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How long does the additional fire damage of an oil flask last?

Here's the description of an oil flask: Oil usually comes in a clay flask that holds 1 pint. As an action, you can splash the oil in this flask onto a creature within 5 feet of you or throw it up ...
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How to optimally run this Tavern?

Dragon Heist gives the players the option to run a tavern where 60gp are spent every tenday and a d100+10 is rolled against the Running a Business table in the DMG. Rolling a 50, for example, means ...
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In the Wan oracle curse description, what does “'inflict' spell” mean?

From the Pathfinder SRD's description of the third-party Wan oracle curse from Oracle’s Curse (emphasis mine): You are pale, sickly, and languorous, with one foot in death’s door. Effect ...
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Does the Cone of Cold spell freeze the creature solid, or just freeze them in an ice block?

The spell Cone of Cold states: A creature killed by this spell becomes a frozen statue until it thaws. By "statue", does it mean the body is frozen solid, or that it is frozen inside a block of ...
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Does Lay on Hands against undead require a touch attack?

If a champion uses their Lay on Hands ability against an unwilling undead creature, does s/he need to make a touch attack roll or does it automatically cause damage?
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What effect does giving the Rage action additional traits (e.g. “arcane and evocation”) confer?

Several of the Barbarian Instinct Abilities modify the traits of the Rage action. For example: Draconic Rage (Instinct Ability) While raging, you can increase the additional damage from ...
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How to run NPCs with complicated mechanics?

When I need a run of the mill NPC I use the NPC classes which have simplified mechanics. These classes are great and make it really easy to quickly run their mechanics during combat without needing to ...
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Can an animal companion's support benefit be triggered by a cantrip?

Many of the support benefits contain the condition "Until the start of your next turn, your Strikes that deal damage to a creature that your companion threatens" (pp. 215-216). Strikes are ...
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Can you spend luck points on an opposed roll?

Can you spend luck points on an opposed roll? Specifically, an opposed POW roll, but presumably the answer would apply to other opposed rolls as well. The rules tell us that: Many types of roll can ...
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Would a character take damage when surrounded by, but not in, flames?

The setting is gladiator pit, warlock vs two weapon fighter. The warlock has cast plant growth and covered the ground in thick vegetation. Fighter becomes frustrated by his inability to move quickly ...
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Does the bulk value of items in my backpack count against my limit?

My Pathfinder 2e character has a bulk limit of 7. I've purchased an adventurer's pack, which costs 2 bulk but includes a backpack, which can carry up to 4 bulk. The description of the backpack (Core ...
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Does the Kenku racial curse prevent the Awakened Mind class feature and similar telepathy effects from helping them communicate?

A Great Old One warlock is granted awakened mind at first level -- a limited form of conversational telepathy that allows communication (with range limitations) with any being that can understand at ...
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Chances on ability checks don't seem to add up [duplicate]

I'm going through the Dungeon Master's Guide, and I see that DCs should be based on the "average person". What I'm having a hard time with is that if someone has a +5 modifier to their History checks ...
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Can the spell Alter Self allow a kenku to speak normally?

The Alter Self spell says (emphasis mine): Change Appearance. You transform your appearance. You decide what you look like, including your height, weight, facial features, sound of your voice, hair ...
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For the Mystic's Psionic Investigation feature, how often can the intangible psionic sensor be activated?

In the UA Mystic class, if you select Order of the Awakened it comes with a 3rd level ability called Psionic Investigation that can read "the psionic imprint left on an object" to review events in its ...
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Does a familiar/steed/greater steed keep its memories from before it was summoned/made to change form?

When casting/recasting find familiar, find steed, or find greater steed does the resulting creature retain memories from its previous life as a spirit or the creature you had it as before? For ...
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Can I make an exact copy of myself and my equipment using True Polymorph on a simulacrum?

