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How can I model the mechanics of an army battlefield scene?

TL;DR; I want to model a strategic battlefield fight for my players to command and participate. I'm seeking advice on how to model it mechanically so that it is exciting for the players. Background ...
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How many spell-bearing items can you activate in a turn?

In the Prometheum Exxet, there are two means of creating an item that can cast a spell: Items with the Automatic Spells power, which require no Zeon and have to recharge, and items with the ...
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Any spells that would allow a mage to breathe while buried alive?

If a mage were buried alive for whatever reason - whether deliberate as some part of a gambit of sorts or not so deliberately via accident or attack - does there exist any specific magic or uses of ...
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Is this Kuo-toa homebrew race balanced?

On D&DBeyond, I've found this homebrew Kuo-toa race. There are others, even on D&DByeond, but this is the one that seems to most closely adhere to how the Kuo-toa appear in the Monster Manual (...
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How does a ghost's Horrifying Visage aging interact with immunity to the frightened condition?

Assume Bob the Brave is immune to the frightened condition. He is faced with a ghost, that attempts to use Horrifying Visage against him. Does his immunity prevent him from rolling the save, failing ...
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Can the Haste spell grant both a Beast Master ranger and their animal companion extra attacks?

Backstory: I’m currently working on a level 20 character build for a one shot I’m doing, I want to play a level 15 Beast Master Ranger/ level 5 Divine Soul Sorcerer. By doing such I’m giving Myself ...
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Mythos skill increases from full study of a tome

7th edition Call of Cthulhu rules give two mythos skill increase values for each mythos tome: CMI (initial reading) and CMF (full study). The general principle is clear: you gain a bit of knowledge ...
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Does the Rock Gnome trait Artificer's Lore apply when you aren't proficient in History?

Rock Gnomes have the following racial trait (PHB, p. 37): Artificer’s Lore Whenever you make an Intelligence (History) check related to magic items, alchemical objects, or technological ...
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Is there a spell that can create a permanent fire?

I'm looking for a spell which a spell caster would cast to permanently light a torch in their home. Or, maybe a hired arcanist would go around town at sundown to light the street lamps until the ...
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How to calculate conditional probabilities in AnyDice?

While writing the addendum to this answer, which considers the relative value of skill vs. characteristic in the "3d20 system" of Neuroshima, I found myself wanting an answer to a deceptively simple ...
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Do the spells of the paladin's oaths works like cantrips? [on hold]

When a paladin gets to the third level, it can choose an oath from the paladins oaths. This oath gives certain abilities and spells that act "naturally" for the oath. This means that it doesn't need ...
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Warlock homebrew Supernatural patron version 3! Is it balanced?

This is what I hope to be the last revision of my homebrew otherworldly patron, the Supernatural. (My previous two revisions can be found here: version 1, and version 2.) The Supernatural You ...
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Can you force honesty by using the Speak with Dead and Zone of Truth spells together?

I have some players that I know are going to try and force some information out of a hostile NPC that they just recently killed and use the information to target another group and call for their ...
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Does the Unseen Servant spell end if I move away from it?

The spell Unseen Servant says "If you command the servant to perform a task that would move it more than 60 feet away from you, the spell ends." But what happens if I move away from it? For example, ...
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Does the spell Know the Enemy allow knowledge rechecks?

There is a low level spell called Know the Enemy which grants +10 bonus to knowledge checks against a creature you encountered in the last day. Does casting this allow you to make a new knowledge ...
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Does a Oracle with the Lich curse get a reduced-cost phylactery?

One of the Oracle's curses is Lich; someone with this curse is almost but not quite a Lich. The only way I know of creating a Lich is by constructing the 120,000 gp phylactery; since this oracle has ...
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How does a Juju Oracle create entranced zombies?

I am building a necromancer and one of the classes in the construction is the juju oracle. These oracles are able to create three special types of undead Dead Zombies - such as juju zombies, created ...
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Is it possible to create a body for the spirit of a sentient magic item?

