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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...


Feb
19
comment Ability drain (natural) attacks and subdual damage
I think I might have read the DR section and interpreted that as I stated in my question. The DR part clearly indicates that if no damage is taken then the special affects aren't applied, the assumption (probable mistake) that I must have made is that in my head I consider damage and subdual as two different things shrug.
Feb
19
comment Ability drain (natural) attacks and subdual damage
That would be exactly the reason for this question I guess :)
Feb
19
comment Ability drain (natural) attacks and subdual damage
The difference is that the shadow does ability damage while the fang dragon does an ability drain, furthermore, the way I read/interpret the dragon's ability is that it is some form of automatic poison/blood drain type thing and as such can not be actively turned on or off (much like supernatural damage reduction, which also can not be controlled).
Feb
11
comment How do I determine my Spell Save and Spells Per Day?
I will expand a bit on that final sentence.
Feb
10
comment Can players use ranged attacks or spells while within the Magic Circle against Evil?
I still think that part of this question is very interesting. Take the following scenario: Archibald has shot at a summoned creature and loses his protection against summoned creatures but if he stays within your emanation range, the summoned creature still won't be able to reach him. I think I know my new 'Annoy the DM' trick :)
Feb
10
comment How do I determine my Spell Save and Spells Per Day?
I assumed that, that would be clear from my post but I added a 'special cases' part to my answer to state this explicitly.
Nov
18
comment My starting players miss a lot against enemies
A AC15 goblin should be roughly 50/50 to hit or not for a low level melee character. The barbarian with a +6 that you describe has a higher chance to hit than to miss for example. The only character that would indeed have the described 25% miss chance is a character that shouldn't be in melee to begin with (ie a mage with a BAB of 0 and strength score of 10-11).
Nov
6
comment How flexible is the Fang Dragon's Sound Imitation
@Zibbobz I think that saying that the ability gives a bonus similar to a disguise kit could make sense. This would result in a fang dragon getting a +10 diplo/bluff after a failed Will save from the listener, agree?
Nov
6
comment How flexible is the Fang Dragon's Sound Imitation
@KRyan The ability itself is indeed not magical (Su) but something that apparantly comes to Fang Dragons naturally, still I do not see why the Will save should be left out as the ability does state Listeners must succeed on a Will save (DC equal to that of the dragon’s frightful presence) to detect the ruse.
Nov
6
comment Help me buff out a rhino
Tridus already pointed it out but I'd like to stress that wildshape does not change your creature type, see the description for alternate form -> dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Alternate_Form
Nov
1
comment How flexible is the Fang Dragon's Sound Imitation
Would it need to make an additional bluff/perform check combined with the will save (vs the effect) in such examples?
Nov
1
comment Using Intimidate and/or Diplomacy to kill enemies
I will add it to the answer
Oct
31
comment How flexible is the Fang Dragon's Sound Imitation
Cheers, I thought as much but as we are both non-native English speakers I thought it would be a good idea to ask here ;)
Oct
31
comment Using Intimidate and/or Diplomacy to kill enemies
Because the charm person description on the Paizo site for Pathfinder doesn't give any nice examples like 3.5e does.
Oct
31
comment Using Intimidate and/or Diplomacy to kill enemies
I would say that is metagaming. The NPC considers the PC to be her friend (bluff/intimidate both make the NPC friendly) so why should the NPC distrust the PC and use a spell-slot that he might need for an actual dangerous situation. I could see the NPC asking what the PC is intending if the PC gives the NPC a questionable instruction but you should consider what is 'questionable' in that case.