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Does a Paladin's fire immunity decrease Fireball's damage?

I have looked around and could not find a definitive answer either way. Scenario: Paladin is surrounded by a bunch of goblins hacking them. I cast a fireball at the Paladin who has 3 armor and an ...
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For object fall damage, does the 20d6 maximum apply only to the additional damage from distance, or is it an overall maximum?

According to the DMG, page 303: For each 200 pounds of an object’s weight, the object deals 1d6 points of damage, provided it falls at least 10 feet. Distance also comes into play, adding an ...
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Does catching on fire stack if a character catches on fire again while still burning?

The effect catching on fire is unclear on if it can happen multiple times to a character. For example, the spell Fires of Purity (Complete Divine p.165) states: Any creature taking fire damage from ...
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Do defenders who win an Opposed Melee Test in combat do weapon damage to the attacker?

In WFRP 4e, the rules aren't clear if a defender who wins an opposed Melee (any) test in combat will do damage to the attacker. A first reading of the combat rules on p. 158: 1: Roll to Hit ...
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Will doubling the price & damage of grenades make them balanced compared to other weapons?

Context: I'm running a group through the Dead Suns adventure path. This is the first time any of us have used Starfinder. One of the party members is an ysoki envoy who would like to focus on grenades ...
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Are there any feats that could increase damage output of spellfire's damage?

Using spellfire is a supernatural ability. Are there any feats to increase its damage output? Materials from Dungeon and Dragon magazines are welcome.
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Does immunity to ability damage also mean immunity to ability drain?

In the SRD section on Special Abilities, ability damage and ability drain are both grouped under Ability Score Loss, and states that one is temporary while the other is permanent. Are drain and ...
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What happens when you roll zero or negative damage?

If a Kobold Dragon Mage (Pathfinder Playtest Bestiary, p. 83) hits a character with its staff, it does 1d4–2 damage. If a 2 is rolled on the die, how much damage is dealt? What if a 1 is rolled on the ...
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How do I handle overlapped/stacked suppressive fire damage?

The rules about suppressive fire in the core rulebook explain that you can use suppressive fire from 2 guns, simply add the rounds of both to the save formula (Save = number of rounds / width of fire ...
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How can I turn nonlethal damage done to an enemy into lethal damage?

I'm looking for ways to ensure an enemy dies on the exact blow I want them to, and one of the solutions I came up with was to drop them with nonlethal damage, then convert it to lethal. Is there any ...
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Is there some way I can gain temporary immunity to (untyped) damage?

So, thought experiment: weaponizing Dimension Door. No save, no SR, and there are clauses to deal 1d6/3d6/7d6 damage to every traveler (that means you and your target in our case) if there's no room ...
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Does immunity to damage render a creature immune to the other effects the damage could cause?

A shifter (Races of Eberron 25–40), in addition to the feats Endurance (Player's Handbook 93) and Toughness (101), takes the feats Shifter Stamina (115–16) and Troll Blooded (Dragon #319 61).1 The ...
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What damage forms deal normal damage to elemental weirds?

"Certain attack forms, typically fire and acid, deal lethal damage to the creature" that possesses the extraordinary ability regeneration (Monster Manual 314). However, no attack forms are listed as ...
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How to mechanically handle damage-over-time Stunts (or similar attack-modifying effects)?

There are many character concepts whose attacks don't hit all at once, but rather have a form of delayed gratification - they seem weak or even negligible when they hit, but then they keep hurting and ...
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Which spells improve damage infinitely with caster levels?

I've been looking for spells that have no upper limit damage based on caster level for my Warlock use with his Craft Staff feat. For example, Flame Strike (Clr 5/Drd 4) has the upper limit of 15d6 ...
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How does the solarian's Starquake zenith revelation work?

For the Starquake zenith revelation, it states: As a move action, you can move up to your speed along the ground without provoking attacks of opportunity. Each creature you are adjacent to at any ...
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How much total damage is dealt in this grappling scenario?

I'd like to preface this question with the info that our campaign has ruled that grapple attempts can be initiated from any melee attack including the touch attack granted when casting a harmful touch ...
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How much damage does an ogre do with a weapon?

The AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual entry for an Ogre Chieftain says: He inflicts 8-18 (2d6+6) points of damage per attack, +6 with weapon. Does this just mean I add another +6 to their ...
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How does the repair downtime action work in Scum and Villainy?

If I understand correctly, the repair downtime action on page 188 lets you spend an action and 1 cred to clear 1 damage. However, in the “Downtime Activities in Play” section on page 194, Hayley uses ...
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Where is weapon damage stated?

So I've read from multiple sources that weapon damage in the original D&D booklets is 1d6 regardless of weapon. However, reading through the books, I can't find reference to weapon damage at all. ...
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How much damage for throwing rocks?

This question applies to either OSRIC or to AD&D 1st Ed. The scenario: A human fighter with strength of 17 has selected "grenade-like weapons" as one of his weapon proficiencies. He carries a ...
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How do you handle the damage to a PC from Hack & Slash against an enemy that’s not attacking?

Hack and Slash says in its description: Hack and slash is for attacking a prepared enemy plain and simple. If the enemy isn’t prepared for your attack—if they don’t know you’re there or they’re ...
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What is negative damage?

I'm relatively new to TTRPGs and completely new to making Wizard characters. I'm currently trying to make a Wizard, and having trouble fully understanding the Grim Tendrils spell from the Pathfinder ...
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Does the bite of the wolf actually deal extra damage, or does it increase the base bite damage?

The 1st-level psychic warrior power bite of the wolf [psychometabolism] (Expanded Psionics Handbook 80), in part, says If you are not a Medium creature, your bite attack’s base damage varies as ...
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Does “Ability modifier damage” always include all bonuses?

