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A cart plows into a Monster. What damage was done to the Monster?

I know the DMG has stats for Airborne and Waterborne Vehicles (largely thanks to this question), and I'm comfortable adapting that and the ships from Ghosts of Saltmarsh. While there's rules for HP ...
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When Mounted On A Ship, Do Siege Weapons Take The Ship's Dexterity Into Account?

Been running a campaign using the ship rules as provided by Ghosts of Saltmarsh, but some confusion recently came up about the ship mounted weapons. While a siege weapon is an object and thus does not ...
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What are the dimensions of ship tokens in ship on ship combat, via GoS, suppose to be?

I've had some conflicting information on whether a gargantuan ship from Ghosts of Saltmarsh is suppose to have a 20x20 token or an accurately dimensioned token, when used in ship v ship combat. For me ...
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Which skill should be used if I want to let my PC drive a modern vehicle?

Let's say my PC get a chance to access some modern vehicles (cars and tanks) as their findings from a ruin, and they try to drive them. What skill should I ask them to check? Maybe first try Knowledge ...
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In D&D 5e during naval ship combat, do the PCs still roll initiative alongside the ship? If so, even when they are crewmates and not passengers?

I'm using the ship combat rules provided by Ghosts of Saltmarsh, and unless I'm missing it, how initiative works is not very well explained. It explains how a ship's initiative is calculated but ...
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Does using a Broom of Flying cost your movement? [duplicate]

Broom of Flying This wooden broom, which weighs 3 pounds, functions like a mundane broom until you stand astride it and speak its Command word. It then hovers beneath you and can be ridden in the air....
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How many creatures fit on a Carpet of Flying during combat?

The Carpet of Flying comes in four sizes. To keep it simple, let's just look at the smallest carpet, which is 3 feet by 5 feet in size, can carry 200 lb., and has a fly speed of 80. It can carry twice ...
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How can I make travel time feel long? [closed]

At the moment, my players are investigating a black naval ship that unknown to them is a trap. It will end up taking them to an island for a trial. I want the travel of the ship to feel like it takes ...
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Does Variable Minion Type empower me to realise my Tron-like character?

I am making a character that has some Tron-like abilities. She is more like a Green Lantern, but with a tron-like theme (not based on Tron, though some effects are for coolness). In any case one of ...
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Does a spelljammer remain flying when in gravity and no one is at the helm?

They have fly speeds, but no (hover) like you'd see on a creature. There is magic holding it aloft when a creature is attuned to the helm and concentrating since the helm is a magic item, and in space ...
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What effect does reducing a Spelljamming Vessel to 0 hp have?

For sea-going vessels, Ghosts of Saltmarsh says that (186): A ship component is destroyed and becomes unusable when it drops to 0 hit points. So, for example, if the 'movement component' was reduced ...
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Can a siege weapon "see" its target?

In another question, I was considering the mechanics of siege weaponry (and Spelljammer's ship-to-ship weapons, more to the point). I considered use of the faerie fire spell as a way to gain advantage ...
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Are there any ways to improve a siege weapon's attack bonus?

I've just gotten started reading the new Spelljammer book for 5th Edition D&D. I see that shipboard weapons work the same way siege weapons work in the DMG: It takes multiple actions to load, aim, ...
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Can a small flying vehicle enter Sigil through a portal?

Say a party of adventures were in a flying vehicle about the size of a large rowboat and went through a portal to Sigil. Would the ship be allowed in?
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Of Lancing with a Motorcycle

Vampires can get scary old. In fact, in the society of the Camarilla, it is seen as somewhat noble to have been born before the age of industrialisation, and some of its leading cadre literally had ...
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How to do Spaceship Combat in D&D 5e

I am in the midst of creating a sci-fi space pirate campaign in D&D 5e, and spaceship/spacecraft combat will be inevitable. I found this MSRD for spaceship combat but it's extremely complicated, ...
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Can a non-mount pull a cart?

To illustrate the situation in a more relatable way, I have a lvl 3 halfling drakewarden ranger who wants to circumvent the whole "it only becomes a mount at lvl 7" argument by hitching it ...
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Are there existing ground vehicles in the Faith RPG?

Faith's developers went out of business before completing all their goals for the RPG, unfortunately, so there are holes in places. There are rules for ground vehicles in the core rulebook, a space ...
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How to hit the weak point on a vehicle?

In the Vehicle Combat section of Cyberpunk RED, under “Structural Damage Points,” it says: Shooting a vehicle with a ranged weapon still requires you to hit your shot using the range table. However, ...
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Are there any creatures that are small (short) and could be a good at pulling a carriage?

I am making an armored carriage that is used to transport important people safely. The carriage has two compartments with the bottom compartment containing the creatures (currently horses) and the top ...
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How can I make a Vehicle as a Device?

I'm designing a character that wears a power suit, but that also has a second, larger power suit that he uses for long distance travel & hazardous environments. The issue is that the second suit ...
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Is there any means to improve vehicle use other than the artificer's 6th-level Tool Expertise feature?

I'm going to be starting a new campaign in the new year, in which the party are crewmembers of an airship. I'm planning to have my character be the helmsman, and as such I have a tool proficiency in ...
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How much damage do vehicle weapons vs. personal size chars

Planetary scale armor is 10x personal scale armor according to the rulebook. But I didn't find any statement about the damage itself. Is this also taken by x10? Thus if a starship or speeder with ...
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Can someone without the Mark of Storm change the direction of an airship?

In our Eberron campaign, airships are more common than usual. The bad guy in my adventure hides on an already flying airship, kills the pilot and crashes the airship against a castle next to the ...
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Does a horse come with the wagon or need to be purchased separately?

