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Is Mirthful Leaps affected by jump multipliers?

In the new sourcebook Mythic Odysseys of Theros, the Satyr gains the ability Mirthful Leaps: Whenever you make a long or high jump, you can roll a d8 and add the number rolled to the number of feet ...
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Is the new 5e Piety system restricted to only the deities of Theros?

The new sourcebook Mythic Odysseys of Theros includes the Piety system that allows the player to earn buffs and abilities depending on their relationship with their deity. The book defines all of this ...
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Does the spell Earth Tremor require loose stone?

The condition for the second effect of Earth Tremor reads (emphasis mine): If the ground in that area is loose earth or stone Loose earth is adequately explained in this question referencing the ...
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Do rules for Magewrights exist in an unearthed arcana article?

I have been listening to Keith Baker on an episode of Todd Talks, where he discusses magewrights. Unless I'm mistaken, he mentioned that the rules for magewrights exist outside of the core Eberron ...
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How are modrons chosen to be promoted?

I am about to run an encounter of the week featuring modrons that includes combat encounters with monodrones and duodrones. The stats for modrons state: Cogs of the Great Machine. If a modron is ...
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Rod of Absorption to create spell slots with Magic Initiate

This question is about the Rare magic item "Rod of Absorption" from D&D 5th Edition. How the rod absorbs spells and gains levels of energy seems clear enough, my uncertainty is about how attuned ...
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Would Zorquan be a Unity domain patron? [closed]

Would Zorquan (Ancient Dragon god of dragonness, concerned only with the survival of dragons as a species) be a Unity domain patron deity of the draconic pantheon, as far as Cleric domains go? It ...
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How many times can I use the Song of Rest? [closed]

I just got the Song of Rest and was wondering, can I use it every time we take a short rest when someone uses a Hit Dice?
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In Adventurers League, can you change Full Plate armour into Half Plate?

Playing in AL my barbarian has acquired a set of adamantine full plate armour. As this prevents him from his rage benefits, I was wondering if I could simply use it as adamantine half plate, using the ...
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Does Augury account for feelings as well as actions?

Today as a DM I ran into my first player casting the augury spell. By casting gem-inlaid sticks, rolling dragon bones, laying out ornate cards, or employing some other divining tool, you receive an ...
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What are the 5E origins of the Mind Flayers?

The 3rd Edition D&D sourcebook Lords of Madness says the illithid species originated in the distant future and somehow traveled to the distant past to avoid extinction. A trilogy of 2nd Edition ...
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Beholderkin Overseer's Major Creation: Can it be used offensively?

According to Lords of Madness, the Beholderkin Overseer's Major Creation eye ray requires a full round action to use (instead of the standard 10 minute casting time). It has a range of 180 ft. (...
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Is this (slightly revised) conversion of a 5e homebrew race in line with the power of “strong” (but still LA+0) 3.5e races?

I found a 5e "Anime Girl" race on dandwiki.com. Realistically most "anime girls" are just humans with plenty of class levels, but for the sake of general memery with some friends, I wanted to try ...
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Can a Swords bard benefit from Blade Flourish's speed increase again if they take the Attack action again?

The Swords Bard's 3rd level feature, Blade Flourish, states: [...] Whenever you take the Attack action on your turn, your walking speed increases by 10 feet until the end of the turn [...] So if a ...
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How does the phoenix’s Fire Form work?

The phoenix from MToF has an ability called “Fire Form”, which states: Fire Form. The phoenix can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing. Any creature that touches the ...
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Wielding two wands in one hand [closed]

So I have a Warlock/Sorceror in my campaign. He just picked up Warcaster to carry a shield. However, he wants to create a nonmagical item(essentially a Chinese finger trap) to hold his hand of the war ...
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Can I Quicken a cantrip to cast it twice in a turn and also use Twinned Spell on both castings?

