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Dealing with Prophecy

I think Prophecies are one of the hard problems of GM-ing. There are a number of things that collide: Player agency Storytelling the players taking out the Big Bad Evil Guy way earlier then expected, ...
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Can a ranged weapon attacks ever count as melee weapons/attacks?

In Pathfinder, is it possible to use a ranged weapon with feats and abilities like Bloody Assault which normally require a melee weapon or attack, if the weapon is fired at melee range? It's fairly ...
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What are the repercussions of being able to finish a short rest in only 10 minutes instead of taking 1 hour?

Currently we are playing a horror adventure in D&D 5e. Due to circumstances (beings locked in a haunted house, rooms changing just when we close the doors, etc.), a 1-hour rest is hardly possible. ...
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What is the complete lifecycle of souls in the Nine Hells?

The Descent into Avernus adventure provides more information about what happens to souls in the Nine Hells/Baator than was previously available (soul coins and their uses, in particular). It's also ...
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Archdevils' names and how to summon/bind them

What are the names of the Archdevils/Princes of Hell and what are the best classes for summoning and binding them to do my bidding in Pathfinder?
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Must the Artillerist Artificer's Tiny Eldritch Cannon be carried in their hand?

The Artillerist Artificer has the ability to make Eldritch Cannon(s). The rules for the cannon state that you can make two different sized versions of it: you can take an action to magically ...
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How does the tactician psionic class's Collective ability work?

The tactician's Collective ability (Advanced Psionics Guide, p. 53) states, in part: A tactician can manifest certain powers through his collective. If a tactician power specifies one or more ...
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Can you use Sublime Chord spell slots to cast Bard spells known from your Bard class (or vice-versa)?

Question is lengthy, so I'll put the question again but in full here: Can you use Sublime Chord spell slots to cast Bard spells known from your Bard class (or vice-versa)? Obviously the spell would ...
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How much Wealth should a character have when starting at 5th level?

We are starting a campaign with level 5 characters and my DM doesn't really know how to measure the wealth. He's usually very strict and pushes player to difficult challenges. The DMG has a chart of ...
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How many Short Rests does the average table take? [closed]

Simply put, are there statistics on how many Short Rests most tables take per Long Rest? Perhaps as something researched by WotC or another entity?
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If you start casting a new concentration spell while concentrating on Haste, does the wave of lethargy interrupt the casting of the new spell?

A spellcaster currently concentrating on haste on themselves sees a situation unfolding that desperately requires them to concentrate on another spell, for example, hypnotic pattern. They move and ...
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Can I gain additional Glyphs of Warding if I know it from multiple traditions?

The description of glyph of warding states that: The maximum number of glyphs of warding you can have active at a time is equal to your spellcasting ability modifier. What happens if I know the ...
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What is the highest average roll you can get with artisan's tools?

For theoretical optimization I want to create a character with artisan's tools: Using any official or UA content, magic items, classes, feats, any amount of time or preparation, any party ...
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How can we quickly familiarize ourselves with the Forgotten Realms? [duplicate]

Follow-up to my question here which was based on the wrong premise that there is a single world for the entirety of DnD. Thanks to that question I was able to boil my issue down to the Forgotten ...
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Do creatures on both sides of Blade Barrier benefit from 3/4 cover?

I was looking at the Blade Barrier spell, and I was wondering does the spell have a 'front' and a 'back'? The spell description states: The wall provides three-quarters cover to creatures behind it ...
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Line of sight, parallel 5ft obstacle between player and enemy

One of my players got frightened by a Boss after being hit by a wrathful smite, and he's trying to put himself between a 5ft diameter and 10ft tall pillar and the Boss enemy. E being the Boss enemy, ...
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How to ask for useful critiques?

As a GM, I strive to make the best experience for my group and adapt and improve my style and skill. I usually do this by live observation and asking for inputs after the session. My problem lies in ...
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Would the following curse be too detrimental, too beneficial, or just right for a combat-focused campaign?

The Curse: Clockwork Curse All Attack Rolls the cursed target makes replace their d20 roll with a 10 instead of rolling, as per the effect of Clockwork Amulet. Extra Details: This curse is ...
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How does Saving Throw progression work on Prestige Classes?

I'll try to portray this as best as possible. I have a Wizard 3 and Master Specialist 1. As a Wizard I have the following saves: +1, +1, +3 As Master Specialist on 1st level I get: 0, 0, +2 ...
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What are easy ways to familiarise yourself with the D&D world/universe?

Preface: This question was based on the wrong premise that there is a single world for the entirety of DnD. The accepted answer pointed this out and lead to a new/shifted focus for a follow up ...
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How do Magus class features interact with Shadow Conjuration/Evocation?

Several of the magus class features involve casting spells from the magus spell list. They do not specify that the spell must be prepared, or cast with magus spell slots. Spell Combat: As a full-...
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Could I use a feat to augment my breath weapon?

Could I use a feat to augment my breath weapon in any way, shape or form? If so, what feat(s)?
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Two Weapon Fighting or Rapid Shot with Wrist Launchers

I have the rapid reload feat for the Wrist Launcher, Heavy weapon and since you can wear one of these weapons on each forearm and functions much like a hand crossbow, that free loading both would be ...
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Resurrection via Psions using their Psicrystal

I vaguely remember psicrystals holding the soul of the Psion upon death and escaping to a safe location to regrow a new body for its owner where the crystal itself is part of the new body. Was this ...
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What was this role playing game from the 70s or 80s?

Does anyone know the name of the role playing game from around the 80s (or possibly 70s) that was sort of a Star Wars ripoff? There was combat, experience points you could earn. There were tall Jawa ...
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Is Sculpt Spell feature a Evocation School exclusive to avoid hitting allies?

