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    D&D 5E Two Weapon Fighting question

    The shove rules explicitly say that it is a type of attack. (Though not with a weapon of course.)
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    D&D 5E Two Weapon Fighting question

    OTOH, if a fifth level fighter shoved you prone and then attacked with a dagger via extra attack, they could make a bonus TWF attack with a second dagger.
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    D&D 5E Dim Light question

    Leomund's tiny hut allows you to make the interior dimly lit, that gives you 8 hours in a 10 foot radius.
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    D&D 5E Dim Light question

    Light spell on an object placed inside a hooded lantern, or a dark glass bottle?
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    D&D 5E Is Neil Gaiman Wrong?

    I personally would say that sure, in dnd a high level party can kill a dragon because that's how the dnd rules are set up. It seems straightforward to me. But if I try to speak for those who think that a 200-hp character who jumps off a cliff will die, regardless of falling damage rules, I...
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    D&D General The Ethics of 'Awakening' an animal

    I'd say that in the contest of dnd, you are way overthinking this. You aren't hurting the dog, normal characters are always happy to increase their intelligence, and it is reversible. Giving the glasses to the dog is a good act, in the dnd alignment scheme. As a real life ethical question, I...
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    D&D 5E Character for new campaign

    Paladin seems the obvious choice, but of course the best thing is play something you find interesting.
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    D&D 5E Mike Mearls is back on the D&D RPG Team

    Ooh, adventure hook!
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    D&D 5E Dungeons and Dragons puzzle on 538

    If anyone found that interesting, the solution is now posted: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/somethings-fishy-in-the-state-of-the-riddler/
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    D&D 5E A use for True Strike

    Gonna say, I have a player who actually took my house-ruled version of true strike (cast it on an ally you can see, that ally gets advantage on next attack). It is working fine, many more situations where it is useful.
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    D&D 5E GWM+Longbow

    Thanks I see... so not the MM interpretation in itself, but how it interacts with Empowered Evocation. Not sure I'd agree that Crawford is exactly wrong here but his claim that "RAI: It doesn't matter" doesn't make much sense, since it fact it does matter fairly significantly. Anyway, different...
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    D&D 5E GWM+Longbow

    I don't have any strong feelings about how much credibility you want to give Crawford, but I don't really understand the problem with what he said about magic missile. This is the tweet you mean right? No need to get into it here but there must be a long thread outlining the issue. I didn't...
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    D&D 5E GWM+Longbow

    "You don't add the proficiency bonus because you aren't proficient": I think the presumption is that you are indeed proficient with longbows, and that is what you're attacking with. The reason you don't add your proficiency bonus is because the rules say to treat a longbow as an improvised...
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    D&D 5E A use for True Strike

    If you're setting up some awesome battle-winning attack, wouldn't it be better to have an ally use help, so you can cast it earlier? And if you're on your own, now you have to really worry about concentration.
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    D&D 5E GWM+Longbow

    Jeez y'all...
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