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What Skill Checks should be used in a Bargaining or Bartering situation?

In a situation where a player is negotiating a price with an NPC, what skill proficiencies would apply? And how would you convert the skill check's result into a final price?
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What is the average number of sales of adventures (modules) and adventure settings (hexcrawls) for OSR publishers?

I came across this post on the blog Monsters & Manuals about the campaign setting Yoon-Suin and its units sold since being published. It's interesting to read for someone who's entertaining the ...
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What forms of damage affect an Unseen Servant?

Related to this question, what forms of damage affect an Unseen Servant? Physical types: bludgeoning, piercing, slashing. Magical forms of the physical types. The other types, some of which are ...
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How does an Unseen Servant move?

How does an Unseen Servant move? 1) Does it levitate? 2) Can it move through liquid, such as water? (Related question.) 2b) If so, does it sink? Can it "swim"? 2c) If not, can it move across the ...
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How many bolts and arrows come in a pack of unspecified size?

Exploding bolts (Dragon #348) and Thunder Arrows (Dragon #279) don't specify how many bolts/arrows come in a pack. Can I assume that they come in the regular 10/20-pack that bolts/arrows come in? ...
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Newbie GM several questions [on hold]

I'm reading the manuals and I have not run a game yet: 1) When there is a Wisdom (Perception or any other thing) check, do I add Wisdom modifier AND perception modifier? (Only if there is ...
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Can an Unseen Servant be physically touched and manipulated?

The Unseen Servant spell creates ...an invisible, mindless, shapeless force... ...It has AC 10, 1 hit point, and a Strength of 2, and it can't attack. If it drops to 0 hit points, the spell ...
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What alignment would a non-discriminating summoned spirit have? [on hold]

I am developing a Monk archetype called "Way of the Dragon" that focuses on spending Ki to draw power from your associated dragon spirit, what ever they might be. At a higher level it allows a Monk to ...
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How can significant injuries like broken bones be healed?

During a campaign I ran several years ago, one player's character suffered nonlethal damage during a sparring session and broke his arm. When he healed the damage naturally overnight, he argued that ...
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Is Traveller 5 ship building compatible with Mongoose Traveller?

I own both Traveller 5 and Mongoose Traveller Core Rule Book (the newest one that is only available in PDF). I'm struggling with grasping all of T5, so I'm looking at using MGT. One of the things I ...
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How would PCs go about knocking out an enemy with weapons?

I have a game running and my PC's are trying to bludgeon an enemy with a sword to capture it. Is this a valid move or do they need to get a bludgeoning weapon from the weapon shop? And what dice do ...
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Does Divine Sanction overwrite your own Divine Challenge?

So a Paladin technically has two different special marks, Divine Challenge and Divine Sanction. Some effects only work on your Divine Challenge target, and Hybrid paladins deal less damage with their ...
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Can any creature be summoned with gate?

Gate, PHB p. 244 When you cast this spell, you can speak the name of a specific creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn’t work). If that creature is on a plane other than the one you ...
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Building an assassin

I'm starting a new D&D campaign. I'm still fairly new to D&D and I want to build a Rogue/Assassin that dips into Swordsage for the assassin stance. I have read on other sources that this is ...
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Switching from dead characters mid-game [on hold]

As a GM, how do I wrap game-caused character switching into the story? Suppose I had to murder one of the PCs for great ju... didactic purposes. For example, my players refuse to understand the idea ...
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How many ranged touch attacks can a Master Thrower do with the weak spot trick shot?

I'm playing as a Master Thrower who just attained the weak spot trick shot and I was wondering how often I could utilize the ability.
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I picked the wrong spells as a wizard, how do I recover?

Being a newcomer to DnD (5e), I got invited to a campaign with some friends. It is my first time playing tabletop DnD. Video games like Neverwinter Nights was my only experience with DnD. I now ...
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Optimize dwarven barbarian/battlerager wanna-be

So, in an upcoming campaign I wanted to play a dwarven battlerager. This was a prestige class from 3.5, however we are playing pathfinder. I am not a fan of converting the prestige class and am not a ...
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How much has to pay a custom droid PC to have extensions in its locomotion systems?

A player of mine has decided to create a custom droid as PC, and as I have gone through the rules to create one, I couldn't find any specifics about this. The rules state that medium sized droids ...
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Do custom PC droids start with Basic language and vocabulator by default?

I have a player who decided to play a droid, and when I was going through the rules to create custom droids, I couldn't find anywhere what automatic languages they have. The best aproximations to ...
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Can you use mind control spells to learn a demon's true name?

The wizard in my campaign has the Eye of Vecna and is a yuan-ti, and this means he has suggestion and dominate monster at least once a day. Could he simply suggest to a demon that it reveal its true ...
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Why are there damage differences with these breath weapons?

In the group I am playing with, my character is a level 20 Sorcerer with the Draconic Bloodline. Through this Bloodline, I obtain a special attack of Breath Weapon and automatic spell of Form of the ...
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Does a creature with swallow whole retain damage reduction inside?

When a creature is swallowed whole in Pathfinder, it can attempt to attack the swallowing creature from the inside to cut its way out with a light or natural weapon. The armor class is 10+1/2 nat ...
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How would someone go about training magical animals (such as hydras)?

We were playing in a good friend of mine's campaign, and while he's smart he's pretty new, so sometimes the players get one over on him. We ended up in a tournament against a hydra, and my druid came ...
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What happens with the Drow's poisoned weapons when picked up by a PC?

