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Can invisibility be countered by "ramming" the whole room with lots of conjured animals?

This is a weird edge case in the rules. Trying to treat a pack of wolves like a bag of flour in that it helps you spot an invisible, hiding creature by brushing off it as it moves through a coverless ...
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Can invisibility be countered by "ramming" the whole room with lots of conjured animals?

Perception isn't just visual; it includes smell The wolf has a passive perception score of 13 (see Wolf Stat Block in PHB, MM, or Basic Rules) and then there's this: Keen Hearing and Smell. The wolf ...
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Can invisibility be countered by "ramming" the whole room with lots of conjured animals?

You know where the invisible creature is Invisible is not hidden. Your BBEG needed to become invisible and then take an action to hide. This would likely require 2 turns unless he had some way of ...
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Can invisibility be countered by "ramming" the whole room with lots of conjured animals?

Question 1: According to the rules, yes...and very much yes. Since you're playing on a grid, the rules are relatively clear on the matter of the space that a character can occupy as well as control: ...
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Can invisibility be countered by "ramming" the whole room with lots of conjured animals?

Yes, you can do a mass ramming, but it doesn't help as much as you hope Let's look at the definition of the invisibile condition: An invisible creature is impossible to see without the aid of magic ...
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Can invisibility be countered by "ramming" the whole room with lots of conjured animals?

You can discover a hidden, invisible creature by running into it The Invisible condition really only imparts these two effects (Conditions, PHB p. 291): An invisible creature is impossible to see ...
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Can a collective of creatures add their Strength together to move or lift a heavy object?

Yes, creatures can combine their strength to move an object The rules for moving and lifting are not based on a check. They are automatically successful, if the character has sufficient strength to ...
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Can a collective of creatures add their Strength together to move or lift a heavy object?

Yes, there is a rule It’s on page 6 of the PHB: The DM describes the environment The players state what they want to do The DM narrates the result Can 4 people carry more than 1? Sure, I’ve seen it ...
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How to fairly add a homebrew skill?

Stick to 17-19 Skills Proficiency Balance between classes Interactions with Expertise Jack of All Trades Bard Feature Feats and features that grant proficiency Space on character sheets All these ...
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How to fairly add a homebrew skill?

Define "fairly" Your first issue is, how do you define "fairly" adding a skill? We'll keep asking that along the way. "Mechanically" adding a skill This seems more in ...
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How to fairly add a homebrew skill?

You list a number of potential items that you might want to have different skill checks for: Navigation (very common), which is used every time the party travels, typically at least once per day ...
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How to fairly add a homebrew skill?

You've already got some good frame challenges to this question--at the risk of being redundant, I'll recap that a bit, but then give you a suggested alternative. This isn't metagaming Contra Thomas ...
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How to fairly add a homebrew skill?

I agree fully with Thomas Markov's answer, but would like to extend it in a slightly different direction (or: this is too big for a comment, and is meant to compliment their answer). First, I'll ...
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How to fairly add a homebrew skill?

Add just one skill, or add one free pick and 3 skills The other answers focus on how to handle game situations that call for skill checks and essentially frame challenge the question, advising you to ...
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How to fairly add a homebrew skill?

You’re having problems because your skill challenges are designed around metagaming. The ability and skill system of 5e is not really built to do the things you’re trying to do with it. In your ...
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Intimidating Prowess and Unchained Barbarian's Intimidating Glare Interaction

You would only get your strength bonus once. If we look at Intimidating Prowess, we can see: Benefit: Add your Strength modifier to Intimidate skill checks in addition to your Charisma modifier. ...
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What's the Perception DC to hear a creature dying from sneak attack?

Your DM decides if this does not count as battle The rules for Initiative state that At the start of a battle, each combatant makes an initiative check. Initiative is the first step in the combat ...
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What's the Perception DC to hear a creature dying from sneak attack?

It depends First and foremost, GM's are always the arbiters of what a DC is set at. They are specifically responsible for establishing the DC for any check. They are furthermore expected to take into ...
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How can I maximise my social skills without sacrificing armour class as a Monk/Ranger (Fey Wanderer)?

You could get +15 on your Charisma-based ability scores without sacrificing too much offensive and defensive combat potency. The Character Our 10th level character is a Variant Human1 with the ...
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How can I maximise my social skills without sacrificing armour class as a Monk/Ranger (Fey Wanderer)?

Work your ASIs around taking one or more of the skill feats. There are several skill granting feats available: Prodigy (Human, Half-Elf, or Half-Orc, one skill, one tool, one language, one expertise) ...

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