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Does Goodman Grey have any official stats?

Or rather, I'm more looking for the stats for a naagloshii Scion in general (as a full naagloshii encounter would not be doable) and Goodman Grey seems the best bet for finding them, as one, as I do ...
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Mechanical tool for combat adjudication management

I'm working on my own homebrew RPG system which I want to keep light on rules. Therefore I add only rules when they are needed. One rule which I did not use was an implementation of "initiative&...
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Can a Night Hag catch souls without Nightmare Haunting?

Every night hag possesses a Soul Bag which is described as follows (cf. MM, p.178). Soul Bag: When an evil humanoid dies as a result of a night hag's Nightmare Haunting, the hag catches the soul in ...
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Can this Lair Action restore all the lich's 8th or lower spell slots even when there's no combat or any of the lich's enemies within the lair?

One of the Lair Actions of a lich does the following: The lich rolls a d8 and regains a spell slot of that level or lower. If it has no spent spell slots of that level or lower, nothing happens. A ...
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What existing materials could be precedence for The Great Wheel of Eurovision? [closed]

Eurovision has been around since 1956 and DnD just a little bit less. What existing materials could be used as precedence for an EPIC annual contest between bards, where each of the Outer planes in ...
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Are there any rulings for out-of-combat concealment?

I was thinking of out-of-combat uses for the Child of Shadow stance (I'm guessing that out of combat it would grant concealment as long as the user is moving + a bit after), but I don't know if there ...
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How much does a sprite familiar's equipment count against its carrying capacity?

Under Lifting and Carrying (PHB 176) it says: Your carrying capacity is your Strength score multiplied by 15. This is the weight (in pounds) that you can carry... You can push, drag, or lift a weight ...
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Can I use the haste action to break free of vines or similar things?

Haste states: Choose a willing creature that you can see within range. Until the spell ends, [...] it gains an additional action on each of its turns. That action can be used only to take the Attack (...
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Can a creature with blindsight see another creature that is Heavily Obscured?

If a creature is Heavily Obscured, can it be seen normally by a creature with blindsight? More specifically, will a creature with blindsight have disadvantage on attacks against the heavily obscured ...
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How does Invisibility work if you cast it while observed?

In PF2, undetected and hidden are distinct conditions. A literal reading of the invisibility spell suggests that, upon casting the spell, the caster automatically becomes undetected. Cloaked in ...
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Roleplaying a rogue thief without stereotypical motivations? [closed]

My group started a Pathfinder 2E campaign at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown which was meant to be a throwaway bit of fun on Friday evenings. As time has progressed we've been playing on a such ...
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Do monsters with a Spellcasting trait get spell slots back after a long rest?

Some monsters, like a lich, have the Spellcasting trait. This trait allows such monsters to cast spells using spell slots, much as spellcaster player characters do. However, taking the lich as an ...
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Can I build my level 6 Ranger so that his bow shots never miss? [closed]

Is it possible for me to make my Human ranger like Hawkeye, to where (1) I never miss and (2) I can use my Sharpshooter ability every shot. I'm currently a level 6 ranger. I want it so that the only ...
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Examples of the “powerful being” and the “attention” they give to an artifact being destroyed by Disjunction

So I was reading the description of mages disjunction trying to look for a way to make mechanics for rulebreaker from FSN and noticed it said that mages disjunction has a 1% chance per CL to destroy ...
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Can you break up Eldritch Blast attacks? [duplicate]

EB at higher levels makes multiple beams. Can you choose targets after each beam, move in between them, and use bonus actions as well? Case in point, level 5 Warlock casts EB. Decides to target Alice ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip drag more weight than it can carry?

I have been watching/listening to Chance's D&D Spellbook, which highlights a potential 'loophole' in that the spell doesn't list how much the hang can drag, say if attached via a rope that weighs ...
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Can Encode thoughts be acquired outside of the Dimir Background?

