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For questions about injuries, wounds, and/or other semipermanent damage.

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How can I recover a missing body part without using wish?

I recently had my nose bitten off by a berserker and smell is surprisingly hard to live without. I have had some past trouble with wishes (from a ring of three wishes) so I'm reluctant to make ...
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Can Mending be used to reattach severed body parts?

Corpses are considered objects, and the Mending cantrip can do the following: This spell repairs a single break or tear in an object you touch, such as a broken chain link, two halves of a broken ...
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How to get a character's limb regrown at 3rd level?

I'm running a somewhat modified version of the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure. I was DMing my second ever session, and decided to roll on the lingering injuries chart. I got a 3 and told the ...
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Can a lingering injury that requires “magical healing of 6th level or higher” be healed by an upcast lower-level spell?

The Lingering Injuries table in the DMG (p. 272) contains some wounds that can only be fixed by powerful healing magic, for instance: Horrible Scar. You are disfigured to the extent that the wound ...
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How to improve my descriptions of the health status of monsters

A bit of background; I'm a new GM to two players, one of whom played a bit of 3.5e and 4e while the other is a complete newbie. The veteran is used to knowing when creatures are "bloodied", as per 4e, ...
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If a druid has no legs, does their wild shape form have no legs too?

I am playing a Gnome druid and my legs were lost due to an Owlbear attack. Do my legs stay absent when I Wild Shape, or are they present when I Wild Shape but gone again when I change back?
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Are there rules for handling broken limbs or injuries?

One of my players runs the risk of getting ambushed by a bunch of Thugs/Bandits. If he doesn't pay up and fights them, and then kills some of them, I'd like them to break his arm after incapacitating ...
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What mechanical effects might accompany having only one hand?

Question: What mechanical effects occur or might occur when my character's hand is cut off? Some things that I believe may be affected and answerable are: The hands slot for items Spellcasting (my ...
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Does a (half) beheaded Ettin take bleeding damage of some sort?

Let's say a character cuts off one of an Ettin's heads, but the other head is still intact, and it's as such still alive. Obviously, there's a lot of blood. Does the Ettin take continuous damage from ...