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A condition suffered by a creature, typically negative and as a result of an enemy's actions during combat.

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Is a creature immune to the prone condition also immune to being incapacitated by the Tasha's Hideous Laughter spell?

The Tasha's hideous laughter spell description states: A creature of your choice that you can see within range perceives everything as hilariously funny and falls into fits of laughter if this ...
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How can I end the Stunned Condition?

The Stunned condition seems to be incredibly powerful. Are there any ways to end it with magic, magic items, abilities, or prevent it from occurring in the first place?
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Is it impossible to escape the Rod of Lordly Might's paralysis effect early?

On a hit, the Rod of Lordly Might can: ...force the target to make a DC 17 Strength saving throw. On a failure, the target is paralyzed for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the ...
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Vrock's spore ability inflict both the “poisoned” condition and poison damage, or just poison damage?

Does the Vrock's spore ability inflict both the "poisoned" condition and poison damage, or just poison damage? The wording seems unclear.
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Can a paralyzed/stunned creature continue to blow into an Eagle Whistle?

Both the paralyzed and stunned conditions state that the victim cannot move nor take actions or reactions, but they don't prevent breathing. An Eagle Whistle does not require an action to use, only ...
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Combining Improved Dirge of Doom and Blistering Invective – how long does the “frightened” condition last?

I recently found a pretty neat combination of moves that essentially turns your bard into a freaking jump scare. (Unless your enemies are undead. Or don’t understand your language. Oh well, no trick ...
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Can a player character (temporarily) blind/deafen themself?

Various monsters and spells have effects on creatures than can see/hear them. As a result, it may be situationally advantageous for a character to make themselves temporarily blind (e.g. via a ...
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Encounters to let a deaf character shine/stumble? [closed]

One of the players in my group is playing a deaf PC. He gets by with respect to communication via lip-reading and sometimes with the magic items the group has that allow telepathy. I want to create ...
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If you are incapacitated, can you move?

The incapacitated condition states that An incapacitated creature can’t take actions or reactions. Does that effect movement though? Moving is not an action (at least not in 5e).
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If a rider is paralyzed, will he automatically fall off a mount?

I had a recent D&D meet where a player cast hold person on a soldier who was riding on a giant vulture. The question then arose as to whether the soldier would fall off the vulture and plummet to ...
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What is “closer” for the purposes of the frightened condition?

How is the portion of the frightened condition meant to be interpreted: The creature can’t willingly move closer to the source of its fear. More specifically, what is meant by "move closer"? ...
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Does the frightened condition provide supernatural knowledge of the location of the source of fear?

The effects of being Frightened are as follows: A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls while the source of its fear is within line of sight. The creature ...
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Is a creature immune to blindness affected by Fog Cloud (or other Heavy Obscurement)?

"A heavily obscured area—such as Darkness, opaque fog, or dense foliage—blocks vision entirely. A creature effectively suffers from the Blinded condition when trying to see something in that area." ...
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How to restrain a creature in 5e following a successful Grapple [closed]

I am interested in the restrained condition. It's effects are laid out pretty clearly but I can't figure out how to apply it, after having grappled a creature. What sorts of mechanical options are ...
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Is it easier to wake a character from 'mundane' sleep than from 'magically induced' sleep?

In DnD 5e, when a character is affected by the spell Sleep, they are: 'unconscious until [either] the spell ends, the sleeper takes damage, or someone uses an action to shake or slap the sleeper ...
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Inclusive Disability [closed]

There is a tendency for games to treat physical handicaps/neurodiversity as either flaws or outright punishments. While I understand that a character losing an arm, their sight, or their freedom of ...
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Are spells that exclude uncharmable targets considered as charm spells for the purpose of an Instrument of the Bards?

When you use the instrument to cast a spell that causes targets to become charmed on a failed save, the targets have disadvantage on the saving throw. This effect applies whether you are using the ...
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Can a charmed person harm their charmer with Burning Hands?

If a creature is under the condition Charmed, can they cast the spell Burning Hands and orient the cone such that their charmer is within the area of effect? The argument I've seen for "yes" is that ...
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While petrified is the character aware?

While petrified is the character aware of its surroundings or the passage of time? In our last session, the entire party except for an NPC got petrified. Instead of killing them off, I'm going to ...
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Creative ways to resolve Robe of Eyes and a Basilisk's Petrifying Gaze

I am about to grant one of my PCs an item that has properties similar to a Robe of Eyes. I am also planning to introduce some Basilisk-like monsters at some point in the near future. So, I'm trying to ...
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Does freedom of movement protect you from a basilisk's gaze?

Freedom of movement grants the following: spells and other magical effects can neither reduce the target's speed nor cause the target to be paralyzed or restrained. (PHB 244) The petrifying gaze ...
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Can a creature who is exhausted benefit from bonuses to speed?

In D&D 5th Edition, there is a status effect called Exhaustion, which is measured in six levels. Level 5 Exhaustion reduces the speed of a creature to 0. $$ \begin{array}{|c|c|} \hline \textbf{...
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Can a creature that is Frightened of you still try to attack you?

I was playing with a Fighter Battlemaster. I used the Menacing Attack and hit a creature. The creature failed the saving throw and became Frightened of me. The DM still had that creature attack me ...
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What persists through death? [duplicate]

Some friends and I were having a discussion about the death of characters. What happens to effects when a character dies? I searched but haven't found anything really concrete except for attunement is ...
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Can a grell still paralyze you if you have Freedom of Movement?