In the Player's Handbook, you're given the option to buy a cart/wagon. Do you need to buy a horse as well or does it come with a horse?
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Can a player character grapple a ship?

Background: The situation contemplates engaging with a huge or gargantuan ship, by means such as an 18th level Rune Knight using the Runic Juggernaut feature as described in Tasha's Cauldron of ...
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Starship HP increase on tier level up

When a ship is upgrade from tier 3 to tier 4 in starfinder it says there is a hp increase. You can see this in the starfinder core rulebook, page 294, table 9-1. ...
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Which is the correct length for a sailing ship from Ghosts of Saltmarsh, 100 ft. or 80 ft.?

Ghosts of Saltmarsh provides both stat blocks and deck plans for the several kinds of ships listed in the Dungeon Master's Guide. The stat blocks include, among other things, ship sizes expressed as &...
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How can I handle a car chase sequence in modern 5E?

I've done a few vehicle sequences in our campaign so far, where I drop my party into a situation that requires one of them to pilot a vehicle and react to environmental challenges thrown at him as a ...
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What creature or vehicle has the fastest unmodified speed?

What creature or vehicle has the fastest speed without any magical or psionic effects, and without any feats or items, AND without any templates or class levels, in 3.5 D&D? In short, no ...
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How far can a ship "see"?

I need a sight range for a ship at sea in 5e. This is important because I'm using a virtual tabletop and using fog of war. This seems like a stat that would be part of the ship's stat block, but such ...
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What appropriate boats exist between row and keel?

The SRD (as well as the PHB and Saltmarsh) offers the following low-end water vehicles: Rowboat, a 10 foot vessel for 50gp. Keelboat, a 60 foot vessel for 3000gp. There's a ridiculous gap between ...
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What speed benefit (if any) do horses or carriages offer when travelling long distances?

The rules for Travel Pace in the PHB and Basic Rules are good and straightforward, with players able to travel on foot for 8 hours per day without over-exerting themselves, choosing a pace of Slow (2 ...
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How much time and money would be needed to make a giant magic submarine?

My group is level 19 and we are currently messing around on an island chain near the coast. Our whole team is into the idea of making an epic-level submarine. Our Wizard, Artificer and me (the Bard) ...
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How do hit points for massive objects, like ships, work?

Page 119 of the DMG has stats for airborne and waterborne vehicles. They usually have multiple hundreds of hit points. However, isn’t a boat a massive object? If it were, it would be subject to the ...
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In Ghosts of Saltmarsh, how do the players obtain a ship?

In Ghosts of Saltmarsh, there is a lot of information about ships, naval combat, and the sea in general. However, I can't find any information on how to get a ship in the first place. I want to run ...
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Can a cart be placed in the Bag of Holding?

My DM said my party could place our cart in the bag of holding, since it only weighs around 200 lbs, whereas the capacity of the bag is 500 lbs and 64 cubic feet. I have my doubts, since the cart just ...
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Can the Heat Metal spell target the Infernal War Machines from the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus adventure?

I'd like to know if I can use the Heat Metal spell in the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus module and target an Infernal War Machine. And more specifically, what happens about this part of the ...
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How can our party move a very large ship? [closed]

Our party found a large sailing ship (about 60 feet long) that we want to claim as our own. However, it is landlocked. What spells or other methods are there to facilitate moving a very large object ...
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Does the Elk option for the Totem Warrior barbarian's Aspect of the Beast feature affect travel pace for land vehicles?

The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide adds the Elk and Tiger totem spirits as options for the Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian. The Elk totem option for the 6th-level Aspect of the Beast feature (SCAG,...
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How to create travel speed for homebrew vehicles [closed]

I'm working on a campaign where a giant forest covers the land where oceans should usually be. My party is going to have a vessel akin to a ship that will let them travel across this massive forest. ...
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What is the current status of official 5e Naval Combat?

In May of 2019, Ghosts of Saltmarsh was released bringing official rules for naval combat in the form of Appendix A: Of Ships and the Sea. This appears to be the culmination of the published "...
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Are there any stats for the NX-class starship?

Are there any stats for the NX-class ship? And if so, where? After looking, I didn't find any, but I am sure I've seen them printed somewhere before.
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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 a UA warforged envoy have an integrated airship?

We know that Warforged envoys can have a vehicle as their integrated tool. I had assumed that this had to be a land or water vehicle. However, the D&D beyond character generator lists “Vehicles (...
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Does a UA envoy warforged have to choose a specific vehicle?

According to the accepted answer that was written by Dinomaster to this question, the envoy warforged from Unearthed Arcana: Eberron Races can choose a vehicle for their integrated tool. However, on ...
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Creating a Vehicle of Unusual Size (Medium)

Specific Questions Are there any mechanics for custom vehicles in Paizo's Pathfinder rules? Are there any vehicles of Medium or smaller size in Paizo's Pathfinder rules? Are there any enhanced rules ...
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Is a character on a motorcycle-like vehicle considered "mounted"? What about a larger vehicle? [duplicate]

Does a character using a Devil's Ride, the motorcycle-like vehicle from BG:DiA, count as "mounted" for the purposes of using a lance or the Mounted Combatant feat? If so, what about a larger vehicle; ...
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Dragon Breath (Acid) vs a Ship's Hull? [closed]

If a party was Water Breathing and under a ship at night, could they use Dragon Breath (Acid) to make a hole in the hull of a ship?
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How does the Mounted Combatant feat interact with Infernal War Machines?

The new Baldur's Gate - Descent into Avernus hardcover features a brand new mechanic: Infernal War Machines! A few things caught my eye - first off, that they have a stat block: An infernal war ...
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