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Can characters who can't see move through an area just as easily as characters who can see?

Use Dexterity Checks tl;dr Use dexterity or acrobatics checks to see if the blind characters can remain on their feet while moving at full speed. Running blindly over terrain at least qualifies as &...
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Does a rest remove ALL chase-induced exhaustion or just ONE level?

One rest will remove all the exhaustion levels you gained from the chase. A creature can remove the levels of exhaustion it gained during the chase by finishing a short or long rest. Emphasis mine. &...
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Can characters who can't see move through an area just as easily as characters who can see?

The Cragmaw Hideout contains such things as stairs, narrow passages and a rickety bridge, but I couldn't find any rules reason why the characters without darkvision couldn't traverse those just as ...
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Can a creature kill itself by dashing during a chase?

It would appear so. The Con checks, and levels of exhaustion gained, are applied at the end of the turn, for each Dash action taken during the turn. If you somehow take multiple Dash actions, you can ...
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How to handle pursuit over long distances, between cities?

My suggestion maybe seems a bit railroady... ...but your players won't necessarily know. I DMed some chases (it was my home-brew system, but that issue is interchangeable)... and every time I started ...
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How can I handle a car chase sequence in modern 5E?

Chases Check Chapter 8 of the DMG, the Chases section. This set of rules can make chases more exciting by introducing random elements. It defines how to begin and end a chase, as well as random ...
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Train chase sequence

DDEX3-5, "Bane of the Tradeways," has what you need, at pp.11-13. You can purchase it at Dungeon Master's Guild for a few bucks, or if you're an Adventurer's League GM you can still (Jan ...
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When movement speed is equal, how does one group catch another?

The usual rules for chases in Pathfinder are, in a nutshell: Create a series of skill tests to represent things that the characters encounter along the way. Put them in pairs and give characters the ...
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How do I reward experience for chases?

I have run a few chases in the past, and I usually assigned XP to the party as if the chase itself were its own combat encounter. I looked at the difficulty of the DCs that I assigned for the various ...
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Train chase sequence

Ahh, Chase scenarios; those are often tricky. If you have any experience with 4th Edition though, they become less so. True, that 4th edition and 5th edition rules and dynamics are quite different, ...
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How can I handle a car chase sequence in modern 5E?

Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus has vehicle rules in Appendix B, with the following tables: Mishaps (p 220) Chase Complications (p 222) There are also rules for crashing on page 221.
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Train chase sequence

I ended up playing on a map instead of using the normal mapless chase sequence and running everything in combat. The same can be adapted to stock 5e's chase rules; instead of rolling d20 for ...
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When movement speed is equal, how does one group catch another?

The gamemastery guide gives simple rules to quickly solve Evasion and Pursuits when the distance isnt too big, or the chase must be solved quickly. If the pursuit lasts only a few rounds: Make ...
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How to run a month-long chase in Star Wars D&D

Montage some of the less important moments. I've had some experience with long travel moments through dangerous territories in my games where originally I was having the players play out the ...
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How to run a month-long chase in Star Wars D&D

Introduce some tangible measure of progress that doesn't keep getting snatched away from them It's understandable that your players would be frustrated by this situation - they have one objective, ...
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How can I handle a car chase sequence in modern 5E?

The rules for Chases are in the DMG. The rules for vehicles are in Appendix A of Ghosts of Saltmarsh. Simply put, the rules for Chases are on p. 252-255 of the Dungeon Master's Guide. They discuss the ...
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DMG Chases and Bonus Dash

Cunning action and Step of the Wind both allow you to take the Dash action. Yes, every use of the Dash action counts. Make two checks, it says you must make a check for each additional dash action. ...
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How can I handle a car chase sequence in modern 5E?

Dungeon Master's Guide page 252-255 gives a detailed rules about running a chase without vehicle. These are what change if you ride vehicle: Optionally, ignore the dashing exhaustion rule. You don't ...
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How to handle pursuit over long distances, between cities?

I recommend making the chase less like the one in LoTR The Two Towers and more like a sort of scavenger hunt. One hint leads to another. The party tries to retrace the steps of the villain, but are ...
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Using Contests for Chases (not Races)

Take a four-character contest and let it ride. A and B are trying to catch C and D. Nobody's working together. So you run a four-player contest. If C or D wins, they escape pursuit. Let's suppose D ...
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How to run a month-long chase in Star Wars D&D

Make it more about the hunt, as opposed to a chase. Although those 2 terms are similar the difference is subtle. In the hunt the players are narrowing down their enemy's options, circling closer and ...
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Chase Rules for Call of Catthulhu [sic]

After acquiring a copy of Worlds of Catthulhu and careful review of the two other rule books, I must conclude: No There are no set rules for chase scenes.
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Can a creature kill itself by dashing during a chase?

RAW Yes, but RAI No RAW, the Con checks come at the end of your turn, and they are not explicitly prevented by ending the chase. So if you choose to Dash twice while at 4 levels of exhaustion, it is ...
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When movement speed is equal, how does one group catch another?

Local Chases Some chases may occur in a localized area and are fast-paced like a chase scene in a movie. As described in Quentin's answer, there are rules for designing chases like obstacle courses, ...
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How do I reward experience for chases?

I suggest using the difficulty to resist monster abilities by CR to approximate a value. First, calculate the average DC of all the checks in the chase. Then compare that DC with the Primary Ability ...
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How do chases work when multiple characters are involved on both sides?

I am not very familiar with Wolsung (I, in fact, just downloaded and read the basic manual in order to answer your question) but I have some experience with similar games and I think I may be able to ...
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Can characters who can't see move through an area just as easily as characters who can see?

Perhaps surprisingly, there is no movement penalty indicated in the rules for moving in darkness or while otherwise blinded. I have to admit, I assumed there was, but I must have been thinking of ...
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Using Contests for Chases (not Races)

Diaspora plays space combat as a conflict, but avoids the intricacies of 3D orbital maneuvering by reducing the map to a linear scale of 9 zones, marked -4 to +4. It represents the difficulty of ...
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How to handle pursuit over long distances, between cities?

You can introduce setbacks, or give players "short cuts," enabling them to effectively catch the villain. If the villain is a considerable distance away, and they have any indication of ...
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How to handle pursuit over long distances, between cities?

For an officially published approach: Out of the Abyss (roughly chapter 2), has a longer chase section, not with towns, but that could be adapted in as it is weeks or possibly months long. Basically: ...
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