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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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When a druid uses Wild Shape to transform into a beast, how many Hit Dice does it have?

Suppose that, for whatever reason, my mid- to high-level druid is in a party that has decided to take a short rest. Instead of spending a use of their Wild Shape to assume a new form with full hit ...
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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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In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, can warforged become exhausted if they decide not to take a long rest?

In Eberron: Rising from the Last War (p. 36), the warforged's Constructed Resilience trait includes the following benefit: You don’t need to sleep, and magic can’t put you to sleep. The Sentry's ...
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Can you be in a perpetual state of short/long rest?

Based on this question: Does the Aspect of the Moon Eldritch Invocation effectively allow for unending Wild Shape? In that question the OP is wanting to know if they could keep regaining use of ...
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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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What are the repercussions of being able to finish a short rest in only 10 minutes instead of taking 1 hour?

Currently we are playing a horror adventure in D&D 5e. Due to circumstances (beings locked in a haunted house, rooms changing just when we close the doors, etc.), a 1-hour rest is hardly possible. ...
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How many Short Rests does the average table take? [closed]

Simply put, are there statistics on how many Short Rests most tables take per Long Rest? Perhaps as something researched by WotC or another entity?
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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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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 ...