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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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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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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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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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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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Is there an official feat that gives expertise for weapons?

I am playing, as well as about to start DM'ing a one shot, in fifth edition D&D and one of my soon-to-be players has talked to me about making either a Fighter (Samurai) or Monk (Kensei) and was ...
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Continue using low-CR monsters in encounters as players gain levels? [closed]

I'm a first-time GM. I see a wealth of monsters that have somewhere between CR 1/8 to CR 1 in the Monster Manual. Skeletons are one of these monsters. While those monsters are threatening to low-...
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How to know if an equipment item will be imbalancing at a given PC level?

This comment from another question has me worried: I am curious if you had a specific reason for allowing the player to find a +2 Shield given their level. This has me worried because I just ...
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Are there Class Tiers in D&D 5e?

From this and this, I get that there are some (official?) tiers for classes in D&D 3.5e. Is there such a thing for D&D 5e? If there are, at least I expect them to be separated across class ...
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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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