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Sczarni

Let say the players raid a drow held mines or what not and find zillions adamantine ingots!

#1) What is the "market" value of adamantine? If a pound of platinum worth 500 gold then how much would you get for a pound of adamantine?

Sczarni

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MurphysParadox wrote:

No, he cannot use a large 2 handed weapon.

There are three weapon categories: 2 handed, 1 handed, light. This is different from the size of the weapon, but they are related.

For every size difference between the weapon and the user, the category shifts accordingly.

A small great sword counts as a '1 handed' weapon to a medium creature. A large dagger counts as a '2 handed' weapon to a small creature. it is -2 to use these weapons on top of how you hold them (large longsword has both a -2 penalty and requires two hands for a medium creature to use it).

You cannot wield something that is 'greater than' the 2 handed category. A medium creature cannot wield a large great sword, a small creature cannot use a medium great sword. It is just as impossible as using a great sword with one hand; it is a 2 handed weapon and must be used with two hands.

I'm pretty sure i know what you mean but it seems that you forget one point about my OP. The half giant is considered one size larger for the purpose of weilding weapon.

Then he is considered a large creature and therefore i don't see why he could not use a large greatsword the same way humans are weilding medium greatswords.

My problem about him (a large creature)is using a 2 handed huge weapon!

Sounds to me he can't right?

Sczarni

I'm a bit confused but thanx anyway.
I'll try to sit and read more closely once at home.

Sczarni

The half-giant's powerfull built (psionique unleashed p.14)says that he is able to weild weapon for creatures one size larger then himself without any penalty. great!

For now he use call weaponry power to summon large greatsword!
From what i understand of powerfull built he could use a large longsword or large warhammer for exemple but would a large 2 handed weapon be too big for him or he just suffer the -2 penalty for weapon not the right size?

Pushing the envelope even farther the half-giant player in my campaign is trying to build a huge greatsword. I'm not even sure he could use it!

Could anyone shed light on this?

Sczarni

Is there a table or chart somewhere where I could find the damage for unusual object used with improvised weapon?

More precisely damage with a folding chair and a "bear mug" or tankard.

I thought maybe 1D6 for the folding chair since it weight 10 pounds and maybe 1D2 for a bear mug?

P.S. yes one of my player built a character based on using improvised weapon!

Sczarni

TriOmegaZero wrote:
You use the Talented Rogue.

Thank you, i'll take a look at it!

Sczarni

I thought about allowing player in my campaign to customise their character to suit their needs.

First idea that came to my mind was to allow a rogue to forgo one dice of sneak attack in exchange of an extra rogue talent.

Let say the rogue wants to concentrate on a spy or trapper path and he does'nt care about sneak attack.
So each time he gains an extra sneak attack dice he could either take it OR instead take an extra talent.

What you guys think?

Sczarni

Weirdo wrote:
Also keep in mind that if the PCs defeat and loot an NPC with PC wealth, they're going to get a lot of gear, so if most of the foes are NPCs giving all of them PC wealth will make your PCs absurdly rich very quickly.

I totally agree on this one! I will keep such NPC for pivotal/central enemy like a nemesis or something.

Thanx

Sczarni

What is the real impact ( if there's one at all) in the game if i build my NPCs the same as i would a PC?

I see only two main diffrences so far:
#1 heroic NPC have a lot less gold to gear with.

#2 heroic NPC have the equivalent of 15 points to built with. It means that if the DM is using the standard phantasy purchase system there is no difference at all for that mather.

In the end there is no difference between a heroic NPC assassin's death attack or one built as PC if they both have the same intel and level!

So again before i go all out with PC-built NPCs in my campaign is their any issue i'm missing?

Sczarni

The size of a settlement limits you on how much you can "ask" from it.

My question is is the daily limit is per capital or total?

For exemple if I am in a thorp I am limited to 2 (good, influence, labor). Is it 2 of each, 2 of only one or any combo from all 3?

Sczarni

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Spellstrike allow a magus to make a free weapon attack to deliver a touch spell effectively combining weapon damage + spell effect.

Chill touch says "...You can use this melee touch attack up to
one time per level."

Does it means that a level 2 magus, using a longsword for exemple, could use a full attack action to swing at ennemy #1 with his longsword + chill touch effect and then again swining at ennemy #2 with longsword + chill touch effect?

sounds like a pretty awsome combo for a level 1 spell use, i must be mistaken.

Sczarni

Apocalypso wrote:
It doesn't sound like anyone else is experiencing the permutation my table-top game often has; people side-talking and ignoring the game until their turn. And only after saying "hey, yeh, the star trek movie was great, but it's your turn," about five times, do these particular players wake up and start considering what they'll do for their action.

