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69 votes
6 answers
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Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?

38 votes
2 answers
58k views

Can you Dash twice on the same turn?

38 votes
6 answers
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Can a druid use Wild Shape to take the form of a specific, individual beast?

37 votes
3 answers
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How important is it for a spellcaster to increase primary ability scores quickly to 20 to remain at "party level"?

32 votes
3 answers
14k views

What the heck is "freestanding water"?

30 votes
1 answer
190k views

What reason has been given for the "standard array" being lower than the expected average from the rolled method? [closed]

27 votes
2 answers
4k views

Is the Way of the Four Elements monk subclass variant posted in this D&D Beyond article balanced?

26 votes
3 answers
366k views

What exactly is "base AC"?

23 votes
2 answers
33k views

What happens when you target a "magical effect" with Dispel Magic?

23 votes
2 answers
4k views

Are there any published alternatives to sneak attack?

22 votes
3 answers
11k views

Is Freedom of Movement hampered from actually working to escape a grapple?

19 votes
4 answers
26k views

What mundane means can overcome Arcane Lock?

19 votes
3 answers
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Are there any official rules for or even suggestion of using initiative order outside of combat?

19 votes
1 answer
16k views

Variant Half-Elf: is this meant to be Keen Senses AND another trait?

16 votes
4 answers
6k views

In Tomb of Annihilation, how can I run the Orolunga ziggurat pyramid challenge with a little more player agency?

15 votes
3 answers
7k views

Can I squish people with a wall of force?

14 votes
1 answer
13k views

Do you add your ability modifier to damage for the Soulknife's second attack?

13 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is "Tabaxi" still canonically the name of a human tribe in Chult?

13 votes
6 answers
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Has any edition of D&D ever described specific ability score values in real-world terms?

13 votes
2 answers
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Does Crossbow Expert's point-blank attack benefit apply to all ranged attacks? [duplicate]

11 votes
1 answer
3k views

Do ability score improvements apply to a druid's wild shape?

10 votes
2 answers
488 views

What 5E published adventures have generic optional rules sections usable outside the adventure?

9 votes
3 answers
2k views

Will allowing Monks more use out of Step of the Wind unbalance my game?

9 votes
3 answers
5k views

Is there mundane higher education in the Forgotten Realms?

9 votes
3 answers
712 views

Is there a rule of thumb for when "help" is better than making an attack?

8 votes
0 answers
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Are any 5e multiclassing options particularly strong compared to the base classes? [closed]

8 votes
1 answer
934 views

Are the cleric and druid spell lists separate for purely thematic reasons, or due to other balancing factors in the class designs?

7 votes
1 answer
4k views

How does the "Of Ships and the Sea" appendix of Ghosts of Saltmarsh differ from the Unearthed Arcana version?

7 votes
2 answers
639 views

Would free multiclass feats be a reasonable alternative to Themes?

5 votes
0 answers
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Since Thrown weapons aren't "ranged weapons" for the purpose of Archery, are they melee weapons for the purpose of Dueling? [duplicate]