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Are there stats for the Roman Scutum in any supplement?

The Roman Scutum was a shield much like a tower shield but smaller and lighter: While a D&D Tower Shield is 45 lbs. and can't bash, a Scutum was typically about 22 lbs. (10 kg) and was ...
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Can you use the D&D 5e player's handbook in a 3.5e game?

I'm new to D&D so I got the 5e player's handbook, my friend and his pals only play 3.5 e. Can I use my book and player sheet to play in their game?
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What resources detail other planets in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting

I recently came across the other planets of the Pathfinder Campaign setting. I see that they are only briefly described in the setting book. What other resources exist that describe the other ...
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How can I stop a PC from getting teleported by BBEG? [on hold]

An evil god wants to teleport the party to his realm to get killed. Fortunately, the PCs go to the Imperial Religious Sect just before the BBEG decides to act. I was just wondering what spell the high ...
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Organizing an Assasin/Killer LARP for big number of players [on hold]

I'm not sure weather this is too much discussion for a question, if so please refer me to a website where such question is more suited. and I'll move it there. The setup is this: In a few days about ...
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Is the Legendary Surge die size limited to d8?

The reading of the Legendary surge ability is as below. The legendary surge ability allows the bearer to add the result of a d6 to the appropriate type of roll or check. A mythic bearer can use ...
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When an Essentials Vampire bites a random NPC, what happens? [on hold]

Firstly, some backstory: The party has recently released a large group of prisoners from a fortress orbiting Baator, and escaped with the freed prisoners on an Astral Ship of some sort. As is ...
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Can you take a second real level of Ur-Priest?

Ur-priest has as a prerequisite an inability to cast divine spells. It also grants divine spells. The first level's fine, because you don't necessarily have spells yet, but every level after that ...
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Mechanical details of Girallon's Blessing

I'm a little confused about the wording of Girallon's Blessing. First of all, it describes the new pair of arms as "Secondary Limbs", but I'm not sure what this means. Does it mean that the claw ...
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Where do I find in the Books the types of items, I.E. mundane, minor,medium, major and so on [on hold]

I have looked around but I can not seem to find it, my eyes are not that good that could be it and I am just not seeing it.
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Suggestions for a system? [on hold]

I have a setting I'd like to play, but I need a system that supports the type of gameplay it needs. Any suggestions would be a huge help! Specifically, I'm looking for something with: A classless, ...
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Optimized Dex-Based Character vs Spellcasters

I am trying to develop a character who will be able to compete on even footing with Spell-casters by focusing on a high TAC (And possibly Damage-Per-Round) to compete in an arena setting, while not ...
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Interrupted Meditation or Study (Gaining Spells)

I've noticed that Wizards, Clerics, Druids, and most other spell-casting classes (With the exception of Sorcerers) spend at least 1 hour Studying or Meditating to regain their spells. What I want to ...
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Forced teleportation of traps?

Recently I was DM and the wizard decided to use "hammerfall step" to teleport a trap into a pit where it couldn't do anything. The trap was fixed to the floor so it could not be pushed, but could it ...
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Do Unchained Monks have weapon proficiency with all monk weapons?

Monk Unchained says the following about weapon proficiencies: Monks are proficient with the club, crossbow (light or heavy), dagger, handaxe, javelin, kama, nunchaku, quarterstaff, sai, short ...
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Does a Paladin's Mount retain a cart when dismissed and called?

The Paladin's Mount states: The mount also appears wearing or carrying any gear it had when it was last dismissed. Mounts and Related Gear has: Cart This two-wheeled vehicle can be ...
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Does Shadow Blend make your opponent flat-footed? [duplicate]

Shadow Blend from Lords of Madness pg 168 says: In any conditions other than full daylight, a shadow creature can disappear into the shadows, giving it total concealment The SRD states that ...
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How can a barbarian rage more often without taking levels or feats?

Barbarian is frequently cited as an excellent 1-level- or 2-level-long class. When the wizard can use the 2nd-level spell rope trick [trans] (PH 273) to make the adventuring day 15 min. long, a lone ...
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Do items from Adventuring Gear or Bag of Books persist?

Equipment like Adventuring Gear and Bag of Books employ a "uses" mechanic that helps abstract the equipment buying process and encourages improvisation. Adventuring Gear: "When you rummage ...
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Choose to use STR when attacking with Precise weapons?

The Precise tag has an ambiguous description in the book: "​Precise: You can use DEX instead of STR when using this weapon." (1st edition, p396. Emphasis added) To me that sounds like the ...
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Can Descent demons sense Fallen demons and vice versa?

With the Demon Translation Guide out now there is the ability to combine both fallen and descent demons in hybrid settings. One question that popped up though is: Does Aetheric Resonance register ...
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How Does Bone Knight's Paladin Conversion Interact with Paladin of Tyranny

I was wondering what rulings there are on how the Bone Knight's Paladin Conversion ability interacts with the Paladin of Tyranny? It would seem that the class had the PHB Paladin in mind during the ...
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Are obvious cybereyes cheaper?

A player recently got the idea that obvious cybereyes should be cheaper, just like obvious cyberlimbs. I disagreed, but for the sake of group morale I'm asking here. If possible, I would like a ...
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Can I use a bonus action before my action?

In D&D 5e can I use my bonus action before my action? For example if I wanted to cast Ensnaring Strike before my action to benefit from the bonus immediately. Is this OK, or is a bonus action ...
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When casting a spell with War Caster feat reaction does it use up a spell slot?

War Caster When a hostile creature's movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature rather than making an opportunity attack. ...
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How to assign PCs differing goals without breaking up the group?

