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Is the Archfey warlock's Fey Presence feature a non-spell version of Charm Person that doesn't give you away?

The effects of the Archfey warlock's Fey Presence feature and those of the charm person spell seem very similar; they both can induce the charmed condition on targets who fail their saving throw. ...
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How does the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Elemental Affinity feature interact with the Scorching Ray spell? [duplicate]

The Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Elemental Affinity feature description (PHB, page 102) says: ...when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, you can ...
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What is a fair amount of damage for a spiked shield? [on hold]

I had a shield commissioned in game. Semi large round shield, with essentially shortsword blades in the form of an asterisk on the face. My friend argues that it would still be a basic improvised ...
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How can I make initiative useful as a stat, when I'm removing it from combat?

I'm running a D&D 3.5e game over a private forum. In order to keep combat moving, I've decided that each combat round will be "resolved" once a day (or more often if everyone posts). The players' ...
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When does a monowhip count as a whip?

So I am running a Steelbound fighter in an Iron Gods campaign who has chosen whips. Assuming i get a monowhip, what, if anything, can i use for the monowhip? Can i use it as my bonded weapon and/or ...
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Can a single spell be targeted by multiple sequential counterspells during the same turn? [duplicate]

Setup Wizard NPC Zed casts a Fireball at 4th level. PC Alice casts Counterspell at 3rd level to prevent this. Unfortunately she fails the ability check to counter the spell. PC Bob is also within 60 ...
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Is Phoenix Ash Threat crystal really weak?

The greater version costs the same as a Crystal of Fire Assault, but seems much weaker: neither is multiplied on a critical same (arguably weakest) damage type if you hit a creature once, the Phoenix ...
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Would blood bags help a Red Court Infectee manage their hunger?

Just someone reading up about the lore and templates in the system and wondering: Is there anything on, if a Red Court infectee were to have access to and drink from blood bags, would that help ...
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Will temporary Dex penalties prevent you from getting the benefits of the “Two Weapon Fighting” feat if your Dex score falls below the prerequisite?

Our fighter is exhausted and is suffering a -6 to Dexterity as a result, bringing his Dexterity from 15 to 9. He has the feat Two-Weapon Fighting, which reduces the penalty for fighting with two ...
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Can a wizard cast the same spell twice simultaneously?

Could a wizard cast the same spell (utility, non-combat [Tiny Servant]) twice at the same time? Using, obviously, both slots, just dual-cast to save a minute or two? I assume the Somatic components ...
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Does a Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's doubled proficiency bonus for Charisma checks against dragons apply to all dragon types or only the chosen one?

The Draconic Bloodline sorcerer gets the Dragon Ancestor feature at 1st level, part of which says: Additionally, whenever you make a Charisma check when interacting with dragons, your proficiency ...
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How Does Coating a Lance in Mithral Affect It? [on hold]

I was wondering how coating a lance with Mithral would effect it. Mithral weapons are lighter than their normal properties, so how would mithral affect a weapon with the special property? I don't know ...
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If I'm playing a game where one of my characters died and then that character is revived how would that be handled/what do I do? [on hold]

So I was playing dnd and I was on my second character it was heading toward the end of the game and then an my first characters wife got a wish and wished my first character back to life and that was ...
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Are there existing rules/lore for MTG planeswalkers?

I'm a D&D fan and Magic: The Gathering fan. I'd heard that Wizards of the Coast says that Magic: The Gathering planes are Dungeons and Dragons planes. I was so excited and full of idea of ...
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Are there any Sorcerer-only spells officially in Pathfinder?

In D&D 3.5 many of the "Dragon-something" sourcebooks had spells that were on Sorcerer spell list, but not on Wizard one. Some of them was dual-purpose, other touched the draconic nature of ...
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What exactly is the age category modifier for a dragon's Frightful Presence ability?

The Frightful Presence ability description says: Frightful Presence (Ex) A young adult or older dragon can unsettle foes with its mere presence. The ability takes effect automatically whenever ...
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How would it unbalance gameplay to rule that Weapon Master allows for picking a fighting style?

