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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are humans living creatures? By the rules, that is?
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comment Damaging transmuted state
@ayvango You say you tried to make "more precise and concrete questions". That "s" at the end of "questions" is your problem. As it currently stands, this question is not at all unclear (what it was originally closed for), but it does still warrant staying closed, for being too broad. This should be several dozen questions, not one. Every line item you've numbered should be its own separate question, in its own separate post, and there's several more good questions in the text accompanying those lists.
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comment Energy Substitution and Energy Admixture. Usefulness and Mechanics?
-1: "Here's my understanding, is it right?" is a valid question, and while such questions tend to end up being in the "does not show research effort" category, they can be very good questions. This is "someone please paraphrase this rule, so I can compare that to my understanding of the rule, which I'm not specifying.", which marginally even qualifies as answerable. Please rewrite the question to be the former, rather than the latter.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I prevent retreating to rest and heal from being tedious?
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comment What did you do for a Tarasque adventure?
That's... rather a lot larger than the any of the RAW versions of the Terrasque that I'm familiar with. They're usually big, yea, but still too small to build a very big house on top of, let alone a city.
Nov
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comment What's the reasoning behind the weapon restrictions on AD&D 2e's mage?
"Have you ever read a book or seen a movie where the mage was dragging along a crossbow?" Pretty sure Harry Dresden fired one at least once in his short-lived TV series. I'm sure I've seen this setup plenty of other times in movies and books, as it feels pretty familiar to me, but the Dresden Files TV show is the only one I can place just off the top of my head.
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comment What's the reasoning behind the weapon restrictions on AD&D 2e's mage?
Jim Butcher's wizards have trouble with highly complex devices like cell phones and modern computerized cars, but even Harry Dresden can use a crossbow without much trouble. The complexity simply isn't high enough for it to have much trouble.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's a reasonable rule for relaxing item creation feat requirements?
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comment What's a reasonable rule for relaxing item creation feat requirements?
You don't just neeed the CMA&A feat to use Craft Construct, you need it to take Craft Construct.
Nov
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comment How do ranged weapons work
-1 Firearms do not have "a rate of attack of more than one". Neither they, nor any other Pathfinder weapon has "rate of attack" at all. "Rate of attack" as a property of a weapon is not a thing in pathfinder. The closest it has is certain weapons with reloading rules which limit put a cap on what rate can be applied to the weapon, but you're still just capping a rate that is otherwise a function of the character, not of the weapon.
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comment How do ranged weapons work
@AuthenticOwl If you're going from AD&D straight to Pathfinder, don't think of it as switching editions; think of it as learning a completely new system from scratch, and things will go much much smoother. This is because the transition from AD&D to 3.0, which is on the path from AD&D to PF, pretty much was exactly that: a whole new system, with a lot of fluff and setting carried forward, but only a very small measure of the mechanics.
Oct
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comment How can I contribute as a wizard at low levels?
Regarding the specific exception, there is a specific exception for minimum 1 point for damage rolls with numerical penalties (a 1d3 weapon with -4 Str still does 1 damage), but none for healing, nor for damage as a fraction of caster level. Regarding caltrops, here's what the caltrops rules have to say on the matter: "or until it receives at least 1 point of magical healing". Regarding Bestow Curse, none of the standard curses do any such thing. You could try to get it under the invent-your-own clause, but that's not "strict RAW", and anyway, every DM I've ever known would call shenanigans.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Weapon focus for double walking-stick katana
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accepted Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
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awarded  Curious
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comment Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
@Aaron Yea, I think that item is the one I was remembering, though it does certainly have mechanical effects. It's been a very long time since I first read about it, I probably just misremembered that part. Could you please write that up as an answer?
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comment Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
@Jason_c_o because I have absolutely no idea where to even start to price such a thing.
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asked Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
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comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
@SevenSidedDie Ah. Yes, I did overlook the 5e tag. I was referring to 3.5 and pathfinder, in both of which keeping the mule alive at lvl5 is still going to be very difficult, even if you never intentionally bring it into the fight. Between ambushes (it's in the fight, like it or not), and AoE spillover (so it's dead in the hallway instead of in the room, it's still dead), in the editions I'm familiar with (anything pre-4e), mules are simply not a good investment outside of corner cases. I will take your word for it that 5e changed this
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comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
@SevenSidedDie Even at level 1, what you describe can't exactly be relied on, as there had to be at least some luck (fudging would work too) for that mule to have won that fight. By level 2, the keeping the mule alive is already a relevant concern in combat even when the full group is together and the mule is perfectly cooperative. By level 5, keeping the mule alive is simply not realistic. Advice that will turn sour after just long enough for the PCs to get used to relying on it, with no warning to that effect, is bad advice.