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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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The GM ruled that we didn't get XP for killing the boss because an enemy caster's spell killed them. Is this allowed?

We are playing Rise of the Runelords, and were fighting Nualia and her minions in Thisletop. During the heat of the battle, Nualia was near death at just 12 HP. Her minion caster fireballed the party ...
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How could a level 5 Summoner detect a Phase Spider who is on the Ethereal Plane?

One of the Same Game Test encounters for a level 5 character is the Phase Spider. The test was originally written for D&D 3.5e, but I wanted to run it for a character that I am creating for an ...
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Does casting light on a monster's nose blind it?

One of my level 2 players cast light on the nose of a giant constrictor snake to blind it. I had him do a range spell attack, and he rolled a 20. Fortunately for me, the snake was killed by the next ...
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Do land circle druids use spell slots when they cast their land circle spells

In 5e D&D, do Land Circle Druids use spell slots for their Land Circle spells? For example, a second level Druid gets 2 cantrips - no spell slots needed - and 3 1st level spell slots. So, he can ...
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What tier are the D&D 4E classes?

I have a group of players asking me to run a 4e campaign. I've GM'd 4E once and played a couple characters up to level 17. My limited understanding is that the tiers still exist in 4e, but are ...
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Can an intellect devourer be charmed by charm person? [duplicate]

The intellect devourer is a Tiny aberration, which would normally make it immune to the 1st level spell charm person, but when it successfully uses its Body Thief ability on a Medium humanoid: The ...
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Is there a way to scale the 1st level spell from Magic Initiate to keep up with cantrips?

So, my Cleric 4 character (just leveled up) wants to take the Magic Initiate feat sorcerer class. However, he asked about the 1st level spell that he gets because the firebolt cantrip he chose would ...
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Does the “Prejudiced” negative quality make people I hate able to convince me more easily?

Do I understand the SR5 rules correctly that being prejudiced against real estate agents makes it easier for them to sell me a house for more than it’s worth? Core rulebook page 82, “Negative ...
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How to determine if and how a creature's reach should be modified when its size changes?

Table 9-1, "Size and Reach", on page 474 of the Pathfinder 2e Core Rulebook notes that creatures of a given size category have either a "Reach (Tall)" or a "Reach (Long)". The same page says, "...
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Are these two Barons von Dammenblatz the same person?

The first story of Rough Nights & Hard Days has the protagonist Baron Eberhardt von Dammenblatz of Wissenberg. The fourth book's cover blurb mentions Baron Otto von Dammenblatz from White Dwarf #...
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Can you play as an effective Human/Kine character in Vampire the Masquerade?

Is it possible to play a human in VtM (any edition)? Or would they be woefully under-powered and out of their depth? I was interested in playing as a mercenary vampire-hunter (who is hired by vampires ...
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How do I roleplay a character with higher wisdom than myself, and lower intelligence?

I have seen a few similar questions related to intelligence, charisma and a general disparity in mental stats, but nothing yet on high Wis, low Int. Lets start with the premise: Intelligence ...
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How do investigative traits work?

I'm about to run a game of Prowlers & Paragons. I have tried it once before, but every scenario I planned was derailed quickly because rolls do not determine success or failure, but rather who ...
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Should I discourage a group of players from all playing the same class with very similar builds?

Concerns I have Traditionally the D&D party has been a Cleric, Fighter, Magic User and a Thief. Adventures have been balanced around the traditional party composition listed above. Players ...
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Is this Implacable Warrior homebrew fighter subclass balanced compare to other fighter subclasses?

This was inspired by a previous question where the poster had mistaken what hit dice were for, thinking you could use them for a damage bonus. Which made me think...what if there was a class where you ...
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What's the most amount of attacks that can be done per turn with barbarian as a base?

I'm thinking about DMing my first 5e campaign (I've GMed one Pathfinder one-off in the past). A player of mine was thinking about playing a female orc Barbarian that specializes in dealing as many ...
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How does the game change if the PCs are monsters? [closed]

I ran a campaign a while ago, and now I want to return to that campaign. It'll be a new party, but there would be references to the earlier campaign along the way. However, this time the party is ...

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