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For questions about the mimic, a classic Dungeons & Dragons monster that disguises itself to lure in passersby.

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What's the origin of the Mimic?

The Mimic is an iconic figure of the modern fantasy genre, best known for disguising itself as a treasure chest to tempt and ensnare adventurers and turn them into a meal. It's shown up in D&D (ca....
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Can Mimics be "created"?

Okay, obligatory "I'm a very new DM and may have missed information available to me/this might be a stupid question". Essentially, I want to know if it's possible to create a mimic, say via a ritual ...
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What are the limits of a Mimic's Shapechange feature?

I am playing a character that has the mimic's shapechange feature. What are the limits of the things it can become? One of the things I have been doing is turning parts of my body into tools or ...
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What check would my PC roll to escape if he were grappled by a mimic?

To escape a basic grapple, you can contest the grappler's Athletics check with an Athletics or Acrobatics ability check (PHB, pg. 195): Escaping a Grapple. A grappled creature can use its action to ...
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Can I play a mimic PC?

I am new to D&D. I have always liked mimics in all sorts of games like Enter the Gungeon or Terraria. Can my character's race be a mimic?
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How can "mimic phobia" be cured or prevented?

This has actually happened to me as a player, and a player I've DM'ed in a oneshot. In short, when we delve into a dungeon, whenever a DM describes an object in a weird way, we become very cautious to ...
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Can the "Create a Monster" table be used to accurately change a creature's CR?

Related: How do I scale up a Monster for a big Party in D&D 5e? There have been a lot of questions about Mimics, so I'll use that, but this applies to any creature that doesn't match up with the ...
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Can a Mimic (container form) actually hold loot?

I want my players to be able to kill a Mimic and get the loot from the Mimic's corpse. The Mimic has an acidic bite, and is a creature, not actually a container. Can a Mimic store items?
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How to make a mimic a challenging fight for high level party? [closed]

After posted this question, it turned out that mimics might be weaker than I though first. As said in this linked question, I really like mimics and I'd like to use "a lot" of these (without going ...
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At what level can a party fight a mimic?

I'm actually starting to get into D&D and I may be soon buy the D&D Starter Set. Mimic is a monster whose concept I love, and I would like to put at least one as soon as possible when I'll DM, ...
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Does the appearance of a mimic change in reaction to being enlarged/reduced?

If a mimic was reduced/enlarged by a spell (enlarge/reduce), would the mimic try and turn into a object to match its new size (even if it's for a minute)? For example, if I enlarged it, would it try ...
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Could a Mimic mimic a Simulacrum?

So, a Mimic can mimic inanimate objects through it's Shapechanger trait: The mimic can use its action to polymorph into an object or back into its true, amorphous form. Its statistics are the same ...
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Can a Mimic mimic another creature?

A mimic is a fun monster, and essential in any good Dungeon. As you look around the room, your eyes immediately fall on a large, ornate chest, sitting on a small plinth, a faint beam of sunlight ...
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