I'm currently building a monk sorcerer who uses melee spell attacks, notably the cantrip Shocking Grasp. Can I use the Quickened Spell Metamagic option to cast the spell as a bonus action and then use ...
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Wildshape (3.5) interaction with craven & rend?

So, a 15th level druid (with other classes added) wildshapes in to a legendary ape. He possesses the following feats/abilities: Craven You take a -2 penalty on saving throws against fear ...
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Would it be balanced to increase the Spell Level of Hypnotic Pattern?

To me, Hypnotic Pattern seems quite strong for a 3rd Level Spell. The main reason I think so is that it can affect a huge number of targets, and a creature that fails the saving throw will not get ...
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Are the instructions given in the “Planar Binding” spell part of the casting time, or can instructions be amended during the spell duration?

The Planar Binding spell is a 5th level abjuration with verbal, somatic and material components and a casting time of 1 hour that allows the target a Charisma saving throw. If the target fails the ...
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Can the target of a “Planar Binding” spell be forced to perform an obviously harmful or suicidal command?

The Planar Binding spell has no text excluding "obviously harmful" or "suicidal" instructions. On the other hand, all of the following spells do have such text: Command (1st level enchantment), ...
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Is it possible for the target of “Planar Binding” to unintentionally violate an instruction? [closed]

If an entity fails its Charisma check against "Planar Binding", is it possible for it to unintentionally violate the instructions, or does the magic of the spell make it impossible for this to happen? ...
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Instructions to make combat a combat encounter with a Chimera more interesting [closed]

I'm looking for tips for creatures or obstacles that could spice up an encounter. Background: The battle's purpose is to be an entrance test for the organization the campaign is centered around. The ...
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Can a Centaur wear and benefit from magical boots, slippers, and other non-horseshoe footwear?

It seems agreed upon that Centaur player characters (from Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica & Mythic Odysseys of Theros) can wear, and benefit from, the magic items horseshoes of speed and horseshoes ...
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How do I use this Ammo/Potion/Torch Field on one of the official alternate character sheets?

I know these three fields help keep track of stuff, but I wondering how it's supposed to be used. How do I use these Ammo/Potion/Torch fields on one of the official alternate character sheets?
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Does the target of “Planar Binding” experience an irresistible compulsion?

If the target of Planar Binding fails its Charisma saving throw, it "must follow your instructions to the best of its ability". How does the target experience the "must" portion of the effect? Do ...
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Enhancement bonuses to armour and natural armour stacking

The Ironskin spell states as follows (emphasis mine): You gain a +4 enhancement bonus to your existing natural armor bonus (if you do not have a natural armor bonus, you are considered to have an ...
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Looking for a 3.5 reference to a Monster Harvester's Handbook

Back in the day, someone had created a handbook for harvesting parts from monsters. They went through every monster in the SRD and chose parts (and fairly reasonable prices for those parts). I was ...
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Looking for a late 80's (or possibly early 90's) D&D one-shot adventure based around a bar room brawl

About 20-25 or so years ago, our group played a D&D one-shot adventure that was entirely based around a bar room brawl. It started out with us in the inn post-adventure, and then developed over ...
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Does the limitation on the Cave Fisher's Filament action include the weight of carried equipment?

The Cave Fisher from Volo's Guide to Monsters (pg. 130) has an action called Filament, which says, in part (emphasis mine): One creature grappled by the cave fisher’s adhesive filament must make a ...
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Can your familiar use the frozen spell bead from Arcane Abeyance to indirectly let you concentrate on a 2nd spell?

Arcane Abeyance (p184 EGtW)Says: ...A creature holding the bead can use its action to release the spell within, whereupon the bead disappears. The spell uses your spell attack bonus and save DC, ...
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Will using Convergent Future give you a critical success if the minimum number you need to hit is 20?

Convergent Future (p185 EGtW) States: When you or a creature you can see within 60 feet of you makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can use your reaction to ignore the die ...
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How does the target of “Planar Binding” subjectively experience the effects of the spell? [closed]

If the target of Planar Binding fails its Charisma saving throw, it "must follow your instructions to the best of its ability". How does the target experience the effects of the spell? What is the ...
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Does attacking from your echo knight while hidden give you advantage or reveal your position?

