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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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3answers
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Decent Dual Wield Blade Pact Warlock

I'm trying to build a dual wielding warlock. I'm thinking: Fighter 1 Armor skills Two weapon fighting Warlock 1-19 Fiend Pact of the Blade (duh.) Max DEX and CHA Talking my DM into letting me ...
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1answer
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Can one cast an area spell from a familiar?

I have a question regarding familiars and area spells. More specifically, Sleep. I have a player that wanted to cast this spell around a given target, that he could only see from his familiar's eyes ...
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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3answers
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What is the mechanical difference between the Glaive and the Halberd?

In DnD 5e, what is the difference between the Glaive and the Halberd (PH p149)? They are both martial melee weapons, they both cost 20gp, they both deal 1d10 slashing damage, they both weigh 6lb., and ...
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As a girl how can I roleplay a male character better?

I am one who wants to play both female and male characters. Up until now I have played two male characters but only for small quests (5 sessions max). At the moment we are playing "Shackled City" and ...
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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
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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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3answers
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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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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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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 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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1answer
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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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1answer
378 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 ...
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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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1answer
31 views

Does unbound fate repel time magic?

Unbound Fate is a level four attainment on page 195 of Mage the awakening 2nd edition that says: The mage can reflexively repel deleterious magic that will or could harm her fate. She can resist ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
159 views

Is there a way for a vampire to share its blood to make a human stronger? [duplicate]

In some role-playing games, a vampire can share its blood with a human without turning the human into a full vampire, and, usually, this results in a human with some minor vampire-themed powers and a ...
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1answer
24 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 ...
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2answers
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Can show of power be used as a simple demon detector?

Related to this question: Do demons in cover generate disbelief? So I have a demon character in one game who thinks that he can use a hunter power he has seen in combination with show of power to ...
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0answers
73 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
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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
29 views

How does temporal stutter use potency?

Temporal stutter is on page 191 of the new Mage the awakening 2nd Edition. The spell throws the victim forward for the spell's duration, but the text makes no mention of using potency. How does ...
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4answers
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What are the differences between the various editions of GURPS?

What are the significant differences between GURPS 4th edition and earlier editions? The recent spate of GURPS questions have piqued my curiosity, and the system looks like it would suit a campaign ...
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10answers
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How do I deal with an experienced player who doesn't interact well with my group?

My group and I just migrated from a DM whose very incongruent storytelling and deliberate punishment of non-hack & slay-solutions scared us off. We (mostly) kept our characters (since they are our ...
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0answers
52 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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5answers
687 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 ...
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4answers
840 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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2answers
814 views

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
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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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12answers
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How do I make weather an important part of the game?

We're starting up a dark ages fantasy game, using some homebrew rules similar to D&D. As the GM, how can I make weather an important part of the game? To be clear, I'm not trying to just toss in ...
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4answers
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Should I adjust encounter challenge for PCs with damage immunities?

Recently, two of my PCs became afflicted with lycanthropy (of the wererat variety). According to the Monster Manual, characters with lycanthropy acquire the damage immunities of their respective ...
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Which Dragon Magazine issue did this unusual rat-like race appear in?

A letter written to Dragon by a player/Dungeon Master sometime in the mid-to-late 1990s described a homebrewed race. There are three details that stuck with me: the name of their people began with ...
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0answers
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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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2answers
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Can the whole party ready their action?

Let's says three party members have initiative before me. I want to cast Faerie Fire to give possible advantage. Can my three allies ready their attack saying, “When our bard casts his spell, I ...
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706 views

How to make players care about a community

I've built a lot of villages, some towns and a city or two but I've failed to bring them to life and make the PCs feel like they belong there (maybe not much belong but to just make them care about ...
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2answers
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How is throwing distance computed in 5e?

How is throwing distance computed for improvised weapons? I have a player whose favorite tactic is chucking oil flasks at opponents and lighting them on fire, so this comes up a fair amount. I ...
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2answers
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Weapon attacks compared with damaging cantrips?

Cantrips scale automatically with character level. Weapon attacks only scale with ability score and any extra attack features you might get. How could the damage of weapon attacks keep up?
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1answer
94 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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2answers
76 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 ...
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3answers
468 views

Reduce a one-hand weapon to a light weapon? [closed]

Is there any way to reduce a weapon's category from one-handed to a light weapon? I.e. make a scimitar usable with Weapon Finesse?
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What scenarios are evergreen in PFS? [on hold]

What are the official evergreen (replayable) scenarios in Pathfinder Society? Society rules only permit a player to repeat specific 'evergreen' scenarios for credit; the vast majority cannot be ...
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8answers
4k views

How can I get my players to focus OOC chat. [on hold]

I'm a GM running my own homebrewed system, in a campaign with three players. The problem seems to be their way of socializing. My players know what their character motives are as well they're aware ...
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0answers
76 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 ...
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4answers
4k views

What does “chaotic” as in “chaotic good” or “chaotic evil” mean?

I do not play D&D, but players in my roleplaying game have called stuff "chaotic," like "chaotic good" and "chaotic evil" and I would like to know what they mean. The game I play does not use this ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
308 views

Does the “heroic level defense bonus” make armor pointless for DEX based characters?

I admit I'm a bit confused about the way how "Star Wars - Saga Edition" handles it's defenses, especially because of the addition of the heroic level. Reflex Defense: 10 + [your heroic level or ...

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