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If a PC becomes stunned on their turn, do they lose the rest of their actions without losing any stunned value?

Page 622 of the Core Rulebook defines the Stunned condition: You've become senseless. You can't act while stunned. Stunned usually includes a value, possibly over multiple turns, from being stunned. ...
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Can a frightened creature freely circle the source of its fear?

A frightened creature A is standing horizontally or vertically next to the source of its fear B. The creature can't willingly move closer to the source of its fear. Can A freely circle B, for ...
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What spells or other effects cause a creature to make a saving throw to avoid being knocked out?

I saw that a hydra has "advantage on saving throws against being... knocked unconscious" and was curious as to what spells or effects would cause such a thing to happen. The only effect that ...
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Eldritch Smite: Can you decide whether the enemy goes prone or do they always go prone?

Once per turn when you hit a creature with your pact weapon, you can expend a warlock spell slot to deal an extra 1d8 force damage to the target, plus another 1d8 per level of the spell slot, and you ...
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Are there rules for becoming blind or deaf from character birth or injury?

There are special effects (psionics, magic, etc) which can cause blindness or deafness, but are there rules for being blind or deaf from character birth or becoming so from injury?
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What is the highest value a condition could reach?

I'm making a Pathfinder 2e character sheet on Google sheet to automate as much number-crunching as possible. Currently, I'm making a dropdown list for conditions, as well as formulas for calculating ...
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What creatures cannot be blinded?

Warlock with Beshadowed Blast can blind targets if target fails to make a DC check against 10 + Spell level (4) + Caster level Beshadowed Blast indicates: This eldritch essence invocation allows you ...
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Does Disguise Self end if the caster falls unconscious?

In one of my groups, I play a squishy sorcerer focused on deception, including having a number of false identities. Last week, we were infiltrating an enemy’s base and my sorcerer used disguise self ...
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Can an incapacitated character still use bonus actions?

The Incapacitated condition says: An incapacitated creature can’t take actions or reactions. Can someone who is incapacitated still take bonus actions?
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What happens if you become frightened of yourself?

You might be wondering how this could happen apart from a contrived scenario of casting a spell like cause fear on yourself (which is allowed). Turns out, it can happen by interacting with the local ...
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Can you stand up from prone while stunned?

If you are Stunned, your movement isn't reduced to 0 (unlike grappled.) Can you stand up from prone while Stunned? Can you also drop prone from standing? Stunned A stunned creature is incapacitated (...
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Do melee and ranged spell attack rolls have advantage against a stunned creature?

In D&D 5e, if a creature has a condition such as Stunned, then: Attack rolls against the creature have advantage. Does this benefit also apply to spells that require melee or ranged spell attack ...
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Are you be able to Wild Shape while paralyzed?

Would you be able to use Wild Shape while paralyzed in d&d 3.5?
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Can you use your free object interaction while restrained?

If a character is restrained, like being in the gullet of a froghemoth, and they attempt to pull out a different weapon, I assume they could drop what they were holding, but since their speed is zero, ...
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Does Stunned make you Flat-Footed?

Stunned does not explicitly make you Flat-Footed, but common sense and the first sentence implies it (CR p622): You’ve become senseless.
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What happens when Restrained creatures are removed from the area of effect of Entangle?

The victims of an Entangle spell are Restrained and cannot move themselves; but can be moved by others. I had always assumed that moving them out of the Area of Effect of the spell would free them; ...
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Allowing Allies to free one from Entangle and Web

Among spells that restrain creatures, most require those restrained to free themselves while others expressly allow allies to free them (either directly or by using the Help action to assist the ...
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Does HP fall to 0 if a creature is knocked unconscious from failing a save? If not, how does the unconscious condition end?

I was looking at the Prismatic Beetle Swarm from Tome of Beasts. The description of its Glittering Carapace trait says, in part: In bright light, a creature within 30 feet that looks at the prismatic ...
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How dangerous is this modified exhaustion compared to other harmful conditions?

In this question, I asked about the ramifications of monsters causing exhaustion: How dangerous is exhaustion? The answers concluded, that this would generally be very risky and dangerous. I therefore ...
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Unlisted effects of Incapacitated Condition

In a game I DM'd, a PC had cast a spell with a Concentration requirement and was subsequently Paralyzed. I quickly checked the description of the Paralyzed condition, which said nothing about ...
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How dangerous is exhaustion?

I'm interested in adding exhaustion effects to monsters. I might homebrew changes to the exhaustion mechanic, but for now, I'm interested in assessing how dangerous it is if monsters can cause RAW ...
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What does Axiomatic Mind do?

The Modrons have the following trait: Axiomatic Mind. The [modron] can't be compelled to act in a manner contrary to its nature or its instructions. What does this mean? It sounds to me like ...
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If 3+ characters cast Flesh to Stone on the same target, and the target fails the saving throws against all of them, is it petrified?

The flesh to stone spell states: A creature restrained by this spell must make another Constitution saving throw at the end of each of its turns. If it successfully saves against this spell three ...
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Does being “paralyzed” for an extended period of time grant the effects of a rest?

One of our players got paralyzed for 10 hours by a special dart (homebrew). We were in combat when he went down, and were in combat when the effect wore off, although they were 2 separate encounters. ...
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Does the Hallow spell remove an existing charm/fear/possession effect from creatures that are already in its area when the spell is cast?

Part of the description of the hallow spell includes the following effect (emphasis mine): First, celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead can't enter the area, nor can such creatures charm, ...
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Does gaining immunity to a condition apply immediately to a current condition?

