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Do different versions of the same feats stack in 5th edition? [duplicate]

The reason I ask this is because there are several different versions of the spell sniper feet, and all of them double range for ranged spells with attack rolls. Most feats that are like this specify ...
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Passive Perception and Traps [duplicate]

My question is this: should passive or active perception be used for spotting traps? If you use passive, then the DM knows ahead of time whether or not a PC will spot a trap as no die roll is involved ...
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If a PC becomes stunned on their turn, do they lose the rest of their actions without losing any stunned value?

Page 622 of the Core Rulebook defines the Stunned condition: You've become senseless. You can't act while stunned. Stunned usually includes a value, possibly over multiple turns, from being stunned. ...
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Does the bonus action shove from Unearthed Arcana's Telekinetic feat move the target through the air, or only on the ground?

Imagine a party of PCs exploring a dungeon inside a volcano. After a climactic confrontation with the Big Bad, the volcano begins to erupt, and the PCs must flee for their lives. Unfortunately, one of ...
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Can Minotaur Players be targeted by Hold Person and other similar spells?

Hold person specifies that it can only target humanoids: Choose a humanoid that you can see within range[...] The Minotaur creature stat block from the Monster Manual lists them as monstrosities, ...
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Does a Tortle's Natural Armor interfere with the Monk's Unarmored Movement ability?

The Tortle's Natural Armor ability says: Due to your shell and the shape of your body, you are ill-suited to wearing armor. Your shell provides ample protection, however; it gives you a base AC of 17 ...
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Can a frightened creature freely circle the source of its fear?

A frightened creature A is standing horizontally or vertically next to the source of its fear B. The creature can't willingly move closer to the source of its fear. Can A freely circle B, for ...
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Silence = -4 to Notice against Sounds, but what about Notice against Stealth in general?

Silence gives anyone who tries to hear you -4 to their Notice roll (or an auto-fail with a Raise), but how much does this spell influence your Stealth roll where you also have to stay out of sight? I ...
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If a flying creature with no swim speed ends up in water, can it fly out?

Assuming there is no magic holding it aloft and it doesn't have the ability to hover, when a flying creature is knocked prone, it falls. What happens if the creature was flying over a body of water? ...
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What's the best weapon for disarming?

Just like the title says. I'm working on a funny build based on disarming (typically suboptimal, yes, but this one'll be hilarious). What's the best weapon for this character? I assume it'll be a two-...
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Does the disadvantage on saves from Shadow Sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature persist beyond the first turn?

Shadow Sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature's text reads: ...Additionally, while the hound is within 5 feet of the target, the target has disadvantage on saving throws against any spell you cast. The ...
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Can Detect Thoughts distinguish thoughts between multiple targets?

The situation is quite simple: You cast detect thoughts, and you have two targets within your cone that both fail their will saves. Does the caster immediately know which thought belongs to which ...
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Can a monk using empty body deal full damage to incorporal creatures?

Empty Body (Su): A monk with this ki power gains the ability to assume an ethereal state for 1 minute as though using the spell etherealness, using his monk level as his caster level. Using this ...
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When is a Scimitar better than a Longsword?

The longsword deals 1d8 slashing or piercing damage. The scimitar deals 1d6 slashing damage with the forceful and sweep traits. At first glance, it seems that the scimitar might break even for damage ...
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Can a level 16 draconic sorcerer maintain their dragon wings (from the Dragon Wings bloodline spell) indefinitely?

Draconic sorcerers gain the focus spell Dragon Wings at 5th level. When the spell is heightened to 8th level, "the duration increases to ten minutes." If a sorcerer has a focus point at time ...
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Does Rope Trick create an extradimensional space, or does the space already exist?

