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What damaging options does a lich have while in an anti-magic field?

Magical and magical effects are rendered ineffective in an antimagic field spell. The lich's Paralyzing Touch is described as a Melee Spell Attack. Disrupt Life and Frightening Gaze are listed as ...
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how to make my will save insanely high [closed]

In my game one of our teammates has the seduction skill and continually uses it to try to force my characters in relationships with his. Needless to say, I'm not happy about it. Since the GM won't ...
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Why, from a lore perspective, are druids the only class who can cast the Flame Blade spell?

I am only really familiar with D&D 5e, and whatever of D&D 3.5e I was exposed to whilst playing NWN2 some number of years back, but as far as I am aware, only druids have the spell flame blade ...
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What kind of tools would be used to carve bone?

Related question: Is it balanced to replace a musical instrument proficiency from my character's background with an artisan's tool proficiency instead? I'm designing a Wood Elf Outlander ...
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Can you decide not to sneak into a room after seeing your roll?

If someone asks to stealthily open a door but rolls poorly, can they just choose not to do it, and let someone else open the door?
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How do multiple castings of Demiplane interact with one another?

So for the spell Demiplane, it states: Each time you cast this spell, you can create a new demiplane, or have the shadowy door connect to a demiplane you created with a previous casting of ...
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Can a surprised monster use lair actions if they roll an initiative above 20?

The rules for lair actions say: On initiative count 20 (losing all initiative ties), it can use one of its lair action options. It can’t do so while incapacitated or otherwise unable to take ...
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What are the main rules differences between Zweihander and WFRP 4e?

Considering these two sets of rules were inspired by WFRP 2e and came out recently, how do they compare? From what I understand they both heavily use d10’s and have dark themed settings. They both ...
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How can I learn spells that are not in the druid spell list without multiclassing or taking feats? [closed]

I am a spore druid, as I saw in my spell circles I can learn some spells that are not in the druid spell list, is there any way my druid can learn more spells outside my class without multiclassing or ...
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Can you work with another caster to store their spell in a Glyph of Warding spell you cast?

Can you work with another caster to store their spell in a Glyph of Warding spell you cast? Say you are a Wizard, level 15+. You can cast 8th level spells, and so can your level 15+ Cleric friend. ...
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How does the Fighter's Advanced Armor Training Master Armorer interact with the feat Improvisation?

From the PFSRD: Improvisation: Prerequisites: Int 13, Fast Learner, human. Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on all skill checks for skills you have no ranks in. Furthermore, you can use all ...
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Do non-elven gods become more powerful over time?

As far as I understand, gods in the Forgotten Realms become more powerful if they get more souls of their worshippers in the afterlife. According to Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (p. 37, under "...
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Are there any official mechanics for grafts or anything similar?

In D&D 3.5e there were a number of options which PC's (and the DM) could use to augment themselves (or monsters) for a cost. Of these numerous options, I am focusing on grafts. Has anything ...
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Can potions of Magic Missile be made useful?

As I asked in a past question, when you drink a potion of magic missile you end up getting hit by the spells effect. Depending on the effect in the potion, this is fine to not fine. But is there any ...
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Is B6 the maximum you can reach with Visionary Faith?

Considering the fact that you can only purchase an Affiliation to 3D, and Visionary Faith equals your Cult Affiliation + 3, is the maximum you can reach B6 with Visionary Faith? Or am I missing ...
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How do areas where construction has replaced nature affect the spell Commune with Nature's ability to give information on buildings?

One of the limitations of Commune With Nature is that The spell doesn't function where nature has been replaced by construction, such as in dungeons and towns. I am uncertain what that entails ...
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Must a component pouch/focus be “out” to be handled, or can I keep it in my pocket?

When casting a spell with a material component, does one have to spend an object interaction taking the component pouch/focus out of wherever it's kept, or can it just be "handled" by touching it and ...
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What happens if you end concentration on a spell with a long casting time without your concentration “breaking”?

Certain features rely on concentration "breaking" rather than simply ending. To show the difference, there is first the "Concentration" section of the rules which states: [...] If you lose ...
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When a mystic theurge uses the Combined Spells feature, what's the spell level?

I asked a related but different question here: How does the Mystic Theurge's Combined Spells feature work? In the following scenario, how does a mystic theurge's combine spells ability work? Cleric 3 ...
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Do tower shields provide cover from all directions?

A Tower Shield allows you to use the Take Cover action, in order to gain Greater Cover from the shield. This is confusing because the cover rules require that a source of cover must be between you and ...
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If you fall prone during a Stride action, is the Stride action disrupted?

If you are Striding, and you trigger an attack of opportunity from an enemy wielding a flail, the flail's critical specialization can cause you to fall prone. If this happens, is your Stride action ...
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How to dismiss a conjured elemental?

Is it possible for caster to willingly dismiss an elemental who was summoned by the Conjure elemental spell? Spell description says An uncontrolled elemental can't be dismissed by you, and it ...
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Can a Wild Shaped Druid Command an Animal Companion?

As a Druid, you can take both the Wild Order (gaining Wild Shape) and the Animal Order (gaining an Animal Companion) via Order Explorer (Druid Feat 2). To be most effective, you would likely wish to ...
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Does anything grant proficiency with harpoons?

Is there any feat or ability that gives a PC proficiency with Harpoons in D&D 5th Edition? In Descent Into Avernus,
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How to recover memories from the Feywild?

