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D&D 3.5e isn't historically representative. If you look at the picture of the swords in the Player's Handbook, you will find that the longsword is actually a picture of a bastard sword, the bastard sword is actually a picture of a longsword and the greatsword is actually a zweihander. There were no "greatswords" per se, it was just a generalization for ...


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No There is no other way to allow you to threaten with a Whip outside of taking these three feats. The only advantage using a whip instead of a reach weapon will provide is allow you to threaten squares adjacent to you. While wielding a whip, you threaten the area of your natural reach plus 5 feet Improved Whip Mastery will allow you to threaten 10 ...


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The Scorpion Whip (from Ultimate Combat) can be used either as a normal 'light performance weapon' or as a whip if you are also proficient with a whip. There aren't detailed instructions, but it appears that you can choose which type of weapon it functions as whenever you use it; allowing you to attack with it as a whip and the use it with an attack of ...


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There is nothing implied by the current rules to suggest that magical weapons do more damage than non magical weapons. For example, monk attacks eventually count as magical even though that doesn't give them a bonus to damage. There is also nothing in the DMG that suggests that magical items with flavorful benefits don't count as magical weapons for damage ...


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That's entirely up to the DM. Do you consider the home brew weapon as magical for the purpose of bypassing resistance when the effect on it is so minor? If the DM allows it, then yes, it is magical. If the DM thinks it's just a flavour thing, then no, it is not magical.


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Pages 267-268 of the 5th Edition Dungeon Master's Guide contains rules for firearms, explosives, etc. at renaissance, modern, and futuristic tech levels. No specific mention of fireworks, but you can probably work with what's already there.


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Powerful build is an unusual feature; there are only three ways to get it, two from Dreamscarred Press (half-giant and an astral suit option for the aegis) and one by Open Design (and the dogmole juggernaut is on an Int-2 animal who lacks the ability to wield weapons anyway). This being the case, the fact that Dreamscarred Press wrote both half-giant and ...


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Yes. The soulknife ability clearly states that if a soulknife has Powerful build the knife it manifests is larger to match the ability. So you would deal increased damage due to having a larger knife than say.. a regular human. By design this also means if you can find a way to get Enlarge Person to increase your size, then you would also benefit from the ...


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SR4 handles drones a lot less efficiently than SR3, as the tables and rules are scattered over (almost) all source books. I used to play riggers only, but quit playing riggers when we changed to SR4 so I'm not proficient with them anymore. From my SR3 experience, I'd expect a bear drone to have a modification called "robot arm" - better have two of them, ...


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In definition terms: yes, absolutely a pike is a type of spear. If you're just looking at the lore of Talos and what his favoured weapons are, if a longspear counts (which are generally not thrown either), then a pike probably falls within the set of weapons that count too.


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This answer is going to have 3 parts. First: The RAW answer with regards to type of weapon you are looking for. I referenced the monk class text for this as a rule since it specifically states that the important part of describing your weapon is functionality and then fitting it to an existing weapon in the table. PHB page 78: Certain monasteries use ...



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