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Dec
7
comment I'm DMing for a party of two. How can I make sure my players have classes that can play well together?
Could you clarify: did you adjust any/all the encounters? Or did you play them as is, same numbers etc. as published?
Oct
22
comment Does every specialization of Craft you take get the class skill bonus, or just the first?
I think this answer emphasises something missing in the first: that you don't get the +3 bonus in another craft until you spend a point in that specialty.
Oct
21
comment Can a character grab a potion from a pack and drink it without using their action?
Basic rules are available for free: dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules
Sep
18
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
At this point I'd be quite happy to restrict it to 3.5 or Pathfinder. But I don't want to invalidate the couple of good answers that have answered it for the other versions!
Aug
14
comment How to choose between dual wielding and two hand weapon fighting
Note that Divine Strike (not Spiritual Weapon) triggers on the first hit, not the first attack. This makes multiple attacks useful by increasing the chance of landing at least one attack. Not nearly as useful as an ability that applies every attack, but still, it does make up for the loss of a bonus action.
Jul
23
comment Are peoples' competencies really as flat in D&D 5e as its math suggests?
Note also that just having repeated contests exaggerates any difference. Simply running the contest as five rolls with the winner being the one who wins the most would skew the odds substantially in the athlete's favour. No need for advantage/disadvantage.
Jun
10
comment Gauntlets & Spiked Gauntlets: How do they work?
Regarding 'drawing' gauntlets, etc. would the following work? Gauntlets are not considered to be wielded so long as another item is in the hand. They are automatically 'drawn' (wielded) if the hand becomes empty. Weapon enchants (such as Eager) only apply to wielded weapons.
May
16
comment Best answer for people concerned about RPG activities being occult or dangerous?
Just check first that they aren't actually an evil corporate executive…
May
11
comment Can Paranoia be revamped to be a cooperative game?
I'm confused, citizen. Unco-operative behaviour is treasonable and is never condoned. Perhaps you require some attitude adjustment therapy…
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?