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PhD Researcher @ Leiden University Medical Center's Mass Spectrometry department.


Dungeons and Dragons (3.5e) geek, currently playing a LG Chaos Dragon (8 HD, 4 LE) in a long term campaign. The character started out as a Fang Dragon but got reincarnated as a Chaos Dragon after an untimely demise...


8h
comment Optimizing a grappler druid build
An earlier concept of mine had taken WS to 5 to capitalize on being able to change shape every round (if need be) to get the most useful EX ability for that round (by not being limited by the number of WS/day). For instance, did my char just take a massive hit and is near death? Shape to a troll to get regeneration.
8h
comment Optimizing a grappler druid build
The reason why I went with MoMF is to have as many options as possible as I do not know what sort of creatures we will encounter during the adventure (specifically (ab)using their EX abilities such as regenerate). The NW levels are there for the BAB and serpent's embrace (constrict).
Aug
3
comment Does having improved grab allow a character to deal unarmed strike + natural attack damage?
I don't think that it does personally, it's always good to have that validated however.
Aug
3
comment Does having improved grab allow a character to deal unarmed strike + natural attack damage?
This answer may certainly be useful to some. However, my specific question was referring to the regular option (so not taking the -20).
Aug
3
comment Are Secondary Natural Attacks needed to take advantage of Multiattack?
I never realized how vastly different PF and 3.5 were in regards to what constitutes a secondary/primary natural attack. The result is that multiattack is a lot less powerful for PF than it was for 3.5 I guess.
Jul
30
comment Does having improved grab allow a character to deal unarmed strike + natural attack damage?
I don't see how the part that you quoted is related to the question. The section that you refer to is an option that a character/creature with that ability can use to not be 'considered' grappling, by only using part of it's body. Additionally, that sub section ends at the sentence A successful hold....
Jul
28
comment Help me re-find this role-playing story
That's just awesome, I have to admit.
Jul
27
comment How to build a knight commander?
I was going to suggest Purple Dragon Knight from the Dragonlance campaign setting. However, you already found that one it seems ^_^
Jul
23
comment Is Dungeons & Dragons the origin of “Bahamut” as a dragon?
@KRyan I think that you could add an almost identical question about the origin of Tiamat (Takhisis), who in the Sumerian/Babylonian mythology is more of a lion/eagle hybrid while from AD&D (at least) onwards she appears like the current 5 headed dominatrix.
Jul
21
comment Improved grab and moving a creature without grapple check
I had not considered that train of thought, cheers!
Jul
20
comment Improved grab and moving a creature without grapple check
I can see why people might think that, given how some completely new segments randomly appear in those columns.
Jul
20
comment Improved grab and moving a creature without grapple check
That is what I was thinking already (hence the part between the 3rd and 4th quote block). I am happy that it is a reading/interpretation that is shared ;)
Jul
20
comment Improved grab and moving a creature without grapple check
The rules of the game archive article explicitly states that it does "The creature's movement and the involuntary movement by anyone it drags along provokes attacks of opportunity normally.". Hence, the question since if you can move a creature without a grapple check and said movement provokes AoO, the combination is rather broken.
Jul
20
comment Improved grab and moving a creature without grapple check
That is what the question was about, because the rules of the game article and the rules compendium contradict each other as far as I can tell.
Jul
20
comment Improved grab and moving a creature without grapple check
The question was not about the sequence itself but rather which is now correct, being able to move with a creature without making a grapple check (as the rules of the game says) or that you need to make a grapple check to move the creature (as per the rules compendium). The problem with trying to use the MM block is that "It can even move (possibly carrying away the opponent), provided it can drag the opponent’s weight." sounds rather generic and I do not think that WoTC meant it so that a bear can just drag a creature past all of it's allies in order to trigger as many AoO as possible.
Jul
20
comment Improved grab and moving a creature without grapple check
I do not really agree on that statement. However, let's not discuss that subject considering that entire books could be written about the 'value' of the RC (for instance, see rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/37466/…
Jul
20
comment Improved Grab and multiple Natural Weapons
@HeyICanChan According to the rules of the game, part 2, I think that the tiger would still be allowed to make his second claw and bite attack albeit at a -4 to-hit. The net result would be a round that goes claw 1 (no penalty) -> grapple attempt, claw 2 (at -4 if grappling, otherwise new grapple attempt), bite (at -4 if grappling), 2x rakes (not sure if these get -4 if grappling).
Jul
20
comment Improved Grab and multiple Natural Weapons
They do, although I would not call it a house rule as we just never really did attacks in sequence but just threw a bunch of dice at the same time (for all attacks) and therefore, the fact that grapple stops the full attack sequence was missed. I am going to have a fun time discussing this with my group during the next session shrug.
Jul
20
comment Improved Grab and multiple Natural Weapons
Would you not have the Tiger only start the grapple on it's second claw attack or would you argue that, that is too 'tactical' of thinking for an animal? However, I will give you a +1 for pointing out that grappling 'interrupts' the normal attack flow. For example, it is very common for druids at my table to do all their attacks and afterwards grapple, even if the grapple is initiated by the 'primary' attacks (I never thought about it before).
Jul
17
comment What does it mean that clans have differing numbers of unique feats?
I am quite unfamiliar with the oriental adventures but one might have to think about which gender is dominant in the clan system? Briefly, do you inherit your mother's clans or your father's clan as that could limit the selectable ancestors (meaning that if the society is female dominated, it would be strange to pick an ancestor from your father's side).