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Simple and Martial Weapons - is that melee only, or both melee and ranged?

In DnD 5e the Ranger get simple and martial weapon proficiencies. Do these include RANGED weapons of those types, or only melee? I had assumed only melee, but then there's no way they can be ...
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Do advantages in Fate Core just “wear off?”

I have a character in my game with the aspect My Father's Sword. So the guy who plays the character is in his first combat and he's using the sword, invoking its +2 for all it's worth, because, hey, a ...
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How to distinguish and quantify zone aspects in Fate Core

Let's say for example that there's a scene on the rooftops. Zone 1 has the aspect Slippery Second Story Rooftop, and after a bit of running and sci-fi shenanigans, Zone 2 has Top of a Scyscraper. ...
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How do 2 pairs of wings work?

I have a character that has a pair of draconic wings from the feat of the same name. I would like to use the cloak of the dragon from complete champion page 138. It says that I "grow a pair of ...
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Obstacles and success levels in Magister Lor

There's a lot of supporting discussion on the internet about Lady Blackbird, but as yet there's much less about the sequels Magister Lor and Lord Scurlock. I am confused about some of the changes in ...
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Can a cloak be used to hide someone's wings?

I have a character with dragon wings and I would like to make a dramatic entrance with her in the game. Are there rules that specify whether wings can be hidden under a cloak? If so, where? When I ...
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290 views

Can multiple conditional bonus attacks activate on the same turn if those multiple conditions are all met?

If conditional bonus attacks can stack with each other, can they also stack as different instances of the same source ability? Like If I kill with Great Weapon Master and then use the bonus attack to ...
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82 views

How does Creative interact with the first tier ability of Levity?

One of my players chose Creative Spinner who Entertains for his character. Now we are wondering whether the inability from Creative - "The diffilty of all tasks related to pleasant social interaction ...
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What spells does the Sorcerer Elemental Bloodline Arcana apply to?

Bloodline Arcana: Whenever you cast a spell that deals energy damage, you can change the type of damage to match the type of your bloodline. This also changes the spell's type to match the type ...
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Must you pay Raise Dead component cost when using the Ashen Crown?

The Ashen Crown, an artifact from Seekers of the Ashen Crown, reads, in part: Power Daily (Standard Action) As the ritual Gentle Repose, but no components are required. Power Weekly ...
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Map making for the artistically deficient

I am woefully terrible at drawing, sketching, or even tracing. As to be expected, then, my map-making skills are underwhelming, to say the least. I have a specific overworld map idea in mind, but lack ...
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Is there a class that can change their weapon's form?

Is there any class in D&D 3.5e that can change its weapon's form? For example having a Longsword and changing its form to be a spear.
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How does Time Stop interact with “End of Turn” durations?

The spell Time Stop allows you take take extra rounds of action during your turn. For the purpose of effects that have the duration of "End of Turn", would buffing yourself with something that lasted ...
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Has the 3.5e Samurai been rebuilt for Pathfinder? [closed]

I read the Pathfinder Ultimate Equipment Guide and noticed that the Katana and Wakizashi got their own weapon count (as well as a samurai armor as an armor type). Has someone converted the samurai ...
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How to easily come up with improvised dialogue

I'm a new GM, working with a few friends in a sci-fi campaign that I wrote using GURPS 4e. I think its going well, but the glaring flaw I've noticed in my work is that I can't come up with good, ...
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489 views

How can a Shifter get along with a Silver Flame Inquisitor?

I will be joining a game in the world of Eberron and I want to play a druid shifter. The problem is that there is an inquisitor of the Silver Flame in the party. Is there a way to interact with him ...
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Sleeves of Many Garments. Multiple uses? Swarmsuit?

In my campaign, one of my players utilized Sleeves of Many Garments. These go for 200gp, and can become any kind of mundane clothing, and say that the clothes revert afterwards. The player utilized ...
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Is Drinax Part 8 not released yet, or am I just having trouble downloading it?

The Mongoose Website clearly says that Part 8 is out, but it is only available to download as a Ebook and will not let me download just Part 8. Does anyone know whether this is a general issue, or if ...
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How to deal with stubborn player who does not participate in missions? [duplicate]

One of the members of our group likes to choose characters with personal agendas or secret motives that prevent him from cooperating with the rest of the team. He will sit out of missions entirely if ...
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How can I allow one character to sneak off and assassinate an NPC without boring the other players?

Setup In my campaign, one of the PCs is an assassin. Before the game started, I gave the player a list of assassination targets. One of the targets happens to be friends with the party's warlord. ...
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1answer
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Can a longbow be stored in a glove of storing?

Glove of storing states that The item can weigh no more than 20 pounds and must be able to be held in one hand The longbow requires 2 hands to be USED, but it doesn't say it can't be held in one ...
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Can Dispel Magic be used on Geas?

At the end of the Geas spell description it is stated that You can end the spell early by using an action to dismiss it. A remove curse, greater restoration or wish also ends it. So the ...
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When to and when not to apply comic relief? [closed]

A recent talk with my players revealed that they wanted me to add characters akin to a comic relief character I presented in an earlier campaign. While I have really wanted to add more comic relief ...
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In Hoard of the Dragon Queen, can Hazirawn influence or control its wielder?

I have a question about Hazirawn. Since the sword can talk and is neutral evil. Can it influence the wielder, or control him/her eventually?
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Providing Cover to an Ally

Rules about cover state when a creature provides cover to an ally or an enemy, it cannot be hit by an attacker and the covered target obtains +2 AC bonus (my group does not use the optional rule about ...
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2answers
133 views

How do zones and line of effect work, and are they adjusted if the zone follows the player (kinda like an aura, but defined as a zone)?

