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When attacking while hidden, what does it mean to “give away your location”?

The rules on unseen attackers and targets state: If you are hidden — both unseen and unheard — when you make an attack, you give away your location when the attack hits or misses. Does this mean ...
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Can you move while Hidden?

Assuming you have successfully Hidden, can you: Continue to be not 'clearly visible' while moving and remain Hidden? Become 'clearly visible' while moving and remain Hidden? In the description of ...
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How do I fix this Roll20 macro for starting gold after first level?

Can anyone help with this macro? I am trying to generate random starting gold per PC levels, but it only allows me to do it if I put a character’s name. For example: ...
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If an odd damage roll is halved and then doubled, does it result in the same value as before, or one less?

If an odd damage roll is halved and then doubled, does it result in the same value as before, or one less? Let's say there's a Dust Mephit at full health that was hit by the Fireball spell and made ...
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Does a creature know that it is hidden?

When a creature attempts to Hide it makes a Stealth check, which is compared to the passive Perception of opposing creatures that may notice it, or a group check if there is more than one. Does the ...
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Are hit dice used to add damage?

I know it’s a stupid question, but allow me to explain. I’m a DM with a group of players who all learned how to play at the same time about a year ago, (me included). We got off to a rough start and ...
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Do they players know when their attacks connect? [on hold]

Now, this is a pretty odd question to ask, maybe. But depending on the narrative style of the game, "hitting their armor class" doesn't always mean you physically struck your opponent with your weapon....
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Do the Dual Wielder and Crossbow Expert feats work together?

Can I attack 3 times with two hand crossbows if I have the Dual Wielder feat and the Crossbow Expert feat? The Crossbow Expert feat says: You ignore the loading quality of crossbows with which ...
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Does anyone have a good way to allow a Necromancer to summon more powerful undead at the cost of summoning less of them? [on hold]

I have a Necromancer that is starting to get a decent size army of undead going. It works great, he mainly uses his other spells to fill the support/buff/debuff role and uses the undead as his main ...
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If I am a Celestial Warlock and I take the Magic Initiate - Cleric (Cure Wounds), does that now count as a Warlock spell for me? [duplicate]

If I am a Celestial Warlock and I take the Magic Initiate - Cleric (Cure Wounds), does that now count as a Warlock spell for me? Since under The Celestial it says: "The following spells are added to ...
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What abilities can the Hex spell target on an adult white dragon?

The hex spell description says (PHB, p. 251): You place a curse on a creature that you can see within range. Until the spell ends, you deal an extra 1d6 necrotic damage to the target whenever ...
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How much damage should a creature take if it runs across lava while wearing a Ring of Water Walking?

How much damage should a creature take if it runs across a stream of lava while wearing a Ring of Water Walking? It wouldn't sink into it, and it would get completely across so it wouldn't end its ...
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Would the Dimension Door spell trigger or bypass the Mental Prison spell?

After failing the saving throw for mental prison, the target is subjected, among other things, to this: If the target is moved out of the illusion, makes a melee attack through it, or reaches any ...
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Does the “damage for disobedience” effect from the Geas spell end when the caster dies? [duplicate]

Situation Some NPCs were under the influence of the geas spell cast by a pair of Lamias. The NPCs were commanded (1) to rebuild some buildings in a town to further the Lamias' evil goals and (2) to ...
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Is there a way to increase the damage done by the claw attack for a Tabaxi?

Is there a way to increase the damage taken by tabaxi's claws? For example, increasing the die number/number of dice or something of the sort?
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How to engage Decker in the actual run?

In my role as a GM for a SR5 group i often have the problem, that the decker in our group is not in the field with the rest of the team, which is perfectly fine. But after the fact complains, that he ...
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Can the Guiding Bolt spell be aimed at an invisible target?