What happens when a creature gains immunity to a condition while it currently has that condition? (For a list of conditions see Rules Compendium 229–35.) For example, the level 6 battlemind daily ...
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What happens when a character fails to reject influence that would put a label above +3 or below -2?

The Labels in Masks: A New Generation are fixed between -2 and +3. From the rulebook: If you ever need to shift a Label and can’t (because the Label is at +3 and would shift up, or is at -2 and ...
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What happens to magical objects worn or carried by a character when it is petrified?

The first part of the description of the Petrified condition says (PHB, p. 291; emphasis mine): A petrified creature is transformed, along with any nonmagical object it is wearing or carrying, ...
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What would be the implications of ignoring the incapacitated condition tied to the paralyzed condition?

The paralyzed condition notes A paralyzed creature is incapacitated (see the condition) and can't move or speak. Under incapacitated it says An incapacitated creature can't take actions or ...
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Bloodpyre Poison Str bonus duration

This bloodpyre poison states that it gives str bonus along with the damage it causes. However there is no duration given. Does the str bonus last while you have ability score damage? Is it permanent? ...
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Does the grappled creature have to be the one that is moved in order to force the grapple to end, or can the grappler be the one that is moved? [duplicate]

The description of the grappled condition reads, in part: The condition also ends if an effect removes the grappled creature from the reach of the grappler or grappling effect, such as when a ...
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What happens if you're frightened of a hidden or invisible creature?

A Frightened creature suffers the following effects: A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls while the source of its fear is within line of sight. The ...
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Understanding Frightful Aura and Frightened tick down

I have a question concerning Pathfinder Second Edition: From my understanding, when a creature enters the Lich's Frightful Presence aura, it has to roll Will save. Because of the nature of ...
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Should the “Distracted” modifier be applied to Vigor rolls made to avoid Bleeding Out?

I want to know if the Distracted modifier should be applied to Vigor rolls made to avoid Bleeding Out. The rules state that the Distracted modifier applies to all trait rolls. Personally, I don't ...
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Can Phantasmal Force Incapacitate Someone? [duplicate]

The spell Phantasmal Force allows the caster to implant an illusion into a creature's mind. Would it be possible to use some form of illusion that would make the target believe it is incapacitated, so ...
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Does drowning count as a condition?

So I know we are going to some kind of underwater place next session. I was wondering if the bard could use Lesser Restoration to "fix" the drowning "condition". That is, if it counts as one.
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Does the Ring of Free Action grant immunity to the incapacitated condition if caused by magic?

I am a DM who is planning to have the party finally face off against a criminal mastermind whose signature spell is Modify Memory. However, the party rogue is in possession of a Ring of Free Action. ...
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What is the effect of being prone in the Ubiquity RPG system?

In the Ubiquity RPG system (used for Hollow Earth Expedition and other games), the action “Stand Up” reads: Falling down is easy; it is getting up that is hard. Your character can fall prone as a ...
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How can I frighten my enemies besides using spells?

I am planning on playing an Oath of Conquest paladin, and I really want to capitalize on the Aura of Conquest feature (XGtE, p. 38): Starting at 7th level, you constantly emanate a menacing aura ...
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Is a character swallowed by a giant toad considered “unseen” on an attack against the toad, granting advantage (which cancels out disadvantage)?

When swallowed by a Giant Toad, you are Blinded and Restrained, both of which give you disadvantage on attacks. However you also have "total cover against attacks and other effects outside the toad". ...
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How to tell a statue from a petrified creature in 5e?

How can a character investigate whether a lifelike statue is a statue or a petrified creature? Do permanent spells like Flesh to Stone, or anything causing the Petrified status (in particular a ...
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Do you still roll saves against effects suppressed by the Calm Emotions spell? [duplicate]

The Calm Emotions spell says: ...suppress any effect causing a target to be charmed or frightened. When this spell ends, any suppressed effect resumes, provided that its duration has not expired in ...
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Can a Divination Wizard use the Portent feature on themself while blinded?

The blinded condition states (emphasis mine): A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. [...] Meanwhile the Divination Wizard's Portent feature ...
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Do numerical Conditions stack?

2e introduced quite a lot of new rules, one being conditions. I didn't find any quote there and it left me wondering: Does drained (and other conditions) stack? Example: One poison says: Stage 1 ...
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In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, can warforged become exhausted if they decide not to take a long rest?

In Eberron: Rising from the Last War (p. 36), the warforged's Constructed Resilience trait includes the following benefit: You don’t need to sleep, and magic can’t put you to sleep. The Sentry's ...
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What happens when a creature under an effect gains immunity to that effect?

For my first example, let's say that a creature has contracted Filth Fever, and subsequently gains immunity to disease. The source could be anything, a Periapt of Health, or perhaps they gained their ...
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What's the best way to represent gradual memory loss/Amnesia in an exploration adventure? [closed]

I'm going to DM a D&D 5e hexcrawl Westmarch-style, and for story-wise reasons the worst danger the players will have to face is Amnesia. Each character will have a 7th ability score called Memory ...
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Are creatures with the immune to poisoned condition immune to poison damage?

For example Flesh Golem is immune to the poisoned condition... would that make them immune to poison damage?
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Is there any consequence after Fatigued if you continue going without rest?

In Pathfinder 2e, if you miss a night's sleep you become Fatigued, and you can get rid of this with a night's sleep. But after this, I can't find any other consequences for missing even longer periods;...
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If you succeed on all of your death saving throws, what happens?

I have been DMing for my group for maybe a month or two, and we ruled that upon stabilizing your character with death saving rolls, you recover one HP and are unconscious. Is this right? Should you ...

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