Questions tagged [creature-size]

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Are there any guidelines in place governing the extent to which magic items can resize to different-sized users?

Are there any guidelines in place governing the extent to which magic items can resize to different-sized users? The description given under "Wearing and Wielding Items" (DMG, p. 140) says: In ...
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Food and adventuring gear for creatures of unusual sizes

Currently preparing a Pathfinder campaign, and the party has a Large monstrous humanoid and a Tiny fey (created races). As a part of the campaign will be set far from civilization, everyone will need ...
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A cursed ring makes me shorter with each use. When will reduced height cause mechanical changes?

My GM has given my rogue (Shadow Fey pretending to be a drow) a cursed ring that has every spell a wizard/sorcerer knows in it. The limitations are that it can only cast up to one lvl 9 spell a day. ...
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What special rules apply to tiny or smaller characters/creatures?

Tiny creatures have a number rules exceptions, in addition to their size modifier, space and reach, and encumbrance. I think they get to add their dexterity modifier to some things rather than their ...
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Can Goliath wield a Medium greatsword in one hand?

Goliaths have Powerful Build racial trait. It allows, among other things, "use weapons designed for a creature one size larger without penalty". So, as I understand, goliath character may fight with ...
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What size category are weapons if brought to life with the "Animate Objects" Spell?

A wizard at my table wants to use weapons (greatswords) for his Animate Objects spell. Do I take the weapons base damage and match it with the table of Animate Objects (2D6 making them Medium), or are ...
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How does a creature hit with an enlarging spell interact with creatures around them during the initial effect?

The Pathfinder campaign I am a part of just hit level 7, meaning that my cleric can now access Lvl 4 Spells. Among these is the spell Giant Vermin, which turns a variable number of tiny centipedes, ...
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How can a magical beast's size be increased using spells or magic items?

Are there spells or magic items that work on magical beasts that increase their size? That is, standard undomesticated, or trained magical beasts, not familiars or in any way companions (hence lacking ...
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Can a Large creature enter Leomund's Tiny Hut from below? [duplicate]

The other day one of my spellcasters conjured Leomund's tiny hut so his team could sleep in peace: A 10-foot-radius immobile dome of force springs into existence around and above you and remains ...
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Does the size modifier affect touch and ranged touch attacks?

Since the rules are poorly described for touch and ranged touch attacks, should the size modifier apply when making these types of attacks? The attack roll section is really meant for weapons and not ...
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Can Medium creatures squeeze into smaller spaces?

Here are the rules for "squeezing" from the SRD (the PHB text is identical; emphasis mine): A creature can squeeze through a space that is large enough for a creature one size smaller than it. Thus,...
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Does size affect how much weight you can lift?

In OpenD6 there are tables defining how much weight you can lift with the weightlifting skill. I wonder though: is there any info in all of D6 on whether size also affects the max. weight you can lift?...
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Does the mammoth rider's gigantic steed ability affect the space occupied by his animal companion, and other unmentioned modifiers?

The mammoth rider prestige class is the only class in the game that allows to have a Huge animal companion. The ability is described as follows : Gigantic Steed (Ex) A mammoth rider's steed ...
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Can forcecage fit creatures whose size category is larger than the cage?

The forcecage spell says that the target(s) must fit entirely within the effect. But Player's Handbook says that size categories aren't an indicator of actual size, just "combat presence". So the ...
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Does enlarging a character with a reach weapon affect his threat range?

In the PHB on page 147 about reach weapons: Reach. This weapon adds 5 feet to your reach when you attack with it, as well as when determining your reach for opportunity attacks with it. In the PHB ...
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Can staves be scaled down for characters smaller than Medium?

A friend in our campaign is playing a spellcasting Tiny character. Tiny size means, among other things, a very low Strength score and very little carrying capacity. An obvious choice of magic item for ...
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No size limitation for Gust of Wind?

I see no size limit in the spell description, which means one could conceivably use this 2nd level spell as written to push back a gargantuan creature and slow its movement toward you. Am I missing ...
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What happens to a medium whip's reach when Enlarge/Reduce Person changes its size category?

What happens to a whip when it is under the effects of enlarge person or reduce person? As far as I know whips are the only melee weapon with a range. I am not asking about weapons with reach as ...
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How tiny is a Tiny spider?

Monster Manual (page 337) describes the Spider as a Tiny beast. In terms of 5e, "Tiny" means any size from 2 ft. and lower (correct me if I'm wrong). As a DM, how should I describe the size of the ...
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How can I use really big creatures against low-level PCs? [closed]

I want the PCs to fight giant, humongous, colossal, really big creatures during a quest, but the PCs are only level 1 through 3. How can a DM pit low-level PCs against such creatures without the PCs ...
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Stacking size damages

My question is mainly concerning Eidolons and damage stacking abilities. An eidolon has an evolution called Improved damage that states it increases the die rolls for a specific attack by one step. ...
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Does a ranged weapon's size affect the weapon's range?

I want to introduce my group to a Large creature that uses a bow. Does this Large creature's Large bow have a longer range than the typical bow? Does an official rule cover this, or must I make a ...
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Does riding a large mount as a medium or smaller character affect attack reach in any capacity?

A small or medium creature occupies one square and large creatures typically occupy four. Does this mean that a small or medium creature riding a large mount will be out of reach of melee attacks that ...
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2nd edition AD&D monster stats specifically the Atomie

So I am wanting to play an Atomie they are a very small fey less than 1 foot. My DMG wants to give me like a -6 str and con or something and while I understand it is up to the DM I feel that is ...
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What, approximately, is the size of a Tiny creature?

