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Old May 1st, 2022, 02:19 AM
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3.5 Gelatenous Cube

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So, in a game I'm DM for, there's a Gelatenous cube that's gargantuan. Since a Large cube is a 10x10x10, I believe that makes a gargantuan one a forty foot cube (40x40x40)? Its hiding on one side of the map, and it wants to move to the other side of the map, picking up some players along the way.

However, there happens to be some obstacles. There are stone walls that are five feet tall, five feet thick, littered around the map. More importantly, there are some walls of thorns which are twenty feet tall, ten feet thick, and twenty feet wide (20x10x20). Would either of these walls prevent the gelatenous cube from moving through the area? Or would these pose as little of an obstacle to this gelatinous cube as a wall half my height would pose to myself? Or perhaps instead of stepping over the wall, the cube would simply engulf the wall and take it with him?
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Old May 1st, 2022, 04:49 AM
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Its acid doesn't affect stone, so the stone walls would be problematic.

Also, Gargantuan size would be 20' long and 20' tall, so consider wall heights accordingly.

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Why would the cube not just ooze over the walls, like a jellyfish or octopus flows over obstacles? it has pseudopods... so just send a big blob over the half wall, and then flow over/follow it with the rest. Plop. over the thing.

The walls of thorns would be tougher... I would say the cube would move around them, or not pass them at all. If it could pseudopod it's way through, it would be difficult terrain, and take a lot of movement actions/time.
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As it happens, a gargantuan creature occupies a 20x20 ft space

Either way, it should be able to roll over the stone walls, no problem.

I'm not sure the cube could simply step over the wall of thorns, given that it has no legs. Rolling through the wall is pretty simple to figure out, since it's right there in the text for Wall of Thorns.
The two ways of damaging a wall of thorns listed are slashing weapons and fire. You could say that the cube's acid works too, but I'd make it ten minutes, just like the fire.
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