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How do I handle players simply un-hiding and re-hiding after a poor Stealth roll?
83 votes

Don't allow Stealth checks until there is a chance of failure This is the solution that is mentioned in your post-script. If a player is just trying to stealth in an empty field with no enemies ...

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Are there any class abilities that allow a character to negate/disable the Disengage action?
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27 votes

The Sentinel feat A quick search for the keyword "Disengage" across all published classes returns no class features that allow a player to make an opportunity attack against an opponent that has ...

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Can you stand from prone if your speed is 5 and you have no movement remaining?
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20 votes

No I have my own issues with the answers on the linked question, and have posted an opposing answer there, but I will rehash the point here. The rules for movement on a grid state (PHB, p.192) ...

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What happens if a player asks to roll an Ability Check?
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Setting Expectations for PCs So, first of all, in D&D 5e the DM calls the rolls. See relevant question. That's not to say players can't ask for rolls (they do, very often, and that's usually not ...

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How much movement would a wood elf have left if they spent half their movement standing up from prone?
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You would have 3 squares remaining The "Variant: Playing on a Grid" sidebar says of speed/movement (PHB, p.192): Rather than moving foot by foot, move square by square on the grid. This means you ...

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Are there instances where a character can cast a non-cantrip spell while having no spell slots available and they later suffer negative consequences?
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13 votes

Yes, but with caveats This is after glancing through all published feats, races, classes, most items, and divine boons- though of course the sheer bulk of content means I very well may have missed ...

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Can Yuan-Ti go dormant?
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11 votes

Yuan-Ti are not given the ability to hibernate... Within 5e lore, Yuan-Ti are never expressly given the ability to hibernate. They appear in the Monster Manual and their lore is further fleshed out ...

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What damage type (and value) is caused when a character is stretched?
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11 votes

Stretching a character is not a valid attack This is related to the concept of called shots (see other questions here and here). The summary of those answers, and the relevant portion for this ...

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Is this homebrew Bardic College of Revolution balanced?
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11 votes

Somewhat too powerful, but more importantly has problematic design Let's run down the abilities, shall we? We'll use Whispers (XGE p.16) and Swords (XGE p.15) as a comparison, since they seem both ...

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Is summoning an air elemental with the Censer of Controlling Air Elementals still a concentration spell?
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Yes The clause as if you had cast the conjure elemental spell. means you should treat this like casting the spell normally, which means concentration. Magic items will specify when you do not ...

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Can a Familiar wake another creature from Sleep?
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8 votes

Yes It seems like your question is just looking for verification. Your cited sources and chain of reasoning is sound; familiars can spend their action to wake creatures up (for relevant spells). Up ...

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From how far away can I attack an opponent, after dismounting and using Shield Master?
7 votes

Technically, this doesn't work See the answer by Rubiksmoose on this relevant question; by a strict RAW reading, you can't move the mount between attacks. Even controlled mounts act on their own turn,...

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Can I force a creature out of prone during a grapple?
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Yes, but... There is nothing in the rules or the prone condition that says a grappling creature (or any creature, really) can do anything to help them up. This is likely due to the fact that the cases ...

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Can the Gaseous Form spell be used to expand the area affected by the warlock's Cloak of Flies eldritch invocation?
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No, gaseous form can't expand the aura of Cloak of Flies Spells do what they say. Gaseous form treats the misty cloud as a creature, as evidenced by the fact that the spell ends if the creature is ...

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Does a paladin's Aura of Protection grant summons a bonus to save vs. their summoner's control?
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The demon does not generally benefit from the Paladin's Aura... We can reference this question on the definition of "hostile", which cites the DMG p.244: A friendly creature wants to help the ...

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Can Create Bonfire be placed in a way that affects multiple squares?
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Technically, there's nothing preventing it DMG, Areas of Effect on Grids (p.251) Choose an intersection of squares or hexes as the point of origin of an area of effect, then follow its rules as ...

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Does adding the Damage Absorption trait to a not-immune creature change its CR?
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It may result in an increase to CR The DMG leaves a lot of ambiguity in the section on creating a monster. I suppose we ought to break this into two sections: You should consider Damage Absorption ...

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How to rescale a grid in Foundry VTT and keep the doors/walls?
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Use A Macro As of right now, there is no convenient way to do this through Foundry's UI. However, you can use the following script macro to resize all walls in a scene: let scale = 2; canvas.scene....

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Does the Psi Warrior Telekinetic movement let you move an item you're standing on?
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You do not move. From a strictly RAW perspective: this (use of the) ability targets and moves an object, not "an object and anything the object is supporting". Regardless of whether your ...

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