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What light spells would generate enough light/heat to start a fire with focusing assistance?

Inspired by this question on starting a fire with a magnifying glass, I was curious if there were any spells in 5e core rules (no 3rd party) that would fulfill the requirements? In other words, [...
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How do you set up your health in D&D 3.5e?

I'm setting up my D&D character and I don't actually have the D&D 3.5 edition handbook. I am also new to the D&D world so I'm kind of a noob. How do you set up health for a Half-elf ...
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Can I use the Cleric spell Light and a magnifying glass to light a fire?

Theoretically, you can light a piece of paper with a heat-emitting light source and a powerful enough magnifying glass as this topic seems to explain. The cleric spell Light allows an object to shed "...
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I am going to make a Homebrew Tank Class, any help with doing so would be greatly appreciated [on hold]

Namely, I don't know how, if you could get me a few links on how to homebrew a class that would be great, also some inspiration would be awesome to. I'll probably make another question in the future ...
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is it just me or is age in D&D more or less usless [on hold]

There are few races in D&D that are immortal if not none. But ever noticed how age barely ever effects your character. And how little players die from age. And elfs basically live forever.
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Is there a rule for armed fighter against unarmed fighter?

Context: A player is engaged in a fight with a unarmed peasant in a tavern. The player had a hand weapon. There is rules about fight between two fighter both unarmed, but I don't know what ...
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For the Ring of Shooting Stars, what is the spell save DC of Faerie Fire?

The Ring of Shooting Stars has the following feature: Faerie Fire. You can expend 1 charge as an action to cast faerie fire from the ring. Since it does not specifically state that you use your ...
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Exchanging control of a mount

This is a situation that came up recently in a game I play in. Two player characters were riding an elephant in combat. The elephant was acting as a controlled mount under control of one of the riders,...
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One-Night DND5E Adventure for New Players [on hold]

I'm going to run a one-night D&D adventure for some new players. Below are some of my thoughts at the moment. I would love suggestions for existing adventures (official or homebrew) to draw ...
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When climbing certain terrains that require an Athletics check, do you need to make the check again every turn?

When you are climbing certain terrains that require an Athletics check, do you have to roll the Athletics check on every turn you climb? Or just once?
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How can I make this labyrinth feel more alive/Daedalian and less like an RNG?

Ask Angry post Spoilers follow about the new D&D 5e Stranger Things Starter Set from Hasbro/Netflix. I've recently bought the Stranger Things-themed D&D 5e Starter Kit. I'm a vet of the ...
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Can the Balhannoth speak?

From Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes comes the Balhannoth (p. 119). In the Languages part of its statblock, it says: Languages understands Deep Speech, telepathy 1 mile Normally when a creature speaks ...
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Can a character who was True Polymorphed into a Dragon Change Shape back into their original form? [duplicate]

A level 20 character can be changed permanently by True Polymorph into an Ancient Brass Dragon (CR 20). Ancient Brass Dragons have the Change Shape action that says, The dragon magically polymorphs ...
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How can a Bard persuade a lot of NPCs to join their harem?

We're playing 5e. My max Charisma 3rd level Minotaur Bard asked me how he would go about creating a harem for himself out of NPC's. He was asking me about just rolling charisma for everyone, and I had ...
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Can Counterspell be used to prevent a Mystic from using a Discipline?

The most recent version of the Unearthed Arcana Mystic (V3) can be found here. The way I read it RAW Counterspell has no effect on Psionic Disciplines but this seems extremely over powered and I find ...
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Contradictory parts of D&D Beyond: which is official?

If D&D Beyond is considered an official source, how do you figure which part is official when parts of the site contradict other parts? Example: the monster page for the gelatinous cube says: ...
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Does a Lich need spell books to relearn all spells after rejuvenating?

If someone takes the phylactery of a Lich, and carries it off, and then someone else "kills" the Lich, it reappears near the phylactery. But if the Lich is basically a wizard, then wouldn't it have ...
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Is the target of the Mystic's psionic effect “Occluded Mind” aware that it is being targeted?

The most recent version of the Unearthed Arcana Mystic (V3) can be found here. Mystics can learn a number of Psionic Disciplines, each of which allow them to expend psi points to create certain ...
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What determines whether an item can be considered “epic”?

In our current campaign our DM is allowing us to get a single non epic item as a reward. One of the players wanted to get a Cowl of Warding, it's a very powerful item that's described in Magic of ...
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How should I handle a player attacking from the top of a tree?

There is a player in my group whose character is developed around staying in trees, climbling, Athletics, Acrobatics, and such. He likes to climb trees and then leap down onto enemies from the tree ...
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Can the Protection fighting style be used in this way?

One of the players in a party I DM is an Eldritch Knight and he uses "Protection " in every single battle. Here's what Protection is: Protection When a creature you can see attacks a target ...
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Is this homebrew Lich PC race balanced?

This is a Lich PC race I home-brewed; is it balanced? Lich Ability Score Increase Your Intelligence modifier increases by 3. Alignment Most liches are of an evil alignment, ...
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How to deal with lack of advantages for a character starting at low point total?

I'm currently playing a character, and just made another, in a Dungeon Fantasy/DFRPG group that starts at 75 points (+50 disads, +5 quirks). It's not all that difficult to make a viable character, ...
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Can Forest Gnomes secretly converse (like Thieves' Cant) with other Forest Gnomes/Firbolgs/Speak with Animals users via Speak with Small Beasts?

My party has two Forest Gnomes and a Firbolg and they want to use their racial features to secretly communicate. Forest Gnomes have Speak with Small Beasts: Through sound and gestures, you may ...
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What happens when an invisible creature interacts with an illusion?

