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Does the Enlarge spell stack if it is cast multiple times?

The rule on Combining Magical Effects (PHB 205) states: The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine So no, the effect of the enlarge spell can't be stacked on the same creature....
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Can small characters really carry that much?

Yes, those're the rules. That's really all there is to it. Except here's a bit more. PS: I know D&D isn't meant to be a realistic sumulation, but still. There are times in the history of D&D ...
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Does a gargantuan creature still die if only the feet are ever attacked?

Yes, the creature is dead when it reaches 0 hit points. Basic Rules (p. 79) When you drop to 0 hit points, you either die outright or fall unconscious... This can be modified for a monster, but ...
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Would a Fireball cast by a Pixie/Human/Dragon of the same level have the same power?

Magic is unaffected by creature size. Creatures can have benefits for particular types of magic (it’s easy to imagine a dragon getting bonuses on fireball—after all, their descendants do—or a pixie ...
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What's the best way to resolve a paradox created when a mage shapeshifted into a larger creature enters an antimagic field, but its true form doesn't?

If you maintain creature positions, the effect is simply suppressed and the druid remains in its typical form The druid can't take the Brass Dragon form when some portion of that form would intersect ...
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How large a snake can a Yuan-Ti Abomination become?

In this context "Large" means of the Large size category (Player's Handbook p.191), meaning it occupies a 10' by 10' space. The exact phrase is the following: The yuan-ti can use its action to ...
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How much does a large monstrous spider weigh?

There's a factor you missed out on: the square-cube law. As Wikipedia describes it: When an object undergoes a proportional increase in size, its new surface area is proportional to the square of ...
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How does the eldritch invocation "Repelling blast" affect a bigger creature?

It works just like you've been using it: the invocation doesn't care about creature size, and will make the Blast push it 10′ away. Logic agrees perfectly: it's magic and that's what it's supposed to ...
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How can my tiny fey (custom race) PC avoid drowning in her potion of healing?

The rules read When an article of magic clothing or jewelry is discovered, most of the time size shouldn’t be an issue. Many magic garments are made to be easily adjustable, or they adjust themselves ...
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Are Goliaths able to wield large-sized weapons?

Yes, there are rules for oversized weapons. Maybe your character can wield it, but he cannot wield it like he would be able to wield a normal sized weapon The 5th edition DMG does have rules for ...
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Is there a lower limit to the size of creature a druid can wild shape into?

Your player is perfectly justified in doing this. The Spider is a Tiny beast listed on page 44 of the DM Basic Rules (v0.3), or page 337 of the Monster Manual. It's CR 0, so the Druid is free to Wild ...
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Would a Fireball cast by a Pixie/Human/Dragon of the same level have the same power?

They would be equally powerful, as magic effects aren't affected by caster size, only by spell level. The description of fireball says: Each creature in a 20-foot-radius sphere centered on that point ...
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Are there any rules or guidelines for large character races?

There are guidelines for creating playable races in page 285 of the DMG, however, it doesn't go into detail on creating Large races, specifically (nor do they really go into detail on making medium ...
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Are Goliaths able to wield large-sized weapons?

No, there are no weapon size rules in 5e beyond Heavy weapons being off limits to size Small races. There is no feature like that in the Elemental Evil Players Companion entry for the Goliath race. ...
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How big is a dragon?

I do not know of any published material from 5e yet, but there have been a book or two named Draconomicon throughout the editions. The 3.5e and 4e have rather comparable statistics, so one can ...
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If I allowed a player to play a Large-size character, what advantages and disadvantages would they have compared to a typical character?

I played with a Player who wanted their Firbolg to be Large, and not artificially "shrunk" to Medium. It quickly fell apart. Size in D&D is about relativity. Rules and maps, are designed ...
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Crushing a creature that is 2 sizes smaller

No, you're describing an Unarmed Attack The game already has rules for attacking a creature using your body, rather than a weapon, and that's using an Unarmed Attack - for most characters, it deals 1+...
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Is it against RAW to allow an Enlarged/Oversized net to restrain a Huge creature?

There is no official ruling, but allowing it does not seem to be unbalanced. As you mentioned in your question, there are no explicit rules stating how the Net interacts with being Oversized (made for ...
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Is it possible for a PC to become Huge or larger, in order to try and grapple a Tarrasque?

In addition to the other answer, Storm King's Thunder introduces us to the magic item Potion of Giant Size. When you drink this potion, you become Huge for 24 hours if you are Medium or smaller, ...
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Does creature size affect weapon damage?

Yes. Weapon sizes are addressed in the Creating a Monster section of the DMG. On p 278 it says: Big monsters typically wield oversized weapons that deal extra dice of damage on a hit. Double the ...
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How can my tiny fey (custom race) PC avoid drowning in her potion of healing?

Potions in Pathfinder may be littler than initially imagined Popular culture frequently depicts magic potions as being of significant quantity. A Medium creature hears magic potion and may imagine ...
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What size doors can a Giant Ape squeeze its body through?

In combat, it can squeeze thru a 10' door; out of combat, DM's adjudication The Player's Handbook has rules for "squeezing" - a character normally requires a space proportionate to their ...
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What's the best way to resolve a paradox created when a mage shapeshifted into a larger creature enters an antimagic field, but its true form doesn't?

Space permitting, the druid decides It is essential to understand that just because an ancient brass dragon is Gargantuan, does not mean that it occupies the entirety of a 20' x 20' square. Rather, ...
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Can a Small character with the Totem Warrior barbarian's Aspect of the Beast (Bear) feature use a heavy weapon without disadvantage?

From the Player's Handbook, page 147, in the descriptions of weapon properties: Heavy. Small creatures have disadvantage on attack rolls with heavy weapons. A heavy weapon’s size and bulk make it ...
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Can a Large creature enter Leomund's Tiny Hut from below?

RAW is unclear, and the tweets from Mr. Crawford are contradicting each other (and are unofficial now). But logic, game history, balance and plain common sense dictates that Leomund's Tiny Hut is not ...
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How should I handle REALLY big creatures in combat?

30x30 is not the limit for a colossal creature's space, its the standard. From there it only goes up. If you look at the kaiju, you will see that colossal creatures are not limited to 30x30 space (...
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For a Small race using a heavy weapon, does the Enlarge spell remove disadvantage on attacks with it?

Enlarge removes the disadvantage. The heavy property only gives disadvantage to Small creatures. Heavy. Small creatures have disadvantage on attack rolls with heavy weapons. A heavy weapon's ...
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How to handle a Tiny Player Character in 5e?

The only special rule for tiny characters that I could find is the following (DMG 278): A creature has disadvantage on attack rolls with a weapon that is sized for a larger attacker. You can rule ...
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Is there anything that cancels out Small creatures' disadvantage to attack when using Heavy weapons?

A potion of growth or an enlargement spell By changing to medium size, temporarily, that disadvantage will go away. Both the potion and the spell make that possible. Comment: this point got some ...
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