Most spells state that the target must be something you can see. for example the magic missile spell says: Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range. But recently I ...
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Does sentinel work on a swift strider shifters shifting feature? [on hold]

Does the sentinel feat allow you to do opportunity attack a swiftstride shifter using their shifting feature?
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How do we kill what we can't see?

Large party, level 6 Storm Sorcerer, Shadow Sorcerer, Lore Bard, Dual wielding DEX fighter, Thief, Moon Druid, Forge Cleric We are repeatedly running into a problem encounter, that we've had to run ...
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Using the Four Elements monk's Water Whip elemental discipline to pull a restrained creature

Here's the situation: An ally is being restrained, and grappled by a NPC. The NPC is dragging the character. My Four Elements monk character, seeing this, decides to use the Water Whip on the ...
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Can you create a Wall of Fire in midair?

In 4E and 5E there seems to be the requirement of a Wall of Fire to be resting on a solid surface. But in 3.5 I did not find such a rule. So: can you create a Wall of Fire in midair?
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How to increase the attack bonus of an Arcane Trickster?

I'm starting to build an Arcane Trickster in Pathfinder. As you can imagine it would be hard to use weapons with a wizard attack bonus. I am already taking two levels of Unchained Rogue which gives ...
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Can I catch arrows if I am not a monk?

Is there a way for someone who is not a monk to catch a projectile, similar to the monk's Deflect Missiles feature? Let's say there are some bad people with bows. Can I ready my character to catch an ...
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Can you shrink down then teleport inside an enemy using alter size and then Again to expand yourself and explode the creature? [on hold]

So my party is playing a god campaign and my character has divine rank 1. I’ve chose alter size as my divine ability, but one of the perks of being literal god is I can teleport at will as a free ...
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Are commoners actually this squishy?

I realize they're commoners but at 4 HP, an encounter with 2 regular size (tiny) rats could be fatal. Even if the commoner survives, he/she is going to be at 1/4 to 1/2 of their full health. So ...
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Do temporary hit points from the Heroism spell keep a troll alive?

The Troll's Regeneration feature states: The troll regains 10 hit points at the start of its turn. If the troll takes acid or fire damage, this trait doesn't function at the start of the troll's ...
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I need some help with understanding damage types and damage added to damage dice [duplicate]

I’m super new to DnD and I was hoping to get some clarification on a few things. My character has a long bow and a short sword. For the longbow it has an ATK bonus of +5 and damage/type of 1d8 +3 ...
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According to Book of Exalted Deeds, how to choose between two evils?

The Book of Exalted Deeds says that evil means used to prevent greater evil cannot be used by good characters, and says: Some good characters might view a situation where an evil act is required to ...
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What are the stats of spider constructs created by the spell “Stone Spiders”?

The spell Stone Spiders (FRCS, p. 75) reads: You transform 1d3 pebbles into stone constructs that resemble monstrous spiders. The constructs can be any size from Tiny to Huge as you decide, but ...
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Can a stirge dodge while draining blood? [duplicate]

Blood drain is initially a weapon attack action, but on subsequent turns while draining blood, it is not an attack. Then can the Stirge perform other actions, like dodge?
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Can you use the Spelljammer supplement for D&D 5th edition?

From what I have heard, Spelljammer sounds quite fun but it seems it was only released for 2e. So does it just contain world descriptions or does it have new rules and if so, could they be converted ...
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How to handle the harder encounters in the White Plume Mountain dungeon?

I plan to incorporate the White Plume Mountain into an ongoing campaign, and there are two encounters that bother me. One of them is the golem puzzle which I fully expect them to fail (for those not ...
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Practical use of O-card, or how to measure positive consent on the fly

I'm preparing to run the game of Bluebeard's Bride with couple of players I don't know very well. This game can be quite heavy on disturbing content, so I certainly plan to have X-card equivalent in ...
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Should divine powers avoid the pact limitation to prevent double-dipping?

