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Large Creature Overrun of a Meduim and Small Creature

A halfling and a human are blocking a group of winter wolves (size Large) on a 10' wide ledge. Can the wolves just squeeze through the halfling's space since it is two sizes smaller? Could they do ...
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What is the 'arcane focus' in my attacks/spells?

I am trying to play D&D and am making my first character sheet. I finished everything but one part is confusing me. I have everything done for my sorcerer character sheet and one of the attacks/...
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Giant D&D Death Monster

Does anyone remember a giant metal type monster from one of the older versions of D&D? I have a vague memory of some sort of monster that the gods of death might send in to balance out the ...
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What can be done to a Scrying sensor?

The spell scrying states: On a failed save, the spell creates an invisible sensor within 10 feet of the target. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. The sensor moves with ...
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What is axe poison? [closed]

What is axe poison? I tried asking AJ Pickett about it but the information is slow in coming. All I know is pit fiend venom is supposed to be an ingredient.
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What is a joiner, with regard to Waterdeep's “Fellowship of Salters, Packers, and Joiners”?

One of Waterdeep's many guilds is the Fellowship of Salters, Packers, and Joiners (listed in the introduction of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, p. 13). What is a joiner in this context? Merriam-Webster ...
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What is a cordwainer, with regard to Waterdeep's “Most Diligent League of Sail-makers and Cordwainers”?

One of Waterdeep's many guilds is the Most Diligent League of Sail-makers and Cordwainers (listed in the introduction to Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, p. 13). What is a cordwainer in this context? Merriam-...
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How does readying a spell interact with the Sorcerer's Metamagic feature?

The Ready action states (emphasis mine): [...] When you ready a spell, you cast it as normal but hold its energy, which you release with your reaction when the trigger occurs. [...] Thus, when you ...
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Do legendary actions trigger effects that happen at the beginning of the monster's turn?

Do legendary actions trigger effects that happen at the beginning of the monster's turn? Consider this scenario. The monster is standing in the area of the cleric's spirit guardians spell. As written,...
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How do I get a new player to stop rewriting my game to match his favorite fiction?

I have a D&D 5e game that I've been running for a year that is on pause because some players don't want to play online or go outside (stupid plague ruining my tabletop). So I offered my son and ...
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Are there any restrictions for teleportation at Elturel & Berdusk?

I think I saw it somewhere that both or only one of these cities prevents teleportation into them or out of them. But now I can't find any evidence about it. Could you please tell me if it is true ...
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Can a Gargantuan creature be shoved into a Demiplane using the Polymorph spell and then released into a different plane of existence?

For context, my party is going to face a Gargantuan (20 by 20 ft. or larger) creature with obscene levels of health. The polymorph spell description says, in part: This spell transforms a creature ...
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How does the spell Siphon work for a caster who is both spontaneous and able to cast prepared spells?

If I have a multiclassed spellcaster (both spontaneous and able to cast prepared spells), can I use Siphon (Complete Scoundrel, p. 102) to regain one or more spell slot/s of any class I wish? Or Is ...
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Is there supposed to be a huge difference in power between demon princes and archdevils?

The Book of Vile Darkness for 3e introduces statblocks for both demon princes and archdevils, and with a couple exceptions, they all have HDs in the mid-to-high 30s. Then Fiendish Codex I comes along ...
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As a GM, how do you decide when a creature has discerned an illusion for what it is? [closed]

Many illusion spells, such as minor illusion and silent image have a clause that reads: If a creature discerns the illusion for what it is, the illusion becomes faint to the creature. The ...
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Can a Human use the Disguise Self spell to appear like a Grung?

Can a Human use the Disguise Self spell to appear like a Grung? I want to pretend I'm the grung goddess Nangnang, and I thought of using Disguise Self to make that illusion. My party will support me ...
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What is this line about “a dose of poison” in the Dungrunglung section of the Tomb of Annihilation adventure talking about?

