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Can you push Tenser's Floating Disk so that it doesn't just hang out behind you? If so, how hard would it be to push?

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RAW, the text of the spell says "No":

The disk is immobile while you are within 20 feet of it.

Immobile is pretty clear (emphasis mine).

That said... I don't see any reason why a DM should not allow the spell and its cargo to be moved around at the expense of an action by the caster.

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No

It isn't described as having any weight, but it is described as immobile in it's description, at least while it is within 20 feet of you.

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Immobile could mean it stops moving on it own. It could mean nothing can ever move it.

This really is not something the RAW answers. No amount of interpretation will make this clear. There is no way of parsing this that will be immune to abuse.

If you take immobile to be an absolute you've just given the player an immovable object to counter the DM's irresistible force. They could stop a charging dragon with one of these and build a cage with three of them.

So don't think being conservative with how you read a spell makes it immune to abuse.

Tenser's floating disk is fun because you can invent uses for it. A DM that insists the only use is to escape the encumbrance rules is running a poor game.

The best way to answer this question is to go buy a scroll of Tensor's Floating Disc. Use it. Give the disc a push. See what happens. Now decide if you want to learn the spell.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Charging dragon that weighs less than 500 pounds tho ;) \$\endgroup\$
    – geoidesic
    Jan 16, 2019 at 0:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @geoidesic Or doesn't think to climb on it. Spell only ends when 500 pounds is placed on it. Says nothing about slamming into the side of it. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 16, 2019 at 0:47

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