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Is the Folding Boat truly seaworthy?

So, in the Ghosts of Saltmarsh adventure book, it gives more in depth information on sea adventuring and ship information. I am running a campaign and my players are located on a large salt water lake ...
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How does setting ships on fire affect combat?

Appendix A of the Ghosts of Saltmarsh adventure, "Of Ships and the Sea", describes a number of common hazards during sea travel, one of which is fire (p. 201). Fire is presented as a hazard that ...
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How much does passage on a ship or river boat cost?

I've got some prices of buying boats in D&D games, but no prices for booking passage down a river or across a sea. A range of high and low would help.
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Which types of spells can damage vehicles? [closed]

When considering spells that require a target, and spells with area affect, which types of spells can also damage vehicles? My assumption for this question is that a vehicle is an object rather than ...
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How do fighter ships in the Dark Matter supplement communicate with each other?

I was looking through the Dark Matter supplement for 5th Edition D&D by Mage Hand Press (Kickstarter with sample PDF; store page) to find out what the fewest-in-common Ship Systems were, when I ...
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How much water can a ship take on before sinking?

My players are currently in a naval battle. The wizard used Disintegrate on the enemy warship's hull and now water is getting inside the ship. I remember reading something about that in the Ghosts of ...
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Does the Technomancer's Supercharge Weapon spell work on a ship's weapon for the purposes of ship-to-ship combat?

Does the Technomancer's Supercharge Weapon spell work on a ship's weapon for the purposes of ship-to-ship combat?
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How can my character gain proficiency in vehicles (water)?

Our party inadvertently captured a ship. Is there any way to gain a proficiency now that we're 6th level? If I have to wait two more levels to get the Skilled feat, I'm afraid we'll end up sinking ...
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Does a warship make a Constitution saving throw against the Shatter spell, or does it automatically take the damage?

The Shatter (Player's Handbook, page 275) spell description reads: Each creature in a 10-foot-radius sphere centered on that point must make a Constitution saving throw. A creature takes 3d8 ...
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How does the AC of ships in Ghosts of Saltmarsh interact with the optional vehicle proficiency rules from Xanathar's?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything, there is an ability under "Land and Water Vehicles" (p. 82) called Vehicle Handling which allows you to add your proficiency bonus to the AC of a land/water vehicle ...
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How different in size is a keelboat and a longship?

In Ghosts of Saltmarsh, stats for Longships and Keelboats show that they are close to the same size if you measure length and width (70ft x 20ft and 60ft x 20ft, respectively), but are very different ...
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How does the Blink spell work on moving vehicles?

During a combat that takes place on top of a moving vehicle (let's say a bus moving at 60 feet per round), What happens if you use the spell blink? The blink spell description states that: At the ...
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Does the number of animals pulling a cart affect the speed they can travel?

To add to my question here about a mule's pulling capacity, I was curious to know how in-depth additional information should be processed. For instance, does the 5e RAW or RAI take into ...
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Am I understanding how to calculate a mule's pulling capacity correctly?

Am I understanding how to calculate a mule's pulling capacity correctly? The PHB offers a few bits of information scattered across the chapters, and though I've read answers like this, I'd like to ...
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What's the difference between a cart and a wagon?

I am currently creating a traveling merchant character as both my player's background and his profession (adventuring as a ranger class). In the 5e handbook, it states that the merchant variant of the ...
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How can an elemental be bound into an object or vehicle (e.g. lightning rails, elemental airships) in Eberron?

I will soon be DMing an Eberron campaign for my Dungeons & Dragons group. As part of the plot, I want a player or NPC to bind an air elemental to an elemental airship, and it may come up in the ...
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Can a starship enter the drift while inside another starship?

Some starships in Starfinder are large enough to hold smaller ships, which may have drift engines. The only requirement I've found to enter the drift is that you must be stationary with your ...
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Can a Warforged Envoy pick a land vehicle as his integrated tool?

I am aware that a Warforged Envoy picking anything but the tools in the PHB on page 154 is probably against RAI and would be an awkward implementation. But is it RAW? The Warforged Envoy's Integrated ...
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What is the AC of Land Vehicles?

In regards to the AC and HP of vehicles, the DMG includes a table on Water and Air vehicles on page 119. However, no analogous table exists for Land Vehicles. I am aware of the rules on Objects in ...
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How far does a racing vehicle keep moving after you try to stop?

The Stop Short description for vehicles says a vehicle that was racing continues to move after you try to stop it. You need to use a move action to stop and can make a Piloting check to reduce the ...
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Can I cast Hallow on a ship?

This came up recently in a session: Our cleric thought it would be a great idea if he made our airship hallowed. The description of the hallow spell says: You touch a point and infuse an area ...
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How do spaceships' Armor and Toughness work?

I'm new to Savage Worlds, and in my preparation phase of creating a Sci-Fi campaign. I'm borrowing from the last parsec, and the original sci-fi companion to make a homebrew of sorts. I'm confused ...
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Can a target have two Armor Class (AC) values?

I had an idea for a kobold-operated tank. The armor would be thick enough to be immune to damage from all mundane projectiles (arrows, bolts, flintlocks, javelins, etc.), and resistant to magic and ...
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How can my players take on a bigger-sized ship?

A friend and I have been alternating mastering a game of Star Wars D6 by WEG. It's not really a full blown campaign, more like a series of one-shots loosely linked together. And we came across a major ...
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Where can I find the hit points for vehicles?

In the PHB (pg. 157), it lists various mounts and vehicles: For the animals, such as horses and elephants, etc, their hit points can be found under their listings in the Monster Manual. But what ...
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How large are Starship Cores?

