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History of the Wish Spell

A friend of mine was wondering about the history of the wish spell in Dungeons and Dragons. It is his suspicion that the spell “only” exists because they needed something for genies to cast to work in ...
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How can I deliberately cause my player character's alignment to shift?

I'm playing D&D 3.5e as a human Ranger. Our party has recently had a couple of wins, resulting in some nice loot. I was lucky and got the pick of the pile both times. The first time I got a ...
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What are the full names of all the outer planes?

I know there is the "Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia" and the "Nine Hells of Baator" How many outer planes are there, and do they all have long names like this?
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Should a Mage prepare a spell to cast it as a ritual?

Ritual casting does not expend a spell slot, I know that. However, the Mage class feature does not say anything about whether you should prepare the subject spell to cast it as a ritual. On one side, ...
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Aganazzar's Scorcher: Rules for 'path' Spells

Agnazzar's Scorcher, a spell from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, reads as follows: A jet of roaring flame bursts from your outstretched hand, scorching any creature in a 5-foot-wide path ...
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Flurry of Blows Damage Calculation

Flurry of Blows You can make unarmed strikes with supernatural speed, using your fists, kicks, and head-­butts.** You can use your attack action to make two unarmed attacks*. If you ...
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Magus Spell combat work with spells from other classes

I was wanting to play a Magus/wizard, and was wondering if spell combat would work with spells from both classes?
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What is the cumulative defensive effect of stacking the following feats?

I am looking for the cumulative defensive value when applying the following feats & effects. This example assumes I have the following feats and am opting to spend an extra power point when ...
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What happens after I grapple as Attack of Opportunity?

Assume that my character has Improved Unarmed Strike (to threaten squares nearby) and Improved Grapple (to prevent getting AoOs from grappling). Now, an enemy provokes attack of opportunity. Rules of ...
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How to make a countdown?

How can I properly measure "ingame" time to make a countdown? I'll explain it with an example: The party encounters a small ghost ship, and they board it to investigate/salvage. When they get to the ...
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4answers
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Setting up a food pantry/orphanage?

I can't find much on how to set up any kind of establishments that are for charity. HOw would I go about this? Acquiring a building, a few volunteers, how much to run it per day, ect? Anyone have any ...
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What actions should I avoid when joining a new group?

I am a tabletop game noob. I'm fairly interested in joining into a gaming group but I haven't the foggiest Idea how to seek them out and join them, or even where to begin to look. I've done a bit of ...
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How to handle character death in adventures with save-or-dies

I am currently running an LotFP adventure using D&D Next, the amazing Better than any man. In SevenSidedDie' s great answer to a previous post of mine he touched upon philosophical differences ...
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Stone warden armor limits?

I recently came upon a class named Deepwarden. It has a great class feature: Stone Warden (Ex): Beginning at 2nd level, a deepwarden knows how to use his strengths to compensate for his ...
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Can a Pyeryem Mage Talk to a Black/Porte Wolf?

I am aware by reading the description that the black wolves/porte wolves in the Montaigne book says that they were once normal wolves now driven insane by being brought through a porte walk. However, ...
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Can a Physical Barrier serve as a bridge?

With Physical Barrier I can create a dome, that is like a normal wall: Physical Barrier creates a physical wall. Anything the size of a molecule (or less) can pass through the barrier, including ...
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What are ways to make enemies count as bloodied?

How can I make an enemy count as bloodied in 4e? I'm having an awesome idea for a character that substitutes intimidate for diplomacy, and I was looking for a way to make opponents be considered ...
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1answer
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Can I sustain the spell if I go out of range?

I can cast a spell on someone I can see, but do I have to keep looking at him to sustain? What I have found on the range only speaks about starting the spell: Range: This describes how close you ...
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Difference between writing a one-off scenario and writing a quest for a campaign?

I want to get some of my friends into roleplaying by running a self-contained single-session game with them rather than an actual campaign opener (for lack of a better term, I'll refer to this sort of ...
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What ebook readers work well with roleplaying PDF? [closed]

Given the advent of various tablets, netbooks, and ebook readers which works best for viewing AND using roleplaying PDFs. Unreleased products should be mentioned as well as the field is constantly ...
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2answers
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Writing a character-oriented adventure for characters you don't know

I recently finished a campaign that worked out pretty well, and was considering writing it down in order to share it. However, I realized that a lot of the plot points and twists are extremely ...
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126 views

How do I find players and game sets in my area? [duplicate]

I need help finding d&d game sets. I also can't seem to find any players. What do I do?
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About critical rolls on D&D

In both the third and fourth edition of D&D, rolling a “natural 20” on an attack roll automatically hits regardless of the target’s AC, and results in a critical threat, which must then be ...
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What does the term “party level” mean?

I understand that my question may be vague. I'm trying to figure out what is meant by the term "party level". I have a party containing 7 players and currently all are at level 1. I was picking ...
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1answer
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What is a convenient way to keep track of alchemical formulae?

I am playing in an Iron Kingdoms campaign as a Gobber Alchemist/ Guttersnipe called Dr. Fizzbang! I'm really enjoying all the possibilities being an alchemist entails, but there seems like a lot to ...
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Designing scenarios for infrequent, short sessions

I have GMed for a group of friends for over 10 years, mostly in the world of darkness and the Dresden Files universe. We really enjoy the character play, the storytelling and the occasional outburst ...
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2answers
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Handling a dragon lair's treasure consistently with treasure parcels

It's my first time as the DM of a D&D campaign and I'm planning an encounter against a dragon in his lair. Since dragons hoard large amount of treasure, I would like to know how you deal with all ...
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Is it legal to “use” (reference) copyrighted material in a way that requires ownership of its original publication?

