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I have played monks with Dex-to-damage as well as Wis-to-damage (and Wis-to-attack, for that matter). These things help, undoubtedly, but they are not really sufficient to solve the problems. The big advantage here is that they allow a certain amount of reduced Multiple Ability Dependency. This helps some of the monk’s serious “number” problems – their HP, ...


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Here are the rules: Starvation and Thirst Characters might find themselves without food or water and with no means to obtain them. In normal climates, Medium characters need at least a gallon of fluids and about a pound of decent food per day to avoid starvation. (Small characters need half as much.) In very hot climates, characters need two or three ...


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Wizards of the Coast's Unearthed Arcana: Variant Rules (PDF) details this under "Players Make All Rolls": When a character forces an opponent to make a saving throw, that player instead makes a saving throw check. The bonus to the d20 roll for a saving throw check equals the effect’s save DC −8. The DC for this check equals 11 + the target’s ...


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That kind of decay is probably best represented by ability damage. He's not "technically" starving, but he's not eating well enough to really support him, right? Poor health = Constitution damage; physical weakness = Strength damage; broken will = Wisdom damage. You could add others too, if you wanted. If he's forgotten how to deal with people like ...


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Epic Obstacles (and I presume the Epic Level Handbook itself, but that sits at the bottom of a box) gives the break DC of an 3" thick adamantine door as 66, so I'd say 38 is much too low, even for a 2" door. However... I think your real problem here is the same as in your other question: you're letting the players dictate what should happen. If you don't ...


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We had two long (8h) session where we tried the facing rules, once on squares and once on hexes. The players were a Death Cleric, a Vengeance Paladin, a Bard, a Blaster Warlock and a Psion Mystic (from the Web/UA). We did not notice any specific problems or disadvantages to specific classes, and the fights were quick. It did allow me to do some nice ...


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One other way to represent malnutrition would be negative levels. These are already not healed by simple hit point restoration, and you can rule the effect to be something along the lines of "1 negative level per 6 months the NPC was imprisoned, and 1 restored level per 2 months he spends recovering." If your PCs have access to magic capable of restoring ...


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Create your own Disease. Since you have this tagged as house rules, I think the best option here would be creating your own disease. It would have some type of strength and dexterity penalty to describe the persons inability to move and lack of exercise over his captivity, since his body is shutting down that would also indicate some kind of constitution ...


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Have you looked into the Unchained Monk class update by chance? It's on the d20pfsrd site. The whole "unchained" book is about variant rules and classes to address issues with power levels and balance. The Monk, Summoner, Rogue and Barbarian all got the treatment. I've only really looked at the Monk and Rogue classes, and both looked like they got more ...


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No, there is no official "Adventure Zone D&D Ruleset" They haven't described the changes they've made to the rules, because that would be boring to most people. I have listened to every episode, some multiple times (it's my favorite podcast). Griffin has never mentioned a specific set of rules, nor are they listed anywhere on their Maximum Fun page or ...



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