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There's no such thing as "half an action", so that means you need to round it. There are no rules anywhere that suggest that you can do something in less than an action if you use up only part of it (for example; it's not a minor action to move only half your speed, nor it is a move action to only make one of the attacks a power grants) so in this case I'd ...


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The sentence would mean the same thing if you removed the word 'anytime': Iron Vigil fulfills your body's need for food and water when you perform it and allows you to remain aware and alert while taking an extended rest (during the ritual's duration). It doesn't impact the time at which you're allowed to take a rest at all, just how aware you are when ...


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Yes. PHB 114: When you find a wizard spell of 1st level or higher, you can add it to your spellbook if it is of a level for which you have spell slots and if you can spare the time to decipher and copy it. No mention that it has to be in a wizard book, just that it is a wizard spell. Similar text exists for the Ritual Caster feat. The Warlock's ...


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-10 would be the correct Smarts roll modifier for an untrained ritualist. Assistants are subject to the same modifier. I believe it's supposed to be at the same time as the lead ritualist. I'm sorry your group had a hard time with Class Ring at the end. Hopefully they had fun up to that point. FWIW the archetypes are meant as starting characters, meaning ...


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The second of the Two Principles (on page 29 of the Rules Compendium) says: Unless instructed otherwise, always round down even if the fraction is ½ or larger. I can't find anything to instruct otherwise, so RAW is to treat it as taking no time at all. That said, dividing actions is not something commonly done by the rules, and Hold Portal is ...


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Book of Vile Darkness has rules for this in Chapter 2: Variant Rules. Pages 26 through 28 describe how sacrifices may be used in conjunction with a Knowledge (religion) check to gain various boons. Examples from Table 2-2: Typical Sacrificial Rewards include 24-hour-long versions of various spells, some entries from the planar binding series, and at the high ...


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Theatrics Make sure all your scenes are well rehearsed. Nothing will take you out of a scene quicker than some performer who forgot his script. Chanting/incantations/songs/spells are a great way to A) build up atmosphere, and B) make it very clear to all participants, that they are attending a ritual of some sorts. Make sure people will remember their ...


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No, there are no player-available rituals to do this in any supplement that I know of, even the Book of Vile Darkness. However, as for your second question (Or can my players not create combat-capable undead), the Shadow Done Right 4th Edition supplements (http://shadow4e.wikidot.com/) contain a Necromancer class and at least one ritual concerning raising ...



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