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Why did the D&D devs design spontaneous casters to lose out on a spell level compared to prepared casters?

In D&D 3.x, spontaneous full casters (like the Sorcerer or Oracle) gain their higher level spells a level later than the equivalent prepared caster classes (like Wizard and Cleric). For example, ...
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How does mixing tracers and HP rounds affect burst-fire attacks?

How does a character loading a FN90 with tracer bullets ×1, hollow point ×2, alternating, and then doing a short burst (3-round) or medium-long burst affect firing rules? Do they get the ...
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Can any character weave a thread to any item?

So, I know there are minor, major and wondrous items. I also know that some magical items are made, and some other just happen to become magical after they become significant. I know you need to know ...
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How can an infected creature weaponize its inhaled and injury diseases?

The Dungeon Master's Guide says on pages 292-3 that diseases can typically infect folks 4 ways: consumed from eating or drinking tainted matter, contact from touching an item smeared with tainted ...
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Fantasy Game Where Your Stats are Based on Your Real-life Skills and Abilities

When I was in high school back in the 90s, my friends and I play-tested a fantasy role-playing game that he had received through the mail. The main conceit of the game was that you (the player) was ...
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What is the distinction between a city and a sprawl/metroplex… between downtown and a commercial district?

Per p 15, a sprawl is a plex, a plex is a "metropolitan complex, short for metroplex". Per Google a metroplex is " a very large metropolitan area, especially one that is an aggregation of two or more ...
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Do Interlocks use only Finesse Attributes?

Page 250 of Demon says: The dice pool and effects of an Interlock should be based on the two Embeds. Use the Attribute from one and the skill from another, or if the appropriate dice pool ...
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How does looting treasures worth legend points work?

Earthdawn rewards player when they best an opponent with legend points. It also rewards them legend points when they loot "treasures" (e.g., Crackbill necks). Am i right that they won't have the ...
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Where can I find actual play posts and podcast for Exalted?

As the title says I am looking for exalted actual play podcasts and texts. My preference is something I can listen to but text is also welcome.
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What does Regenerating Techno-Organics cost for an 'Oid?

'Oids (MZP P. 93) mentions the following: ...and do not need to buy Techno-Organics, Internal Automation, Throught control or the Transformable Option of Disguise; the 'Oid effect covers all of ...
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How does Dimensional Storage interact with destroyed Techno-Organic weapons?

According to the rules for Techno-Organics (MZP P.80), it says the following: Because Techno-Organic mecha, like any other living thing, feel pain, they suffer a -1 penalty on all actions for each ...
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Optimizing the single target blast

The monster is coming. You hear it pounding on the door outside, and you have perhaps a moment before it breaks through, and you need to put it down hard and fast. Fortunately, you're a spellcaster. ...
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Can a construct be undestroyed?

The type construct includes this trait: Not at risk of death from massive damage. Immediately destroyed when reduced to 0 hit points or less. (MM 307) Besides the 9th-level Clr spell miracle ...
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How much should PCs be paid?

I'm GMing an Earthdawn campaign, and I've opted for a sandbox approach instead of generic quests with big loot piles at the ends of dungeons. The PCs--rather than loot killed creatures, hunt for ...
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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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Can I collapse my huge demon?

The demon form modification Huge Size (DtD Core Rulebook) Appearance: When the demon takes on his demonic form, he grows out of his skin into a huge monster. And the demon form technology ...
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CBLoader : Character sheet has skills like fishing, farming, and actor. How do I remove them?

I'm using a 3rd party program called CBLoader (think WotC Character Builder). I created a character in it, choosing its skills and feats etc. I then attempted to create a printable version of the ...
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What are the mechanical effects of smoke grenades' smoke?

Smoke grenades fill a place with obscuring white smoke. How does this affect a vampire using Auspex 1? Can they see through the smoke, or otherwise know what's happening (by hearing footsteps, ...
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How is a tranquilizer gun used?

A tranquilizer gun doesn't give any health damage, but I'm assuming once damage given equals to size the victim falls unconscious (stun rule). Is the damage dealt proportional to the tranquilizer ...
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What Dread Powers do the Demons have?

Ch 5, p119 of Mortal Remains is about Demons, however there is no Dread Powers Section like there are in the the other chapters. I'm going to speculate that this might be because of there being ...
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I would like a “self-contained” adventure to play with Over The Edge Rules

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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What is a more realistic carrying capacity for a backpack?

When looking over the rules of a few O D&D retroclones, I noticed a trend: most backpacks are only listed as being able to carry 30 or 40 pounds. From what I've tried to look up though, people ...
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What stuff gets used in rituals?

As far as I know, most of the "rituals" that are mentioned don't include a list of ingredients (because I think they're not actually required). Do any of the books include a list of things that would ...
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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 ...