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A question about durable arrow and weapon blanch

A question about durable arrow and weapon blanch. If I weapon blanch a normal arrow with weapon blanch cold iron then treat it to become a durable arrow does the weapon blanch stay with normal use: ...
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A question about arrow breaking and crafting: pathfinder 1e

A question about arrow breaking and crafting pathfinder 1e Assuming when your arrow break from normal use you recover the arrowhead, how much time would it take to craft and arrow it: 1- You already ...
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How can I remove the "Generalist Spellcaster" paradigm from the game?

Pathfinder 2e designer Michael Sayer made a post describing the game's assumptions of how spellcasters are intended to play, which I found completely baffling, and totally at odds with any game I've ...
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Can I use Misty Step during someone else's reaction?

On my turn, can I avoid a melee attack by using misty step when the enemy has readied an action to react to my movement?
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Assuming the overall shape is still 10x10x10 cubes, can you subdivide cubes to create more floorspace with Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion?

With the simplest arrangement possible, Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion allows for 5000 sq ft. of space. But suppose I was okay with slightly cramped quarters, would it be possible to arrange 25 ...
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Does Casting Enlarge/Reduce on a College-of-Creation-Bard's Dancing Item Cause that Item to be Inanimate?

Relevant quotes: Enlarge. The target’s size doubles in all dimensions, and its weight is multiplied by eight. This growth increases its size by one category – from Medium to Large, for example. ... ...
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How Balanced is a Homebrew Feat that Modifies Training Time?

I asked a while ago about the methods to decrease training time, and the answer I summarily got was, outside of shenanigans, increasing your intelligence is the only way. I'm not too invested in the ...
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Which maps from Planescape: Turn of Fortune's Wheel would be most beneficial to have printed out in 1" grid scale?

I will be DMing a Planescape: Turn of Fortune's Wheel campaign soon. Maps in the book are small, and it would be hard to use them for tactical fights and puzzles. The party I will be DMing for likes ...
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Resting during travel

When travelling, it says in the PHB that players can travel at either fast, normal, or slow pace. When moving at this speed, is resting accounted for? For example, if a party all takes a long rest ...
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Can my username include a D&D monster?

I had planned on creating a Twitch/YouTube channel. My username on PS4 and other places contains the name of a D&D monster (the bugbear.) Would my channel ever be in danger of action against it ...
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A mechanic to resolve multi-stage, multi-participant tasks

Sometimes the party wants to complete a multi-part task where the performance of one of them on one part can help or hinder the performance of another one on a different part. They have a common goal,...
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How do simulacra behave?

Everything I read about this spell leaves me with more questions than answers. Does a simulacrum have the personality of its target? How would that reconcile with a target that is fiercely ...
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Is a turn considered "taken" at its start or the end? (re: Assassinate and new bugbear PC features)

Looking at the rules for the 5e Assassin subclass (and similarly for the PC Bugbear Surprise Attack feature), Assassinate Starting at 3rd level, you are at your deadliest when you get the drop on ...
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Can the caster and the illusion from the spell Mislead act in parallel?

The description says that you can use your action to make the illusion move or gesture in whatever way you command it. Does this mean that either the caster or the illusion does effectively nothing? ...
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Does rage, or any of the barbarian level 3 paths, boost unarmed strikes?

Mainly I'm asking in case I get thrown into a situation similar to the Tournament of Power from Dragon Ball Super, or most of the other tournaments in Z and Super, where I can't use weapons. Is there ...
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RAW, can you use Equipment Trait Rules on Removable Powers?

Generally speaking, devices are powers with the Removable flaw applied to them... but what kind of device that is seems to not come up much. Vehicles and Headquarters have listed 'traits' that can be ...
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How do you physically handle aspects at a table to avoid slowing down play?

When running FATE at a physical table, I've run into the following problems: PC aspects are on the players' character sheets, and therefore not visible to me (the GM) at a glance, so I don't remember ...
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Is a Grey paladin of Asmodeus possible?

