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How to introduce a dangerous looking character to the rest of the party?

First, make sure your players are really on-board If your players are telling you that their characters would kill that character on sight, they are telling you one of two things: The objections come ...
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How to introduce a dangerous looking character to the rest of the party?

I would start by talking to the new player. His idea sounds...well, very weird. It sounds cool at first but it's going to start to be a real problem as soon as we get into detail. How many hit points ...
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How to introduce a dangerous looking character to the rest of the party?

Do your players kill every "dangerous" thing on sight? I mean, I don't blame them, necessarily, sometimes that's the only way, but if that is the case, then your job is to give them a verbal ...
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How to introduce a dangerous looking character to the rest of the party?

Do you know "The Gamers"? Yes, the 2001 45 minute independent film that every DnD player seems to know. The part you are worried about is one of the tropes: Plug 'n' Play Friends: After ...
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How to introduce a dangerous looking character to the rest of the party?

In my games, I go with one of two solutions. The most common solution is to say: "Your characters have known each other for a long time, and you're friends and allies. You know that neither of ...
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How to introduce a dangerous looking character to the rest of the party?

Metagaming is not necessarily a bad thing here! How exactly you do this will depend on your gamesystem and your table. But "it's what my character would do" always needs to be tempered with ...
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How to introduce a dangerous looking character to the rest of the party?

Introduction Etiquette Obviously you should start from a place that the Table matters. So at some point there has to be a level of metagaming that this new crazy character is joining the party for a ...
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Is there any way for an undead to become temporarily living?

I just realised that I should be able to fulfill my conditions with Possession family of spells, including Magic Jar. https://www.aonprd.com/SpellDisplay.aspx?ItemName=possession All it takes is a ...
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Is there any way for an undead to become temporarily living?

Blush of Youth This occult ritual temporarily returns an undead creature to its previous creature type for the duration of this spell: If the caster is undead, she returns to her previous creature ...
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Is there any way for an undead to become temporarily living?

A wish spell (or similar reality altering magic) might do the trick. Its easy to lose the undead type with the various raise dead spells, but those have the unfortunate side effect of being permanent (...
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What if a vampire is charmed into entering a residence

You particular questions You asked: if someone was inside a residence and used command to make the vampire approach, or if suggestion was used by telling a vampire to walk forward in a straight line, ...
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What if a vampire is charmed into entering a residence

The Vampire cannot enter The Vampire has this flaw: Forbiddance. The vampire can’t enter a residence without an invitation from one of the occupants. A charm or compulsion spell changes nothing ...
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Can you stake a Vampire before it turns Gaseous and floats away?

No. Unlike a normal undead, a Vampire reduced to 0 hit points or less is not immediately destroyed. Reducing a vampire’s hit points to 0 or lower incapacitates it but doesn’t always destroy it (MM ...
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Can the Sunburst spell kill a vampire?

The vampire is destroyed The sunburst spell's effect is instantaneous, but so is the damage. There is no time delay given in the rules between an attack or spell hitting or causing a saving throw, and ...
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