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How to prevent metagaming induced by trying to not metagame?

We have a lot of questions on how to prevent metagaming on this tag. But usually the metagaming is something like Using player's knowledge to optimize your character's actions. Now, I've ...
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Do characters know if someone else, who they can see, has failed a saving throw?

Do characters know if someone else, who they can see, has failed a saving throw? In particular, let's consider the following cases: a caster has cast a spell, that requires a saving throw, and that ...
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Does the damage from the Absorb Elements spell apply to your next attack, or to your first attack on your next turn?

The description of the Absorb Elements spell says: The spell captures some of the incoming energy, lessening its effect on you and storing it for your next melee attack. [...] Also, the first time ...
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Is a character aware of how effective one casting is over another?

My warlock takes the Fiendish Vigor (PHB p.111) invocation, allowing them to cast False Life (PHB p.239) as a first level spell at will. False Life 1st-level necromancy Casting Time: 1 action Range: ...
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Are saving throw results detected by the caster?

Pathfinder makes it very clear that Succeeding on a Saving Throw: A creature that successfully saves against a spell that has no obvious physical effects feels a hostile force or a tingle, but cannot ...
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Can your character tell exactly how much damage they have dealt?

Say you make a melee attack, would your character reasonably be able to tell what a good hit is versus a mediocre one? One that hits for maximum damage, or even a critical hit, versus a minimum value ...
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Do enemies know that a character is using the Sentinel feat?

The Sentinel feat grants a number of benefits (PHB, p. 169-170): When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature's speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. Creatures provoke ...
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Do players know if a hit from a monster is a critical hit?

There are a few different abilities that PCs can get where once they are hit with an attack they can decide to use to potentially turn the hit into a miss. Examples include the spell Shield or a ...
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Do spell targets know they were targeted if they make their saves?

A lot of spells in D&D 5e either work or they don't, with no visual or audio effect. If your target can't see or hear that you are casting a spell, and they make their save for that spell... do ...
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How does Forbiddance interact with the door to a demiplane created by the spell Demiplane?

I want to create a demiplane with the spell Demiplane and protect it with a permanent Forbiddance ritual. This would prevent others from gaining access to it via Gate or Plane Shift. But would this ...
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Can a creature tell when a creature succeeds or fails a death saving throw?

Using nonmagical senses, is it possible to tell: When a creature succeeds (or fails) a death save How many successes/failures a creature has
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Ready Action and Bonus Action [closed]

In our weekly game we had a pretty typical question about a ready action, reaction and bonus action. I was DM and here is how it starte. The players decided to explore some ruins. As they explored, ...
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When a character succeeds on a wisdom saving throw, are they aware they were targeted? [duplicate]

Consider a spell that forces a wisdom saving throw on a target, which, in the event of a successful save, has no effect. Assume the target did not witness the casting of the spell. Does the target ...
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