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Can spending stability lead to a Mythos shock?

Bob faces a Mythos entity and has to make a Stability test or lose 7 Stability. It's been a long day and Bob is already at -2 Stability. Bob's player chooses to spend 4 Stability points in order to (...
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Secret of the Ancients (2012) - why leave them here?

Note - this has significant spoilers for the Secret of the Ancients campaign. Secret of the Ancients has some really interesting ideas and lots of detail but some serious flaws also. However, among ...
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How can I make players still feel rewarded after looting a dragon hoard?

Disclaimer: This question is tagged dnd-5e, since consideration of the value of money or the magic item system might be relevant. I do, however, doubt that an answer based primarily on these would ...
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Does the Burning Disarm spell give the target a choice of whether to hold onto the targeted item?

The description of the burning disarm spell says: This spell causes a metal object to instantly become red hot. A creature holding the item may attempt a Reflex save to drop it and take no damage (...
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Does the Burning Disarm spell allow the target to attempt a Reflex save if the metal object is worn, but not locked?

The Burning Disarm spell says the target gets a Reflex save if they can drop it, but don't if they can't drop it (emphasis mine): This spell causes a metal object to instantly become red hot. A ...
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Is the DMG's Disarm option an entire action, or a replacement for a single weapon attack?

My confusion comes from the somewhat ambiguous wording of the Disarm action as described in the Dungeon Master's Guide (p. 271): A creature can use a weapon attack to knock a weapon or another item ...
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Can a Shield be Disarmed?

The Player's Handbook describes the shield as being wielded in one hand. However, the Armor category that displays the times to put on armor lists the shield is something that you don, and it takes ...
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Can the bonus action attack from Polearm Master be used to Disarm?

Polearm Master (PHB p. 168) gives you the ability to situationally make a bonus action attack: When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, or quarterstaff, you can use a ...
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Is a disarm with Weapon Finesse made with a Str or Dex bonus to CMB?

If you are using a rapier with the feat Weapon Finesse while attempting to disarm an opponent, do you use DEX or STR on the CMB for the disarm attempt?
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Can a Thief rogue disarm an enemy in combat using Sleight of Hand as a bonus action?

One of my players rolled a Thief rogue. At level three they get the Fast Hands feature: You can use the extra action granted by your Cunning Action to make Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) checks, use ...
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How does wearing a locked gauntlet interact with failing a disarm check?

In 3.5, wearing a locked gauntlet provides a +10 bonus against being disarmed. If you attempt to disarm an opponent and fail, your opponent can attempt to disarm you in response. So locking your ...
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Can the Burning Disarm spell be cast on an embedded metal item, such as a weapon stabbed into an enemy?

So, Burning Disarm says this: This spell causes a metal object to instantly become red hot. A creature holding the item may attempt a Reflex save to drop it and take no damage Now, it does specify ...
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Does D&D 5e lack a general disarm rule?

I get from the PHB that there is no general rule for disarming an opponent but only a specific rule for Battle Master fighters. Can we assume that other classes (even other fighters subclasses) lack ...
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Why does 'Disarm' seem so trivial?

I was reading a closed question that proposed different rulings on Disarm, and it leads me to ask a proper question about the disarming abilities in 5th Edition. The Battle Master maneuver Disarming ...
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Does the Disarm action optional rule (DMG) make the Disarming Attack maneuver (Battle Master fighter) useless?

I would like an analysis of this with feedback. Does the Disarm combat option (DMG, p. 271) make the Disarming Attack maneuver (PHB, p. 74) useless by being the better option? Here are the pros &...
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Is disarm really a useful move?

When you disarm a foe, how far away does the disarmed weapon fall? Can the disarmed character recover the weapon in their next maneuver and thus continue the fight without penalty, except, maybe, ...
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Does the DMG's “Disarm” bypass AC?

