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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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Does 5e have a Manual of the Planes?

I'm building a Warlock with an Archfey patron, and I want to read more about the Feywild. I remember the AD&D Manual of the Planes and it had information from all the planes. Does 5e have one of ...
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Can this “AC per CR” chart be used in “DPR per level” calculations? [on hold]

Inspired by this, this, and this, I just processed this list of monsters to get the average (and standard deviation) AC in monsters, by CR. It comprises all the SRD monsters, I believe. A common DPR ...
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If one creature detects a hiding creature, do all other creatures automatically detect you too?

The rules for Hiding state: Until you are discovered or you stop hiding, that check's total is contested by the Wisdom (Perception) check of any creature that actively searches for signs of your ...
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How to Fog of War an official adventures map

So I will be DMing a new campaign, and we are going to be starting with the module for The Sunless Citadel. I have a very large .jpeg file for all of the dungeon maps, and plan on using my little ...
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Can you move the Hunter's Mark spell on the same turn that the affected creature dies?

The hunter's mark (and also hex) spell contains the following text: [...] If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to ...
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What happens when the Leomund's Tiny Hut spell intersects solid objects, like the ends of a large wagon?

Unlike in previous editions, in 5e Leomund’s Tiny Hut makes a hemisphere, has been ruled to have a floor, and protects vs attacks — so I’m not sure what happens when the hemisphere intersects solid ...
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Does the Scatter spell actually scatter the targets?

Based on the spell's name, you would think that all of the targets would end up all over the playing field, but per the Scatter spell description: The air quivers around up to five creatures of ...
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How do you calculate damage in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

Example: I make an attack that does 3d6 damage, how much does it do.
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Is there an accepted likelihood of hitting that is consistent across tiers, and how has it been determined?

One can easily calculate DPR given a specific build (knowing proficiency bonus, ability scores, other relevant factors) and the AC of opponents, leading to spreadsheets with a matrix of customizable ...
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What happened to Eladrin? Did something make them unavailable to play?

I made an Eladrin Ranger and the DM wouldn't allow it. I'm confused. Did something happen to Eladrin? I'm wondering because none of my three gaming groups' DMs would allow my character. They just ...
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With the Blink spell, can a creature be carried into the ethereal plane? [duplicate]

Consider a 5th level chain pact archfey Warlock named Tasmir. Tasmir casts find familiar creating an imp named Molo. Molo shapechanges into raven form. Tasmir carries Molo in his cloak and casts ...
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Are these Called Shot rules balanced? [on hold]

I am DM a campaign in DnD 5e, where the players have expressed a desire to be able to do Called Shots. I am not resistant to this idea, but what I do not want is for the Called Shots to be so useful ...
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How would you do a Diplomacy roll in 5e? [closed]

Looking through a 3.5e campaign it mentions a Diplomacy roll. But in 5e the closest is Persuasion which doesn't feel quite the same. Any alternative suggestions?
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Does a resurrected wizard remember their prepared spells?

Imagine that a wizard died in a fire, and their spellbook burned, too. They were in the afterlife for about a month and after that resurrected. They no longer have a spellbook. Do they remember ...
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What happens if an elf and a giant have a child? [closed]

I wonder what species would come out if an elf (any kind) and a giant would have a child. Which species would it belong to? What would be the appearance of it? Is it even possible in Dungeons & ...
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What happens to parts or materials taken off of (true) polymorphed creatures? [duplicate]

As a DM with a wizard PC dangerously close to asking me that question I figured I'd try and find some primary source on this. Neither True Polymorph nor Polymorph state what happens to bits and ...
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Does casting Inflict Wounds while concentrating on Vampiric Touch also siphon damage?

Vampiric Touch says, The touch of your shadow-wreathed hand can siphon force from others to heal your wounds. Make a melee spell attack against a creature within your reach. On a hit, the target ...
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Can a familiar use a magic item to cast a concentration spell?

As there are items that do not require attunement and allow the casting of spells through them, such as the wind fan, is it possible to have the familiar maintain concentration on this spell? While ...
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How does attacking through water work?

Related:How is shooting into water handled? But that's for D&D Next, not 5e, and is for shooting into a presumably fairly deep body of water. A subquestion of: How does animated water work? When ...
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Are there rules specifically applicable to water animated by Shape Water found somewhere other than the spell description?

There is a lot of information missing from the second bullet point of the Shape Water spell that it seems to me is essential to running the spell as a DM, and consequently essential to understanding ...
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When running animated water as a creature, how can I get stats quickly?

A subquestion of How does animated water work? When a player conjures a creature formed of animated water, for example a Small horse, I find it works best to model that animated water as a CR0 ...
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How should I handle attempts to make creatures with Shape Water?

A subquestion of How does animated water work? Often players, encouraged by Shape Water's statement that they can give water any combination of simple shapes and cause it to animate as they wish, ...
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How does animated water work? [duplicate]

The spell Shape Water lets a caster animate some water. While the effect is limited to 'simple shapes', lasts an hour, and acts according to your direction, nearly nothing else about the effect is ...
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Help making my villain who wants to rid my D&D world of all magic [closed]

So, who I plan on making the big bad of my current campaign (a powerful wizard who tapped into the magic of the void and is almost invincible [ofc not really cause they need to be beatable] when it ...
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Is this homebrew Oath of the Jedi paladin subclass balanced compared to the official subclasses?

Is the following homebrew Oath of the Jedi paladin subclass balanced compared to the official subclasses? Oath Spells You gain oath spells at the following levels: 3rd - Jump, Catapult ...
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When do objects take damage from being inside the Whirlpool option of the Control Water spell?

