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Which magic weapon deals the most damage?

Which magic weapon deals most damage at each rarity tier? For the sake of defining weapon damage: Direct expected damage from a hit, not damage over several rounds (although mentioning weapons that ...
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Is my 'Vigilante' Homebrew class balanced?

I built this subclass because I felt monk had no truly S tier subclass options. Would this subclass fill that S tier? Is it too strong? Not strong enough? They will fear you. Vigilant Tool Kit 3rd-...
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Warden—homebrew warpriest archetype

A friend was interested in playing something akin to the D&D 4e warden in Pathfinder 1e, which has long been an interest of mine but nothing I found really worked for me, so I couldn’t really ...
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Is this homebrew Friend Blade spell balanced?

I want to implement a spell that would give casters a bit more options (God knows they need them) and enable some potentially funny shenanigans. Is this spell balanced against the current roster: ...
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Can you control the sensor of scrying?

Scrying creates a sensor. It says: the spell creates an invisible sensor within 10 feet of the target. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. The sensor moves with the target, ...
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What is origin of mankind according to common wh40k beliefs?

In wh40k universe, the Imperium of Man is based on religion that generally says "emperor protects" etc. But is there some religious explanation regarding origin of mankind? I'm pretty sure ...
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What locations can you scry?

Scrying allows you to watch a place somewhere else: You can see and hear a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. (...) Instead of targeting a creature, you can ...
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Can you stack passive wisdom boosts?

I am currently putting together a dhampir blood hunter character and I noticed something interesting, which I would like to verify the RAW about: The Order of the Lycan, Heightened Senses is described ...
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Does attacking cause the Ring of the Darkhidden's effect to break?

The Ring of the Darkhidden is found in the Magic Item Compendium page 122 and says: You are invisible to darkvision, although you are fully visible in normal light. Since the results of my previous ...
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As a GM, how can I balance weapon proficiencies that I grant to players for good roleplay?

I like a bit of roleplay in my games and I'm quite supportive of any players that play in dumb but in-character ways. I often give some advantages here and there but I am a bit worried about balance. ...
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How can I discover what is the best dice (result)? [closed]

I have a lot of weapons on my own system and I want to split on four categories like, common, uncommon and stuff. How can I can discover which one has the best chance to get better results since some ...
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Is this homebrew Eldritch Invocation, Blade Works, balanced?

Problem I've recently been playing a Pact of the Blade Warlock, deliberately abstaining from Eldritch Blast to focus on melee attacks. As we've gotten into later levels, the missing flexibility and ...
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Can i cast a spell using a higher-level spell slot with stats bonus slot? [duplicate]

I have a lvl 8 wizard, with 24INT. Now, the wizards table grants me access only to level 4 spells, with 2 slots. However, 24INT gives me 2 further bonus slots, one in 5 level and one in 6th ...
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Can a dhampir survive on blood alone?

I am building a dhampir using the VRGR's stats, which has some interesting entries (cannot link though) such as: Those who overindulge their thirst risk losing control and forever viewing others as ...
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Training in the Dojo

I have scanned the 4th edition rules for the fifth time by now, and I still can't seem to find what I am seeking. I know, that it takes a measure of weeks (typically two to four) to train an animal to ...
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Monster languages on professor orb

Is a professor orb restricted in any way regarding the language choices it can have? For instance, can a professor orb know Modron or Vegypygmy as languages? Additionally, is it possible to possess ...
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Can you teleport more safely through scrying?

Scrying allows you to see a place somewhere else: You can see and hear a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. (...) Instead of targeting a creature, you can ...
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Other classes using the psychic warrior list?

The war mind uses the psychic warrior power list. (And so does the psychic warrior, of course.) Does anything else? Ideally I’d like to find something using that list but based on Charisma, but for ...
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How can I get Inner Radiance Torrent in PFS?

Inner Radiance Torrent is common, but it is Limited: A limited option can be selected only if specifically allowed by a boon — whether from the Achievement Points system, a Chronicle Sheet, or ...
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When creating a high level bard, or leveling up a bard without choosing a Magical Secret, can I pick a spell of any level I can cast?

The bard class feature Magical Secrets says: By 10th level, you have plundered magical knowledge from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Choose two spells from any classes, including this one. A spell ...
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Is this homebrew Bloodstones of Power magic item balanced?

Bloodstones of Power (Small pouch containing 5 stones) 25000 gp Very rare Magic item When a PC takes damage of 7.5 per level or higher due to slashing, or piercing damage the character can use the ...
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Why would I move my Linked Glyphs?

The linked glyphs spell involves making two glyphs: a detection glyph and either an alarm glyph or an effect glyph. The detection glyph acts as a sensor, and when it's activated, it sets off the alarm ...
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Can you use the Sleight of Hands skill to stack the Deck of Many Things

As I understand the Deck of Many Things, you must intentionally draw a card while stating how many cards you wish to draw. Does this preclude merely looking at the cards? And if you can look at the ...
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Is this unarmored defense option balanced

One of the conceits of a campaign I am running is that in some areas classes like the fighter or paladin would not rely on heavy armor. Is the following option balanced? Unarmored Warrior ...
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Does the Targetteer variant Fighter's Sniper ability actually require you to make attacks?

Dragon magazine issue 310 introduces the Targetteer variant of the Fighter class, which has the following bonus feat option: Sniper: When using the full attack option the targetteer can sacrifice ...
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My sister wants to play every other week at our weekly table. How do I fix the issues that come with this?

