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Can I Geas a Plant Creature

If I cast Speak with Plants, targetting a plant creature, and during the duration, I cast Geas on the plant, could I only control it when it can understand me?
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How many Zombies can a Corpse Flower have?

On page 127 of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, in the stat block for the Corpse Flower, it states: The Corpse Flower animates one dead humanoid in its body, turning it into a zombie. The zombie ...
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non-combat role-playing skills in ICE Rolemaster

My group plays ICE exclusively and has for the past 15 years or so. Recently, a friend of the DM's joined with no RPG experience. A problem has arisen regarding the role playing skills such as "...
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A Rogue dilemma: to roll for Stealth, or not to roll?

I need some guidance about how to best use Stealth checks for a campaign. When it comes to Stealth, say of a Rogue*, would it be better to allow players to roll for their own Stealth skill check, or,...
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How do Dimensional Shackles interact with an Arcane Archer fighter's Banishing Arrow?

An Arcane Archer fighter hits a creature with a Banishing Arrow, and they vanish into the Feywild. A man in the middle places dimensional shackles on the target (in the Feywild) for 10 minutes. ...
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IC conflicts, OC hurt feelings, how did you overcome group conflicts as a player?

I'll try to not go too deep into detail and this might turn into a small rant, so sorry in advance. For easier reading I added some subtitles. ;-) Here is some context My group and I (4 players, ...
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How “Official” is the Blood Hunter class?

I saw a question recently about the Blood Hunter class, which confused me because the D&D Beyond page for it is very visually distinct from pages for Homebrew, but everything I've seen indicates ...
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Making the first level magic user combat fun

A fighter gets to hit something every round. An assassin can backstab someone if they are really lucky with their Hide in Shadows and Move Silently. A cleric with more than 13 wisdom gets more than ...
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Damage of duration spells (like acid arrow) on critical hits?

During the planning process of a new character I came across the following question. What is the damage when you get a critical hit with acid arrow? Lets take a look at acid arrow cast at CL3, and ...
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Unexpected complications with the “Transform Object” spell

The "Create Object" spell There's a very curious spell belonging to the school of Illusion and Creation, "Create Object", which allows the caster to cheaply conjure a simple artifact (cup, robe, ...
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What feats expand the set of weapons one can use weapon finesse with?

I know that Dervish Dance adds scimitar to the list. Are there other feats that expand the set of weapons one can use finesse with? I'm particularly curious I'd there are ways to get a bastard sword ...
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Is this homebrew trident weapon and associated feat balanced compared to the published weapons and Feats for Weapons?

Currently, the martial weapon trident is strictly inferior to the simple weapon spear. Here is my homebrew fix for it: Trident (Martial Meelee Weapon) Cost: 15 GP Weight: 5 lbs Damage: 3d4 ...
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What's in a Dead God?

On pages 46-47 of the 5e DMG, under the section regarding the Astral Plane, it states: Visitors occasionally stumble across the petrified corpse of a dead god. Is there any lore about the ...
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When is it best to multi-class for a Bard in this specific situation?

I am hoping to keep this question quite focused so I will set the scene: I am starting my first D&D 5e campaign We are starting at level 3 There is no rogue in the party so I am looking to ...
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How can I have a Token with a Macro on Click in Roll20?

I would like to add a token (legend button) to the world overview, which allows to click another token and show a description of the place. So far I have created a token (A), which has a token macro (...
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What are the balance ramifications of always preventing creatures from taking reactions before their first turn?

I've recently been toying with some rule modifications to 5e's Initiative rules in an attempt to resolve the rule/reality inconsistency where a player "gets the jump" on a monster, but the monster is ...
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Can you cast a stealth spell on a vehicle?

Our party is traveling through the desert in a boat-like vehicle and we want to hide its tracks. We're not sure how to do that. Right now we're looking at spells that might help such as pass without ...
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Enhanced Dodge/Parry should be adjusted to Reaction Action?

Should I change the Action to Reaction if I'm buying Enhanced Dodge/Parry?
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In the current adventures for the campaign settings, is there a mission about carrying out an Assassination?

In the current adventures for the campaign settings, is there a mission about carrying out an Assassination? Hi there, I am looking for an Assassination storyline for the party and wonder if there is ...
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Does a Favored Soul really gains turn attempts if he chose the Glory domain from the dracolyte prestige class?

I think I figured a way to give more power to the Favored Soul class (Complete Divine, p. 6-10) that people shun so much and is weak compared to Clerics, not only do you gain a Domain this Way but I ...
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Do Steel Wind Strike's melee spell attacks have advantage if the caster is under the effect of the Invisibility spell?

The Invisibility spell (PHB, p. 254) says: A creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on the target's ...
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Is the gaze effect of a medusa blocked by an antimagic field?

This question addresses the question of whether petrification effects are blocked by the Antimagic Field spell. But it does not seem to address the gaze itself - particularly the Petrifying Gaze of a ...
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Can I Grapple and Shove?

I read a really cool multiclass on Reddit, the Bardbarian, and I'm going to create one. But it described a combination of Grapple and Shove to knock an enemy prone and not allow him to get up, since ...
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If two Moonbeam spells are placed on a Large creature, does it take damage from both beams on its turn?

If two moonbeam spells are placed on different parts of a size Large (or larger creature), does it take damage from both beams on its turn? Or is this subject to the rule on combining magical effects ...
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What are all the creatures related to the Far Realm that have stat blocks in 5e?

