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How does the Natural Weapons option of the Alter Self spell affect a Longtooth Shifter's Shifting Feature?

I play an Eldritch Knight Longtooth Shifter who's about to get 2nd level spells. I was looking at Alter Self (which I realize I can't get until a level later anyway because of its school) and I was ...
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Can a PC choose ‘Beast Speech’ as a language?

Lets say a PC gets to choose a language, can they choose to learn to speak beast? For instance they choose to play a Ranger with the UA Class Feature Variant Deft Explorer, the benefit Canny says: ...
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How should I determine ability scores for a clueless alien? DnD 5e [closed]

How might one go about assigning ability scores, particularly wisdom versus intelligence? I've got an idea for an alien character. The character did not arrive on Earth under its own volition or ...
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How does a dragon gain Challenge Rating & thereby increase their spell power? [closed]

According to the spell casting variant suggested in the Monster Manual in the True Dragon section, dragons gain a number of spells based on their charisma and their maximum level is based off of 1/3rd ...
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For the Charger feat, is it possible to move at least 10 feet in a straight line while staying within an enemy's reach?

The Charger feat lets you make a bonus-action attack with +5 to the damage roll if you take the Dash action and "If you move at least 10 feet in a straight line immediately before taking this bonus ...
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How big is the Waterdeep City Guard?

Does anyone know the approximate size of the standing Waterdeep army? Also, what percentage of the army would consist of magic users and/or high-ranking officials? We are playing D&D 5e, but I ...
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What defines a harmful effect or ability?

Charmed condition says: A charmed creature can't attack the charmer or target the charmer with harmful abilities or magical effects. The charmed condition is just one example mentioning harmful ...
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Player action choices on official adventure books

I've been running a few officially published adventure books during the last few months, but I never know how to convey the possible actions the players can take and I feel they lose a lot of ...
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Do the high-fashion armour clothings from Run & Gun that are tagged as 'Newest Models' lose armour rating over time?

Relevant rules snippets from Run & Gun, p. 59: NEWEST MODEL These items are the most recent incarnations of their corporate creators. That means they lose a little more when purchased as ...
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How do we deal with my DM's house-rule about critical damage?

In the campaign I'm playing in, our DM has set a house-rule for critical damage. So, we do maximum damage for one set of dice, roll the second set and add modifiers at the end instead of the ...
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Can I benefit from more than one celerity effect in the same round?

Assuming I'm immune to daze (quick recovery does not work it seems, so any other way then like Mark of the Dauntless) I resist it after doing my standard action acquired via celerity that I ...
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Who is able to cast a spell from a spell scroll in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

Back in AD&D, a spell scroll was created by basically casting a spell onto a specially prepared scroll. The next person to read said scroll was able to cast the spell exactly as the original ...
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Is there any action cost for a Kinetecist when using Metakinesis?

So, kinetecists can use metakinesis to affect their blasts as if by using an associated metamagic feat. Metamagic feats sometimes modify the action required to use the associated spell (i.e. standard ...
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How does one track/incorporate errata in relation to printed rulebooks without having to memorize, or constantly check against, the errata?

I bought myself a shiny new rulebook for a relatively new system and, of course, there's already a full document of errata! In order to make this easier for myself, I sat down with a pen and sticky ...
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How does level advancement in the Beast Master Ranger effect the stats of a UA Class Feature Variant, Ranger Companion Option; Beast of the Air/Earth?

It is unclear to me how to reconcile the UA enhanced Class Feature Variant; Ranger Companion Option with the Beast Master Ranger’s Companion feature rules (PHB p.93). Specifically, in the case of a ...
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Can the “Damaging” Extra be turned off for Move Object's effect?

I'm using the Portuguese version of the 3rd edition. The general rule for Extras is that they can't be turned off, changing the power effects permanently. But the Damaging Extra describes that 'your ...
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Are D&D novelizations considered canonical source materials?

