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Does a rest remove ALL chase-induced exhaustion or just ONE level?

Most exhaustion can be removed by a long rest, food, and drink (PHB 251) Finishing a long rest reduces a creature's exhaustion level by 1, provided that creature has also ingested some food and drink....
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Can a creature kill itself by dashing during a chase?

DMG p.252 During the chase, a participant can freely use the Dash action a number of times equal to 3 + its Constitution modifier. Each additional Dash action it takes during the chase requires the ...
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DMG Chases and Bonus Dash

The DMG gives rules for chases starting on page 252, and includes "During the chase, a participant can freely use the Dash action a number of times equal to 3 + its Constitution modifier. Each ...
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How can I handle a car chase sequence in modern 5E?

I've done a few vehicle sequences in our campaign so far, where I drop my party into a situation that requires one of them to pilot a vehicle and react to environmental challenges thrown at him as a ...
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Using Contests for Chases (not Races)

After several attempts throughout a previous campaign, I am repeatedly having problems when using Contests specifically for chases (as distinct from races). Perhaps I'm applying the rules incorrectly, ...
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How to run a month-long chase in Star Wars D&D

I am running a D&D 5e Star Wars campaign. The characters received a prophecy that told them the only way to prevent galaxy-ending destruction was to kill the Sith Lord, and that it must be done ...
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How to make a “Catch the monster” tabletop encounter properly challenging?

How do I make a DnD 5th edition "Catch the monster" tabletop encounter properly challenging for the PCs? Specifically, what are good ways to thematically prevent a pair of level 6, 5th ...
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Can characters who can't see move through an area just as easily as characters who can see?

PHB ch. 8 states that a creature in a heavily obscured area (e.g. a completely dark area, if the creature does not have darkvision) effectively suffers from the blinded condition. The definition of ...
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Chase Rules for Call of Catthulhu [sic]

In the simple, and clever, little Call of Catthulhu RPG the rules are very bare-bones. Due to this there are some mechanics that seem very important, but do not appear to be detailed. One of those ...
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Does a vehicle's speed drop when it goes out of control?

In Savage Worlds Deluxe, when a vehicle goes out of control does its speed drop to zero?
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Savage Worlds - Calculation of grenade damage in a vehicle chase

In Savage Worlds Deluxe, how is the damage of a grenade thrown at a vehicle calculated, both for the vehicle and for the crew. Do the rules change during a chase? In particular I'd like to know if ...
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When movement speed is equal, how does one group catch another?

In many games, you are being chased or something is chasing you. Since most races have a speed of 20-30, how does one group ever get caught by an equally fast group? You can hustle and force march ...
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How do I reward experience for chases?

While I was looking through the Pathfinder GameMastery Guide I found the Chase encounter rules. It had separate options, DCs for certain obstacles, different starting positions depending on the ...
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Train chase sequence

In my next session, I want my players to have a chase sequence followed by a battle on board a moving train. They'll be chasing Githyanki, so their mage hand, jump, and misty step spells will all ...
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How do chases work when multiple characters are involved on both sides?

I am new to the Wolsung system and reading the rulebook, I'm not sure how conflicts play out when there are multiple PCs and enemies involved. At a guess I would say extras (or mooks, if you want to ...
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What skills can I use for a mounted chase?

I recently found these pathfinder rules about using skill checks for running a chase. I would like to adapt them to my D&D game, however, I wanted to run a mounted chase. Are there any skill ...