So, I came up with a concept for an NPC character for pathfinder 1.e that involved a grey paladin with the pact servant trait not just being basically a pseudo hellknight, but being a direct worshiper ...
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What is "Vancian" magic in D&D?

In discussions of D&D, especially discussing older editions, the term Vancian sometimes comes up: "Vancian" spellcasting, "Vancian" magic system. But this word doesn't actually ...
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Paladin/Warlock Multiclass [closed]

I am playing a Leonin Paladin/2 and thinking of multiclassing into Warlock. Just wondering if A. if it is a good idea B. what Patron would work best C. if I should how many levels should I put in?
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Are you your own enemy?

You don't count as your own ally The book explicitly states that you are not your own ally, but are you your own enemy? For example, if I activate an Ash Gown while next to an ally, burning my ally ...
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Can a 17th level sorcerer kill all demons with Simulacrum and Wish?

Inspired by the answer to this question about sunbeams, I realized that there may be a way to exploit Simulacrum to do basically anything an infinite number of times. Specifically, the course of ...
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How many simulacra can Sansuri's Simulacrum create?

In the adventure "Storm King's Thunder," the players have the opportunity to raid the castle of a cloud giant lady, Countess Sansuri. She is a powerful wizard who has researched a custom version of ...
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Can a Paladin's Cleansing Touch (inadvertently) Dispel Simulacrum?

In our last D&D session, I was playing as a simulacrum of my PC that was sent by the BBEG after my PC had been captured. About halfway through the session, the party noticed I was reluctant to use ...
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How are magical effects on a creature copied/transferred when a spell copies/shapechange a creature by "removing" its equipment? [closed]

This becomes important when a spell such as Simulacrum or True Polymorph, or any other shapechanging spell that affects equipment, is cast. Say I make a Simulacrum of an orc, let's call him Simulacr-...
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RAW, can Mordekainen's Magnificent Mansion create components for activities/spells?

Suppose I wanted to repair a simulacrum. Am I able to cast magnificent mansion and furnish it such that the materials required to repair the simulacrum are inside the mansion, thus circumventing the ...
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Switching a simulacrum's soul with the original caster's using magic jar

The reason I ask is because of this question. Obviously, mechanically this should work, since it's a creature, but what are the implications? I'm picturing a simulacrum that wants to be the original,...
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Which form(s) does the Shadow's Strength Drain attack affect when cast on a Wild Shaped, Shapechanged, Polymorphed or True Polymorphed character?

The Shadow's Strength Drain attack states (Monster Manual, p. 269): Strength Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) necrotic damage, and the target’s ...
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Heat Metal vs Sanctuary

My druid cast Heat Metal on an armor-wearing enemy's armor. Then the enemy cast Sanctuary. Then, when while Sanctuary was in effect, I used my bonus action to heat the armor. The DM said I was ...
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What are the mechanics governing the Home Sweet Home award?

A while ago (last spring) I played a 5e AL adventure and received a story award named 'Home Sweet Home' form the DDAL module 'Battle of Elmwood'. As quoted by T.J.L., Characters that successfully ...
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Is there a Forgotten Realms campaign setting book for D&D 5e?

To immerse myself into the world of the Forgotten Realms I wanted to pick up a book or source materials of the lore. Is there a comparable book like it exists for Pathfinder with the Inner Sea World ...
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Are the natural weapon attacks of a druid in Wild Shape magical?

The description for the druid's Wild Shape feature (Player's Handbook, p. 66) declares that the transformation is magical: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape ...
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Does a Druid in Wild Shape add their own Proficiency Bonus to the physical attribute of the Beast for Skills?

The PHB entry on Wild Shape states: "You also retain all of your skill and saving throw proficiencies, in addition to gaining those of the creature." Does this mean you add the character's ...
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Does the Hunter ranger's Colossus Slayer feature work with an opportunity attack?

