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What's happening with the Sword of Kas in 5e?

It's officially up to the DM The module Vecna: Eve of Ruin, released on 21. May 2024, contains this information about the location of the Sword of Kas: Kas's Sword Kas isn't in possession of the ...
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How much does the Identify spell tell me about a Deck of Many Things?

You can know the cards in the deck, but not what you'll draw New information on the Deck has been published since you asked this question. The Book of Many Things gives a more detailed explanation of ...
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Can many creatures attune to an item at once?

The last creature to attune wins The attunement rules (p. 137, DMG) state: A creature's attunement to an item ends if the creature no longer satisfies the prerequisites for attunement, if the item ...
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Can my servants sneakily attune to an enemy's weapon?

Yes, but it is situational The attunement rules (p. 137 DMG) state: A creature's attunement to an item ends if the creature no longer satisfies the prerequisites for attunement, if the item has been ...
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Readied action with more than one trigger

You can't, but you don't really need to here There are a couple problems with your example trigger: Example: "I ready a casting of magic missile to fire on the goblin hidden behind the wall when ...
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Will chaos (or other problems) result from letting my players use Open5e.com instead of the WOTC collection of books?

How much do you trust your players? You can make fundamentally broken characters using WotC rules with no 3rd party content. Doing so with 3rd party content is also possible. If you trust your ...
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What is the easiest way to transport piles of bones/corpses undetected?

We've been using saddlebags and a bag of holding This works better for skeletons than for zombies, because the bones of a human weigh only about 7 pounds, can be taken apart to be stored efficiently, ...
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Readied action with more than one trigger

This won't work Rules as written there is one "circumstance" and one "trigger": First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. Then, you choose the ...
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How does grappling work in the air?

It depends on whether the grappled creature can hover You're missing the rules for hovering. PHB, in Chapter 9: Combat, Movement and Position, Flying Movement states: Flying creatures enjoy many ...
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Can a 10th Lvl Chronurgy Wizard use its Arcane Abeyance on a spell cast into a Spell Glyph?

No. This combo would produce: a spell glyph that casts magic circle, and an Arcane Abeyance bead that has no effect when activated. From glyph of warding: You can store a prepared spell of 3rd ...
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How can I resurrect a creature that died entirely by starvation or dehydration?

There's a contradiction in the rules, so rule in favor of the sane result Yes, the rules for Adventuring in Chapter 8 for "Food and Water" say: Exhaustion caused by lack of food or water ...
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RAW can a vorpal sword instakill Vecna on a 20

RAW - Possibly, RAI - Probably not As you have already discovered, RAW the Statblock does not fit any of the criteria for being immune to the Vorpal Sword's decapitation effect. The only argument that ...
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RAW can a vorpal sword instakill Vecna on a 20

Technically, he would have his head cut on a 20. There are 4 circumstances under which a creature has not their head severed by the Vorpal sword: immune to slashing damage they do not have an head ...
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Is this "School of the Wyrm" wizard subclass I found balanced?

As you said, it definitely steps on the toes of other classes (giving that it allows the wizard to cast any spell from the Cleric or Druid spell) as well as giving them metamagic which is the Sorcerer'...
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Can a 10th Lvl Chronurgy Wizard use its Arcane Abeyance on a spell cast into a Spell Glyph?

No. You can store a prepared spell of 3rd level or lower in the glyph by casting it as part of creating the glyph. The spell must target a single creature or an area. The spell being stored has no ...
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Will chaos (or other problems) result from letting my players use Open5e.com instead of the WOTC collection of books?

Yes, it's likely to create problems and highly likely to create chaos Open5e.com content mainly comes from various third party publishers, the only official content on there is the basic set of core ...
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Is there any way to suppress the dim light shed by a manifested mind?

Fog Cloud Fog cloud will block any light as its area is heavily obscured. Unfortunately, it will also prevent the mind from seeing anything, so this is less useful for stealthy remote casting spells ...
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is there any spell or magic item that can give a familiar the flyby ability?

