Questions tagged [time]

For questions concerned primarily with the passing of time in the game world or at the table. (For questions specifically about the duration of a spell or other effect in-game, use the [duration] tag; if the question is about the pacing and rhythm of the game, use the [pacing] tag.)

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What happens if a character casts the Time Stop spell again while time is stopped from a previous casting of Time Stop?

I'm wondering what happens when casting time stop during time stop - especially given that the rule on combining magical effects exists: The effects of different spells add together while the ...
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When do the extra turns from Time Stop happen?

Time Stop says "you take 1d4 + 1 turns in a row". My question is, when do the additional turns happen? Here are two scenarios I can think of. Scenario 1 The caster casts Time Stop. This ...
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Is a spell's duration tied to its effect, or the time experienced by its caster?

Is a spell's duration tied to its effect, or the time experienced by its caster? Alternative wording: With regard's to time dilation effects being in play, does a spell's effect last for its ...
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How does the Time Stop spell interact with the duration of a Bead of Force? [duplicate]

Early in a dangerous encounter we were able to save our bacon by trapping an Archmage with a Bead of Force, effectively removing him from the fight for 1 minute. We managed to eliminate his allies ...
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Are there any planes where time passes more quickly?

Are there any planes in 5e where time passes more quickly? I was just wondering because I was thinking of providing a situation where my players travel to a different plane, and they come back to ...
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Is it possible to add bardic inspiration to time stop?

Wondering this because it would be pretty cool if you could make time stop more than 1d4 + 1 and have a really long time stop. Bardic Inspiration Once within the next 10 minutes, the creature ...
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How to do different things while casting?

Some spells take longer than one turn to cast. For example, the Planar Ally spell takes 10 minutes. As I understand it, this is the equivalent of taking a full-round action for ten minutes straight, ...
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What is a good way to keep track of time between encounters with an ability that regenerates at a rate of 1 per minute?

What is a good way to keep track of time between encounters with an ability that regenerates at a rate of 1 per minute? Force Ward You constantly surround yourself with a ward of force. You ...
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How long does it take to sail to Evermeet from the Neverwinter harbor?

Imagine Bob the elf who is a passenger on the ship travelling to Evermeet from the Neverwinter harbor (sailing from the Material Plane to the Feywild). Captain of the ship is an elf who already ...
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Kingdom Map and Travel Pace

I'm having trouble with scales when creating a kingdom map. Quoting the Dungeon Master's Guide regarding province scale maps (p. 14): For the most detailed areas of your world, use a province ...
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On average, how long do Adventurers League sessions last?

On average, how long do sessions tend to last in Adventurers League organized play for D&D 5e?
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campaigns spanning long time [closed]

In my experience, campaigns often span a relative short amount of time, and i'd like to change this. On one side, this is because downtime is often hard to play and justify and make meaningful: you'...
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How long does it take to scribe a scroll with 10 1st-level spells?

If you scribe 10 1st-level spells on one scroll with Caster Level 1, does this take 10 days (counting each spell as a separate item) or 1 day, provided you have ten spell slots, as the total value of ...
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When are the seasons in the Forgotten Realms calendar?

I'm planning on starting to run Waterdeep: Dragon Heist soon, and part of the premise is that since the city looks and feels different in different seasons (people are less likely to be milling about ...
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When I cast Time Stop, do I know how many free turns I have?

Time Stop gives the caster a variable number of "free" turns (marked in bold): You briefly stop the flow of time for everyone but yourself. No time passes for other creatures, while you take 1d4 + ...
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How does concentration work in other planes where the passage of time is different?

I recently came across the following issue in a homebrew campaign setting, and am unsure how it would work RAW: Our Warlock had used Minions of Chaos to summon a Fire Elemental via Conjure Elemental. ...
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When do sending stones recharge if they are in different time zones (or different planes)?

The description for a pair of sending stones says: Once sending is cast through the stones, they can't be used again until the next dawn. However, if the sending stones are far apart, dawn may ...
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Is it possible for a character at any level to cast all 44 Cantrips in one week without Magic Items?

As a DM, I enjoy [metaphorically] playing with fire. For no particular reason, I am considering introducing the following Rite to my campaign: Rites of Destruction. When the world was created, the ...
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How to signal to my players that the following part is supposed to be played on fast forward?

So in the campaign I DM there is a ritual that is supposed to take ⅔ of a year. Obviously, we need to skip most of these days, and some of the events deserve only a bit of role playing and that's it. ...
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Does the “6 seconds per round” rule apply to speaking/roleplaying during combat situations?

I've been thinking that it would be great to have more roleplay during combat situations - talk to NPCs and fellow players, exchange banter, find out more about enemies by talking to them, generally ...
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What years/year ranges in the Forgotten Realms correspond to what D&D editions?

The current edition of D&D (5th) has adventures in the Forgotten Realms set in 1489-1493 DR. During what years in the Forgotten Realms are adventures from each edition set? (Answers should ...
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Can I craft only a few bullets with Gunsmithing?

Crafting ammunition using the Gunsmithing feat always requires a minimum of one day of work: Crafting bullets, black powder, or cartridges takes 1 day of work for every 1,000 gp of ammunition (...
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How long should each room in a dungeon take if the party didn't declare how long they spent there?

I'm running the party through a multi-day dungeon, and they're looking to long rest. Which is perfectly fine, but I remembered that you can't long rest more than once in a 24-hour period. I know how ...
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How long does the alternate form of the Hengeyokai last?

