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Can a creature grasped by Grasp of Hadar move with the Warlock?

As a follow up to this question on Grasp of Hadar, I present the following situation. The warlock, under the fly spell's influence, sees the Dire Wolf knock the party's Rogue prone. It is now the ...
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Is it possible for a sorcerer to write all the ritual spells they know in the ritual book of Ritual Caster Feat when they acquire this feat?

I was reading the D&D Beyond about wild magic sorcerer and I was thinking about something when I read the recommended feats, in particular the Ritual Caster Feat. Is it possible for a sorcerer to ...
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Cutting Words timing when playing online

Lore Bard's Cutting Words feature states the following: Also at 3rd level, you learn how to use your wit to distract, confuse, and otherwise sap the confidence and competence of others. When a ...
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Can Blades in the Dark be played in a custom setting?

I'm looking at systems for my next campaign. Currently I really like the look of Blades in the Dark however I have one concern before I invest in buying the rulebook. Every review of the system I ...
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Are there any canon examples of texts written in elvish?

I’m referring to the Elven language of the Forgotten Realms, usually written with the Espruar script. Are there any examples of messages, poems, paragraphs, ...? More specifically, ones that make ...
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Do enemies Test attacks at 2d6 or 3d6?

I'm going to be running my first TinyD6 (Tiny Dungeon 2e) adventure, and I've run into a question that I can't quite figure out: Are monsters masters of their weapons? Example: Assassins. Are ...
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How does my character's awakened mount and 2 awakened companions affect what CR the party can handle?

So some things happened and now I have 3 awaken scrolls. The rules say I don't have to use material components so I can just use them. I also switch with the dm occasionally and run it myself. How ...
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The Noble Genie Line of Sight/Effect

The Noble Genie Unearthed Arcana warlock subclass states: When you can cast a spell, you can deliver the spell from your space or the bound creature’s space. My question is, do you need line of ...
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How can a wizard add their ability mod to Magic Missile's damage at a lower character level than the Empowered Evocation feature?

The Evocation wizard's 10th-level Empowered Evocation feature allows them to add an ability modifier to a spell damage roll. I'm trying to find a way to get an effect like that of Empowered Evocation ...
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Do Githyanki lay eggs in 5E?

The chapter "Citadel of Gith Reborn" from the 2nd edition adventure book Vortex of Madness says that Githyanki lay eggs despite being humanoid. The 5e Monster Manual entry for Githyanki doesn't say ...
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Does Detect Magic detect the effects of Rebuke Undead?

If an undead creature is under a caster's control by Rebuke Undead (as applied to a weaker undead under the Control Undead threshold), would a casting of Detect Magic give any indication of that?
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I have this character idea but the magic is weird with it and I can't figure it out [closed]

I am very new to D&D 5e. The whole idea behind the character is that they can manipulate metal decently almost telekeneticaly, like throw a knife and control it in the air or tangle the bad guy up ...
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Which school of magic is Mordenkainen most closely associated with?

Which school of magic is Mordenkainen most closely associated with? In particular, I'm not interested in speculation or opinions, but rather if such a thing has ever been outright stated in any ...
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Grasp of Hadar: can using it while flying cause falling damage?

We were fighting some berserkers. I was already flying (fly spell) so decided to use eldritch blast and the Grasp of Hadar invocation. Once on each of your turns when you hit a creature with ...
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Encounter rules while traveling in a caravan in Jade Regent campain

In the Jade campain book the caravan encounter rates are defined by chapter with the following kind of statements : As the caravan travels north, there’s a 10% chance of an encounter each day. ...
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Meenlock telepathic torment on target with 0 HP: Guaranteed 1 hour meenlock?

Consider the meenlock, a fey creature of pure terror described in Volo's Guide to Monsters (page 170). As GM I am going to have my players encounter these creatures in our next session. They have been ...
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Does an aura affect all creatures including ones only partially in the aura?

