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For questions about Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, an RPG published in 2014 by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions. It was previously code-named D&D Next during the playtest period.

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5e: Is this "Chronoblade" homebrew Sorcerer subclass (1st-6th lvl) balanced?

My friend made the first half of a Sorcerer subclass themed around Critical Role's dunamancy, and I think it looks cool but I'm pretty new and don't know if it's balanced. 1st Level: Blade Magic At ...
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Trading permanent magic items between player's own characters in AL in 2024

I was wondering what the current Adventurers League rules were governing the trading of permanent magic items between a player's own characters. FYI I am asking this in May of 2024 which means that ...
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How does a Clockwork Amulet interact with advantage / disadvantage?

If you use a Clockwork Amulet on an attack where you have advantage or disadvantage, do you not make a roll at all, or does it just give a "10" on one of the two dice you will roll? Relevant ...
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What's the official German translation for Revel's End?

I am currently reading through Rime of the Frostmaiden, a book only released in English. I have also acquired the free adventure Prisoner 13 from D&D Beyond, also in English. Both of these talk ...
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Readied action with more than one trigger

I saw someone's post about readying spells to cast them as a reaction. Can you have several triggers for this? Example: "I ready a casting of magic missile to fire on the goblin hidden behind the ...
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Can a Vorpal Sword instakill Vecna with a natural 20 on the attack roll?

According to the instakill effect of a vorpal sword (emphasis mine): A creature is immune to this effect if it is immune to slashing damage, doesn't have or need a head, has legendary actions, or the ...
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Will chaos (or other problems) result from letting my players use Open5e.com instead of the WOTC collection of books?

I'm DM of a group that just completed a one-year long campaign, and we are about to start anew. But my players have asked if instead of using the ever-growing list of official published WOTC books, ...
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Is there any way to suppress the dim light shed by a manifested mind?

The Order of Scribes wizard subclass has the 6th level feature, Manifest Mind. Tiny spectral object [...] The spectral mind is intangible and doesn’t occupy its space, and it sheds dim light in a 10-...
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Can a 10th Lvl Chronurgy Wizard use its Arcane Abeyance on a spell cast into a Spell Glyph?

(So far as I can tell, this isn't comparable to Wristpocket...) In this scenario, let's say a 10th Lvl Chronurgy Wizard, casts Magic Circle into a Glyph of Warding spell glyph, & applies Arcane ...
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Could you kill someone using Enchantment School Wizard's Hypnotic Gaze forever?

If your character really hated someone very much and had enough resources to stay alive longer than the hypnotized target (Let's say, through the Constructed Resilience feature or something similar), ...
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According to Rules As Written, At what age would Half-elves enter Menopause?

There is a running joke in a campaign I play in that a female Half-elf member of the party is in menopause (She is 37 years old). However, looking at the rules, I cannot find any concrete reference to ...
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Can Warlocks take feats that require the "Spellcasting Feature"?

In the past we've seen feats that require ("The ability to cast at least one spell"), the War Caster feat (PHB, p.170), is an example of that. I recently aquired the book "Bigby ...
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Why does it require reputation to upvote comments? [migrated]

I guess it could help with stopping bots from bombing comments with upvotes and such, but it's the only platform I've ever seen that behaves like this.. I created an account a while ago to show ...
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is there any spell or magic item that can give a familiar the flyby ability?

Currently there are very few familiars that have the flyby ability. I was wondering: is there any spell or magic item that can give a familiar the flyby ability? My familiar is a tressym so he is able ...
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What player-facing options are there to allow a rogue to sneak attack off-turn?

Some abilities allow one of your allies to make an attack on your turn, such as Voice of Authority (Order Cleric) and Commander's Strike (Battlemaster Fighter). Since the Rogue's Sneak Feature is once ...
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Is this homebrew "Summoner" class balanced, compared to the existing classes?

I found this summoner class on DMsGuild, and it seems like a fun, balanced class that fills an interesting niche. Fluff Summoner Standing in the dry sand of the arena, a human trainer coaches his ...
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Are there any dangerous consequences when allowing spending inspiration on rerolls?

