Questions tagged [weather]

For issues relating to in-game weather and its effects on characters or the environment.

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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 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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...