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Can an object created by Silent Image be visibly hollow?

I am envisioning a scenario where you create a 15 x 15 room or building viewed through a door to have an interior. Does the object created by Silent Image have to appear as a solid object? Or could ...
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Does the spell Silent Image allow you to cast an image of an empty room, hiding the room's occupants? [duplicate]

I am a warlock in a place I am not supposed to be in. I hear someone walking toward the area I am in. I am unsure if they are already close enough to tell that the door is open. I cast Silent Image ...
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Calculating stats for wild shape form that doubles its proficiency bonus [duplicate]

Similar to the rogue's Expertise feature, some monsters double their proficiency bonus for certain skill proficiencies. Can a druid continue to add the beast's doubled proficiency bonus to those ...
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Does the warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones eldritch invocation work with potions or healing spells cast on you by others?

The description of the warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones eldritch invocation (XGtE, p. 57) says: Prerequisite: Pact of the Chain feature Whenever you regain hit points while your familiar ...
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If the caster of Secluded Grimoire dies, is the hidden spellbook lost forever?

If an NPC casts Secluded Grimoire, hiding his spellbook in the Ethereal Plane, and then dies, is the spellbook lost forever?
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Can the Detect Magic spell sense magic items inside a Bag of Holding?

My group has a bag of holding. Inside the bag is an item that is enchanted, but they don't know this. If one of them casts detect magic, will they sense this enchanted item inside the bag of holding, ...
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Are There 3D Rules for Flying and Distance?

I recently had a problem come up in a session that I wanted to see if there was more information on. One of my players is playing a Light Domain cleric; its 1st-level Warding Flare feature says, in ...
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Arcanist's Magic Aura vs Divination / Divine Intervention

The Arcanist's Magic Aura can give false information about any divination spells. I was wondering if you can use it on someone so that when he asks something from a god (Divination), you can just ...
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How does the Fire Ball spell's damage work?

The text of the fire ball spell (p. 144 of the core rulebook) is: Fire balls automatically hit their target. If a fire ball is fired into a group, it will hit 1D3 creatures per level of the caster....
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Is the 2nd-level ability of a transmutation wizard under-powered when compared to other wizard subclasses' 2nd-level abilities?

The text for the transmutation wizard's Minor Alchemy feature (PHB, p. 119) is as follows: Starting at 2nd level when you select this school, you can temporarily alter the physical properties of ...
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Spending Tokens of Friendship in Starter Adventure

I have bought the Tails of Equestria starter set to play with my children. On page 5 of A Dragon's Bounty the following things are stated: Each pony begins with 1 Friendship point You can spend 1, 2, ...
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Do you count as “a creature within X feet” of yourself?

There are various features that affect "targets within X feet". For example, the Wild Magic Sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge table (PHB, p. 104) has the following result on a d100 roll of 83-84: Each ...
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Empowered Spell before and after Spell Bombardment

The Empowered Spell metamagic option says: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice up to your Charisma modifier (minimum of one). You ...
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Can the Bountiful Luck halfling racial feat be used multiple times in one round?

I play a halfling who has the Bountiful Luck racial feat (XGtE, p. 73-74): When an ally you can see within 30 feet of you rolls a 1 on the d20 for an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving ...
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Can you make non-fist unarmed attacks?

The section for Unarmed Strikes says you can make attacks with your fists, or other body parts, however the Equipment section only lists "Fist" as an available Unarmed attack. Does this mean that ...
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How does energy resistance affect regeneration?

A standard troll has Regeneration 5 (acid or fire). Suppose that the troll somehow gains fire resistance 10, such as through the Resist Energy spell. If a level 3 wizard casts Burning Hands at this ...
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Does a doppelganger's Change Shape special quality create clothes when it transforms?

Does a doppelganger's Change Shape special quality create the clothes of the creature the doppelganger changes into? If not, can I assume that after the transformation the doppelganger will still be ...
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How to make digital content available for Roll20 for an adventure you published on DMsGuild?

