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What brand and style is this D20?

I've had this one die for nearly 30 years, and I just started sorting and displaying my collection so I'm trying to find out which brand/style it is so I can hopefully complete the set someday. I ...
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What kind of anatomy does a centaur have?

My friend showed me a D&D meme about centaurs (see below). This got me wondering if centaurs also having two sets of lungs, two livers, two hearts (like a Time Lord?), and so on, or if centaurs ...
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Semimoral Power Source and Telekinetic Power Modifier for Mental Modular Abilities

This is a complicated situation that involves at least four questions. I looked at the core GURPS rules, plus Powers and Supers. I want to run a whimsical, freewheeling urban fantasy campaign where ...
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Transitioning from Lost Mine of Phandelver to Out of the Abyss with level 5 characters

My party of 5 just finished LMoP and we've bought OotA. The beginning of the book is important to the whole story, as is the feeling of desperation as they run low on resources, chased by a powerful ...
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Do you have to hide in order for other creatures to not know your location inside a fog cloud?

Yesterday we had a bit of a conflict about how going and attacking someone inside a Fog Cloud. Does a creature need to use the hide action to avoid enemies knowing his location inside the fog cloud? ...
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When is this character relevant in Rise of Tiamat?

In Hoard of the Dragon Queen, in chapter 8 area 12 in the Developments section it is stated that: However looking through the Rise of Tiamat adventure, Is this simply an inconsistency or did I ...
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Does downing a character at the start of its turn require an immediate Death Saving Throw?

Say a Player Character (PC) with low HP is in a Cloudkill: When a creature enters the spell's area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, that creature must make a Constitution ...
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What spells can the Inscribe Magic Tattoo feat be used for?

The item creation feat Inscribe Magic Tattoo has a short list of sample magic tattoos, but there is no list given for what you can and can't tattoo. Does this use the Sorcerer/Wizard spell list in its ...
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Can I use the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition core rules with Interface Zero 2.0?

I'm quite new/interested to the Savage Worlds game system, and I would like a game with a cyberpunk flavour so I ended up with Interface Zero 2.0. Can I/Is it ok to use the latest edition of Savage ...
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How to reach Strength 19 during character generation?

We are playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition with pen and paper. Some subraces (e.g. Sylvan elf, see The Complete Book of Elves) or some Humanoids (e.g. Ogre, see Player's Option (...
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Can an attack of opportunity be made against a net if the restrained creature is being moved?

A creature, other than the one restrained by the net, can make an attack against the net (AC 10) which by dealing at least 5 slashing damage will free the restrained creature. If a player restrained ...
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Do Dragonborns get unarmored defense?

Now, I might just be stupid or not have seen it but, I’ve been looking and saw that draconic bloodline sorcerers get unarmored defense for “draconic bloodline”. But, do Dragonborns get this for being ...
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Are plants creatures or objects?

This has occurred to me due to conflict between Fabricate and Blight, Fabricate says it can not target creatures and lists trees as example targets, Blight on the other hand can only target creatures ...
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Can a character add enhancements to named weapons and armor? [duplicate]

Through standard crafting can enhancements be added to named weapons and armor (like Holy Avenger or Banded Mail of Luck) or do those items stay as they are and are unenchantable? I see text that ...
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Can a (2019 UA) artificer's alchemical homunculus take actions not listed in its description?

The 2019 UA artificer's alchemical homunculus is described with a list of actions it can perform, most of which require the artificer to use a bonus action to issue the order. The actions listed are ...
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What parts, if any, of the spellcasting rules apply to Savage Sorcery?

Codex of the Black Sun includes a focus called Savage Sorcery (p. 91), along with rules for spellcasting. Savage Sorcery's level 1 use is described as a "Main Action invocation". While "Invocation" ...
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As a DM of a 4-player group, would it be appropriate for me to run a private 1-on-1 session so that one PC can act secretly?

