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How to interpret “round up or down” in monster CR calculation

In the "Creating Quick Monster Stats" section of the DMG (p.274) we are given the procedure for determining the CR of a new DM-designed monster. Step 4 of that procedure (pp.274-275) tells ...
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Can clothes be enchanted to change their form?

My question is simple: Can an item(clothes, rings, anything really) be enchanted to change the form of the clothes a person is wearing into other clothes of their decision? I'm new to D&D and want ...
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What happens if your body enters astral plane while under astral projection?

If a creature is under astral projection and their body is transported to astral plane, for instance because they got swallowed by the 2x bag of holding combo, what will happen? Does the astral ...
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Is this Bracers of Stored Health magic item balanced?

I was thinking about the similarities between a character I was making and one from the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, when the idea to make a magic item that replicated the effects of one of ...
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Is a soul or spirit a creature?

The new Unearthed Arcana gives a new option for warlock's patron: The Undead. One of its class feature is Spirit Projection: Your body is now simply a vessel for your spirit. As an action, you can ...
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Does moving a grappled foe through someone's threatened area trigger an attack of opportunity?

If one has grappled a foe, and then succeeds on a check to maintain it, one of the options is: You can move both yourself and your target up to half your speed. At the end of your movement, you can ...
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Do objects (like doors) start with a base Defense of 10?

When Damaging Objects, considered to be Defenseless: Inanimate objects are defenseless by definition and therefore subject to finishing attacks (see the Finishing Attack maneuver): essentially, you ...
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What skill does using a Molotov cocktail fall under?

I think it would be safe to say that some form of craftsmanship skill roll is required for Molotov cocktails to be made. But, I'm not sure what it would be a roll call for, skill-wise, to use the ...
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Thirsting Blade question about number of attacks

If you have a weapon in each hand and Extra Attack, neither light, you can use Extra Attack to attack with each of them on your main action. But, if you have Thirsting Blade, and no Extra Attack, can ...
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What happens when you heal someone who is under the effects of Feign Death in response to Harm?

Here is a hypothetical scenario: Have Harm Cast on a player character(reducing the maximum hit points) Cast Feign Death on the player character, suppressing (not removing) the effects of the disease (...
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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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Does a player character wielding a whip gain advantage if they are 10 feet away from the target? [duplicate]

We had an episode in combat tonight that I was not sure how to adjudicate. A player character (PC1) with a whip was 10 feet away from an enemy. In between PC1 and the enemy was another player ...
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Are there ways to let a sufficiently high Acrobatics(Jump) roll exceed ones Max movement?

I'm building a L9 Tier 3 mythic character in a Pathfinder game (with a DM who accepts a lot of 3pp, including Drop Dead Games / Spheres of Power & Might, which I'm using heavily). Between ...
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Are creatures that are immune to disease affected by the harm spell?

The harm spell, flavourfully, states it creates a virulent disease You unleash a virulent disease on a creature that you can see within range. It later calls out that Any effect that removes a ...
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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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Are the spells Leomund's Tiny Hut and Tiny Hut considered the same spell for the purposes of combining magical effects?

The Player's Handbook contains the spell Leomund's tiny hut (on p. 255), and the Basic Rules contains an SRD version of this spell called tiny hut. The descriptions of these spells are completely ...
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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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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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Does adding multiple skills when combining creatures cause balance issues?

I'm creating a Svirfneblin Evil Mage by combining the stat blocks for each Evil Mage and Svirfneblin. A Svirfneblin has the skills Investigation +3, Perception +2, Stealth +4. An Evil Mage has the ...
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Is a creature's Innate Spellcasting save DC affected by changing ability scores or adding Spellcasting features from another creature?

I'm creating a Svirfneblin Evil Mage by combining the stat blocks for each Evil Mage and Svirfneblin. A Svirfneblin's Innate Spellcasting Save DC is 11 and its INT is +1. An Evil Mage's Spellcasting ...
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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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What is Strahd von Zarovich's weight in bat form?

This question concerns D&D 5e. The relevant ability, with my emphasis, is as follows: While in bat or wolf form, Strahd can't speak. In bat form, his walking speed is 5 feet, and he has a flying ...
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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 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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Can you use your free object interaction while restrained?

If a character is restrained, like being in the gullet of a froghemoth, and they attempt to pull out a different weapon, I assume they could drop what they were holding, but since their speed is zero, ...
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Can you draw and throw multiple daggers in a turn? [duplicate]

Say I can attack 3 times. I want to throw 3 daggers, but I haven't drawn any yet. Are my Action choices really "draw and throw 1 dagger" OR "draw 2 daggers"? You can't draw and ...
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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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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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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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What is the interaction between mold earth and create bonfire?

