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How many Sorcery Points should it cost to add 1d4 to a spell's save DC? [closed]

I have a homebrew idea to try and add more power to the sorcerer. The idea is that when sorcerer casts a spell that causes a target to make a saving throw, they can spend sorcery points to add 1d4 to ...
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How do these mass advantage/disadvantage rolls work out statistically?

On an unrelated question, user Yakk shared the following bit of advice in a comment to keep combat moving quickly for mass numbers where advantage/disadvantage might apply: Mass attacks with ...
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How to handle Yuan-ti shapechanging ability? [closed]

We are starting a new campaign tomorrow. It is a more flexible campaign than the usual, “Oh hero, go and save us" style campaign. For once we decided to RP as evil characters. Someone picked ...
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Dealing with new rules as a new Player [closed]

So I'm a beginner to D&D. I like the character creation and stuff. My DM keeps changing around things and I'm getting a bit confused. Example: Advantage/Disadvantage is now +5 and -5 ...
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The Passive Wisdom (Perception) score of my character on D&D Beyond seems too high

I just made a 7th-level Dragonborn Vengeance Paladin character on D&D Beyond. It says his Passive Wisdom (Perception) is 18, but I don't understand how they calculated that number. The ...
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How can a spell caster increase the probability that they can cast a spell from a scroll that is a higher level than they can cast?

From what I understand, even a level 1 wizard can try to read a wish scroll. But how can an adventurer increase their likelihood of doing so? To be clear, this does not necessarily mean in what way ...
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What is the origin of Dis/Advantage in D&D 5? [closed]

I was listening to a podcast on D&D 5 discussing its design. They mentioned the mechanic of Dis/Advantage as being one of the coolest aspects of the game. I was wondering: Is this innovation ...
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What is advantage? [closed]

Numerous powers read that you "gain advantage" - does that mean the character succeeds on the roll, check, or saving throw? For instance the Sorcerer's Tides of Chaos reads: Starting at 1st level,...
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What is the percentage of possibly hitting something that has stacked Blur, Blink, Mirror Image, and Armor of Hexes?

This question is mostly for hypothetical fun because setting all of these up isn't super practical (unless it's a 1-on-1 campaign perhaps?) But with all of these stacking, how likely are you to be ...
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How much damage does an Ogre's greatclub do when wielded by an Enlarged character?

If a medium-sized character picks up an Ogre's greatclub, then has Enlarge cast on them, how much damage does the greatclub do (and does the character have disadvantage with the weapon)? 2d8? 2d8+1d4,...
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Are these dual-wielding swords balanced?

I made the following magic weapons specifically for dual-wielding. They are intended to be given out at 5th level. Placeholder name Magic weapon (pair of shortswords), uncommon (requires attunement) ...
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Increasing CR for more players

I am currently running a short Pathfinder published adventure (We Be Goblins Too!) as an interlude between campaigns. For reasons not relevant to this question, I have 7-8 player coming each week. ...
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Help Needed With Probability Math for 2d10 [closed]

In my Old School D&D campaign, I instituted a house rule to help the PCs raise their ability scores. Each ability score has a "fractional ability score". This is a percentile rating that starts at ...
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How important is the War Caster feat? [closed]

I've seen multiple people who have beelined for the feat of War Caster, but I never really understood this. While I can see some situations that this would be good (Polymorph comes to mind...), it ...
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How do you determine probability of group ability checks? [closed]

In Dungeons and Dragons fifth edition, group ability checks are done with everyone in the group making the ability check. If at least half the group succeeds, the whole group succeeds. Otherwise, the ...

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