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Does piety work across planes?

Mythic Odysseys of Theros introduces the concept of Piety: The strength of your devotion to your god is measured by your piety score. As you increase that score, you gain blessings from your god. ...
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Can the spell immovable object be used to carry very heavy things?

The spell immovable object from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount (pg. 187) says: You touch an object that weighs no more than 10 pounds and cause it to become magically fixed in place. You and the ...
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Examples of using Dream spell in official material

The Dream spell gained a lot of power in 5th edition, and while perhaps a bit "meh" at a first glance, on a second thought it seems incredibly powerful for a mere 5th level spell (so needs ...
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Can you use more charges to upcast spells from the Staff of Power?

Since the Staff of Power says: While holding this staff, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its charges to cast one of the following spells from it Can you expend additional changes to ...
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Can an Artificer's eldritch cannon work with the use of the Rogue's sneak attack ability? [closed]

Sneak Attack Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe's distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have ...
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How is a soul different from the living creature that it came from?

Short Version If someone who can cast a spell like Plane Shift or Gate dies, what prevents their soul from simply casting the spell and returning to the Material Plane? Explanation From what I can ...
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If OSR modules are unbalanced by design, why do they often have recommended level brackets?

Unbalanced encounters is one of the staples of the OSR/old school modules. However, most of them have some kind of recommendation regarding PC levels and/or numbers. For example, this extensive list ...
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Is there any limit to how frequently mages can cast the Heal spell?

Is there any hard limit to how frequently a mage can use the Heal spell in Shadowrun 5 Edition, i.e. some sort of cooldown?
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Does immunity to piercing damage make you immune to the pull effect of the Thorn Whip spell?

The description of the thorn whip cantrip says: You create a long, vine-like whip covered in thorns that lashes out at your command toward a creature in range. Make a melee spell attack against the ...
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Can I use magic gifted by a deity if I'm not a paladin, warlock, or cleric of that deity?

So, I'm wanting to create this homebrewed God called "The Crow Lord" (basically a less depressing and edgy version of the Raven Queen) and I'm fairly new to D&D and I'm a bit confused. ...
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What means of resurrection does Implosion prevent?

This new (and therefore spoiler-filled) strip of The Order of the Stick makes the claim that Implosion has been used to prevent resurrection, presumably from the party's Wizard's access to Limited ...
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What editions of D&D are derived from the d20 system?

The tag wiki on this website says: For questions about the d20 System, an RPG system originally published in 2000 by Wizards of the Coast. The d20 System was developed alongside D&D 3e and is a ...
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Do Illusionist's Bracers actually allow you to cast two minor illusions?

The description of the illusionist's bracers states (GGR, p. 178; emphasis mine): A powerful illusionist of House Dimir originally developed these bracers, which enabled her to create multiple minor ...
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How do I handle when my players overestimate the importance of an encounter/a location?

TL;DR: How can I (and should I) make the players' efforts worth their while when they overestimate the importance of an encounter or a location? I am running a homebrew DnD 5e adventure where the ...
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Do the pushing effects of the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver and the Swords bard's Mobile Flourish stack on the same attack?

Do the pushing effects of the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver and the College of Swords bard's Mobile Flourish stack on the same attack? Assuming the target fails the Strength save ...
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Does a Pact of the Blade warlock need to make a roll when summoning their pact weapon?

My DM and I are having a disagreement over how the pact weapon from Pact of the Blade (PotB) is summoned. Specifically, as a Hexblade with PotB, when I choose to summon my pact weapon as whatever - ...
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How does thin-blood alchemy interact with passive powers?

As I run Vampire the Masquerade v5 with some thin-blood players, a lot of question goes on the thin blood alchemy, even if I haven't the situation at my table yet. One of them is how does thin-blood ...
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How can I add a separate damage dice to my hombrew magic item so that it rolls two separate dice on D&D Beyond's new dice roller?

