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Is it appropriate to punish a player who snatches thing from under the other players?

I and my players often have a bit of conflict or frustration in our games because one player in particular is quite controlling, and feels that they can just snatch up what they want because they said ...
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1answer
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Where are all of the wizard colleges in Golarion?

I am planning on creating a wizard character for the Wrath of the Righteous campaign but haven't been able to find any information on where exactly someone would go in the world to study being a ...
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0answers
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How are poisons handled in the d6 system?

I've tried to search for but didn't find anything exactly in the OGL rules about how poisons are handled. Are there any rules there?
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1answer
54 views

How to make my character the villain in a campaign with multiple DMs?

Recently my long-time gaming group began a Round Robin style campaign where we each take turns being the DM. We decided the decided that we'll each get to DM one session with a randomly determined ...
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8answers
783 views

One-shot sessions as part of a larger campaign

My DnD group only plays perhaps once a month and occasionally one of them won't be able to make it. I (DM) home-brewed our last campaign and, whilst fun, the big story arcs and multiple NPCs did not ...
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0answers
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Mob destruction and experience given

The Wretched Tide is a mob of Dretches. When the mob is destroyed 40% of the Dretches survive,19. Module states thedemons fight until totally destroyed. I would take this to mean you would have to ...
3
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1answer
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How does flight work in 13th age?

I have been looking through the rules and online for what flight does when used in combat, and can't seem the find the answer. I'm getting the impression that it is more meant to be descriptive than ...
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0answers
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Spellcasting tactics for Paladin [on hold]

I'm playing low level (4th at the moment) avenging Paladin. After few fights I noted I hardly use any buff spell in battle. Typically fighting starts and my dwarf races to the front line with his ...
0
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0answers
57 views

Why don't darts have the “Light” Property? [on hold]

I am curious as to the logic behind not giving darts the "light" property. It's been bothering me for some time now, as it seems to make darts rather obsolete in comparison to daggers. As a ...
12
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3answers
201 views

What happens on a disapproval roll of 0 or less?

The Deity Disapproval table on page 122 lists the penalties for a Disapproval roll of 1 through 20+. However, it appears to me that a roll of 0 or less is not only possible, but highly likely. The ...
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2answers
101 views

On Roll20, is it possible to fill in character sheets without being in a game?

I played Pathfinder on Roll20 last night for the first time and everyone had to wait for me to make a character. I was unfamiliar with the character sheets and with Pathfinder so it took a while. The ...
14
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5answers
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Throwing versatile weapons two-handed?

Most of the time, when you think of throwing a weapon like an axe or a spear, it's done with one hand. However, some weapons like the trident are versatile... is there anything that says you can or ...
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3answers
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Does an antimagic field also suppress the effects of supernatural abilities like change shape and invisibility (su)?

I already know the antimagic field suppresses the usage of the supernatural abilities, but i want to know what happens to some effects like an alternate form when using change shape or supernatural ...
0
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0answers
42 views

There's a sixth world, and a fourth world. Where are the others?

Is there any canon lore anywhere about these periods? (1rst, 2nd, 3rd and 5th worlds) Wanted to make a Shadowrun game with past "proofs" of earthdawn... and it hit me right in the face... what's ...
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1answer
121 views

How do I tell if a Homebrew Race is balanced properly?

I recently created a homebrewed pair of related races based on *Steven Universe (a Gem and Half-Gem race), but I could not tell how properly balanced they were. According to The Race builder they ...
12
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2answers
998 views

What is a mimic's “true form”?

The D&D 5E Monster Manual's entry for mimics it mentions that it "reverts to its true form when it dies." I'm assuming a chest isn't its true form. What actually is its true form?
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4answers
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How can I explain the lack of characters' in-game knowledge?

I am currently DMing two D&D 5e campaigns. I was wondering of some good ways to start off a campaign and explain to the players that their characters have, essentially, no knowledge of the ...
7
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3answers
1k views

Does Phantasmal Killer affect creatures immune to being frightened?

