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Do Warlock Ally's attack stats not level up?

I notice that a Warlock's Summon basic attack is +5 vs Fortitude. (from the power Summon Warlock Ally) (See here. [What are the descriptions of the available creatures for Summon Warlock's ...
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How to revive a stagnant Fate points economy in my game?

Background I'm a novice Fate GM, with 4 more novice Fate players. We all have experience with RPGs, both pen and paper, electronic, and LARP. We all wanted to try Fate Core because it's much less ...
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Semi-Blind-fighting with firearms in nWoD

What happens when you see someone, draw your weapon, and suddenly a smoke grenade explodes, or the room goes dark? What penalty needs to be applied to a Dex + Firearms roll? Is it the same as blind ...
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How many attacks does using a net let you have?

I was reading over some of the weapons in the D&D Next basic rules today when I came across the net. The basic rules are free and available online so I'm going to paste the blurb: When you use ...
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If a Warlock's Summoned Ally deals damage, does Curse damage apply too?

I have a Warlock with a summoned creature from Summon Warlock's Ally. A player with this summoned ally must use their standard action in order to control the ally. When the ally does damage to an ...
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Can Mad Scientist Alchemists re-use Formulas?

Can Formulas for Elixirs be recycled like Blueprints? The book (Deadlands: Way of New Science) doesn't say specifically, but it only mentions having to re-roll the Alchemy check to brew new batches of ...
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What Prestige Classes advance caster level but do NOT require “casting spells”?

Essentially, this is for the purpose of advancing Warlock, Factotum, or other classes that do not actually cast spells. I don't know if there's an equivalent base class that grants a Divine caster ...
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How many Actions are allowed per round in DND 5e for a 2nd level Rogue

Focusing on the Rogue actions, are these all allowable for a single Round? Could there have been any other actions taken? 5e Starter Set Encounter begins: Fighter (lvl 2) engages 3 Ruffians in ...
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What prestige classes include the Class Feature of “+1 level of existing class features”?

I'm looking for prestige classes from D&D 3e or 3.5e that have a class feature of providing "+1 level of existing class features". I currently know of Uncanny Trickster (CS) and Legacy Champion ...
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Downtime: Building checks

The Rules from Ultimate Campaign allow you to build a building in order to generate gold or capital. They assume you are going to combine rooms together in order too make your building, but a player ...
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Dual hand crossbow valor bard. Is it any good? [on hold]

I am a new D&D player and I will be starting a campaign this weekend, but I am having a lot of trouble finding out something cool to play. So far our party has a warlock, rogue, ranger, cleric (or ...
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Arcane focus influences both attack and damage?

I'm working with the 5e basic rule set and have run into some questions about Arcane focus. I can't find where it is described, but from these forums I gather that wielding your focus allows for your ...
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Are Mad Science Prosthetics viable in Deadlands?

Can a Mad Scientist use his craft to make functional prosthetic limbs for paying customers? In context, I'm building a Mad Scientist character who is both the party medic and has a day job serving ...
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As a party meat shield, should I start with levels in Barbarian, or Druid?

I am currently starting my first campaign having only played 2 single adventures before both only reaching level 2. For this campaign I am thinking on creating a moon druid/barbarian multiclass ...
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What is a more realistic carrying capacity for a backpack? [on hold]

When looking over the rules of a few O D&D retroclones, I noticed a trend: most backpacks are only listed as being able to carry 30 or 40 pounds. From what I've tried to look up though, people ...
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Can a construct be undestroyed?

The type construct includes this trait: Not at risk of death from massive damage. Immediately destroyed when reduced to 0 hit points or less. (MM 307) Besides the 9th-level Clr spell miracle ...
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Is Bleed worth optimizing

Is bleed damage worth optimizing once you reach the higher levels or does it become useless due to immunity or healing? Creatures start getting fast healing and regeneration in the higher levels but ...
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Could a lightsaber deflect a laser blast from a TIE Fighter?

Inspired by a "Hot Network Questions" question. Could a lightsaber deflect a laser blast from a non-personal source like a TIE Fighter, a Scout Walker, or even a Turbo Laser such as the ones on the ...
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What stuff gets used in rituals?

As far as I know, most of the "rituals" that are mentioned don't include a list of ingredients (because I think they're not actually required). Do any of the books include a list of things that would ...
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How does mixing tracers and HP rounds affect burst-fire attacks?

How does a character loading a FN90 with tracer bullets ×1, hollow point ×2, alternating, and then doing a short burst (3-round) or medium-long burst affect firing rules? Do they get the ...
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What are the mechanical effects of smoke grenades' smoke when using Auspex?

Smoke grenades fill a place with obscuring white smoke. How does this affect a vampire using Auspex 1? Can they see through the smoke, or otherwise know what's happening (by hearing footsteps, etc.)?
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Do Stun Grenades hurt Vampires?

Vampire: the Requiem's stun grenades have 5B damage. But does it damage only mortals, or vampires too? Stun grenades do damage by loud explosion, so there is a chance that vampires might not be ...
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How is a tranquilizer gun used?

A tranquilizer gun doesn't give any health damage, but I'm assuming once damage given equals to size the victim falls unconscious (stun rule). Is the damage dealt proportional to the tranquilizer ...
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What families often have Merchant Patrons?

I know that the Ide, Daidoji, Yoritomo and obviously the Yasuki is mention in the source material as often having members whom are Merchant Patrons. There is also a reference that the Lion sees ...
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How does XP expenditure/gain work when crafting an artifact?

