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Are there any PbtA games for Contemporary Fantasy and Magic? [closed]

I'm being (late) introduced to PbtA games and I'm looking for a Contemporary Fantasy and Magic option, something like Ars Magica, Mage The Ascension, Dresden Files? Let me narrow down the question a ...
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What potions/bombs does a Leech have access to starting the game?

As a Leech, I have a Bandolier that allows me to use three potions or bombs during a score. Am I allowed to use only items I have created during downtime? Or can I use any item without having to spend ...
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What happens if you give away a Artifact with a Hearthstone?

If a person has an artifact with one or more hearthstones and for some reason decide to give it away to someone else what happens? Can another exalted attune the artifact and keep the hearthstone from ...
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What is it about damage spells in pathfinder 2e that's considered 'weak'?

I've read repeatedly that casters in PF2e are mostly relegated to support roles, i.e. buffing allies, rather than dealing damage. I know that this was an effort on Paizo's part to deal with the linear ...
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What are the spells that have a target other than self (and a target entry) for Ocular spell eligibility that aren’t already touch/rays?

I asked the question Does Ocular spell make every eligible damage spells have a critical chance since it becomes a ranged touch attack (ray)? and I realized it was a bit hard to find spells that were ...
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How can I design a magical weapon that grants an advantage against fire-base creatures without using water and choking effects? [closed]

The party I am DM'ing is going for an adventure to the Elemental Plane of Fire. I want to design a magical weapon that can grant an advantage against fire-based creatures. I see that Fire Elementals ...
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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 Ocular spell make every eligible damage spells have a critical chance since it becomes a ranged touch attack (ray)?

So for some spells that do indeed have targets other than self (and also have a target entry) would Ocular spell make it now possible to score a critical? Ocular spell states: (...)When you release ...
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First time role playing, how do I address this problem? [closed]

I am brand new t role playing as I am really shy and normally don’t like to tell my stories to others. I am role-playing with my friend and her siblings and I have a problem. I have added my character ...
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How much gold and how much time does fitted mithril or adamantine armor cost?

I'm looking for the most widely accepted rules for buying mithril and adamantine armor, including chain, splint, half and full plate. How much gold and how much time, baseline, does it cost a merchant ...
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What high-end fantasy fabrics and textiles exist in the Forgotten Realms?

Dungeons and Dragons has defined many fantastic and interesting metals (mythril, adamantine...) and leathers (dragon scales, Leather golem armour...). The lore also likes to call out food and drink as ...
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Is there a way to permanently create 44064 gallons of acid for less than 100k gp?

Summary: I'm looking to permanently create \$44064 \text{ gal}\$ of acid on a budget of \$100,000 \text{ gp}\$. As part of this, I am building a level 12 character who will be the one creating and ...
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Do spells like burning hands specify specific non-material components? [duplicate]

In "Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?", it has been established that burning hands does indeed require touching thumbs. A question that is danced around there is, "is ...
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What to do when I'm forced to make battle decisions by other players?

I've been playing a campaign in which there have been a few instances in battles where I feel like I'm being forced to make some non-optimal moves in battle by the rest of the PC group. For example me ...
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Can Warforged be targeted by the Clone spell?

The clone spell's components include, among other things (PHB, p. 222): at least 1 cubic inch of flesh of the creature that is to be cloned However, warforged do not have flesh as other humanoids do ...
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Does 'Clone' (spell) Work On A Flesh Golem?

Does Clone work on a Flesh golem? Points of possible interest: golem is the right size clone doesn't seem to 'change their shape' does the golem 'die'? does it live? Seems like a pretty ...
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Can AT's magehand use free actions? [closed]

As a mage hand legerdemain can I use my mage hand to draw an object from myself as a free action, before I use my bonus action to use this object on an enemy. For example, as an AT I have a vial of ...
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What are the permitted shapes of a Wall of Fire?

The text of the Wall of Fire spell is found on page 285 of my printing of the Fifth Edition Player's Handbook. The following is all the text states regarding how the wall is shaped: [...] You can ...
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How quickly must a creature respond to the spell Sending?

Sending (PHB.274): (emphasis mine) Casting Time: 1 action [...] Duration: 1 round [...] You send a short Message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with you are familiar. The creature hears ...
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Would Sacred Flame hurt a person the target is holding as hostage/human shield?

An enemy had grabbed a friendly NPC and was using him as a hostage and standing behind him as cover. The (new) DM seemed to be implying that the archers in our party would risk shooting the friendly. ...
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Can Specters move into the ground to avoid Opportunity Attacks?

In 5e, Specters have the Incorporeal Movement trait, which says: The specter can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends ...
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Can you identify telepathically received messages sent through spells like Sending as magical via Detect Magic? [duplicate]

An enemy casts Sending to communicate with a player from far away. In this example, the player character doesn't know anything about the Sending spell and he might think he is just hearing voices or ...
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Are creatures aware of the effect of Mirror of Life Trapping?

The Mirror of Life Trapping can trap creatures in it. Any creature other than you that sees its reflection in the activated mirror while within 30 feet of it must succeed on a DC 15 Charisma saving ...
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Can the Mirror of Life Trapping force multiple saves?

The Mirror of Life Trapping can trap creatures in it. Any creature other than you that sees its reflection in the activated mirror while within 30 feet of it must succeed on a DC 15 Charisma saving ...
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What are the consequences if wizards can cast unprepared spells from their spellbooks? [duplicate]

It's a staple of the fantasy genre: faced with an obstacle the barbarian can't punch his way through, the wizard flips through his spellbook until he finds the perfect spell. He reaches into his ...
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Can the Ollamh Harp and Anstruth Harp be carried as easily as lute?

