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Imbuing an item with Owl's Insight

According to the Magic Item Creation Rules, one can add the benefits of a spell to an item continuously for a price of Spell Level x Caster Level x 2,000 gp. There are modifiers for the spell duration,...
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How can you create one PC that is more than one “person”?

Someone in my group wants to roleplay a sort of Brandon Stark/Hodor or Master Blaster situation. How could we accomplish this? I thought maybe a beastmaster ranger with a humanoid "beast companion" ...
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Heroic, HP-less, Simulationist RPG Suggestions

I am looking for an RPG which has the following: This game has "heroic-style" play. This means the characters are special because of the situations they're in, not because of some ability to do ...
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Can spell points be used with a Warlock?

In the DMG there is an optional rule for spell points, but warlocks are not mentioned in it. Can warlocks use spell points for their magic?
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Can multi-classing improve a sorcerer's solo-potential?

Can multi-classing improve a sorcerer's solo-potential? And how should I do this? My friend has started a new series of 3.5 D&D sessions where I have been leveling my half-elf sorceress. Due to ...
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Making multiple attacks with attack bonus

I'm not quite sure how the total attack bonus interacts with BaB. Can you make more attacks than shown by your BaB (e.g. +11/+6/+1 BaB allows you to make 3 ...
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Does Fey Ancestry grant advantage on the save against Otto's Irresistible Dance?

My first instinct is to say no, Fey Ancestry does not grant an elf advantage on the save against this spell, because the spell does not say that it bestows the charmed condition upon its target; ...
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How many dots does the player need to buy at once when improving scaled merits and styles to their next level?

My understanding was that when improving a merit to the next level the player always buys one new dot, no matter how many dots they already have in that merit. Say, improving Resources from 2 dots to ...
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Paladin/Warlock sharing spell slots

I have a conundrum. I have a multiclassed 6th Paladin/ 5th Warlock character. With 6 levels of paladin, I have 4/2 spell slots, and as a 5th warlock, I have 2 spells that are cast as a 3rd level slot. ...
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When do you fall if you gain the helpless condition?

Suppose a Wizard is being menaced by a griffon flying 30' above the ground nearby them. Not wanting to become a snack for the creature they decide to cast Icy Prison on the creature. The griffon fails ...
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How much of an issue is “Linear Fighters, Quadratic Wizards” in 2nd edition AD&D?

The concept of Linear Fighters, Quadratic Wizards is an issue that makes Fighters less useful in later editions. There is a question on here talking about the issue in 5e, and the issue in 3.5e is ...
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How do you increase your combat effectiveness in Anima BF? [closed]

I'm getting introduced into Anima BF. Right now my character has 65 Attack and 53 Dodge, and today when I had a fight I realized these values are amazingly low. Since the story is already commenced I ...
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How to handle Legend-of-Zelda-esque magic items without aspect spamming?

I think that one of the reasons that Zelda is a good setting for Fate is because advancement is horizontal rather than vertical. In other words, instead of zero-sum increases to power level as in ...
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Can Leader's Intercession trigger my ally's mark?

So a Fighter marks an orc. The orc attacks the Fighter. The Warlord interrupts with Leader's Intercession, which makes him become the target of the orc's attack. This means the orc is making an ...
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How can I make a working torch to use with miniatures?

I'm looking for a prop that would be a functioning torch for miniatures. Does such thing exist? Would it provide enough illumination to simulate how far the characters can see? Current LED technology ...
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How should character skills be categorised? [closed]

I would like to build my own RPG system. I'm not following any particular trope or format but I do usually enjoy characters who are the sum of their skills. I'd like to actively distinguish skills ...
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Is the Task Difficulty/Target Number from an event hidden by the GM?

Is the Task Difficulty from an event a secret for GM ? So like the GM says: You attack the XXX, roll a D20 and I'll tell you if you hit ? The target number to attack the XXX is 3, please roll a D20....
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What are the limitations of Gloves of Missile Snaring?

I DM a 5e session, and I recently gave one of my players "Gloves of Missile Snaring." Naturally, one of his first questions was "what can they block?" By RAW, they affect "ranged weapon attacks." In ...
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How to Make the Math Easier?

I run an open-ended 4th Edition D&D group, for middle and high school players. One of our players struggles with math, from adding skill/attack modifiers to calculating damage and subtracting HP. ...
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Are targets aware when you mind probe them if they don't make their saves?

So, mind probe's description says that you ask questions telepathically, but I was wondering if the targets are aware that they are being questioned if they don't make their save? It would seem to me ...
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Is there a way to affect mindless creatures with mind-affecting spells or powers?

From the list of traits for an ooze, the mindless trait says that a creature with the mindless trait possesses No Intelligence score, and immunity to all mind-affecting effects (charms, ...
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1answer
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Can I throw a weapon and then shoot a bow in a single full attack?

If I have a light hammer in one hand and a bow in the other, can I throw the hammer and then fire the bow as part of a full attack action?
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Can a Power be Augmented Using the Same Option Multiple Times

Let's say I am using the Mind Control power, and there is only one legal target I can use it on. Now, I believe I can augment it with the option that allows me to affect an aberration, dragon, ...
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Do the current D&D 5e rules have information on how to kill a deity?

Allow me to provide some context: recently, a reoccurring antagonist in my campaign has stolen a reward from my players. The reward was meant to be gold, and an extremely potent and rare poison that ...
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Do multiple castings of False Life stack?

The spell False Life gives you a small amount of temporary hit points. If you cast it multiple times, does the temporary HP stack?
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What are the implications of using AC rolls for defense?

I was thinking about AC, attacks, and how to make it slightly easier on a DM, and more interactive for players. The idea I came up with was to reverse AC rolls. To do this, a player's AC now becomes ...
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Can a prismatic sphere exist inside an antimagic shell?

