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Is GameScience's non-cylindrical seven-sided die a balanced/fair die?

You might have come across GameScience's seven-sided die before: There's mixed discussion of whether it might be biased toward the 6 and 7 faces (the 6 being on the opposite side of the 7 you can see ...
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Can you cast polymorph on a dead thing?

Can you polymorph a dead creature? If so, would the wounds sustained by the target's original form appear on the polymorphed form? A possible scenario would be you're hunting a stag on the king's ...
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What ways are there to cast spells faster?

Some spells take significantly longer than an action to cast, but can be cast much quicker than that under some conditions: Wish (1 action). Duplicates a spell of 8th level or lower. A Chronurgy ...
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Stars Druid Dragon form and Polymorph

A Circle of Stars druid can transform into a starry form with a choice of three constellation including Dragon which helps concentration. If the druid is in Dragon constellation and then cast ...
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How can I bind a draconic spirit?

My wizard is fond of summoning or conjuring elementals and binding them using planar binding, keeping them around for a while. Even keeping them a day is awesome, because concentration is not ...
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What happens when true polymorph is cast on a conjured creature?

The scenario is as follows: Shem the Wizard first casts Conjure Elemental into a Glyph of Warding, setting it up to summon a Fire Elemental. Shem triggers the glyph, summoning the elemental with no ...
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Which magic weapon deals the most damage?

Which magic weapon deals most damage at each rarity tier? (I am not asking about Artifacts, just normal rarity scale magic items). For the sake of defining weapon damage: Direct expected damage from ...
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Can you use a Dragon's Change Shape Ability to Turn Back Into Yourself?

If you are a level 20 Wizard who is True Polymorphed into an Ancient Brass Dragon, can you then use the Dragon's Change Shape ability to turn back into a level 20 Wizard, maintaining all your class ...
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Now that Monsters of the Multiverse is out, are variant Humans still relevant?

I understand that an extra Feat is a big deal, but it seems to me that given the attributes changes put everything in line with V. Humans now, that feat isn't a big deal any more since most of the new ...
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Will air flow freely through a hose in the opening of a Bag of Holding?

If I lay a Bag of Holding (BoH) on its side, and have a hose half in and half out of the BoH, will air flow freely through it? Or will the opening of the BoH block the air from flowing?
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Making it more convenient for new players to pick spells in 5e

I am a fairly new DM and I have a group of new players. The campaign is going well and everyone seems to be having fun so far. One of the players plays a sorcerer, however, which means that he has to ...
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In E6, what happens about Hit Points after level 6? Do characters stop gaining HP?

Apologies if this is the incorrect way to ask a question or if it was already answered. In E6, what happens about Hit Points after level 6? Do characters stop gaining HP? I'm keen to try E6, and see ...
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Can a wizard fabricate stairs out of a castle wall?

The fabricate spell can do a lot of interesting things, but I'm not sure as to what counts as raw materials. To build a brick building, would newly crafted unused bricks be a raw material or river ...
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Does the Defensive Duelist feat work when wielding ranged finesse weapons?

Does wielding ranged finesse weapons (e.g. a dart) trigger the Defensive Duelist feat? I note that many other references to 'wielding' specifically refer to wielding melee weapons, while the text ...
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What does the OGL mean for things based on d20 elements, but which aren't games?

I've been thinking lately about how the Overlord novels/manga/anime are so clearly based on 3e/3.5e/d20/whatever, yet were still commercially published--and, as far as I'm aware, suffered no legal ...
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Can any creature be summoned with gate?

Gate, PHB p. 244 When you cast this spell, you can speak the name of a specific creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn’t work). If that creature is on a plane other than the one you are on, ...
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How do you make an NPC villain to battle high level characters in 5e?

I am building a campaign centered around the machinations of this one old elf wizard. I'm planning for the dramatic final encounter to be the PCs against him. The problem with this is that the PCs are ...
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What is considered magical light for the purposes of the Darkness spell?

The Darkness spell says (PHB 230): …nonmagical light can't illuminate it. it also specifies: If any of this spell's area overlaps with an area of light created by a spell of 2nd level or lower, the ...
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Can a support combat style be effective without magic?

Is it possible to make a useful combatant who doesn't deal damage (at least not primarily) without relying on magic? Glancing through the spell list, I can see a number of spells capable of indirect ...
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What is the point of weapon type resistances?

I recently read the monster manual and every creature I came upon that had resistance or immunity to bludgeoning/slashing/piercing damage followed this with "from Nonmagical Attacks". What ...
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Can you use the Sleight of Hand skill to stack the Deck of Many Things?

As I understand the Deck of Many Things, you must intentionally draw a card while stating how many cards you wish to draw. Does this preclude merely looking at the cards? And if you can look at the ...
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Do sorcery points have any value at level 2?

The sorcerer gains 2 sorcery points at 2nd level. However aside from trading those 2 points for another spell slot they seem to have no purpose as no skill that spends points is available until 3rd ...
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Does destroying a Lich's phylactery destroy the soul within it?

The MM entry for a Lich mentions destroying a phylactery is a difficult endeavor but the only way to prevent a Lich from rising again and again. Does destroying the phylactery destroy the soul within? ...
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How does rolling two d20 and taking the higher affect the average outcome?

D&D 5E has an "advantage" concept where instead of rolling 1d20, you roll 2d20 and take the higher. Likewise, disadvantage means rolling 2d20 and taking the lower. How does this affect ...
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What is the net effect from advantage or disadvantage on to hit chance? [duplicate]

For many character build calculations, it is valuable to know how much to hit chance is added by advantage (or removed by disadvantage). This differs depening on the number required for a hit on the ...
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Is my 'Vigilante' Homebrew class balanced?

