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comment Does a bard have to play a musical instrument when using it as a spellcasting focus?
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comment Can I use a salad fork to get into the Prime Material Plane?
That line, to me, reads as as "no-one knows because it's not something a normal person would ever want or need to learn," not as "no-one knows because someone has to have experienced the destination plane to find out." (You're probably right about there being no cannonical list for 5e, but you should edit that information into your answer, since it directly answers the question in the question's body text.)
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comment Can you Enlarge/Reduce the planet you stand on?
@D.Spetz You want to be careful with that. There's players who'll respond by immediately launching complicated plans to research illusion spells that alter their perceptions of things to expand what they can target with which spells.
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comment Can I use a salad fork to get into the Prime Material Plane?
Thanks for the 5e-specific answer. It sounds like you're saying there's no 5e-specific list? Also, I don't see anything in what you've quoted that suggests you can discover a plane's fork through first-hand observation of that plane. Is there another reference you're drawing on?
2d
comment How much does a corpse cost?
"At last, I have perfected a spell that creates incorporeal undead. I'm quite proud of it - only fifth level! It's real charm, though, is that the spell's material component is a recently deceased corpse - so there's no body to clean up, and the discorporation comes free!"
2d
comment Dislike how players accurately place fireball spell aoe. Is there an alternative?
Historical note: In early editions of D&D, the fireball spell would always fill a certain volume of space. This meant that firing it into a room whose door you'd just opened and hadn't yet explored was a big risk; If the room was too small and didn't have any exits on the far side, the fireball would expand into the only available space left, i.e.: back through the open door at the party's faces. This is why many old dungeon adventures specify ceiling heights.
Apr
29
comment How are Paladins made?
This question seems too setting-specific to answer in a setting-agnostic way.
Apr
28
comment How long is the Temple of Elemental Evil (T1-4) campaign?
How frequently did you have sessions during those years? (There's a big difference between "50 sessions a year" and "3 each year, as long as everyone was available.")
Apr
28
comment How to determine what the stats of a specific deity should be?
@Nemenia I figured it might add support to your "the way everyone interprets gods is different in DnD as well" point. I remember reading a Dragonlance adventure that stated out one of that setting's moon gods as being only about twice the level of the player characters the adventure was aimed at, and I also remember reading the On Hallowed Ground supplement for 2e that specified gods were so powerful that even standing next to them was instantly fatal for most characters. Different authors, different settings, different design goals, different gods.
Apr
27
comment How to determine what the stats of a specific deity should be?
This is one of those things that's been different from one edition to the next, and even from one campaign setting to the next.
Apr
27
comment What is the difference between a fence and a fixer?
To put it another way, a fence deals in goods, a fixer deals in metahuman resources.
Apr
27
comment What actions/bonus actions/reactions can a character perform out of combat?
@SorcererQzot Pretty much, yeah. Almost any action players can take in combat with monsters they can also take when not in combat with monsters; I figured an extra argument might strengthen this answer.
Apr
22
comment Natives' spells and abilities pretty useless on elemental plane of fire?
This reads as speculation. Do you have a reference for any of this?
Apr
22
comment How much do players need to know before a campaign
@RSConley It's entirely dependant on the style, setting, and genre of the campaign, though - and therefore primarily opinion-based.
Apr
22
comment What actions/bonus actions/reactions can a character perform out of combat?
Note that it's usually trivial for players to start a combat amongst themselves, and there's no rules saying you actually have to attempt harm to your opponents in combat; Even if a GM were to rule that some spells & etc. can only be performed in combat, that's not really a meaningful limitation.
Apr
21
comment Natives' spells and abilities pretty useless on elemental plane of fire?
What's your problem, here? Are you looking for lore that explains why creatures from a world of fire have the ability to manipulate fire?
Apr
21
comment Does a Wizard in Ochre Jelly form split, and if so, what happens to the Wizard?
@RobertF Why bother with the orc? Just start with a jelly.
Apr
20
comment How can a wizard research spells from his list on his own without expending money?
Ah, you should cite those earlier editions of D&D in your answer, since they support your point.
Apr
19
comment How can a wizard research spells from his list on his own without expending money?
Hmm, I'm not following your common sense, then. Research and crafting are not equivalent; Inventing a recipe is not the same as making a cake, though the former can include the latter, and vice versa.
Apr
19
comment How can a wizard research spells from his list on his own without expending money?
Do you have a reference for the "Spell research is just form of magical research the same as creating magic items" point? (If that were true, wouldn't that mean that someone researching their own spells would only have to pay half the research cost, the same as a spellcaster making magic items only has to pay half the market price?)