In my answer to this question, I used the fact that Rope Trick states ...an Invisible entrance opens to an extradimensional space that lasts until the spell ends. After thinking about it for a while,...
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Which class has access to the best 'stay at home' adventuring methods? [closed]

Assuming a 20th level character, which class would allow them to remotely assist a party of adventurers without ever leaving a well-warded personal sanctum? In 3.5e/PF, there existed a plethora of ...
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How many Joules does strength values ten through twenty estimate to? [closed]

D&D is not a science based or physics based game. Yet certain inquiring players apparently want to know. Thus, how many Joules does strength values ten through twenty estimate to? Based on lift ...
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Can the Oath of Vengeance paladin cast Vow of Enmity on invisible target

I was reading the Channel Divinity abilities of the Oath of Vengeance of the paladin and under Vow of Enmity, it says As a bonus action, you can use your Channel Divinity to choose a creature within ...
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Can I get Combat Casting as a bonus feat in one level or less?

I need Combat Casting as a prerequisite for another feat. I really do not want to waste a precious feat slot on this terrible feat, particularly since I should have enormous Constitution. Therefore, I ...
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What is the definition of “mineral goods” for the material component of the Galder's Speedy Courier spell?

The 4th-level spell Galder's speedy courier from the published adventure Lost Library of Kwalish has the following material component: 25 gold pieces, or mineral goods of equivalent value, which the ...
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Psionic Sorcerer: Psychic Strike with ongoing spells

https://media.wizards.com/2020/dnd/downloads/UA2020_PsionicOptions.pdf Psychic Strike 6th-level Psionic Soul feature You have learned to channel additional psychic energy into your spells. ...
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Ideas on how to handle a denying/unaware team attacking player? [closed]

Short: Right now I'm thinking about our next session and how to handle a PC who has attacked us the second time with an AoE spell. To defend him: he's denying that he has done it intentionally and ...
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Can creatures teleport through Prismatic effects?

Can you and/or your enemies use teleportation effects (Dimension Door, (Greater) Teleport) to travel past Prismatic spells? Does it matter if the spell is Prismatic Wall or Prismatic Sphere?
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Can you teleport into an antimagic field?

Are you able to use teleportation magic, most notably Dimension Door and (Greater) Teleport, to enter an active Antimagic Field?
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Mechanic to find lodgings in settlement: Pathfinder 1e

Is there a mechanic in 1st Edition Pathfinder for a party to find good lodgings in a settlement (town/village/city)? I seem to recall reading it somewhere but I can't nail down the source or the exact ...
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Does Ceremony Funeral Rite undead prevention period stack with Gentle Repose undead prevention period? [closed]

Can a Ceremony spell for funeral rite stack with Gentle Repose spell?
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Can spells that stabilize you when you would die protect you from death by massive damage?

Characters die from damage when their health is reduced below their negative Constitution score. However, some spells stabilize you when you would die. Can these spells save you from the massive ...
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Can you help another character escape the Telekinesis spell?

We recently had a session where the big bad used telekinesis on a player character, who failed the save. An NPC wanted to grab him back, essentially. I had the NPC essentially make the escape DC to ...
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Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight who takes the Magic Initiate? [duplicate]

Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight who takes the Magic Initiate (Wizard) feat cast the first level spell they pick with their spell slots, like a Bard who took Magic Initiate (Bard) can? Or ...
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Can spells that stabilise you when you'd die overrule death from exceeding negative constitution?

Characters die from damage when their health is reduced below their negative Constitution score. However, some spells stabilize you when you'd die. Can these spells stabilize you even from damage that ...
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What happens to a troll that is perfectly vertically bisected by a normal weapon? [closed]

The title pretty much covers it. For reference, see http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/troll.htm and http://www.d20srd.org/srd/specialAbilities.htm#regeneration There is, of course, no definitive ...
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Can an artificer cast spells using a single component from a set of artisan's tools?

Under Tools Required You produce your artificer spell effects through your tools. You must have a spellcasting focus – specifically tinker’ tools or some kind of artisan’s tool – in hand when you ...
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Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight with the Magic Initiate feat (picking the wizard list) use spell slots to cast the chosen 1st-level spell?

