfinder campaign me and a friend are Co-DM'ing a campaign and we have a special fight planned for the party if they put in the extra work. They will fight 2, lvl 20, Mythic Tier III ...
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Shifter Barbarian rage and Shifting combo?

how does rage and Shifting mechanic work are they fine being used together or is there something in rage info that I've missed that says its not allowed? Link for shifter information- ...
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Can a level 3 cleric prepare and cast his 3rd-level domain spell?

As a level 3 cleric with the Darkness domain, I think I get the ability to cast deeper darkness because the spell is listed as a 3rd-level domain spell. Yet as a level 3 cleric I can only cast ...

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