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Questions about nature, details, or mechanics of perception of sound in within a game.

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Do Flameskulls make any noise?

I can't find anything on this. Do Flameskulls make any noise, or are they completely silent? In my Ravenloft campaign, a Ranger with 26 Passive Perception asked this because he thought he should be ...
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Does hidden just mean unseen and unheard?

Exactly what "hidden" means in game is not completely obvious. Hiding When you try to hide, make a Dexterity (Stealth) check. Until you are discovered or you stop hiding, that check’s total is ...
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Does making an attack while Hidden reveal your position to a blind & deaf creature?

The rules on attacking creatures from hiding are: When a creature can't see you, you have advantage on attack rolls against it. If you are hidden–both unseen and unheard–when you make an attack, ...
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How does deafness affect melee combat?

The ears are very much related to balance and dizziness. Balance is maintained not only by the vestibular system found in your ears but also by your visual and sensory systems. If any one of these ...
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How loud is combat? (How far away can you expect it to be heard?)

The title is a generalisation, but nonetheless... Our group (consisting of three third-level PCs and me DMing) is using the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure module. Or to phase it without ...
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How far away is the Gnome's “Clockwork Toy” or “Music Box” audible?

Rock Gnomes possess the capability to produce small devices such as the "Clockwork Toy", "Fire Starter" and "Music Box". The book specifically states that they produce sound. My expectation on how I ...
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Perception checks through a familiar's eyes

If I cast the find familiar spell and summon a familiar, then I can look through my familiar's eyes, hear through its ears, and communicate with it telepathically. (It is not a blind or deaf creature. ...
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How does the GM determine if Thunderwave attracts unwanted attention?

A few PCs in my group have used Thunderwave quite liberally. I recently realised that it emits a boom audible up to 300 feet. When one of these booms happens, does the GM: Do nothing? Roll to ...
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How can I judge if combat in a dungeon room attracts attention?

A question that usually props up at my table is "If we start a fight in this room, will we attract any attention?" I guess usually this refers to the noise and din of combat. So, say the party is ...
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Murder and thievery near sleeping foes

I may soon encounter a situation where player characters might sneak up on some sleeping giants and try to murder them or steal their coins, which are stored in bags near the sleeping giants. ...