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### D&D Maximum Attack Bonus [duplicate]

In D&D 5E, what is the maximum achievable attack bonus? Without expenditure, the highest I can reckon is a level 20 Ranger +5 from 20 Dex +6 from Proficiency +5 Foe Slayer +2 Archery Attack Style ...
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### How much can you carry using the Fly spell?

A caster casts fly on himself. How much weight can he carry? The spell doesn't say. I am hoping for some rules-based guidance, but what has worked for you would be useful as well.
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### How much weight can an Aarakocra carry when flying?

(related to Prison break with an Aarakocra) The title pretty much says it all. Are the rules for flying creatures the same as for anyone else, using the Strength * 15 = weight in pounds formula ? ...
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### Illusion vs Hologram, what are the pros and cons

My DM is creating a new 1e campaign and wants to include starfinder elements such as items and classes to it. I'm planning on creating an spellcaster and am wondering if I should work towards the ...
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### Can a Familiar allow you to avoid verbal and somatic components?

if I cast a spell and choose for it to come through my familiar, would I still have to do verbal and somatic components? what about material? would people be able to see the casting? could it still be ...
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### Demiurg vessels and drones for Rogue Trader

Is there any fan implementation of Demiurg Vessels for Rogue Trader system? Not only their vessles proper, but their automated mining drones as well.
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### Mechanics for Explorers installing cyber implants?

One of my players (naturally, magos) wants to install an implant (sub-dermal armour for now) into himself. How can i handle that mechanically? I am guessing something to the effect of medicae test or ...
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### Can you carry someone while levitating?

The levitate spell targets One creature or loose object of your choice that you can see within range $[\dots]$ that weighs up to 500 pounds. If you're airborne from casting levitate on yourself, ...
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### How should I set up and execute air battles in my session to avoid easy encounters?

I'm running the Storm King's Thunder campaign, and we are at the portion where the PCs get an airship to travel around in, the airship is about 1000ft in the air. There are approximately 5-6 lvl 7 PCs,...
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### Can you affect multiple targets with multiple Warding Bond casts?

It has come to my attention that the text of Warding Bond, the legal target(s) of Warding Bond, and the rules as written for target's and spell casting and such; leave it possible that Warding Bond ...
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### How does a Cloak of Displacement interact with a tortle's Shell Defense?

The cloak has a property that causes creatures to have disadvantage on attack rolls against the one wearing it (emphasis mine): While you wear this cloak, it projects an illusion that makes you ...
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### Can the artificer's spell-storing item store their specialist spells?

The artificer's "Spell-Storing Item" feature says: ... you store a spell in it, choosing a 1st- or 2nd-level spell from the artificer spell list that requires one action to cast... [ERLW p. ...
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### How are pluses on vanilla weapons and armour different than previous editions?

How are pluses on vanilla weapons and armour different in 5e than in previous editions? I have noticed old editions are capped at +5 and 5e is capped at +3. What, if anything, would change if higher ...
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### Can a half-elf taking Elf Atavism select a versatile heritage?

As title. Consider Halledon Felf, a half-elf. At first level, Hal takes Human ancestry, and selects Half-elf as a heritage. He then has an ancestry feat, which he uses to take Elf Atavism, allowing ...
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### Can you activate more than 2 magic rings in one turn? [duplicate]

The idea stems from one of my players but can you tie magic rings (enchanted with magic missile) together and activate them all in one action? So for example they have ten magic rings all with the ...
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### Trying to figure out dispel magic DC?

We just played our weekly game and one of our PCs cast dispel magic and we got confused with the wording of the DC to dispel. Is the rise in DC based on the spell slot level used or the normal level ...
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### what is the equivalent of Lathander from the Dawn War Deities

A player getting his cleric ready for a campaign I am creating has told me he usually plays Forgotten Realms and his usual deity is Lathander, this is not a deity I am familiar with. Largely I am ...
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### Can a user benefit from personal powers stored in an empowered object?

I realized while writing this question that I have another issue with empowered objects. Specifically, it is the object using the stored powers, rather than the wearer/wielder/user. Can such an ...
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### How does the receptacle power actually work?

This is actually several questions, but closely related enough I felt they should be asked as one question. If the community disagrees, I'm happy to split them up. The 2nd Edition Complete Psionics ...
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### DoIP Dragon Barrow Area D5 – how is this not a likely TPK?

I'm running Dragon of Icespire Peak, and my players have encountered the Dragon Barrow. This question relates to the mechanics of a specific part of the quest, so I've liberally used spoiler blocks to ...
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### How should I set up and execute air battles in my session to avoid easy encounters? [duplicate]

I'm running the Storm King's Thunder campaign in dnd 5e, and we are at the portion where the PCs get an airship to travel around in. There are approximately 5-6 lvl 7 PCs, and they have 3 or 4 hard ...
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### Is it possible to achieve 9th level spells in 3 different progressions?

With just a little shenanigans, you can get 9th level in 2 progressions. I think Wizard 3 / Druid 3 / Mystic Theurge 10 / Arcane Hierophant 4 does the trick (If I am not mistaken - no books on me ...
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### What weapons are subject to ancestries' weapon familiarity proficiency changes?

Consider Dwarven Weapon Familiarity. A dwarf that takes it becomes trained in the battleaxe, pick and warhammer. Also from this feat: You also gain access to all uncommon dwarf weapons. For the ...
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### Mechanics to represent twin intuition?

I have 2 players who will be playing tabaxi twins, they have a really good backstory and have asked me is there is a way they could have some sort of a link, so if they are not together and one is in ...
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### If a fighter multiclasses into sorcerer, when they cast spells do they also replace material components with somatic?

