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A planet is a location, not an object The rules (DMG, p.246) have this to say about what an object is: For the purpose of these rules, an object is a discrete, inanimate item like a window, door, sword, book, table, chair, or stone, not a building or a vehicle that is composed of many other objects. The Earth is composed of all sorts of components. ...


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The big issue with this seems to rely on being able to stockpile spell slots through short rests during downtime. Unfortunately, in the Resting rules (page 67 of the basic rules), it states: Adventurers can take short rests in the midst of an adventuring day and a long rest to end the day. This leads me to believe that RAW, characters cannot take short ...


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The Rules as Written are based on the official rule books: the Dungeon Masters Guide, the Monster Manual, and the Players Handbook. The Starter Set is, as you noted, an incomplete presentation of those core rules, as are the Basic Rules (and the SRD) that are freely available on-line. If there is a conflict between them, the core rules (MM, DMG, PHB) will ...


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Firstly, there are no official (as in, published by WotC) monsters with a CR higher than 30. The rules for creating monsters are on page 273 of the DMG. While there is no explicit statement that monsters are limited to CR 30, all of the tables and rules for monster creation that depend on CR only go up to 30. The DM can (as always) do whatever they want, ...


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Pg. 150/153 holds the answer. PHB pg. 150 A book might contain poetry, historical accounts, information pertaining to a particular field of lore, diagrams and notes on gnomish contraptions, or just about anything else that can be represented using text or pictures. A book of spells is a spellbook (described later in this section). And... PHB ...


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There is no "official definition" of what sources count as RAW, mainly because that's not a concept the 5e game creators adhere to or one that 5e defines, but instead an external expectation placed upon the game by some people in the play community. Therefore to a given person, RAW might mean some or all books, it might mean Sage Advice, errata, FAQs, ...


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Vow of Poverty accepts that an array of several discreet objects can be one possession. Look no further than the list of possessions enumerated in the vow, itself: the monk is permitted a set of clothes and a pair of shoes. A sash, tunic, two sandles, chestbindings, and holy underwear are all only only two possessions, even though those posessions are ...


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RAW, no. The rogue ability clearly says "even if stress and distractions would normally prevent," not other factors like "the rules say that the skill can never be Taken 10 with." You can of course rule more generously yourself - but I don't think other abilities like Steady Concentration would allow that with UMD. Specific trumps general, and while it ...


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On a failed save, Ray of Sickness inflicts the poisoned condition as found on page 292 of the PHB. That's all. The damage is only applied once.


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Yes, you are reading it correctly, but this is really just a worse, persistent mark. It's not overpowered for it's level, and is actually pretty easy to get around with the right monster. So here's how to do it: Use area affects no less than every other round. Solos often have area effect powers, the power only requires that the swordmage be included in ...


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Departing from my previous answer from the rules perspective, Jeremy Crawford has answered this question in a tweet: Airatome118 @Airatome @JeremyECrawford Can Warding Bond have multiple active casts if mats are fulfilled? 3 SETS of rings divided out = 3 ongoing separate spells? Jeremy Crawford @JeremyECrawford You can maintain warding ...


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First off RAW gives the referee the authority to decide whether downtime activities are required. Between adventures, the DM might ask you what your character is doing during his or her downtime In the PHB on page 187, we have a rule requiring the player to choose a lifestyle for his character and pay the appropriate expenses. Between adventures, ...


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This is a contentious issue which is addressed in Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 only by the Main D&D FAQ and, as of this writing, in Pathfinder only by commentary from creative director James Jacobs. I've done my best here to present information rather than take a side. Maybe in Dungeons and Dragons 3.5... If ignoring the Main D&D FAQ (see below), one ...


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RAW is unclear Pact of the Tome reads: Your patron gives you a grimoire called a Book of Shadows. When you gain this feature, choose three cantrips from any class’s spell list. While the book is on your person, you can cast those cantrips at will. They don’t count against your number of cantrips known. If you lose your Book of Shadows, you can ...