The Hunter ranger (Player's Handbook, p. 93) can choose the Colossus Slayer option for their 3rd-level Hunter's Prey feature. Suppose that on my turn, my Hunter ranger hits my opponent and gets to use ...
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Can monk move between his extra and bonus attacks?

There are clean rules for moving between actions and between attacks granted by those action (e.g. a fighter with four attacks can move between them freely). But the monk's Flurry of Blows feature is ...
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Can you add poison to breath weapon?

My goal is to find a way to add poison to a breath weapon to make it eligible for Venomfire. 4 possibilites I have yet to find a way to achieve this: Find a way to add a dose of poison to a spell-...
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Can characters with Celestial Sight see normally at all?

Basically, do you lose your normal eyes when you get your special eyes? Codex 514: Celestial Sight Dt 8 pts Those with Celestial Sight do not see as mortals do. No visible light affects their eyes. ...
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How do players defeat the coin dragon in Gorgoldand's Gauntlet?

There is a one-shot adventure called Gorgoldand's Gauntlet, originally designed to be run with 3.5 rules. The adventure mostly consists of a series of puzzles, traps, and a few encounters. However, ...
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Can an Armorer Artificer infuse both of their Thunder Gauntlets separately?

This takes a little setup... At level 3, an Artificer takes the Armorer sub-class. One of the features is Armor Model which can be configured so that they have Thunder Gauntlets. Each of the armor's ...
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Is this homebrew Friend Catapult spell balanced?

It seems that I just like throwing my friends around. Is this spell balanced against the current roster: Friend Catapult 4th-level transmutation Casting time: 1 action Range: 30 ft. Components: V,S,M ...
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What level would you say this homebrewed spell, Shifting Shadows, should be?

What spell level would you say this spell should be? I initially thought 3rd by comparing it to blur, which only affects the caster, whereas this gives disadvantage to multiple creatures no matter who ...
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Can the limitations of Mind Thrust be overcome?

The Mind Thrust psionic power has a few disadvantages. Notably, it is mind-affecting, which doesn't allow it to function against undead, constructs, oozes, and some plant creatures. Also, it ...
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What is the highest Perception DC in each WotC-published adventure?

I’m building a character and one of the pillars of his abilities should be a high passive perception. I’ve found enough ways to boost this that I highly doubt I need to take all of them, so I’d like ...
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Is there any psion variant/ACF/etc that gets Grip of Iron?

I have a character who would really like to have grip of iron, the 1st-level psychic warrior power. However, said character is a psion, specifically an egoist, not a psychic warrior, and doesn’t have ...
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What would be more effective: Immunity to nonmagical or general physical resistance?

I'm home brewing a Tarrasque-like monster for a high level one shot I'm planning, and for a mix of lore and gameplay reasons I'm debating if my beast should have the typical "immune to ...
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Can you manifest Bestow Power on yourself, your Schism mind, or your Fission Duplicate?

You are a valid target of Bestow Power as you are "one psionic creature" You link your mind with another psionic creature’s mind, creating a brief conduit through which mental energy can be ...
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One of my DND characters is a ranger and I don't understand how proficiencies works [closed]

I need help understanding. I've looked everywhere but I cannot find anything that has been useful and if someone can, please explain how it works simply so I can understand.
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Looking for an item: a crystal that stores memories, up to an entire personality?

I am looking for an item and its reference page: a crystal shard that stores memories, up to an entire personality. I believe this particular item comes from one of the forgotten realms books, or ...
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Is the Warlock's Awakened Mind telepathy two-way, or only one-way?

When warlock chooses a pact with The Great Old One, he gains a feature called Awakened Mind (Player's Handbook, p. 110): Starting at 1st level, your alien knowledge gives you the ability to touch ...
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How can I best handle monsters/NPCs using social skills vs PCs?

I've checked the books and can't find an answer by RAW other than the DM decides, so I'd like to know the best way to handle this in my games. What happens if a thug tries to intimidate/persuade the ...

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