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The Absolute Basics At its most basic, the game works like this. When making a melee attack, add the creature's base attack bonus and the creature's Strength modifier to the result of 1d20. If this attack roll equals or exceeds the foe's Armor Class, the creature hits and deals damage. Roll the weapon's damage and add the creature's Strength modifier. ...


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As I'm wielding a crossbow, would I add my attack missile bonus (+12) to my attack roll to see if I get past the AC, or to the damage roll to see how much damage I deal? The listed missile attack bonus is used to determine if you hit something; it's added only to your attack rolls. The damage rolls are determined seperately. For a crossbow, by ...


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You know the result of the roll, whether or not you know the outcome depends on the type of roll. If it's a saving throw, you likely know the outcome since you only need a 10. However if it's an attack roll or skill check, you know your total, but you don't know the target's defense or the check's DC so you don't know the result (unless of course you have ...



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