My sister and I both play at the local game shop once a week. It costs five bucks for anyone to get in. Recently, my sister has started attending a church program every Wednesday and wants to play D&...
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Casting long-casting-time spells undetected

The objective is to cast a long casting time spells like Tiny Hut or Private Sanctum that can give you a battlefield advantage. For example Tiny Hut allows your team to have a position from which you ...
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Can the NPC Archdruid from Monsters of the Multiverse cast wildfire when using change shape?

The new Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse gives revised rules for many, many monsters, including the Archdruid (pg. 48). The revised text for Change Shape says (inter alia) While in a ...
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How do temporary HP stack in D&D 3.5 under the rules as written?

Just what the title says: how do temporary HP stack in D&D 3.5 under the rules as written? I have a way that I run the game, which has worked for me just fine. Based on some other answers here, I ...
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Does the Drakewarden's Drake have to increase in size at lv7 and lv15?

So, I'm playing a Drakewarden Ranger and at lv7, the drake grows in size. The rules state the following: In addition, while your drake is summoned, you and the drake gain the following benefits: ...
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Design notes, interviews, or memoirs identifying the creature on the cover of S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks?

The original cover art of AD&D module S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks by Erol Otus illustrates a 5-limbed plant-starfish thing battling a party of intrepid adventurers, as excerpted below. ...
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Why is a flashback more appropriate than a resistance roll in this case?

My rules of thumb for flashbacks vs resistance rolls in FITD have always been: If the player is attempting to contradict something the GM just said ("No, that doesn't happen, because…"), it'...
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How do multiple Sanctuary Vessel features (from the Genie Patron Warlock) interact together?

For this scenario, there will be 2 level 20 Elven Genie Warlocks (to make it simple.) Steps: Both go inside elf 1's Sanctuary Vessel and stay there for 12 hours Both go inside elf 2's Sanctuary ...
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How to calibrate combat encounters for high level play?

The DMG contains recommendations for the XP values of encounters that are supposed to help you create engaging but survivable combat encounters (page 82). They work pretty well for low- and mid-level ...
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Does a Simulacrum need to Eat, Sleep, Drink, or Breathe?

So I am looking for some insights into some specificities of a Simulacrum. I have a vague understanding of how the D&D rules interact with Creature types (which is that they are rarely important). ...
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How do I determine what in-game features and effects constitute diseases?

The party is exploring a crypt and has come upon a number of mummies. The party paladin has Lay on Hands. Alternatively, you can expend 5 hit points from your pool of healing to cure the target of ...
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Invisibility and Aura of Vitality

During fight a party member tried to use Aura of Vitality while being invisible to stealthily top their HP. It was argued that auras give visual effects similar to light which would allow enemies to ...
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Are there any 5e spells whereby PCs can gain the benefit of a long rest without actually taking a long rest?

I know that in D&D 5e the 3rd-level spell Catnap allows PCs to get the benefit of a short rest in exchange for 10 minutes of being unconscious. Are there any spells that allow PCs to get the ...
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What is included after Hit: in monster attacks? [duplicate]

So, in the most recent session our DM sicced a hobgoblin tribe on us, and it was controlling a souped up hellfire engine (it was immune to force damage, had a speed 80 so we could not outrun it, and ...
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Pathfinder 2 Alchemist - Adding formulas

So, I was just looking and when you get a basic crafting book, it contains formulas for common items. My question is that some of the things you gain access to are formulas for alchemical items. How ...
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Non-Combat Encounter Rewards - A Homebrew Review

Awarding non-combat encounters with XP consistently for the party level - A homebrew review A frustration I have had for a long time is how D&D claims that there are three pillars to the game, ...
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Is it possible to use the Transmuted Spell Metamagic on Absorb Elements?

So this hasn't come up before, but it has brought an interesting question to mind. Would it be possible to combine the Absorb Elements spell and Transmuted Spell metamagic. Absorb Elements reads as ...
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How does the Shadowsong bow deviate from the attunement standards?

Original Item There is an adventure from the 3rd season of Dungeons and Dragons Expeditions called DDEX03-07 Herald of the Moon. It awards a very rare longbow as the main quest reward, called ...
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New Character on Player Character Death, what level?

I have just had a character death. The party are 14th level but there is little to no chance of resurrection etc (and not sure the player would want to anyway), the character was the party Cleric and ...
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What are the origins of the Displacer Beast?

The displacer beast is one of the game's iconic monsters. But it does not seem to come from the same kind of medieval bestiary like the gorgon, or from cheap plastic toys like the owlbear or bulette. ...
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What does it mean that an Ancient Blue Dragon's legendary action 'Wing Attack' costs 2 actions?

What does it mean that an Ancient Blue Dragon's legendary action 'Wing Attack' costs 2 actions? Doesn't a dragon get one action on its turn like everyone else, whether it's a multi-attack, casting a ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

How much knowledge do NPC sellers of magic items have about the magic items that exist in the world? Let's make it more specific and talk only about wondrous items sellers. More info: Players creating ...
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Running a oneshot for a group with no TTRPG experience

I'm running a short Pathfinder session for a group that is interested in TTRPGs but has no prior experience in it. What may be some particular issues that I should keep in mind, specifically for a ...
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It is legal to adapt a video game franchise into tabletop RPG for private use?

If a video game franchise like Warcraft, Dota, Diablo, StarCraft gets converted to tabletop RPG, will this require a license from owners if this RPG is private only?
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Can Troops be flanked?

Troops consist of multiple creatures that are handled as a single creature. They have special rules for many things, e.g. being targeted by spells, but nothing in these rules mentions flanking in any ...
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