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Do creatures age at the pace of the creature they've shapeshifted into?

From a rules perspective: no While this isn’t stated anywhere explicitly, we can infer it in the fifth edition from the rules for Monsters. Of note, only adult or ancient metallic and gem dragons have ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

That's not how this game works. The Players' Handbook says: As your character goes on adventures and overcomes challenges, he or she gains experience, represented by experience points. A character ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

Forgotten Realms-specific explanation: In the Forgotten Realms, before the Fall of Netheril, magic (at least arcane magic, and maybe clerical magic) was much easier to attain. It was only after the ...
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How do I approach my DM about keeping my character balanced and involved after a lot of player churn and uneven play time?'

Just talk to them Keep it short and simple. Don't worry so much with what's wrong, but think about what you want to be different. It can be as simple as, hey, I feel like my character is a little ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

I am not aware of any source that provides a direct answer to this question; however, sources imply 3 answers, all of which are likely to be true at the same time. Deities' powers are finite, and they ...
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What published resource first introduced the svirfneblin?

D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Tua The svirfneblin first appeared in the adventure module D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Tua, published by TSR in 1978.
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

Each deity's power is limited, so they must invest it wisely. From a game design sense, it would of course be unbalanced to have 1st-level clerics cast 9th level spells. All lore reasons flow from ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

A God's Agenda Would Be Better Served? In actual fact... that's unlikely. If any given cleric of a deity could wield max level spells, calling down miracles and the like at their whim, one of two ...
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What are the origins of the Displacer Beast?

It was inspired by a creature called the coeurl. You are correct: it was inspired by the coeurl, from A. E. van Vogt's 1939 science fiction story Black Destroyer, which was later made into the first ...
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Do magic items work in the outlands or lose power the closer they get to the spire?

Manual of the Planes—the most recent supplement to describe this feature of the Outlands in much detail—describes spells, spell-like abilities, supernatural abilities, and even deities’ powers being ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

The amount of favour or piety players have. See p23 of the DM's guide. Characters can earn promotions as their renown increases. As the character’s renown within the organization increases, he or she ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

Gods want to avoid escalation If a god is willing to invest all their clerics, even low-level ones, with high-level spells and powers, then the likely result of any conflict would be mutually assured ...
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Are Yuan-Ti capable of falling in love with each other?

Highly Logical, emotionaless, but still have natural instincts (Specifics may vary depending on the campaign world, since there is no RAW for this) Pairings: While commitment and emotional bonding may ...
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