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How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?

The ice toad (Frostburn 140-1) is a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 6 yet no language. Beyond being conceptually annoying and making me feel bad for the handful of aberrant genius ice ...
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GM-less RPG suitable for a violent spacefaring game played over a messaging client?

I've been GMing for a long time, without actually playing a game myself, so I'm rather in the mood to actually get involved in the action as a protagonist, however no-one else in my group wants to act ...
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Is the spell Soul Shackles dysfunctional?

This spell from page 104 the Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition supplement Book of Vile Darkness--even more than the spell consume likeness--makes my head hurt. I'd just let it go and find a different ...
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How to model non-lethal combat and duels in WFRP2?

I will soon join a WFRP2 campaign as an Estalian Diestro and my next career will likely be Duelist. My character is quick to anger and will often challenge people over (perceived) insults. These will ...
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What are some ways to maximize on a huge strength score?

For a game I'm playing I'm going to have a really massive strength score (and good scores in everything but Con, because undead) so I was wondering how I could really use this massive strength score. ...
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Are there any other games with a class system like WFRP 2nd edition's career system?

I love the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd edition career system. But I don't know anyone else who is interested in the system, and the books are all out of print and very expensive. From what I ...
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Optimized TWF fighter level 4

SO my last character died, a wannabe AT, due mainly to the party lack of tanks. When the group started we had one, but Real Life took that player away and my poor rogue3,wiz1 char died due to trying ...
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Recognize Firefly-esque sci-fi scenario with minimalist narrative d6 system?

In the first half of 2009 a friend of mine went to a con in the USA (don't know where exactly), and brought back a great scenario which we played in the UK. I would like to know if anyone recognizes ...
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Can a chainsword righteous fury off of discarded dice?

So here's an issue that came up in a campaign I'm running. A party member is using a chainsword with the tearing rule. This rule states that you roll an additional die for damage and discard the ...
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How can you use skills of different scope to complement one another in FATE 2.0?

I GM a lot of FATE 2.0, especially one-shots. A recurring problem for me is when a player takes two (or more) skills in the same area of differing specificity. The most recent example is a character ...
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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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Rise of Tiamat - Final Battle [Major Spoilers]

Similar to the Rise of Tiamat - Dragon assets [Major spoilers] question, there appears to be a big lack of guidance regarding the final battle In Episode 1 p23, it says: However, without repeating ...
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What is an Othur of Burnt Othur Fumes fame?

D&D has a poison which goes by the name "burnt othur fumes". What is an "othur"? Google provides me with the fact that in 3.5, pathfinder and 5e, "burnt othur fumes" have some effect on ...
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Can Deadlands Mad Scientists re-use Alchemy Formulas?

Can Formulas for Elixirs be recycled like Blueprints? The book (Deadlands: Way of New Science) doesn't say specifically, but it only mentions having to re-roll the Alchemy check to brew new batches of ...
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Should I warn my players when they're about to do something stupid?

As a GM, I occasionally run into situations where the players want to do something very poorly thought-out. Honest mistakes, not intentional derailing. In these situations, I often feel the urge to ...
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Whose actions can I narrate in Polaris?

So, when playing Polaris we want our narration to be cool, which requires that it is capable of flowing well. The guidance system seems to indicate that only the player who has guidance is allowed to ...
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Hellfire guns as a gadget

Hellfire doesn't really seem to be a broad range of powers, and I don't see much way of altering it for a gadget.. is the fact that a Hellfire imbued gun wouldn't be able to imbue other guns enough? ...
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I would like a self-contained, non–Al Amarja Over The Edge adventure

I would like to use the Over The Edge rules (I have access to both the original game and the WaRP rules) to experiment with remote gaming (either via chat, email or some of the dedicated stuff). I am ...
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How would a creature made by Mad Science malfunction?

If I recall correctly, Deadlands mad science can allow for the creation/augmentation of living things, but most examples given for Malfuctions (i.e. when they happen or what happens) are just for ...
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How to make a weapon 'extendable', as with the Dorn-Dergar?

I'm building a Tiefling Magus (Fiendflayer/Kensai) for an upcoming campaign. Level: 4 All of the stats are already adjusted for my racial stat bonus's. Str: 6 Dex: 13 Con: 16 Int: 14 Wis: 15 Cha: ...
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Difference in Core Mechanics between Revised Edition and W20?

I've joined a long running group playing Werewolf but whereas I've got the 20th Anniversary PDF rulebook they're playing from the Revised Edition rulebooks and supplements. I'd like to discuss the ...
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How to effectively combine Ars Magica's Agent rules with Reign's Company rules?

This question was originally posed hypothetically in this Answer and ensuing comments. I am attempting to do something very similar to this as seen in this Question. In that question I am looking ...
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Circle of Crone: Love-Lies-Bleeding ritual

In circle of crone covenant book page 36 talks about a ritual to hide black veins caused by diablerie: Love-Lies-Bleeding The Amaranth, or Amaranthus, is a beautiful flower with rich crimson ...
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What are the major differences between Dream and Vocation versions of Princess: the Hopeful?

What are the major differences in setting, themes, approach and general mechanics between the two versions of Princess: the Hopeful fansplat? Both Dream and Vocation books appear robust and well ...
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How have the rules of D&D 5e been modified for the Adventure Zone podcast?

