Cool. Can I have your stuff?Well, it has been a while since I've posted on Enworld. After 18 months of 5E, I think I am soon to be done with it.
To answer those questions: No. No. Because the only thing dispel magic does is stop currently-running spells. No - the first time the character is aware something is wrong with them is when they wake up naked in a ditch, covered in blood, and with ten hours of missing memory. "What have I done?"Some questions arose:
is it magical? can you detect it with*detect magic*? if so, why can't you use dispel magic? is the target aware they are cursed? and so on.
Yep, I feel your pain there. "Stealth". shudder…making up the rules and the systems for the game because they aren't there in the first place is just getting annoying IMO.
Your gear point is a good one. If a character wants to buy some clothes that would not embarrass them in at a Waterdhavian ball, how much will those cost? Who knows?