Encode thoughts is only, normally available to characters with the Dimir background. Is it available to other characters who might get cantrips outside of traditional methods? Like Pact of the Tome or ...
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Is there an item that can cast Alter Self?

The 5th level party I DM for just found a Hat of Disguise. Our Rogue (Thief Archetype) is fascinated by the endless possibilities, but slightly put off by the shortcomings of the Disguise Self spell ...
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Could I cast a range spell as a melee attack?

I'm wanting to make a sorcerer that throws a little flare in his spell attacks. I was wondering if I could use a range spell attack as a melee attack. Like casting firebolt, but punching with it ...
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For the purpose of the Detect Magic and Identify spells, is a magic item that is currently out of power still treated as a magic item?

If a magic item runs on "Magic Batteries", when the item is out of power, would it be treated as a magic item for the purpose of the identify and detect magic spells? For example, I have a ...
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For a level 10 Swords bard with Crossbow Expert, Sharpshooter, when is it better for DPR to use Greater Invisibility vs. Swift Quiver?

The scene: A 10th-level College of Swords bard (includes Extra Attack). Crossbow Expert. Sharpshooter. 20 Dexterity. Hand crossbow +1. Intelligence is his dump stat so he needs to ask a friend what to ...
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Does the Hallow spell remove an existing charm/fear/possession effect from creatures that are already in its area when the spell is cast?

Part of the description of the hallow spell includes the following effect (emphasis mine): First, celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead can't enter the area, nor can such creatures charm, ...
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Transmutation, polymorph, wild shape, and alternate form

The Pathfinder rules are quite clear on what happens when you combine polymorph effects with size-changing effects. Namely, the size-changing effects do not function while a character is under the ...
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Is a lich aware of its phylactery being destroyed?

The party, going up against a lich, finds out the location of its phylactery and how to destroy it. They get to its phylactery without the lich knowing about it and manage to destroy the phylactery. ...
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Where can I find advice on adapting characters from past editions to 5E?

Suppose I see a monster/npc/race described in material from previous editions (likely 2nd or 3rd) and want to rework it for 5th- where can I get advice on how to do so?
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Can I cast hold person, and have my Hound of Ill Omen attack, on the turn I summon the hound if our initiatives match?

If my Shadow Sorcerer survives to level 6, I will have a Hound of Ill Omen. As a Bonus Action, you can spend 3 Sorcery Points to magically summon a hound of ill omen to target one creature you can ...
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Are there ways Changelings can overcome their shape-shifting limitations?

While the changeling's shapeshifting ability does provide the player with quite a variety of creatures (both pc and npc) to choose from, the rules do limit it to medium human-like (as humanoid is a ...
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Does Tool Expertise and Wonder Maker stack? [closed]

I have a Rock Gnome Artificer, which grants Tool Expertise, but I want to take the Wonder Maker feat. Do you add +3 for proficiency, +3 because of Tool Expertise, and +3 because of Wonder Maker when ...
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How are warlocks viable at higher levels?

This is in D&D 5e, specifically the starter adventure they sell. I'm just getting started and I am interested in the Warlock class. From reading a bunch on this class it seems like the easiest way ...
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When a UA Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge feature conjures “intangible spirits” that fly 30 feet in a random direction, do they move through walls?

When using the Path of the Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge feature (from Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk), if you roll a 3 on the Wild Surge table, it has the following effect: You conjure 1d4 ...
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Where do D&D Orcs come from?

I've always assumed that with all modern fantasy, D&D included, their racial archetypes for their inhabitants always had their roots from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. And in part, I do believe ...
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What is the rarity of my homebrew Glass Sword?

I was writing up some magical weapons and had a fond remembrance of the "Glass Sword" from Ultima VII (apparently V/VI/IX as well). While I didn't want to preserve the "save or die&...
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Are there alternative XP/Level Tables in 5e?

In an old tweet from Mearls, he states the Dungeon Master Guide would contain a "quick progression XP table" (as well as a slow progression, by the way). However, the section Experience ...
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What happens when greater restoration is cast on a creature cursed by an item into being undead?

