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Jan
24
accepted Permanently hiding items/objects
Jan
22
awarded  Critic
Jan
22
comment Permanently hiding items/objects
In particular, would a deity be able to interfere on a dead magic, strongly oppositely aligned plane with no planar portal, no morphic ability, etc.? I guess abilities of such deities might not count as magic and the plane may be discovered and traveled to by non-magical means... but don't know enough about what deities can do to know for sure.
Jan
22
comment Permanently hiding items/objects
@EricB Granted, but unless I'm simply misunderstanding how the impossible lock works, it seems like it'd be easier to just break open whatever the lock is locking. I mean, if I want to break into a house, I can pick the lock, or drive a truck through the living room window. An impossible lock would undoubtedly prevent the former, but preventing the latter would make the impossible lock a fairly powerful item indeed.
Jan
22
comment Permanently hiding items/objects
Similar to your other answer; basically, entrust it to something that is strong enough to guard it from everybody else. This is a good alternative to the suggestions in the question, but I'm not sure exactly how it stacks up against the possibilities I outline in the question. Add some comparison to my methods' effectiveness and I'll likely accept this since, like I said, it's a good idea with lots of potential.
Jan
22
comment Permanently hiding items/objects
This thought occurred to me as well, and in reality, this is achieving practically the same ends I'd want anyway. I think you're probably right that this is the most practical answer. However, is it really true that there's nothing a mortal can do that would stump a deity? That's a much stronger statement than what I understood to be the default assumption: that mortals couldn't hope to beat deities in a confrontation. Then again, maybe the two aren't really so different after all.
Jan
22
comment Permanently hiding items/objects
@EricB An interesting suggestion... however, I'm not even sure this is enough. Even with the impossible lock, you'd still need a container that couldn't be forced open. If such a container existed, it seems reasonable that you could just permanently seal the container so that it could never open... why put the lock on it at all?
Jan
22
asked Permanently hiding items/objects
Jan
6
accepted How does the “Animate Objects” spell work?
Dec
20
comment How does the “Animate Objects” spell work?
+1 Ah, didn't think to check there. I'll read it and edit my answer accordingly.
Dec
20
asked How does the “Animate Objects” spell work?
Dec
3
accepted Disbelief, Interaction & Shadow Conjuration / Shades
Dec
3
comment Disbelief, Interaction & Shadow Conjuration / Shades
(To clarify: is it possible that the RAW imply that shadow conjurations are harder to disbelieve than some other illusion spells, which you may disbelieve simply by (albeit focused) perception? If not, why does the shadow conjuration mention saving throws at all, if the text common to all illusion spells is sufficient to explain the mechanics of disbelief? Alternatively, is this simply too close a reading, and the omission of "careful study" in the spell description is just an oversight not to be taken seriously?)
Dec
3
comment Disbelief, Interaction & Shadow Conjuration / Shades
+1 I like this answer, but upon re-reading the rules I have one additional monkey to throw in the wrench. The illusion school description says that subjects "usually do not receive saving throws to recognize it as illusory until they study it carefully or interact with it in some fashion." The text of shadow conjuration and its ilk states that "Any creature that interacts with the spell can make a Will save to recognize its true nature." Can you actually recognize a shadow conjuration as fake by careful study, or do you have to interact with it? The distinction may be useful outside combat.
Dec
3
asked Disbelief, Interaction & Shadow Conjuration / Shades
Oct
31
accepted Forcing others to use cursed items against their will?
Oct
31
accepted Using Intimidate and/or Diplomacy to kill enemies
Oct
31
comment Using Intimidate and/or Diplomacy to kill enemies
In your opinion, would it be metagaming to have the NPC do non-obvious checks to try to detect the treachery? For instance, if given a necklace of strangulation under these circumstances, would it be metagaming to have the NPC blow a wish or miracle spell to detect it? What about detect magic for several rounds on a scarab of death? Or detect thoughts after any questionable instruction?
Oct
31
revised Using Intimidate and/or Diplomacy to kill enemies
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Oct
31
asked Using Intimidate and/or Diplomacy to kill enemies