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What is the Five Layer Model of horror scenario design?
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The Five Layer Model for horror scenario design is a handy tool put out by Graham Walmsley, as an aid for GMs to come up with good horror. It's put out as a supplement to Cthulhu Dark, and as such, is ...

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Does Gentle Repose extend the time limit for casting Revivify?
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I'd think so. It seems as though the intention of Gentle Repose is to increase the time window for resurrection, in addition to general preservation of corpses. You mentioned this yourself, in the ...

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How many bonus actions can I take?
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You only get one Per page 189 in the PHB, You can take only one bonus action on your turn, so you must choose which bonus action to use when you have more than one available.

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How does Jack of All Trades interact with Reliable Talent?
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As of 2019, the new Sage Advice Compendium clearly states that they don't interact. These aren't allowed to work together on a single check. Can the rogue’s Reliable Talent feature be used in ...

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Can you cast an immediate action spell while you are casting a one round spell.
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Working from the rules listed here it seems as though no. I'll run through my train of thought on this. As listed in Casting time: A spell that takes 1 round to cast is a full-round action. It ...

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Does a countered spell expend its material components?
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Yes It seems in line with the idea that a failed spell still consumes a spell slot. So far as I can tell, as per p. 203 of the PHB, If a spell states that a material component is consumed by the ...

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Is a character with the Polearm Master and Sentinel feats unbeatable in a duel?
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Yes, it does As you mentioned, Polearm Master lets you make an Opportunity attack as someone enters your reach; Sentinel lets you drop an enemy's speed to 0. This also applies while they're still 10' ...

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Do half-elves get the abilities of both their races?
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No The PHB section (page 39) on Half-elves is quite specific. Half elves get Ability Score Increase of CHA +2, and two other ability scores increase by 1. Darkvision to 60'. Fey Ancestry: You have ...

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Can you gain a proficiency bonus, without being proficient?
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Yes But probably not in the way you're hoping. You can gain a proficiency bonus from Jack of All Trades on skills you wouldn't otherwise be proficient in. However it's been clarified that any ...

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Who calls for rolls?
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At my table, it's the DM who decides what you roll, and the player who decides when Generally, this seems to strike a pretty good balance, assuming both sides are acting in good faith. This seems ...

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What, approximately, is the size of a Tiny creature?
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The 'large' ones, probably not. The 'small' ones, maybe Is the short answer. Long answer is below: PHB page 191 lists the the size categories, in terms of area controlled in combat, given in feet: ...

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My Wizard is conjuring a piece of the sun. How will this affect my setting?
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Regardless of whether or not the player would be able to conjure bits of the sun, let's take a look at what would happen if he could. After all, one of the joys of tabletop games is letting the ...

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How to handle buying/selling prices from merchants?
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Personally, I've been using a shop catalog that /u/jrobharing came up with on reddit. It gives you a rough idea of what's considered cheap or expensive, and also gives some nice options for what sort ...

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Can I choose to have my mount attack instead of me?
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No With some stipulations. First, the PHB on page 198 gives good insight into mounted combat. There are two sections I'd like to call attention to: While you're mounted, you have two options. You ...

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Can I wear a shield and fight with a two-handed weapon?
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No Per page 146, you need a round to 'doff' a shield. It's intended to be a more difficult process than just dropping it -- there's probably some straps to extricate yourself from. Even if your DM ...

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What script is Undercommon written in?
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According to the 5e PHB, page 123: Undercommon uses the Elvish script.

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Do ability modifiers get added to each roll when achieving a critical hit?
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No From PHB p. 196 (emphasis mine), When you score a critical hit, you get to roll extra dice for the attack’s damage against the target. Roll all of the attack’s damage dice twice and add them ...

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How can an NPC communicate with the party over long distances?
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Sending, from page 274 of the PHB seems like it should meet your needs. It allows for short messages (25 words or less) and allows for immediate response. It's not limited by range, and is 3rd level ...

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Does the Rogue's Assassinate feature grant criticals on multiple attacks?
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Yes The definition of the Assassinate feature, from page 97 of the PHB, any hit you score against a creature that is surprised is a critical hit does not state that the effect only occurs once. ...

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Does riding a large mount as a medium or smaller character affect attack reach in any capacity?
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Mounted Combat says A horse (not a pony) is a Large creature and thus takes up a space 10 feet (2 squares) across. For simplicity, assume that you share your mount’s space during combat. (Emphasis ...

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Can I use the Trip Attack maneuver on a already prone enemy?
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Yes The text of the Trip Attack (PHB 74) is: Trip Attack. When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend one superiority die to attempt to knock the target down. You add the superiority ...

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For crafting an item do you need to be proficient with the tools?
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Mearls is just restating what's written in RAW. The overarching rules using tools (PHB, p. 154) say that A tool helps you to do something you couldn't otherwise do, such as craft or repair an item,...

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Do half-elves trance or sleep? Or both/either?
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Sleep The Half Elves' entry in the PHB(p.39) does not give them the Trance trait. Thus, they sleep as normal for most races.

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Does Web have effects outside of the creatures caught in it?
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The rules as written for web seem pretty straightforward. There are two main points: First, the spell requires concentration. As such, the caster can choose to end it at any time, no action required. ...

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How to introduce the levelless, cost-based spells of Cthulhu d20 into D&D 5e
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I'm not sure if you'll be able to gracefully staple the 2 systems together -- they're both quite different, with CoC placing more emphasis on weaker characters than D&D's heroes. I also think that ...

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Shifter Barbarian rage and Shifting combo?
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I don't see anything that would disallow it. I've taken a look through the shifter rules and the barbarian rage ability: Rage Rage has a few governing factors. The important points are Use a ...

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Is gender a creature statistic relevant to Polymorph?
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No At least in general Most monster stat blocks take the form of Creature Size, alignment AC Health Speed Stat Block Senses Languages CR ...

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Holding Two Weapons But not Using Two Weapon Fighting
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Nope Two-Weapon Fighting only comes into play when attacking with both weapons on the same turn using a bonus action. Since he's alternating between two one-handed weapons, he's not using TWF, and so ...

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What magic can decipher Linguist ciphers?
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Comprehend Languages seems like it should fit Depending on how strict WotC is about their usage of the word 'cipher' Let's have the fun of defining what a cipher is, in a cryptographic sense. Although ...

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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock proficiently use weapons given by race?
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Yes First off, the most important feature of the Pact Blade feature is You can choose the form that this melee weapon takes each time you create it. You are proficient with it while you wield it. ...

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