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Where does Mister Smigglesmack live and what is his level?

In Lucy Lawful and the Awful Waffle, the companion story to the family roleplaying game No Thank You, Evil!, we are introduced to Mr Smigglesmack, the antagonist of the story who is revealed to have ...
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Is my copy of Ki Khanga a misprint?

I've been very confused by Ki Khanga, and it occurs to me that maybe there are sections missing from my book. If there's a section missing from the chapter on action resolution, that'd explain a lot ...
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All I really want are squirrels

The fan-made prestige class scarlet squirrel (see also this question) at level 3 gains the natural ability weresquirrel that, in part, says, "The character can polymorph into any known squirrel form ...
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Why is drawing more cards a penalty?

Negative conditions like Impaired and Disabled, force you to draw extra cards "on all checks" (KK 85, "Conditions"). But Talents, which are good, grant the ability to draw extra cards "when ...
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Why doesn't the Vampire City character sheet have “Hubris” or “Dark Gifts” traits?

I'm trying to create a character for Vampire City but the character sheet doesn't have room for "Hubris" nor "Dark Gifts", which you have to define on Steps Five and Six. "Hubris" is the character ...
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What are the basics of the Nobilis 2e system's mechanics, in a nutshell?

Some months ago, I was shown the Nobilis 2e book. I tried to gain a basic acquaintance with the principles of its system, but was soon swamped: it seemed like any explanations encountered in the book ...
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How can you play Archipelago III as a play-by-post rpg?

Archipelago III has ritual phrases other players can say while you are narrating. With a live (or even virtual) tabletop, where the interaction is real-time, this works fine. But some of the phrases (...
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When does using your off-hand confer a -20% penalty?

Having picked up WFRP 2nd edition again after (quite) a few years, I'm not sure how the off-hand penalty works, if it applies only to attacks or to any and all actions performed with it, including ...
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How to Even Begin Understanding the Underworld's Geography/Cosmology?

Each time I get curious about WtO and try reading about parts of its setting, I hit a lot of crosslinks but am having trouble envisioning the basic zoomed-out geography and how they all relate to each ...
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Building the template for a half-elf nymph in PCGen

A friend of mine wants to build a half-elf half-nymph using a homebrewed LA 3 half-nymph template, so I need to produce a half-nymph template for LA 3 in PCGen for that character. This means I need to ...
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How can I simulate a super jump?

Reading through the Rotted Capes rulebook I found a few moving types like tunneling, teleportation and flight. And I also found jumping mentioned in surge. But aside from that sidenote I did not find ...
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Are Humanity, Paths and Morality Deontological or Utilitarian?

Over the decades, I've run several times into disagreements about whether or not some circumstance excuses a sin on the hierarchy, or whether inaction leading to a a sin-like event occurring ...
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Can Special Attacks Cross-Up?

Can Special Attacks be used to perform a Cross-Up? The rules in the combat section state (emphasis mine): If a combatant can jump forward 2 Ranges to attack with a Basic Move and land exactly at ...
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Is this spell/item interaction as infinite (and potentially deadly) as I think it is?

The 12th-level Path of Destruction spell, Sphere of Destruction, takes 30 Zeon to cast, for an effect that does 30 Base Damage (+5 per an Added Effect). The Prometheum Exxet introduces an effect, ...
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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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Can an angel in Cover Discorporate?

The Materialization Manifestation is different from angelic Cover. The first is an effect activated by an angel by her choice to achieve some goal; the second is a state created and maintained by the ...
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Consequences of allowing more than one Lore Sheet

It is my understanding that the core rules intention is that every PC have one and only one lore sheet. What is the consequences of allowing a player to access more than one lore sheet? The things ...
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Do the rules for Creatures creation for the Star Trek RPG by Decipher really make them weak?

The rules given in the books, whether in the Narrator's Guide or the Creatures supplement, are a mess. But, as far as I can tell, creatures created with the rules from the Narrator's Guide look ...
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Where did the writing-focused roleplaying forums go?

Asking on behalf of a friend. She writes: One of my first experiences with text-based roleplaying was on an anime AU (alternate universe) forum. While they accepted people with all levels of literacy,...
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Is siring a Maeghar allowed?

The fae-blooded kindred known as "Maeghar", are described to mostly be solitary wonderers that avoid people, with no set affiliation to anybody - the exception seemingly being the Kiasyd Lasombra ...
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Was there a talent that let you roll operate with intelligence instead of agility?

I'm planning out a character for a Dark Heresy 2e game, and I remember there being a talent that let you use an interface port to operate a vehicle with intelligence instead of agility if you could ...
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When a spell specifies two possible resistances, how is one chosen?

As per title. For instance, the spell Create Memories specifies Resisting the spell requires beating a MR or PsR check with a Difficulty of 100. Who determines which check is made, and how do ...
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Thuuldom spells

Does Thuuldom dimwalker have to learn all previous levels of rune in order to learn, for example, level 3? I mean - it is necessary to learn levels 1 and 2 before? All other religions have few ...
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What is the casting time of an extended spell imbued into an item?

There is no restriction on the casting time of spells that you can imbue into an item with Prime 3. For permanently active effects this is not a problem, but in the case of conditional powers I am ...
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How did Immortal boxed-set campaigns work in practice?

At the end of a long campaign, my player group's PCs ascended to immortality. Since I had a copy of the Immortals boxed set lying around, I attempted to continue the campaign using those rules, and ...
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What would be the minimum group size for The Enemy Within?