A PC wants to store a starship core in a Null-sec Chamber, but I cannot find any information regarding the actual physical size of a starship core and the safety equipment that goes along with it. ...
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Can an Paladin’s mount pull a chariot and make an attack?

Using the example of a Paladin's mount from the Find Steed spell (as it has the most clarification). If the Paladin is on the mount he controls it and it can take the dash, dodge, withdraw action and ...
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Dealing with too powerful forms of transport

I am preparing a game with Call of Cthulhu mechanics using S.T.A.L.K.E.R (the game based on the book Roadside Picnic) as a setting. The game's main locale is an unnatural area that is surrounded by ...
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Waterborne Vehicle Carrying Capacity

In the Mounts and Vehicles section of the PHB it mentions that the animal(s) pulling the vehicle determine its carrying capacity. What determines the carrying capacity of the "waterborne vehicles" ...
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How does a caster “specifically anchor” a spell to the ship?

Some spells have an addendum when shipbound, like resilient sphere: The effects of this spell do not move with a ship unless specifically anchored to the ship. Otherwise, a ship running into the ...
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Are there published airship rules for AD&D?

I have some players interested in airships. You'd think these rules existed somewhere in one of the campaign settings or a Dragon magazine. Do any? I'm thinking of things like flight speeds, costs, ...
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Would a moving ship break glyphs of warding?

Say a wizard wishes to have his ship able to repair itself mid-combat. Were he to have multiple glyphs of warding storing the Fabricate spell cast on the hull of his ship, alongside sufficient spare ...
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Does a spaceship need Affects Others on its Immunites to keep its passengers safe?

Say one is making a vehicle to travel through a particularly hostile environment, such as space. Naturally, one would grant the vehicle the Immunity applied to the various dangers of the environment, ...
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Can Haste be used on draft animals pulling vehicles?

PCs are close to one end of a 100 foot pier, escorting two carts filled with unconscious soldiers. Each cart is a mining cart, pulled by two horses. They have a max speed of 20 feet per round, and ...
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Is there any way to have more than one ship in Starfinder?

This question stems from How much does a spaceship cost? and is a side question that came up in discussion there. I know that you build, upgrade, or replace your ship with build points. However, ...
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How much does a spaceship cost?

Going through the spaceship building chapter of Starfinder I'm rather impressed with the versatility in there, but I seem to not be able to find what these spaceships cost. The header "Building a ...
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How can PCs keep up when maneuver DCs increase so quickly?

Lots of maneuvers call for a DC of [some number]+2×[the ship's tier]. Yet as your character levels up (and your ship's tier with it), your max ranks in a given skill only increase by 1/level. Thus, ...
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High-tech vehicles: Equipment or Device?

In Mutants and Masterminds (3rd ed), are high-tech vehicles (pg 221) Devices or Equipment? With a simple vehicles like a truck it seems rather straightforward, by say I wanted a large space ship or a ...
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How should I build vehicles with large crews?

In Mutants & Masterminds (3rd ed), how does one make a PC vehicle (pg 221 of core) that has a large crew (e.g. a submarine, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, etc.)? Can I just say it has a large crew ...
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Can an Unseen Servant act as a deckhand?

The unseen servant spell can perform "simple tasks", and "can’t perform any task that requires a skill check with a DC higher than 10 or that requires a check using a skill that can’t be used ...
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Do NPCs have to roll Piloting in Slipstream?

When the PCs travel from fragment to fragment as passengers on ships owned and piloted by NPCs, do I roll Piloting for the NPC pilot when the PC travel, and do I apply the modifiers for crossing the ...
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Does a vehicle's speed drop when it goes out of control?

In Savage Worlds Deluxe, when a vehicle goes out of control does its speed drop to zero?
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What skill would use/cover Vehicle Handling or Operation? [closed]

My D&D 5e Homebrew uses lots of Mounts and Vehicles (includes horse drawn wagon, naval warships, hover craft, and personal battlesuits). While my current party has yet to use Vehicles, it is ...
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Where are the rules for the Gondola mentioned in A&EG?

My players are chomping at the bit to get an airship and since I've allowed the Arms and Equipment Guide in our campaign, they've naturally set their sights on the Soarwhale. The problem is, to ride ...
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How does having less than required crew affect vessel performance?

It seems as if the crew requirement is the minimum number of crew required to operate a vessel. As such, if you go raiding in your galley and lose some crewmembers, can you get back? What sport of ...
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Do (n)pcs count against the cargo weight of Vehicles?

On page 119 of the DMG is a table of various air/sea craft. What I'd like know is how the wight works out, specifically for the airship, but also for the others. It states that the airship has a ...
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How many weapons can I place on a ship?

I am DMing a new campaign and its going to be based mostly on naval battles, and piracy. The issue I am having is that in the DMG (page 119) it sets out the types of ship available. However since they ...
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Moving Caravan Encounters

I have to set up a few encounters where my players are part of a small caravan, about 4 small wagons being pulled by horses and oxes. I am needing some help on if there are any rules pertaining to ...
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Are there stats for a fast, maneuverable animal-drawn vehicle for one person?

The existing vehicles in the PHB, like carts and wagons, are made for slow, overland movement and transport. Both are heavy and not easy to maneuver in. Does D&D 3.5e have an animal-drawn ...
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Do you need proficiencies for riding?

I can't find any rules if there are specific skills needed to be able to use a mount or a vehicle. Animal Handling seems to be for when your mount is getting spooked, and vehicle proficiency seems to ...