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comment How can I justify complete failure of an elven village's magic as a plot point?
@SevenSidedDie Works for me.
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comment How can I justify complete failure of an elven village's magic as a plot point?
@SevenSidedDie If you think it should be agnostic, feel free to change it back. I'm not going to put up a fuss over it. :)
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comment How can I justify complete failure of an elven village's magic as a plot point?
@Koveras Yep, I understand that. :) But system-agnostic is best used when the answers apply equally well to lots or all types of games. In this case, the mechanics of how you do it will vary massively between games, and the answers only really apply to Pathfinder or similar (D&D) games. It also gives people answering a specific magic system to work with, which will improve answer quality.
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comment How can I justify complete failure of an elven village's magic as a plot point?
@SevenSidedDie Sorry, I hit the edit button when they were there, and then they were gone and I thought I'd removed them by accident. Didn't mean to step on your toes. :)
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comment How can I justify complete failure of an elven village's magic as a plot point?
I don't believe this is a system-agnostic question, as it has the assumptioin that Elves have magic to grow food, and that said magic can be blocked. As you mentioned Pathfinder in the question, I've retagged it so answers can use Pathfinder specific information. (With questions like this that have a lot of subjectively correct possible answers, being more specific in the question is better when possible.)
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comment Is bringing a major villain back from the dead a bad idea?
@MarcusWigert Assuming you don't want the "Kenny-effect", yes. Sometimes the players will do that for you, as we did in the game I mentioned. You may have to do it yourself, depending on the situation. But death and resurrection quickly lose their impact if overused. If they kill this NPC a second time, I wouldn't bring her back again.
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comment Wild Shape + Master of Many Forms + Spellweaver = Sorcerer casting?
@monkeygentleman He and I do agree that nobody should actually play this way, and if someone tried it in my game we'd be having a polite conversation about why I'm disallowing it. If another DM decides to use the other interpretation and go with it, then more power to them. :)
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comment Wild Shape + Master of Many Forms + Spellweaver = Sorcerer casting?
@monkeygentleman That depends on if you consider it a "natural ability" or something else, and how you want to read the rules around this. The polymorph rules are messy, to say the least. The spellweaver's monster entry lists them as a special attack in it's stat block, and per the rule you only get Ex special attacks (which Spells are not). So by that interpretation, you wouldn't. By KRyan's reading, you would. When the rules are weird like this, you wind up having to pick an interpretation.
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comment Wild Shape + Master of Many Forms + Spellweaver = Sorcerer casting?
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