I'm currently running a campaign with a fairly typical group of 4 players. Everyone gets along pretty well, however one of my player's Rogue has been struggling to find his niche in the party. To ...
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Does the Sentinel feat allow opportunity attacks to be provoked when enemies move towards you?

I was chatting with one of my party mates, and we were debating whether the Sentinel feat allowed me to get an opportunity attack if the enemy is approaching me. The reason I ask this is because I ...
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How has the Holy Avenger (or Holy Sword, or similar “holy” weapons meant for paladins) changed through the editions of D&D?

A follow-up on this Q&A regarding the origins of the Holy Avenger and similar "holy" weapons in the Forgotten Realms, and in D&D more generally. As noted there, the Realms have experienced ...
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How can I deal with someone that wants to kill something that isn't supposed to be killed?

To clarify: By something that isn't supposed to be killed I mean things that are out of mortal's power range. As far as I can tell this isn't a system specific problem. I experienced the same thing ...
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How to handle not being able to attend as often as I'd like

I've been playing with a group for about a year. I have no complaints about my group, I'm the problem. I'm the only one who has kids, and unfortunately for me my wife is not exactly supportive ...
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Can you ready a bonus action?

The Ready action states: Then, you choose the action you will take in response to that trigger... I am unsure whether this means you can only ready an action such as Dodge, Hide, Attack, Cast A ...
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Can the caster of Time Stop still use their bonus action or reaction?

The spell time stop states: No time passes for other creatures, while you take 1d4 + 1 turns in a row, during which you can use actions and move as normal. I am wondering what counts as "actions" ...
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Are my homebrew alcohol rules and Way of the Drunken Gods homebrew monk subclass balanced?

I am DMing for an in-person group. One of my players wants to play a drunk monk, with inspiration from the famous Jackie Chan movie Drunken Master. I've been reading about a few homebrew classes but ...
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What else can you do in the turn you ready an action?

Suppose that, on your turn, you ready an action to hit the enemy in front of you if he tries to hit your friend. What else can you do in the turn you ready the action? (I'm asking about the turn ...
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Can a warlock shoot multiple beams from the Eldritch Blast cantrip with only a single free hand?

How do multiple beams of eldritch blast work with a Pact of the Blade weapon? When I, as warlock, have my Pact of the Blade rapier in one hand and cast multiple beams to hit either single or multiple ...
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Can temporary bonuses be used for magic item crafting checks?

In pathfinder, the rules for magic item creation state that one must make a skill check at the end of the crafting process: At the end of this process, the spellcaster must make a single skill ...
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What do Unicorns want?

I am making a Celestial Warlock who has made a pact with a particularly powerful Unicorn, as suggested in XgtE. One thing I want to do is flesh out the pact and my patron, but I am struggling to find ...
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Modular Abilities: If Link cannot connect a disadvantage to an advantage, how does one associate them?

I want to run a superhero game with Modular Abilities that trigger themed disadvantages. For example, the advantage "Flight" would trigger the disadvantage "Cowardice"; the advantage "Damage ...
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Do the Astral Suits from the Aegis ability have weight that affects encumbrance, armor check penalties, and speed penalties?

Does the armor created by the Aegis ability Astral Suits have weight that contributes to encumbrance, along with armor check penalties and speed penalties, like normal armor?
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How can I convert a Shadowrun game to Fate?

I've been running a Shadowrun game for a while now, and I'm tired of the overcomplicated rules. I'm plannning to move the game to the FATE System, but have some... questions about how to convert some ...
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Does a “melee spell attack” use my spellcasting ability, or my Strength?

The spell "Flame Blade" makes a fire sword that you can perform a melee spell attack with. As a druid with higher Wisdom, I would rather have it be based on that than my Strength, but I'm not sure if ...
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What do I do with this NPC “handout”?

