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How do excite my player to show up to the next session?

I have a group of friends, and we all live in different countries around the world now. I am preparing an epic fantasy adventure and like to play every two weeks with them as the GM. I worry that each ...
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Any good, lightweight systems for a Borrowers-based RPG? [closed]

I'm a brand-new GM (and new RPG player in general), and I'm having a lot of trouble finding a system that fits the kind of gameplay I want for my setting. The setting is going to be based on The ...
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Is the Kensai Magus Archetype's Canny Defense ability limited by his class level like the Duelist?

I've seen a lot of builds online that feature shallow dips into Kensai for the INT bonus to Armor Class but upon further reading it seems that those assumptions that you immediately get your entire ...
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Is Charm Monster/Person “harmless” for the purpose of the Insistent Benefactor trait?

Do the spells Charm Monster and Charm Person benefit from the Insistent Benefactor trait? More specifically, will it increase the Spell Save DC by 2? If not, is this because the spells are not ...
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Is there a playtested house rule for prone that makes its usefulness less dependent on initiative order?

As discussed somewhat in Is knocking someone prone worth it? the advantages of knocking prone are rather situational, and in particular, depend a lot on where you and the enemy you want to knock prone ...
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How many Acrobatics checks are needed to pass through a medium creature's threatened area via its space?

I'm trying to understand how using Acrobatics to avoid attacks of opportunity works. The green dot is the creature that wants to move past its foe without provoking any attacks of opportunity. The ...
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Does the Staff of Defense count as an arcane focus?

I thought the Staff of Defense from the start set should count as an arcane focus, but a few people have disagreed with me. I'm wondering if there's any explicit information out there, because most ...
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The World Will End, But Not Tomorrow (or How to Manage Unwarranted Urgency in Players)

For the last couple of years my group’s been playing two high-tempo D&D 3.5 campaigns (I’m the DM in one of them). The PCs, their families, their homelands and their worlds have been constantly ...
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Is a creature's square included in its threatened area?

A creature threatens the squares in which it can make a melee attack, but does that include its own space? (If it's relevant, assume it's a medium creature.)
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Why does “dungeon” mean the places adventurers go to kill stuff?

Why does ‘dungeon’, in the context of roleplaying games and D&D in particular, mean the places adventurers go to kill stuff? I’m asking because ‘dungeon’ usually means a kind of prison, and I ...
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Treasure placement based on APL and/or CR

This may be a somewhat convoluted question, but I will try to be clear. My question is in regards to treasure placement. According to the CRB Pg 400: 1.) To aid in placing treasure, the amount of ...
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Is there a way to share XP?

We're playing D&D 3.5 and currently, our party is lvl 5. Someone wanted to join the party, and after a lot of haggling our DM agreed to let him start at lvl 4. Is there a way to let the party ...
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Does your strength modifier impact your ability to draw weapons?

Our DM has a rule that if your Strength modifier is -1 or lower, drawing your weapon is a full-round action. If you have a neutral or positive strength modifier, drawing your weapon would become a ...
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How do level adjustment and racial levels work?

So we're starting a 3.5 game soon and I decided to roll my first non-core character. I'm usually the guy who sticks with Orcs/Elves/Humans etc. But this time I decided to be a Hound Archon. What I ...
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Can you attack while Gliding?

Say I have a hunter with the Glide spell, and I use it to jump off a high cliff overlooking an orc encampment. Assuming the cliff is high enough to give me at least a couple rounds before reaching ...
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How fragile are Minor Conjurations?

The School of Conjuration grants a Wizard the Minor Conjuration feature: [...] you can use your action to conjure up an inanimate object in your hand or on the ground in an unoccupied space that ...
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For how long is movement halved when avoiding an attack of opportunity with Acrobatics?

A creature can make an Acrobatics skill check to move through a foe's threatened area without provoking any AoO, but its movement is halved. I wanted to know if the movement is halved: for the entire ...
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Spell Strike + Touch Injection?

Spell Strike (Su): The blade adept can deliver touch spells with her bonded weapon. This works as the magus ability of the same name. ...
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Can Touch Injection discharge unintentionally, or only willfully?

While the spell lasts, you can deliver the substance with a mere touch. To do so to an opponent, you must make a successful melee touch attack. If you hit, the substance takes effect immediately, ...
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Breaking size limitation for lycanthropy

I'm trying to find any way to get around the whole "you can only choose an animal up to 1 size category different than yourself" rule for Lycanthropes, Shifters who are going Weretouched Master, and ...
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How will I go about simulating a gang war? [closed]

I have two gangs in the city by where my PC's base is. A group of organized smugglers and a gang called the Black Hand are at odds. The Black Hand has been promised power when ley lines are ...
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Where to find industrial/futuristic tilesets and graphics for maptool (for free)

I need maptool graphic/tileset packs to make my own maps. I've been looking on RPGtools forums and other sites, but most threads are long dead and the links don't work. Furthermore, most of the assets ...
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Could someone describe different methods for turning another character into magical armor? [duplicate]

I am interested in transforming a defeated boss into a series armor based objects that grants the racial traits of the transformed for other individuals in game, could someone describe any spells or ...
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What software can I use to voice chat with my players while also being able to reproduce SFX comfortably? [closed]

I'm hosting an online Role Playing Game through Maptool and I need to be able to speak through the microphone while at the same time playing sounds from a soundboard without having to switch the ...
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Is Acrobatics used in response to an AoO's intent or to negate it?