If I cast Stinking Cloud, or Grease, or any other Battlefield Control spell under the Sculpt Spell feat, would it work in order to "create holes" and not hit my allies, or it is exclusive to Evocation ...
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Why build The Cheater of Mystra?

The Cheater of Mystra is a very well-known 3.5e CharOp build. To my knowledge, it dates back to this post from 2004 and almost every description of the build that can be found online is a copy and ...
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Different Number of feats between Aegis and fighter

A 12th-level human two-handed fighter has 13 feats. How many feats does a 10th-level two-handed fighter/2nd-level aegis have if they were human until 10th level and then changed to the elan race?
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What are the major differences in style and system between D&D 5e and Pathfinder 2e? [duplicate]

I know this is abit of a "wide net" question. I am currently switching over to 5e from years of activity (after 4e was released) from 3.5e.. The mechanics of 5e seem secondary while the role-playing ...
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Is To Catch a Thief based on an adventure (other than Dragon Heist)?

I have Escape the Underdark, and (as far as I can tell) it is based on Out of the Abyss. I also have To Catch a Thief, but it seems to share little with Waterdeep: Dragon Heist other than the setting. ...
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In Pathfinder 2e, what is the key ability for an archetype's Class DC?

Taking certain archetype dedication feats, you become trained in the archetype class's class DC, as for example in Monk Dedication: You become trained in monk class DC. (https://2e.aonprd.com/...
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If I have a maxed-out stat, can I take a half-ASI feat?

My character has 20 charisma in one of my DND games, but I want to take the Actor feat. This question kind of has two parts: RAW, can I take it and change the stat increase to another stat? If I take ...
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Fire Shield and Shield interaction [duplicate]

An awakened cat with wizard levels has fire shield active, and is melee attacked by a goblin within 5 feet of it. The goblin hits the cat but exceeds the cats AC by 4 or less. Fire shield states: ...
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Is Aegis a Manifesting psionic creature?

Is Aegis a Manifesting psionic creature? And so, can he use Psionic powers? From Ultimate Psionics I believe the answer is "no" but I'm not completely sure. Is there a "feat" or other way that ...
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Can characters have firearms such as flintlock pistols and rifles?

I'm playing a game of D&D 5e with some friends. Are firearms such as flintlock pistols and rifles allowed?
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Can the Half-Orc's Relentless Endurance trait protect them from things that would normally kill someone instantly?

In our campaign, we have a Half-Orc Barbarian. Very original. We are going along this cliff-side fortress and are worried about falling off. The Half-Orc's player jokingly says that he'll be fine, due ...
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What happens with a person's identity as they become a lemure? [closed]

What happens with a person's identity after they become a lemure at Nine Hells? Do they remember their previous life in the Material Plane? Do they remember their previous name? Do they remember ...
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How is the Blood War a balanced conflict?

There are 2 sides to the Blood War. The Nine Hells and the Abyss. Devils, from the Nine Hells: Are Lawful, orderly and disciplined Take the souls of mortals they can make deals with either in life ...
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Is this combination of a pre-cast Shadow Blade with a Quickened Green-Flame Blade and then a Twinned (action) Green-Flame Blade legal?

Let's say I am a level 5 sorcerer and I have already cast shadow blade. And I want to do the following on my next turn: Quicken green-flame blade for 2d8 (from shadow blade) + 1d8 (GFB dmg) on the ...
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What is a “quality check”?

In the Appendix A of Ghosts of Saltmarsh, there is a section about Magical Storms on page 205, relating to each of the different schools of magic. The one about divination magic says: What is a "...
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How do I make it easier on my player in a one-on-one campaign of Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus?

So I'm running a new campaign on Roll20, going through the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus module that WotC released a few months back. It's my first time running a campaign in several years, so ...
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What are my odds of a critical hit with my level 20 Champion?

I'm trying to calculate what my odds are as a level 20 Champion to score at least one critical hit on my turn, and how many I can expect. I make four attacks per attack action I take, and can Action ...
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Does a Breath Weapon count as a ranged attacks in association with feats?

Could I use a Feat like point blank shot for a breath weapon in Pathfinder?
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Can a druid who is wild shaped into an ape cast spells that only have somatic components (e.g. Thunderclap)?

The question Can a druid use a focus to cast beast spells while in wild shape? is related, but does not deal with "somatic-only" spells; they only say "no" due to lack of access to verbal or material ...
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Victoriana (Heresy) dice in Anydice?

I'm looking for help with calculating the dice probabilities for the Heresy dice system, as featured in the Victoriana (3rd ed, in case it matters) RPG. It's a d6 dice pool system. You roll ...
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Where do the D&D 5e books talk about the social contract?

I feel like there is a sideblock somewhere in one of the 5e books about a social contract of sorts. Does anyone know the book and page number?
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Can the Circle of the Stars Druid use their Starry Form in conjunction with their Wild Shape form?

The druid got a new subclass option as part of Unearthed Arcana, and one of the features is Starry Form (not including the later part which has no bearing on my question): Starry Form 2nd-...
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How to modify a monster to be a reasonable challenge for a level 1 party? [closed]

I am preparing a one-shot adventure for my friends. It will include a fight with a weakened mind flayer and a giant heart which will be the boss of the adventure. The heart will summon gory minions (...
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Does Monastery weapons feat apply to the powerful fist ability?

Monks can gain the monastery weapons feat. it says: "You can use melee monk weapons with any of your monk feats or monk abilities that normally require unarmed attacks, though not if the feat ...
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Can the Fey Wanderer Ranger be targetted by a creature affected by its Misty Presence?

Wizards of the Coast recently released a new set of subclasses via Unearthed Arcana. Described in this document is the 15th level Fey Wanderer Ranger feature, Misty Presence, which states the ...

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