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So, I was looking over swarms and I don't see anything stopping you from grappling them, at least not mechanically.
Swarm: "A swarm is a mass or cloud of creatures that functions as one monster. Its size entry gives the size of the entire mass, though for most swarms the individual creatures that make up that mass are Tiny. A swarm can occupy the same space as other creatures, and must do so in order to use its damaging action. A swarm typically has weakness to effects that deal damage over an area (like area spells and splash weapons)."
I even checked some swarm creatures to see if they had common entries about it, but came up empty. Rat Swarm (276) has immunity to precision and swarm mind, but not grapple?
If you look at Incorporeal, they have this line "An incorporeal creature can’t attempt Strength-based checks against physical creatures or objects—only against incorporeal ones—unless those objects have the ghost touch property rune. Likewise, a corporeal creature can’t attempt Strength-based checks against incorporeal creatures or objects."
This is an oversight right? I'm not supposed to be able to roll around on a pile of spiders, keeping them in place or throw the entire swarm with whirling throw? Can we just add a similar line from incorporeal creatures to swarms so you can't grapple or trip them?