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Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition is 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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How to handle the harder encounters in the White Plume Mountain dungeon?

I plan to incorporate the White Plume Mountain into an ongoing campaign, and there are two encounters that bother me. One of them is the golem puzzle which I fully expect them to fail (for those not ...
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How does the Mizzium Apparatus's ability to serve as an arcane focus interact with its ability to let you cast a spell you don't know/have prepared?

I recently got to DM my first campaign, and I was planning on letting my players get their hands on a Mizzium Apparatus. However, reading what the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica says about the item, ...
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Adjusting power of Animate Dead in custom Dark Sun campaign with slower recovery mechanics (24-hour short rest, 1-week long rest)

tl;dr Because of slower recovery mechanics, my Wizard cannot raise or sustain as many undead as a RAW 5E Wizard. What would be a fair alteration to the spell to bring it back inline with the intended ...
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What are the Effects of “Maximizing” Damage on an Effect?

In 5th Edition D&D, there's a few circumstances where a character's damage might be "maximized". For example, the Evocation Wizard's Overchannel ability: Starting at 14th level, you can ...
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How do I roleplay Ned Shakeshaft in the “campaign version” of Ghosts of Saltmarsh?

SPOILERS BELOW for Ghosts of Saltmarsh Chapter 2 "The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh". I'm preparing to DM the Saltmarsh campaign, including the overarching campaign theme involving the But I'm ...
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What level and class should have access to this homebrew ability-swap spell?

A friend of mine sent me this spell for Dungeons & Dragons 5e from somewhere: Swap 3rd level transmutation Casting Time: 1 action Range: 30 feet Components: V, S, M* Duration: ...
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Is this homebrew Slimefolk PC race balanced?

I have created a draft No. 4 of a Slimefolk race that I have created. I will say this is my first homebrew. (The full homebrew also includes a number of racial feats, which I may ask about separately.)...
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Can you move while Hidden?

Assuming you have successfully Hidden, can you: Continue to be not 'clearly visible' while moving and remain Hidden? Become 'clearly visible' while moving and remain Hidden? In the description of ...
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How do I fix this Roll20 macro for starting gold after first level?

Can anyone help with this macro? I am trying to generate random starting gold per PC levels, but it only allows me to do it if I put a character’s name. For example: ...
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Can you use the Spelljammer supplement for D&D 5th edition?

From what I have heard, Spelljammer sounds quite fun but it seems it was only released for 2e. So does it just contain world descriptions or does it have new rules and if so, could they be converted ...