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Can Thieves wield rapiers?

My friends and I have pretty recently started playing D&D. We're playing 4th Edition Essentials and I am playing a thief character. Now, we are all still trying to figure things out a bit as we're ...
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What's the starting Exhaustion score for PCs in a new game?

I've looked through the manual three times for starting Exhaustion scores and can't locate anything definitive. I've found a few places that might imply Exhaustion starts at 0, but nothing that comes ...
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Does the Chokehold feat only apply the penalty when you first establish the pin?

I'm looking into building a monk and I couldn't help but notice the feat Chokehold. It's fairly neat and allows you to suffocate an opponent you hold in a chokehold. Does the initial −5 ...
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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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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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What Pathfinder Chronicles books are considered outdated, and what are considered still canon?

So, after the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game came out, Paizo shifted from Pathfinder Chronicles (3.5) to Pathfinder Campaign Setting. I was wondering if anyone had a good list of books that have been ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Would GURPS be a good choice for a non-magic, 19th century tech level, roleplay focused campaign?

As the title says, would the GURPS system be a good choice for a non-magic campaign that has a tech level roughly equivalent to earth Europe's 19th century and a focus on roleplaying rather than ...
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Why Does Spellcasting Have Levels?

I was reading this question, and it occurred to me: I don't know why the designers of 5e chose this magic system. There are a lot of spellcasting systems out there, and I want to know why they choose ...
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119 views

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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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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Are there rules for skinning animals and making leather armor with the hide?

Recently I was DMing a game, and my players ran into a giant lizard. After they defeated it, they asked if they could skin the lizard and make it into armor. I basically just made it up on the fly; ...
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How do I get my PCs to not be a bunch of murderous cretins?

Most RPGs teach you that casual violence is the best solution to all your in-game problems. This is so well established a part of the vast majority of RPGs that there are entire satire RPGs like Greg ...
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1answer
57 views

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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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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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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Post character creation, getting spellcraft bonuses

After character creation what is a good way to get bonuses to spellcraft? I'd rather not have to use feats, however. Are there any items, equipment, spells or suchlike that could be used? Such as ...
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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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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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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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1answer
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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 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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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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What does it mean that clans have differing numbers of unique feats?

In Oriental Adventures for Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition and that text's update to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, the Dragon #318 article “Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor” (32-48), ...
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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 interpersonal interactions that use investigative abilities fail or make things worse?

The core idea behind Gumshoe as a system is that 'Core' clues are successfully found with an appropriate use of an investigative skill. There are a whole bunch of interpersonal investigative skills ...
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
304 views

What kind of action is used to change aspects in Fate?

If I want to change one aspect into another (for example, throwing a bucket of water on an NPC's head to change "My hair's on fire!" to Drenched), what kind of action is that? Do I use Overcome to ...
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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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0answers
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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 ...
12
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1answer
855 views

What system is most suited for my Harry Potter game?

I'm going to be running a Harry Potter game in the near future, and I don't really know what system would be best for the kind of game that I want to run. The vast majority of my experience is in ...
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2answers
188 views

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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3answers
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Game Recommendation: Tribe/Kingdom management (King of Dragon Pass)

I have been (re)playing the PC and mobile versions of King of Dragon Pass. I am really falling in love with the concept of the game, and I would like to give it a try at a table with some friends. ...
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3answers
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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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4answers
103 views

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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3answers
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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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1answer
84 views

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. ...
5
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1answer
63 views

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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177 views

Is there a Wizard/ Thief class [closed]

Is there an example of a wizard/ thief character class?
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1answer
988 views

Are Battle Master maneuvers usable once per attack, or per attack action?

It says in the PHB that you can use only one maneuver per attack. If that's per attack, not per attack action, that seems somewhat powerful, since after 5th level you get multiple attacks per attack ...
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1answer
336 views

Cantrips for each multi-class class?

Would a Cleric 1 / Wizard 1 multi-classed character know 3 cleric cantrips and 3 wizard cantrips?
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1answer
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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