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Can you Deep Brain Scan an NPC?

The Brainer has a move called Deep Brain Scan From the Basic Character Hand Book page 6: Deep brain scan: when you have time and physical intimacy with someone — mutual intimacy like holding ...
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Where are some good sites I can find for free action RPGs? [duplicate]

I really like to role-play online with people, but I only have a few people I know who role-play, and I wanted to know if there were any forum sites that are solely for role-playing and having fun.
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Can a Synthesist use the Skilled evolution while fused?

The synthesist gains access to the eidolon’s special abilities and the eidolon’s evolutions. The synthesist eidolon has no skills or feats of its own. Evolution Skilled (Ex): An eidolon becomes ...
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Definition of “simple” and “martial” weapons in Pathfinder?

I can't seem to find a definition of what it is that makes a weapon "simple" or "martial". Obviously, I can look at the weapon tables and find out how each weapon is categorized. But what is the ...
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Does an “acid” Burning Hands still set things on fire?

The spell burning hands can set targets on fire, if they can burn. Now I am wondering what will happen if a sorcerer with the elemental bloodline chooses to change the damage type of the spell to, ...
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Can an ally cast Blood Money for me?

I'm looking at Blood Money (which I keep trying to type as blood monkey). It's casting block says: Casting Time 1 swift action Components V, S Range 0 ft. Effect 1 material ...
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Can the Skald's Armour power be used to make a creature attack itself?

Can the Skald's Armour power be used to make a creature attack itself? Power Daily (Immediate Interrupt) Trigger: An enemy targets you with a melee attack. Effect: The triggering enemy ...
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Just how problematic is a controller/defender-heavy party relying on Lifespirit Warden for healing?

A friend decided to do a short 4e game; the current plan is to do only four sessions or so, all at level 6. I’m (still) not super-clear on how items are being handled, but I gather there’s some ...
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Do zone effect spells require a target to hit and if it fails to hit does the zone happen?

A group discussion happened last night. The power in question was Stinking Cloud. Our wizard argued that zone spells always succeed until the sustain fails. This seemed to be very strong in my ...
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How should an automated or environmental attack be handled in Fate?

Let's say a PC plants a proximity mine or magical rune or suicidal summon somewhere in a room he would expect some enemies to walk in later on, and then leaves to take care of something else or simply ...
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Does a Barbarian's Feral Instinct prevent him from being surprised?

At 7th level, a Barbarian gains Feral Instinct: Feral Instinct ... If you are surprised at the beginning of combat and aren't incapacitated, you can act normally on your first turn, but ...
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What happens to a creature inside both Aqueous Orb and Black Tentacles?

I'm playing a wizard that uses conjuration for a lot of his offensive magic. I was looking at my spell list and was wondering what happens to a creature who fails a save against Aqueous Orb (and is ...
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Does Hellish Rebuke set nearby creatures on fire?

If someone casts Hellish Rebuke on someone, does anyone in contact with the target catch on fire too? You point your finger, and the creature that damaged you is momentarily surrounded by hellish ...
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How do I improve my ranged defense in Savage Worlds?

I'm playing Savage Worlds for the first time. My character is starting as an assassin type with no ranged ability(Assassin and Martial Arts edges to start). I'm worried about dying to gunfire as I ...
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How does Wall of Fire react in a tunnel system?

We came across an issue in our game last night. We were ambushed in a system of tunnels and chambers, with monsters approaching from two directions. The druid wanted to cast a Wall of Fire in a 30 ...
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Is there a generic way to add disguise as a class skill?

Is there some generic way to add disguise as a class skill to any class that doesn't have it? For example, many traits add other skills, but I haven't been able to find one for disguise. I'm looking ...
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Can more than one Battle Master maneuver be used in the same attack?

Some of the battle master maneuvers can be used whenever you make a weapon attack. My question is, could I use multiple superiority dice and do multiple maneuvers with a single strike?
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Porting 4e Assassin to 5e [on hold]

My DM and I are trying to port a Drow Night Stalker Assassin, as released on Dragon magazine 379, from 4e to 5e, but we're having some troubles. As we see it, using the Pact of Blade Warlock as bases ...
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What goes into making a good megadungeon setting [closed]

From reading some other posts, I've seen people talking about megadungeons. Due to people not always being able to attend, one of our GMs moving away for work, and the other strictly doing intensive ...
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Where is the rule for what the saving throw DC of a wand is?

Searching around, people say that the saving throw DC of a wand is based on the minimum stats required to cast the spell, but I can't find such a statement in the SRD. Can someone confirm?
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Improved Familiar + Valet archetype?

Deliver Aid (Ex) [...] This ability replaces speak with animals of its kind. http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/wizard/familiar/familiar-archetypes/valet-familiar-archetype ...
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Do negative levels bestowed by Death Devotion work like energy drain?

The feat Death Devotion says Once per day as a swift action, you can cause one of your melee weapons to radiate negative energy for 1 minute. When you make a successful attack with this weapon, ...
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Monster traits classification and implementation in a database

Also I don't know the 3,5 edition very well, because I am not a "paper-and-pencil" player and just a computer gamer, who saw this system in several games. I am trying to build a "monster calculator" ...
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As a level 4 Barbarian/Level 16 Fighter how many total ability point increases does my character receive?

