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Can guidance help with checks that take a long time?

From the description of guidance orison: The creature gets a +1 competence bonus on a single attack roll, saving throw, or skill check. It must choose to use the bonus before making the roll to ...
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Why would a druid use a sickle instead of a scimitar?

I am brand-new to DND, and I'm trying to roll a Druid character. I'm looking at weapon proficiencies, and I see that Druids are proficient in both sickles and scimitars. When I checked in the weapons ...
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Does a Warder with Defensive Focus and Combat Reflexes use Int or Dex?

In Pathfinder, if a class grants an altered version of a feat that I already have, which takes priority? Specifically, I am wondering about the first paragraph of the Warder class feature Defensive ...
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Does mystic shield allow casting while in an antimagic field?

The spell mystic shield says This spell creates an invisible aura around the recepient that moves with that individual. It prevents all spells and spell-like abilities of 6th level or lower from ...
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RPG where everyone is an asylum resident and an ex-supervillain

I remember an RPG where all players play ex-supervillains (or just mad people who believed to be supervillians) in an asylum. The tell their stories and can be interrupted by others in a systematic ...
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How much does a shield that is also a magic weapon cost?

How would a shield that is both a magic armor and a magic weapon be costed? For example, I want a shield with +5 to AC and +5 to Attack. Does it cost the same as a +10 shield? Or does it cost the same ...
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Can a shield that has both armor and attack enhancements exceed +10 total enhancement?

A shield can receive both enhancement bonuses to AC and to Attack. Do both types of enhancements count against the maximum possible bonus (+5)? For example, can I have a shield that has +5 to AC, the ...
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Can a character benefit from two armors?

Are all bonuses to AC treated as separate? If a character is wearing a +5 padded shirt of heavy fortification and someone casts mage armor on him, does he keep the +1 enhancement bonus and ...
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Can a rider move using his mount, attack from his mount, then the mount dash away in 5e?

I seem to have misunderstood the mounted combat rules. Reading them again it seems that the mount and rider are treated as separate entities but share initiative (this assumes a docile mount, not one ...
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May a character with Evasion under the effect of Starmantle avoid all damage?

The Starmantle spell (Book of Exalted Deeds, p. 108) states: Contact with the starmantle does not destroy magic weapons or missiles, but the starmantle's wearer is entitled to a Reflex saving ...
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Does Mystic shield + Starmantle destroy magic weapons?

Starmantle destroys nonmagical weapons. Mystic Shield says: A mystic shield also negates the enhancement bonuses and special properties of magic weapons used against the target. Does this mean ...
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How can I play as a Cloud Giant?

I'm pretty new to playing D&D, as are most of the people I play with. We found some homebrew race stuff already and one of us is playing as a Khajiit, but I wanted to play as a Cloud Giant and I'm ...
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Can you pump while being part of a team?

One of the advanced options for Risus are the rules for Pumps (R:TARPG p. 4), allowing your to take a hit in order to roll more dice. But can you do this while part of a team (R:TARPG p. 3)? I ...
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Providing party niches for a murder of Witchers

My players decided they all want to play Witchers. Thus I have a murder of Witchers1 on my hands. Since I like to have each player character excel at one thing above all other player characters, this ...
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How to counter high-level players using scry and teleport / How to maintain intrigue?

So, my Eberron campaign has gotten to the point where the players are level 18, and they are resolving many of their issues by scrying on their enemies, and simply teleporting to them in moments of ...
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need help determining challenge rating of homebrew monster [on hold]

I am creating a homebrew monster based on both a medium size fire elemental and on a zombie. that is to say it will have all of the fire elemental and zombie traits and some of the appearance (being ...
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May I link to SRD in a document under OGL?

I am writing a house rules document for a Pathfinder game. Not publishing it would be a pity, and not using OGL to publish it likewise, since publishing the house rules under OGL allows others to use ...
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How do Invisibility and Compel Hostility interact?

PFSRD: "You threaten all squares into which you can make a melee attack..." Compel hostility: "Whenever a creature you can see that threatens you makes an attack against one of your allies, as ...
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Do you “gain” a level after getting 30000XP in the late game?

Level 20 is shown to be the level cap. So does getting 30000 XP for the epic boons or added ability scores implement into character's statistics such as max prepared spells or max health increase? ...
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Do proficiency bonuses continue increasing after level 20?

In higher level games shown in the DMG it shows ways to increase ability scores, gain feats or gain an epic boon after gaining 30000 XP. Though unlike other leveling factors proficiency bonuses ...
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Could a wizard learn every spell on the list?

So in the PHB it states by (a) finding a person willing to teach you the spell or finding it written and (b) spending the corresponding amount of gold and time a wizard can copy a new spell into their ...
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¿What D100 Fantasy system do you recommend? [on hold]

I have already played or read this: Runequest 6 Classic Fantasy Elric StormBringer Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd edition The one that i liked the most of the above list is WHFR2e but it is too ...
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1answer
42 views

How does an Artificer's “Retain Essence” feature interact with EVIL or CURSED Magic?

I can't find anything that even addresses an Artificer using his Retain Essence ability on Evil/Cursed items. I have my own thoughts on the answer but I can't find anything written to confirm/refute ...
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Can Flame Blade be used with a shield?

Flame blade says that "You evoke a fiery blade in your free hand". For practical purposes, lets call your free hand "Left" and your cast hand "Right" (if indeed you receive the blade in the hand you ...
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Can Flame Blade be used to make an Attack of Opportunity?

I understand Flame Blade cannot be used with Extra Attack, but if a Druid has the Flame Blade in her hand can she use it to make an Attack of Opportunity?
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How is free reach calculated?

