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Resistance is a perfectly fine word by itself, so long as you do not end up with other types of resistance (energy resistance, for instance). Willpower would work if your magic is primarily mental, though it's not ideal when better willpower helps you resist explosions. Warding/Wards would work. It implies a physical object doing the protecting, but then ...


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The 6th-level spell Flesh to Stone would achieve the desired effect, typically requiring an 11th-level warlock or wizard to cast. More practically (if this isn't a level 11+ game) the GM could work out a sensible price for embalming/taxidermy tools and allow the players to use those to produce a trophy. The prices for artisans tool on page 154 of the ...


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A One-word term for Magical Resistance is a bit hard. Most RPG and MMO players are fairly used to composite terms for something like that, the two most common being Magical Resistance and Magical Armor. Those are frequently abbreviated to MR and MA, respectively, which is what commonly appears on character sheets. M. Resistance and M. Armor are also pretty ...


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Your answer can be found in the V20 core rulebook on page 230: Learning a new ritual can take anywhere from a few nights (Level One ritual) to months or years (Level Five ritual). Some mystics have studied individual rituals for decades, or even centuries. On the assumption that the final sentence is Storyteller puffery, you can presume that the number ...


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Look at other spells in the book I'm under the impression that, as Harry's classmates attempt to cast the spell, they are not quite getting it right some times. Normally you cannot cast a spell you don't know or one that you don't meet the requirements for. But, as nitsua60 points out, if the spell is a scroll, you can cast it at any level as long as it's ...


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There is leeway to interpret Detect Magic so that it detects things other than spells and enchantments. The phrasing of the spell in D&D 5E says that it can detect any visible creature or object in the area that bears magic and this is open to interpretation, around the word "bears" which is not a games rule term used elsewhere. There has even ...


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As you auto-answered, both assumptions are right. To provide more context, and referring to the AD&D Planescape supplements that inspired much of the D&D 3.X Manual of the Planes: in the Planescape Campaign Setting it is stated that the closer you get to the Spire in the Outlands, the more will high-level magic be inaccessible until you reach the ...


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MR is a fantastic abbreviation for Magic Resistance. It's what League of Legends players use.


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It may seem like there is no such thing as a partially casted spell in 5e Dnd, but there is an established way you could model a partial success. Concentration A major problem with the Expecto Patronum spell was not just casting it, but maintaining it in the presence of Dementors. A possible way of modeling this (and other "partial successes") in 5e is via ...


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the Final Fantasy series sometimes uses the term Barrier for this. Abjuration perhaps from the D&D school of protective magic? Negation or any of it's synonyms? the IRL technical term for something that is meant to deflect magic, spirits and misfortune is Apotropaic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotropaic_magic Of everything that's already been ...


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Being an old WoW player, I prefer Resilience and think of it as a term for "Reducing non-physical damage." So whether the player gets hit by a fireball or falls into a campfire, they wouldn't take as much damage as they normally would, though both would still hurt plenty. Total Damage = Rolled Damage - Resilience Noting above, Resistance is an ...


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OK, did I grab the correct text here for Physical Mask? I think it is right but I am copying from the internet as I don't have my 5E book on hand and can't quote it perfectly off the top of my head. ;-) Mask Type: Mana • Target: 4 • Duration: Sustained • Drain: (Force/2) The mask spell alters the target’s voice, scent and other physical ...


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True Polymorph, a ninth level spell, would do it easily.



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