I calculate it as seven 1 from Barbarian level 4 and then 6 from 16 levels in Fighter "When you reach 4th level, and again at 6th, 8th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 19th level" Someone keeps telling me it's ...
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Protecting my character's secret Identity [closed]

I am going to be playing a Bard in a new 5e Campaign (my first 5e game). I am going to be running a custom bard Archetype (that I'm about halfway through making atm), that focuses solely on creating ...
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How can I make a CR 4 monster based on a player class (e.g. Sorcerer)?

I'd like to create a villain that can take on a party of level 4 characters all by herself. In other words, if she were a standard monster, she would have a Challenge Rating of 4. What's the right ...
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How would I represent managing a pirate ship in Reign's Company rules?

I'm unclear on how to represent managing a pirate ship using Reign's Company rules. How would they be applied?
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Are there any adventures/campaigns that centre around a university/college in D&D? [closed]

I'm working on a character that is like a Maester/Scholar/University Professor (or whatever the D&D equivalent of a university would be). I was wondering if anyone knew of any adventures that ...
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How can I prepare the map for a combat without alerting the players that combat is about to begin?

I am running an adventure in Pathfinder and I use a very large square board and some homemade model walls to define areas such as dungeons or houses and other stuff. However, building maps on the ...
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Question on game journal publication content design [closed]

The session design that I will try to use now is to start the session with a combat and have a cliffhanger for a combat at the end of each session. It is a railway approch with "illusion of choice". ...
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Custom Class Opinions [closed]

Just wanted to get some pro opinions on this custom class i made, I am very proud of it and i really like the character i made for it as well, just wanted to see if i could get some insight from ...
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Do any fighting styles affect an unarmed strike?

If I multiclass from a monk into a fighter, do any of the Fighting styles apply to my unarmed strike?
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What is the game system that is based on Marvel Super Heroes RPG?

I know that there is one game system that is based upon the old Marvel Super Heroes RPG, but I forget what the name is. Thus my question is, which system is this? (It is basically the same ruleset as ...
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How do energy blasts work?

I just can't get my head around energy blasts. I understand the range is equal to your psyche and the target area is a total of 9. Be this in a beam, wall or area blast. What I'm having trouble with ...
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How, if at all do GMs deal with secret actions? [duplicate]

I am a novice at Role-Playing, in fact I played once or twice, a while back and enjoyed it but never have since. I'm thinking of starting again. My question is this. Suppose you have an evil ...
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Gigantic Steed class ability gives all the benefits of a Huge mount?

As per title, I'm wondering whether the Gigantic Steed ability of the Mammoth Rider grants your mount all the benefits of a size increase, namely +8 Str. In fact, the text of the ability is: A ...
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How can I have a campaign where not everyone shows up to each session? [on hold]

I'm starting a D&D (5e) club at my school. As most high schoolers don't show up to every club meeting, how can I account for this in creating parties? The club will likely have 20+ members, so ...
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What Is The Role-Play Justification for Named Wizard Spells?

Some Wizard spells are named after the particular famous wizard who created them, like Mordekainen or Bigby. I find it hard to understand how a convention like this could come about, considering how ...
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Does a flaming axe's full damage bypass damage reduction?

During a session the GM's dwarf launched an attack with a +2 flaming axe at the PC barbarian with DR 4/—, somehow dealing 40 damage on a critical hit. The GM says that because the axe is flaming, all ...
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The GM disagrees that Black Lotus Extract should require two saves

I am an alchemist level 10, and I used Malignant Poison on my Black Lotus Extract so it has DC 24 and takes two consecutive saves to end. When I affected an enemy with it, my GM succeeded the 1st ...
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Can the melee attack of Skald's Armour be further than the actual melee range?

Can the melee attack of Skald's Armour be further than the melee range? In the case where I have creature A, one square to my north and creature B, one square to my south, i.e. the range between the ...
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For the purpose of magic immunity, does Counterspell target the caster or the spell?

In the MM it states that the rakshasa is immune to magic of 6th level or lower. Does this include the counterspell spell or does counterspell target the spell and not the creature?
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Does Burning Disarm give the target a choice?

Is the reflex save automatic, or can the target decide to hold on to the red hot weapon? Here's the description of the spell: This spell causes a metal object to instantly become red hot. A ...
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What are the good formats and online platforms for my game journal? [closed]

I have been thinking about creating a game journal as the GM for my upcoming role-play this winter. I will publish to the journal every 2 weeks and send the link to the players. In the game journal ...
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How strong are raw charisma bonuses?

I am designing a few edges for my custom setting at the moment, and the question came up about how strong certain bonuses should be. I have designed two edges that give a flat bonus to charisma. I ...
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Dealing with character monopolizing game

I've recently started a campaign with one particular player who seems to be taking up most of the screen time and unilaterally setting the direction of the party. He's an extroverted person playing an ...
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What is an SRD for?

Some RPGs have SRDs. Wikipedia tells me that they are System Reference Documents, but that it's largely a D&D thing, and doesn't explain why they exist. Only that they do. This answer suggests ...
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Can a Druid Wild Shape into a non-core elemental?

I have a party with a level 10 druid, and she was told she can transform into any elemental. When the party was injured after a particularly tough encounter, she transformed into Positive Energy ...
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Should all play happen in scenes in Fate?

After reading the core rules and playing a first — very pleasant — session (I was the GM) I wonder how many time in a game should be spend in a formally declared scene? In our last ...
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Help with Packmaster Hunter

I would like to help my fiancee make her first Hunter character, and she would like to incorporate caricatures of her two real-life dogs into the build. I suggested that the Hunter with the Packmaster ...

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