More wizard shenanigans! If I create a simulacrum of myself and true polymorph the sim into me, assuming the simulacrum has the same CR/level as I do, can I essentially create an exact copy of myself ...
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If two vampires attempt an Embrace of the same human, who is considered the actual sire?

Assuming two vampires were interested in Embracing a particular someone and were simultaneously going on with the procedure instead of having a fight to display dominance one over another, which ...
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Can Detect Portal detect a Bag of Holding and other such items?

I have been looking at the Ranger Horizon Walker subclass and I was wondering if Detect Portal can detect a Bag of Holding and other such items? From what I understand a portal is a link between two ...
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If a charmed creature receives a suicidal command and fails the repeated saving throw, do they commit suicide?

Both the Cambion and the Succubus/Incubus have abilities that allow them to charm a humanoid, who must then obey their commands until the charm effect is broken. However, both include clauses that ...
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Origin and Actual Meaning of 'Stress and Consequences are Not HP' [closed]

Over the course of my interactions with the fate community, I've repeatedly encountered the mantra that Stress and Consequences are not HP and should not be treated as such. The comparison can be ...
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Do aarakocra have arms as well as wings?

Earlier versions of D&D had illustrations in which aarakocra did not have both arms and wings. Instead, their hands were akin to those of bats, with fingers part way along their wings. Yet in 5e, ...
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What is the extent of the commands a Cambion can issue through Fiendish Charm?

In the last session we played, our DM sent Cambions at us. One of them managed to land a Fiendish Charm on our Barbarian and commanded him to attack our Bard. The part of text about issuing commands ...
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Would it be balanced to allow Enlarge/Reduce to double its effect when upcast?

The enlarge reduce spell currently has no listed advantage to being upcast. It also seems relatively rare to find 5e mechanics that are able to stack with this spell, allowing you to grow/shrink even ...
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Does applying a longer duration Charm effect extend the duration of Philter of Love's love effect?

The item "Philter of Love"(DMG, p. 184) hast the following description: The next time you see a creature within 10 minutes after drinking this philter, you become charmed by that creature for 1 ...
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What is the Path to the Grave ability and how do I use it?

My cleric has an ability called Path to the Grave. I am confused about what it is and how I use it. Specifically, I want to understand when and how I can cast this. Does it take spell slots? Is it ...
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What is the caster level of a summoned creature with the Greenbound template?

The Greenbound template gives your summoned creatures the ability to cast spell-like abilities, at will, with the description: Caster level equals greenbound creature's character level; save DC 10 +...
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How many attacks exactly do I get if I combine the Dual Wielder feat with the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style?

It says in the Two-Weapon Fighting attack option (PHB, 165): When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to ...
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Can a wizard learn a spell from a divine scroll?

Straight forward question, is a wizard able to learn a spell and add it to their spellbook when the scroll is divine. This comes up because the wizard technically has to UMD a divine scroll even if ...
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How do you calculate Power Attack with Dragon Ferocity with unchained monk?

So I have a human unchained monk at level 8 doing Flurry of blows with 18(+4) in STR. Just so there is no confusion: Unarmed strike A monk’s unarmed strike is treated as both a manufactured ...
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What's in a druid's grove?

I've started a D&D 5e campaign in Oerik (Greyhawk) with a druid in the party. I want to allow her to use the druid groves on the Anna B Meyer maps, but I can't find any info on their benefits, if ...
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Can my imp familiar still talk when shapeshifted (to a raven, if that matters)?

My Great Old One warlock just made third level, and I chose Pact of the Chain. I chose an imp as a familiar initially (recasting find familiar would allow me to change to an ordinary familiar or any ...
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Is there anything that prevents this “Negative AC armor” creation process to function?

This is a follow-up to a portion of this answer to a previous question of mine pertaining to the lowest possible achievable AC. The question is also slightly different as it pertains to magical armor ...
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How should Thaumaturgy's “three times as loud as normal” be interpreted?

