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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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Can spending stability lead to a Mythos shock?

Bob faces a Mythos entity and has to make a Stability test or lose 7 Stability. It's been a long day and Bob is already at -2 Stability. Bob's player chooses to spend 4 Stability points in order to (...
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Can you use your free object interaction while restrained

If a character is restrained, like being in the gullet of a froghemoth, and they attempt to pull out a different weapon, I assume they could drop what they were holding, but since their speed is zero, ...
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Can you draw and throw multiple daggers in a turn? [duplicate]

Say I can attack 3 times. I want to throw 3 daggers, but I haven't drawn any yet. Are my Action choices really "draw and throw 1 dagger" OR "draw 2 daggers"? You can't draw and ...
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Can a weapon be a holy symbol?

So I'm being part of a DnD campaign soon, and I'm making a tempest cleric that worships Thor. Since Thor's weapon is a Warhammmer, and I also use a Warhammer, could the hammer count as a holy symbol ...
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Do Black Tentacles “protect” you from ranged attacks as creatures grappling you do?

If you are trying to shoot some creature, and your target is grappling, rules say: "roll randomly to see which grappling combatant you strike". Does Black Tentacles spell's effect count as a ...
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How far away can stone shape affect stone?

Stone shape can affect an amount of stone up to 10 cubic feet + 1 cubic foot per level. If the shape you want to effect is narrow enough, you could get a lot of distance while staying under this ...
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What is the interaction between mold earth and create bonfire?

If I cast create bonfire in a 5 foot unoccupied space, and then, in the next round, cast mold earth to excavate that same area creating a 5 foot pit underneath the fire -- does the bonfire fall or ...
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Are children reincarnated as adults?

I was considering porting a character from an earlier edition of the game, who had been reincarnated before becoming an adult. This is purely backstory, however it got me thinking about how this would ...
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How can I optimise my multi-class build for damage and survivability? (Rogue-Druid-Warlock)

I need some support with optimising this multi-class build. I'm playing in a D&D 5e party where we receive high incoming damage.Our GM is allowing us to multi-class and use feats and spells from ...
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Allowing Disengage for free

I'm the DM, and I'm concerned that combat feels pretty static. As I understand it in RAW: Once you've reached melee range, moving further away will provoke an opportunity attack, unless you disengage ...
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Is a caster of Gentle Repose aware that a creature under the effects of Feign Death is an invalid target?

Alice (a wizard) & Bob (class unspecified), are planning an elaborate prank on Carol (a cleric). Alice casts Feign Death on Bob, and then wails about how he has been slain by a horrible monster/...
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Does a Sea Hag's Death Glare work on a creature that is averting its eyes?

The Sea Hag has a special action called Death Glare: Death Glare. The hag targets one frightened creature she can see within 30 ft. of her. If the target can see the hag, it must succeed on a DC 11 ...
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Reincarnation effects on feats and ability scores

How does reincarnation affect feats and ability score increases? I'm running a campaign with a group of fairly high (16th-18th) level characters and the only "bring back the dead" option ...
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How does the spell Longstrider interact with Gaseous Form? [duplicate]

The 3rd-level spell Gaseous Form states that you have a flying speed of 10 feet. If you cast Longstrider beforehand, does this in practice mean that your flying speed is effectively now 20 feet? I can'...
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The Combat time vs Real time

So I was playing yesterday and our party had been wandering through tunnels and the DM said there was some noise in the distance. So one of the players illuminated an object and threw it down the ...
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How do spell components work in regards to the UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer's Psychic Sorcery ability?

The UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer has the following Psionic Talent option: Psychic Sorcery. When you cast a spell, you can use your mind to form it, rather than relying on words, gestures, and materials. ...
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When applying modifiers to advantages/disadvantages, do you round up or down?

When you apply the percentage mods to an advantage or disadvantage in GURPS 4e, do you round up or down?
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How does being pulled into a demesne mechanically work?

Demesnes, are described as the following: As a spirit that has been linked to the mortal world, you naturally create a space within the Nevernever tied to that place or concept. The space reflects ...
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How to provide knowledge to players?

I've read a lot of articles on player vs. character knowledge, where the crux of the article is always that players know more than their characters, and metagaming is an issue. For good or for bad, I ...
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What is the interaction between Green-Flame Blade and Absorb elements

Green-Flame Blade States: ...you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature... ...On a hit, the target suffers the attack's normal effects, and green fire leaps from the target to a ...
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Can the Lucky feat be used on attacks made against an Echo Knight's Echo?

So, the question is regarding the Lucky Feats 2nd use. You can also spend one luck point when an attack roll is made against you. Roll a d20, and then choose whether the attack uses the attacker’s ...
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Can the Chromatic Orb diamond be used as an Arcane Focus?

Chromatic Orb Components: V, S, M (a diamond worth at least 50 gp) You hurl a 4-inch-diameter sphere of energy at a creature that you can see within range. You choose acid, cold, fire, lightning, ...
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Do fiends need to sleep?

The Monster Manual states that undead and constructs do not need to sleep. But it is unclear if fiends need to sleep. What should they do to make a long rest? There are fiendish abilities with "...
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Would swapping Sacred Flame to Toll the Dead for Evil NPCs affect balance?

The PHB makes it clear that radiant damage comes from the Positive Plane and is often associated with the Celestials of the Upper Planes, while necrotic damage comes from the Negative Plane and is ...
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My any-dice program times out, when calculating large limit break checks

Someone in chat helped write an anydice program to calculate limit breaks in an RPG I'm developing, but after making some changes, it times out for dicepools > 7. The system I have in mind, is that ...
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How to make Arcane Eye and our game style fit better together?

