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Where can I find the various D&D 4e web articles? (If they even still exist.)

Back in 2014, Wizards redesigned their website. A whole lot of links broke, but we figured out various archive URLs to still access the same content: How can I continue to access Wizards of the Coast&#...
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Which Mongoose Traveller 1e books are mechanically compatible with 2e, if any?

Are any of the books from Mongoose Traveller 1st edition mechanically compatible with 2nd edition? The kind of compatibility I am thinking of means that I should be able to use rules or stats ...
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What feats should I take with my Constructor Psion?

I've been playing a Metacreativity (Constructor) Psion for a few months, and I'm worried that my feat selection is not very good. I've been told by multiple sources that some of the feats that I've ...
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What are the major differences between Mongoose Traveller 1st and 2nd Edition?

In early 2016, a new edition of Traveller by Mongoose was released (referred to by some as Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition). What are the major rule and setting differences between this version and the ...
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Is concealed difficulty an integral part of the cliffhanger scene form?

The "Cliffhangers" section in Masters of Umdaar says that the difficulties for rolls should be concealed until rolled against: Of course, GMs, don’t reveal a difficulty for a specific approach ...
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How do I adjust Part 8 of The Traveller Campaign for more powerful characters?

I've just gotten to Adventure 8 in The Traveller Campaign and I have a problem: the characters are far too powerful for the adventure. The main problem is that The Privateer Fleet that the characters ...
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Does a familiar's poison attack take its effective familiar hit dice into account?

A few animals and vermins available as familiars have a poisonous attack. My personal familiar is a house centipede with a dazing poison. As a familiar, it has currently 5 effective hit dice and will ...
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Is there a way of keeping Song of Ice and Fire Intrigue encounters from feeling too “Gamey”?

Whenever I run social encounters beyond simple intrigues in Song of Ice and Fire I either feel like I've abandoned the rules all together or the running step by step nature makes the exchange feel ...
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How would conflict change if only d6s were used?

I'm hacking on the system, trying to replace all the dice with d6s. Since gaming dice are expensive in my country, I was wondering how feasible this adaptation would be and what effect it would have. ...
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Which power covers summonable armor?

I'm currently in the process of running a round with the old marvel-super-heroes rules (yepp not the 2012 version but the 'ancient' one). The players are able to choose powers and one came up with a ...
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Where can I get miniatures of The Four Horsemen of Apocalyse?

I have looked a lot online but I am reaching the end of my search. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy miniatures of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — ideally resembling the Pathfinder ...
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Confused about how CL is calculated for multiple and single enemies

New GM here and I'm not quite sure how CL is calculated. So, the CL of an encounter (involving multiple enemies) is suppose to be the combined CL of all enemies/3. But that doesn't make sense. That ...
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Does having two Best-craftsmanship bionic arms grant +20 to strength tests made with both arms?

Dark Heresy Second Edition Would each arm's +10 bonus to strength tests made using the arm stack with each other when using both arms to lift something? Best craftsmanship bionic arms provide a +...
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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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How do I set manageable limits for high-powered OVA characters?

By default, OVA doesn't limit character abilities, but it does suggest several limitation methods (p21). Which method(s) work well for high-powered characters? I’d like to run games with fantastic ...
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Is there any way to get more than one military promotion per term during character generation?

My understanding of the quickest possible promotion through the military ranks during character generation is that officer 01 can earliest be achieved at age 22, either by doing no pre-career ...
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How does a Chivalry & Sorcery battle actually get resolved?

Years ago I purchased the Chivalry & Sorcery Sourcebook for its Battle System, but there's one basic thing I've never been able to figure out. On p 65 of the book, it has the procedure for dealing ...
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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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When, where, and with whom did the Dark Chaos Feat Shuffle originate?

In trying to give credit where it's due, I'd like to learn the name or pseudonym of the originator of the Dark Chaos Feat Shuffle (DCFS) (link is to a definition not a source), and where and when both ...
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What “tier” are Thieves' World casters?

Having never been satisfied with the way the core magic system works, either for player fun, thematically, or even logically, I began looking for alternatives. What I have become enamoured with is the ...
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Did the events in Spider Queen turmoil cross over to 5e?

I read all of the Spider Queen books including the fall of most of the Pantheon for deities for drow. Since Vhaeraun and the other drow deities met their demise. Can males that were clerics to the ...
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What skills do you get when pass an advancement roll?

When you manage to pass an advancement roll what skills do you get? I have several points of confusion in regards to this. I will deal with each in their own section and not as separate questions as I ...
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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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Why doesn't the Vampire City character sheet have “Hubris” or “Dark Gifts” traits?

I'm trying to create a character for Vampire City but the character sheet doesn't have room for "Hubris" nor "Dark Gifts", which you have to define on Steps Five and Six. "Hubris" is the character ...
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How do I convert Dragonmech to D&D 5e?

So I was looking at Dragonmech, and it seems really cool, and is something I would want to use to DM with my group of friends. My only problem is that none of us know how to play DnD 3.5, and we're ...
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How does the Company Attack action work?