In D&D 5e Inspiration can be spent to create an advantage. My group introduced a house rule: If you fail a d20 roll you could've used Inspiration on, but before DM narrates the effects of this ...
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Why does Forcecage have two forms?

If we accept that there is no way to escape a Forcecage spell by physical/nonmagical means, even when the "cage" form with gaps between the bars is used, as many people have argued, ...
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(V2) Do these revisions to this "Survivalist" homebrew fighter martial archetype bring it in line with the existing subclasses?

This adventure I found on DMsGuild seems like it would be fun to play, and it comes with several character options. One in particular, the Survivalist Martial Archetype, seems like something I'd like ...
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Do Shadow Monks count as spell casters? [duplicate]

Shadow Arts gives you some spells you can cast with Ki, but not the spellcaster class feature or spell slots. However it does give you Minor Illusion as a cantrip, and I believe that races who get ...
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Vrock spores question

Do the spores extend from the Vrock's central point to a total 15' radius or do the spores extend from the edge(s) of the Vrock to a 15' radius (meaning a total 40' circumference, i.e. 15' from the ...
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Homebrew Monk Subclass - Way of the Unbreakable Fist (Revised)

This is the revised Way of the Unbreakable Fist, applying many of the changes that were suggested on the last review. Let me know what you all think! Way of the Unbreakable Fist Level 3 Steel Fists ...
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Can you switch your "Replicate Magic Item" Infusion after a long rest?

Say you originally had Goggles of night for your chosen Replicate Magic Item (RMI) Infusion for Artificer and you've only taken RMI once, after a long rest can you switch it to a Bag of holding if you'...
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How can characters cross Crematorium in the Turn of Fortune's Wheel adventure?

I will be DMing this adventure today. And I have to admit, as a non-native English speaker, I have some trouble with the M-5 Crematorium area. The puzzle, as far as I understand it, goes like that: ...
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Can Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments be used with the Mage hand cantrip?

I am trying to figure out a way for a 1st level wizard to escape from a cage. This is the scenario: he is trapped without any equipment (just a simple robe, and no spell left, except his cantrips: ...
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Is this "School of the Wyrm" wizard subclass I found balanced?

I found this wizard subclass in [this document] on DMsGuild, and I'd like to know if it is balanced compared to the existing classes. School of the Wyrm Knowledge of the Wyrm Beginning at 2nd level, ...
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Homebrew Monk Subclass - Way of the Unbreakable Fist

I made a subclass a long while ago, revolving around the idea of a monk who wears metal gloves to do different types of unarmed damage. The core concept of the class is to be a high damage subclass, ...
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Question about application of Medicine skill

My party has ended up in a ship in the middle of the ocean. One of us has motion sickness and I have proficiency in Medicine. I was wondering if I could use this and some ingredients to make some tea ...
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Are there any features that allow for faster long rests?

Are there any features in the game that reduce the duration that long rests take? Specifically, I'm looking for: Racial traits that set the long rest to 4 Hours or less Any other features that ...
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Is this "Survivalist Fighter" archetype balanced?

This adventure I found on DMsGuild seems like it would be fun to play, and it comes with several character options. One in particular, the Survivalist Martial Archetype, seems like something I'd like ...
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How to provide opportunities for role playing in a single player campaign focused on travelling and wilderness survival?

I am preparing to run a single person campaign for a friend and I'm not quite sure how to provide them enough roleplaying opportunities, especially since a big part of the campaign will involve ...
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Does target of Geas know the penalty for disobeying?

Geas spell states: You place a magical command on a creature that you can see within range, forcing it to carry out some service or refrain from some action or course of activity as you decide. If ...
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Do you have to be holding the agate for Awaken to awaken a beast/plant?

Relevant text: Awaken. Duration: Instantaneous. ...After spending the casting time tracing magical pathways within a precious gemstone, you touch a huge or smaller beast or plant. It doesn't say ...
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How can I deal with a player that won't stop adding extras to their character?