Kick these morons out of your game... there is always some nice people waiting for a chance to get in touch with a gaming group!

I did kick 2 peoples out of my game over the years actualy, people that i knew for long on top of that!
In the process i found out 1 awsome player and eventualy a friend!

Trust me, put on these stell cap boots and make some room for interested and respectful player!

Sczarni

Dekalinder wrote:
The principle behind tactical tourn based combat is exactly having all the time you need to plan a tactic. That's the whole purpose behind turns.

Yes.... BUT.... the tactical turn last 6 seconds!

Unless your character possess a godlike genius or some sort of magic item/spell there is no way he could analyse and come up with the best possible action in every situation, therefore the need for a time limit.

In my game it's 15 seconds per player and over time we all see the difference and everyone is happy with it.
And when you think about it 15 seconds is almost like 3 more time to think then you what you have to act!

Sczarni

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Of course the old timer in me miss the good old days in Greyhawk and Forgotten realms but that being said Eberron is by far THE BEST SETTING for D&D/ Pathfinder period, second only to Ravenloft!
I love Pathfinder and the way they "rescue" D&D but like the OP i too find Golarion to the be quite boring!

The warforged, the dragonmark, elemental bound object/ vehicle, the concept of the planes "orbiting" instead of just sitting there, i could go on and on about Eberron but thats not the point of the OP.

If i would ever consider starting an AP in Eberron it would be Carrion Crown right in Karnnath, that realm "beg" for it!
Replace the whispering tyrant and the whispering way by Vol and the emerald claws and their you go!

Minimal changes and very few fine tuining in my opinion!

Eberron is a SOLID setting and Carrion Crown is by far one of the best AP, you can't go wrong with these!

Sczarni

Russ Taylor wrote:
Check the tactics - they may be using greater magic weapon to enhance their gear. So the treasure has a lesser bonus than what they use in combat.

Sounds like you are right!

Thank you

Sczarni

To begin with i did not go through all the posts but is Paizo aware of all the typos in the npc codex?

I looked for some npc codex errata but found nothing

Most of those i came across are related to gear where the melee weapon does not match the description in the gear section.

For exmple Master of undead on p.56: in its melee profile it says +3 Scythe BUT in its gear section it is a +1 only?

Am i missing something?

other exemples i found are:
Shadow cleric P.59
priest of oblivion p.60
infernal champion p.95
axe lord p.124
....

and the list goes on and on!

Sczarni

To be honest i did not look at all the posts but what about quick channel to "channel" as a move action?

Sczarni

I'm about to launch the Carrion Crown AP and i was wondering how the players can go on their personnal business while being a pivotal part of an AP.

I mean how do you allow the rogue enough time to "get in touch" with some less than noble caracter in order to found his own crime guild?
How the priest can have enough time to search for remote areas to "convert" to his faith.
How long do you gives the players to built a headquarter or base of opperation.
What if if the wizard wants to craft the rod of yati-yata?

I'm asking this meanly because and adventure path like CC is pretty much a race against time!
If the players decides to stay 6 months in Ravengrow for whatever reason we might very well have Adivion Adrissant releasing the whispering tyrant totally unopposed!

The only solution i see would be to modify the course of the AP reacting only to whatever the players are doin.

What you guys are doin in your AP in order to leave enough room for the pc to go on their personnal business?

Sczarni

I am building a vampire monk villain but before i just want to make sure my understanding of energy drain is correct.

If i'm right the drain happens automatically on a hit with no save? If so the listed SAVE DC is given only if 24 hours* have passed in order to know if the negative level go away or become permanant.

*of course magic could get rid of it sooner i know.

Bottom line is no save on the hit, once per turn only no matter how many attack the monk have.

Am i correct?

Sczarni

Simply put, i'm working on a one week-end event for very old friends who have'nt played for years, some since last days of D&D 2nd. ed!
Basicaly a rare reunion around a PnP game.

Since most of them are rusted i (the DM) have already built their caracters whom they will randomly pick.
Since i don't need to worry about long term balance each of these level 10 caracters are maxed out with stats, feat, gear, magical item and so forth!

The more i go into the design process the more i realise that such a party will simply blow the adventure away!
Of course i don't want a party wipe, especialy for that rare occasion, but i would like them to have a decent challenge!

what kind of advance would you have for me beside maxing the monster's HP?

Sczarni

During last weekend game i was hit right in the face by how wrong i was reading dispel magic.

