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How to handle a plot twist for a character arc?

Our DM did this in three campaigns using dreams and NPCs Our first campaign figured a warlock/pact of the blade/hexblade Aasimar, whose Player Choice it was to not know who he was/where his parents ...
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Do characters understand the concept of a "Critical hit"?

You say: "I'm trying to figure out if there's any good reason Tier 4 PCs wouldn't bring Adamantine Armor with them when using Astral Projection." Probably not. TLDR: Given a chance, those ...
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Do characters understand the concept of a "Critical hit"?

Your accepted answer is fine, but let me try a different angle: The whole fighting system of DnD is perfectly out-of-character. It is a very rough approximation of what actual combat would look like. ...
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Are there official sources that include stat blocks for NPC Monks?

This search at D&D Beyond has several, including stat blocks from the Monster Manual, Candlekeep, Princes of the Apocalypse, Call of the Netherdeep, and Lost Laboratory of Kwalish. Searching ...
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Do characters understand the concept of a "Critical hit"?

A character absolutely knows they scored a critical hit.[1] When I was an undergraduate, I fenced competitively (primarily foil, but I sometimes dabbled with epee). In foil, there are a lot of rules ...
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Do characters understand the concept of a "Critical hit"?

Option 1: Game mechanics represent something manifest in the game world A critical hit, or armor class, hit points, saving throws, ability checks, etc. are the manifestation in our world of something ...
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Do characters understand the concept of a "Critical hit"?

does a character know getting stabbed in the eye hurts more than in the foot, I can't think of a reason why not. Remember game terms may not be meaningful the concepts behind them should be. Do they ...
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Do characters understand the concept of a "Critical hit"?

The characters know that certain hits hit harder than others. There is no real backup to this, critical hits are entirely a game term. There is no evidence behind characters knowing game terms, ...
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Should GM characters ever roll tests against difficulty dice?

If there are actions to take, GMCs can take them. Yeah, the rules aren't stopping you here: [A]nything a player character or GMC does is called an action. If you want to carry out an action, you ...
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