Recently, I emailed Roll20 about optimizing an adventure for their platform so it can be released both on DMsGuild and Roll20. Roll20 replied that they are very interested in having DMsGuild content ...
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Given an array of probabilities, can AnyDice output the number of specific die type (d6) combinations to best fit? [closed]

Given an array of probabilities: 5% 5% 4% 2% 1% 12% 12% 10% 6% 4% 42% 41% 38% 23% 11% 53% 51% 45% 21% 9% 87% 86% 80% 54% 31% Can AnyDice generate a list ...
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Can you take the average damage roll when changed into a Monster?

In this answer the idea of PCs using the following quote from the Monster Manual came up: Any damage dealt or other effects that occur as a result of an attack hitting a target are described after ...
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Can you use Sneak Attack after using the Scout Rogue's Sudden Strike feature?

The Scout Rogue's Sudden Strike feature (XGtE, p. 47) states: Starting at 17th level, you can strike with deadly speed. If you take the Attack action on your turn, you can make one additional ...
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Can I burn my enemies to ashes with fire spells?

People die and bodies burn to ashes when you burn them. I don't want to see my enemies corpses burning, I want to see them turned to ashes immediately without resorting to disintegrate and similar ...
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Is it possible to travel to Ravnica from Toril?

Does Ravnica exist in the same universe as Toril? Is it possible to visit it with a Gate spell, for example? Or maybe it is in the very different universe?
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Can the Message cantrip be used to communicate with a sentient object?

Can the Message cantrip be used to communicate with a sentient object? I just want some clarification, since my DM gave me a sentient staff and my character only really communicates through the ...
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Does the Wall of Stone spell need support or not?

The description of wall of stone states: The wall doesn't need to be vertical or rest on any firm foundation. It must, however, merge with and be solidly supported by existing stone. (PHB 287) ...
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Can you do blood-bond related activites without incurring blood-binding penalties with Tzimisce tricks?

There is a certain Tzimisce power that allows you to take in foreign blood without incurring Blood Bond penalites - a combination discipline of Vicissitude and Auspex called "The False Drink". From ...
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Would removing the “total cover” part of a Paladin's Divine Sense unbalance the feature?

Inspired by this question: What good is the paladin's Divine Sense? I am running Lost Mines of Phandelver to introduce a couple of people to D&D (just me and my two players; I use DMPCs to ...
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Is this homebrew “Mask of Illusion” spell balanced?

The goal of the following spell is to cause observers to think that the target is an illusion. For example, you could cast this spell on yourself while entering a sleeping dragon's lair and if the ...
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How many times per round can I use the goblin racial feat Roll With It?

How many times per round of combat can I use the Goblin racial feat Roll With It? The feat itself does not specify once per turn; however, I have had it ruled both ways in the past, and am simply ...
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How does the UA 2019 artificer's Reloading Weapon infusion affect Matt Mercer's Gunslinger firearms?

I am creating a multiclassed 2019 UA artificer/Gunslinger fighter, and a question has been raised. If I infuse a gun with the Repeating Weapon artificer infusion, how does that affect the reloading ...
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Seeking clarification on unarmed attacks and brawling weapons

For Dungeons the Dragoning, I have some confusion about unarmed attacks versus brawling weapons. The description of the "Brawling" tag for weapons (203 of the core book) is as follows: The damage ...
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Can a character dodge an attack that beats their Armor Class?

I am DMing a campaign. The party was fighting two castle guards, and killed one of them. The other guard attacked them, got past the AC of one of my players. He said he could dodge, but I don't know ...
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Is Agility the end-all-be-all in sink stats for SWADE, specifically for Fighter tropes?

I had started reading Savage Worlds in an attempt to find a way to get more out of my weekly games. I have started to find that playing D&D 5E is more and more tedious and the role-play and story ...
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What is the most damage you can deal with no help, items, resources, or luck?