This may be a bit of a silly question, but it came up during playing and left me wondering. The spell description states that your voice booms "three times as loud as normal", but it leaves open how ...
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Balm of the Summer Court fey energy dice usage limits

If I'm a level 5 druid (Circle of Dreams, from Xanathar's Guide to Everything). Am I limited to using two fey energy dice for my Balm of the Summer Court feature before having to take a long rest to ...
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What does “familiar” mean in the Sending spell text? [duplicate]

The Sending spell text says: You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar. What is meant by “Familiar” here? Should caster know this creature's ...
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Are GMs obligated to hand out all possible treasure and loot in an adventure, or can GMs deny PCs printed loot?

I was wondering as GM and long time player, are the PCs entitled to all the loot and treasure that they could find in location and or after looting the bodies of fallen foes? Example: In Pathfinder's ...
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Can you create water inside someone's mouth?

We just finished the latest session and one of my characters gain access to the spell Create & Destroy Water. The Create and Destroy Water spell says: You create up to 10 gallons of clean water ...
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Does the Giant Toad's Swallow also inflict its Bite damage?

After asking this question for clarifications on how the acid damage dealt by the toad's Swallow works, I realised I need another explanation about this attack. A Giant Toad can make a Swallow attack ...
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Does the Giant Toad's Swallow acid damage take effect only at the start of its next turn?

While I was reading through the Giant Toad's entry in the Monster Manual (p. 329), I found this passage a bit unclear: Swallow. The toad makes a bite attack against a Medium or smaller target it is ...
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What happens if you start outside of the range of the Medusa's gaze but then move closer?

The rules for a Medusa's Petrifying Gaze reads as follows: Petrifying Gaze. When a creature that can see the medusa's eyes starts its turn within 30 ft. of the medusa, the medusa can force it to ...
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What is the DC of the Tempest Cleric's Wrath of the Storm feature?

Tempest Domain clerics have the ability Wrath of the Storm (PHB, p. 62): When a creature within 5 feet of you that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to cause the ...
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What happens after conceding a conflict, and how much should the winning party gain?

I am starting a game based somewhat off Atomic Robo the Roleplaying Game which is based off Fate Core and in this case it should not really matter. This will be my first time GMing and first time ...
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How do you calculate the range of an attack when attacking diagonally?

I was recently in a situation where I had to make a crossbow attack on an enemy that is in the opposite corner of the room from where I was. It looked a bit like this: For the sake of simplicity, ...
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The DMG has rules for Extreme Cold, but what about less extreme cold effects?

The rules on "Extreme Cold" (Dungeon Master's Guide, p. 110) state: Whenever the temperature is at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, a creature exposed to the cold must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution ...
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RAW, Is the “Finesse” trait incompatible with unarmed attacks?

Pathfinder draws a strict distinction between unarmed attacks and weapons. Does this distinction invalidate the benefits of the "Finesse" trait, when applied to unarmed attacks? Almost all ...
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Warpriest + Paragon Surge + Eldritch Heritage [ Arcane Bloodline ]

I have this PC that came up with this combo: Half-elf Warpriest cast Paragon Surge to select Eldritch Heritage [ Arcane Bloodline ] to have the bonded item, so he can cast any spell from the cleric ...
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What is the source of the fear in the Hallow spell's extra Fear effect?

When using the "Fear" extra effect of the hallow spell, the spell says that affected creatures are frightened whilst in the spell's area. With regards to the frightened condition: is the source ...
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Can the Metamagic Song feat be used multiple times on the same spell?

The Metamagic Song feat from Races of Stone (p. 142) allows you to expend Bardic Music uses in place of increasing the level of the spell when applying metamagic. It comes with the stipulation that: ...
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Is the interior of a Bag of Holding actually an extradimensional space?

In D&D 5e, is the inside of a bag of holding actually described anywhere as being an extradimensional space/demiplane? The description of the bag of holding doesn't actually explicitly state that ...

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