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Based on the answer to What are the implications of being able to see into the Ethereal Plane in Curse of Strahd? it sounds like while on the Ethereal Plane you can see people and ghosts on the ...

I am interested in the restrained condition. It's effects are laid out pretty clearly but I can't figure out how to apply it, after having grappled a creature. What sorts of mechanical options are ...

Being a newcomer to DnD (5e), I got invited to a campaign with some friends. It is my first time playing tabletop DnD. Video games like Neverwinter Nights was my only experience with DnD. I now ...

Does the Tunnel Fighter fighting style (from UA: Light, Dark, Underdark!) trigger multiple times on an enemy who is, for example, running in circles around the character? If yes, does it trigger ...

Can a wizard use spells from their spellbook without preparing them? Outside of combat as well?

In d&d 5e, If I have a party of 5 players with 5th level characters, and I want them to fight 1 creature that would be a challenge to them but not too much, what CR creature should I give them?

I'm reading through the new DM D&D Basic Rules, but I'm confused about the challenge rating of a monster. Does the challenge rating assume a single PC or a group of PC's? As a CR3 a challenge for ...

Does Twinned spell allows character to cast 2 concentraion spells like Hold Person, Hold monster, Banishment and e.t.c?

Hex requires concentration while bestow curse at a high level and hexblade’s curse do not. This allows all three things to stack. Hex deals damage whenever an attack hits Bestow Curse deals damage ...

I am planning to DM a game and I have a person wanting to be an artificer. I was curious if the player could adjust attacks to fit the form of their mechanical servant? The following is stated in the ...

The Sequester spell (PHB p.274) states: If the target is a creature, it falls into a state of suspended animation. Time ceases to flow for it, and it doesn’t grow older. If the target has spell ...

So I just attended my first DnD session using 5e and it went, for the most part, very well. For context we have a party of 4 (All new players), with a DM for which this will be his 2nd time DMing. ...

Visiting the lost mansion of a conjurer, where portals were opening for a few seconds, a sorcerer tried to keep open one that led to the Elemental Plane of Fire blocking it with an Immovable Rod. I'm ...

If a PC wants to make a golem specifically, the various Manuals of Golems have them covered. That's pretty clear in the rules (Dungeon Master's Guide, page 180). However, there don't appear to be ...

I'm trying to get as much use out of the Halfling Ranger/Pteranodon strategy as I can, so I'm trying to use it as an independent mount while also being able to give it commands. I'm playing this ...

This is one of those naval-gazing questions that may have actual mechanical bearing. Both Augury and Divination predict the outcome of future events: In the case of Augury "the results of a ...

I am playing an Artificer with the Gunsmith specialization. I am curious if I can add more barrels to my gun, and use them at once with the thunder monger class feature, which states the following: ...

One of my players wants to drop a 1000 lb anvil on top of an enemy, using the telekinesis spell. How should I adjudicate?

Short story, we are trying to port mouse-guard characters into a dnd-5e game. There is no official mouse/rat humanoid race, so we are going to homebrew it. Googling around, I've found this reddit ...

So I've got a dungeon I've mapped out using the DMG's random Dungeon Tables. I've fleshed it out save for the treasure. There are times I have "Monster" or "Monster with treasure." There's a ...

Curious if anyone has any experience with dnd live chats / what the best ones are? Thinking it could help with doing live rituals for spell castings....

Background I am running Lost Mines of Phandelver and yesterday my party got to Phandalin. One of the party has a background about wanting to help civilise the place (Which he reads as wanting to run ...

Cantrips seem to be the only type of spell that cares only about your class level. However, in the multiclassing section they are not mentioned, does this mean that cantrips use your character level, ...

When attuned to a Berserker Weapon, if you receive damage and then fail a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw, you go berserk and must use your action to attack the nearest creatures (friend or foe), moving to ...

I was thinking out character ideas to maybe someday play in AL, and I came across the +1 rule. My question is, why is character creation limited in such a way? Other than 'less complexity', what ...

