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Unfolding Animate Objects

I'm playing a bard in a campaign with my friends in D&D 5e. One of the biggest goals of my character is to fly. Now my character is level 9 and has finally reached the animate objects spell. I ...
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Can we prove or disprove that Humanoids and Giants are defined by their Size Categories?

If we take a look at the Humanoids in the Monster Manual we see that all of them are either creature size Medium or Small. I personally presume this is because Humanoids are what most player ...
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How much damage does a Path of the Giant barbarian do due to being Large while raging?

At level 3, a Path of the Giant barbarian can become Large while raging. How does the damage change? It's just that creatures with the size of a large Troll or Ogre type inflict 2dX. I mean, the ...
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If a character starts using Giants Might in an enclosed area, then enters a more open area, will their size increase?

The RAW say: Giant Might At 3rd level, you have learned how to imbue yourself with the might of giants. As a bonus action, you magically gain the following benefits, which last for 1 minute: If you ...
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Large creature movement around corners

I'm trying to properly account for the movement of a large creature in D&D 5e, playing on a square grid. The creature needs to move through a double-wide doorway and then move to its right, ...
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Creature's size and area of effect [duplicate]

Let's suppose that an effect (like a spell effect) occurs in a 30 ft. radius centered around a certain point. If a Gargantuan creature is only partially inside this region, is it always affected by ...
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How to reduce the size of the Ancient Companion from the UA Mage of Lorehold subclass?

The description of the Mage of Lorehold's Ancient Companion feature (from UA: Mages of Strixhaven) reads, in part: Whenever you finish a short or long rest, you can call forth and bond with one such ...
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What's the lowest HD Giant of at least Huge size?

Have a Large character, with the Giant Blood racial trait, and want to use alter self to transform into a Huge Giant (or a huge Humanoid, I guess, but that seems unlikely to exist without templates). ...
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How do the items and sizes rules apply to consumables

A tiny character, such as a Sprite, can have their weapon and armor adjusted to their size. When the adventuring party now loots Healing Potions, I assume they are regular sized potions. They will be ...
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Is there precedent in official material for small creatures to mount bipedal creatures 2 sizes larger than them?

Rules for Mounted Combat A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and that has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount, using the following rules. Once during your move, you ...
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How Do I Determine Different Measurements If I Change The Measurement Of A Dragon?

I know my title question seems a little confusing, but let me explain. I was looking for some measurements on dragons seeing as I'm doing Tyranny of Dragons and I wanted to have some rough ...
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What are the dimensions of a Red Great Wyrm's leg bone?

I'm trying to figure out the cross sectional area of the smallest part of a Red Great Wyrm's leg bones to mathematically determine how much force it has to be able to withstand in order for said Great ...
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Can I get out of melee range by being Huge but still small?

When thinking about reach and the space rules in the Player's Handbook, I devised the following thought experiment. If I am huge sized, but occupy a space smaller than 5 feet, am I out of range of any ...
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Tiny Creatures Can't Kill Players, Right?

I remember reading somewhere that tiny creatures can't kill players/bring them down to 0 hp in normal conditions, which makes sense to me. A rat biting someone's toe and dealing that 1 damage would be ...
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The Enlarge spell only affects one creature or object. What happens to a creature's armor or clothing if it grows?

In AD&D 1e Player's Handbook, the Enlarge spell description specifically states: It can be cast upon only a single creature or object. It makes a differentiation between living and non-living ...
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Should my bugbear with long limbs be able to reach further if he is 21 feet tall?

I'm currently playing the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden published adventure. My Bugbear has been affected by Vlagomir's spark (see area H30 on p. 226-227), and he has grown to be 21 feet tall ...
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Can a PC with a reach weapon attack a tiny creature moving into his square?

Tiny creatures can move in an enemy's square but they provoke an AoO. Very Small Creature A Fine, Diminutive, or Tiny creature can move into or through an occupied square. The creature provokes ...
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Is there an official (or optional) rule for weapon damage vs. creatures in different size categories?