In the DMG at pg. 271 the disarm described appears to bypass the defenders AC: it is a contest of attack roll vs. skill. There is no mention of AC being a factor. So could a L1 human fighter tavern ...
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How does the Ranged Disarm feat work?

D&D 3.5, Complete Warrior, Ranged Disarm feat. It only says that we can attempt a disarm attempt with a ranged weapon, but not much else. So, two questions: Does the enemy still have an attack ...
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Does “Disarm” basically allow you to steal?

DMG 271 describes the disarm action and states that if the attack roll is successful, the defender "drops the item." SRD 92 lists things you can do on your turn in tandem with your move and action. ...
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Is it easier to wake a character from 'mundane' sleep than from 'magically induced' sleep?

In DnD 5e, when a character is affected by the spell Sleep, they are: 'unconscious until [either] the spell ends, the sleeper takes damage, or someone uses an action to shake or slap the sleeper ...
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Can a caster stack castings of Leomund's Tiny Hut on the exact same area?

RAW, can a caster stack castings of Leomund's tiny hut on the exact same area? As in, when the remaining duration is greater than the casting time, they would ritual-cast it a second time. (The motive ...
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Is a young black dragon enough of a challenge alone for group of five level-5 characters?

I have a 5-member party in D&D 5e (ranger, fighter, sorcerer, rogue and bard) who are all level 5. They will soon be meeting with the "big bad", a young black dragon, in his lair which contains ...
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Dropping a Throwing Weapon & Range Increment

If you drop a throwing weapon from a height onto an enemy, does that incur range increment penalty, and if so, how much? I am asking, because a question in our group came up whether gravity or higher ...
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What happens if a thin-blood diablerizes another vampire?

Let's say that a thin-blood has diablerized another vampire who isn't a thin-blood, so it is now a 13th generation vampire of the clan of their victim. What happens to their learned disciplines (via ...
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Chess Trap Variant

I'm planning to run a Dungeon World campaign based on a classic D&D Super Endless Quest book called The Ghost Tower which, in turn, is based on a classic D&D module called The Ghost Tower of ...
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How far away can stone shape affect stone?

Stone shape can affect an amount of stone up to 10 cubic feet + 1 cubic foot per level. If the shape you want to effect is narrow enough, you could get a lot of distance while staying under this ...
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Are there published airship rules for AD&D?

I have some players interested in airships. You'd think these rules existed somewhere in one of the campaign settings or a Dragon magazine. Do any? I'm thinking of things like flight speeds, costs, ...
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Is there an official variant rule where a natural 1 ends a full attack action?

In many 3.5 games that I have played, a roll of a natural one on an attack roll is basically just a miss, but you cannot make any more attacks that round. I thought this was an official variant rule, ...
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Is a fumble on a natural 1 an official rule?

I am currently a player in a D&D 3.5 game where rolling a 1 on any attack roll is not only an automatic miss, but also means that something "bad" happens – such as dropping your sword, falling ...
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Can a victim of diablerie's soul be retained within the diablerist?

My latest campaign has reached a rather tragic point, heaved on by diablerie happening more often than it should. A character's blood bound wife, diablerising that character's childe, was lost to the ...
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How do I handle a character bent on diablerie of an Antediluvian?

I’m running a campaign and a character decided to change his goal from getting gun heels that are possessed by a demon (Bayonetta) to becoming third generation through diablerie. He’s made a deal with ...
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Are the Disciplines permanent when you do diablerie and you win in revised edition version?

I have a Malkavian that committed diablerie on a Tzimisce, and gained Vicissitude. Now due to the fact that I gained Appearance and I'm improving that power, my storyteller wants to nerf me for having ...
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Can diablerie be performed on a vampire who has just met their Final Death?

I'm currently playing a Sabbat vampire following the Path of Blood in a VtM game. In our most recent session, I encountered and fought two Camarilla alastors who were hunting me for committing ...
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Does the taint in my aura from Diablerie ever fade?