Session 1 of my campaign is going to be the group waking up in an open field with no memory of why or how they got there. Later on in the campaign I want them to recover these lost memories. These ...
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Do warlocks with an infernal pact or tieflings have a place in the infernal hierarchy?

I'm doing some lore research before I start as a player (playing a warlock in a pact with levistus) in Descent into Avernus, and I'm curious whether there's any information about where mortal warlocks ...
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If I do not need to breathe, do I still need my heart and lungs?

The Mystic class from Unearthed Arcana has the Adaptive Body discipline (page 10), which states: While focused on this discipline, you no longer need to eat, breathe... So would I still need my ...
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Official source material for Judas Iscariot background

Is there official content regarding the story of Judas Iscariot and what has happened to him in Vampire lore?
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How does the Globe of Invulnerability spell work?

The description of the Globe of Invulnerability spell says: An immobile, faintly shimmering barrier springs into existence in a 10-foot radius around you and remains for the duration. Any ...
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Does the Insignia of Claws magic item work with a druid in Wild Shape?

A friend and I want to know if the insignia of claws magic item (HotDQ, p. 94) will work when he is in his Wild Shape form. He is playing a druid (Circle of the Moon). It does say that it affects ...
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Can a Creature at 0 HP Take Damage?

Inspired by this question (and a comment underneath it), I thought we should have a solid answer on the site for this question: Can a character at 0 HP take damage?
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Does a bonus to damage rolls apply to the damage after the roll or to the number rolled?

If something says I have a bonus to damage rolls does that number get applied to the number on the dice or to the damage after the roll? I was looking at the Hexblade's Curse feature which says I ...
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Is there any terrain option that would fit Avernus/the Nine Hells for the ranger's Natural Explorer feature?

I'm reading through Descent into Avernus and my vision of it is a Mad Max-esque world. Red, desolate, almost like a desert but not classified as one. The mountains there have no vegetation... just ...
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Can massive damage kill you while at 0 HP?

The rules on "Instant Death" state: Massive damage can kill you instantly. When damage reduces you to 0 hit points and there is damage remaining, you die if the remaining damage equals or exceeds ...
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How can I curtail abuse of the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature?

I'd like to know some methods of curtailing the abuse of the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature in a game. Right now I have a player here running roughshod over the other GMs in the group by ...
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How does the Death Ward spell work if you are at 0 hit points and take massive damage?

The death ward spell states: [...] The first time the target would drop to 0 hit points as a result of taking damage, the target instead drops to 1 hit point, and the spell ends. If the spell ...
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Cost of adding non-“+” special ability to enhanced gear

My current set of armour is +2 glamour mithral half-plate. I would like to add Restful to the gear but I cannot figure out if I pay the Price +4,500 gp or if it costs more to add on as I cannot see ...
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What ways are there to bypass spell resistance?

Our DM originally began by targeting two characters, the Sorlock and the Bladelock, by giving enemies Brooches of Shielding to nerf them. Realizing instead, he had just given us a new revenue stream, ...
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What happens when a spellcaster becomes a lycanthrope?

Several questions about lycanthropes: When a character becomes a lycanthrope, they gain animal hit dice, including the skill ranks of the animal. However, these will be hit dice with far fewer skill ...
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True Polymorph, Dragon Change Shape, and True Sight interaction

So what happens if one of my PC's casts True Polymorph to turn into an adult gold dragon, concentrates on the spell for the full hour to make it permanent, then uses the the dragons Change Shape ...
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Can I play Blades in the Dark with a larger group?

I want to play an introductory session of Blades in the Dark with a group of six people, and I'd prefer not to split them into two parties. However, the rulebook mentions party size from two to four, ...
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How can I counter my players' Focus Fire tactics as a DM?

My Problem is split in two parts: Realism and Counterplay. I am the DM (we play Rule of Cool's Legend, which is pretty similar to D&D, and D&D 3.5e). Every fight my Party take one target and ...
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Is this homebrew tower shield overpowered?

In my current 5e game the DM allowed our paladin to purchase this shield that was homebrewed by the DM: Armor (tower shield), common \$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Cost} & \...
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Can a Dragon enter the Feywild without having to use fey crossing portals?

I'm creating a campaign for my group and I need to know if dragons (metallic and chromatic) can enter and exit the Feywild, without having to use fey crossing portals?
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Does a target need to be within 5 feet for a Kraken to swallow it?

The Kraken has a bite attack which has the following rules: Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (3d8 + 10) piercing damage. If the target is a Large or smaller ...
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Does the total cover provided by being swallowed work both ways? [duplicate]

Say a character ends up being swallowed by a monster, for the sake of an example say the monster is a Kraken. The rules for being swallowed by a Kraken include this sentence: While swallowed, the ...
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What is a reasonable stat block for a level 8 party destroying a book of darkness [closed]

I want my party to avert a powerful wizard from becoming a lich. I know this can be done with a tome of darkness, and I'd like the party to destroy the tome of darkness in about three turns if two ...
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What is the size of Neverwinter?

In miles, feet, or kilometers, what size is Neverwinter from north wall to south wall and also from the west wall to the east side?
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Can potions, wands, and scrolls be modified?

Its clear that weapons, armor, and wondrous items are able to be modified as there are rules that clearly describe this process, but I have not seen anything that prevents potions, wands, and scrolls ...
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Are there any conflicts with casting Fire Wings while Wild Shaped?

I have the natural spell feat already. I was curious if there were any rules about layering transmutation spells and the wording of said spells interacting with a druid's wild shape ability. Spell in ...

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