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What PHB weapon would be closest to a Patta (Gauntlet Sword)?

I found an image of various historical weapons and one caught my eye. It is a Patta from India between the 15th and 18th centuries. It is between 10 and 44 inches in length and is a slashing weapon. ...
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How does the Slashing Grace feat interact with the Swashbuckler Finesse ability?

The posts I have read indicate that it is possible to take the Slashing Grace feat as a Swashbuckler in order to get DEX to damage with a slashing weapon. As much as I like the idea I see the ...
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How can I realize my gravity monkey concept? [closed]

I'm about to start a D&D 3.5 campaign with a generous DM. PCs will start somewhere between levels 5 and 8—the DM hasn't said exactly—with 100,000 gp. I've been working on a build that's like Sun ...
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What is the wage of a Flaming Fist officer?

What is a Flaming Fist officer's wage? Do they count as skilled mercenaries who are paid 2gp per day?
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Is there a lore explanation why each setting might have different deities?

As far as I know, the multiverse of D&D 5E consists in different worlds all residing in the Material Plane, but the rest of the planes (Transitive Planes, Inner Planes, Outer Planes...) are shared ...
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Can you cast Sequester on yourself after creating a Simulacrum?

Is possible to cast Sequester on yourself after having a Simulacrum? I can have my real body protected for years as my Simulacrum lives my life. Something like The Flesh from Doctor Who.
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What are the correct stats for Remnant in Legacy: Life Among The Ruins?

On p. 194 in Legacy: Life Among The Ruins 2nd Edition, the second and third stat sets of the Remnant are identical ("Force -1, Lore +1, Steel 0, Sway +1"), so one of them must obviously be wrong. Any ...
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How can I get the Defend the Line power if I'm not a Knight?

If I am not a Knight, how can I get Defend the Line (Fighter Utility)? Human bonus at will power does not help, as it is not a 1st-level power, and not an attack power.
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Can the Continual Flame spell be cast on an opponent's helmet to blind them?

The spell continual flame (p. 227 of the Player's Handbook) is a touch spell. It does not offer any parameters as to what qualifies as a target other than it has to be an object. In theory you could ...
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Is Troll Mitosis possible?

A Troll has incredible regenerative abilities. They can even regrow lost bodyparts, including their head. Hence, my question: Does each part that is severed from a Troll eventually grow into a ...
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Is there a Charred version for The Blossoms Are Falling?

I have been wanting to run a game using The Blossoms Are Falling. The site known as Charred has made burning characters extremely easy for me and as such I was looking for a version one could use in ...
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How old can Trolls get?

Trolls have an insane regenerative ability, being able to regain lost hitpoints in a flash and even regrow lost bodyparts. My question: Does this have any effect on their lifespan? I understand that ...
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What happens if Animal Growth is cast in a constrained environment?

The spell animal growth (Player's Handbook 198) says If insufficient room is available for the desired growth, the creature attains the maximum possible size and may make a Strength check (using ...
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What counts as being “wounded” for the purpose of the rules on recovering a point of Hope?

In The One Ring game, players are allowed to recover a point of Hope if their Fellowship focus is not wounded during the session. The issue is that the rules don't seem to state if they mean the ...
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Can the Immovable Object spell target an object held or worn by an opponent?

The description of the immovable object spell says (Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 187): You touch an object that weighs no more than 10 pounds and cause it to become magically fixed in place. [...
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Can undead creatures (raised by a necromancy spell) climb a rope, climb a ladder, or swim?

I'm thinking about making a Necromancy wizard, but had a few questions about RAW. Would undead from the animate undead spell (or any necromancer spells), e.g. skeletons or zombies, be able to climb ...
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Can I use a spiked shield in my primary hand as a weapon? If so, does it count as a simple or martial weapon?

