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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.
May
14
comment Can you have multiple cohorts?
As for picking a better example, the one mentioned in the OP and Leadership itself seem to be the only Paizo ones that grant cohorts. Others that do so are pretty much all 3pp
May
14
comment Can you have multiple cohorts?
@MrTumnus I didn't, I used the feat only to demonstrate the difference; I determined that there was a difference in the first place independently of it, though I guess I can see how the way I phrased it makes that a bit unclear. If I come up with a better phrasing, I'll switch it.
May
14
comment What skill would you use to determine a scent?
The bit about what it means to have a score in an ability might have been mentioned in Savage Species, but it wasn't from there, it was in Core. The very first book on the shelves for both of those editions, the PHB, had a blurb for each ability, including the bit about having a metabolism and the bit about being able to perceive its environment.
May
14
answered Can you have multiple cohorts?