From the Sorcerer class page, Because you're a sorcerer, you can usually replace material components with somatic components, so you don't need to use a material component pouch. I interpret this to ...
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### Does proficiency work on natural armor?

If I have a PC that has natural armor giving 13+Dex if he wears no armor, will proficiency have any effect on that (or does no proficiency exist for natural armor)?.
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### What is the maximum distance you can cause damage from?

What is the maximum distance a creature can cause damage from, without moving? This can be via any method (making an attack roll, forcing a saving throw, using an item), aside from the Wish spell. ...
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### Can a Chwinga Grant a Given Person More Than one Charm?

So, within the Chwinga statblock, which can be found in Tomb of Annihilation and Icewind Dale: Rime of the Icemaiden, this ability appears: Magical Gift (1/Day). The chwinga targets a humanoid it can ...
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### What has Mordenkainen done to maintain the balance?

I understand that Mordenkainen has become a wizard who strives to 'maintain the balance'. My understanding of which involves ensuring that neither good, evil, law or chaos become too strong (though my ...
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### Are there mechanical disadvantages to being unable to breathe for a handful of rounds, before you are actually suffocating?

Several monsters (for example, the Darkmantle) have abilities that cause their victims to be unable to breathe. However, when this happens in-game my characters just shrug and say, "whatever, I can ...
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### How should I enforce my players to play the alignment they get? [duplicate]

So I started a new campaign, where my players may go to other planes, which are described in the DMG. There are several planes, which has a nice side effect, which will change the PCs alignment. My ...
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### Navigating through magical darkness

This issue came up when the party's warlock cast Hunger of Hadar upon some enemies. She argued that because they were within magical darkness, and blinded, that they should not be able to immediately ...
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### Flame Blade and Dervish Dance

How does the spell Flame Blade interact with the dervish dance feat? If they do not work together, how balanced would it be to let them work together?
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### What's the furthest possible range that an unarmed strike could have?

From what I have seen, the furthest that I could get it was 20 feet, however, I'm sure it's possible to increase it further, so, how far can an unarmed strike truly reach?
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### Is Armor Class a difficulty class (DC)?

Frightened talks only about DCs: [...] You take a status penalty equal to this value to all your checks and DCs [...] Compare it to Clumsy: [...] You take a status penalty equal to the condition ...
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### Can you use Feeblemind to Awaken more beasts in order to use them as sidekicks?

Awaken only works on beasts with 4 INT or lower. Feeble lowers INT to 1 for 30 days. Could I use this to broaden the range of animals I could awaken? I want to introduce a talking Ape as a sidekick ...
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### Was the Monster Lore Compendium ever updated after April 6th, 2008?

Was the Monster Lore Compendium ever updated after April 6th, 2008? If so, where can it be found? I have read that it was going to be added to the d20pfsrd (yes, d20pfsrd, even though this is a 3.5e ...
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### How can I plan a TPK finale that doesn't look planned?

A campaign I was GMing in the past abruptly stopped because of stuff IRL, with characters trapped in a tower in the center of a city that is being destroyed by a huge demon. When the group gets back ...
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### Why is Dragonspear Castle next to the Trade way? [closed]

Why on earth does the Trade Way (which has merged with the Coast Way) pass right by Dragonspear Castle? From what I have read, the place literally has a portal to Hell (https://forgottenrealms.fandom....
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### How do I kill a 20th level raging Zealot Barbarian?

At 20th level, the Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) can rage indefinitely by virtue of starting a new rage just prior to their initial rage ending. This is ...
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### What kind of creatures are subject to Phantom Rogue's Tokens of the Departed?

This might get a little fiddly, but I was curious how people would rule on this aspect of Phantom Rogue's level 13 feature, "Tokens of the Departed" When a life ends in your presence, you’...
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### What is the Vale of Shadows?

Now I'm sure plenty of us on here have seen Stranger Things recently (honestly I'm surprised I haven't seen a question like this yet) and it's whole premise about the Vale of Shadows has me intrigued. ...
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### How does shield bashing work?

I've looked in the DMG and the PHB, but have only found ancillary uses of the shield. The Shield Master feat (PHB, p.170) gives you neat perks, but doesn't act as a weapon (beyond the bonus shove ...
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### How can this in-combat healing specialist best spend their remaining levels and feats?

For an upcoming game (starting at ~level 9-10, continuing until level 20 or we get bored/distracted), I've been working on a build specialized in in-combat healing, with a secondary focus on buffing ...
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### Is it ok to lie to players rolling an insight?

I've just started DMing (D&D-5e). I have a question about the Insight mechanic. I've formulated this problem using D&D but the system is otherwise irrelevant (I'm talking about every ...
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### How to guarantee a successful DC 20 CON save to maximise benefit from the Bag of Beans Item “explosive egg”? [closed]

Planting one of the 3d4 beans from within the magic item Bag of Beans gives this result about 10% of the time: A nest of 1d4 + 3 eggs springs up. Any creature that eats an egg must make a DC 20 ...
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### In terms of optimisation, what's the point of Ruathar?

I've often seen three levels of Ruathar come up in level 20 Cleric builds. Obviously, there's no real disadvantages to taking the class (e.g. it advances spellcasting), but why would an optimiser ...
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### Can I pump my damage repeatedly when using the 'Burned Over' battle move?

Here's the do battle move from the Burned Over hackbook: When you do battle with someone, exchange harm, but first roll+Hard. On a 10+, you hold 4 against your enemy. On a 7–9, you hold 3 against ...