Eidolon108
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I dislike how players accurately place fireballs. Is there an alternative?
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Well, I don't think I need to tell you that it's within RAW, per the spell description of Fireball [emphasis mine]: A bright streak flashes from your pointing finger to a point you choose within ...

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Is there a lore-based reason for verbal components in arcane spellcasting?
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38 votes

From the Verbal Component section of the PHB: Most spells require the chanting of mystic words. The word's themselves aren’t the source of the spell’s power; rather, the particular combination ...

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When the Shocking Grasp cantrip hits, can it trigger the Tempest cleric's Wrath of the Storm reaction?
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25 votes

It comes down to a DM ruling Unfortunately, the rules aren't 100% clear on the issue of when exactly a reaction occurs, and Jeremy Crawford/Mike Mearls both seem to leave it to DM ruling for other ...

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Do Guidance and Bardic Inspiration bonus dice stack?
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24 votes

Bardic Inspiration and Guidance both say "the creature can roll [the die] and add the number rolled to one ability check". Adding is adding - nothing prevents you from adding other bonuses. Bardic ...

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Rules for Stranglers
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20 votes

Our party barbarian wanted to choke out another NPC half-orc that she had challenged to a fight. Our DM followed the following pattern: On the strangler's turn, a regular grapple contest is made, ...

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Can you use your Attack of Opportunity to Shove?
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19 votes

No. An opportunity attack grants you a single melee attack. Shoving requires taking the Attack action. See PHB pg 195. Opportunity attack: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile ...

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Should I run Death House or Phandelver in preparation for Curse of Strahd?
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18 votes

Run Death House Death House serves much better as an introduction to CoS over Phandelver. Phandelver is a great adventure, and I started as a player with it, but it would serve you better later if ...

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Is there anything preventing a Lawful Evil Paladin?
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You said it yourself - paladins in the PHB are rarely evil, but not never. The defining characteristic for a paladin is the sense of drive and dedication, outside of an oathbreaker. As of the ...

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What do you see if you cast Darkvision on yourself, but your retinas are damaged and you cannot see normally?
6 votes

It'll come down to how you rule your player's near-blindness works. If you rule that they suffer from the Blinded condition, then Darkvision doesn't negate that. Here's what the Blinded condition ...

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My players insist that I use “rule zero” for their benefit. How do I get them to accept that I don't want easier house rules?
4 votes

What would be most practical way for me to negotiate a ban on rule changes with my group? We have not played any RPG before. I could be talking a complete nonsense above, that why I'm asking for ...

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How ripe for abuse is a homebrew spell that modifies the weight of an object?
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I accepted an answer, but I thought I'd also answer my own question in order to draw out some of the thoughts posted in the comments. This spell is not so much directly ripe for abuse, even with a ...

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How can I gain resistance to piercing, bludgeoning, and slashing damage while in heavy armor?
1 votes

The new unearthed arcana Samurai fighter archetype can gain resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing as a bonus action on their turn until the end of their next turn, three times per short ...

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Rulebook Requirements for Curse of Strahd
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The module has some of the statistics for monsters in the back, but only ones specific to the module (ie Strahd himself, special creatures found only in Barovia). Some other statblocks (like Animated ...

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