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D&D 5e: Does the same spell prepared for different levels count as multiple prepared spells or the same prepared single spell?

I couldn't find an answer to this in the player's handbook that explains whether the same spell prepared at different levels implies that multiple spells are prepared: For example, if a level 4 cleric ...
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How to make a device to randomly choose one of three possibilities, with caveat that sometimes one of them is not available?

I don't like rerolls. I feel they break the speed of the game. Imagine, for example, that we have a monster with three attacks. Claws, tail and bite. Each round it uses random attack chosen from the ...
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Does Japan's "Kami" have a divine rank?

Does Japan's "Kami" have a divine rank? Japanese Shintoism is a type of animism, and it seems that Kami exists in rice fields, toilets, and even grains of rice. Will all of them have divine ...
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'Canonical' Precedents for Blink (Short-Range Teleportation)

I'm interested in giving a character a rapid-use short-range tactical teleportation ability (inspired by such things as WarCraft Shadowstep and Dishonoured Blink). Obviously a there are different ways ...
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How does a player piggy-backing another player work in combat?

One of my PCs (a halfling) has recently taken to riding on the back of another one of my PCs (a dwarf). I allowed this, as I didn't think it had any problems and it allowed the group to go faster - ...
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Composite longbow adjusted for +1 STR bonus

Are Composite longbow adjusted with +1 STR Bonus considered masterwork and if so do they give the +1 To hit that masterwork weapons usually haves ?
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Does Weaken Trait: Summon immediately reduce the PL of those already Summoned?

Context. So you're sustaining/continuing your Summon and a wizard decides he wants to send a message because he thinks your Size 6 Animated Object: Mecha (via "Limited to Available Objects" ...
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Does a Weapon Siphon with Bottled Sunlight deal both Fire AND Vitality damage?

Weapon Siphon adds 1d4 of an alchemical bomb's damage type to a weapon, but what happens when the bomb deals two damage types? The bomb must be one that deals energy damage, such as an acid flask, ...
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Are Echo Knights excluded from text that specifies “creature” [duplicate]

I understand that the majority of the posts on the internet classify the Echo Knight as an object and not a creature, including this post. However, does that preclude the Echo Knight from being ...
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How would one go about excavating a god's arrow buried into desert sand 40 ft deep?

This is my first DND campaign and I'm one of the players. Our truly fabulous DM has created a majestic homebrew of a campaign and world. We're at one point in the story where we found an old ...
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How does the Corrosive Form (black pudding) damage work?

The corrosive form trait of black pudding (MM page 241) is as follows: Corrosive Form. A creature that touches the pudding or hits it with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 4 (1 d8) acid ...
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Awakened forest/valley/piece of land. Was there any official monster like that?

The question is about DnD, any version. Was there any official monster ever published that had a description of being an awakened piece of land in general (with whatever the land had on it) and could ...
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Why does the Decaying rune add less damage than other runes?

The 8th level Decaying rune deals 1d4 Void damage, even to constructs: When you hit with the weapon, add 1d4 void damage [...] Unlike normal void damage, the void damage from a decaying rune damages ...
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Does damage that "can't be reduced" bypass temporary hit points?

As per title. The temporary hit points description says: Some spells and special abilities confer temporary hit points to a creature. Temporary hit points aren't actual hit points; they are a buffer ...
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Does Reaction: When Touched effects trigger when you hit a Close Attack?

Was looking at Power Profiles and found some interesting information on the Fire Power: Flame Aura (pg. 69, nice)... Attacks with Reaction: When Touched don't need a Attack Check since they're already ...
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Can a weapon with a Shifting Rune transform into a tool (i.e. an Improvised Weapon)

For example, could I turn a 1-handed Shifting weapon into a Crowbar, or a lockpick, or a shovel?
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Piercer Feat with Sneak Attack and Critical [duplicate]

So my rogue/ranger is facing a problem with a crit atm. When you score a critical hit that deals piercing damage to a creature, you can roll one additional damage die when determining the extra ...
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5E Multiclassing vs Subclasses [closed]

It appears that subclasses are a form of specialization for a particular class in 5e. A way to get a multiclass-like spin on the character class without fully multiclassing. However, if multiclassing ...
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Character creation focused TTRPG [closed]

Are there TTRPGs such as "The quiet year", "The ground itself" and "Microscope" but with a focus on giving a history and depth to a character instead of a place? I ...
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Is this homebrew "Retuning String" monster balanced?

