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Questions tagged [travel]

References to movement across land, sea, or air; usually over the course of hours or days rather than seconds or minutes.

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How often should a party be randomly attacked while traveling? [closed]

We decided that we're going to keep traveling role-play to a minimum, meaning that unless there's a random encounter, the players will reach their destination without talking about what happened on ...
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What does “can't become lost” mean?

The Natural Explorer trait from the UA Revised Ranger provides the following benefit (among others) when traveling for an hour or more: Your group can't become lost except by magical means. The ...
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How large is Waterdeep?

I'm going to be running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist for my group soon. As part of this I would like to work out how long it would take characters to travel around the city on foot, both from top to bottom,...
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Exploration time and Forced March

I'm currently playtesting the new Pathfinder 2e rules and preparing for the second adventure of Doomsday Dawn. Exploration rules in that adventure are specifically important, since a big part is ...
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By using Misty Step with Spell Mastery, can a wizard effectively increase their travel speed?

So, one of my players has recently asked me if they could use misty step with the wizard's Spell Mastery feature to effectively increase their travel speed by 30ft/6 secconds. Effectively doubling ...
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Are there any other ways to travel between the layers of the Nine Hells besides the River Styx?

I'm planning on creating an adventure where the party become trapped in Nessus, the 9th layer of the Nine Hells, and must make their way through the layers of the Nine Hells up to Avernus, the 1st ...
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Are there published rules for navigating and travelling through jungles?

I’m interested in designing part of my D&D campaign to have a jungle environment which the players will potentially need to navigate at some point. Does D&D 5e have published rules for ...
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What is the overland travel pace of a rogue traveling alone and capable of dashing with Cunning Action?

The travel pace rules say they are meant to represent a group of travellers of differing capabilities. In effect, they are rules of averaging, in that they: assume that a group of travelers adopts ...
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What's the best option to magically sustain a desert caravan?

I'm working on a game set in a desert, with trade between cities handled by caravans. I know there's a lot of spells that help provide food or water for a small party, which could be very useful for ...
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How do people travel in The North of Faerûn during winter? [closed]

I am currently planning a adventure in the north of Faerun around Neverwinter / Icewind Dale / Silverymoon. The adventure should take place somewhere between Eleint 1371 DR and Hammer 1372 DR. As it ...
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How long does it take to travel between Oerth and Toril by spaceship?

I understand that in Spelljammer, it's possible to travel by spaceship between the worlds of two different campaign settings, such as Oerth (World of Greyhawk) and Abeir-Toril (Forgotten Realms) by ...
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Is Etherealness too brief to travel to another plane?

There is an inconsistency in the PHB about the spell Etherealness. The spell description states that you cannot use it to travel to other planes: When the spell ends, you immediately return to the ...
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Is this how Natural Explorer works for long distance travel?

The ranger's Natural Explorer feature allows the ranger and his entire party to ignore difficult terrain when traveling more than an hour. The size of party isn't a factor, nor is whether the party is ...
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How to make forest traveling interesting [closed]

I am the DM and in the last few sessions my party have gone through 2 forests, and in both I described there where a few roads the players could take. This was boring as it was really take one or the ...
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How can someone travel to a moon that's a realistic distance from the planet? [closed]

Since my D&D world is roughly earthlike, the moon is roughly 150,000–400,000 miles away. So a teleport spell would need a caster level > 1,500 to reach the moon. Is there a method to travel an ...
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What is the overland movement speed of a very large group?

I'm running a published Pathfinder Adventure Path (Ironfang Invasion, though it's not especially relevant). In this adventure path, the PCs end up responsible for a group of around 20-30 NPCs. Are ...
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What is the farthest someone can travel in 8 hours without teleporting?

This question asks about the highest speed someone can go, so it is about maximizing burst speed. However, being able to travel 600 mph isn't really useful in combat. Perhaps it's useful in short 10-...
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Does the increased movement from the Elk Beast aspect apply to combat?

So I have been looking into the various 'Aspect's of the Beast' you get from the Totem Warrior Barbarians in 5e, as my own character is about to hit that level I am looking for clarification in ...
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How can a cleric transport 500,000 gold inconspicuously by himself?

I am retiring a character, and the DM has given me permission to carry out the following actions, so long as I can physically "carry" them. The cleric is attempting to withdraw 500,000 gp from a ...
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What specifically ends travel?

I have a player in my campaign playing an Unearthed Arcana Revised Ranger. The Ranger's 'Natural Explorer' ability grants the following: ... you are skilled at navigating the wilderness. You ...
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What is the Travel Time between Phandalin and Greenest?

My players have just finished liberating Phandalin and the Lost Mine from evil forces and, along the way, picked up some clues from a Red Wizard of Thay and a strange cult trying to obtain the help of ...
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What does it mean to become lost?

The DMG (p111-112) suggests that the party's navigator make a Survival check to avoid becoming lost: If the Wisdom (Survival) check succeeds, the party travels in the desired direction without ...
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Is there Vehicle Speed Errata for the DMG?

Recently I have have been preparing the times for journeys over land and by sea for an upcoming session. When I told my players about my calculations, one of them said that my info in the DMG under ...
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How long should it take to travel across Barovia?

I'm running Curse of Strahd for about 5 players. The party is currently level 4 and has managed to travel all the way to Krezk from Barovia after finishing death house, at the behest of Ismark and ...
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Travel to Aerenal from Khorvarie (Eberron intercontinental travel)

I can't seem to find a map that gives me distances to and from Aerenal and Khorvarie, nor a set cost. Can anyone help?
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What is a horse's travel pace?

