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Can you move while incapacitated? [duplicate]

I've been searching through the internet trying to find a concrete answer to my question, but I just can't seem to find it. The Incapacitated condition in my opinion, is written very poorly, because ...
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Can PCs cause thunder damage or a related condition with simple purpose-built non-magic items?

I would like one of my player characters (I am the player, and I will collaborate with my DM on this) in D&D 5e to craft (or possibly buy) a device that is intended to cause damage or a harmful ...
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An expanded take on Stars Druid Dragon form and Polymorph [duplicate]

My initial question got closed so I'm asking again because the answers in the referenced questions are inconclusive. Consider these sequences: A. Ally A Polymorphs a PC into a giant ape then ally B ...
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What is the difference between "Unconscious" and "Asleep"?

The Sleep spell explicitly causes targets to fall "unconscious" but includes many references to sleep, as well as the line: "Undead and creatures immune to being charmed aren’t ...
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Can Hellish Rebuke be trigged by a damaging effect that also causes a condition such as "paralyzed" or "incapacited"?

Similar to a question posed here: Can you cast Hellish Rebuke as a reaction to damage that reduces you to zero hit points? However, I am wondering what should happen when a condition is applied as a ...
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Does the Dodge action have any effect when you are incapacitated or your speed drops to 0?

From the Basic Rules (emphasis mine): When you take the Dodge action, you focus entirely on avoiding attacks. Until the start of your next turn, any attack roll made against you has disadvantage if ...
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Can a petrified character drown?

At the end of our last gaming session my character was fighting a Gorgon in a pool of chest height water. I had the terrible misfortune of being knocked down and then petrified (turned to stone) Can I ...
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Does the effect of the Boots of Speed magic item last for 9 rounds, or 11?

On page 606 of the Pathfinder 2e Core Rulebook, the description of the Boots of Speed reads (emphasis mine): [...] You click the heels of the boots together and gain the quickened condition for one ...
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What happens to a creature with maximum 1 hit point that gains level 4 Exhaustion?

The fourth level of exhaustion imparts this effect on a creature: Hit point maximum halved The Basic Rules make it clear that whenever you divide a number for any purpose, you round down: There’s ...
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Ways to become dazzled

The Dazzled Condition is quite useful for my rogue since if a creature is dazzled I am concealed. So I can make a Hide Action to become Hidden and so I can make a Sneak Attack. My question would be ...
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Do conditions persist when an Eidolon is unmanifested?

Let's say a summoner's eidolon is currently suffering from persistent bleed damage, is frightened 1, benefitting from Haste for 5 more rounds, and permanently blinded. The summoner is reduced to zero ...
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How can I resurrect a creature that died entirely by starvation or dehydration?

The section of the rules on food and water states that exhaustion resulting from starvation or dehydration cannot be cured until the cause has been eliminated (emphasis added): Characters who don't ...
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Is there an effect that will cause more than one level of exhaustion to be gained?

In discussions for exhaustion (like this one or this one), bandwidth is spent on what happens if exhaustion would exceed six levels. The definition of exhaustion also says: An effect can give a ...
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What happens when a creature reaches six levels of exhaustion while Death Ward is active on it?

Exhaustion is a special condition which has multiple levels. From the PHB p. 291, all emphasis mine: Level ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Effect ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ⋮ ​ ​ ​ ​ 6 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Death Exhaustion is measured ...
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Is there a difference between Slowed 1 and Stunned 1?

Slowed 1 and Stunned 1 both reduce a Creature's Actions by 1 on their next turn; what's more, they don't even stack per the line in Stunned saying that it overwrites Slow. What difference, besides ...
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How does this homebrew cantrip compare to other cantrips, and certain levelled spells?

There aren't many cantrips that I know of which inflict a status effect, so I wanted to create one. The aim is to make it strong enough that it's viable, but not so strong that it's a must pick. Here ...
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What is the significance of the errata that removed the Artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon's immunity to conditions?

When Eberron: Rising from the Last War was published in November 2019, the version of the Artillerist artificer published in it originally contained this line (p. 59): It is immune to poison damage, ...
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Superior Will vs Auras that daze/stun, or: Order of Operations for Start of Turn effects

Monsters that have auras often have text that says "If a creature starts their turn within the aura, then {something happens}." In this case, the monster's aura dazes or stuns anyone who ...
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How does applying drained to an Eidolon affect the Summoners hitpoints?

While in the course of play, one of the enemies gave the party summoner's eidolon drained 1. We were unsure whether to change the summoner's hit points, since they are shared amongst the two. Normally ...
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If you're a Moon druid with a level of exhaustion, and then Wild Shape into an elemental, do you regain this exhaustion when you revert?

Say you're a Circle of the Moon druid, and you have at least 1 level of exhaustion. You then use Wild Shape to transform into an elemental. Since elementals are immune to exhaustion, you would ...
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Which conditions, if any, prevent or impede the afflicted caster from being able to attack with Spiritual Weapon?

The relevant text for Spiritual Weapon is: You create a floating, spectral weapon within range that lasts for the duration or until you cast this spell again. When you cast the spell, you can make a ...
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Can an Artificer, proficient in Mason's Tools, use Fabricate to reconstruct the statue of a petrified person which has been broken or shattered?

Am I interpreting it correctly that, yes, an Artificer in this situation would be able to reconstruct the petrified statue of his party member? The Petrified condition states: A petrified creature is ...
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Сan a creature that is immune to fear be under the effects of Madness?

Сan a creature that is immune to fear be under the effects of Madness? For example, can a creature under a Heroism spell be under the effect of Madness?
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How does the warlock's Gaze of Two Minds eldritch invocation interact with senses other than vision/hearing, such as Blindsight?

