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What happens if you put a bag of holding in a bag of holding while being in the astral plane? [duplicate]

I know that putting a bag of holding in a bag of holding destroys both and creates a portal to the astral plane, but what would happen if a player chooses to put a bag of holding in a back of holding ...
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I can't do the shortcut to roll a dice on beyond20

When I try to roll the dice from D&D beyond I can only roll it if I (as an example) click on my longsword and then go to the top right and click "beyond20", at first before I changed the ...
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Against which AC do you check on the strikes of the Tiger Claw discipline?

As the title says. If, let's say, I catch my opponent flat-footed and use Claw at the Moon, do I check against flat-footed AC or complete AC? Claw at the Moon: As part of this maneuver, you attempt a ...
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What can I do with a lich phylactery (with a lich inside)? [closed]

So we have defeated a lich, and found its phylactery. What are the fun things that we can do with its phylactery (trapped the lich's soul inside, at least for a few days I think.)? Say, can we sell a ...
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Do you allow players to go against their alignment? 5e [closed]

How do you enforce alignment? Is there a roll for something like this? IE. my Lawful Good character needs to lie to a child in order to achieve X. I roll a D20 and add my wisdom modifier and need a 15-...
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Do I have to hold the Power Jewel to use it?

Power Jewel (Advendurers Vault, p176): Power ♦ Daily (Minor Action) This power allows you to regain the use of an encounter power of 1st or 3rd level. Do I have to get it from my backpack before ...
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Is using stunting and pranks to gain advantage instead of stealth mechanically sound?

I would like to break the stereotype that rogues are always super stealthy sneaky types that appear from the shadows and strike and then disappear, for me that makes the flavor of the game not as fun ...
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How can I make this homebrew Elder Aboleth the CR rating I want it to be?

A party I'm running for are going up against an aboleth as a late-game "boss" (but not the "final boss"). They are currently Tier 4, level 17 to be precise, so a basic CR 10 ...
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Acceptable background by level

Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with backgrounds from D&D 5e. It happens a lot that the story you create for your character sometimes is not well aligned with what happens afterwards in-game. ...
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How can I handle a car chase sequence in modern 5E?

I've done a few vehicle sequences in our campaign so far, where I drop my party into a situation that requires one of them to pilot a vehicle and react to environmental challenges thrown at him as a ...
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How is enemy damage from weapons and super weapons rolled?

In the Troika! SRD page 67 are the enemies Troll and Ven. The Troll does damage as Weapon and the Ven as Super Weapon. But there are no generic damage tables for those. The Zoanthrop for example does ...
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What happens when I redirect an attack with mounted combatant but I am outside the reach of their weapon on a grid? [duplicate]

The mounted combatant feat (PHB 168) allows someone to "force an attack targeted at your mount to target you instead." Suppose I am playing on a grid. Let E be enemies without reach/ranged ...
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Multi-classing doesn't generalize Single-class spellcasting?

I am aware of our go to question about spellcasting and multiclassing, and I am aware of the rules. I am nonetheless confused about something: If we use the multi-class rules, in particular You ...
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What is the fastest way to kill an Invisible Stalker? [closed]

What is the fastest way to kill an Invisible Stalker? Every time I encounter it I damage it then it runs away until the next gaming session and it's fully healed.
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Wizard 5 / Eldritch Knight 3 [duplicate]

I’m having trouble finding the answer to my exact question after extensive searching on here and other places. I am currently a Level 3 Wizard / Level 1 Fighter. I aim to focus on my wizard levels but ...
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How do I check the lowest roll in a pool of mixed dice in Anydice?

I'm trying to build a function to model not just a roll of the dice, but to have boolean operators to toggle using various powers that effect the dice. I've gotten everything to work except for one ...
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Group with split likes in D&D game: role playing and combat

I'm running a game for 4 people, 1 of which has played D&D before. I have only ran a first session. This session lasted for about 5 or 6 hours, and it seems that it was a lot of fun for them. I ...
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How much can a rat drag/carry?

