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Questions about the physical proportions and applicable size categories of creature dimensions.

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Would a Fireball cast by a Pixie/Human/Dragon of the same level have the same power?

In essence this relates to weapon damage from creatures using "identical" weapons: A human's long sword does 1d8 damage, sure, but a storm giant with a proportionally sized long sword shouldn't do ...
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Does enlarge person add more effects than described in its description?

When subjected to the Enlarge Person spell, a creature takes a +2 to strength, a -2 to dex, and a -1 to ac and attack due to its size. However, page 290 of the monster manual has a table that shows ...
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If a paladin becomes Large, at what point does the paladin's aura originate?

If you enlarge a paladin (so that they take up 2x2 squares on a grid), what point does their aura's radius start at? For Medium/Small creatures (who take up a 1x1 square on a grid), it radiates from ...
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Does the Primeval Guardian ranger's Guardian Soul feature increase your reach twice?

I'm making a Fighter/Ranger who wields a glaive and who will have Guardian Soul, a 3rd-level feature of the Primeval Guardian ranger subclass (from Unearthed Arcana: Ranger & Rogue), part of which ...
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Is the extra damage bite of the wolf deals actually extra damage or a damage increase?

The 1st-level psychic warrior power bite of the wolf [psychometabolism] (Expanded Psionics Handbook 80), in part, says If you are not a Medium creature, your bite attack’s base damage varies as ...
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Do you get a penalty to Intimidation checks if you're a smaller size?

By the rules, would a gnome get a penalty on intimidating a human because they are small?
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Is it possible for a PC to become Huge or larger, in order to try and grapple a Tarrasque?

The way our game is going, it is entirely feasible we may end up fighting a Tarrasque. When it comes to grappling, RAW says the following: The target of your grapple must be no more than one size ...
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Would continually decreasing your height with Wild Magic Surges eventually make you vanish from existence?

Wild Magic sorcerers (PHB, p. 103-104) have the Wild Magic Surge feature at first level: Starting when you choose this origin at 1st level, your spellcasting can unleash surges of untamed magic. ...
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How do I get permanently Large sized?

I am currently an 8 foot tall juggernaut Warforged fighter in D&D 5e. How can I get to the size catagory large permanently (i.e., 9 feet tall)? There are only two ways I have found so far and that ...
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Stacking Size effects, what is the total buff?

On a separate question, here, it is agreed that casting giant form 2 on yourself, and then having legendary proportions applied stack, but my question is, what is the total of the buffs? I know size ...
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How can I get a medium-size goat for my gnome?

I am looking to get a goat as a permanent mount. Nothing fancy, I want to ride her, use it as mule, and be able to do basic tricks with her. I don't plan to use it in combat. If it matters, I am ...
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Do non-Medium creatures use differently-sized splash weapons?

Because I wanted it to have some ability to make area attacks, I was considering arming with flasks of alchemist's fire (Player's Handbook 128) (20 gp; 1 lb.) a fire giant (Monster Manual 121–2). ...
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Can a Medium-sized creature ride a mule?

The rules for mounting a creature say "A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and that has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount." So a Medium-sized creature, like a Human, ...
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Using a large dwarven waraxe as a medium creature

This question is complicated and is asking about manipulating the rules as written (RAW). RAW states that using a weapon that is not of your size category incurs a cumulative −2 attack penalty ...
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What happens when polymorph ends in a demiplane that is too small for the creature?

The Demiplane spell lets you create a permanent room 30 feet in any dimension as a separate plane, which would then be smaller than the Tarrasque. On the other side I may polymorph a Tarrasque into a ...
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Where does a huge creature's self-target AoE/Reach start? (Edge or Center?)

Suppose there is a huge creature with an ability that targets all creatures within 10 feet. For player characters, who are medium-sized, effects like this are easy enough to resolve, but what if the ...
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How will a rogue fight against a kraken?

In the current arc of my homebrew campaign, I--as the GM--am planning on having my party go against a giant sea dragon/kraken, somewhat akin to the sea dragon leviathan from Subnautica (using the ...
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What is the largest size of creature that can be used as a weapon for Spellstrike?

If a magus can wield a one-handed weapon, then they can use it with their Spellstrike ability. And the larger a creature is, the larger their weapons can be. Could a sufficiently large magus wield ...
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Beast Sense and carrying items

If I'm controlling a creature with Beast Sense, are they able to carry items within reason with respect to their size? The Beast Sense description doesn't say anything about interaction with the ...
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Flanking with tiny reach creatures

Does a creature with a tiny size, and a reach of 5, sharing the space of the enemy provide flanking? Example down below. X being the enemy, T is the tiny creature and Me is well, me. [X][X][X] [X][T]...
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Can you fly over a Medium enemy creature in a 10ft tall corridor?

Let’s say you, a Medium character, are in a 5ft wide, 10ft tall corridor, and that a Medium enemy creature stands in your way. You wish to go behind the enemy creature using your fly speed (either ...
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Do Tiny-sized Tower Shields provide Total Cover for Huge Creatures?

My group is playing a RAW-only game for fun. The idea is to stick to RAW as closely possible, even if it causes weird problems or wacky interactions in the game world. So, from time to time some ...
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Can small characters really carry that much?

Let's take a gnome for the example. Here is what the PHB 37 says for its size: Size. Gnomes are between 3 and 4 feet tall and average about 40 pounds. Your size is small. The PHB 176 also says the ...
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How large a snake can a Yuan-Ti Abomination become?

In the Monster Manual (p. 308) it states: The yuan-ti can use its action to polymorph into a Large snake... Can the snake be as large as I want or is there a set size? The description wasn't ...
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How much damage does an Ogre's greatclub do when wielded by an Enlarged character?

