Questions tagged [creature-size]

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Does the optional Overrun rule override the creature size requirements on moving through a hostile creature's space?

The standard rule on moving through other creatures' spaces state that in order to move through a hostile creature's space, a creature must be two sizes larger or smaller than the one whose space they ...
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Can a druid wildshape into a larger form while surrounded?

Let's say a druid is surrounded by enemies. Maybe they're in a 10ft wide corridor with 2 humanoid enemies on either side. Can they still wildshape into a larger creature? If they can, are the ...
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Can a Large creature move past a Small and a Medium creature simultaneously?

A halfling and a human are blocking a group of winter wolves (size Large) on a 10-foot-wide ledge. Can the wolf move past the blockers by squeezing or overrunning: Can the wolves just squeeze through ...
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Can a Gargantuan creature be shoved into a Demiplane using the Polymorph spell and then released into a different plane of existence?

For context, my party is going to face a Gargantuan (20 by 20 ft. or larger) creature with obscene levels of health. The polymorph spell description says, in part: This spell transforms a creature ...
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What would happen if you try to mount a creature of your own size?

The rules state the following in terms of suitable mounts: [The DM has] the final decision on what is or is not a suitable mount. At its most basic level, a mount should have the following ...
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Does a Small race do extra damage when enlarged by the Enlarge/Reduce spell?

Me and a friend were discussing gnome barbarians, and the fact that Small creatures have disadvantage on an attack when using a weapon with the heavy property. I brought up that the Enlarge/Reduce ...
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Do Large (and larger) creatures drop equipment suitable for their size?

I noticed there isn't an indication of size on the equipment of Large (and larger) creatures. I'd assume they would drop weapons and armor corresponding with their own size, but the illustrations of ...
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What happens if Animal Growth is cast in a constrained environment?

The spell animal growth (Player's Handbook 198) says If insufficient room is available for the desired growth, the creature attains the maximum possible size and may make a Strength check (using ...
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How many squares can a creature larger than Medium with a speed of 30 feet move on a 5-foot square grid map?

A Large creature on a 5-foot square grid map occupies a 2-by-2 square space. If the creature can move up to 30 feet, and each square on the grid is 5 feet by 5 feet, does the creature move up to 6 ...
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Will it be a significant disadvantage to play a tiny character?

I'm looking to play in my first Starfinders game, and am delighted by the variety of races available. My inclination is to play a Raxilite Biohacker. I'm very familiar with Pathfinder but just ...
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Is a bigger creature automatically stronger?

I had a discussion with my DM about how to compare the Strength score between two creatures of different sizes. Suppose I have an Orc and a Troll with 20 Strength each, and they engage in some sort ...
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Can an Awakened Shrub become an Awakened Tree?

This question is irrelevant to most campaign settings so I'm mostly asking this out of curiosity and to see what others think. Essentially the primary distinction between a Tree and a Shrub is height ...
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D&D5 Character throw distance [duplicate]

In my campaign, there is one player that play a Goliath Runic Knight, and has a 20 in Strength. Having the possibilty to get a size bigger with Gigantism, and counting another size bigger that he ...
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Do Tiny animals get an AC bonus?

In Pathfinder 2e, do tiny animals get a circumstance bonus to AC? Would a Tiny familiar get that same bonus?
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In combat, how many creatures can be in a 5 foot square at the end of a turn? [closed]

In D&D 5e, basically all PCs fit in on a 5 foot square. I want to figure out how much that 5 foot square can hold at end of turn by rules as written. My first estimation is 3 people. Using the ...
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Must the Artillerist Artificer's Tiny Eldritch Cannon be carried in their hand?

The Artillerist Artificer has the ability to make Eldritch Cannon(s). The rules for the cannon state that you can make two different sized versions of it: you can take an action to magically ...
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What are the size restrictions of a Clone (from spell)?