The Drow Elite Warrior does 3d6 extra poison damage (no save!), it's not a magical sword but an ability of the creature. So that same sword in the hands of another character is just a sword, it's the ...
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Dual-nature beings and attacks from astral plane

We are playing SR3 and I as GM have problems with mages and dual-nature beings (like ghouls) because the ghouls are vulnerable from astral, but cannot retaliate in projecting mage is not in their ...
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What type of damage accounts for bleeding damage?

I am writing a feat for D&D 5E, one of the minor features is that the feat causes a creature hit by your critical Slashing weapon attack to receive ongoing bleeding damage until some time has ...
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Is it possible to hire someone to train you in skills or armor/weapon proficiencies?

As the title suggests, I am wondering if it is actually within the rules of the game for your character to hire someone for skill/armor/weapon training/proficiency. Is this possible, or can you only ...
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Does Mirror Image enable Sneak Attack?

This question is related to this other question and builds on that. From some of the answer provided in the linked question, it would seem that the RAI for proccing sneak attack is that the enemy ...
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Exactly when can a player “on hold” interrupt another character?

It says you can interrupt the "Action" of a character when you are on hold--for simplicity let's assume the interrupting character was dealt a joker. Here are a few increasingly unlikely-to-be-legal ...
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Can I use Silent Image as an adjacent enemy for Sneak Attack

Sneak attack says: You don't need advantage on the attack roll if another enemy of the target is within 5ft of it, that enemy isn't incapacitated, and you don't have disadvantage on the attack ...
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How Do I login if I haven't confirmed my email? [migrated]

I know this isn't an RPG question, but I need to know right now. I made an account on a computer where gmail is blocked and I can't log in. the tag is irrelavant
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What is a good way to introduce new players to Pathfinder without making things too linear? [on hold]

I wanted to create a dungeon to get a new group of players together and teach them pathfinder, but I felt I wanted something more than 'go to the goblin cave and get the macguffin' for this first ...
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When a spell has no defined shape, what shape does it take?

When a spell has no defined shape (i.e. Cone, Line, Sphere, etc.) is it up to the DM/group to decide its shape or is there a commonly held RAI interpretation? e.g. Spirit Guardians [Spirits] flit ...
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What action ends the spell 'Invisibility' in terms of how indirect it must be?

This concerns the spell Invisibility in Pathfinder and what causes it to end. The relevant text for reference: The spell ends if the subject attacks any creature. For purposes of this spell, an ...
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What are some good resources for designing maps (regional, provincial, dungeon, etc)? [on hold]

Alright, I hope this question is narrow enough in scope that it's alright for RPG.SE. What I am asking for is a list of resources such as essays, books, blog posts, articles, how-to's, etc., that ...
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Does skulker remove the attack penalty for targeting creatures in low-light? Also, does that stack with Darkvision?

I'm developing an NPC whose area of expertise is night assault. Variant Human Rogue (Assassin) with Goggles of Night and the Skulker feat. My reasoning is thus: Goggles of Night: Total darkness = ...
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What happens if a large vehicle collides with an arcane gate?

If Arcane Gate is cast at a point where a vehicle that is too large to pass through would collide with it should there be damage to the vehicle? Would the gate collapse? What if part of the ...
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How to get high level casting, warlock invocations, and binding

I would like to make a character, probably amoral to evil thematically focused on forbidden knowledge, who can cast high level spells (arcane, divine, or both. As close to possible to a single ...
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Is it possible to use “Unarmed Strikes” in “two weapon fighting”? [duplicate]

Since holding no other items means you have both of your hands free, can you attack with your dominant hand with an Unarmed strike, does that mean you can use your bonus action to attack with your ...
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Does Sleep affect the caster as well? [duplicate]

The bard in our group decided to cast the Sleep spell and rolled a total of 24 for the amount of hit points that can be affected. I have 24 hit points because I am the 2nd with less hit points, and ...
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How to design a GMPC that is not supposed to push the story ahead?

I'm finally after a long time of thinking about it, going to play a campaign of DnD. For that I have bought the starter set and I'm actually still in preparation for it. I'm going to be the DM and it ...
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Can you “Step Up” 15 feet if you have Jaunt Boots?

The Step Up feat says: Benefit: Whenever an adjacent foe attempts to take a 5-foot step away from you, you may also make a 5-foot step as an immediate action so long as you end up adjacent to ...
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Does Concentrate Poison Stack?

As the title suggests: Does Concentrate Poison Stack with itself? This is one of those weird questions that I honestly would have expected to have been asked somewhere, especially here, but I haven't ...
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What's the Blackguard's Vice?

What exactly is a Blackguard's vice? What's the meaning of it? Is it some kind of unholy symbol or just a kind of feeling? Blackguard is from Heroes of Shadow 4e.
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How are poisons handled in the d6 system?

I've tried to search for but didn't find anything exactly in the OGL rules about how poisons are handled. Are there any rules there?
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Input on Mechanic Redesign That Gives Certain Ranged Weapons the “Light” Property? [on hold]

I am curious as to the logic behind not giving certain ranged weapons, like darts, the "light" property. It's been bothering me for some time now, as it seems to make darts in particular rather ...
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Where are all of the wizard colleges in Golarion?

I am planning on creating a wizard character for the Wrath of the Righteous campaign but haven't been able to find any information on where exactly someone would go in the world to study being a ...
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How to make my character the villain in a campaign with multiple DMs?

Recently my long-time gaming group began a Round Robin style campaign where we each take turns being the DM. We decided the decided that we'll each get to DM one session with a randomly determined ...
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On Roll20, is it possible to fill in character sheets without being in a game?

I played Pathfinder on Roll20 last night for the first time and everyone had to wait for me to make a character. I was unfamiliar with the character sheets and with Pathfinder so it took a while. The ...

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