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Disbelieving illusions

Discussion in 'Dungeons & Dragons + Other RPGs' started by SlickRCBD, Aug 8, 2022.


Would the kind of disbelief describe cancel the illusion? (or have the effect of disbelief)

Poll closed Sep 26, 2022.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. SlickRCBD Gems: 28/31
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    If an Illusionist uses an illusion to show his allies things like troop dispositions and the layout of a villain's stronghold they are planning to take the way we might use PowerPoint today, and one of the people in the briefing can't believe something about the composition of the enemy forces, would that make the spell end for him because he disbelieved it?
    He knew from the start it was an illusion and willingly allowed it to happen, but now he can't believe the information being conveyed.

    Think of the movie cliche where the heroes are trying to tell the Authorities about the threat, and the idiot in charge refuses to believe the magnitude of the threat, or that the bad guys have that many forces or that kind of firepower. Usually leading to the authorities reenacting Custard's Last Stand and leaving it to the band of misfit heroes to save the day.

    Just an interesting debate I had, a friend was saying that that disbelief would end the illusion, I said no, because he's not disbelieving it is an illusion, just the facts the illusionist is trying to tell him, that he was still willingly allowing the illusion.
    So which is it?
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