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Would an Inquisitor's warband be dispatched to fight the taint of Xenos?

I'm rather new to Dark Heresy - would the Inquisition get involved in fighting a Xenos threat instead of your garden-variety Chaos-cult? I'm looking to GM a slightly wider range of campaign-arcs, ...
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Concealment at the boundary of Oscuring Mist

Obscuring Mist says The vapor obscures all sight, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet. A creature 5 feet away has concealment (attacks have a 20% miss chance). Let's say A & B are ...
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What items grant bonuses to Heal skill checks?

In Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition and Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 corpus, the number of items I've found that grant a direct bonus to Heal skill checks is 2. The healer's kit ...
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How does the Dragon Tattoo damage work?

The dragon is a fearsome tattoo, and contains frightening power waiting to be unleashed. As a Complex Action, you may breathe fire in a cone, equal to ten feet plus your School Rank in length, and ...
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How does Niten dueling differ from standard dueling?

I know that, mechanically, iaijutsu duels are iaijutsu duels. However, it's well documented that Mirumoto are skilled duelists that use a different style from their Kakita rivals. L5R goes into detail ...
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How does Empowered Evocation work on spells with multiple damage types?

Empowered Evocation (PHB 177) reads: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to the damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast The spell Ice Storm does 2 ...
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How does Empowered Evocation work with Magic Missile?

Empowered Evocation (PHB 177) reads: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to the damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast I have an evoker with a 16 ...
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What Hit Dice do multiclass characters spend at the end of a short rest?

Under the rules for Short Rest you are able to heal: A character can spend one or more Hit Dice at the end of a short rest, up to the characters maximum number of Hit Dice, which is equal to the ...
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Are there any penalties for wearing armor all the time?

In our campaign we have several characters who never remove their armor. They wear it while adventuring, sleeping, swimming, bathing, etc. Are there any penalties for: Wearing armor while sleeping? ...
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Tips for first time Dungeon Master [duplicate]

I'm a first time dungeons and dragons dungeon master. I've played the game only a couple of times before. Basically I am using the starter set that I got at the bookstore. Characters are premade as ...
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faking a spellcaster, while keeping the sneak

I'm currently a level 2 half-orc rogue, I have 18 dex and 18 int, I'm very focused on skill points with my 18 int. and am maxing out my UMD at every level to use wands and scrolls as best as possible. ...
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How can I encourage the use of willpower?

I've never (or rarely, maybe once) seen anyone make use of willpower in a World of Darkness game, it seems like such a vastly underutilized resource. What can I do to encourage my players to remember ...
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How to have Goblins Spring Out of Barrels

I would like to make an encounter in a storage room which is full of barrels and chests. The room is, seemingly, only guarded by goblin archers. When a PC runs past certain barrels, I would like ...
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Is there any way to increase the number of spells I can cast per day as a wizard?

I know about the bonus spells per day you get from your INT modifier and the specializing bonus. Is there any other way to get more spell casts per day? Just to make sure I have this right, as a ...
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1answer
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Where is “Create Influence” documented?

The phrase "Create Influence" shows up a few times like a noun in the text, however, I'm only able to find two references in the text to it, and those are using it. I'm assuming it's documented under ...
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2answers
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What is the timing of Parrying Weapon's ability?

Parrying Weapon Level 2+ Uncommon Weapon: Any melee Power Daily (Immediate Reaction) Use this power when an enemy makes a melee attack against you. Make a melee basic attack against that ...
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How to avoid Werewolves

I'm playing D&D 3.5 and we are about to travel through lands where Werewolves are living. There aren't many of them but we need to deceive them somehow, so that, if it comes to a fight, we don't ...
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How do I avoid placing useless battle grid features?

I'm not very good for map building, actually, especially on tactical games such as Savage Worlds; however every time I add some map feature, it becomes so useless or non-interesting that it ends up ...
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1answer
129 views

How do I keep the narrative alive during combats?

For years, I've had trouble keeping the players engaged in the narrative of combat and what happens during their turns. After the first 4 turns or so, it becomes hard to imagine what everyone does ...
2
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3answers
364 views

Can I get innate precognition abilities without psionics, religion, or being a sorcerer?

In D&D3.5e, what options do I have to play a non-psionic, non-religious seer? I want to play a character who has an innate talent for predicting the future, but isn’t religious (so no cleric). We ...
2
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1answer
317 views

How should a shaman act in combat?

In my group, there is a shaman whose spiritual companion is a panther. The problem is that he is too afraid to go on the front lines, and as consequence he sends his panther to take care of it, but ...
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How to avoid arguments with a player about what “should” happen?

I recently GMed my first real role-playing game with a few friends who are also new to tabletop RPGs, and it went quite well except for a few parts. Here's an example; the basic scenario was (a few ...
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2answers
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What does “Strength modifier damage” mean? [duplicate]

Some powers, for instance the warden's Earth Shield Strike, say "1[W] plus Strength modifier damage", though I've seen the same line used with different ability scores in different powers. What is ...
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How to enjoyably include a 4–5 year old in a D&D 5e game

My eldest daughter is nine, the same age I was when I got into the hobby. With the new edition of D&D out, it seems like too much of a fun co-incidence to give her her first taste of role playing ...
3
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1answer
262 views

Do animal ghouls generally exist or are wolf ghouls an exception?