I was wondering what the actual size was of a Tiny creature. Could they fit under doors, through keyholes, or is that too small? For example: could I use an imp familiar to scout an area, by making ...
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Belkzen Hold 'Warcat of Rull' Space/Reach?

In the Paizo Pathfinder "Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes" supplement, the new monster 'Warcat of Rull' is listed as a size Huge creature, with a Space of 15' and a Reach of 15'. It is a quadruped, so ...
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Should bonus damage from Devastating Charge and Exalted Bullrush be modified by the character's size?

This is about two feats I intend to use for a Large character : Devastating Charge (Combat) Prerequisite: Str 13, Power Attack, base attack bonus +1. Benefit: When you are not mounted and ...
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Are there rules for climbing bigger creatures?

Sooner or later, players fighting with creatures significantly larger than them, will try to climb it to attack them from their backs (like Legolas did with Oliphaunt or like Shadow of the Colossus ...
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Can I use a Large light weapon to get Power Attack damage?

I'm a fighter who's found a really good dagger I want to use. Sadly, it's a light weapon and Power Attack has this unfortunate clause: You can’t add the bonus from Power Attack to the damage dealt ...
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How would a large character use stealth?

Being that a large creature is larger than most things on the battlefield (and even in normal circumstances), how can one reasonably say that they were unable to see it? Even if it moves quietly, its ...
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Can wild magic growth make me a Large creature?

I'm playing a wild magic sorcerer and I've rolled the size-changing effect (grow or shrink 1d10 inches) a few times. I'm 9'3" now, and starting to wonder about my size category. Does growing beyond ...
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Can you stack legendary proportions and giants form 2?

I just did a lot of research for a different but related question and while doing so discovered something which I would like confirmed: We are all familiar with how enlarge person works, and how it ...
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Where is chart for baseline physical ability scores by size?

I know the question I am asking is akin to flogging a dead horse, yes the question is about size changing and if there is a chart for ability scores based on size. Yes I know there are questions which ...
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Object Hit Points and size changes

I have a large composite long bow. As stated in the damaging objects rules, it has a hardness of 5 and hit points of 10 (medium would have 5). Now, when I am holding the bow and under the effects of ...
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Effect of Reduce Person on a Large character

I am naturally large from using the race builder, this gives me Large (7 RP): Prerequisite: Humanoids taking this quality must have the giant subtype; Benefit: Large creatures gain a +2 size bonus to ...
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Can I use Two Weapon fighting with Heavy weapons by being enlarged?

I love the idea of two-weapon fighting, and tinkering around with it. My character is going to be a Paladin. But to effectively dual wield as a Paladin I need to delve into either Ranger or Fighter, ...
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Size bonus from enlarge person when naturally large?

I made a character using the race builder and spent the points required to be large. During a comment conversation it was pointed out to me that I might be doing something wrong here (besides that you ...
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Are there any playable races that are Fine?

I was watching a live party when it suddenly occured to me that a never saw a fine playable creature. But now that I'm thinking about it, I kinda fancy the idea to play Tinkerbell's male counterpart. ...
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Can a character reduced to Tiny size but originally bigger use his Dexterity modifier for Climb checks?

In Pathfinder, Tiny or smaller creatures use their Dexterity modifier for Climb checks instead of Strengh. It is quite easy to understand in terms of game balance and common sense alike. But then I ...
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Can non-halfling Small characters hide behind Medium allies?

I know that halflings can hide behind people, that's their special thing. But could a Small-sized non-halfling with Skulker hide behind a Normal-sized party member and claim the partial concealment ...
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If a tiny creature is inside the space of a medium creature, does it gain cover against a second medium creature adjacent to the first one?

I'm the GM in a game, and a player and I have been using a rule for a while now, and suddenly neither of us can remember where we found it. The rough wording of it is something like "If a Tiny or ...
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Does the Horde size modifier stack with creature size modifier, or replace it?

When attacking a Horde in Deathwatch, do you apply both the Horde size modifier and the size modifier applicable to the individual creatures? Or does the Horde size modifier replace the creature size ...
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Do growing effects on creatures (such as Enlarge Person and Righteous Might) stack?

Actually nothing in the rules says anything about this, while anything affecting the size of weapons seems to not stack with other kinds of growing effects. It is mentioned for the Growing weapon ...
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How does encumbrance interact with Enlarge Person?

According to the Carry Capacity rules, an increase in size of one category grants a x2 multiplier to your carrying capacity, and a decrease in size reduces your capacity by half. When under the ...
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Tiny Creatures sharing a square

In earlier editions, they had rules for creatures that were small or smaller and their occupation of the same square. Are there rules for that in 5th edition? Before, I think it was 4 tiny creatures ...
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Do weapons looted from creatures that are larger than Medium in size retain their damage when wielded by Medium-sized PCs?

We know, thanks to the DMG (p. 278), that a creature has disadvantage with a weapon sized for a creature larger than itself - but the wording is less clear concerning the damage. Do weapons looted ...
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Is there a way to steal a Huge-sized weapon in combat?

Giants, as listed in the MM, are known to wield large weapons. For most of them, this large weapon is the source of their massive damage in melee. I was wondering if there was a way to disarm the ...
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Does a larger creature's size make it easier to hit?

If a creature is a bigger size should I get a higher accuracy, or advantage?
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Can a Small character with the Totem Warrior barbarian's Aspect of the Beast (Bear) feature use a heavy weapon without disadvantage?

The Bear totem option for the Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian's Aspect of the Beast feature grants the following benefit if the Bear totem is chosen (PHB, p. 50): Your carrying capacity (...
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How can I tell a creature occupying more than one square is affected by an area spell?

In our last gaming session our enemies cast a silence spell. The bard had used Alter Self to a change into an Asabi, one of the few large humanoids. Two of his squares were inside the silence spell, ...

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