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Jun
21
comment How to assign exp for indirect kills
Maybe they tied the flaps shut?
May
20
comment How exactly do healing spells interact with the conditions they remove?
And do they cover congenital effects, anyways? What about wearing glasses - usually the condition worsens over time...
Apr
29
comment Are the “fine inks” a wizard needs to copy a spell the same as the “rare inks” a warlock needs to copy a ritual?
Or, well, people would look on your party invitations with some distaste. "Oh, Marcie, do put that horrible thing down. I think I have an 'e' crawling on my arm somewhere..."
Apr
24
comment Can I get creatures stuck in the ground with Mirage Arcane + Illusory Reality?
Could you 'layer' the effects? That is, create an Illusory Reality set of stairs that those walking across think is level terrain?
Mar
17
comment How does Elemental Adept change the damage dice?
So... take Force and use Magic Missile?
Feb
2
comment Dimension door, does it really have a door?
I believe some of the old descriptions mention the caster opening a door out of nowhere, and stepping through it (whether at the start or end, I can't remember). That is, the door was either somehow summoned, or an otherwise illusory effect as part of the spell. No actual door was required.
Dec
7
comment Can i use Creation Spell to create potions and poisons?
@JoshuaAslanSmith - The section where the effects are listed is labelled "Sample Poisons", and in the crafting section a line explicitly states "At your discretion, the character can craft other kinds of poison." The list isn't exhaustive (and doing such would seem to be counter to the general design direction of this edition). The name "Essence of Ether" suggests that real-world chemicals are viable - although no longer (commonly) used, there was an anesthetic gas often known as ether.
Dec
6
comment Can i use Creation Spell to create potions and poisons?
Real-world poisons made from plant material: Cyanide (bitter almonds, apple seeds), various Alkaloids (potatoes, tomatoes, nightshade, belladonna, pepper, tobacco), ricin (castor oil plant). Real world poisons from mineral sources: heavy metals (could you give somebody radiation poisoning?), sulfur dioxide (gas), ground silica fragments (ie, ground glass), chlorine (gas), radon (gas, radioactive).
Aug
3
comment How can a dragon sorcerer PC take on humanoid form from level 1 without house rules?
Heck, they don't even have to sell him! They can use him as advertising; "Killed his parent, but the head was too big to cart around. 'sides, he's kinda cute". If people don't believe small ones are intelligent, you could claim planning on training him as a (future) mount. Or that your party priest has done the impossible - redeemed one of the fiends by conversion! There's a million and one uses for such a creature...
May
7
comment How do I Raise the Dead and Look Good Doing it?
Will you have to worry about them being accidently turned by your fellow clerics? ie, other undead show up, one of the clerics performs a turning... "Hey, what happened to Bob from Accounting?"
Apr
5
comment How can I get Sharpie off my d6s?
You can't get it off? I've never been able to get it to stay on...
Mar
24
comment Can Bards attack while Performing?
Maybe he's got one of these? It's possible to "play" a number of multi-handed instruments with fewer (or no) hands, although sacrifices to quality would have to be made. In the case of a flute, period equivalent instruments would either look like a recorder (potentially playable by gripping with the lips), or have no keys (only open tone holes - hands could be switched). If I ever play a bard, I should pack a kazoo for these situations...
Mar
23
comment What does a 1d6/1d6 damage mean?
The reason that it's noted this way is because some weapons have different damage for each end.
Feb
25
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Feb
25
comment How do I force a party from the Astral Plane?
Define "obstacles". I don't know enough about 3.5's particular fantasy setup, but oftentimes in fantasy the material plane casts a shadow on the astral plane (or equivalent). That mountain revered by the annoying tribesmen - it's sentient (and annoyed at you for hurting it's worshippers). That big battle you'd rather avoid - it's been going on so long there are empathic ghosts there now. Those pirates who just showed up - some local (powerful) denizen has been prodding them to attack people for the lulz, to bad you left the easy fight in the other plane...
Feb
10
comment Can players use ranged attacks or spells while within the Magic Circle against Evil?
What happens if the ranged attack/spell is Evil? A bow that bestows arrows with the given alignment (or naturally Evil arrows), for instance?
Jun
20
comment How do you force a character to reliably tell the truth?
@GMJoe - and even better; people who are his allies, and thus, not enemies (to him). Whether they will by default have enmity towards the PCs is a separate matter.
Jun
12
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Jan
16
comment Impact of allowing characters to change their main casting stat
I'm assuming it's based on the perception of the various classes stemming from fictional literature - Wizards requiring much study, Clerics needing to be able to advise their flocks, and Sorcerers operating on sheer force of will (no study/training). Are you including skill checks in the swapped stat? Are you limiting the swappable stats (eg what happens if they use Con)? If this is a complete (including spell effects, like Bull's Strength) swap... there's no mechanical difference, it becomes just flavor.
Jan
14
comment How does the Slow spell affect flying creatures with minimum forward speeds?
Of course, the dragon only takes damage if it hits the ground. What happens if it ends up falling for a round - can it then 'stop' suddenly (distance to ground less than current speed), or is the falling otherwise 'active'?