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Is there any consequence after Fatigued if you continue going without rest?

In Pathfinder 2e, if you miss a night's sleep you become Fatigued, and you can get rid of this with a night's sleep. But after this, I can't find any other consequences for missing even longer periods;...
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How many “8-hour” travel periods can a horse travel in one day?

Follow up on how far can a horse can travel in a day. So a "day" is 24 hours and a long rest 8 hours. By my math, that's 2 periods of travel: Like travel 8 hours (12-8), then long rest 8 hours (...
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What are the mechanical implications of allowing all expended hit dice to be regained on a long rest?

Are there any mechanical implications, short of the fact players can heal more on a short rest, to a house rule allowing them to restore all their expended hit dice after a long rest (instead of only ...
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Since the Refocus activity requires spending a Focus Point before I Refocus again, can I only fully replenish my focus pool by resting?

I'm a bit unsure about how the Refocus activity works. If I have a pool of 3 focus points and spend 2, according to the Refocus rules I can regenerate 1, but need to use up at least 1 again before I ...
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Can a victim of the Dream spell's nightmare take another long rest immediately after the rest they were affected by Dream?

The Dream spell states as part of its effect: You can make the messenger appear monstrous and terrifying to the target. If you do, the messenger can deliver a message of no more than ten words and ...
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How do I prevent my players from abusing long rests?

I am a DM for a D&D 4e game. My players (especially the wizard) like to take an extended rest after every single encounter, because he resorts to using his daily powers in every single encounter (...
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Are there statistics on how many encounters-per-day most tables have? [closed]

Is there a consensus on how many combat encounters most players experience in a DnD 5E adventuring day? From the DMG, pg 84: Assuming typical adventuring conditions and average luck, most ...
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What if I take an amount of necrotic damage from a wraith that's greater than my hit point maximum?

In this past weekend's session (near the end of Lost Mines), my fourth level Warlock took a critical hit from a Wraith. I have maximum hit points 29, and was currently at 20 HP remaining; the double ...
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During a long rest if someone is fully rested, can they keep watch longer than 2 hours?

So I am currently running a game with 3 PCs, 2 of which are Elves and 1 a Human. I am just trying to calculate the most efficient way to run watch shifts during long rests since both of the elves only ...
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Does a meditation count as resting for the purposes of gaining the other benefits of a short rest?

I have a Circle of the Land druid who regains spell slots by meditation during a short rest. Short rest also resets Wild Shape uses and some other abilities. Does meditating to regain spell slots ...
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If a UA warforged envoy's integrated vehicle is damaged, does it regain hit points when its warforged host takes a long rest?

Let’s say the following were to happen: A UA warforged envoy has an integrated longship. Their party is traveling along, when suddenly enemy pirates attack! The party emerges victorious, but the ...
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Can Elves move when they Trance?

Elves have the Trance trait: Elves don’t need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day. (The Common word for such meditation is "trance.") While ...
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Can elves trance in armor without any downsides?

The optional rule on sleeping in armor from Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 77-78) states Sleeping in light armor has no adverse effect on the wearer, but sleeping in medium or heavy armor makes ...
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How is the interruption clause in the long rest rule to be interpreted? [duplicate]

The long rest rule says, in part: If the rest is interrupted by a period of strenuous activity—at least 1 hour of walking, fighting, casting spells, or similar adventuring activity—the characters ...
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Is there a low-level way for one player character to prevent another from finishing a long rest?

Is there a potion or <= level 3 spell (or something else), or an in-game drug/root/plant/etc. that can be used to essentially prevent a character from sleeping for a certain amount of time, or ...
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Can a character spend multiple hit dice at level 1?

If PCs short rest more than once a day, do they spend hit dice both times at level 1? Or do they have to long rest in order to get their hit dice back?
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How do I run a game when my PCs have different approaches to combat?

Following on from the question How can I make sure my players' decisions have consequences?: I'm frustrated as a DM because I feel like the different players / PCs in my (level 5) group want ...
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When is the Circle of Dreams druid's Walker in Dreams feature used?

The Druid Circle of Dreams gives, at 14th level, the Walker in Dreams feature (XGtE, p. 23). I'm unsure about when it is used. It states, "when you finish a short rest" and "once you use this feature, ...
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Is the Gritty Realism variant incompatible with dungeon-based adventures?

The variant Gritty Realism rule presented in the DMG (see p. 267) changes short rests from 1 hour to 8 hours, and long rests from 8 hours to 7 days. Its description suggests, casually and without ...
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Is it possible to cast two 9th level spells without taking a long rest in 5e?

The 9th level spell "foresight" says that the spell immediately ends if you cast it on another target before the duration is up. However, the duration is 8 hours, and while I get that you could cast ...
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Are you required to spend hit dice to take a short rest?

Are you required to spend hit dice to take a short rest? I couldn't find this anywhere, but my DM is adamant on the idea that in order to benefit from a short rest, you have to spend a hit die. I ...
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How does the 'five minute adventuring day' affect class balance?

In the basic rules the The Adventuring Day is described as follows: Assuming typical adventuring conditions and average luck, most adventuring parties can handle about six to eight medium or hard ...
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Long rests can be interrupted for up to 1 hour without having to restart the rest; is this limit per-rest or per-interruption?

I just read this question about long rests being regularly interrupted and this one about how resources are recovered at the end of an interrupted long rest, and another question came to me. Is the 1-...
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Of what use is Arcane Recovery to an Elf Wizard?

My reading of this Q&A is that elves recover spell slots after a 4-hour long trance. However, if that is the case, then what good is Arcane Recovery to an Elf Wizard?
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How do creatures spend Hit Dice after a short rest (if they can do so)?