In the Out of the Abyss campaign which I'm currently playing in, the party found a magic sword (Dawnbringer, a Sun Blade with additional properties). The sword has its own personality, spirit, or soul ...
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Podcast with Carrellas Witchcraft or Conspiracy X [on hold]

can someone recommend a podcast where they play Carrellas Witchcraft or Conspiracy X?
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How to keep players on the plot? [on hold]

I'm a new GM and am having problems with a particular character in my campaign. The character is very impulsive. I really like the character and tried building the world around the way they play. I ...
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Does the Black Tentacles spell do damage twice at the start of turn to an already restrained creature?

The spell Black Tentacles (listed as Evard's Black Tentacles on PHB p. 238) has the following text: When a creature enters the affected area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, ...
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Does the Wall of Fire spell damage creatures on both sides of the wall?

The spell Wall of Fire has the following text: One side of the wall, selected by you when you cast this spell, deals 5d8 fire damage to each creature that ends its turn within 10 feet of that ...
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Can I swap weapons and change the grip when using two-weapon fighting?

After a fiery dispute with another player about why you shouldn't be able to cheese a magus to both use spell combat and 2-handed attack with only 2 arms, I came up with an equivalent for non-magic ...
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Are sorcerers unable to use the Careful Spell metamagic option on themselves?

The sorcerer's Careful Spell metamagic option states the it applies to “other creatures”: When you cast a spell that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, you can protect some of those ...
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Can the Flaming Sphere spell be rammed into multiple Tiny creatures that are in the same 5-foot square?

The text of the Flaming Sphere spell says that "If you ram the sphere into a creature, that creature must make the saving throw against the sphere's damage". Can I ram a Flaming Sphere into multiple ...
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What is the difference between a “ranged attack” and a “ranged weapon attack”?

The core rules and Sage Advice Compendium both included "ranged attack" and "ranged weapon attack". Are these terms synonymous or interchangeable? If not, what is the delineation between them? ...
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Is multiple magic items in one inherently imbalanced?

I have an idea for a weapon that can permanently absorb items that require attunement to gain its properties (including its attunement requirement), up to 3. For example, the item alone does not ...
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If a projectile attack at a monk misses, can the monk use Deflect Missiles to catch the projectiles and throw them back? [duplicate]

Say there are projectiles aimed at a monk that don’t quite beat the AC, leading to a missed attack, but the roll was close to hitting (only falling short by 3-5). Can monk use Deflect Missiles to ...
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How do Alternate Natural Attacks work with a Shifter/Kraken Caller Druid?

So I'm working on building Doctor Octopus and looking to add tentacle attacks (without using a cheesy synthesist summoner). A Kraken Caller Druid gets two at 4th level in their natural form (and more ...
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Is the Maison Liban continuing to hide in the modern era necessary?

There is apparently an underground hidden faction of mortals magic-users in Mage the Assension, that is titled the "Maison Liban". Them having the following origins: An underground mystical order ...
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Should a wizard buy fine inks every time he want to copy spells into his spellbook?

PHB says that Wizards should use 'fine inks' for 50 gp for every levels of the spell he want to copy into his spellbook. The problem is that there are no any 'fine inks' in the PHB goods list, just ...
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If a dagger thrown at a monk splits into multiple daggers mid-air, each with their own attack and damage rolls, can Deflect Missiles deflect them all?

Situation: A dagger is thrown at a monk. On that attack, the dagger multiplies into 2 or 3 daggers in mid-air, each dagger with its own rolls for attack and damage. The daggers move one after another ...
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What is a better race for a rogue, a changeling or an elf? [on hold]

What is a better race for a rogue, a changeling or an elf? I am going to be playing a rogue for my campaign, and I am wondering what will be a better build. I am looking for is a good all-around ...
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How does a spellshard spellbook work?

