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comment Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
Edited the answer for style and to add a little evidence to back it up, but it could still use more support and solid guidance on application of the rules.
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revised Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
Cleaned up style and spelling problems and added a piece of evidence backing up the answer
Dec
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comment Can you cast spells with a Somatic component if you're holding a two-handed weapon?
D&D 5 actions are not meant to be exhaustive; see the DMG for lots of examples of things that are not spelled out in the PHB rules. If a player needs to do something not explicitly spelled out, you match it to something close enough that does have rules. So you figure out whether letting a hand go is most like dropping a weapon, or sheathing it, and I would say the former.
Dec
9
comment What would be good level-less and class-less system for high fantasy games?
Not quite the same requirements, but this question has a lot of overlap, and some of the recommendations should be good for this question too: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/50041/…
Dec
8
answered Do fey spirits in the form of creatures from the Conjure Animal Spell count towards creatures one has seen for Wild Shape?
Dec
7
comment When creatures provide cover against attacks, can they be hit?
Please update: The DMG does have an optional rule for this.
Dec
6
comment Are paladins required to follow a god?
Have you seen the DMG rules for religion yet? It discusses this from a few angles, which you may find helpful. Ultimately this sort of thing seems to depend on your campaign setting and so may not be answerable from a rules standpoint.
Dec
5
reviewed Approve How to reveal plot hooks & other information when NPCs' survival depends on secrecy?
Dec
5
comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
Hey folks, I’d appreciate it if answers and comments stayed away from calling the people involved here “mentally ill” and “sociopathic” and the like. That’s just as dehumanizing as calling somebody “it,” and it furthers stigmatization of mental illness, which is already bad enough in society.
Dec
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awarded  Tag Editor
Dec
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revised gender wiki excerpt
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revised gender wiki description
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Dec
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comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
@BESW Retaliation in kind is productive for a certain type of young bully. My personal experience has been that it can lead to friendship, and they don’t always stay bullies.
Dec
5
comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
+1 for the bullying countermeasures. Sometimes you don’t even need to fight back, but simply speak up and clearly state that what’s going on is uncool. That’s harder to do for a new person, and a shy one, and a female, but it can be surprisingly effective.
Dec
5
comment Advice for first-time, female D&D player?
(I already edited in what we discussed in chat, but more detail would be very helpful for people looking to answer the question, and would also help with getting the question reopened.)
Dec
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wiki created gender description
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wiki created gender excerpt
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suggested approved edit on gender tag wiki
Dec
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suggested approved edit on gender tag wiki excerpt
Dec
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comment Advice for first-time, female D&D player?
Also, if you could add some detail on the concerns you have fitting in with the group, it’d be helpful. Either general concerns, or specifically related to the difficulties you foresee fitting in as a female gamer.