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The Hill Giant is Huge (occupies a 15'x15' space). It has a Greatclub weapon attack with reach 10'. What is the Giant's unarmed reach? What is his reach for grappling?

I can't find anything on this. Do Flameskulls make any noise, or are they completely silent? In my Ravenloft campaign, a Ranger with 26 Passive Perception asked this because he thought he should be ...

The stats for an ochre jelly don't mention resistance to fire damage (which I'd assume given they're wet and slimy). So does fire do full damage? Or does it get resistance? Note, in Baldurs Gate it ...

The description of a Gelatinous Cube reads: Transparent: Even when the cube is in plain sight, it takes a successful DC 15 Wisdom (Perception) check to spot a cube that has neither moved nor ...

Giants typically have the extraordinary ability rock throwing: A giant of at least Large size can hurl rocks weighing 40 to 50 pounds each (Small objects) up to five range increments. The size of ...

I'm currently designing a 5th edition campaign with an antagonist who's sorta like this sociopathic mix between Jafar and the Joker. He's always got some plan to escape unscathed and has tons of ...

I always thought that Cambions (only considering Infernal Cambions here for simplicity) were half devils, whereas Tieflings were more distantly related to devils. From the PHB, pg. 42: Tieflings ...

Does the Vrock's spore ability inflict both the "poisoned" condition and poison damage, or just poison damage? The wording seems unclear.

I've got a player who wants to harvest the poison from a ghoul. Is such a thing possible? If so, are there mechanics for this?

My edition to edition knowledge is vague and varied, but as I understand it: When a modron dies, another one, or maybe its the same one, appears in Mechanus at the spawning pool. Consequently, if ...

Assume for the following questions that an air elemental has been successfully bound with planar binding. Firstly, can it effectively be ordered around with a free action, taking actions on its own ...

From what I can tell, a lycanthrope is much weaker in its full beast form than in it's hybrid form. Excluding the werebear, a lycanthrope cannot use multiattack if it is in beast form, it can only use ...

The tarrasque has numerous attacks: bite, claw, etc., etc. None of the stated attacks involve throwing actions, but is it reasonable that the tarrasque could throw a big thing (for instance, a bus,1 ...

The dnd5e Tarrasque does not look that dreadful to me. It seems very vulnerable to airborne attacks. In a world where fly is a third level spell, hippogriffs (among other flying creatures) can be ...

If it dies outside the Nine Hells, a devil disappears in a cloud of sulfurous smoke or dissolves into a pool of ichor, instantly returning to its home layer, where it reforms at full strength. (MM p. ...

The Banner of Storm's eye (Magic Item Compendium pg 151) States: As long as it is held aloft, the banner automatically suppresses (but does not dispel) fear effects on all creatures within 20 feet. ...

A variety of demons have teleportation at will, with a limit of 50lbs. of objects besides the demon itself. What happens when a demon tries to teleport with a bag that contains a creature, such as a ...

The new Star Spawn Hulk from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes has the following property: Psychic Mirror. If the hulk takes psychic damage, each creature within 10 feet of the hulk takes that damage ...

The Maze spell states: Minotaurs are not affected by this spell. So could an enterprising victim escape the Maze spell by using a spell like polymorph to turn themselves into a Minotaur? ...

It is very clear that it takes all 3 hags from a coven to create a new Hag Eye but if afterwards one of them dies, ending the coven, are the other 2 hags still "linked" to the previously created Hag ...

I'm creating a monster of my own and I ran into this problem. So, the monster is a giant, venomous Starfish, largely inspired by the Crown of Thorns starfish in real life. It's about 20-30 feet in ...

A level 5 paladin gains the spell-like ability special mount that, in part, says that "the paladin may release a particular mount from service (if it has grown too old to join her crusade, for ...

So in a campaign I'm running, one of the PC's (A level 6 rogue with proficiency in Poisoner's Kit) ran into some Myconids, and he decided to attack and kill some. After he killed them, he wanted to ...

Such monsters would be really hard enemies for casters. I could not find any in the Monster Manual below CR21, do these exist in newer books?

Alignment is an essential part of the nature of celestials and fiends. A devil does not choose to be lawful evil, and it doesn’t tend toward lawful evil, but rather it is lawful evil in its ...