I know that enemies can take both short rests and long rests, because there is at least one enemy which recover one of its features after a rest. See the Cloaker (Monster Manual, p. 42): Phantasms (...
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What are the restrictions on preparing spells following a long rest? [duplicate]

For spell casting classes like clerics, druids and wizards they can change their prepared spells following a long rest. Does this have to be immediately following a long rest with nothing in between ...
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Is using the effect of the Comprehend Languages spell too strenuous to be done as part of a short rest?

The PHB describes a short rest as: A short rest is a period of downtime, at least 1 hour long, during which a character does nothing more strenuous than eating, drinking, reading, and tending to ...
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Is it possible to rest underwater if you can breathe underwater?

I'm looking at the new Warlock eldritch invocations of XGTE, and the invocation Gift of the Depths gained my curiosity. The eldritch invocation Gift of the Depths states that you can breathe ...
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Realistically, does Leomund’s Tiny Hut allow for indefinite long rests in a dungeon?

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this, but the more I read into Leomund’s tiny hut, the more it looks like it’s a spell designed entirely around taking free long rests in dungeons, or ...
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How do the activity limitations for a long rest work in the Gritty Realism variant?

In my current campaign (in which I am a player) we are considering switching over to the Gritty Realism rest variant in the DMG so that the party would have to expend more resources between resting. ...
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Spells cast using Pact Magic slots recovery [duplicate]

If a wizard 4/warlock 2 were to cast Shield using a warlock spell slot. Would the character regain the ability to cast it again on a long rest or short?
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How long do a spellcaster's prepared spells stay prepared?

I realised today that an assumption I was making, that spellcasters who prepare a spell list must do so every day, might not be true in fifth edition. The rules are very clear about how long it takes ...
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What is the use of the Catnap spell?

I was looking through some questions and found this question about the catnap spell (XGtE, p. 151). In what scenario might this spell be useful, considering that the spell says willing creatures? ...
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Can the Catnap spell be included in a long rest?

In the answer to this question, it's clear that RAW, short rests cannot occurring during a long rest; you have to choose which before you begin. This question confirms that you can cast spells ...
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How many short rests can you take per day?

Is there a specific rule that limit the number of short rests per day like the one that say that a character can't benefit from more than one long rest in a 24-hour period? My friend is playing a ...
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Does it take effort/concentration to look through the eyes of a familiar?

More specifically, would I be able to keep watch through the eyes of a familiar, and still get credit for a short rest? Or a long rest?
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What are the consequences for a Warforged that does not spend 6 hours in its inactive state?

In the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron (p. 68-69 - the version quoted here is as it appears in UA: Eberron Races), a Warforged has the two following traits: Sentry's Rest. When you take a long rest, ...
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Are long rest “activities” performed in addition to sleep, or instead of sleep?

The PHB's description of long rests states: A long rest is a period of extended downtime, at least 8 hours long, during which a character sleeps or performs light activity: reading, talking, eating,...
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Can an elf warlock with the Aspect of the Moon eldritch invocation still trance?

The Eldritch Invocation "Aspect of the Moon" from Xanathar's Guide to Everything (pg. 56) provides you with the benefit of no longer needing to sleep: Aspect of the Moon Prerequisite: Pact of ...
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If you finish a short rest while Wild Shaped, do you get both uses of Wild Shape back? [duplicate]

Let's say you're a level 8 druid, so you have 4 hours per use of Wildshape. Now, at 11:00, you expend one use of it to turn yourself into a Raven (or any other beast). From 12:00 to 13:00, you take a ...
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Could a Warlock use the One with Shadows eldritch invocation to remain invisible during a long rest/sleep?

The warlock's One with Shadows eldritch invocation presents an interesting opportunity: it gives you invisibility without requiring concentration. Specifically (PHB, p. 111): One with Shadows ...
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What exactly is considered “light activity” for the purpose of the “Aspect of the Moon” Eldritch Invocation?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 56) adds Aspect of the Moon as an option for one of their Eldritch Invocations: Aspect of the Moon Prerequisite: Pact of the Tome feature You no longer ...
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Can creatures benefit from a short or long rest while bound?

Say a group of unscrupulous types have a PC captured after knocking him unconscious. They've tied his hands up and gagged him so he can't cast any more spells. Is there anything in the rules ...
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Keeping the world alive whilst PCs take a rest mid-adventure?

My players and I just started up Lost Mines of Phandelver and upon discovering the Cragmaw Hideout at the start of the adventure, they decided to double back to where they left the oxen at the initial ...
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How many short rests can a character take while the party takes a long rest?

In our party there is a sorcerer/warlock that is foregoing sleeping during the party’s long rests. Instead they are taking short rests to create spell slots. So, while the rest of the part is taking ...
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Can Boon of Luck be recharged on a long rest?

I was looking at the boons page in the DMG and the Boon of Luck says You can add a d10 roll to any ability check, attack roll, or saving throw you make. Once you use this boon, you can't use it ...
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Can you long/short rest during Astral Projection?

Can you long rest during Astral Projection? The implications of this are that you can simply astral project, travel through the Ethereal Plane back to the Material Plane through the Silver Color Pool ...
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Can you short rest during a long rest?

Can you short rest during a long rest? The situation is that the party needs to have a long rest. The spellcasters are pretty much all out of slots, we're low on hit die (I have none left). There's ...
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What happens if a vampire can't rest in his coffin?

The lore text about vampires (MM, p. 295) states (emphasis mine): Every vampire remains bound to its coffin, crypt, or grave site, where it must rest by day. How should this be interpreted? Does ...
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Does an elf's daily trance require 4 consecutive hours?

Elves need to meditate 4 hours a day to be in shape according to the PHB. Trance: Elves do not need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply for 4 hours a day. (The Common word for such meditation ...