So lets say your situation is like so: ..... .XXX. CXB.. .XXX. ..... Where C is the caster, and B is blocking terrain, and the x's are the squares affected by a 3x3 blast, which forms a zone in the ...
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1answer
360 views

How does Naga Rejuvenation work?

The 5E MM says Guardian and Spirit Naga can come back from the dead but the details are murky- does what's left of the Naga's body 'regenerate' or does the creature form a new body? Would moving its ...
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1answer
238 views

Can mythic spells be cast using wild arcana?

The wording of Wild Arcana (errata notwithstanding) states As a swift action, you can expend one use of mythic power to cast any one arcane spell without expending a prepared spell or spell ...
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2answers
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How can I make a wizard swear something in a way that will bind them to their word?

I want to make an neutral evil wizard swear to be my teacher in exchange for saving his life. Is there a spell or something to make him keep his word? Are there options if he is from another magic ...
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2answers
345 views

Balancing starting dots and XP at character creation

In Vampire: The Requiem, the character has points to spend between attributes, skills, disciplines, etc. Purchasing a new level in a skill, attribute or other merit has a linear cost. During game ...
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4answers
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Do I get advantage if attacking from behind?

On pg 195 of the PHB it states: When a creature can't see you, you have advantage on attack rolls against it. So, does this mean I have to successfully hide from the creature, or if it was ...
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How to handle public displays of affection between players during the game?

Is there anything I can do about a player and his girlfriend constantly making out instead of playing the game without full support of the rest of the group? I’ve recently started a campaign with my ...
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How do I convince my group to try a new system without always having to DM it first?

I always play roleplaying games with the same friends. We have a lot of fun, but I'm always a bit frustrated by the fact that they always resist when I propose to try new roleplaying games. Even ...
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2answers
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How do I handle the castle my PCs suddenly acquired, and the shift in game focus it brings?

So my players managed to land a "Deck of Many Things" last night. I had intended a silly one shot "break" in our long campaign, and the result was one player getting a chance to pull a single card. ...
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How do I get inexperienced, reluctant players to set in-character goals?

When GMing for a group of players of mixed level of experience in RPGs and with varying knowledge of the setting. However, my experience shows that less experienced players have harder time creating ...
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2answers
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Are Goliaths able to wield large sized weapons in 5e?

With the new Elemental Evil Player's Companion released awhile ago, Goliaths were added to 5e. I'm unfamiliar with 3.5 and previous editions, but I know that they were included and wielding large ...
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How to deal with a quiet player?

I have an ongoing game of Mage: the Ascension. While everything is going quite OK and I am pretty happy about what is going on around the table, I noticed that one of my players is a bit quiet and ...
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1answer
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Can I make someone visible using dye?

I have an invisible enemy (an Oni). The party's archer has just picked up a way to see invisible creatures. He wants to use dye arrows to fire at the Oni and splash it with paint, which will then ...
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3answers
270 views

Using a 'confidence' buff to reduce party splitting up

I am GMing a game for the first time and we are 2 sessions in. We are playing D6 star wars, and its tending to be comic, which is great. There are 5 players, which manageable but quite busy. They are ...
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2answers
271 views

Will adding spells to the Duskblade Spell list unbalance play?

I'm wanting to build a GMPC Duskblade character for a gestalt game. I've read different sources with spells and thought of a number to add. Here's the complete spell list (regular Duskblade spells ...
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is there any risk of exploited gadgets causing compromise?

Demon the Descent p187 Whatever the change, an Exploited gadget is never mistaken for mundane. At best a Demon might be able to pass one off as a prop or toy, but that is unlikely to fool a ...
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397 views

How far below the average CR should I count monsters when determining encounter difficulty?

DMG82 says "When [calculating encounter difficulty multipliers], don't count any monsters whose challenge rating is significantly below the average challenge rating of the other monsters in the ...
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4answers
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Does allowing players to choose spells from the Spell Compendium unbalance the game

Druids and Clerics (and also Paladins and Rangers) have, compared to other spellcasters, the advantage that they can prepare spells from a fairly big pool of spells. Now, if you let your players ...
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2answers
874 views

What is the Symbol on the Amulet of Proof Against Detection and Location?

On page 150 of the D&D 5e Dungeon Master's Guide, there is an illustration of the Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location. The illustration depicts a closed eye, with a symbol above it, ...
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2answers
351 views

Does a permanent enhancement bonus to Intelligence increase 1st-level spells known

I'm curious as to whether getting a permanent enhancement bonus to Intelligence (e.g., by wearing a headband of vast intelligence +2 for more than 24 hours) increases the number of 1st-level ...
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380 views

How can I equip a psion shaper without being reduced to clothless poverty?

Here's the story: All I wanted to do was make an honest-to-god no cheese robot-building psion. But to make a very mediocre creature that deals a whooping 1d6 + 9 damage with an attack at level 9 I ...
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What published adventures are available for D&D 5e?

I'm running the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure for my son and his friends as DM. With the future in mind, I want to get more published adventures. How can I find out a comprehensive list of all ...
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Can I wield just a shield and use magic?

I play a wizard and while I am rarely hit due to being in the back I'm still paranoid I will get hit. So I was wondering if, after getting a feat to wield a shield, I can use that with one hand and ...
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728 views

Does Armor affect magic casting in Dnd 5e?

I am currently using a wizard and I was wondering if I decided to take a feat that would allow me to use heavier than light armor if that would affect my magic casting. I thought I read something ...
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1answer
146 views

Do crusader and warblade stances stack?

Since maneuvers readied from crusaders and warblades stack, can I have a crusader stance and a warblade stance active at once?

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