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Questions tagged [content-identification]

For questions about identifying game content (abilities, features, classes or other specific game content) based on remembered details of the content. (For identifying a product instead, use the [product-identification] tag.)

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Is there any official hair dagger or spike weapon, using long hair as a whip?

Is there any official (WotC, Dungeon, Dragon, Official websites, etc., ) weapon that is a dagger or spike used in the hair as a whip-style weapon? This shows up as a surprise hidden weapon in some ...
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What is the winged creature on the back of the Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes book?

On the back of the Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes book, there is a small creature with wings: What is this creature? It doesn't match any of the creatures in any of the monster manuals. It kind of looks ...
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Does this “yield your space to an ally” rule my 3.5 group uses appear anywhere in the official rules?

I play D&D 3.5 with a group of folks. One of the rules they use in combat allows Alice, on Alice's turn, to ask Bob to yield his space to Alice. Bob chooses a space to move to, Alice moves into ...
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Which creature is depicted in this Xanathar's Guide illustration of a war mage?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything on page 59, there is an image of a war mage with some kind of creature on his shoulders. The creature looks vaguely like a Ki-Rin to me, but since Ki-Rins are ...
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Which lightning-riding creature has a gliding speed and electric immunity?

I can't track down a creature I've read about: it has a gliding speed, immunity to electric damage, and when hit by electric damage could teleport to its source. This resulted in its habit of seeking ...
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Which area-of-effect spell is able to drain/repurpose those spells cast in the area?

I remember finding a spell that now eludes me. It affected an area and any time someone in that area tried to cast a spell, the spell failed and the spell level was stored. When enough levels were ...
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Is there a spell that can create a permanent fire?

I'm looking for a spell which a spell caster would cast to permanently light a torch in their home. Or, maybe a hired arcanist would go around town at sundown to light the street lamps until the ...
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What is Wonderstone and are there any references to it pre-1982?

What is Wonderstone? Is there any source indicating that it was created pre-1982? I'm trying to find a reference to wonderstone in D&D pre-1982.
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Is this Multiple Enemies rule a house rule?

I found online a cheat sheet stating the following rule for Multiple Enemies/Swarm: 4 creatures = 1 creature of highest level + 1, minimum +2 damage bonus That is different from the official one ...
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Where is this construct augmentation section I remember?

I've looked through a bunch of books and pdfs and cannot find a very specific section that exists in one of them detailing new types of purchasable/buildable alterations for a construct. ...
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Where is the difference between Acting and Role-Playing described?

I was sure I had read somewhere in the DMG that Role-Playing was something like Following the personality, desires and fears of the character being played, even if they are not (logically) the best ...
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What is the name of this “living planet” creature?

I remember from back when I played 4th edition more, that there exists within the lore some sort of Abberation creature that was described as being "a living planet, from the Far Realm". It's ...
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What is this player style classification method where player types are animals?

A couple of years back I saw a video of a guy who presented a list of different kinds of players as animals. One player type was represented by a lion, another a cow, another an eagle, another a bull, ...
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What feature or ability lets a paladin share Smite Evil with her party?

What is the feat/trait/spell that allows a Paladin to share her smite evil with her party? I cannot find it anywhere.
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Is there a magic weapon special ability that allows you to change a weapon's material and/or damage type?

Years ago, I played under a DM that had several things that he said he had copied out of others books for D&D 3.5. And one of those was a magic weapon special ability that allowed you to change ...
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What is this monster from limbo with a scythe?

I remember a 3.5e monster I read about a few years back, but I can't remember its name or what book I got it from. It was in a printed 3.5e book. Here's what I remember: Native to the plane of limbo ...
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Has the floating city on the back of the Dungeon Master Guide ever been positively and officially identified?

Please provide a reference. I'm not looking for opinions based on what or where it appears to be, nor guesses based on clues in the picture.
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Is there another +1 Charisma feat for a half-elf warlock who doesn’t want to be a “face”?

My half-elf warlock has 16 Charisma, and I’m considering taking the Elven Accuracy feat (XGtE, p. 74), which would boost his Charisma to 17. Since I definitely want 20 Charisma eventually, a +2 Cha ...
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Is there a ritual or spell to cleanse an area?

I know that plant growth can enrich an area, but can anyone think of a spell or ritual that will let you cleanse an area? I'm thinking things like an area is diseased, or there's some kind of poison, ...
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What are the “unique magic abilities” that draconians get instead of a breath weapon?

I like dragonborn, but I don’t really like the breath weapon that much. You can’t use it very often, and it doesn’t seem to scale very well at all, so it’s hard to imagine it having much relevance to ...
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What are some fungus or rot-based spells? [closed]

I'm homebrewing a sort of rot druid for a campaign, and need some help finding spells that fit the motif.
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Streetwise substituting Arcana, History and Religion?

I have recently run into a conundrum. Recently we have started playing DnD4e. While researching and building our PCs I stumbled upon a modifier that allowed me to substitute a Streetwise check for a ...
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What spell lets you break an item to return home?

I thought there was a Pathfinder spell that teleported the target safely “home” upon breaking an item and saying a command word. The spell caster must prepare the item with the spell in advance. The ...
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What is this longsword that turns into a high-crit chain- or whip-like weapon that I remember?

A while back I remember coming across a weapon from a 3rd party publishing RPG group for D&D that listed a weapon called either a Chain-blade or a Whip-blade, I don't really remember off hand. The ...
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Feats that modify readied actions

I remember a set of feats that expanded what you could do with readied actions. I believe it was two or three feats that let you ready general actions like a move or full round with no trigger to ...
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Feat that allows you to convert power points to spell slots?

