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What happens to a Goliath who enters icy water in freezing conditions?

As a Goliath has cold resistance, what would happen if they entered a freezing lake and then got out? Would they then have to sit shivering around a fire like any normal character without cold ...
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Where is the demarcation line for northern climate in Forgotten Realms?

My players primarily operate in and around the Sword Coast. I have only really used weather a few times. I considered everything south of the Spine of the World to be temperate. The players are ...
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How can blankets, tents, campfires, etc. help a party survive sleeping in cold weather?

In Pathfinder, I know there are things like Cold Weather Outfits and Heatstones to minimize the effects of cold weather exposure. If a party is forced to sleep outside in below-freezing temperatures, ...
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What's considered "hot weather"?

The PHB/basic rules list the following water requirements for a character: A character needs one gallon of water per day, or two gallons per day if the weather is hot. However, this section does not ...
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Where do I find the length of the seasons in Rokugan?

Rokugan has a rather large canon lore, and I am a little dumbstruck when trying to sift through all of them for the information I seek about the climate of Rokugan. In particular, I try to find out ...
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Could Control Weather stop natural disasters?

Ok, I'm kinda curious about this-provided you had a high enough level caster, could one disperse the Category 5 hurricane heading for the defenseless coastal town? Re-aim or destroy the F4 tornado ...
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Are Familiars affected by weather conditions?

Since a familiar is a magical spirit (celestial/fey/fiend, albeit in a physical form), does it have any restrictions to travel in cold/hot areas for scouting purposes, or altitude of mountain air? I'm ...
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How long does the Storm Sorcerer's Storm Guide feature stop rain from falling near you?

The Storm Sorcerer gains the Storm Guide feature at 6th level (XGtE, p. 52; emphasis added): At 6th level, you gain the ability to subtly control the weather around you. If it is raining, you can use ...
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What is the climate like in the area of Saltmarsh?

What would the climate be like in the D&D 5e Saltmarsh area described in Ghosts of Saltmarsh? What would winters be like in terms of cold and snow? Would there be a rain season?
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How "gradually" do the effects of the Control Weather spell fade?

The control weather spell description (PHB p. 288) states that "When the spell ends, the weather gradually returns to normal." While it gives a specific duration for each tier of effect, it leaves ...
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Is the space inside a demiplane considered "outdoors" for the purposes of Control Weather?

The demiplane spell creates a door that leads to another plane of existence: You create a shadowy door on a flat solid surface that you can see within range. The door is large enough to allow ...
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Is a creature standing in an Antimagic Field subject to the effects produced by Control Weather?

Say, for example, that a person is standing in an Antimagic Field when a nearby disgruntled Druid decides to create a 5 mile radius freezing hailstorm via Control Weather. Would that person be ...
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What are the RAW rules for cold weather exposure?

What are the RAW rules for cold weather exposure? The rules for cold weather in the DMG (p110) indicate that someone with winter gear could basically travel in extremely cold temperatures (anything ...
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Does a Control Weather effect and Gust of Wind effect stack or not, and why?

Does a Control Weather type effect and Gust of Wind type effect stack or not for purposes of total wind speed, and why? One or more of these effects may arise from items or effects of psionic and/or ...
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Are there rules for flying in difficult weather?

There are multiple player races that can fly, including the Aarakocra (comes with a 50' fly speed). Are there any official rules on how the flight of these races is affected by difficult weather ...
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Are there lower-level analogs to the Control Weather spell?

Control weather is a useful spell for certain plot, story, and exploration purposes. It can solve problems for adventurers or whole communities and sits as an 8th-level spell. I would like to hew ...
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Do any of the various effects that adjust wind speed stack, and if so which ones?

There are multiple ways to affect wind speed: natural phenomena, psionics, magic, even certain feats can produce minor wind effects.... Do any of the various effects that adjust wind speed stack, and ...
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What's a reasonable temperature of a dungeon in the Underdark, maintaining balance with a character built to keep the environment cold?

I have a player who will be changing the temperature in a large radius and most of the campaign will be in a large underground dungeon. The player's build is built around him using magic & keeping ...
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Is there such a thing as never melting snow?

In order to make the Snowcasting feat (Frostburn, p. 50) more useful in warmer areas, or during warmer seasons, I am looking for a source of snow or ice that never melts. This can be a spell that ...
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Can the Produce Flame cantrip remain continuously active in a blizzard?

Can the produce flame cantrip be put out by weather? I assumed that the answer was no, and that it's constantly being generated. But I'm unsure.
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Does casting Call Lightning under an existing storm extend its effective range?

Call lightning ordinarily creates a cylindrical storm cloud with a 60-foot radius, and this cloud then defines the effective range within which the caster can call down lightning bolts: ...choose a ...
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How much water do characters require during periods of 'Extreme Heat'?

PHB p. 185 (or the corresponding section of the basic rules) states: Water A character needs one gallon of water per day, or two gallons per day if the weather is hot. A character who drinks only ...
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Can Storm Guide stop rain and redirect wind created by magic?

Storm Guide is a feature of the Storm Sorcerer from XGtE (p. 52): At 6th level, you gain the ability to subtly control the weather around you. If it is raining, you can use an action to cause the ...
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Is it possible to use Druidcraft and Control Weather to tell if a given event will succeed? [duplicate]

Example: a Druid and his party decide to go get rid of an orc tribe. The weather is currently clear, with no precipitation. If the party succeeds in clearing the orc tribe, the Druid will use control ...
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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 reliable is Druidcraft weather prediction?

Barring Control Weather or other unnaturally weather alteration, how reliable is the weather prediction part of Druidcraft cantrip? You create a tiny, harmless sensory effect that predicts what the ...
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How long are subjects affected by spell-like weather conditions?

I am planning on running an encounter with a Kraken. This creature can create a hurricane using Control Weather which would in effect blow all creatures of medium size or smaller away, cause large ...
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How does the rain catcher from Tomb of Annihilation work mechanically?

The rain catcher item states: "[The rain catcher] can catch 2 gallons of drinking water per inch of rainfall and hold up to 8 gallons" My question is: How do I calculate how much rain has fallen ...
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Is calling down lightning from an existing storm (stormy weather) restricted to a small location?

Based on this question, and a tweet from Mike Mearls in this answer: how flexible is the second form of call lightning for the spell caster? Call Lightning has two forms. In the first there is no ...
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Sword Coast weather and climate

To the point: What is the climate of the Sword Coast like? What real world climate region would it fit into best? The more relevant the answer to the 5e FR, the better. If there's no 5e ...
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Random weather in flight-centric campaigns

This is inspired by a quick gander at the answers (in particular, the Empire Weather tables) to Randomly-generating weather for a sandbox campaign. How do you adapt Empire Weather, or a similar ...
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Seattle weather report in the 2070s

What's the weather like in Seattle in the world of Shadowrun (preferably 5th edition)? Does the city (and its immediate area) still get a lot of rain, after all the heavy changes to the world? What's ...
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Incorporating smell, taste, and weather underwater

Related to this question and this question. I am interested in building up the atmosphere of my aquatic campaign, and to do so, I would like to incorporate all the players' senses. But I am at a loss ...
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Randomly-generating weather for a sandbox campaign

I'm running a sandbox campaign and I've been looking for a method of randomly determining the weather for the day. Features I'm looking for: Low-to-medium handling time during play. Big tables are ...
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How do I make weather an important part of the game?

We're starting up a dark ages fantasy game, using some homebrew rules similar to D&D. As the GM, how can I make weather an important part of the game? To be clear, I'm not trying to just toss in ...
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