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16h
comment What is the height distribution of elfs?
Incidentally, it might be worth noting that the table doesn't give a totally accurate representation of human height/weight ranges. It is, of course, up to each group to decide what this means for their campaign, but one common interpretation is that the table represents a 'good enough' approximation of the common ranges that most individuals fall into, and that exceptions can and do exist in the wider population - and that the tables for non-human races have a similar degree of inaccuracy.
18h
comment How does a very small area spell with a movable area interact with grappling creatures?
Grappling and pinning requiring you to occupy the same place as your opponent was a 3.5rd edition thing, but was dropped in Pathfinder. There's presumably a reason.
1d
comment How to deal with rude players?
@mxyzplk and MechMK1, There are enough differences between this question and its alleged duplicate that the answers don't overlap. Besides the fundamental one that SevenSidedDie pointed out, the other question also asks how to deal with the situation without leaving the game, while this does not. The two are related, as all questions that share a tag are, but not duplicates.
1d
comment Greater Manyshot & Split on our Invisible Flying Rogue seems too good
@KRyan Maybe if you added a "talk to your group about power imbalance and the nature of the system" step? That would allow some agency to player preference, even if they eventually decide that optimisation is their only option.
1d
comment How can I keep the Tarrasque “dead”?
@Theik Oh, wow - I'm suddenly imagining an orbital spelljammer colony built on a sleeping tarrasque...
1d
comment Can a mage cast a sleep spell on themselves?
Incidentally, the "the spell effect doesn't come into being until the spell is complete" thing is kinda demonstrated by the rules for interrupting spellcasting. Also, hypothetically speaking, if a wizard were able to interrupt his own sleep spell by falling asleep, and thereby prevent himself from casting the sleep spell, he wouldn't fall asleep, and so would complete the spell, and so would be able to create a time paradox at level one.
1d
comment Greater Manyshot & Split on our Invisible Flying Rogue seems too good
I'm torn over this answer. On the one hand, the "this is what level does in 3.5" bit is gold, but the section mandating that the rest of the party be optimised to match might not fly with the other players if they aren't into that. +0, I guess.
1d
comment Can I make independent spell-effect choices for a Twinned spell?
When I read "both of the creatures you're targeting turn into the same creature" I immediately imagined his friend and enemy flying together to become a single combined, confused being.
1d
comment How worldly is a polymorphic elf?
@thedarkwanderer What edition is that from?
Jul
3
comment Looking for a game with both faction intrigue and dungeon delving
Oh! You're new. in that case, welcome to RPG.SE! To ensure that the questions we get can always have a reasonably-objectively-best answer, we have some specific requirements for system-recommendation questions. You can read them here: meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1070/… Once you've read those, I recommend editing your question to clarify exactly what it is you need; At present, your question's criteria might not be specific enough.
Jul
3
comment Looking for a game with both faction intrigue and dungeon delving
Hi there. For the political side, are you looking for a system with strong mechanics for handling the interaction of largescale NPC-managed factions? Or are you looking for a setting with a large number of interacting political factions you can use in a campaign?
Jul
3
comment Can a Psion become a Thrallherd, then drop Diplomacy with Psychic Reformation?
Where's the fourth footnote?
Jul
3
comment Calculating critical hit damage
In the same chapter as the table. We strongly encourage you to attempt to find the answer to a question yourself before posting here; It often helps you clarify what it is you're having trouble understanding.
Jul
3
comment Calculating critical hit damage
Have you read the section of the book describing what the entries in the table mean?
Jul
3
comment How common is Damage Reduction on monsters in Pathfinder?
As the final paragraph of this answer alludes, not all monsters show up with equal frequency; Exactly what you encounter depends on your GM and the campaign you're playing in.
Jul
3
comment Spell Resistance vs Necklace of Fireballs
The necklace of fireballs' damage is actually unrelated to its caster level! According to the magic item's description, the beads on the necklace can use varying numbers of d6; I've always played it that a user can know which beads do how much and choose accordingly once they've identified the item.
Jul
2
comment Benefits for eating good food
Is this labelled Pathfinder because that's the only system you want answers to mention, or is this a system recommendation question?
Jul
2
comment Simple, classless system for normals exploring ruins of ancient high fantasy world
@StoryEnthusiast The verbs ("foci" in Numenera parlance) each represent a series of related abilities that become available as a character advances. So an adjective noun who "utilises magnetism" will start out with the ability to move metallic objects around, but will later develop the ability to deflect metallic weapons, and eventually to affect things that aren't metallic. Think of it as a character's unique skill tree.
Jul
1
comment Most expensive magic item at caster levels 3 through to 6 in 3.5e's Core?
Point 5 is correct if playing with errata or with more recent prints of the core books; Otherwise, caster level may indeed be a limit.
Jul
1
comment What can I polymorph into, whose natural attacks count as magic for DR?
@HeyICanChan Alas, I have no such list.