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How many Joules does strength values ten through twenty equate to?

D&D is not a science based or physics based game. Yet certain inquiring players apparently want to know. Thus, how many Joules of energy does strength values ten through twenty equate to? Based on ...
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Galders speedy courier, definition of “mineral goods”

The 4th level spell, 'Galder's Speedy Courier', has the following material component cost: (25 gold pieces, or mineral goods of equivalent value, which the spell consumes) I assume we can agree that &...
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Can unseen servant “fly”?

An unseen servant is an invisible, mindless, shapeless force that performs simple tasks at your command. It can run and fetch things, open unstuck doors, and hold chairs, as well as clean and mend. ...
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How do I tell my S.O. that I am not enjoying playing with this group?

Recently, my group started a game of Starfinder that is run by my S.O. Part of the reason my S.O. wanted to run the game was so that I could have a chance to play as a player since I've been DMing ...
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Can I get Combat Casting as a bonus feat in one level or less?

I need Combat Casting as a prerequisite for another feat. I really do not want to waste a precious feat slot on this terrible feat, particularly since I should have enormous Constitution. Therefore, I ...
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Can the Oath of Vengeance paladin cast Vow of Enmity on invisible target

I was reading the Channel Divinity abilities of the Oath of Vengeance of the paladin and under Vow of Enmity, it says As a bonus action, you can use your Channel Divinity to choose a creature within ...
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If your target has an enemy within 5ft, can you sneak attack without using a finesse or ranged weapon?

A rogue and fighter are engaged in melee combat with a goblin. The rogue is unarmed. Can the rogue activate Sneak Attack? The rules for Sneak Attack state: Beginning at 1st level, you know how to ...
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Can you cast a spell learned from the Magic Initiate feat using spell slots?

Can you cast a spell learned from the Magic Initiate feat using spell slots? Say I play a wizard who learns cure wounds by taking the Magic Initiate feat. Could I cast that spell using the Wizard's ...
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How can I prepare my party to reasonably be able to bring down a prismatic wall?

Background In my campaign I have a villain who uses misdirection and avoidance as their main combat methods. They won't fight directly, but they use summoned creatures, minion allies and illusions to ...
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What is the actual speed in MPH or KPH for movement in CoD?

I looked in the core book but I couldn't find it. The index points to page 92 but I don't see what the actual MPH is. I get that CoD is not necessarily a stats-heavy game but I'd like something to go ...
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Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight who takes the Magic Initiate? [duplicate]

Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight who takes the Magic Initiate (Wizard) feat cast the first level spell they pick with their spell slots, like a Bard who took Magic Initiate (Bard) can? Or ...
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Can creatures teleport through Prismatic effects?

Can you and/or your enemies use teleportation effects (Dimension Door, (Greater) Teleport) to travel past Prismatic spells? Does it matter if the spell is Prismatic Wall or Prismatic Sphere?
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Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight with the Magic Initiate feat (picking the wizard list) use spell slots to cast the chosen 1st-level spell?

A bard who takes the Magic Initiate feat and chooses the bard spell list for the feat can use spell slots to cast the 1st-level spell they learn from the feat. A wizard who takes the feat and chooses ...
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How can I explain a race from 5e Eberron showing up in Faerûn?

I know Eberron and Faerûn are different planes but I have players who want to play warforged. What connections exist between the planes to facilitate a Eberron race ending up in Faerûn? I am looking ...
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Can the pocket dimension created by the mirror of life trapping be returned to by using the Gate spell?

A wizard needs a few decades to think over a problem, and decides to do so in his mirror of life trapping to prevent himself from aging. He packs a bag full of writing supplies and a 5000gp diamond, ...
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Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid?

I find the term Humanoid to be (obviously) human centric, and am looking for a more generic term to use in place of it to define all intelligent creatures that exist in standard society of these ...
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Psionic Sorcerer: Psychic Strike with ongoing spells

https://media.wizards.com/2020/dnd/downloads/UA2020_PsionicOptions.pdf Psychic Strike 6th-level Psionic Soul feature You have learned to channel additional psychic energy into your spells. ...
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Ideas on how to handle a denying/unaware team attacking player? [closed]

Short: Right now I'm thinking about our next session and how to handle a PC who has attacked us the second time with an AoE spell. To defend him: he's denying that he has done it intentionally and ...
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How does a Ring of Spell Storing function?

The Ring of Spell Storing says (DMG pg. 192): This ring stores spells cast into it, holding them until the attuned wearer uses them. The ring can store up to 5 levels worth of spells at a time. ...
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Does Pathfinder 2e fix the “linear fighters, quadratic wizards” problem?

This question about the playtest got the answer "we just do not know it yet". More than a year after the publication, what it the final answer? (if making a comparison to DnD 5e helps, use ...
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Can you teleport into an antimagic field?

Are you able to use teleportation magic, most notably Dimension Door and (Greater) Teleport, to enter an active Antimagic Field?
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Can I draw a weapon before making a bonus-action attack and get the damage bonus from the Dueling fighting style?

I've got a character with the Dueling fighting style who fights with a rapier while keeping their other hand free. They also have a dagger sheathed. The way I see it, my character can perform a ...
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Can a fighter two-weapon fight unarmed?

