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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 coins count as raw materials for Fabricate?

This question asks how a party can move 10,000 pounds of gold coins quickly, to remove them from a treasure vault before the Waterdeep authorities arrive and demand their share. Currently three ...
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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 counts as a word for the purposes of Sending?

The Sending spell says: You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar. (Note: this question ignores the actual practicality of using Sending in the ...
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What exactly does the Otto's Irresistible Dance spell 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 is the definition of "creature" and is it used consistently?

In the Starter set and Basic Rules, it mentions "character", "non-player character", "player character", "monster", "creature", and maybe other terms I've missed. Which of these terms are ...
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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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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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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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Can Wind Wall block a Cone of Cold?

Wind Wall says: "The strong wind keeps fog, smoke, and other gases at bay." Cone of Cold says: "A blast of cold air erupts from your hands." Given Cold of Cold is cold air, and air ...
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What is Energy in 5e?

There are several spells and effects, like Resilient Sphere, that care about energy. In general, when the game uses terms that are not defined explicitly, it defaults to the plain English usage of the ...
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