D&D General Can you solve these D&D Riddles? (And write your own!)

BookTenTiger

He / Him
Here are some fun riddles I came up with this morning over my cup of coffee.

Each group has four words. Three have something in common: they can each be turned into a D&D-related compound word or two-word phrase by adding on another common word. One word, however, doesn't match the rule.

To solve each riddle, you must find the rule, and identify which word doesn't follow that rule.

For example, if I give you:

Spike, mage, flayer, master

The answer is "mind" and the outcast is "mage." Mind can be combined with the other three words to create Mind Spike (a spell), Mind Flayer, and Mastermind (a rogue subclass).

Got it?

Now try these, and then create your own! Please use spoiler tags to hide your answers.

1. Devil, spiked, mail, door

2. Orc, under, vision, elf

3. Slayer, manual, beast, rust

4. Great, bow, coast, short

5. Speech, gnome, water, cave

6. Failure, point, critical, dice

7. Book, mage, sword, open

8. Wild, history, detect, missile
 

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Richards

Legend
So, to add a couple more:

9. Cat, monstrous, swarm, sword​
10. Dragon, piece, raven, toad​
11. Bear, giant, serpentine, snake​
12. Fish, magic, thoughts, undead​
13. Walk, wall, whispering, sneaking​
14. Dark, lava, shape, warp​
15. Giant, skin, spear, tell​
16. Bear, guard, map, tentacles​

Johnathan
 

BookTenTiger

He / Him
So, to add a couple more:

9. Cat, monstrous, swarm, sword​
10. Dragon, piece, raven, toad​
11. Bear, giant, serpentine, snake​
12. Fish, magic, thoughts, undead​
13. Walk, wall, whispering, sneaking​
14. Dark, lava, shape, warp​
15. Giant, skin, spear, tell​
16. Bear, guard, map, tentacles​

Johnathan
9. Cat, monstrous, swarm, sword
Not sure about this one!

10. Dragon, piece, raven, toad
Silver? Silver dragon, silver piece, silver raven (figurine of wondrous power). Outlier: toad.

11. Bear, giant, serpentine, snake
No clue!

12. Fish, magic, thoughts, undead
Detect. Detect Magic, Detect Thoughts, Detect Undead. Outlier: fish. But a Detect Fish spell would be pretty great!

13. Walk, wall, whispering, sneaking
Is this Wind? Wind Walk and Wind Wall are 5e spells, I think Whispering Wind was a 3e spell. Outlier: sneaking

14. Dark, lava, shape, warp
My guess is Wood? Darkwood, Shape Wood, Warp Wood. Outlier: lava. I'm not too sure about this one.

15. Giant, skin, spear, tell
Lost on this one!

16. Bear, guard, map, tentacles
Black. Black Bear, Blackguard, Black Tentacles (Evard's). Outlier: map[/spoilers]
 


Chryssis

Explorer
9 Cat, monstrous, swarm, sword
humanoid, humanoid cat (tabaxi), monstrous humanoid, humanoid swarm outlier sword
11. Bear, giant, serpentine, snake
Owl, Owlbear, Giant Owl, Serpentine Owl outlier snake

15. Giant, skin, spear, tell
Stone, Stone giant, Stoneskin (spell) Stone tell (spell) outlier Spear
 

Richards

Legend
Chryssis: Spot on with 11 and 15. Your answer to 9 is not at all what I had in mind, though. Without giving away my intended answer (in case anybody still wants to give it a shot), the three correct entries for #9 all match up with the same word to create three monsters, one of which is a Forgotten Realms specific creature and may not currently have 5E stats. (I honestly have no idea.)

Johnathan
 

Richards

Legend
And, in case anybody still wants to play, here are several more:

17. Dire, moon, sun, swarm​
18. Bug, dragon, piece, wood​
19. Assassin, bear, gold, tiger​
20. Dragon, eagle, giant, kill​
21. Change, coin, shifter, wild​
22. Arcane, bite, tree, tyrant​
23. Bane, shadow, turtle, willow​
24. Berry, detect, feast, smite​
25. Claw, fire, gem, water​
26. Breathing, living, silent, turning​
27. Assassin, abishai, dragon, steel​
28. Air, dark, spirit, water​

I'm closing down for the night, though - I'll check back in the morning. Later!

Johnathan
 







Richards

Legend
Voadam: Wow, you've been busy!

You are absolutely correct with your answers to 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, and 28. However, you came up with something different for 17 and 27 than I had in mind.

17: I'm not aware of "moon bear" or "sun bear" being D&D terms. If they are (and I'm just not aware of it), then congratulations on finding an alternate answer.​
27: Likewise, I'm not aware of "green steel" being a D&D term. But you're very much on the right track with this one!​

Johnathan
 

Voadam

Legend
Voadam: Wow, you've been busy!

You are absolutely correct with your answers to 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, and 28. However, you came up with something different for 17 and 27 than I had in mind.

17: I'm not aware of "moon bear" or "sun bear" being D&D terms. If they are (and I'm just not aware of it), then congratulations on finding an alternate answer.​
Yeah I forgot about it being D&D related, the bears came to mind and worked. It sort of works as D&D often uses categories like "brown bear" to represent multiple real world species but I am also not aware of specific D&D entries or mentions for those specific species.
27: Likewise, I'm not aware of "green steel" being a D&D term. But you're very much on the right track with this one!​

Johnathan
Baatorian Green Steel.

Otherwise it will be Assassin, Red Abishai, Red Dragon, Red Steel . . Go Mystara!
 
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