Questions tagged [sleep]

For questions related to the act of sleeping or the lack of sleep, whether it is magically induced or natural.

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Sleep spell too powerful? [closed]

Here is why I think sleep is too powerful. Form a group of 4 players (fighter, rogue, priest, wizard), all of which level 1. So it's fair to say in order, they would have an average of 12 hp, 8 hp, 9 ...
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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 of ...
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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 ...
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Can the spell Catnap affect elves?

Elves cannot be magically put to sleep, according to their Fey Ancestry trait. The catnap spell (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 151) can make up to three willing creatures fall unconscious (and ...
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Do familiars cast from Find Familiar need to eat and sleep?

The spell find familiar conjures a celestial, fey, or fiend spirit that takes the form of a beast. Do these special beings need food, drink, and sleep? If so, how much of it?
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How can my character avoid having to breathe, eat, drink, or sleep?

How can a character not have to breathe, eat, drink, or sleep? Undead Nature and Undying Nature seem nice, but becoming undead for Undead Nature seems to have a lot of negative consequences for one's ...
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How can I remove/minimize the need for sleep for a character?

I want to make a character that doesn't sleep at all or sleeps very little and stays alert when not sleeping. I'm making this character as an NPC and I'm the DM, so I can basically do anything, but I ...
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How does the Sleep spell interact with undead?

The sleep spell description (PHB, page 276) says to roll 5d8 to determine the total HP of creatures that can be affected, starting from the lowest hit points. Undead and creatures immune to charm are ...
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Can elves sleep / dream?

The PHB of D&D 5e says that elves can't be put to sleep by magic (see under "Fey Ancestry"), and that they "don't need to sleep" (under "Trance".) Note that neither of these statements deny their ...
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Stealing near sleeping people

How does stealing near sleeping people work in D&D 3.5e? I couldn’t find anything in the Player’s Handbook when looking for “pickpocket” or “steal”. A concrete situation is the following: A ...
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Can a sleeping character Hide?

Hiding requires an opposed roll. Can a sleeping character hide at all? If they do so, do they roll Hide when they go to sleep (for hiding their sleeping spot, etc.), or do they make an opposed roll ...
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An insomniac character, how could that work?

I searched the player's handbook a while ago for the sleep deprivation rules but I don't remember finding anything, even though I recall having been told about such rules. Apart from asking if any ...