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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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Simultaneously under contradictory Seeming and Disguise Self

Before entering a fortified hobgoblin camp, the party bard cast Seeming on the whole group to make them all appear as hobgoblins, including herself. Later, but still within the eight hour duration of ...
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What happens when a creature using Assume Likeness becomes corporeal?

There are some cases where an incorporeal creature will become corporeal or is able to interact as if corporeal. The Assume Likeness ability of the Psion Uncarnate(1) (an unbodied(2) has an ability ...
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What happens when Kitsune Impersonators swap their disguise?

Kitsune Impersonators1 choose a clan and family they depict as in character generation. This solves the main problem of making them, but... The sidebar there also claims they could choose at any ...
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How should I prevent a player from instantly recognizing a magical impostor without making them feel cheated?

In the campaign I'm running, I'm looking to introduce an NPC who is secretly an antagonistic oni in disguise. An oni's shapechange feature, however, is explicitly described as magical, and one of my ...
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What skill check should be used to hide your race in pathfinder?

I have a character who is a non-standard race, and he doesn’t want people to know what he is. I’ve read the disguise rules but they only seem to apply for trying to look like something specific, and ...
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"Mission impossible"-style latex masks in Cyberpunk 2020?

It's a classic of spy movies: A character suddenly reaches for the back of his neck and tears off a latex mask he was wearing, which was perfectly imitating someone else's face, revealing that he had ...
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Can a Human use the Disguise Self spell to appear like a Grung?

Can a Human use the Disguise Self spell to appear like a Grung? I want to pretend I'm the grung goddess Nangnang, and I thought of using Disguise Self to make that illusion. My party will support me ...
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Is there any way for a character to create a magical disguise that wouldn't be automatically defeated by a creature with Truesight?

I'm attempting to come up with a solution to the question in the title, but have been unsuccessful thus far. Some monsters have the Truesight ability which states the following (emphasis mine): A ...
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How does the Hashalaq Quori's Disguise Self spell work?

The Hashalaq Quori is an aberration that looks very different from the humanoids that typically get access to the disguise self spell. It is unclear to me what forms are available to them when they ...
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Can one wear another creature's skin as a disguise?

I want to create a character that can wear the skin of his victims to infiltrate their ranks. Optimally this would be a robot - a warforged-type character. Is there a way I can go about this using pre-...
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Can you use the Disguise skill on others?

In Pathfinder, the disguise skill allows you to create disguises. Can you create a disguise for others or are you limited to creating disguises only for yourself (outside of e.g. class features ...
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How can a rakshasa deal with sleeping when relying on the "Disguise Self" spell?

Rakshasas are good infiltrators because of their at will disguise self. But they should sleep sometimes. The problem is that this spell lasts for only one hour. They have no any special wording ...
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Do these bonuses to disguise really stack together to +51 (or even more, eventually)?

Inspired by an answer to another question. My character is a Kitsune with 22 Charisma* and 8 ranks in Disguise. He has a Realistic Likeness feat. So, using logic from answer by william porter (sic!) ...
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How can an NPC disguise themselves from the party for an extended period?

I have an upcoming storyline where I would like an NPC to hide their identity to gain the trust of the party. The nature of the ruse will involve them traveling with the party for an extended period (...
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What are the limits to a half-dragon using the Disguise Self spell?

My understanding is that a half-dragon can't use the spell disguise self to appear human. A half-dragon just has too many limbs for that to work properly, not to mention technically the dragon is no ...
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Can I reuse a disguise check/familiarity if I'm always using a fabricated identity?

I have a character who is always in disguise and I was wondering how that affected things. Does he have to reroll his check every day? Does someone he’s known for years have a bonus to seeing through ...
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How can a Lich look like a human without magic?

This question is for 5e; I've posted a similar question for Pathfinder here. I'm designing a character for a campaign whose role is to be a recurring antagonist. When the characters first meet him, ...
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How could a Lich maintain the appearance of being alive without magic?

I'm designing a character for a campaign whose role is to be a recurring antagonist. When the players first meet him, I want him to seem undeniably human. The idea is that the party will "kill" him ...
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Would the Disguise Self spell be able to reveal hidden birthmarks/tattoos (of the person they're disguised as) to a character?

I wanted to know in case I had ever wanted to have an NPC that has a hidden birthmark and I didn't want the players to just guess it. Waybe what I really wanna know is if the illusion in Disguise ...
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Necromancer PC Insisting On "Disguising" Undead Minions [closed]

I have a player who is a necromancer and insists on always keeping their risen dead "concealed" by use of large cloaks and masks. Generally, this includes 4 skeletons and 4 zombies. The PC is very ...
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Is there an item or spell to see through the Disguise Self spell?

I'm playing a Firbolg character. The Firbolg's racial Firbolg Magic trait (VGtM, p. 107) allows them to cast disguise self once per short rest. As part of the character's backstory I want someone to ...
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Does Disguise Self make parts of you invisible?

Part of the disguise self spell says: If you use this spell to appear thinner than you are, the hand of someone who reaches out to touch you would bump into you while it was seemingly still in ...
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How can my character hide her face from everyone without drawing too much attention? [closed]

I just created a Level 2 wood elf rogue for a new campaign. We roll for appearance with a d10 and I rolled a 1, so I gave her bad scars on her face. In my mind, she doesn't like how the people look ...
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If I make a mummy an angel using a Disguise Undead spell, does it possess the relevant aligned aura?

