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For questions about how the movement of creatures and objects works. This includes such things as how abilities, restrictions, or the environment affect movement.

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How does Freedom of Movement interact with magical effects which increase movement costs?

The text for the Freedom of Movement spell contains the following clause: the target's movement is unaffected by difficult terrain, and spells and other magical effects [cannot] reduce the target's ...
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Does a druid in wild shape still benefit from the speed increase of the Mobile feat?

Since in wild shape "You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source and can use them if the new form is physically capable of doing so" and the Mobile feat ...
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Can a Harengon take a grappled creature with them when they use Rabbit Hop?

If a Harengon character grapples a target and then uses Rabbit Hop, can they drag/carry the target with them? If they can, is the distance of the hop halved like regular movement would be?
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Is there an option to Move an Asset without rolling dice in Dune?

I've started running Dune and am crashing into things that the rulebook does not explain well. Please can anyone who has run Dune or run/played other Modiphius 2d20 games help? Movement: So when a ...
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Can an immobilized character change their facing?

Some effects, such as that produced by the web spell, can immobilize a character or otherwise reduce its movement to 0. In these cases, are characters able to change their facing normally, or are they ...
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How does the updated Centaur work with an effect of 'gain a climbing speed equal to your current speed'?

I am building a College of Satire Bard from the Unearthed Arcana: Kits of Old mentioned here. I found the PDF on wizards.com. The two rules elements are quoted below. There are three similar questions,...
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Grabbed and compelled movement

We know that we have to contest the Grab on forced movement. What happens if we make the grabber want to move? Consider a Command to approach, or Hypnotic Lure. Will it drag the victim along, or ...
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Is an incorporeal creature wearing bracers of armor able to pass through walls?

In my previous question it was confirmed that bracers of armor can be used by incorporeal. Does the "tangible field" of force of the bracers impact the incorporeal creature's ability to ...
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Statting a wall-defense military fork

The party is making their way through my 5e conversion of the classic D-series. They are about to come upon a high, battlemented wall being defended by drow troopers armed with military forks. The ...
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How does a Phantom Rogue's Ghost Walk ability movement work?

At level 13, the Phantom Rogue gets the Ghost Walk ability which grants (in part): As a bonus action, you assume a spectral form. While in this form, you have a flying speed of 10 feet, you can hover ...
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Does the speed bonus from the monk feature Unarmored Movement stack with the bonus from the barbarian feature Fast Movement?

At level 5, barbarians get a bonus of +10 feet to their speed while not wearing heavy armor from Fast Movement. At level 2 and increasing as they level, monks get a bonus to their speed when not ...
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Underground Combat - Melee Attack with Reach

About combat possibilities with a creature remaining underground (0 feet away from the surface, as in the picture). Can a huge monster, with the burrow speed to stay completely underground, having ...
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Can a Phantom Steed that has ended still move? [duplicate]

My wizard recently picked up the the Phantom Steed spell, and while the spell is extremely useful, we are running into all kinds of questions. The spell conjures a steed with riding horse statistics, ...
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Can I prepare my movement to avoid damage by moving around an opponent on their turn?

So, what I'm asking is based on the (potential) ability to move out of the way of an attack, for example by moving through the target's legs. This example does require the target to be at least one ...
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Can a Beast Barbarian jump 57 feet at level 20?

So I was just wondering whether I'm reading this correctly. Path of the Beast Barbarians get the level 6 feature "Bestial Soul" which has the following option: When you jump, you can make a ...
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When do you need to make an Strength (Athletics) check to climb when you have a climb speed?

The uncommon Potion of Climbing has this effect: When you drink this potion, you gain a climbing speed equal to your walking speed for 1 hour. During this time, you have advantage on Strength (...
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How can creatures fight in cramped spaces like on a boat?

The rowboat in the core rules is stated to weigh 100 pounds. It is further described in Ghosts of Saltmarsh to be large enough for 4 creatures (2 crew, 2 passengers), and sized 10 feet by 5 feet. This ...
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How many creatures fit on a Carpet of Flying during combat?

The Carpet of Flying comes in four sizes. To keep it simple, let's just look at the smallest carpet, which is 3 feet by 5 feet in size, can carry 200 lb., and has a fly speed of 80. It can carry twice ...
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Fly speed to fall downward

If someone has a fly speed of 60 feet and moves 60 feet downward and then chooses to stop flying, they would descend another 500 feet totalling 560 feet in a single round. Is this correct ...
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Climbing Movement (stay in place)

A creature making use of climbing movement, on a suitable surface, when interrupting its movement during climbing, can it act freely by remaining in the place where it is? Is it necessary to spend an ...
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What would be a good ruling for "grabbing -> carrying -> dropping" a PC in a battle? (in terms of action economy and tactical drawbacks of such move) [closed]

Some context: We're running Dragon Heist and having an encounter where a slow and clumsy mage must "evacuate" himself to the opposite edge of the map with the artifact. The DM has purposely ...
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Does a gnoll's Rampage trait actually give it bonus movement?

Gnolls pretty universally have the trait Rampage: When the gnoll reduces a creature to 0 hit points with a melee attack on its turn, the gnoll can take a bonus action to move up to half its speed and ...
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Can I make myself a more difficult target by flying prone?

Prone is a condition to which a creature may be subject. Conditions alter a creature's capabilities in a variety of ways ... Most conditions ... are impairments, but a few ... can be advantageous. A ...
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Is a fly-by of a ship possible in the astral sea with enough INT

The way ships work in the astral sea is they have an air bubble with a gravity plane. In the astral sea you move with INT. If I enter the air bubble with enough speed, could I feasibly carpet bomb the ...
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Does a flying, hovering creature need to do a mid-air stand-up from the prone position in order to move?

