Damage when dying


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Probably a simple question: My character recently got hit and was dying with -7 HP. Somebody stabilized him, and so he was lying there in the middle of the battlefield without anyone being able to heal him.

Then, a magic fireball hit and added another 33 damage to the square my character was in. Can dying characters take more damage? Should this character actually die?


Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Yes.


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Technically, the character should die. Your DM could make an easy excuse for why a character survived this though, like your prone body was covered by debris and you counted as having full cover.


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Your character is toast, likely literally. Why would dying characters be immune to extra damage?


As a general rule, if you're unconscious *before* the damaging spell gets used, you might as well start rolling up your new character.


stese wrote:
Can dying characters take more damage?

Can you stab an unconscious person? Or set them on fire?

...yes.


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LOL, thanks guys for the inputs. Rolled up a new character since then, been fun to do that.


stese wrote:

Probably a simple question: My character recently got hit and was dying with -7 HP. Somebody stabilized him, and so he was lying there in the middle of the battlefield without anyone being able to heal him.

Then, a magic fireball hit and added another 33 damage to the square my character was in. Can dying characters take more damage? Should this character actually die?

I think we all know the final result... X^|

Advice -
ummm... I think you should read Items that can save you thread as the first question is, "why can't you save/help yourself?". Usually it's lack of resources (didn't have or buy it).

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