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Difference between Hacker and Rigger?

I'm just reading the Shadowrun 5.Ed Book and perhaps i missed something. Is there a difference between Hackers and Riggers or is it just a descriptive label for how this character spent his ...
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Must both creatures have the feat Darkstalker for a beholder to be flanked?

A beholder has the extraordinary ability all-around vision, which says, in part, that "they can’t be flanked" (Monster Manual 25). The benefit of the feat Darkstalker says, in part, that "you can ...
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Does Green-Flame Blade damage the caster if no other targets are available?

Green-Flame Blade reads: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell’s range, otherwise the spell fails. On a ...
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Does a Qinggon monk fulfill the requirements to take craft magical arms and armor feat?

My group has just reached level 6 and we still do not have magic weapons, largely because we are well under WBL and considerable spending on side resources such as rations. I have been researching ...
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How do you calculate your character's Maximum Hit Points in D&D 5th Edition?

I am very new to table top games. I have recently started playing D&D 5th Edition with a good group of people and we have a great DM. I have also purchased the 5th edition players handbook. Half ...
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Rules for Stranglers

Does anyone have any play-tested house rules for dealing with attempts to strangle a (not helpless) creature to death? Suffocating, per the rules As far as I see, the only guidance in the rules ...
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Does the Hex spell give disadvantage to saving throws and attacks?

The Warlock Spell 'Hex' (PHB 251) gives Disadvantage on ability checks. Does this include saving throws and attacks? That is, in this context, are saving throws and attacks 'ability checks'?
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Could a campaign become demotivating, if there are too many options? [on hold]

For our last session I decided to put in a sidequest for my group expecting them to just finish it as they get it. But they were in different interests, while some of the characters (or actually the ...
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magic item light generation

Under the magic weapons page it has the following information Light Generation: Fully 30% of magic weapons shed light equivalent to a light spell. These glowing weapons are quite obviously magical....
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Is there any D&D 5e art for the Acolyte background/monster?

I run a lot of adventures on roll20, and I do my best to use official D&D art for my monsters to match the feel of the world I am trying to represent. The Currently, I'm doing stats for an ...
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Can you light magically created grease on fire?

I have a forum-based Pathfinder campaign where one of the players would like to light grease created by a Grease spell on fire. Can this type of grease be lit?
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Warlock and Hellfire Warlock stacking for Eldritch blast in D&D 3.5

The Hellfire Warlock text says: At each level, you gain new invocations known, increased damage with eldritch blast, and an increase in invoker level as if you had also gained a level in the ...
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How to defend against a rogue's Sneak Attack?

In our last session a melee style rogue using Sneak Attack did more damage than the warrior. That seems pretty powerful especially at low levels. Is there no way creatures can defend against a Sneak ...
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Stats of a Sheep

Effect 77-78 of the wild magic surge table in the Player's Handbook states: You cast polymorph on yourself. If you fail the saving throw, you turn into a sheep for the spell's duration. ...
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Why does 'Disarm' seem so trivial?

I was reading a closed question that proposed different rulings on Disarm, and it lead me to ask a proper question about the Disarm abilities in 5th Edition. The Battle Master maneuver Disarming ...
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Do Story rewards have to be narratively tied to the Story?

In 7th Sea, it doesn't seem to state whether story rewards have to be tied to the goal or story in some way or not. It would seem to me that they should be, so that part of the story is providing a ...
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Can a Fallen's Faith pool be greater than their permanent Faith?

Going by the rules in the core rulebook for Demon: The Fallen (p. 159) a Fallen starts out with a number of points in its Faith pool equal to its permanent Faith. It then states that this pool can go ...
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Does the chance of rolling a 1 in a pool of d10s increase as the number of dice increases?

Just a question about probability. If I roll one d10 there is a 10% chance of rolling a 1. Assuming that receiving any 1s among the results of a pool of dice is a failure, what are the chances of ...
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As the only player with prior knowlege in an otherwise new group, should I be the DM or a player? [on hold]

I'm going to be participating in a game with a group of people looking to play 5th ed online. (probably using Tabletop Simulator or Roll20) I'm the only person in this group who has played D&D ...
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How do you distinguish between magic effects that bypass immunity and those that don't?

This question was triggered by a question with respect to punching with Ogre Gauntlets and counting the unarmed attack as a magical attack for purposes of bypassing immunity. Basically, it goes like ...
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What are the major differences between Mongoose Traveller 1st and 2nd Edition?

In early 2016, a new edition of Traveller by Mongoose was released (referred to by some as Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition). What are the major rule and setting differences between this version and the ...
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Do you need to be holding a Pearl of Power to use it?

Does a character need to manipulate a Pearl of Power when recalling a spell, or does just having one in their possession give the caster that ability?
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Does a familiar's poison attack take its effective familiar hit dice into account?

A few animals and vermins available as familiars have a poisonous attack. My personal familiar is a house centipede with a dazing poison. As a familiar, it has currently 5 effective hit dice and will ...
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Can a Sorcerer protect their friend from Web by using Careful Spell?

With the metamagic "Careful Spell" does the caster protect his friend from a Web spell for its full duration or just for the first save? If the friend stays in the area or re-enters the area does he ...
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Multiplying and dividing

Rules for "multiplication" in D&D and Pathfinder are unusual. This is what Pathfinder rules say about multiplication: When you are asked to apply more than one multiplier to a roll, the ...
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Monk flurry and deadly aim, class bab or flurry bab?

