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What is wrong with the D&D 3.5 FAQ?

I've heard from several places that the D&D 3.5 FAQ is generally a bad place to find information about the rules of the game. I don't really understand this distrust, since it's an official ...
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What does “DMG” mean?

I'm new to D&D 5e and it's the first time I've played. People keep referring to the "DMG". What is it? It is a game mechanic or something else? If it is a game mechanic, what does it do?
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Can a zero-HP, unconscious and stable character be woken up prematurely?

Whenever you drop to 0 hp you become unconscious (and are dying). If you manage to stabilize you will wake up in 1d4 hrs with 1 hp. We had a situation where an unconscious character was stablized, ...
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What happens when you run out of movement while jumping?

According to the PHB (p 182) after a 10 foot movement the player is able to make a long jump whose length is equal to their strength score. Each foot jumped costs 1 foot of movement. I have a ...
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Why do Crawford's tweets seem to be treated on par with the actual rules?

I keep running into quoted tweets from this 'Jeremy Crawford' guy in 5e answers. My understanding is he's sort of in charge of the edition, like James Jacobs with Pathfinder. It makes sense that his ...
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Is a Bastard sword better than a Greatsword?

Fighter level 2 gets Fighting style where you can choose the Duelist fighting style, which gives you +2 damage for weapons with one hand. Bastard sword's average damage is 5.5 because its damage is ...
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Can Cutting Words cancel a critical hit?

If a creature hits with a natural 20, can a Lore bard use his Cutting Words ability to substract an inspiration die from the result, thus preventing a critical hit? Cutting Words: When a creature ...
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Does The Amazing Lightspeed Horse work, RAW?

N Medium humanoids have gathered on an arbitrarily long field, standing in a line with each creature 120 feet away from each of its neighbors. The creature at one end of the line is mounted on a horse ...
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With Jeremy Crawford taking over Acquisitions, Inc, will his rulings on the show be considered RAW?

Jeremy Crawford's published statements about the rules are considered Rules Canon for D&D 5e (except Adventurer's League, where they are not). During his stint as GM on Acquisitions Incorporated,...
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Can a spell be readied to trigger when its intended target comes into view?

Can I ready witch bolt, for instance, with the condition of attacking "the first goblin to come out of the cave" if I cannot see the goblin at the time of my (Ready) action? To be perfectly clear: at ...
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Where does the term Rules as Tweeted (RAT) come from?

Rule As Tweeted (RAT) is ironically used when a tweet from a the game designers contradicts RAW (rules as written) or (perceived) RAI (rules as intended). Who used it first? Did it originate here on ...
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How do I know which printing of the PHB I have?

There are differences among printings of the Player's Handbook which are not captured in the errata, as came up when recently discussing Druidic Foci and Arcane Wards. How do I know which printing I ...
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Does True Polymorph end if the CR requirement is no longer met?

True polymorph is a spell that allows for the transformation of a creature into another of equal or lower CR. Does this spell end if the CR of the original creature is reduced after the true ...
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Can a paladin use divine smite with a thrown weapon?

A paladin's divine smite says (PHB. 85), "...when you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack...", which I'm seeing two ways to interpret. "A melee attack with a weapon", so as long as it's a ...
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What does PHB stand for?

I just started playing D&D 5e and it's the first time I've played D&D or anything like it. I've seen people referencing "PHB" but I don't know what that is.

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