I'm wondering how much damage a PC can deal reliably and repeatedly. Another way to phrase this is "what is the maximum damage a PC can always deal?" Constraints: All content must be "official": No ...
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What to do about a GM that does not allow for out-of-character discussion?

My GM tries to keep the game moving by not allowing for in-party discussion or out-of-character questions or remarks. For example, our party travels across town to an NPC's place with the intention ...
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How does spell that you can cast “spontaneously” granted by the Channel the Gift spell work?

I am wondering about the casting time of the spell granted by channel the gift when you target yourself and if it should count as a spell like ability: If you target yourself with this spell, you ...
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Is Having my Players Control Two Parties a Good Idea?

I'm new to DMing, and I'm currently working on a 5e homebrew campaign that I'll be running. At some point in the campaign (most likely towards the middle; this campaign will probably average-length), ...
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Can you use a simulacrum to bypass the 33% chance of not being able to cast wish again?

Inspired by this question and this one, I want to know if you can cast Simulacrum and have that simulacrum cast Wish for you so that you yourself never have to take that 33% risk of not being able to ...
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Can I use a Clone to surpass a Wish spell risk? [duplicate]

In DnD a Wish spell is extremely powerful, but it also has 33% risk to never cast it again if used to produce non-spell effect. This brings me to the question, if I unfortunately hit that 33% and can'...
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How does the Simic Scientist background work? [closed]

My DM asked me a question about the Simic Scientist background: How are you able to give people different animal and such parts, and how can I create monsters? I am wondering about the Simic Hybrid, ...
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Can a holocron be hacked and its data extracted by a droid?

As a player is trying it for the first time. Is it even possible that a holocron can be hacked by a droid with his interface and the data extracted? Or is it impossible / too difficult?
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Would forcing a lawyer to turn on their client with a Glamour Bard's Enthralling Performance feature be seen as an attack?

Say you are a bard, level 3+. You have are being sued by an enemy, and you have got their lawyer tied up in a chair. You make them charmed after their failed saving throw against your Enthralling ...
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Can you concentrate on a special ability while also concentrating on a spell?

There exist several abilities that have the text similar to, this effect lasts while you maintain concentration (as if you were concentrating on a spell). One such example is the Bard College of ...
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Can you cast Counterspell through the senses of your familiar? [duplicate]

I was looking into creating a wizard that remains hidden for the most part from combat (potentially even to go as far as to hide in a fellow party members' backpack, they are a halfling) and thought ...
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What good is the paladin's Divine Sense?

The Divine Sense feature of the Paladins looks underwhelming to me. It has limited uses, takes an action to use, and you know the location and type of any celestial/fiend/undead within 60ft, not ...
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How does readying an effect or spell granted by a magic item work?

Can a player hold the effect or spell granted to them by an item, and if so, does the spell or effect follow the normal "Readying spell" rule where if the trigger never occurs, the effect or the spell,...
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Artificer battle smith wants to make magical armor, we're trying to figure out the borders

We're using the 2019 UA Artificer (from the DND Beyond site). Situation I am the DM. The PC is level 3 (getting to level 4 pretty soon) and he wants to start going into crafting magical armors ...
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Would an anti-magic zone affect a dragon's breath weapon?

One of my players has a special crystal that emits an anti-magic zone 5-feet around them. It was just picked up so they're trying to figure out what to do with the crystal. Suddenly they are ...
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Can you use the Wish spell to duplicate a 9th-level spell?

In the description of the wish spell, it states that: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. But it also states: You might be able to achieve ...
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If the Wish spell fails due to a nonstandard wish, do you suffer the 33% chance to be unable to cast Wish ever again?

The spell Wish states: You might be able to achieve something beyond the scope of the above examples. State your wish to the DM as precisely as possible. The DM has great latitude in ruling what ...

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