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How specific does the trigger for a readied action have to be?

Let's suppose I'm a wizard casting ranged spell. An enemy is behind cover but I suspect he'll come out, so I ready an action to shoot him when he comes out; but I don't want to risk getting charged at ...
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Resources for adventuring building support

I am a new DM using D&D 5E, and I am building my first adventure. Stack exchange is a great resource for answering specific questions, but is there a good forum out there for getting broader ...
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How do I benefit from skirmish as a high BAB ranged and melee scout?

I know that as a scout progresses he gets more attacks/round from his BAB. if using both attacks or all three is a full round action how can he gain the benefit from his skirmish which requires him to ...
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Is there a way to use a standard action power when its not your turn?

Is there any item, power, or feat that would allow you to use the Riposte Strike rogue power on someone else's turn other than using a readied action?
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Does D&D 5e lack a general disarm rule?

I get from the PHB that there is no general rule for disarming an opponent but only a specific rule for Battle Master fighters. Can we assume that other classes (even other fighters subclasses) lack ...
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Can a teleportation circle be made in the air?

Here's the situation: A fire titan on his own demi-plane sent the party on a side quest to retrieve something for him and gave them the rune combination for a teleportation circle that would get them ...
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Resources for campaign based in Amn region

I'm currently designing a campaign set in the Amn region of Faerun. I've got the Forgotten Realms Campaign guide from 4th edition and am using one of the old Living Forgotten Realms core quests ...
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Can a druid speak while in wild-shape?

Can a druid still talk to the rest of the party while in wild shape? Or can he/she only make animal sounds? If the latter, how does it interact with Speak With Animals?
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Can a player multiclass if a prerequisite ability score(s) is met through a magic item?

To qualify for a new class, you must meet the ability score prerequisites for both your current class and your new one ... Without the full training that a beginning character receives, you must be ...
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Magus (Card Caster) and Spell Combat/Spellstrike

Spell Combat is not modified by the Magus Card Caster archetype, but the archetype seems to be designed with a purely ranged focus. Spellstrike specifically says a ranged or touch spell can be ...
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How does the Damage Conversion knack work?

We're not quite sure how the Epic Stamina knack Damage Conversion works. Let's say I take 22 lethal damage from an attack, and I soak 11 lethal and 13 bashing. Do I: Spend a point of legend to ...
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Do humanoid racial feats include the 1st level feat?

D&D 3.5- For example a bugbear's humanoid levels give it two feats, does this stack with the first level feat or is the first level feat included? (all together 2 or 3 feats)
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How to GM for a player who knows none of the tropes Dungeon World relies on?

I have a very occasional player who gives me a disproportional amount of difficulty as a Dungeon World GM. DW is normally really easy to teach to new players because it has almost everything a player ...
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Does investing temporary essentia grant long-term benefits?

There are a variety of ways to get temporary essentia points in Magic of Incarnum. Can these temporary essentia points be invested into things that last longer than the temporary essentia points ...
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What are the risks when a character drinks blood?

I have the 20th anniversary edition of the Masquerade. The book clearly states at some point that when a vampire drinks blood, and even it's from a willing human that the vampire does not want to ...
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Should all players have their own player's handbook?

How advantageous is it that all players have their own handbook? I've never played any table top RPG and am about to start a 5th edition campaign. I almost joined another campaign a good while back; ...
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What kind of Den can I use to design a fair fight against the post-Vault Dragons? [on hold]

So, everybody knows the Dragons are Stronger since Monster's Vault came out. My question is simple. What kind of geographic solution can I use to make my group have a fair fight against a Dragon ...
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In what order are creatures affected by sleep?

I thought I understood sleep but now I'm confused about the order of creatures affected. I always thought it was from lowest current hp to highest. However, it says near the end of the spell; ...
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When does a demon “become someone else” in a Cover?

So from what I've read in Demon: the Descent, it feels like covers can manifest in 2 ways? First is when a demon becomes someone else quite literally, the demon becomes Bob. Second is when the Demon ...
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Where can I find pre-published AD&D modules/adventures? [on hold]

I will soon be running a AD&D first edition adventure with a group of friends. AD&D is very new to me, so I am not completely comfortable with the system, and I have little time to prepare an ...
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Are Earthdawn's dice mechanics as unfair and wonky as my player claims?

After an Earthdawn one-off running Misguided Ambitions with my regular D&D 4E group — because one guy was MIA — I had a discussion with one of the players about Earthdawn's dice mechanics. The ...
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How can keepers be optimized?

I don't know what to do with these guys. I liked their fluff enough that I put them in the campaign and now, when it's time to use them, I'm at a loss. The Keeper One of the power groups the PCs ...
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Do demons have gender? can their covers gender differ?

Since a demon's appearance is just a cover (I think?) if, say a female demon (do demons actually have gender?) were to acquire a male's role, would the demon appear male in that cover? this is only ...
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Do large creatures have reach?

Does a large creature (ogre) have reach with their weapons (club) or can they only hit opponents directly adjacent to them? The Monster Manual says the ogre has a 5' reach. Does that mean it only ...
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Magus spell combat & spell combat maneuvres revisited

Which of these scenarios are valid for the Pathfinder Society Magus? Standing away from bad guy; spell combat + spellstrike Assuming process can be spell -> melee -> free melee Charge spell at ...
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Do you add your strength modifier to touch spells?

I can't find anything explicit about whether a touch melee spell is considered a melee attack or not.
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How does the Soul Eater's Energy Drain touch work?