Looking at GURPS Powers, p.26, I see that Divine powers have a -10% discount because it is expected that the player character will live a life that is moral according to the divinity in question: A ...
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How does the Mizzium Apparatus's ability to serve as an arcane focus interact with its ability to let you cast a spell you don't know/have prepared?

I recently got to DM my first campaign, and I was planning on letting my players get their hands on a Mizzium Apparatus. However, reading what the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica says about the item, ...
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Will my familiar remember me when I re-summon it, or is it a new entity?

Playing D&D 5e, and my Pact of the Chain warlock's quasit familiar, Jimmy Peanuts, has fallen at the hands of a lizardman and vanished upon hitting 0 hp. I understand that I can cast Find ...
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Creating an elemental undead

So my character is a necromancer and in a turn of great fortune the party faced and killed a non-summoned huge lightning elemental. As I asked in another question there does not seem to be anything ...
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Are Changelings immune to the Polymorph spell?

The Polymorph spell says: This spell transforms a creature with at least 1 hit point that you can see within range into a new form. An unwilling creature must make a Wisdom saving throw to avoid ...
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Can Chill Touch prevent Regeneration?

Can the D&D 5th Edition cantrip Chill Touch prevent regeneration and similar abilities? Do specific forms of regeneration (like a troll's) circumvent this? Chill Touch: You create a ghostly,...
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Aarakocra in AL by remake at lvl 5 [on hold]

I know Aarakocra have always been illegal for a starting characters in AL, from the Races with flight at 1st level, ... aren’t available without specific campaign documentation Which was made ...
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Can an Unconscious PC hear you?

Some spells and abilities specify that the target must be able to hear you. Is an unconscious PC (0 HP) considered a valid target? Unconscious ... An unconscious creature is incapacitated (see ...
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Does forced movement trigger the effects of the Prismatic Wall spell?

The Prismatic Wall spell says: When a creature attempts to reach into or pass through the wall ... A creature forced through the wall (by whatever means) is not “attempt[ing] to ... pass through ...
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If you pass through the order of colors in Prismatic Wall one way, do you reverse the order of colors passing through the other way?

I set up a Prismatic Wall and a non-protected creature passes through it, say from left to right. On page 269 of the 5e Player's Handbook, the Prismatic Wall spell reads: When a creature attempts ...
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Converting Calming Animals from GURPS Magic to Dark Ages: Mage

As an exercise, I'm trying to adapt spells from GURPS Magic (I only have the Brazilian Portuguese version and I don't have any idea of which edition it is, but it seems to be an old one) to Dark Ages: ...
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If a staff with a Shifting rune is transformed into a gauntlet, can you cast spells from the staff/gauntlet while wielding another weapon?

Magic staves can have weapon runes applied to them. One rune is a Shifting rune, which lets you transform the weapon into a different weapon. If I use a Shifting rune to transform a staff into a ...
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Haunted Heroes Pact Wizard may cause a favored spell combo to be even more broken?

I've been looking at the Pact Wizard archetype from Haunted Heroes Handbook and noticed a feature they pick up at 10th level that states that when metamagic feats are applied to spells learned via ...
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If you have a negative spellcasting ability modifier, how much damage does the Green-Flame Blade cantrip do to the second target below level 5?

The description of the green-flame blade cantrip (SCAG, p. 143) says: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell'...
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Does maximizing damage override or interact with damage reduction?

There are features such as the Evocation Wizard's Overchannel which states: Starting at 14th level, you can increase the power of your simpler spells. When you cast a wizard spell of 1st through ...
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What are the Effects of “Maximizing” Damage on an Effect?

In 5th Edition D&D, there's a few circumstances where a character's damage might be "maximized". For example, the Evocation Wizard's Overchannel ability: Starting at 14th level, you can ...
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How does an Evocation Wizard's Overchannel ability interact with Chaos Bolt?

With the release of Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, characters were given new background options. Some of these options add spells to a character's spellcasting classes. One of these is the Izzet ...

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