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What are the playable D&D races in 5e, and where can I find them?

There's not a lot of material published by WotC for 5e (relative to previous editions), nor is there planned to be. However, there are playable races for D&D scattered around in a few different ...
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What is the lowest CR creature that can defeat an Ancient Red Dragon in open combat, and how many of them does it take?

This Q&A explores a similar question with commoners specifically, but I wanted to pose a challenge that isn't defeated by kiting. As such, I figured I'd open the floor to all creatures, with a ...
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Can a druid Wild Shape into a Cranium Rat and use Telepathy?

One of the limitations of using Wild Shape is that, in most beast forms, a druid cannot talk, as per the PHB: You can’t cast spells, and your ability to speak or take any action that requires hands ...
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Can Minotaur player characters be targeted by Hold Person and other similar spells?

The description of the hold person spell specifies that it can only target humanoids: Choose a humanoid that you can see within range. [...] The Minotaur creature stat block from the Monster Manual ...
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Are there any monsters that can target more than one target/creature?

I noticed that the attacks in Statblocks mention one target (and sometimes one creature). This made me curious. I have been poring over the MM and VGtM, but have not found any monster that can make a ...
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Does 5e follow the Primary Source rule?

In D&D 3.5, there exists a hierarchy of sources as a rules concept so that if something in one text contradicts a passage in another one of the sources may officially take precedence. An ...
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How exactly is Volo's Guide to Monsters obsolete?

When you search for monsters from VGtM, you see that all monsters are marked as "Legacy". The relevant dndbeyond page doesn't say much about it: we may revisit older content in order to ...
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Contradictory parts of D&D Beyond: which is official?

If D&D Beyond is considered an official source, how do you figure which part is official when parts of the site contradict other parts? Example: the monster page for the gelatinous cube says: ...
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Can the Deathlock Mastermind's Grave Bolts be used to attack a single target twice?

In Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (p. 129), the Deathlock Mastermind has the following attack: Grave Bolts. Ranged Spell Attack: +6 to hit, range 120 ft., one or two targets. Hit: 18 (4d8) necrotic ...
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Besides Volo's Guide, do any of the other published sourcebooks have in-universe counterparts?

Volo's Guide to Monsters, published by Wizards of the Coast in 2016, is a monster book, expanding on the monsters available to DMs. The book's namesake, Volo, is a real character in the Forgotten ...
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Does the Bugbear Surprise Attack require surprise according to current (2023) rules?

I have seen different written rules as well as interpretations regarding whether or not a bugbear's Surprise Attack requires surprise and would like to receive guidance based on the latest rules-as-...
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