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What is the deal with Earthdawn Age of Legend?

I was quite surprised to see a book by Vagrant named "Age of Legend" pop up seemingly out of nowhere roughly around the same time Fourth Edition by FASA was released. What is this book about ? I ...
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If a Crossblooded Bloodrager chooses a Bloodline Familiar, from which bloodline does the familiar's additional ability originate?

A Crossblooded Bloodrager selects two bloodlines at character creation and opts to forego his choice between either bloodline's 1st level power and instead gains a bloodline familiar. Those with ...
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What constitutes an object when using teleport?

There doesn't seem to be a weight limit on teleport anymore but, for the purposes of looting a dungeon, what is an object? I can see how you can fill a chest and then teleport the chest and its ...
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Can I understand the 'right to dream' by choices central to the agenda? [on hold]

In the big model (and earlier GNS theory), the three creative agendas are families of creative priorities that apply to a period of play. I prefer to understand the agendas by the central creative ...
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How does fire work in D&D?

So my brother and his friend got the D&D starter set and wanted me to DM for them and their friends for the first time. With only an hour to learn the rules, it was hectic and chaotic. We probably ...
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Does a critical hit from an expanded crit range always hit regardless of AC?

This question is in respect to the Champion's increased critical hit range. On a roll of 18 or 19 (when this class feature becomes available), is the attack automatically a hit as it would be with a ...
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DFRPG city creation via telepresence

I'm planning a DFRPG campaign for the first time since my group began gathering via telepresence. How can we best approximate sitting around the table to collaborate, talk, and work on city creation1 ...
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How could character keep his AB relevant at high levels

Let's assume that the character has full BAB. And +5 enhanced weapon. Than he would get total 25 AB at the 20th level. At the same time he would have 11 armor bonus (8 + 3 for mithral full plate) +5 ...
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Paladin of Vengeance: Powerful Justice?

At 11th level, an oathbound paladin may spends one use of her smite evil ability to grant her allies within 10 feet the ability to smite evil, except they only gain the paladin’s bonus to ...
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Which actions must be physical when using celerity: all or just the additional ones?

This question is about Vampire the Masquerade 3rd edition revised. In the text for the Celerity discipline , the rule book says: System: The character spends a single blood point. The next turn, ...
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1answer
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Can a readied spell be Counterspelled after it is cast, but before the trigger occurs?

Based on this question, can you Counterspell a readied spell after the turn the original spell is cast as normal, but before the trigger occurs, while you hold its energy using your concentration? ...
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Is electricity understood well enough in Eberron for transistors?

I know there are some spells/traps/monsters with electrical, shocking effects in Eberron, so there is a concept of electricity. Eberron is known to have magic street lamps in some of its largest ...
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Can Dispel magic be used on a readied spell before the trigger occurs?

NOTE: this does not refer to the case of readying a Dispel magic to stop a spell from being cast as in this question, but rather using Dispel magic to stop a readied spell from being cast. While ...
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1answer
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What are the mechanics for special-trigger magic items?

I'm running a campaign in the Eberron campaign setting using the Pathfinder rule system. I'm confused about the mechanisms for crafting wondrous magic items that activate upon certain conditions ...
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Undine Weaponshaft and Projectiles

Could I load at least 1 projectile (mostly arrows, bolts) into my Undine Weaponshaft longspear and fire it/them by using my hydraulic push ability?
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Help, a player won't stop hitting on every female NPC!

I wanted to play a female GMPC to guide the party through the story. It was also during this time that one of the characters had died also and been replaced by a new character. Within minutes of ...
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How can stealing be done for fun and profit?

In my last game session a PC kept wanting to steal everything not nailed down and sell it off for cash. Even after explaining to him that there isn't really a money system in Fate, he tried again. ...
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Is there a way to grant allies the benefit of teamwork feats without having that feat?

So a friend of mine can take a few teamwork feats that would really help him in combat like Enfilading Fire or Coordinated Shot but because of the prerequisites that would serve no purpose for melee ...
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Can a readied action be disrupted?

If I ready an attack can it be disrupted or stopped in any way? What if someone else attacks or grapples me before the trigger? For example, if three party members have initiative before the bard and ...
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Can the Pushing Attack Maneuver push someone upwards?

The Battle Master's Pushing Attack can push the target up to 15 ft away from the user if the target fails their save. Ordinarily, this would mean the target is driven back 15 feet away on the ground, ...
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Are there deliberate bridges between Princes of the Apocalypse, Out of the Abyss, and Curse of Strahd?

I have a party of 4 level 3 adventurers from a currently running D&D 5e campaign (Forgotten Realms but very sandboxy homebrew pirate adventures - they are all pirates or related professions e.g. ...
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What do Superiority Dice represent in-universe?

Fighters have a lot of abilities that are "believable" -- that is, they can represent something that could be a real-world equivalent that is mundane and non-magical. For example, "Second Wind" is a ...
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Do small rooms always fail to create enjoyable combats? [on hold]

It's a well known fact in D&D that small rooms favour outnumbered parties, as the opposition cannot bring their full force to bear upon them. Larger rooms favour the outnumbering party, as they ...
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Do Mechadendrite melee weapon attacks benefit from the +5 WS bonus for Good craftsmanship?

Second-edition Dark Heresy. From craftsmanship: Good: An eye towards balance and design means this weapon grants a +5 bonus to all Weapon Skill tests made with it. From the cybernetics ...
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Can you wear a robe over armor?