I created a homebrew stat block for a creature and I would like to know if this creation is balanced (for a generic party). In a previous question I asked, some users have given useful suggestions, so ...
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How would a Garou missing an arm affect its stats?

This question is about 20th Anniversary edition if it helps. Whether from losing it in battle, or a metis born with one arm - I was hoping to ask if there’s anything explicit anywhere on how this ...
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Can I boost my Terminator armour "Force Field" roll with a Fate point?

The Terminator armour in Deathwatch has a special ability that works similar to a force field (Deathwatch Core Rule Book p. 164): [...] the Crux Terminatus on every Terminator’s shoulder plate serves ...
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Can you launch a pellet created with Dust of Dryness to smash it at range?

Can I launch a Dust of Dryness pellet to Smash it at range? The text for Dust of Dryness reads (DMG 166): This small packet contains 1d6 + 4 pinches of dust. You can use an action to sprinkle a pinch ...
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What would the DC to intimidate the universe be? [closed]

I'm a level 1 fairy barbarian, and I, along with my party, killed an enemy that turned out to be a ghost, meaning they couldn't pass on to the afterlife. I asked to intimidate the universe into ...
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Psychic Blades from Illusionary Fog

If attacking from an illusionary fog created by Silent Image using the Soulknife's Psychic Blades would that reveal the fog to be an illusion to onlookers? Physical objects like an arrow or dagger ...
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When a process takes longer than a round, at what point is a skill check made?

The party wizard is about to copy a high-level scroll into her spellbook. She has a +10 on Arcana, and a good chance of making the DC16 roll, despite it being a sixth-level scroll: A wizard spell on ...
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What are all effects written in the book that can directly influence characters without a resistance check?

So one of my players for the PL 8 game I run has Immunity 200: All Resistible Effects (condensed version of Immunity to effects resisted by Toughness, Fortitude, Will, Parry, and Dodge). Normally this ...
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What do I do if my players are acting in a way that is meta-gaming and are refusing to accept my decision?

The Situation I have a party of 5 players all sleeping in a barn on an abandoned farm at night. This is near the beginning of the campaign and each player likes having little secrets about each other....
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For Paladin's Ranged Reprisal, if you have multiple weapons, which Reach applies?

Paladin's Ranged Reprisal says: You can use Retributive Strike with a ranged weapon. In addition, if the foe that triggered your reaction is within 5 feet of your reach but not in your reach, as part ...
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Determining the CR of a monster with a 50% chance of absorbing damage

I hope this question respects the site standards. I think that my question is quite specific and not too vague or opinion based. If not, I apologize in advance. I am creating an homebrew monster and I ...
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Is Resistance to a trait applied once per hit, or once per damage type?

Warding Statuette gives "Resistance against ranged weapon attacks", rather than resistance to a damage type. If I take damage from a ranged weapon attack that deals multiple types of damage, ...
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Which maps from Planescape: Turn of Fortune's Wheel would be most beneficial to have printed out in 1" grid scale?

I will be DMing a Planescape: Turn of Fortune's Wheel campaign soon. Maps in the book are small, and it would be hard to use them for tactical fights and puzzles. The party I will be DMing for likes ...
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Can I make attacks non-lethal?

Sometimes my party is being incredibly stupid, and it makes me want to punch them in game for being stupid. An example of this is trying to use a party member as a live test subject for a mushroom ...
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If there are multiple resistances that could apply to an instance of damage, how do they stack?

