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Could a Thri-Kreen use its secondary arms to operate two-handed ranged weapons?

Secondary Arms. You have two slightly smaller secondary arms below your primary pair of arms. The secondary arms can manipulate an object, open or close a door or container, pick up or set down a Tiny ...
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In Fallout: the role-playing game, is the gauss rifles supposed to use the "small guns" or "energy weapons" skill?

In the 2d20 Fallout ttrpg by Modiphus, the gauss rifle is listed under small guns, which makes sense to me, as it fires projectiles. In the description of the "energy weapons" skill, however,...
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Can an Injection Reservoir apply to Athletics Maneuvers?

The Injection Reservoir Adjustment allows you to inject a poison into the target on a successful attack. ...Immediately after a successful attack with the adjusted weapon, you can inject the target ...
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Can Weapon Property Runes apply to Athletics maneuvers?

Recent errata has clarified that if you use an athletics maneuver with a weapon, the weapon's traits, such as Agile, can apply. Do property runes apply as well? For example, a Crushing rune says it ...
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Composite longbow adjusted for +1 STR bonus

Are Composite longbow adjusted with +1 STR Bonus considered masterwork and if so do they give the +1 To hit that masterwork weapons usually haves ?
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Does a Weapon Siphon with Bottled Sunlight deal both Fire AND Vitality damage?

Weapon Siphon adds 1d4 of an alchemical bomb's damage type to a weapon, but what happens when the bomb deals two damage types? The bomb must be one that deals energy damage, such as an acid flask, ...
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Can a weapon with a Shifting Rune transform into a tool (i.e. an Improvised Weapon)

For example, could I turn a 1-handed Shifting weapon into a Crowbar, or a lockpick, or a shovel?
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LARP weapons - plastidip wrinkles

I have built a stack of LARP quality (at least that was the goal) EVA foam weapons for the first time for a theatre production with a large number of fight scenes. Quite a number of videos I watched ...
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How can I make weapons of the same playstyle (reliable/risky) in my dice pool system (Feedback Loop) feel distinct mechanically?

I am currently making a sci-fi biopunk TTRPG system. In the system, attack rolls are made by rolling 4d6, then adding together either the 3 highest or the 2 highest rolls, depending on the weapon. If ...
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When would a +1 Moon Sickle be superior to the other (Dex-based) melee weapons available to a ranger?

Sickles are d4 weapons without the finesse property. Why would a ranger want to use a +1 sickle (that requires attunement) in melee instead of a shortsword? Note: Jack pointed out in a comment that ...
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Can stonebows fire alchemical sling bullets and alchemist's bullets?

Now I'm like 90% sure this is a yes but i wanted to double check, because i kinda realized that an alchemist with a stonebow, rapid reload and concentrated splash can lob sling bullets filled with ...
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How would a repeater crossbow work for an alchemist?

I've been thinking about making a build that prioritizes the use of explosive missile and mercurial oil to fire off highly damaging single shots at long ranged basically becoming a mini ballista. That ...
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How does the Path of the Giant barbarian's Elemental Cleaver feature interact with a Flame Tongue weapon's damage types?

The description of the Path of the Giant barbarian subclass feature Elemental Cleaver states (BP:GotG, p. 11; emphasis mine): When you enter your rage, you can choose one weapon that you are holding ...
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How does a Clinch affect DVs in Scion 1E?

Hero (pg 202) gives the stats for lots of weapons, including the three flavors of unarmed attack, which further includes the Clinch/grapple, the subject of this question. However, instead of listing a ...
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What are the different effects that scale up weapon damage in 5e?

In 5e there are all sorts of ways to increase damage from weapons, but nearly all of that additional damage is typed separately from the weapon - eg: extra force damage, fire, etc. Other than the ...
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What special materials can be used with a Sugliin?

