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Can you choose to fail a saving throw?

(Yet another) follow-up from this question: As someone mentioned in the question above, some 'friendly' spells (Calm Emotion, IIRC) specify that one can choose to fail the saving throw. In this case,...
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Is it possible to cast multiple spells per turn?

Never had an issue with spellcaster scaling until today. A player in the group claims he can cast Eldrich Blast twice on his turn. Once as an action, and a second time as a bonus action since it is a ...
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At which moment does the 'Surprised' state disappear?

I am trying to figure out if the surprised state ends on a creature after the first attack of a surprise round, or if the surprised state (which I would then see almost as an unofficial condition) ...
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How does the Evocation wizard's Empowered Evocation feature work with the Magic Missile spell?

The Evocation wizard's Empowered Evocation feature (PHB 177) reads: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to the damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast I have ...
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How many times do you roll damage for Magic Missile?

The "Damage Rolls" section of the rules (PHB p. 196, also in the online Basic Rules) says this: If a spell or other effect deals damage to more than one target at the same time, roll the damage ...
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How do you determine which beast appears during the Conjure Animals spell?

According to the spell "Conjure Animals" on P. 225 of the PHB, the description states: Choose one of the following options for what appears [...] Besides selecting one or more beasts based on the ...
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How do you calculate the expected damage increase from the sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic option?

In D&D 5th Edition, the Sorcerer's Metamagic option Empowered Spell states the following: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice ...
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Is there a surprise round?

Our party disguised ourselves as merchants, but when the enemy appeared and we attacked them, the DM just said, "Roll for initiative." Is there a surprise round in D&D 5e like there was in ...
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Improving bad spells: Mordenkainen's sword

In my answer to "Is the Mordenkainen's Sword spell underpowered?", I concluded (and the community agreed) that the spell is terrible. In this question, I will look at what makes the spell ...
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What is the most damage that can be done in one round to a single target with spells?

I'm new here, but I scrolled through and did not see this question answered. I would love to see your theory-craft at work! What is the most damage you can do to a single opponent in one round, with ...