A little backstory: My group is campaigning into a village that has been usurped by a peasant wielding a jar that "collects" souls to power a Lich's phylactery and it is almost full. The ...
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What is the rarity for an item that allows a reroll once per day?

I had an idea for a homebrew magic item - at least, I think it's homebrew as I can't find anything similar online; but I was sure the Critical Role crew have something similar... Stone of Luck Once ...
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How long could a dragon survive if it were trapped in its lair?

Pretty much just what the title says. Would it just starve and die over time, or would it be able to survive in some way? Clarification I'm assuming a red dragon, and the lair being something in line ...
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Can a creature be suffocated when using Hypnotic Gaze? [duplicate]

Can a creature that is charmed, incapacitated, and dazed using Hypnotic Gaze, be suffocated? Suffocation specifically states that the creature doesn't take any damage until it runs out of breathe, and ...
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What does the spell Compelled Duel actually do?

After reading through the description of the spell compelled duel, it seems as though the spell does not actually say what it does with respect to restricting the movement of the target creature. Let'...
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The Dwarven Afterlife?

I'm building a campaign and in it, my PCs need to retrieve the soul of a now-dead dwarven king. This mission would take them to one of the outer planes to find his soul and bring him back to the ...
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How does the Dimensional Loop's Fold Space ability interact with areas of effect?

The magic item Dimensional Loop (Acquisitions Incorporated, pg. 220) has an ability called Fold Space which says: Choose a space you can see within 60 feet of you (no action required). You treat that ...
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What are all the ways that stacking resistance becomes immunity by RAW?

In this supplement for Rise of Tiamat, on page 4, the properties of the "dragon mask" magic items are described, including this property (bold emphasis mine): Damage Absorption. You have ...
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How can I fit infiltration-style encounters or quests into the combat framework of D&D 5e?

I’m running a 5e campaign, and our group is going into a period of the campaign that will likely involve a lot of ‘sneak in sneak out’ encounters/series of encounters, like assassination missions or ...
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Would these adjustments to the ranger archetype Beast Master to help the animal companion be more useful make it too powerful?

I recently playtested a Beast Master ranger from level 1 to level 20 (I was playtesting a new homebrew archetype, which was my primary reason for doing so; the Beast Master ranger was just one of the ...
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What prevents a Fallen from getting an arbitrary number of thralls?

I have been reading the Demon The Fallen corebook and obtaining a thrall seems like a relatively easy thing and quite useful for the demon, allowing them to boost their followers and if they have ...
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What's a Shadow Weapon's hardness?

The first-level spell shadow weapon creates an illusionary weapon the caster can wield. Consequently, the weapon thereby produced may find itself subjected to all manner of hostile effects by enemies ...
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Scribing a scroll with a Spell-Like Ability

Magic Items A spell prerequisite may be provided by a character who has prepared the spell (or who knows the spell, in the case of a sorcerer or bard), or through the use of a spell completion or ...
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How does Mythic Haste interact with 1 round spells?

Mythic Haste states: Affected creatures gain an additional move action each round. The rules for casting spells state: A spell that takes 1 round to cast is a full-round action. It comes into ...
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Animal Companions hiding, searching, and readying an action

The PHB has this to say about Animal Companions: The beast obeys your commands as best as it can. It takes its turn on your initiative. On your turn, you can verbally command the beast where to move (...
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Does losing the use of a feat also prevent the use of feats that have that feat as a prerrequisite? [duplicate]

I've seen many similar questions but I've not seen this exactly answered. Let's say that I'm rolling a 10 Int character and gets a temporary buff to Int by an item that let's him pick Combat Expertise....
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As a player, how can I avoid stifling new players but also avoid letting things stall?

I have just started a Cyberpunk campaign. 2 of us are experienced RPG-ers, 1 hasn’t played in about 10 years and the other 2 are complete newbies. The GM is not new to RPGs, but is new to Cyberpunk, ...

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