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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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Priority between 2 versions of the same feat

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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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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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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Prop Coins: How to get many coins for little (real life) money?

This related question on prop coins inspired me to revisit an old problem we're having at a fantasy LARP I'm co-organizing. So far we have not yet found a currency which we can use throughout the ...
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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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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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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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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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Are fae ephemeral and or supernal entities in Mage 2E?

Fae are mentioned in the section on ephemeral entities in the new Chronicles of Darkness book Mage: the Awakening. Bans & Banes All ephemeral and Supernal entities suffer from a mystical ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I tie episodic sessions together to make larger campaign arcs?

My D&D group only plays perhaps once a month and occasionally one of them won't be able to make it. I (the DM) home-brewed our last campaign and, whilst fun, the big story arcs and multiple NPCs ...
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1answer
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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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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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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 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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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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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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8answers
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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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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 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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2answers
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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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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 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
958 views

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 get players to do something without them feeling railroaded?

I'm DM'ing a play-by-post campaign and I'm at a point in the adventure where the group all meets for the first time. They've all had something stolen from them at the same time and saw a creature that ...
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Representing different languages in online games

What are methods for clearly representing different languages (e.g. Elven, Dwarven, Deep Speech) in text-based online play? We have tried footnotes and are using colored text (green for Elven, brown ...
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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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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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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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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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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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386 views

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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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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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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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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1answer
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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
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 ...
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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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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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