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How could a moving town work within the rules of PF2E?

For my next homebrew PF2E campaign I am planning to have the BBEG be the mayor of a travelling town/city, made possible by items like Instant Fortress and Campaign Stable, and I am willing to bend/...
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Swapping attuned magic items in one short rest

Can you deattune to an item and attune to a new item in the same short rest? So if my character already has 3 attuned items, can they swap out one of these items with another magical item in a single ...
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Do magical enhancements that are not of the 'correct' melee/ranged weapon/damage type still apply to attacks made of some other sort?

Following on this question, what happens if you deliver an attack with a weapon that has a special property that can only be applied to weapons of type X - but, despite the fact that your weapon is ...
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Do weapons that are both melee and ranged have separate enhancement bonuses?

This question seems to need a few followups. If a shield is enchanted as a shield and as a weapon separately, are types of weapons that can be used in different ways e.g. stabbing vs. throwing dagger ...
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Will paralyzing a grappler break the grapple?

Assume you're grappled but you have a melee attack that can cause the paralyzed condition. If you successfully paralyze your grappler, will that break the grapple? Paralysis causes someone to be ...
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As a PC, would I be able to start with a magic item in my equipment without my DM's permission?

I kind of asked a question about this, but I was a DM. Now, I'm wondering if this is true for player characters- and I don't want to have to ask my DM about this, either. Would I be able to have a ...
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How is the spell DC of a staff calculated when used with UMD?

Related description from Use Magic Device: Emulate an Ability Score: To cast a spell from a scroll, you need a high score in the appropriate ability (Intelligence for wizard spells, Wisdom for divine ...
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Can you get a 10 with the Clockwork Amulet after rolling?

Can you use the amulet after rolling the die? Or should you use the amulet before rolling the die? I see some forums saying you can change the die after rolling. Clockwork Amulet […] When you make an ...
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Enlarge + Enlarge = Huge? (two different sources)

Long story short, one of my players has a bodice that allows her to increase her size (as per the Enlarge/Reduce person, but only the enlarge part of the spell). Another character asked if he could ...
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Can a level 1 character start with a magic item?

I was wondering if it would be possible for a level 1 character to start with a magic item if it wasn't a campaign requirement. I am the DM. Is it possible?
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If a character naturally lost an eye and a hand, would he be able to attune to Vecna's appendages?

I'm thinking about a custom campaign that has a NPC character that has was born without an eye or left hand and hasn't been able replace them. He searches for these items to complete himself(and other ...
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How should the price, hit point and hardness (and aura) be calculated for a magical weapon & armor shield?

The core rule mentioned that each enhancement bonus granted to a weapon/armor would also grant it additional hardness and hit points. It also mentioned that while shields can be enchanted as armors, ...
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What can a non-wizard do with a spellbook?

I'm running a prewritten module, and after a first level boss fight the party found a spellbook with several spells in it (burning hands, disguise self, false life, shield, unseen servant, and witch ...
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Magic items/spells to talk to and/or disguise my displacer beast kitten

I am playing a Wood Elf Gloom Stalker Ranger, multi-classed with Rogue Assassin. They found an orphan displacer beast kitten and has taken to training the kitten how to hunt and hopes to keep her as ...
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For the Demon Armor magic item, does someone have to cast the Remove Curse spell every time for you to be able to doff it again?

I just read about the Demon Armor magic item (DMG, p. 165). Its description says, in part: Curse. Once you don this armor, you can't doff it until targeted by the remove curse spell or similar magic. ...
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Items with adjustable light radius

I'm looking for official 5E items that shed light that the user can change/adjust/alter/choose the radius/size of the light. It does not have to be bright light or dim light specifically; any type of ...
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Does a druid in Wild Shape who's attuned to a Sword of Vengeance have disadvantage on claw and bite attacks?

