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How does the Dream Spell manipulate the target?

One of my players uses the Dream spell regularly as pretty much a visual telephone. He casts it to contact people he wants/ needs to talk to, who are otherwise unavailable due to distance. This has ...
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Are there consistent rules or lore guidelines about what creatures cannot be magically put to sleep?

I've recently become unreasonably annoyed by sleep effects and how the game seems to handle them. There is a story tied to this: I play a level 11 bard in our bi-weekly 5e game. Our party was recently ...
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What are the effects of magical sleep for a long rest?

I’ve searched for this over and over but haven’t found a definite answer to my questions… It would be awesome if the answer(s) could contain links that support their sayings :) Say you are put to ...
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Feat that allows sleeping in heavy armor without becoming fatigued?

I was shocked to discover today that Endurance doesn’t do this: Benefit: […] you may sleep in light or medium armor without becoming fatigued. Normal: A character without this feat who sleeps in ...
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At what level does the Sleep spell stop being effective?

Answering this homebrew question reminded me of the peculiar nature of the sleep spell -- on level one, it is an absolute beast: common opponents like kobolds or goblins have around half a dozen hp, ...
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Can autognomes be put to sleep by magic?

So far, playable races that don't sleep explicitly also can't be put to sleep by magic: Warforged Constructed Resilience: "You don't need to sleep, and magic can't put you to sleep." Elf ...
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Sleep schedule for goblins

I am looking for sources on goblins' sleep schedule in D&D 5e. Do they sleep at night? Do they sleep whenever? Does the GM resolve this kind of detail?
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How long can my character survive without sleep?

I got into a discussion over Discord this morning about whether the Dream spell could be used to kill someone. The claim was, if I remember correctly, that it would only take 6 days/nights because ...
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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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Is flying a broom light activity?

My warlock is currently attempting to flee persecution, and I am making the argument to my DM that, as he has Aspect of the Moon and does not require sleep, he should be able to fly his broom in a ...
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Why are animated things susceptible to sleep? [closed]

Why are animated things susceptible to sleep? I had an encounter with an animated knife and broom and it is possible to send them to sleep. It seems counterintuitive to me. Can someone give me an idea ...
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Can a simulacrum (of a humanoid that can take a long rest) take a long rest?

This question is inspired by Dale M's answer to another question. In that answer, Dale M said (bold added): So if a Simulacrum of a cleric can take a long rest it can change its prepared spells. ...
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If an elf is stable with 0 HP, do they regain all hit points after a long rest of 8 hours or 4?

In my most recent session, the entire party except one character was downed (reduced to 0 HP), but they were all stabilised by the cleric (the only member that was left standing). One of the downed ...
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Requirements for creatures to wake others when put to sleep by magic

What is the intelligence requirements to waking up allies? I recently ran a D&D 5e game where wolves attacked the party. They were put to sleep using the sleep spell. When the wolves went to wake ...
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Can a fey creature conjured by a Find Familiar spell be put to sleep with a Sleep spell?

A fey creature conjured by a find familiar spell relates somehow to the racial trait "Fey Ancestry" of elves, which says: You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and ...
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Can a caster cast a sleep spell on themselves?

This question was asked for version 2E and the answer was yes. It's an interesting scenario as the caster is being attacked by multiple low hit point creatures. Can the caster cast sleep on themselves?...
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Can a warlock with the Aspect of the Moon eldritch invocation choose to sleep whenever they want?

Aspect of the Moon, an eldritch invocation for the Pact of the Tome warlock, grants this benefit: You no longer need to sleep and can't be forced to sleep by any means. This seems to leave open the ...
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Can elves, half-elves, warforged, and/or kalashtar be affected by Dream of the Blue Veil?

The Fey Ancestry racial trait shared by elves (Player’s Handbook, p. 23) and half-elves (p. 39) states “magic can’t put you to sleep.” Warforged’s Constructed Resilience trait is similar: “You don’t ...
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Sleepless PCs and Exhaustion Rules

Xanathar's Guide to Everything gives the optional rule for "Going without a Long Rest" (emphasis added): Going without a Long Rest. A long rest is never mandatory, but going without sleep ...
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How does a Flameskull's Rejuvenation affect its rest?

Flameskulls are interesting creatures in that they combine three traits - they are undead, they have the Spellcasting trait with wizard spells and spell slots, and they are not killed at 0 HP. Rather,...
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What are all of the ways to decrease the amount of sleep required other than race/class features and the ring of sustenance?

Beyond the class features, racial traits, and feats that reduce the amount of sleep required for a long rest to 4 hours and the ring of sustenance that halves it I can't find any other ways to reduce ...
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How does a rogue's Sneak Attack interact with a target under the effect of the spell Sleep?

If an enemy is put to sleep using the sleep spell and then attacked by a rogue, does the rogue get the full attack bonus (auto crit, sneak attack, etc.) even if other enemies are fully aware of the ...
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Do fiends need to sleep?

The Monster Manual states that undead and constructs do not need to sleep. But it is unclear if fiends need to sleep. What should they do to make a long rest? There are fiendish abilities with "...
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What planes of existence does everyone visit while sleeping according to the Great Wheel cosmology?

When someone is sleeping what planes of existence do they visit according to the Great Wheel cosmology in D&D 5e? I have not found exact information in the rule books about this. Perhaps there are ...
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How do *you* run the Sleep spell on swarm-type enemies? [closed]

I have a feeling the RAW will suggest that this work just like with any single entity (like a goblin), but affecting a swarm seems like it should not simply be an "all or nothing" consideration. While ...
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Does the Ring of Mind Shielding magic item or the Mind Blank spell block the Dream spell? If not, what does?

