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Can sickening radiance pass through a wall of force?

The spell sickening radiance states: Dim, greenish light spreads within a 30-foot-radius sphere centered on a point you choose within range. Wall of force states: An invisible wall of force ...
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What type of spellcasting bonus do I use as a multiclassed bard/cleric? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to D&D, and I'm going to multiclass for the first time - Bard/Cleric, to be specific. What kind of spellcasting bonus do I use for spells like Healing Word which is bard and cleric?...
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Can I carry an item with mage hand for longer than 1 minute by recasting it? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to hold an object in my mage hand for longer than 1 minute (the duration of the spell). I could just re-cast the spell every 9 rounds and have the mage hand to keep the spell going ...
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Does a target have total cover from a ranged attacker positioned on an opposite corner of a hallway?

Consider the diagram below: N WWWWWWW W = Wall W E OOOOOOO O = Open Space S OAWWWTO A = Attacker T = Target Does the target have ...
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What's the rule for a natural 20 on a Perception check?

I was just watching this video from Geek & Sundry while I was preparing some content for tomorrow's session. If you click the link you should be at a specific time in the video. If you watch those ...
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Mounted combat - move, attack, disengage, move. Possible? [duplicate]

Paladin, Mounted Combatant feat, Great axe, riding a Warhorse. I'd like to ride 30ft to the mob, bash him with my axe, have the steed disengage, and ride 30ft back. Can I do this? Jeremy seems to ...
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What spells could a Bard identify from a Pact of the Tome Warlock's Book of Shadows?

A Bard in my group has expressed an interest in attempting to read a Warlock party member's Book of Shadows, and I'm trying to figure out what, if anything, they can get from it. I figure they can't ...
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Can someone break into a Leomund's Tiny Hut via the Ethereal Plane?

I've got players who rely heavily on Leomund's Tiny hut for a "safe" night time rest. I'm alright with them using it to help, but it gets irritating having a wrench thrown into my nighttime attacks. ...
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What is the highest number of sneak attacks that a Pure/High Level Rogue (Level 17+) can make in one round?

Rogues only get one sneak attack per turn. Which means that they can only get it once on their turn and once with their reaction (through Sentinel or a Battle Master's Commander's Strike or an Attack ...
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Are there games in which a natural 20 on initiative has specific effects? [on hold]

Pretty much every d20-game uses a d20 roll to determine initiative at the beginning of an encounter. Also, pretty much every d20-game has some instances in which a natural 20 gets a special treatment (...
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What's the easiest way for a whole party to be able to communicate with a creature that doesn't know Common?

My party befriended a Faerie Dragon who is now tagging along with us, but only one of us (a Dragonborn) is able to communicate with it. According to the MM, faerie dragons only know Draconic and ...
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Are there any features that help with the roll to avoid the destruction of a Wand of Fireballs when using the last charge?

The Wand of Fireballs (as well as several other magic items that have charges1) has a chance of the item being lost forever when the last charge is expended: If you expend the wand's last charge, ...
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Does this specific build to use Booming Blade at a range of 20 feet work?

It has already been shown here that the booming blade cantrip and the Spell Sniper feat do work together, and here that the Sorcerer's Distant Spell Metamagic option and Spell Sniper also stack. I am ...
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Which resurrection spells are valid to use with the Zealot's 'Warrior of the Gods' Feature?

Introduced in Xanathar's Guide to Everything is the Barbarian Path, Path of the Zealot, which among other things, provides a feature called "Warrior of the Gods" that makes revival of this character ...
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What is the maximum number of bardic music uses a single-classed level 15 bard can have?

I am working on a (somewhat) functional version of the classic Bard/Barbarian hybrid. The lynchpin is using Rage Casting (Dragon #310), which requires casting to be a free action, citing Quicken Spell ...
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Does the attack with a light melee weapon required for Two-Weapon Fighting have to be part of TWF's required Attack Action? [duplicate]

Two-Weapon Fighting states: "When you take the attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you’re holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with a different light melee ...
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How does the Duergar Magic shrink/enlarge ability work with rage?

