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Feb
12
comment What is the best way to teleport back and forth between your current location and your base?
I think you could pass the bag back through and have the remaining character climb in and be brought through too: 'A character can reach through to grab things near the other ring…'. You would have to leave the other ring behind, although you do want that so you can get back again.
Jan
16
comment How can I satisfy my RP desire of Knighthood?
True. Any other feat or class ability you can think of?
Jan
15
comment How can I satisfy my RP desire of Knighthood?
You could fluff the Leadership feat as receiving a knighthood, perhaps? Or some other class ability or feat?
Jan
12
comment How can I convert D&D Next Saving Throws into Defences?
+1 for the comment about Advantage, etc.
Dec
12
comment Where can I find an authentic mine layout for use in a historical campaign?
Amusing that quite a number of them are gaming maps!
Oct
19
comment Does a buckler's defense apply to the PC while shooting arrows through a bow?
No, the rules state: 'you lose the buckler's Armor Class bonus until your next turn'
Sep
25
comment Touch Spells; Cast, move & attack in one round?
Thanks. Was looking under the Magic rules, but this is under Combat > Cast a Spell > Touch Spells in Combat, in case anyone else is equally lost!
Sep
24
comment Touch Spells; Cast, move & attack in one round?
What about the 'or any time later' bit? In my next round, I make a touch attack and deliver the spell. What kind of action is that?
Sep
21
comment How has sneaking changed from 3.5 to Pathfinder?
Agreed. I find it strange how the rules often use keywords in a very casual way without making it clear that's what they are or what they refer to. "Not aware of you", on the face of it, sounds pretty powerful: you would think it would prevent them from directing attacks at you, for starters, not to mention any number of other undefined effects. But, by the rules alone, it just means you get a surprise round...
Sep
19
comment How has sneaking changed from 3.5 to Pathfinder?
Ah, found it: Surprise - When a combat starts, if you are not aware of your opponents and they are aware of you, you're surprised. So this has an effect on Sneak Attack in that it is required to gain a surprise round.
Sep
19
comment How has sneaking changed from 3.5 to Pathfinder?
What does the phrase "not aware of you" mean in the rules for stealth?
May
20
comment What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
The original system was written in 1989. Sounds to me like they're using the old background but updating to a new system based around D20?
Apr
11
comment How do you administer combat without an Initiative system?
Heh, trying to imagine what a hoard of spiders looks like. Not too far different from a horde, I would imagine, but coming from inside a chest, perhaps?
Nov
8
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Fair enough, exclude bucklers. Though historically they were favoured by skirmisher types and seem to have been surprisingly effective if used actively to protect from missile fire.
Nov
8
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Heh, yeah, lots of fun. Must say I've never seriously considered a tower shield. And, actually, as a quick house rule for de-nerfing (what's the right term for that?) shields, allowing all types to provide total cover would give a lot more of the protection vs missiles, in particular, that the rules currently lack.
Nov
8
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
So what AC would you say these armours are? (Or should be?) My point is that the shield AC should match the AC of the armour you'd be prepared to substitute for it.
Nov
8
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Yes, these are some interesting edge cases. And the ability to add enchants relatively cheaply is a significant bonus.
Aug
31
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Yes, two-handed weapons came into their own once heavy armour became dominant; they were needed to break through that defense. But prior to that they weren't that common, so I'd like to see them pretty well balanced against sword and board, generally.
Jul
17
comment What is the purpose of Finesse Rogue when core rules state a rogue can take any feat naturally?
Yes, note there are a few exceptions. Oddest to me is the Ninja Trick, especially as there is a corresponding Rogue Talent in the Ninja trick list; why don't they just share one list? If they could cross-select only once it would make sense, but they explicitly state they can be selected more than once.
May
21
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
In terms of not-being-injured when hit, I'm sure that armour is much worse! Here's the acid test: if you were wielding a sword and were given the choice of a good shield or some armour, which would you rather have? How much armour would you need to have before you were willing to give up that shield? I'd want a full coat of chain at least, I think.