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Looking for an item: a crystal that stores memories, up to an entire personality?

I am looking for an item and its reference page: a crystal shard that stores memories, up to an entire personality. I believe this particular item comes from one of the forgotten realms books, or ...
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Where is the "Untouchable" trait from?

I ran into this trait while looking for information on blanks and while there are several sites that mention it I can't seem to identify which book it is from. Does anyone know where this trait is ...
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Other than in The Book of Vile Darkness, are there any other books/modules that refer to drug use?

In 3.5 there was a section in The Book of Vile Darkness (TBoVD) where if refers to fantasy use of drugs, such as "Devilweed" among others (pp. 41-44). It includes quite a lot information ...
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Is there any official holiday-themed content for D&D 5e?

Obviously, the various fantasy settings may have their own, special holidays, for example in the Forgotten Realms, there are five annual holidays falling between the months, like Midwinter oder ...
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What spell gives immunity to damage for all creatures in an area?

In a previous game, I encountered a high level spell courtesy of my DM that rendered everyone within that radius, allies and enemies, invulnerable to all damage. I was wondering if anyone recognized ...
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What is the name of the animal that follows its master, and is also a figment of the master's imagination? [closed]

The animal follows its master, and is also a figment of the master's imagination. It can be re-summoned. I think you can see through its eyes. What is its name? And what animals can it be? Also, what ...
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What was the big pillar-shaped Beholder in 3.5?

There was a specific type of Beholder that I used as a shapechange target in 3.5, but I can't remember exactly what it was called, or its specific abilities. What I remember is that it wasn't a ...
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What are the Rules for Entangling Weapons in Oriental Adventures 1st Edition?

In AD&D 1st edition, Oriental Adventures, some weapons are flagged as "entangling", with a footnote marker "g" and the vague footnote, "These weapons make entangling ...
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Tiny Creatures Can't Kill Players, Right?

I remember reading somewhere that tiny creatures can't kill players/bring them down to 0 hp in normal conditions, which makes sense to me. A rat biting someone's toe and dealing that 1 damage would be ...
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Identifying the Long Distance Communication Spells

When I was listening to the Court Games podcast, episode "Heroes of Legend, Part 1", during a train ride, the hosts discussed the story of the same name. One of the main lore tidbits they ...
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Which source gave the option for a spellcaster to use wishes as verbal component?

I vaguely remember that I have seen a Dungeons and Dragons subclass, variant or feat that allowed a spellcaster who studied Genies or was related to them to cast spells by using spoken wishes as ...
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Traveller: where are rules for extinguishing fires

Tried 2022 rulebook, companion guide. Nowhere can I find what is the recommended skill check to extinguish a fire.
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1980's Citadel miniature identification

In the mid-1980's, I had a Citadel Miniatures/Games Workshop miniature which looked exactly like Clint Eastwood's "Man with no name" character, but holding a hand crossbow rather than ...
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What is the typeface used on the 'red box' Basic D&D boxed set exterior logo?

Just what the title says. The typeface is not Filmotype's Quentin which was used for the logo in the first version of AD&D. Filmotype Quentin: What is the typeface below?
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Is there a spell for storing items or objects similar to a Find Familiar?

I remember somewhere I watch a spellcaster bamf an item they had in their hand and make it reappear in their hand at will, explaining it's stored in a small plane that only they can access. But I can'...
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Looking for Dragon Magazine issue promoting 3E Barbarian class

The issue was released some months before 3rd Edition made it to the stores; at the beginning of it there was a section describing how the barbarian class worked in 3E, including a sidebar extolling ...
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Elf from a previous multiverse (D&D Lore)

A few years back I remember reading on a Dungeons and Dragons related wiki about an elf who was a survivor for the previous multiverse/universe, but couldn't find it when I looked for it recently. I ...
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Are Avallorex's robes an existing magic item?

The newly released Lost Omens: Knights of Lastwall book from Paizo includes a fair bit of information about the enigmatic gnome seer Avallorex. One bit that stood out to me was this line: "He ...
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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]

Finally, the equipment tables make no mention of spell scrolls, so they cannot be bought by default. The real reason magic items and spells cannot be bought by default is of course that D&D is an ...
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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 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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