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How should I prevent a player from instantly recognizing a magical impostor without making them feel cheated?
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RAW, this isn't immediately an issue As you mentioned in your question, a Warlock's Eldritch Sight lets you Detect Magic at will. The spell description for Detect Magic states: For the Duration, you ...

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How do I make a fourth-level Fighter a deadly challenge for a party of four level-ones?
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It already is First-level characters are squishy, and a Rogue with Surprise could single-handedly gank a caster on its first attack if it rolls well; 1d6 (eg, shortbow) + 1d6 Sneak Attack + Dex Mod (...

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What's the correct way to determine turn order in this situation?
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This sounds like a textbook case of surprise. In general: Determine surprise. The GM determines whether anyone involved in the combat encounter is surprised. Establish positions. The DM decides where ...

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Can Comprehend Languages understand a language similar to "Darmok and Jalad"?
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No... As your linked post, your description of the spell's literal meaning, and Crawford's Twitter ruling in the comments of the aforementioned post address, this is the realm of allusion. Your ...

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Which modifier shown in the D&D Beyond character sheet do I add to attack rolls with my longbow?
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The two upper values you've circled both factor into the lower value that you've circled, which is the correct one. In general, attack bonus = relevant ability modifier + proficiency bonus (if ...

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If you use the creation spell to create gunpowder/blackpowder, how long would it last?
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12 hours Creation says: The Duration depends on the object's material. If the object is composed of multiple materials, use the shortest Duration. Material - Duration: Vegetable matter - 1 day Stone/...

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Does mounted combat require a willing rider as well as mount?
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Both parties need to be willing, but that's not all All rules regarding mounts require A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and that has an appropriate anatomy. (1) Once you'...

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When firing a weapon with the artificer infusion "Returning Weapon" via catapult, does it come back to your hand after the spell's conclusion?
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It would not return. Per the UA artificer insert1 (emphasis mine), This magic weapon grants a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with it, and it returns to the wielder’s ...

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A way that allows a magic user to teleport a party without travelling with them
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Teleport + Dimensional Shackles Dimensional Shackles is probably meant to be punitive rather than serve this particular purpose, but it should do the trick. A cogent argument can be made against this ...

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Turning mud to solid ground
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Mold Earth works... From DnDBeyond, If the dirt or stone you target is on the ground, you cause it to become difficult terrain. Alternatively, you can cause the ground to become normal terrain if it ...

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How does additional damage work with the Hand Mortar's explosive property?
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Violent Shot grants a weapon die Per your Violent Shot citation (emphasis mine), When you make a firearm attack against a creature, you can expend one or more grit points to enhance the volatility of ...

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Odds of rolling the same results twice on advantage rolls
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Assuming order doesn't matter, as in your photo... \begin{align} P(\text{Same Advantage Rolls}) &= P(\text{Same Roll #1}) \times P(\text{Same Roll #2}) \times 2!\\ &= \frac{1}{20} \times \...

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How to get my players to open an iron flask
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Make them an encounter they can't refuse Per the item description on Roll20, An Identify spell reveals that a creature is inside the flask, but the only way to determine the type of creature is to ...

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Is this home-rule for adjusting the DC of being tracked balanced?
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Bounded Accuracy makes this a bad idea Fifth edition largely replaces flat bonuses/penalties with Advantage/Disadvantage to prevent the numerical inflation present in earlier editions. With the many ...

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Does Hexblade's Curse extra damage affect every die rolled?
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Hexblade's Curse, like other bonuses, applies once per hit From DnDBeyond, after attacking a target... You roll the damage die or dice, add any modifiers, and apply the damage to your target (...

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When I'm mounted, can I use the Bait and Switch maneuver exchanging the mount and my ally's position?
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RAW, no From DnDBeyond, While you’re mounted, you have two options. You can either control the mount or allow it to act independently. Intelligent creatures...act independently. In this case, the ...

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What's the longest range attainable with a ranged weapon?
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Longbow: 1100 ft, but only starting at 11th level To expand on @Someone_Evil's answer and address how this would scale with level, Arcane Gate, available via Sorcerer / Wizard / Warlock level 11 (...

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