A character receives a free Reach — which does not add Paradox dice — per dot of her highest-rated Arcanum that meets or exceeds the spell’s requirement. For example a mage with four dots of the ...
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1answer
152 views

How to Make One Player Understand the Party System [on hold]

In Jade Regent, I have a new(ish) player. She has played one other game of Pathfinder under an incompetent DM, so she's still learning the rules. She also plays a lot of RPGs like Skyrim and Fallout, ...
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0answers
71 views

How smart should the BBEG be? [on hold]

So recently I've run into an issue with some of my players concerning the tactical efficiency of the bad-guy spellcasters. Specifically, we're playing a Pathfinder Adventure Path at mid-levels ...
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1answer
123 views

Can I play a follower of a deity similar to Xom?

I have barely any experience in tabletop RPGs, but a friend of mine is planning to host something fantasy-esque (I suspect 3.5) in the near future, so I got the urge to try something similar to Xom's ...
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0answers
89 views

What level should characters be to overcome this foe? [on hold]

The DM for an upcoming 1e AD&D campaign would like advice as to appropriate characters for facing his campaign's big bad. The campaign's big bad (one of my former PCs) is a nearly 700-year-old ...
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0answers
33 views

Searching a new RPG to play with veterans of D&D 4E [on hold]

I'm the game master of a crew of 3 adventurers. These guys played 4E because of the fight system. It was somehow clear and allowed a lot of tactics (and character builds) for them. These guys liked ...
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4answers
1k views

How to manage XP in non-combat missions

So I'm creating my first D&D 5e campaign and I want there to be an even balance between combat and non-combat with a slight bias to the non-combat style of missions. However I'm unsure about how ...
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Is the Sea of Fallen Stars in the Forgotten Realms salt or fresh water?

In the Forgotten Realms, the Sea of Fallen Stars is a huge inland sea. I'm just wondering if it's saltwater or freshwater?
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1answer
397 views

Do powers that let me shift as reaction make me negate the triggering attack at all?

I'm playing an Avenger multi-classed Ranger, and I got powers like Snarling Wolf Stance, Vengeful Parry and Fox's Cunning. Can I use the shift granted by those powers to negate the triggering attack ...
2
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1answer
101 views

Party decides to enlist higher level [on hold]

I'm a pretty new DM since normal DM wanted to play for once, the party is 8th level and was recently faced with a challenge that their info says they can't handle. Since they are near a major city one ...
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9answers
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How can I conveniently roleplay my character switching languages while speaking?

Two PCs of our party, one of them mine, are speakers of a language that's not very common in the setting - a handy way to obfuscate communications when in risk of being overheard. What easy, immersive ...
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2answers
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How do I make the Tarokka Deck reading in Curse of Strahd suitably dramatic?

I'm going to be running Curse of Strahd for my regular group. I'm usually a player and have only DM'd once to give our usual DM a break. This is my first time with a published adventure. I finished ...
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How do I find the evergreen PFS scenarios?

How do I find the official evergreen (replayable) scenarios of the Pathfinder Society? Society rules only permit a player to repeat 'evergreen' scenarios for credit; the vast majority cannot be ...
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1answer
101 views

Are there places of learning in the Forgotten Realms I could use in my backstory?

I am playing a High Elf with the Sage Background and the specialization of Researcher and I would like to develop more details about what university or similar institution I might frequent. My ...
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5answers
725 views

How to explain D&D to new players?

I recently brought up the fact that I play D&D to a friend, and a few days later he came back to me and said that he wanted to play. I was excited at the idea and said that I would be willing to ...
3
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1answer
242 views

How does one gain vampiric powers without becoming a vampire?

As an example, in some role-playing games, a vampire can feed their blood a human in order to give them some of the vampires' powers. Is there a published way something similar to occur in Dungeon ...
2
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0answers
85 views

Best way to get into playing D&D? [duplicate]

Okay so I have a friend who's recently started playing D&D and me and a bunch of other people have said that we would want to join in. However, we're worried that we'll be a bit clueless and are ...
3
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3answers
131 views

How to make Remote Bombs work?

This is a question about the Remote Bomb feat available to Alchemists and any other class that can use their Bombs. It basically allows to set explosive traps and would see great use for a saboteur ...
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Where could I find a transcript of Rise of the Tomb Raider? [on hold]

I know that this isn't really a rpg question but i'm looking everywhere for a transcript of The Rise of the Tomb Raider for a university project. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!
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2answers
83 views

How does the Barbarian rage power Guarded Life function, exactly?

Barbarian's Guarded life rage power states: While raging, if the barbarian is reduced below 0 hit points, 1 hit point of lethal damage per barbarian level is converted to nonlethal damage. If the ...
5
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5answers
694 views

Does the spell Dimensional Anchor stop Shadow Jaunt?

Does the spell Dimensional Anchor stop the ability Shadow Jaunt from the Tome of Battle?
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1answer
57 views

Is the spell Words of Truth affected by sympathy?

Words of Truth on page 168 of the new Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition lets you impart a true message to the spell's subjects: subjects of this spell can hear her and understand her clearly, ...
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1answer
33 views

Is cleanse pattern lasting, otherwise what does extra potency provide?

Cleanse Pattern is on page 168 of the new edition of Mage the Awakening and says: With this spell, a mage removes the tell-tale signs of Awakened interference. But it's primary spell factor is ...
2
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2answers
52 views

Can secret room affect spaces acquired by merits?

Secret room is on page 178 of the new edition of Mage the Awakening, and stated it can increase the space of a room: the subject space’s volume is increased or decreased a number of steps along ...
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11answers
6k views

How to stop one player taking control of the game?

In my Pathfinder game, I have a problem with a player who constantly tells people what to do with their characters and turns and never lets anyone get a word in during roleplaying. I've told him he ...

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