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    D&D 5E "....as if you were concentrating on a spell"

    Here’s the thing though. That doesn’t make a lick of sense. A dragon’s breath is a natural property of a living animal that exist in the world - no different than a fish’s ability to breathe underwater or a bombardier beetle’s ability to squirt burning chemicals out of its butt. A ghost’s...
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    D&D 5E Tasha's Optional Class Features - Using Them or Not?

    I’m running it according to RAW - you don’t gain the features automatically, and talk to your DM if you want to gain them. My plan is to treat it like I do multiclassing - it’s allowed, but should be worked into the fiction in some way. In many cases, it’ll be through special training during...
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    D&D 5E Samauri-thief discussion

    You know what else is a rule in the same rule book? “You don’t gain these features automatically.”
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    D&D 5E Samauri-thief discussion

    Ok, but the rules don’t, and @auburn2 didn’t say it was. That’s fine, I’m not disagreeing with you about that.
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    D&D 5E Hags - Something doesn't add up.

    I feel like you answered your own question there. They do it by being part of a coven. Put them in a coven. Seriously, a lone hag, while dangerous, is mostly just a beefy set of claws with a handful of spells, but a coven of hags is three formidable spellcasters. I’m pretty sure that’s a...
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    D&D 5E Samauri-thief discussion

    Only if that optional feature is in play and only they don’t move on their turn.
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    D&D General Aasimar and aging

    Go easy on the new folks, Paul. Being told to change your thread title is not the most welcoming introduction to a new community. @esteban1997 welcome to the forums! To answer your question, Aasimar resemble humans for the most part, although taller on average and often with a few otherworldly...
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    D&D 5E "....as if you were concentrating on a spell"

    This right here is our fundamental point of disagreement. I don’t believe for a second that this is a rule the writers consistently abide by.
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    D&D 5E "....as if you were concentrating on a spell"

    Ok. Your interpretations are overly literalistic and we are never going to agree on them. That’s fine, enjoy playing your way.
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    D&D 5E "....as if you were concentrating on a spell"

    So, after further investigation, I’ve revised my opinion. I still think creating or summoning your pact weapon is a magical effect, but it doesn’t actually matter, because it works in an antimagic field either way. From the text of Antimagic Field: Spells and other magical effects, except those...
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    D&D 5E What kind of XP awards does your group currently use in 5E?

    That sounds like story-based advancement done well. I’m normally not a fan, but in this case the criteria for advancement is so specific and objective, I would have no problem with it. It definitely wouldn’t feel like leveling up whenever the DM tells you to, which is my usual objection to...
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    D&D 5E "....as if you were concentrating on a spell"

    None of that is magical because it’s part of the natural physics of the D&D cosmos. Creating physical objects from nothing or summoning them from other planes of existence, extradimensional spaces, or great physical distances, are not (which is why those things are explicitly prevented by the...
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    D&D 5E "....as if you were concentrating on a spell"

    I mean, I get it. A dragon’s breath is a natural phenomenon in the worlds of D&D, even though it would be impossible in real life. Because the worlds of D&D are fantastical places where things that would be impossible in real life are perfectly natural parts of the way these worlds work. The...
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    D&D 5E "....as if you were concentrating on a spell"

    That’s just silly. If it’s not created or summoned by magic, what’s it created or summoned by? I think you’re reading too much into prose text. It’s not a spell (and so isn’t affected by dispel magic) but it’s clearly a magical effect. I think you’re taking Crawford’s words way too literally here.
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    D&D 5E "....as if you were concentrating on a spell"

    I believe the warlock’s pact weapon does exist in an extradimensional space, and the warlock summons it. That’s certainly how it works if they do the ritual to make a magic weapon their pact weapon, so I would assume it works consistently when they create their own pact weapon.
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