I've been doing some theory-crafting and attempting to build a high-level villain as a gestalt character, and I'm not sure the combo I was planning on using actually works. In the Book of Vile ...
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Does spellstrike override spell storing for a Magus?

After getting keen I am exploring other options for my Pathfinder Society level 8 Magus. This is my first caster character of any sort, so forgive me if I'm forgetting something obvious. Consider the ...
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Fighter/Alchemist using Explosive Missile

I have a player asking about how Explosive Missile works. They are looking at a build that combines Fighter (With Archer variant) combined with levels of Alchemist. There's been some discussion over ...
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Can a duskblade's Arcane Channeling affect a target more than once per round?

The question is pretty simple actually, though I have trouble deciphering the features of the Duskblade class from PHB2. The arcane channeling of level 3 allows you to use a standard action in order ...
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Can a character use Healing Word on themselves?

I first thought that the answer to this question was a definite 'yes.' The target is "A creature of your choice that you can see within range" (PHB 250). Presumably the caster is a creature, can be ...
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Shadows vs. Sleeping Characters

The following question is for DND 3.5 -- The links however are SRD rules links IF that matters somehow. Shadows deal 1D6 strength damage with their incorporeal melee touch attacks. If a shadow were ...
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Optimizing a High-Elf Warlock [on hold]

I am rather new to 5e and I wanted to try out a Warlock so I chose High-Elf and wanted to know my best options that I could try. Any thoughts on creating the best High-Elf Warlock would be awesome. I ...
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Can the Demon discern the Vampires influence on Hunter retroactively?

In my Hunter the Vigil chronicle, the players were doing a good job of not talking to people, and IMHO, abused one of my NPCs, Ariana, to "go do it for them". It refers to investigating a Demon, ...
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Magus casting spells in close combat?

One of the cool things about the Pathfinder Magus class is that you can deliver touch attack spells through your weapon. If you make use of that, do you have to make the concentration check to cast ...
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Can I use Weapon Finesse to make Eldritch Glaive attacks using Dex?

Eldritch Glaive from Dragon Magic allows a Warlock to modify his Eldritch Blast attack: Your eldritch blast takes on physical substance, appearing similar to a glaive. As a full-round action, you ...
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Can I use Domain powers on myself?

Some Domain powers are enabling the cleric to touch one creature to give it some boons. Example, from CRB, War Domain: Battle Rage (Sp): You can touch a creature as a standard action to give it a ...
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Are these conclusions regarding Magus's Spellstrike and Ring of Force accurate?

I have a string of logic getting me to the conclusion I want :) Help me decide if I am fooling myself. Based on this information (correct me if I'm wrong): Magus's Spellstrike says you can use ANY ...
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Is my finger a light weapon?

Normally, my melee attack rolls use my Strength bonus. Weapon Finesse allows me to use Dexterity instead of Strength when using light weapons and specifies that natural weapons are considered light ...
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Magus' Accurate Strike - do melee touch attack rolls add weapon enhancement bonus?

The Pathfinder Magus has access to Arcana, one of which is the Accurate Strike: Benefit: The magus can expend 2 points from his arcane pool as a swift action to resolve all of his melee weapon ...
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Using the Magus' Spellstrike with Held Charge

When holding a charge, whether because the initial touch attack missed or was not used, does Spellstrike allow for the use of the Magus' weapon for subsequent attempts? For instance, Casts Shocking ...
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Magus Maneuvers

Researched and valid magus maneuver: Cast Touch Spell -> 5 foot step -> Spellstrike with no concentration check Is this valid: Cast Touch Spell -> Move action -> Spellstrike with no ...
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How does using the Armor as Damage Reduction affect other rules such as touch attacks?

I'm wanting to use the optional Armor as Damage Reduction rules, but there is nothing listed as how it interacts with rules based on AC such as touch attacks and the like. I know that touch attacks ...
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Does the feat Point-Blank Shot and similar feats affect ranged touch attack spells?

The confusion with Point-Blank Shot for me comes from this line; You get a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at ranges of up to 30 feet. Also, Precise Shot has a similar ...
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Can a Paladin use Smite Evil on a touch attack to Lay on Hands on an undead creature?

Can a paladin use Smite Evil to gain pluses to attack and damage when the attack is a touch attack against an undead creature for the purpose of damaging the creature using the Lay on Hands ability? ...
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Do villagers level up to scale with the party?

I realize there's probably not going to be rules on this, but experiences are also valuable: Should villagers, servants, artisans and other non-combat NPC's have level 1 or be of the party's level? ...
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Can a necromancer be made in 4E?

A player wanted to build a necromancer in 4E, but as far as I know there isn't a way to do it. Is there a way to model a necromancer in 4E? By Necromancer I basically mean "somebody who raises ...
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Is the Dread Necromancer Charnel Touch (Su) a natural weapon attack?

Dread Necromancer get an (Su) called Charnel touch. Is this a natural weapon (that can use Dex 'naturally') or do I have to invest into the Weapon Finesse feat? If not, are there other cheap ways ...
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What is the range of touch attacks when using the Spell Sniper feat?

What's the range of touch attacks when using the Spell Sniper Feat? Is it 10ft or 30ft as with the sorcerer meta feat that doubles range?
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Does the shooting into melee penalty apply for ranged touch spells?

If an enemy is involved in melee combat with a friend would firing a ranged touch spell work just like firing an arrow and be subject to the shooting into melee penalty? In other words, if the foe is ...

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