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Do you break concentration on your current sustained spell if a new concentration spell you try to cast fails?

If I'm sustaining Enhance Ability on myself by concentration, and then during a combat that arises a few minutes later, I try to cast Hold Person on an enemy, but they pass their first roll to save ...
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Can I use the cryptography skill to learn new languages?

I am wondering if i can reasonably use the cryptography skill in GURPS to attempt to learn a foreign language? An example would be my character only speaks english but discovers a book in french. It ...
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Can Obfuscate be targeted?

Can a vampire decide whether Obfuscate does or does not affect everyone in the room? For example, perhaps the party knows that their mekhet is hiding in the corner and they can see him but the enemy ...
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What happens if a wizard uses Command Undead to command an undead to keep fighting even though it has been Turned by a Cleric

The cleric's turn undead ability sends undead fleeing, but the wizard's spell Command Undead enables him to give orders to the same undead. What happens when a Wizard uses Command Undead to force a ...
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Geas spell effect [closed]

From page 244, PHB - description of the 5th level spell Geas: You place a magical command on a creature that you can see within range, forcing it to carry out some service or refrain from some ...
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List of all core Bard spells in an excel format

Is there a list of Bard spells in an excel format from the SRD? A Google search pulls up lists like this one but if I copy and paste them they paste into a single column with name and description on ...
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How to make grappling hooks a main focus for your character?

In an attempt to make a custom race, I'm parsing down a large, broad question idea into several smaller ones. This race, flavorfully, is supposed to have extreme proficiency with grappling hooks and ...
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Can a lance receive bonuses from a source other than Strength?

I had the fun idea of making a cavalier that was a small race (gnome, halfling, etc) so they could ride a medium-sized mount and run around indoors. The only problem is that I want to use a lance (...
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Opposed tests with limits: is sprite compilation special?

Looking at the SR5 core rulebook page 47, I don't see any indication about how limits interact during opposed tests, which leads me to believe the straightforward case is true: both sides apply limits ...
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GM-less RPG suitable for a violent spacefaring game played over a messaging client? [closed]

I've been GMing for a long time, without actually playing a game myself, so I'm rather in the mood to actually get involved in the action as a protagonist, however no-one else in my group wants to act ...
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How can a weapon of legacy be resized?

Can a Craft skill check or other mundane or magical means resize a weapon of legacy? For example, the +1 silver Small shortsword Full Moon's Trick, a weapon of legacy, is acquired by a Medium ...
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How do I get players to invest in their character concept and stop making new PCs?

I have been playing in a specific group for some time now. I now am in a position where I am going to be the GM once more. However I have a recurring problem with the players continuously switching ...
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Problems with Party Formation: “You're the DM, you can figure it out.”

Sort of related to Is it wrong to ask a player to justify their character's actions? Scenario Player 1 wants to be a male drow necromancer that reveres Kiaransalee. Player 2 wants to be a male ...
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What book are the bloodvelds from?

Our DM and the other DM in our party distinctly recall seeing a creature called a "bloodveld" in a D&D 3.5e book. This creature is a colorless aquatic ooze that feeds on the blood of whatever it ...
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Could Eye of Gruumsh be safely interpreted as Racial Subsitution Levels? [closed]

I am sure most can agree the Eye of Gruumsh prestige class is very dated and extremely sub-par compared to what has come out afterward. Would incorporating the prestige class into the barbarian core ...
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How do spells which affect fire interact with magical fire?

Specifically, the question came up in tonight's session whether the spell Gust of Wind would extinguish the flames created by the spell Wall of Fire. How about stronger or weaker spells that interact ...
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What happens if a deva comes to remember all his past lives? [closed]

I'm playing a deva and I wanted to know what happens if my character manages to remember all his past lives? Does he gain all the experience he accumulated during all those lives or does nothing ...
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How do Wild Magic and Practiced Spellcaster Interact?

Wild Magic, a Wild Mage class feature (Complete Arcane, p69) states She reduces her caster level by 3 for all spells she casts from now on. However, every time she casts a spell, her use of wild ...
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How does a Ghostly Arm (graft) interact with Two-Weapon Fighting?

According to Libris Mortis (p. 80): ...the grafted creature can use the ghostly arm to deliver an incorporeal touch attack that deals 1d6 points of damage, the equivalent of a ghost’s corrupting ...
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203 views

How many Ship Roles can one character cover?

In the book Into the Storm for Rogue Trader, on page 225, Ship Roles are introduced. There is a lot of overlap between different roles, and I'm wondering how many roles can a single character have? Is ...
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153 views

Making sure a character doesn't outshine others? [closed]

This is based on this question. How do I make sure a character like this doesn't overshadow others?
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657 views

What's wrong with Weapons of Legacy? and how do I fix it? [closed]

I heard someone say that weapons of legacy was very bad, to they extent that they say to avoid the book completely. My question is, Why? What's so wrong with it that it deserves that? I want to know ...
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Is this Spirit Hunter Ranger variant I created overpowered?

I have a variant of ranger prepared, but I'm concerned the abilities may be overpowered? Spirit Hunter Ranger Replaces: hide in plain sight, camouflage, and the 5th favored enemy. Grants:...
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What are the ramifications of waiving the Evil requirement for the assassin class?

Would being able to be a Good assassin mess up the game or something? Have the designers ever explicitly stated why they added that requirement to the class? Secondly, is there an alternative?
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Strategic play elements for Microscope

One of my players only likes games with strong strategic, tactical, or deductive elements. I would like to try Microscope, but he is one of my core players, and I’m concerned that it would bore him. ...
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Focus changes when returning to home world

If I return to homeworld after having found a draggable focus, do I get the chance to keep the draggable focus? Or is it a recursion change-specific feature?
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1answer
924 views

Are there ways to change your primary spellcasting ability other than the feats in Legends of the Twins?

Going through Legends of the Twins I found a pair of feats that allow Divine casters to switch to either Intelligence or Charisma as their primary spellcasting ability in lieu of Wisdom. This made me ...
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1answer
108 views

Can you attack multiple targets when you have a rate of fire greater than 1?

I'm DMing a campaign with OSRIC as the base rules and 1e AD&D as secondary rules where needed. One of our characters is using a bow that the rules say has a rate of fire of 2. I'm looking for a ...
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Should I scale the difficulty after the party recruits a boss?

A year ago or so, I was DMing a DnD4e campaign in which the leader of the players' party (Sariel) managed to convince a powerful (6 levels higher) adversary (Pieter) to join them temporarily; their ...
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2answers
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Can a creature designate as the target of a charge a foe the creature can't charge?

The game seems to assume ideal battlefield conditions with perfect intelligence. However, sometimes battlefield conditions aren't ideal and intelligence isn't perfect. The special attack charge says ...
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447 views

How can I redeem the unjust?

I'm playing a LN paladin (vengeance)/warlock (Great Old One/Tome) soon, and I want to redeem enemies I deem worthy of my mercy. With create thrall I expect to be in complete control of an enemy at ...
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1answer
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What items can I have my players hunt for to prove the blight is back upon Ferelden?

We're playing a Dragon Age game. I have the framework for a campaign that will take the players all over Ferelden looking for allies and preparing the populace for the blight but I'm stuck on one ...
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How can I make “Empty” rooms interesting?

Traditional advice for making megadungeons in older versions of D&D is in addition to any rooms with Monsters, Treasure, Traps, or "Tricks", there should also be at least 50 to 60 percent "Empty" ...
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1answer
86 views

What are the specific conditions that require a frenzy roll?

So, I think, any exposure to a Bane can cause frenzy roll (unless otherwise stated?), but it talks about starving, social and injury, where can I find rules for what exactly constitutes these things? ...
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Is there any way I can doff armor in a single turn?

Lets say I'm a sorcerer disguised as a fighter and I'm wearing that fighter's plate armor. According to RAW, I can't cast spells because I'm not proficient in heavy armor. Is there any way (in RAW) I ...
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2answers
551 views

How can you perceive burrowing?

So, I ran across a video saying that some burrowing creatures can be used as mounts by ...either gnomes or forest elves, I forget which, in 5e. Well, sure it will be slow, but according to what I know,...
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1answer
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How does Oubliette work if you're outside of the marked region?

Oubliette the 5th dot of Obfuscate allows a vampire to make people, affected, believe whatever is within the region is real. For example a dilapidated house is a mansion. If you are not within the ...
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140 views

What's a Warform?

I saw the below (From Here)and am trying to figure out what a "Warform" is. Where do I find the information?
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201 views

Is there a way to browse Scabard's characters, irrespective of their campaign?

I've noticed that a nice resource to get inspirations is Scabard. However it is apparently browsable only on a Campaign level, with all the Campaign's assets mixed up (characters+cities+random stuff). ...
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488 views

Short Swords or Hand axes?

I'm building a dual wielding+archery character as a "recommended" build for a friend. I don't know whether it would be better for him to build for handaxes/throwing axes or short swords. I know this ...
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Origin of Arcane Magic [closed]

I was intrigued by a question over on the worldbuilding stack exchange. In answering that question, I realized that most ancient forms of magic were, at least according to most D&D classifications ...
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Serious one shot scenario to showcase educational value of rpgs

Background I've recently started an rpg club at the foreign university I work at. I sold this to my bosses by saying it would be a way for students to practice their English and develop the following ...
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1answer
64 views

Are there any ways to self-inflict stress damage without also taking lethal damage?

I am building a character that will capitalize on the Spookbusters "Prudence" feat chain, but until I get the supremacy feat, I will need a way to self inflict stress damage. Attack gadgets ...
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2answers
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Is an Unarmed Strike considered a Weapon attack?

For the purposes of the fighter Battle Master archetype, whenever a maneuver calls for a "weapon attack" does that include an unarmed strike?
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Can I two-weapon fight unarmed?

I want to make a fighter whose primary weapons are his unarmed attacks using the Tavern Brawler feat. If I take the Two Weapon Fighting style would that work with 2 unarmed strikes? In the weapons ...
2
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1answer
86 views

How would a creature made by Mad Science malfunction?

If I recall correctly, Deadlands mad science can allow for the creation/augmentation of living things, but most examples given for Malfuctions (i.e. when they happen or what happens) are just for ...
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1answer
125 views

Do size mods take the place of racial mods?

My friend made me an Ent race and it is a large creature. If he gave it racial ability score mods would those add to the +16 to strength, +8 to con, and -4 to dex from size?
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148 views

Are fate points assigned per player or per character?

I am currently preparing a campaign (using Strands of Fate, but this is a pertinent question for all systems that use the FATE core mechanics) that will have players jointly leading a faction as well ...
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4answers
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Is there any way for a 3rd level Human Eldritch Knight to have a sustainable source of dark vision?

I am playing a Human Eldritch Knight in D&D 5E, and as I am not a demi-human blessed with dark-vision, while the rest of the party are, I have to be burdened with a light source. Half of the ...
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1answer
249 views

Does 4e become imbalanced when I allow any character to use any Paragon Path/Epic Destiny?

I will soon be running a D&D 4e campaign set in a homebrewed universe. Races and classes are getting re-skinned into whatever concept the players want, so long as they remain the same mechanically....

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