Phantasmal Killer (PhB p. 265, emphases mine): You tap into the nightmares of a creature you can see within range and create an illusory manifestation of its deepest fears, visible only to ...
4
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2answers
546 views

Can you use your reaction while ethereal from the blink spell?

If you have blink active and roll over 11 at the end of your turn, you're no longer on material plane. Are you then able to use your reaction? E.g. During turn, X melee attacks Y then ends turn in ...
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16answers
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How can I make my PCs flee?

My players never run away or avoid conflict. Ever. I throw them ridiculous encounters, they will stay and fight. If I tell them, "You know you're not gonna make it, just run," they stay and fight and ...
121
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4answers
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What is “my guy syndrome” and how do I handle it?

I've been reading forum posts and blogs who mention "my guy" syndrome as a specific type of difficult player, but I can't seem to find a solid definition for the term. Can someone explain this ...
31
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5answers
5k views

Punishing a player for instant-actioning

I GM a home-made D&D-style game which my friends and I play, and we had a scenario go as follows: After a player-character threw something at the wall, the players rolled a one and I was ...
5
votes
5answers
461 views

How to create battles in a war [on hold]

I've been creating my own campaign loosely basses on the Eberron campaign setting (as in very loosely, I've only been using the names of countries & cities to create my own map). I was planning ...
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6answers
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What makes grease a good spell?

I often see people list grease as good go-to 1st level spell. Why is this? The spell description lists 3 of its uses: forcing saves and slows movement of enemies, disarming enemies, and preventing ...
6
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2answers
237 views

In what ways can a spellcaster's concentration be disrupted?

The only ways to disrupt someone's concentration are basically dealing damage or incapacitating/killing them. With the War Caster feat, dealing damage is unlikely to stop them, unless it's a STRONG ...
36
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9answers
16k views

What is the point of a spell component pouch?

While I'd like to think I know the general Dungeons and Dragons / Pathfinder rules pretty well, one thing I've never quite understood is the spell component pouch, especially in relation to the Eschew ...
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2answers
676 views

How does a wizard or bard learn new spells?

So! I didn't find anything in the D&D 5e books about learning spells as an arcane spellcaster. I have a question: As, say, a Wizard levels up and gets new spell slots, does he need to go to a ...
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0answers
63 views

Do you add your arcana modifier to attack roles? [on hold]

there is a friend in my group who is a DM with an NPC wizard that has a big arcana modifier as a result of this we were fighting a monster with an unusually high AC and no one accept him could attack ...
4
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1answer
128 views

How does Pathfinder Dire Crocodile death roll work?

The perfect opportunity arose for my players to encounter a dire crocodile, but as I have been preparing for the encounter, I have been a bit confused as to how to interpret the death roll rules. The ...
2
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1answer
44 views

Storied ways to boost a character's ability scores (Pathfinder) [on hold]

So this is my first time acting as a GM for a campaign (taking over for a friend). Improperly built characters at the start of their campaign has lead to 2/5 character having very high stats. Because ...
0
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2answers
163 views

I don't fully understand two-handed weapons and using potions (or other items) [duplicate]

I don't understand exactly what the procedure is if a character wielding a two-handed weapon decides to use a potion or similar item that requires a free hand. The fact you need an action to drink the ...
5
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0answers
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What happened to the Barrens of Doom and Despair during and after the Spellplague?

Originally the Forgotten Realm shared a cosmology with other D&D settings, which was The Great Wheel cosmology. But with 3rd edition it separated and the Great Tree cosmology was created. In the ...
5
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1answer
141 views

What is the source of the “Versatile Channeler” feat?

I'm building my first pathfinder game and am a Cleric under a neutral diety. I was looking at feats and found the "Versatile Channeller" feat but I can't find it anywhere in the player's guide. Is it ...
0
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2answers
101 views

With Friends or Group D&D [on hold]

Hi so I recently played a campaign with my friends and I have to say I've had a real blast. So much so that I kind of want to make it a weekly thing. But they don't really want to play D&D very ...
7
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6answers
489 views

What is the best way to discourage “easy” disadvantages purchase?

