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When a character is prone, is their CMD penalized?

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Yes. Penalties to your AC affect your CMD:

Any penalties to a creature's AC also apply to its CMD.

and you have an AC penalty (to melee attacks at least) when prone.

A prone defender gains a +4 bonus to Armor Class against ranged attacks, but takes a –4 penalty to AC against melee attacks.

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I don't know what that link said before, but it no longer says anything that implies what you're answering. If you see this comment before I find the answer, can you find where it still says it? – claudekennilol Oct 15 '14 at 20:19
I'm not clear what the confusion is but I put the exact quotes from those links into the answer. – mxyzplk Oct 15 '14 at 20:36
Oh weird, I read through that at least three times and didn't see it. But you're right, it's definitely there. – claudekennilol Oct 15 '14 at 20:46

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