Freedom of Movement (PHB, p244): You touch a willing creature. For the duration, the target’s movement is unaffected by difficult terrain, and spells and other magical effects can neither reduce ...
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Why is drawing more cards a penalty?

Negative conditions like Impaired and Disabled, force you to draw extra cards "on all checks" (KK 85, "Conditions"). But Talents, which are good, grant the ability to draw extra cards "when ...
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Does sickened condition apply to demons?

Can a Demon get into the sickened condition, e.g. by the sickening offensive investigator talent?
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Can you die of starvation while in a catatonic state as a result of magic jar?

Can you die of starvation while in a catatonic state as a result of magic jar? If yes, in how many days? Is it possible force-feed someone while they're in this catatonic state?
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Can you attack a specific creature while blinded during combat?

When a character is blinded, they suffer the following drawbacks: A blinded creature can’t see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. Attack rolls against the creature have ...
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Are Amorphous enemies affected by nets if they're not immune to the restrained condition?

Some creatures, like Black Puddings, have the Amorphous trait, meaning that they can move through very small spaces. But these creatures don't all have the restrained condition immunity. What happens ...
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How to decide you are supposed to cower or flee from panicked?

So we are out on a small boat (holds 3 people). Two bunyips attack us and I naturally failed the will save, I am now panicked. Panicked A panicked creature must drop anything it holds and flee at ...
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Can a snake be prone?

It sounds like a silly question, but it caused way more discussion the other night in my Adventurer's league game than I'd care to admit... In 5e, the prone condition is described as: A prone ...
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Do you have disadvantage at attacking the net that's restraining you?

Being restrained (by a net) gives you disadvantage to melee attacks. Does that disadvantage also apply to attacking the net with a slashing weapon while restrained by it?
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What happens when you move back after restraining a foe with a Rope of Entanglement?

A character wielding the Rope of Entanglement can restrain an enemy within 20ft from him. Once the enemy is restrained, if the character then moves back, what would happen (assuming the foe was at ...
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Can Dominated person/creature which receive no command remember they are being dominated?

This is similar to Do you remember what happened during Dominate Person? (Pathfinder, not D&D 5e), but the difference is I'm not issuing any order to target. Will the target remember that they ...
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What are small or tiny creatures that paralyze?

In Adventurers League, there is a new option to submit modules for conventions that can become Adventurers League “certified.” One requirement is that only existing creatures can be used. We have an ...
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Are there any ways to force levels of exhaustion onto another creature?

I was reading the description of sickening radiance and was wondering if there were any other ways to give another creature levels of exhaustion in combat? It seems like it could be very DM dependent.
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How are AL seasonal conditions handled for characters that don't play the full season?

I have an Adventures League character and enjoy playing, but don't have the time to actually complete a full season. So I can only "adventure" a few times a year/season. So if I, for example, did an ...
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Freedom of Movement and Power Word Stun

Does Freedom of Movement allow you to move even if you have the stunned condition from a spell such as Power Word Stun? Freedom of Movement ..spells and other magical effects can neither reduce ...
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Does blinding a monster neutralize its petrifying gaze? [duplicate]

In a past quest I have awarded a Gem of Brighness as part of a treasure to my PCs. Now in the near future they may encounter some creatures with petrifying gaze, like a Basilisk or a Medusa. The Gem ...
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Is it against RAW to allow an Enlarged/Oversized net to restrain a Huge creature?

A net's rules specify that it has no effect on a Huge (or Gargantuan) creature (probably because the net would be too small to bother such a creature). However, when targeted by the Enlarge effect of ...
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Can you apply multiple net effects to a single target?

Yesterday, our group was fighting a boss, and I had successfully thrown a net to restrain him (a condition which he could end by either using an Action to make a DC 10 Strength check, or by doing 5 ...
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Can you knock a Banshee unconscious?

In our campaign I am attempting to garner information about a spellbook from a Banshee. I've had some suggestions from NPCs to beguile it, but trying to cover all my bases, I wondered if I could knock ...
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How can I narrate Charm/Fear/Rage/etc effects in a liberating manner?

Or, How can I implement behavior-centric status effects without giving the players a sense of having lost their autonomy? It's something I have found to be a personal agitant as a roleplayer, and ...
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What are 5e actions to dispatch a creature with the incapacitated condition from Hypnotic Gaze?

Is there really anything one can do to expedite vanquishing or neutralizing a victim in an incapacitated condition from Hypnotic Gaze? The Wizard School of Enchantment gives the skill Hypnotic Gaze ...
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Does Teleporting free you from restraining chains?

Me and my group are wondering: If someone who can teleport is being held in chains, can he teleport away? Do the chains around him teleport with him, or do they fall to the ground and the character is ...
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How does deafness affect melee combat?

The ears are very much related to balance and dizziness. Balance is maintained not only by the vestibular system found in your ears but also by your visual and sensory systems. If any one of these ...
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Can an Oracle use Energy Body while paralyzed to end the paralysis?

One issue that came up in our last session is the use of Energy Body on a character that is already paralyzed. While paralysis prevents movement, it still allows for fully mental actions, which using ...
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Which Saves oppose which Conditions?

Is there an official listing of which ability (Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, Cha) saves are used to resist which conditions?
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What happens when a polymorphed creature is petrified?

If a creature A is polymorphed into creature B and is subsequently petrified, does it still revert to its original form after the polymorph ends? I see several possible scenarios after the polymorph ...