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What can I do to encourage my players to use their consumables?

Frequently when I DM I will give my players consumables (i.e. potions and scrolls) in loot drops in place of gold. My intention is to give them more flexibility in strategy during exploration and ...
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Explain how the Thief Rogue's Use Magic Device isn't overpowered

I've been looking at the Rogue class lately, and although the Arcane Trickster archetype is really interesting, the Thief archetype, which is the only class to get Use Magic Device, seems also very ...
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Does the Thief rogue's Use Magic Device feature let them attune to items that require attunement by a spellcaster?

The Thief rogue's Use Magic Device feature says: By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they are not intended for you. ...
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Is there any way for a level 17 Rogue to become an Oni?

I have a character who is a level 17 Rogue (any Roguish Archetype) that needs to be an Oni. The only solution I can find is using magic jar while the Oni is in humanoid form: Change Shape. The oni ...
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Which originally published items would meaningfully benefit a 'Thief' Rogue that had Use Magic Device?

This class feature seemed to me to be dead-on-arrival when published. It's unclear exactly which items originally presented in the DMG that this feature was intended to work with. Exactly which ...
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Are there any examples of "level requirements" that can be ignored with Use Magic Device?

The Thief Rogue's 13th level feature allows them to ignore requirements on the use of magic items: Use Magic Device. By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can ...
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Who is able to cast a spell from a spell scroll in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

Back in AD&D, a spell scroll was created by basically casting a spell onto a specially prepared scroll. The next person to read said scroll was able to cast the spell exactly as the original ...
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Wand with Melee Spell for noncaster

In a DND 5e campaign, my party has received a Wand of Shocking Grasp. It's currently in the hands of a non-caster. Shocking Grasp is a touch melee spell. I have 2 questions: When the spell is cast, ...
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If a Thief Rogue casts True Polymorph (Object into Creature), does the creature move on both of their turns from the Thief's Reflexes feature?

The Thief Rogue's Thief's Reflexes feature states: When you reach 17th level, you have become adept at laying ambushes and quickly escaping danger. You can take two turns during the first round of ...
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How can I use multiclassing to make a fighter be able to cast True Resurrection, and use a barbarian's Rage and Unarmored Defense? [closed]

I would like to make a Fighter who through multi-classing could cast True Resurrection and has access to the Barbarian's Rage and Unarmored Defense. Could this be done? How would I put this on a ...
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