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How do I make a creature feel impressive without scaring my players away?

At the end of the homebrew campaign I'm running, I plan to have the characters face off against a big, scary monster. It's designed to be (almost) impervious to regular weapon attacks, but there will ...
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Can you use animate dead on something that was previously animated by the same spell? [duplicate]

If a zombie or skeleton that you have animated with Animate Dead is reduced to 0 hit points, can you reanimate it using Animate dead? The spell description only says: Choose a pile of bones or a ...
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As a DM I gave our dwarf cleric a bear cub as a companion, what can I do? [closed]

So I'm with 2 PCs, playing D&D essentials kit. Most of the time we follow the plot, add some extra things there and here and of course doing some improve. I try to stick to some of the rules but ...
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Is this “Circle of Shadows” Druid Circle balanced compared to Circle of the Moon

I came up with my own subclass. I modeled it slightly after the Circle of the Moon, which is why I'm specifically asking for comparison to it. Well, here it is. Druid Circle: Circle of Shadows ...
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How do Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate 2's “rolling” for stats actually get generated? [closed]

When I have played BG1 & BG2, a big part of the character creation is rolling (and rerolling) for stats. This rolling for stats is subjected to racial minimums and maximums (and class minimums ...
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If a character with a familiar has the Phantasmal Force spell cast on them, what does the familiar see?

If a Wizard has a familiar, and is subject to the phantasmal force spell: Does the familiar see the same illusion as the Wizard? If the familiar does not see the same thing, does it grant the Wizard ...
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Does Healing Spirit trigger Shepherd Druid's Unicorn Spirit totem? If so, when?

Unicorn totem reads: In addition, if you cast a spell using a spell slot that restores hit points to any creature inside or outside the aura, each creature of your choice in the aura also ...
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Combining Southern Magician and Arcane Disciple feats - Casting Attribute

I have trouble understanding the details of the full scope of the Southern Magician feat in conjuction with the Arcane Disciple feat: Southern Magician [General] (...) Benefit: Once per day ...
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Is the Elven Lightblade considered a light weapon for the purpose of Two Weapon Fighting? [closed]

Is the Elven Lightblade from the 3.5 book Races of the Wild considered a light weapon for the purpose of Two Weapon Fighting?
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Can Thrashing Dragon Style (Combat, Style) theoretically work with Multiweapon Fighting feat?

Can Thrashing Dragon Style (Combat, Style) theoretically work with Multiweapon Fighting feat? I'd like to try this with current multi armed Aegis build with dual great swords.
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Where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron?

For the purposes of spelljammer/wildspace travel, where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron? The reason I ask is for physically transporting items from one setting to another. (The other setting being ...
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Accepting criticism as a DM

I've been running two campaigns as a DM for about 7 or 8 months at this point. I've been running it with 2 different groups. The problem that I'm facing, currently, is the perception, from some ...
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Can the target of the Dissonant Whispers spell choose to use its reaction to move if it succeeds on the save?

The description of the dissonant whispers spell says (PHB, p. 234): On a successful save, the target takes half as much damage and doesn't have to move away. Does this mean that the target can ...
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How should I calculate ability scores for a Triton bard? [closed]

I don't know if I did this the right way, but basically, I rolled a die 6 different times to get 6 different scores, and I'm trying to decide on which score should go to which ability. I got some ...
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How many skill proficiencies do I choose as a Triton Bard?

I'm extremely new to D&D, and have little understanding on the game so far. Right now, I'm creating my character, a Triton bard with a folk hero background, and I'm having trouble selecting ...
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How do I stop a “more senior” user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG [migrated]

How do I stop a "more senior" user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG? I'm starting to feel very pushed away by certain user(s), who seem to ...
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How does Mad Foam Rager (immediate action) work?

Reading up on Mad Foam Rager, I am not clear how it works. I am wondering if there's clarity somewhere, such as use cases, or errata or I'm just confused about immediate actions or the word "effect". ...
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What are the size restrictions of a Clone (from spell)?

