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Like the title says. If a creature with the petrified condition is dropped to 0 HP, what happens? Does the petrified effect end, and they're globs of meat? Does the soul leave the statue at that point,...

In a recent session, I was confused about how multiple charm effects would interact with each other: A vampire used its 'Charm' ability to charm a PC. It reads (paraphrased): The target must ...

Just like it says. We have a Sorcerer who is under the Restrained condition, which says that attacks made by the Sorcerer are made with disadvantage. But the Sorcerer has the Subtle Spell metamagic ...

Does anyone know if a spell caster suffers any penalties if he tries to use magic while fatigued? I can't find anything about this under conditions. I just feel it's a bit odd that a fatigued player ...

Giant Spiders have an ability to restrain their prey. I'm adding a custom ability (for the sake of the storyline) to wrap a player in web cocoon. Part of the storyline during the battle with the ...

This is what the PHB (p. 183) says about Heavy Obscurement: A heavily obscured area—such as darkness, opaque fog, or dense foliage—blocks vision entirely. A creature in a heavily obscured area ...

What methods exist to grant a player character immunity to or which can remove from them the stunned condition? Magic items or spell would be preferable, but class or racial features are also ...

A situation came up in our game where a PC cast cause fear (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 151) on an enemy that was grappling the PC and trying to push them towards a torture device. This made ...

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 ...

Both the Paralyzed and Stunned conditions include the following: a [paralyzed/stunned] creature is incapacitated (see condition) and can't move (or in the case of paralyzed speak) The ...

The text from Somatic reads that the caster must have a hand free to gesture with when they cast a spell with a somatic component. None of the conditions such as restrained or grappled seem to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?

Does the Vrock's spore ability inflict both the "poisoned" condition and poison damage, or just poison damage? The wording seems unclear.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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).

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 ...

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"? ...

"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." ...

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 ...

So I just made level 10 with my paladin and got the added feature "Aura of Courage." I understand that currently I and anyone within 10 ft of me will be immune to the frightened condition. My question ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I'm curious of how illusions would affect spells or abilities that require a target to be looking at something. A good example of this would be Medusa's Petrifying Gaze which has the following effect: ...

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 ...

I'm curious whether the Siege Monster special ability that allows a creature to deal double damage to objects would allow them to deal double damage to a petrified character. It seems like this ...

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 ...

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{...

My character was affected by the dominate person spell (and failed the will save) and was given some orders. Does he have any recollection or memory of the orders after the duration of the effect ...

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 ...

Protection from Evil reads: Second, the barrier blocks any attempt to possess the warded creature (by a magic jar attack, for example) or to exercise mental control over the creature (including ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Can a snake be prone?

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?

Can a Demon get into the sickened condition, e.g. by the sickening offensive investigator talent?

The rules say that creatures in a heavily obscured area "effectively suffer from the blinded condition". The blinded condition states that: attacks against a blinded target have advantage a ...

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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