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Design notes, interviews, or memoirs identifying the creature on the cover of S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks?

The original cover art of AD&D module S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks by Erol Otus illustrates a 5-limbed plant-starfish thing battling a party of intrepid adventurers, as excerpted below. ...
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What are the origins of the Displacer Beast?

The displacer beast is one of the game's iconic monsters. But it does not seem to come from the same kind of medieval bestiary like the gorgon, or from cheap plastic toys like the owlbear or bulette. ...
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Where are the maps in the Dungeon Master's Guide from?

There are several maps in the Dungeon Master's Guide: a hex map of Daggerford and surroundings on page 14 a map of the elemental planes on page 57 a sample dungeon map on page 103 a beautiful town ...
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Are there rules for designing custom buildings for kingdom?

I have been looking into kingdom building rules for the sake of my newest game and I noticed that a lot of buildings have prices like 42 BP or 38 BP and that made me think that they were somehow made ...
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Feat that allows you to use your full strength modifier to offhand weapon damage?

I seem to remember having seen a feat that allows you to use your full strength modifier when dealing damage with your offhand weapon when you two-weapon fight but I can't find it now, in Pathfinder ...
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What healing spell did Cadderly cast on Ivan Bouldershoulder?

In the R.A. Salvatore books Cleric Quintet, Ivan Bouldershoulder was seriously injured. Cadderly put a ring of Regeneration on, then cast a spell that removed the wounds from Ivan and they appeared on ...
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Old thing-like race from D&D 3.5e?

I once watched a very interesting video about a race of beings which come from another dimension and seek to gain control over other dimensions through possessing hosts and bring more of their kind to ...
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By what in-game logic is there no market for wizard spells? [closed]

The real reason magic items and spells cannot just be bought by default is of course that D&D is an adventure game, not a market simulation. Magic items are gleaned from the hoards of conquered ...
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Where is the Midgard Dwarf Valkyrie

I was perusing Frostburn 3.5 a few days ago, reading about Midgard Dwarves. I remember opening another rulebook or Web Enhancement that had an NPC/Monster/Prc that was a female Midgard Dwarf Valkyrie. ...
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Where can I find an ability that prevents True Seeing from penetrating a transformation?

Recently, I read a comment or forum post saying that there was an ability, to the best of my recollection it was a feat in a Dragon [Magazine] issue, which would negate true seeing vs. shape changing. ...
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Specific published image of the Wolf-In-Sheep's-Clothing

I am trying to track down color art for the Wolf-In-Sheep's-Clothing (first appearance in S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks). I believe I first saw it some time since around 2013. Things I remember: ...
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What is the source of the "rulings not rules" statement?

Questions and answers here often say things like, "5e is a game of rulings, not rules". I think there's sufficient evidence to support that interpretation (for instance, the introduction to ...
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Where do I find this encounter next to the exit of an underwater chute after a shipwreck caused by weather control magic?

I recently had a conversation with a player about an encounter from a game we played probably around 15ish years ago. The encounter was likely not from an adventure but first-party published somewhere ...
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Where do I find the rules concerning my Ghouls evolution?

I am a vampire player and currently own a ghoul. I would like to evolve my ghoul but I can't find the rules concerning her evolution(XP). I saw that she could have more discipline, and that we could ...
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Are there actual rules for the results of dragon crossbreeding?

I recently acquired Fizban's Treasury of Dragons, because duh, dragons. It is the only 5e source book I own, although I have borrowed PHB, Xanathar's, Tasha's, etc from friends and family while ...
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What was the first original liminal being in D&D?

The first edition monster manual, and the OD&D sources that predate it, have the traditional mythological liminal beings - centaurs, chimeras, satyrs, sphinxes... But was David Sutherland's ...
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What's needed to having a Gargoyle made?

Tremere are known to have, in the 1100s, developed the rite to create Gargoyles. Using a Vampire from the clans Nosferatu, Tzimisce, or Gangrel and infusing them with one of the other two's blood, the ...
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What font is used for the title on the cover of the revised "Clanbook: Nosferatu"?

In the old Clanbooks, each clan had pretty much its own Font for the title. What was the font used in the (revised) Clanbook Nosferatu title?
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Geas beyond the Grave

I vaguely recall the following being possible. A geas or geas variant spell with the effect that if the subject of the spell dies with the objective unresolved, the spell would turn the subject into ...
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Downtime activity: panhandling?

I have a player at our table who is role-playing a paladin who has a vow of poverty. She can only receive enough wealth for her daily needs. She is panhandling as she wants to have enough because of ...
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What are some of the the first examples of feats in D&D?

I was ruminating over a book I owned a while ago, TSR's Celts Campaign Sourcebook for AD&D 2nd ed. Since I no longer have the copy I used to own I found a new (to me) one to read through it. I ...
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What is this creature whose slayer becomes it?

I have a faint memory of a Dungeons & Dragons third edition creature with a trait that if you kill that creature, you become that creature. The idea is that the creature possesses some kind of ...
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Missing information in the Great Worm Cavern in the Storm King's Thunder adventure

On page 88 of the Storm King's Thunder adventure, under the Great Worm Cavern heading, in the Altar section, the end of the second paragraph reads: There seems to be some content missing after the ...
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Where was the computer skill split up into operation, programming and hacking?

I just joined a MechWarrior group that uses the old 3rd edition books. I was handed a PreGen from the core book (The Federated Suns Technician)1, which lists the "Computer" skill. However, ...
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Does anything in the Area or Removable rules indicate that held/worn objects are not subject to Area attacks?