Got curious for when my paladin reaches lvl 11/2 warlock and gets a permanent 1d8 divine smite all the time. My main weapon is magical gifted by my patron so I'm looking to see if it's possible to add ...
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Do creatures that are affected by Flesh to Stone count as objects?

For the purposes of spells that target objects, not creatures, do victims of Flesh to Stone count as objects? I am especially interested in Shrink Item, followed by Stone to Flesh to get a less-then-...
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Playing an Oath of Conquest/Warlock Multiclass [closed]

As an Oath of Conquest Paladin I gain the Armor of Agathys as a Paladin spell. IF I am multi classed as a warlock,can I use a Warlock spell slot to cast it? Or are known spells and spell slots ...
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Are these Yuan-Ti's osssra rules balanced?

I am DMing a homebrew campaign and I created an exotic island ruled by Yuan-ti. I read the Serpent Kingdoms 3rd edition manual and I tried to adapt the osssra table (page 150). In 5th edition the ...
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Where to find the rules for Abilities for Alola and Galar Pokémon?

Though the main Dex for 1.05 does not include the Alolan and Galar Dex, I have found files for these that are- As far as I am aware, official. However, some Pokémon included in these have abilities ...
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How to adjust PC statistics when undergoing a (semi)permanent transformation into a different creature?

The Monster Manual contains guidance for Player Characters as Lycanthropes (p. 207) or Vampires (p. 295). Is there general guidance on how to handle player characters (semi)permanently transforming ...
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Will a Reckless Attack give advantage on attacks against a manifested echo of an Echo knight?

Question is simple. If an Echo Knight/Barbarian uses Reckless Attack on a creature and hits, will attacks made against their echo also be made with advantage?
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Does the rogue advanced talent, petrifying strike damage stack?

I want to know if the dex damage from this talent stacks for every sneak attack I do to the enemy. Petrifying Strike* (Su) Whenever the rogue damages a creature with one of her sneak attacks, she ...
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In Pathfinder 2e, are ability modifier benefits to things like HP and trained skills retroactive?

In Pathfinder 2e, a character's Constitution bonus affects HP total. A character's Intelligence bonus grants training in additional skills and languages. Are these benefits retroactive? Examples: If ...
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Why are so many languages written using the Dwarvish script?

If you look at the list of Standard Languages, you'll see that most of them use Dwarvish as their script: Common: Common Dwarvish: Dwarvish Elvish: Elvish Giant: Dwarvish Gnomish: Dwarvish Goblin: ...
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How to interpret “round up or down” in monster CR calculation

In the "Creating Quick Monster Stats" section of the DMG (p.274) we are given the procedure for determining the CR of a new DM-designed monster. Step 4 of that procedure (pp.274-275) tells ...
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Can clothes be enchanted to change their form?

My question is simple: Can an item (clothes, rings, anything really) be enchanted to change the form of the clothes a person is wearing into other clothes of their decision? I'm new to D&D and ...
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What happens if your body enters astral plane while under astral projection?

If a creature is under astral projection and their body is transported to astral plane, for instance because they got swallowed by the 2x bag of holding combo, what will happen? Does the astral ...
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Is this Bracers of Stored Health homebrew magic item balanced?

I was thinking about the similarities between a character I was making and one from the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, when the idea to make a magic item that replicated the effects of one of ...
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Is a soul or spirit a creature?

The new Unearthed Arcana gives a new option for warlock's patron: The Undead. One of its class feature is Spirit Projection: Your body is now simply a vessel for your spirit. As an action, you can ...
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Does moving a grappled foe through someone's threatened area trigger an attack of opportunity?

If one has grappled a foe, and then succeeds on a check to maintain it, one of the options is: You can move both yourself and your target up to half your speed. At the end of your movement, you can ...
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Do objects (like doors) start with a base Defense of 10?

When Damaging Objects, considered to be Defenseless: Inanimate objects are defenseless by definition and therefore subject to finishing attacks (see the Finishing Attack maneuver): essentially, you ...
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What skill does using a Molotov cocktail fall under?

