Questions tagged [possession]

For questions primarily about possession in RPGs, the act of taking control of someone's body or mind (usually supernaturally, by an evil spirit of some kind).

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Are There Any Mechanics for Removing Possession?

So I'm thinking of a few adventure hooks for my players, and I thought about the possibility of them removing a demon that has possessed a noble. Are there currently any mechanics or rules surrounding ...
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What happens when a ghost uses the “Possess” action on a victim of an intellect devourer?

The intellect devourer's Body Thief action states that the Intellect devourer "takes control of the target's body." We know that the victim's body is still alive and counts as a creature. The ghost's ...
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What happens if you use the Magic Jar spell to possess a creature which has Spellcasting?

I would like to know what happens if you use the Magic Jar spell to possess a creature which is capable of casting spells. Below are 3 different situations. I post all these questions in the same ...
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Does a humanoid possessed by a ghost register as undead to a paladin's Divine Sense?

A Ghost (MM, p. 147) can possess a humanoid as per their Possession action: Possession (Recharge 6). One humanoid that the ghost can see within 5 feet of it must succeed on a DC 13 Charisma saving ...
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How does Magic Jar possession actually interact with your stats?

Magic Jar lets you possess a creature, potentially permanently. Spell text is: Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the creature though you retain your alignment and your ...