Flavor an owl as your tressym. The owl has the flyby feature. Talk to your DM If you like the features of the tressym that the owl doesn't have, talk to your DM. They've already given you permission ...
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What is the complete lifecycle of souls in the Nine Hells?

The current 5e lore here is largely supported by the 3.5 content. The best source of this topic is chapter 1 of the D&D 3e sourcebook Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells, currently ...
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What player-facing options are there to allow a rogue to sneak attack off-turn?

Commander's Strike and Voice of Authority are unique and costly, but Haste isn't Aside from the abilities you mentioned, the Haste spell can give the rogue in your party an attack on their turn ...
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Can a 10th Lvl Chronurgy Wizard use its Arcane Abeyance on a spell cast into a Spell Glyph?

It should work as you described Glyph of Warding: You can store a prepared spell of 3rd level or lower in the glyph by casting it as part of creating the glyph. The spell must target a single ...
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What is the complete lifecycle of souls in the Nine Hells?

Although much less fun to read than @Pyrotechnicals brilliant answer, here is a nuts-and-bolts description of the main paths that souls take in hell. Stage 1. A soul goes to hell This can happen when ...
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Are there any dangerous consequences when allowing spending inspiration on rerolls?

I've never had any problems with it I've played in many campaigns with a very similar house rule, and even DMed a few with it. It has never caused any unintended consequences, which is to be expected ...
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Can Warlocks take feats that require the "Spellcasting Feature"?

When reading 5e rules it is a bad idea to say "elsewhere it was more precise, so the difference here is significant". That was not how 5e rules are written or edited. Doing so leads to ...
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According to Rules As Written, At what age would Half-elves enter Menopause?

Are you sure it's a joke? Is everyone having fun? I think it's worth asking yourself that. I'm sure I'm reading between the lines, but there's something that feels slightly unfun in the scenario you ...
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According to Rules As Written, At what age would Half-elves enter Menopause?

There is no RAW answer Menopause is simply not mentioned in the rules, so there is no RAW answer. If we put aside our out-of-game knowledge of humans in our universe, there is no reason to believe ...
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is there any spell or magic item that can give a familiar the flyby ability?

Polymorph There (as of this writing) is no spell or magic item that outright grants a creature that does not have it flyby. You could however transform your tressym into an owl with the polymorph ...
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According to Rules As Written, At what age would Half-elves enter Menopause?

Menopause is not mentioned in rules as written Your DM has refused to comment, but it is the DM's job to make a call in such cases, including to declare that this is not something they want to focus ...
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Could you kill someone using Enchantment School Wizard's Hypnotic Gaze forever?

Unlikely, as it only works if neither of you falls asleep The PH states on p. 186 under Resting: Heroic though they might be, adventurers can’t spend every hour of the day in the thick of exploration,...
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Could you kill someone using Enchantment School Wizard's Hypnotic Gaze forever?

This appears to be a slow but effective (and exhausting) assassination technique If you are a warforged or some other race that doesn't need to eat or drink, then you could indeed use your action ...
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is there any spell or magic item that can give a familiar the flyby ability?

For scouting, just use the Disengage action If you just want to have your familiar scout around without provoking opportuniy attacks, you can have him take the Disengage action on any turn in which he ...
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Can Warlocks take feats that require the "Spellcasting Feature"?

There are two ways to qualify for the Rune Shaper feat The Rune Shaper Feat states: Prerequisite: Spellcasting Feature or Rune Carver Background This first of all answers your question as to why a ...
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Why does Forcecage have two forms?

This has historic reasons, originally the cube only worked on yourself The forcecage spell made its debut in the original Unearthed Arcana for first edition D&D. In its historic incarnation, the ...
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Can Warlocks take feats that require the "Spellcasting Feature"?