I listen to the popular podcast The Adventure Zone, which consists of a D&D (5th Edition) campaign played by the McElroy brothers from My Brother, My Brother, and Me, and their father, but I have ...
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Does telekinesis/psychokinesis add Strength dice to wielding weapons?

If you have a psychic with Telekinesis/Psychokinesis in oWoD, can you use the telekinetic Strength value for a damage roll on a melee weapon attack (assuming requisite attack/TK rolls succeed)? Would ...
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Fate based minigames in a historic/fantasy realm?

I was reading through the demo chapter of Diaspora's Fate based sci-fi game and it featured a list of ships and some rules in order to play ship-to-ship combat as a mini-game, without any ...
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Does any of the material in Kobold Press' Sunken Empires clash mechanically with Alluria's Cerulean Seas?

I recently picked up Cerulean Seas (Alluria Publishing), and I'm loving it so far. I have previously purchased Sunken Empires (Kobold Press), and I'm not mechanics-savvy enough to recognise problems ...
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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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Pathfinder encounter building checklist

I have been GMing in pathfinder for a little under a year now and I have recently realized that I have not been taking full advantage of certain aspects of combat encounters such as terrain effects ...
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How should I determine when to use which Social method?

In 2e their is a new mechanic called Social Maneuvering, in theory their are also regular social rolls and Extended social rolls. How do I decide which of these my players should be using in a given ...
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How does a GM decide what Duty Values to assign?

In Age of Rebellion, are there any standards for how much Duty Value to give for certain degrees of working on one's duty? (That is the only time they get Duty Value, right? Making it similar to XP?) ...
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What happens when a Demon dies?

I feel like a lot of things are mystically tied to either the demon or its covers, so what what happens when the Demon, its covers, and miscellaneous associated things (peoples memories/reality/cover ...
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What Level of Superior Recovery Does the Monster-Creation Version Give?

Pg. 285 of the Core Rulebook indicates that when creating creatures you can purchase Superior Magic Recovery for them at the cost of 30 DP with a requirement that they possess at least 5 Gnosis. The ...
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Is there a Star Wars adventure for Awesome Adventures?

I teach English to a Japanese couple. I discovered they like Star Wars 4: A New Hope. I imagine there are a million RPG adventures for it but I want one for the Fate-based Awesome Adventures system ...
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An alchemist without spells?

One of my players asked if there is any way to replace the alchemist's spell list with a different class feature. They want an "alchemist without spellcasting." So, is there any possibility of a ...
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Does beast form entitlement include just mundane animals, or can you also change into things like dragons?

Does beast form entitlement only include mundane animals like cats, or also things like dragons? If so, does it only give basic powers like turning you into a human sized dragon (if you don't also ...
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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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Obstacles and success levels in Magister Lor

There's a lot of supporting discussion on the internet about Lady Blackbird, but as yet there's much less about the sequels Magister Lor and Lord Scurlock. I am confused about some of the changes in ...
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How do I add the Guidance spell to Fantasy Grounds?

We've got our first 5e game coming up. I'm setting up my character sheet in Fantasy Grounds, and I'm trying to work out how to add the spells. In particular, I'm having trouble adding Guidance. ...
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How Can I Undestand Anima's Cosmology, Particularly with Regards to Time

So, I really like Anima, and I've had a lot of fun playing it. I'd like to GM it but it seems a bit overwhelming compared due to the high powered nature of the game. I've GMed Amber before, but Anima ...
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Legendary Items in Pathfinder Hero Lab Editor

My DM has introduced Legendary Items that provide different perks as the character levels up. I'm trying to re-create those items using the Hero Lab Editor but I'm a bit iffy when it comes to ...
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How many attacks does a Horde get per turn

I am going to start gm-ing a Deathwatch game soon. I think I am reasonably clear on the Horde rules, but one thing I couldn't find is how many attacks a Horde gets per round. Do they get as many ...
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Any good sources for Artificer in PF?

I want to play an artificer in pathfinder but the problem is they seem so mechanically different than they did in 3.5 and no one in our group has knowledge of 4e to even consider a conversion from ...
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How can a mortal see the cogs?

What does a mortal have to do to be able to see god machine infrastructure? I'm trying to remember if there's a roll. I believe seeing it carries the risk of becoming a stigmatic? is there a roll for ...
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How do you show that a spell is prepared in Fantasy Grounds?

Fantasy grounds has the column header 'Preparation', but how can you display whether a spell is prepared or not? Do you use the 'use column'?
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What happens to a graft if the “donor” dies?

I've seen there are rules for grafts in case the donor "goes loud". But what happens if instead he dies/is destroyed? (Flowers of Hell book)
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What Free Methods of Elemental Specialization Exist in Anima

I'm aware of the ability of Beings Between Worlds and Souls to specialize in an element of their choice given in Chapter 26 of the Core rulebook and the ability of Ki-users to specialize their ...
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What does the Shining Example Gift actually do?

What does this ability do? "For the rest of the scene, the werewolf can change a resisted or contested action (WoD Core p130) into an instant action." (Full text at bottom). It sounds something like ...
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List of racial weapons?

Can anyone tell me where I can find a complete list of racial weapons from all of pathfinder? (I'm assuming that there has to be more of the things than what's in the core rulebook)

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