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Is cr12 too high for 2 level 4 players?

I'm about to lead a raid into an orc camp and I found a cr12 homebrew that looks fun but i dont want it to kill them. I cant find anything that says firmly what it should be. I'm a new DM and dont ...
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Can the 5th lvl 'Dream' spell contact a petrified creature?

A player would like to cast 'Dream' spell on an ancient statue of a petrified hero. Thematically this is wonderful, sure - but is it RAW? Here are possible answers we discussed / lacking backing: 1/ ...
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Human (Mark of Making)

In regards to Magecraft can someone help define how long "temporary magic item" last. Also, How many of these Items you can have at one time. for example a pair of wrist wraps that will allow me to ...
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How long does it take for a gnome to “bleach”?

Several Pathfinder sources indicate that gnomes don't exactly die of old age in the traditional sense. Instead, gnomes who don't regularly experience new and exciting things undergo "The Bleaching", ...
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For physical games, how do you restrict PC's vision in situations like fog?

For situations like Obscuring Mist, darkness, and other vision impairment, how have you successfully enforced that? Measurements of success: Players are able to manipulate their character on a ...
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How can a player create mutant/ hybrid/ chimera?

What the title says: I will be playing arcane spellcaster (most likely PF Arcanist) in my next game and my goal is to make a character that will specialize in magically cross-breeding species, ...
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In Roll20, how do you restrict PC's vision in situations like fog?

For situations like Obscuring Mist and other vision impairment that overcomes Darkvision (and similar abilities), how have you successfully enforced that in Roll20? My PC's would probably meta-game ...
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How to discourage mundane play?

I am freestyling a campaign w/out an °official° system, and I have run into a problem. With certain players, they refuse to play as adventurers, choosing instead to get a steady job, then saying ...
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What does elite mean?

In many Adventure Paths or specific books I find this "Elite" sorta template on creatures, but if memory serves me I've never actually found descriptions about what's the difference between a standard ...
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Is there a complete list of good-aligned gods of hunting?

I'm building a group of bandits who worships a hunting god for D&D 5e. The god needs to be of a good alignment. The bandits are being mislead by the leader of a cult in a nearby city. Are there ...
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Does the UA Blade Mastery feat stack with itself?

The Blade Mastery feat says this: You master the shortsword, longsword, scimitar, rapier, and greatsword. You gain the following benefits when using any of them: You gain a +1 bonus to ...
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What is the cost of magic armor over the cost of mundane armor? [on hold]

In my current campaign the DM is allowing us to use a pricing chart to buy magic items. The cost of a +1 Armor is listed as 1,500gp. For example, plate armor in the PHB is listed as 1,500gp. In order ...
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Homebrew change to 1/3 and 1/2 casters, does this change too much to be balanced? [on hold]

I thought about changing the rule on casters, changing 1/3 casters into half casters and half casters getting cantrips for the sake of multiclassing. Is that too imbalanced? Is there something I'm not ...
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How can I represent a superior force?

I'm starting to learn Savage Worlds, both from player's and gamemaster's perspective. From what I know so far, NPCs can be "extras" or "wildcards". Extras are basically mooks which are inferior to ...
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Does a troll die if its maximum hit points is zero?

The Troll has the Regeneration feature which 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 ...
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Beast Bond Duration

A Gloom Stalker Ranger cast Beast Bond. Does it end in 10 minutes, and the beast just leaves? Or does it take 10 minutes of concentration to establish the Bond and gain a companion? Beast Bond ...
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What can players do while waiting for a troll to regenerate?

Can players do anything while waiting for a troll to regenerate its hp on its next turn? For example: Player A drops troll’s hp to 0. Player B and Player C go before troll goes. Do I just skip their ...
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How to play a devious character when you are not personally devious?

