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How can I give my players more short rests without breaking immersion?

While there are a lot of questions concerning how to give players fewer resources (usually by reducing the frequency of rests), this question is the inverse: I've had issues at my table with the ...
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Does a Warforged receive all the benefits of a long rest while wearing armor?

In Eberron: Rising From The Last War (p. 36), the Warforged's Integrated Protection trait states that you can take a rest while donning or doffing armor. The Sentry's Rest trait also states that you ...
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Can I get a long rest in Leomund's Tiny Hut if I'm underwater and water breathing?

I'm a druid/wizard and our party is trying to do some underwater spelunking. I cast the Water Breathing ritual, so we can all breathe underwater for 24 hours. After a few hours of adventuring we've ...
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How much HP does a Pact of the Chain Imp familiar recover on a Short Rest? [duplicate]

I believe a Pact of the Chain Imp familiar uses the normal Imp stat block. So it has: Hit Points 10 (3d4 + 3) CON 13 (+1) Challenge 1 (200 XP) For purposes of recovering HP during a Short Rest, how ...
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Is changing prepared spells a 'benefit of a long rest'?

This problem came up during a post-game discussion in my D&D 5e campaign last night. It concerns the curse ability of the Rakshasa and how that interacts with preparing spells. In game we managed ...
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How perceptive are trancing elves?

The description of Elves' Trance racial trait says (emphasis mine): Elves don’t need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day. (The Common word for such ...
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Long Rest interrupted AFTER 4 hour Trance

Now that there has been strict errata saying an Elf DOES indeed finish a Long Rest after 4 hours if they decide to meditate through Trance, I assume this also means they are forced to gain the ...
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Is 4 hours long enough for a long rest for Elves?

The Long Rest rules read: A long rest is a period of extended downtime, at least 8 hours long, during which you sleep or perform light activity: reading, talking, eating, or standing watch for ...
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If an elf is stable with 0 HP, do they regain all hit points after a long rest of 8 hours or 4?

In my most recent session, the entire party except one character was downed (reduced to 0 HP), but they were all stabilised by the cleric (the only member that was left standing). One of the downed ...
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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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Can Lair Actions be used while Resting?

I am curious because of an existing situation in my current campaign, and would appreciate feedback. Here's the scenario: An Aboleth is confronted in its lair by the party, which manages to beat it ...
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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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Can a character rest while under the Etherealness spell?

Etherealness lasts for 8 hours and doesn't require concentration: You step into the border regions of the Ethereal Plane, in the area where it overlaps with your current plane. You remain in the ...
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Can a rest be taken in a moving cart?

This question comes from a discussion with a DM friend of mine, whose players asked him if they could take a short rest while traveling in a moving cart. His initial reaction was to think that wouldn'...
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Is there a RAW way to allow the PCs to recover only some of their spell slots, HP, hit dice etc?

My party were rather foolhardy and have got themselves knocked out and captured. Their captors want to keep them alive for a bit to question and then to sacrifice. The party expended pretty much all ...
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Order of effects for Slow Natural Healing variant

The following is what happens to hit points and hit dice at the end of a long rest (PHB p. 186): At the end of a long rest, a character regains all lost hit points. The character also regains spent ...
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How should rests be handled inside the Tomb of of the Nine Gods?

I'm running Tomb of Annihilation, and my players have finally arrived at the Tomb of the Nine Gods. As they have been deciding when it is safe to take short rests, I've been rolling for random ...
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Are there any instances of any rules for Tabaxi that say they only need 4 hours of rest?

One of my players has just started playing a tabaxi, she is sure she read rules that as a racial trait she only needs 4 hours for a long rest. However neither of us can find rules stating this. She is ...
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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 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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How would a druid protect their campsite for the night?

I am currently playing a level 6 Circle of the Shepherd Druid, and planning how they would deal with having to spend time in a dangerous area overnight. A wizard would use all sorts of rituals to set ...
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What happens if you don't sleep?

The description of a long rest says: 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, or ...
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How does one calculate effects of damage over time if one is taking a long rest?

In a particular adventure, the air in the lower levels is poisoned, causing 1d6 poison damage every hour: If a party take a long rest in such an environment, how do you calculate the cumulative ...
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Does Beacon of Hope cast during the last minute of a short rest maximize the healing received from rolling hit dice?

The spell Beacon of Hope lasts for one minute and states: For the duration, each target [...] regains the maximum number of hit points possible from any healing. If a party takes a short rest, can ...
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Can a character somehow gain more, or less, hit dice than they have character levels?

I find the wording of regaining Hit Dice during a long rest very odd: The character also regains spent Hit Dice, up to a number of dice equal to half of the character's total number of them (minimum ...
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Does a rest remove ALL chase-induced exhaustion or just ONE level?

