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jump speed vs movement speed and how to balance it [duplicate]

If a character has a higher horizontal jump speed than movement speed, is their jump paused mid air once their movement is finished? Or, do they continue moving? If so, what stops a player from ...
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Is fleeing from battle considered “acting under attack”?

A short movement is'nt enough to flee from battle, since the opponent can do a short movement AND an attack: "A character can also try to make a short move and take another (relatively simple) ...
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What is Orcus doing with Mind Flayers in the art on the last page of Volo's Guide to Monsters?

On the last page of Volo's Guide to Monsters (p. 224), there is a picture of Orcus, several Mind Flayers, and an Elder Brain standing (although that might not be the best term for the Elder Brain) ...
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Are there any feats that could increase damage output of spellfire's damage?

Using spellfire is a supernatural ability. Are there any feats to increase its damage output? Materials from Dungeon and Dragon magazines are welcome.
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How does ability damage interact with the Possession spell?

Let's say that a wizard casts possession on a bugbear. Now, this bugbear has spent some time in questionable places and has contracted both Filth Fever and Mindfire, the first being a disease causing ...
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Movable Teleportation Circle? [duplicate]

Say a wizard makes a permanent teleportation circle (ptc) on a wooden platform. Then has the barbarian pick up and carry said platform to another location would it still work?
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Is there a rule that creatures without Con scores can not have the Regeneration special ability?

I've heard that there's a rule that creatures without Con scores (e.g. undead) cannot have the regeneration special ability. I can see why that would be the case (immunity to nonlethal damage makes ...
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Does a disease trigger a saving throw vs. poison?

In What happened to disease in D&D 5e? we see that disease may not be a specific mechanic. However, it seems to be conflated quite a bit with poison, for example: Here's an example of an ...
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Do you need to make a Medicine check to use the second benefit of the Healer feat?

The Healer feat (PHB, p. 167) says: When you use a healer’s kit to stabilize a dying creature, that creature also regains 1 hit point. As an action, you can spend one use of a healer’s kit to ...
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What spell do I need to be my own rock band?

In Pathfinder, I created a level 10 bard, and I want to be my own rock band outside battle. My bard already have a huge performance in singing and playing numerous instruments. I took Ghost Sound to ...
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Can another caster teach ritual spells to a Warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets? [duplicate]

Wizards, for example, are explicitly stated to copy spells from scrolls, and can only learn spells from scrolls. However, the Eldritch Invocation Book of Ancient Secrets is very general about how ...
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What Mythos Type Is Mental Swiftness?

If a character has a superpower of mental swiftness, does this fall under the Mobility Mythos?
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Does attacking (or having a rider attack) cancel Charge/Pounce-like abilities?

Certain creatures have attacks like charge or pounce, which allows them to do something special after travelling a certain distance. For example, see the panther: If the panther moves at least 20 ...
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Can the Conjure Barrage spell stack with the Disarming Attack or Trip Attack Battle Master maneuvers?

I'm new to D&D 5e. I was thinking that someone with the Martial Adept feat (which gives them 2 of the Battle Master fighter's combat maneuvers) could use their superiority die to make a thrown ...
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What is and is not “personality” for the purpose of Polymorph?

It's well understood that "___ Polymorph" spells overwrite pretty much everything in a stat block (or character sheet) with numerical functionality, including languages, proficiencies, and named ...
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If a character has cast the Fly spell on themselves, can they “hand off” to the Levitate spell without interruption?

Suppose a character has cast fly on themselves, and wishes to switch to levitate to prevent themselves from taking fall damage if they lose concentration. What happens if they cast levitate while in ...
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If a Hexblade is using a sentient weapon, can they stack the weapons charisma stat with their own for attack and damage rolls? [on hold]

So I've been working on a Half-Elf Hexblade for a bit now and decided he should have a moonblade, which is a sentient elven longsword. Sentient weapons can't be pact weapons, but you can still choose ...
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Why is the Psionic Artificer considered to be better than all other tier 1 classes?

