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no, there was a FAQ or dev post that the eidolon's BAB was added to the BAB from classes other than summoner. cannot recall where it was, but some search fu should turn up the answer.
edit:It was a FAQ
There are 3 approaches which I split fantasy game worlds into:
1) this is a rich world where even peasants have magic items
If having a nonsensical economy makes for an unfun game for you, then create rules for a realistic economy (warning: your fellow players might not find it fun). D&D based games usually don't worry about realistic economies because it takes a considerable amount of time and effort that could be spent adventuring and most players would rather do the adventuring. If spending the time needed to set up a working economy interests you it might be a good idea to lay your hands on the Chivalry & Sorcery rules, buried in that set of rules is some good info on how to make a realistic medieval based fantasy economy (although the C&S economy simulation is not perfect).
an anatomy doll is a 1,000GP and a wand of CLW is 750GP. The wand heals much faster, but the doll doesn't have charges. By the time a PC goes through their first CLW wand the anatomy doll user is taking so long to get healed that the rest of the party is beginning to complain - healing 30 points of damage with a +8 WILL save (70% chance of breaking the connection when used) takes about 10 minutes.
At low levels works fine, once the dhampir gets a decent will save it becomes more a hassle than a heal since there seems to be no way to not save to break the link. Note that it only works with living (not undead) creatures, there are very few living creatures with a negative energy affinity.
Wait, they knew the Red Mantis was after them and one of them went off alone to pee? When will people learn:
Well, you're not going to be alone any more, right? If you pee, I pee. Is that clear?
Captain Morgan wrote:
I don't think it's unreasonable for some things to attack casters, but dumb monsters probably shouldn't be ignoring the thing that just slashed them. I mean, a pack of wolves will use pack tactics, but they won't know that the big guy with the sword is hitting harder and faster because of the scrawny guy he's defending.
But pack tactics against groups usually work out to distracting the strong and isolating a weak straggler for the kill.
There are ways to get shuriken proficiency, like half-elf ancestral arms. The primary (not only) reason I say shuriken are superior to daggers is the abundant ammo spell, poison is outrageously expensive and even alchemical infusions cost more than a scroll of abundant ammunition. There are areas where daggers are superior too, especially in terms of enchantments, but I think shuriken can be made to work better with the character concept. This is all moot however if the OP feels that shuriken are not acceptable as throwing knives.
not having to take quick draw at level 3 is a big advantage for the feat poor alchemist class.
Usually if I have a monster move next to a spellcaster it will trip them, then trip them again if the spellcaster tries to stand up or AoO them during the cast if they try to cast while prone and force a concentration check. Spellcasters are usually pretty weak in the CMD so it works fairly well.
huh? rather the exact opposite, take your formulation convert the 'and's to 'or's and try it again. A player can only make one AoO without combat reflexes & even with combat reflexes to make more than 1 AoO needs other tricks to turn bypassing them into a death sentence. Baring the odd freak critical and characters built around making AoOs, bypassing the martials is not going to kill most monsters.
Is it always a good idea to bypass the martials? Of course not, but it isn't suicide either.
Why equate taking AoOs with death? I'd much rather take an AoO or two from smashy smash types than an maximized scorching ray from a member of the bathrobe brigade. Unless fighting well positioned dexterity martials with combat reflexes, charging through to a caster is also far less deadly than letting a barbarian slice-and-dice you with a full attack. Buying the AoOs and putting yourself in a position where the martials cannot make a full attack on you is a defensive tactic, winding up in a position where you can stop a spell is an even better defense.
Unless the party is full of people who have combat reflexes, great positioning and strange tricks, the most a monster is going to eat is one AoO per party member, which is frequently a better choice than letting a caster get off a spell. And once monster A has run the gauntlet partway feasting on some of the AoOs then monster B can run the first part of the gauntlet safely because all the AoOs have been used up.
There is nothing wrong with eating an AoO, I get amazed at the worry some people have about it. Your opponent has to seriously outclass you* if an AoO is going to put you out of a fight. The problem is not taking an AoO to make the attack, it is leaving yourself in a position to eat a full-attack.
*well not at the first few levels when one lucky hit can take out anyone, as I discovered when a @#$% level 1 commoner with a scythe crit for 32 points.
To clarify my answer, failing some official pronouncement otherwise you should treat the sling used as a sap as if it was a sap in being a light weapon.
If you are going to take advantage of mounted combat, there is significant feat investment to make the best out of it. Additionally, not using a lance means you will do less damage early game and much less damage late game (in fact, late game Lance & Spirited Charge is the ONLY thing that keeps your charges relevant when it comes to damage as Full Attack classes will start to quickly outclass you)
so make full attacks at high levels instead of charging, got it.
the OP wanted to know if there were any tricks to making a viable cavalier using a glaive instead of a lance and fights from the back of a mount. while there are several better builds (even something as simple as switching to a nodachi) that isn't what the OP wants to know. upon re-reading the original post the OP might not even require the cavalier class, so if the OP is still around can we use other classes? in which case there are plenty of good options for a mounted glaive wielding melee fighter.
