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all classes can now create wands of Hostile Justaposition.
Why would all? Only the summoner gets it as a 4th level spell. Everyone else gets it as a 5th level spell, meaning no wands for them.
Other classes may get the spell as a 5th level one, but that doesn't matter to the wand."A wand is a thin baton that contains a single spell of 4th level or lower." And even though it's only the Summoner that can cast it at that level, Hostile Juxtaposition is now a 4th level spell.
That's my interpretation anyway.
If the intended Target is somehow invalid, the spell never actually "fires" and the Material Component remains as it is.If the intended target cannot actually benenfit from the spell, that's just tough luck. The spell was cast, and the Material Component is used up.
if the party DOES manage to go through the process of liquidating, finding a caster, and bargaining for a new True Resurrection spell; will the extraordinarily valuable diamond simply go away and the spell fail?
The spell will fail, the diamonds go to waste. That's why before casting an expensive spell like this, you first cast a divination to make sure the dead PC is actually able (and willing) to be resurrected.
If so is it possible in the rules to make a necromancy that just has one really strong undead?
Yes, in fact that's the usual thing for Arcane Necromancers.
For the other part: sometimes, it's just an obstacle. You can't Disable Device a brick wall.It's a bit of a stretch to call a wall a "device", but why not allow PCs to "disable" it?
There's no need to facilitate every stupid plan the players may come up with. But allowing (and when appropriate: rewarding) innovative, lateral thinking can enhance the game as a whole.
So is a Familiar able to access its Share Spells or Deliver Touch Spells abilities while inside a possessed object?
Yes. The Familiar isn't casting anything itself.
can you use a Greater Hat of Disguise while possessing an object to gain the benefits of Alter Self?
I guess that would depend on whether the possessed object can "wear" a hat.
"Range" is for the spell's effect though, not its components.
Digital Mystic wrote:
How do should we define being in the caster's possession?We don't, the rules already did that for us:
The Rules wrote:
To cast a spell, you must be able to speak (if the spell has a verbal component), gesture (if it has a somatic component), and manipulate the material components or focus (if any).