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How can I simulate a super jump in Rotted Capes?

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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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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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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Do multiple Obvious Techniques reduce the AP of a spell multiple times?

In Barbarians of Lemuria, the Arcane Power [AP] cost of a spell can be reduced by adding requirements, such as a special item, line of sight, or obvious technique. On page 49 we have: Obvious ...
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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 does “uses” and “duration” apply to Wonder Woman’s bracers and Superman’s suit in DC Heroes?

In DC Heroes (first edition, 1985), Wonder Woman (Gamemaster’s Manual, page 80) has, under equipment, her “Bracers” with “Uses 10: Duration: 15". Superman (page 79) has his “Super Uniform” with “Uses: ...
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How did 3e evolve into a more rigid ruleset?

Prompted by a comment to this question: How to use skills — did this change between editions and how? Interestingly, 3.x was originally intended to be used as a toolset like AD&D, but it wasn’t ...
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How does the Leviathan’s Tidal Wave interact with objects?

The Leviathan's Tidal Wave action says (MToF, p. 198): Tidal Wave (Recharge 6). While submerged, the leviathan magically creates a wall of water centered on itself. The wall is up 250 feet long, up ...
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Non-Master Technocrat Minion Creation?

So, one of the main "aesthetic points" of the Technocratic Union is their wide use of minions that they create through superscience, ranging from the relatively expendable Men in Black clones to the ...
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What's the RPG about a journey from A to B, with examples about French soldiers going to kill Hitler and a team trying to win a TV race contest?

There's this roleplaying game that's all about a group of people trying to get from point A to point B. The two example scenarios that are the base for all the examples in the manual are French ...
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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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Has there ever been an official “Room of Death”?

D&D knows Mimics and their relatives, the Lurker and Trapper. They are aberrations that mimicpun intended the floor and ceiling and have been used in conjunction with a stunjelly for years to make ...
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How can I adjudicate more-lethal combat?

So, in FATE 2.0, characters take a lot of hits to remove from combat. This presents a problem when lethal weapons are used in situations where failure doesn't make a whole lot of sense. For example, ...
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Is damage rolled for once per area of effect spell, or rolled once per target?

I'm trying to figure out whether you roll damage for AOE spells as a group or individually in the Fantasy AGE system. I can't find any explicit mention in the rulebook. For example, the spell flame ...
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Can I gain additional Glyphs of Warding if I know it from multiple traditions?

The description of glyph of warding states that: The maximum number of glyphs of warding you can have active at a time is equal to your spellcasting ability modifier. What happens if I know the ...
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Damage dealing arcana in Blue Rose

Blue Rose AGE edition has quite strong separation between 'evil' magic (sorcery) and normal arcana. Most of straighforward damage dealing spells fall under sorcery. But there seem to be few places ...
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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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Character immersion in Trail of Cthulhu

I am part way through running Eternal Lies, a large campaign that uses the Trail of Cthulhu system. I have three players in the group, and we are generally running into an issue with the flow of the ...
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What is the current status of Thay and its economy?

In the last century between 3.5E (~1372 DR), and 5E (~1489), Thay went through the civil war in which the lich Szass Tam won, and banished other wizards making necromancers and undead arcanists the ...
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Do enemies Test attacks at 2d6 or 3d6?

I'm going to be running my first TinyD6 (Tiny Dungeon 2e) adventure, and I've run into a question that I can't quite figure out: Are monsters masters of their weapons? Example: Assassins. Are ...
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How does the reaction from rank I of the Heavy Gunner talent, Covering Fire, work with area-of-effect attacks?

Rank I of the Heavy Gunner talent, Covering Fire, is described on page 97 of the Lancer Core Book First Edition PDF as follows (emphasis mine): As a quick action, choose a character within line of ...
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Do the competition scorecards for D&D tournaments have the same ranges of scores?

D&D tournaments were judged according to a system whereby each party was given points for accomplishing specific tasks and taking certain actions in a competition dungeon. [see this question] I ...
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Seeking the Game System with 'Soft' Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock Effects in Combat

I vaguely recall that somewhere between 2000 and maybe 2010, I've seen attempts in some system* to implement a mechanic in combat where one physical manoeuvre or style would be stronger against some ...
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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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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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How does the Bargain skill interact with Wealth levels in 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 "...
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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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How can my party improve our overland travel speed?

I'm playing a (modified) Serpent's Skull campaign. We're L4, and about to start off through the jungle. We know there are others trying to beat us to our destination, so speed matters. I'm looking for ...
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Are there symbols representing the Feywild, the Shadowfell, elemental planes?

Are there symbols representing the Feywild, the Shadowfell, elemental planes? The player’s handbook of the 5th edition contains symbols for outer planes, are there symbols that represent the above ...
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What on Earth does the wizard's “Familiars” feature do?

DCC Core Rulebook pg. 49 Familiars: More than one wizard has found comfort in the company of a black cat, hissing snake, or clay homunculus. A wizard may utilize the spell find familiar to obtain ...
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How did the role of animal companions change between different editions of D&D, and which classes had access to them?

In D&D 3.5, druids had animal companions. In D&D 5e, only the Beast Master ranger subclass seems to get one. This made me wonder about the history of this feature in general. Which classes ...
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Balancing new critters in Mouse Guard

I am currently developing a campaign setting using the rules and lore for Mouse Guard. The setting will be similar but not in the same geographical location (Northern Michigan) that the original was ...
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What rules can I use to emulate a W20 Wendigo werewolf with V5 mechanics?

I’m making a scenario using Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition (V5) rules, and I want my players to face a werewolf of the Wendigo tribe, as they're depicted in Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th ...
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Official source material for Judas Iscariot background

Is there official content regarding the story of Judas Iscariot and what has happened to him in Vampire lore?
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Capturing a sneaky Bane

Our Kaganmadi just encountered a Bane last round, that is sneaky and tries to influence a Bête by whispering to them sneakily. Now we had stopped at a cliffhanger, having found out the following: A ...
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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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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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How do Dvati work with Incarnum?

Okay, I love Dvati, because a race that is two bodies with one soul is awesome. But I sure wish they'd clarified how they worked a little more with the non-Vancian magic systems of D&D. This marks ...
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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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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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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 counts as a “specific goal, event, or activity” for the Divination spell?

The divination spell states: Similar to augury but more powerful, a divination spell can provide you with a useful piece of advice in reply to a question concerning a specific goal, event, or ...
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How did the Zhentarim get this NPC's blood?

On SKT page 156, it says How did they get this drop of blood? Why do they have it in their possession? I'm probably missing something very obvious here, because it sounds very strange to me that ...
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How do Dodge and Parry work?

More specifically, I'm confused about when to add weapon damage: if the defender rolls as many 6s as the attacker, does the defender still suffer weapon damage or is the attack neutralized altogether?
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A Netrunner using a stealth program, apply the stealth effect only to his icon or also to all his programs active in the Netmap?

When the netrunner is in a cell of the netmap, and run program "invisibility" for instance, do the other programs launched by netrunner will be invisible as well? Or only the Netrunner "...
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Is there any official rule that mitigates power checks for NPCs?

The PCs escaped from Aggarath and found themselves in Falkovnia. Originally hailing from Toril, the party walked south in hopes of reaching Calimshan but, instead, approached Aerie and fought an elite ...
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In the Ubiquity RPG system, what is the advantage of using continuous combat?

In the Ubiquity RPG system (as used in Hollow Earth Expedition or Space 1889), an alternative initiative system ("continuous combat", where actions take place continuously, without use of combat turns)...

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