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  1. A lot of people cry foul on this one in every edition of D&D, but it’s totally realistic. People have survived falls from airplanes, not just thousands of feet but literal miles in the sky. The farthest fall survived without a parachute on record was over 6 miles.

    There’s an upper limit on how fast a falling body can fall (terminal velocity), and once it’s reached, it doesn’t matter how much extra distance you pile on, you’re not going to hit the ground any harder. Once you hit that point, how much damage you take is pretty much just a question of how you happen to land.

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