If I'm a rogue/fighter multiclass, and I attack with my echo knight (which is out in the open) while I am hidden, does the attack have advantage, and does it reveal my position?
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Who decides which check to make on a recall knowledge action?

In Pathfinder 2, a character can attempt a Recall Knowledge check to get some information about a monster. There are several skills that can be used for such checks, but only some of them work for any ...
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Language proficiency per week of downtime

One of my players does not speak common as they come from a village that speaks entirely elvish. We are coming up on a couple weeks of downtime in the campaign and another one of the players wants to ...
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Which published campaigns that melds D&D and paranoia was my DM talking about?

Years ago I was a player in a game that started as a really intense, high action D&D one shot and then within about an hour we learnt that we were in a simulation designed to help us function ...
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What happens after an Echo Knight fighter grapples using its echo?

This question occurred to me after reading another one: Can the Echo Knight's Echo make Ability Checks? That question asks whether the Echo Knight fighter's echo can make ability checks. A ...
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Does the optional Overrun rule override the creature size requirements on moving through a hostile creature's space?

The standard rule on moving through other creatures' spaces state that in order to move through a hostile creature's space, a creature must be two sizes larger or smaller than the one whose space they ...
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Can the Echo Knight's Echo make Ability Checks?

In the Echo Knight subclass it states that the Echo "uses your saving throw bonus for [saving throws]", but says nothing about being able to make ability checks with the Echo. I'm primarily concerned ...
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Building and Pricing a Collapsible Lance

I have a player who has specced out to use lances while riding as one of his preferred methods of fighting. He has an efficient quiver and would like to be able to store his lance in the third slot (...
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Can I still choose to allow an opportunity attack against me if I have the Mobile feat?

The third benefit of the Mobile feat says (PHB, p. 168): When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether ...
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If an attack of opportunity is provoked by an enemy using a ranged weapon while in a threatened square, what order do the attacks happen in?

Character A is using a ranged weapon while he is within the threatened area of character B. For that reason, character B can make an attack of opportunity against character A. Regarding the order of ...
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Are these homebrew attempts at recreating some blast shape invocations from 3.5e balanced for 5e?

In D&D 3.5e, there were various "blast shape" invocations available to warlocks, five of which were included in the video game Neverwinter Nights 2 (which is based on 3.5e and is all I really know ...
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What effects can render a creature unconscious (but not also dead) to where magical healing won't awaken it?

Being a DM here. Trying to set up a plot that involves a high-rank NPC being unconscious after a big fight so that he missed some important event (and only just awoke before PC arrives). However, it ...
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Can a druid wildshape into a larger form while surrounded?

Let's say a druid is surrounded by enemies. Maybe they're in a 10ft wide corridor with 2 humanoid enemies on either side. Can they still wildshape into a larger creature? If they can, are the ...
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How do I calculate d20 success probability using the Halfling 'lucky' trait with advantage?

Here is a comprehensive DPR calculator, and here is the mathematics behind it. I'm trying to follow along with the equations. At the bottom of the second page are formulas for success probability \$L\...
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Do “editions” of White Wolf products across product lines correspond to one another?

White Wolf has published a variety of product lines. Each product line has multiple editions. Do the editions of various games line up intuitively? For example, I have a smattering of books from both ...
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Multiclass Paladin + Pact Magic = What paladin spells can I prepare and cast?

I'm sure this has been asked somewhere already, but I couldn't find it. Let's say I'm Paladin 5 / Warlock 7. https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rules/customization-options#Spellcasting When I ...
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Can a Large creature move past a Small and a Medium creature simultaneously?

A halfling and a human are blocking a group of winter wolves (size Large) on a 10-foot-wide ledge. Can the wolf move past the blockers by squeezing or overrunning: Can the wolves just squeeze through ...

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