I want to make a fighter whose primary weapons are his unarmed attacks using the Tavern Brawler feat. If I take the Two Weapon Fighting style would that work with 2 unarmed strikes? In the weapons ...
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Mechanic to find lodgings in settlement: Pathfinder 1e

Is there a mechanic in 1st Edition Pathfinder for a party to find good lodgings in a settlement (town/village/city)? I seem to recall reading it somewhere but I can't nail down the source or the exact ...
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How does extra damage work for critical hits?

I'm a bit confused on how extra damage works for critical hits. Let's take the following example: A thief with sneak attack rolls a crit. I'm under the impression he rolls double his normal attack ...
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Can you help another player escape telekinesis?

We recently had a session where the big bad used telekinesis on a player and an NPC wanted to grab him back, essentially. I had the NPC essentially make the escape DC to see if he could pull the ...
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Can spells that stabilise you when you'd die overrule death from exceeding negative constitution?

Characters die from damage when their health is reduced below their negative Constitution score. However, some spells stabilize you when you'd die. Can these spells stabilize you even from damage that ...
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Can spells that stabilize you when you would die protect you from death by massive damage?

Characters die from damage when their health is reduced below their negative Constitution score. However, some spells stabilize you when you would die. Can these spells save you from the massive ...
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Can you True Polymorph yourself into an object?

Can you True Polymorph yourself into an object? Or would doing so break your concentration on the spell?
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How does flexible casting interact with itself?

As I find builds about the Coffeelock (for peoples who doesn't know, it's a build that allows you to have an infinite amount of 5th level spells slot RAW, involving a sorcerer multiclassing in warlock)...
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Can an artificer cast spells using a single component from a set of artisan's tools?

Under Tools Required You produce your artificer spell effects through your tools. You must have a spellcasting focus – specifically tinker’ tools or some kind of artisan’s tool – in hand when you ...
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When exactly can a caster stop concentrating on a spell?

From the Basic Rules section on Concentration: Some spells require you to maintain concentration in order to keep their magic active. If you lose concentration, such a spell ends. If a spell must be ...
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What happens to a troll that is perfectly vertically bisected by a normal weapon? [closed]

The title pretty much covers it. For reference, see http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/troll.htm and http://www.d20srd.org/srd/specialAbilities.htm#regeneration There is, of course, no definitive ...
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Are monsters subject to the massive damage instant-death rules?

I have been looking at the following two questions recently: Are Trolls immune to all instant death effects? Does the Instant Death rule apply to zombies too? The first states the following in the ...
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Does the reaction melee attack from the Sentinel feat's third benefit trigger through an Echo Knight fighter's echo?

The third benefit of the Sentinel feat reads (PHB, p. 169-170): When a creature within 5 feet of you makes an attack against a target other than you (and that target doesn't have this feat), you can ...
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How do I adjudicate a player trying to sweep kick an enemy's legs to knock them down?

I'm new to D&D. I already read both the Player's Handbook and Dungeon Master's Guide (I'm mastering) and I would like to know how I could handle this situation: A player wants to do a sweep kick ...
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How can I create a Viking/Saiyan that creates his own weapons with energy, ki or magic? [closed]

I'm going to play on a table with some friends and I wish to create a Viking-type warrior that is able to use energy/ki/magic to create weapons and fight like a barbarian but without being one. The ...
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How powerful can a 20th-level Wizard make a 1st-level Fighter without allowing him to realize it is the Wizard's doing?

A 20th level Wizard makes a bet with another 20th level Wizard - he has to make his grandson succeed on a difficult mission. Without allowing his grandson (a first level Fighter) or his grandson's ...
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Does the verbal component for spellcasting have to be words?

To make a long story short: for my first D&D campaign, I want to create a warlock that had to give up her voice as a part of her deal with her Patron. As such, she is incapable of speaking, but ...
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How obvious is Mage Armor?

Can an observer see that a creature is under the effect of the Mage Armor spell?
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Is a Necromancy wizard's hit point maximum reduced when they gives hit points to his homunculus from the Create Homunculus spell?

In the D&D 5e campaign I'm playing in, my School of Necromancy wizard just gained the spell create homunculus (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 152). Part of the spell's description reads (...
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Can a character take 10 or 20 on a Spellcraft check to identify magical items?

This came up in this question: What's an efficient way to handle magical item identification?. Many people suggested taking 10 on Spellcraft checks to identify magical items. I certainly see the ...
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A question about polymorphing yourself [duplicate]

If you polymorph yourself into a chair do you instantly break concentration and turn back to normal?
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If you own the FFG Star Wars books, do you need the Genesys Core Book to start playing it?

As a long time player of the FFG Star Wars games (Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny), I was very excited to hear about the release of FFG's new RPG Genesys, which uses the ...
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Paranoia Play-by-Post GMing Techniques

I am planning on running a play-by-post (pbp) Paranoia Troubleshooters game. Due to the nature of a pbp, its possible that the dramatic tension of a properly run Paranoia game will be lost. What are ...
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Can a creature under the effect of a Discord Symbol perform verbal spell components?

Symbol (PHB, pg. 280) allows you to create a magical glyph that triggers on a condition you determine. One of the glyphs you can create is called Discord: Each target must make a Constitution saving ...
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Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM

The problem What are the best practices to overcome that certain “complexity paralysis” that may strike a GM when trying to learn and immerse himself in a setting that has a lot of intricate ...
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Spoilt for choice: helping traditional-system players adapt to narrative-control games

My group teethed on D&D 3.5 and loved 4e, but now we're eager to take advantage of FATE's more narrative- and character-driven philosophies. However, on our first (DFRPG) game last night, my ...

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