This is an out of game rules argument. Prismatic sphere says This spell functions like prismatic wall... and under the description for prismatic wall there is ...but an antimagic field ...
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Are there any lich-type enemies for low level parties [closed]

I like the concept of a lich but the one in the MM would mop the floor with all but the highest-level parties (and probably even them). Are there any similar antagonists that low or mid-level PCs have ...
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570 views

What is a good Modern Fantasy investigative system?

Specifically, I want to make a modern campaign that will start out this mystery case of the session RPG, and then slowly delve into more and more overt supernatural weirdness. This needs a system that ...
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1answer
162 views

Does fear-induced movement count as “moving willingly”?

Several abilities available to monsters or PC's have the trigger "Whenever a creature moves willingly...", for example, "Until the end of your next turn, whenever the target willingly moves to a ...
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2answers
340 views

Does using a blink shirt to teleport provoke attacks of opportunity?

The soulmeld blink shirt says that the meldshaper gains the ability to teleport (as dimension door) up to 10 feet at will. Using this ability is a standard action. After using this ability, you ...
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Does mirror image copy pre-existing conditions?

We had a situation that arose in-game that the rules were non-specific on. My players were forced to duel each other in an arena, and the Ranger hit the Sorcerer with ensnaring strike. Afterwards, ...
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205 views

When you convert a poison, does it maintain its frequency?

I have a question about the Pathfinder alchemist's Poison Conversion discovery. By spending 1 minute, the alchemist can convert 1 dose of poison from its current type (contact, ingested, inhaled, ...
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1answer
167 views

Relative strengths/weaknesses of Demons and Undead

On a general rule, what are the relative strengths and weaknesses of Underworld creatures (ghosts, skeletons, Abyssals) versus Malfeas creatures (demons, Infernals) in a combat situation? Does this ...
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Relative strengths/weaknesses of Fair Folk and Demons

On a general rule, what are the relative strengths and weaknesses of Wyld creatures (mutants, Fair Folk) versus Malfeas creatures (demons, Infernals) in a combat situation? Does this change whether ...
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1answer
105 views

Relative strengths/weaknesses of Undead and Fair Folk

On a general rule, what are the relative strengths and weaknesses of Underworld creatures (ghosts, skeletons, Abyssals) versus Wyld creatures (mutants, Fair Folk) in a combat situation? Does this ...
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1answer
181 views

Which of these items should I buy for my Cleric of Mystra?

I'm playing a FR campaign as a level 7 Cleric of Mystra. I have the possibility of buying one of these two magic items: +2 Wisdom necklace A ring that gives a) nobody can see my alignment; b) ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Player-driven versus GM-driven mechanics in Pathfinder

According to some people: Players shouldn't state the skill they want to use for a given situation, they should state their intentions. As the Game Master, you know how that intended action can be ...
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How do I reward creative combat improvisation without making it overpowered?

I have a level five fighter who enjoys using the terrain as a weapon in a somewhat WWE style. I am at a loss as to how to go about adjusting the damage he does for the less than by-the-book actions. ...
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2answers
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How can Technomancers use the Resonance Veil complex form?

How can Technomancers use the Resonance Veil complex form in a way that is neither useless nor broken? p.253 of the core (emphasis mine) This complex form lets you make the target believe ...
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1answer
162 views

Zombie point calculations seem to be inconsistent

In All Flesh Must Be Eaten, I have been looking at a game that runs similarly to The Walking Dead series, but within about a month or two after the outbreak at most. The problem I am having is with ...
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Does going outside of range or line of sight after casting a spell have any effect?

Does going outside the range of the spell or breaking line of sight between the caster and target break concentration or otherwise affect control over the spell? For example, a Heat Metal spell has a ...
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1answer
794 views

How is Timeless Body helpful? [closed]

What effects, if any, interact with the druid's timeless body class feature?
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205 views

What fetishes work with natural weapons in Lupus or Hispo?

I'm going to be playing a lupus with a focus on Bite attacks in an upcoming game. I'm aware of a few totems and gifts that enhance natural attacks, but I'm looking for fetishes to help out.
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2answers
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Must all attacks be melee touch attacks when using Combat Rhythm?

The tactical feat Stormguard Warrior (ToB 36) grants the use of the tactical maneuver Combat Rhythm, which says To use this option, you can choose to make melee touch attacks in place of normal ...
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1answer
221 views

How to handle Player vs Player in FU rpg?

I GMed my first game of FU (Freeform / Universal) rpg today, and it went well, but one issue came up which I would be grateful for some 'good subjective' advice about. We were playing a "pirate ...
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As DM, what should I do when players roll perception where there is nothing to be found?

I had my first session as Dungeon Master (DM) yesterday playing pathfinder ("First Steps In Lore" from the "Pathfinder Society" series) with a group of first-time tabletop RPG players (myself included)...
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Wild Magic Surge - What does “You cast …” mean for your spell slots?

In response to this question, I started to think about what it means when a Wild Magic Surge results in a "You cast spell-X". So, "specific beats general" gives: You can cast a second spell when ...
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2answers
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How does concentration interact with spells cast via the Wild Magic Surge table?

I can't find any official ruling about this. I'll use the example of Fog Cloud on the Wild Magic Surge Table (PHB pg. 104) as an example. The Wild Magic entry reads: You cast fog cloud centered ...
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How can I get started in pen-and-paper RPG as quickly as possible without any experienced players (including me)? [duplicate]

My friend and I would like to try RPGs out, but we would rather "jump to the fun" as quickly as possible and not engage any other people in the play at first. Which RPG system would be minimalistic ...

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