In the image below, I have a paladin with a 10 foot aura of protection. I have three characters labelled 1, 2 and 3. We have been playing that character 2 and 3 would be in the aura, but character 1 ...
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Comparison: “half-plate armor+dexterity+Medium Armor Master feat” and “plate armor”. What is the best? [closed]

I want to make a melee fighter, and I'm strugling on the choise of my armor for the build. I put my stats on my character when I'll define all I want to do for my build, so let's suppose that I can ...
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“Continuous” Bardic Inspiration

The bard's Bardic Inspiration feature states: You can inspire others through stirring words or music. To do so, you use a bonus action on your turn to choose one creature other than yourself within ...
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How do “alignment” subtypes interact with magic item alignment requirements?

Let's say we have a LG succubus (who therefore has the chaotic and evil subtypes). A nine lives stealer would be a bad weapon for her, since it bestows negative levels to good wielders, and her ...
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What honorific do priests of the Sovereign Host use?

Eberron Campaign Setting and Faiths of Eberron refer to the faithful of the Sovereign Host as “vassals,” and indicate that the various congregations of vassals are led by “priests,” in a mostly-...
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Is this homebrew Chromatic Smite spell balanced?

Based on the original question from before, see it for some of the feedback considerations. The quick version is that this is intended as a hybrid of the chromatic orb and green-flame blade spells. ...
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In Eberron, is it possible for a character to be a member of two or more Guilds?

TL;DR: A character who is a member of the Blademarks Guild of House Deneith was invited to join the Clifftop Adventures' Guild and he accepted, will there be any consequences for him? Detailed ...
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Can you craft magic items without specific abilities--and therefore, requirements/costs?

Ghostwalk's glove of the master strategist is described as follows: This black leather glove is decorated with purple silk thread. It acts as a glove of storing and allows the wearer to use a true ...
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How did elven cities like Myth Drannor or those of Evermeet feed their populations?

In the AD&D supplement book for elves, it is said that elves eat little meat, do not raise livestock, and survive on the fruits of the forest. This raises the problem of feeding any population ...
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What is relationship between dwarves and elves in Forgotten Realms?

It is common knowledge that elves and dwarves don't like each other. But I'm curious if there were historical events which forged their views on each other in the lore of Forgotten Realms, on any ...
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Can I use the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature to make a Sneak Attack if I am also multiclassed into rogue?

I'm thinking about playing a fallen samurai in a D&D 5e campaign. If the character multiclasses into rogue, can the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature be used to trigger the rogue feature ...
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What are the costs of a Mechanic's services?

In an Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars RPG Campaign: For various reasons I want to pay a random NPC mechanic to perform an attachment modification check on my weapon instead of my character doing it ...
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Do Large (and larger) creatures drop equipment suitable for their size?

I noticed there isn't an indication of size on the equipment of Large (and larger) creatures. I'd assume they would drop weapons and armor corresponding with their own size, but the illustrations of ...
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How does lodestone lure work if the attacker's moved away from the target?

The level 3 battlemind discipline lodestone lure, an at-will attack power, has the following entry: Hit: Constitution modifier damage, and you must pull the target 1 square. Until the end of your ...
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How to manage rest with changing GMs and players

I have been running a west marches style D&D 5e game where the GM and the players (along with their characters) change between every session. Due to this, every session ends back in town and with ...
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For a Portent feat based on the Lucky feat, how many Portent dice would be balanced against the 3 points (dice) from the Lucky feat?

I am looking to make a homebrew feat based on the Lucky feat but using the Portent mechanic, and am trying to find the balance point on the amount of dice. Disclaimer: I don't think Lucky is ...
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How do you pronounce Yuan-ti?

I've heard Yuan-ti pronounced in various different ways by different people or video games (but some of these would have been English people and some would have been American, so there's that aspect ...
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(How) Can the Cursed -2 Sword be turned into an indestructible +2 sword of instant summons?