I thought I saw this rule in an official D&D 5e rulebook, but now that I'm looking for it, I can't find anywhere. I'm pretty sure it was an optional/alternative rule, like in a little sidebar in ...
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How much damage do giants deal with unarmed strikes?

A lot of monsters have attack descriptions that include using their appendages to hit characters and those appendages generally can't be disarmed. However, giants are unique in that they almost always ...
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Is melee attacks' reach always written?

So, a group of mine made this doubt pop up: do huge creatures have reach just because of their size? From what I understand, a creature has reach on a melee attack only if it's written as this one (an ...
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Fall damage from being dropped by a Large creature

Simple question this time. Or maybe not. If I am a Large creature, i.e. over 10 feet tall, I am going to grapple someone and (assuming I succeed) pick them up. If I hold them up to the level of my ...
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Are single swarms of Large size completely shapeable in Pathfinder?

This D&D 3.5 question touches on this subject. Recently in a Pathfinder 1e game, it came to my attention that Paizo removed the second line clarifying that swarms were shapeable 10' creatures. I ...
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Do monstrous scorpions grow in size as they age, and if so at what rate?

The Arms and Equipment Guide lists the purchase price for a monstrous scorpion egg at 1,000 gp and the training cost at 2,000 gp. It also mentions how medium sized creatures require a huge size mount ...
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How can my Beastmaster ranger use its animal companion as a mount?

My player's Beastmaster ranger has a panther companion that he would like to turn into a riding mount. Is there a way to permanently enlarge the panther to horse-size?
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What are the stats and capabilities of an ebony fly figurine of wondrous power?

The description for an ebony fly figurine of wondrous power reads (in part): When animated, an ebony fly is the size of a pony and has all the statistics of a pegasus but can make no attacks.... I'm ...
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Can a Large creature enter the extradimensional space created by the Rope Trick spell?

The spell Rope Trick contains the following language: The space can hold as many as eight Medium or smaller creatures. We used to think this means Large creatures can not enter the space. However, ...
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Does the Crusher feat not make sense for a Small character?

I'd been planning to take the Crusher feat for a Small melee-focused Battle Smith artificer who had already taken the Gift of the Gem Dragon feat. However, I then noticed the size limitation on the ...
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How big is the area of effect for the Ice Knife spell's explosion, when the spell targets a Large creature?

The description of the ice knife spell states (emphasis mine): You create a shard of ice and fling it at one creature within range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target ...
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Is this Half-Ogre race balanced?

None of the race options published so far is Large, not even the Centaur, Goliath, or Firbolg. I'd like a Large option, to see how that plays. Half-Ogre When an ogre mates with a human, hobgoblin, ...
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Must a PC (or other creature) be Huge in size to deal the 3d12 damage dice upon a hit with a Huge-sized greataxe as per the oversized-weapon rules?

Must a PC (or other creature) be Huge in size to deal the 3d12 damage dice upon a hit with a Huge-sized greataxe as per the oversized-weapon rules? I believe the oversized-weapon rules are somewhat ...
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What are the benefits for a Harengon to be Small instead of Medium?

The Harengon race in The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, along with many other races says: You are Medium or Small. You choose the size when you select this race. Besides the Squat Nimbleness feat and ...
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Can the Echo Knight's Echo's size dictate what it can grapple?

This question assumes your table rules that the echo of the echo knight can grapple. Purely RAW, I would not ask this. Say you are a medium creature and you want to grapple something gargantuan, like ...
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Does the Bugbears "Sneaky" trait always apply? Fitting into small places when larger than medium

We are playing a homebrew campaign based on the 5e core rulebooks, only allowing monster races (Monsters of the Multiverse). One of my players chose to play a bugbear rune knight. The bugbear states: &...
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Volume of Darkness (spell) interaction with Enlarge creature

If I am enlarged, and subsequently cast darkness on my weapon does the volume that darkness covers expand from my character or only one square that my character occupies? If the latter, how do I keep ...
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What does a creature’s size refer to?

