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How many people need to succeed in a group check with three people?

In the comments of this answer it came up that the section on "Group Checks" states: To make a group ability check, everyone in the group makes the ability check. If at least half the group ...
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What is the appropriate form for a spell that searches texts?

Shelfmark of the Ephemeral Catalogue Intelligo ___ You are able to sense which written texts within the target room contain a verbatim phrase. (See table for determining ease factor roll for ...
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Persuading players to be less attached to a pre-session 0 character concept

I am currently running a campaign that is coming to a close. This is fine, and as planned. However I would like to start another campaign after. I mentioned this to (some of) the players, who seemed ...
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How does doing something together work?

At my table a flying creature grappled one PC and starting flying away. The two PCs closest to him grabbed his legs (both passed Dex checks), and then they were going to pull together in order to ...
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What exactly does the spell Polymorph do? [on hold]

I regularly see discussions about the spell Polymorph. People discuss its rules, the rules of the spell Alter Self, and what exactly applies where. There is also confusion about exactly how some rules ...
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How to balance encounters after the loss of the frontline fighters?

I've been running a pathfinder game for some time. Up until now I think I have done a fairly good job of balancing encounters, the party is about to reach level 7 and there have only been 2 deaths but ...
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What are the specifics for a Block of Incense?

This never really occurred to me, but I never noticed that the Block of Incense was missing from the Player's Handbook, where it should have been in the adventuring gear list. (Dungeons and Dragons, ...
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Can you improve a monster’s ability damage? [on hold]

I’ve made a Shadow as a monster character. It starts with a damage of 1 Strength. Can the Shadow’s attack be a critical hit, and/or can that damage be improved with feats?
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Does Forgotten Realms setting count as “High magic”?

Could you please provide some sources about that? Or maybe there is some rule of thumb to detect if some setting is “High magic” or “Low magic”?
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Can a Bard inspire another characters inspiration roll? [on hold]

I was recently thinking of cool ideas for my new character, when I thought of something. Is it possible for another bard to inspire my inspiration roll? Or is it possible to inspire the roll of ...
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What does Beacon of Luck mean?

The beacon of luck spell has two effects. Effect one is a +2 sacred bonus to saves, and effect two is the ability to roll twice for a save (before roll(s) are made). Once a creature benefits from ...
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Teleport everything in a large zone; or teleport all living things and make a lot of equipment disappear

Imagine a traveling party of about 30 people, animals, wagons, and a bunch of equipment (e.g. think traveling theater). I'm trying to come up with a way for a devilish entity to teleport all of that ...
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Swarms and Targeted Spells [duplicate]

Last night, I had a Swarm of Bats sharing a space with one of my PCs, and two of the others used spells against it: Fire Bolt and Poison Spray. The question came up asking if it would affect the PC ...
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How can an Undead Necromancer make other Humanoids detect as Evil Undead?

I am planning an encounter in which a cabal of evil undead necromancers fortify inside an important building with some commoner hostages, disguising the commoners in the same clothes as them to ...
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Do actions that impose the Grabbed condition limit the use of a hand?

The Grapple action states: Requirements You have at least one free hand. Your target cannot be more than one size larger than you. You attempt to grab an opponent with your free hand. ...
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Help with an archfey warlock/ranger pact of the blade build? [on hold]

I’m a newbie to dnd, and this is my second campaign. What I have so far is a Baalzebul line tiefling (crown of madness/ray of sickness instead of default tief abilities) with a fey patron. My issue is ...
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If I cast Hex on my familiar as a Pact of the Chain warlock, can I use the Relentless Hex eldritch invocation to teleport next to it?

If I'm a Pact of the Chain warlock and I cast hex on my familiar, can I use the Relentless Hex eldritch invocation to teleport next to my familiar as a bonus action for the duration of the hex spell?
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Does falling out of a threatened square trigger an attack of opportunity?

My party's warlock is hovering twenty feet above water and is surrounded by enemies at the same hover height as him. Our warblade does not fly. If our bard activates a wand of benign transposition ...
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Can the True Resurrection spell resurrect a creature that was originally created by True Polymorph from an object?

(Edit: More concise verbage. I thank all of you, for your input!) If you true polymorph an object into creature, concentrate until the effect is indefinite, does the psuedo-creature become a valid ...
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What creature types could be transformed into spore servants?

The Monster Manual says: A spore servant is any Large or smaller creature brought back to life by the animating spores of a myconid sovereign. A creature that was never flesh and blood to begin ...
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Do you roll dice when a saving throw's result is an automatic success/failure?

There are several features such as the bones of the earth spell which states: [...] If a pillar is created under a creature, that creature must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or be lifted by ...
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Can a character with good/neutral alignment attune to a sentient magic item with evil alignment?

Can a character with good/neutral alignment attune to a sentient magic item with evil alignment? The greatsword Hazirawn in the Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure is described as "A sentient (...
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What published intelligent race has the shortest lifespan?

I'm looking for the published intelligent race (INT 3+) with the shortest lifespan. No need to be a playable race. Any edition will do, but 3.5 is preferable. Hoping for something with a lifespan of ...
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Taking levels in monster types

Today I found this post on reddit and in one of the comments they mention taking levels in fey, outsider, and aberration (not all at the same time). Are there any alternate rules I'm not aware of or ...
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Are there effects where holding your breath allows you to avoid them?

As suggested by one of the answers to this question on holding breath, there can be situations where damage may be able to be avoided by holding your breath. A creature can hold its breath for a ...
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Can you True Polymorph your simulacrum into your original self? [duplicate]

It's pretty much all up there in the question... But just to clarify, You (a wizard of great power): Make a simulacrum of yourself. Cast True Polymorph on it to make it a real human/elf/whathaveyou. ...
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How to deal with a DM who makes major changes to a PC without the player's permission?

