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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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How does a Flaming Sphere's movement work?

Regarding Flaming Sphere: The sphere does damage when it occupies the same space as a creature. When I move it into a creature's space to attack, the sphere stops moving for the round. If the ...
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Can a Gelatinous Cube's Engulf be stopped by the Sentinel feat?

The first part of the Gelatinous Cube’s Engulf reads: Engulf. The cube moves up to its speed. While doing so, it can enter Large or smaller creatures' spaces. Whenever the cube enters a creature's ...
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What size doors can a Giant Ape squeeze its body through?

This question keeps coming up in our groups over and over without a satisfactory conclusion (and frankly quite a few hurt feelings on the part of upset polymorphed players, and the rules lawyers ...
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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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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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Can characters who can't see move through an area just as easily as characters who can see?

PHB ch. 8 states that a creature in a heavily obscured area (e.g. a completely dark area, if the creature does not have darkvision) effectively suffers from the blinded condition. The definition of ...
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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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Under what conditions might you end your move in another creature's space?

In the section on combat, the PHB p191 says "Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space." Even in combat, are there specific rules that ...
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Can you move between the attacks of a Twinned Booming Blade?

Under "Moving Between Attacks" it says: "If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between those attacks..." If you ...
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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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Do caltrop penalties stack?

As an action, caltrops can be spread to cover a 5-foot-square area: Any creature that enters the area must succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or stop moving and take 1 piercing damage. Until ...
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What are the movement restrictions caused by natural webs?

In relation to the monster ability web walker, in this case from a giant spider: Web Walker. The spider ignores movement restrictions caused by webbing. The only other mentions I can find of ...
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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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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 you end your turn in the same space as an unconscious or dead creature? [duplicate]

The rules state: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space. What happens if that creature has either been knocked unconscious or has been killed? Are ...
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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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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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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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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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Can flying creatures stay in one place while airborne, even if they don't have hover in their flying speed?

Some creatures have a fly speed. Some creatures with a fly speed also have the ability to hover specified. The PHB, in Chapter 9: Combat, Movement and Position, Flying Movement says: Flying ...
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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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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 Simic Hybrid's Manta Glide let them glide after a high jump to double their movement and avoid opportunity attacks?

The Simic Hybrid's Manta Glide feature (GGR p. 20) does the following: 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't incapacitated,...
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How does the simic hybrid's Manta Glide racial trait work during combat?

Consider a Simic Hybrid with the Manta Glide trait: 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't incapacitated, you can ...
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What happens when you run out of movement while jumping?

According to the PHB (p 182) after a 10 foot movement the player is able to make a long jump whose length is equal to their strength score. Each foot jumped costs 1 foot of movement. I have a ...
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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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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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Can a water elemental move through Bigby's Interposing Hand?

I'm a wizard and I like everything to go my way. Recently we ran into a situation on a boat in which we were attacked by a trio of Water Elementals. I thought this was a fine time to test out the new ...
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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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What is the movement distance to the Ethereal Plane?

How much movement does it count as to go to the Ethereal Plane? The genesis of this question is that a Glyph of Warding dissipates if it is moved more than 10 feet. My intent is to cast a Glyph of ...
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How does grappling work in the air?

It seems that RAW a high-flying creature falls the very moment it becomes grappled. The rules for grappling state you subject the target to the grappled condition and the grappled condition is ...
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Can an Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo move through another creature's space?

I would like to know if an Echo, created by the Manifest Echo ability of an Echo Knight, can move through the space of another creatures (hostile or not)? I know characters cannot normally move ...
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Would the Magnificent Mansion if cast on a moving object remain where it was cast or stay with the object?

The question has arisen in my mind on whether when a mage has cast a Magnificent Mansion (5e) while on an object that is in motion (boat, airship, giant alpaca, etc), would the doorway to the Mansion ...
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What does Disengage prevent?

During a recent session my character disengaged to run past the enemies blocking his exit. As a halfling I can move through a medium creature's space since I am small, and the disengage prevents the ...
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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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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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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 the Portable Hole magic item be used to get around the 10-foot movement restriction on the Glyph of Warding spell?

The description of the Glyph of Warding spell states, in part (emphasis mine): When you cast this spell, you inscribe a glyph that later unleashes a magical effect. You inscribe it either on a ...
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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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