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Having Grab with constrict, VS without constrict, clarify the automatic damage from maintaining grapples

The Question: Does the Tiger automatically deal its bite damage, even when it is moving or pinning the target? That's what it says it gets. It "does not constrict" and so it gets to deal automatic ...
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Do effects that modify Void Points stack?

There are several places in the L5R rules where absolute values are meant to be interpreted as relative bonuses/penalties. Eg. The price advantages and disadvantages are modified if a character meets ...
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Are callbacks once per session, or once per session for each previous Episode?

On page 256 of the core rulebook it says: You can only use a callback once per Episode, but at the end of each Episode, the callbacks refresh. You are then free to use them again in the next ...
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What happened to the Permanency spell?

As the title asks, I'm curious about why the permanency spell isn't in 5e. It's not in the PHB, DMG, or any forum page on the interwebs. It's been incorporated into various spells like True Polymorph ...
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Can I Apply Sneak Attack Damage Twice in One Attack?

Is there a rule that states sneak attack damage can't be applied more than once per attack? There are several instances of feats and weapon enchants that allow rogues to gain the sneak attack damage ...
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What does “Proficient as: Dagger” mean in Mage's Blade enchantment?

I'm using Mage's Blade enchantment on a rapier. Does this Mage's Rapier now count as a dagger for powers and feats that need a dagger or what does "Proficient as: Dagger" mean?
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How much higher can I make a enemy boss than the party?

I'm looking to introduce an recurring enemy in my new 4e/Ultramodern4 campaign that's an on-going, ruthless opponent. I want this specific opponent to be an exception of the normal 4e pattern of all ...
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When does Fighting Defensively activate?

Let's say that I'm about to fight some monster. We both roll Initiative, and the monster wins. It can reach me and hit me on its turn. Can I declare that I'm Fighting Defensively right away (and incur ...
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Are there any spells that can create the effects of a flash grenade, but persistently?

Are there any spells that can make a light so bright, you have to look away or else you can't really see anything? I have read through all the spells in the PHB and not found one that obviously does ...
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When does a Tempest cleric have to choose to use Destructive Wrath?

The Tempest Domain gives the ability Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath, which says: When you roll lightning or thunder damage, you can use your Channel Divinity to deal maximum damage, instead ...
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Is character improvement mandatory in Apocalypse World?

In Apocalypse World, with every five experience marked by the character, they mark an improvement. There's a limited amount of improvements available, and some of the latter ones change the character ...
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Shiba Bushi and Void Point modifiers

Shiba Bushi's rank 1 technique is written as: The Way of the Phoenix: When spending a Void Point to gain +1k1 on a roll, you may choose to spend 2 Void Points (to gain +2k2) on the roll instead. ...
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Do any published Shadowrun adventures feature (non-Ghoul) Infected?

Shadowrun has a disease called Human-Metahuman Vampiric Virus. Depending on the strain of the disease, it turns humans (and some non-human) animals into different types of creatures of legend. HMHVV-I ...
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Can you select the Eidolon evolution Claws when it would put you over Max Attacks?

If the Eidolon is one below Max Attacks, can you select Claws? Description for Max Attacks: This indicates the maximum number of natural attacks that the eidolon is allowed to possess at the ...
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How much power do unemployed gods have?

I've recently read the Yu Shan book for Exalted and I was intrigued by the unemployed gods — those that lost their domain to the Wyld and have not gained any new position in the Bureaucracy. They don'...
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Does Flame Blade count as a weapon for Extra Attack?

Assume you are a Druid 3 / Ranger 5. Can you attack twice with the Flame Blade when you use Extra Attack?
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How to suggest to my DM that the climbing challenge may have been a bit extreme

Last session we had a particularly convoluted climbing challenge. There was a 50' tall cliff and we wanted to scale it to get to cut out a considerable section of the road. The DM had each party ...
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How can Silent Image be used to obscure vision in combat in 5E?

In my party I have a warlock who is partial to illusion magic. At second level, he took the 'Misty Visions' invocation, with the intent of using Silent Image to keep the party shrouded in illusory fog ...
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Can I use the Suggestion spell to force a creature to tell the truth?

The Suggestion spell description is the following: You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature you can see within range that can hear and ...
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Can a Precision Attack be added to an attack roll after an enemy uses Shield as a reaction to that attack roll?

Can The battle master maneuver Precision Attack be used after his enemy casts the shield spell as a reaction to the battle master's initial die roll? This happened during a game. It didn't occur to me ...
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What does Menzoberranzan look like?

Running a 5e campaign, I know a lot has changed about Menzo. For instance Lolth is no longer the sole power with her children coming back. My campaign is taking us to Menzoberranzan, but I don't ...
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Slave Taker and non-lethal sneak attacks

The slave taker trait is as follows: Slave Taker Source: Pirates of the Inner Sea pg. 9 (Amazon) Category: Region Requirement(s): Okeno You specialize in disabling foes without wounding ...
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Rule of Cool with a Flail… what limitation should be there?

So we've recently had our first D&D session, a small something I wrote a few years back. No major issues (besides half-orcs with an evil alliance helping people, but it was more of a "this is what ...
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What are some alternatives to using miniatures for games that require them? [closed]

Miniatures traditionally are expensive and time-consuming to paint. Plus, most of us aren't great artists. If I'm playing a game that requires miniatures of some kind, but people aren't sticklers for ...
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How can I give a druid better armor?

I asked my players OoC what sorts of treasure they'd be interested in, and the druid asked for armor. He had some pretty creative ideas about bone, turtle shells, etc. (ethically sourced, of course.) ...
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Are there rules for custom feats/abilities?

