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Apr
10
comment Do enemies have the same rules for death as PCs?
One of the underlying challenges with this is actually identifying "knocked out" vs. "totally dead". Especially in the case of Cleric channels, but also with things that regenerate. I'm honestly still not clear about how PCs differentiate between the two or know that a regenerating creature is really done.
Mar
11
comment Injury Poison vs Temp Hit Points / Damage Reduction
Because of THP target became tougher, not immune to certain amount of damage. But they are in fact immune to a certain amount of damage. If I gain 10 THP then take 5 damage, then have THP expire, I'm still at full health. Did I suddenly go from "injured" to "healed" by virtue of losing HP? Does the PC go from looking "beat up" to looking 100%?
Mar
6
comment Why does detect magic last more than 3 rounds?
Does it mean that I need to take 4 rounds (72 seconds)... I think you are confusing rounds and minutes.
Feb
22
comment Blaze of glory twice
Also the burst excluding the caster is interpretation. For example the Cleric's channel says that they can choose to include or exclude themselves from the effect, but it's not clear what the default is.
Feb
22
comment Blaze of glory twice
If you read the text of the spell, you go to -1 after casting the spell but you heal Nd6 when casting the spell. Given that one of these effects clearly has "after", it should go last.
Feb
21
comment Who actually makes the Magic Books that boost stats?
@MatthewNajmon that Master Craftsman thing actually kind of scares me. For the cost of two feats and some skill points an expert craftsman could make most items in the book. While this might not seem like a great idea for a PC, it's an amazing road to wealth for a non-magical NPC.
Feb
21
comment Who actually makes the Magic Books that boost stats?
Theoretically the DC is 5 + 17(CL) + 5 = 27. To be able to "take 10" on the item would require a base of 17. Remember this takes nearly 4 months of straight work, so you don't want to screw it up. 17 base seems achievable, 8 ranks + 3 class skill + 4 stats + 2 from Master Craftsman. That would be a lot earlier. That actually seems a little too early, but I can't find any other Caster Level restrictions...
Feb
17
comment Dealing with Object Damage with Area of Effect spells
Thanks @mxyzplk, will try a different wording.
Feb
14
comment Dealing with Object Damage with Area of Effect spells
@SeanDuggan "no bat dung for you" only works if no one has Eschew Materials. Given that it's a free feat for sorcerers, that probably won't work.
Feb
1
comment Does a “Page of Knowledge”-item exist for the Wilder class?
So you're just quoting the Psionics/Magic trade-off. My point is clearly that access to one Psi Power is probably worth more than access to a single Spell. There is no first level spell I can learn that will ever deal 16d6 damage. So regardless of the fact of "knowing" that spell, it does tend to become useless over time. Most Psi powers remain useful as the PC levels and that's the point I was trying to make.
Jan
20
comment Why create a new settlement using Ultimate Campaign rules?
Here is a link to some of the tweaks we proposed. Please note that we did not get to book three of the campaign as our DM disappeared, so these tweaks have no more play-testing than those in Ultimate Campaign. (docs.google.com/document/d/…)
Jan
17
comment What (trait, feat, class, etc) can reduce the penalty of using inappropriately sized weapons?
Frankly, this seems like a pretty reasonable feat idea. Definitely a "talk with your DM" ability.
Jan
14
comment Can a Cleric use a wand that's of a Domain spell?
I think the "anyone's domain" might be too broad given the whole issue with archetypes. Archetype are basically "specialists", "domains" & "bloodlines" for other classes and by that wording a Ranger whose archetype never gets spell access could still use wands. This sounds like the exact type of thing that needs an errata for clarification. This seems like a pretty obvious clarification
Jan
14
comment Why create a new settlement using Ultimate Campaign rules?
@Mala, I would call this "degrees of bad". Under the Kingmaker rules, forest hexes were literally useless. My party figured this out in 60 minutes or less. And of course, you start your Kingdom right next to the woods, so you're going to notice this right away. This wasn't just some math issue with failed exponential scaling, they wrote a system that starts failing you in the first couple of turns. The only explanation I can find for this is simply that they didn't test it out.
Jan
13
comment Size bonus to attack rolls?
@KRyan one of the funny things about entering the opponent's square is that it's not really clear what impact that has on flanking. Theoretically two Medium creatures could flank a Huge creature, but two Tiny creatures cannot flank a Medium creature because they don't occupy opposite squares. You have just "write it in" that they flank because they're as close as they can be :)
Jan
2
comment Does Deflect Arrows work against Barbarian Lesser Hurl in Pathfinder
100% behind this. Honestly rules clearly should have been written this way as "unusually massive" is obviously hazy.
Nov
24
comment Pathfinder Ultimate Combat - Using Armor as DR with Firearms (Magical Armor)
Thank you for letting me work through it. I actually really like the Armor as DR premise, but had never really worked through issues like Gunslingers or Touch AC. In the current game, Touch AC is actually a little too easy and shields are generally pretty weak. I feel like this tweak actually makes for a better game as shields are generally unused in the regular PF game.
Nov
22
comment Can I further increase my critical threat range?
@MatthewNajmon I have definitely seen some some Scimitar wielders into a Crit range of 15. That's pretty low frankly.
Oct
10
comment Alternate class system for MtG inspired setting
It's true, you could probably leverage several existing archetypes. Also note that there are variants for Ranger that have city as favored terrain. Given that Ravnica is a giant city, this may be reasonable.
Aug
15
comment Why can you only craft one magic item per day?
Dan, I've re-written the answer, I was honestly tripped up by the "potion" part which already had an explicit rules exception.