This massive polearm consists of several sets of sharpened caribou and/or megaloceros antlers affixed to a long wooden shaft. Ah, the sugliin, such a silly weapon. But so cool-looking. Many special ...
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Do weapons that do both Piercing and another damage type suffer underwater combat penalties?

Some weapons, like Morningstars and Sugliin, do two types of damage at once (Piercing/Bludgeoning and Piercing/Slashing, respectively). How does this interact with underwater combat penalties? ...
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Does the Leshy Ancestry Feat Grasping Reach reduce Deadly/Fatal damage dice?

The Leshy ancestry feat Grasping Reach allows the Leshy to use most two handed weapons as Reach weapons, in exchange for reducing the weapons damage die by one step. Does this reduction apply to the ...
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Are there any additional weapons in official sources, other than the PHB?

I was wondering how many (simple and martial) weapons in official D&D 5e source books (adventures, campaign settings, etc.) other than the Player's Handbook (and excluding magical variants of ...
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Thrown Arms Master and Returning Weapon Infusion

Thrown Arm Master is an interesting feat from the Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, but I'm curious about its interaction with the Returning Weapon infusion. Namely the following part about Thrown ...
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Is it possible to reload a gast principle machine gun in Flying Circus while flying?

I've been playing the RPG Flying Circus for a few weeks, and I really enjoy it. One problem, however, is the gun on my plane, which with the plane I chose is a fixed gast principle machine gun. It has ...
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Can a tiny mimic turn into a magic sword?

In a manga I read recently, a nobleman had ruled his town diligently with the aid of a "Holy Sword" that was written so beautifully as a Blackrazer, having installed a bloodlust in their ...
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Through various editions of D&D, why would you use a shortbow rather than a longbow?

Since my beginnings with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons until now (playing Wrath of the Righteous, having played 2e and Pathfinder in between), I'm still asking myself: Is there, in term of D&D ...
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Can Homunculi Wield Weapons?

Say I want to equip my homunculus with a halberd. A homunculus' STR stat is 4, which means it can carry 30 pounds of weight. Since 4 x 15 is 60 lb. for base carrying capacity, divided by 2 for its ...
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In Fallout: The Roleplaying Game (2d20 system by Modiphius), is it intended that gun bashing with a missile launcher would have the blast quality?

I have noticed that gun bash simply states a one-handed gun or a two-handed gun, so there seems no reason you could not gun bash with a big gun (which are all two-handed guns). The part where it gets ...
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Can you take hand crossbows as beginning weapons as a fighter or paladin?

When you take the fighter or paladin as your starting class, you get the equipment options of "(a) a martial weapon and a shield or (b) two martial weapons" hand and heavy crossbows are ...
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Is it reasonable to rule that a Net (weapon) measures 10ft×10ft & what are the implications? [closed]

This all started because I was telling a friend how bad a reputation the standard Net weapon has, in 5e... They said "How big is the net?" I double-checked the item listing but it didn't say ...
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If a net is 10×10, can it hit four medium creatures, by RAW?

This whole question assumes that the canonical Net weapon used for immobilizing a Large creature, is 10ft across; if your answer is based on a presumption that a net weapon isn't 10ft across, please ...
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Can you wield weapons in the extra arms from Girallon's Blessing?

Girallon's Blessing states the following: You give the subject an additional pair of arms. Each of its arms—new and old—ends in a clawed hand with fingers and an opposable thumb. The creature's ...
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Can a Dragonborn bard use a two handed greataxe as a weapon?

If so the greataxe is a axe and a electric guitar if you was wondering
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What are the Rules for Entangling Weapons in Oriental Adventures 1st Edition?

In AD&D 1st edition, Oriental Adventures, some weapons are flagged as "entangling", with a footnote marker "g" and the vague footnote, "These weapons make entangling ...
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Is the vibroblade from Gamma World equivalent to the longsword (or a different sword) from the AD&D weapons table, for weapon proficiency?

