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13th Age did something interesting with racial Ability Score Modifiers. Every race provides a *choice* between which of two stats you get a +2 in, with no negative. Then, your *class* provides a choice between two stats to get a +2 in, that can't be the same score as your race improved. Makes it so it's a bit easier to pick an unorthodox race for a class, because your class will give you a bit of a bonus to help you out anyway.
The Saltmarsh 6 wrote:
If some people on the internet not playing your way is enough to be considered a nail through the coffin of gaming, I don't know what to say.
This argument of "there are things you can't control in life, so you should just deal with it" is patently ridiculous, but I keep hearing it. I don't care if I can't control stuff in life. I'm playing a game (and not the Game of Life :P). I don't want my Barbarian to be permanently crippled in what I expected him to be able to do because of one or two or three bad rolls.
Stuff happening to kill my Barbarian in the course of the game? Fine. Being useless as a frontliner because I happened to roll a 1 on just a couple die rolls? Not fine.
I'm not saying you have to take the average or whatever. Keep rolling hit points if that's what you find fun. :)
But don't pretend I'm somehow a lesser gamer because I think this particular mechanic is bad.
D&D and Pathfinder being pretty high on the system complexity scale, finding things that are simpler should be fairly simple.
For anime, I really like Big Eyes, Small Mouth a generic system designed to have an anime feel. Haven't had much chance to play it, but I quite enjoy it. It's also got a lot of optional side-bars and rules to slide the complexity and grittiness up and down.
I've also heard good things about Ironclaw for furry type stuff. Haven't read it myself, however.
How will make-up help them survive the dungeon? :P
Bob^3 covered your poison question well, so I'll just answer the treasure one.
You are correct on all your numbers (CR3 at medium advancement = 800 gp, incidental halves it and makes it 400).
The gp value you're left with is the total gold for the whole party, not per person. Just remember to throw the occasional high treasure encounter at the party to compensate for the low treasure fights.
Let the players divvy up the cash as they see fit. If they're like most groups I've seen, they'll give everyone an equal share of the cash and hand magic swag to whoever needs it most.
I think Daneel was just bringing up Staggered since the GM used the fact that Staggered specifically says you can still take Swift/Free actions while being restricted to a single Move or Standard meant that Nauseated does not allow Swift/Free actions, since it similarly restricts your actions but doesn't include the language allowing Swift/Free actions.
As the others have said, by RAW, Move actions are it. No Swifts, Frees, or whatever else.
Secret Wizard wrote:
Remember, it says nothing about REDUCING the time needed to take a 20, which takes two minutes for Knowledge checks.
Not necessarily. Making a Knowledge is listed as not taking an action, meaning it takes no time. So, wouldn't taking 20 on something that requires no action take no time (since 20 * 0 is still 0)?
We let players take 10 on Spellcraft checks to ID items. It means the caster can just tell the GM "I get everything CL X and below" and we get on with the game. Experimentation to ID items could occasionally be fun but too often devolved into a checklist of common silly things to check. I'm not sad to see it go just like describing exactly how you search the room.
This isn't even something players need to be "let" to do. They can just do it. :)
In my game, I usually just assume that the highest spellcraft character takes 10, everybody else who can aids, then I tell them everything they identify with that spellcraft number, which is most things. The players then decide for the following days how they're going to try and identify the items.
Telling them "you identify all the swag except this one thing" usually gets them a little more interested in that one thing and learning what it is.
The ways I've seen it done (other than just taking average or average+2, that still involve rolling):
Player rolls and the GM secretly rolls. The player decides between what they know they got and whatever the GM may have got.
Roll normally. If you roll under average, roll again. Keep whichever of the two is higher.
I prefer the average or average+number methods, personally.
Except that this literal reading of explosive runes doesn't work (the dispel magic thing). There's nothing in that sentence that says Greater Dispel Magic doesn't work, it's only explaining what happens if you screw up a dispel.
Also, yes, Greater Spell Immunity makes you immune to Dispel Magic, but not Greater, because it specifically says you are immune to the one chosen spell. There is nothing in Explosive Runes that says Greater Dispel doesn't work. Saying "you can do X" doesn't mean you can't do Y, when Y is something you could normally do anyway.
I can erase my sentence with the eraser on my pencil, but I could also use white-out if I wanted to.
To stop explosive runes abuse, just use a literal reading of the spell. It specifically states that only dispel magic and erase can magically trigger it. It does not mention greater dispel magic. That means you can only dispel 1 set of runes at a time. The precedent is like spell immunity which makes you immune to 1 specific spell, but not variants of the same spell.
