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Yes, the creature is dead when it reaches 0 hit points. Basic Rules (p. 75) When you drop to 0 hit points, you either die outright or fall unconscious, as explained in the following sections. Basic Rules, DM (p. 3) A monster usually dies or is destroyed when it drops to 0 hit points. For more on hit points, see the player’s D&D basic rules ...


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There's a factor you missed out on: the square-cube law. As Wikipedia describes it: When an object undergoes a proportional increase in size, its new surface area is proportional to the square of the multiplier and its new volume is proportional to the cube of the multiplier. Let's consider the implications of this for a moment with a cube of water: it ...


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Colossal. A character's level is the sum of all their class levels, and does not include racial hit dice. Since you haven't specified any limit on ECL or racial hit dice, the answer's simple: Just pick a creature that's colossal as your race (such as Great Wyrm Gold Dragon), take a single level of any class (let's say commoner), and let the game begin. ...


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Their size can be found under their Traits. Specifically the bold text below their Alignment that says Size.


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In 4e, the only thing that determines your character's size is your character's race. Each race has its size, and the height range in their description. (Rules Compendium, page 199.) The Human race description says that the average Human height is 5'6"-6'2". This puts your rogue outside the standard human size. However, if you compare it with other ...


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Changing the sizes of creatures a druid can assume using wild shape based on the druid's size would be even more unbalanced Usually, unbalanced means too powerful. Not in this case. Such a house rule doesn't vastly increase the PCs' power because PCs typically already pay a premium for being smaller than Small or larger than Medium; instead, it's unbalanced ...


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The shortest a Medium humanoid can get by using alter self is 1' 9" tall as a female grippli Unfortunately, many appropriate humanoids aren't given the hey-let's-provide-PC-type-information treatment that typical Small PC races (e.g. gnomes, halflings) are. One is sometimes left relying on flavor text and outside sources for establishing such creatures' ...


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No, there are no weapon size rules in 5e beyond Heavy weapons being off limits to size small races. There is no feature like that in the Elemental Evil Players Companion entry for the Goliath race. Powerful Build only applies to carrying capacity and the weight limits for moving things around (push, drag, or lift). There are no rules for weapon size in ...


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Many races have tables for determining heights and weights Pathfinder elves' heights and weights can be determined officially using this table. Humans' heights and weights can be determined officially using this table. Many official races also have similar tables. Average male elves are 6' 1" (185 cm) and 137 lbs. (62 kg), and average female elves are 5' ...


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From the description of Expansion: Multiple effects that increase size do not stack, which means (among other things) that you can’t use a second manifestation of this power to further expand yourself. So, the answer is no. As mentioned by @HeyICanChan, it is also important to note that in D&D 3.5 the Psionic Powers come with the Psionics-Magic ...


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A creature that contracts lycanthropy apparently does so instantaneously upon suffering a natural lycanthrope's bite and failing the Fortitude saving throw. The supernatural ability curse of lycanthropy says Any humanoid or giant hit by a natural lycanthrope’s bite attack in animal or hybrid form must succeed on a DC 15 Fortitude save or contract ...


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Depends on the source. For example, Savage Species explicitly states at p. 30, that a feat prerequisite includes: minimum size or physical characteristic So, Blowhard is Huge at minimum, making it available to purple worms. OTOH, Scramble feat includes a specific prerequisite "Small or smaller" - overriding the general rule from the prerequisites ...


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She doesn't count as small and you can leave her as medium. Strictly speaking: small's made for halflings and goblins as key examples. Unlike previous editions, D&D 4e doesn't have any guidelines for what height converts to what size1 but halflings, the PHB1 small race, are usually 4'2" at most. Your character is not quite that short. They don't become ...


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Yes. The soulknife ability clearly states that if a soulknife has Powerful build the knife it manifests is larger to match the ability. So you would deal increased damage due to having a larger knife than say.. a regular human. By design this also means if you can find a way to get Enlarge Person to increase your size, then you would also benefit from the ...


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No, and Maybe. Medium sized creatures range all the way up to 8ft and 500lbs. So he is still well within that range. He is bigger and stronger by quite a bit than a normal human, but is still nothing special compared to other medium sized creatures. Additionally, all creatures with powerful build I am aware of (Half-Giant) are a bit larger than The ...


