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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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Does the Dodge action have any effect when you are incapacitated or your speed drops to 0?

From the Basic Rules (emphasis mine): When you take the Dodge action, you focus entirely on avoiding attacks. Until the start of your next turn, any attack roll made against you has disadvantage if ...
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Could a Simic Hybrid Echo Knight stay aloft as long as desired?

So I was reading over the Simic Hybrid's possible adaptations and noticed Manta Glide: You have ray-like fins that you can use as wings to slow your fall or allow you to glide. When you fall and aren'...
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Does the target of Otto's Irresistible Dance followed by Dissonant Whispers (failed saving throw) move as a reaction or just keep dancing in place?

A creature is under the effect of Otto's Irresistible Dance: A dancing creature must use all its movement to dance without leaving its space... The creature then fails its saving throw against ...
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As a Magus, does Spellstrike take 3 actions?

I'm level 2 right now. My DM says it takes 1 action to melee with Spellstrike, and 2 actions to cast my spell. Which means that's all 3 of my actions... So I can't move to an enemy to use my skill? I'...
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For the Horizon Walker ranger's Distant Strike feature, can you teleport, then move, then attack? Or must the attack immediately follow the teleport?

I have yet to find clarification on when exactly the teleportation from the Horizon Walker ranger's Distant Strike feature must occur relative to the actual attack. The description of the feature says ...
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Will uneven speed be rounded up or down?

When using the sneak action you can move up to half your speed. If I play a goblin with 25 base speed what would be half the speed? Will 12.5 be rounded up to 15 or down to 10? Since 2.5 is difficult ...
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Does The Amazing Lightspeed Grapple Relay work, RAW?

Inspired by Does The Amazing Lightspeed Horse work, RAW? I thought up a different exploit and I hope someone can find a RAW flaw in it. N Medium humanoids have gathered on an arbitrarily long field, ...
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Can the College of Swords Bard's Blade Flourish be used to increase your speed after using the Rogue's Steady Aim feature?

Say I'm running a College of Swords bard/rogue multiclass. Order of combat turn goes as follows: bonus: steady aim (speed is 0 until end of turn) action: attack using any flourish (+10 speed until ...
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What is a "double move", and how does it affect mounted combat?

From Combat: If you use two move actions in a round (sometimes called a “double move” action), you can move up to double your speed. If you spend the entire round running, you can move up to ...
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Can a creature with a Broom of Flying combine their speed with the broom's? [duplicate]

A Broom of Flying has a flying speed of 50 ft. (30 ft. when overloaded). Can a creature combine their own speed with the broom's, for example by running 30 ft. on the ground before using the broom's ...
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Will a dragon fall if it drops prone in flight?

If a dragon decides to drop prone while flying, will it fall? To meet the minimum character requirements, here are the rules for Prone and Flying Movement: Combatants often find themselves lying on ...
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Descending with a Fly Spell

A wizard flies very high over the battlefield using his Fly spell. But he wants to quickly descend and join the fight. Does he have to descend at 60'/round? Or during the ten-minute duration, can he ...
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Are creatures under the effect of the Minimus Containment version of the Imprisonment spell frozen in place?

The spell says nothing can pass through the gem except light. Does that include the imprisoned creature moving around the inside of the gem?
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Can Bigby's Hand / Arcane Hand lift an object?

Arcane Hand has a lot of text. Among it, it says: It has a Strength of 26 (+8) When you cast the spell and as a Bonus Action on your subsequent turns, you can move the hand up to 60 feet and then ...
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Can you increase the flying speed gained from the Winged Boots magic item by taking the Dash action?

The description of the winged boots in D&D 5e says: While you wear these boots, you have a flying speed equal to your walking speed. That's simple enough. If Richard the Rogue equips these, he ...
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What is the standard wording for a teleportation ability?

I am attempting to create a homebrew ability to teleport as part of your movement, while still reducing your movement speed as if you walked and allowing you to split up your movement between normal ...
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How quickly can a Thylean Centaur climb?

I'm playing the Thylean Centaur race (from the third-party Odyssey of the Dragonlords module), which has the following trait: Quadrapedal Stride. Climbing or maneuvering in tight spaces is considered ...
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How does the spell Reverse Gravity affect creatures with spider climbing?

I understand that such a question is rather left up to the DM. However that can come as a situation "DM against player" (which is not good but sometimes inevitable). So I'd like to know your ...
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What are the conditions of an underwater environment?

Parallel to What are the conditions of a Zero-G environment?, Underwater environments are mentioned under Environmental Adaptation, but are otherwise undefined. Was this defined in an official book?
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What are the conditions of a Zero-G environment?

