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Questions tagged [wizards-of-the-coast]

For questions about Wizards of the Coast, the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons (1997–present) and Magic: the Gathering. Often abbreviated as "Wizards" or "WotC".

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Authoring software used to create illustrated Pen&Paper book [closed]

At the risk of being somewhat off-topic (sorry but couldn't find any conclusive info on this) ... What authoring software is recommended to create rich, illustrated books in a similar style as many ...
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With the 2019 Sage Advice Compendium release, are Jeremy Crawford's tweets considered to be “official rulings”?

The 2019 Sage Advice Compendium has been released. Previously, the SAC has indicated that Jeremy Crawford's tweets were considered to be official rulings. Is this still true?
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Which creature type appears most frequently as enemies in the Storm King's Thunder adventure?

I am going to be playing Storm King's Thunder as a Ranger (Revised) soon. We are starting the campaign at level 1 and playing the introduction adventure to the campaign. Of course I will be picking ...
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Why does this WotC pregenerated human paladin have an Int modifier of +1 if their Int score is 11?

On this page, WotC provides a bunch of pregenerated characters. I noticed that the level 1 human paladin (from the .zip file linked here) has an intelligence score of 11, but a modifier of +1. How ...
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With Jeremy Crawford taking over Acquisitions, Inc, will his rulings on the show be considered RAW?

Jeremy Crawford's published statements about the rules are considered Rules Canon for D&D 5e (except Adventurer's League, where they are not). During his stint as GM on Acquisitions Incorporated,...
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How to get permission to use Monster Manual images in articles and adventures “courtesy of Wizards of the Coast”?

We notice that a variety of online articles appear to have received permission from Wizards of the Coast for use of their images from the Monster Manual (such as this Nerdarchy article which uses a ...
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Why does the pre-gen Drow Rogue have a 0 Str modifier but a Strength score of 8?

I just began a campaign with the pre-gen characters from the WotC page, and we can't explain some stats. One of them is this Drow Rogue STR modifier. As it has STR 8, it should be -1 instead of 0, ...
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Should the Sage Advice Compendium be considered a 1st party resource?

Should Jeremy Crawford's Sage Advice Compendium found here be used as official Wizards of the Coast content or rather as his own home-rules?
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What were the winning prestige classes?

Wizards of the Coast in Jan. 2001 sponsored a prestige class contest on the company's messageboards, and, I assume, announced the results mid-April. Unlike the earlier spellwriting contest that saw ...
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What kind of license or ownership does uploading content to D&D Beyond grant WOTC?

I remember when DM's Guild first came out there were some concerns regarding the licensing terms you agree to when uploading homebrew content. At first it seemed like you granted ownership of your IP ...
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Can a mage wear clothing or robes that gives a bonus to AC?(Dungeons and dragons imaginative game) [closed]

I am ready the build my character, still reading the basic rules. Afterwards I want to create a mage, in my starter set rulebook I read the mage may not wear any type of armor. Looking at a prebuild ...
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Does WotC have an official contact address for rules questions?

I asked a question but my GM says they need an "official" reply from WotC. Where should I send the question? I can't find a general D&D Q&A "mailbox" or a specific D&D 4e Q&A one.
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What use does a player have for a DCI number?

Some friends talked me into creating a DCI number for an AL session (turns out I already had one, but that's another story). Anyway, I logged in to https://accounts.wizards.com and the things I see ...
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Why do Crawford's tweets seem to be treated on par with the actual rules?

I keep running into quoted tweets from this 'Jeremy Crawford' guy in 5e answers. My understanding is he's sort of in charge of the edition, like James Jacobs with Pathfinder. It makes sense that his ...
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Wizards of the Coast Web Expansions [duplicate]

Is there a complete mirror of all the WotC expansions. It seems a lot of them are gone completely: not on the website, not on the Internet Archive, not on any mirrors. I can't find a lot of the stuff ...
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What software does the WOTC design team use to layout the rulebooks?

I'm presently writing a setting sourcebook for my own campaign, and I'd like it to look at least somewhat like the D&D 5e books, but I'm finding most of the obvious software programs used for ...
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Where can I find the various D&D 4e web articles? (If they even still exist.)

Back in 2014, Wizards redesigned their website. A whole lot of links broke, but we figured out various archive URLs to still access the same content: How can I continue to access Wizards of the Coast&#...
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What is wrong with the D&D 3.5 FAQ?

I've heard from several places that the D&D 3.5 FAQ is generally a bad place to find information about the rules of the game. I don't really understand this distrust, since it's an official ...
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Community wizards of the coast forum links not working

I, for some reason, cannot follow up in links inside the wizard of the coasts forums. For example: http://community.wizards.com/forum/previous-editions-character-optimization/threads/1101061 . In ...
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Where are errata posted/published?

Where will changes and fixes to guides and manuals for 5e be found? I'm interested in a grappler build, among others, and don't know where to look to see if the last bullet for the grappler feat has ...
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My links to articles on WotC's site are broken with the 2014 site update. Where can I find the same content? [duplicate]

In 2014, Wizards of the Coast gave their D&D site a massive overhaul. As is WotC's tradition, all of the links are now broken and 404ing. So now I have a link to the errata archive which doesn't ...
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Searching for fantasy campaign setting with settlements of light and dark separated by permanent clouds

A long time ago I was listening to a D&D podcast by WoTC in which they briefly described a new campaign setting they were thinking of creating. I don't know if they ever did and my Google ...
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Are the WotC archives of d20 Character Optimization forum forever lost?

I was looking for the Wizard Handbook but all the links were broken. Somewhere on the handbooks of other classes (on other forums) I saw a This was archived by WotC, here's the link But the link ...
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Is there a searchable index for WotC images published in Dragon/Dungeon magazine?

Is there a master index of all the images available in the Wizards of the Coast Art Gallery files? When I want to find a specific image, I have to open the file for each individual issue of Dragon/...
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Is Wizards of the Coast going to continue to release Errata updates on their websites?

The last big update for the Errata was back in October, and at that time WotC was updating the errata every month. Also at the time, WotC was just releasing a new web-based character builder and the ...