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5e Can Specters move into the ground to avoid Attacks of Opportunity?

In 5e, Specters have Incorporeal Movement which says The specter can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5(1d10) force damage if it ends its turn inside an object. Therefore, I assume Specters can move through ground as if it were difficult terrain. Could a specter attack a […]

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5E rules regarding armor and being prone

In 5E, the rules seem pretty straightforward, but clear, regarding armor and the associated AC. However, it seems a little out of balance for characters who fall prone. Does, or should, the AC for a character change if they are prone? For example, the Paladin in my group I am DM’ing was wearing plate armor […]

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How can victims of a Devourer / Spawn of Kyuss be restored?

In 5e, there are some monsters which can kill and transform / disintegrate PCs. While disassembling the published monsters, I made the following interesting observation: Some of these state that only a wish spell can reverse the transformation. Examples include the Blue Slaad and the Nabassu. On the other hand, the Devourer’s Imprison Soul contains […]

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What in-universe reasons exist that explain why druid can use metal weapons but not wear metal armour?

In 5e, we are told that the druid shouldn’t wear metal armour: Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields (druids will not wear armor or use shields made of metal) I believe this was true in older editions of D&D as well; "druids will not wear armor or use shields made of metal". Certainly the below […]

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Should we think of 5e’s greatsword as an especially beefy longsword, still able to be carried at the hip?

Historically, greatswords were so long they were impossible to carry at your hip, so you typically carried one around with it resting, point-up, against your shoulder. One benefit justifying this inconvenience was their reach. However, in 5e, greatswords are not “reach” weapons. Should we therefore think of the 5e greatsword as just an especially beefy […]

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Could Adamantine armors (and Mithral armors) have magical properties (+1 for exemple) in 5e?

As an ex player of D&D 3.5, I’m a little bit confused about Adamantine armors and Mithral armors. In 3.5e, they are not magical, it just classic armor with a different material. So they can have magical properties. However, in 5e, they are considered magic items in some way, but not in other (see the […]

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Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes?

Introduction The Shadowdancer is a prestige class from 3.5e. Since, in 5e, prestige classes were replaced by class archetypes (for example, the Assassin prestige class from 3.5e is now represented by the Assassin roguish archetype in 5e), I’ve decided to have a go at converting the Shadowdancer prestige class form 3.5e into a 5e roguish […]

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Spell casting and using non spell type bonus actions [closed]

In 5e, what are the rules for casting spells when using a bonus action? For example, if I using a cunning action to disengage can I cast a non cantrip spell? Also if I concentrating on a spell that allows to interact with it as a bonus action in turns after casting said spell (moving […]