A 1st level Hengeyokai is able to change once per day. This once per day is stated to be a change "from human, to animal, and back again." How long does the alternate form of the Hengeyokai last in a ...
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How long would it take for commoners to travel from Tian-Xia to Avistan?

How long would it take to travel from Tian-Xia to Avistan using mundane methods? Is it even possible to do so?
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Does the 500 feet falling cap apply per fall, or per turn?

Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (p. 77) has this to say about the rate of falling: The rule for falling assumes that a creature immediately drops the entire distance when it falls. But what if a ...
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What happens to someone who resists Faerie Glade?

The Time 5 Faerie Glade spell affects an area and speeds up or slows down time inside. However the spell can be resisted with a reflexive roll. Success on this roll would mean that that creature is ...
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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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Are there any official roles and/or names for the days of a tenday?

Most places and communities in Faerûn seem to be using the Calendar of Harptos. A calendar that divides the year into 12 months of 3 tendays each, and a total of 5 holidays mushed between some of ...
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Does the time required to copy a spell into a spellbook have to be consecutive, or is that just the cumulative time required?

I was unclear from the 5e PHB if the time needed to copy a spell into my spellbook needed to be consecutive (like my character sat down and just dug in), or if he could practice a little here and a ...
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How long is a “whole day” for work purposes?

In Table 7 on page 15 of the Prometheum Exxet, there is an entry for "one whole day". I know that if I spend a week crafting each item, it takes an 8-hour period per day to do. How much, though, is "...
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Is there night in Alpha Complex?

I know that in principle as the GM I can run Alpha Complex any way I want. However, is there a canonical answer to whether or not Alpha Complex has a "night time?" There are plenty of quotes like "...
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How long does it take to use first aid to save a dying character?

In the PHB, it says that a character can perform first aid in order to stabilize a dying character. The Heal DC is 15 and if the character makes it, then the character immediately stops losing HP and ...
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How can I encourage PCs to come back to Home Base when their quests are far from home?

I am new to DM'ing and I have been thinking of the option of a Home Base for my party. I like the idea of building up a base, with craftsmen and libraries, etc for research and training and also to ...
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What is the duration of the spell Creation when used to create non-precious metals?

I was looking at the description of the spell Creation in 5th Ed, and saw a gap. It lists the duration for "Precious Metals" but not for other metals. I thought it might be the same as stone and ...
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What are the consequences of changing the number of hours in a day?

The phrase "24-7" is a common term for "all the time", referring to the 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week. Early in one of the games I'm playing in one of the other players made an in-character ...
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When does combat begin and end during a dungeon? [duplicate]

I am a first-timer trying to prepare to host my first D&D night as DM with a bunch of curious friends (also first-timers in roleplaying). I got the Starter Set so I'll be trying to play the Lost ...
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How can one cast Liquid Pain as a standard action?

So, a certain character likes making stuff. He isn't sufficiently morality-bound to not use Liquid Pain/Agony as a material, but practical concerns prevent him from setting up a factory for it. So he ...
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How long is a day to a mundane crafter?

Well, obviously 24 hours :-) but how does it work with crafting? I came across this while calculating crafting times for various mundane items. If the result × the DC equals double or triple the ...
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How long is the D&D Starter Set campaign?

I'm pretty interested in buying the D&D Starter Set as a way to get introduced to D&D and being a GM/DM for the first time. Ever since I discovered this RPG Stack, I have read a lot of D&D ...
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When is a spell cast?

Some spells have implications "when the spell is cast again", such as mage hand or imprison no longer applying to the previous target. A wizard character is arguing that the simulacrum he has ...
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Can a character have two pasts? [closed]

I have a character in mind that has two pasts. Basically I want to create a character that has the memories of two other people in her head. Somewhat like split personality but more like a fusion of ...
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How do I implement a challenge where time runs backward?

I'm DMing a D&D 5e campaign that has pockets of "weird time" (areas where time runs faster or slower than normal). It seems like I shouldn't pass up the opportunity to have an area where time is ...
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How does the Slow spell affect the environment?

How does the slow spell actually work in D&D 5e? The description states: "You alter time around up to six creatures of your choice in a 40-foot cube within range." Is this talk about their ...
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What is the world record for the longest D&D marathon?

I have been looking for a while to find the world record for the longest Dungeons and Dragons marathon because me and my friends had a plan to try and attempt to beat it and give the money from the ...
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When exactly can a caster stop concentrating on a spell?

From the Basic Rules section on Concentration: Some spells require you to maintain concentration in order to keep their magic active. If you lose concentration, such a spell ends. If a spell ...
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How long do magic items retain their magic?

Bit of context: we're looking for the ruins of a long-lost fortress and have explored a few ideas, to speed up the research. One thing leading to another, we deduced the place had to have some strong ...
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How can I run regular one-hour sessions of D&D? [duplicate]

I had an idea while talking to some co-workers today. I asked them if they'd be interested in starting a game that we could play during our lunch hours. My idea is that we'd spend at least one hour a ...
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How exactly does the Feywild time warp work?

I'm trying to understand how the Feywild time warp effect works. (Note that use of wish spells, or any other effect that alters the time warp effect for only particular creatures, are out of scope of ...
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Can an enemy take a reaction if you target them with a spell while the Time Stop spell is active?

Say a character casts time stop on themselves. While the spell is active, they target another creature with a spell (thus ending the time stop). Can that targeted character make a reaction to the ...