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Yes, there are rules for oversized weapons. Maybe your character can wield it, but he cannot wield it like he would be able to wield a normal sized weapon The 5th edition DMG does have rules for oversized weapons. They can be found on page 278. The important bits are that you double the damage dice for large, triple for huge, and quadruple for gargantuan ...


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Yes, they would provoke an attack of opportunity for a charge attack against a creature with Reach: 5 feet. Explanative Scenario The tiny, diminutive or fine creature makes its charge (against a small or larger creature), but then has to enter the opponents square to attack1, provokes an attack of opportunity, and is then allowed to make it's attack2. ...


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The values on the table Space, Reach, & Threatened Area Templates are just guidelines, most creatures will follow those rules but not all of them have to. One example of a creature that completely ignores the table can be found on AP#27: Council of Thieves - What Lies in Dust, which has the Aspidochelone, a CR 17 N Colossal creature with a listed Space ...


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The answer is no (except in Savage Species). Quite simply because, as you pointed out, there are feats that have size ranges associated with them like "small size or smaller" and "large size or larger". Therefore, I would argue that the rules view size categories as distinct rather than inclusive; they wouldn't feel the need to include size ranges in those ...


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Powerful build is an unusual feature; there are only three ways to get it, two from Dreamscarred Press (half-giant and an astral suit option for the aegis) and one by Open Design (and the dogmole juggernaut is on an Int-2 animal who lacks the ability to wield weapons anyway). This being the case, the fact that Dreamscarred Press wrote both half-giant and ...


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Huge creatures do not get a strength bonus because of size in Pathfinder. The monster creation guidelines show that strength varies based on the desired CR of a creature. While bigger creatures have bigger average Strength, there is no strength bonus for being large. The theoretical Mastadon's strength would increase from 24 to 26. You might be ...


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Ditto what Purple Monkey said... Here's the list to save a few page flips: Dwarf = Medium Elf = Medium Halfling = Small Human = Medium Dragonborn = Medium Gnome = Small Half-Elf = Medium Hal-Orc = Medium Tiefling = Medium


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Technically you don't take a damage nerf for being small yourself - being small means you normally use small weapons, and the weapons have a damage nerf due to their size. A medium longsword will do 1d8 damage regardless of whether the wielder is a human, a halfling or an ogre - all you need to do is work out how you're going to use it. There are explicit ...


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While I agree completely with Ruut's frame challenge, I will answer your actual question: there is a way to increase your halfling's size from small to medium, thereby ignoring the damage decrease from being small. Enlarge Person Relevant excerpts: This spell causes instant growth of a humanoid creature, doubling its height and multiplying its weight ...


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You seem to be confusing a bunch of stuff. The measure of how much effort it takes to use a weapon (whether the weapon is designated as a light, one-handed, or two-handed weapon for a particular wielder) is altered by one step for each size category of difference between the wielder's size and the size of the creature for which the weapon was designed. ...


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Jump A High Jump without a 20 ft. running start: All Jump DCs given here assume that you get a running start, which requires that you move at least 20 feet in a straight line before attempting the jump. If you do not get a running start, the DC for the jump is doubled. A high jump is a vertical leap made to reach a ledge high above or to grasp ...


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The problem is that the square that a creature occupies is not only tied to its space and reach, but also actions, speed and time. Squares are used in the game with the idea that this is the space a creature requires for the actions it performs during one round. The creature could be at any place of that square during those actions: the center, a border, a ...


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Probably Not The status of gauntlets, cesti, rope gauntlets, and other weapons of that sort has never been officially FAQed, but Sean Reynolds and James Jacobs have made forum statements that no, these all count as weapons and therefore are not vectors for enchanting unarmed strikes (nor do they count as unarmed strikes for monk or brawler improved unarmed ...


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If the DM allows the Dragon Compendium material to be utilized, then the text of the feat would allow the standard rule to be ignored broken, under the conditions specified by the feat. There are several feats that expand rules for situations that aren't normally allowed. Pebble Under Foot would be no exception in this regard.


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Extremely Unlikely to Cause Balance Issues Most Large, Huge, or Tiny playable races in 3.5e come with huge amounts of LA or Racial Hit Dice. The notable exception to this is the Brownie. Given that any character who is playing a Tiny or Huge druid is going to be at least - at least - 4 levels behind, and even the cheapest option for actual Large (a Dragon ...



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