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If you make an attack of opportunity, can you take an immediate action in the same round? It would make sense because immediate actions were invented after the PH (and therefore AoOs), but is this RAW?...

This is a RAW question. Animal Companions gain an ability point at level 4. By advancing Intelligence to 3, the Animal Companion gains access to most feats. ("Animal companions with an Intelligence ...

I anticipate that in the next session my players are going to encounter and interact with a Hag Eye. It is possible that they will ask whether or not they can, upon dispatching the coven it belongs to,...

I am looking for clarification as to the mechanics of the Blink spell. I believe that the spell reads quite clearly, however most of my play group does not agree with my recent ruling. Background: ...

Can I overwinter in a beehive by wild-shaping into a winter bee? This is the bee statblock I am using. I am an 8th-level druid. I think the following procedure works but I'm probably overlooking ...

This question is complicated and is asking about manipulating the rules as written (RAW). RAW states that using a weapon that is not of your size category incurs a cumulative −2 attack penalty ...

Frank The Fighter has a set of +2 full plate. He's on a long journey with Cathy The Crafter and wants her to upgrade his armor to +3, using the rules for crafting while adventuring. The cost ...

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?...

There are a bunch of rules I seem to remember about ability score maximums, but I can't remember where they come from or if they're actually the rules as written: I believe there is a RAW that you ...

I'm not necessarily requiring the scrying spell (because it is limited to the plane you're on), but is it possible to get a similar effect of seeing/hearing through a sensor/creature/something else on ...

For some reason I recall that Bane weapons caused problems for the wielder if the wielder was typed to the Bane. Such as a Vampire wielding an Undead Bane mace or an Elf wielding an Elf Bane axe. Am ...

Can I level quickly by exploiting acquired templates? Inspired by Quadratic Wizard's question. This requires a friendly lycanthrope, a cleric, and a bucket of water: Be a normal character with a ...

According to If you True Polymorph a zombie you create via Finger of Death, does it remain under your command? after a necromancer polymorphs an undead they control, it is still under their control. ...

I have seen it happen at numerous tables: there's a corpse on the ground, and the DM says that the space in which it lies is difficult terrain. As far as I know there is no rule explicitly requiring ...

Here are the general guidelines regarding ability checks: The GM calls for an ability check when a character or monster attempts an action (other than an attack) that has a chance of failure. When ...

According to Rules as Written, can the Move Object power be used to "force choke" someone (in essence strangle someone), even without any of the extras? Or would the Damaging Extra need to be bought? ...

Suppose an archmage has an apprentice, a level 1 wizard who he wants to train quickly. He attempts the following: He goes adventuring with the apprentice. The archmage fights moderately powerful ...

I have a player in my campaign who took the Flames of Phlegethos tiefling racial feat (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything). One of its abilities is: Whenever you cast a spell that deals fire ...

The sleep spell (PHB 276) states: This spell sends creatures into a magical slumber. Roll 5d8; the total is how many hit points of creatures this spell can affect. This and other similar spells ...

The Sleep spell states: This spell sends creatures into a magical slumber. Roll 5d8; the total is how many hit points of creatures this spell can affect. (PHB 276) The sleep spell doesn't ...

Assume we have a Wizard who is at least level 13 and can reliably cast Sequester many times (either through acquired spell scrolls, or has acquired enough material components for it to be a non-issue),...

My level 1 Magus has cast Shocking Grasp during the first round and missed his touch attack so is still holding the charge. On his second turn, can he use Spell Combat to attack with the spell in his ...

As it says on the tin: in combat, do all skill checks require a PC's Action to perform? I'm looking for guidance from RAW, from an official ruling such as from Sage Advice (though there seems to be ...

Does the Target of a Spell Continue to be the Target? Consider dominate person or polymorph. A spell such as dominate person or polymorph is cast on a human. The human does not save. On the next ...

According to Mutants & Masterminds 3e RAW would a flat Immunity to Fortitude Checks include immunity to: suffocation, thirst and starvation and sleep? The Player insists that it does, and hopes ...

