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Can a UA 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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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 thunder ...
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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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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 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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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 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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How can I efficiently manage Ship to Ship Tactical Combat and Boarding?

I'm planning a campaign that will involve a fair amount of ship to ship combat and boarding. My group is accustomed to using a square grid battle mat, and I'm concerned about the mechanics of the PC'...
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Where Can I Find Good Ship Plans? [closed]

I need a variety of ship plans - not surface deck plans, and not side views, but actual interior arrangements of various sorts of vessels - orlop deck, cable locker, that sort of thing. They are ...
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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 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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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 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 a Paladin's Mount retain a cart when dismissed and called?

The Paladin's Mount states: The mount also appears wearing or carrying any gear it had when it was last dismissed. Mounts and Related Gear has: Cart This two-wheeled vehicle can be drawn ...
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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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What do the vehicles in 3:16 actually do?

I've got a good handle on most of the rules in Three Sixteen: Carnage Amongst the Stars. I've run a few games with it (a while ago). There's something that leaves me absolutely stumped, though, in a ...
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What is the cargo capacity of a Cart versus a Wagon?

In the D&D 5e Player's Handbook, on pages 155-157, is the Mounts and Vehicles section. The only statistics that they give are Cost and Weight. Does anyone know how much a Cart can carry as ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 to make air/sea/space battles between ships fun?

My PCs are on board a ship/craft in a game of Rogue Trader I am GMing, and soon will need to defend an area ("You shall not pass" style) against other ship/craft. I have recently read the The Angry ...
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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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Does a Light Fighter fit inside the cargo hold of a Free Trader Type A?

Could a light fighter (Mongoose Traveller core rulebook, p. 136) fit into the cargo zone of a Free Trader Type A (p. 117)? If yes, how much cargo space will it use — its tonnage of 10 tons? Or more, ...
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Do TIE Fighters use minion rules?

A thing that currently confuses me is the stat block of the TIE pilot showing that they are normally are minions. But what about space fights? In space combat are they still used according to minion ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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What source contains a vehicle made from a dead beholder?

A vehicle created from the corpse of a beholder, with the main eye and organs removed to make room for a pilot's seat, was published somewhere in 3.5 or 3ed Dungeons & Dragons. Does anyone know ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is Traveller 5 ship building compatible with Mongoose Traveller?

I own both Traveller 5 and Mongoose Traveller Core Rule Book (the newest one that is only available in PDF). I'm struggling with grasping all of T5, so I'm looking at using MGT. One of the things I ...
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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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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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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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Where do I find boating rules for 4e?

Where do I find boat/ship rules for D&D 4e? Guidance for skill challenges using boats as well as combat on boats greatly appreciated.
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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 ...