Is the Duergar's ability to shrink/enlarge considered a spell? How does that combo off with the barbarian's "Rage" ability? Am I able to do this after I go into a rage? Does it cancel before I go ...
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What exactly is a fey/fiend/celestial spirit?

A few spells mention using spirits, specifically fey, fiend or celestial spirits, usually regarding summoning them to take the form of another creature. A few examples are listed below: Conjure ...
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How do thin-bloods and thin-blood alchemy work?

I bought Vampire The Masquerade V5 book so I can play this new version with my players. However, even after a dozen reads, I still don't understand how thin-bloods, and their alchemy, work. To ...
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Are Bombs (DMG 267) legal in AL play?

Are Bombs (DMG 267) legal in AL play? Also relevant: Are Explosives (DMG 267-268) legal in AL play? Explosives A campaign might include explosives from the Renaissance or the modern world (...
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How does a Gnome Battle Smith artificer (UA) riding his iron defender control it?

I don't see any reason a gnome Battle Smith artificer (from the May 2019 UA) couldn't ride his iron defender RAW--it's got the appropriate anatomy and is one size larger. But how is it "Controlled"? ...
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Can another character physically take something that Mage Hand is carrying/holding?

I'm new to 5E. I recently had an encounter where my Arcane Trickster used Mage Hand to steal an idol. Another PC then tried snatching it away from the Mage Hand. The DM had the other PC make a ...
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If the same attack that causes a druid to revert from Wild Shape also reduces their maximum HP, what happens?

I am aware of Jeremy Crawford's ruling that maximum HP reduction applied to a Wild Shape form does not apply to the druid's true form when Wild Shape reverts. However, this doesn't answer the question ...
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What level spells can a level 3 paladin cast?

Paladins don't get access to spellcasting until level 2. Once they are level 2 can they now cast both level 1 and level 2 spells in their list or only level 1 spells (since they couldn't cast ...
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Hypnotic Pattern - Advantage Rolls and Group Attacks [on hold]

A Wizard in my group likes to use Hypnotic Pattern. It's quite overpowered in its own right, but the way he made it sound is as follows: Targets that fail are incapacitated and can't move, attack, ...
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Which centaur is more 'official'?

I've got a player in my campaign and she's an equestrian, so naturally she likes centaur characters! She wished to use the centaur character race from Unearthed Arcana (UA), but I realize that there ...
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Does a centaur PC also count as being mounted?

One of our characters created a centaur Eagle totem barbarian (level 3) - which I thought was a good idea. But to duck and weave in tight spaces, she'd need high AC, so she came up with a character ...
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Who are the Dark Eight in 1492 DR?

Who are the Dark Eight in 1492 DR (Forgotten Realms' Dalereckoning)? I'm currently preparing a campaign section that will involve an ambitious devil that is preparing to climb the ranks and their way ...
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Do I have to roll to maintain concentration if a target other than me who is affected by my concentration spell takes damage?

We had a little puzzling situation during the last session of our group (I'm DMing here), and would like an approbation/rebuttal on the rule interpretation: The Arcane Trickster of the team cast ...
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What's the impact of extra domains on a shugenja/cleric?

Extra Domains, in part, says Several of the prestige classes described in this chapter allow a member of that class to select an additional domain, which gives an additional granted power and ...
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Did I just find a new build? 5 weapon attacks at lvl 6

According to this - Is it possible to Twin Spell Dragon Breath or Booming Blade? We can Twin the booming blade spell Now if I pick 2 lvls in Fighter to get action surge 3 lvls in Sorcerer to get ...
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Deception in Anima

In Anima: Beyond Fantasy, what skills are used to tell lies and sense lies? Most games have some form of skills that can be used for such things - Bluff and Sense Motive in some versions of D&D, ...
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What can you do without a deck in the Matrix to help the Decker?

I'm trying to run a quick one-shot for some friends, and upon realizing that we need to figure out how to get some files, we've stopped to read the Matrix section of the book. I'm a little confused; ...
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If my Scout rogue has used his full movement on his turn, can he later use the reaction from the Skirmisher feature to move again?