Context For a new campaign I'm building a protector aasimar kensei. We're using the Point Buy system, so being an unarmored monk I managed to raise my default AC to 15 (17 with Agile Parry), at level ...
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Which lightning-riding creature has a gliding speed and electric immunity?

I can't track down a creature I've read about: it has a gliding speed, immunity to electric damage, and when hit by electric damage could teleport to its source. This resulted in its habit of seeking ...
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Which area-of-effect spell is able to drain/repurpose those spells cast in the area?

I remember finding a spell that now eludes me. It affected an area and any time someone in that area tried to cast a spell, the spell failed and the spell level was stored. When enough levels were ...
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Can a multiclassed druid/rogue benefit from Expertise while in Wild Shape?

The text concerning changing proficiency bonuses for a druid's Wild Shape feature is as follows: Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, but you retain your alignment, ...
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Cast Summon Monster inside a Rope Trick? [on hold]

Can a wizard summon a monster or elemental inside a Rope Trick then exit that space into the prime material plane with that summoned creature and still control it?
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If you are in the Astral Plane, can you put one Bag of Holding inside another one to get out of the Astral Plane? [duplicate]

I understand that if you put a bag of holding in a bag of holding, both are destroyed and anything within 5 feet of them gets sucked into the Astral Plane. But if you're in the Astral Plane, can you ...
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Will the Antimagic Field spell cause elementals not summoned by magic to dissipate? [duplicate]

The antimagic field spell says that summoned creatures will temporally vanish until the creature is out of the antimagic field, but would an elemental native to the current plane vanish? As an ...
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Does a kensei monk gain the benefits of Martial Arts features for an improvised melee attack with a ranged kensei weapon?

Since the Kensei's Path of the Kensei weapon choices include ranged weapons, making them count as monk weapons for the purposes of applying Martial Arts features, do these features apply even when ...
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What low-level spell or magic item damages enemies when they strike you?

As most foes possess low Balance skill modifiers, my PC plans to make the ground slippery using the Frostburn spell ice slick. Then, whenever the foe is dealt damage, the foe must succeed on a Balance ...
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Does the Pact of the Blade warlock feature allow me to customize the properties of the pact weapon I create?

I am making a Pact of the Blade warlock/Assassin rogue. I have the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation, so I can make a longbow pact weapon while at range and a melee pact weapon when not. When ...
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What low-level wizard/cleric spells can create permanent difficult terrain?

Which low-level (1st-3rd) Wizard or Cleric spells can create permanent difficult terrain in at least 6x6 squares? (Or 4 square radius) It is to prevent Huge enemies from taking 5-foot steps. ...
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Prestige Classes - Unusual Base Classes [on hold]

So, from what I can find, most prestige classes have requirements for the usual base classes. Sorcerer, Monk, Rogue, etc.. But what if your base class is something unusual, say a Beguiler? Are there ...
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Does using the Inspiration rules for character defects encourage My Guy Syndrome?

The rules on Inspiration, from the Basic Rules state: Typically, DMs award it when you play out your personality traits, give in to the drawbacks presented by a flaw or bond, and otherwise portray ...
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Can I see through my Familiar's senses/communicate with my Familiar if they are on the other side of an Interdimensional Portal?

This question has been created to help adjudicate the question of whether a Familiar may communicate with their master inside of a Bag of Holding. Suppose that 5' away from a Wizard is a portal to ...
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Can I communicate with (and see through the eyes of) my familiar when it's carrying me in my Bag of Holding?

So, I play a Warforged Warlock (Hexblade, Pact of the Tome). I have an Owl familiar (standard variety), which, by RAW, can carry 15 lbs times its Str score (3), or 45 lbs [halved for tiny creatures, ...
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Can a Wizard take the Magic Initiate feat and select spells from the Wizard list?

If a Wizard takes the Magic Initiate feat (PHB, p. 168), can he select 2 cantrips and a level 1 spell from the Wizard list? Or does he have to take them from a different class?
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Are Flameskulls resistant to magical piercing damage?