A bard who takes the Magic Initiate feat and chooses the bard spell list for the feat can use spell slots to cast the 1st-level spell they learn from the feat. A wizard who takes the feat and chooses ...
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Does the reaction melee attack from the Sentinel feat's third benefit trigger through an Echo Knight fighter's echo?

The third benefit of the Sentinel feat reads (PHB, p. 169-170): When a creature within 5 feet of you makes an attack against a target other than you (and that target doesn't have this feat), you can ...
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How can I prepare my party to reasonably be able to bring down a prismatic wall?

Background In my campaign I have a villain who uses misdirection and avoidance as their main combat methods. They won't fight directly, but they use summoned creatures, minion allies and illusions to ...
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How can I create a Viking/Saiyan that creates his own weapons with energy, ki or magic? [closed]

I'm going to play on a table with some friends and I wish to create a Viking-type warrior that is able to use energy/ki/magic to create weapons and fight like a barbarian but without being one. The ...
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What is the actual speed in MPH or KPH for movement in CoD?

I looked in the core book but I couldn't find it. The index points to page 92 but I don't see what the actual MPH is. I get that CoD is not necessarily a stats-heavy game but I'd like something to go ...
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If I am concentrating on Spirit Guardians when I am True Polymorphed into a copper piece, can I continue to concentrate to maintain the spell?

When you become an object, do you keep the ability to concentrate on spells?
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Paranoia Play-by-Post GMing Techniques

I am planning on running a play-by-post (pbp) Paranoia Troubleshooters game. Due to the nature of a pbp, its possible that the dramatic tension of a properly run Paranoia game will be lost. What are ...
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Small company owned by PC shadowrunners - which legal form it should be?

Intro: We are playing SR3 in Seattle, but all players and GMs are from Europe & not skilled in law, not mentioning USA/Shadowrun law. We are seeking for something somehow believable in USA/SR3 ...
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Do you know when you fail a saving throw?

The pathfinder rules say: A creature that successfully saves against a spell that has no obvious physical effects feels a hostile force or a tingle, but cannot deduce the exact nature of the attack. ...
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Does the verbal component for spellcasting have to be words?

To make a long story short: for my first D&D campaign, I want to create a warlock that had to give up her voice as a part of her deal with her Patron. As such, she is incapable of speaking, but ...
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Defy Danger or Golden Opportunity

In Dungeon World, if the GM describes a hazard and a player disregards it should that trigger the Defy Danger move or be considered a Golden Opportunity that triggers a GM move? For example: GM: The ...
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Do I use my druid's own proficiency bonus for the attacks of their wildshape? [duplicate]

Let's consider this example: A lvl 12 Druid has a +4 proficiency bonus. They proceed to wild shape into an ape, whose attacks have a +5 bonus to attack rolls, easily calculated to be +3 from its ...
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If your target has an enemy within 5ft, can you sneak attack without using a finesse or ranged weapon? [closed]

A rogue and fighter are engaged in melee combat with a goblin. The rogue is unarmed. Can the rogue activate Sneak Attack? The rules for Sneak Attack state: Beginning at 1st level, you know how to ...
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What spells or other effects cause a creature to make a saving throw to avoid being knocked out?

I saw that a hydra has "advantage on saving throws against being... knocked unconscious" and was curious as to what spells or effects would cause such a thing to happen. The only effect that ...
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When a ysoki is holding items in his cheek pouches, can others tell if they have something in there?

The rules on ysoki cheek pouches are rather vague on whether objects held inside them are actually concealed. It seems possible that someone else would be able to determine that the ysoki was ...
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Can the pocket dimension created by the mirror of life trapping be returned to by using the Gate spell?

A wizard needs a few decades to think over a problem, and decides to do so in his mirror of life trapping to prevent himself from aging. He packs a bag full of writing supplies and a 5000gp diamond, ...
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What entity might inhabit the weapon of a Tiefling Hexblade with Levistus bloodline? [closed]

I'm planning to play a Tiefling Hexblade with Levistus bloodline. The weapon of this Hexblade should be inhabited by an entity that was sent by Levistus. What entity could that be? Demons don't work ...

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