If a medium-sized character picks up an Ogre's greatclub, then has Enlarge cast on them, how much damage does the greatclub do (and does the character have disadvantage with the weapon)? 2d8? 2d8+1d4,...
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Do you have disadvantage when attacking a small or tiny creature?

Background: I'm still somewhat fairly new to Dming, but I overall have a decent understanding of a majority of the rules and how gameplay works. During my last session a player mentioned that as my ...
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Is there anything that cancels out Small creatures' disadvantage to attack when using Heavy weapons?

A party member in a D&D 5e game I'm in is playing a halfling paladin. It occurred to me (for whatever reason) to ask what weapon they were wielding, and they said their main weapon was a maul, and ...
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The Littles Go To War [closed]

I'm curious if anyone has seen or developed their own rules for combat with characters six inches tall in DnD5e? It seems to me that the UA Tiny rules don't quite cover it, at least to my ...
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How do I scale up reach when designing a larger monster?

There is a creature I am designing for a 3.5e game, it has both weapon attacks and natural attacks. It also changes size as it gets more damaged. The reach for the weapon attack follows the reach for ...
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Smaller weapons as light weapons?

My question is simple: If, let's say, a Medium character wields a Small Rapier in his off-hand, does it count as a Light Weapon? After all, it should be easier to wield, or is it not because it is ...
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Is it against RAW to allow an Enlarged/Oversized net to restrain a Huge creature?

A net's rules specify that it has no effect on a Huge (or Gargantuan) creature (probably because the net would be too small to bother such a creature). However, when targeted by the Enlarge effect of ...
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Reducing the size of a Fey Player Character

So, I'm considering joining a game that is rather limited to help a friend get some DM experience. It is SRD only, no templates or the like, so there are many constraints. I tend to play rather ...
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Can a creature summon monsters within itself?

If a hero went inside a colossal dragons stomach and started stabbing him in there would the dragon be able to use summon monster within itself in order to fight the hero that is in his stomach?
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Is there a way to increase a creature's size category twice?

The Enlarge/Reduce spell can make a creature one size category bigger. Considering that two spell effects of the same nature cannot stack at the same place and time (you can't cast two Enlarges on ...
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Can you make non-reach melee weapon attacks while on a Huge+ mount?

Logic would say that, if you're mounted on, say, an elephant, you wouldn't be able to swing a sword at a goblin at the elephant's feet. But is there an official rule that allows/prevents non-reach ...
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Rageshaper and Enlarge person

In Paizo's latest supplement release, Ultimate Wilderness, we see an Archetype for a class also announced in that book; the Rageshaper variant of the Shifter. The Rageshaper has the following class ...
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Does Enlarge Person(Non-Mythic) have a maximum size

From Mythic Enlarge Person: You can increase the target’s size by up to two size categories, to a maximum of Huge. The text for the non-mythic version of the spell has no similar restriction in ...
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What is the cost of magic armor for large creatures?

armor does not resize and mundane armor cost 2x if bought for a creature of large size. Does this multiplayer apply to the cost of magical armor as well? Say a suit of armor cost 50 go (full plate)...
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Is the dragon fouling the horse-monster's attack?

A is a Large (tall) creature armed with a longspear, giving the creature a reach of 20 ft. B, a Small creature that's hovering 5 ft. above the ground, has 10 ft. between him and the the Large (tall) ...
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How do Big Creatures move through Difficult Terrain?

How does difficult terrain work for big creatures when part of it leaves and another part enters same terrain during the same move. For example,if a huge creature moves through a medium one, does it ...
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Can a wild shaped druid benefit from enlarge person?

Can a humanoid druid wild shape and then have enlarge person cast on them and become a larger form of what they are wild shaped as? Enlarge person is a transmutation effect and not polymorph like ...
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How does overrun work? [closed]

Okay, so I've been mulling about this mechanic (Overrun), and I believe I have it down to some extent, but I'd like clarification. This is how I am aware the manoever works: An Overrun is a combat ...
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How to handle a Tiny Player Character in 5e?

Are there any official rules for tiny characters in 5e? I have a player who is wanting to play a Sprite character. I have found what seems to be a balanced race build here, but I can't find any ...
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Which of these size enlarging options for a barbarian stack?

I'm just interested in theorycrafting. The barbarian class provides two mechanisms of growing a character's size one step: Titan Mauler's Titanic Rage the bloodrage power: Abyssal Rage There are ...
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What happens when you end up sharing an enemy (or friend's) space due to a size change?

The rules are clear about "willingly" ending a move in an occupied square: "Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space." But they aren't as clear when ...
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What maximum size might a creature be, when it is smaller than Tiny?

Alarm spell description mentions "Tiny" as a minimum size threshold: an alarm alerts you whenever a Tiny or larger creature touches or enters the warded area It says "a Tiny or larger creature", ...
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How much space do mounts and riders need to avoid squeezing?

In terms of "squeezing into a smaller space" (PHB, p192), is there any RAW guidance for how much room a mounted rider needs in order to move without squeezing? For example, if a Medium sized ...
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How do creatures fit on a grid?

I'm reading an AD&D 2ed. module to 5E (The Wererats Of Relfren, from Dungeons Magazine #14), and in one passage, it's stated that in a small room of 10 foot square, there are 8 were-rats (...
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How can a halfling wrestle the tarrasque?

Against a typical foe that's two or more size categories bigger than the attacker's own, a typical attacker's attempt to grapple stops at Step 3: Hold because the attacker "automatically lose[s] an ...
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Can I stack Shapeshift druid sizes increases?

I'm playing a druid with the alternative shapeshift ability from PHB2. And something keeps bringing up question marks. All the shapeshift forms (except for first Predator and Aerial forms) keep ...