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How do you identify what spell is on a spell scroll?

Are they always unidentified, except for when a Wizard already knows the spell? If the wizard already knows it, is it already identified?
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Spell scroll use [duplicate]

If I copy a scroll into a spellbook, does the scroll get used and thus become unusable, or do I keep it, still able to use it to cast the spell?
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How does a wizard or bard learn new spells?

So! I didn't find anything in the D&D 5e books about learning spells as an arcane spellcaster. I have a question: As, say, a Wizard levels up and gets new spell slots, does he need to go to a ...
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2answers
173 views

How should I describe a near miss? [closed]

Ok this is a combat storytelling question: Say a monster has an AC of 15. Player character rolls to hit it with a melee attack. 1d20 + X... player gets a 14. When I tell the player what happened, ...
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When to roll during spellcasting? [closed]

I have played a few games of D&D with my equally as inexperienced friends and there are some uncertainties we have about spells that I would like to clarify before I take my turn to DM. When ...
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1answer
151 views

Does hostile juxtaposition work on my attacker?

Hostile juxtaposition will let me essentially swap places with another creature when attacked, allowing the attack to damage that creature instead. If the target of my hostile juxtaposition was the ...
6
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2answers
491 views

Can Minor Illusion be used to simulate speech?

Such as generating a spoken sentence or series of sentences in a particular person's voice?
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Best way to kill a problematic fellow player character?

In my D&D game I play with some friends, I appear to have come across a problem. Every time we pass by a tavern our Dragonborn who is a chaotic evil Druid keeps burning them down, is wanted, and ...
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1answer
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What feats specifically benefit a character's shield use?

I was building a defensively-minded cohort today when I realized that I've searched stacks of books for all the shield-boosting feats several times in the past, and decided that the Pathfinder ...
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Do I have to be a Bloodrager in order to have Bloodrage Rage Powers?

Although is seems like a no-brainer, I still have to ask :) Looking at rage powers, it's divided into three categories: General Rage Powers Totem Rage Powers Bloodrage Rage Powers Just by ...
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1answer
387 views

How many natural attacks / damage can I do in one full round?

So I'm building a new 5th level character and I'm going all in for STR built natural attacks character. Race: Half-Orc (Toothy) Urban Barbarian (2lvl) / Shapeshifting Ranger (3lvl) I rolled 18 in ...
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461 views

How do I motivate a player who is apathetic in my game?

I'm GMing Star Wars, and one of my players just sits back and goes with the flow. He rarely takes the initiative and when he describes his actions he's usually just describing the mechanics rather ...
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1answer
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Does Amplified Rage stack with Normal Rage?

As the Feat suggests, Amplified Rage should stack with normal rage. Is this correct? So I would get +8 in STR and CON when I'm adjacent to a raging ally?
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Famous franchises in D&D [closed]

Does anyone know if there are any adaptations of famous stories like the Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Red Riding Hood and others like those, for D&D 5e?
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1answer
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Sorcerer Spell Daily Limit in Simple Terms

So the way it works, as I understand it, is at level 3 I have 5 level 0 spells(unlimited), and 2 Level 1 spells(6 times a day). What I need clarification on is do I get to cast each of my level 1's 6 ...
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2k views

How is childbirth handled?

Recently I decided I wanted my character to get pregnant and have a baby. She's in a sense "dating" another PC in our group. I have talked to my DM, and we're trying to find out what's needed for when ...
2
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1answer
434 views

Where can I find the information for an Elemental Myrmidon for use in 5e?

As a DM(GM) I use a battle mat and miniatures for the majority of my encounters. Having recently made the switch to 5e I am not overly familiar with all of the monsters or resources at my disposal. I ...
2
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1answer
117 views

Compare die pool probabilities in AnyDice

I'd like to evaluate the win percentage when 3d6 keep the highest 2 [add them together] compares to 5d6 keep highest 2. The function in AnyDice would hopefully be able to modified to compare any d6 ...
2
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1answer
626 views

Variances between 2 'Great Weapon Fighting' entries on purpose?

