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Can a default Duuk-Tsarith perform the Stone-To-Flesh spell for creation of a Watcher?

I have started putting together a Darksword campaign for friends, and come to what is either just a universe consistency issue or a misunderstanding of the rules on my part. As per the books, the ...
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What was bardic performance like in the D&D Next playtest?

My RPG group is made up of players who had all played either 2nd or 3rd edition before, where bards had a combat-bonus ability significantly different than what's in D&D 5. In both older ...
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Do Wasatch rail warriors have power points?

Under rail warriors, for Wasatch, it says They gain a single Weird Science Power with a trapping of your choice, and a d10 in the appropriate skill. Do they have power points, or is this ...
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Can I delay my turn in D&D 5e?

Has the delay rule to change initiative order been removed from 5th edition? I cannot find it in the PHB. In 4th edition, you can delay your turn to trigger on an action or another turn.
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How can the petrification from flesh to stone be removed?

In 5e's version of flesh-to-stone, if the spell is maintained for the full minute duration, the effect (petrification) lasts until "removed". How can this effect be removed?
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Can you Dash twice on the same turn?

The Dash actions in 5e gives you extra movement for the current turn (equal to your speed). If I have an effect (like the Expeditious Retreat spell or the monk's Step of the Wind feature) which allows ...
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Do NPCs gain feats in certain circumstances?

I'm stating an NPC as a Ranger via the DMG design steps (pages 187-188). It says they gain the Fighting Style class feature and I've chosen Two-Blade Fighting (page 104 of the PHB), which says they ...
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Why would I ever choose rolling hit points?

In DnD 5th edition, all classes seemingly have the option of rolling hit points -or- just increasing their hit points by a set value. That set value is defined as the dice roll's average, rounded up. ...
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Purchasing a Bar

Previously I asked a question about my players stating they've been gifted a bar. This hasn't come into play yet because they've been on a road trip. I've been unable to come up with a good reason for ...
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What are the rules for exhaustion?

My players ran up the side of a mountain for about 8 hours. Then proceeded to get in a fight. I can't imagine that more than one of them (we got an athlete), even in wolf form, could possibly be doing ...
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What steps do you take when building your world? [on hold]

I want to take a chronicle off the rails so to speak. I feel as though I only ever have one plot in front of me. I also always feel like I'm directly under the player deadline. I'm just ahead of the ...
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What are the best ways to gain flight?

I have spent some time looking into the various methods of flying and there are many and they are varied. So I'm asking others for their opinions on this matter. A comrade and myself are both ...
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1answer
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Most useful low HD animals for Embrace the Wild?

In our campaign we are using the Complete Adventurer version of Embrace the Wild that grants the caster the extraordinary senses of a chosen animal. As a druid, I salivate at the thought of getting ...
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How to let PCs run a kingdom in Dungeon World?

I have a relatively new Dungeon World game that I'm planning out a campaign front or two for, and I've found some inspiration so ideas shouldn't be too hard. My problem is that, should the players ...
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What is the typical range of high ability scores in D&D 3.5? [on hold]

What is the typical range of the highest ability scores you will see in a game excluding magical items (not tomes)? 30? 40?
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What determines when a monster qualifies for a bonus feat?

Is there a rule for when a monster qualifies for a bonus feat in Pathfinder? For example, among small elementals, water elementals have no bonus feats, earth elementals have one, and air and fire ...
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When does a weapon that's the target of the spell hurl return?

The 2nd-level Sor/Wiz spell hurl [trans] (SpC 117) says that For the duration of the spell [1 min./level], when thrown, the weapon returns to its wielder at the beginning of the wielder's next ...
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What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?

Trying to work out the average number of successes for an opposed roll using the following system but can't quite seem to get it to work in Anydice Roll (3d6-5)+Stat+Skill+Modifier 3 6s = crit, ...
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Does Crossbow Expert's point-blank attack benefit apply to all ranged attacks?

The Crossbow Expert feat gives three benefits, the first of which is explicitly tied to crossbows and the last of which to only hand crossbows. But in the middle, there is: Being within 5 feet of ...
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Can Lodestone Lure be used on adjacent targets?

The Battlemind power Lodestone Lure states: (emphasis added) Hit: Constitution modifier damage, and you must pull the target 1 square. Until the end of your next turn, the target can move only to ...
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592 views

What can PCs buy out of game?

Am I right in thinking that PCs can buy anything that is in the player's handbook without finding it in a shop in the game world? Does that mean that magic items are either bought from an in-game ...
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Techniques to improvise and run interesting social and mundane scenes

Last session (I GM Traveller, a hard science fiction rpg) I realized my lack of skills when I found myself willing to spend some minutes in playing a scene involved a 3 years old child causing trouble ...
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What does it take to get a exceptional success on a extended action?

On Page 126 of the World of Darkness Core rulebook, it defines extended actions, making no reference to exceptional successes. On page 125 it defines exceptional successes for instant actions. ...
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What's a good printing/publishing service for tabletop RPGs?

I'm making a tabletop RPG (with some friends) that we plan to put on Kickstarter. Along with releasing the RPG in electronic form, I would really like to have a printing or publishing service so that ...
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What does the Shining Example Gift actually do?

What does this ability do? "For the rest of the scene, the werewolf can change a resisted or contested action (WoD Core p130) into an instant action." (Full text at bottom). It sounds something like ...
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299 views

Is Con modifier × level added to HP every level-up?

