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Evil? We're SAVING the world! No one thinks they're the villain. Outside of a few very adolescent power fantasy type cults, nearly every other cult is based in imagining it's doing something for either the greater good or at least the good of it's members, and has rationalized all the things it has to do in that regard. Sacrifice a baby? The baby was ...


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There is no Shadow Weave equivalent of dead magic zones, and to understand why, it's helpful to look at where DMZs came from. The concept of dead and wild magic is relatively new to the Realms: it dates to the Time of Troubles, when events during the Godswar tore holes in the fabric of the Weave. These holes are dead magic zones; other perturbations in the ...


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No. The entire concept of Abeir and Toril being separate things was introduced by 4e. It's hard to prove a negative to the satisfaction of a disbeliever*, but this was simply the case before. Prior to 4e, the world was called Abeir-Toril. There was never any explanation for why it had a hyphenated name, what that signified, or whether the hyphen even meant ...


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The density of electrum depends on the exact proportions of gold and silver, but ranges from around 12.5 g/cm³ to about 16.5 g/cm³ †. Assuming the book is effectively a solid cube of electrum 24 × 36 × 4 inches, its volume would be 3,456 cubic inches. This is equal to 56,634 cm³. Given the density range above, this means it could weigh anything from ...


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Just from reading the product blurbs on Wizards' product catalog, the upcoming Tyranny of Dragons series of adventures sees the Cult of the Dragon trying to bring Tiamat into the Realms, and the Harpers & Zhentarim banding together to fight against them. This could conceivably lead to mass destruction and upheaval. As Joshua said, to know for sure, we'll ...


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When using 3.5 Materials with Pathfinder there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Keep the Conversion Guide in Mind. Creatures will be weaker in terms of skills. You can take the time to do the tedious work to update them, or just try to remember which options got fused together on the fly (that's typically what I do) and just roll with it. ...


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The horse breeds are in the Champions of Valor monster section, hidden under the "Agents of Good" heading (starting on page 153).


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Some random thoughts, based purely on half-remembered Wikipedia and magazine articles on the subject of cults. To be taken with a heaping helping of salt. No one labels their own faith a “cult.” The term is always used by others to describe the group. For the purposes of this answer, I assume “cult” is a relatively small group of ...


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I suggest handling [Initiate] feats as an extra domain, as both consist essentially of an extra mini-spell list and a special ability. The rules for adding a domain to a Favored Soul are found in Complete Divine, page 20: If the noncleric [who gains a domain] is a spontaneous caster like a sorcerer or favored soul, then she may select a domain spell to ...


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It's the DM's Call I'm assuming you're using the Spontaneous Divine Casters variant. With that in mind, you're rarely going to find any official rulings on such variants; they are designed to differentiate entire campaigns from traditional campaigns and remain largely unsupported. That said, the text says that each time the character gains a new spell ...


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I don't have my Forgotten Realms books with me, so I can answer only from experience and not the source itself. My first FR caster opted toward the Shadow Weave because, exclusively, they could cast in DMZ. The DM mentioned it as an option and their first point was "this is how it works." Sold. As far as I could tell in that game (perhaps it was the DMs ...


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It's funny that you mention Forgotten Realms, because its lore on liches is rather different from the core rules. What you're talking about sounds kind of like what FR calls an archlich. As far as I'm aware, the only 3.x book that talks much about them is Monsters of Faerun, which is 3.0 (it predates the actual release of FR3e, and doesn't even reflect the ...



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