I've been running a D&D campaign, and I've got a problem player (I'll call him Archel) who keeps adding extra features or unknown backstory points to his character. For example: a few sessions ago,...
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Can a battlesmith artificer command his Steel Defender to attack a creature that the artificer can't see?

The Artificer can see and hear his steel defender but not the enemy. The Steel Defender can see and hear the Artificer and can see and hear the enemy. Can the Artificer use its bonus action to make ...
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What features allow a character to maximize a damage roll?

Some abilities apply maximum damage to an attack that's made. One example of this is a Tempest Domain Cleric's Channel Divinity, which allows them to deal the maximum damage (or automatically have ...
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Could a Thri-Kreen use its secondary arms to operate two-handed ranged weapons?

Secondary Arms. You have two slightly smaller secondary arms below your primary pair of arms. The secondary arms can manipulate an object, open or close a door or container, pick up or set down a Tiny ...
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Can Vecna’s Rotten Fate ability kill a player outright?

Does Vecna’s Rotten Fate ability kill a player outright if it drops them to zero hit points? The ability states that the player will rise as a zombie on Vecna’s next turn, which implies that three ...
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Can you damage a bag of holding from inside?

An opponent managed to force you into a bag if holding to trap you for a while or to suffocate and kill you. The interior of the bag is an extradimensional space. Supposedly, you could pierce a bag of ...
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How to introduce a dangerous looking character to the rest of the party?

So, I am running a DnD campaign, and we have another player joining. Not really in the middle of the campaign, but the party already played a few sessions without him. Now the problem is, that the new ...
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Would a creature finding itself in the AOE of Insect Plague when it is cast receive damage three times if it were to also end its turn there?

During our session, we ended up debating with our DM over the wording of Insect Plague. Insect Plague's damage occurs under three conditions. Once when the spell is cast, and creatures find themselves ...
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Unfolding Animate Objects

I'm playing a bard in a campaign with my friends in D&D 5e. One of the biggest goals of my character is to fly. Now my character is level 9 and has finally reached the animate objects spell. I ...
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Can you cast dimension door as a contingency?

Me and my DM had a discussion about whether or not dimension door was an eligible spell for contingency because it doesn’t specify “self” in range. He argued that the destination was actually the ...
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How does Forbiddance interact with the door to a demiplane created by the spell Demiplane?

I want to create a demiplane with the spell Demiplane and protect it with a permanent Forbiddance ritual. This would prevent others from gaining access to it via Gate or Plane Shift. But would this ...
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Does Blood Curse of the Fallen Puppet provoke an attack of opportunity

At level 1, Blood Hunters get to pick a Blood Curse, and one option is the Blood Curse of the Fallen Puppet When a creature you can see within 30 feet of you drops to 0 hit points, you can use your ...
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Does being in the same space as a swarm reduce the chance of being hit by an attack?

I'm running the Curse of Strahd adventure for DnD 5e. The party is fighting Baba Lysaga, who already has 3/4 cover, giving her +5 AC as she flies on a skull. I was thinking about adding Swarms of ...
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How does Cloak of Displacement interact with mounted combat?

The Cloak of Displacement says: While you wear this cloak, it projects an illusion that makes you appear to be standing in a place near your actual location, causing any creature to have disadvantage ...
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Is the subject of a commune spell question the target of a divination spell?

In a previous question, I asked how the drow clergy of the Fane would be able to gather information on a cautious party that had infiltrated the city of Erelhei-Cinlu. One of the answers suggested ...
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Are there any mounts that make good companions throughout a character's entire development?

I frequently find that during one of my campaigns, with a specific group of players, the PCs get very attached to their mounts and very frustrated if they die in combat or become too weak to take ...
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How light is light enough to be affected significantly by the "sensory puff of wind" effect of Druidcraft?

If I was 4 lbs and then I cast enlarge/reduce on myself to become 1/8 of my previous weight, becoming .5 lbs, would that be light enough to be significantly more affected by the sensory puff of wind ...
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