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What Swashbuckler build has the maximum attack bonus? [on hold]

I am creating a Swashbuckler build and need help optimising for maximum attack bonus. This will be a level 20 build and should use the inspired blade archetype. Character Concept I intend to build a ...
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Is there a way to add a house rule that bypasses all restrictions in PCGEN?

I have some house rules that I want to implement, like allowing more than 1 drawback and giving free evolution points to summoners. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to just bypass the built in ...
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What are the restrictions on preparing spells following a long rest? [duplicate]

For spell casting classes like clerics, druids and wizards they can change their prepared spells following a long rest. Does this have to be immediately following a long rest with nothing in between ...
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Runesmith and the Snowcasting feat

How does the Runesmith class interact with the Snowcasting feat from Frostburn? Does the Eschew Materials feat change this?
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What happens to the Runesmith's runes at end of day?

The Runesmith prepares spells by enscribing runes, runes which can be cast by other PCs. My question is what happens to the runes at the end of the day? do the cease to be magical? Or are they more ...
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Can you store a Spell Glyph with a spell scroll of a prepared spell?

This is a follow-up to a previous question of mine (Can you store a Spell Glyph with a spell scroll of a non-prepared spell?) where it was established that you do need to have a spell prepared in ...
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How do Runesmith and Eschew Materials interact?

How do the Runesmith prestige class’ runes interact with the Eschew Materials feat?
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Restorative Touch vs Slow

The Restoration subdomain of the cleric's Healing domain grants a supernatural ability called Restorative Touch: You can touch a creature, letting the healing power of your deity flow through you ...
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Do the Beast Sense and Beast Bond spells work on creatures from Conjure Animals?

The Beast Sense and Beast Bond spells, as their names imply, require the target to be of type "beast." Now looking to the Conjure Animals spell, its description says: You summon fey spirits that ...
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Can a character take a reaction before their turn? [duplicate]

Can a character use his reaction in the first round of combat before their turn? There is no surprise involved here.
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Did I handle this situation about a set of metal gear well?

I am planning on making my first foray into GMing very soon and had a character creation session with my players last night to kind of get a gauge on what they were feeling up for. I feel like I can ...
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Room and floor numbering conventions for large to midsized dungeons: most popular, advantages and disadvantages? [on hold]

Introduction I have been creating some multi-floor dungeons. It took awhile, but with time I found software, a notation format, and fidelity level that suited my needs. The one thing I'm still not ...
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Is being unseen an equivalent to being hidden? [duplicate]

For example, if I am using a longbow, and my party is ~50ft in front of me, and I have made no actions other then getting up to a high point, am I able to shoot with advantage, and if so, can I use ...
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Can you ready an attack against an invisible foe you are not aware of?

Our party entered a seemingly empty room. My PC correctly assumed invisible opponents to be in the room, so he readied an action: "If I am attacked, I strike the attacker." Then an opponent attacked ...
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Does limiting the number of sources help simplify the game for a new DM with new and experienced players?

I still consider myself pretty new as a GM. I have been running D&D 5e for about three years now (not regularly which is why I would say still newish). I am about to embark on a campaign with some ...
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How to Reconcile Pax Arcanum and Permission of New Second Awakenings?

Archmasters possess superhuman capabilities of both foresight and scheming, have immense supernatural powers, and are always on the lookout for aspirants. The Pax Arcanum forbids interfering with ...
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Shadowbind Ritual and Spirit-Ridden

Can a Shadowbind ritual bind a Spirit-Ridden: Claimed, Possessed or Urged human?
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What game elements can raise the caster level of a fixed-caster-level supernatural ability?

The prestige class thrall to Juiblex gains the supernatural ability polymorph self that says, "An 8th-level thrall of Juiblex’s form is more amorphous than ever. It can change its appearance and form ...
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What does a “Gem of True Sight” do?

GM awarded us a gem of true sight from a module called "The Priest, The Witch, and the Lost Temple". However, the DM said the adventure did not provide a description for the item so we are not sure ...
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Cloak Fighting, the Ultimate Deception… How to Build it?

I'm rolling up a new character, and had an idea for a character inspired by the novel Dance of Cloaks. In the novel, the main character fights like a rogue, but uses his cloaks to displace his ...
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Do regular mummies reform when destroyed?

When reading the lore on Mummies (MM, p. 227), it says: Ending a Mummy's Curse. Rare magic can undo or dispel the ritual that gave rise to a mummy, allowing it to truly die. Now clearly the Mummy ...
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Does 9 Again twice become 8 Again?

In 1st Edition, I know there were rules for it, but I haven't found similar rules in 2nd Edition. In essence: If a character has 9 again for a specific roll but due to some other ability he gains 9 ...
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How can a PC cast Elemental Weapon using a spell slot higher than 5th level?

In the PHB, the Elemental Weapon spell has a stronger effect when cast using a spell slot of 5th level or higher, with a 7th-level slot described as providing the strongest effect. However, in the PHB ...
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What is the script for the Aarakocra language?

I have been unable to find this anywhere and was curious about it. I've found the relationship between all other languages and which script, if any, they have. The Aarakocra language seems to have a ...
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When is a spell cast?

Some spells have implications "when the spell is cast again", such as mage hand or imprison no longer applying to the previous target. A wizard character is arguing that the simulacrum he has ...
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What questions should I ask in player applications?

