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Does the number of spells at a Wizard's disposal affect game balance?

The number of spells in your spellbook does little to affect balance The main reason for this is that one of the major limitations as a wizard is how many different spells you can prepare in a day. ...
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Can wizards have familiars without the use of the find familiar spell?

Wizards can gain familiars without find familiar and can have other familiars, at DM's discretion For wizards there are three ways to obtain a familiar: (1) via the find familiar spell, (2) by ...
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How does the Awakened Spellbook damage type replacement work, exactly?

Option 1 for sure. Maybe option 2, ask your DM. When you cast a wizard spell with a spell slot, you can temporarily replace its damage type with a type that appears in another spell in your spellbook....
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

Don't meddle in player's affair. its their game let them play it and feel it the way they want.
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Which version of the red wizard’s circle magic is correct, the text or the example?

The example is incorrect. In general, an example never has any rules weight in D&D 3.5, but sometimes might be a clue to the author's intent. Here, however, that's not the case; we can easily ...
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What are common spell materials that can't be replaced by a focus?

Common Spell Components with gp value Indirectly, any valuable spell component can help your wizard and druid cast spells, because it can be re-sold or traded for components they can use. Components ...
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

I would have them come across a priest of a religion that they all trust and have them cast ZoT for them. They could even decide that they want to seek one out as a way of putting it to bed.
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

They want a way to wring the truth from one another, and I want to help them with that, RaW. Frame challenge: Why? I've never played this adventure, but it seems like sowing mistrust among the party ...
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

If they don't trust each other, maybe they can trust someone else. You have successfully built a narrative of distrust among the PCs, which while fun and engaging, can make it very difficult to break ...
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

You're too late to rebuild trust...but why do it at all? This is probably an answer you don't want to hear, but you've spent the campaign up until now with Strahd turning the players against each ...
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

Get an NPC to cast zone of truth The traditional solution to this problem is to cast zone of truth: the caster can confirm when someone makes their save, and then they can say things that are ...
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

Rock and a hard place Unfortunately, all the really good spells that would help, Zone of Truth, Commune, and so forth, are purely in the realm of Cleric. And for those that aren't, no one is gaining a ...
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