Disguise undead (Spell Compendium 66) is a glamer that adjusts the touched corporeal undead creature to look like a similarly-shaped creature to an extent you decide, and also masks the undead ...
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If you cast Disguise Self and then Project Image, is the illusory copy from Project Image disguised?

Disguise self's description contains the following: You make yourself--including your clothing, armor, weapons, and other belongings on your person--look different until the spell ends or until you ...
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Can you become "visible" by casting Disguise Self?

Some characters in my campaign were involved in a magical experiment. Said experiment went wrong and the participants were all afflicted with (randomly determined) side effects. One of the ...
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Can the effects of Alter Self and Disguise Self be combined to make you look like a specific person?

Related to the question on whether or not alter self was a better version of disguise self, I know alter self affects only the body, but not of the character's possessions, while disguise self affects ...
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How do I disguise my low-level tiefling in a city hostile to tieflings?

I'm building a level 1 tiefling charlatan Pact of the Tome warlock named Dramos with a Fiend for an Otherworldly Patron, and I want to take advantage of the Eldritch Invocation Book of Ancient Secrets,...
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Disguise Kit: do I need proficiency to use it?

I have a disguise kit from my bard's initial equipment (Entertainer's Pack). Do I need proficiency in such kit to be able to use it, or would proficiency simply increase my chance of having success ...
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How to make the (city) guards unable to track us?

For a side quest we got job from a shady figure my character and two other player characters went to break into a smithy's home/workplace. When we were in there our brute, low intelligence, tabaxi ...
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Is detecting an impersonation by behaviour rolled vs. Disguise or Bluff?

Another question pertaining to my Kitsune player. I've always disliked kitsune so it might be my own prejudices. My Kitsune murdered someone and took their form and disguised himself from the group. ...
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Can natural weapons be concealed with a disguise self spell?

If a creature with natural attacks is under the effect of a disguise self or similar spell, and disguises itself as a creature with no natural weapons, would its natural weapons be hidden, thus ...
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can a hierophant druid impersonate people?

The hierophant druid has this particular power: The ability to alter the appearance at will. (...) Body and facial features can resemble any human or humanoid creature. That he could look like a ...
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Can the spell Silent Image be used to change your face?

I am starting a new game in Pathfinder. I will be a 5th level Magus Drow Noble. He will be a chaotic good character who escaped his city and is trying to do good in the world. My problem is that ...
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Disguise a drone as something innocent

"Yes, sir, we are from NY-News. That? That is our camera-drone. We use it to shoot our interviews. Not literally, obviously. Haha, that would be criminal, right?" Drones are everywhere in Shadowrun 5....
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What's the difference between using the Disguise skill and the Fabricate Disguise spell?

The Fabricate Disguise spell basically creates a non-magical disguise in an instant (1 standard action) and allows the caster to make a Disguise skill check to determine how effective it was. It uses ...
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How to disguise a Devil as a Human

I am designing a campaign and I have a couple of evil power blocs vying for control. I would really like to have one of them directly interacting with the party and I think I really want it to be a ...
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Would minor shape shift allow a Changeling to mimic a Thri-Kreen?

Would Minor shape shift allow a Changeling to mimic a Thri-Kreen? If so, would they then be able to take the Multi series of feats as opposed to the Two-weapon series of feats, or would they lack ...
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How does the Lamia's Disguise Self spell work?

A Lamia is a Large monstrosity that can innately cast disguise self at will to appear in any humanoid form. Given the limitations of the disguise self spell, how is this possible? Is this more like ...
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Can Disguise Self be use to change the appearance of your race or sex?

Can the first level spell Disguise Self be use to change the appearance of your race or sex? Can a elf look more human, or can a boy look more like a girl? The spell specifies that it can change ...
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Can a gnome (Bard) disguise as an Orc?

My group has previously joked about my gnome Bard disguising himself as an Orc and broadly suggested that wouldn't work because of the height difference. However, my interpretation (based on ...
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Can a 3 foot gnome disguise as an orc?

In my campaign, I have an enemy that is a short little 3 foot gnome rogue. The gnome is level 20 and their disguise skill is 23. With the Master of Disguise skill, that would increase to 33. Would ...
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Can a Half-Elf pass for a Full Human, or a Full Elf, using a disguise kit?

If a half-elf where to disguise himself with a disguise kit, would he be able to change his appearance enough to pass as a full human among humans, or as a full elf among elves? I'm assuming the ...
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Does the Disguise Self spell change the caster's voice?

The Disguise Self spell allows the caster to look like another creature. Due to my poor English skills I am not sure if this includes the voice or if it is just a visual matter.
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How could an elf PC disguise themselves as a human?

I am going to be playing in a Castlevania-based D&D 5e game. In this world there is strong racism against elves and a general fear of magic. I want to be an elf, but I think in this world I would ...
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How to disguise a magical mount?

Scenario: A character has an obviously evil magical beast as a mount, i.e. a Nightmare. How would one go about disguising it for the populus? Would it be able to activate a Hat of Disguise, for ...
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What is an effective way to disguise an undead riding horse?

I am playing a level 7 Necropolitan Dread Necromancer and I am thinking of killing and raising my Light Horse. However, I can't come up with good means to disguise him from the commoners and other ...
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Is there a generic way to add disguise as a class skill?

Is there some generic way to add disguise as a class skill to any class that doesn't have it? For example, many traits add other skills, but I haven't been able to find one for disguise. I'm looking ...
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Hiding in Plain Sight (not the feat)

I currently have a character who is a large mass of insects in vaguely human form. Due to vagaries of Insubstantial and Growth, he can spread himself out over a large area but, by the book, he'd be ...
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