So last night it occurred to me that I might have been using deadly aim incorrectly for the last 2 levels. I just became a 6th level monk (zen archer) and as their bab is a 3/4 progression I just got ...
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How do bonuses work in Alternity

My group recently began an Alternity campaign and a rather simple disagreement has come up. There are two kinds of bonuses in Alternity. Straight modifiers are mentioned such as -1, -2, but mainly ...
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Can a familiar travel any distance?

I (the DM) had this thought that the familiar who belongs to an evil wizard far away from the players was delivering a message to the Bugbear leader of a band of goblins who was under the command of ...
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Mounted Combat - Specifics for this turn

I have a level 8 paladin, mounted combatant feat, who will be riding a celestial warhorse via find steed. As level 8, my paladin gets 2 attacks per round. The horse will be fitted with horseshoes of ...
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How do swift alchemy, toxicologist and Master Alchemist interact?

The alchemist archetype eldritch poisoner gets the class feature toxicology, which halves the time it takes to create poisons. I'm assuming this stacks with the alchemist's class feature swift alchemy ...
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Where can I find ship deck plans for ships from around the 16-1700's for a pirate roleplay? [duplicate]

I've been having trouble finding any clear and useful resource for old top-down ship plans, and all my searches would turn up things too modern, or too basic and cartoonish or nothing at all.
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Is Polearm Master with Sentinel unbeatable in a duel?

Polearm Master: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach. Sentinel: When you hit a ...
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WarForged composite plating as item Familiar?

Item familiar says it can be applied to any magical item (including weapons and armor as it shows examples of both) with a minimum +1 Enhancement and a magical effects the user understand ds and can ...
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What is this monster's AC in White Plume Mountain?

In the original White Plume Mountain, How does one determine this monster's actual AC? In other words, is the Ring of Protection +3 already factored in to the listed AC of 1? This sort of monster ...
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What is the state of sea travel in Forgotten Realms?

What is the state of sea travel in Faerun? How reliable is sea travel? Will ships wander off course? How long does sea travel take? Can people be stranded at sea for months? Can nations in Faerun ...
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Should every high-level druid have a treant bodyguard?

The spell liveoak has this description: This spell turns an oak tree into a protector or guardian. The spell can only be cast on a single tree at a time; while liveoak is in effect, you can't cast ...
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Feat planning breakdown for Half - Orc fighter. balance of damage and AC tank for Sword and Board Champion Fighter

Im new to D&D (just started 2 weeks ago) playing Curse of Strahd tier 1 I'm going to be hitting level 4 soon on Half-Orc Champion with Soldier background. my stats currently are: (orc racial ...
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Would a caster's AoE spell hit the caster?

Our warlock was being assaulted by a few stirges, surrounding her. She cast Shatter around herself to defeat all of them. Does she get hit by her own spell?
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How can a Castle generate gold to help adventurers in Pathfinder? [on hold]

Through some randomness and a deck of many things, I have acquired a small castle. I am very new to pathfinder/D&D as is the rest of my group. The group overall is starved for gold, me ...
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What's the point of the disarm action? [duplicate]

The Disarm action is designed to knock an object out of the holder's hand and presumably into the holder's space. Because enemies aren't allowed to enter that space, nobody will be able to pick up the ...
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d100 mechanics? [on hold]

I got a D100 recently thinking it might be interesting to use in my homemade RPg campaign but then my creativity fell really quick with the use of the D100. The only thing i can think of is that it ...
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1answer
437 views

How do I calculate a monster's damage output per round for breath weapons?

When creating a monster, on DMG p. 274 I am instructed to "Read down the Damage/Round column... until you find your monster's damage output per round." So how do I figure that? Is it just the damage ...
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How can I effectively track changes in alignment?

In my game, I have decided that alignment will play a larger role than it does in most others. Players declare their 'intended alignment' at character creation by writing it in their alignment box. ...
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House rules for “critical zero”? [on hold]

Rolling four blanks on 4dF yields the most-common outcome, zero, but it's one of the three most-uncommon rolls. It's exactly as unlikely as rolling a -4 or rolling a +4. Have any of you made house-...
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Order of cost reduction application? [duplicate]

Ive read through the cost reduction handbook and a few other locations on reducing the cost of an item during item creation. Using my currently available cost reductions 25% extraordinary Artisan ...
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Does Arcane Lock Make An Object More Resistant to Damage?

Arcane Lock says that it increases the DC of checks to break the object or pick any of its locks by 10. However, there is no listed increase in the object's AC or HP. Does this mean that a character ...
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Does Technomancer gain a spell caster level at level one or can you only reach level 19 as a caster with technomancy?

The rules say +1 on all levels but first. I was wondering if the first level just doesn't give you it or if the class itself is a caster class.
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Can I sneak attack with Green-Flame Blade or Booming Blade?

Most spells can't be combined with sneak attack because 5e sneak attack specifies a finesse or ranged weapon attack. However, booming blade and green-flame blade require you to "…make a melee attack ...
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Genesis spell clarification and Placing gates in portable holes

I'm building an artificer for an upcoming 3.5 campaign but Campaign will have very little downtime for crafting. My idea is to create a Demiplane that has a timeline out of sync with the material ...

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