I'm looking for any and all creatures–specifically those that have stat blocks in 5e (so I'm excluding things from previous editions that don't have stat blocks in 5e, largely just to narrow the scope ...
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How does the Split feature of Ooze creatures interact with buffs or debuffs? [duplicate]

Bart the Bard is fighting against three Black Puddings. Bart casts Bane to protect himself from their attacks, which all three fail. Bart then sends a lightning bolt through all three. Unfortunately,...
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Collection of custom Apocalypse World moves, with feedback? [closed]

For the Hardholder in my Apocalypse World game, I thought of a custom move and would now like to share it and in particular get feedback on it. Also, I'd like to see if somebody else has thought of ...
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Can Favored Souls choose feats that require cleric levels, such as Initiate of Astilabor?

The Initiate of Astilabor feat (Dragon Magic, p. 20) has the following prequisites: Prerequisite: Cleric level 3rd, dragonblood subtype, deity Astilabor. As a Dracolyte silverbrow human having an ...
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What is the relationship between these two characters?

In the Baldur's Gate section of the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, it is mentioned that the former Grand Duke was Dillard Portyr (emphasis mine): The current Grand Duke is Ulder Ravengard, who is ...
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Does Unearthed Arcana render Favored Souls redundant?

In Unearthed Arcana, there is a set of optional rules for Spontaneous Divine Casters. Under the assumption that these rules are used and that any Favored Soul fluff is ignored, is there any mechanical ...
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High Int Barbarian

I'm playing in a campaign where we are building and playing each other as characters. I'm planning to build one of the players as a barbarian as he is a former Muay Thai kickboxing instructor who has ...
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Are a Paladin's auras considered magical for the purpose of Anti-Magic Field?

I know in current editions they don't explicitly state that the auras for paladins are based on magic. I haven't ran into this yet, but my question is, does the effect provided from an aura penetrate ...
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Will a mature animal companion with Haste get 2 actions when not commanded?

I tried to do this in a game, but the GM said I couldn’t and became irate when I asked why. He gave me an explanation that I didn’t think made sense. But instead of saying after the game we’ll ...
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Are creatures in combat aware of the effects of others turns' in the same round before they begin their own turn?

I have never played tabletop D&D before. Lots of NWN and BG on my PC though, so I know the basics. I got a 5e D&D "Essentials Kit" for my birthday and I'm going to try to run a beginner module ...
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Can a Goodberry not be administered to an unconscious creature?

Potion of Healing (DMG, page 187): You regain hit points when you drink this potion. Potions (DMG, page 139): Drinking or administering a potion to another character requires an action. As ...
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What is a good spoiler-free lore resource that I can give to my party for the Storm King's Thunder adventure?

I'm currently running a Storm's King Thunder campaign and got a question from a couple players in my party who wanted to create a backstory for their characters. They wanted to know more about the ...
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How to deal with players who like to use the local authorities to solve their problems

The problem I have a player in my group which tends to approach local authorities (may it be guards or churches) when facing a threat. He thinks that, given his role (a bard in a medieval world, so, ...
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Are there any RAW effects that give a flat damage reduction?

I was going to ask a question about which damage type is reduced by the "magical aura" referenced in the PHB under Damage Resistance and Vulnerability if the damage in question has multiple damage ...
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What is the duration of the Scrying spell?

The description of the Scrying spell says: Casting Time: 10 minutes Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes I usually interpret this as: Cast the spell for 10 minutes. After casting, the ...
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How can I help my players make meaningful choice during dungeon navigation?

Foreword: I run a D&D 4e campaign, but I think that this question is overall system-agnostic. Recently I've somewhat shifted my D&D campagin towards a more traditional dungeon crawling style. ...
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Traveling through the Astral Plane

I'm new to D&D and I don't understand all of its concepts, for example, Astral Plane. From what I understand, you can travel there physically through a portal and travel to other planes this way. ...
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Can two mages cast Wall of Fire in the same place?

I've been playing D&D for a long time but I've never encountered this situation until now. If a party has a wizard and a sorceress who both know Wall of Fire, can they cast it in the same place? ...
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Does the Spirit Guardians spell stack with multiple casters?

Recently played with a group, where 3 of their clerics would cast spirit guardians, claiming monsters in the area had to make 3 wisdom saves for 3d8 damage each, potentially adding up to 9d8 damage ...
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Is there a way for a PC to craft crossbow bolts?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 85, it lists the following as one of the things you can do with Woodcarver's Tools: Craft Arrows. As part of a short rest, you can craft up to five arrows. As ...
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Can a PC with the Alert feat alert his friends?

Assume the following situation: The party has been surprised by an ambush. Every PC is surprised except PC Bob because he has the Alert feat. Thanks to his high initiative bonus Bob gets to go first. ...
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Does a Barbarian's Feral Instinct prevent him from being surprised?

At 7th level, a Barbarian gains Feral Instinct: Feral Instinct ... If you are surprised at the beginning of combat and aren't incapacitated, you can act normally on your first turn, but only ...
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Can a Necromancy wizard raise a Spawn of Kyuss?

Are there any spells out there that would allow a necromancy school Wizard to specifically raise a Spawn of Kyuss? Or would controlling one only be achievable through turning it?
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Why are Dark Elves evil? [closed]

I need help coming up with a background for these evil dark elves. They’re bad, they tear apart civilizations, they kill people, they humiliate and slaughter those in power, but why?? I need help ...
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How can I create a character inspired by Illidan Stormrage from WoW? [closed]

I want to make a D&D 5e character inspired by Illidan Stormrage, a character from World of Warcraft. I love the appearance of Illidan, but it seems impossible to copy. His abilities are awesome. ...
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Would allowing a flying creature to be summoned using the Find Steed spell cause problems?

In our Curse of Strahd campaign, the group's Paladin has just hit level 5 and is requesting that I, as the DM, would allow him to summon a Giant Owl for his Find Steed spell. The spell does say "...

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