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Jul
24
comment Medieval problems in a magical world
There's more to mages than blasters. The mages you describe are extremely low-op, which is to be expected of the majority of people in most worlds, but they are certainly not a complete picture in themselves. You also have to account for the occasional mage who actually knows the good spells, and how to use them in the ways that make them the good spells.
Jul
24
comment Medieval problems in a magical world
Dude, you've got an extra zero or so on pretty much all of your numbers for how much water people use and need to use.
Jul
24
answered Custom rules for character advancement
Jul
21
comment Pathfinder Magic Item Crafter Build Guide
@Axoren This is one case where getting it from items isn't cheaper than getting it from leveling. Main-healing isn't very optimal in most cases, thanks to the action economy, but someone in the group should have some sort of healing ability. Yea, a level in a class is worth more than 750 gp, but you're not spending that 750gp just once in you're career, and it adds up. I've seen people use wands to heal. They start out burning 4 charges after a throwaway fight on the way to the dungeon at lvl1, and end up at high levels needing extradimensional spaces to carry enough wands for one boss fight.
Jul
21
comment Is there a prestige class called “Chosen Of Mystra”?
@JonathanHobbs The Chosen of Mystra template was never intended for PCs, and is wildly overpowered for them. It was intended for powerful plot-device-with-feet NPCs like Elminster and the Seven Sisters.
Jul
21
comment Can I wish to never auto-miss on a natural 1?
A compromise would be giving him a lesser version of what he's asking for, not giving him something completely unrelated to what he's asking for. The nature of the original request, and the explanation accompanying it, strongly imply that this character would gain virtually no benefit at all from the True Strike ability you propose. On top of that, he already has "the ability to cast True Strike", as a wizard of at least 17th level, so having him wish for that ability (a) is just silly, and (b) should probably just add it to his spellbook.
Jul
20
comment Good alignment on characters facing a vampire
-1: Uh, do you have any references for any part of this? I'm looking at the "vampire" entry in the 3.5 Monster Manual, and I see no mention of any of this. It simply says that making them a vampire switches their alignment to "evil (any)" (not necessarily chaotic). No mention anywhere of the alignment of the vampire that turned them, nor of any weekly attempts at saving throws.
Jul
20
comment If a spell gives an enhancement bonus to an attribute, does that affect the base attribute or the modifier?
@Sandwich Simanos is correct about the end result: a character with +2 natural armor from race and a +1 amulet (and no other natural-armor-related stuff) would find his AC 3 points, not 2, higher than if he had neither of those. You are mostly correct that only Dodge and Circumstance bonuses stack with others of the same type (it's actually Dodge, most Circumstance, and bonuses with explicit stacking), but in this case, it's not the two stacking together, it's the one modifying the other. The amulet is enhance to natural. Its +1 causes the +2 natural to AC from race to become a +3 bonus.
Jul
20
comment Can I wish to never auto-miss on a natural 1?
True strike has exactly zero benefit in the specific situation he is seeking to improve: if you already only miss on a 1, then with a +20 additional bonus, you'll still only miss on a 1.
Jul
20
comment Rewarding a PC who educates himself?
@Andy In addition to the ring of sustenance scenario Bobson mentioned, most characters don't have any ability that requires such resting to regain to begin with. Not everyone is an arcane caster.
Jul
8
comment How can I contribute as a wizard at low levels?
@Haegin "No, it's not as powerful as other casters but that doesn't matter if..." It most certainly does matter if you're writing an answer the entire point of which is to try to claim that they are better than other casters.
Jul
8
comment How to build a blaster/damage wizard or sorcerer in 3.5e?
Temporal Acceleration is worthless for a direct blaster, since any blast you cast during the extra rounds it gives has no effect on any target but yourself.
Jul
8
comment How can I contribute as a wizard at low levels?
Can you please link or cite the alchemical power component rule you mentioned for Acid Splash? What book is that from?
Jul
7
comment How many power points do I gain from Psionic Talent?
One option being crappy is hardly solid evidence against that being the intended reading. There are plenty of feats with completely unambiguous effects that are every bit as crappy as gaining 1 power point.
Jul
7
comment Pathfinder Magic Item Crafter Build Guide
@axoren "worth the 750 gp to keep my party healed up" Is a cheeseburger "worth" 500 dollars? It can keep you from starving, and most people would be willing to spend 500 bucks to avoid dying, but that doesn't mean that if they suddenly started costing that much it'd still be worth buying them. It's not just a matter of the value of what you get for them, it's also a matter of the cost of the other options that could get you that same benefit. The cost of that wand is too high, not because it's not worth 750 to be full health, but because it doesn't otherwise cost 750 to be full health.
Jul
6
comment Can a Psion become a Thrallherd, then drop Diplomacy with Psychic Reformation?
@Yandros There is no grandfather clause in 3.5 regarding material in 3.0. Therefore the presence of such a rule in 3.0 is irrelevant. As you say, 3.5 has no such rule in the RAW, except for those in CW and CA. Therefore, any class not subject to the rules in those two books, is not affected. Using a rule that's not in the RAW is pretty much the definition of a houserule.
Jul
4
revised Pathfinder Magic Item Crafter Build Guide
proofreading
Jul
4
suggested suggested edit on Pathfinder Magic Item Crafter Build Guide
Jul
4
comment Pathfinder Magic Item Crafter Build Guide
You get a wand that's somewhat too expensive to be a good idea to use, vs 50 scrolls that are way too expensive to be a good idea to use. It's a resource management issue. Using magical consumables in 3.0 and its derivatives, including in pathfinder, is incredibly poor resource management, because those consumables are so outrageously overpriced.
Jul
4
comment Can a martial character ready the same maneuver multiple times simultaneously?
@HeyICanChan The flight thing is apples-to-oranges. The initiator class does allow for maneuvers to be readied, just as the game does allow for ground movement. It also spells out restrictions on that readying, and just as ground speed doesn't include a full moon on its restriction list, the initiator rules do not include "one instance of each maneuver" on its restriction list.