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How do you calculate stat modifiers in D&D 5e?

So I noticed that ability scores and the modifiers are different,but I know they relate to each other. How are they calculated?

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Can one wear another creature’s skin as a disguise in D&D?

I want to create a character that can wear the skin of his victims to infiltrate their ranks. Optimally this would be a robot. A warforged type character. Is there a way I can go about this?

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What demons are related to the demon lords Juiblex and Zuggtmoy?

Juiblex and Zuggtmoy are demon lords, and the 5e material I have access to include the Monster Manual, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, and Out of the Abyss. The Monster Manual doesn’t have much to say about these two demon lords (at least not with regards to which demons might follow them), but from Mordenkainen’s Tome […]

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Can a Drunken Master Monk spend a ki point to use flurry of blows, but use the disengage part to move to a different target before attacking with it?

Can a Drunken Master Monk spend a ki point to use flurry of blows, but use the disengage part from the Drunken Technique feature to move to a different target before attacking with the flurry of blows?

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Does the spell line in the sand work with opportune parry riposte?

Opportune parry states: Opportune Parry and Riposte (Ex): At 1st level, when an opponent makes a melee attack against the swashbuckler, she can spend 1 panache point and expend a use of an attack of opportunity to attempt to parry that attack. Line in the sand states: You create a glowing crimson line around the […]

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Detect Magic – Does magic worn by the caster trigger the ‘magic detected’ effect

Would a wizard or cleric need to remove all magic items from their own person prior to casting the Detect Magic spell to know if there were any “unknown” magic around?

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Do psionics powers’ effects stack?

If an Elan Aegis obtains the Unlocked Talent and Access Psionics Powers, can they stack fortify, lesser +1 and fortify +2 and Resistance (due to Elan) +4 on saving throws (spending Power points)?

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When I cast Glyph of Warding, can I use Wish to supply the second spell?

Assuming I do not have access to a second 9th level spell for that day (such as via a Boon, a scroll, or an item), when I cast glyph of warding at a lower level than 9th, can I use wish to supply the second spell? The key considerations I am thinking about are that […]

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how do I calculate downtime

How is downtime in 5e calculated? Is it like 1 day downtime for ever 2 hours of playtime? I can’t make sense from my google search.

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Let’s have a race! Theorycraft

Let’s build our fastest characters. Here are the rules. Hardcover official 5e books only, no UA. You can have any magic items, but no artifacts. It’s assumed that this is best case scenario for spells and random abilities. We all gather the previous night, sleep in a tent next to the starting line. Wake up […]