The Tomb of Annihilation module has a section on Dungrunglung, where the grung King is trying to conduct a great ritual. The sidebar "The Great Ritual", on page 51, reveals to the DM the plan of one ...
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Is the Infernal Machine Rebuild module allowed in Adventurers League?

My friend wants to learn to play in D&D Adventurers League, so I want to give him a Tier 1 adventure. I found this adventure called Infernal Machine Rebuild. I read the story and I like it. But ...
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Does the Detect Evil and Good spell see through a Night Hag's Etherealness?

I'm in a weird spot with my D&D 5e campaign, where my party is taking on a night hag. They are level 5 adventurers. They have no access to the see invisibility spell currently, since the only ...
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Does the Moonbeam spell's damage get re-rolled each turn?

Say the moonbeam spell is cast, a creature starts its turn within the beam of light, and the radiant damage is rolled. The creature then moves out of the beam. On the caster's turn, they move the beam ...
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Regarding skills and character creation [closed]

I am a 1st level sorcer with an Intelligence of 10. How many skill points do I have to work with?
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Where and how often do the exotic languages appear?

I've chosen the Haunted One background for my new half-orc blood hunter. I get to pick an exotic language (Abyssal, Celestial, Deep Speech, Draconic, Infernal, Primordial, Sylvan, or Undercommon), but ...
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How can I tell which version a classic World of Darkness book is for? [duplicate]

I'm a novice in the World of Darkness games. Most of my books are purchased piece-meal through game stores. This answer has been incredibly helpful in laying out the various games and editions that ...
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Method of restarting a rage in the same encounter?

A barbarian can fly into a rage only once per encounter. (Barbarian class description → Rage feature description) This line is making me sad; I want to be able to end a rage and start a new one more ...
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Does the blood hunter gain an additional blood curse at level 20?

In the rules for Matt Mercer's blood hunter class on D&D Beyond, the description of the Blood Maledict feature (essentially using blood curses) states that you learn a blood curse when you gain ...
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How to omit non-adjacent ally from a close attack?

I want to use Burning Spray while flanking, without hurting the ally I flank with. Warcaster Tactics (feat for Hobgoblins from Dragon 419) lets you omit an adjacent square from a close attack, but the ...
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How do the damage rules from blogofholding's “5e monster manual on a business card” work?

http://blogofholding.com/?p=7338 Damage: This is the damage budget for all the monster’s attacks. Limited-use (daily, recharge, or situational) attacks do 4x the damage budgeted. Multi-target ...
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Does making an attack with a previously cast Spiritual Weapon spell cause the Invisibility spell to end?

Suppose a character casts the spiritual weapon spell one round, then casts the invisibility spell the following round. Does using the bonus action from spiritual weapon to attack count as making an ...
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Will my necrotic-damage-heavy PC be too weak in Curse of Strahd?

I'm preparing a character for Curse of Strahd, which I have never played before. This character uses a lot of necrotic damage. I don't mind if this character is not the absolute best choice for this ...
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Hand crossbows, shortswords, and artificers [closed]

Ok, so here is my question. Let's say you have an artificer that is a battle smith, so he has the extra attack ability. Now let's say he has a shortsword in one hand, and a hand crossbow which is ...
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If a paladin fails the saving throw against a Demilich's Howl and falls unconscious, are their allies frightened if they succeed on the save?

The demilich (MM, p. 48) has the following action available to it: Howl (Recharge 5-6). The demilich emits a bloodcurdling howl. Each creature within 30 feet of the demilich that can hear the howl ...
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How can I maximize the value of Appearance for a sidhe?

I am preparing a character for my first Changeling:The Dreaming second edition game. I've opted for a sidhe, which come with this ability: Sidhe get two extra dots of Appearance during character ...
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Half-orc subraces?