I'm setting up to start running some Shadowrun Missions scenarios for my gaming group. We're starting with Season 2 (available free here), converted from SR4 to SR4A. I'm very confused by the "...
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Is there a way to find a list of monsters by skills / abilities [on hold]

I'm looking to incorporate monsters that mess with and/or manipulate time as a form of attack. I noticed the Githyanki have some abilities around time. Are there other extra planar monsters that ...
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Does a creature in flight affected by the Haste spell fall when the spell ends?

The final sentence of the Haste spell reads: When the spell ends, the target can't move or take Actions until after its next turn, as a wave of lethargy sweeps over it. (PBH p. 250) If a creature ...
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Can a Dracolich possess a reptileman corpse as its host and if so what happens when the reptileman is revived? [on hold]

I DMed a game about two weeks ago where one of the players who played as a Lizardman was killed and possessed by a Dracolich. Another player used Ressurection and since the Dracolich retains its host'...
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If I counterspell with subtle metamagic, can my counterspell be counterspelled? [duplicate]

BBEG casts a spell, I counterspell, and the mob has a chance to counterspell my counterspell under normal circumstances, leading to a wasted slot and some hurt from the incoming spell. If however I ...
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What is the carrying capacity of a large pouch?

What is the carrying capacity of a large pouch, small pouch, backpack and so on? FAQ: Am I actually playing AD&D 1e: yes Have I read the rulebooks: yes
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What's so great about Shalantha's Delicate Disk?

In a recent comment, Hey I Can Chan mentions that he has found the spell Shalantha's Delicate Disk (Lost Empires of Faerun, p. 33) to be sufficiently powerful that he avoids using it when DMing due to ...
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Which creatures count as “entities from the shadowfell” for the purpose of a Shadow Magic Sorcerer's origin?

The description of the sorcerer subclass "Shadow Magic" (XGtE, p. 50) starts off with the following paragraph (emphasis mine): You are a creature of shadow, for your innate magic comes from the ...
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Can you use a Shalantha's delicate disk as a thrown weapon?

Given that Shalantha's delicate disk is a horribly awful spell which I try to avoid as much as possible, me and my group were wondering wheter or not one can use a disk as a thrown weapon. In the ...
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How deep is the Underdark? What is its max and median depth?

How many miles under the ground do the Underdark tunnels and caves typically go? One? Five? A hundred?
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Do you need to have the original move to take a “Replaces:” move?

When leveling in Dungeon World, if you choose a move that has a "Replaces: X", do you need to have the X move? For example, a thief wants to take the move "Dirty Fighter". It states "Replaces: Cheap ...
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Which types of spells can damage vehicles? [on hold]

When considering spells that require a target, and spells with area affect, which types of spells can also damage vehicles? My assumption for this question is that a vehicle is an object rather than ...
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Dungeons & Dragons [on hold]

I like to play 3.0 3.5 D&D ! How many people that like this version!?!
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Is there a standard frequency for wandering monster checks in a dungeon?

Is there a standard or default frequency for wandering monster checks in an underground dungeon? This concerns both dungeons of my own design, and existing modules either by TSR or Judges Guild that ...
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If an encounter is already underway, can an enemy who joins combat surprise existing combatants?

If an encounter is already underway, can an enemy who joins combat surprise existing combatants? Suppose the party is fighting some gnolls a few rounds in. A stealthy lizardman sees the fight and ...
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Do gauntlets count as armor?

Do gauntlets count as armor? Specifically, would wearing Gauntlets of Ogre Power negate the AC bonus that barbarians and monks get because they are technically armor? I feel like they wouldn't.
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Does the Bracer of Flying Daggers really let a thief make 4 attacks per round?

The Bracer of Flying Daggers (from Waterdeep: Dragon Heist) lets you use an action to activate the item to make two normal thrown dagger attacks. There's no limit to the number of times the item can ...
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PCGen not allowing improved trip at level 1 monk

I am trying to create a monk pc using PCGen version 6.08 however it is telling me I do not meet the requirements for Improved Trip. It says "MonkBonusFeatLVL at least 6". I am taking the Maneuver ...

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