I plan to GM The Enemy Within campaign for WFRP 1st Edition. I'm new to GMing and need to form a group of players. What would be the smallest or best group size? I see in the 1E rulebook they ...
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How quickly are arrows consumed?

In Four Against Darkness, 'You may keep track of how many arrows the character uses...All arrows used in the game are lost or damaged." (pg. 17). How many arrows are used per attack? One per attack ...
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Can a Hunter learn and use tactics by himself?

I'm about to play a game where there are several other players, but they play other creatures like Vampires and Demons making me the only Hunter. Is it possible for me to use tactics without the help ...
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Does a lower, reactive Dodge Dice Pool replace the current Pool in W:tA 2nd edition?

Does a lower Dodge Dice Pool introduced via reactive Dodging replace (that is force a recalculation of) the current Pool in Werewolf: the Apocalypse, 2nd edition? P.226 of the core rulebook says the ...
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How can I construct/modify conflict resolution to make player tactical skill a primary determining factor in combat?

While I find FATE 2.0's conflict resolution system satisfying for many purposes, one area where it frequently falls short is in highly-detailed combat. If I'm expected series of highly detailed one-on-...
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Can I find traditional roleplaying in Fastaval?

Fastaval is famous for one-shot scenarios, many of which are freeform/jeepform/structured freeform in style. That is, at least, true of the scenarios that have been translated to English or Finnish ...
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Does a Tenacity check trigger on percentage of current or total hit point?

The various tenacity levels all include being damaged as a trigger event, from 50 to 25 per cent damage. (Or, in the case of cowardly, any damage; and in the case of brave, ‘suffer enough for ToP ...
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Can a Non-Genius use a larval wonder with 0 mania activation?

I was sifting through the rules, and there are a few wonders that does not need any mania to activate (most of the Apokalipsi and Prostasia wonders, level 3 wonders with -3 mania variable). Also, if ...
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Was the Monster Lore Compendium ever updated after April 6th, 2008?

Was the Monster Lore Compendium ever updated after April 6th, 2008? If so, where can it be found? I have read that it was going to be added to the d20pfsrd (yes, d20pfsrd, even though this is a 3.5e ...
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Abstract Wealth levels and Bargain (BRP 4th Edition)

Recently I got my hands on a copy of Chaosium's Basic Roleplaying, 4th Edition book and am going through it. On page 237, the first of the chapter on "Equipment", under the heading "money", we have ...
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Is there any way to gain an evasion reaction when using All Out Attacks

I'm playing a character with a focus on all out attack actions. This allows me to hit hard, but comes with the downside of being incapable of evading attacks. In general there are three types of melee ...
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Does following Sacred Hospitality cause stains on any Paths of Enlightenment?

A lot of the Tzimisce place a lot of stock on "Sacred Hospitality" and behaviour according to that. Breaking it being something that can be potentially quite serious, depending on where you are and ...
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What's the equivalent age of a Metis' homid-form after their First Change?

With garou/fera, homid-born tend to have their First Change during adolescence or just after and the animal-born tend to have it as an adult. So obviously, homid-born would appear the age they are ...
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How can a low-level cleric with alternate turning turn high-HD creatures?

A typical level 1 cleric—whether that's the cleric's character level or class level—can only turn or rebuke an undead creature that possesses a maximum of 5 Hit Dice. This number of Hit Dice can be ...
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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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How do “avoid a blow” edges affect the outcome of other moves?

In Kult: Divinity Lost, several Advantages can grant you combat edge that allows you to "avoid" or "block" an attack (Field Agent, Lightning Fast, Martial Arts Expert, Street Fighter). Can you mix ...
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What methods exist to get infinite or extremely high caster level?

In a recent answer, KRyan mentions that there are multiple tricks to get infinite caster level in 3.5. I'm not aware of very many, and those I am aware of require iffy rules interpretations: Greater ...
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Does Mage Armor apply to Dodge rolls by default?

I'm currently building a Mastigos mage and I wanted to get a good grasp on how the Mage Armor attainments work. The Mind and Space Mage Armors both say (on page 194) to add the Arcanum's dot rating ...
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What is the necessary order of SR4/5 Seattle Missions and adventures?

Season 4 of Missions takes place in Seattle, and there are a number of common themes among those adventures. Some SR5 adventures seem to share or follow-up on some of those themes. Obviously it would ...
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Where can I find out more information on PISCES?

I've just got hold of a copy of the new version of Delta Green, and as I'm based in the UK, I'm really interested in PISCES, the British equivalent of Delta Green in the setting. There's a reasonable ...
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Can I use a maptool macro within a table?

I am trying to get my random encounter table to automatically roll the number of creatures... Basically [r: 1d4] "creature", but no joy with that method...
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What happens to cards after an action is resolved?

What happens to the cards played, and the cards still in hand if any, after an action has been resolved in Ki Khanga? Are played cards shuffled back into the deck or set aside? Do you get to keep ...
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Were the veth's spells per day and spells known ever corrected?

While digging through and compiling aging material, I happened upon the Greyhawk-specific prestige class veth (link is to the Internet Archive version; the original apparently gone). The class ...
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What are the indications of an investigation?

I'm playing Crime Network: Cosa Nostra. I like to follow the guidelines in the manual pretty closely, to keep things organized. I'm unclear on how to handle the investigators though and the book doesn'...

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