The tier list over on GitP considers the Psionic Artificer to be "tier 0" and lists a few reasons explaining why. The primary justifications given for this (as seen here and here, and debated here) ...
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What is considered a class feature for a monster for the purpose of Change Shape?

It's well understood that Spellcasting in a creature's stat block is a class feature. For the purposes of Change Shape and similar abilities where the term "class features" has mechanical importance, ...
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Since you can store a Bag Holding or Handy Haversack in a Pathfinder Pouch, how the do these containers' weights factor in?

Since you can store a Bag Holding or Handy Haversack in a Pathfinder Pouch, how the do these containers' weights factor in? A Pathfinder Pouch has vol cap of 2 cubic feet & weight cap of 10 ...
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Is there a fox people race in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

Is there any race that can make let me play as a fox? Either an anthropomorphic fox, or (preferably) a human looking race with fox ears and tail, like an inumimi if you know what that is.
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What is the winged creature on the back of the Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes book?

On the back of the Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes book, there is a small creature with wings: What is this creature? It doesn't match any of the creatures in any of the monster manuals. It kind of looks ...
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Is the GiffyGlyph's Darker Dungeons set of rules balanced? [on hold]

I came across the the GiffyGlyph's Darker Dungeons extension set of rules for D&D 5e and I find them fascinating. I like some of the concepts a lot and the fact you can pick and choose what to ...
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Can a bard grant bardic inspiration to an unconscious creature?

The recipient of bardic inspiration must be able to hear the bard. ...choose one creature other than yourself within 60 feet of you who can hear you. An unconscious creature is "unaware of its ...
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Intellect Devourers and Banishment [duplicate]

If someone casts Banishment on a creature with an Intellect Devourer in its skull, is the body transferred, and the brain-eater drops to the ground?
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How does the Ancestral Guardian barbarian's Ancestral Protectors feature work if you hit something before you start raging?

The Ancestral Guardian barbarian feature Ancestral Protectors (XGtE, p. 10) reads as follows: Starting when you choose this path at 3rd level, spectral warriors appear when you enter your rage. ...
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How does the +1 Keen Composite Longbow (+2 Str) work?

I would like to know how the +1 Keen Composite Longbow (+2 Str) from the dragon's demand works. I already understand the keen rule, however, I don't know how to apply the bonuses. My character has a ...
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How does Share Spells work with animal companions for continuous effects?

Right okay so here's a question I'm hoping someone can provide clarity to under the D&D 3.5 rule set. I've used the PHB, DMG and the 3.0 Rules of the Game Animals Part 4 to research an answer ...
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Can I choose a Martial Archetype after level 3?

I created a fighter character, and leveled it up to level 3. When I hit level 3, the DM asked me what my martial archetype would be and I said I didn't care, because I didn't know and knowing him, he ...
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Is there a map of Silverymoon with every street named?

Is there a street map of Silverymoon, one with every street and alley named?
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Can a ship in the Drift communicate with someone outside the Drift?

Traveling between worlds in the system takes 1d6+2 Days (Core pg 291) while system wide communication takes 1d6-1 Hours (Core pg. 430). Is there any reason a ship travelling in the Drift for 3-8 ...
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In D&D 5E what races are good references for how powerful/weak a homebrew race should be? [on hold]

When making a homebrew race what published race should be used as a benchmark for the purpose of balance? What race should you work to be no stronger or weaker than when making your own or adapting ...
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Looking for a non-combat encounter most similar to one I'm making [on hold]

I'm writing an encounter in 5th edition that involves seeking out the protector of a countryside to help an NPC's village in a time of increasing tension and potentially war. The protector is a ...
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Do Artificers, Archivists, and similar classes have any way to exploit the transmuter's Spell Versatility?

From Unearthed Arcana, specialist transmuters can gain the following: Spell Versatility (Ex) A 5th-level transmuter using this variant can adapt magic of other schools to his own style of ...
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What character skill would be able to be used for medical/healing purposes?

