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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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Effects of two rolls for healing corruption

I am unsure of how healing corruption works as stated. Page 198 bottom Heroes reduce their current Shadow rating attempting a Craft or a Song roll with TN 14. On a successful roll, they reduce ...
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Can you use Sleight of Hand to draw a firearm during a surprise round to get the initiative boost?

Can you use Sleight of Hand to draw a firearm during a surprise round to get the initiative boost? How you implement it since it's vs yourself? A Spot Hidden vs Sleight of Hand? or Sleight of Hand vs ...
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What named creatures or beings would fit thematically as patrons of a Dark Pact warlock?

What named creatures or beings would fit thematically as patrons of a Dark Pact warlock? By "named", I mean a being that exists in some lore (primarily but not necessarily limited to Forgotten Realms ...
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What was this role playing game from the 70s or 80s?

Does anyone know the name of the role playing game from around the 80s (or possibly 70s) that was sort of a Star Wars ripoff? There was combat, experience points you could earn. There were tall Jawa ...
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Is Kenabres an extreme example for the view on Tieflings and demons at the worldwound?

In an answer to my question: Status of Tieflings with the worldwound defenders? Kenabres was used as an example for how tieflings were viewed. While creating chars for a worldwound campaign one of my ...
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How can a wandering, destitute GURPS DFRPG Cleric cast high cost spells?

In GURPS Dungeon Fantasy/DFRPG, there's at least one spell offered to Clerics (even with low Power Investiture, meaning it's available to Henchman level or Priest lens characters) that has a ...
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How to prepare Cthulhu Confidential (Gumshoe One-2-One)?

I'm looking for some practical advice on how to prepare for a session of Cthulhu Confidential. I'm a novice GM with some dozens of sessions of other games under my belt, but this will be my first one-...
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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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What Lore Changed Between Editions?

Now that the second edition of Eclipse Phase is out, I would like to know what bits of lore are different in second edition. I know most of it was meant to stay intact, but that doesn't mean that ...
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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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What methods exist to get infinite or extremely high caster level prior to epic levels?

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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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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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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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 the base damage of a Sorcerous Fetish be raised?

In the new MET Werewolf book, one of the options for a Fetish is the Sorcerous cantrip, which inflicts a damage of one. Is there any way to raise that damage with Fetish or Equipment Qualities?
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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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Do you need to cast spells every day you are working on a construct?

Crafting magic items takes one day for every 1,000 gold pieces of its value and spells have to be cast every day. Although it takes one day for every 1,000 gold pieces to craft a construct as well, I ...
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How were play-by-mail quest tournaments judged?

The January 1984 edition of Dragon advertised the "SILVERDAWN Quest Tournament". The ad features a $5,000 cash prize. In a previous question I was introduced to the mechanics of play-by-mail ...
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How does “ranged” work for effects that don't have an attack roll?

Normally, ranged attacks have 3 range categories (short/medium/long) with different penalties to the attack roll (-0/-2/-5). Which one do you use if an effect doesn't have an attack roll? E.g. an area ...
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Can a scholar repeat healing hands every 10 minutes?

In Adventures in Middle-Earth, the scholar class has the "Hands of a Healer" ability: If you can touch a creature, you may expend one Healing Die per action, instantly granting them hit points ...
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What happens when I add success to a roll that dramatically failed?

There are a number of powers that allow to add success to a roll. For example, Mage Fate 5 spell Miracle allows you to add a success per Interdiction spent after the roll. Some others (sorry, can't ...
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How do the fangs of the lupine work?

The species hybrid—lupine has the special talent fangs that says Once per round, the agent may declare he is making a bite attack against his opponent as a free action. This attack inflicts 1d4 ...
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Placing Critters in the appropriate place in the Natural Order Hierarchy 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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Is it possible to translate in-place after inapposite travel?

When a creature travels via inapposite means (inapposite gate, harness, directly from the strange, etc), will end up out of context when the laws of the destination recursion differ, and will begin ...
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What are the best templates to give oozes a better to-hit?

pretty self-explanatory. Try to keep it under CR 5 tough. It is for bottled oozes, as per the discorvery : https://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/base-classes/alchemist/discoveries/paizo-alchemist-...
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Are there limits to object Sizes when a character uses Metamorphosis?