If my character has committed diablerie in his past, does the taint in his aura, visible to auspex users, last forever? Can it be cleansed?
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What happens to clan, disciplines, blood and curse after losing the struggle after diablerie?

In my campaign an old Giovanni Kindred caught an even older and much stronger Cappadocian by surprise and diablerized her. He almost immediately lost the struggle of souls and she took over control. ...
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Are there any RAW effects or attributes that give resistance to the Sleep spell?

The Sleep spell states: This spell sends creatures into a magical slumber. Roll 5d8; the total is how many hit points of creatures this spell can affect. (PHB 276) The sleep spell doesn't ...
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If I cast the Sleep spell and there are multiple creatures with an equal (lowest) number of hit points in the area, which creature falls asleep?

I'm playing D&D 5e. The description of the sleep spell says: This spell sends creatures into a magical slumber. Roll 5d8; the total is how many hit points of creatures this spell can affect. ...
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How to provide knowledge to players?

I've read a lot of articles on player vs. character knowledge, where the crux of the article is always that players know more than their characters, and metagaming is an issue. For good or for bad, I ...
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Does this character concept involving never taking a long rest and converting spell slots to sorcery points (aka coffeelock) violate RAW?

Does the following, very cheesy character concept, violate any RAW? Please cite rules or official rulings in your answer. (Apart from RAW, I expect my DM to disallow or limit the concept, in the ...
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What are all the ways that stacking resistance becomes immunity by RAW?

In this supplement for Rise of Tiamat, on page 4, the properties of the "dragon mask" magic items are described, including this property (bold emphasis mine): Damage Absorption. You have ...
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How do I help my players not get caught up on smaller plot points?

I just finished having a conversation with one of my players, and was led to a question I'm not sure I know how to answer. I'm running a sandbox campaign (D&D 4e, if it makes a difference) where ...
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Is there a standard hierarchy when two supplemental books contradict each other?

The spell, Energy Vortex, is found in: Complete Divine (p.164) as a 4th level Cleric/Druid spell (published May 2004) Spell Compendium (p.81) as a 3rd level Cleric/Druid spell (published Dec 2005) ...
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Randomly-generating weather for a sandbox campaign

I'm running a sandbox campaign and I've been looking for a method of randomly determining the weather for the day. Features I'm looking for: Low-to-medium handling time during play. Big tables are ...
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Does Repelling Blast work once per spell or once per beam?

Warlocks can take the following invocation: Repelling Blast Prerequisite: eldritch blast cantrip When you hit a creature with eldritch blast, you can push the creature up to 10 feet away from you in ...
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Are children reincarnated as adults?

I was considering porting a character from an earlier edition of the game, who had been reincarnated before becoming an adult. This is purely backstory, however it got me thinking about how this would ...
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Site with absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5

A good ten years ago a friend of mine told me about a site somewhere where absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5 were listed, with detailed level-by-level character progression. As far as I ...
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Can a weapon be a holy symbol?

So I'm being part of a DnD campaign soon, and I'm making a tempest cleric that worships Thor. Since Thor's weapon is a Warhammmer, and I also use a Warhammer, could the hammer count as a holy symbol ...
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What happens to a net with the Returning Weapon artificer infusion after it hits?

The 2019 UA artificer can infuse any simple or martial weapon that has the thrown weapon property with the Returning Weapon infusion. The net is a martial ranged weapon with the thrown property. A ...
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How do I determine a dragon's new Challenge Rating when applying the Shadow Dragon template?

The Monster Manual contains a template whereby any true dragon may be turned into a shadow dragon. A shadow dragon differs from a true dragon in the following ways: It has resistance to necrotic ...
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Do Black Tentacles “protect” you from ranged attacks as creatures grappling you do?

If you are trying to shoot some creature, and your target is grappling, rules say: "roll randomly to see which grappling combatant you strike". Does Black Tentacles spell's effect count as a ...

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