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What else do you do when the barbarian with 20 strength wants to use the goblin as a throwing weapon?

What else do you do when the barbarian with 20 strength wants to use the goblin as a throwing weapon?

followeroftheprince

Assuming the goblin is within his carry weight, probably just use the improvised weapon stats. Maybe make the goblin take the same damage as whatever it's thrown into.


last_train_to_space

How I would run it yeah, but I don't think RAW would let you throw a creature.


hadoonwt

is a corpse an object?


last_train_to_space

I don't think so? Can you use mending to reattach a lost arm on a corpse and then rez a character?


hadoonwt

i would rule yes corpses are objects what else are they? not creatures anymore but then theres the question of if a creature counts as an object


reezy619

Dead creatures are still creatures. Revivify specifically targets a creature that is dead. There is no blanket rule that defines dead creatures as objects.


w0t3rdog

But the owlbear head my noble human barbarian decided to use as a hat, is it still a creature, or an object? He may have used it to hold unvoluntarily ejected bodily fluids at one point...


last_train_to_space

I think if it's still alive it's definitely not an object.


rikumario

Ok but who has underwater combat memorized? Like 2 percent of the dnd player base?


RollForThings

Inb4 rules-savvy players (who aren't rules lawyers): "I'm a rules lawyer, and I...."


Zoolot

I’m a rules lawyer, and my knowledge is used to complement the DM, not undermine them. Also, I make sure to follow the rules even if it would hurt me.


RollForThings

Then you are not [a rules lawyer](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_lawyer#:~:text=A%20rules%20lawyer%20is%20a,an%20advantage%20within%20that%20environment.&text=The%20rules%20of%20the%20game,parodies%20of%20rules%20lawyer%20behavior.)


Zoolot

Hm, you appear to be right. I feel like there should be a name for this case that is more apt then.


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Megav16

I believe a dead goblin is actually listed as one of the examples of an improvised weapon RAW lol.


last_train_to_space

You posted this 3 time. Which is funny because I had the same thing happen to me a few minutes ago.


Megav16

Yea Reddit on the phone has been really bad lately.


Nictem

Use falling damage, if the goblin travels 10 feet into a guy, 1d6 damage for both, so on, so forth


useles-converter-bot

10 feet is the height of literally 1.75 'Samsung Side by Side; Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Refrigerators' stacked on top of each other


ROBANN_88

Recently, the Bard polymorphed into a Giant Ape, picked up an Ogre and threw it at an Orc. Said Orc was standing next to my Wizard. The Orc succeded the Dex Save, i did not.


Wohn-Jick-421

the Goliath barbarian in my party constantly throws the warforged wizard as if he’s a grenade, and it’s scarily effective