I am interested in finding alternative subraces for half-orcs, especially those with less-terrible ability scores. I am aware of the Unearthed Arcana environmental variants (aquatic, arctic, desert, ...
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Why are skeletons lawful evil while zombies are neutral evil?

I've been creating homebrew undead monsters for my campaign and in order to do so well I've been dissecting existing monsters that fall within similar veins, including the low-level skeletons and ...
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Calculating the XP threshold for a party with “monster” companions

Suppose that a member of an adventuring party has a companion. I can think of the following broad categories ... Something that came with his/her class (familiar, beastmaster companion) Part of a ...
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What is the scene depicted in the second “Waterdeep Digital Background” art?

In the Free Remote D&D Resources archive that Wizards of the Coast is providing, for April 30, 2020 there is a "Waterdeep Digital Backgrounds" zip file that includes artwork that one might be able ...
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What would happen if you try to mount a creature of your own size?

The rules state the following in terms of suitable mounts: [The DM has] the final decision on what is or is not a suitable mount. At its most basic level, a mount should have the following ...
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Baldur's gate: hire someone as “mercenary” [closed]

In Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 (underlying dnd 2e, forgotten realms), you can add certain members to your party, and remove them freely. When you remove them, they keep the items they wear (which you can ...
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How does underwater rules work with flying familiars?

I will soon run the Underworld Speculation adventure with my group of players. Two of their characters have flying familiars (an owl and a pseudodragon). Is there something in the rules that states ...
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How do I adjudicate PCs trying to use Stealth in a crowd?

I recently ran an encounter on a "restaurant boat" where my players had to obtain info from a noble on board. They successfully bluffed/bribed/sneaked their way on board. Certain areas of the ship ...
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Can you attack through full cover?

An eldritch knight wants to attack a guard behind a wall. Before, he casts scrying and thus can see the target and where they are behind the wall. How should this be resolved? Is he unable to attack ...
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What's worse, -2 or disadvantage?

So, I'm building a system that adds an extra level of flavor, with some minor mechanics as an optional side system for a 5e campaign. The basic function is, you collect points, then collect a deficit. ...
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Can you move during your reaction in a ready action?

So let's say that the party or the baddies want to dive a target all at once, but they are far apart on the turn order. Can the divers all do a ready action and then all jump in at once? Example: ...
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What level of Prime is required to use Tass?

I'm confused about what level of Prime is required to use Tass in the Mage 20th Anniversary Edition rules. In the main rulebook the following statements are made: M20 Rulebook: p 332: "To absorb ...
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How do I narrate Laeral Silverhand's Silver Hair attack?

Laeral Silverhand's statblock appears in the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure (p. 207). Among her action options, she has an attack option labeled "Silver Hair": Silver Hair. Melee Weapon Attack: +...
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Can you cast Speak With Dead on dead undead?

The description of the speak with dead spell says (emphasis mine): You grant the semblance of life and intelligence to a corpse of your choice within range, allowing it to answer the questions ...
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Are there any published guidelines on how much PCs' expensive/magical gear affects the EL of which challenges are appropriate for them?

Page 40 of the DMG suggests that a large quantity of CR 1 enemies has the potential to challenge a 10th-level party that had lost their equipment. That's an interesting idea, but written kind of ...
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How can I replicate an aura of power as seen in anime?

In anime (and manga) there are often characters who exude an aura of power. Is there anything in the D&D 5th edition ruleset that would duplicate this effect? The aura doesn't necessarily need ...
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How does the “willing creature” aspect of the Protection from Evil and Good spell work with a creature that's already possessed?

The following scenario happened in an old game; The DM already made a ruling on the issue, which is fine - but I was curious how the "willing creature" aspect of the protection from evil and good ...
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Do genies suffer the side effects of the Wish spell?

In the section on genies in the Monster Manual (p. 141), it says that noble genies can grant wishes. The "Variant: Genie Powers" sidebar (p. 144) details this variant rule, but doesn't mention ...

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