I'm trying to remember the name of a feat that allows you to convert power points to spell slots and vice versa
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what are these figurines from [closed]

I Found this huge set of fantasy figurines at a flea market and I'm trying to track down the original game or set they are from. There are dozens of different specific characters with paint variation....
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What is this early D&D or AD&D image of a rogue-type leaping into two-weapon combat? [closed]

I am looking for an image that I remember from early D&D or AD&D artist of a roguish-type human (maybe a Halfling) jumping into combat with two weapons in hand. It could have been from a ...
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Looking for an anti-drow “thundering” warhammer

Many years ago, our group played a module that was, I believe, either 3e or 3.5e Dungeons & Dragons that contained a warhammer. Whenever this warhammer was in the presence of drow, the wielder ...
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What's the weapon this dragonborn has?

There's an illustration on page 45 of the Draconomicon for D&D 4e, excerpted in this image: What is the name of the weapon the dragonborn in this picture is holding? I'm looking for a statted ...
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What is this underground giant creature?

Every once in a while i remember reading about an underground (underdark?) creature that had somewhat following qualities: giant that lives underground it was very ugly and was extremely hunched to ...
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Creature that should defend gods and prevent godhood

I remember that there was a creature, a construct I believe, that was meant to prevent mortals from achieving godhood and defend existing gods against threats. However I couldn't find its name in the ...
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What is this cave-dwelling, dream-causing D&D monster?

Forever ago, in a land far away, I stumbled across a Dungeons & Dragons monster that seems pretty neat. I wasn't DMing at the time, so I never used it. Now I've been DMing for a bit and I want ...
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What is this 15-foot weapon with “extended reach” I'm remembering?

I'm drawing a blank, so I'm hoping someone will know what I'm talking about. I remember seeing a weapon described as an "extended reach" weapon. (That meant that it could attack only creatures 15 ...
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What is this humanoid moose monster?

I am trying to recall the name of a creature I saw in an early d&d game, certain it was before 2e, but don't recall if it was in a core book or an adventure, or other supplement. It was a humanoid ...
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Where do I find Greater Globe of Invulnerability?

At twelfth level, a Wisdom patron Witch adds Greater Globe of Invulnerability to her spell list, which is presumably a better version of the Globe of Invulnerability spell. Unfortunately, no such ...
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Who is the elf/half-elf woman on the cover of “A Grand Tour of the Realms”?

Besides the (in)famous Gandalf Elminster and Aragorn Drizzt, who is the elf/half-elf lady on the cover of A Grand Tour of the Realms?
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What feat heals a spell's caster when that spell deals damage?

I could've sworn that there's a feat that allows a spell's caster to heal hp damage whenever the caster deals damage with a spell. For example, a caster casts magic missile at a foe and the caster ...
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Cyber/Bioware to enhance Knowledge Skills

Last session, when I was bored and looking to burn some hard earned money for my character, I browsed through our books and found a nice little piece that when implanted would give +3 dice on all ...
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What were the names of the colored bolt spells of old D&D?

I remember hearing from people who played old D&D about a group of spells that were effective at destroying whatever they were aimed at. I think they were called something like black bolt, green ...
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Identify this race of ancient evils

An ancient race of evil creatures, older than life itself, and older than the demons who feed off life. While the demons seek to corrupt the mortal souls of the deceased into more demons, these guys ...
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A Pathfinder creature from the Cthulhu mythos

I remember having read a few months ago in a bestiary preview something about a creature taken from the Ctulhu mythos. It was a unique named monster with a very high CR (>20). It looked humanoid with ...
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Spell to grant the ability to see in (magical and non-magical) darkness

I'm looking for a spell which I thought existed, but now I'm unable to find it. The main effect of the spell was to grant the see-in-darkness ability (darkvision + see in magical darkness, both with ...
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What ability allows a divine character to have an alignment opposed to their god?

I recall hearing of a feat, alternate class feature, etc. that allowed for a cleric to be of an opposing alignment from their god, for example a Good Paladin of an evil god, achaotic cleric of a ...
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Which Deck of Many Things cards are depicted in this art?

I found this illustration of the Deck of many Things. I don't know where this is from, but it appears to be ©2011 by Wizards of the Coast (in the bottom right of the image). Anyway, I can't ...
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What are the scenes & monsters on the covers?

What are the scenes being portrayed on the covers of the Player's Handbook (PHB), Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG) and Monster Manual (MM) and what monsters do the scenes contain? (Click for larger ...
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Where is the Blade wizard school detailed?

I have been using the "Fifth Edition Character Sheet" app and it mentions the “Blade” wizard school. The app says it gives this feature: 2/rest you can use a bonus action to assume a magical stance ...
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Is there any feat/condition/encounter that gives a character grey eyes?

We are going to start a D&D 3.5 campaign. One of the players said that he wants to play a character something like "kissed by angels" or "a character who encountered something divine before and ...
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Where in the PHB is the information on the different regions dwarves come from? [closed]

I thought I saw somewhere in the 4e Player's Handbook the different regions the dwarves live in, but now I can't find it. (I would like to use a dice to randomly select my region to help build my ...
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Are there stats for Mihstu in 3.5e?

Does anyone know if there is a 3.5e published version (even in a magazine) of the monster called Mihstu? There are stats for it for previous (AD&D and OD&D) editions and pathfinder but no ...