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Cognitive Block

Source Horror Adventures pg. 187
Type greater madness; Save DC 20
Onset immediate
Effect The afflicted character can no longer speak or write and has difficulty concentrating. He can no longer use command word items, spell-trigger items, or spell-completion items. He takes a –10 penalty on concentration checks. He cannot cast spells with a verbal or thought component, and cannot prepare spells from a spellbook.
Dormancy Effect The afflicted character takes a –4 penalty on concentration checks.


This affliction deprives a character of his concentration and his ability to speak, read, and write, though he can understand words he hears and can react to requests and commands as normal.