Greater Dispel Magic says it functions like Dispel Magic. You're really grasping at straws here. Also, that line isn't there to explain you can disable Explosive Runes with Dispel Magic, since you could anyway. It's to explain what happens if you fail.
I keep coming back to this. You ask for rules cites and then never give one yourself. So, tell me where exactly the action required to read something is described? I don't care about your explanation for your assumption. Give a page number.
1) Mirror Image lasts minutes/level. Having it up before a fight is perfectly reasonable most of the time.
2) I wouldn't call a 33% chance to hit significant either.
3) Stop bringing up toddlers. You're the only one bringing them up, and only in an effort to make Anzyr's position look ridiculous. It's damn near the definition of a strawman. There's a huge difference between a 2 year old human reading common and a 30 year old Air Elemental reading Auran.
4) Care to do the same for your assumption that reading the letter "A" on a sheet of paper takes a Standard?
5) I'll leave Anzyr to explain that one, because I don't know either. :P
6) It's 21 damage that is getting through basically all damage mitigators (DR, Energy Resistance, etc.), with a 100% chance to hit. Regarding handing out the Runes, read Anzyr's post again. He's making no such assumptions and is summoning them the round the explosion happens. He's using Acadamae Graduate to summon as a Standard, then handing the Runes as a Move, so the Elemental can Move up and read as a Free.
Just as a side note, the adventure being construct and undead heavy shouldn't be making the rogue want to quit. Both constructs and undead can be hit with sneak attack in Pathfinder.
Ragnarok Aeon wrote:
This isn't actually a fumble house rule. When you fail your disarm check by more than 10 you drop your weapon, and Joey's wondering if checking a 1 would automatically count as failing by more than 10 (since 1s are auto-fails).
I'd say that you still add your bonus to see if you drop your weapon.
We usually just play with dice for our minis like you do, and tend to set the number facing up on the die equal to how high off the ground they are.
When it comes to facing, that only ever matters for movement, and only ever matters during your turn, so I don't worry about keeping detailed track of it. Whichever way you start moving on your turn is the way you're facing at the start of that turn. My players are usually able to remember which way they come from, so it works well enough. :P
4 copies? Wow. Until drivethrurpg got it to be print on demand, I couldn't even find one for less than, like, $300.
Do you still have any extras? :3
Edited to actually talk about the topic:
Do effects like Fire Storm that let you create multiple areas with the spell, can you overlap them and have the spell hit the same area multiple times?
Similarly, would something like the
Rapustin Must Die:work the same way (whether the answer is yes or no that they can overlap), or would it be different? If it is different, why?
troops' Fusillade ability, that lets them create four lines that each require a save and do 6d10+6 damage
My players are going to be starting on Kingmaker soon, and I was hoping to run Way of the Wicked as a sort of sequel to it, where we jump forward in time and have their new PCs tearing down the kingdom they spent so much time building. There's a few big issues I'm having on figuring out how to change Way of the Wicked to have Talingarde be the PCs future kingdom.
The first, and biggest, is the geography. From what I can tell, the Kingmaker kingdom is pretty landlocked, while Talingarde is a huge island. Any advice on either A) Converting the Way of the Wicked story to work in a land-locked environment or B) Coming up with a good explanation for why the kingdom got moved out to sea?
Other things, like location names and history, should be fairly easy to rejigger, but, from what I've gathered, Talingarde being an island is fairly important to the plot of the AP.
A friend of mine is playing a Titan Mauler and saw the "Titanic Rage" feature they get at level 14.
At 14th level, a titan mauler may choose to gain the benefits of enlarge person when she enters a rage.
And he was thinking that meant that he only got the benefits of Enlarge Person, not the penalties. I feel that when the ability says "gain the benefits of enlarge person" that basically means "enlarge person is auto-cast on you," but he says it means "I get the +2 to strength and reach, but not the -2 to dexterity or the -1 to AC and attack."
I can kinda see his side, as it says "gain the benefits of enlarge person" rather than "be affected as if by enlarge person" or something similar.
Which is correct?
I think there's two main reasons for it:
1. If you're Spring Attacking, you aren't Full Attacking, which is chopping your damage output considerably.
2. It's the third feat in a feat chain, and the two feats needed to get it (Dodge and Mobility) are meh at best.
For me, it's the second reason that's the biggest one. If it was a single feat, or the Prerequisites were good too, I'd consider picking it up now and again.