Obviously, monsters can and will go through the roleplaying aspect of intimidation; an ogre's yell, a dragon's glance, threats and so forth. But can a monster, by the rules, actually force any of the effects of intimidation upon the players?
According to the PHB 1, a player can use intimidation to force a bloodied target to surrender, or get an enemy to reveal secrets, or force other actions. Can a monster force a PC to do any of these through a successful intimidation check?
I know there are abilities like fear and dominate which can force PCs to certain actions, but I'm strictly referring to the intimidate ability as written.
Personally, as a DM, I'm not crazy about forcing a PC to do anything outside of responding to certain abilities (like fear). I'm curious where the rules stand on this and where other players do as well.
I can see why you would say no, as taking a player out of combat sucks for the player bit are there any rules to back this up.
Yes. Intimidate specifically say that Monsters can’t intimidate adventurers.
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