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Beauty enhancing potions or oils

I am planning an NPC, that thinks herself to be not good looking to an extend, that she wants to change her appearance. She is not a magic user, but a rather wealthy character that can afford to buy ...
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Need help on what to do for my level 4 Revived Rogue [closed]

Currently in the middle of my second campaign and my group has just reached level 4th level. I'm currently playing a Revived Rogue UA (we started before Phantom was revealed) and I'm curious as to if ...
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With shillelagh, do you have to use your spellcasting modifier?

Shillelagh states (emphasis added): For the Duration, you can use your Spellcasting Ability instead of Strength for the Attack and Damage Rolls of Melee Attacks using that weapon, and the weapon's ...
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Can a Wizard cast a Ritual Spell as many times as they want during the day?

I'm a newbie D&D5e Wizard player and was intrigued by the Ritual tag and its major benefits for Wizards. I'd like to ask if a Ritual Spell in my Spellbook can be cast multiple times a day, without ...
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If a spirit is to “return to its body” and the body is in stasis, what happens?

Can a manifester that has separated body and spirit, such as by the power Stealsteel or by some other means, still return to its body if the manifester's body is in stasis, such as by the power ...
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Limits to appearance of a phantom steed

In a recent game session, a player wanted to become invisible and then use a phantom steed to quickly and stealthfully pass through the enemy camps surrounding a besieged city. This began a ...
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Can I interact with my spiritual weapon, (say a quarterstaff) and use my bonus action to move US 20 feet? [closed]

Say I create a spiritual weapon in the form of a (horizontal) quarterstaff. Can I grab it and use the bonus action to move it and myself 20 feet? Say move me across a pit, or allowing me to take the ...
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Shrink item effect versus locked door, what happens?

Unlike a growth effect, there is no clause about stopping the size change if one cannot burst something which restrains the change, so there are differing opinions about if the hinges and lock or ...
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How to make a guest feel comfortable and welcome in a session?

I am currently DMing for a group of 5 players. A friend of some of the players is very interested in learning about the game. I have decided to let her play an NPC in one of the upcoming sessions, to ...
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How many spiders can a player character have through class features, spells, etc?

I've been considering making a character who is obsessed with spiders! I want to know how many spiders a player character can have at any one time through spells, class features, etc. (so not by ...
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In Pathfinder, how can my DM deal with my very high attack mod?

I recently joined an ongoing campaign with a level 8 fighter character and due to the amount of feats, weapon training, equipment, and especially buffs coming from the party bard... my character tends ...
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What method can be used to obtain a fifth and sixth “bonus feat”?

The goal is to obtain a total of six feats that clearly have the label of "bonus feat" at first level. The character class is Erudite, which has two first level bonus feats. Taking two flaws ...
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What is the maximum number of known spells (that can be cast with spell slots and use Charisma) a character can have?

I often find it frustrating how few spells sorcerers have. This has led me to trying to increase the number of spells they have with a few multiclassing dips. I was then inspired to ask this question: ...
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Why do all metals corrode when attacking a Rust Monster, yet it itself can only target ferrous metals

When you attack a rust monster, the following may apply: Rust Metal. Any nonmagical weapon made of metal that hits the rust monster corrodes. [...] So, bronze for example being a metal would corrode....
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Is there a way to bypass the somatic components of spells?

I was thinking of making a character that has no hands, and was wondering if there's any way to get around somatic components of spells. I made a list of all the spells that don't have somatic ...
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Is there a name for simple, self-contained, shorter games?

Essentially I'm thinking of games which have an amount of difficulty/complexity (on every axis) that might be manageable for more casual players, but which still have some of the elements of bigger ...
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What is the best way to help a new player join a mid-level party?

Having spent lockdown watching us play from the sidelines, and having played in one-shots of a couple of different systems, the partner of one of our players would like to join the D&D campaign I ...
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What are the consequences of eating a myconid? [closed]

I'm a DM of an Out of the Abyss (OOTA) campaign where the party is considering eating Stool, the myconid from the prison. Considering the whole "don't eat mushrooms you find in the woods" ...
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Is letting a player use a Large or larger race a bad idea from the game balance point of view?

Pathfinder ruleset assumes PCs to be Medium or Small humanoids. Not so many rules exist for non-standard characters. The only "official" way to play as a bigger dude that I know of is using ...
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Does Gentle Repose work on a Circle of Spore Druid's Fungal Infestation Ability?

The Circle of Spores Druid feature Fungal Infestation states: If a beast or humanoid that is Small or Medium dies within 10 feet of you, you can use your reaction to animate it, causing it to stand ...
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When do held-items take effect?

Specifically things like the Flame Orb and Toxic Orb. The only text I could find regarding how these items work says that it Induces [Burn/Poison] on holder. Off-Hand Item for Trainers. Standard ...
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Do the effects of a Potion of Speed or Potion of Heroism disappear if the character becomes unconscious?

If a player is under the effect of a potion of speed: When you drink this potion, you gain the effect of the haste spell for 1 minute (no concentration required). The potion’s yellow fluid is ...
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Balance implications of +3 racial bonuses

Many races have a +2 bonus to one ability and a +1 bonus to another ability. They do not usually have +3 to a single ability. I am wondering about the implications of having races with such bonuses in ...
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Assassinate ability and two-weapon fighting [duplicate]

I have been reading about this and am finding a lot of questions similar to what I'm asking, but they also all have extra components and I just want a simple answer. I think I already know but I am ...
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Does the effectiveness of a harpy's song fluctuate based on its Charisma score?