From what i understand "now" the way it really work is 1D20 + my caster level (9 in this case) VS DC 11 + caster level.

So if i target a level 12 wizard all his active buff will have a DC23 unless he was targeted by someone else's buff.

Am i correct?

If that said wizard buffed himself with armor (DC23), sheild (DC23), blurr (DC23), haste (DC23) and Stoneskin (DC23).
How do i work dispel magic since they all are of the same caster level?

Sczarni

Sounds like its either the most stupid question ever so nobody bother OR nobody knows. In this case as a DM i'll unclude reading as well!

see you next post.

Sczarni

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Might sound stupid but when the description of the tongue spell says "speak and understand any language" are we including reading?

Sczarni

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I'm about to launch the CC adventure path soon.

While looking for more resource to had to the experience i found about the Carrion hill module. From what i read it seems it is in perfect line with the CC path but need some fine tuning!

I have some questions here:

Does the adventure path REALLY benefit from carrion hill module, i mean beside the flavor those extra XP are they really needed?

Is the amount of time needed to adjust Carrion hill to fit in (level/ challengewise) really worth it?

For those who did include it in their CC campaing what is your thought on it, what have you done wrong/right.
What could have been done otherwise or not?

Sczarni

Thebethia wrote:


...The barbarians DR comes after the damage is halved. This is consistent with the way other half damage effects work....

I admit this is the way i "instinctively" saw the problem but do you have more precise bits of rules or anything else that show that this is "consistent" like you said because i found nothing.

Sczarni

SlimGauge wrote:

Here's how I think it works.

Any damage reduction that the target of the Shield Other spell has applies. It applies first, before the damage is split, because only the damage that gets through counts.

Ork hits Barb for 8. Barb's DR reduces damage by 4, leaving 4 to get through. That 4 is split due to Shield Other, 2 to the Barb and 2 to the Cleric. The cleric's DR does not apply, because a) DR is only applied once and has aready been applied and b) this damage is coming from an effect due to a spell, Shield Other, and spells ignore DR.

Ok so if i got you right once the barb got hit...

A)Barb DR comes first.
B)Damage taken by the barb is then halve, in this case 2.
C)Since my cleric take 2 damage because of a spell or the "sheild other" effect in this case, his own DR does not apply.

Right?

Sczarni

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Is DR taken into acount towards the dmg delt under the spell sheild other?

For exemple, my cleric have DR5/evil (righteous might) while "sheilding" a barbarian with a DR4/-.

let say the barb is hit for 8 damage by a typical orc. Both of us would be hit for 4 but both our DR would stop it right?

Yet again the same cituation arise but this time the orc have the "evil" subtype. The barb would get 0 but my cleric would get the full 4 damage... again am i right?

Sczarni

let say i have a sorcerer 5/Dragon disciple 1.

If i'm right he is a level 5 Sorcerer for spell known and spell cast per day prupose BUT he is a level 6 Sorcerer for bloodline power purpose.. right?

let say that after some adventuring he is now a level 5 Sorcerer/10 Dragon disciple, being now considered a 12th. sorc for spell casting purpose BUT 15th. for bloodline power purpose.

On my 16th. level i decide for some reason to go back and get a 6th. level of Sorcerer.

What will happend with, let say, the bloodline power previously earn?

Are we adjusting "retroactively"?

Sczarni

Just a quick question about how BaB from 2 or more class add togheter.

let say i have a level 5 wizard (BaB +2)/rogue 6 (BaB +4)

Sine the total BaB equal +6 does it give an effective BaB of +6/+1 for that character?
In other words is that character able to make 2 attack during a full round action?

Sczarni

So if i follow you Grick our level 11 fighter would have 6 attack per full round, 3 with each hand?

If that's the case then i still don't get the math you came up with.

Maybe i should approach the problem from a different angle and let's take our level 11 fighter with a light off hand weapon:

Base attack bonus with 1 weapon: +11/+6/+1 with "main hand"

1 extra "off-hand" attack with 2WF (all at -2): +9/+4/-1 "main hand" + 1 "off-hand" attack at +9

1 second extra "off-hand" attack with I2WF (base off hand -5): +9/+4/-1 with "main hand" + 2 "off-hand" attack at +9/+4

Finally 1 last extra "off-hand" attack with G2WF (base off hand -10): +9/+4/-1 with "main hand" + 3 "off-hand" attack at +9/+4/-1

Am i correct?

Sczarni

I am confused about how two weapon fighting (2WF) style adds up with a high BaB (I.E. one that already gives you extra attack.)