One of the standard cursed items is a longsword that causes the user to take a -2 penalty to attack and damage rolls, and is automatically drawn and fought with, even if the user intended to use ...
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Can a Warlock research Original spells?

The Dungeon Master's Guide (Page 198) details how to create your own custom spells by doing in-universe research. It states that "A spellcaster of any kind can create a new spell". Whether a Warlock ...
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Can I keep results with Strife while I'm Compromised if my teammates grant me assistance and take Strife for me?

I'll be directing a game of L5R for the first time and I have some questions about Strife at L5R 5e (the one by Fantasy Flight Games). I might have missed the answers in the core rulebook as I've been ...
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Can a Barbarian self-inflict damage to keep raging?

In D&D 5e, the barbarian's Rage is somewhat different from its 3.5e counterpart, but the thing that most confused me is the need to be actively part of mayhem and destruction at every round to ...
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Does the Ring of Mind Shielding magic item or the Mind Blank spell block the Dream spell? If not, what does?

Does the ring of mind shielding magic item or the mind blank spell block the dream spell? What spells and/or effects (apart from not sleeping) give someone immunity from being contacted with the dream ...
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Can I offer assistance while compromised?

I'll be directing a game of L5R for the first time and I have some questions about Strife at L5R 5e (the one by Fantasy Flight Games). I might have missed the answers in the core rulebook as I've been ...
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Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to my previous question: Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes? In short, I want to convert the 3.5e prestige class ...
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Am I aware of the location of my Mage Hand, which I can't see, if it is obstructed as I move it?

This is a follow up to my previous question about mage hand: Does the Mage Hand cantrip pass through solid surfaces? Last session, my Arcane Trickster was faced with some murky water and we needed to ...
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What mundane item does an artificer infuse to replicate a Prosthetic Limb or an Arcane Propulsion Arm?

For the artificer's "Replicate Magic Item" infusion (E:RftLW, p. 63; WGtE, p. 182), I'm trying to figure out what mundane item you'd need to start with in order to end up with a Prosthetic Limb or an ...
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How can my heroic tier PC contribute more during skill challenges?

My character isn't much use during skill challenges, and the campaign has seen, like, 25% of encounters be skill challenges. I'd like my character to contribute more during skill challenges, whether ...
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does Voice of the Chain Master effectively replace Devil's Sight If the warlock's familiar is an imp? [duplicate]

to me, the Voice of the Chain Master invocation reads that it completely upgrades the basic Find Familiar spell, increasing the range of the telepathic communication to 100 feet and no longer ...
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Should the “Distracted” modifier be applied to Vigor rolls made to avoid Bleeding Out?

I want to know if the Distracted modifier should be applied to Vigor rolls made to avoid Bleeding Out. The rules state that the Distracted modifier applies to all trait rolls. Personally, I don't ...
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How can I make GURPS less intimidating for my friends?

I am a huge fan of GURPS due to the customization options as it has a lot of customization options but the mechanics boil down to 'Roll 3d6. If it is below your modifier then you pass. 17 and 18 are ...
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Concentration on a spell while casting a spell with a longer casting time [closed]

Is casting a spell with a casting time longer than 1 action considered “concentrating” on it, for the purpose of keeping concentration on a different spell already cast? Ex.: Flaming sphere on the ...
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Does the Mage Hand cantrip pass through solid surfaces?

Last session, my Arcane Trickster was faced with some murky water and we needed to know how deep the bottom was. I decided to use mage hand to try to locate the bottom of the water without putting my ...
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After I True Polymorph myself and concentrate for the full duration, how can I get back to my normal form?

After 1 hour of concentration on the True Polymorph spell, the transformation lasts until it is dispelled. If the target is myself, how can I get back to my normal form?
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How can Chromatic Orb ever miss the target?

The description for Chromatic Orb states (PHB, p. 221): You hurl a 4-inch-diameter sphere of energy at a creature that you can see within range. You choose acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison, or ...

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