Some other players of 5e D&D have suggested that the Clone spell only works with a Medium size body. Putting this into perspective (and putting aside obvious yet possibly reasonable discrimination ...
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How does Leadership work for a Vigilante?

I’m interested in playing a Vigilante character specializing in Leadership. The Vigilante class has the Dual Identity extraordinary ability, which gives them a social identity (Bruce Wayne, Peter ...
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If I use the starting wealth rolls of my class, do I keep any remaining money left over?

If I use the starting wealth rolls of my class, do I keep any remaining money left over after I buy equipment? In D&D 5e you can roll the 4d4 × 10 to determine starting gold, forgoing any ...
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Do you need to provide Somatic Components when casting from a spell scroll?

The general rules provided in the DMG for Magic Item Scrolls states: Most scrolls are spells stored in written form, [...]. [...] [...] Whatever the nature of the magic contained in a ...
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Do Owlbears hibernate?

Do Owlbears hibernate like bears or stay active all winter like owls? Even the full page description of Owlbears in the AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual is silent on this topic. I don't have back ...
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Does the Scent ability function under water in conjunction with the Aegis' Underwater Breathing Astral suit option?

Does the Scent ability function under water in conjunction with the Aegis' Underwater Breathing Astral suit option? PC in party is an Aegis 4, Druid 7 and managed to get the scent ability, wonders if ...
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Can you reload two crossbows with Aegis Greater Extra Arms or having multiple arms and Crossbow Mastery feat in the same round?

Can you reload two crossbows with Aegis Greater Extra Arms or having multiple arms and Crossbow Mastery feat in the same round? Extra Arms, Greater: The extra arms on the aegis’s astral suit ...
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Does the Haste Spell give +1 BAB or only +1 attack roll?

So, the haste spells would give a character +1 extra attack and..... +1 bonus on attack roll. Could that be considered BAB or it is just an attack roll bonus? Example: A level 5 Barbarian (+5 BAB), ...
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Southern Magician feat as prerequisite for arcane/divine casters

I have trouble understanding the details of the full scope of the Southern Magician feat: Southern Magician [General] Your magical studies in Mulan lands have taught you spellcasting ...
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Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat?

Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat? I won't detail it heavily, but can an Elf and/or Half-Elf Wizard (Bladesinger) combine all these for enhanced ...
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Does Astral Projection makes a vampire even more vulnerable or harder to kill?

A vampire still have a soul (spirit) in 3.5 as far as I know so since Astral projection states:¸ If the cord is broken, you are killed, astrally and physically Dying ''physically'' or having it's ...
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Can caster prove truthfulness with “Zone of Truth”

I've seen a lot of posts about how "Zone of Truth" might be defeated by the target. But my character has the opposite problem: he's extremely truthful but people don't always believe him. Is there ...
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How can my Kobold carry all his weapons? [duplicate]

Carrying capacity, as defined on page 176 of the PHB is: Carrying Capacity. Your carrying capacity is your Strength score multiplied by 15. This is the weight (in pounds) that you can carry, which ...
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In what way does Blindsight complement Truesight? [closed]

The definitions are quite clear, Blindsight being: A monster with blindsight can perceive its surroundings without relying on sight, within a specific radius. Creatures without eyes, such ...
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Why is the PHB Ranger considered underpowered?

It seems that both the community and Wizards of the Coast are largely in agreement that the PHB Ranger class is underpowered compared to the other classes. What exactly makes it underpowered compared ...
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What is the earliest that a PC can gain invisibility?

What is the earliest level that a player character (PC) can gain the ability to become invisible without the aid of external items/scrolls/etc.?
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Can creatures outside of Crystal Spheres dream?

Assumptions: all material from spelljammer, 3.0, 3.5, web/dragon and Pathfinder are available. Everything in this campaign setting is being converted to Pathfinder. All available separate campaign ...
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Can a ghost (undead creature) take over a clone body (resultant component from spell)?