In D&D 5e, the harpy has the Luring Song action option: Luring Song. The harpy sings a magical melody. Every humanoid and giant within 300 feet of the harpy that can hear the song must succeed on ...
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What's the point of things like intelligence/wisdom scores, when those are the predominantly characteristics of the player? [closed]

While I understand the role of things like strength (you can/can't lift that), dexterity, constitution, etc. as character attributes, I really can't make sense of intelligence/wisdom scores. If a ...
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Does the Death Ward spell protect against the effect of the Implosion spell?

The death ward spell protects against death effects. Is implosion's instant death a death effect for this purpose?
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GMing with an overtuned skill monkey

I have a player in one of my games, who has managed to create a build that can roll a minimum of 41 by level 7 across a large plethora of skills (mostly excluding dex/str based skills). They use these ...
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Can I use Empowered Spell on spells cast with a Wand of Magic Missile? [duplicate]

The Sorcerer's metamagic features has the following general rules: At 3rd level, you gain the ability to twist your spells to suit your needs...You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when ...
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Is there a feature in Mutants & Masterminds 3e that is mechanically similar to Evasion in D&D 5e?

In Mutants and Masterminds, much like in many versions of D&D, Area of Attack abilities allow you a dodge check to take half effect. That's all fine and dandy, but I'm trying to create a character ...
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If I twinned spell cast Glyph of Warding as a spell glyph, can I store two different spells, or does it need to be the same one?

I have a sorcerer wizard. He wants to use twinned spell metamagic to cast glyph of warding as a spell glygh, twice on two different surfaces. Spell Glyph. You can store a prepared spell of 3rd ...
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How does Monster Slayer's Hunter's Sense work with illusions?

Would he receive information about the creature's vulnerabilities based on what it appears to be, would he receive no information about the creature as if it were hidden from Divination magic or would ...
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Can you target someone with a “that you can see” spell if you can only see a hand or a foot?

If you just get a glimpse of someone turning a corner, maybe just a foot, can you cast a spell that says "that you can see"? A situation that came up for me was as follows. Command: You ...
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Non-Magical crystal balls and the scrying spell

The Scrying spell has as its material component A focus worth at least 1,000 gp, such as a crystal ball, a silver mirror, or a font filled with holy water The magic item crystal ball says While ...
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Is this Will'O'Wisp Homebrew Comparable to other Pact of the Chain Familiars?

For a level 3 one shot I will be playing a Warlock who made a deal with the ghost of a wizard to help find a way to revive the wizard, and by carrying soot from the wizard's final resting place in a ...
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Can monsters use weapons they took from player characters via Disarm?

Without necessarily getting into whether or not Disarm is a waste of time or not, if a monster Disarms a PC, (page 271, DMG) can that monster use the weapon if it picks it up? Example... A Bandit ...
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Are undead immune to the Daze cantrip?

Daze (CRB p327) has the mental and nonlethal keyword. I would assume it does not affect undead, but I found no such keywords in the Bestiary.
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How do I search DnD Beyond for spells that force movement

I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to search the DnD Beyond spell interface that force movement (e.g pushing and pulling) There doesn't seem to be a way to search for that though, or anything ...
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How does the interaction between Final Sacrifice and Nonlethal Spell work?

Final Sacrifice targets one minion, slays it and does damage to everyone close to it. Nonlethal Spell can make a spell nonlethal, which means it "knock[s] creatures unconscious instead of kill ...
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Dream Experiences and experience gain

I'm about to run my D&D 3.P (Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 / Pathfinder) group through a "dream game" while they're on a journey between the Material Plane and the plane of Mechanus on the ...
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When do moves end?

There are a lot of moves that have lingering effects. For the purpose of this question, let's take "ingrain" as an example. Ingrain states: Ingrain applies a Coat to the user, which has the ...
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What is the weapon attack damage of a tentacle rod?

The tentacle rod's description includes the following (emphasis added): Made by the drow, this rod is a magic weapon that ends in three rubbery tentacles. While holding the rod, you can use an action ...
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Are there any examples of “level requirements” that can be ignored with Use Magic Device? [duplicate]

The Thief Rogue's 13th level feature allows them to ignore requirements on the use of magic items: Use Magic Device. By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can ...
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What should players roll to “deduce” a solution?

Say my players are in a dungeon of many keys and many doors, where if a wrong key is used in the wrong door, they will be electrocuted, ambushed, etc. This makes the players wary to just try every ...
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How does the True Polymorph spell work? [closed]

I'm a new player trying to learn more about how the spells really work outside of any specific game. Being a new player, I always like to argue about and find out how my and other players' actions ...
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Do I have to pick one of the listed types of dragon for my sorcerer's Draconic Ancestry?

For the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer subclass, can I only choose my dragon ancestor from the kinds listed in the Draconic Ancestry table? Or is it possible to choose an unlisted type of dragon (such as ...
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What is the climate like in the area of Saltmarsh?

What would the climate be like in the D&D 5e Saltmarsh area described in Ghosts of Saltmarsh? What would winters be like in terms of cold and snow? Would there be a rain season?
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Does readying class features require concentration?

I'm interested in getting an answer for class features in general, but the specific case that came up for me was the following: A Grave domain cleric chose to ready Path to the Grave to use before ...
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If 2 creatures in range have the Sanctuary spell cast on them, can you repeatedly switch targets between them until you succeed on the save?

The description of the sanctuary spell states: You ward a creature within range against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell ...
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How long do the temporary HP gained from the Aberrant Dragonmark feat last?

The Aberrant Dragonmark feat states (E:RftLW, p. 52; WGtE, p. 112): [...] choose a 1st-level spell from the sorcerer spell list. You learn that spell and can cast it through your mark. [...] When you ...

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