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Curse of Strahd - too steamrollery to force Death House when the PCs are in Vallaki? [on hold]

So I had my first session for my group running Curse of Strahd yesterday, which was awesome and everyone had a great time. Only problem is I started them at level 1 and totally missed the part about ...
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Can I wear more than one enchanted piece of armor? [duplicate]

For example; a +5 chest piece, +5 gloves, etc. I don't have a 5e book to use anymore, I do have a 3.5 but I don't know if the rules have changed.
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Does the Legion of Sentinels illusion spell work on Oozes?

I recently had players fight a Brown Pudding in my game, then the Thief/Beguiler of the group casted a Illusion spell called Legion of Sentinels (PHB2 p. 116). A headbutting ensued with him about the ...
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What happens to a UA revised Beast Conclave ranger's Animal Companion's ASIs when it dies?

The Beast Conclave feature "Companion's Bond" from the UA revised ranger says this: Whenever you gain the Ability Score Improvement class feature, your companion’s abilities also improve. Your ...
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What does it cost to buy a tavern?

Suppose an adventurer retires and wants to buy a tavern. Is there an official gold piece figure in D&D 5e for how much it would cost to buy a tavern or similar property in a town or city? If not, ...
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Using UMD to activate a Ring of revelations

I'm a life Oracle but would quite like some of the other oracles revelations. Would it be possible to use a Ring of revelations with use magic device to use a mystery from a different oracle I.e a ...
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How can a warlock learn from a spellbook?

I'm playing a 6th-level Tiefling Warlock in D&D 5e. On a recent journey, I acquired a spell book that has something to do with a slithering trapper. How do I add this to my list of spells?
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Does a creature with DR/alignment bypass DR/magic?

The natural attacks of a creature with DR/x, bypass DR/x. Additionally, high enhancement bonuses bypass DR/ certain materials and alignments. DR/ weapon type (bludgeoning, piercing, slashing) ...
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How could you gain a ritual book for use with the Ritual Caster feat in a role-play way? [on hold]

After a while I decided that I wanted to add the Ritual Caster feat to my PC. I talked about this with my DM and they decided that I would need to acquire a ritual book in some way in order to make ...
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Synaptic Static - when to roll the d6?

The description of the synaptic static spell (XGtE, p. 167) reads: After a failed save, a target has muddled thoughts for 1 minute. During that time, it rolls a d6 and subtracts the number rolled ...
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Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it?

Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it? The character is a 3rd level Warlock - spellcaster - and he decided to visit a library in the town they're currently ...
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Is this alternate Draconic Ancestry trait (that grants flight) a balanced replacement for the dragonborn's Breath Weapon trait? [on hold]

A player with a Dragonborn PC recently requested that he be allowed to grow wings and gain a fly speed in our game. I didn't really like any of the alternate Dragonborn options that allow flight, so ...
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I've been swallowed and the creature has been Baleful Polymorphed; what happens?

Related question but different game (D&D 5e): What happens when a creature that has swallowed another creature is polymorphed? We went into the water and a 5x4 creature attacked us. It had grab ...
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Can creatures other than devils make pacts enforceable by the ruby rod?

Inspired by Can PCs create their own magically enforceable contracts? it occurred to me that the usual enforcement of contracts is the natural law enforced by the ruby rod owned by Asmodeus (If I am ...
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What are the unintended or dangerous consequences of allowing spells that target and damage creatures to also target and damage corpses?

There have been quite a few questions about corpses and creatures, such as here where it is argued a dead creature is still a creature, here where the opposite is argued, and here where resurrecting ...
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Can you create a noise using Minor Illusion/Thaumaturgy on an area you cannot see?

Can you create a noise using Minor Illusion/Thaumaturgy on an area you cannot see? Just to make it more clear, let's say you are in a house and you know that there is a room on the other side of a ...
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Can you place a web spell on a surface you cannot see?

Situation: target creature is standing on the roof, caster on the ground. The caster stands at such an angle that he can see the head of the target, but not the roof the target creature is standing ...
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Do you only get one attack with the Mobile feat?