A spellshard is a flavorful replacement for a mundane book, and among other things, a wizard can use one as a spellbook. On this subject, the item description says: An arcane caster can use a ...
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Can a Beast Master ranger change beast companions?

Can a Beast Master ranger change beasts? Let's say I have a hawk, but I see a nice panther. Can I simply perform the 8 hour bonding with the panther and say goodbye to my hawk? The manual describes ...
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What is the home of the drow in Flanaess?

In Faerun, Underdark is the home of the Drow. What is its equivalent in the lands of Flanaess? Is there also some sort of Underdark there, or is there something else?
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How can I create an AnyDice function where I can roll 3d20 and then lower the results of the individual die rolls?

In Neuroshima system you throw 3D20, ignore the highest result and use your skill to lower the results on 2 remaining dice, to get them equal or below your characteristic value, such as agility. Each ...
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Is a shield guardian affected by demonic madness in the Out of the Abyss adventure?

I am DMing the Out of the Abyss campaign. According to p. 21 of the adventure book, various events in the adventure or certain conditions being met will call for a saving throw against demonic ...
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Interactions between Reposition and Trip Maneuvers when making both with a Flowing Monk's Reposition

This question about the Flowing Monk's Redirection already lightens the mechanic when one combat maneuver is used. However the order of the actions and their interactions remains ambiguous to me when, ...
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Does the Compelled Duel spell require a saving throw for “movement” via a spell? [on hold]

Let us assume an enemy spellcaster has failed their first saving throw against the Compelled Duel spell (PHB, p. 224). Thus the enemy "must make a Wisdom saving throw each time it attempts to move to ...
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How does the secondary effect of the Heat Metal spell interact with a creature resistant/immune to fire damage?

This is the description for the spell heat metal: Choose a manufactured metal object, such as a metal weapon or a suit of heavy or medium metal armor, that you can see within range. You cause the ...
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Avatars of Nature [closed]

I would like to include in my world the ability for a PC to turn into an sort of aspect of nature based on one of several animals in my current campaign. I am using the transformation process for ...
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Counterspell Question [duplicate]

Say you are casting fireball at level 5, and an enemy casts counterspell. Can you use your reaction to cast counterspell targeting their counterspell? Alternatively, can I use counterspell on a later ...
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If a warlock loses their Book of Shadows, are others able to use it before the warlock restores it? [closed]

If someone loses their Book of Shadows at any level, can someone who finds it (or maybe who had stolen it) make use of the spells before the warlock can restore it during a rest?
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Can the Great Weapon Master feat's damage bonus and accuracy penalty apply to attacks from the Spiritual Weapon spell?

The Great Weapon Master feat (PHB, p. 167) says: Before you make a melee attack with a heavy weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If the ...
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Is this homebrew Supernatural warlock patron (v2) balanced?

A bit ago I asked if this Warlock patron was balanced. I was told to explain this patron a bit more, so here we go: The idea of this patron is that you have made a pact with some Lord of the Undead. ...
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How to play a character with a disability or mental disorder without being offensive?

Two character concepts I've had recently are as follows. Someone who has been permanently deafened by their master as a symbol of their subservience. (NPC) Someone who has had a significantly ...
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Can I multiclass to a class I only meet the requirements of due to a magic item? [duplicate]

Say I have a level 18 bard and want to take the last two levels in paladin. Unfortunately my strength score is only 8, ruling me out. Fortunately a friendly fighter has a belt of hill-giant strength. ...
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Would the Life Transference spell be unbalanced if it ignored resistance and immunity?

I want to create a Abjuration wizard (PHB, p. 115-116) that uses the Life Transference spell (XGtE, p. 160) and the Arcane Ward feature to heal people, but I've heard people saying Life Transference ...
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What are the advantages of casting Flame Strike over Fireball?

Outside of the classes the spells are available to, what is the advantage to using Flame Strike over Fireball in AD&D 1st Edition? Many of the advantages I'm used to seeing later editions (mixed ...

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