The Heroes Handbook mentions "zero gravity" as a particular environment one might use Environmental Adaptation, under the Movement power, to counter, but doesn't seem to indicate what is ...
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If the caster of the Unseen Servant spell is more than 60 feet away when giving a command, or when the Unseen Servant attempts a task, what happens?

The only mention of the Unseen Servant spell ending due to distance from the caster is found at the end of its description: If you command⁠ the servant to perform a task that would move it more than ...
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When during your movement does Tenser's Floating Disk start to follow you and does it do so exactly?

Let's assume the caster of Tenser's Floating Disk has a speed of 6000ft (for no particular reason), that is more precisely, they can cover 6000ft in 6 seconds. However there are limitations on the ...
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Does the caster of Steel Wind Strike trigger effects based on the position they attack from or to?

The spell Steel Wind Strike (XGE, p. 166) says: You flourish the weapon used in the casting and then vanish to strike like the wind. Choose up to five creatures you can see within range. Make a melee ...
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Does this tweak to Jumping rules have any pitfalls or problematic interactions?

My players and I were long ago accustomed to the D&D 3.5e ruleset, but now comfortably enjoy 5e's simplicity. Still, there are some rules that we preferred from the previous system that we felt ...
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Are there any ways to increase a PC's swim speed, magical or otherwise?

Are there any ways to increase a Player Character's swim speed? Said ways can be magical or otherwise. This is mainly for a changeling rogue.
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How does the Harengon's Rabbit Hop racial trait interact with the Jump spell?

If my level 2 ranger casts the Jump spell on our harengon monk, does his jump distance from his Rabbit hop racial ability tripled as well? Rabbit Hop. As a bonus action, you can jump a number of feet ...
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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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Does the Kinetic Jaunt spell allow the caster to end their turn in another creature's space?

The spell kinetic jaunt from Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos provides several benefits, including the following one (emphasis mine): You can move through the space of another creature, and it doesn’...
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Can I lead my mount/animal companion on foot during combat?

If my mount/animal companion has reins attached to them which I am holding, and I am on foot, how do I move and bring my mount with me? I can imagine it involves one or more of the following: ...
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Am I allowed to double-dip on my mount's turn, granting it extra dashes?

Here's a very silly situation that I'm sure would be easy to rule around, but as an exercise to understand the rules better, I'd still like to know how this works. It might even just be a variation of ...
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When forced away, can I move towards the caster, if my net distance away ends up greater than had I not?

This concerns all forced movement, but is especially relevant for spells like Dissonant Whispers, that caveat how the creature moves. The relevant text for this sort of spell is quoted below: The ...
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How does an Otyugh move?

The Otyugh is typically depicted with three legs, three tentacles, and an asymmetric body layout. While many have asked questions about the Otyugh like the number of melee attacks or the grapple, ...
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How does moving less than 5 feet interact with tactical grids?

Ok so I recently came across the spell plant growth, which says for every 1ft moved you require 4ft instead. This prompted me to look in the rules, and I found out that you can use any amount of your ...
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Mini-dash as a general bonus action: what value would be balanced?

I'm considering adding the following homebrew bonus action. It's a general action, so it would be available for free to all players (not enemies): Stride. You gain extra movement for the current turn....
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What spells/effects will cause a creature to "willingly move"?

As the title says, I'm looking for spells/effects that will cause creatures to move, like one of the effects from the Confusion spell. This is different than "forced movement" like a push/...
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How does extra movement interact with prone?

An example here being Instinctive Pounce introduced in Tasha's. The barbarian in question gets "you can move up to half your speed" for free when going into a rage. How does this interact ...
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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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On a self-targeted spell like Spirit Guardians, can the caster change the intersection corner on a grid?

We're using a grid-based combat system for combat. The party cleric is learning the joys of Spirit Guardians, which has a range of Self (15-foot radius): You call forth spirits to protect you. They ...
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Flying speed when under Etherealness spell?

Normally flying up or down does not give or cost extra movement, as covered here. However, Etherealness spell (duration 8 hours) states the following: You remain in the Border Ethereal for the ...
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Do the swim speeds gained from Gift of the Sea and Gift of the Depths add together?

I made a warlock that gains 40ft of swimming speed due to the fathomless pact (Gift of the Sea). If I now pick the Gift of the Depths Eldritch Invocation will they add up and result in a swimming ...
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If a creature with a fly Speed of 30 ft. has the Fly spell cast upon it, does it now have a 90 ft. fly speed, or only 60 ft. total?

According to the wording of the fly spell: You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed of 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, the target falls if it is still aloft, ...
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How far can a twice-exhausted Halfling Rogue with Cunning Action (Dash) move?

Jim is a halfling rogue with two levels of exhaustion. This means that their base speed is 25 ft., and that their current speed is halved to 12.5 ft. Now imagine that Jim uses their movement to move, ...
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