In the Numenera Corebook, rules for expending XP (p112 in particular) state that one can spend 3 XP to obtain a long-term benefit, in particular to craft an artifact: Artifact: The PC creates an ...
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Can Dragonblooded Characters Take Draconomicon Dragon Feats?

I'm making a Fireblood Dwarf, and I'm wondering if I, as a Dragonblooded creature, qualify for taking Dragon feats like Improved Speed and Rapidstrike?
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Passive wisdom (perception): does one add WIS mod + percep skill?

I'm new to D&D. There seems to be a discrepancy between the 5e Starter Set Rulebook and the associated character sheets. The Rulebook says that a passive wisdom (percep) score is "10 + the ...
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Foxes for druids and rangers

I’m starting a new D&D5 campaign. One of my players loves foxes, so I would like to provide them as an option for wild shape and animal companions, along with a giant variant. Unfortunately, the ...
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Origin of the term “Splat Book”

Where does the term "Splat Book" come from? Roughly a splat book is any book not required to play the system. There is some debate over its exact meaning, but that is not the point of this question. ...
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Is there a way to use the higher of your wits or dexterity to determine base defense?

In Vampire: The Requiem you use the lower of your Dexterity or Wits to determine your base defense. Is there is a merit/power/devotion/etc. that allows you to use the higher of the two instead?
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Is there a specific gauntlet to test home-brewed character classes?

Recently I've been trying to play test my custom character class by running it through a dungeon I developed and ran for a party last year. The class focuses around the idea of collecting monster ...
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Is a touch spell's charge sufficient to hit an incorporeal creature?

Abel wants to affect a shadow (MM 221-2) with the 3rd-level Clr spell spark of life [necro] (SpC 196). The shadow has the subtype incorporeal, and the spell spark of life is Range: Touch and doesn't ...
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Does the Eladrin Soldier feat grant Greatspear proficiency?

Does the Eladrin soldier feat gives proficiency with the Greatspear? It says: You gain proficiency with all spears and a +2 feat bonus to damage rolls with longswords and all spears. The ...
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How much should PCs be paid?

I'm GMing an Earthdawn campaign, and I've opted for a sandbox approach instead of generic quests with big loot piles at the ends of dungeons. The PCs--rather than loot killed creatures, hunt for ...
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How are Legend Points from creatures split when one PC died in the fight?

Say, if a creature is worth 100 LP, and the party is made of 4 adepts, but one of the adepts is killed, is their share split among the survivors or does their XP just disappear? Does it depend on how ...
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What Ways Can I Make My Character Huge Without Changing His Form?

I want to make the largest character that I can without changing into another form. What spells, powers, items, or otherwise can I utilize in order to achieve this goal? Mention of size increases ...
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Do spells such as Hex and enhance ability affect attacks rolls?

Do spells such as Hex or enhance ability affect attack rolls made using the affected ability score? These spells reference advantage/disadvantage on ability checks, but I am unsure whether an attack ...
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How should we thematically deal with failed skill checks?

Is there a specific ruling or generally-accepted-practice that determines how players should handle failed skill checks? Does it depend on the skill? Specifically, do PCs know when they failed a ...
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Can a Night Elf swim naked in a volcano?

One of my friends came to me with a question that is making my head hurt. According to the Warcraft RPG 2nd Edition Core Rulebook - a supplement for the D&D 3.5 rules, regarding the Warcraft ...
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Are spider webs flammable?

In Pathfinder, the Web spell explicitly has this to say about flammability: ... The strands of a web spell are flammable. A flaming weapon can slash them away as easily as a hand brushes away ...
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Do companions get action points?

I recently started a new campaign (D&D 4e) with my son. In order to make it a little easier on him, I allowed him to have a companion character (per the DMG2). Being a ten-year-old, he wanted a ...
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Shatter spell versus mundane weapons and armor

I have a player who likes to use the shatter spell. The description says it will do the same damage to the targets' armor and weapons that it does to the targets. Right now, I don't have an easy ...
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Can I Make a Charge Attack at the End of a Barreling Overrun?

This question largely stems from the fact that I'm not 100% sure how Overrun works in general. Let's say I have a character with Barreling Overrun. I understand that I can Overrun through anyone as ...
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How does switching weapons work?

How does switching, or dropping, weapons work in D+D 5e? Does it take an action? For instance, if I have a polearm equipped, can I switch to two handaxes, throw the handaxes, and then switch back to ...
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Inevitable Strike: do I have to declare which die is which?

Inevitable Strike No Action Range Personal Trigger: You make a melee weapon attack roll. Effect: Make the attack roll twice. If both attack rolls hit, the target takes 1d8 ...
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Supernatural Territories

So it's pretty obvious to me, that two Werewolf Pack Territories wouldn't overlap, but what about a Vampire territory, and Werewolf territory? Is it possible that they don't actually know the other is ...
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What Dread Powers do the Demons have?

Ch 5, p119 of Mortal Remains is about Demons, however there is no Dread Powers Section like there are in the the other chapters. I'm going to speculate that this might be because of there being ...
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vamp battle vs mage, werewolf, changeling in WoD [on hold]

We're doing a game in which a vampire (a fairly old one) has been trapped in a pit fighting situation. (At present the players think it's in neutral territory, tolerated by higher ups as a way of ...
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Which class would be considered the strongest given high ability scores? [on hold]

Hey first time asking here, but I'm making a character for a game and rolled the insane stats of 18 17 14 14 14 13 highset to lowest and I wonder which class would be considered getting the most out ...
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How can an infected creature weaponize its inhaled and injury diseases?

The Dungeon Master's Guide says on pages 292-3 that diseases can typically infect folks 4 ways: consumed from eating or drinking tainted matter, contact from touching an item smeared with tainted ...

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