I had a question about 'Great Weapon Fighting' as it applied to Paladins, which lead me here: Does Great Weapon Fighting apply to Superiority Die rolls? During my research. While the answer cleared ...
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1answer
182 views

Using an Improvised Spellcasting Focus

This question is a companion to this one that focused on crafting an improvised spellcasting focus. Here I wish to focus on using such an improvised focus. If a caster typically uses a spellcasting ...
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5answers
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How can I homebrew a more priestly divine caster?

I'm going to DM a new D&D 5e campaign soon, and a player wants to play a priest that's more like how they are in World of Warcraft Priest—focused on healing and spiritual matters rather than a ...
2
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3answers
376 views

Is there a good way to determine the value of magic items in 5e?

In 5e, magic items aren't as common or as varied like in older editions, but that also means it is hard to place prices on them. As DM, NPC's can't really sell a magic item because we don't know the ...
4
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2answers
627 views

Can you summon an Elemental Myrmidon, and if so, do you need the armor?

If I cast Conjure Elemental at a higher level, could I summon an Elemental Myrmidon? Also, it says they are summoned into armor, empowering them, so would you need some armor to summon one?
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3answers
247 views

Is it possible to increase the lifespan of a Juicer?

Some old friends want to try and play RIFTS again, something I haven't played for about 20 years, literally. Flipping through the pages, I came across and remembered the Juicer and decided, "Yeah, I ...
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209 views

Is rapier considered a light melee weapon

For duel wielding penalties, I was not sure if duel wielding rapiers would allow me to use the two weapon fighting feat or not.
6
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1answer
382 views

Crafting an Improvised Spellcasting Focus?

If a caster typically uses a spellcasting focus to cast spells and loses it, and they are in a dungeon or other location where they cannot purchase a new one (or even purchase special materials for a ...
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2answers
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How much would self mending clothes cost?

My friend is running a pathfinder game and I was wondering how much it would cost for my character to have clothes that mend themselves should anything happen to them (getting stabbed/ripped, catching ...
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2answers
2k views

Does a created or summoned creature have an ability to spawn or summon another one?

Let's consider I am a Pale Master. I created a wraith. Those undead have this ability: Create Spawn (Su): Any humanoid slain by a wraith becomes a wraith in 1d4 rounds. Its body remains intact ...
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5answers
354 views

How to create reusable (or very cheap) 3D dungeons?

In our Sci-Fi session we had the recurring problem that characters were injured because of bad battle map display. We figured it would be great to have a set of reusable adjustable walls etc. with ...
2
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2answers
121 views

Are there any rules for spaceships in D20?

Aside from the D20 versions of Star Wars, which are different enough that they can't be used in combination with many normal D20 products like d20 Mecha, are there any books that have rules for ...
11
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1answer
2k views

Can you cast a 9th level spell if your multiclass spell slots have 9th level spell slots?

Say I play a Cleric 14/Paladin 6. I have the spell slots of a lvl 17 spellcaster, but can I cast the 9th level spells of the Cleric, or am I limited to 7th? Would this also work with other classes ...
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2answers
552 views

Can I get Advantage on attacks or spells by using Time Stop?

According to the Time-Stop description, it ends if I affect another creature or their stuff. But suppose that I cast Time-Stop and during my next turn I attack an opponent, or cast a spell at them. ...
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0answers
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What is an appropriate encounter in Deathwatch [duplicate]

I am wondering how to judge what kind of encounter will be right for my group. I would like to design challenging encounters, but not ones which will be impossible or far too easy. How will I know if ...
8
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1answer
644 views

With the Paladin's Divine Smite, can you expend spell slots over 4th?

If I multiclass Caster 18/Paladin 2, could I use higher than 4th level spell slots to use Divine Smite, even if I gain no bonuses to damage for doing so?
9
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1answer
354 views

Can an artificer buff his charisma before making the UMD check of the day?