I am new to D&D and I'm starting with the 5th edition. I have a question about how many hit points I have for a level. I am confused about the con modifier per level and if it is added to first ...
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How unbalancing are additional talents?

I'm currently preparing for my first saga edition game as a gm and I'm using a few houserules others made and also I'm thinking about a few myself. As this I have no real experience with talents ...
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148 views

How can a DM brighten the mood?

Sometimes a story can turn away from its original direction and take on a darker tone, what is a good approach to lightening the mood? As a new DM, I started a Pathfinder campaign a year ago with a ...
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Tarrasque Regeneration [on hold]

In 2e AD&D, if you cut a Tarrasque vertically in half (from nose to tip of the tail) and in the same motion teleport one half into another plane of existence which half regenerates?
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What can characters observe about their own and others' hit point totals?

Question is in the title. Some examples of use cases: Are PCs supposed to know how many HP an enemy has left? If not, do they know anything about the enemy HP total, or do they just observe whether ...
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Can bonuses of the same type stack indirectly?

Firstly, Pathfinder' rules as written are such that positive bonuses of the same type applied to an ability/skill/etc. do not stack, and that only the highest bonus applies (negative ones always ...
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382 views

Can you ready an action for “immediately before my next turn”?

I have two actions that I want to do one right after the other, while trying to avoid anything happening between the two actions that could interfere with my plan. What I want to do is, on one turn, ...
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271 views

Mundane Saving Throws

I understand that 5e has abilities and spells which require you to use the different ability saves but under which mundane (assuming no magic or monster abilities) circumstances would you use either ...
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What spells other than remove curse can cancel a Cursed Blade? Any level please, any spell caster type [on hold]

The cursed blade spell description says "any damage caused by a cursed weapon cannot be cured by ANY means until the damaged individual has received a removed curse spell (or some other effect that ...
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What is the Difference between Intelligence and Wisdom [duplicate]

Is there any formal distinction between Intelligence and Wisdom in the D20 system? If not, what house rules have you guys created in regards to what the two stats mean and how characters might behave ...
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157 views

Can a DM be kicked out of the RPGA for making an encounter more dangerous?

On his web show The Spoony Experiment, host Noah Antwiler had a video called Leaping Wizards in which he described an AD&D module he DMed for the RPGA. Basically, one encounter was ridiculously ...
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What character creation method did Gary Gygax prefer?

Having recently acquired the AD&D core rulebooks, I would like to soon run an AD&D adventure, and am interested to do so the ''Gygax way'', starting with character creation. For that matter, I ...
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Can Prehensile Hair perform combat maneuvers?

A witch's prehensile hair is described as having a strength score and being able to manipulate objects as dexterously as a human hand (with the exception of weapons, probably for balance purposes). ...
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Can you move before using the bonus attack from the Great Weapon Master feat?

One of the benefits of the Great Weapon Master feat is: On your turn, when you score a critical hit with a melee weapon or reduce a creature to 0 hit points with one, you can make one melee ...
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What does a witch do when hexing someone?

Some hexes (like Cackle or Charm) specify some form of action to be taken by the witch when activating them, but most hexes do not specify, does the witch just look someone and then the hex is active? ...
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218 views

Do rolls other than talent/skill/attribute tests explode?

I know for a fact that when you roll the max on a dice, you get to reroll and add the new result. Is this mechanic only used on talent/skill/attribute tests or is it also used for damage rolls, ...
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245 views

Are any Devotion feats worth taking without turn/rebuke undead?

The optimizer in me instinctively didn't want to take Devotion feats without any turn attempts to fuel extra usages, since I'm not getting full use out of the feat. However, I can't help wondering if ...
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What do I need to consider running an open table dungeon crawl at a multi-day convention?

A friend of mine and I came up with an idea to run a mega-epic open table dungeon crawl over the course of an entire 3 days convention, and we have some questions and thoughts as to how to make it ...
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1answer
756 views

Why is sympathy so much more expensive than antipathy?

Antipathy and sympathy are both spells of the same level (Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 8). They have basically opposite effects, and they counter & dispel each other, yet antipathy is free (requiring components ...
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How does Doppelganger Simulacrum Work?

The discovery reads as thus: Benefit: The alchemist learns how to create a simulacrum, a soulless duplicate of his body, into which he can project his consciousness. As a full-round action, he may ...
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1answer
79 views

Are attributes ever rolled?

I've been poring over Savage Worlds Deluxe trying to figure out what types of situations require an Attribute roll instead of a Skill roll, and I can't quite figure it out.
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634 views

Can I Have Two Familiars?

I am playing a gestalt game as a Wizard/Alchemist. The Wizard gains a familiar via Arcane Bond, and the Alchemist gains a familiar through the Tumor Familiar discovery. Does the fact that the ...
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157 views

Can a mount attack while it is being ridden?

This came up in my session tonight. My players all had the cash to buy war horses and outfit them, I ruled that they're readily available in Neverwinter which they were near for their last adventure. ...
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What happens if I use both jokers in a hand?

What happens if a player is making a poker hand and draws both jokers?
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Conditions of readied actions

The fighter archetype: crossbowman has abilities called deadshot and greater deadshot. These abilities give bonus damage on crossbow attacks that come from readied actions. I was not able to find any ...

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