Years ago, as a teenager, I played in a 3rd edition Stormbringer campaign. It's a game based on the Elric novels of Michael Moorcock. I remember distinctly that the book had a big table of the races/...

In a session today we were camped out in a Leomund's Tiny Hut and the DM determined that since it is described as a dome, the bad guys (Wraiths, so they are incorporeal) could enter the area from ...

The Lucky feature states: "...You have 3 luck points. Whenever you make an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can spend one luck point to roll an additional d20. You can choose ...

When a creature is pinned, is the creature considered helpless and thus vulnerable to coup de grace? Under the rules for helpless it says A helpless character is paralyzed, held, bound, sleeping, ...

The cantrip Message: You point your finger towards a creature within range and whisper a message. The Target (and only the target) hears the message and can reply in a whisper that only you can ...

First, some context: Some time ago I played a 12th Level Bard in an online oneshot that started us out with a choice of X magic items of Y rarity. Amongst my picks was Daern's Instant Fortress, which ...

A cleric who takes Vow of Poverty (Book of Exalted Deeds) can't carry a holy symbol. This is both true under the rules-as-written (he is allowed no material possessions except simple weapons, simple ...

I was just reading this on an online max-DPR build and there were some who thought using the metamagic twinned spell on the warlock cantrip was illegal, and some who thought the opposite. Twinned ...

A Flowing Monk gets access to the Redirection ability at lv 1, allowing them, as an Immediate action, to ether trip or reposition an opponent who goes to attack them. My question is, by RAW, does this ...

You lose Invisibility when you attack or cast a spell. Case 1. If someone who is Invisible (not Greater Invisibility), but not Hidden (I know they are there) casts a spell, would they lose ...

So after dredging every resource I can, I still can't find what bonus type aid another is... First thought was circumstance, but that doesn't stack while aid another does... Or is it simply not typed? ...

Scenario: The PCs have Pass without Trace active when they walk through a tunnel where an Umber Hulk has been waiting behind the wall in ambush for prey, using its tremorsense. Question: Does the ...

In 5e, the rules state the following regarding spells with somatic and material components: Somatic (S) Spellcasting gestures might include a forceful gesticulation or an intricate set of ...

After spending the casting time [8 hours] tracing magical pathways within a precious gemstone, you touch a huge or smaller beast or plant. The target must have either no Intelligence score... [etc] ...

Natural Explorer states that: Your group can’t become lost except by magical means. If the ranger can't get lost, what happens if she fails her Wisdom (Survival) check to follow tracks?

Let's first state for the record that I am well aware of Rule 0 and am in no way asking a practical question. The DM's job is to make the game fun for everyone and in this regard his power is truly ...

It's not clear to me whether I can communicate with my mind with summoned creatures (with Summon Monsters) if I don't have telepathic abilities. More precisely, I chose the Tongues Oracle's curse, ...

Spider Climb allows a PC to walk, using just their feet (no hands) up vertical surfaces and on ceilings. It is heavily implied that the user's feet have some magical attraction to the surface they ...

The Wracking Touch spell from the Spell Compendium says this: "You lay your hand upon a creature and deal 1d6 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +10). In addition, if you have the ...

Does a paladin with Ranged Smite and Manyshot add the damage bonus to all hits since it's only a single attack? And what about spells like divine sacrifice and find the gap?

I find iaijutsu dueling weird in 4th. This is what I understand so far: If someone doesn't roll high enough to strike first, the duel is over and considered a draw. That seems a weird rule. I feel ...

I am playing a magus in pathfinder. I am new to this class so I need clarification with links to support. I know that the pool point can enhance the weapon with shock, fire, keen, bonuses, etc. What ...

In DnD 5e, when a character is affected by the spell Sleep, they are: 'unconscious until [either] the spell ends, the sleeper takes damage, or someone uses an action to shake or slap the sleeper ...

This may be a duplicate based on "Do you know when you are under the effects of a charm/domination spell?". In a recent session our group were fighting Mind Flayers and were repeatedly subject to ...

Inspired by the efforts to kill a Vampire, the GM in me got in a fight with the engineer. Per the text from Death Saves, taking damage while you have 0 hit points will cause a death saving throw ...

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