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Not necessarily a violation, but a concern, which I noticed thanks to Weaveworker89’s comment, that may affect this character’s ability to maintain this approach: Adventurers can take [...] a long rest to end the day. Long rests are what end an adventuring day. Without them, an adventuring day never ends, and thus a new day (including, e.g., a downtime ...


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First, shields don’t give deflection bonuses. They give shield bonuses. The difference is not so important for discussing flat-footed targets, but touch attacks ignore shield bonuses (and don’t ignore deflection bonuses), so the difference is pretty important when someone is trying to touch someone else. Second, abstraction is a major part of the game. Both ...


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I argue that Skill Mastery allows one to take 10, in general, and only explicitly lists stress and distraction so that it can specifically trump one particular common situation where you cannot. I do not think that stress and distraction are the only things that Skill Mastery allows you to ignore when deciding whether or not you can take 10. In effect, I ...


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You can copy spells into a regular book. You can copy a spell from your own spellbook into another book—for example, if you want to make a backup copy of your spellbook. That's about as far as it goes, though. A book and a spellbook are separate items, and anything that requires a spellbook won't work with a regular book. You can't prepare spells ...


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D&D 4e is a game of rules and exceptions, where any specific rule beats the general rule. The general rule in this case is "Once per round (errataed to once per turn), when you..." (PH1 p.117), right at the beginning of the Sneak Attack (SA from now on) paragraph. Knockout (daily, 9, PH1 p.121) has no special effect about applying SA damage. But you ...


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I'm assuming here that your DM does not allow you to "cheat" by taking long rests more than once every 24 hours. Your magic items are a Tome of the Stilled Tongue and 2 × Pearls of Power. Every day, you have the following spell slots you can use to make or control undead: 9th level: 1 + 1 from Arcane Recovery + 1 from Tome of the Stilled Tongue = 3 8th ...


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Taking Aereni Focus does not prohibit you from taking Skill Focus in the same skill, they're two separate feats. In addition, the bonus for both feats aren't typed so they stack.


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I believe that B is correct RAW, items picked up after receiving Enlarge Person would not change size. I base this on: "All equipment worn or carried by a creature is similarly enlarged by the spell." BUT "Any enlarged item that leaves an enlarged creature's possession (including a projectile or thrown weapon) instantly returns to its normal size. This ...


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This spell ... creates a mystic connection between you and the target Its hard to read this and come to your conclusion that the spell has not been cast on you in some way, shape or form. Casting a spell "on" someone does not require that they be the target of the spell; if you are rendered unconscious by a Sleep spell then the spall has been cast on ...


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Enlarge Person: ... equipment worn or carried ... is similarly enlarged by the spell. The spell causes you to go up one size category. Since there aren't pre-existing rules for a character changing size category, it then goes on to mention how to apply that to a character - doubling height and multiplying weight by eight. Then at the end of the spell ...


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No. The spell specifically requires that the subject "picks up" or "accepts" the trigger object. Just whacking them upside the head with it will not be enough for the spell trigger to fire. The subject needs to willingly accept the trigger object (though they almost certainly won't understand the full implications). That said: if you throw the trigger ...


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I'll address a few issues separately. Deflection bonusses Shields don't give these. They count to your AC while flat-footed because they are generated by magical effects and serve as a sort of always-on defensive barrier around your character. When someone swings a sword at you, your Deflection bonus is a magical force trying to push the sword away, with ...


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That's a human alternate favored class bonus from the Advanced Player's Guide. You must be using Paizo's PRD, not the more complete d20PFSRD that has all that info from the other books as well - see towards the bottom of its Sorcerer page.


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Any amount of concealment usually negates precision damage According to the FAQ: Question: Concealment and Precision Damage: Does concealment (the 20% kind, not total concealment) negate all kinds of precision damage? There is some confusion from the multiple places where precision damage appears. Answer: Yes, in general concealment does negate ...


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Going exactly using RAW then it might be allowed, but there is some concerns I have that it should not be. Here are some notes from the PHB (page 171-172) that may help to clarify the situation. Same Effect with Differing Results: The same spell can sometimes produce varying effects if applied to the same recipient more than once. For example, a ...



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