Definition Prone is a condition to which a creature may be subject. Conditions alter a creature's capabilities in a variety of ways ... Most conditions ... are impairments, but a few ... can be ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic be used to end the prone condition?

Context There are potentially conflicting rules about ending the prone condition. I have encountered arguments holding a general assumption that the rules specify, a creature must spend half of its ...
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Can a Slowed creature, whose speed has been further reduced, stand up from prone? [duplicate]

A slowed creature moving through difficult terrain would move at 1/4 speed. c.f. The Slow spell, among others, halves a target's speed: An affected target's speed is halved A Slow, prone target has ...
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How does a Slowed creature move through caltrops? [duplicate]

Moving through difficult terrain seems to negate the need to make a saving throw for ball bearings and by extension, caltrops. Because You move at half speed in difficult terrain— moving 1 foot in ...
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Does standing up from being prone in difficult terrain consume all of your movement?

The rules for Difficult Terrain stipulate: You move at half speed in difficult terrain— moving 1 foot in Difficult Terrain costs 2 feet of speed while rules for standing up from prone: Standing up ...
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If I have more than one movement speed, how do they interact with mounting a steed? [duplicate]

The rules for mounted combat state: Once during your move, you can mount a creature that is within 5 feet of you or dismount. Doing so costs an amount of movement equal to half your speed. For ...
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Does the ranger feature Land's Stride negate the movement debuff from the centaur's Equine Build trait?

The second part of the centaur's Equine Build racial trait says (MP:MotM, p. 9): In addition, any climb that requires hands and feet is especially difficult for you because of your equine legs. When ...
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Can I animate water with Shape Water to follow (and contain) an aquatic creature?

For example: I have primal companion "Beast of the Sea" that has only 5ft. speed on land, but 60ft. swim speed. The second effect of "Shape Water" says: You cause the water to ...
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Is a Phantom Steed affected by terrain?

The Phantom Steed spell describes a quasi-real mount (emphases mine): A Large quasi-real, horselike creature appears on the ground in an unoccupied space of your choice within range...The creature ...
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What spells can be used to increase the speed of another creature over an extended period of time?

My party and I are flying on the back of a large undead creature (homebrew) to go extended distances. It has a speed of 50, so we estimate that if it moves and dashes as an action it gets 100ft per ...
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Is Psi Fighter's Telekinetic Movement capable of moving in this way?

The problem in question: Telekinetic movement states: You can move an object or a creature with your mind. As an action, you target one loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature, ...
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Can you perform the "running start" for a jump at the end of your previous turn?

Acrobatics: Jumping and Falling The base DC to make a jump is equal to the distance to be crossed (if horizontal) or four times the height to be reached (if vertical). These DCs double if you do not ...
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Otiluke's Resilient Sphere Effect on a Flying Creature

If you cast Otiluke's Resilient Sphere on a creature that can fly, can they move the sphere up off the ground by flying/pushing up? (The sphere is weightless, so it should be easy to lift)
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Forcibly running into an enemy during movement

Playing 5e. Can you make an attack and then use your movement to charge an enemy, knocking him over, pushing him back, or otherwise harrowing him to help your teammate? Seems totally logical. I slice ...
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Does an opportunity attack happen before or after the creature moves?

Well I have a fighter with the "sentinel" trait - which says a creature's movement becomes zero when hit with an opportunity attack. Now I wonder, if a creature moves out of "reach"...
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Can someone who uses their action to break free from the Rime's Binding Ice spell's ice formations use their movement on that very same turn?

Someone who fails the save for Rime's Binding Ice is "hindered by ice formations for 1 minute, or until it or another creature within reach of it uses an action to break away the ice. A creature ...
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Does a climbing creature fall when affected by Hideous Laughter?

A creature is climibing on a wall, and fails a save against hideous laughter. The spell states A creature of your choice that you can see within range perceives everything as hilariously funny and ...
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Can climbing up a tree prevent a creature from being targeted with Magic Missile?

Is climbing treated the same as movement in a combat round? Will my Magic Missile still work, with all the monsters up a tree? It's a scenario about being attacked in a dense forest, by monsters ...
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Can the Command spell force a character to Teleport?

Specifically, the Flee command states: Flee. The target spends its turn moving away from you by the fastest available means. While I would normally suppose "the fastest available means" ...
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Can you move while incapacitated? [duplicate]

I've been searching through the internet trying to find a concrete answer to my question, but I just can't seem to find it. The Incapacitated condition in my opinion, is written very poorly, because ...
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What percentage of Call of Cthulhu characters start drowning on average?

In Call of Cthulhu 7e, it is possible to call for a swimming check that can result in drowning. Assume that 80% of characters have a 20 in swim, and 20% of characters have a 60 in swim. Assume that ...
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Does Slow spell allow a move and an action?

Just looking for a clarification on what a target can do in a round when hit with Slow spell. normally we get a 'move' and an 'action' (in addition to bonus etc) my question is about just the two ...
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What is the distance to points in another dimension, if there is a portal or gate to it?

This answer (let's call it A) argues that normally the distance to another plane is infinite. This answer (call it B) states that you can be affected by fireball damage while in a portable hole hole, ...
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How is a creature's space defined?

What exactly counts as a creature's space, given that there are a lot of effects that care about an "unoccupied space"? Are a creature's space, its controlled space, and its occupied space ...
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Can I use Dimension Door to teleport onto the shoulders of an ally?

A friend and I are having a dispute on the wording of the spell description and mechanics behind Dimension Door. He attempted (and succeeded) in a creative use of the spell in a game he is in, and ...
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In combat, does a hidden character lose half their speed?

Last session, my bard polymorphed a fellow party member into a T-Rex to fight another T-Rex. As concentration had to be kept, I made my bard take the hide action, which succeeded. My bard had no ...

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