I had this issue in L5R, but there are many role-playing games that include in their character creation process a "disadvantage" purchase system : any kind of handicap, that may be physic, mental, ...
7
votes
2answers
408 views

I think my Eidolon is doing too much damage.

So I created a spreadsheet to track all my Eidolon's to hit and damage bonuses because it's just too much otherwise, and for shits and giggles I decided to see how much damage I can do. Just buffed by ...
3
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3answers
204 views

What are the ways for a Wizard to get cure spells?

Inspired by this question; I was intrigued to know ways at any level that a Wizard could cast cure spells, without using Use Magic Device. Solutions should not use multiclassing and only use official ...
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0answers
117 views

What is a good build for a mage slayer in 5e? [on hold]

I want to create a PC mage slayer, a character who actually hates mages and in combat will focus on them. He was at war (He is a soldier) and one day his squad was burnt alive by a mage. Since then, ...
9
votes
3answers
122 views

What are the parameters for counting as a solid object or not?

Dungeoncrasher Alternative Class Feature states: If you force an opponent to move into a wall or other solid object, he stops as normal. A wall is a no-brainer. Solid object, however, is a ...
3
votes
1answer
264 views

What check is required to break open a chest?

It might be to force the lock off or smash the chest entirely. I wasn't sure if you can use a Saving throw to open it (In this case a Strength check) or if you have to use skill modifiers in checks ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Does a Monk need to see an incoming attack to use the deflect missile ability?

I play in a 5e game, and a monk was getting shot in the back of the head. One of the monk's abilities is Deflect Missiles: "Starting at 3rd level you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the ...
9
votes
2answers
283 views

Alignment change spell/item in 5e

My fiance is running a campaign and the players have the opportunity to obtain a wyrmling black dragon. Now black dragons are chaotic evil, but the monk of the group believes that it shouldn't be ...
10
votes
1answer
357 views

Are Old and New World of Darkness the same or different worlds?

My question is that I know that there is an old and a new WoD. Old WoD ended with the apocalypse. And there is the new WoD, which as far as I known does not contain references to an apocalypse. Does ...
5
votes
3answers
176 views

Can living constructs benefit from healing spells and the Medicine skill?

It's unclear whether they could be affected by healing magic, nor whether medical techniques could apply to a creature like a Warforged or Shardmind. If they can, what would it look like?
8
votes
2answers
2k views

In D&D Adventurers League, what can Druids Wild Shape into?

The Druid's Wild Shape ability states that the Druid can only Wild Shape into a beast type that it has seen before. In D&D Adventurers League play: At character creation, can the Druid count as ...
12
votes
2answers
935 views

Do druids start with animals they can transform into, prior to seeing them in the campaign?

I'm playing a Moon Druid for our campaign but we haven't encountered any beasts that i can use for my wild shape ability (only because we have been fighting imps, demons, and displacer beasts in a ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

How does This Killing Fire work?

Add the following tags to your options for Burning Brand: messy, forceful, reach, near, far Given that there are the options: hand thrown, near +1 damage remove the dangerous tag Does the ...
32
votes
10answers
2k views

How can I help the party survive a rather tough adventure?

The party is on an implicitely timed mission: children have been abducted by bad guys and it is now known that they're in danger of being sacrificed in the near future. The module I'm using doesn't ...
6
votes
2answers
280 views

How much loot (In GP) Should I be giving my players?

I'm very new to DMing. So I wan't to get to a good start with the loot I give my players. We usually play in 2 hour sessions at college. This usually ends up being 1 days worth of in-game time. In ...
17
votes
3answers
3k views

In Pathfinder, does the summoner or the GM control the eidolon?

I'm starting up a summoner character in a Pathfinder campaign, but we're a little unsure of the rules for eidolons. While I know the summoner is the one who tells her eidolon what to do, I'm wondering ...

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