I'm curious if the works of R.A. Salvatore and the like are considered canon source material for D&D campaign games. Or if they are treated more like fanfictions.
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Can I Grapple and Shove?

I read a really cool multiclass on Reddit, the Bardbarian, and I'm going to create one. But it described a combination of Grapple and Shove to knock an enemy prone and not allow him to get up, since ...
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Who takes damage when Shield Warden is used?

The Champion feat Shield Warden allows a character to use their reaction to shield an ally. The feat says: ... When you have a shield raised, you can use your Shield Block reaction when an attack ...
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Are there rules for flying in difficult weather?

There are multiple player races that can fly, including the Aarakocra (comes with a 50' fly speed). Are there any official rules on how the flight of these races is affected by difficult weather ...
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Is my Quickling homebrew race balanced?

Is my Quickling homebrew race balanced? I have adapted the Quickling for a homebrew playable race. Is this race balanced in proportion to other official 5e races? I used information from the DMG (p....
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Can Nerveskitter be cast during a surprise round, let's say directly when you realize that you are being ambushed?

Let's say my group is ambushed and no one is aware, the ennemies then have a surprise round against us. As soon as I am aware of the attack (they could jump/charge in front of us, shoot an arrow AND ...
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What are all the creatures related to the Far Realm that have stat blocks in 5e?

I'm looking for any and all creatures–specifically those that have stat blocks in 5e (so I'm excluding things from previous editions that don't have stat blocks in 5e, largely just to narrow the scope ...
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What happens to a lich's soul when it dies with a Ring of Mind Shielding?

What happens to a lich's soul when it dies with a Ring of Mind Shielding? Normally, a lich's soul goes to the phylactery. But the Ring of Mind Shielding also takes a soul. Does the lich choose where ...
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Does the Avatar of Death make “attacks” for the purposes of resistance or immunity?

The Avatar of Death is an undead summoned by one of the bad cards in the Deck of Many Things. It has the Reaping Scythe action as its only way to deal damage to other creatures, and it has no feature ...
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Can I use “chosen by the oracles” to increase damage?

I'm using L5R 4th Portuguese version (Brazilian). A player is using the Chosen by the Oracles ( You gain a bonus of +1k1 to the total of all Ring Rolls using that Ring. ) advantage to increase the ...
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In what ways can a PC gain advantage on Wisdom checks other than being a Wildhunt Shifter?

I am making an Inquisitive Rogue and since it depends a lot on the Wisdom Score for its main abilities, I was thinking of using the Wildhunt Shifter's shifting ability to gain advantage on Wisdom ...
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Can my cleric/warlock's deity and patron have opposing alignments? [duplicate]

In the campaign, I'm participating in, my character is a wizard/warlock with Vecna as his Patron, his ultimate goal being to achieve lichdom. In order to obtain more knowledge about magic in general ...
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If an Inspired is killed, what happens to the quori possessing it?

Does the quori return to the Dreaming Dark, or is it destroyed outright?
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How to create a playable race Monstrous Adventurer : Quickling [closed]

How to create a new Monstrous Adventurer: Quickling There are several Monstrous Adventurers options presented in Volo's Guide to Monsters and I was wondering how to provide a new option of playing a ...
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What spells or class abilities can prevent possession by a Ghost?

What spells or class abilities can prevent multiple Ghosts from possessing a character? To set the scene: "You find yourself drifting on a raft and can't believe your luck as you come across a rock ...
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How do I continue to progress the plot if the party kills the giants in chapter 10 of Storm King's Thunder?

The following question contains major spoilers for the Storm King's Thunder campaign. I'm currently running Storm King's Thunder for my party. This is for a home game (not Adventurers League). I just ...
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Would creating undead minions be considered an evil action in PFS, and therefore earn Infamy?

Would creating undead minions be considered an evil action in PFS, and therefore earn Infamy? I'm not keen on GMing for a necromancer or anti-paladin type character, but also don't want to deny a ...
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Is it okay to have a DMPC who is also the BBEG (Big Bad Evil Guy)?

