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Where does the 'Natural Language' rule come from? [duplicate]

Frequently it is said (sometimes by me) that 5e's rules expect the reader to use 'natural language' or the 'normal' meaning of words when interpreting any words in the rules texts the game doesn't ...
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Why do Crawford's tweets seem to be treated on par with the actual rules?

I keep running into quoted tweets from this 'Jeremy Crawford' guy in 5e answers. My understanding is he's sort of in charge of the edition, like James Jacobs with Pathfinder. It makes sense that his ...
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Can I cast the Light cantrip on an 11-foot pole?

The description of the Light spell in D&D 5e says: You touch one object that is no larger than 10 feet in any dimension. Until the spell ends, the object sheds bright light in a 20-foot radius ...
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Ambushed while Sleeping (with a Watch)

The party goes to sleep around the campfire, and one member volunteers to take the first watch. A couple of hours later, a dozen bullywugs try to stealthily ambush them. The DM makes stealth rolls for ...
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With the 2019 Sage Advice Compendium release, are Jeremy Crawford's tweets considered to be "official rulings"?

The 2019 Sage Advice Compendium has been released. Previously, the SAC has indicated that Jeremy Crawford's tweets were considered to be official rulings. Is this still true?
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What does it mean for a spell component to be consumed?

When the body of spell's description explicitly says a component is 'consumed' or it is implied by the material components description, what exactly happens to that component? In essence what does '...
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For the Dungeon of the Mad Mage adventure, how is a room's ceiling height determined?

As a player I am playing in the Dungeon of the Mad Mage adventure. On page 11, it describes how to determine ceiling height for rooms: A room's ceiling is at least as high as the room is wide, ...
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Are the design goals for 5e currently available?

Numerous questions and answers refer to the design goals of 5th edition, and if a reference is given, it is to a no-longer valid link at wizards.com. Are the design goals of 5e currently available, ...
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What exactly does Otto's Irresistible Dance prevent?

In 5e, Otto's Irresistible Dance forces its target to do the following things: The target begins a comic dance in place: shuffling, tapping its feet, and capering for the duration. ... A dancing ...
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What are the limitations on the Shape Water cantrip?

I have been having a discussion regarding the Shape Water cantrip from the Elemental Evil Player's Companion. A friend and I are trying to come to an accurate view of how this spell actually functions....
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Are you considered the charmer when you cast Hypnotic Pattern?

Hypnotic pattern reads: [...] On a failed save, the creature becomes charmed for the duration. While charmed by this spell, the creature is incapacitated and has a speed of 0. [...] Unlike most ...
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Can a creature with Truesight ignore the tactile elements of Mirage Arcane?

Mirage arcane is a powerful illusion spell that: includes audible, visual, tactile, and olfactory elements However, the spell description adds: Creatures with truesight can see through the ...
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Does a Javelin of Lightning allow a cleric to use Thunderous Strike?

This question asks about ways for a Tempest cleric to use their Thunderous Strike class feature. Thunderous strike says (emphasis mine): Thunderous Strike. At 6th level, when you deal lightning ...
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Does the Inquisitive Rogue's Ear for Deceit feature mesh with their Insightful Fighting feature?

There are two features that an Inquisitive Rogue (XGtE, p. 45-46) gains: Ear for Deceit When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you develop a talent for picking out lies. Whenever you make a ...
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If 2 creatures in range have the Sanctuary spell cast on them, can you repeatedly switch targets between them until you succeed on the save?

The description of the sanctuary spell states: You ward a creature within range against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell ...

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