I built this subclass because I felt monks had no truly S tier subclass combat options or many options that did not require burning all the already limited ki resources available. Would this subclass ...
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Is it possible to expand a demiplane?

Casting Demiplane allows the caster to have: A Medium-only door ('Must be this size or smaller to ride - NO OGRES ALLOWED') that vanishes when spell ends / after one hour. Creates a permanent (30' &...
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Can a character shove or grapple while prone?

This is similar to the question "Can a character shove an enemy who is already prone?". If your character is prone, can you grapple or shove an enemy in range? I haven't read anything that ...
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Can Contingency be triggered by the presence of an item with a soul-affecting domain of effects? [duplicate]

I want to know if I can prepare a Contingency with Dimension Door to teleport me away if an item that may affect a creature's soul is within 125 feet of me. More specifically, I would like to be able ...
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How fragile is a clone, regardless of maturity? What if it was cast via Wish?

How easy is it to render a clone invalid to be used as a soul receptacle, regardless of its maturity? The Clone spell says It [the clone] remains inert and endures indefinitely, as long as its vessel ...
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Can you cancel Demiplane at will?

I have been wondering about this for a while now. When I cast Demiplane and for example trick a bandit into entering the door, can I then cancel the spells effect and remove the door, trapping the ...
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Do Gaze Effects work through a Wall of Force?

A lich listed in a WotC Adventure can cast wall of force. We are trying to determine what the lich could do if it were to cast a spherical Wall of Force around itself. Wall of force creates a barrier ...
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Does an inverted Magic Circle spell prevent a conjured creature from vanishing at the end of its spell's duration?

The Magic Circle spell (which takes a minute to cast but lasts an hour) can be used in an inverted way: When you cast this spell, you can elect to cause its magic to operate in the reverse ...
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What constitutes an object when using teleport?

There doesn't seem to be a weight limit on teleport anymore but, for the purposes of looting a dungeon, what is an object? I can see how you can fill a chest and then teleport the chest and its ...
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Can a dhampir survive on blood alone?

I am building a dhampir using the stats from Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft (p. 16-17), which has some interesting entries, such as this paragraph under "Dhampir Hungers": Those who ...
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Training in the Dojo

I have scanned the 4th edition rules for the fifth time by now, and I still can't seem to find what I am seeking. I know, that it takes a measure of weeks (typically two to four) to train an animal to ...
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Does the Artificer's Homunculus Servant infusion have any tool proficiencies?

The artificer's Infuse Item feature (TCoE, p. 9; E:RftLW, p. 57) grants access to a number of infusion options, one of which is the Homunculus Servant (TCoE, p. 21; E:RftLW, p. 62). I'm just trying to ...
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Is this unarmored defense option balanced

One of the conceits of a campaign I am running is that in some areas classes like the fighter or paladin would not rely on heavy armor. Is the following option balanced? Unarmored Warrior ...
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What is considered an object?

In the PHB, on page 193, the Use an Object action is described: Use an Object You normally interact with an object while doing something else, such as when you draw a sword as part of an ...
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What happens if I'm invisible and something I'm wearing has the Light cantrip cast on it?

The bard in my group cast the light spell on an amulet he was wearing. Then after triggering a trap, he cast invisibility on himself. What happens in this situation? The amulet is now invisible but ...
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Can you wait until a higher level to make a Magical Secrets selection?

I'm looking to build a an Eloquence Bard 17, Great Old One Warlock 3, Changling (Master of Disguise and Tongue) If my character survives, and we play long enough, I believe I will get 4 Magical ...
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What languages can a Professor Orb have?

Is a professor orb restricted in any way regarding the language choices it can have? For instance, can a professor orb know Modron or Vegypygmy as languages? Additionally, is it possible to possess ...
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If I turn into a Gas Spore and use Death Burst, do the other spores count as "me"?

In Circle of the Seedling you can use Wild Shape to turn into plants. If I am a Gas Spore and use Death Burst, assuming the target fails the save and eventually dies from the infection, are the ...
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Warden—homebrew warpriest archetype

A friend was interested in playing something akin to the D&D 4e warden in Pathfinder 1e, which has long been an interest of mine but nothing I found really worked for me, so I couldn’t really ...
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Is "Unearthed Arcana: Players Make All Rolls" Correct?

In this Unearthed Arcana, they give rules so that players can make all the rolls, rather than the DM sometimes rolling for enemies. In one section, there are specifically rules for converting saving ...
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What are the official options for alternate familiars using the Find Familiar spell?

Other than the options listed under the find familiar spell in the PHB, and the Pact of the Chain warlock, what other official options are available for familiars that can be summoned by find familiar?...
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Can the Telekinesis spell be used to move attached objects, like a city gate?

The object-targeting option of the Telekinesis spell (PHB, p. 280-281) says: You can try to move an object that weighs up to 1,000 pounds. If the object isn't being worn or carried, you automatically ...
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Is this homebrew Friend Blade spell balanced?

I want to implement a spell that would give casters a bit more options (God knows they need them) and enable some potentially funny shenanigans. Is this spell balanced against the current roster: ...
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How long would it take to suffocate in a demiplane created by the spell of the same name?

How long would it take for a medium-sized human caster remaining inside a demiplane after the spell expires to suffocate. Assume no other mass displacing volume in the space. Per the rules of the ...
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Is there an official Forgotten Realms map for D&D 5e?

Is there an official Forgotten Realms map out for D&D 5e yet? Any book or map I can purchase if it is not available online? As of now, I have the Starter Set which comes with the just the Sword ...

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