Can any humanoid PC use a Spiked Shield in their 'primary hand' as a Weapon? and Is it a Simple or Martial Weapon? The Lizardfolk entry in the MM (p. 204) has a statblock that includes the ...
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What are reasonable age expectations for levels? [closed]

This is not a question about enforced limits but about plausible NPC reactions, to the PCs and how they explain other NPCs to the players. (Minimums more than maximums, since all a character has to ...
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Does hurling a thrown weapon change the weapon's category for determining proficiency?

On Weapon Categories says, "A melee weapon with the heavy thrown or the light thrown property counts as a ranged weapon when thrown" (Player's Handbook 215). (Similar text is absent from the Rules ...
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What resistances does an Imp have in recent printings of the Monster Manual?

My copy of the Player's Handbook and my copy of the Monster Manual both state that an Imp has resistance to: [...] bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons that aren't silvered. ...
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Is this “Cuetzpali” homebrew race balanced relative to the PHB races?

To give a little background on this race, I wanted to create something akin to the Lizardmen from Warhammer Age of Sigmar. They're different from the Lizardfolk race in Volo's Guide to Monsters in ...
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Are the effects of a conjured object or creature nonmagical? [closed]

Spells like Conjure Animals and Web can conjure creatures (a wolf) or objects (a sticky web). While the conjuration itself is magical (it was created by a spell), the effects of a conjuration are not ...
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Can “Friends” be used to make any creature in the universe hostile?

Friends is a cantrip with a range of self that reads (PHB, p. 244): For the duration, you have advantage on all Charisma checks directed at one creature of your choice that isn’t hostile toward you....
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Is there a way for a paladin to eventually upgrade their Unicorn mount to a Celestial Charger?

At lvl 5, a Paladin gains the ability to summon their Paladin mount. However, at levels 6-8, they gain the ability to summon a different, unusual mount. At lvl 6, a Paladin gains the ability to summon ...
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How powerful is the Planar Binding spell? [closed]

The Planar Binding spell is the answer to the classic trope of dark mages summoning and binding demons to their service. But what is the extent of this spell’s capacities in 5e? What scope of orders ...
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Can a Glamour bard cast a level 1+ spell and cast the Command spell using the Mantle of Majesty feature in the same turn?

For clarity It's already clear from several other questions that a Glamour bard may not maintain concentration on Mantle of Majesty and another concentration spell at the same time. This is not my ...
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Is there a concise description of what 'special' damage is?

This may be somewhat a worthless question as I've looked diligently without success. I don't believe the information is physically present but I thought I'd give it a shot. In my games things have ...
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Do a creature's special abilities still function after the creature dies?

Do a creature's special abilities still function after the creature dies? I know that, for example, the paladin's class feature Aura of Courage specifies that it doesn't function if the paladin is ...
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Can a Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender be used to hurl Magic Stones?

When designing a Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender (E:RftLW, p. 61), the feature description states: You determine the creature's appearance and whether it has two legs or four; your choice ...
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Gouging holes into a surface with magic damage

I have one player currently stuck in a pit. Another player is attempting to use magical damage to gouge holes, or rather handholds into the surfaces of said pit to make it easier to climb out. As far ...
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What plane would an aboleth be from for the purposes of Banishment?

An aboleth is classified as a large aberration. If someone were to use the Banishment spell, what plane would it be banished to? (if it is from a different plane?) Or would it just be banished to the '...
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Can a Sorcerer Gain Additional Spells Known with Magic Initiate? [duplicate]

The Magic Initiate feat states: Choose a class: bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock, or wizard. You learn two cantrips of your choice from that class's spell list. In addition, choose one ...
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Using the Beyond20 extension, how can I roll from my D&D Beyond character sheet in Roll20?

I recently discovered the Beyond20 browser extension and have installed it. The extension is supposed to make it so you can "roll" from your DNDbeyond character sheet and it will do the roll in your ...
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Can you choose to cast a spell at a lower caster level?