I was in a game and I just got the Mobile feat so I go up to the enemy and I hit him like a wrecking ball (I have a Flame Tongue Greatsword infused into my body which is only for flavor reasons). The ...
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If I have a saving throw proficiency does that also mean I am proficient in the ability?

Take for example, if my character is a Barbarian, one of her saving throw proficiencies is Strength. Does this mean that if she needs to perform a "Strength Check" I can add her proficiency bonus to ...
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Can a character with the Polearm Master feat make an opportunity attack against an invisible creature that enters their reach?

The second benefit of the Polearm Master feat (PHB, p. 168) says: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, quarterstaff, or spear, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when ...
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Multiple Full Defense Actions in the same Combat Turn?

The "Full Defense" Interrupt Action allows a character to decrease their Initiative Score by 10, and the add their Willpower to their defense rolls for the remainder of the Combat Turn. However, the ...
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What is a reliable source of Adamantine?

What is a reliable source of Adamantine for PC's with a level range of 13-16? I am finding it difficult to locate appropriate Lore on adamantine, specifically where it comes from, where to find it, ...
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Can PCs create their own magically enforceable contracts?

It is common for PC's to sign a magical contract of some sort when dealing with NPC wizards or powerful magical beings. Is there any way for Player Characters to create their own magically enforceable ...
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Can a creature with an immunity to the prone condition still choose to go prone?

Can a creature with immunity to the prone condition voluntarily go prone, such as a ghost that wants to impose disadvantage on ranged attacks against it? If so, does such a creature who went prone in ...
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If I animate a corpse made real by the Illusory Reality ability, does it become an illusion after 1 minute?

To better explain my question, the process follows as such step by step (assuming the caster is of a level to cast and use all proposed abilities): Spellcaster casts Major Image to create a corpse on ...
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Is a bard's use of Bardic Inspiration still expended if the target can't hear them?

What happens if a bard tries to give a target a Bardic Inspiration, but that target happens to be unable to hear the bard due to deafness or a Silence spell. Does the bard lose one of their bardic ...
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How many souls does a multiheaded creature have? [on hold]

How many souls does a multiheaded creature have? Ettins have multiple heads. Does one resurrection spell revive both heads of the Ettin? What happens if one head is willing to be revived and the ...
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If I trip with a weapon do I add the Weapon Focus bonus to the trip attack roll?

Some special attacks such as Trip can be performed with weapons. Its text says: Some weapons can be used to make trip attacks. In this case, you make a melee touch attack with the weapon instead of ...
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What character build would yield me the fastest walking speed? [on hold]

I know certain classes, races, and feats can increase base walking speed, but how would one build and multiclass a character optimized for pure speed?
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Can “Oil of Impact” be used to improve Martial Arts attacks that deal bludgeoning damage?

Oil of Impact: This magical substance is charged with a powerful dweomer which has beneficial effects upon blunt weapons and missiles of all sorts, magical and non-magical. When applied to a blunt ...
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Is this homebrew Rending cantrip, designed to counter the mending cantrip, potentially overpowered or too situational? [on hold]

I just came up with a new cantrip: Rending - Wizard, Warlock, Bard cantrip Transmutation Cantrip Components: S, M (a pinch of rusted iron) Casting Time: 1 action A counterpoint to the mending ...
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Can I use the Clone spell to create bodies, then raise them as undead?

My thought process here is that Clones do not have souls and are not creatures that have a consciousness. They’re essentially empty shells that breathe and are waiting for me to die. My idea, step by ...
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Can I combine Demiplane, Glyph of Warding, Simulacrum, and Wish to have unlimited clones and spells?

My intention here is to combine these four spells to let me amass an essentially infinite number of Spells through infinite Simulacrum whilst maintaining RAW and RAI rules. Please note why my ...
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Is there a celestial/good equivalent of the Fiendish Codexes and Fiend Folio?

