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How to tank up as a Paladin

Our last encounter was (apparently) 5 levels higher than us, and we killed it pretty quickly. That said, I took quite a chunk of damage (about half my health in one round), so I'm looking to tank up. ...
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Dislike how players accurately place fireballs. Is there an alternative?

I'm running 5e on a grid with minis. The one thing that I hate is when a sorcerer or wizards casts a fireball that perfectly hits enemies in the aoe. The player counts the squares on the grid to ...
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Can a mindless creature count as a willing target?

Can a mindless construct (let's say it was given motion by Animate Objects) or other mindless creature count as a willing creature for the purpose of spell effects and targeting? Let's say, for ...
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How can I use Psionic Wild Talents with a Dark Sun campaign in Pathfinder?

Using Pathfinder, is there a place or reference to help with Psionic wild talents for when a Dark Sun campaign is used? My players don't want to be full psionic classes. Instead, they'd like to ...
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Is the first printing of the D&D 5e PHB known to fall apart?

Our Player's Handbook is quite literally falling apart. We've had it for about a year, but many pages simply aren't sticking to the binding. We take good care of it, we aren't throwing it around, ...
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Sutra of Tranquil thoughts, unclear how much XP

I have question in regards to the Sutra of Tranquil thoughts, ML20th This monastic tome describes ancient techniques of mental focus and is highly prized by psionic practitioners. If a psionic ...
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Is Natural Armor doubled vs primitive weapons?

In Deathwatch and other Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay titles, some weapons and armour have the "Primitive" quality. Armour that is not Primitive is doubled against attacks which are Primitive. Armour ...
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What is the purpose of old-school D&D class level limitations?

When I played 1E and 2E, racial level limits was one of the first rules we decided to ignore. We decided that it would prevent us from playing (say) an Elven fighter for as long as the party might ...
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Can Lovecraftesque do one-room horror?

I'm planning an adventure which seems very suited to Lovecraftesque except for this one thing: all the horror takes place in a confined space which the Witness never leaves. This seems like a ...
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Can others refluff their weapons in AL, or are “Unique Weapons” exclusive to Monks?

As long as you use the stats of an existing weapon, is it legal to describe/name a weapon something else? Monks are explicitly given this leeway (PHB page 79): Certain monastaries use specialized ...
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How to revert a dramatic failure on “Rite of slaying the truth”?

BIG PICTURE (skip to "ACTUAL QUESTION" below if you just want the question) I'm playing a ritualist (aspect from Signs of the Moon - SotM) bone shadow ithaeur. Needless to say, I'm very focused on ...
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Looking for a homebrew class [on hold]

I wanna make an ninja/cleric(assasins greed altiar with cleric healing) as an class we start lvl 1 and finish lvl 20 Just to make him not too op he can only have 1 cantrip and only healing ...
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Are there no bonuses to two-handed weapons' damage?

Back in 3e, there was a "one and a half" strength bonus to damage when wielding 2-handed weapons. I thought that made sense back then, but I see no such thing in D&D 5th edition. I understand this ...
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How to deal with players that wants their characters to do automatic perception, stealth and searching for traps/secret doors?

Every time my players are exploring a dungeon, they want their characters to do perception checks for monsters, perception checks for traps and/or secret passages while being on stealth mode, all at ...
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How do the dual wield feat and versatile weapons interact?

I have a level 4 Paladin with the Dual Wield feat (he does not have the TWF style). He is wielding a longsword in one hand and a handaxe in his other (thrown weapon). Can the paladin throw the ...
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Ideas for sizes and classes? [on hold]

I am a big fan of The Infinite Space DS Game and plan to combine it with Mongoose Traveller 2nd edition, start it around 1,120 in a newly discovered set of 22 subsectors and 5 sectors that will take ...
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Can supernatural beings be possessed and claimed by spirits?

I'm not sure about the spirit rules. Can supernatural beings be claimed or possessed? (Didn't find any excepiton that says they cannot)
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Where can I find Mechwarrior 3rd edition point buy system?

I am trying to find the alternate character generation rules for Mechwarrior 3rd edition that does not use life paths and instead just uses a point buy system. Looking to use the rules for another ...
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Can you affect multiple targets with multiple Warding Bond casts?

It has come to my attention that the text of Warding Bond, the legal target(s) of Warding Bond, and the rules as written for target's and spell casting and such; leave it possible that Warding Bond ...
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Does the same fighting style stack with itself?

Suppose I have a ranger with the style Archery, and I take a one level dip into fighter and also pick Archery. Do I get an additional +4 to my attack rolls, or just +2? More generally, does the same ...
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How do ki foci work?

I have a few questions since I don't fully understand ki foci. If I have, say, an accurate superior ki focus, can you enchant it to be a +1 magic accurate ki focus (+2 to attack rolls and +1 to ...
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Is concealed difficulty an integral part of the cliffhanger scene form?

The "Cliffhangers" section in Masters of Umdaar says that the difficulties for rolls should be concealed until rolled against: Of course, GMs, don’t reveal a difficulty for a specific approach ...
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How can cliffhangers use skills instead of approaches?

Masters of Umdaar introduced the "Cliffhanger" scene form, which my group likes. But it's embedded in the Fate Accelerated "approach" mechanic, and our main campaign uses atomic-robo skills. Normally ...
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Aura of Vitality form power

The writing for Aura of Vitality is a bit confusing for me. Is it now so that despite the Aura in title it only affects 1 single target that you define? Or does it like all other Auras affect all ...
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Making aging relevant

My group is about to come across a haunted sunken keep with an adversarial Ghost mini-boss. Being mostly composed of Humans (because who doesn't want a free feat?), I expect them to be particularly ...
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How do I read the power tables in ICONS: Assembled Edition?