Some other players of 5e D&D have suggested that the Clone spell only works with a Medium size body. Putting this into perspective (and putting aside obvious yet possibly reasonable discrimination ...
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Can this dragon from the Rise of Tiamat adventure fit in this area from Episode 2?

The main map of the area in Episode 2 ("The Sea of Moving Ice") contains effectively 2 floors: a series of hallways and rooms on the top floor, and a large cavern as the bottom floor. The main ...
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Can a creature exit a bag of holding on its own, or must it be pulled out? [duplicate]

There are a few ways a creature could be in a bag, put in a bag, leave a bag. Lets say a familiar is placed in a bag of holding, the bag is loosely placed in a backpack or saddlebag. Can the ...
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Are There Rules for Tiny PCs? [duplicate]

I am working with a player to make a homonculus companion that uses weapons, and I am curious if there have been any supplements to 5th edition that talks about Tiny sized characters and how they ...
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Scale of Paizo's Pathfinder/Starfinder pawns and paper minis

I've been a fan of Paizo's paper minis. Ever since I printed out the first batch, I noticed that they follow the 28mm scale for miniatures - i.e. in most paper minis representing adult humanoids, the ...
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How can a tiny-sized gunslinger increase the base die when we use houserules that favor larger creatures?

I plan to go dwarf gunslinger with dual revolvers. So in our game, size class rules have the following changes, size classes scale closer to what an IRL human would 4' 1" is the highest end of tiny ...
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What RAW weirdness would arise from a PC being permanently Tiny? [closed]

Background Every official playable race in D&D, to the best of my knowledge, is either Medium or Small. Even for creatures that should be Large (meaning where the "monster" versions of such ...
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Do attacks that give the Grappled condition work against creatures more than 1 size larger?

Many creatures, such as the Giant Frog, have attacks that grapple on a hit: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: [...] Hit: (1d6 + 1) piercing damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 11). Does this ...
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Can a Huge (or larger) creature move through the Watery Sphere spell?

The watery sphere spell description says: On a successful save, a creature is ejected from that space to the nearest unoccupied space of the creature’s choice outside the sphere. A Huge or larger ...
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How much damage does a stolen Merrow’s harpoon do if you have Powerful Build?

Can a PC use a Merrow's Harpoon? says that a Merrow’s harpoon’s damage changes based on the PC’s size. The answer mentions that because PCs are usually medium sized that the damage changes from ...
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What happens when the Enlarge/Reduce spell is cast to reduce the size of a creature that has its hands and feet tied up to trees around it?

The Enlarge/Reduce spell indicates that when you enlarge a creature and there is not enough space available, it just grows to the maximum possible size given the space available. This effect seems to ...
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How does Wild Shape work for Tiny Druids?

An NPC concept I think could be interesting is an Awakened Weasel Druid, who's taken over from an old humanoid friend as protector of the forest. However, pretty much all the rules (understandably) ...
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Can Resilient Sphere contain multiple creatures?

As a DM, I want to know if there are any loopholes to allow more than one creature to fit inside Otiluke’s Resilient Sphere, Rules as Written. Here is the scenario: A party of four Medium creatures ...
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Does Enlarge increase your normal reach?

If my character, a medium-sized creature, were to drink a potion of growth, would his reach with a weapon increase?
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Should I classify the homebrew race I'm working on as a large race?

These are bug-people, who can wield normally-sized weapons (they have 2 sets of small hands). They are typically about 9 feet in height. Should I, and would it be a wise choice to, classify them as a ...
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How to determine if and how a creature's reach should be modified when its size changes?

Table 9-1, "Size and Reach", on page 474 of the Pathfinder 2e Core Rulebook notes that creatures of a given size category have either a "Reach (Tall)" or a "Reach (Long)". The same page says, "...
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How does the Powerful Build racial feature affect carrying capacity?

I came across the Powerful Build racial feature, which states: You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift. I couldn't find any ...
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Does the effect of the spell Entangling Staff deal varying constriction damage dice based on weapon size?