So basicaly 2WF feat give you an extra attack at -2/-2 using your full BaB?
IMP. 2WF gives you an extra off hand at -5?
Greater 2WF hives you a final extra off hand attack at -10?
The only thing that confuse me is with how to "add it up" to a high BaB (more than one base attack).
If you only had a BaB of +10 that would give +8/+8/+5/+0 with Greater 2WF right?

For simple exemple lets take a fighter with no bonus at all but only with his BaB fighting with two weapons. Of course off hand is light!

If i'm correct it should go like this:

Fighter level 5 with 2WF feat (BaB +5) = +3/+3
Fighter level 6 with 2WF feat (BaB +6/+1) = +4/+4/-1
Fighter level 7 with IMP. 2WF feat (BaB +7/+2) = +5/+5/+0/-5
Fighter level 11 with Greater 2WF feat (BaB +11/+6/+1) = +9/+9/+4/-1/-6

Am i correct?

P.S. I know it might be a confusing post but thats the whole point!.. i am confused ;()

Sczarni

Cheapy wrote:
I was wondering the same thing last time. James did a lot of the work on the PF Bard, and the link is his opinion on that first line.

Thanx a lot for the link, that says it all as far as i'm concern!

Case close, raging bard can't cast but can still use inspire X*

* insert courage, greatness, heroics as you see fit!

Sczarni

Eben TheQuiet wrote:

Inspire Courage (and a handful of other performance types) don't require any Perform checks at all. So from the rules I'm reading (the Rage rules), they're kosher because they don't require any patience nor do they require any of the specifically-mentioned skill types.

You might be right but there's still one point bugging me.

On page 35: bardic performance is worded like that: "A bard is trained to use the Perform skill to create magical effects....."

That is where the whole debate reside i think, in the piece of sentence "use the perform skill"

Your opinion?

Sczarni

Ok, lets put that post back on track. At least more with what i had in mind first.

I'll go more in detail:

#1 Can i cast a spell while raging?
Rage says that i can't do anything that use concentration.. ok probably not since you need concentration to cast a spell. The reason why we need to succeed a concentration check caused by AoO in the first place.

#2 Rage says that i can't use, among other things, charisma base skill so it rule out the whole "perform skills" since they are charisma skill!

#3 Even with the use of lingering performance my bardic perform would last 2 round only!

For exemple i spend x amount of time to "prime" my comrade to whats coming ahead and then...
combat round #1: I rage, inspire courage goes out, linguering perform pops in for 2 rounds.
combat round #2: linguering performance last round
Combat round #3: bard useless!

#4 What "moment of clarity" really add to this?

i spend x amount of time to "prime" my comrade to whats coming ahead and then...
combat round #1: I rage, inspire courage goes out, linguering perform pops in for 2 rounds.
combat round #2: linguering performance last round
Combat round #3: moment of clarity (free action?), inspire courage again (or even cast a spell)
Comabt round #4: rage come back, inspire goes out, linguering pop back again for 2 rounds.
Comabt round #5: linguering performance last round
Combat round #6: bard useless!

I don't want to ear about how my DM would interpret it, i just want to know what i can do with RAW! I'll see with my DM after.

The more i look into it the more i realise that despite the awsome fluff behind it, the idea of a "warchanter" is realy a bad choice.

Sczarni

Marthian wrote:


I, for one, find the idea of a bard singing happy songs while beating up foes would be hilarious.

You have the right to see it the way you want.

I for myself had more in mind shouting out loud how i will bring you down you, your king, your organisation and your kingdome... that to me is far from behing hilarious and it is quite what i imagine as an inspiring view for my comrades!

Sczarni

Few things about a possible warchanter (half-orc barbarian/bard)!

From my understanding a bard can't maintain a performe while raging , like all the inspires, because these are charisma-base skills BUT i could cast any spell?

Even moment of clarity would be useless for that specific case right?

Am i missing something?

Sczarni

For almost 4 years now me and my gaming group have followed pretty much the same ritual!

We play once a month on a saturday from 1P.M. up to wayyyy late!

#1 At 12:00 we all gather at the nearby Mc donalds for some unhealthy junk food while chatting about the latest thing we crafted/looted at DDO (dungeons & dragon online), the new model we just finished at warhammer 40K and we eventually start talking about the last month game and how we intend to proceed for the upcoming one.

#2 We finally made it home (me being the DM) around 1 P.M.
People are reveiwing their notes, i give them a couple minutes to review the "not so foten used rule" and hop we go!

