I'm not sure how to rule the following situation, and would like some help on the rules. Here is the situation:
Player A is prone and being pulled by a rope (attached to him) towards a pit. Player B wants to try to stop him from being pulled in. On Player B's turn, she uses her full movement, but don't quite get within 5' to grab/grapple Player A. Player B still has an "action" left. What can Player B do?
- Can Player B us their action to move up to the Player A and a free action to grab/hold onto them?
- Can Player B run up and throw themselves on top of Player B?
- Can Player B move in front of Player A and just stand there to try to stop them from being pulled by?
- Can Player B run ahead and grab the rope as a free action?
Would any of these constitute a help action or a grapple? Basically, can Player B move and do something else that would help or prevent Player A from being dragged into the pit with only an single action remaining? The difficulty is that Player B didn't have enough movement to get close enough to use an action to simply grapple player A, and so they want to move further AND do something.
Thanks. If anyone has a better way to phrase this question, I'm open to edits.