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My players want to grind XP but we're using milestone advancement

I've been running a D&D 5e campaign where the levelling up has been done at certain landmark points or milestones. Regardless of your opinion on that specific system, it's reached a point where ...

dnd-5e problem-players character-advancement experience-points  
asked by Pogo 37 votes
answered by 3C273 50 votes

If you attack a Tarrasque while swallowed, what AC do you need to beat to hit it?

If you get swallowed by a Tarrasque, your only way of getting out is to deal it enough damage to force it to regurgitate you (60 damage or more on a single turn). There's no mention of the AC when ...

dnd-5e monsters armor-class  
asked by Doctor Jones 23 votes
answered by Peter Cooper Jr. 27 votes

What is Orcus doing with Mind Flayers in the art on the last page of Volo's Guide to Monsters?

On the last page of Volo's Guide to Monsters (p. 224), there is a picture of Orcus, several Mind Flayers, and an Elder Brain standing (although that might not be the best term for the Elder Brain) ...

dnd-5e books art  
asked by Q Paul 21 votes
answered by NathanS 35 votes

If a character has cast the Fly spell on themselves, can they "hand off" to the Levitate spell without interruption?

Suppose a character has cast fly on themselves, and wishes to switch to levitate to prevent themselves from taking fall damage if they lose concentration. What happens if they cast levitate while in ...

dnd-5e spells flight concentration  
asked by Louis Wasserman 20 votes
answered by Rubiksmoose 22 votes

Can a problematic AL DM/organizer prevent me from running a separate AL-legal game at the same store?

I have an self appointed organizer at my local store that is harassing other DMs that want to run AL content. This person has berated myself and another DM at the store for wanting to run AL content ...

dnd-5e dnd-adventurers-league social  
asked by Anthony 19 votes
answered by nitsua60 27 votes

Must a warlock replace spells with new spells of exactly their Pact Magic spell slot level?

The Warlock Pact Magic feature says: The Spells Known column of the Warlock table shows when you learn more warlock spells of your choice of 1st level and higher. A spell you choose must be of ...

dnd-5e spells warlock spell-slots  
asked by Louis Wasserman 18 votes
answered by Rykara 30 votes

Why does the Starter Set wizard have six spells in their spellbook?

One of the characters in the Starter Set is a 1st-level high elf wizard with an Int mod of +3. How does this character have 6 spells? I understand that one is a ritual, but it has 5 more and not 4? ...

dnd-5e spells character-creation wizard pregenerated-characters  
asked by NewDM 18 votes
answered by cpcodes 49 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Aiming at specific body parts

My players have been asking to improvise specific combat actions, mostly the archer wanting to aim at specific body parts. I haven't been able to find anything in the DMG or the PHB on the subject so ...

dnd-5e attack locational-damage  
asked by ArtaSoral 46 votes
answered by christutty 76 votes

How does one craft Potions of Healing?

The Basic Rules/PHB say that an Herbalism Kit is required to create potions of healing. However, the crafting rules only allow you to make nonmagical items, and the description under Potion of Healing ...

dnd-5e crafting potions  
asked by Gregory Avery-Weir 45 votes
answered by wax eagle 31 votes

Does a passive Perception (Wisdom) check add WIS mod + Perception skill?

I'm new to D&D. There seems to be a discrepancy between the 5e Starter Set Rulebook and the associated character sheets. The Rulebook says that a passive wisdom (percep) score is "10 + the ...

dnd-5e skills  
asked by Besty 22 votes
answered by mattdm 22 votes

How long are the life phases of a dragon?

The life phases of a dragon in 5th edition D&D are: Egg Wyrmling Young Adult Ancient Given that a dragon lives for at the least 15-ish centuries, up to I think well over two thousand years, ...

dnd-5e dragons  
asked by David Hunsicker 5 votes
answered by Samuel Kelley 25 votes

When do Lair Actions occur?

The Monster Manual describes Lair Actions as occurring "On initiative count 20 (losing all ties)..." (p 11). What does "initiative count 20" mean? I can't find that phrase anywhere in the PHB or in ...

dnd-5e monsters  
asked by GoblinTheodicy 35 votes
answered by Miniman 65 votes

What are the primary differences between the rules of D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder?

What are some of the rule changes that Pathfinder brings in comparison to D&D 3.5? I am curious what changes were made so I can explain to my group what it has to offer.

pathfinder dnd-3.5e edition-comparison  
asked by Maximillian 161 votes
answered by KitsuneYMG 188 votes

When do I use active vs passive perception?

So, I'm trying to figure out how to run the scene from the beginning of Lost Mine of Phandelver (5e starter set) where the party is ambushed by goblins and I'm really confused as to how Passive Wisdom ...

dnd-5e skills  
asked by ctsag 59 votes
answered by Purple Monkey 55 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Is there a map of Silverymoon with every street named?

Is there a street map of Silverymoon, one with every street and alley named?

dungeons-and-dragons lore forgotten-realms  
asked by user47133 3 votes

How does dismissing my familiar from the Find Familiar spell interact with the Flock of Familiars spell?

In the wording of the Flock of Familiars spell (Lost Laboratory of Kwalish, p. 57), we find: You temporarily summon three familiars – spirits that take animal forms of your choice. Each familiar ...

dnd-5e spells familiars summoning  
asked by Mwr247 4 votes
answered by Timi 0 votes

How powerful is the February 2019 UA Artificer?

Specifically, the 1st version of the UA playtest version of the full class, released start of this year: One of my new players has ...

dnd-5e balance unearthed-arcana artificer  
asked by Erik 13 votes
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