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Is the Moonbeam spell amazing, or are we doing it wrong?

You're using the spell incorrectly. Note that the condition that causes the spell to damage a creature is when the creature enters the beam. It takes movement on the part of the creature (including ...
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How fast does a character need to move to be effectively invisible?

RAW, you cannot become invisible via moving fast As the other answers have stated, there are no rules that imply this. When a monk reaches 18th level, they gain access to the Empty Body class feature (...
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How far does a rogue move when dashing twice using Cunning Action?

Cunning Action absolutely does let you Dash again, but Dash doesn't work quite like you're remembering (PHB, p. 192): When you take the Dash action, you gain extra movement for the current turn. ...
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Does Heavy Armor reduce your speed?

PHB p.144: Heavy Armor. Heavier armor interferes with the wearer’s ability to move quickly, stealthily, and freely. If the Armor table shows “Str 13” or “Str 15” in the Strength column for ...
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What happens when you run out of movement while jumping?

From the Movement and Position section on page 70 of the Player's Basic Rules: On your turn, you can move a distance up to your speed. You can use as much or as little of your speed as you like ...
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Is the Moonbeam spell amazing, or are we doing it wrong?

In a tweet from Jeremy Crawford, he says: When a spell's description uses "enter" in relation to an AoE, the entering has to be voluntary only if the text says so. By itself, it seems to ...
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How should I handle movement when one character isn't engaged in combat yet?

As soon as combat starts, everyone needs to abide by the movement rules I would suggest telling them that as soon as combat starts, everyone needs to abide by the movement rules, regardless of whether ...
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Did Spirit Guardians just wipe out the Orc army?

Since this question was asked, Jeremy Crawford has changed his mind on how this works. In the April Rules Answers column for Sage Advice, Crawford has this to say: Does moonbeam [or Spirit ...
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Can I move 240' and attack in one round by using two riding horses?

Short simple answer here. No you can't, you can only mount or dismount once per turn. Player's Handbook, page 198: Mounting and Dismounting Once during your move, you can mount a creature that ...
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What happens when a swimming creature falls prone?

There are no specific rules for what happens if knocked prone while swimming, therefore, from a purely mechanical standpoint, we must assume that the general rule applies. From PHB 292... A ...
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What happens when you run out of movement while jumping?

The character finishes the jump on the next turn. At the snapshot in time at the end of the character's turn the character is in mid-air. On its next turn, it finishes the jump. By the Rules From the ...
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Can an 18th level hastened mobile wood-elf monk move at over 100 mph?

No Unless I missed something, this is not how dash works. Having two actions from Haste means he can Dash twice, so that's 600 feet of movement. Dash says When you take the Dash action, you gain ...
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How would combat work without opportunity attacks?

Coming from a D&D point of view... The game becomes a lot more mobile, speed is more valuable, the concept of front-liner diminishes, and being at range is either difficult or not important. I ...
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Can a player split up attacks like they can movement?

Yes, you can! Look at Players Handbook p. 190. Moving between Attacks If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between ...
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What is "squeezing"?

Check out the Player's Handbook, page 192: Squeezing into a Smaller Space: A creature can squeeze through a space that is large enough for a creature one size smaller than it. Thus, a Large ...
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Did Spirit Guardians just wipe out the Orc army?

...when the creature enters the area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there... The orcs are not entering the area, the area is changing to include them. So, your hypothetical cleric ...
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What is the Fastest a Character Can Move in One Turn?

It's unclear whether bonuses to "your speed" apply to flying speeds. If they don't, the fastest you can go is: Shapechange into a Storm Giant: 50 ft. Monk level 15 Unarmored Movement: +25 ft. ...
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Do you take falling damage after a high jump of over 10 feet?

Rules From the Player's Handbook: High Jump. When you make a high jump, you leap into the air a number of feet equal to 3 + your Strength modifier if you move at least 10 feet on foot immediately ...
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If you are incapacitated, can you move?

Yes. The condition states everything you're not allowed to do: Actions (which also prevents Bonus Actions, per PHB p. 189: "anything that deprives you of your ability to take actions also ...
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What is the lowest level at which a human can beat the 100m world record (or: the presumed human limit) without using magic?

7 levels. Variant Human (30ft) with Mobile Feat (+10ft) with 2 Monk levels (+10ft from Unarmored Movement, and Step of the Wind) + 3 Totem Barbarian levels (+15ft Elk Totem during Rage) + 2 Fighter ...
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Can an 18th level hastened mobile wood-elf monk move at over 100 mph?

A level 18 hasted wood elf monk can move at 68 mph. The speed with haste is correct, but you make some mistakes with the Dash action. Dashing does not double a creature's speed, rather it grants a ...
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Is the "half your speed" used in standing from prone your normal speed, or current speed?

Your intuition is correct. The Dash action simply increases your movement, but doesn't actually increase your Speed. If your speed were 30 ft. and you decided to Dash, you'd still only spend 15 ft. (...
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What is the distance a creature or player can travel if they have multiple types of movement speeds?

The answer to this is on page 196 of the PHB. Using Different Speeds If you have more than one speed, such as your walking speed and a flying speed, you can switch back and forth between your speeds ...
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Can you use the Fly spell to move underwater at a speed of 60 feet?

Swimming is not flying As far as I am aware, flying is never defined as a game term, which means the word takes its normal English meaning: moving through the air under one's own power. I don't think ...
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Can I circle around an opponent and avoid opportunity attacks?

Players Basic Rules, pg 71 Moving Around Other Creatures If you leave a hostile creature’s reach during your move, you provoke an opportunity attack, as explained later in the chapter. and, Players ...
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Can a Rogue effectively triple their speed by combining Dash and Ready, spreading it over several turns?

Yes, and they don't need to ready an action to do it Say their movement is 30ft. They expend their movement for 30ft, use their action to Dash for an extra 30ft, then Bonus action to Dash again with ...
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How fast does a character need to move to be effectively invisible?

There is no such speed in D&D 5e. You will have to add it yourself. There is no speed in D&D 5e that causes spontaneous invisibility. Since you are deciding that there is such a speed, but D&...
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Can you Dash twice on the same turn?

Yes. If you can dash as a bonus action you can move, dash, and then dash again, moving thrice your speed in a round. There is no stipulation on Dash that you can't use it as an action (if you have ...
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Can I move 240' and attack in one round by using two riding horses?

This question is an example of how a DM should deal the concept of Rules Lawyer vs Playability in the game. Given the way the rules are written, there's a loophole that can be exploited. Yes, it's ...
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