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Is a character on a motorcycle-like vehicle considered “mounted”? What about a larger vehicle? [duplicate]

Does a character using a Devil's Ride, the motorcycle-like vehicle from BG:DiA, count as "mounted" for the purposes of using a lance or the Mounted Combatant feat? If so, what about a larger vehicle; ...
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How much damage from a falling Orca? [duplicate]

Level 10 Circle of the Moon Druid has two uses of wild shape. At level 2 a player gets "combat wild shape" so you can choose to use your bonus action to transform. Combat starts, your first turn you ...
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What capabilities does a Vampire have inside an anti-magic field

In a campaign I've been playing we recently stumbled upon a town (population of a couple of thousand) that was hidden via a large scale illusion spell, and shielded from the outside world, via a large ...
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Two-Weapon Fighting and Double Weapons

The rules regarding the Two-Weapon Fighting feats in D&D 4th Edition seem pretty clear, but I'm still not sure how they apply to double weapons. The Adventurer's Vault states "wielding a double ...
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What is the best melee combat wild shape form for tight spaces?

I am playing a 9th level druid and looking for advice on combat forms. Typically I use large forms and focus on vital strike and tail attacks during combat. However this strategy doesn't work when I ...
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How to persuade players not to cheat?

I am DMing the Lost Mine of Phandelver Starter Set campaign for 5e with my two friends, and one of them is bringing his two friends. They use D&D Beyond, and their character sheets contain almost ...
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How unbalancing is changing the target of Detect Thoughts to only the dead and dying?

One of my players is playing a lashunta envoy with the death-touched theme. As such, they have access to "Detect Thoughts" once per day. To give a little flavor with their theme, I decided to let ...
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Would Animate Object end a spell affecting its target?

Example : Heat Metal can only be cast at a manufactured metal object, then lasts for up to 1 minute. If its target is in contact with a creature, the caster can use a bonus action on subsequent ...
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How do the stunned and unconscious conditions from an Illithid's Mind Blast interact?

Below is the Mind Flayer's Mind Blast feature: Each creature in that area must succeed on a DC 15 Intelligence saving throw or take 22 (4d8 + 4) psychic damage and be stunned for 1 minute. A ...
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Channel Divinity: Control Undead question

I had a question about the Oathbreaker Paladin's Channel Divinity option, Control Undead. Control Undead: As an action, you target one undead creature you can see within 30 feet of you. The target ...
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What can animated objects do in a fight?

Things affected by Animate Objects can be issued commands. When ordered to attack in combat, they will make a single melee attack. Grapple, Hold, Help, etc are not mentioned in the spell description. ...
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Does Enlarge increase your normal reach?

If my character, a medium-sized creature, were to drink a potion of growth, would his reach with a weapon increase?
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Can a caster end the spell Delayed Blast Fireball immediately after the turn they cast it? [duplicate]

The spell Delayed Blast Fireball states: A beam of yellow light flashes from your pointing finger, then condenses to linger at a chosen point within range as a glowing bead for the duration. When ...
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As a player, how can I deal with a fundamentally annoying teammate

I play in my school's D&D club and our first year was last year. During that first year, one of my fellow players rolled a sorcerer with high charisma (17) but low intelligence (8). He ...
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To what extent is a lower DC skill check with disadvantage harder than a higher skill check without?

I'm wondering how mechanically I could calculate a lower DC challenge with disadvantage as a middle-ground between a higher skill DC and that same DC with disadvantage. I'd like to describe a ...
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Would webs catch fire if Fire Bolt is used on a creature inside of them?

When using the Web spell it states that: The webs fill a 20- foot cube [...]. The webs are flammable. Any 5-foot cube of webs exposed to fire burns away in 1 round If Fire Bolt is cast on a ...
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By the rules, how can you attack while jumping?

At the different tables I've played at, it has always been assumed that you can attack while jumping. After reading this answer I'm not so sure you can. By the rules, what ways can a character attack ...
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Does the Slow spell limit the number of Eldritch Blast beams?

This question comes from something stated in an answer to another one of my questions: [Regarding eldritch blast] This spell allows you to make a single attack that targets multiple creatures, by ...
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Should I classify the homebrew race I'm working on as a large race?

These are bug-people, who can wield normally-sized weapons (they have 2 sets of small hands). They are typically about 9 feet in height. Should I, and would it be a wise choice to, classify them as a ...
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Can Fire Bolt be twinned?

Spells that can target more than one creature can't be twinned, even if they are used to target only one. Spells targeting objects can't be twinned, and Fire Bolt can target either creatures or ...
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Can a weapon/item Of Returning move other objects?

If you tie up a Shield Of Returning to the back of a minecart, and you position yourself at the front end of the minecart and call the Shield to you. Would the minecart be pushed forward by the Shield?...
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Are there any tools or tricks to quickly level characters multiple levels at once?

I'm in the process of writing a short sci-fi campaign which is based on D&D 5e, in which the player classes, weapons, and skills are effectively just sci-fi reskins of their magical counterparts. ...
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Are level 20 Druids essentially unkillable? [duplicate]

So maybe I'm reading this wrong, but my moon druid just hit level 20 and the ability seems completely over the top compared to other classes level 20 feature. Unlimited beast shapes? Am I interpreting ...
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Why would Madam Eva help the party in Curse of Strahd?

My confusion with Madam Eva's motives comes from the following passage in the Curse of Strahd adventure, when describing the Vistani of the Tser Pool Encampment, which Madam Eva is one of (p. 36): So,...
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What the heck is the luraic language?

Our party is currently playing through Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (no spoilers, please!) and we're nearing the end of the campaign. The other night our party was discussing a teaching exchange of ...
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What is the standard ruling for critical hits?