I'm in a campaign where it's just me and my boyfriend, my boyfriend being the DM. He's very literal with D&D rules and has argued that a rat can carry 15lbs. Rats have a strength score of 2. ...
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What happens to a thrown weapon after it hits or misses?

Patty the Chatty Monk throws her handaxe at a growling wolf. It hits! So... what happens? This question is asked for the intent of further understanding the Object Interaction rule and also to add ...
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Who decides which PHB variant rules are in play?

The rules variants presented in the DMG are clearly there for the DM to decide upon. Some of the variants in the PHB say that they are the DM's prerogative. For example, "Variant: Customizing ...
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Can an enemy “surprise” a character with the Alert feat by readying the Attack action before initiative is rolled?

My character with the Alert feat was attacked and received damage pre-combat. Specifically, our party was walking through a dark cave, and on the ceiling there was a swarm of insects (that none of the ...
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Can a “psionic spell” be dispelled using the Dispel Magic spell?

Situation from my recent game: a tree-like supposedly psionic monster used pain mirror on me (I'm Arcanist). I intended to dispel it with dispel magic, but I was informed that because it's a psionic ...
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Any good RP systems out there for a Azure Lane RP? [closed]

Kinda a weird question for sure, but to put small context this all began after a small joke that got way out of hand. By the end of it I was "encouraged" to put together a one-shot campaign ...
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Can Dream reach a target sleeping in Leomund's Tiny Hut?

Leomund's Tiny Hut spell states Spells and other magical effects can’t extend through the dome or be cast through it. Dream states Choose a creature known to you as the target of this spell. The ...
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Can Minor Illusion be used to replicate non-physical attacks?

Recently as a player my party fought against a creature that could paralyze you if you looked at it. Since my rogue has now seen it, would it be possible to replicate this using Minor Illusion by ...
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Feasible engine for a world like Earthsea? [closed]

I am building a world emphasising on balance and chaos (where pretty much two sides of one coin), kind of like Earthsea. As a consequence, the magic in D&D doesn't work quite well with it. (...
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Why is the Dueling fighting style adding such a big bonus to this damage roll on D&D Beyond?

I've created a character in D&D Beyond. He's a level 4 half-elf fighter. Here's the character sheet: The character has a longsword and D&D Beyond has calculated the damage roll on this to be ...
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Vampire spawn and the nature of their “rest”

Vampire spawn have the trait "chained to the grave" which includes the phase "Every vampire remains bound to its coffin, crypt, or grave site, where it must rest by day." Vampire ...
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Does a zombie or skeleton explicitly need to have spoken in life?

The SRD claims that both the Skeleton and the Zombie have the following mastery in languages: Languages Understands the languages it spoke in life but can't speak I've always taken this as that the ...
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How to calculate the probabilities for eliminative dice pools (dice cancelling mechanic) in Neon City Overdrive?

The game Neon City Overdrive uses the following resolution mechanic for checks: create a pool of Action Dice and (possibly) another pool of differently-colored Danger Dice (all d6, generally up to 5 ...
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Would a zealot barbarian's divine fury trigger during an opportunity attack?

The Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) gets the Divine Fury feature at level 3, which states: At 3rd level, while you're raging, the first creature you hit on each ...
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Does the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Eyes of the Dark feature negate Sunlight Sensitivity for creatures like drow?

The Shadow Magic sorcerer's 1st-level feature Eyes of the Dark reads (XGtE, p. 51): Starting at 1st level, you have darkvision with a range of 120 feet. I would like to play a Drow character. Does ...
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Is Barbarian Rage a Compulsion effect?

The spell Rage is a compulsion effect that mimics a barbarian rage. There is a trait, Strength of Submission which grants a bonus during a compulsion effect. For the purposes of this trait, is the ...
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What is the damage done by Deflect Missile when deflecting a Crossbow Bolt?