Spellcasting and Pact Magic are distinct features. As you have observed, the feat Eldritch Adept makes this distinction apparent in its prerequisite: Spellcasting or Pact Magic feature “Spellcasting”...
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is there any spell or magic item that can give a familiar the flyby ability?

At the cost of concentration, Darkness is a workaround You want to give your tressym flyby, but what you really want is to have it be able to scout or Help without incurring opportunity attacks. But ...
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Are there any dangerous consequences when allowing spending inspiration on rerolls?

It's Quite Safe The proposed option in your house rule is a similar (but less powerful) version of the 1st feature of the Lucky feat: You have 3 luck points. Whenever you make an attack roll, an ...
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Are there any dangerous consequences when allowing spending inspiration on rerolls?

No, there are not dangerous consequences In playing since 2014, and DMing since a few years after (against my will at first) I have found that Inspiration does exactly what it is intended to do: now ...
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Why does Forcecage have two forms?

Preventing/Allowing non-physical attacks through both ways Most common reason is to restrain a spellcaster and prevent spellcasting; or providing the captor to inflict non-physical damage to the ...
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Can the Soulknife's psychic blades be used with extra attack as a thrown weapon?

Psychic blades cannot be used with Extra Attack (or off turn attacks) but that doesn't mean you cannot use those features. I concur with Ryan, however, there are ways to utilize Extra Attack and make ...
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Homebrew Monk Subclass - Way of the Unbreakable Fist (Revised)

First of all, it could use some adjustments to the writing Steel Fists While wearing these gloves, you can cause slashing damage when doing an unarmed strike, instead of bludgeoning. When do you ...
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Vrock spores question

The cloud has a 15 foot radius. In this case, the trait description tells us exactly the size of the cloud: A 15­-foot­-radius cloud Therefore, it doesn’t matter the size of the vrock or where the ...
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Can you switch your "Replicate Magic Item" Infusion after a long rest?

No, you cannot. The Replicate Magic Item feature says (emphasis mine): Using this infusion, you replicate a particular magic item. You can learn this infusion multiple times; each time you do so, ...
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Can you still suffocate in an open bag of holding?

The rules in the book are simply wrong. Either air cannot pass through the bag's interface - and therefore no creatures can survive any longer than they can hold their breaths, since there cannot ever ...
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Question about application of Medicine skill

Just making tea with ingredients that you have should be simple, and typically won't require a check, but it's up to the DM. If you don't have ingredients, that's a little more complicated. And making ...
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How to provide opportunities for role playing in a single player campaign focused on travelling and wilderness survival?

5e D&D has some personality characteristic mechanics in it. They basically boil down to "gain inspiration". Double down on it. I'd also recommend using "gritty rests"; short ...
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Can a cart be placed in the Bag of Holding?

You'd need to take it apart The cart is too large to fit trough the opening, which is defined as roughly 2 feet in diameter at the mouth so you cannot put it in in one piece. You could however ...
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Let's put the Demonomicon into a Bag of Holding! What could possibly happen?

It does not count as the same plane This has been clarified explicitly in a Sage Advice Compendium entry: Are extradimensional spaces, such as a demiplane or the space created by rope trick, ...
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How to provide opportunities for role playing in a single player campaign focused on travelling and wilderness survival?

Throw in some "Lone Hero Against Nature" encounters. Read some Jack London or Robinson Crusoe, then have the hero deal with storms, losing their way in the fog, and being attacked by ...
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How to provide opportunities for role playing in a single player campaign focused on travelling and wilderness survival?

Focusing in on a couple pieces of your question and comments: … a big part of the campaign will involve travelling in the wilderness by themselves … and they're very excited about the character and ...
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Can a Will-o'-Wisp be put inside a bag of holding?

How good is a Warlock's aim? This might work It is arguable that if... A Warlock PC is using Eldritch Blast The Repelling Blast invocation is chosen (on a hit it moves target 10') The Warlock is ...
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