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Class names and in-universe terms don't need to be the same What, really, is a 'bard'? It's somebody who earns their living by entertaining people with music and song. This doesn't require any form of magic, a peasant with a lute and a good singing voice could still make a living as a bard, even though they have no levels in the bard class as a player would ...


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The Balance Implications would probably be minimal In my experience as a DM for several different settings, the range of creatures that typically have resistance or immunity to Fire Damage is not meaningfully more or less powerful than the (comparably few) creatures that typically have resistance or immunity to Psychic damage, nor are they especially more ...


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They would not fall, but flying speed would be reduced to 0 The Fly spell reads: The target gains a flying speed of 60 feet for the Duration. Since flying speed is a speed, This means that when speed is reduced to 0, flying speed is also reduced to 0. The rules on flying speeds being reduced to 0 read: If a flying creature is knocked prone, has its ...


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Very Possible From the situation you present, there is nothing that makes me jump. A "rogue/thief" can be of any class. Now does "All the Rogue abilities" mean the bard had sneak attack, uncanny dodge, and other? NPCs do not have to confirm to exactly the same rules as PCs, it depends how the npc was built. Was the NPC interesting? If so, then roll with ...


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Resistance and Immunity Fire is the fourth (third if you exclude nonmagic weapon damage) most commonly resisted damage type as well as being second most common to be immune. Almost all fiends are resistant or immune, Fire elementals, Fire giants, and the list goes on. The only damage type less resisted than Psychic is Force (although Radiant has more ...


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A bard can pretend to be a rogue, but they will not have all of the rogue's abilities Some things can be done Picking a lock only requires proficiency in thieves' tools, and a successful dexterity check. Getting proficiency in thieves' tools is fairly easy, for example taking the Criminal background. If someone says "I'm a rogue" then proceeds to pick a ...


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If a Rogue uses his or her Master of Tactics feature to Help a spell-caster in the party, would it grant advantage on a spell attack? Yes. A spell attack is an attack. I guess this would only work if the other party member casts a spell that requires a spell attack against a creature, rather than the a spell that requires the creature to make a saving ...


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