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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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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 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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Stunning Fist and BAB +6 in E6

Stunning Fist requires BAB +8, but monks famously get it as a bonus feat, ignoring that requirement. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to lose BAB because I am playing E6 and want to take take a feat ...
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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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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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Am I misreading the effect-cancelling part of Warforged Juggernaut's Crag of Steel power, or is it meant to be extremely limited?

Warforged Juggernaut's Level 20 Daily Power is Crag of Steel; a stance that gives you a bunch of stuff, but the part of the power I'm interested in here is: "Until the stance ends, you gain resist ...
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What strategies do the Excrucians use to destroy reality?

I read the Nobilis 3rd edition book and while I have a rough idea on how to play the personalities of certain types of Excrucians, I don't really grasp the overarching strategies they might employ ...
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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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Prometheum Exxet: What happens when you want to apply a level 1 power to ammunition?

When creating magical ammunition using the Prometheum Exxet, the cost of powers is supposed to be reduced by one level. What happens if that level is 1? Specifically, in a sidebar on page 21, the ...
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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 there any cost key for creating new archetypes?

When I read over the archetypes and races examples in the core book I noticed that I was NOT able to find any calculation key for how many xp are left for a character hailing from this archetype. In ...
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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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Can conjured creatures act in the round they're conjured in?

Specifically, if someone casts the Create Homunculus (Creation 26) spell, could the homunculus created thusly act immediately? Taken to extremes, this could well set up a budget grey goo scenario: ...
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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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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 "money", we have ...
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Do Ohgi count as Combat Ninpo for purposes of the Bad Weather battlefield?

In the Shinobigami rulebook pg. 141 it says for the Bad Weather Battlefield: All Combat Ninpo ranges increase by 1. Clearly this would apply to standard attack ninpo like Close Combat etc., but it ...
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How can I set up interactive spoilers for a PBP?

I am setting up a Play by Post forum to manage a large mystery/exploration based campaign. But I want to set up a way to give the players a direct response when they perform a suggested action that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Was there an Amulet of Yendor in any of the D&D official, or 3rd party published material?

Amulet of Yendor is a main artifact in many rogue-alike games, for example Rogue itself, NetHack and Pixel Dungeon families of computer / mobile games. It also appeared in many places as a homage or ...
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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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What are the errata for Swords & Wizardry Complete, 3rd Printing?

I just received a copy of S&W Complete, 3rd Printing. I've found a few minor errors, and I was wondering what errors have been noticed already for this edition? I'm especially interested in ...
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Does merging with your fetch give you a merit?

In the 1d4chan summary of Changeling: The Lost, there is a line that says: ...Or, you can do the "hard but moral" thing and try to merge with it, (since, you know, it's you), which gives you even ...
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In Würm, when should a bonus be an extra die, and when is it a static value?

In Würm, actions are resolved by rolling 2d6 and beating a threshold for the challenge. Context, special abilities, and items can provide bonuses or penalties to this roll. I'm going to be GMing my ...
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How can I create a Neutral undead-like creature?

After reading What rules say that summoning undead is evil, and what rules say why? and the accepted answer thereto, I wondered if there was a potential workaround to the inherent issues involved in ...
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Adjusting power of Animate Dead in custom Dark Sun campaign with slower recovery mechanics (24-hour short rest, 1-week long rest)

tl;dr Because of slower recovery mechanics, my Wizard cannot raise or sustain as many undead as a RAW 5E Wizard. What would be a fair alteration to the spell to bring it back inline with the intended ...
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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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Can I find out if anyone is within a boundary with a Intelligo Corpus Spell?

For example, could I use a Intelligo Corpus spell with a range of personal, duration of instant, a target of boundary, and a Intelligo Corpus base level of 5 to know if someone is within my boundary ...
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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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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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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 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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How much does passage on a ship or river boat cost?

I've got some prices of buying boats in D&D games, but no prices for booking passage down a river or across a sea. A range of high and low would help.
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In Roll20, how do you restrict PC's vision in situations like fog?

For situations like Obscuring Mist and other vision impairment that overcomes Darkvision (and similar abilities), how have you successfully enforced that in Roll20? My PC's would probably meta-game ...
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Can a Wild Shaped Druid Command an Animal Companion?

As a Druid, you can take both the Wild Order (gaining Wild Shape) and the Animal Order (gaining an Animal Companion) via Order Explorer (Druid Feat 2). To be most effective, you would likely wish to ...
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Can the Wizard's “Spell Blending” Arcane Thesis be used to convert spell slots of one tradition to another?

For example, if a Wizard takes Cleric Multiclass Archetype feats to gain Cleric spell slots, can he use the Spell Blending Arcane Thesis to transform the Cleric spell slots into Wizard spell slots of ...
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Is there a 4e magic item or ritual with effects similar to the Magic Jar spell of most other D&D versions?

Magic Jar spell allows possession of another body in most versions of D&D. Is there a magic item or ritual that allows possession in 4e? I tried searching but the only information I could find ...

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