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How can adventurers hold political positions?

I've been an avid player of AD&D 2nd edition which included in its system the assumptions that around lvl 9 some character classes would receive followers, a keep and/or pretty much anything that ...
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How does the Stormcaster's Storm Spell Power ability work?

I am currently in a campaign as a wizard who specializes in lightning descriptor spells. I dipped into Stormcaster for flavor and its Storm Spell Power extraordinary ability. I stumbled across Born of ...
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Rise of Tiamat - Final Battle [Major Spoilers]

Similar to the Rise of Tiamat - Dragon assets [Major spoilers] question, there appears to be a big lack of guidance regarding the final battle In Episode 1 p23, it says: However, without repeating ...
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How to scale down Princes of the Apocalypse for a 3-adventurer party?

I recently just finished DMing Lost Mines of Phandelver with a 3 player party and it went great. Just removed a couple of enemies here and there and it was smooth. I ordered PotA and have started ...
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Crafting on ten coppers a day

Using the 3.5 crafting rules, how would you optimize for the cheapest magic item crafting possible, and how cheap would it be? By default, crafting is 1/2 the base price, or 50% + materials. Lowering ...
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How much do Weapon and Armor Ratings cost?

One of my players wants to build a Weapon extra for her character based on the Gadgets and Gear page in the SRD. Essentially she wants to build a the following: Chained Pickaxe Versatile Piercing ...
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Are demons immune to reality changes made by angelic covers?

Normally angels are created with and/or are given a cover. Suddenly, a new employee works at a company with people thinking he was there already for years, or someone has a new cousin popping up with ...
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How can DMs effectively telegraph specific dangers in D&D?

There are some play-styles of D&D in which the spectre of player-character death is considered a feature of the game rather than a bug. For my own reasons (which aren't the point of the question), ...
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Can a Serpentis 3 vampire's scale fall off and keep existing after deactivating the power, as a clue?

In a scenario I am currently writing, I would like the players to follow the trail of some Followers of Set vampires that captured a Gangrel tribe leader. The starting point is the leader's ...
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Adamantine Hurricane and Wolf Pack Tactics interaction clarification

In Tome of Battle we find these 2 maneuvers: Iron Heart (Strike) 8: Adamantine Hurricane (p. 66) Tiger Claw (Stance) 8: Wolf Pack Tactics (p. 90) And their interaction is unclear to me. ...
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Edge that allows a follower to take any wounds a Wild Card receives

Somewhere I remember seeing a Boss Edge where it could sacrifice a follower to take any wounds he receives. Can someone tell me where I read it please?
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Does armour weight half as much when you wear it?

My GM told me that if you wear armour it weighs half as much as if you carry it. Is this part of the official Pathfinder rules, or is it a houserule?
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How does “stacking” poisons affect the poison save DC?

Most DMs and Players I have talked to agree that poisons in Pathfinder are next to useless by mid to high level due to the fact they are expensive and their DCs are easy to beat even in low levels. ...
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Are there Unchained data sources for PCGen?

Is there a datasource for PCGen available from anywhere that includes the Pathfinder Unchained variants?
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What magic aura does a summoned elemental have?

When detect magic is cast on an elemental, or an area where an elemental resides (like a pool of water containing a hidden water elemental), which of the eight traditional schools of magic would the ...
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How have the rules of D&D 5e been modified for the Adventure Zone podcast?

I listen to the popular podcast The Adventure Zone, which consists of a D&D (5th Edition) campaign played by the McElroy brothers from My Brother, My Brother, and Me, and their father, but I have ...
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Does the feat Ironheart Aura benefit the feat's possessor?

The feat Ironheart Aura says While you are in any Iron Heart stance, adjacent allies gain a +2 morale bonus on saving throws. (Tome of Battle 31) The Player's Handbook in the Glossary defines ...
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Taking out-of-career specialisations

Are there any limitations on what out-of-career specializations one can take? At first I had thought only universal specializations could be taken in addition to career specializations, but with ...
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Is there a current, 5e equivalent of Dungeon Magazine? [closed]

So, Dungeon got discontinued years ago, and it looks like D&D Insider isn't going to carry Dungeon style content. Is there, or will there be, anything similar, in terms of professionally written ...
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What do I do with a dissonant player?

We have a gaming group that has been playing the game for about 4 years. One of the players is my old friend, with whom I started gaming about 15 years ago. There is also another player, who has also ...
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Multiclassing in 3.5e (epic level)

I've started making a character for my first epic level campaign, and I need to know how to add up your BAB in higher levels. I understand that (for example) a +6/+1 BAB and a +2 BAB make a total of ...
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How does Empowered Evocation work with Magic Missile?

Empowered Evocation (PHB 177) reads: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to the damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast I have an evoker with a 16 ...
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Does Dimension Door trigger a surprise round?

Suppose that my party uses Dimension Door to get into the enemy temple. Their spell dumps them into a room containing a cultist who is awake and alert (but not, obviously, expecting imminent combat). ...
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Does a White Mage Arcanist need to Use Magic Device to activate a Wand of Cure Light Wounds?

I was tasked with building the third character of a 3 person party, and make that character fill in all the missing holes. The other two characters are a Hunter specializing in bows and a Sword and ...
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Could Fearless Destiny or Tempting Fate affect the Leadership feat?