Does a foe declare its intent to make an attack of opportunity when a creature declares its intent to provoke attacks of opportunity by moving within the foe's threatened area, into the foe's space, ...
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Which system can provide an enjoyable RPG experience in 2 hours or less? [on hold]

I have recently started trying to convince a few friends at college to get into tabletop RPGs. Their major complain about it is that they do not often have 3+ hours to play a session, so I set looking ...
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Can an Arcane Trickster Rogue learn all of the wizard spells from the low levels it has slots for?

My take on this is as follows: Arcane Trickster level 17 class ability allows for stealing spells somebody is casting (this isn't restricted to wizard spells). Skill is located on PHB pg. 98, ...
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What are the (non-encumbrance) effects that discriminate between rods and wands?

For context, I'm puzzling over the larger question of "what, really, is the difference between a rod and a wand?" Obviously one is larger and heavier, so encumbrance might be one consideration. I ...
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108 views

Where does Gozreh live?

Where does the god Gozreh live? His alignment suggests purgatory, but his flavour suggests he would prefer a more natural environment.
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Can improvised weapons be magically enhanced? [duplicate]

I'm entering into a campaign with a new character who wields a giant clock pendulum in battle and I was wondering if an improvised weapon such as a pendulum could be magically enhanced to improve its ...
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Is a 10% bonus the same as a +10 bonus?

Some skills have 10% bonus, most have +10. Also, in the character sheet, the skills have a checkbox for "basic" "trained" and +10%/+20%... skills can either be untrained, trained, +10 or +20. So... is ...
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How good is he? [closed]

I had a Traveller Dream about the Supreme Commander of The Tobian Branch of The Imperial Navy. Once I have finished Pirates Of Drinax, I plan to run a Navy style campaign with him as their supreme ...
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Leaving and re-entering Stinking Cloud

The spell stinking cloud says This condition [nauseated] lasts as long as the creature is in the cloud and for 1d4+1 rounds after it leaves. So, here's the scenario: A creature is in the area of ...
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Can one tumble past a reach weapon

Consider the following situation: target is using a reach weapon (a glaive). Is it possible for character to move to C1 and attack target avoiding an attack of opportunity from the reach weapon by ...
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Outsider interested in or specialising in art

I'm looking for a type of Outsider with a racial focus on the arts (ideally the visual arts) - preferably from Golarion, but I'd take something good from other lore also such as from Faerun or ...
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The Hiding Rules Contradict Themselves. What Can I Make Of This?

Page 177 "Hiding" says: You can't hide from a creature that can see you. Page 192 "Hide" says: When you take the Hide action, you make a Dexterity (Stealth) check in an attempt to hide, ...
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Using the Well of Many Worlds

My group is about to come into possession of the wondrous item, the Well of Many Worlds. At the conclusion of this current module I am going to take the group to level 20 with a few Mythic tiers. ...
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Can a Glaive be stowed in a Ruby Scabbard?

Can a Glaive be stowed in a Ruby Scabbard, as a Glaive is both Polearm and Heavy Blade? I think RaW means it can, but it somehow feels "wrong" to put a polearm in a scabbard Group: Heavy blade ...
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Do I still get the AC bonus from a shield if I use a 2 handed weapon?

Do I get the +2AC from a shield if it stays on my back all the time? Another way to look at it: If I use my Versatile weapon as two-handed, does my AC go down? I'm still proficient in all my gear, ...
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Aside from Quick Learner are there other qualities that take effects only AFTER character creation?

As can be seen here: When/how does the Quick Learner merit work? The quick learner positive quality comes into effect only AFTER character creation. Are there any other qualities for which this is the ...
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Are Paragon Path powers considered class powers?

Example: I have a Warlock with the feat 'Sacrifice to Caiphon', which reads thusly: When you attack with a Warlock attack power that has targets and you miss all targets, then you can deal ...
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178 views

Is there a Wizard/ Thief class [closed]

Is there an example of a wizard/ thief character class?
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139 views

Magic Staff counts as a magic weapon?

many creatures have resistance to weapons that aren't "magic weapons". A Magic Staff can be used as a quarterstaff, but (usually) doesn't have a bonus to hit (a "plus"). Is it considered a Magic ...
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Can two wizards read the same spell from one scroll at the same time?

I was asked this question from one of my group and I am wondering if two wizards can read the same spell say fireball from the same scroll at the same time and in effect have two fireballs created?
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Can I use Extra attack to cast two spells

I'm a 5th level monk and a level 1 sorcerer and I'm just wondering if I can use the Extra attack from my monk class feature to cast a spell instead of a melee attack.
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Paragon Paths for Lazy Warlords

A Lazy character is one using powers that don't allow any attack or damage roll by the attacker. The most basic example of such power is Commander's Strike. I have a player in my table that is ...
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Play by post mapping system

I'm looking for a means of having a battle map and tokens for a play by post game. Something that doesn't require anyone, except maybe the DM, to download software, and functions perfectly well, even ...
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1answer
110 views

Choosing a weapon for a low STR sorcerer in Pathfinder

I'm making a Half-Orc Red Draconic Sorcerer, which will begin life at level 5 to join an existing campaign. Based on my rolls I'll probably have 8 STR and 16 DEX. So I'm using my starting gold to go ...
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153 views

How can I turn a creature with Su and Ex abilties into armour that grants those abilities? [on hold]

Could someone describe to me a method for changing a corporal creature with Supernatural and Extraordinary racial abilities into a set of armor that would grant those same racial abilities to the ...
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Can you use a weapon sheathed in a Ruby Scabbard in a Opportunity Attack?

Can you use a weapon sheathed in a Ruby Scabbard in a Opportunity Attack? Property This scabbard resizes to fit any light blade or heavy blade. You can draw a weapon from this scabbard as part ...

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