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Chances on ability checks don't seem to add up [duplicate]

I'm going through the Dungeon Master's Guide, and I see that DCs should be based on the "average person". What I'm having a hard time with is that if someone has a +5 modifier to their History checks ...
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Can weapons get better?

I'm currently running my first D&D 5e campaign. Everybody at the table is new to the game as well, so nobody can really answer the question. While preparing for the game I was reading through the ...
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Would this Point Buy method be unbalanced? [closed]

I’m wanting to create a very unique character based around stat creation. The resulting character would be physically and mentally inept at all stats except one. Which stat is not the question but ...
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Can my character be a non-rogue thief?

Can I have a character whose class is not primarily based on stealth also frequently and effectively steal? I haven't read the Players Handbook.
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Does the DM have to give me magical weapons?

In the Legend and Lore articles where Mike Mearls explains the design goals of D&D 5e, he mentions in one of them that there will be no assumption that character acquire magical weapons and armor. ...
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Why did the designers make Werewolves *immune* to most non-silvered damage? [closed]

The Werewolf's statistics are that of a CR1 monster, even though it is listed as CR3 in the Monster Manual, presumably as a result of playtesting. By my personal experience with pop culture, ...
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Is the old “Linear Fighters Quadratic Wizards” problem still around in 5e Basic?

(This question is a comparison to 3.x, though things might have been different in 4e) In 3.5e there is a large power and capability gap between fighters and wizards that fighters couldn't hope to ...
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Help, in 5th edition D&D do my modifiers go up, how and why? [closed]

In dnd 5th edition, do my modifiers go up when I level up and how and why?
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How can I appropriately scale the DC for the Madness Effect from the Sunken Asylum adventure for Pathfinder when converting it to D&D 5e?

I'm a D&D 5e system GM who runs a West Marches style campaign where I run a session a week with all sorts of adventures. This means I borrow a lot from the internet and quite often take monsters ...
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I think my DM is consistently faking dice rolls for saves against a specific spell; how do I call my DM out?

I've been watching one of our players repeatedly cast toll the dead (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 169), across seven sessions, and a dozen different combat encounters, and the DM has never once ...
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Why is allowing players to stack their skill proficiency bonus overpowered?

I am the DM for a campaign and play with the following house rules: When gaining proficiency in any skill (during character creation, taking the Skilled feat, etc.), you may choose a skill more ...
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Why have a starting proficiency bonus at all? [closed]

I've just started running a 5E game after decades away. Im coming from the BECMI and AD&D era. I remember how finding a sword +1 plus +2 against goblins at low levels was quite a haul. But it now ...
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Can a D&D 3.5e character be used without changes in 5e?

Can a player character created with the build rules of D&D 3.5e be played in 5e without conversion? Or is the difference between the editions too much?
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Is it possible for DM to give armor on non-armor items?

Playing the D&D starter set, I found a Goblin Helm after and I would like to know if it is even possible for it to give an armor bonus. When my character found it, I was told it had a +1 AC ...
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Are there any ways to increase weapon attack bonuses, besides, perhaps advantage? [closed]

After running a few combat encounters with my PCs, I've noticed that they appear to be missing their attacks more than I've expected. I was wondering if there are ways for them to increase the attack ...

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