In this question I describe my intention of running a courtly intrigue game where player characters have different goals: To keep the group coherent, I would like to give them two sets of goals - ...
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System for a game of courtly intrigue

I'm considering running a game, in which characters take on a role of courtiers in a sovereign ruler's court. The idea is that these courtiers all serve as spies, diplomats, enforcers etc. to some ...
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What are the recommended character ranks for The Flood plot points?

What rank should characters have reached when playing the individual plot points in Deadlands Reloaded's campaign "The Flood"? In particular, what rank is the final encounter designed for?
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How do I calculate DPR for spellcasters?

The title says it all: it's fairly simple to get a melee/ranged attacker's DPR with the formula but what about Spellcasters? I'm trying to gauge an NPC antagonist spellcaster's Offensive Challenge ...
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When gaining a level of Mystic Theurge based on a Wizard, does the character gain 2 new Wizard spells? [duplicate]

On advancing a level of Mystic Theurge wherein the base arcane class is Wizard, does the advancement of "+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class" include the 2 additional new spells a Wizard ...
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How does a “theurge” prestige class mix with another spellcasting prestige class? [duplicate]

Scenario: Given a Cleric 1 / Wizard 4 / Ur-Priest 2 (character level 7). This character has both arcane and divine spellcasting and is assumed to meet the requirements for Mystic Theurge. Takes 8 ...
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Does Major Image block Deeper Darkness and allow Daylight to prevail?

So next session, our party (5/6 of whom are D&D first-timers, myself included) is going to be facing our first really big battle, against a large amount of Drow and such. Since we have about 1.5 ...
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Most expensive magic item at caster levels 3 through to 6 in 3.5e's Core?

In a game using 3.5e's Core books exclusively, what is the most expensive magic item available at each of the caster levels 3, 4, 5 and 6? I want to make money making magic items, so I want to know ...
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What happens to a character's skill ranks if they happen to be over the maximum ranks allowed?

Let's say a character is a cleric with a domain granting access to a skill in-class, such as Trickery granting Bluff, Disguise, and Hide. After maxing out one of those skills, how many ranks does the ...
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How to do mystery based storytelling in Fate?

One of the answers in What better not to use Fate Core for? was that story lines where information is withheld from the players were less suitable for Fate. However, people commented they had been ...
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What is the fastest path to an Ur-Priest Mystic Theurge

From the Complete Divine, the requirements for the Ur-Priest prestige class are: Any evil Base Saves: Fort +3, Will +3 Skill Ranks: Bluff 6, Knowledge (arcana) 5, Knowledge (the planes) 5, Knowledge ...
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What can I polymorph into, whose natural attacks count as magic for DR?

Are there any monsters you can polymorph into that allow you to attack as if you had a magical weapon for the purposes of Damage Reduction? EDIT: I think an example would be easier to understand: ...
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What is Armor Class used for?

I have never understood or found any answer to how to use your AC. Is it something the GM have to keep in mind all the time to reduce or add damage to specific players based on how high their AC is, ...
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Do I empower a spell after or before I cast it?

I wanted to know if I (as a sorcerer with empower spell metamagic) have to say that I'm empowering a spell before I cast it, or can I see the damage roll and then say I'm empowering it?
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How does the Trance Advantage function?

While researching an answer to this question I asked, I came across the hero Raven, who has precognition (I was hoping her character info might shed light on my postcog dilemma). While reading about ...
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How do I overcome a tendency to play in an excessively goal-driven style? [on hold]

I have come to the conclusion that a large portion of my long-standing trouble with integrating with narrativist/literary RP is that I expect driven teamplay -- when in a team environment, I expect ...
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What Paladin fighting styles are usable while wild shaped?

What fighting style, if any, can I choose from Paladin 2 that will help in beast form? I have a plan for a half orc Paladin/Druid build, but I want to make sure this aspect of the build works before I ...
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Does the half orc's Reckless Attack work when wild shaped?

Does the half orc Reckless Attack work in beast form? I have a plan for a half orc Paladin/Druid build, but I want to make sure this aspect of the build works before I play the character.
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Does Smite work while wild-shaped?

Does Smite work in beast form? I have a plan for a half orc Paladin/Druid build, but I want to make sure this aspect of the build works before I play the character.
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Can sonic or sound attack AOEs affect hidden creatures? [on hold]

I think that when a creature uses an area of effect sound attack, hidden creatures take damage from it, but a player argues that stealth checks keep rogues safe because they are "not seen." Is there ...
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Is Soothing Voice overpowered?

This half-elf bard class ability strikes me as particularly strong: Soothing Voice A 1st-level bard with 3 or more ranks in Diplomacy can spend one daily use of his bardic music to use a ...
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My novice players slaughtered some NPCs out of hand. Do I write this off as a learning mistake or show them the consequences of actions?

I have two roleplaying newbies in a 5th edition D&D campaign. I started them at level 1 to prepare them for joining some more experienced players for a level-4 campaign in the near future. The ...
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How do you choose Spells Known when creating a new character above 1st level?

It's not clear to me how to choose Spells Known when creating a new character at a higher level. Let's take the Bard as a working example first: Bard level 2: Spells Known: 5 Slots per Spell ...
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Does Cold Resistance help against cold weather?

Does Cold Resistance help against extreme cold temperatures in any way, or does it apply to only magical cold damage?
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What are the qualities of the best post-d20 supplements? [on hold]

First time on this board, and interested in long term research. I left the gaming industry in 2002 after a 6 year run. Now I'm looking to catch up to the state of industry. When reading about the ...

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