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Mar
31
answered How do I remove a poorly-designed rule without my players feeling cheated?
Mar
28
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Mar
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Mar
24
answered Dealing with Character Advancement in a Game with Rotating GM's
Mar
11
answered Recommended protocol for effective communication using a Virtual Table Top (VTT)
Mar
4
comment Can I choose not to defend against an attack?
I don't know of any RAW dealing with this situation, but I don't see why a character could choose not to try to dodge. I'd probably ask for a will-save not to instinctively dodge though, without any training in that. And any benefit from armor is still going to apply, as would cover etc...
Feb
24
comment My class “imbues” a _____ on an item?
ensorcellment sounds valid too, given the ensorcell verb.
Feb
20
comment How I figure what dice I need to attain a certain curve?
(1d4)d6 works - I'm surprised, but it does :)
Feb
20
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Feb
19
revised How I figure what dice I need to attain a certain curve?
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Feb
19
answered How I figure what dice I need to attain a certain curve?
Feb
3
comment Does Ghostly Vitality apply to the attack that triggers it?
I would add to this that your (OP) logic is correct, and the damage IS all dealt at one instant. If there was some special ability (and I can't think of a reason for this, it's just an example) that activated when you are AT 0 (not at or below) it would not be activated by this attack at all. The player is never AT 0, or any other number other than 10 or -10, so there's no reason to activate anything half-way through the HP-loss. If the text for Ghostly Vitality read "when an attack would drop you to 0 or less" you could activate it before the attack, but then it would apply to all 20HP.
Jan
23
comment What does it mean to designate something as “prey” in the Bravo Feat?
I very much doubt that. The original text in the question seems to go out of its way to avoid saying "mark" in the phrasing. (to be clear, I doubt your comment, I upvoted your answer)
Jan
13
comment Can a cat kill a rat?
@lisardggY - not less effective, equally as effective. There is a small range of damage where they are less effective, but it's not at this level (1d6-4, for example). And I didn't say it was good, just that this is what the RAW means.
Jan
10
comment Can a cat kill a rat?
I disagree with this interpretation of the Minimum rule. For a crit, you roll the damage with all modifiers and total the results. THEN, if penalties reduce the damage to less than 1, A HIT still deals 1 point of non-lethal damage. It's still one hit, even though it deals 2d2-8 rather than 1d2-4, so the minimum damage rule only applies once.
Dec
23
comment Keeping house-ruled handout feats fair across classes
I would also add that a list of these feats, with "You can choose one of these feats to ignore/act as though you have", rather than granting all of them, is a much safer approach. The choice should be clear to any player with a character concept in mind.
Dec
23
comment Keeping house-ruled handout feats fair across classes
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with this. If you give people all the effects of the feat, without the feat itself, and still require that feat as a pre-req for things that list it as such, you force players to waste a feat on a pre-req that does absolutely nothing for them at the time. That could cause all the same out-of-game problems that the OP is trying to avoid.
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comment How does Flurry of Talons differ from Shadow Darts?
And resistances only come off the damage once, not 3 times. But avoidance measures that can avoid one source of damage/one attack can avoid the whole lot.