According to this post by Jeremy Crawford, a Night Hag's Heartstone is meant to work for hags but it is a DM's choice whether it works for PCs. The Monster Manual (p.177) describes the Heartstone's ...

Background: We're playing a high-powered god-centric game where players are direct agents of gods of a pantheon I created. For the next session, I want to surprise them and throw in a couple of ...

Through a series of lucky Persuasion rolls, my party managed to get a yuan-ti malison on their side. The player of a recently deceased player character wanted to play as the yuan-ti, which I agreed to ...

I am looking for sandbox-y random encounter tables, ala D&D 2e, where you had "Hills," "Mountains," "Jungle," etc. In other words, Challenge Rating should not be considered, but rarity of ...

My character was hit by a Wraith's Life Drain, and it was a critical hit. My HP was at 29/33, and I took 32 necrotic damage. How order of the max HP reduction should be calculated? My ...

The Goblin Boss's Redirect Attack (MM 166) uses a reaction to switch places with another goblin. Redirect Attack. When a creature the goblin can see targets it with an attack, the goblin chooses ...

The 25-year-old human prince of a 50-year-old small nation (total population maybe 100,000 spread out in a rather large valley among settlements no larger than 5,000 creatures each) is looking to ...

There are extensive resources regarding devils and demons for 5e. Not only are there descriptions of the motivations and natures of individual archdevils and demon lords, but there is also a lot of ...

I play a Totem Warrior with a greataxe. Last night we encountered our first black ooze, and all I could do was throw javelins to contribute damage! I'm not trying to deal glass-cannon levels of ...

Related to my other question about this feature. The Star Spawn Hulk has a feature called Psychic Mirror, which reads: Psychic Mirror. If the hulk takes psychic damage, each creature within 10 ...

I got myself Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and am almost done reading through it. I made it to Star Spawn, and two things about the Star Spawn Hulk caught my attention: Psychic Mirror. If the ...

I am wondering whether or not you add in racial ability increases to the already stated stat block, for example, in the assasin monster? If I wanted the assassin to be a human, for example, do I ...

Consider the following: The party's resident barbarian, Conan, is targeted by a Ghost's "Possession" ability. He fails the save and is therefore possessed. Possession (Recharge 6): One humanoid ...

Consider the following: The party's resident barbarian, Conan, is targeted by a Ghost's "Possession" ability. He fails the save and is therefore possessed. Possession (Recharge 6): One humanoid ...

I'm a young DM and the course of events will most likely lead my players to an underground region (unexplored caves in which they ran to escape a prison). At first my thought was to lead them in the ...

The monster manual (p. 309) says Shapechanger. The yuan-ti can use its action to polymorph into a Medium snake, or back into its true form. Its statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment ...

In D&D 5th edition, Multiattack for creatures makes it so that all of its attacks are treated as a single action. As a result, one of the attacks cannot be used for grappling. So, for example, a ...

The vampire spawn's claw attack reads: Instead of dealing damage, the vampire can grapple the target (escape DC 13) When exactly is this decision made? In particular, I am interested in the ...

From my experience in 5th edition D&D, I've seen many creatures resist or be immune to bludgeoning damage from weapons, but never to bludgeoning damage from falling. The only instance I know is a ...

I was perusing beasts for my druid when I noticed that the Female Steeder from Out of the Abyss has this very intriguing ability. Leap. The Steeder can expend all its movement on its turn to jump ...

The VGM's Banderhobb can grapple and restrain enemies with his attacks. The Tongue attack allows him to do a Bite attack as a bonus action. Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one ...

Gearing up to have my players beset by a mimic. I noticed their Adhesive trait says that anything that touches them sticks to them, as quoted below: Adhesive (Object Form Only): The mimic adheres ...

I saw that there are certain "innate spells" that various kinds of celestials can use. Could a specific planetar/solar/deva (one of the angel ones, basically) NPC have other spells at their disposal? ...

If you make a turning or greater turning check that would destroy a vampire is it destroyed? Description of vampire seems to say only way they are destroyed is sunlight or running water.

I was perusing beasts for my druid when I noticed that the Female Steeder from Out of the Abyss has this very intriguing ability. Leap. The steeder can expend all its movement on its turn to jump ...

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