So last night I was absent from our game and my DM took over my character with neither my knowledge nor consent. Not only that, he also changed my characters relationship with an NPC. I’m really not ...
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Are there any rules about taking damage whilst holding your breath in combat?

Can't find any official rules about holding breath in combat in 5e. If there's a poisoned gas in the room, and party is fighting against some creature with poison immunity, like golem, and so this ...
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Would it be unbalanced to increase a druid's number of uses of Wild Shape based on level?

Wild Shape is the prominent feature of the Druid class, but it allows only two uses until level 20, when Archdruid makes it limitless. This scaling feels quite odd to me and it appears to impact Moon ...
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Does a succubus' Charm end when it dies?

The Succubus' charm says that: One humanoid the fiend can see within 30 feet of it must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be magically charmed for 1 day. The charmed target obeys the fiend'...
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Does a Psychic with the Improved Eldritch Heritage feat for the Psychic Bloodline get any benefit from Undercasting Prodigy?

Does a Psychic with the Improved Eldritch Heritage feat for the Psychic Bloodline get any benefit from Undercasting Prodigy? Undercasting Prodigy says: Starting at 9th level, whenever you gain a ...
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Mythic Arcane Cannon and multiple energy spell

If I cast mythic arcane cannon and use its conducting ability by casting a spell with multiple energy types say shocking grasp that's been metamagiced to do half electricity and half fire. What does ...
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When you cast Mythic Blessing of Fervor, can you emulate two different metamagic feats?

When you cast Mythic Blessing of Fervor, you are allowed to choose two of the choices on the list. Increase its speed by 30 feet. Stand up as a swift action without provoking an attack of ...
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Is mythic shield of faith’s deflection bonus maximum raised too?

Under the mythic rules, there are mythic spells. Mythic shield of faith adds your tier to the deflection bonus from the base spell, but does that mean you hit the cap bonus provided much sooner? Or is ...
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How do you make a Bicycle in Mutants and Masterminds?

Hopefully the last time I have to ask someone a question about M&M 3e, but here it goes. I've been experimenting with a character that has a Blast Affliction that has the quirk of activating, ...
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Is there a dedicated place within RPG SE for users to post source codes or helpful spreadsheets that they made/use to share the love to other users? [migrated]

I play a summoning focused druid in my 3.5e campaign and handling multiple summons and math on the fly with all the augments got tiresome - I couldn't find a helpful sheet for animal/creature ...
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Can you effectively apply the Sorcerer's Extended Spell Metamagic option to the Thaumaturgy spell?

The thaumaturgy spell states You manifest a minor wonder, a sign of supernatural power, within range. You create one of the following magical effects within range: Your voice booms up to ...
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Can you Sneak Attack with spells?

Can you Sneak Attack with spells in PF 2nd ed? I get that spells and cantrips varies with heightened slots, but sneak attack dice also rank up slower so it cant too high of damage advantage to just ...
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Can the Telekinetic Projectile spell be used with Sneak Attack?

Can the Telekinetic Projectile spell be used with Sneak Attack? Specially if you have low Dex or Str. Examples: Throw dagger, arrow, bolt, dart or spear.
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What is my spell save DC as a level 1 Assassin archetype rogue? (I have no spells) [duplicate]

What is my spell save DC? I am a level 1 Rogue (going Assassin archetype) and have no spells. My stats are as follows: STR: +1 DEX: +3 CON: +2 INT: +1 WIS: +0 CHA: +2
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Can a druid spend two uses of Wild Shape to create a hybrid form of different beasts?

Can a druid take a wild shape form then shape into another for an keep the abilities from the first form? For example, a moon druid wild shapes into a Fiendish Giant Spider (Out of the Abyss) which ...
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Druid - Spell slots vs spells prepared [duplicate]

Do I understand this correctly about a Level 1 Druid in 5e with Wisdom modifier of zero, s/he can only prepare 1 spell despite having 2 slots from which to cast ?
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Can druids change their starting cantrips each day?

Are a Level 1 Druid's cantrips changeable each day? (As opposed to picking 2 cantrips at the start of Level 1, and those are the ones you keep until until you get more at higher levels.)
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Is there any reason to concentrate on the Thunderous Smite spell after using its effects?

There are some spells which you can concentrate on even after they will not provide any benefits, for example the thunderous smite spell states: The first time you hit with a melee weapon attack ...
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Non-Cinematic DR of Advanced Body Armour

It's pretty much a consensus that the trademark-avoidingly-named Advanced Body Armour found in High-Tech (p. 66) is cinematic, as its DR value is based on the hype of Pinnacle Armour's Dragon Skin ...
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Can I embed a spellcasting focus into a shield, like a paladin or cleric? [duplicate]

I want to multiclass either cleric/wizard or paladin/wizard and I was wondering whether i can use my holy symbol as a spellcasting focus for my wizard spells and if not, can I embed my arcane focus ...
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What is the CR of a Metallic Dragon after it uses Change Shape?

The older Metallic Dragons have the Change Shape ability: Change Shape. The dragon magically polymorphs into a humanoid or beast that has a challenge rating no higher than its own, or back into its ...
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Where can I find storylines or background information about fiends?

First some background: I and four friends started playing D&D 5e. None of us has ever played D&D, including myself, but since the idea to give it a shot was mine, I volunteered to read the ...
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Why is this weapon searching for a new owner?

In Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Meloon Wardragon wields Azuredge, the legendary greataxe (p. 189): Players discover that (p. 210)... So, my question is: My players have handled that problem with a ...
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Are Warforged affected by a troglodyte's Stench or other poison-based effects?

In the Warforged's description, it states that they don't need to breathe. So one of my players told me he would shut down his smell sensors or something like that so he won't be affected by something ...

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