Similar to this question, but way simpler. The Monk Deflect Missile feature states: If you catch a missile in this way, you can spend 1 ki point to make a ranged attack with the weapon or piece of ...
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Has there ever been an official “Room of Death”?

D&D knows Mimics and their relatives, the Lurker and Trapper. They are aberrations that mimic (pun intended) the floor and ceiling and have been used in conjunction with a stunjelly for years to ...
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Hallow spell blocking familiars/interactions with T1 party

I have a question regarding how a Hallow spell affects a T1 party. The most obvious interaction would seem to be blocking familiars since they are fey, fiend, or celestial. Does the Hallow spell with ...
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What would be the effects of changing the duration of a round from 6 seconds to 5 seconds?

I'm introducing the following house rule: A round lasts 5 seconds. What would be the effects of such a house rule? Would there be any? Would this break the game? Out of the top of my head, I cannot ...
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Deflect Missiles against unusual projectiles?

There are a number of monsters that make ranged weapon attacks with unusual qualities. For example the Spined Devil has a ranged attack that does 1d4 piercing and 1d6 fire damage, the Drider's longbow ...
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Why does a round last 6 seconds? [closed]

In the Dungeons and Dragons series, a round is typically 6 seconds, but I don't understand how/why that number was decided on in particular. (Also, lots of other RPGs I've played have also defined a ...
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Does being “paralyzed” for an extended period of time grant the effects of a rest?

One of our players got paralyzed for 10 hours by a special dart (homebrew). We were in combat when he went down, and were in combat when the effect wore off, although they were 2 separate encounters. ...
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Is this homebrewed shield weapon balanced?

Relatively new player here who likes to theorycraft. Currently playing a homebrew campaign, and I'm thinking of making a backup character for if my current one (a Ranger, who AFAIK are known to be ...
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Is the “Way of the Astral Self” Monk's extra punch useless?

Martial arts for monks states that when you take the attack action you can make 1 unarmed strike as a bonus action. However Astral monks at third level says the same thing: “you can make 1 unarmed ...
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Do opportunity attacks have disadvantage if I use my action to Dodge and then move out of melee range?

I am currently playing a multi-class Cleric 5 / Rogue 2 and at times I have managed to kite melee mobs successfully using my Cunning Action to Disengage, then my movement and then using a ranged ...
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Can a Gelatinous Cube's Engulf be stoppend by sentinel?

The first part of the Gelatinous Cube’s Engulf reads: Engulf. The cube moves up to its speed. While doing so, it can enter Large or smaller creatures' spaces. Whenever the cube enters a creature's ...
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Can a changeling increase their Charisma by +3 at character creation?

In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, the changeling race says the following (p. 18): Ability Score Improvement. Your Charisma score increases by 2. In addition, one ability score of your choice ...
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Is it possible to raise undead versions of animals (or other creatures)?

Are there any ways to make undead animals in D&D 5e? What other types of creatures can be raised from the dead except humanoids, and how can this be achieved? I'm interested in ways to do so, both ...
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Is the kinetisist considered a magic class

The description for kinetisists wild talents says Wild talents are typically spell-like abilities (though some are supernatural abilities), and take a standard action to use unless otherwise noted. ...
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Are there any non-epic methods of time travel (years/decades/centuries) in third edition?

Are there any non-epic methods of time travel (years/decades/centuries, not smaller than a year) in third edition? I'm not looking at short duration tricks, nor am I looking for anything that is a one-...
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Does a creature under the effect of Motivational Speech still get advantage on their next attack if the spell ends for them?

The spell motivational speech (Acquisitions Incorporated, pg. 77) says: For the duration, each affected creature gains 5 temporary hit points and has advantage on Wisdom saving throws. If an affected ...
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How useful is the 5e 'Wish' spell ('Basic Use' version) for spell research?

The 5e Wish spell does, literally, whatever you wish, but for a price. The Basic Use version may be useful for instant spell research without the usual time / gold costs. Logically, one could use this ...

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