We have a crossover campaign between Gamma World and AD&D. We use weapon proficiencies, and quickly concluded the Vibrodagger was a "dagger" for purposes of proficiency - it has "...
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How does the Seeming spell disguise weapons?

The Seeming spell "disguises physical appearances as well as clothing, armor, weapons, and equipment". Does this mean you can make weapons disappear as part of the disguise, or that you can ...
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Does a two-handed thrown weapon have to be thrown with two hands?

In the new Path of the Giant Barbarian subclass for 5e, a weapon you're holding while raging gains the thrown property with a 20/60 range. If I give that to my greatsword, do I have to throw the ...
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What weapons are eligible for two-weapon fighting?

Page 146 of the PHB lists some of the most common weapon properties. Page 195 of the PHB goes over the rules for two-weapon fighting, stating that you must be holding a weapon in both hands – both of ...
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Using a long spear one-handed

Page 219 of Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha (2018) says: [A lance] can also be used as a one-handed spear if the adventurer has the necessary STR and DEX to use a long spear one-handed. Where ...
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Are Dragonslayer Claws a valid target for weapon enchantments?

Would the Dragonslayer Claws (Dragon Magic page 93) be a valid target for weapon enchantments? DRAGONSLAYER CLAWS Perhaps the most dangerous foe a dragon can face is another dragon. With that in mind,...
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What type of damage is a Vicious weapon dealing?

Vicious: When a vicious weapon strikes an opponent, it creates a flash of disruptive energy that resonates between the opponent and the wielder. This energy deals an extra 2d6 points of damage to the ...
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Do the Quarterstaff of Alacrity and the Speed enchantment stack?

Quarterstaff of Alacrity Both ends of this +5 quarterstaff of speed have equal enhancement and special powers, meaning that it allows an additional attack with each end every round. Does that mean ...
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What is the origin of the Vorpal Sword?

This question reminded me of the peculiar "vorpal" swords. Vorpal blades are great flavor, but in many editions of the game, they also have been quite overpowered -- in 1e, it really was not ...
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Can you make an attack with a crossbow and then prepare a reaction attack using action surge without the crossbow expert feat?

As far as I can tell no one has asked this question before, so forgive me if they have. This also assumes the character here does not have an extra attack, so they are probably level 2 or 3 in ...
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Is there a way to keep the versatile bonus while mounted, like a feat or anything?

I have a player who wants to wield a Warhammer in one hand while mounted, and is trying to keep the d10 for dice? Is there a feat or bonus that does it? If not would it be a problem balance wise if I ...
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When Mounted On A Ship, Do Siege Weapons Take The Ship's Dexterity Into Account?

Been running a campaign using the ship rules as provided by Ghosts of Saltmarsh, but some confusion recently came up about the ship mounted weapons. While a siege weapon is an object and thus does not ...
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Why do 6 ft. weapons not have the Reach property? [closed]

There are several weapons in D&D 5e that are at least six feet: Quarterstaff Spear Battleaxe Greataxe Greatsword Trident Warhammer Yet these weapons(although there may be some incorrect ones in ...
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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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How many Character Points for a Psionicist to buy proficiency with Restricted Weapons like Swords?

In skills & powers for AD&D 2nd edition there's a rule that says "Character Class Restrictions Non-warrior characters are normally restricted by the rules dictating the types of weapons ...
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Is there a weapon that has the heavy property and the finesse property (or could this be obtained)?

I was looking at a character I was finishing, and I realized there are no weapons that seem to have the Finesse property and Heavy property at the same time. I got thinking, Could a weapon have the ...
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Is there a way to increase weapon damage for unarmed strikes, blowguns, and nets without magic? [closed]

I was wondering if there was a way to increase damage for the following weapons could obtain increased damage because they either do 1 or 0 damage. unarmed strikes blowguns nets I also want these ...
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How does Polearm Master's extra attack work with magical properties? [duplicate]

The feat Polearm Master states that: When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, quarterstaff, or spear, you can use a bonus action to make a melee attack with the ...
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