The party stumbled over an old elven city and found an Instrument of the Bards. It is the Anstruth Harp. The scale in the picture is ambiguous. The initial take is that it isn't a hand held harp (...
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Does Alarm caster know if alarm has been triggered by multiple creatures at the same time?

Scenario: I know that Alarm has been cast on an area. I become invisible and wait for another creature to approach the affected area. At the exact moment this creature enters the affected area, I also ...
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How to add a magical composite bow to a treasure haul?

This is a matter of clarity in writing. When I have a Composite Sortbow with a strength rating of +2 and a +1 magical enhancement, what is the clearest way to write this on a loot list? Precedent is ...
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D&D Wiki, Orizon Setting: What is the last month on the calander?

So I have found an awesome campaign setting on D&D wiki but its missing some info. The calendar has every month named except for one, I have all the others but if someone can tell me the last one ...
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Change Shape: what happens if you try to meld an item containing a creature?

So fun question that came up in another one of my games. A player (me) is currently an adult gold dragon via True Polymorph; duration is currently "until dispelled". The Change Shape ability ...
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How does multiclassing affect the damage scaling of Hexblade's curse? [duplicate]

So,I am playing a multiclass character with level 14 in fighter and level 1 in Warlock. Now Hexblade's curse damage depends on player's proficiency bonus.My level 15 character's proficiency bonus is +...
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Would the Magnificent Mansion if cast on a moving object remain where it was cast or stay with the object?

The question has arisen in my mind on whether when a mage has cast a Magnificent Mansion (5e) while on an object that is in motion (boat, airship, giant alpaca, etc), would the doorway to the Mansion ...
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What does it mean for a device to be hardwired?

Recently while reading about security cameras in Shadowrun 5e, I came across a forum post where someone suggested that if you don't want a decker to be able to disable your security cameras, you can ...
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Does Rod of the Pact Keeper boost Spell Save DC of Ring of Shooting Stars?

The Rod of the Pact Keeper(+1) increases my Warlock's spell save DC by 1. With an 18 Charisma at level 8 my spell save DC is 16. (8+3+4+1) I just received a Ring of Shooting Stars. 🍺👍 The ball ...
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How to create dice rolls for multi-attacks in a custom tabletop RPG system

I'm working on a simple tabletop RPG based in a sci-fi universe. The rule set is very basic, since I'll be playing with players with little experience and general tabletop know-how. Most of it appears ...
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Purview, Marvel, Boons : What is “Motifs”?

I don't understand the concept of "motif" in Scion: Hero p236-237 For example: I'm a Scion of Ares, and I want to use a Marvel of my War Purview to "Bless" me for combat. As ...
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Can you wield a Greataxe and Claws with the UA Barbarian Path of the Beast?

The UA Barbarian Path of the Beast has the following option when you rage: Claws. Your hands transform into claws, which deal 1d6 slashing damage on a hit. When you take the Attack action on your ...
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How to balance enemies in BESM 4e?

I'm only somewhat experienced in DMing, and decided to run a game of Big Eyes Small Mouth 4th edition. I've started world building around the other characters, and during creation I found that one of ...
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How to make Anydice see if two values are the same among 3 dice and keep them?

Is there a way to calculate/simulate rolling 3d20 and spit the middle one (that is easily done with middle function), or if its value is the same as the high or the low one, spit that one too? Here it ...
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Does the cleric's ability to spontaneously cast cure spells apply to the Breath of Life spell?

Clerics have the ability to spontaneously cast a cure spell if they have a spell slot of the same level to trade out for it. Does this mechanic apply to breath of life? Normally, I would think not; ...
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Is there any specific order to the four Elements when people talk about them? [closed]

In Dungeons and Dragons, the four elements are Air, Earth, Fire, and Water (like the planes and the elementals). In the lore, is there any specific order to these elements, for example the order ...
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Produce Flame Cantrip as a readied or holding action?

A PC states that they are going to use the Ready action to cast produce flame. They want to produce the flame to see on their turn, but they want to wait until the trigger happens to hurl the flame. ...
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Total distance per day for different travel paces?

The travel pace description and table on page 181-182 of the Player's Handbook states that a normal travel day may contain 8 hours, and gives the following table: ...
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Does the Mage Slayer feat impose disadvantage on concentration saves from all damage you deal, or only if damaged by the feat's reaction attack?

According to my character sheet on D&D Beyond, the Mage Slayer feat says: When a creature within 5 ft. of you casts a spell, you can use your reaction to make a melee weapon attack against that ...
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Do bonus actions trigger the save from an Internal Injury?

One of the possible injuries from the optional "Lingering Injuries" table in the DMG is Internal Injury: Internal Injury. Whenever you attempt an action in combat, you must make a DC 15 ...
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Does Strahd von Zarovich's Move legendary action trigger damage if he moves through an area of sunlight?

I read this Q&A about legendary actions not triggering effects from spells that happen at the beginning of the monster's turn. Since I'm playing in Curse of Strahd, I wondered: Can Strahd von ...
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D&D: I'm trying to play a samurai what is a good background [closed]

I'm using paladin class and a homebrew race. What is a good background for my samurai character? Any homebrew links work too. I do have money to buy some backgrounds.
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ASI or War Caster for first feat? (Divination Wizard 4/Knowledge Cleric 1) [closed]

My rock gnome divination wizard recently leveled up to level 5 and I can choose between taking a feat and an ASI (I have a 1-level dip into knowledge cleric). I'm mostly looking to play a controller/...
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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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Should I get the Dungeon Master's Guide, the Player's Handbook, or the Monster Manual? [duplicate]

So I'm a fairly new player in the game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). I'm known about the game/played a very loose version of the game a little over a year ago and I started getting serious about ...

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