#3 Around 5-5:30 P.M. we put the game to a pause and hit the local St-Hubert B.B.Q. (THE house of chicken roasting for those not living in Québec province).
Now we are spending super talking about what happend, whats coming and if need be discussing rules interpretation (but after 4 years that does not come out anymore but very rarely).

#4 We get back home about an hour later and keep on playing until we can't keep our eyes open anymore!

One month later rinse and repeat!

Sczarni

Well thanx!

The last place i have'nt look for answer, and i should!, is in undead/ construct general trait!

my bad.

Sczarni

As i'm reading the definition of wounding it says that creature immune to critical are immune to bleeding... so far fine with me.

But then what about zombie, lich, adamantine golem... these things can realy bleed? Because after all they are not immune to critical right?
It makes even less sense when under vorpal it says that golems and "other than vampire" undead are immune!

Since i can't make no sens of it all, does a wounding weapon works against undead and construct even if it makes no sense?

Sczarni

Well thats true!
If i'm refering to the "spontaneous casting" it is pretty clear so that would be in line for the healer's blessing ability.

sounds like RAW was enough for that case

Sczarni

I looked through the FAQ but found nothing as an official ruling?

Yet again does Healer's blessing affect only spells with the word cure in it's title or all spells of the conjuration (healing) type with the word cure in its description?

It could make a difference, for exemple breath of life would be affected but pillar of life would not!

As far as i understand, as a DM, i could very weel go in one way or another.

Is there anything close as an official ruling for this or it's to the DM's decision. From what i understand it seems like the community tip for the "cure in the title" approach.

Sczarni

Green Left Eye wrote:
Also, while I'm on the topic of Face Cards, will you be releasing sets for your back catalogue of APs, as well? Rise of the Runelords is already out, but I would love to get my hands on the sets for Curse of the Crimson Throne and Carrion Crown, specifically.

you just read my mind!

Any chances for CC card face?

Sczarni

centerpunch wrote:

... The party knocks off 6 goblins and they get each get the equivalent of a CR 2 encounter?...

-CP

Since my english is not 100% perfect i might miss something here BUT... if the right way to give XP is to give each member the full value of the said CR then it means i have screwed up my party for the last 4 years!

If a group of 4 PC defeats a CR4 each get 1/4 of a CR4 value, in other words 300 xp each!

Sczarni

That answer it all, thanx!

Sczarni

Two questions about scrolls and caster level

#1 Let say i have a level 4 wizard with 13+ intel, if i'm correct i could use a level 5 fireball scroll needing only to succed on a caster level check DC 6?
If the same scroll was level 10 (max for fireball) the said DC would be 11?
This is somewhat ridiculous because i would succed on a 2+ for first scroll or 7+ for the second one.

I'm clearly missing something here!

#2 Can i create scrolls with lower level then normaly possible in order sell to "rather poor" customers?
For exemple can i scribe a level 1 fireball scroll (1D6 only)?

Sczarni

I'm doin an old Ravenloft classic for next halloween... Touch of death!

Pretty much everything is set but one few thing.
What would be the appropriate CR for desert zombie?

Basically they are normal zombie in all respect but with 2 unique twist.

#1 Attack from beneath:
From what i understand the zombie come from under the sand and trie to start a grab against the victime without provocking AoO.
Each round the victime goes deeper into the sand.
After the 3 round (if the vicitme did not succed in breaking the hold yet) the victime is fully under the sand.
At the end of his 2nd round under the sand the victime die right there!

#2 Sandswim:
The zombie basicaly swim under the sand at 30' per sound and leave no trace unless very close to the surface.

Your verdict please

Sczarni

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i'm playin in a group where the DM rule that whatever the roll is for 20 always succed and 1 always fail!

That's a fact for "to hit" and "save" roll but what about skill check, spell resistance (SR) roll?
I have seen nothing about these so far so am i wrong or the DM is clearly house ruling the whole thing?

Sczarni

Whirlwind special attack says (page 306, bestiary 1):

... might take damage equal to the creature slam attack....

My question is is the druid in huge air ele allowed to add his power attack to this slam attack or is it the "base" slam damage only that is applyed?

Sczarni

Are wrote:

The Ice Elemental (from Bestiary 2) has an ice glide ability.

It also has the icewalking ability, which is shared by White Dragons.

Ok unless i'm missing the point we are talking about earthglide here!

Sczarni

Just a quick check before upcoming game this week end.

It's gonna take place in a frost giant king's stronghold, LOOOOOTS of icy surface and rooms where walls are actualy made of pure ice.

As i understand the rules about earthglide ice is not some form of natural earth/dirt and such.
So i would rule that it is not permitted to "glide" through ice.

Am i correct?

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