Does it refer to the creature's dimensions or to the area that a creature controls in combat? And if a creature changes in size, does that inherently entail a change in the creature's physical ...
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Does the Rune Knight fighter's Giant’s Might feature affect the character's height?

The Rune Knight fighter gets the Giant's Might feature at 3rd level (TCoE, p. 45), which grants several benefits for 1 minute. One of these benefits causes you to become Large-sized. Does the Giant's ...
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Is there an issue with making a Medium-sized monster use d10 Hit Dice?

I've been a long time DM for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, but I'm only now getting a solid grasp of designing monsters and monster encounters. There's a lot of hullabaloo about CR and how ...
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How to tell size category of an object?

Artificers "Magical tinkering" ability says You’ve learned how to invest a spark of magic into mundane objects. To use this ability, you must have thieves’ tools or artisan’s tools in hand. ...
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What are the height (and weight) size ranges for each size category of creature?

Changelings have the ability to change their height and weight, but not so much they change a size category: [...] You can also adjust your height and weight, but not so much that your size changes. [...
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Can the Gravity Fissure spell deal damage twice to a creature of larger than Medium size?

The description of the gravity fissure spell says (EGtW, p. 187): You manifest a ravine of gravitational energy in a line originating from you that is 100 feet long and 5 feet wide. Each creature in ...
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Potential effects of non-standard creature size in combat (purple worm)

My players are about to finish G3 (Hall of the Fire Giant King) and start D1 (Descent into the Depths of the Earth) - note that I am converting these 1e modules to 5e. I am rolling the wandering ...
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Can an Air Elemental's Whirlwind ability hit multiple large targets?

The Air Elemental's Whirlwind ability reads: Each creature in the elemental's space must... Both the Air Elemental and the Minotaurs are large creatures. The Air Elemental's ability Air Form allows ...
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Can a player begin and end its movement inside a swarm's space and not incur an opportunity attack?

Dirk, Hermes, Necryx, Jomil and Sing Lore- avert your eyes, or incur the wrath of Spuggroth the Humbled and Aflame! I'm designing an encounter where the party is trying to confront some foes in the ...
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What bonuses depend on actual size for Form Of The Dragon spells?

The Form Of The Dragon spell (and similar ones) declares that you can choose a smaller size when using a higher level spell (A.K.A. a medium-sized dragon for Form of The Dragon 3 for example). But ...
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Can Large characters squeeze through a 5ft corridor between Walls of Fire?

The rules for Squeezing on page 192 of the PHB state: Squeezing into Smaller Spaces A creature can squeeze through a space that is large enough for a creature one size smaller than it. Thus, a Large ...
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If I allowed a player to play a Large-size character, what advantages and disadvantages would they have compared to a typical character?

My group is interested in playing a campaign in the Theros setting with PCs being a bunch of mythological creatures. The Minotaur and Centaur playable races have the size set as Medium for player ...
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Is there any damage that changes with the size of a creature?

Spells which affect an area (e.g. ice storm) tend to have a set damage regardless of how much of the creature's body is within the affected area. Intuitively (I know this isn't how D&D always ...
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What is the Blue Dragon wing span size compared to other dragons?

This is more of a lore question, but I can't find any information on it in the 5e Monster Manual. Hopefully there is a lore wizard out there who knows something about this. I recently bought some of ...
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What's the best way to resolve a paradox created when a mage shapeshifted into a larger creature enters an antimagic field, but its true form doesn't?

This is based on a situation that's happening in my current campaign, though the example below is simplified to remove unnecessary context. The shapechange spell (Player's Handbook, page 274) only ...
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Alter Size Salient Divine Ability referring to Improving Monsters Size Increases?

The Alter Size Salient Divine Ability states As a free action, the deity can assume any size from Fine to Colossal. The deity also can change the size of up to 100 pounds of objects it touches. If ...
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