I am GMing a low-fantasy GURPS game, and I find that my amoral or immoral NPC's are easily seen through. On several occasions, I have tried to have an NPC dupe my players into being pawns. And every ...
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Can a Forge Cleric use Artisan's Blessing multiple times to create parts of an item? [on hold]

I am a DM running Curse of Strahd, 5e. The dwarf forge cleric in our party really wants a set of Dwarven plate armor. He's asked if he can use his channel divinity skill to craft the armor piecemeal ...
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Do players roll their own die?

D&D Beyond: Advantage and Disadvantage: Sometimes a special ability or spell tells you that you have advantage or disadvantage on an ability check, a saving throw, or an attack roll. When that ...
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Are there any Chosen left in Faerûn following the Second Sundering?

Throughout Toril's history, its various deities have engaged in a practice of vesting mortals with power and purpose. Those mortals are sometimes called Chosen. The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide ...
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What official glyphs/spells would help contain a book that radiates evil?

My player has a book that radiates an evil from it that blackens and tarnishes, even melts in some cases, whatever container it's in (sack, box, etc.). The entry for the property in question (DMG ...
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Need help balancing home-brew spells/abilities [on hold]

Now sadly my test data is limited and erring to the extremes, so i'm looking for a bit of opinion. I'm looking to create some enemies with unique anti magic spells, specifically a third level spell ...
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How does the Powerful Build racial feature affect carrying capacity?

I came across the Powerful Build racial feature, which states: You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift. I couldn't find any ...
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How exactly does the “Tearing” property work?

There is some ambiguity in the Tearing property. The Dark Heresy Rulebook states that: These weapons roll two dice for Damage and choose the highest. Rogue Trader, Deathwatch and Only War are ...
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Healing Light and Range [on hold]

I find myself quite fond of healing light because of the following: It is not a spell, meaning no problem of spell slot or counter spell. No components (V,S,M). My plan is to build a survivable ...
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Must the layers of the Prismatic Wall spell be destroyed in order?

Must the layers of the Prismatic Wall spell be destroyed in order? You'd think this is answered read-as-written on page 269 of the 5e PHB: The wall can be destroyed, also one layer at a time, in ...
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Multiclassing Cleric LvL 4 with Warlock lvl 1 [duplicate]

I am having a nice argument with my buddy about multiclassing. I am new to the game so there is a lot of things I don't know, he is quite versed though. Our argument is centered in the amount of LvL 1,...
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Would this Cleric domain be balanced?

One of my players in a new campaign decided they want to play a cleric with a gambling addiction to a god of chance. I personally loved this idea, and we worked together to create a Luck Domain for ...
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How to handle a player wanting to use the (UA) Remote Access spell on an android player character?

This is in my sci-fi D&D 5e campaign. I have a warlock who's using a spell from the Modern Magic unearthed arcana called remote access. I also have another player who is playing a homebrew android ...
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What does “Summoned creature has maximum hit points” actually mean?

I'm running Princes of the Apocalypse for my group, and they're about to encounter their first elemental prince, Yan-C-Bin (p. 220). I see that he has the following ability: The part I'm confused ...
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What restrictions are there on the appearance of glamoured studded leather armor?

I was wondering about the glamoured aspect of glamoured studded leather armor. The description states that: You can also use a bonus action to speak the armor's command word and cause the armor to ...
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How should a GM handle PCs picking up NPC weapons?

In Blades, most gear is abstracted. PCs can gain access to new gear using downtime activities such as Acquire Asset and Crafting. How are stolen items (which aren't immediately sold or handed over ...
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How is “slaad” pronounced?

Is there any official pronunciation guideline for how to pronounce "slaad"?
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Does Mode ordering break the system, and if so how?

Some time ago, I encountered the following statement from Reddit, which makes me think that either I'm not understanding how modes work, or there's something incomplete or wrong in the statement (I ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 will a creature take if it runs across lava while wearing a Ring of Water Walking?

How much damage will a creature take if it runs across a stream of lava while wearing a Ring of Water Walking? It wouldn't sink into the lava, and it would get completely across so it wouldn't end ...
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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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