If I cast create bonfire in a 5 foot unoccupied space, and then, in the next round, cast mold earth to excavate that same area creating a 5 foot pit underneath the fire -- does the bonfire fall or ...
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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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How can I optimise my multi-class build for damage and survivability? (Rogue-Druid-Warlock)

I need some support with optimising this multi-class build. I'm playing in a D&D 5e party where we receive high incoming damage.Our GM is allowing us to multi-class and use feats and spells from ...
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Allowing Disengage for free

I'm the DM, and I'm concerned that combat feels pretty static. As I understand it in RAW: Once you've reached melee range, moving further away will provoke an opportunity attack, unless you disengage ...
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Is a caster of Gentle Repose aware that a creature under the effects of Feign Death is an invalid target?

Alice (a wizard) & Bob (class unspecified), are planning an elaborate prank on Carol (a cleric). Alice casts Feign Death on Bob, and then wails about how he has been slain by a horrible monster/...
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Does a Sea Hag's Death Glare work on a creature that is averting its eyes?

The Sea Hag has a special action called Death Glare: Death Glare. The hag targets one frightened creature she can see within 30 ft. of her. If the target can see the hag, it must succeed on a DC 11 ...
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Reincarnation effects on feats and ability scores

How does reincarnation affect feats and ability score increases? I'm running a campaign with a group of fairly high (16th-18th) level characters and the only "bring back the dead" option ...
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How does the spell Longstrider interact with Gaseous Form? [duplicate]

The 3rd-level spell Gaseous Form states that you have a flying speed of 10 feet. If you cast Longstrider beforehand, does this in practice mean that your flying speed is effectively now 20 feet? I can'...
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The Combat time vs Real time

So I was playing yesterday and our party had been wandering through tunnels and the DM said there was some noise in the distance. So one of the players illuminated an object and threw it down the ...
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How do spell components work in regards to the UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer's Psychic Sorcery ability?

The UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer has the following Psionic Talent option: Psychic Sorcery. When you cast a spell, you can use your mind to form it, rather than relying on words, gestures, and materials. ...
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When applying modifiers to advantages/disadvantages, do you round up or down?

When you apply the percentage mods to an advantage or disadvantage in GURPS 4e, do you round up or down?
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How does being pulled into a demesne mechanically work?

Demesnes, are described as the following: As a spirit that has been linked to the mortal world, you naturally create a space within the Nevernever tied to that place or concept. The space reflects ...
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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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What is the interaction between Green-Flame Blade and Absorb elements

Green-Flame Blade States: ...you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature... ...On a hit, the target suffers the attack's normal effects, and green fire leaps from the target to a ...
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Can the Lucky feat be used on attacks made against an Echo Knight's Echo?

So, the question is regarding the Lucky Feats 2nd use. You can also spend one luck point when an attack roll is made against you. Roll a d20, and then choose whether the attack uses the attacker’s ...
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Can the Chromatic Orb diamond be used as an Arcane Focus?

Chromatic Orb Components: V, S, M (a diamond worth at least 50 gp) You hurl a 4-inch-diameter sphere of energy at a creature that you can see within range. You choose acid, cold, fire, lightning, ...
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Do fiends need to sleep?

The Monster Manual states that undead and constructs do not need to sleep. But it is unclear if fiends need to sleep. What should they do to make a long rest? There are fiendish abilities with "...
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Would swapping Sacred Flame to Toll the Dead for Evil NPCs affect balance?

The PHB makes it clear that radiant damage comes from the Positive Plane and is often associated with the Celestials of the Upper Planes, while necrotic damage comes from the Negative Plane and is ...
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My any-dice program times out, when calculating large limit break checks

Someone in chat helped write an anydice program to calculate limit breaks in an RPG I'm developing, but after making some changes, it times out for dicepools > 7. The system I have in mind, is that ...
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How to make Arcane Eye and our game style fit better together?

Our DM works fairly improvisationally, which results in a playstyle that is fluid and responsive to our actions. We have relatively short sessions, so we like to keep the game moving. There is no ...
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Is a concentration check required for each of my following spells if I buff myself with Mage Armor

Player's Handbook 1, p. 170, "Concentration" - "Spell" says: "If you are affected by a spell while attempting to cast a spell of your own, you must make a Concentration check ...

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