The actual question: Suppose I wrote a campaign setting for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, and wanted to say something like “To use this material, you need Tome of Battle by Wizards of the ...
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0answers
362 views

Early optimized/broken caster [closed]

My DM is about to run us through a heck of a campaign. I don't know what to expect, but he has told us that anything goes. All non-homebrew source flies, and he has challenged us to make the most ...
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4answers
408 views

Eclipse Phase and… the soul?

What's Eclipse Phase's take on the soul? Does such a thing exist in the game world? Are there in game debates about it (with factions opposing body switching and so on)? (If someone dies then having ...
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1answer
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What happen to a Wraith's belongings when it falls into a Harrowing?

If a Wraith is reduced to zero temporal corpus dots, or if a fetter is destroyed, the corpus is temporally destroyed, and the bare soul is descended to the Labyrinth to confront a Harrowing. What ...
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1answer
186 views

Does Ghostly Vitality apply to the attack that triggers it?

Ghostly Vitality: While you have 0 or fewer hit points, you gain insubstantial. Case: Player has 10hp. An enemy deals 20 damage to him. Question: Does the attack leave the player at -10 or -5hp? ...
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Recommendation for first-time-ever RPG group [closed]

Me and some friends are looking for resources to help us begin playing a RPG. Preferably themed fantasy (magicians, etc...) Problem is, none of us ever did this sort of thing. But we are set on doing ...
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1answer
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If I counterspell another spell, can it be cast again?

We were playing against a boss which could cast Deeper Darkness at will. If we had Daylight (which we didn't) or Dispel Magic (which we didn't) and countered his casting, would he be able to just cast ...
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Gravity Bow on magic bow

Can the gravity bow spell be mixed with magic bow that has +1 fire on it? Or can you not have both magic effects on it together?
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2answers
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Hacking into a mesh insert in Eclipse Phase

I've read the hacking chapter of the core book repeatedly, and while I think I understand how individual parts of the system work, I have trouble putting it all together. Assume I'm walking down the ...
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1answer
504 views

What does the condition “Unattended” mean?

I am building a monk on the D&D Insider Character builder and the level 1 encounter power Eagle Claw Strike says: Hit: 2d8 Dexterity modifier damage, and the target takes a penalty to AC equal ...
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2answers
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How can I overcome spell resistance?

Is there a reasonably complete collection of ways for casters to overcome spell resistance?
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4answers
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Why can't clerics use sharp weapons?

In many versions of D&D, clerics can't use bladed/edged/pointy weapons, and are instead restricted to things like staves, clubs, maces, etc. Why is this? Is there some historical reason? Is ...
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What games are out there that could be played in a single night, with no prep? [closed]

What games are out there that could be played in a single night, with no prep? I have Spirit of the Century, but it really takes too long to make characters. So, in my opinion, it's great if you've ...
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4answers
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Combining multiple Performance skill types in a single gig

I am creating a bard for my first ever DnD session (3.5e) with my friends and I had a question about the subcategories in the Perform skill being able to stack or not. Like, if my bard has Perform ...
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4answers
429 views

Does a “Page of Knowledge”-item exist for the Wilder class?

The Wilder class's most weak point is their known powers. This is similair to Sorcerers. Sorcerers can fill this gap up a little, by purchasing the Page of Knowledge-item, which grants a specific ...
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5answers
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At-will Spellcasting in 3.5

My gaming group is currently playing a game in 3.5e, but I have done some of the DnDnext playtests and find myself very intrigued by the wizard class' at-will cantrips, and I was wondering if there ...
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1answer
345 views

Pythonesque Fantasy RPG?

I'm looking for an RPG that captures the feeling of 'Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail' (preferably fantasy, although if there's a system like this that is settingless or for another ...
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1answer
528 views

What is the established story/lore of Infernals and their realm in the IKRPG?

I'm contemplating running a campaign with the new IKRPG that may or may not end up (way down the line) confronting some Infernal creatures, possibly even on their home turf. What information is ...
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2answers
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Riding your Sorcerer familiar as Pixie

I'm currently in the process on finishing up my Pixie Sorcerer Character and I wanted to theme him around the idea that he's actually too lazy to fly himself, so instead he rides his Storm Talon ...
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2answers
752 views

Do Boots of Teleportation allow you to take allies with you?

Boots of Teleportation says: Any character wearing this footwear may teleport three times per day, exactly as if he had cast the spell of the same name. The spell says (highlighting mine): ...
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1answer
460 views

Average Damage Output in 4e?

Is there a resource that lists the average damage output for each role (Defender, striker, leader, controller) that is divided into ADO per level or at the very least ADO per tier? I am really just ...
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2answers
801 views

Am I handling Natural Weapons incorrectly?

I'm still a little new to this so excuse the ignorance, but I haven't found this explicitly answered elsewhere. I have a player with a big cat animal companion. It has a bite and two claw attacks. ...
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158 views

How much does a body weigh?

My character is a cannibal, and he collects body parts of those he kills. I've been looking for some chart, or something that has the weight of the individual parts of the various sized creatures to ...

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