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Top new questions this week:

Do you regain your hitpoints when you stop being a wild magic potted plant?

The DND 5th Edition Wild Magic table will cause you to become a potted plant if you roll a 41 or a 42: You turn into a potted plant until the start of your next turn. While a plant, you are ...

dnd-5e wild-magic  
asked by Leo Izen 34 votes
answered by Derek Stucki 49 votes

I want to run vast and realistic dungeons, but my players get frustrated trying to search every room

Because my players' suspension of disbelief began to suffer when exploring more "normal" dungeons, I have created some big dungeons which are based on bigger, realistic structures: castles, towns, ...

gm-techniques dungeon exploration  
asked by Thorsten S. 23 votes
answered by mxyzplk 26 votes

Does a dead pixie count as nonmagical food for the purpose of Purify Food and Drink?

There is a dead pixie that the PCs have been carrying around for a couple of days, and based on an unsubstantiated story they were told* they want to feed it to a PC's giant goat companion. Because ...

dnd-5e spells  
asked by RyanReads 19 votes
answered by okeefe 11 votes

Does Divine Sense negate Mirror Image?

My players went up against a homebrew creature I made, it was a fallen angel that could cast Mirror Image. Our paladin had the idea to use his Divine Sense ability to be able to tell which Image was ...

dnd-5e spells rules-as-written paladin  
asked by daze413 16 votes
answered by Airatome 20 votes

How can I prevent characters from doing the impossible?

I am just learning Dungeon World, and I don't understand how to prevent the characters from just trying impossible things. For example, what if a character tries to jump across a 1,000-foot-wide ...

dungeon-world  
asked by thisboyiscrazy 15 votes
answered by SevenSidedDie 28 votes

How family-friendly is the Ravenloft setting and the Curse of Strahd storyline?

The newest storyline in D&D Adventurers League looks like it is returning to the Ravenloft setting. I've just started introducing my 10 year old to D&D by playing in Adventurers League events ...

dnd-5e dnd-adventurers-league ravenloft  
asked by bwarner 15 votes
answered by mxyzplk 19 votes

How to explain lack of characters' in-game knowledge?

I am currently DMing two D&D 5e campaigns. I was wondering of some good ways to start off a campaign and explain to the players that their characters have, essentially, no knowledge of the ...

dnd-5e gm-techniques  
asked by Anopob 12 votes
answered by aramis 22 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Two-Weapon Fighting & Bonus Action in 5e

During the latest gaming session our level 3 Rogue was Two-Weapon fighting with a Rapier in the main-hand and a scimitar in the off-hand. At the completion of our gaming session I contested the ...

dnd-5e rules-as-written actions  
asked by CapitalBoo 20 votes
answered by Strill 20 votes

What happens when an Immovable Rod is activated while in a vehicle?

The Red Bandits have boarded the train, hidden among the other passengers. They wait an hour or two - to be sure the train is far from any city - then, on the boss's signal, they all pull out their ...

dnd-5e magic-items  
asked by Martin Carney 52 votes
answered by Dan B 58 votes

Can you answer these?

How does a Chivalry & Sorcery battle actually get resolved?

Years ago I purchased the Chivalry & Sorcery Sourcebook for its Battle System, but there's one basic thing I've never been able to figure out. On p 65 of the book, it has the procedure for dealing ...

combat chivalry-and-sorcery  
asked by user2713072 9 votes

What happend to Barrens of Doom and Despair?

At the beginning Forgotten Realm have one cosmology with D&D which was The great circle cosmology. But after that they separated and the Great Tree Cosmology was created. In Great Tree there was a ...

dnd-3.5e dnd-4e planes  
asked by Mago 4 votes

Shadowrun 5, physical area Illusions

I'm confused about illusion spells in SR5. The rulebook states that illusions do not cause direct permanent damage but can cause side effects such as pain, nausea, or loss of balance and/or indirect ...

magic shadowrun-sr5  
asked by user27133 4 votes
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