The spell Entangling Staff (Spell Compendium p.83) causes the caster's quarterstaff to grow vines and constrict opponents. The relevant section reads: If your grapple check succeeds, your ...
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Can you copy a Tiny Hut spell onto a Medium-sized mount from the Find Steed spell?

Tiny hut is a "self"-target spell that allows the target (typically one's self) to exist in the hut with up to 9 other Medium creatures. Find steed allows spells that only target yourself to be ...
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What's the difference between Small and Medium?

In Pathfinder 1st edition, a Small character received the following benefits and detriments compared to a Medium character: +1 AC +1 on attack rolls +4 on Stealth checks -1 CMB -1 CMD lower weapon ...
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How does increasing in size affect adjacent squares and enemies?

Inspired by this question and effectively asking the opposite question. Assuming play is on a grid, what squares can a creature occupy when it goes from being medium size (1x1) to large size (2x2)? ...
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When a druid reverts to their normal form having wild shaped into a Large beast, can they choose which square they occupy?

When a druid reverts to their normal form they appear where their beast shape was. But if their beast shape was Large and their normal form is Medium, can they choose which of the four squares they ...
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Do saddles made for Small or smaller riders weigh less?

Do saddles made for Small or smaller riders weigh less? Likewise, do saddles made for Large or larger creatures weigh more? It seems to me that they would be adjusted as armor would, but I can't find ...
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If I Wild Shape into a Tiny animal, what modifier do I apply to my CMD? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions about this, but I have one specific one. Let's say I am a Medium human and I change into a Tiny animal. The Beast Shape spell says I get a +4 Dex bonus, which I ...
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What does Ghosts of Saltmarsh mean by a suit of Medium mithral armor?

The Ghosts of Saltmarsh adventure "Isle of the Abbey" lists the following treasure (GoS, p. 109): a suit of Medium mithral armor (your choice of type) Which of the following interpretations is ...
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If a deva uses its Change Shape ability to turn into a cat, what is its size?

The Deva stat block states: Change Shape. The deva magically polymorphs into a humanoid or beast that has a challenge rating equal to or less than its own, or back into its true form. It reverts to ...
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How far down can I attack when standing on the ceiling?

I have a character using the Spider Climb spell and a whip in a dungeon with 20 foot ceilings. Character is 6 foot tall. Average Medium sized creature is 4+ feet tall. Average Human 5'9". If PC is on ...
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What is the largest a player character can get using only official material and UA? [duplicate]

I was presented a concept for a one shot session from one of my players. He comes up with some strange ideas, and I'd like to see if this one would be viable: The scenario goes that the Tarrasque has ...
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How does the Small Folk Hobbit virtue work?

In the Adventures in Middle Earth Player's Guide, there's a Hobbit Virtue called Small Folk (p. 109) that reads: You have learnt how to gain an advantage in a fight from being smaller than most ...
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I've been swallowed and the creature has been Baleful Polymorphed; what happens?

Related question but different game (D&D 5e): What happens when a creature that has swallowed another creature is polymorphed? We went into the water and a 5x4 creature attacked us. It had grab ...
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What happens if the Enlarge Person spell is cast on an already Large creature with reach?

I have built my own race in one of my campaigns. I was wondering how the enlarge person spell would work on a Large creature who got the reach racial point giving him a reach of 10 feet. I know that ...
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Can the Gate spell draw a creature larger that 20 feet in every dimension through the portal it creates?

The gate spell says: When you cast this spell, you can speak the name of a specific creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn't work). If that creature is on a plane other than the one you ...
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How large is it possible for a PC to get?

How large is it possible for a PC to get? For clarity, here are my parameters: This is about size categories, not 'feet' or 'inches' or 'meters' or any other precise measurement. This is about ...
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For a Small race using a heavy weapon, does the Enlarge spell remove disadvantage on attacks with it?

The heavy weapon property is described as follows: A heavy weapon’s size and bulk make it too large for a Small creature to use effectively. And in the description of the Enlarge option of the ...

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