I'm currently playing a luck-based character in a mixed DnD 3.5/PF setting. I'm thinking of investing in the leadership feat, but I'm worried about a few abilities I have. My character has three ...
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Pathfinder Magus Spellstrike + Spell Combat

I'm trying to make sure I have this right because I don't want to try something only to be laughed out of the room or lose credibility for attempting to break any rules. I have an L2 Magus who ...
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What policies should be made at the start of a campaign, to define the desired game experience and avoid bad feelings later?

My group and I work on the assumption that a game system's default assumptions are its manifesto, and that by choosing a system we are choosing to let its assumptions stand except where we institute ...
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Do spell effects move if the object they are cast on moves?

let's suppose that I cast a Silent image of a wall on an airship. Let's suppose that I don't move it with concentration. Does the image of the wall move with the airship or it will progressively go ...
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How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?

The ice toad (Frostburn 140-1) is a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 6 yet no language. Beyond being conceptually annoying and making me feel bad for the handful of aberrant genius ice ...
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How to play a published adventure solo?

I have an adventure module that I want to play through but can't convince anyone to play with me (or our schedules don't line up right). I know I can use the Mythic GM Emulator to simulate a GM, but I ...
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How should I go about stabbing my friend in the back? [closed]

I'll let that title sit there for a second while I explain my situation. So, first off - recently the DM let slip that his current campaign is loosely based on the Star Wars trilogy (which one ...
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Can druids take multiple animals companions?

I was wondering this while DMing my little bro with the red box set as he was fighting the white dragonling. With my sentinel druid, would I be able to tame multiple creatures and possibly even use ...
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Consequences of a Tumble and Overrun

Page 272 of the DMG states: Overrun When a creature tries to move through a hostile creature's space, the mover can try to force its way through by overrunning the hostile creature ...
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Earthreaver Stompers (Boots) Daily Power Target Clarification

To the point: Does the Daily Power given from the Earthreaver Stompers (AV) attack each creature in the burst, each enemy in the burst, or one creature in the burst? "Power (Daily): Standard Action. ...
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How to determine initiative for a summoned creature entering an ongoing combat?

Lets consider that a creature is summoned during an ongoing fight: Does it roll initiative normally? Does it have to wait a whole round to act? Can it act before other creatures (assuming it's got ...
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Scalable Game for a Post-Apocalypse Setting

My playgroup is looking to start a new, stand alone campaign (not long-time running, just a couple of sessions) that is set in a post-apocalyptic world. We have two distinct sets of criteria. The ...
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How do I get the party back together after a major PvP conflict?

In the previous adventure, the characters left on bad terms after the Monk betrayed the other two party members by trying to take their captured criminal back to her (equally criminal) monastery ...
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Does Push initiate 'melee' or 'close combat' in savage worlds?

This came up in one of my games this past week: A player rushed a combatant and used the Push maneuver to knock him prone. The combatant got up on their initiative pass and moved 4 spaces away. The ...
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Combining Natural Reach and Weapon Reach

I was putting together a bloodrager character and was intrigued by all the various reach-affecting options; I figured by tossing in some trips and crits it could be very interesting. Let's say I have ...
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How can I create within-party intrigue without destroying group cohesion?

I am a novice GM playing with several more experienced D&D players (who happen to be good friends). I wanted to spice up the game for them and take advantage of their own intelligence/experience ...
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Is it possible to betray the party in D&D?

I was just wondering, is it possible for one or more people to abandon/betray the rest of the party in D&D? Like, if they're offered a deal by the antagonist that they're obviously meant to say no ...
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How to get my Paranoia players to stop cooperating and start killing each other?

I've read some of the questions and answers on paranoia here, but I seem to be missing some kind of key element to play. I ran Robot IMANA-665-C and I didn't seem to be able to get the players to ...
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How much experience should a PC be worth?

Long story short, I'm about to betray my party (by trying to kill them). I'm playing this betrayer on behalf of the GM. Assuming they defeat me, how much experience should they get? I am a level 14 ...
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Do Armour of Agathys and Mirror Image stack?

I'm making a passive warlock tank. The idea being that I cast Armour of Agathys for the temporary hit points and the Mirror Image to keep me alive longer. It will be a solo NPC opponent for a 5/6 PC ...
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Is there a Maximum force rating?

I'm curious what the current maximum force rating is. EDIT: Originally I had asked in regards to specs but with new info about character advancement I found out that the original question is making ...
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Can a sprite (warlock's familiar) use help action and stay invisible?

According to DnD 5th edition Player's Handbook (page 192, help action in combat)(bolding made by me): You can aid a friendly creature in attacking a creature within 5 feet of you. You feint, ...
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Can you use Suppression fire into darkness?

I had an encounter that took place outside in darkness and the map represented that. The rules for 'Darkness' are specific that targets outside of 10" (30 m, 10 squares) are not visible. On of my ...
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Downtime: separate building checks vs summed bonus

The earnings passage under Rooms and Teams states If you have multiple buildings or organizations in a settlement and they can generate the same kind of capital, you don't have to roll for ...
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What do the Alchemist's bombs look like?

What do bombs crafted by Pathfinder's Alchemists actually look like? I was trying to figure this out for a magic item I wanted to create, something that'd be involved in the bombs' creation - e.g. a ...
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Can I brew some True Strike?

According to the Alchemist's alchemy ability, alchemists cannot create extracts of spells with a focus component: If a spell normally has a costly material component, that component is expended ...

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