SevenSidedDie
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I made yet another Homebrew, Quaxels, are they balanced?
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Maybe balance is not what you want This is a totally left-field answer, but that might be appropriate since so many of these race homebrew questions are too. So far, all of the homebrew races you’ve ...

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Can Programmed Illusion respond to its environs, or must it perform the same thing every time?
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Like a performance script The program referred to is just an ordered set of instructions. This is like a play and a bash script—in that bash with no input statements or system calls can’t have any ...

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Can permanency be dispelled when cast on a target other than yourself
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Permanency cast on others can be dispelled as normal Per the rest of the spell description: Spells cast on other targets are vulnerable to dispel magic as normal.

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Is this homebrew race, Oskin. balanced?
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Maybe balance is not what you want This is a totally left-field answer, but that might be appropriate since so many of these race homebrew questions are too. All of your homebrew races so far are very ...

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What happened to Eladrin? Did something make them unavailable to play?
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Eladrin were a core race in only one edition: D&D 4e. They’re not a core race in D&D 5e and in 5th they’re available as PCs only with DM permission. If you’re used to 4th edition, it might ...

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What ability is needed for anticipating enemy actions?
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In AD&D 1st edition no such uncanny ability is available during character creation, and AD&D doesn’t allow players to just create new abilities for their characters. It’s not that kind of game....

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When running animated water as a creature, how can I get stats quickly?
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This cantrip only lets you direct water in an animation. It is not creating a animated construct—shape water is not animate object for water. You can make a horse, but it’s just water you are holding ...

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How can I identify which AD&D books are for which edition, given the seemingly inconsistent use of logos between editions?
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You can tell by the logos Those logos that are tripping you up aren’t 1st edition logos. They’re the new 2e logo introduced in 1995. By becoming familiar with both 2e logos, you can easily identify ...

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Does a UA envoy warforged have to choose a specific vehicle?
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Yes, you have to choose one You have to Choose a tool you're proficient with That doesn’t let you choose a type of tool, you have to choose a specific singular tool from the type. “Vehicles” isn’...

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Is "this damage cannot be reduced of prevented in any way" a catch-all, or is "reduced or prevented" referring to specific game mechanics?
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You’re describing a particular way of writing (and reading) rules: using keywords that allow rules to unambiguously indicate how they interact and interlock. Most traditional RPGs aren’t written that ...

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How to persuade players not to cheat?
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Don’t run the game. At least, not like that. “Guys, these characters aren’t legal. I’m not running a game with them.” If they persist, don’t be drawn into an argument. “I’m not running it,” and “I’m ...

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If I want to craft a set of mithral half plate, what is its cost?
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500gp The amount to buy half-plate is not the amount it costs to craft half plate—the smith needs to sell for more than it costs to make. Crafting half-plate would normally cost (per PHB page 187) ...

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As a new DM, should my focus when creating a campaign be on developing locations or NPCs?
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Both are valid approaches. You won’t get any advice that one is objectively better than the other. Your setting will need some of both—you need places for your NPCs to be, and you need NPCs to ...

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Is Agility the end-all-be-all in sink stats for SWADE, specifically for Fighter tropes?
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Yes, Agility is primary for fighter-types, but your player’s analysis is fundamentally flawed It sounds like your player is approaching SW through the theoretical lens of D&D and expecting it to ...

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Faerûn: Why is there a gap in the Trade Way?
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The Trade Way itself isn't broken — WotC’s cartographers have just forgotten it’s there The "broken" Trade Way is a symptom of the maps being drawn and redrawn too many times over the editions, and a ...

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How to convert BECMI monster's speed into modern D&D?
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Converting from BECMI movement stats to D&D 5e Speed stats starts with looking at what the numbers in each are like, and then making sure they're converted in a way that recognises that ...

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Is B6 the maximum you can reach with Visionary Faith?
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B6 is only the maximum starting Faith for Visionaries Cult Affiliation + 3 is just how you calculate the starting value for Visionary Faith during character burning. A Roden’s Visionary Faith works ...

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If I kill a creature by throwing vials of acid at it, do I still get XP?
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The acid is just a weapon, so the fact that it was the acid doesn’t change that it is your character’s victory over an opponent. Defeating an opponent using acid still counts as defeating them, which ...

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Is Zhent just the term for any member of the Zhentarim?
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Zhents are citizens/residents of Zhentil Keep (a city on the Moonsea). Zhentilar are members of the Zhentarim (the trade/criminal organisation). The Zhentarim is named after the Keep, where it began ...

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How can I tell the difference between fishing for rolls and being involved?
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I think you’ve internalised the idea that test mongering is bad, but I think reviewing the details of what that means, and why it’s bad for the game, would be useful to you. (In short, your worry is ...

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If an encounter is already underway, can an enemy who joins combat surprise existing combatants?
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AD&D is mostly a system for determining what happens in situations we already understand, rather than dictating what situations are possible to experience in the game. There is no reason why a ...

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What was the first published appearance of the Holy Avenger (or Holy Sword, or similar "holy" weapons meant for paladins) in the Forgotten Realms?
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The holy avenger was officially part of the Forgotten Realms since the beginning. The official beginning of the Realms in a game publishing sense1 starts in 1987 with the Forgotten Realms Campaign ...

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Is the Gritty Realism variant incompatible with dungeon-based adventures?
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This isn’t about causing rules interactions. It’s about altering players’ calculus about when it’s safe and worthwhile to rest without withdrawing. This rule is based on much older editions of D&D,...

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How fast does a character need to move to be effectively invisible?
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There is no such speed in D&D 5e. You will have to add it yourself. There is no speed in D&D 5e that causes spontaneous invisibility. Since you are deciding that there is such a speed, but D&...

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What is the standard dungeon scale at the table?
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1″ of movement stat is always 10′ of dungeon movement, regardless of map scale Always use the scale in the rules when translating movement statistics to distance in the game world. Maps can be ...

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Does the GM get to make a move with every partial success by default?
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No, a GM move is only triggered by a miss or being looked at with that “what happens next?” look. And the rule for moves is that they do only what they say to do. So for player moves, only a miss ...

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What customizable name generator am I remembering?
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I think you’re thinking of LangMaker, a free stand-alone Windows program from the early 2000s by Jeffrey Henning. The site is long gone, but there is an archive in the Wayback Machine, with a working ...

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How I can I roll a number of non-digital dice to get a random number between 1 and 150?
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The most straightforward method is to roll two dice: a die for the “ones” place and another to generate 0–15 for the “tens” place. This is quick to roll, easy to read, portable, and requires no mental ...

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How much sealing wax is a unit of sealing wax?
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The Wikipedia article on sealing wax is a good overview of what sealing wax is and how it’s used. For our purposes, I just want to draw your attention to the unit described. Basically, when you ...

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Is the fighter character allotment of CPs wrong?
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The number is correct. It’s not even low — it’s actually more than a PHB fighter would count as having. The equivalent of the standard PHB fighter class can be built by spending only 10 Character ...

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