In AD&D, many spells have effects with areas that are a specified amount “per level”. From my understanding, this is the caster’s level. My question, is whether or not a spellcaster could choose ...
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How to make a simple deck of magical cards that will be drawn randomly?

Sorry if the question was asked before, but I didn't find any good answers for me. Im a new DM playing on Roll20 and I'm making a new Class that fights with magical cards, dice and coins. ...
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Who chooses how a course of action given by Suggestion is pursued when cast on PC? Player or DM?

Sub-questions: Do Suggestion's suggested activities need to be pursued immediately, at the expense of anything else? Can the DM decide that the influence of Suggestion sets limits on action economy, ...
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Opening a skill with B1 stat as root

Suppose a character has perception B1 (maybe they are a young troll or something). If they open their observation skill, either in character burning or through play (testing, practice, instruction), ...
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In “Elves of Evermeet”, how does the “construction” spell work?

This is in the 2nd edition book: Elves of Evermeet. On page 65 there is the description for a spell: Construction. Construction (Alteration) Range: Touch Component: V,S,M Duration: Permanent ...
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Does the reply to the Message cantrip have a time/distance limit?

The message cantrip says the following: You point your finger toward a creature within range and whisper a message. The target (and only the target) hears the message and can reply in a whisper ...
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Wood elf initiative

I am playing a Wood Elf Monk. I have a 20 dex, so my initiative is +5. Do wood elves gain any other pluses to initiative?
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How many squares can a creature larger than Medium with a speed of 30 feet move on a 5-foot square grid map?

A Large creature on a 5-foot square grid map occupies a 2-by-2 square space. If the creature can move up to 30 feet, and each square on the grid is 5 feet by 5 feet, does the creature move up to 6 ...
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Can I apply the Great Weapon Master feat's second benefit (-5 to attack roll, +10 to damage roll) to the bonus-action attack from the first benefit?

Say I trigger the bonus-action attack granted by the first benefit of the Great Weapon Master feat (PHB, p. 167), either by getting a crit or a killing blow. Can I then apply GWM's second benefit (-5 ...
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The Espruar script seems to have changed from past editions. Is there an in-universe explanation given for the change?

Whilst exploring the internet, I’ve found a variety of different official scripts for Elvish. From my understanding of it, Rellanic is a generic one (not tied to a setting), and Espruar is Forgotten ...
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Can I double a single spell attack's range multiple times by taking multiple versions of the Spell Sniper feat?

I was looking at the Player's Handbook and I saw that there are 3 different types for Spell Sniper. Simply put, does choosing all three of them create an 8 times multiplier? For example, say that a ...
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How does Enhanced Trait: Affect Others Only function as a device?

This is a continuation of this question for Mutants and Masterminds 3e. So, the character I proposed could spawn a minimum of 6 constructs with 30pp worth of powers/skills by using Invention at ...
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What counts as a disease?

Do any books contain a rules definition of what is and is not a disease. Here are some examples of aliments I, the DM, would like to see if they match the definition if such a thing exists. I put a ...
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Do Bane/Bless apply to death saving throws?

Possibly related. The text of Bane reads: Whenever a target [...] makes an attack roll or saving throw before the spell ends, the target must roll a d4 and subtract the number rolled from the ...
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Can a character benefit from 2 different fighting styles (e.g. Protection and Defense) at the same time?

All fighters get the Fighting Style feature at 1st level. A Champion fighter also gets a second fighting style at 10th level. Can 2 different martial fighting styles be used together at the same time?...
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Damage reduction vs Dying/Bleeding Out [duplicate]

When a character has less than 0 but more than -10 HP, they are considred "dying". According to the SRD: A dying character loses 1 hit point every round. This continues until the character dies or ...
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Can you attack four times when you have two light weapons and the extra attack skill? [duplicate]

Most, if not all, classes gain the extra attack ability at level 5 where you can attack twice on your go instead of once. But if you are weilding two light weapons when you're using extra attack, do ...

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