Who doesn't love rolling a critical in combat? There are plenty of ways to run them, but I hate the way my DM does so. To me, a critical hit should be an incredible shot, an arrow to the knee, a ...
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How do I get started creating this homebrew race?

I'm a pretty new player. I have played one campaign to completion and am in the middle of two other ones with two different groups. I've never made any homebrew content, and I only have a pretty basic ...
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Can a Warlock spell slot be used with the Ranger's Primeval Awareness feature?

The Ranger's Primeval Awareness feature states: Beginning at 3rd level, you can use your action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus your awareness on the region around you [...] In this case ...
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Can the target of Nature's Wrath (Channel Divinity) use an action to attempt to free itself?

An Oath of Ancients Paladin may use her Channel Divinity class feature to apply Nature's Wrath: Nature's Wrath: As an action, you can cause spectral vines to spring up and reach for a creature ...
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If I want to craft a set of mithral half plate, what is its cost?

According to the PHB, half plate is 750 gp to buy. However, magic items of uncommon rarity cost less. If I was to craft a mithral set of half plate (a magic item), RAW, what amount would I pay?
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Divine Fury static damage round up or down?

I have a new level 3 Zealot Barbarian and I am wondering about the wording of the feature Divine Fury. Divine Fury (XGtE, page 11) Starting when you choose this path at 3rd level, you can ...
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Do opportunity attacks trigger booming blade? [duplicate]

There have been some similar questions, such as here, but I was wondering if an opportunity attack triggers booming blade, for example (I will use mine) a dwarven cleric (he used magic initiate to get ...
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Can the Wish spell be used to allow someone to be able to cast all of their spells at will?

In my campaign, the PCs have recently defeated a dragon and looted its hoard. In it, among some other things, they found a fully charged Ring of Three Wishes. Not knowing what it was, the party had ...
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Why is it assumed that you may move only 5 feet per round in a Solid Fog?

I've encountered in several threads how wonderful a spell Solid Fog is. While removing someone from an encounter is a relatively big deal, at first glace, moving out of an area of Solid Fog should ...
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Go up two sizes: How do I RAW get a Halfling from size Small to size Large?

How do I turn a size Small Halfling into a size Large combatant? I am a GM and the PCs are Level Four. I want to throw the PCs a curve they are not expecting while keeping it “mid level” (not Mythic ...
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Can “Get Away” be used to hide?

Can the second tier Stealth flavour ability Get Away (p. 51) be used to hide, such as to allow a character to do a surprise attack each round? The text of the ability is: Get Away (2 Speed points): ...
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How does recovering with injuries or trauma work?

In our game (I'm a player) a character has trauma. This led to a confusion of the part of the rules that says Once injured or traumatized, the character can no longer recover Our initial ...
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What is a Dad move in RPGs?

In this question the asker writes They are both roughly my age, so I can't pull a 'Dad move' on the murder hobo. A comment said You're never too old or young to pull a Dad move. As a DM you ...
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Animal companion: roll additional HDs or not?

When a druid reaches level 3, his animal companion earns two hit dice. Do I have to roll them to give him more hp or is it only a number to use, for example, for spell effects? The manual also says ...
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What do I do while throwing death saving throws? [closed]

A big problem I've seen with the D&D 5E system,is that throwing death throws are not fun, not engaging, and very boring. I am playing the cleric in a party with no other healers. I get knocked ...
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Is this homebrew “Ratman” race for Curse of Strahd balanced?

We are beginning a Curse of Strahd Campaign and one of my players wants to play a Ratman. I'm afraid that giving him lycanthropy at level 1 might be a bit overpowered so I toned it down and added some ...
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Is this homebrew “Skeleton” race for Curse of Strahd balanced?

We are beginning a Curse of Strahd Campaign and one of my players wants to make a Skeleton Necromancer. Since there's no official Skeleton Race, I created this from the Monster Manual entry on ...
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Do multiple resistances combine into immunity? [closed]

If my character for D&D has resistance to spells and magical damage (a yuan-ti) and if a class feature also gives resistance to spells and magical damage, does that mean my character would have ...
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Can Alter Self be used to enter an enemy's body and destroy it from the inside?

I’m a new DM, so I’m using a starter pack with a storyline, although I have adapted it a fair amount. Earlier today one of my players decided that he can use Alter Self to create a tentacle which he ...
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How can I meet the needs of players in a party whose characters have opposite alignments?

I am currently DMing a Star Wars D&D campaign. One character has a backstory that includes 'setting orphans on fire'. Needless to say, he is a murder hobo and a Sith. One of my other characters ...
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What definition of the noun “threat” do the rule books use when it affects gameplay mechanics?

I have recently asked a question about Surprise where the unclear interpretation of the word "threat" in the sentence "Any character or monster that doesn’t notice a threat is surprised at the start ...
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How does the Ranger's Primeval Awareness feature work when multiclassed into another class with the Spellcasting feature?

The Ranger's Primeval Awareness feature states: Beginning at 3rd level, you can use your action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus your awareness on the region around you [...] However, the ...
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Are there consequences to being reduced to 0 HP multiple times in combat?

I was running a game a few weeks ago. In short, during combat the thief and the warlock were both knocked unconscious. Each were brought back by the cleric with healing word and cure wounds. New ...
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What official D&D 3.5 content has not been present in any book?

I have always prided myself for knowing (at least vaguely enough to be able to google it when needed) every piece of D&D 3.5 official content - but today by a random chance I found something ...
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Can the Sorcerer's Flexible Casting feature make a “Warlock spell slot” for Eldritch Invocations such as Bewitching Whispers? [duplicate]

There are certain invocations a Warlock can get such as Bewitching Whispers which states: [...] You can cast compulsion once using a warlock spell slot. You can’t do so again until you finish a ...

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