House Rules: Spells - Suggestion

After reviewing how suggestion was described in the 3.5 Player's Handbook (which provided more guidelines), here is how suggestion will from here on end:

"Asking the creature to do some obviously harmful act automatically negates the effect of the spell." This refers to any act that would obviously result in any harm to the target, such as suggesting that they hit themselves or jump into a pit of acid.
"Reasonable" Any activity that does not result in the target harming itself and that the target is capable of doing is considered reasonable.
The target can be tricked into doing something harmful to themselves. The example in the PHB was the caster pointing to a pit of acid and suggesting to the target to take a dip in that nice, harmless tub of warm water. However, I will require the caster to make a Bluff check to convince the target. Due to the magic of the spell, any lie is believeable.
"The suggested course of activity can continue for the entire duration." This applies to activities with no stated goal to achieve.
"If the suggested activity can be completed in a shorter time, the spell ends when the subject finishes what it was asked to do." Exact opposite of the above.
"A very reasonable suggestion" Any activity that the target is already inclined to do. One example could be a shakened target could be suggested to flee the battle.
  • In addition, any activity that would result in the target harming their allies will allow another save to break the suggestion.
  • However, the target can be tricked into believing that an ally is not an ally, again with a Bluff check.
  • Any time the target's Sense Motive check beats the caster's Bluff check, the spell fails.
  • If the target receives any damage as a result of trying to fulfill the suggestion, the spell is broken. However, damage coming from a source unrelated to the nature of the suggestion does not. For example, if a person that has no involvement with the suggestion inflicts damage to the target, the spell is not broken, but if the target performs an action that provokes an AoO and the attack succesfully deals damage, then the spell is broken. However, effects that do not deal damage do not break the suggestion.
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