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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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Can I use the bonus action granted by the Charger feat to cast Booming Blade?

Is it possible to use Booming Blade as part of my charger feat attack? Or is it separate? If so, what would my attack damage calculation be (assuming I'm using a greatsword and have Great Weapon ...
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Are there any monsters or items that can trap a person in a time loop?

I'm working on a D&D campaign where a town is stuck in a time loop. my players can do whatever and the day doesn't repeat exactly; every day is a different day, the sun revolves around the planet ...
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Is a yochlol affected by sunlight when in drow form?

According to the yochlol description (MM p. 65), it's a shapechanger that can transform into the form of a female drow. According to all the Elves: Drow statblocks (MM p. 128-129), drow are all ...
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What are the changes to a character caused by Wereraven Lycanthropy from the Curse of Strahd adventure?

I just had a player contract wereraven lycanthropy in my Curse of Strahd campaign, but I can't find the changes that they would get for having it. Where are the effects of wereraven lycanthropy ...
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What happens if the Daylight spell overlaps with the Hunger of Hadar spell?

The hunger of Hadar spell states: You open a gateway to the dark between the stars, a region infested with unknown horrors. A 20-foot-radius sphere of blackness and bitter cold appears, centered on ...
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Does the spell darkvision allow a PC to see through magical darkness?

Does the spell darkvision count as magical darkvision? If the BBEG cast darkness, and one of the PC's casts darkvision, are they able to see through the darkness spell?
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Can I get an ally out of grapple with Thunder Step?

Provided the ally is the same size or smaller than me, is within 5 feet of me and that there is space for him at the space I teleport to could I Thunder Step him out of grapple? Thunder Step: ...
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Is there any way to add your Charisma score to your Armor Class?

Bladesinging wizards add their Intelligence modifier to their AC while singing. Barbarians get an unarmored AC of 10+Dex+Con Monks get an unarmored AC of 10+Dex+Wis What are the ways, if any, in ...
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Does flying around on a broom of flying make sound?

Would flying around on a broom of flying make any sound?
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Can a changeling be born from a Tiefling parent?

I am considering my next character to be a changeling with a tiefling parent. A child has a 50/50 chance of being either, when born to a human. Is there existing lore where a changeling and tiefling ...
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Do more doses of poison do more damage?

For instance I want to kill an NPC via mixing poison in a soup and giving it to the NPC, assuming that the they will drink all the soup. But my poison's damage isn't enough to kill them. If I put more ...
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Does the Maztican goddess of love, Kiltzi, support homosexuality?

I'm playing a character who is gay. He's always been gay and has never felt attraction to women. I wanted to pick the Maztican goddess of love, Kiltzi, but I read that: her favored form of devotion ...
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How do the Prosthetic Limb and Wand Sheath magic items interact with the artificer's Soul of the Artifice capstone feature?

A player playing an artificer thought of an interesting interaction between the Prosthetic Limb or Wand Sheath magic items and the Artificer's capstone feature Soul of Artifice. The Prosthetic Limb (...
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Does the grapple escape DC of a vampire change when it has disadvantage on Strength ability checks?

When a vampire hits a creature with its Unarmed Strike attack and chooses to grapple it instead of dealing damage, the creature has an escape DC of 18. However, if I cast Hex on the vampire and ...
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Can a Firbolg using the Hidden Step trait remain invisible when casting a spell?

The Firbolg's Hidden Step trait (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 107) reads: As a bonus action, you can magically turn invisible until the start of your next turn or until you attack, make a damage ...
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How are characters expected to find the vault entrance in the “Dragon Season” phase of the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure in Spring?

I'm preparing to run my table through the "Dragon Season" phase of the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure on Spring setting, but there's one thing that looks like its going to be a big problem: the ...
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Player is out of character and refuses to play her character correctly [closed]

A player in my campaign (I am the DM) is going way out of control-by not playing her character. Whenever I point this out, she says that it is something her character would do, but a look at her ...
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When a monk mitigates all the damage due to the Slow Fall feature, does he/she still fall prone?

