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Do class features that give a flying speed count as magical in relation to falling rules?

There are some classes, like the vengeance paladin's capstone or the Tempest Cleric's 17th level Stormborn feature, that grant a flying speed to a creature. Is this considered 'magical' flight or is ...
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Can the Living Shadow Exploit follow across realms?

After looking at DTD 169, I did not see anything that would prevent this power from going across realms. My ST usually doesn't let us take powers across certain realms (such as the Hedge). Is there ...
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Can Vital Strike be used when firing a light ballista?

I am aware of this question regarding feats that can be used when firing a ranged siege engine and this question regarding whether Vital Strike can be used when firing slow-firing weapons. The ...
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Enhance Ability on multiple targets: same effect for everyone? [duplicate]

Enhance Ability can be "upcasted" (cast using a higher spell slot) to target more creatures. Does the caster choose which effect to apply for each target, or are the same effects applied to each ...
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Is using the same theme over and over again a sign of being too attached to a concept?

I have been playing in several roleplay groups taking place in different systems. I have noticed that while the personality of my character can vary to a degree, I always end up playing with a nature ...
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Is Inspire Greatness (Bard) the only way to gain explicit temporary Hit Dice?

The bard's Inspire Greatness ability adds 2d10 hit dice to a character for a short period of time. The trait Magical Knack gives you bonus caster levels that cannot exceed your current hit dice. ...
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Can caster level increases meet the caster level prerequisites for specific magic items?

Some magic items have a caster level prerequisite. For example, the adamantine golem notes that "the creator must be caster level 20th." Is it possible for the creator of such a magic item to inflate ...
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Equipping the dagger vs the shield [on hold]

I want to figure out what is the better option, straight up damage or a chance to deflect in a game. I have two options, the first is to equip another dagger for 10% more damage. However, this ...
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Is there any official hair dagger or spike weapon, using long hair as a whip?

Is there any official (WotC, Dungeon, Dragon, Official websites, etc., ) weapon that is a dagger or spike used in the hair as a whip-style weapon? This shows up as a surprise hidden weapon in some ...
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Evil campaign modules [on hold]

My players have been itching for an evil campaign. Does anyone have any good modules to recommend?
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Why does the Starter Set wizard have six spells in their spellbook?

One of the characters in the Starter Set is a 1st-level high elf wizard with an Int mod of +3. How does this character have 6 spells? I understand that one is a ritual, but it has 5 more and not 4? ...
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Can flying creatures choose to hover, even if they don't have hover in their flying speed?

Some creatures have a fly speed. Some creatures with a fly speed also have the ability to hover specified. The PHB, in Chapter 9: Combat, Movement and Position, Flying Movement says: Flying ...
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Is there a functional difference between having a listed climb speed and being able to climb at full walking speed?

The normal rules for climbing state that: Each foot of movement costs 1 extra foot (2 extra feet in difficult terrain) when you’re climbing, swimming, or crawling. You ignore this extra cost if you ...
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Can a multiclassed Kensei monk/Swashbuckler rogue use an offhand finesse weapon to trigger Sneak Attack, without using a bonus action?

Context For a relatively new campaign I've built a kensei (monk). At level 7, 8 and 9 (we're level 4 now) I'm planning on taking three levels in swashbuckler (rogue). Now I'm exploring my options for ...
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Is this homebrew “Cactus Grenade” cantrip balanced?

I am currently homebrewing a set of "brawler" races, modeled after the nonhuman, humanoid characters in Brawl Stars. For one race, I've made a homebrew cantrip, Cactus Grenade. Is it balanced? ...
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What resources would be needed to play a 2e Dragonlance campaign?

I've started playing D&D again (5e). It inspired me to look at my old gaming books and I got nostalgic for AD&D 2e. I started to reread the PHB and remembered the fun I had with Dragonlance. ...
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What is the limit to a Glyph of Warding's trigger?

So, say you are a wizard 15/warlock 2. You have the Lance of Lethargy invocation, which pushes an enemy you target with eldritch blast and hit back 10 feet. Say you put a demiplane entrance ~5 feet ...
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If a character has a higher horizontal jump speed than movement speed, is their jump paused midair once their movement is finished? [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 isn't 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 a mounted attacking Beast Master ranger 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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