I have recently been studying D&D Cosmology and was impressed by the level of detail in the descriptions of Baator and The Abyss found in Fiendish Codex I & II. Are there any source books ...
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How can I maintain game balance while allowing my player to craft genuinely useful items?

One of my players (a Forge Cleric - though I'm not sure that it matters) wants to be able to craft useful magical items, as the campaign goes on, rather than merely mundane equipment that's easily ...
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Rigging & Complex Orders

I have a player that oftenly asked his Drones to protect someone in autopilot or follow someone then he lost link (because of Noise) to come back to safehouse. Is this possible ? Is an autosoft is ...
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How do I gain the trust of other PCs?

I'm having a bit of a problem regarding how to roleplay a schemer character when everyone knows exactly what I am. I'm the most veteran player in my group, so, for long I have been setting example ...
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Do Proficiency Bonus apply to enemies/monsters/NPC? [duplicate]

I'm reading the basic books but this doesn't get explained. Let's have an example: a PC is attacking an AC16 orc with a sword (he's proficient in swords). He rolls a 13 + STR bonus (+ 2) + Proficiency ...
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How can I calculate the probability of meeting a certain Difficulty Value on 3d6 with critical success/failure modifiers?

In one Fuzion-system variant 3d6 is used to resolve skill checks. A Task is given a Difficulty Value (DV) from 10 (easy) to impossible (30 and beyond). Characters can have primary attribute levels ...
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Is there any effect in D&D 5e that cannot be undone? [on hold]

I was reading through this question and basically any answer can be undone by most if not all of these things: the Wish spell the Fates card from the Deck of Many Things a cleric's Divine ...
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Does a Skald's Raging Song prevent spellcasting?

This is the description of the Skald's Raging Song (Su) class feature: If a raging song affects allies, when the skald begins a raging song and at the start of each ally’s turn in which they can ...
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What happens when a ghost uses the “Possess” action on a victim of an intellect devourer?

The intellect devourer's Body Thief action states that the Intellect devourer "takes control of the target's body." We know that the victim's body is still alive and counts as a creature. The ghost's ...
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What uses does D&D 5e have for a d100?

After many years I've finally got around to buying a couple of d100s, because I think they're great fun, and percentage die are for wimps ;-) I am also in the middle of a 5e campaign, and I wondered ...
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What is the name of the online dice roller that makes it less likely to roll the same number sequentially?

I'm searching for an online tool a friend used in an RPG once, no more than two years ago. The tool is a dice roller that adjusted the probabilities of an otherwise fair dice roll to make it less ...
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Can the spell Freedom of Movement allow a character to escape a Forcecage spell?

If a Warlock with the Trickster's Escape (Eldritch Invocation XGtE) uses his power to cast Freedom of Movement, would that allow him to escape a Forcecage?
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Can a non-magical “Detect Magic”-type trait sense magic when used within an Antimagic Field?

If you have a non-magical "Sense Magic" ability, e.g. the Chuul's, but you are inside an antimagic field, can you detect magic (from a source that is outside the field)? The chuul's Sense Magic trait ...
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How high off the ground can you fly with the Fly spell?

The fly spell says that you have 60 feet of fly movement. Is there a "default height" for flying? Can you fly 5 feet off the ground? 10? 20? In your first turn can you fly 60 feet into the sky? ...
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How much should it cost to repair damaged, but not broken, magical equipment?

We have a +1 short sword that has 15 hitpoints. It has taken 10 damage. How much should it cost to repair that damage?
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Are there any rules for identifying what spell an opponent is casting?

I was reviewing the Counterspell spell in 5e and it is cast as a reaction when "you see a creature within 60 feet of you casting a spell". Obviously the spell is incredibly useful if you actually ...
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Can you attack with a two-handed weapon, drop it, and then use Crossbow Expert's bonus action via an Extra Attack with a hand crossbow?

The Crossbow Expert feat (PHB, p. 165) says: When you use the Attack action and attack with a one-handed weapon you can use a bonus action to attack with a loaded hand crossbow you are holding. ...

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