I intend to use an NPC to make her attack a vessel. The NPC is capable of using Metamorphosis as a multiclass Ardent 7, manifester level 11. My idea was to make her metamorph into a flying creature, ...
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Can I corrupt the Boss' team?

It's the final scene, a minor villain has appeared to wreck the getaway, and I, in my role as "Judge" (GM), want a few of the "Boss'" crew member's minions to "cross the aisle" and side with the ...
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Can I use a Talent without initation?

I'm currently creating my first character for a Würm game. At character creation you choose a tribe (which determines starting skills) and Strengths. My character is a Long Man (Aurignacian culture) ...
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What happens when you cast the same spell on the same target twice?

I cannot find any rules text that states what happens if you apply two spells to the same target that would then overlap in effect - e.g., let us presume two spells of Weight Increment (Earth 10) are ...
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What is the optimum PC level for Death Frost Doom?

The 2014 edition of Lamentations of the Flame Princess adventure, Death Frost Doom, says that it is "suitable for low level characters". I've read the adventure thoroughly, and am aware that it can be ...
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Temporal and spatial sympathy when casting Postcognition

The Time 2 spell Postcognition allows a mage to view the past. However there are some confusing factors (emphasis mine): She can review the past of her current location or any moment in her own ...
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When using or crafting a Spellcasting item, do modifiers that apply to spellcasting apply?

Specifically, I am interested in if the Power Boost power (from the Prometheum Exxet) could interact with an item that has the Spellcasting power (though there may be other cases where interactions ...
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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 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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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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How can I adapt fourthcore to play-by-forum?

Fourthcore adventures have an ingrained time limit that puts pressure on player action and prompts fast, dashy solutions rather than overcautious approaches (or at least has the players chose which ...
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Does shapechanging come under Entitlement(Shapechange), the Vessel power or can it be either?

I'm a bit confused in part time gods about changing shapes. There are a few powers under the shaping manifestation skill that allow for this. But on the other hand there exists an animal form ...
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Scales of War Maps

I'm a DM about to start a campaign of Scales of War with my group. I have all of the stuff ready, except for the maps. I purchased a DDI Subscription through Digital River, but when I download the ...
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Can an Echo Knight move its echo image vertically or though walls?

The Echo Knight archetype of the fighter class has the ability to manifest an echo of the knight. This ability includes the following: You can use a bonus action to magically manifest an echo of ...
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To how many odd keystones can one Spiritomb be synchronized?

Spiritombs have the "Keystone Warp" capability, which says the following: Spiritomb carries around with it an Odd Keystone. Trainers may collect additional Odd Keystones as they travel. ...
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Enchanter adaptation of the Nightmare Spinner prestige class

The Complete Mage prestige class Nightmare Spinner has the following adaptation entry: The nightmare spinner class is designed as an illusion specialist, but it could work just as well with an ...
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Are there non-bridge crew roles?

I am helping to develop a campaign for Star Trek Adventures. This campaign would focus on several new recruits on their first assignment (all ensign or non-commissioned). None of them would be bridge ...
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How is enemy damage from weapons and super weapons rolled?

In the Troika! SRD page 67 are the enemies Troll and Ven. The Troll does damage as Weapon and the Ven as Super Weapon. But there are no generic damage tables for those. The Zoanthrop for example does ...
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Datfortress's programs are always visible in their cells, or triggered only when Netrunner pass by their cell?

In all the samples of Netmap, we can see data fortress with walls, gates, CPUs, memories, and also programs in a determined cell. Now I wonder, when the netrunner enters in the subgrid and starts to ...
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What is the status of the nation of Tashalar in 5e Forgotten Realms

As far as I understand, the Chultan Peninsula became an island for a time during 4e, and after the Second Sundering the regions around the Mhair Jungle were restored. Tashalar, an established and ...
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In Pathfinder's Race builder, can you give the race you create two racial qualities? (i.e. Fey and Humanoid.)

I was wondering when creating a race in Pathfinder 1e, are you able to give them two racial type qualities like Fey and Humanoids for example or is it just one type only? I ask because I was looking ...
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Can I take a Skill Power before level 10 with a hybrid character?

Hybrid Characters, Gaining Additional Powers (PHB3 p135): [...] However, if you have at least two powers in the same category (at-will attack, encounter attack, daily attack, or utility), at least ...

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