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Mar
10
revised What feats are useful for a Dragonfire Adept build?
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Mar
10
revised What feats are useful for a Dragonfire Adept build?
Adept and template from sepearte sources
Mar
10
revised What feats are useful for a Dragonfire Adept build?
added 209 characters in body
Mar
10
answered What feats are useful for a Dragonfire Adept build?
Mar
10
comment How should someone react to this version of Zone of Truth?
Just to point out that there's still a good use for the standard Zone of Truth -- if someone claims to be telling the truth, you can ask them to voluntarily fail the save.
Mar
9
comment Are there rules for attacking whilst falling?
@SevenSidedDie quadratic, not exponential. :P
Mar
9
revised PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
added 116 characters in body
Mar
9
answered PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
Mar
8
comment How to better implement Spiked Chain build from OOTS 216?
There have always been exotic weapons that were harder to use only for the flavor of it; that line about Paizo and the spiked chain comes off as pointless sniping.
Mar
8
revised What counts as “entering a zone”?
It really couldn't apply; "enter a zone" is something very specific to 4e.
Mar
3
comment Can you enchant spiked gauntlets as weapons?
@KRyan Suppose I have an effect that increases unarmed strike damage. Does it increase the damage done by gauntlets? Obviously, since it is considered an unarmed strike. When I look at the gauntlet description as a whole, it's not even a little ambiguous to me: (1) It "lets you do lethal damage with your unarmed strikes". (2) It is "otherwise considered an unarmed strike." Yes, damage for a gauntlet is listed in the table of weapons, but so is damage for an unarmed strike.
Mar
3
comment Can you enchant spiked gauntlets as weapons?
@mxyzplk Since the description doesn't specify an alternative damage, the phrase "otherwise considered an unarmed attack" is relevant to effects that alter unarmed strike damage. Pointing to a table that lists the same damage as an unarmed strike is not convincing evidence otherwise! Also, why are you referring to Pathfinder? It's in the 3.5 D&D FAQ.
Mar
3
comment Can you enchant spiked gauntlets as weapons?
@mxyzplk Well, the description itself mentions only the damage type, saying that they otherwise act as an unarmed strike. The weapons table lists both the unarmed strike and gauntlet as dealing the same damage, so it seems a stretch to say that the "otherwise" does not refer to damage. The FAQ agrees with me here (p21), though it points out that gauntlets are not monk weapons.
Mar
2
comment What are the major differences between AD&D 1st Edition & AD&D 2nd Edition
@SevenSidedDie Yes, lots of specific things were changed, like how particular classes or magic items functioned. But the underlying system didn't move much at all; everyone I know mixed 1e and 2e freely, and it almost never seemed to cause problems.
Mar
1
comment Is making someone afraid a social or mental attack?
FWIW, I think it works differently in FATE core, where by default there is no social stress track. For instance, the Intimidation skill explicitly states that it is used to make mental attacks. (I know the OP was asking about DF, but a lot of the advice in the question seems generic, so it seemed ok to bring it up.)
Feb
28
comment Is it legal to write and distribute adventures or campaign settings for D&D 3.5?
Even though it's mentioned in other answers, you should probably define the SRD/OGL somewhere in there. (Because this is probably the best answer yet, and so should ideally be self-contained.)
Feb
27
comment What systems use interesting questions to inspire character backgrounds?
It's important to understand that in Dread, the questions themselves (not just the answers) define the characters, and each player gets a different questionnaire. You might ask someone "why did you kill your father?" -- they supply the motivation and exact circumstances, but they don't get to change this fact about their character. (The game is intended for one-shots, rather than extended campaigns.)
Feb
27
comment Master of Shrouds Summon Undead caster level
Looking at the summon undead spells in the Spell Compendium (p215), summoning a single shadow would require the 5th level version of the spell. So consider using something higher as your baseline. (I think these spells are also in LM.)
Feb
27
comment Master of Shrouds Summon Undead caster level
@JeorMattan If a (Sp) doesn't replicate a specific spell, it would be hard to gauge its power for the feats. So perhaps a matter of expedience rather than poor wording.
Feb
27
comment Master of Shrouds Summon Undead caster level
@JeorMattan By the RAW, it looks like you simply can't use metaSLA feats on abilities that don't duplicate specific spells.