Our DM works fairly improvisationally, which results in a playstyle that is fluid and responsive to our actions. We have relatively short sessions, so we like to keep the game moving. There is no ...
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Is a concentration check required for each of my following spells if I buff myself with Mage Armor

Player's Handbook 1, p. 170, "Concentration" - "Spell" says: "If you are affected by a spell while attempting to cast a spell of your own, you must make a Concentration check ...
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What are the dots in the skills section of the standard character sheet for?

I'm filling out a pdf character sheet for my character who is a high elf wizard and I'm not sure how the skill box works. I've got all my saving throws done but I'm really just confused with the dots ...
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If a dragon becomes a shadow dragon, would it still be subject to a previously cast True Polymorph's reversal?

Story / example: A Harpy gets Truly Polymorphed into a wyrmling Brass dragon - albeit a bit of a weird one, what with her harpy-like personality and alignment. As an avid reader of StackExchange she ...
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In Forgotten Realms lore, can gods use spells above 9th level?

After Karsus’s folly, Mystra imposed a ban on use of magic above 9th level (I believe there are specific conditions for 10th level spells, but that’s not the main issue here). However, I believe the ...
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Metamind under effects of Font of Power and Split Mind, can both minds utilize Font of Power?

A10th level Metamind has the class feature Font of Power, which produces endless power points for one minute. If the Metamind manifests Split Mind, can both minds access the power points from Font of ...
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Does the feat War Caster give you advantage on a constitution saving throw made because of Sleet Storm?

One of the benefits of War Caster is: You have advantage on Constitution saving throws that you make to maintain your concentration on a spell when you take damage. The spell Sleet Storm doesn't ...
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Would Boon of Spell Mastery be overpowered for non-arcane casters?

Are there game balance reasons why casting a 1st level spell at will should be restricted to Sorcerer, Warlock, and Wizard? I used to think the reason might be to prevent unlimited healing or smiting, ...
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How can my Bladesinger Wizard ensure that their spells cannot be avoided?

I have been playing a Bladesinger wizard in a fairly long running campaign, at least by my standards. There have been a lot of good moments but after my third attempt to make disintegrate work, I have ...
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Why is prepared casting considered to always be superior to spontaneous?

Many times, I've seen the case made for a specific prepared caster class being superior to its spontaneous equivalent (e.g. Wizard vs Sorcerer, Cleric vs Favored Soul, anything vs its Uneathered ...
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Are Vengeful Ancestors' damage-dealing reactions enough to sustain the Barbarian's rage?

To sustain their rage at the end of their turn, a Barbarian must have attacked a hostile creature since their last turn or must have taken damage since then. [PHB, pg. 48] In the level 14 feature of ...
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Beauty enhancing potions or oils

I am planning an NPC, that thinks herself to be not good looking to an extend, that she wants to change her appearance. She is not a magic user, but a rather wealthy character that can afford to buy ...
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Need help on what to do for my level 4 Revived Rogue [closed]

Currently in the middle of my second campaign and my group has just reached level 4th level. I'm currently playing a Revived Rogue UA (we started before Phantom was revealed) and I'm curious as to if ...
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With shillelagh, do you have to use your spellcasting modifier?

Shillelagh states (emphasis added): For the Duration, you can use your Spellcasting Ability instead of Strength for the Attack and Damage Rolls of Melee Attacks using that weapon, and the weapon's ...
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Can a Wizard cast a Ritual Spell as many times as they want during the day?

I'm a newbie D&D5e Wizard player and was intrigued by the Ritual tag and its major benefits for Wizards. I'd like to ask if a Ritual Spell in my Spellbook can be cast multiple times a day, without ...
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If a spirit is to “return to its body” and the body is in stasis, what happens?

Can a manifester that has separated body and spirit, such as by the power Stealsteel or by some other means, still return to its body if the manifester's body is in stasis, such as by the power ...
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Limits to appearance of a phantom steed

In a recent game session, a player wanted to become invisible and then use a phantom steed to quickly and stealthfully pass through the enemy camps surrounding a besieged city. This began a ...
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Can I interact with my spiritual weapon, (say a quarterstaff) and use my bonus action to move US 20 feet? [closed]

Say I create a spiritual weapon in the form of a (horizontal) quarterstaff. Can I grab it and use the bonus action to move it and myself 20 feet? Say move me across a pit, or allowing me to take the ...
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Shrink item effect versus locked door, what happens?

Unlike a growth effect, there is no clause about stopping the size change if one cannot burst something which restrains the change, so there are differing opinions about if the hinges and lock or ...
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How to make a guest feel comfortable and welcome in a session?

I am currently DMing for a group of 5 players. A friend of some of the players is very interested in learning about the game. I have decided to let her play an NPC in one of the upcoming sessions, to ...
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How many spiders can a player character have through class features, spells, etc?

I've been considering making a character who is obsessed with spiders! I want to know how many spiders a player character can have at any one time through spells, class features, etc. (so not by ...
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In Pathfinder, how can my DM deal with my very high attack mod?

I recently joined an ongoing campaign with a level 8 fighter character and due to the amount of feats, weapon training, equipment, and especially buffs coming from the party bard... my character tends ...
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What method can be used to obtain a fifth and sixth “bonus feat”?

The goal is to obtain a total of six feats that clearly have the label of "bonus feat" at first level. The character class is Erudite, which has two first level bonus feats. Taking two flaws ...
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What is the maximum number of known spells (that can be cast with spell slots and use Charisma) a character can have?

I often find it frustrating how few spells sorcerers have. This has led me to trying to increase the number of spells they have with a few multiclassing dips. I was then inspired to ask this question: ...

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