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Hideous Laughter

Johannes Moreelse Democritus, the laughing philosopher, Hideous Laughter
Johannes Moreelse (after 1602–1634) Democritus, the laughing philosopher circa 1630

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(Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting]

Level Bard 1, Sorcerer/Wizard 2
Components V, S, M
Casting Time 1 standard action
Range Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target One creature; see text
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw Will negates
Spell Resistance Yes

This spell afflicts the subject with uncontrollable laughter. It collapses into gales of manic laughter, falling prone. The subject can take no actions while laughing, but is not considered helpless. After the spell ends, it can act normally.

A creature with an Intelligence score of 2 or lower is not affected. A creature whose type is different from the caster’s receives a +4 bonus on its saving throw, because humor doesn’t “translate” well.

Material  Component Tiny tarts that are thrown at the target and a feather that is waved in the air.

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