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Would wearing full plate armor cause slashing damage to be converted into bludgeoning damage?

Plate armor covers the whole body of the adventurer. A character in my game has resistance to bludgeoning damage but not slashing damage. He was arguing that since the armor covered his whole body, he ...
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How do I rationalize to my players that the Mirror Image is completely useless against the Beholder rays? (also non-attack spells)

Some context: We're running Dragon Heist and the party is brainstorming on a smart combo game plan to fight the Xanathar himself. In this question I've clarified why in our encounter and generally it ...
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Could a famous object on the floor of the ocean have gone undiscovered for centuries?

In my setting, five meteors fell on the planet. Each meteor contained a very powerful magical gem. Four of those fell on land, and the gems were retrieved rather quickly. The last one fell in an ...
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Why did D&D 4th Edition Remove the Size To-Hit Modifiers?

In 3E (and 3.5), a human player would have a +0 bonus when attempting to hit another human, a -4 modifier when attempting to hit a rat, and a -8 modifier when attempting to hit a fly. This makes sense....
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Can you carry someone using Levitate like a balloon?

My party, creative as ever, has devised a new method of movement. Our party Warlock cast Levitate on herself, after tying a rope around her waist and handing it to another party member. That party ...
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Can I light up honey or other non-solid objects with the Light cantrip?

Can someone cast Light (the cantrip from PHB page 255) on something like honey? It would be really cool if one could throw a sticky piece of honey or tree sap. Is this possible or can we only cast ...
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Do vampires gain exhaustion during a chase?

The DMG Says the following about dashing during a chase: During the chase, a participant can freely use the Dash action a number of times equal to 3 + its Constitution modifier. Each additional Dash ...
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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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Do commoners have the same per long rest healing factors?

I recently created a Mercy Monk with a Field Medic background/career, though the more I thought about what his job would entail, the more I started to wonder about the mechanics of long-rest healing ...
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Can I spam caltrops by dropping a basket full of them from altitude?

Caltrops reads: As an Action, you can spread a single bag of caltrops to cover a 5-foot-square area. Any creature that enters the area must succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or stop moving ...
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Does The Amazing Lightspeed Grapple Relay work, RAW?

Inspired by Does The Amazing Lightspeed Horse work, RAW? I thought up a different exploit and I hope someone can find a RAW flaw in it. N Medium humanoids have gathered on an arbitrarily long field, ...
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Constant Movement and round based combat

This question came up the other day during a session where we have an airship that is basically a hot air balloon attached to a ship and is powered by elementals (Fire elemental for the balloon and ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip drag more weight than it can carry?

I have been watching/listening to Chance's D&D Spellbook, which highlights a potential 'loophole' in that the spell doesn't list how much the hand can drag, say if attached via a rope that weighs ...
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How does the Necklace of Adaption's bubble of air work out in practice underwater?

A recent question about the necklace of adaptation reminded me of an old question of my own that I've never been able to answer: Can a character wearing a necklace of adaption swim? It might seem a ...
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How does Major Image interact with Blind Fighting?

The rules seem to give little indication if the blindsight gained by the Fighter's Blind Fighting is actually able to automatically foil high-level illusions (such as Major Image). But this text from ...
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