Most creatures in D&D 5e have specifics on what attacks or weapon damage types they are resistant to. For example: Damage Resistances: Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing From Nonmagical ...
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Can someone figure out the damage equation in this game? [on hold]

So there's this pretty obscure turn based RPG game called Gods Lands of Infinity. So there's a melee power of each character in this game. In this case, the Melee Power is 132. Each weapon also has a ...
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If something is halfway in a bag of holding… what happens to it? [duplicate]

If I put something in the bag of holding and get attacked, and drop it, so it's laying half in and half out of the bag.. what happens to the item? Meaning if I'm putting a long piece of lumber ...
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Are bags of holding fireproof?

I was wondering if we could make a campfire, and then in an emergency, scoop said fire into the bag of holding to prevent the smoke from giving away our position. Are they fireproof from the inside?
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How much of the numenera can be understood?

I already game-mastered 4.5 sessions of Numenera. An issue I constantly ran into was: how much of the numenera can be understood, especially by a specialized nano with 2 assets (meaning: the most ...
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How long is a “whole day” for work purposes?

In Table 7 on page 15 of the Prometheum Exxet, there is an entry for "one whole day". I know that if I spend a week crafting each item, it takes an 8-hour period per day to do. How much, though, is "...
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What would be the level adjustment of an awakened wolf?

The players are currently at 2nd level, soon third. We are playing a campaign with high mortality. I was thinking about creating backup character as an awakened wolf. From what I read, the class ...
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Can you use the Improved Two-Weapon Feint feat in tandem with the Sword and Pistol feat?

I've been trying to find a viable way to use the Sword and Pistol feat, and I thought about using the Two-Weapon Feint feat (more specifically, its improved version). Two-Weapon Feint states that you ...
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Is there night in Alpha Complex?

I know that in principle as the GM I can run Alpha Complex any way I want. However, is there a canonical answer to whether or not Alpha Complex has a "night time?" There are plenty of quotes like "...
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Can I cut the hair of a conjured korred with a blade made of precious material to harvest that material from the korred?

The Korred (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 168) is a CR 7 Fey that can be summoned by the Conjure Fey spell. The description of the Korred has this bit of text: Korreds have hair all over their ...
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What would work for a good final boss for two level 8 characters? [on hold]

I’ve been running a very small campaign and I want a really memorable final boss and for the story. Any creature would work. What do you think would be a good final boss? I’m looking for something ...
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How do I find my Spellcasting Ability for my D&D character?

I'm new to D&D and just started making my first character, she's a wood elf druid. On the skill sheet there's a section on "spellcasting ability". I've tried looking elsewhere to find out how to ...
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Is a mounted creature unaffected by the secondary damage of the Booming Blade cantrip?

I'm designing a boss fight for the first session of my next campaign. The boss in question is a mounted warrior; one of his abilities is from the Mounted Combatant feat (PHB, p. 168), which allows him ...
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Does using thorn whip to pull an enemy who is grappling an ally break their grapple on that ally? [duplicate]

Assuming two medium humanoid types with 5ft reach are the grappler/grappled and the thorn whip pulls the grappler 10ft against their will towards the caster. Does this satisfy the conditions to end a ...
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Is the Mordenkainen's Sword spell underpowered?

The Mordenkainen's Sword spell seems to be under-powered for a 7th-level spell. It only does 3d10 damage; while admittedly it can do this damage every round for 1 minute, it still just seems to not be ...
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Where did the writing-focused roleplaying forums go?

Asking on behalf of a friend. She writes: One of my first experiences with text-based roleplaying was on an anime AU (alternate universe) forum. While they accepted people with all levels of literacy,...
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Is this Half-dragon Quaggoth boss monster balanced?

This is going to be an early boss for my upcoming campaign. I have 7 5th-level player characters, and this fight is meant to challenge them quite a bit. There will also be a few minions. The story is ...
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When using or crafting a Spellcasting item, do modifiers that apply to spellcasting apply?

Specifically, I am interested in if the Power Boost power (from the Prometheum Exxet) could interact with an item that has the Spellcasting power (though there may be other cases where interactions ...

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