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This is concerning specifically the Alchemist's Satchel, the Thunder Cannon (and Arcane Magazine), and any other homebrew subclasses made to work with the Unearthed Arcana version. Can they make ...

So let's establish a scenario. I'm playing a level 3 Sorcerer, using the Shadow Sorcery Origin provided by Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Before combat began (or in the immediately previous round, if ...

More specifically, are there official ways my PCs can “upgrade” their character by spending their gold once they’ve purchased all the basics? I’m composing a campaign in which I want to provide my ...

It was a long session. We had an experienced DM, and a highly amateur party who just attacked everything on sight. But that was overshadowed by this one player that would intentionally do stupid stuff....

Now just recently I have had a group of friends get into D&D 5e and I ran into an issue with the Warlock class Spell Slots. Cantrips: a spell that can be cast at will, without using a spell slot ...

If I fall off a cliff - say, 1000 feet - can I wait (readied action?) until I am near enough to the ground (my understanding is you fall 500 ft/round) then misty step safely to the ground? Or, does ...

I've been reading up on playing a druid (never played one before), and I keep finding resources that say that druids are arguably the most powerful class in 5e because of their wild shape ability. ...

Here's a situation: Bob plays a 4 hours Adventurers League Tier 2 adventure with a level 10 character, but due to unforeseen time constraints, the module cannot be completed (only 3 hours in, for ...

While fighting through a wizard's tower, the party breaks into an unexplored storeroom to take cover from enemies down the corridor outside the room. Unbeknownst to them, there is an invisible ...

I am about to run Out of the Abyss for the first time and was wondering about how I should manage the NPCs that escape with the party from Velkenvelve. My goals for them are as follows: the NPCs... ...

One of my friends is being really silly at the table. Although it gives us all a laugh, it really doesn't fit with his character or even the game I and my other buddies are trying to play. Does anyone ...

So what, exactly, are the mechanical benefits of a PC race having extra hands in 5e without houseruling anything? Would a house rule be necessary to even make the extra hands make sense in combat, or ...

I have a doubt regarding the Death Curse. I played part of the Tomb of Annihilation (ToA) HC with one of my characters, then decided to exit it and wait out. After this she died in another T2 ...

For context, part of the Elven Accuracy feat (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 74) states: Whenever you have advantage on an attack roll using Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma, you ...

Let's assume a Lizardfolk fighter, with the Defense fighting style, wearing leather armor. Lizardfolk, per Volo's p. 113, get Natural Armor: You have tough, scaly skin. When you aren't wearing ...

I have a player who just created a warforged barbarian. The Unearthed Arcana brought warforged and artificers but didnt mention how they are healed. Is he stuck with half healing from regular spells? ...

The School of Necromancy wizard has the 14th-level feature Command Undead (PHB, p. 119): Starting at 14th level, you can use magic to bring undead under your control, even those created by other ...

In Adventurers League (AL) questions and answers, the term "HC" is quite common when talking about a specific adventure. In RPGs, HC easily means heroic, heroic campaign and many other different ...

I'm running a campaign at the moment and one of the characters got feeblemind-ed. If another character used polymorph to change them into something with higher Intelligence and Charisma, would this ...

In part of a campaign I'm creating, I'm considering creating a challenge that only involves one party member at a time. I have in mind a colosseum-esque challenge in which party members have the ...

I’m interested in designing part of my D&D campaign to have a jungle environment which the players will potentially need to navigate at some point. Does D&D 5e have published rules for ...

This is my first time GMing. I am unsure as to whether the fellow escapee NPCs could be leveling up with the PCs. I do not see any rules for it, but it doesn't make a great deal of sense for them ...

I'd like my gnome wizard to be able to turn people (and monsters) into bunny rabbits. But there aren't stats for that in either the player's hand book or the monster manual. There are stats for frogs (...

The barbarian archetype Path of the Storm Herald from Xanathar's Guide to Everything has a class feature called Storm Aura (page 10): Storm Aura Starting at 3rd level, you emanate an aura ...

The Bard in my game knows the spell Unseen Servant, and I'm not sure of its limitations. The PHB (284) says: This spell creates an invisible, mindless, shapeless force that performs simple tasks at ...