Here is the situation I am wondering about: My Rogue is in melee with an opponent. On his turn he disengages, and moves his full movement away from his opponent. The opponent, on their turn, uses ...
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Does the Distant Spell metamagic apply to the Sword Burst cantrip?

If this has been asked, I could not find it. My Sorcerer has the sword burst cantrip, and I'm thinking of taking the 'Distant Spell' metamagic option. Will it change the range to 10 feet? Similar to ...
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AnyDice: How to calculate the winner in opposed rolls over multiple rounds?

I am having some difficulty doing opposed rolls over multiple rounds. I am looking for a character vs. character statistics. I call them "Rookie" and "Enemy" respectively. I want to know what the ...
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Does the Paladin's Aura of Protection affect only either her or ONE ally in range?

Aura of Protection on PHB p. 85 states: Starting at 6th level, whenever you or a friendly creature within 10 feet of you must make a saving throw, the creature gains a bonus to the saving throw ...
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Has there been any previous mentions of these Lesser Ministries before?

On page 122 of the Mage: the Awakening 2nd Edition sourcebook Signs of Sorcery, there is a sidebar that introduces Prelacy bonuses for members of Lesser Ministries of the Seers of the Throne mage ...
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What are the Costs of Offensive Drugs and Poisons?

What are the costs of offensive drugs and poisons in Cyberpunk 2020? That is, the various types of drugs and poison set out in the Friday Night Firefight section that can be delivered via airgun, ...
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Can I cast reaction spells like Shield or Counterspell when I'm in the middle of casting a spell with a long casting time and don't stop casting it?

Can I use reaction spells like shield or counterspell when I'm in the middle of casting a spell with a long casting time and don't stop casting it? The Sage Advice Compendium says: Can you cast a ...
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How often can a PC check with passive perception during a combat turn?

Scenario: Players are fighting an invisible beholder and its Antimagic Cone. One player, with high passive perception, wishes to check to see if they are being effected by the cone every five feet ...
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Is this homebrew divination spell, Prescient Sense, balanced?

I don't take credit for this spell which I found on DMsGuild, but I am wondering if it is balanced: Prescient Sense 4th-level divination Casting Time: 1 action Components: V, S Range: ...
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What can a hostile magic user do with your blood?

A GM had a city guard ask a vial of blood from every visitor in order to verify identity in cases of small crime and the like. If that city guard, or other members of government had access to that ...
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Can a Horncaller control a Druid who is using Wild Shape?

In Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica there is an enemy, Horncaller, who has an interesting ability: One with the Worldsoul. The horncaller chooses one beast it can see within 30 feet of it. If the ...
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How do I, as a player, encourage my fellow players to role play?

I am a player in a group of 5 +1 dm. Three of them are wonderful, as well as the DM. They role play, provide commentary, and are great sports when it comes to the game. The last two are a bit more ...
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What balance pitfalls result from this house rule regarding the Incapacitated condition?

For an upcoming campaign I'm considering a set of hacks to give 5e a more visceral sense of danger. One such hack would eliminate the incapacitated condition altogether and use stunned in its place. ...
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How does a Spell Scroll function when the spell has a special relationship to its material components?

According to the rules for Spell Scrolls, casting from a scroll requires no material components other than the scroll itself; similarly the rules in Xanathar's Guide for scribing a spell scroll say ...
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Can Quicken Spell be used spontaneously if Rapid Metamagic is used?

The Quicken Spell feat carries this special requirement: This feat can't be applied to any spell cast spontaneously (including sorcerer spells, bard spells, and cleric or druid spells cast ...
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As a DM, how do you control a dysfunctional group wanting different things out of a game?

I recently saw a video talking about different kinds of players in DnD and I always understood that people play the game for different reasons. I myself am a roleplayer and enjoy the conversations and ...
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What happens if you cast the Detect Thoughts spell on a person while they are sleeping?

I recently asked this question about how to scan someone's memories while sleeping. The consensus of the answers was that the best way to do this was to not have them be asleep but instead wake them ...

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