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Tiny Creatures Can't Kill Players, Right?

There is no such rule. I have over 1500 D&D 5e posts on this site and have read the PHB and DMG cover to cover numerous times, as well as every other supplement at least once. I am confident there ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Tiny Creatures Can't Kill Players, Right?

There is no such rule ... See Thomas Markov's answer for the assessment of a site veteran much more accomplished than myself. That being said, although I'm not quite as accomplished, I can only ...
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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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Can small characters really carry that much?

Yes1 Medium and Small characters have the same carrying capacity. Large creatures get a boost, and Tiny creatures get a reduction. You've provided the only relevant quote yourself: Size and Strength. ...
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Can a gnome/halfling ride another player as a mount?

Yes Player's Handbook, p. 198: A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount using the following rules. However, there are ...
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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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What, approximately, is the size of a Tiny creature?

The 'large' ones, probably not. The 'small' ones, maybe Is the short answer. Long answer is below: PHB page 191 lists the the size categories, in terms of area controlled in combat, given in feet: ...
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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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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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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 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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If a paladin becomes Large, at what point does the paladin's aura originate?

Paladin auras "originate" from their entire space, so the radius extends from the edge of their space In this case, Mike Mearls' interpretation in your second link is incorrect, in addition ...
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Does the radius of the Spirit Guardians spell depend on the size of the caster?

Yes, Spirit Guardians' area depends on the size of the caster Spirit Guardians has a range of "Self", and the area of effect is described as follows: They flit around you to a distance of ...
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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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If I allowed a player to play a Large-size character, what advantages and disadvantages would they have compared to a typical character?

Being a Large PC is probably not a big deal (pun intended) Largeness is not, in and of itself, a particular problem. The drawbacks to being Large -- like having a hard time taking cover, squeezing a ...
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Potential effects of non-standard creature size in combat (purple worm)

You don't need to homebrew a thing. Gargantuan creatures occupy a 20'x20' square for combat purposes. That doesn't mean they're actually 20'x20'. A halfling occupies a 5'x5' square, but last I checked,...
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