In order to make an item, an artificer needs to make UMD checks to emulate features he doesn't have, but the book does not state how much time it takes to make such a check. Can an artificer buff his ...
5
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2answers
985 views

Can you dual wield lances?

If you have the dual wielder feat, and you are riding a mount can you wield two lances. Also what would the damage dice be?
7
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2answers
369 views

Can you write spells prepared with “knowledge pool” in your spellbook?

Knowledge pool At 7th level, when a magus prepares his magus spells, he can decide to expend 1 or more points from his arcane pool, up to his Intelligence bonus. For each point he expends, he can ...
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2answers
275 views

What spells can a Psion learn?

In the Psionic Handbook, Dungeon and Dragon edition 3.5, on page 7, Table 1.1 shows how many spells you learn for each level. Example at level 1: you get 2+d spell of level 0 spell. so 2 spell + 1 ...
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2answers
195 views

Can a vampire use a Headband of Ferocity to avoid turning gaseous at 0 HP?

Does a vampire that's using a headband of ferocity (S&F, p. 77) get to not automatically turn gaseous when reduced to 0hp, so they can then do something else like quaff an inflict potion, rather ...
6
votes
2answers
361 views

What is the use for an alchemist's lab?

If the alchemist's lab (500gp) provides +2 circumstance bonus on craft(alchemy) checks, what use is there for it if a masterwork artisan's tools (55gp) already provides the same bonus on ANY craft ...
5
votes
1answer
195 views

If a magical item has an effect that changes how it looks passively after its activated, would polymorph disable that?

So essentially I am trying to understand this is the situation: Kitsune with Fox shape feat has the item Demon Talon equipped to a stump. Let's say both of their hands, so two Demon Talons. If this ...
7
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3answers
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Is there a limit on what tinker tools can do?

What I mean by this is can you make anything you can imagine within the reason of the world. This includes using materials to construct a plane or parachute. Because me as a player finds that amazing, ...
4
votes
1answer
132 views

Can Telekinesis be used to Bull Rush someone more than 5 feet?

I'm running a D&D 3.5 campaign with a BBEG who has telekinesis. During one particular encounter he tried to bull rush the fighter into a pit. The fighter's player then pointed out that since he ...
4
votes
1answer
250 views

Does this Catfolk build have any redundancy?

So my Barbarian / Kensai Magus was just killed (R.I.P) and I have to make a new 5th level character. I want a character with personality but at the same time be able to kick some ass. After reading ...
9
votes
4answers
1k views

Allowing players at too low a level to enter Wave Echo Cave

I'm a new DM with new players working through the Lost Mines of Phandelver. The players were able to level up to 2 without too much trouble, but after a (too-brief) sojourn in Phandalin they decided ...
11
votes
2answers
987 views

What is the alignment of a Gold Shadow Dragon?

What alignment are Gold Shadow Dragons? I recently purchased a miniature booster box and inside I found a Gold Shadow Dragon and have not been able to find any sources that describe its alignment. ...
4
votes
1answer
402 views

How to update 4e sourcebook/adventures into 5e

I'm new(ish) to D&D and have just gotten what I consider a firm grasp on the 5e rules. I've been gifted with several 4e books (notably, Heroes of the Feywild). I plan on starting my own campaign ...
2
votes
0answers
105 views

Is there a tool for building races using point system? [closed]

I have a party. All players want exotic races. They know what they want and power level seems to be in line with or little above races found in SRD. We talked, and I agreed these races would exist in ...
2
votes
0answers
56 views

Poison from bite [duplicate]

DM'ing my first 5e campaign. Had my players fighting Giant Spiders. Monster manual states that the spiders bite does 1D8 +2 damage. Character must also make a DC11 save on on failure takes 2D8 ...
5
votes
4answers
441 views

How do I get stoic loners to cohere into a group and care about each other?

I'm a part of a Pathfinder group. We meet every Friday night at 6-7, and play until 11:30. We have been meeting for the past 2 months, and the people in my group are pretty great. But our party is a ...

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