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How long does it take for owlbears to mature? [closed]

As a druid I tamed an Owlbear Cub, and was wondering how long it would take for it to be helpful in battles.
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Is a creature aware that a Hex or Hunter's Mark spell has been cast on it?

Both spells have a verbal component when casting them, but they can both be cast from 90 feet away, possibly from stealth or while the creature is distracted, so it may not notice the casting. I'm ...
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How does DR granted by the feat Roll With It actually work?

Dilemma The feat Roll With It (Savage Species, p. 39) contains come text that is confusing1: This applies in addition to any damage reduction you have from other sources. This appears contrary ...
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Can a wizard cast the same spells on the following day without a spellbook?

I am a lvl 6 wizard/rogue about to go arcane trickster. One of my companions and myself were captured and all of our stuff taken. I had some spells left and then I used them. My question is, if I keep ...
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Is it possible to make a vampire PC?

Would it be hypothetically possible to make a player character that's a vampire? I think it would make a really good backstory. By make them a vampire, I mean the whole deal, vampire powers and all. ...
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Is it legal to write and publish a novel based on a pre-existing campaign or setting?

I have read over the OGL and researched copyright laws, but I still am not sure how much of what I want to do is legal. What if someone wanted to write a story about a pre-existing campaign, such as ...
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How many levels should I remove from a 14th level Witch if I want to add 5 Mythic Tiers to her? [closed]

Let's say I have a 14th level witch planned as the the BBEG for a campaign, but decide I need Augmented Mythic Deep Slumber (multi-year duration, only dispelled by mythic effects) for plot reasons so ...
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How does damage dealt increase as you level up

I've recently taken over as GM in my group. We are all new to RPGs except for our original GM, so they decided to run an adventure path so it would be easier to change GMs if they had to stop playing....
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How do I help my group stop derailing our GM’s set-piece battles?

My current roleplaying group has a problem in which the GM will plan an awesome setpiece, only for one of the players to accidentally and unknowingly derail it by performing what seems like a ...
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How do Grease and Spider Climb interact?

Context: In a dungeon, a player was stuck on a pillar, and from below a spider was climbing upward. The player cast Grease underneath the spider to try to make it fall back down. While neither of ...
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How do I handle group rolls?

I'm currently preparing a Call of Cthulhu (6th edition, core rulebook) adventure. After having played a practice CoC session some time ago, and studied the rules, I found myself uncertain of how to ...
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Does Telepathy need a shared language to work?

I have telepathy as the MM1 says: Telepathy (Su) A creature with this ability can communicate telepathically with any other creature within a certain range (specified in the creature’s entry, ...
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Perception checks through a familiar's eyes

In D&D 5e, I am looking through my familiar's eyes, hearing through its ears, and communicating with it telepathically. (It is not a blind or deaf creature. If the question of whether it can ...
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What makes a good protection against magic missile?

Besides the shield spell, what can defend a creature against the magic missile spell? I am asking for something, if there is anything at all, that can prevent the damage on a hit; not concealing or ...
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Can a wizard delay choosing spells for a spell book when leveling? [duplicate]

Imagine you have enough experience to gain two levels as a wizard. Instead of choosing lower level spells to add to your spell book - can you delay adding spells to your spell book until you do you ...
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What is the optimal role for a mystic theurge? [closed]

I realize that a mystic theurge is basically 2 casters 3lvls lower than my character in one body. a mix or arcane and divine, but I think the possibilities are still intruiging. I am currently ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to weaponize a Battle Magic Tactics token? [closed]

So there's this feat from Monster Manual V that I don't think any creature except the text's three hobgoblin casters have ever taken.1 Here it is. Battle Magic Tactics Through intense ...
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What is the origin of the concept of punishing players in-game as a GM?

I have observed GM punishing players by punishing their PCs, often through intentionally implausible, humiliating, and sometimes fatal events. Where and when does this GMing technique originate, and ...
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What is a spell, curse, or illness that's long-lasting enough to drive a campaign?

Alright, so I want to make a villainous witch to be the villain that starts off the plot for a campaign. I want her to hex a beloved noble with either some format of permanent sleep, or impending ...
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When casting a spell using Twinned Spell does it use one or two spell slots?

Say I cast fireball using Twinned spell, I would expend 3 sorcery points and cast a second fireball, would casting those two fireballs use one or two of my level 3 spell slots?
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How do you progress Divine Rank?

I am looking through the Deities & Demigods book for D&D 3.5 and it lists all the different powers and feats/salient abilities, but it does not touch on progressing your Divine Rank. Is this ...
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139 views

Where do I find prestige classes?

I have several PrCs that I want to try but I don't know what books/expansions they are in. Can you please tell me? I would like to try Shadowdancer, Airship Pilot, Arcane Drummer, and Gunslinger.
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Can Wizards use potions and magic items with effects from their prohibited schools?

In D&D 3.5, can wizards make use of potions with effects from their prohibited schools of magic? Similarly, can they use magic items that give buffs or similar effects based on spells that are ...
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How to deal with time sensitive decisions?

Before I start I have looked and seen similar questions like this, but I don't think the answers truly address the issue I'm having with my group. I'm having an issue with my group with mostly new ...
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Does Data Trails fix any of the broken parts of SR5 decking?

There's a lot wrong with the Matrix chapter in SR5. Many things are too vague, some things are simply omitted, some things don't work in ways any slightly familiar with computing can understand, and ...
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1answer
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Does tax influence the effect of greed on resources?