What happens when an invisible creature physically interacts with a minor illusion from the perspective of that creature and from the perspective of another creature that is looking at the illusion at ...
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Can a wizard copy a wizard spell into their spellbook that they aren't high enough level to cast?

In 5e D&D, can a wizard discern and copy a wizard spell into their spellbook that they aren't high enough level to cast? If they found a dead archmage's book, or stole their own master's, prior to ...
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Can you Attack of Opportunity yourself?

As far as I'm aware, you do threaten your square: Most creatures of Medium or smaller size have a reach of only 5 feet. This means that they can make melee attacks only against creatures up to 5 ...
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Forced to sign the magical contract | Story [closed]

During the evil campaign for the big heist mission, my partner-in-crime and I were forced to sign the magical contract to serve the individual npc and patron by no means. "During my encounter with ...
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How can I improve combat so my players don't always use the strategy of collectively focusing fire on one enemy at a time until it's dead?

I'm DMing a campaign on 5e with a group of four players. We're all experienced in RPG in general but not specifically on 5e. Players are Level 4. Wizard, Fighter, Rogue and Druid, Circle of the Moon. ...
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Is this homebrew Armorer Artificer subclass balanced compared to the official 2019 UA Artificer subclasses?

Here is my homebrew subclass for the 2019 UA Artificer class: Armorer Tools of the Trade By the time you adopt this specialty at 3rd level, you’re deeply familiar with employing its ...
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Does the multilingual feat allow me to choose a language I don't have access to?

The Pathfinder 2e multilingual feat says: You easily pick up new languages. You learn two new languages, chosen from common languages, uncommon languages, and any others you have access to. ...
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How can I qualify for the Necril language?

Necril is an uncommon language in Pathfinder 2e, meaning that you need some special feature to qualify for it. Are there any existing ways for a player character to have access to the Necril language?...
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How do critical hits work with static monster damage?

If I use static damage from monsters, how do I calculate the value on critical hits? I can't just double the value, because that includes the static modifier. Should I recalculate the damage on the ...
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I think one of my players wants to leave the campaign

I am a relatively new DM. I am running my first campaign, which started about a year ago, with some close friends from college. We have all played D&D before, but this is the first time I’m ...
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Does 5e have a Manual of the Planes?

I'm building a Warlock with an Archfey patron, and I want to read more about the Feywild. I remember the AD&D Manual of the Planes and it had information from all the planes. Does 5e have one of ...
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What are the best Futuristic RPG? [closed]

I started playing DnD October 2018 and I enjoyed it a lot and always wanted to play rpg since I was little, I have been in a couple campaigns and I DM one. Just for context, I was always fantasy guy ...
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What counters the outlining effect of the Glitterdust spell?

Aside from the wondrous item called Dust of Darkness how can someone counter the outlining effect of Glitterdust?
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Can this “AC per CR” chart be used in “DPR per level” calculations? [closed]

Inspired by this, this, and this, I just processed this list of monsters to get the average (and standard deviation) AC in monsters, by CR. It comprises all the SRD monsters, I believe. A common DPR ...
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How to expand the chain of puzzle? [closed]

I have read the Q&A Designing puzzle-based mysteries. I'm specifically interested in how to design such a chain in a classroom for 8-10 teenages in a team. My attemp is: Let say there are two ...
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If one creature detects a hiding creature, do all other creatures automatically detect you too?

The rules for Hiding state: Until you are discovered or you stop hiding, that check's total is contested by the Wisdom (Perception) check of any creature that actively searches for signs of your ...
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How to Fog of War an official adventures map

So I will be DMing a new campaign, and we are going to be starting with the module for The Sunless Citadel. I have a very large .jpeg file for all of the dungeon maps, and plan on using my little ...
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Can you move the Hunter's Mark spell on the same turn that the affected creature dies?

The hunter's mark (and also hex) spell contains the following text: [...] If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to ...
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What happens when the Leomund's Tiny Hut spell intersects solid objects, like the ends of a large wagon?

Unlike in previous editions, in 5e Leomund’s Tiny Hut makes a hemisphere, has been ruled to have a floor, and protects vs attacks — so I’m not sure what happens when the hemisphere intersects solid ...
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How does the Hellfire Warlock's hellfire blast function?

I'm trying to properly understand the Hellfire Warlock's hellfire blast. Hellfire Blast (Sp): Whenever you use your eldritch blast ability, you can change your eldritch blast into a hellfire blast. ...
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Does the Scatter spell actually scatter the targets?

Based on the spell's name, you would think that all of the targets would end up all over the playing field, but per the Scatter spell description: The air quivers around up to five creatures of ...
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How do you calculate damage in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

Example: I make an attack that does 3d6 damage, how much does it do.
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Is there an accepted likelihood of hitting that is consistent across tiers, and how has it been determined?

One can easily calculate DPR given a specific build (knowing proficiency bonus, ability scores, other relevant factors) and the AC of opponents, leading to spreadsheets with a matrix of customizable ...
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What happened to Eladrin? Did something make them unavailable to play?

I made an Eladrin Ranger and the DM wouldn't allow it. I'm confused. Did something happen to Eladrin? I'm wondering because none of my three gaming groups' DMs would allow my character. They just ...
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With the Blink spell, can a creature be carried into the ethereal plane? [duplicate]

Consider a 5th level chain pact archfey Warlock named Tasmir. Tasmir casts find familiar creating an imp named Molo. Molo shapechanges into raven form. Tasmir carries Molo in his cloak and casts ...
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Are these Called Shot rules balanced? [closed]

I am DM a campaign in DnD 5e, where the players have expressed a desire to be able to do Called Shots. I am not resistant to this idea, but what I do not want is for the Called Shots to be so useful ...

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