Under A Bleeding Sun wrote:
have you considered grafting 2 levels of spherewalker onto that?
I'm not certain what Justynthyme is referring to, but a comment which might be on point: alchemical cartridges do not seem to interact with lightning reload - the description makes no mention of changing the reloading speed of swift actions.
No reason in the rules, but combining the two gives some odd results like a javelin that goes further than an arrow from a composite longbow or a chakram with twice the range of a shortbow.
That seems to be the one, the reason to take perfect style is that 1) it is required for unfolding wind strike and 2)it gives the character a ki pool. Not sure if the unfolding wind strike bonus stacks with the distance enchant.
A few tarrot based non-combat encoutners
Wheel of Fortune could be an actual wheel of fortune with each player having the option to take a spin. Gain a week long enhancement bonus to a characteristic or take a similar penalty, gain or lose 10% of wealth and so on.
The Moon, of course, is an illusion, perhaps an combat style encounter.
The Chariot could be the party being surrounded by a ring of fire which does 1d6 damage until the party walks through it (describe the heat getting stronger) taking no damage.
The Priestess would be something hidden, perhaps a hidden door.
The Tower could sex-change all of the members of the party (I was thinking alignment but that could cause problems).
The Hermit would be something which separates the party so that each player must face an individual challenge, perhaps two internal voices talking to the player and the player having to decide which internal voice to listen to.
Bob Bob Bob wrote:
Nobody else pictures a dude triumphantly whipping off his belt and his pants falling down?
Not until you mentioned it, but that is probably because it is a rare character of mine who is willing to risk their health by wearing trews.
The main advantage I found to using a lance in mounted combat is not the damage bonus to charge but that when mounted the lance is a 1handed reach weapon. (too bad it won't work for a swashbuckler.) If you want to go glaive then it is pretty much the same as a regular cavalier just don't go with one of the charge through focused builds, use a charge then full attack style build.
Don't ignore the classic teleporting treasure of temptation, the one that lures the party deeper and deeper into the dungeon.
I've been thinking of how to integrate an old character of mine from 1st ed. days. He had a sword which reduced his height (but only his height, weight, speed, jump distance and such remained the same) by 1% each week he owned it. When last seen in the campaign he was down to 3'2", but I wanted to get him down to about 6".
The rubber chicken of paladin slaying.
The X-rated Deck of Many Things. May have been a deck of illusions now that I think about it.
Aphrodite's Girdle, would reskin for PF to Calistria's Nightgown. 50% chance when donned of transforming the wearer physically into Calistria for 1 hour allowing the wearer to seduce just about anyone. 50% chance when donned of transforming the wearer mentally into Calistria for 24 hours forcing the wearer to act like the Sacred Sting.
The Water Repellant Sword enchant - this enchantment seems nice, it will keep the sword from rusting by repelling bits of water with mass less than the sword and repelling the sword away from bits of water with mass greater than the sword. Most creatures have a significant amount of water in their tissues and the sword is unable to hit them.
The Ferret Pocket Curse. Anytime someone with this curse reaches into a pocket, hole, bag, etc (basically anything that can be reached into) a ferret comes into existence right where they are reaching.
You are correct, I mention the slashing grace build because a strength focused build would likely have a higher static bonus, which shifts the balance to the kurki being the superior choice.
In the long run the kurki is better.
With improved critical the formula becomes 1.2(3.5+x) vs 1.3(2.5+x), so when x (damage bonus) is above 10 the kurki is better.
Also any effects which trigger on a critical favor the kurki, but that is beyond a straight numbers comparison. In a low magic setting using slashing grace build you might find that the short sword is better until you can get improved critical, but that will depend on how low the amount of magic is.
---forgot to mention that the formula changes if there are bonuses to confirming crits, bonuses to confirming crits favor the kurki, but I cannot think of any likely to be available before level 9.
Reid Richter wrote:
Well there is still the agile weapon enchant route to get DEX to damage.
While both the dagger of doubling and the blinkback belt are good solutions, they aren't perfect. The dagger is a specific magic weapon so you can't enhance it further and the belt eats up your belt slot, which is your stat boosting slot.
Until getting into the +6 range I've never found the loss of the belt slot to be a big deal - the belts provide enhancement bonuses which can also be obtained by low level spells (bulls strength, cat's grace), potions, at least one ring (ring of the beast), ioun stones (deep red sphere) and no doubt dozens of other magic items.
