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What is "my guy syndrome" and how do I handle it?

I've been reading forum posts and blogs who mention "my guy" syndrome as a specific type of difficult player, but I can't seem to find a solid definition for the term. Can someone explain this ...
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What exactly is a "murder hobo"?

I've been here reading Q&A for some month now, and I already saw some concerning murder-hobos (or sometimes called murderous cretins). As I'm French, I tried to directly translate it, but it gave ...
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What is 'punk'?

What is 'punk' and how is it applied to RPGs? I've heard of: Cyberpunk Steampunk Clockworkpunk Gothicpunk Dieselpunk And I'm sure there are others. What main streams are there, and what is the 'punk'...
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Is "a special melee attack" an actual game term?

PHB page 195 mentions "special melee attack" when talking about Grapple and Shove: you can make a special melee attack to shove a creature you can use the Attack action to make a special ...
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What is "the ground"?

The spell Maximilian's Earthen Grasp describes compacted soil rising from the ground (Elemental Evil Player's Companion, p. 20): You choose a 5-foot-square unoccupied space on the ground that you can ...
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Can the Conjure Animals spell summon swarms?

The spell conjure animals (PHB, pg. 225) says: You summon fey spirits that take the form of beasts and appear in unoccupied spaces that you can see within range. Choose one of the following options ...
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What does 'ally' mean, as a game term?

Most of the time, it should be really easy to determine who is my ally and who is not. The people who try to kill me are most likely my foes, whereas the people who entered the dungeon with me are ...
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Can the illusory duplicates of Mirror Image be destroyed via area of effect spells?

If the caster is in the radius of a harmful area of effect, such as a fireball spell, will the illusory duplicates exist after damage is taken or will they be destroyed?
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What is the Oberoni Fallacy?

In my travels across the internet, I've occasionally seen mention of a logical fallacy relating to roleplaying games called the Oberoni Fallacy. What is this fallacy, and where does it come from?
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Does a Shove or a Grapple count as an "unarmed strike" for purposes of a Monk using a bonus action for a martial arts attack?

The Monk's Martial Arts ability says: When you use the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on your turn, you can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action. The Grapple and Shove ...
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Can an Arcane Gate spell be facing up or down? [duplicate]

Arcane Gate states: Choose two points on the ground that you can see, one point within 10 feet of you and one point within 500 feet of you. A circular portal, 10 feet in diameter, opens over each ...
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Does a Ring of Mind Shielding affect the dream spell? [duplicate]

The party warlock recently acquired a ring of mind shielding in Tales from the Yawning Portal The party patron is a spellcaster who is in a city distant from them. She is about to contact them via ...
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