Most exhaustion can be removed by a long rest, food, and drink (PHB 251) Finishing a long rest reduces a creature's exhaustion level by 1, provided that creature has also ingested some food and drink....
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When can an artificer use the Infuse Item feature to imbue an item with an artificer infusion?

While exploring Undermountain in the Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage published adventure, the party has encountered a few monsters that are resistant to non-magical weapons. The artificer in the ...
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Are there any specific rules about how to prepare spells?

[This question is related to my Dwarven Cleric character.] In the Player's Handbook, it says that all spells need to be prepared in advance before they can be used. I get that this is done while ...
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Can you maintain concentration through a short rest?

Due to the long duration on Hex, it is clearly intended to function across multiple encounters as described in this answer. Due to the extended duration, it seems feasible that a warlock could take a ...
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What happens to your class features if you short rest while your form has been changed?

Bob the Warlock has blown all of his spell slots. The friendly party druid casts Animal Forms on Bob, and while in his animal form he takes a Short Rest. After the rest completes, he drops out of ...
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Do warlocks regain all their spell slots on a short rest?

I keep seeing all over the internet that warlocks get all their warlock spell slots back on a short rest. However, none of the page references seem to point to the correct spot. Do you know if this ...
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When to allow long or short rests?

I am a new DM and I ask myself, are there restrictions to resting? Can the PCs decide to take a long rest in a goblin cave after the first group of goblins beat them to a mostly bloody pulp, because ...
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How effectively can a trancing Elf serve night watch?

Experienced DM, new to 5e. Dealing with a party that includes two Elves. Party did not establish a night watch. Dice dictated an overnight raid of the party's provisions. Seems fair to give the Elves ...
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Do fiends need to sleep?

The Monster Manual states that undead and constructs do not need to sleep. But it is unclear if fiends need to sleep. What should they do to make a long rest? There are fiendish abilities with "...
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Do elves sleep instead of trance in Pathfinder?

On the Common Terms page of the d20PFSRD website, the "Rest" section says: The Pathfinder Core Rulebook is somewhat vague on the requirements of resting and sleeping [...] I found that ...
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What is considered strenuous activity in regards to a long rest? [duplicate]

The description for a long rest states: A long rest is a period of extended downtime, at least 8 hours long, during which a character sleeps for at least 6 hours and performs no more than 2 hours of ...
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Can an Order of the Mutant blood hunter consume Mutagens towards the end of a short rest?

I'm considering playing a blood hunter, Order of the Mutant (the updated version as of 2020). Starting at 7th level, they can learn the Reconstruction Mutagen: Prerequisite: 7th level For 1 hour, at ...
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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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How does the optional Healing Surge rule interact with other uses of hit dice?

There is an optional rule in the DMG (p. 266-267) for Healing Surges: As an action, a character can use a healing surge and spend up to half his or her Hit Dice. For each Hit Die spent in this way,...
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Vampire spawn and the nature of their "rest"

Vampire spawn have the trait "chained to the grave" which includes the phase "Every vampire remains bound to its coffin, crypt, or grave site, where it must rest by day." Vampire ...
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Does a Bard benefit from their own Song of Rest?

Can a bard that uses Song of Rest during a short rest use hit die to recover hit points and benefit from the song? I wonder if using the Song of Rest would qualify as an activity more strenuous than ...
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Do monsters with a Spellcasting trait get spell slots back after a long rest?

Some monsters, like a lich, have the Spellcasting trait. This trait allows such monsters to cast spells using spell slots, much as spellcaster player characters do. However, taking the lich as an ...
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Does being "paralyzed" for an extended period of time grant the effects of a rest?

One of our players got paralyzed for 10 hours by a special dart (homebrew). We were in combat when he went down, and were in combat when the effect wore off, although they were 2 separate encounters. ...
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Do sorcery points made from converted spell slots vanish after a long rest?

I was wondering about the sorcerer's ability to turn sorcery points into spell slots, where the same conversion rate applies to turn spell slots into sorcery points. If, by the end of the day, you ...
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What is the difference between a short and an extended rest?

From the Gamma World rulebook: Short Rest A short rest requires about 5 minutes. During a short rest you renew your encounter powers, refresh your Alpha Mutation(s), and regain all your hit points. ...
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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 to manage rest with changing GMs and players

I have been running a west marches style D&D 5e game where the GM and the players (along with their characters) change between every session. Due to this, every session ends back in town and with ...
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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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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 a Wild Shaped Druid regain hit points after a short rest?

Assuming the Druid's level is high enough to stay in Wild Shape, can the Druid's beast form regain lost Hit Points resting this way? If so, does he use the beast's hit dice or the Druid's?