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This is the general case. Chapter 9 gives rules that tell what you need to do when a encounter requires the characters to resolve their actions within combat. There is nothing that forbids a referee to apply any or all of the combat rules while the characters are exploring a dungeon or moving around. But there is nothing specific either so the referee has ...


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If you are talking about the unarmed strike mentioned on page 195 of the PHB the answer is no unless the wild shaped form is a humanoid like a Ape (CR 1/2). Even then the Ape has a superior attack with his Fist. The exact wording of unarmed strike is When you are unarmed, you can fight in melee by making unarmed strike, as shown in the weapon table ...


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There's nothing in the rules to prevent you from interacting with an object in an occupied space (most of the time prohibitions like that in the rules specify held, I think that's a reasonable bar). Thus you could use your own interact with object free action to pick up their weapon. Though as a DM I may not allow this (since it's more complicated than ...


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If the Storyteller believes the attack would genuinely surprise the opponent, then the target should roll Wits + Composure, perhaps with a penalty related to the distraction (maybe a Manipulation + Expression or some such roll from the attacker or an ally?). Only if the Wits + Composure roll succeeds, the target rolls Initiative, otherwise handle it as a ...


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The out-of-print Twilight: 2013 handles modern combat remarkably well, with an excellent focus on the psychological aspects of it. There is even an underappreciated mechanic of push vs hold every turn: If both sides push, combat continues. If only one side pushes, they gain surprise/advantage. If both sides hold, then combat hits a lull. The pace then ...


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The rule on a occupied space is as follows In contrast, you can move through a hostile creature's space only if the creature is at least two sizes larger or smaller than you. Remember that another creature’s space is difficult terrain for you. There is a note under Space on page 191 that says A creature's space is the area in feet that it ...



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