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How could I have dealt with this player (I wasn't the DM) who intentionally made the party do stupid stuff?

It was a long session. We had an experienced DM, and a highly amateur party who just attacked everything on sight. But that was overshadowed by this one player that would intentionally do stupid stuff....
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How do I take NPCs into account for encounters? (ToA) [on hold]

I'm running Tomb of Annihilation and my party of four PCs (moon druid, wild magic sorcerer, tempest cleric and totem barbarian) and they've picked up 3 different NPCs that they travel with. It's my ...
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What happens if you “unlearn” Animate Dead?

I died and I became a skeleton (using this homebrew race). It appears that I might gain access to an ability/item (created by my DM) which lets me switch between both races. When you are a skeleton ...
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Using the Heroics spell properly

Heroics states The heroics spell temporarily grants the subject a feat from the fighter's bonus feat list. For the duration of the heroics spell, the subject can use the feat as if it were one of ...
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How to handle dungeons involving only one party member?

In part of a campaign I'm creating, I'm considering creating a challenge that only involves one party member at a time. I have in mind a colosseum-esque challenge in which party members have the ...
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If you are falling, can you Misty Step to the ground to avoid damage?

If I fall off a cliff - say, 1000 feet - can I wait (readied action?) until I am near enough to the ground (my understanding is you fall 500 ft/round) then misty step safely to the ground? Or, does ...
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Can you switch which favored class bonus you take on each level up?

As pointed out in the answer to this question, a half-elf can choose the favored class bonus from the typical +1 hp or +1 skill point, or take any of the racial favored class bonuses offered to a half-...
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What do I do when one of my players argues with me (The DM) outside of the game? [on hold]

So my players and I have a group chat where we can all talk. This past week one of the players has been non stop trying to make me mad in the chat involving D&D mechanics and stuff like that. He ...
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Can an Aarakocra look like any bird?

Recently a player asked me if it would be possible to make a PC that had the head of an owl, or was otherwise an anthropomorphic owl. Immediately my mind went to the Aarakocra, even though they are ...
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How do I get my friends to get into character? [on hold]

One of my friends is being really silly at the table. Although it gives us all a laugh, it really doesn't fit with his character or even the game I and my other buddies are trying to play. Does anyone ...
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Does marking the same target with Hunter's Mark end the effect of the Cavalier fighter's Unwavering Mark on that target? [duplicate]

I'm the DM. During one of our games the party's Cavalier used Unwavering Mark on an enemy. Then the Ranger used hunter's mark (PHB, p. 251) on the same enemy. The Cavalier's Unwavering Mark feature (...
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What level should a spell that lets a character briefly attune to an extra item be?

I am considering adding a homebrew spell to a game I DM. Here is the exact wording I intend to use: Superior Attunement 8th level transmutation Casting Time: 1 action Range: Touch ...
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How did the multiclassing rules change in the different editions of D&D?

I'm interested in how the multiclassing rules evolved/changed throughout the history of the game. A small summary of differences should be sufficient. Please include Pathfinder in the answer. I ...
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DC Roll For Starting a Fire?

A character wants to start a campfire in the woods. I assume this would be a Survival check, right? But what would the DC check be? I've checked the entire Core Rulebook and can't find anything.
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How do I translate real-life knowledge, skills, and abilities to their equivalents in 5e? [on hold]

An upcoming one-shot (that might get expanded) posits the party arriving in-world from a sort of "Land of the Lost" misadventure whilst backpacking/hunting. The group are all ex-military, outdoorsey, ...
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Can a multiclassed Warlock/Abjuration Wizard with Armor of Shadows repeatedly cast Mage Armor to recharge Arcane Ward?

The warlock's Armor of Shadows eldritch invocation (PHB, p. 110) says: You can cast mage armor on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components. The School of Abjuration ...
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How do Ryuujin ritual benedictions work?

The book doesn't explain how the ritual benedictions work. It has a list provided, but doesn't how they are different than other benedictions. Do they take up benediction slots? How much LP do they ...
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Does the “Ki Strike” Power for a Monk cost Spell Points to use?

The Monks "Ki Strike" Class Feat gives you access to the Power "Ki Strike", and says the following: This power is a type of special spell you can cast by spending Spell Points The section on ...
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Behavior of mindless undead

Do mindless undead wander around their location? If they were placed in a room with a closed door, would they open or destroy the door to wander around? If there were people on the otherside of the ...
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AnyDice Function: 3d6, lowest die has floor of 3

I've played around with the code a little, but having some trouble figuring out how to to write a function that rolls 3d6 and if the lowest die result is less then 3, then it changes that die to a 3 ...
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Can player characters teach each other the Magic Initiate feat or other feats?

From a role-playing perspective, there seems to be nothing to prevent spellcasting players from teaching other characters the Magic Initiate feat. The subject of players receiving training in lieu of ...
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Using burning disarm on an embedded metal item

So, Burning Disarm says this: This spell causes a metal object to instantly become red hot. A creature holding the item may attempt a Reflex save to drop it and take no damage Now, it does specify ...
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Determine spell save DC for an Illusory Wall based on caster level

There is this illusory wall in a published adventure I'm running, cast by an arcane caster with CL 20. We don't have more information about the caster (e.g. their stats) or the wall (e.g. its save DC)....
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When would a creature fail to cast a spell from a scroll?

The Variant Rule "Scroll Mishaps" in the DMG (page 140) has a header with the following text: A creature who tries and fails to cast a spell from a spell scroll must make a DC 10 Intelligence ...
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Would the target of Enemies Abound change weapons to be more effective? [on hold]

The description of the enemies abound spell (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 155) states: On a failed save, the target loses the ability to distinguish friend from foe, regarding all creatures ...
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Can any magic item rod be used as an arcane focus?

