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There are no mechanics in DMG or MM that speak to how it happens. As such it is something that "just happens" in that it's completely at the GM's whim to how it happens.


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Your party wizard is safe, probably. A wizard in your game might wake up one morning as a Nothic. It's not for no reason though, it's because of Vecna's dark curse. They were most likely trying to uncover some dark secret, and got in over their head. Ultimately though, your game may not even have a deity named Vecna, so it's up to you to decide what a Nothic ...


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Following Wikipedia's Garl Glittergold publication history, I perused Deities and Demigods (1980) and the Dragon #61 (1982) article "The Gnomish Point of View" (28-30) for AD&D, Monster Mythology (1992) and Demihuman Deities (1998) for AD&D2E, Deities and Demigods (2002) and Faiths and Pantheons (2002) for D&D3E, and Complete Divine (2004) for ...


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Blame R.A. Salvatore. Lolth was represented in several D&D Works, from 1978 to 1987. The discrepancy arrived with the Crystal Shard in 1988. It was later corrected in Exile, with reason given Drizzt quietly recounted to Belwar the story of the [...] decision to forsake his kin and their evil deity, Lloth. Belwar realized that Drizzt was talking ...


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Is your charlatan a religious leader following a god himself? If he is, then he and his followers all go to the same afterlife, because they are all worshiping the same god. Seeing as they are all going to the same afterlife then, yes, the probably show up around where he is, as he was the shepard of their flock, and if your god reserved you and your ...


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Powerful devils like Asmodeus have never been mere 'pit fiends'. Indeed, none of the Archdevils nor their Demon Lord counterparts could possibly be mapped to anything in the 5e MM. If you absolutely must have statistics, you'll have to create them yourself at this point. We aren't completely in the dark on how to do it. Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide ...


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Deities aren't defined in any of the books because the deities themselves can't be defined Just like any real religion, the way everyone interprets gods is different in DnD as well, some are like Greek Gods, who come to earth often, make mistakes, and act mostly human, but immortal. (Such as the Deities that can make avatars listed in the DM guide) These ...



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