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    D&D 5E Re-gripping your weapon uses an object interaction?

    This week my DM told me half-way through my extra attack sequence that when nothing is in your hands except your two-handed weapon, removing one hand takes your free interaction even though it costs nothing to drop the weapon (removing both hands!), and that re-gripping it takes another object...
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    D&D 5E Tiny Servant: any cool ideas?

    I'm making a clockwork soul sorcerer for a heist one-shot. Level 5, Extended Spell metamagic. I want to cast this and other 8 hour duration spells (Aid, Gift of Alacrity) using Extended Spell to make them last 16 hours, then long rest, so I wake up with full spell slots and sorcery points while...
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    D&D 5E Change to Scourge Aasimar (no, not that one!)

    Scourge Aasimar: in Volo's, and in Wildemount, the Radiant Consumption ability reads: " can use your action to unleash the divine energy within yourself, causing a searing light to radiate from you, pouring out of your eyes and mouth, and threatens to char you." " the end of each of...
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    D&D 5E Ghostly Gaze: how does it *really* work?

    In tonight's game the warlock used his Ghostly Gaze invocation (Xanathar's p56):- "As an action, you gain the ability to see through solid objects to a range of 30 feet. Within that range, you have darkvision if you don't already have it. This special sight lasts for 1 minute or until your...
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    D&D 5E " if you were concentrating on a spell"

    There are a handful of effects in 5e that are NOT spells, but last for a certain duration "or until you lose your concentration (as if you were concentrating on a spell)". So how can these effects be combined with concentrating on an ACTUAL spell? According to the PHB p203, the following...
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    D&D 5E How does [i]animate objects[/i] work?

    Specifically, if you animate, say, ten objects, do you roll separate initiative totals for each of the ten? Do you roll once, and all ten act on that initiative? Or do you not roll at all, and have all ten do what they do on your (the caster's) initiative count?
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    D&D 5E Question: Spirit Guardians/Distant Spell metamagic interaction?

    I'm creating a Divine Soul sorcerer. I have the Distant Spell metamagic, which says, "When you cast a spell that has a RANGE of 5 feet or greater, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double the RANGE of the spell". The spell spirit guardians, under the 'Range' entry, says, "Range: Self (15-foot...
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    God mean, Druid?

    You know Treantmonk's God Wizard concept: (briefly) a wizard who doesn't seem to do much themselves but instead makes victory easier by empowering allies and messing with enemies? Well, I want to do the same, but with a druid. Specifically, a single-class 5th level druid. What spells should I...
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    Question: Nystul's Magic Aura-Mask?

    Nystul's Magic Aura can be cast in either of two ways:- 1.) False Aura: You change the way a creature or object appears to effects that detect magical auras, such as with the spell detect magic (Obviously). 2.) You change the way a creature appears to effects that detect creature types*, such...
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    D&D 5E Good news! The RAW answer to: "When does a rest end?"

    There has been some debate recently about 'how long rests are exactly' and 'when do they end'. In part the confusion is created because instead of just saying a short rest is 1 hour and a long rest 8 hours the PHB says at least 1 hour and at least 8 hours. Now, the smart ones among you will...
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    D&D 5E Is It Impossible To Benefit From 'One With Shadows'?

    The warlock invocation, 'One With Shadows' reads,"When you are in an area of dim light or darkness, you can use your action to become invisible until you move or take an action or a reaction." Brilliant! So, I just take my action to do this and I'm invisible, hidden from view and able to attack...
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    D&D 5E Booming or Greenflame?

    Booming or Greenflame? My CoS PC has just hit level 2. She started as a fighter with TWF style using sabre & stiletto (scimitar & dagger). From the start she was designed to multiclass into warlock and thereafter be Ftr1/WarX, using hex to make TWF...
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    D&D 5E Warcaster

    The Warcaster feat allows you to cast a cantrip (instead of making a melee attack) as an opportunity attack, as long as the cantrip only targets one creature. Can you choose to cast eldritch blast (when you have more than one beam) as long as you target the same creature with all the beams...
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    D&D 5E City Watch Investigator Background

    I love this background from SCAG and I'm using it for my Strahd PC. I'm picturing the fantasy equivalent of a New York City police detective. What Faerunian cities could support such a character? What cities have the kind of city watch that would work? What special name does that city give to...