I have been looking at long distance travel via mounts versus travelling on foot, so that I can more effectively build and describe the world, as well as manage random encounters and such. I am having ...
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Should I cram all travel encounters into one day?

In my campaign the party is travelling a lot, so I made my own system for random encounters. Basically the party rolls 4 times a day a d20 and on a 19 or 20 an encounter happens. I am running a ...
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Can you cast a stealth spell on a vehicle?

Our party is traveling through the desert in a boat-like vehicle and we want to hide its tracks. We're not sure how to do that. Right now we're looking at spells that might help such as pass without ...
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What is the formula for calculating in-system traveling time?

What is the formula for calculating in-system traveling time in Mongoose Traveller 2? On page 153 of the MGT2 core rulebook there is a table, but I'm looking for the formula behind the table to insert ...
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Travel Chart for the Forgotten Realms

I've got a game set in the Sword Coast and Savage Frontier area of the Forgotten Realms. Is there a book or online resource that I can look at that has travel times between the various locations. For ...
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How can I preserve medieval transportation tropes for the PCs in a world with travel magic?

The problem: Overland travel spells and magic items disrupt the value of several fantasy elements that I don't want to sacrifice in a campaign, such as mounts (and the classes that make use of them), ...
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Does distance in the Mouse Territories matter for setting Obs and declaring Journey conflicts?

Distance is not covered in the core rulebook at all (that I can find). Without knowing how far it is from town to town and the speed a mouse can travel at (depending on season) how do you set the ...
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How fast can a dragon fly?

I'm plotting an adventure where the PCs are carried by a dragon from one place to another and I've no idea how long it will take/how far they can go as they're being pursued by the villains and I don'...
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Are the players able to choose which location to go to first in the Out of the Abyss campaign?

So I bought the Out of the Abyss D&D campaign book and I've been reading it and I gotta say I like it better than the past campaigns they released. One thing that is throwing me off though is: ...
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How to manage long journeys as DM

I recently started running Hoard of the Dragon Queen as a DM and this is the first time for me. During the campaign there are a lot of journeys that take several days, even weeks, and in some cases ...
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Can you bypass travel by fast forwarding in your campaign?

Instead of having the players cover every single room in a dungeon or square of travel overland, is it permissible (or even warranted) to "fast forward" to a more interesting place, provided that ...
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What happens if a Summoner's Eidolon is sent 100 years into the future?

Halfling Summoner lvl 9 in Pathfinder, with a big problem. GM "killed" my Eidolon the only way he knew how: send it into the future a hundred years. It was planar locked, so when it got knocked out, ...
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Faster traveling in the Darklands

My players need to travel long distances (quickly) in Pathfinder's Darklands and go from the surface all the way down to Orv. They do not know locations down there, so teleporting is not a sensible ...
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What's the best way to make time spent travelling more interesting?

My players are going from Neverwinter to Comyr in D&D 4e Forgotten Realms. So, what I do everytime they travel is, learned from The Order of the Stick, a single random encounter (which, honestly, ...
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Starting a campaign with travel for new players

I'm starting a campaign with a new group, most of whom have never played a tabletop RPG before. Typically, I'd start with a good old-fashioned dungeon crawl, but due to the overarching plot I'm ...
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Making travel time meaningful?

The party wishes to leave the village and go to the dungeon. This will require a few hours of venturing through a forest. How do I keep the passage of hours meaningful to the players? I want to avoid ...
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Ways to fast-travel across Golarion?

I'm planning to have the characters of my campaign visit various countries all over Golarion for the sake of variety of locations and themes. That said, how could I achieve this within the boundaries ...
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Trouble with Player Travel!

I am currently having difficulty finding a solution to long distance traveling in D&D 3.5, I don't want to just skip the time it takes to get from one place to another but I also don't want to ...
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Do travel bonuses from the Shadow Walk and the Phantom Steed rituals stack?

The Phantom Steeds can have a speed of up to 20, and the Shadow Walk ritual multiplies overland travel speed by 5. This means a party of adventurers can potentially travel overland at a speed of up to ...
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Shadowrun Road Trip

So I've been in a Shadowrun campaign and my group has fallen afoul of both Aztechnology and some powerful Seattle organized crime people. I've been scouring all the books I can think of, but I can't ...
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Middle age transportation by river questions [closed]

I am playing in a medieval fantasy type setting and am trying to determine travel speeds when people are traveling on rivers. This is similar to this previous question, but that question really only ...
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Techniques for skimming through travel (fast travel) without meta-teleportation

In most of my group's campaigns, we spend a lot of time traveling. Unfortunately, this leans one of two ways: Uninteresting or distracting obstacles. If you want to spend time but keep it fresh, ...
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What can I do to give the players the same feel their characters would have about wilderness travel?

I find that in a lot of our group's games, traveling long distances through wilderness is too easy. In real life, it's quite arduous traveling overland. No one who's just walked a hundred miles is ...
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How can I resolve dangerous journeys without playing out every battle in detail?

Here's the situation: The PCs are investigating a mystery far from town, in the dangerous wilderness. Against my expectations, they decide to go back to town, recruit some help, and return to continue ...
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When would PCs choose to walk instead of ride?

I'm putting together an adventure where the PCs are on a time limit. As such, travel times become quite important and I want to make sure that I've understood the different means of travel beforehand. ...