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Destroy the book A bit of a frame challenge here, but don't rebind or fix the book. Just destroy it. Cut out all the pages, take the ones you want to conceal. And the cover/spine. Replace the pages (making sure to rough up the edges). Maybe add some additional artful distressing to both the real and fakes pages, to make the replacement harder to spot. ...


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Bleach Rather than removing and replacing the maps in the original book, he could bleach the pages to remove all the ink, and then draw new maps on the now-blank pages. This would of course require the nefarious NPC to have access to the book for long enough for the bleach to do its work, and then for it to evaporate and for the new ink to dry (otherwise, a ...


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Mending You already stated that Mending can't affix an arbitrary surface to another. However in this case that's not what you need to do. You have a book which you have torn a page out of. You have a new page. Mending "repairs a single break or tear in an object you touch" and that's exactly what you need to do, repair a single tear in a book. Some ...


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Re-bind the book If your NPC cuts the page from the book and joins it this might be quite obvious. However, if they pull the book apart, remove the entire signature (which will usually be several pages - in most modern books an octavo [16] pages but older books were often folios [4 pages]), replace that and rebind the book. This isn't hard or particularly ...


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This could be done via the fabricate spell The fabricate spell can turn raw materials into a crafted object. The book could be considered to require a level of craftsmanship, as mentioned by the spell, so the NPC needs proficiency with the forgery kit. Ideally you could have the NPC make a modified duplicate. You might be able to use the original book as ...


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Just tell your story, you don't need mechanics for this. As the DM, you are not limited by the mechanics of the game. You don't have to have a mechanical justification for every story element. If one of the challenges you want to present to the party is an atlas with forged, misleading maps in it, just do that. It's your world, and you are in charge of it. ...


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Via a skill check Practically IRL this is very difficult. Books are made out of signatures, which are multi-page sheets folded to make the individual pages. Perfect binding, where pages are glued to the spine, like a paperback, is a very recent invention. Since this is part of your world-building, you can have it done however you want. But I would give ...


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Use Challenge Rating. The introduction to the Monster Manual has a rule on page 10, under "Innate Spellcasting": [...] If a monster has a cantrip where its level matters and no level is given, use the monster’s challenge rating. You can also read this section here in the Basic Rules. So a Green Hag, which is CR 3, would deal 1d4 damage with ...


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Use the Green Hag's challenge rating as though it were her level According to the rules on innate spellcasting (MM, p. 10): If a monster has a cantrip where its level matters and no level is given, use the monster's challenge rating. Thus, a typical Green Hag (MM, p. 177) would do 1d4 damage with Vicious Mockery, because her challenge rating is 3. However, ...


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This is explained in Appendix D, in the character’s background section. In Appendix D, The Character has his own section. The answer to your question is in the “Imperfections” paragraph:


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