Does the ring of mind shielding magic item or the mind blank spell block the dream spell? What spells and/or effects (apart from not sleeping) give someone immunity from being contacted with the dream ...
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Are there any disadvantages I could impose on a player character as a result of having a bad dream (secretly caused by the BBEG)?

In my campaign, I'm planning on having my "big bad" mess with the head of one of my PCs a bit while they sleep. The "big bad" is a very powerful witch-king type person. He is going to be trying to ...
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How does the Sleep spell work?

I just started playing AD&D 1E, and I am trying to understand how the Sleep spell works. I'm confused by the table and the DM's advice: HD/ Number Affected up to 1/ 4d4 1+1 ...
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How can a rakshasa deal with sleeping when relying on the "Disguise Self" spell?

Rakshasas are good infiltrators because of their at will disguise self. But they should sleep sometimes. The problem is that this spell lasts for only one hour. They have no any special wording ...
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How much does someone absorb from the Sleep spell if they can't be put to sleep? [duplicate]

How much would someone absorb from the sleep spell if they can't be put to sleep? The spell states This spell sends creatures into a magical slumber. Roll 5d8; the total is how many hit points of ...
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Is there a low-level way for one player character to prevent another from finishing a long rest?

Is there a potion or <= level 3 spell (or something else), or an in-game drug/root/plant/etc. that can be used to essentially prevent a character from sleeping for a certain amount of time, or ...
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If I am sleeping clutching on to something, how easy is it to steal that item?

If when we go to sleep and the bard wants to steal the item from me while I am clutching it in my sleep, holding it to myself, how easy would it be for them to steal it from, what kind of rolls would ...
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How does the Sending spell interact with sleeping targets?

A wizard casts Sending on a target creature who happens to be sleeping at the time. You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar. The creature ...
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Rules-as-written, does an attempt to tie up a creature affected by the Sleep spell awaken it?

When playing PFS, I used Sleep on a group of thugs and disabled them all. When I declared that I was tying up one of them, our GM told us that the thug awoke and was now trying to fight. This left us ...
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What happens if you cast the Detect Thoughts spell on a person while they are sleeping?

I recently asked this question about how to scan someone's memories while sleeping. The consensus of the answers was that the best way to do this was to not have them be asleep but instead wake them ...
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Is there a way to scan someone's memories while they sleep without them knowing?

In my campaign, I want to have an NPC group that is gathering intelligence by kidnapping people while they sleep, scanning their memories, and returning them before morning. I know that I could just ...
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How does attacking a target affected by the sleep spell work? [duplicate]

The sleep spell description says: Starting with the creature that has the lowest current hit points, each creature affected by this spell falls unconscious until the spell ends [...] So an ...
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How do I get a skeleton PC into a dream? [closed]

I want to have a session where my players drift into a sort of dreamland where I can introduce the BBEG and some other story points in a way that doesn't actually affect them. So they go to sleep, "...
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Can a psion manifest Schism to use Guarded Sleep on themselves?

Can an 11+ level Psion who is about to naturally fall asleep manifest Schism and should they fall asleep (or willfully fail a sleep spell saving throw) before Schism ends, use Guarded Sleep on their ...
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Does the Sleep spell put a warlock with Aspect of the Moon to sleep?

The phrasing of the invocation from XGtE pg. 56 is: You no longer need to sleep and can't be forced to sleep by any means. (emphasis mine) To me this phrasing sounds like it is specifically ...
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Can the Sleep spell take effect later once the Hit Point threshold is crossed?

A party attacks a creature with a lot of hit points and someone casts Sleep. The creature resists the spell because it has more hit points than what was rolled by the caster for the sleep spell, but ...
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Does the Stinking Cloud spell not cause a creature affected by the Sleep spell to wake up?

A player party is battling multiple enemies, one of which has been rendered unconscious by the Sleep spell. The PC Bard decides to comedically incapacitate the other enemies by casting Stinking Cloud ...
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Are long rest "activities" performed in addition to sleep, or instead of sleep?

The PHB's description of long rests states: A long rest is a period of extended downtime, at least 8 hours long, during which a character sleeps or performs light activity: reading, talking, eating,...
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Can an elf warlock with the Aspect of the Moon eldritch invocation still trance?

The Eldritch Invocation "Aspect of the Moon" from Xanathar's Guide to Everything (pg. 56) provides you with the benefit of no longer needing to sleep: Aspect of the Moon Prerequisite: Pact ...
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Handling Sleep in Competitive Play-by-Post RPG

I am running a play-by-post RPG. This game is competitive, with players competing for a goal in teams of two. After a few days of play I have realized that handling sleep will be difficult. Because if ...
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Are there any official rules for what happens when a character goes without sleeping for a day or more?

Are there any official rules for what happens when a character goes without sleeping for a day or more?
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Can an elf be magically put to sleep using a Wish spell?

A defining characteristic of elves is that they cannot be put to sleep by magical means. Fey Ancestry You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put you to sleep. (...
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Fey Ancestry says "Magic can't put you to sleep" and Brass Dragon has the ability to "exhales sleep gas". Does the breath weapon affect elves?

I always assumed that elves/half elves were just immune to sleep effects, but re-reading Fey Ancestry, it says "magic can't put you to sleep". Brass Dragons and Kamadans (Tomb of Annihilation p225) ...
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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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What happens if I cast the Command spell and command a creature to "Sleep"?

I came across this post about casting the Suggestion spell and telling the creature to "sleep". I wanted to know if there was any official ruling for what would happen if you cast Command on ...
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