Questions tagged [dodge]

For questions about dodging mechanics in RPGs. This may involve ducking out of the way of an attack or avoiding an enemy spell or ability.

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Is the Dodge action perceptible to other characters?

Consider the following scenario: On its turn, a monster uses some movement and ends its turn without taking an obvious action. Secretly, it has taken the Dodge action. On the player's turn, the player ...
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Can you take the Dodge action while prone?

I was wondering what the rules say about dodging while prone. I couldn't find anything from the PHB. I would imagine that rolling out of the way of attacks is possible but it would be kind of slow so ...
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Can a character take the Dodge action while riding a flying steed?

While riding a flying steed, can a character take the Dodge action? Does it matter if the mount is being controlled or not? It seems weird that a person can "dodge" while sitting down.
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Is there a way to explicitly dodge an attack in Pathfinder?

I'm a rookie GM and recently I started to learn Pathfinder. A couple of days ago I had my first session, playing the adventure described inside the Game Master's Guide. When the party had their first ...
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Does the Dodge Specialization add to the total for Dodge?

If you have the gymnastics skill, which applies to dodge when you take a -5 initiative penalty (SR5 p.168), does the dodge specialization (comes preloaded as option in the chummer character creation ...