So let's say I deliberately fall let's say 20 feet, I will take 2d6 points of damage. As a monk at 4th level I get slow fall which will let me nullify fall damage 5× monk level. So at 4th level, ...
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Does falling count as movement? [duplicate]

I'm planning to play a Sun Soul Aarakocra monk. With the flight of the Aarakocra I can essentially hit someone, fly up and repeat. Let's say I fly up 50 feet and decide to drop to the ground. Does the ...
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How do yugoloths propagate (make more of themselves)?

So from what I understand, the Lawful Evil Devils primarily perpetuate their race by making deals with mortals in exchange for their souls. A mortal who accepts this deal will rise as a lemure in the ...
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Can multiple castings of Glyph of Warding be stored in different objects at the same time?

Glyph of Warding looks like it is going to be a very fun and useful spell once I learn it, but in its description I don’t see any mention of whether is can be cast multiple times to store spells in ...
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How does this effect of the Maze Engine from the Out of the Abyss adventure interact with itself?

In the Out of the Abyss adventure, the Maze Engine can have a variety of random effects, as described on the Maze Engine Effects table (p. 188). On a d100 roll of 11–15, it has the following effect: ...
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When I cast Counterspell as a reaction to an enemy's Counterspell, do I do so before or after the enemy makes their spellcasting ability check?

If I cast disintegrate and the enemy casts counterspell, would I wait to see the outcome of the enemy's counterspell before I cast counterspell? Or would I have to just cast it without knowing (like ...
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Can you activate a spiritual weapon while inside the effect of Otiluke's Resilient Sphere?

One of the rules for the Resilient Sphere spell states: Nothing—not physical objects, energy, or other spell effects—can pass through the barrier, in or out, though a creature in the sphere can ...
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In AL, who can a character with the Ritual Caster feat learn additional ritual spells from?

Simple enough question (I hope), but I couldn't seem to find a clear answer anywhere. This is for an Adventurers League character. I've taken the Ritual Caster feat and chosen my two initial spells. ...
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Can spent hit die give a character hit points beyond their maximum?

In D&D 5e can hit die spent during a short rest increase a character's hit points beyond their maximum number of hit points, thus giving then temporary hit points? Example: Jed the 2nd level ...
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In Out of the Abyss, one character requires an item yet starts with it confiscated. What should I do?

I am running Out of the Abyss, and there is a cleric in my campaign. This cleric requires his holy symbol to really do anything. However, you do not start with any items in this. I don't know what I ...
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Are creatures affected by the Slow spell if the character who cast it does not know their exact location?

We had a little problem last session. Here's the scenario: there are enemies in the area of a darkness spell that the PC has never seen but has heard. He casts the spell slow on the area that includes ...
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What happened to levels 11-20 in the mystic class?

I am referring to the mystic class presented in Unearthed Arcana. As far as I know it's not a prestige class like the rune scribe.
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Is there a default casting time for a spell or class ability if none is specified?

I'm relatively new to D&D. Only been in a group for about 2 months, and still learning stuff every time we meet. But my question is, If a spell/cantrip/class ability does not specify the required ...
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What happens if a character casts the Time Stop spell again while time is stopped from a previous casting of Time Stop?

I'm wondering what happens when casting time stop during time stop - especially given that the rule on combining magical effects exists: The effects of different spells add together while the ...
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When do the extra turns from Time Stop happen?

Time Stop says "you take 1d4 + 1 turns in a row". My question is, when do the additional turns happen? Here are two scenarios I can think of. Scenario 1 The caster casts Time Stop. This ...
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Is it obvious to an opponent that a Barbarian has entered Rage?

I had a look around but couldn't find an answer to this. Is it obvious when a Barbarian begins to Rage? A canny opponent might know of a Barbarian's rage ability and therefore, if they determine the ...
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Is this homebrew Kerbal race balanced compared to the official races?

Is this homebrew Kerbal race balanced compared to the official races? Kerbal Traits Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1. Age. Kerbals mature after just one month, ...
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Is it at all possible to create/homebrew a class with half-subclasses?