I don't want to make my DMPC (i.e. Dungeon Master NPC) star of the show by any means, I realize how important it is to let the characters do their own thing. I want this character to act in the ...
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How do you handle Iotum in Numenera?

I own the Core Discovery book and a Player's guide. Both make brief mention of using Iotum in crafting and abilities for player Types/Foci. I assume this is some resource detailed in the Destiny core ...
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If someone is under the effect of microcosm, does putting the physical body in quintessence affect their dream world?

Does putting someone's physical body in quintessence, thus removing them from the time stream, also remove them from the dream demiplane their mind was sent to by Microcosm? The point of this is to ...
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Are the Tiefling subraces from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes specific to a particular campaign setting?

Are the Tiefling subraces from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes specific to a particular campaign setting? In Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (MTF) there is a section on Tiefling Subraces (p.21), which ...
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How can I make a Roll20 macro that shows different text depending on the result of a die roll?

I would like to roll for the random Chaos Bolt (first level spell) damage type, which is variable. In play, I have to roll 1d8 and as a result I get the ...
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Can Bard spellcasting go unnoticed by their audience?

I've noticed that it explicitly states in some spells, such as Dissonant whispers which has a verbal component only, that it can only be heard by the target The caster would whisper a cacophonous ...
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Can the target of a Sanctuary spell use the Help action in combat?

I have a Life Cleric who would like to help the party's "Big Guns" be more effective in combat, but do so in a way that (hopefully) doesn't increase my healing load. The Sanctuary spell forces ...
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Character creation for fun. Is this strange? [closed]

After asking a few questions and some of the responses I've received it has made me wonder. Does anyone else enjoy creating characters, unique weapons or gear, or creatures just for fun and to ...
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Is it possible to wield a 'greatsword'? [closed]

Whenever I play a fighter or barbarian wielding a greatsword, I imagine them wielding a sword like this: Later I discovered that a greatsword is not that big, but it's more like a longer sword. The ...
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Can you interrupt the standard action a wizard acquired via celerity with a celerity of your own?

The answers in the Question: A question about Celerity spells confused me... Some people claim that immediate actions are resolved in the order they are called wich I agree, except in the case of ...
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Can you force out a soul that is occupying a Ring of Mind Shielding?

Per the description: If you die while wearing the ring, your soul enters it, unless it already houses a soul. You can remain in the ring or depart for the afterlife. As long as your soul is in the ...
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Evil characters and magic in Pathfinder Society organized play

If a Pathfinder Society player brings a 'typically evil' character to a Pathfinder Society game, what should the GM and other players do? This also can extend to characters casting magic with the evil ...
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Would it be unbalanced to offer a cambion's Fiendish Blessing as a racial feat for a tiefling player?

The Cambion monster in the MM p.36 has the trait Fiendish Bleesing: Fiendish Blessing The AC of the cambion includes its Charisma bonus. Would it be unbalanced to offer my player's tiefling ...
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How do you go about making a homebrew mount?

I wanted to make a custom mount but I'm not sure how to fully go about it. What I wanted to do was make a half-Dire Wolf, half-Worg. I've got the idea for the background story of how it was ...
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How can I effectively shield block with a tower shield?

I am a champion with a shield ally and a tower shield. Shield ally adds +2 to my shield's hardness and 50% HP and BT. So a normal tower shield in my hands has a hardness of 7 and 30 HP. I want to be ...
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When you are knocked unconscious while Net Running, do you drop out of your subgrid?

A runner took (physical) damage from a Hellbolt and failed their stun save--now they're unconscious. Do they drop out of their subgrid, or are they still jacked in?
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No Setback Die to Reduce

Assume a situation where i can reduce setback by 1 die but i have no more setback to reduce/eliminate; Does that remaining reduction disappear? Some of these features that allow setback reduction are ...

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