This is far from a game breaking oversight but it been bugging me for sometime. Why isn't Jungle part of the rules for different environments? Now ever since Tolkien the fantasy genre has as a rule ...

Protip to anybody out there. If you're running on little to no sleep and an extremely high fever, don't try to run your game. I'm running an online campaign on Roll20, and I - in my deluded, slightly ...

Recently a player asked me if it would be possible to make a PC that had the head of an owl, or was otherwise an anthropomorphic owl. Immediately my mind went to the Aarakocra, even though they are ...

I am brand new to D&D and I am trying to create a campaign for my friends to play in (I'm creating one as opposed to using premade because I enjoy the creation of my own world and story). I'm not ...

I'm running Tomb of Annihilation and my party of four PCs (moon druid, wild magic sorcerer, tempest cleric and totem barbarian) and they've picked up 3 different NPCs that they travel with. It's my ...

I died and I became a skeleton (using this homebrew race). It appears that I might gain access to an ability/item (created by my DM) which lets me switch between both races. When you are a skeleton ...

The ranger's Favored Enemy feature description says: When you gain this feature, you also learn one language of your choice that is spoken by your favored enemies, if they speak one at all I am ...

To be more specific, do teleportation spells conserve momentum from before to after the obvious infinite violation of momentum conservation inherent in instantaneous magical travel? Credit to nitsua60 ...

Scenario I have cast Blink on a previous turn and am falling from of height of 510 feet. After having fallen 500 feet, my turn ends and I vanish into the ethereal plane. What happens when I reappear?...

At 20th level, the Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) can rage indefinitely by virtue of starting a new rage just prior to their initial rage ending. This is ...

One of my players is a rogue and has been, on his turn, using Cunning Action to hide as a bonus action and immediately after attacking. I have been ruling that this does work to grant him advantage as ...

I am considering adding a homebrew spell to a game I DM. Here is the exact wording I intend to use: Superior Attunement 8th level transmutation Casting Time: 1 action Range: Touch ...

General Background The Dungeon Master's Guide contains copious rules for estimating the effects of traits on a creature's Challenge Rating. Some, of course, have greater effects than others. The DMG ...

So, I am new to DnD and have been having a conversation with my DM about restrictions she is putting on my Warlock (pact of the chain), such as limiting my short rests to only one per day to restrict ...

Page 153 DMG: Bag of Devouring This bag superficially resembles a Bag of holding. + Inanimate objects can be stored in the bag, which can hold a cubic foot of such material. + When part ...

Bigby's Interposing Hand doesn't fill its space. However, the hand does move between the caster and a target to provide them with half cover against that target, and the target can't move through the ...

So for our campaign, we're trying something different just to see how it works out. We have a party of several standard D&D characters, and also, a king character. The king character is ...

Some of my players (myself included) will always set time aside to play our weekly D&D 5e games, but others are more casual about their attendance, and won't make it most of the time, except when ...

I'm the DM. During one of our games the party's Cavalier used Unwavering Mark on an enemy. Then the Ranger used hunter's mark (PHB, p. 251) on the same enemy. The Cavalier's Unwavering Mark feature (...

The Cavalier fighter's Unwavering Mark feature (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 30) says: This effect ends early if you are incapacitated or you die, or if someone else marks the creature. ...

The warlock's Armor of Shadows eldritch invocation (PHB, p. 110) says: You can cast mage armor on yourself at will, without expending a spell slot or material components. The School of Abjuration ...

Assume you cast Barkskin in humanoid form: You touch a willing creature. Until the spell ends, the target’s skin has a rough, bark-like appearance, and the target’s AC can’t be less than 16, ...

Many dungeons—published and homemade—often contain a multitude of long, empty passageways between rooms. For example, my DM is running "The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan" from Tales from the Yawning ...

Something that's happening frequently at my table recently is that the players are making choices deliberately to waste my preparation. If they see something that obviously took some preparation that ...

Related to this question, but not the same since these classes have a different wording. For an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight the replacing spells option is not listed under Spells Known of 1st ...

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