If the Greed of a Dwarf is higher than his Resources, then the Dwarf gets +1 Ob to Resources tests. If Greed is lower, he may FoRK his Greed into Resources instead. Tax reduces the Resources exponent....
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120 views

Help calculating opposing dice pool in AnyDice

I need to calculate the probability of A winning against B. Both A and B throw 1-15 d6s, the one with more successful dice (SD) wins. There are actually 5 possibles outcomes: ...
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Activating an agent from a different deck

For a decker character I have bought two decks: One good deck that the character will use for himself, and a second deck which is pretty bad to run things like small matrix searches or file operations ...
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Is a Dex-Based Character viable for a PVP Arena [closed]

New question from a comment on Is this Dex/Int build Viable for a PVP arena playing primarily vs Glass-Cannon Casters Dex based characters are, of course, generally no good. Using a goblin as a ...
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The rules for manyshot/ rapid shot

In our campaign another argument has arisen. A fighter has the feats rapid shot and manyshot but he is using a rapid reload crossbow. The problem is the GM is confused as to whether this is even ...
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Does knowing Primordial mean you understand all the different languages of elementals?

I'm wondering if knowing the language Primordial means that you understand all different languages of elementals?
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Creating a city made of illusion that won't be quickly figured out

We are playing DnD5e in custom world. This is going to be my first time as DM. Currently I'm trying to get my first adventure together. My idea was to trap my players in the city, which is just an ...
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1answer
295 views

Concerns about a dice-pool system [closed]

I'm writing "yet another rpg system" and I'm choosing a way to determine success. I'd like a dice pool mechanic, and I've come up with this. PCs have characteristics and abilities. Char. Mods will ...
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1answer
637 views

What is the height distribution of elfs?

This question may sound weird, but I could not find a good answer so far. All the sources cite that elfs are "taller than humans", but not how much taller or how much their height varies. Given that ...
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Pinning a Shield with a Shield?

Question(s) Would shield bashing, or using the shield as a weapon, meet the requirements of the Pin Shield feat? Also, would Agile Shield Fighter have any effect? For instance, would that allow to "...
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Might Defence and combat avoidance skills

I am playing a tough glaive who masters the great sword heavily modelled on a black man version of Ringil. I was assuming that the skill Might Defence would allow me to use my Might pool to block ...
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How, exactly, does Red Court infection work?

What needs to be done in order for a human to be infected by a Red Court vampire? Everything I've seen on this point is pretty vague for some reason.
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1answer
269 views

Is there an rpg that is played on social media and can function without more than one dedicated player?

This is extremely specific, but I'm looking for an rpg that is playable on social media and has the ability to support an amorphous group of people (strangers playing, people dropping in and out of ...
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How real is Mirage Arcane?

The Mirage Arcane text says the illusion has tactile elements. What exactly does this mean? If I create a structure, will it be 'tactile' enough to stand on the second floor of? If I make a wall in ...
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How should I reward xp to my players in my game of Dark Heresy in Stars Without Number? [closed]

I'm about to start running a game of Stars Without Number hacked to play Dark Heresy. My players will be creating their characters in a few days. But in my hack, I have so far not a word on what they ...
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139 views

Is there a Twiddla-like web based drawing service with selective viewing permissions?

I am running a forum-based RPG and we are using a jpg map, with the hurdle of having to draw on it using Paintbrush and then uploading it to the forum whenever the players want to move characters or ...
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1answer
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Does Detect Enemies detect unaware persons (guards)?

During Chargen one of my players brought up this question. Given a mage uses Detect Enemies (Page 286) near an unalerted guard. The guard has currently no hostile intentions towards the mage (he isn'...
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Would this custom prestige class be balanced? (arcane battlesmith that cannot cast) [closed]

I've been a DM for a year now. lately, one of my players asked me if there was a way to make magical weapons/armor without being able to use magic... as far as i know, you can't. Craft Magic Arms and ...
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Greater Manyshot & Split on our Invisible Flying Rogue seems too good

The party I DM for has recently hit Lv 15 and our Rogue(as the role) took Greater Manyshot as his chosen feat. His bow with a standard shot hits in the ballpark of ~15-20DMG; Plus a split arrow (...
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1answer
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Can I make independent spell-effect choices for a Twinned spell?

Polymorph can be used on willing and unwilling targets, the unwilling have a Wisdom save to avoid the effects. Twin spell creates a second instance of the same spell on 2 viable targets within range. ...
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Martial Classes Attacking with Saving Throws

I've been looking for ways that a fighter (or other martial class) can fight effectively, preferably at low levels, against other high AC opponents. I know there is things like "Ki Shout", where you ...
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Exotic weapons (in an exotic situation) [closed]

I have a fairly unusual setup in my current party. We have just three players- one rogue, one oracle, and myself. The oracle's spell choices are mostly fire-based damage attacks and healing spells. ...
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Does magic armor resize with wild shape?

If my level 5 druid with +1 hide armor wild shapes into a brown bear, does his armor resize to fit the new form? In the PHB for druid wild shape it says: You choose whether your equipment falls ...
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Looking for a game system to handle non-human PCs in a modern setting (Not horror) [closed]

I've got (what I think are) some great ideas for an RPG scenario to run at the local 'Con next year, but none of the resources I have on hand seem to fit the story idea. Hoping to find a system that ...
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2answers
414 views

Can you charge while using non-standard movement like flying

So flying is a common ability in Pathfinder, so is using special attack options like charging. Whats not clear is when their used together. Are you able to charge while flying? Burrowing, swimming, ...

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