Until I looked up ghouls in the SRD I always thought there are ONLY humanoid ghouls then I saw a wolf ghoul which seemingly is an official pathfinder thing (from the magazines). So I wonder there: ...
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1answer
220 views

Talking skeletal or zombielike undead

When I read up the skeletal champion it reminded me of something that was only existant in a specific setting in the old (a)d&d: Death knights. These were undead that could talk and think (and ...
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1answer
110 views

Are the Magic Items Compendium and Spell Compendium both 3.5e? [duplicate]

Are the Magic Items Compendium and Spell Compendium both for 3.5e, or are they based in 3rd version and need conversion before being used in 3.5?
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Do multiple effects of the same power stack

During the last session, we had two PC's with the same power: a full Bard and a Bard/Warlord Hybrid both had the daily power Stirring Shout. Stirring Shout has an effect: Effect: Until end of ...
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1answer
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Are cantrips spells?

There are a number of class features that provide benefits to 'spells'. For example, the Eldritch Knight's attacks can give an enemy disadvantage on saving throws from the EK's spells. Do cantrips ...
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what breaks using nWoD rules with classic WoD cosmology?

What major problems will I run into if I ran an nWoD game with the classic WoD cosmology being the "true" cosmology? At this point, my major (only) concerns are the big three (Werewolf, Mage and ...
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2answers
1k views

What does the 5 mean when a damage roll is 5 (1d6+2) [duplicate]

I'm teaching myself 5e from absolute scractch, and I'm trying to roll an attack with a shortbow. AC modifiers + initiatives are fine, but calculating the actual damage is something that's tripping me ...
2
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3answers
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What level of lifestyle do you have when living in the wild without practicing a profession?

Now the box on page 159 says that if you live in the wild and practicing a profession you have the equivalent of a poor lifestyle and if you have proficiency in the survival skill you have the ...
5
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1answer
174 views

Can a Hollow Mekhet have a bloodline?

Currently, I am building a Mekhet and have chosen the Norvegi bloodline. According to the book, in order to become a Hollow Mekhet all you have to do is feed from one. I am wondering if I can have ...
5
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1answer
322 views

Is there a Star Wars adventure for Awesome Adventures? [on hold]

I teach English to a Japanese couple. I discovered they like Star Wars 4: A New Hope. I imagine there are a million RPG adventures for it but I want one for the Fate-based Awesome Adventures system ...
3
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2answers
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How many spells can a wizard have in 4e, and how do they work?

Sorry, I'm just a bit confused on this. I'm making a half-elf wizard for my first campaign and though I really want to play a wizard, I'm a bit confused on the spellbook mechanic. I'm also a bit ...
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4answers
1k views

How can I recognise when a Scene should be skipped?

There is a mode of thought that says RPGs should be like a movie or a TV show. We don't give screen time to the boring stuff. I had a scene play out where the players had to let a NPC know they were ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I assassinate someone and make it look like an accident? [closed]

I was recruited by an Assassin's guild when my party of five was out of town, and now I have to assassinate someone and make it look like an accident. The problem is that my party has to contact my ...
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0answers
33 views

Additional spells/day at First Level [duplicate]

Can a level 1 Oracle use the additional spell slots gained by having a high Charisma to cast the low level spells she knows or are those slots initially wasted? Can spell slots generally be used to ...
2
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0answers
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Should plot-recurring characters always be Wild Cards? [duplicate]

The PCs are demigods and have allies (also demigods) who travel with them constantly. They've become quite important to the PCs' lives though they're not "necessary," plot-wise. Since the allied ...
6
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1answer
1k views

What is the range of touch attacks when using the Spell Sniper feat?

What's the range of touch attacks when using the Spell Sniper Feat? Is it 10ft or 30ft as with the sorcerer meta feat that doubles range?
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0answers
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Detect magic (drows) and invisibility (spells) [duplicate]

I'm wondering about detect magic from the drow nobles. It is a constant effect. From the description you see that an aura is around the area. This question What happens when Detect Magic is used upon ...
4
votes
1answer
340 views

How can I design balanced customized hexes for witches?

I'm working with my GM to have my character creating new spells for a thematic purpose, based around water. We were talking and he had asked what to consider the differences between hexes and spells. ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

What mundane means can overcome Arcane Lock?

The D&D 5e spell Arcane Lock says that a closed door, window, gate, chest, or other entryway "becomes locked". The spell says it is impassable until it is broken or the spell is dispelled ...
3
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2answers
200 views

Duelling in Savage Worlds?

I'm running an anime style campaign using Savage Worlds: Super Powers Companion 2nd Edition. I've mastered SW for a while, but I've never been able to handle one-on-one fights satisfyingly, as the ...
1
vote
1answer
915 views

What synergizes with Awesome Display?

I'm thinking about building a Heavens Oracle with Awesome Display, and I'm looking for things that synergize well with that, especially at higher levels where Color Spray will not be effective, even ...
3
votes
3answers
756 views

What would an “E6” for 5e look like? [closed]

I understand that 5e has flattened the curve significantly, but characters will still achieve (at least demi-) godlike powers by the time they are level 20. I'm interested in a more gritty setting, ...
8
votes
1answer
542 views

Using archery with fighter maneuvers

I was looking through the list of fighter battle master maneuvers, and I noticed that most of the maneuvers say 'a weapon attack' and not 'a melee weapon attack'. For example Disarming Attack only ...
3
votes
1answer
192 views

Hacking the Muse (Why interrogate the transhuman if Muse knows it all?)

The Muse is a AI companion that assists its owner on every day basis. Often it does so from early childhood and knows it's master very well. It resides in master's mesh inserts and to be able to serve ...
14
votes
1answer
540 views

Who's the artist that drew the art on pg. 148 and 220 in PHB DnD 5e?

Anyone know the name of the artist or artists that drew the art on page 148 and 220 in the players handbook? I know there's a list of artists in the credits but looking for them I haven't been able to ...
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votes
1answer
4k views

How many spells does a cleric add to its repertoire at each level?

A 1st level wizard starts by knowing all level 0 spells and a number of level 1 spells equal to 3 plus his Intelligence modifier, and he gets 2 more spells per level for free. How does this work for ...

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