Lore wise, spirits, ghosts and demons have powers of ownership & possession - and this translates readily into game mechanics. In fiction-fantasy: ghosts, spirits and demons take over various ...
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If a Necklace of Fireballs with 9 beads is thrown, is the resulting Fireball effect equivalent to a 9th-level casting, or an “11th-level” casting?

This question arises because the section on Spell Level in the PHB states: Every spell has a level from 0 to 9 However, the necklace of fireballs can have up to 9 fireballs on it, and its ...
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Which of these two homebrew adaptations of the Elemental Weapon and Flame Arrows spells to work is more balanced?

Which of these two homebrew adaptations of the Elemental Weapon and Flame Arrows spells to work with ranged weapons is more balanced? I was thinking of adjusting a couple of existing spells, namely ...
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Maximizing healing and damage for a Cleric [duplicate]

I am planning this character out for levels 1-20. We're starting at level one and we are continuing until we're done or dead. I'm having some trouble deciding on my feats, and spells to maximize ...
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Can the Enlarge/Reduce and Catapult spells be combined to hurl boulders?

One of my players is constantly bugging me about using Enlarge/Reduce to reduce a boulder to a smaller size and then hurl it via the spell Catapult, cancel the concentration on Enlarge/Reduce before ...
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What do multiple castings of Arcane Lock on a door actually do?

If you cast Arcane Lock twice on a door, would the second spell take effect after the first one is suppressed? I realise the effects do not stack but if two spells are active on a creature/object ...
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Blind Familiar trying to deliver a touch spell

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to a target. My familiar is blinded. I cast a touch spell. My familiar uses its reaction to deliver the spell (which requires an melee spell attack roll). ...
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Would this Owlbear Cub be balanced as a Beast Master Ranger's Companion?

The players in my campaign just hit third level and the Ranger is planning on taking the Beast Master path. She wanted a baby Owlbear as her companion, but of course there are 2 hurdles. There aren't ...
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Can a character with the Actor feat mimic speech they heard before they learned the feat?

The Actor feat (PHB, p. 165) says: You can mimic the speech of another person or the sounds made by other creatures. You must have heard the person speaking. or heard the creature make the ...
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Can I pretend to be casting from a spell scroll, but instead cast normally, or vice versa?

The strategy I am working on a tactic for my artificer (battlesmith) for combating mages which focuses on out-sustaining their spell slots. To do so he asked a companion (the cleric in the party) to ...
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Can a multiclassed Lore bard/druid use the Cutting Words feature while in Wild Shape?

I’m playing a multiclassed 6th-level Lore bard/2nd-level druid. Could I use the Cutting Words feature while in Wild Shape? My DM wasn’t sure, so I was wondering if I can.
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Can I recover a single arrow? [closed]

Should a player be permitted to attempt recovery of a single arrow fired into battle? Phrased another way; if a player fires a single arrow into battle, and no more, should it always be unrecoverable? ...
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How are the hit points of the hound determined for the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature?

How are the hit points of the hound determined for the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature (XGtE, p. 51)? I have read over the feature several times now, and I have a question. Here ...
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Can a multiclassed bard/druid use the Bardic Inspiration feature while in Wild Shape?

I’m playing a multiclassed 6th-level bard/2nd-level druid. Could I still use the Bardic Inspiration feature while in Wild Shape? I looked at the rules; I think technically you can, because all you ...
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Killing a Vampire without Sunlight, Running Water or Wooden Stake

In the adventure module a vampire is encountered guarding treasure in the same room where its coffin is. I am preparing to run this encounter, and the party is unlikely to have wooden stakes or ...
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Blinded + casting a spell with a bonus action + Find Familiar

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to a target. I use my action to use my familiar's senses. I'm now blinded and deafened. I use a bonus action to cast a touch spell. My familiar uses its ...

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