For a character in the Dresden Files who is a doctor/medic, which of the Skills is supposed to actually be used/rolled on to try put that medical ability into use? For instance, I'd say "scholarship" ...
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What variables do I have to take into consideration when I homebrew armour?

The variables that are clear to me are shown in the Armor-table (PHB 145): Type of armour: Light, Medium, Heavy (also limits Dex mods). Cost, commonly displayed in GP. Armour Class. Strength ...
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How is the Cost of armour affected by the armour's attributes such as AC and type?

The 'Armor and Shields' section of the Player's Handbook lists the AC and Cost of armour and shields. The top end of each armour type (Light, Medium, Heavy) is substantially more expensive than the ...
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Is this Magister homebrew warlock patron balanced?

In D&D 5e's Warlock flavor, it would make sense that incredibly powerful (i.e. > level 20) spellcasters could become the patrons. So, in preparation for a new campaign (with my DM's permission), I ...
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What are the requirements for a wizard to successfully copy a spell from a scroll into their spell book?

What are the requirements for a wizard to successfully copy a spell from a scroll into their spell book? First, I’m thinking that copying a spell from a scroll is similar to copying a spell from my ...
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Do instantaneous effects overlap? [duplicate]

Premise Two wizards hold an action to cast fireball on the first humanoid that walks through a door. A humanoid walks through the door. Backround DMG errata version 2.0 page 1 Combining Game ...
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What magic items give the owner the ability to possess others like the spell Possession?

Are there any items that allow the wielder to possess another as if casting the spell Possession? Pathfinder or D&D 3.5 items are accepted.
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Does the word 'expertise' have a Formal Ontology in 5th Edition?

I'm going to use one example just to demonstrate the relevancy of this question, but I want to make clear that this one example does not constitute the complete domain of my question; nor do the other ...
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Does the Aboleth have expertise in History and Perception?

The Aboleth statblock states: Int: 18 (+4) Wis: 15 (+2) Skills History +12, Perception +10 Senses passive Perception 20 CR: 10 A CR of 10 translates to a proficiency bonus of 4....
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What happens when you roll a nat 20 on an Animal Handling check? [on hold]

My Dragonborn Barbarian has animal handling as part of his skillset, which he used to tame a wolf collected from a goblin camp. Now this wolf has proven to be the unsung MVP of our recent encounters ...
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Can a Warforged have a ranged weapon affixed to them like an armblade?

Can a Warforged have a ranged weapon affixed to them like an armblade or is it strictly just melee weapons only? I was curious if a crossbow could be used in place of it possibly. Also, is the main ...
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Is there any official Lore on Keraptis the Wizard, apart from what is in White Plume Mountain?

In the 5E release of Tales from the Yawning Portal there is the Module White Plume Mountain. On page 95 it states the previous lore of Keraptis the Wizard: Thirteen hundred years ago, the wizard ...
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What happens if the Intelligence of an undead affected by the Necromancy wizard's Command Undead feature changes after it gets controlled?

This question asked about the impact of Feebleminding an undead before using the School of Necromancy wizard's Command Undead feature; it seems that this would be an effective tactic for making an ...
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What is “water” in the context of the spell control water? [duplicate]

What counts as water when casting the spell control water? I'm sure that the answer could be "that's up to the DM", but how does the DM justify this judgement? There's many ways to approach this ...
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Can a Vampire Soul be trapped in a Magic Jar-type spell, and what happens if it's released?

Can a Vampire Soul be trapped in a Magic Jar-type spell, and what happens if it's released? I'm going through this right now in my current adventure. One of my PCs got an amulet that acts as a magic ...
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When during the casting of a spell with a long casting time do you need the target? [duplicate]

When during a casting of a spell with a long casting time do you actually need the target to be present and valid? This was brought up because of the question Is there enough time to Planar Bind a ...

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