The control water spell allows you to create a whirlpool which includes the following in its description: [...] The first time each turn that an object enters the vortex, the object takes 2d8 ...
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How do Suggestion and Subtle Spell work together?

The Suggestion spell has a verbal component, and is described as : You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature [...] that can hear and ...
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Can creatures outside a Leomund's Tiny Hut use ammunition that was fired from inside the hut to attack creatures inside the hut?

I've not seen comments on this interpretation, so what can anyone tell me about enemies picking up arrows shot out of the hut and shooting them back in (albeit at obscured creatures inside)? Do those ...
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Can a Glamour Bard use the Enthralling Performance ability while casting Motivational Speech?

Can the following two mechanics work together or are they mutually exclusive or require something else? I am the DM. Both the player at my table and I don't agree or understand if it's possible to ...
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What would be the price of Adamantine Plate armor?

I'm already aware, as per Are there price lists for magic items, such as the Bag of Holding?, that 5e was designed with the assumption that magic items are not to be bought or sold willy-nilly. This ...
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Is there a mechanic for a PC to learn the relative strength of an opponent, stat-wise?

TL;DR: It would be realistic for a PC to be able to evaluate how mechanically strong their opponent is, but I couldn’t find any RAW for this. Am I missing something? Certain skill checks in DnD, like ...
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Ranger Dread Ambusher and Hail of Thorns [closed]

Can Hail of thorns be cast as a bonus Action prior to taking an Attack Action as a Dread Ambusher with a longbow followed up by a second shot as the second attack with the Hail of Thorns extra damage ...
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How does the UA Lore Mastery Wizard's Alchemical Casting feature interact with the Spell Sniper feat and the Sorcerer's Distant Spell Metamagic?

This question comes from recent discussion in the question "What is the maximum distance you can cause damage from?" The Unearthed Arcana Lore Mastery Wizard gets the Alchemical Casting feature which ...
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What is the maximum distance you can cause damage from?

What is the maximum distance a creature can cause damage from, without moving? This can be via any method (making an attack roll, forcing a saving throw, using an item), aside from the Wish spell. ...
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Can a Tiefling be born from two human parents?

Background of my Tiefling So I made a pretty in-depth background for my warlock that intertwines deeply with the bard in the party. Their family has a long-running pact with Graz'zt and due to this, ...
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Are there concrete advantages for being proficient at social skills in a table that rewards roleplaying these interactions?

I'm a new DM running D&D 5e's LMoP with a small group of new players. So far everyone is having fun even though we're all learning on the fly, which I think is great. But there have been ...
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Do characters level too slowly for the storyline in Adventurers League?

I might start as an Adventurers League DM soon and I'm trying to figure out how it all works. I found one page which seemed to have a list of scenarios that I could run one after the other. Just ...
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Is there any written RAW definition for 'Immunity' in the Source Books?

When reading stat blocks in the Monster Manual there's once in a while a mention of monsters having immunity to certain damage types. While the natural language understanding of that term is ...
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Are the female elves in this AL adventure actually Dusk Elves?

In the Curse of Strahd adventure, there are a unique subrace of elf called dusk elves, and the adventure has this to say about them: So it seems that, during the time that the adventure takes place, ...
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Monster Slayer Ranger vs Enervation

If a Monster Slayer Ranger has Enervation cast on her, chooses to use her Slayer's counter ability, deals damage, breaks the spellcaster's concentration, does she still take the 2d8 damage from ...
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Does the map of Barovia extend beyond the top and bottom of the map?

I'm currently running Curse of Strahd and plan on extending the adventure beyond the end of the published material. There are a couple of areas that the party have not gone to and I do not expect they ...
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In what order do damage resistance, damage reduction, damage thresholds, and half-damage from a successful save apply?

I am curious how different damage-reducing rules in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition play with one another. Mainly, it is an order-of-operations question. There are the more common effects: Damage ...
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Do summoned creatures die when reduced to 0 hit points?

Imagine that the conjure animals spell has been used which includes the following text: [...] Each beast is also considered fey, and it disappears when it drops to 0 hit points or when the spell ...
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Spell Feedback: Death Themed Spells for a Bladesinger

I'm working on a death themed Bladesinger. She died early on to a crit and since being brought back she's been touched by death. I've been working on a few death/melee spells to work with her and I'd ...
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How are the skeletons in Tresendar Manor created? And by whom?

Under Tresendar Manor, It looks like the animate dead spell only works for 24 hours at a time. However, Who made the skeletal guards in Tresendar Manor, and how were they constructed?
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Is this homebrew race, Agias, balanced?

I made the below D&D 5e race, just wondering if it's balanced compared to the other race options. Agias “It was stunning, I was just seconds away from a death by the goblin’s spear, when ...
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5e Character Sheet in Microsoft Excel? [closed]

I've seem similar resources around for earlier versions but I haven't stumbled upon something for 5e that has the full functionality. Would anyone know of such a resource?
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What's the difference between “can't move” and “speed becomes 0”?

While reading through the conditions described in Appendix A of the 5e PHB, I realised, that some of them say a creature "can't move" (e.g. Stunned, Unconscious), while others state that its "speed ...
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While riding a mount summoned by Find Steed, when does the caster choose whether the mount is controlled or independent?

Other Q&As on RPG.SE have discussed the by-now-familiar rules for mounted combat, including the differences between controlled and independent mounts. See, e.g., When can you choose to control a ...
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How much damage does an unarmed bugbear deal?

The 5th edition Monster Manual gives Bugbear stats for morning star and javelin attacks, but not for unarmed attacks. I improvised 1d4 +2, but how much damage can an unarmed bugbear actually deal?