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Father Drakov wrote:

"If an attack deals less damage than you still have as temporary hit points from force ward, it still reduces those temporary hit points but otherwise counts as a miss for the purpose of abilities that trigger on a hit or a miss."

I am confused by the wording on this. Does that mean no on-hit effects happen if the ward is there? What about touch attacks? Ranged or Melee? Whether they do damage or not? Such as ray of enfeeblement. Since it is not getting through the barrier. Also, does personal DR apply to the temp hit points? