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Does the animal provided by the Wild Cohort feat count as an Animal Companion?

Feat in question: Wild Cohort [General] Benefit: You gain an animal cohort. The animal cohort is generally friendly to you and is willing to follow you and adventure with you. If given proper ...
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What exactly is “base AC”?

The phrase "base AC" appears in the D&D 5E basic rules exactly once, in the description of the Mage Armor spell. This says: The target’s base AC becomes 13 + its Dexterity modifier. But ...
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Do longbows add 1.5x Dex mod to damage for being two handed?

Does a long bow get 1.5x Dex mod to damage in the same way some melee weapons add 1.5X STR, since it's two handed? I cannot find anything anywhere on the matter whether for or against.
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Handling Effects on a Split Creature

I don't really see an area in the MM, PHB, or DMG that specifies what happens to effects on a creature that splits. A case came up where my party was being attacked by an Ochre Jelly, our Hunter cast ...
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Is it possible to give up class feature twice for archetypes, if you have it double?

For example: the ranger trapper gets trap finding, the rogue counterfeit-mage gives up trapfinding (not trap sense) - could the player select another archetype that replaces trapfinding? If you ...
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Can tumble and jump be done at the same time?

Suppose we have a creature with a base move speed of 50ft. Suppose that creature is standing on a small platform and wishes to jump across a gap 15ft wide to another small platform. Also suppose that ...
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Are there any canon reasons for why evil beings put up with the certainty of damnation? [closed]

Is there any written canon material that explains why evil beings in the D&D multiverse put up with the certainty of damnation? Here's a thing that's always bothered me about the "default ...
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Poor visibility and cliffs

I have a situation where several of my party members will be fighting in a treacherous canyon, with rope bridges, zip lines, and a lot of angry gnolls. Some of the gnoll clerics may be prone to ...
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I want to play Dr. Manhattan. How can I? [closed]

How can I create a character that is powerful like Dr. Manhattan? The critical thematic elements are that he: is composed of energy uses pure energy as a power source Either one of these are the ...
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Does Manifester Level count as “pertinent decision” about a power?

Under Manifesting Time in Psionics Unleashed p. 60 is written: You make all pertinent decisions about a power (range, target, area, effect, version, and so forth) when the power ...
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Good system for large tactical battles?

So I'm a player in a Star Wars Saga Edition game, and am starting to feel like a d20-based systems is not a great one for the game we're playing. We're playing in the clone wars era, so our battles ...
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How should I make my low-strength cleric more effective at being a close-range tank?

I have a cleric who's currently focused on range combat, but is in a position where she'd probably pull her weight better by playing in a melee gish or close-range fighter role. She's been forced into ...
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How to easily track combat in Feng Shui?

While incredibly fun, the Feng Shui combat system can get unwieldy when you have a large number of mooks and named characters fighting the players. Its hard to keep track of what shot each character ...
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What is useful to delegate to Assistant DMs, and how many is it useful to have?

I have a 5e D&D campaign right now that is very successful. Right now I have 10 players in two groups, each group playing once a week. However, recently I have had 6 more people who want to make a ...
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How to deal with rope trick in particular circumstance

Foreword: As it's my first post here, I can't insert more than a couple of links, so you'll have to find information on some of these feats and spells yourself on d20srd. The Question: Let's say in ...
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How is Controlled Rage handled in Pathfinder Society?

So....after a little searching on the web about Urban barbarians I cant seem to find an official ruling on the following Controlled Rage (Ex): When an urban barbarian rages, instead of making a ...
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Are the feats from Essential supposed to be used with the older classes? [duplicate]

As far as I can see, the feats from Essentials are way more powerful than their older counterparts. On the other hand, I see the Essential classes as weaker versions of the older ones (specially ...
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How do I run a game for a larger group?

I am currently running a Dungeons and Dragons 4 campaign for a group of 9 players. Whittling the group down to a more manageable size is not really an option since they are all family. When we do ...
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1answer
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Can I use skills with a sword of light in SAGA Marvel system?

In SAGA Marvel system, one can use the light sword stunt from the power Light Control to create a sword. Can I associete the skill Sword when using this power with this stunt?
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How to increase difficulty in Dungeon World

I've been GMing for a couple of sessions now and I'm still struggling at making encounters or situations more difficult. I will describe dangerous situations and encounters in fiction but the ...
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1answer
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Can I add card values to power intensity in SAGA Marvel system?

Some powers like plasticity state that one can "raise his or her streight to the power's intensity". I would like to know if, when I use this stunt, I can add card value to it in order to raise it.
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Can a dagger be used as a melee weapon?

In the PHB1, daggers are indicated to be light-thrown weapons. But is it possible to use them also for melee attacks against adjacent opponents? That seems to be logistically possible, but I am not ...
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Do I have to be proficient with an Implement to get its properties?

I'm trying to get low-light vision with any magic item that is not a Head slot item. I found Totem of the Night (Adventurer's Vault 2 pg.46). Property: You gain low-light vision. If you already ...
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How do I make a gunslinger with a decent damage progression?

I am considering playing a Gunslinger when next we play Pathfinder (I am currently GMing a game, and we'll be switching off afterwards), and thumbing through the Ultimate Combat Playtest v. 2, and I'm ...
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601 views

Does an Undead with Wild Shape gain a Constitution score during Wild Shape?

Build Race: Half Drow Template: Necropolitan Classes: Drow Transition Template Class 2 / Wizard 5 / Arachnomancer 2 References Spider Shape (Su): This ability functions as wild shape. Wild ...
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How strong must an NPC be if I know they can throw a car?

I'm trying to build a certain character in M&M 3E. I've run into some limits due to not knowing the extent of their abilities (the source material is a series of web videos, which totals 45 ...
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What are the complete set of combat modifers for fighting in darkness?

I am slightly confused on combat in darkness. There are modifiers for blinded combatants and invisible combatants, but not specifically combatants who cannot see due to darkness. Are they all ...
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What are the changes in the second edition of Cartoon Action Hour?

What are the rule changes between the 1st and 2nd editions of Cartoon Action Hour? I am curious if there is significant new content in the second edition that makes it worth buying over the original. ...
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Can anyone else learn Drow Sign Language?

Can anyone else than drow learn Drow Sign Language? or is it a language that only drow can learn because of, I dunno... dexterity or some other physical conditions?
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Clone and Cocoon, what happens.?

I'm currently creating a high level caster (3.5) for fun and I came across an odd spell combination. Clone (source: PHB, Arcane spell) basically this spell makes a clone of your body (that you have ...
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1answer
213 views

How can the Rod of Seven parts turn a player to Lawful Stupid without it becoming unfun for the other players?

I've been going through the Rod of Seven Parts adventure/source book, and it's a fun read. The side effects of the Rod are mighty interesting to read, but it makes me wonder how assembling it would ...
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364 views

Can you stack abilities on a weapon or armor?

My group formed when 3.5 came out and they were generally very careful and tactical in building their characters and their gear. We're giving 5th Edition a try but we can't seem to find any rules for ...
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Do Prestige class levels stack with caster level?

Do levels taken in a prestige class of the same kind of magic (arcane/divine) as a base class stack with a character's existing caster level? For example, if a ...
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Good early-level feat options for a Wildshape Druid

I'm trying to help a player create her Druid character. She wants to focus on Wild Shape, and we were thinking about feats and I couldn't find many applicable early-level feats for her. I'm thinking ...
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Does a blind creature with tremorsense still have a 50% miss chance?

A creature with the extraordinary ability tremorsense can automatically pinpoint the location of anything that is in contact with the ground. Does pinpoint here mean an otherwise blind creature ...
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If undead exist, why do cemeteries exist & cremation not a standard?

I have less fingers than the nr of cemeteries I cleared in campaigns of various scenarios and game mechanics. I find time and time again cemeteries crawling with undead. Either graves or crypts. I ...
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Can a mage use multiple Foci to decrease the difficulty of an Arete roll?

As the title says, would a mage (according to the latest Revised edition) be able to use multiple applicable Foci for his Tradition/Sphere when casting an Effect in order to decrease the difficulty? ...
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How to calculate attack roll for a monster?

I'm a total Pathfinder newb and I have a question that will probably reveal just how "newb" I am. According to the Core Rulebook, to calculate an attack roll, you use the following formula: d20 + ...
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How does Pathfinder handle PCs having pets?

One of my PC's wants to have a fox- just a regular albeit tamed fox- as a pet, and frankly I want to let him have it. Does Pathfinder have any specific rules concerning non-class-feature pets, or do I ...
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Can a druid's 2 uses of wild shape be used consecutively?

A druid in my game recently obtained the Wild Shape skill, and chose the Circle of the Moon to follow. This effectively turned him into a Dire Wolf tank, since the CR of the animal he can turn into is ...
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How can a human terkow rogue use his special attacks?

I'm running a published adventure that includes a male human terkow rogue as a monster. His melee attack stat is: 3 claws +17 (1d6+4/19-20 plus grab). His Special Attacks stats include blood drain and ...
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20 Stats at level 1 too powerful? [closed]

I'm starting a campaign with some people and we all rolled our stats. We all rolled really well. I even ended up nerfing my stats to avoid being too powerful overall. Nobody has any stats under 10 ...
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Considering Complex Dice Roll Probabilities

Hoping someone more math and excel/troll/anydice competent than I can help me out. I've long been considering implementing some Dungeon World style die roll mechanics into D&D. With Next about ...
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Keeping a group together in a Zombie RPG

Being fairly new to GMing I am having trouble with keeping my PC's from turning on each other, and every thing in sight. It doesn't matter how much I punish them for killing obvious allies, or ...
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305 views

Limiting player freedom in introductory scenarios

As discussed in Would GURPS be a good choice for a non-magic, 19th century tech level, roleplay focused campaign?, I am planning to introduce a couple of friends to pen & paper tabletop RPGs. I am ...
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Preserving your Humanity with different vampiric concepts in VtRequiem

There is a very clear rule about when the player needs to roll a humanity roll. If you kill someone in the heat of passion, your humanity drops as low as 3, if you kill as a planned murder, your ...
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390 views

What is the status of all the Primarchs?

I'm not too caught up on the 40K Universe, though I have heard, through the grapevine things like "The Lion has awoken..." Being a Dark Angels fan, that certainly caught my attention. So what is ...
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275 views

How can I make sense of the vehicle encumbrance rules for freighters?

Comparing the encumbrance for personal equipment against the listed encumbrance capacities of transport vehicles leads to results like the maximum load for the Millenium Falcon is about 300, carefully ...
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Why does the Clumsy armor tag impose −1 ongoing for all rolls?

For example, why would it affect wisdom or intelligence? ...or am I just misunderstanding the rule? Thank you!

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