If you're attuned to a Sword of Vengeance, you have disadvantage on attack rolls made with other weapons. Does that include the natural weapons of a druid in Wild Shape?
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Would a magic charm that has to be refueled by nonmagical weather energy be able to be recharged via a spell that changes the weather?

I read the Dragon of Icespire Peak campaign book, and saw that the Charm of the Storm has to be refueled by nonmagical (in the sense that a spell that deals lightning damage can't be used, and ...
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What happens with multiple Replicate Magic Item infusions of Spellwrought Tattoo?

The RAW states that an Artificer's infusion can only be applied to one item at a time using bag of holding as an example so we all know it applies to replicated magical items. With Spellwrought tattoo ...
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Would a magic item that lets you cast a spell (that normally requires concentration) without needing to concentrate on it be unbalanced?

I am designing some magic items and would like to add some abilities like the following to some of the items: While holding this item you may cast one of the following spells from it, using your ...
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When was the Hither-Thither Staff introduced in D&D?

In the movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, one of the magic items the characters come across over the course of the film is a Hither-Thither Staff. This wasn't invented for the film; ...
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How powerful is the Ioun Stone of Mastery?

The Ioun Stone of Mastery is a legendary item and so far as I know the only feature outside normal level progression that offers an increase in proficiency. I would like to use one in my game but I am ...
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What happens to the Apparatus of Kwalish when it runs out of HP?

I just read the entry on the Apparatus of Kwalish in the DMG. There is nothing that says what happens to the vehicle when it runs out of hit points. Does it regain hit points? If so, how? Or is it ...
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Do a Ring of Protection and a Paladin's Aura of Protection stack?

Does a player wearing a Ring of Protection +1 and standing in a Paladin's Aura of Protection (bonus equal to Charisma modifier, +2 in my case) get a +3 bonus to their saving throws? Or do they only ...
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Is it possible for two characters using the Sword of Kas and the Eye and Hand of Vecna to have the items destroy each other at the same time?

I'm creating a campaign, and I'm thinking about having Vecna take over the body of an NPC attuned to his eye and hand (because of the 5% chance that Vecna takes over a body after a spell is cast), ...
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What happens if the central portion of a Handy haversack is pierced?

The handy haversack has two side pouches, each of which appears large enough to hold about a quart of material. In fact, each is like a bag of holding [...] I can imagine that if either of the pouch ...
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Can you use a ring of telekinesis to bend bars, break down a door or lift a portcullis? [duplicate]

As per the ring description, you can only target objects that aren't being worn or carried up to 1,000 lbs. So can you use it to do things like wrenching open a closed door or lifting a heavy ...
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How should I handle an unidentified deck of many things?

I know some people hate and fear the deck of many things, but as a GM running a high-lethality sandbox campaign, there's many things I like about it - and I'd like to deploy one for my players to find....
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Deck of Many Things: How problematic is each card for a campaign? [closed]

During the Session Zero for my new campaign, multiple players said that they like chaotic and random effects occasionally and the Deck of Many Things was specifically mentioned. My players know as ...
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Can you 'upgrade' specific magic item property runes?

Specific Magic items have the limitation You can't etch or transfer any property runes onto a specific weapon that it doesn't already have, and you can't remove its property runes. You can't etch or ...
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Deck of Many Things: What consequences does the obligation to declare have?

The description of the Deck of Many Things (DMG p. 162) states the following: Before you draw a card, you must declare how many cards you intend to draw and then draw them randomly [...]. Any cards ...
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Are there any +4 items in official material?

On DMG p. 285, there is a table suggesting the maximum spell level equivalent and static bonus a magic item of a given rarity should have. Inter alia it suggests that a legendary item might reasonably ...
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What are the rankings of magic items/artifacts?

I'm about to make a campaign on my own and one of the things I want the characters to do is obtain service to an emperor in exchange for services(One of the services involves the Eye and Hand of Vecna)...
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Can metamagic be written into a scroll? [closed]

I know that if a Sorcerer casts a spell from a scroll, they can use metamagic on that spell. But, can a Sorcerer who creates a spell scroll put magic into the scroll itself so that anyone who uses the ...
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Does Limited Magic Immunity protect against a Wand of Fear's command effect?