We all know that a character's damage bonus gets enhanced by many kinds of bonuses — item bonus, feat bonus, power bonus, enhancement bonus, etc. Once all is said and done, a higher-level character's ...
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Can Hellish Rebuke be cast twice with an Action Point for twice the damage?

4e’s Hellish Rebuke: 1d6 + Constitution modifier fire damage. The first time you take damage before the end of your next turn, the target takes an extra 1d6 + Constitution modifier fire damage. ...
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Is the Body roll to resist damage affected by dice pool modifiers?

If I have -2 dice pool modifier from sustaining a spell or from Wound Modifiers, does this apply to Body rolls to resist damage?
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What is the maximum damage a player character can consistently deal?

Assuming max starting skill level of 75 and access to 1920s weapons, what is the maximum damage a PC can do consistently? The character should be able to carry the weapon, equipment, or apparatus ...
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Does halving damage on a defend occur before or after armor reduction?

The defend move in dungeon world allows you to spend hold to Halve the attack’s effect or damage However it is not clear to me whether this occurs before or after you reduce the damage by armor. ...
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What damage does the manyfang dagger multiply?

The manyfang dagger (Serpent Kingdoms 152) (32,302 gp; 1 lb.), in part, says, "A manyfang dagger thus deals quadruple damage on each successful hit, or quintuple damage on a critical hit." What ...
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Can a spellcaster choose to deal nonlethal damage with a touch weapon-like spell?

The rules for nonlethal damage state: You can use a melee weapon that deals lethal damage to deal nonlethal damage instead, but you take a –4 penalty on your attack roll. Does this allow for a ...
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Flaming sword vs regeneration

I am trying to determine how lethal vs nonlethal damage works against regenerating creatures when you are using a magical weapon with the flaming ability. Reading the regeneration monster ability it ...
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When is damage inflicted?

I can't find anything in Ki Khanga about when or how to deal damage without a special Effect. The Combat section (KK 83) just says to look at the Action Resolution section for info on what happens ...
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What damage is doubled when using decisive strike?

Regarding decisive strike from PHBII: If the attack hits, it deals double damage (as does any other attack you make before the start of your next turn). Does this follow the rules of critical ...
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When does the bonus damage from Mortalbane apply when added to a DoT effect?

The Mortalbane feat (Book of Vile Darkness, p. 49) adds bonus damage to spell-like abilities when used on mortals: A mortalbane ability is a damaging spell-like ability that deals 2d6 points of ...
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What happens if you use more than one ability that splits incoming damage with another creature?

3.5 includes multiple abilities that redirect a portion of incoming damage to other creatures. For instance: The psionic power Share Pain states: You take half damage from all attacks that deal ...
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How much damage do the Abomination's claws and teeth do?

I've just started playing the second edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and I absolutely love it. However, I just read through Forges of Nuln, and I saw that the Abomination has its weapons as "...
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Comparing weapons in Anydice with different hit chances and damage

Broadly speaking I'd like to be able to compare 2 weapons where one weapon does more damage but I hit more often with the other. I am in 1st edition AD&D and am about to go up against some ...
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Surviving Spiked Pit Traps [closed]

In terms of imagining the fiction in-game, how does a character survive being impaled by spikes in a spiked pit trap? Spiked Pit Traps are a classic dungeon trap in fantasy. Like most traps in D&...
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How much damage does a +2 Flaming dagger do?

I was allowed to buy a +2 flaming dagger in my D&D campaign, but my DM doesn't know exactly how much damage it does. He said he would try to figure out later, but I want to get ahead of the game. ...
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Can Soaking prevent being Shaken?

Does a character still get Shaken if he Soaks all wounds that would be dealt by an attack? SW Deluxe has this to say on page 69: If the character is left with any wounds from an attack, he’s still ...
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Damage Output of Lightning Recovery (Tome of Battle Maneuver)

Lightning Recovery is a Tome of Battle maneuver that allows a reroll on an attack d20 if it misses, along with an additional +2 on the second attempt. How can I calculate the value of the damage added ...
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Damage Output of Improved Critical vs. Weapon Specialization

Let's assume the following: Rapier: 1d6 Critical Hit Range 18-20/×2 Attack: +10 Damage: 3d6+2 (extra dice from other feats, I believe only 1d6+2 gets applied on the crit.) Opponent AC: 20 ...
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When do items take damage?

Do items only take damage when specifically the target of an attack/ sunder attempt or spell or would an item worn or carried by a player caught in any area affecting attack like a fireball spell or ...
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Where is the damage mechanic defined?

I have read through the core rules for Valiant Universe RPG a couple of times now, and recently, having started to actually play it (online) I realised - there's no point in the book where it comes ...
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How do you handle an NPC taking damage over time?

Has anyone handled damage over time concepts in a non-turn based game like Dungeon World? If so, how was it managed? For example: A PC sets an NPC on fire, the burn damage occurs over time. In DW, ...
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How does damage affect the dice pool?

I'm a new player to Vampire the Masquerade and I have been reading the 20th anniversary edition but I can't quite figure how damage is supposed to work. The book talks about how bashing, lethal and ...
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Unseen seer Bonus Damage

Has it ever been specified whether you needed sneak attack previously to use the bonus damage from unseen seer or not? And if not, could you get around this by say...getting the hunters eye spell?
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Superior Unarmed Strike or Knowledge Devotion?

Assuming the character in question isn't a monk, you only have room for one and could make use of both, which one of these would objectively output the most damage per hit over the course of his ...
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Are there any methods for a Dex based archer to add damage to their attack?

I am looking for methods, for a character with no strength to add damage to their archery. The only methods I've found were sneak attack and Knowledge Devotion. Are there any other ways for a ...