I will be starting a Pathfinder game on Roll20 though I don't have any experience gamemastering in an online environment. I am going to be putting together an online questionnaire to recruit and ...
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What Does 'Pulp' or 'Pulpy' Mean in the Context of RPGs?

From time to time, I see people describe either campaigns or systems (not necessarily at the same time) as 'pulp' or 'pulpy'. At first I thought it referred to pulp fiction (the literature, not the ...
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What can I do to stem the growing number of rumours?

So in Urban Shadows at the start of each session each player is spotlighted a faction and has to provide a rumour about that faction to the MC. This is great but the problem is that with 4 players we ...
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Is there a way for me to use souls to expand my life? [closed]

I have an idea for a wacky D&D 3.5 character. She is a human wizard, but, she is over 1500 years old. Is there any way that she can expand her own life span or make her eternally young? I was ...
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Dealing with an abusive player [closed]

Continuing on my last question, which I will congratulate all the answers that I got, some of the answers were about that other player I mentioned. He plays a Druid (lv.3), and he is in a party ...
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What does “as if you were a single-classed member of that class” mean for spells known and spell slots?

Introduction I am currently building a multiclass spellcaster, and came across this question: Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook? This discussion appears ...
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Can boots of speed be activated multiple times in a round?

Can boots of speed be activated twice in a round? Say for instance you are under the effects of slow. So you activate the boots to counter/dispel slow. Are you now able to activate them a second time ...
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When an Apostate takes 'Extra Spells', do they need to study to learn the spells?

When an Apostate takes 'Extra Spells', do they need to study to learn the spells? Or once the Crux is spent, are they instantly usable by the Apostate?
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Is it possible to use an effect with Triggered as an Instant effect?

The text for the Triggered Flat Extra (my emphasis): You can “set” an instant duration effect with this modifier to activate under particular circumstances, such as in response to a particular ...
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State and status of an animal magically turned into a human

Let us suppose that we have a mundane animal - a cow, sheep or pig, and a Muto Animal Corpus spell is used to transform that animal from its natural form into the form of a human that is the ...
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Can staggered creatures still make extra attacks from the haste spell?

Let's suppose a player gets staggered just like being target of the staggering critical feat for 3 rounds. But then she is hasted by a party member. The question is: could she make the extra haste ...
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What problems might be caused by a PC having the Ooze type?

I am trying to make a homebrew slime race, and I'd like to know what complications might arise from a PC having the Ooze type, including ones caused by having Ooze AND Humanoid.
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How might one go about making a usurped or deposed regional Lord as a PC? [closed]

I've been wanting to figure out a new and interesting character to make for the next game my group runs, and I wanted a character with very strict 'win conditions' so he doesn't end up adventuring ...
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How do I level up my wizard to level 2? [closed]

How do I level up my wizard to level 2? I need answer by today, so please hurry up and come up with an answer cause I am running out of time.
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Can you become an Apostle of Peace with all Vows broken?

It's well known that the Apostle of Peace is a very powerful class, provided that your party will allow you to keep your Vows. However, as is commonly mentioned when its strange Vow of Poverty issue ...
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Would a poison-immune creature be affected by Myconid spores?

One of my players has a Yuan-ti Pureblood character. We've read somewhere that poison immunity extends to many substances and we've gone with this interpretation, for instance we're considering this ...
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What to optimize a Skald for in such a party?

Our party I have formed a party to play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play with. It contains 7 players, including me. Me, a Conjuration School Savant Arcanist. I've just hit level 2 and am ...
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Missing with a splash weapon II - Target against a wall / water / pit

(This is kind of a follow-up to Missing with a splash weapon) Situation There is an alchemist (or other splash weapon user) "X", throwing her splash weapon at a target "T" that is within X's weapons ...
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Could a character lose hit points when spending hit dice? [duplicate]

The rules allow a character to spend hit dice during a short rest to recover hit points. The rule is that you roll the die matching the hit die you wish to spend, add your constitution modifier, then ...
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How can I get an uninterested group of players to listen to me, or focus on the game in general?

I am having some major trouble running a game of Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords. As some people know this quite a hard campaign, and while it is the first one that I have ever really run, I am ...
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What options exist to improve a low level Sorcerer's armor class?

I'm creating a character for a new D&D 5e campaign soon. We'll be starting at level 3 to reduce PC mortality, and I don't expect the campaign to run long enough for more than a couple level ...
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Is the ability to telepathically communicate with a Familiar only one-way?

The most recent PHB errata clarified that the Steed generated by Find Steed can communicate telepathically with its summoner. In the next-to-last paragraph, "communicate with it" is now "...
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Can Mage Hand be renewed and moved to continuously carry a torch?

If a character needs two hands to hold a weapon (e.g. Heavy Crossbow), can they cast the Mage Hand cantrip to carry a torch for them since the torch weighs less than 10 pounds? I'm specifically ...
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Is my Homebrew Spellcaster Balanced [closed]

So ive recently been putting together a 5e Homebrew class called the Afflicted. Its mostly meant for low magic settings, or as an anomaly within higher magic settings. It is functionally similar to a ...
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When does the extra damage from Cheap Shot occur?

I have a question about Cheap Shot. The Backstab move gives you several options, only one of which is to cause an extra +d6 damage. Cheap Shot says "When using a precise or hand weapon, your backstab ...

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