The monster to potentially be targeted with a Wand of Fear, has the Limited Magic Immunity feature, which reads as follows: Limited Magic Immunity. Unless it wishes to be affected, this creature is ...
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Updated version: is this Handaxe of the storm suitable for a 2nd tier Barbarian?

This is the second iteration for the magic weapon that I designed for the Barbarian of the group for which I am DMing: the first version can be found here. For reference, I report the motivation ...
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Can the Paper Bird magic item from Waterdeep: Dragon Heist be re-used by the receiver?

So I looked at the magic item description and the page for it on the Forgotten Realms wiki, and nothing in either location says that the magic in it is explicitly used up and can't be used again. So ...
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Can I use the spiritual weapon spell so it can take the form of a legendary weapon and gain it's effects?

In dnd, I'm planning on playing a fighter/sorcerer with divine soul (giving me access to cleric spells) and battle master, essentially having the ability to be the active person in the group (I call ...
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Boosting Poet’s Cloak? (Pathfinder 1e)

I’m trying to make my Skald a bit more versatile to assist the party and the Poet’s cloak caught my eye. Not all the party greatly benefits from my inspired rages all the time but being able to shift ...
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Are there any Shadowfell Magic Items?

Are there any magic items that are distinctly from the Shadowfell? Feywild stuff is easier to find but the Shadowfell is something entirely different. Is there anything from any previous D&D ...
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Can the Opal of the Ild Rune gift of flame be given to a Pact blade?

the Opal of the Ild Rune gift of flame can be transfered to a nonmagical item, a weapon, by tracing the ild rune there with your finger. The transfer takes 8 hours of work that requires the two items ...
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Would a spider familiar be able to press the button on the immovable rod whilst swinging from a rope tied to said rod?

1st time DM here. My level 3 party (DnD 5e) used the immovable rod and some rope to escape through the window of a collapsing tower in the latest session. This left the immovable rod out of range of ...
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Clarifications on the Eversmoking Bottle 5e

The description for the item says that you activate the item by removing the stopper, where it pours out a 60 foot radius cloud. This cloud expands until it reaches a maximum radius of 120 feet, and ...
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Rules for crafting magic items or spells in Middle Earth Roleplaying System (MERP)?

For example, can I play an Elven character who specializes in crafting magic rings and apprenticed with Celebrimbor? I haven't seen specific rules in the MERP rule books, perhaps there are supplements ...
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Special ability level of semiautomatic feature

Looking for a reasonable estimate of level for a magic item I am looking to make a gun for one of my players in pathfinder 2e that is essentially the Colt 1911. The "semi-automatic" special ...
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Can an army of bards with lyres of building make a castle wall invulnerable?

The item Lyre of Building is a rare magic item from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything: Lyre of Building Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement by a bard) While holding this lyre, you can cast Mending ...
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Can a permanent Magic Mouth be used with new parameters after it has been discharged?

A wizard casts magic mouth, permanently, on the door to his study. Is the magic mouth then limited to its set parameters and message indefinitely, or could the caster set a new set of parameters for ...
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What is the point of Thrower's Bandolier?

Thrower's Bandolier is a new item from Treasure Vault. It solves a set of problem that is in my opinion better solved by a Returning Rune: You do not want to throw un-runed weapons, but it would be ...
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What's the best way to handle new objects placed inside a permanent shrink item chest?

A caster has Leomond's secret chest and casts shrink item to carry it around (while it's not on the ethereal plane) regularly enough to warrant spending the experience points to cast permanency on it. ...
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Is the Swarming rune very weak?

Swarming is a new property rune for thrown weapons from Treasure Vault. It can be etched on a Thrown weapon. As a 2 action activity once per hour, you can do 41 damage in 30-foot cone. I expect more ...
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