Suppose I have the following stats: 5 Fire Resistance (Charm of Fire Resistance) 3 Resistance to persistent damage (Aeon Stone: Preserving) 2 Resistance to magical attacks from Fiends (Warding Tattoo:...
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As a Moon druid, does the Primal Strike feature make my attacks while in Elemental Wild Shape count as magical?

My Circle of the Moon druid reached Level 10. If I use Elemental Wild Shape to transform into an elemental, do my attacks count as magical? Rules as written, it seems like the answer is No, as "...
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What happens when a Topaz Dragon uses Essential Reduction on an Object?

The Ancient and Adult Topaz Dragon Statblocks in Fizban's Treasury have a Legendary Action called Essential Reduction which reads: The dragon targets a creature or an object [...]. The target must ...
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What type are the Dragons on these pages of Fizban's Treasury?

I am currently reading through Fizban's Treasury of Dragons a second time and I must admit I still struggle to identify the types of the Dragons depicted in a few of the artworks and would like to get ...
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Is there some source relating real poisons with ad&d (1e/2e) poison chart?

2e Dmg text for 'Table 51: Poison Strength' is clear: Poisons are not listed by name here, since this is neither a scientific text nor a primer on the deadly nature of many plants and animals. But ...
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Can the illusion created by the Silent Image spell change size?

The description of the silent image states: You can use your action to cause the image to move to any spot within range. As the image changes location, you can alter its appearance so that its ...
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Do the PCs initially know there is a dragon of Icespire Peak?

I'm planning to run the Dragon of Icespire Peak adventure. The title says outright that there is a dragon of Icespire Peak, a lot of the plot is due to monsters moving around in response to the dragon,...
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What literally happens when the Bane spell is cast?

In-universe, what is the spell bane actually doing when cast? So for roleplaying and describing what happens most spells are self-explanatory, like fireball. We can describe the fireball in multiple ...
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Teleport action and blindsight [duplicate]

I would like to create a monster that have a blindsight of 120 feet and that is blind beyond this radius. Can I give this monster a teleportation action? This action is usually described as follows (...
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Summon Battlefield: Attacking your own minions for benefit?

This was a boss I've made for my players that ended up very different from anything from the community I've seen thus far so I decided to post it here and ask if this is all RAW proper so that players ...
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Trolls crashing an online-game

The open-for-all on-line play-by-post RPG runs well for about two years. Then, out of nowhere, an army of trolls (the internet version, not the fantasy one) appears (examples defamiliarized): one ...
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What are all the ways to combine Recall Knowledge with another action?

Consider the hypothetical: A prospective GM told us the campaign will feature many, many strange monsters that will absolutely murder us if we don't play into their puzzle-like nature. However, we ...
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Does an Amulet of Health increase your HP while using Wild Shape? [duplicate]

An Amulet of Health sets your Constitution score to 19 while you are wearing it, and druids can use it while Wild Shaped, as established in this question. However, this question states that an ...
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Is the Umbrage Hill Quest in Dragon of Icespire Peak likely to kill 1st-level PCs?

1st-level characters in the adventure Dragon of Icespire Peak have 3 quests available to them, and one of these is the Umbrage Hill Quest. This pits the players up against a single enemy, a CR 3 The ...
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Do the "set ability score to 19" magic items function while using Wild Shape?

If you, a druid who is attuned to an Amulet of Health, Gauntlets of Ogre Power, or Headband of Intellect, uses Wild Shape, choosing to wear the piece of equipment, do you gain the benefit of the ...
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Can you have more infusions active than your daily limit?

I am a 3rd-level artificer. I know the infusions Enhanced Defence, Repeating Shot, Enhanced Weapon, and Replicate Magic Item (Bag of Holding). If I infuse a suit of armor (with Enhanced Defence) and a ...
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Can a Shield Guardian have a familiar?

A shield guardian has the Spell Storing trait: Spell Storing. A spellcaster who wears the shield guardian’s amulet can cause the guardian to store one spell of 4th level or lower. To do so, the ...
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