A Flying Carpet has the following text : You can speak the carpet's Command Word as an action to make the carpet hover and fly. It moves according to your spoken directions, provided that you are ...

In AL can humans choose an exotic language as starting language? We know that it is possible to obtain exotic languages through the background and that it is allowed learn them, but can you already ...

Background I have recently become the DM of a group comprised mostly of newbies and one or two older players who aren’t accustomed to 5e’s rules yet. I decided that, for my first campaign, I wanted ...

Is this stampede spell (a proposed custom spell for Druids and Rangers in my upcoming campaign) as strong as, or weaker than, the 5th level spell cloudkill? I used a similar base damage, the duration ...

Cantrips generally get more powerful as you progress in your spellcasting class. The Spell Sniper feat allows casting a cantrip. If you pick a Spell Sniper cantrip from another class will the damage ...

During the last game I mastered, my party looted a Ring of Spell Storing. With that object came a lot of questions most I could answer, some I was not exactly sure what to say and they were mostly ...

Right now I'm DMing for an entire party of level 9 Paladins. We have the Paladin that is the Spank (rerolls 1 & 2), the Tank Paladin (has a AC of 19), and the Paladin Controller (uses mainly Buffs ...

One of my players wanted a 'quick' (aka easy to make) spellbook as a prop for their character I was going to recommend using a leather bound journal and printing the actual spells from their class (...

Now before I say anything, yes I checked this discussion: Are there official mechanics for how a climbing kit gets used in play, or is it DM discretion? It didn't have the answer I was looking for, ...

The Kenku racial traits in Volo's Guide to Monsters note that Kenku can only speak through Mimicry, though they do understand Common. Given that the Kenku can mimic the words they hear, combined with ...

Xanathar's ranger subclasses are the only subclasses in the game that give free spells to a learned-spell caster (besides Divine Soul Sorcerer's Affinity spell). As rangers can replace a spell that ...

Reading the Monster Manual section on Devils, it has a list of types of devil with their stat blocks and how they stand in a hierarchy. Since there is a hierarchy, is this a complete list of devils in ...

Assuming a +5 strength modifier and 10 feet of movement prior, can you jump over a medium sized creature to land on the other side?

Let's say you are a human warlock with the mask of many faces invocation. You cast disguise self and alter your form to that of an elf. While under the effect of this first illusion (before it expires)...

it Xanathar's Guide to Everything, it states that when crafting an item: "...a character needs to be proficient with the tools needed to craft an item and have access to the appropriate equipment." ...

Context The party in my game consists of two ‘ranged damage dealers’ and two ‘tanky damage dealers’ (resp. revised ranger and warlock + paladin and fighter), but it doesn’t have a healer. I don’t ...

I want to run a game in Eberron, but start it on the Day of Mourning (using the adventure in the back of the 4E book) then advance the time four years. However, as I want to use 5E, I want them to use ...

So the question here is based on this scenario: I've successfully grappled an enemy. Now surrounding me is bramble. If I turn and pull the enemy through the brambles around me, does it cost movement ...

I'm trying to automate my sneak attack with my weapons. Currently I have the following ...

My campaign setting currently requires a High Elf variant with three major caveats: It cannot have darkvision (all permitted races must have human-level vision). It lacks the flexibility to choose ...

I have had an annoying issue where all my players make characters that don't adventure and have jobs! This makes it really hard to incorporate them into the story and gives them very little backstory (...

To contextualize, my group is level 5 and the team is formed by a Moon Druid (me); a Valor Bard; and a Warlock. About the title, of course you need to roll dice for attacks rolls; saving throws; ...

Kenku can only speak using their mimicry trait but that means you have to have heard someone speak a phrase or word in order to speak it. Do I need to write down and keep track of all the phrases that ...

I have a problem with all my party members being allowed multiple attacks, so I have a doubt, is there a feat or a trait in any monster that cancels or avoids such multiple attacks in one turn? I want ...

As a follow on to this question, now that people have gotten into the weeds and into the math on D&D's 5th edition, I am interested in seeing the impact on skill checks (only) of using 3d6 rather ...

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