More specifically: Can you wear a robe of eyes over plate armor? Does it say so in the rules? I thought you can if the other clothing does not provide any AC.
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Bleed Damage vs. Fast Healing / Regeneration? [duplicate]

Going by this question: Is Bleed worth optimizing Fast Heal will allow a creature to clean up bleed damage quickly, but my question is does it do any damage on the first round before healing kicks ...
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How to ease new players into taking the game seriously?

I was a player in a group that all took things seriously and roleplayed our characters to the best of our ability. That group unfortunately fell apart and I've started up a new game with a different ...
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2answers
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Do the auras of multiple winterwights stack?

For example, if I build an encounter with 3 winterwights standing in range of the other two's aura, will they have an effective fast heal of 30?
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Offensive spells vs immunity to mundane weapons

Supposing the party encounters a monster or group of monsters with immunity to mundane weapons (in other words, that unenchanted weapons can't harm)- could offensive spells such as magic missile, ...
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Does gaining Unnatural Strength from two sources cause them to combine?

Say if a character with Unnatural Strength (1) puts on power armour, again granting him Unnatural Strength (1). Is the second instance invalidated, or do they combine into Unnatural Strength (2)? ...
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What are the effects of being “Immobilized”?

I was struck by the spell Sepia Snake Sigil and now I am Immobilized. What does this do, can I cast spell? Can I use abilities etc?
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How do spell-casting monsters prepare and recover their spells?

For example. a Spirit Naga is a "10th level spellcaster", and "has the following wizard spells prepared". The text explains that the DM may substitute other spells for the ones given, but it is not ...
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What are the most essential rules in D&D 5e? [on hold]

I want to create a quick reference sheet for new players in my D&D 5e campaign. Sessions include an even mix of combat, exploration, and social situations, so the sheet should ideally deal with ...
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Can you pick up and move a gate?

The gate spell creates a 5-20 ft. hoop that connects 2 locations. Can I simply pick up the hoop and carry it with me?
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Can you use special attacks for opportunity attacks?

Can you use a Disarm, Shove or Grapple as your OA? I see no restrictions against it. Am I missing something?
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How can I stop characters getting stuck in the corridor?

Imagine this situation, which has happened enough times now that I'm looking for a solution: The characters are walking down a corridor in their marching order. The corridor is only 5ft wide. ...
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Is saying “Your PC wouldn't do that” to a player denying their agency?

In a comment to my answer to What would be the side effects on a Druid of wearing metal armor?, @Kevin asked: "So, RAW a druid will never choose to wear metal armor or use metal shields, so the ...
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Can you detect invisibility with arrows?

If I shot an invisible creature with an arrow (perhaps by pinpointing it after it cast a spell) would the arrow disappear, or would it visibly stick to the creature and allow one to pinpoint it with ...
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Is Forcecage unaffected by Antimagic Field?

A Forcecage could be made of walls of force: an immobile, invisible cubical prison composed of either bars of force or solid walls of force (your choice). And considering that Antimagic field ...
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“Void” Influenced Spellcaster? [on hold]

NOTE: This thread/question is going to involve questions about game mechanics, lore, and interactions with other DM's gameworlds. Answering any question helps, and all responses are appreciated. Good ...
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For the purpose of “A Druid does not wear Metal Armor”, is a metal helmet considered a metal armor?

There does not seem to be much about helmets as far as armor class or items PCs can purchase. However, once in a while the adventurers will stumble on a really nice helmet, possibly magical... and the ...
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What would be the side effects on a Druid of wearing metal armor?

I am wondering what should, if any, be the side effects on a Druid if he were to choose (or be forced) to wear metallic armor. For example: Could such an armor prevent the Druid from casting his ...
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34 views

What heroic title should I give my Fire Genasi Folk Hero? [on hold]

I'll be playing a D&D fifth edition game in a few weeks and I'm torn on what title to give my character. He's a Fighter, who will be an Eldritch Knight and has the folk hero background. He became ...
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Is it possible to gain extra uses of unique class features?

Some classes offer unique powers as class features with a number of uses per day. Is there any possible way to increase the number? For example: A Thousand Cuts (Ex): When a dervish reaches 10th ...
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280 views

Do Nondetection and Invisibility protect you from True Seeing?

Nondetection says it hides the target from all divination spells. Invisibility hides you from normal sight. When combining both effects on one target, are they hidden from true seeing?
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Many weapons with speed enhancement

How many extra attacks does having multiple weapons with speed enhancement can be made? I have seen this question: Do multiple Speed weapons grant multiple extra attacks? However I don't know how is ...
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131 views

What is the highest possible number of attacks per round for a creature with four arms?

What is the highest possible number of melee attacks that one could get consistently in one round for a four-armed creature? Exploiting possible understatements and lacks of limiters in the rules is ...
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Firing Ranged Attacks past Other Creatures

I have recently come up against the problem that players want to fire ranged attackes through multiple enemies, or place AoE spells behind multiple enemies. The idea that one could fire an arrow past ...
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Non-native at English RPGs [duplicate]

I'm one of those guys. I want to play with some foreign players (GURPS, WOD) via the web. Sorry for a bit opinions based question, but I need it in this way. What are the potential problems? Where ...
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Can a druid wear Elven Chain?

The description of the Elven Chain says that people do not need to be proficient with that armor and they would still reap all the benefits of it. However, I would think that even though it is ...

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