The rules explicitly acknowledge the possibility of spellcasters producing entirely new spells, for example, Independent Research A wizard also can research a spell independently, duplicating ...
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Does untyped damage overcome all DR?

According to a Pathfinder designer, untyped damage overcomes all DR. The comments are recorded in the last entry in this d20pfsrd FAQ section (just before "Blink and Mirror Image (4/22/10)") and comes ...
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Benefits of using an off-hand parrying object in 7th Sea

To put it simple: Why would you (besides a matter of fighting style) choose to parry using your off-hand (either with buckler, main gauche, cloak, etc.) instead of your weapon? As far as I understand,...
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Does the (Swift,) Fly spell cause physical resistance when an object was hovering

Last Saturday, during our regular D&D session, the party's Dusk Blade cast Blade of Blood on a needle she was carrying, then used the spell Fly, Swift to levitate it into position in front of a ...
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What is the motivation for the rule and lore changes in 7th Sea 2e?

When I first heard about the second edition for 7th Sea, I thought it would be a small update to the first one - like offering searchable .pdfs, having a nicer layout and better pictures in the books, ...
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Is there a lore-based reason for verbal components in arcane spellcasting?

Somatic components are addressed more or less in the PHB with: The caster plucks directly at the strands ofthe Weave to create the desired effect and Whenever a magic effect is created, ...
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What is the average roll of a die with an expanded explosion threshold as compared to one with an expanded success threshold?

This is going to be a bit of a weird question, but I'm figuring dice pool probabilities for a homebrew system and I want to know how certain abilities should be priced regarding their use. The basic ...
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When did Baldur's Gate's Outer City come to be?

Last weekend I was re-reading the setting booklet from Murder in Baldur's Gate. Since the only game I have in this area is happening closer to the Year of Wild Magic than the Year of the Awakened ...
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Danger Points and Rank 4 Skills

Relevant Rules At 4 Ranks, you gain the ability to earn 2 raises per set by creating sets of 15, rather than only 1 Raise per set for creating a set of 10. —Page 146 The GM may use Danger ...
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Can you cast a stealth spell on a vehicle?

Our party is traveling through the desert in a boat-like vehicle and we want to hide its tracks. We're not sure how to do that. Right now we're looking at spells that might help such as pass without ...
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Why should I invest in any other defense than footwork?

Given that footwork is an active and passive defense you can always use (apart from being onboard a ship), why should I invest in any other defense, possibly requiring me to have the right weapon?
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How similar to normal attacks are attacks made with a telekinetic violent thrust?

The 5th-level Sor/Wiz spell telekinesis [trans] (PH 292) allows the caster to move objects or creatures by concentrating on them.… [T]he spell can… exert a single short, violent thrust [allowing] ...
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Which system to support a grim world of low fantasy? [closed]

Looking for a system that would be able to support gaming in a setting of medieval-ish, raw and muddy themes (if I were to pick an example, the setting of The Witcher series would come in close). ...
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One of my players is trying to cast a spell that isn't in the handbook, and he hasn't told me how his character knows it

One of my players is playing a sorcerer, and during an encounter with some medusa, he decided to channel his magical energies into a bolt of energy. He hasn't done anything like this before, and he ...
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Can a character use “provoke” repeatedly to defeat monsters? [duplicate]

In FATE Core there are two types of combat: physical and mental. The mechanics are more or less the same: the physical combat uses fight or shoot against fight or athletics, while mental combat uses ...
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Shame him into not shooting: multiple stress tracks in a single conflict

If you insult the hitman enough, will he stop shooting at you? It doesn't seem likely, but that brings into play a question about whether some stress tracks are "more important" than others: If you ...
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What is the correct Accuracy for the missile launcher weapons in Run and Gun?

Run and Gun contains two new missile launcher weapons: the Onotari Arms Ballista MML and the Mitsubishi Yakusoku MRL. Both are listed as having Accuracy "Missile". This is wrong, because Missiles (...
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Why did the sorcerer/wizard spell lists diverge in D&D 5e?

The party I am playing with is currently playing Pathfinder, and we are considering switching to 5e within the new couple of weeks. I have been doing research on the difference with Sorcerers between ...
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Which boon type does the feat “Deific Obedience” grant to non-prestige classes?

In the sourcebook "Inner Sea Gods" there is a feat which grants the faithful an "Obedience" bonus after they perform a daily rite, depending on the god. This feat also grants boons depending on hit ...
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can you use swift actions as a second attempt at an action?

Can you use a swift action (I.e. travel devotion) as a save from falling to make a second attempt to grab a rope, etc., for example?
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What character creation tools & guides are available for Shadowrun 5e? [closed]

I'm a totally new player to Shadowrun 5e. My experiences are largely with D&D 4e, Savage Worlds, and Cyberpunk 2020. I'm just seeing if there are any unofficial (but very helpful) guides or tools ...
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Amulet of grappling clarification on usage

I came across the amulet of grappling and would like some clarification on how it works. The first part is clear, works once a day Once per day, the wearer can animate the hand as an immediate ...
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What is the highest dispel check one can hope to roll?

To my knowledge, the dispel check is ruled by two things: your caster level, which is theoretically evergrowing, and small bonuses coming from feats, prestige classes and several other sources, which ...
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2answers
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Epic Bluff Use - Instill Suggestion

I have read over the insert on page 39 of the epic level handbook and am still confused by how it reads. The example shows a +50 sense motive modifier and the description says its a sense motive 25 to ...
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Imp familiars Invisibility affecting a PC

This is a follow up question to my original question Could a Halfling Warlock Ride a Pseudodragon? The answer was No, riding a familiar cannot be done because of the size rule about mounts. But it ...

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