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Aug
23
reviewed Approve What's the best way to DM semi-large battles (~50 guys on each side)?
Aug
23
answered Does Alchemical Allocation work on extracts?
Aug
18
comment For a Halfling Swashbuckler, how much investment in intimidate is worth it?
Also, if you're using traits in your game, note that if you can get your character to have been adopted by Ifrit as a kid, he can take 10 on his Intimidate checks in combat. This is very good for a build making use of that deed.
Aug
18
comment For a Halfling Swashbuckler, how much investment in intimidate is worth it?
Shaken, Frightened and Panicked are not separate status conditions, they are a single status condition with three possible levels of severity. They could have made this a LOT clearer in the text, but that's what the "Panicked is a more severe version of Frightened. Shaken is a less severe form." clauses in their descriptions refers to. This means that, no, the penalties from them do not stack, because you're not Shaken, Frightened and Panicked, you're just Panicked.
Jul
22
comment Lycanthropy and elves - what is the general guideline?
Maybe you're remembering from an earlier version of the game? How did lycanthropy work in AD&D?
Jun
18
comment Does the Dread's Nightmare Touch ability actually do anything at all?
@GreySage Effects that don't do damage? Chilling Touch deals negative energy damage. And, again, aside from obliquely implying it in this one case, the game otherwise consistently holds that things like Chilling Touch are not "physical attacks", and that being melee touch is not sufficient to make it a "physical attack".
Jun
18
comment Does the Dread's Nightmare Touch ability actually do anything at all?
@GreySage It would be, if ectoplasmic form did forbid melee touch attacks. It doesn't. Melee touch attacks are not physical attacks, as established in the DR example: Chilling Touch is a melee touch attack, but DR doesn't reduce the damage from Chilling Touch, and ectoplasmic form doesn't prevent you from using it.
Jun
18
asked Does the Dread's Nightmare Touch ability actually do anything at all?
Jun
2
comment Getting my group to commit to house rules?
This would be a very good answer to a slightly different question from the one actually asked. This situation isn't about one person "demanding that they use specific rule X", it's about one person letting them choose any houserule they want, but demanding that they make an actual choice, and keep that decision for months instead of minutes.
Jun
2
comment What is the fastest way to earn money without adventuring?
@GatesVP Gems don't spoil, either, and are quite often a material for making magic items.
May
31
revised What happens if you stop meeting the requirements for a spell?
added 564 characters in body
May
30
revised Calculating 6D6 similar to poker dice
attempted to address ambiguity concerns to avoid inviting discussion and partial analysis
May
30
reviewed Approve Can a Druid cast stone shape to trap an enemy?
May
30
revised The Creation of Magical items and the increase of DC
spelling clean-up, and adjusted Spell Trigger exception clause to include staffs
May
30
comment The Creation of Magical items and the increase of DC
Should this be migrated over to ell.stackexchange.com ? It's really not about the game itself, per se, that's just the context. The question is really more about someone with acknowledged limited fluency in English questioning their interpretation of the English text, and the passage in question just happens to be from an RPG book.
May
21
comment Can a Power be Augmented Using the Same Option Multiple Times
@JackLesnie Except the text of the augment doesn't say it "grants you an animal", it says the power "can also affect an animal". In English, if "in addition to all these options, you can affect an animal, and in addition to all those options (including the "animal" option already added to the list), you can also affect an animal", then the second instance of adding "animal" to the list is just redundant, it doesn't turn the first one from "an animal" into "up to two animals".
May
17
answered What happens if you stop meeting the requirements for a spell?
May
17
answered Does the ×4 cost of armoring a mount apply to base cost or total cost?
May
17
comment Role playing a character that speaks in rhyme, and making it work well
@SteveJessop It doesn't necessarily have to go meta, provided that your convention calls for contextual translation rather than literal translation (which avoids a lot of problems, not just this one), and provided that you are willing to hand-wave the translations working out smoothly and accurately to an unrealistic degree (again, avoids a lot of problems, not just this one). It just means that the translation transparently accounts for the differences in what rhymes.
May
16
comment Can you have multiple cohorts?
@ShadowKras Who said anything about taking any one feat multiple times? We're all talking about taking two different feats, each of them one time. There's no "You can take this multiple times" clause, because you can't take it multiple times. You can, however, take it one time, and also take the other feat one time, and have both of them do their respective effects separately, the end result of which is that you have one PC with two cohorts.