Inspired by this question: Multi purpose Arcane Focus? The premise of the other question is about using the Rod of the Pact Keeper as a focus, and although it implies it can be used as a focus ...
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Can a multiclass Warlock/Sorcerer use the Rod of the Pact Keeper as a spellcasting focus for both classes?

Warlocks and Sorcerers share Charisma as their spellcasting ability and both can use an arcane focus. The Rod of the Pact Keeper is a focus for warlocks. Can a multiclass Warlock/Sorcerer use the Rod ...
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Can you meet caster level requirements with conditional bonuses?

I am playing a level 8 Incanter from Spheres of Power. As a full caster, this gives me a caster level of 8. I have a trait which increases my caster level for the destruction sphere by 1, and I have a ...
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What is the penalty on the compromise roll when going full Demon in total privacy?

One of the few, reliable ways to regain Aether in Demon: The Descent is to go full Demon (but not going Loud). This gives you one Aether point. Going full Demon calls for a compromise role with a ...
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Can a telepathic creature establish a mental link with targets it can't see? [on hold]

So, imagine a telepathic monster, living in its lair as the party enters it. Without resorting to other means of detecting them, can the creature use its telepathy to speak to the party no matter ...
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Do SoP wands require SP be spent on abilities that dont require SP?

The magic items in Spheres of Power (SoP) are a little incomplete for some rulings. Im currently trying to figure out if a wand always uses spell point (SP) for activating any ability, or only if the ...
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How many bardic performances extra does a Half-elf gain?

I am new to Pathfinder and want to make sure I am reading these effects correctly. So a bard gets a number of bardic performances per day as listed here: He can use this ability for a number of ...
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Features that reroll attacks/checks/saves with or without mentioning the d20 die

A number of features in the game enable a PC to reroll a d20 die as part of an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw. For example, the Halfling's Lucky feature and racial Bountiful Luck feat (...
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Can a monk substitute the Grappler feat for their Deflect Missiles feature and still maintain class balance?

A monk is characterized as being all about unarmed combat. While grappling in combat is generally viewed as something to avoid due to its convoluted rules, one of my players wishes to make her monk a ...
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If I multiclass from Arcane Trickster rogue to Warlock, can I swap some of my AT cantrips for warlock cantrips? [duplicate]

I started out out as an Arcane Trickster rogue 7, so I could only pull from Wizard spells and cantrips, but now I have multiclassed into Warlock. Am I able to change some of my AT cantrips to Warlock ...
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I may be crazy for wanting a completely PvP campaign [on hold]

So, recently I hatched the genius idea to design a free for all campaign. After about ten minutes, I said to myself this isn't going to work. Later that month I was thinking about it a little more and ...
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If you have dis/advantage on a roll, do you have dis/advantage on a reroll?

This might be a duplicate but I can't find it. To be clear this has nothing to do with Halfling Luck trait. Or similar abilities that allow the reroll of a die that rolls a natural 1. (I was ...
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Using Empowered Spell Metamagic with Eldritch Blast

The group I'm DM'ing for has a warlock-sorcerer, and she claims that the wording of the metamagic option Empowered Spell works on the whole spell, and not a single attack, so therefore all of her ...
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How to handle Yuan-ti shapechanging ability? [on hold]

We are starting a new campaign tomorrow. It is a more flexible campaign than the usual, “Oh hero, go and save us" style campaign. For once we decided to RP as evil characters. Someone picked ...
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How do I kill a 20th level raging Zealot Barbarian?

At 20th level, the Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) can rage indefinitely by virtue of starting a new rage just prior to their initial rage ending. This is ...
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Does two weapon fighting's qualifying “attack” have to be part of the “Attack” action?

The rules for two-weapon fighting state: 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 ...
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Can one use Alter Self to assume the form of a Skeleton?

One of the options of alter self doesn't specify creature type when transforming appearance. Change Appearance. You transform your appearance. You decide what you look like, including your height, ...
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Can I use the same weapon for a normal attack and Two-Weapon Fighting in the same turn?

Two-weapon fighting rules, per the Player's Handbook (page 195): 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 ...
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Does cover protect against an aura if it only has a gap outside the aura?

I understand that the aura originates from the target and moves with it, and that as long as the center of a creature is within the radius of the aura it is subjected to the aura's effect. There is ...
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Is the Pathfinder Core Rulebook a good standard to use for what is balanced within its system?

I'm asking about the practice of using the book as a measuring rod to decide if other official content in the system is balanced in comparison.
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How do I deal with displacement or blink as a rogue?

Both blink and displacement give my opponent a chance to completely evade my attacks (regardless of my attack roll) and prevent me from ever dealing sneak attack damage. From 3.5e, I know that true ...
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What rules are there for deciding what specific items to award when the loot table is unclear?

I'm currently creating my first completely homebrew campaign and I'm planning on using the the DMG treasure tables (p.136 - 149) to generate treasure in my campaign. I want the world to feel organic ...
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What happens when a PC drops to 0 HP outside of combat?

All similar questions I've found are concerned with what happens if combat ends while there is an unconscious PC, but I can't find any rules regarding what happens if someone drops to 0 HP while the ...
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Can a Rutterkin's Bite poison a Paladin?

The Rutterkin (from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, pg. 136) has the following attack: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: + 4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (3d6 + 2) piercing damage. If the ...
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SoP Staves, do they require the base sphere for advanced talents?

In the Spheres of Power Magic items, staves are very useful but also expensive. It is not clear on one point when adding an advanced talent to the stave. Is it required to have the base sphere added? ...

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