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Should I prohibit a player from having a character goal that makes me uncomfortable?

A few friends and I (as game master) are gearing up to start a Fate game set in a society inspired by ancient Greece, with a direct democratic political system. One of my players wants to play a ...

fate fate-core player-characters  
asked by Dom J 29 votes
answered by KRyan 62 votes

What happens if you become frightened of yourself?

You might be wondering how this could happen apart from a contrived scenario of casting a spell like cause fear on yourself (which is allowed). Turns out, it can happen by interacting with the local ...

dnd-5e spells conditions fear  
asked by Thomas Markov 28 votes
answered by Mars Plastic 24 votes

Can a creature use Legendary Resistance to succeed on the saving throw against a Scrying spell?

My players recently decided that they would like to cast the scrying spell on a creature that has the Legendary Resistance trait. Does the Legendary Resistance trait function outside of combat? My ...

dnd-5e spells monsters saving-throw divination  
asked by Tal 18 votes
answered by Thomas Markov 32 votes

Are there any examples in D&D lore (all editions) of metallic or chromatic dragons switching alignment?

In a previous question I asked about a dragon antagonist I am planning. I originally intended this to be a chromatic dragon because I believed they are always evil, but an answer to that question got ...

dungeons-and-dragons lore alignment dragons  
asked by Richard C 14 votes
answered by notovny 21 votes

How can I avoid my-guy-syndrome after devastating battle

Short Version: In our group of three in a game of The Dark Eye 4.1, a player got one-shotted at the beginning of a battle, which caused the two remaining players to flee in separate directions. The ...

splitting-the-party the-dark-eye-4  
asked by infinitezero 13 votes
answered by linksassin 21 votes

Can a Way of Shadow monk use Shadow Step to teleport to the Ethereal Plane if they can see into it?

I am currently playing a Way of Shadow monk, and my character now has a robe of eyes. (I am loving the Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage campaign.) The description of the robe of eyes says, in part (...

dnd-5e class-feature monk teleportation ethereal-plane  
asked by Nicholas Tiberius Ross 13 votes
answered by GcL 16 votes

Is my Fool race balanced?

I want to create a homebrew playable race called Fools. Essentially the idea is court jesters but as a race. They have bright, multicolored skin. I want them to have the abilities of the original Fool ...

dnd-5e homebrew-review races racial-traits  
asked by MintySweeTea 13 votes
answered by ADdV 19 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do you know which ability modifier to use when attacking?

When you attack you roll a D20 and add modifiers. What exactly is the modifier? Well I know, for example a longbow would be D20+Dex modifier. But how do I know which stat is for which weapon? Like, ...

dnd-5e weapons  
asked by Roland 3 votes
answered by PurpleVermont 35 votes

What is the Fastest a Character Can Move in One Turn?

At level 20 with any magic items in the DMG, and any spells, what is the fastest a DnD 5e character could move using their movement? (i.e., not including teleportation)

dnd-5e optimization movement  
asked by Strill 31 votes
answered by Miniman 42 votes

Can someone explain what the "Proficiency Bonus" is in D&D 5e/Next exactly?

I am reading the 5e rules, and I keep seeing how you can add proficiency bonus to attack rolls checks with weapons you are proficient in and skill checks in skills you are proficient in, but I can't ...

dnd-5e proficiency  
asked by Bubbleforhire 50 votes
answered by Arle Camille 45 votes

What is the base AC when not wearing Armor?

Background Several character classes do not typically or cannot wear armor. Sorcerer, Monk, Wizard, Barbarian. Monk, Barbarian, and even draconian ancestry sorcerer have unarmored defense perks that ...

dnd-5e armor-class  
asked by danielson317 18 votes
answered by Sdjz 40 votes

What is the downside of contracting lycanthropy?

Lycanthropy is described in the Monster Manual as a curse. Some members of our party contracted it from a pack of werewolves in a recent session, and we consulted the infobox in the Monster Manual to ...

dnd-5e lycanthropy  
asked by kviiri 23 votes
answered by kviiri 37 votes

How do I read 2d10 as a percentage?

I own 2 d10 dice with differently numbered sides (0 through 9, and 00 through 90), although the same applies for two identical 'regular' d10 dice. How do I read the percentage value if I use both ...

asked by Marc Dingena 31 votes
answered by gomad 65 votes

What are the most and least-resisted damage types?

Inspired by these related questions, as well as my previous question on the matter, I'm curious what the most and least resisted damage types are in DnD 5e? Ideally I am looking for a list similar to ...

dnd-5e damage-resistance damage-types  
asked by B. S. Morganstein 93 votes
answered by András 97 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Do NPCs get free attacks only on total Bullet Time failure or also on partial failure?

I have the original version of Ghost Ops (which uses Fudge dice), not the Savage Worlds version or the OSR version. This question is about that original version, but if you think the rules in one of ...

combat ghost-ops  
asked by DrBob 3 votes

Is it possible for a player to gain the innate ability to regenerate body parts without spells?

Using the DMG's Injuries variant rule (or just having a character who for whatever reason is missing a body part), a character can lose an arm, leg, or eye, and the regenerate spell is the normal way ...

dnd-5e class-feature racial-traits regeneration  
asked by 47948201 3 votes
answered by SeriousBri -2 votes

How should players purchase supernatural backgrounds when using a Prelude?

Hunter: The Reckoning has a concept of of a "prelude". A prelude is essentially a one-shot or one-session adventure which tells the story of how a normal, mundane human became called to the ...

gm-techniques character-creation hunter-the-reckoning  
asked by indigochild 2 votes
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