The Human Diversion wrote:
A few answers to that ... beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
So beauty is a copyright issue? Is it because the essential ingredient for a beauty spell can only be found in non-OGL monsters? More seriously while there are what are called universal factors of what constitutes beauty for humans, they are not actually 'universal' (apply to all humans) but only general (apply to most humans), but this only peripherally related to your point.
Assuming there is a formula for universal beauty, then ugliness is variation from the formula. In a world where extreme variation from the ideal exists then a person who has eyebrows which are 1 cm higher than the idea would still be considered beautiful (close to the ideal), while in a world where everyone is very close to the ideal someone would be ugly because their eyebrow is 2 microns higher than the ideal.
WRT to the original post I suspect if Aesthetic Wizards roamed the land, then ugliness would become more prevalent. The problem is that polymorph and similar spells do not change the true nature of the polymorphed person. A human polymorphed into a cat that has children would not have kittens because they are still a human and would pass that humanity onto their children. The ugliest would be most motivated to use Aesthetic magics, but since these do not change the true nature (read genes in RW terms) they would still have ugly children. But since the most beautiful people would be those with ugliest nature, and beautiful are sought as mates, those with the ugliest natural forms would have more children and those children would reflect their true nature.
Funny the SRD lists them as ammo and my CRB has them on the weapon list but has no description, as does the PRD for the Core Rule Book, although there is a description in Ultimate Equipment. Given the description in UE, the SRD must be wrong, so you are right that darts aren't ammunition. Have to make a note on that.
The only way I know of to reasonably make a deck resemble a bonded item involves using the cartomancer(witch) 3rd level deliver touch spells returning ability. The problem is that cards are treated as darts, which are ammo and thus destroyed on a successful hit, even if they have the returning quality, for everyone but a cartomancer.
aye, and you could check through them to see when it became no longer clear that there were two modes of use if that served a purpose, but it was clear in Crimson Throne. since the question hinges on what is intended by 'counts' in the most recent mention of the weapon we can look at the earlier rules for guidance on RAI (and this is still RAW). For the purposes of the question asked, 'counts' should be interperted as "a martial slashing weapon", which would not be in the close weapon group.
A klar is NOT a spiked shield. If you check the description on p.13 of Crimson Throne you find
Klar:You can attack an opponent with a klar, using it as an off-hand, martial slashing weapon. For the purpose of attack roll penalties, treat a klar as a light weapon. If you use a klar to make an attack, you lose its AC bonus until your next action (usually until the next round). Both segments of a klar can be enhanced separately. An enhancement bonus on the shield does not improve the effectiveness of the blade and vice versa.
So a klar can be used as a weapon, in which case it is a one-handed martial slashing weapon (with light weapon penalties to attack) OR it can be used as spiked light shield with all the rules associated with that like doing piercing damage.
---edit: so NO, when used as a spiked shield (close weapon possible) it does piercing damage, and when used as a blade it is not a close weapon.
don't know about spell storing but a similar question was asked a few months ago on these boards cocerning the agile weapon enchant, and the consensus seemed to be that it applied when thrown. If you're interested a search for thrown agile weapon might turn up the thread.
The two weapon fighting rules start: "If you wield a second weapon in your off hand" which certainly implies a first weapon and a second weapon. This isn't definite though, it is only implied and the rules could be read to encompass either interpretation - that is why I said "questionably legal". Mind you the blinkback belt can carry multiple weapons and while have two enchanted weapons on it would work if one won't then you wind up having to enchant two weapons.
if the questionably legal combination of blinkback belt and two weapon throwing is used it is possible to create a throwing focused build which is competitive in DPR, not going to win any olympics but can keep pace with and often pass an archer (as long as the fight takes place in the thrower's close range).
If it varies between sessions you might be storing them wrong. Always store them with the 20 on top so the molecules fall down to the bottom and weigh down that side.
Restoring luck to dice is one of the silliest things I've ever heard of, dice don't have luck in the first place. If one needs the dice to roll a certain way the only thing that works is sacrificing to the dice Gods. Well except for the God of 4-sided dice, S/He/It seems to be satisfied with a simple invocation or prayer, perhaps because of the few times the 4-sided die is used anymore.
Tatya Dyalov wrote:
Since it is an insta-death I assume that means going from really dead to really most sincerely dead.
I think you are much better off just banning spellcasting as well as SLA, SU and magic EX abilities with an exception for alchemy and letting the players decide. You might wish to offer the players a list of 'likely conforming classes' but there are 'magic' based abilities buried in so many places in the rules that it is neigh on impossible to root them all out. Otherwise you run the risk of things like a brawler taking eldritch heritage and get dehydrating touch because no one thought to ban that.