I have this vague memory that in 2E M&M, it was specifically indicated that, in an Area Attack, Devices and Equipment were not affected, but rather had to be targeted specifically. I can't find ...
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What is the closest Pathfinder 1e equivalent to the graboids from the movie Tremors?

Clip What is the closest Pathfinder 1e equivalent to the graboids from the movie Tremors? I'm trying to design an underground dungeon dive for an APL 8 adventure. Wikipedia At nearly 30 ft. long, ...
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Are there rules and/or lore in any edition of D&D for managing time-travel paradoxes?

Background & motivation On this question about weather prediction, user dsollen commented that someone could potentially use Druidcraft to predict the future, using the following steps: Make a ...
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Do healing spells harm undead in Starfinder?

So after being programmed through years' of D&D play, we are trying Starfinder. I guess we just assumed that undead creatures are harmed by heal spells and effects but we can't find RAW saying so. ...
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How can I leave an ally out of a Fireball?

I think I saw an option (probably a feat) that you can use to not affect an ally with an area spell. Now I cannot find it, even though I checked all Wizard and Sorcerer metamagic feats. Is there such ...
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5e Spell to dispose of corpses

I remember a 5e aoe spell that would "eat" corpses in the area of effect. I thought it was Hunger of Hadar, but after looking it up I found I misremembered that. So, my question is if you a ...
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Movement in darkness - what reduction?

In darkness, is movement "reduced by ⅓" or "reduced to ⅓"? What is the groundspeed velocity of an unladen human in darkness? Would they have a movement rate of 8″ or 4″ ? I have a ...
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What is the spell Vierna uses in Book One of the Legacy of the Drow (pg 150) to create webbing that cannot be cut by any weapon? [closed]

In the legacy of the drow, Drizzt's sister Vierna used a wand to create a web (obviously a create web spell), then she "produced a packet of fine dust, and, beginning a second chang she sprinkled ...
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Where can I find the sidebar with a list of crimes and punishments under Imperial Law?

After seeing this question, asking about whether heretics are always executed when found within the Imperium of Mankind, I remembered reading a sidebar in the form of an in-universe document in one of ...
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What nation in Eberron uses a crown as its symbol?

The art on pages 12 and 13 of Eberron: Rising from the Last War shows two opposing armies. The army on page 12 is mostly undead with what might be a living officer at the front, which makes me think ...
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What creature wears the skin of its victims?

My GM had us encounter a monster some months ago. We know that it was for sure shadowland tainted because the kami of the river it swam in felt grossed out by the thing's passing and wanted us to ...
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Magic item to grant hands

I can't remember the name or source but I'm looking for a set of magic gloves that were designed to be worn by creatures without hands on the end of appendages that allowed those appendages to ...
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Alolan Legendaries in the Blessed and the Dammed

I suspect that the supplement "The Blessed and the Damned" came out before the Alolan dex was added. However, now that we -do- have stats for these Legendary Pokémon such as the Tapu's, ...
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Looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death

I am looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death. This is what I remember: I am sure it was in one of the Dark Ages books. It wasn't traditional blood magic. ...
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What was this homebrew monster class based on That Damn Crab and other crab memes?

WARNING: The content of this question is potentially disturbing and contains references to animal abuse I remember reading a homebrew class some time ago (within a few years) that has been based on ...
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What was this Giant, Metal Death Monster I remember?

Does anyone remember a giant metal type monster from one of the older versions of D&D? I have a vague memory of some sort of monster that the gods of death might send in to balance out the ...
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Where can I find the details of the Legion of Folded Paper Feat?

I've been tooling around with a Pathfinder 1E campaign of mine, specifically with trying out some templates for potential monster encounters. While I was doing this, I stumbled across the Ofuda ...
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Gift that adds Difficulty

I heard there is a reflexive gift that allows one to pay variable gnosis to add a +2 difficulty per gnosis spent to attacks aimed at the targets mind. Does anyone know of a gift that is like this?
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What school are the Kitsune Scouts?

I was hunting down the materials that contained information about the Kitsune and repeatedly found mentioning that the Kitsune family, both in their time as Clan Fox and as part of the Mantis clan, ...
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Where do the D&D 5e books talk about the social contract?

I feel like there is a sideblock somewhere in one of the 5e books about a social contract of sorts. Does anyone know the book and page number?
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What causes victims to burn from the inside out?

In our campaign, our party was supposed to meet a crew on their ship who were sailing in search of a relic for the king. A psionic in the party used timehop and we ended up on the ship an hour into ...
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What feat/spell/skill lets you know if you're breaking a vow/your god's rules as a free action?

I am building a D&D 3.5e Saint Cloistered Cleric with a Vow of Poverty and Vow of Peace. In the past two weeks, I ran across a character ability (a skill, feat, spell, alternate class feature, ...
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What official D&D 3.5 content has not been present in any book?

I have always prided myself for knowing (at least vaguely enough to be able to google it when needed) every piece of D&D 3.5 official content - but today by a random chance I found something ...
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What type of content is the XGtE Expanded Racial Feats?

This came out of this question when discussing in the comments what is and is not allowed. For some context, David Coffron said in the comments of the above question: [...] Does unofficial, published ...
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What is the spell I remember that delays ability damage?

I swear I could remember a spell in Pathfinder (though possibly in 3rd Ed) which, after being cast on a character, could slow subsequent ability damaging effects by dishing out the full damage over ...
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Where can I find this feat (chain?) that trades dodge AC bonuses for damage reduction?

Long story short I’m in an insanely high powered campaign where stuff still passes my ac at 22 ac more often than not. So while searching for ways to get my ac higher I found this post online that had ...
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