I recently picked up ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying: Assembled Edition, and I am at a loss for how to read the power tables: I had thought it was roll in the first column, then roll in the second ...
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Why are Ogryn accepted in the Imperium of Man?

The standard pillars of the Imperium of Man stand as Purge the xenos/burn the heretic/kill the mutant. So obviously they violently oppose all mutant races, heretics and aliens. But the Ogryn are ...
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How to solve a player feeling like their socially-focused PC isn't useful?

I have a player (I'll call him Jeff) whose PC is a peaceful diplomat. He invested most of his points in Charisma and charisma-based skills. He also has minor telepathy (able to read and influence ...
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Is there any monk compatible light armor?

I'm searching for an armor that does not prevent monk from getting his bonuses. I do not care, if the armor would have 0 armor bonus, because I'm instrested only in enchantments. It should contain ...
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Does a bard have to play a musical instrument when using it as a spellcasting focus?

At my table I have ruled that 'to use as a spellcasting focus' does not imply 'to play'; since the sorcerer can simply point a wand, it seems like an undue burden that the bard should have to use both ...
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Does incapacitated condition immunity give immunity to stun?

The wording of "Stunned" seems inconclusive to me. Does it ignore incapacitation immunity? If not, do other effects apply? Specific situation: what happens if I successfully hit an Air Elemental with ...
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Does Superior Summoning still add 1 if you roll a 1?

When using Summon Nature's Ally X or Summon Monster X to summon creatures of a lower level (1d3 creatures of one level lower), does Superior Summoning still provide an extra creature if you roll a 1?
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Pre-edge spell to bypass force

If I have 6 magic and 8 spellcasting with 4 edge and I wish to cast a spell that has some pretty high drain value, is it possible to use push the limit [pre-edge] the spell cast at force 1 and only ...
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How can I help my PCs remember clues that they found?

I'm a new DM running my first adventure in D&D 4e. I've heard of the "three clue rule", that there should be at least three independent pointers to any plot element you want the PCs to take note ...
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Aside from flavor, is there any benefit to a Monk striking multiple targets?

Monks don't hit very hard, but they hit a lot, which makes up for it. While you might fancy yourself a Batman-esque brawler, effortlessly shifting from target to target, you would only hit each ...
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Do Two Class Features That Add The Same Modifier to Damage Double It?

I've had a question that I can't seem to find an answer to and it's hard to formulate a question that I feel is clear enough without explaining the setup. Lets use a 6/2 Sorc/Warlock as an example. ...
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What would be the simplest oil rig blueprint to use? [on hold]

I am running a modern day game which is set on an oil rig but I have no idea about them. What is the simplest blue print I can use which allows the game to work but does not get in the way? Some ...
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Dual Wielding and Extra Attacks

From the Rules (EXTRA ATTACK) "Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn." If I have the EXTRA ATTACK feature (level 5), AND I ...
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What special materials exist for weapons and armor in D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder?

Can anyone give me a good reference to a relatively complete list of Item Special Materials, such as Adamantine, Mithril, etc? Most sources are so spread out and lack vital information that it's ...
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Can I use a salad fork to get into the Prime Material Plane?

In several editions of Dungeons and Dragons, the Plane Shift spell requires a forked metal rod, the design and material of which varies depending on the destination plane. Is there any canonical list ...
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Can a vampire survive sunlight exposure?

In Vampire: The Masquerade is there a reliable way for a vampire to avoid being damaged / killed by exposure to sunlight? Anything would go, be it a Discipline power, a technology device or anything ...
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How does blinding work in Numenera?

If a PC uses a cypher or an attack that causes a blindness area effect and succeeds the targets become blind for a certain amount of time. How do I tell how many rounds the blindness lasts and how the ...
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Do summoned creatures give extra experience points, or are they part of the summoner's XP?

Let's say we fight a goblin worth 400 XP. That goblin summons 2 goblins each usually also worth 400 XP. If we defeat all three goblins would we get 400 XP or 1200 XP?
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Fey Bloodline and non-arcane spells?

I have a Pathfinder character which is mostly an archer-type Ranger, but multiclassed with a level in sorcerer with the fey bloodline. One aspect of the fey sorcerer bloodline, is the bloodline ...
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What does the enhancement bonus of Blue Ice stack with?

Frostburn lists Blue Ice as an Exotic material (p. 80). It weighs half as much as iron and can be forged, shaped and utilized as if it were iron. (Very useful to keep your beer cold!) When forged ...
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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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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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Would allowing a cantrip cast as a bonus action to be used on the same turn as a non-cantrip cast as an action break the game?

In my group I was planning on making some house rule changes to the section on bonus action spells, as I'm not a fan of how it's currently written. I'd prefer the normal action(spell) + bonus ...
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364 views

When rolling with advantage do halflings get to apply their Luck trait and reroll a 1?

For example, a halfling has advantage on an attack and rolls an 8 and a 1. The 8 misses. Does he get to re-roll the 1 using Luck?
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Can Wizards, Tome Warlocks, and those with the Ritual Caster feat use spells from each other's books?

How compatible are the spellbook used a Wizard, the ritual book of a character with the Ritual Caster feat, and the Book of Shadows used by a Pact of the Tome Warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets ...

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