I have the Reign Enchiridion book and the rules for Company Attack aren't clear enough for me to understand without either an example or additional explanation. My confusion comes down to how ...
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Resource describing D&D 4e's World Records

There is a well known topic from the times of D&D 3.5 that listed the world records for some stats, like most attacks per round, highest stat value, and so on. One of such topics is this one. My ...
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How do you judge the difficulty of an encounter in Strands of Fate?

I recently found Strands of Fate and it looks like a really fun system; so, naturally, I want to run a short campaign in it to try it out. Unfortunately, the book doesn't seem to give any tips for how ...
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Can a Fallen's Faith pool be greater than their permanent Faith?

Going by the rules in the core rulebook for Demon: The Fallen (p. 159) a Fallen starts out with a number of points in its Faith pool equal to its permanent Faith. It then states that this pool can go ...
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Where does the term “Elfgames” come from and what specifically did it refer to?

"Elfgames" seems to be occasionally used to refer to fantasy RPGs that are perceived as generic or escapist. Where does the term come from and what was it originally used for?
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Should I pay twice for enchanted items in Gurps ritual path Magic?

In GURPS thaumatology: ritual path magic gives players the option of a form of enhanced loot. You design a magic item, gm brings it into play. You start out paying the full cost to get it into play, ...
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What does it mean when my hero is taken out?

The Pocket Edition of Danger Patrol says that a hero is "taken out" when he rolls 6 danger at once. What does that mean? Is my hero out of the game for the rest of the session, or does it mean ...
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If you lose both Conflicts, does your Protagonist get two new Features?

When you lose a Conflict in Shock: your Protagonist increases hir Features number by one and you write a new Feature for zir. If you lose both Conflicts in the scene — i.e., the Antagonist wins hir ...
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How can I get to roll more dice in CthulhuTech?

CthulhuTech runs on Framewerk, a system based on rolling several d10 and seeing if the result has a straight (at least three consecutive number) or three of a kind (or more); otherwise you go with the ...
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What is the maximum a non-superhuman stat can be?

What is the max for each stat before you start getting into the minor powers or major? Where in the book do you find each?
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Do Basic D&D and 2nd edition AD&D Mystara have separate canon timelines?

I've been DMing a 2nd Ed. AD&D Mystara Campaing for a while, but the more I read about the lore of the old suplements from the setting (basic D&D), the more I think the timeline in the 2nd Ed. ...
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How can I make a Talislanta character sheet that will work for Roll20?

I need a character sheet for the game Talislanta. It needs to be able to the take Strength value and add it to appropriate skill rolls whenever I click to button for that roll. I've been trying to ...
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What is the maximum number of attacks a single character can make in 1 round?

Introduction A friend and I were discussing our builds for an upcoming venture into Star Wars: Saga Edition and we're dabbling with multiattack characters: one melee and one ranged, and need some ...
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Object Hit Points and size changes

I have a large composite long bow. As stated in the damaging objects rules, it has a hardness of 5 and hit points of 10 (medium would have 5). Now, when I am holding the bow and under the effects of ...
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How are characters converted from Dark Heresy 1st to 2nd edition?

Is it possible to convert characters from previous edition to current one? How is it achieved?
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What design reasons have been given for the fact that armor doesn't break?

In D&D objects have hitpoints values, but when I equip a suit of full platemail it doesn't grant me protection in the form of its own hitpoints before any actual damage is applied to me. Have any ...
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How do energy blasts work?

I just can't get my head around energy blasts. I understand the range is equal to your psyche and the target area is a total of 9. Be this in a beam, wall or area blast. What I'm having trouble with ...
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Does shapechanging come under Entitlement(Shapechange), the Vessel power or can it be either?

I'm a bit confused in part time gods about changing shapes. There are a few powers under the shaping manifestation skill that allow for this. But on the other hand there exists an animal form ...
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Making changes to the base weapon of a magic weapon

How able are you to modify a weapon after it has been created? When it comes to magical abilities that use up the enhancement bonus, you are only able to ADD to the existing item. You are unable to ...
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Enhancement value to hp for magic weapons and armor, does it end at +5 or go upto +10 equivalent?

I have been working on a weapon plan for as my character develops and so I have been examining the rules concerning weapons. I got to a point where I am not sure how the rules work. It has to do with ...
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Are the number of bonus DoS granted by Unnatural Characteristics (half UC value) rounded up or down?

Unnatural Characteristic (X): One or more of the creature’s characteristics is unnaturally enhanced... Successful tests using a characteristic tied to this trait gain a number of bonus degrees of ...
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How can I adapt fourthcore to play-by-forum?

Fourthcore adventures have an ingrained time limit that puts pressure on player action and prompts fast, dashy solutions rather than overcautious approaches (or at least has the players chose which ...
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Is there a way to auto-load an image in Fantasy Grounds, upon clients connecting?

Basically, I want to leave the server on, and when clients connect, I want an image/background to load, to start setting the mood/ambiance. I will be away from my computer, so, I won't be able to ...
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Is there a solid Ars Magica 4th Covenant management system?

So, we have been playing Ars Magica 4th ed for a few months and we have a setup where our covenant is lacking silver as a driving storyline aspect. It has been great but then we all sat down and ...
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Can you cause harm through (Crush) while clinching?

I've recently started in a game of Exalted 2nd Edition and one of the other players is min-maxed to clinches. I read through the core book regarding clinches, which speaks of not being able to do ...

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