The warlock's Gaze of Two Minds eldritch invocation states that: [...] While perceiving through the other creature's senses, you benefit from any special senses possessed by that creature, and you ...
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How many condition immunities can a player character amass?

How many condition immunities can a player character amass? Answers should follow most of the same specifications detailed in the question: How many damage types can a player character become immune ...
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What does "DC 20" refer to in the description of the Erinyes' "Entangle" ability?

The Erinyes has an ability called Entangle that functions "as an animate rope spell (CL 16th, DC 20)". Normally, this format of ability description would set the save DC of the spell, but ...
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Does escaping a concealed grappler require a flat check?

Suppose your character is grappled by a creature with the concealed condition. Normally, targeting such a creature with an attack requires a DC 5 flat check. A creature that you're concealed from ...
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How often does a Dazing spike growth daze?

Spike growth deals damage "for each 5 feet of movement through the spiked area". Dazing Spell inflicts daze "when a creature takes damage" from the base spell. Does spike growth ...
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Petrification at low levels

I was considering using a Medusa in my home game against a group of 4th-level characters. With a CR of 6, a Medusa is well within the proper XP range for such a group. However, I'm nervous about using ...
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How does extra movement interact with prone?

An example here being Instinctive Pounce introduced in Tasha's. The barbarian in question gets "you can move up to half your speed" for free when going into a rage. How does this interact ...
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Ways to count as bloodied earlier [duplicate]

Are there any feats, items, even powers that will make it so that you count as bloodied being over 1/2 HP? I ask because I have a couple of characters who have abilities that would be useful to have ...
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Does being stunned interrupt concentration?

Fairly simple question but I can't seem to find an answer to it. If a creature is concentrating on a spell and then becomes stunned, does their concentration on that spell end?
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How does Breath Weapon work while blind?

Blind characters have disadvantage on attack rolls, however breath weapon does not require the attacker to roll dice. Should I assume, then, that there is not penalty for attacking with a breath ...
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What are the implications of this very short stun ability?

In the process of homebrewing, I came up with this rough outline of an ability: As an action on your turn, you can speak words of rebuke. Creatures [in the area] must make a Constitution saving throw ...
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What happens when a druid is wild shaped and then is petrified?

If a druid is wild shaped into an animal when they are hit by an effect that imposes the petrified condition, are they: A. A petrified version of the animal they turned into. B. A petrified version of ...
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What happens if a druid is wild shaped as an Earth elemental and gets turned into stone?

In a D&D 5th edition game I'm running the PCs fought against Gorgons. The druid was wild shaped into an earth elemental (moon druid). The druid got turned to stone by failing two saves in a row to ...
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Can a charmed Beast Master ranger's Primal Companion attack the charmer?

If a Beast Master ranger has a Primal Companion, and the ranger is charmed, can the charmed ranger instruct their Primal Companion to attack the charmer? I ask this because the Primal Companion ...
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What happens when a Polymorphed creature who was mind-controlled reverts to its original form?

What would happen if a creature who was polymorphed was affected by, for example, a neogi's Enslave ability, when the spell ended? Would the creature no longer be enslaved, since both its mental ...
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Does GURPS have a slow effect, if no how to model it?

Recently I've started tinkering with a fantasy martial arts setting. One of the inspirations was Jade Empire. or to be more precise, the styles found therein. While the martial, weapon and even magic(...
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Is it possible to trip a bulette? [duplicate]

Tripping and the prone condition, in general, are rather easy to manage. You are prone? Well your enemies have an advantage on their melee attack and a disadvantage on ranged attacks, plus, you can ...
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Healed while knocked out [duplicate]

Tonight at my party's session, I was being attacked by an army of angry island gladiators and I was knocked out - dropped to 0 HP with a non-lethal attack. I have Devotee's Censer with me and I ...
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Would the Icy Prison spell work differently against incorporeal foes?

Would the Icy Prison spell work differently against incorporeal foes? I'm asking because I haven't been able to find anything about it, but this sentence under the Incorporeal monster rule makes me ...
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How do asymmetric PC exhaustion levels affect the difficulty of an encounter?

As a DM, I have planned a medium encounter for my party of 5 characters. Before this encounter, as a consequence of some non optimal choices, one of them suffers from 4 exhaustion levels, and there ...
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Spellcasting while Poisoned [closed]

So this question came up while working on magic items. The "poisoned" condition is used as a general catch-all for being/feeling sick, not just that you got a dose of poison (most of which ...
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How does the confused condition affect a creature with the minion trait?

Creatures with the minion trait (like animal companions or familiars) get 2 actions when their master uses an action to order them to act. The confused condition causes the creature to attack wildly. ...
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What would a character affected by Feeblemind be capable of in 2e?

I've looked through this website for answers but most of the questions pertaining to the spell are for 5e, like this one, where the spell has gone through many generations of changes. It doesn't ...
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Are you considered the charmer when you cast Hypnotic Pattern?

Hypnotic pattern reads: [...] On a failed save, the creature becomes charmed for the duration. While charmed by this spell, the creature is incapacitated and has a speed of 0. [...] Unlike most ...
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If you are staggered during a full attack, can you still finish your attacks?

Someone making a full attack might become staggered partway through their attack chain - for example, a fighter with a BAB of +11 is going to make 3 attacks with a longbow. The first shot provokes an ...
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Does bleeding damage stack?

As an operative I have Bleeding Shot and make level bleeding damage if I hit. My question: what happens if I do bleeding damage after I hit the first shot. Does the bleeding damage stack?
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Increasing chances of successful ranged attacks for a blind Ranger with blind fighting

I have a player who is playing a blind PC. She is a 3rd-level Ranger and she has chosen Blind Fighting as her fighting style, so she has blindsight of 10 ft. (TCE, p.41). From what I gather from the ...
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