Sonny is a great little game starring a zombie who starts out with limited skills (a super-basic attack and a self-healing spell) and gains more skills as he levels up. At two points in the game, you ...
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For a homebrew class, how can I offset the disadvantage created by not granting proficiency in one of the “big three” / “strong” saving throws?

I made a homebrew class. (I’m happy to share any details anyone deems necessary or even the entire class if it isn’t against the rules.) It’s a Cha-based class which, for flavour reasons, has a ...
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Is this homebrew Way of the Force monk subclass balanced compared to the official monk subclasses?

This is a monk to effectively be a force user, as from the Star Wars universe. I wanted to make this to try and emulate some of the powers and features from the Star Wars of universe. There is a ...
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Are Characters in 5e allowed to buy Items with their Background Gold? [duplicate]

Assuming I have a new character that chooses starting equipment instead of rolling for gold and buying items. Can I exchange some of the gold I got from the background for additional gear from the "...
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How to confirm that party member hasn't been replaced or charmed?

How can my PC confirm that the other PCs haven't been replaced by a shapechanger such as an incubus or doppelganger, and haven't been charmed/controlled in some way to work against the party? One ...
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How can I convert GameMastery's Critical Fumble Deck for use in 5e?

I'm a DM for 5e. I found my dad's old Critical Fumble Deck, and was wondering how I can adapt this for 5e, since it's 3.5 compatible. How can I convert GameMastery's Critical Fumble Deck for use in ...
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Are the Dark Powers mentioned in Curse of Strahd from the Shadowfell or from the Amber Temple?

I am running the Curse of Strahd and one thing seems inconsistent. In chapter one it says Unwilling to go the way of his father, Strahd studied magic and forged a pact with the Dark Powers of the ...
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Can a tiefling have permanent ivory white skin?

I am planning on creating a tiefling build for an upcoming game and I am wondering if there is any feasible way for a level 5 tiefling cleric to permanently have an ivory white skin tone? I've talked ...
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Can a familiar deliver only a portion of a touch spell? [duplicate]

Can I have my familiar deliver only a portion of a touch spell and the caster deliver the other portion of it. The specific spell in question is Fly (upcast to 5th level because Warlock) and my ...
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Would declaring a sworn enemy using an oathbow cause disadvantage when attacking with a spiritual weapon?

The oathbow allows you to make the target of its ranged attack your "sworn enemy", which grants a number of benefits to your attacks with the oathbow against that enemy. However, it also states: ...
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Do racial/feat/non-Spellcasting classes' spellcasting abilities count as a spellcasting ability for Staff of Power?

DMG p. 141 states the following (bolded for emphasis): A magic item, such as certain staffs, may require you to use your own spellcasting ability when you cast spell from the item. If you have more ...
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Can a rogue make a Sneak Attack with a wand?

Rogues' Sneak Attack ability states "The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon." For purposes of sneak attack, is a wand a ranged weapon? Specifically a wand that can cause a ranged spell ...
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What creatures give bonuses to Medicine rolls/checks?

I am currently using a Druid in a campaign. I want to know what creatures, if any, there are that I can Polymorph or Wild Shape (5e Druid ability allowing druids to transform temporarily into Beasts) ...
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Character class and race comparisons between Warhammer 40k and D&D 5e [closed]

I play Dnd 5e with a group of friends and we are longtime dnd players, but one of our friends has been obsessed with Warhammer for several years. We've decided to try it, particularly the Warhammer ...
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Is changing concentration rules for 1h+ buff spells a bad idea?

I have noticed that many long duration (1h+) spells in 5E D&D have concentration, effectively meaning caster cannot cast other concentration spells while using such a spell (or end the spell). For ...
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Why are armor bonuses considered to break Bounded Accuracy?

It seems to be a common opinion that enchanted armor and shields break the concept of Bounded Accuracy and eventually lead to imbalanced fights. I've seen people in RPG.SE saying this, and the popular ...