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Yes, by making a caster level check and meeting some requirements The relevant rules are all in the Magic Items - Scrolls section of the DMG. Here's a copy from the SRD. There are two steps: Decipher the Writing The writing on a scroll must be deciphered before a character can use it or know exactly what spell it contains. This requires a read ...


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The Pathfinder rules for preparing divine spells has this to say about the time at which prayer occurs: [A divine spellcaster] chooses a particular time of day to pray and receive spells. The time is usually associated with some daily event. If some event prevents a character from praying at the proper time, she must do so as soon as possible. If the ...


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RAW: Ambiguous The rules are not clear on what, exactly, constitutes an “arcane spellcasting class” or a “divine spellcasting class,” probably because initially it was obvious. By default, assassins, bards, sorcerers, and wizards were the arcane spellcasting classes, blackguards, clerics, druids, and paladins were the divine ...


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It is impossible to convert between epic levels and divine ranks in a way that is both systematic and fair. The reason for this is that neither "an epic class level" nor "a divine rank" is a constant measurement of character power. There is a massive variation to the power contribution of each depending on the specific options selected. To look at some ...


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This is from Deities & Demi-Gods page 56 Deities do not have challenge ratings.Entities of this sort are so far above the realm of mortal heroes that determining their level of power in re Relation to mortals becomes almost meaningless. After that it also goes on to say... If you feel the need to calculate a Challange Rating for a deity,try ...


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i think its reasonable to assume that "time of prayer" is not granular on the scale of seconds or minutes, but on the scale of "breaking fast" or "when the sun is at its highest". nor should "minimum of 24 hours" be taken too literally, lest the accumulation of minutes lead to a worshipper of the sun god praying for spells by dark. what you cannot do is ...


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First off, just throwing it out there- there is no rules as written way to get divine ranks. (In core, anyway.) Which means we don't have any other method we need to balance with or to use as a guideline. So, how powerful is a divine ranked character? I would contest the claim that epic spellcasting is strictly superior to salient abilities, and gods get ...


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Here's my translation: When you miss all targets with a daily invoker power. "Miss" typically requires an attack. So, in order for the power to possibly trigger this, an attack must be involved in the power's execution. You summon a Medium angelic protector in an unoccupied square within range. This is not an attack. It is a summoning. ...


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Yes, the Refire the Forge attack goes off prior to fully resolving the hit against you. Does it prevent you from going unconscious? Read on! Here is the sequence to follow An attack hits an Avenger and the damage reduces him to 0. The Avenger declares his intention to use an Immediate Interrupt - the Refire the Forge attack DDI The first attack (and ...


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Yes: the healing comes in time to prevent unconsciousness, but whether you fall unconscious depends on the actual damage dealt, your current hit points and your Dexterity or Intelligence modifier. The Immediate Interrupt takes place before its trigger happens, so you are actually conscious when you use the attack. Example 1: You are currently at 15 hp ...


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While I agree with Eric B's statement that prayer times should be flexible as the new time is more than 24 hours from the previous time, it should be noted that particular gods have favoured prayer times depending on their domains. Worshippers of sun gods tend to have their prayer times either at dawn to be thankful for the new day or the noon when the ...


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A huge difference between the traditional spells and wordspells is the versatility. Because you can change things about a spell by swapping around target words you have the ability to deal fairly effectively with a large number of problems. However in exchange for this versatility you give up a lot of the niche stuff you get from specific spells. For example ...


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The monster manual has rules for creating monsters starting on page 296, I would recommend reading the entire section to get a feel for what the CR of a creature should be based on its abilities, ability scores, etc. Drawing from those rules, in a very general way: CR is about 1.5 times it attack modifier plus 2, CR is roughly 13 plus total AC, Monsters ...


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KBrewer on the Paizo forums has created a very nice guide to words of power sorcerers that describes the strengths and limitations of wordspells. He gives a brief walkthrough of how the WoP system works and then gives a thorough discussion of the strengths, weaknesses, and how to introduce WoP into your game. Some of the more salient points: The system is ...


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I think this rule is essentially for balance, to keep power gamers from getting more spells by shortening time between prayers. The descriptions for Clerics (and all spellcasters) mentions a number of Spells per day, not a number of spell between two prayers. It is also strongly flavorful since some religions tend to be strict and heavily traditional, ...


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Here's an interesting way you could choose to interpret it that sidesteps the issue: The class that grants divine spells is Rainbow Servant, via the class features to expand your spell list. Rainbow Servant does not grant spells per day, so adding spells per day as if you had gained a level in Rainbow Servant does nothing. Therefore, you only get the boost ...


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In the D&D3 Encounter Level system, adding +2 Challenge Rating is roughly equivalent to doubling the number of opponents, and +3 CR is like tripling them. You can use this equivalence to estimate CR. If a tweak doubles your attacks and defenses, that's roughly like adding another creature, so it's worth +2 CR. Adding Divine Rank 0 gives your boss ...


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In the design space of 4e, there are a number of orthogonal variables: class features, powers, items, and feats. This answer will explore traditional Paladin resources that a Cavalier can successfully exploit. Cavs, statwise, have Str primary, Cha secondary, and a strong need for them both to be very high (18/14, 16/16 pre-racial). In summary, there are ...



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