I think it would be safe to say that some form of craftsmanship skill roll is required for Molotov cocktails to be made. But, I'm not sure what it would be a roll call for, skill-wise, to use the ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock with the Thirsting Blade invocation make one attack with their pact weapon and one with a different weapon?

If you have a weapon in each hand (neither of which has the light property) and you have the Extra Attack feature, you can use Extra Attack to attack with each weapon once using your action. However, ...
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If someone's max HP is reduced by the Harm spell, then Feign Death suppresses that disease, what happens if they're healed and then Feign Death ends?

The description of the feign death spell says, in part (PHB, p. 240): If the target is diseased or poisoned when you cast the spell, or becomes diseased or poisoned while under the spell’s effect, ...
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Secret of the Ancients (2012) - why leave them here?

Note - this has significant spoilers for the Secret of the Ancients campaign. Secret of the Ancients has some really interesting ideas and lots of detail but some serious flaws also. However, among ...
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Does a player character wielding a whip gain advantage if they are 10 feet away from the target? [duplicate]

We had an episode in combat tonight that I was not sure how to adjudicate. A player character (PC1) with a whip was 10 feet away from an enemy. In between PC1 and the enemy was another player ...
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Are there ways to let a sufficiently high Acrobatics(Jump) roll exceed ones Max movement?

I'm building a L9 Tier 3 mythic character in a Pathfinder game (with a DM who accepts a lot of 3pp, including Drop Dead Games / Spheres of Power & Might, which I'm using heavily). Between ...
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Are creatures that are immune to disease unaffected by the Harm spell?

The Harm spell, flavourfully, states it creates a virulent disease: You unleash a virulent disease on a creature that you can see within range. It later calls out that Any effect that removes a ...
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Dropping a Throwing Weapon & Range Increment

If you drop a throwing weapon from a height onto an enemy, does that incur range increment penalty, and if so, how much? I am asking, because a question in our group came up whether gravity or higher ...
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Are the spells Leomund's Tiny Hut and Tiny Hut considered the same spell for the purposes of combining magical effects?

The Player's Handbook contains the spell Leomund's tiny hut (on p. 255), and the Systems Reference Document contains a version of this spell called tiny hut1. The descriptions of these spells are ...
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Is there an official variant rule where a natural 1 ends a full attack action?

In many 3.5 games that I have played, a roll of a natural one on an attack roll is basically just a miss, but you cannot make any more attacks that round. I thought this was an official variant rule, ...
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What happens if a thin-blood diablerizes another vampire?

Let's say that a thin-blood has diablerized another vampire who isn't a thin-blood, so it is now a 13th generation vampire of the clan of their victim. What happens to their learned disciplines (via ...
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Does adding multiple skills when combining creatures cause balance issues?

I'm creating a Svirfneblin Evil Mage by combining the stat blocks for each Evil Mage and Svirfneblin. A Svirfneblin has the skills Investigation +3, Perception +2, Stealth +4. An Evil Mage has the ...
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Is a creature's Innate Spellcasting save DC affected by changing ability scores or adding Spellcasting features from another creature?

I'm creating a Svirfneblin Evil Mage by combining the stat blocks for each Evil Mage and Svirfneblin. A Svirfneblin's Innate Spellcasting Save DC is 11 and its INT is +1. An Evil Mage's Spellcasting ...
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Is there a standard hierarchy when two supplemental books contradict each other?

The spell, Energy Vortex, is found in: Complete Divine (p.164) as a 4th level Cleric/Druid spell (published May 2004) Spell Compendium (p.81) as a 3rd level Cleric/Druid spell (published Dec 2005) ...
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What is Strahd von Zarovich's weight in bat form?

This question concerns D&D 5e. The relevant ability, with my emphasis, is as follows: While in bat or wolf form, Strahd can't speak. In bat form, his walking speed is 5 feet, and he has a flying ...
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Site with absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5

A good ten years ago a friend of mine told me about a site somewhere where absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5 were listed, with detailed level-by-level character progression. As far as I ...

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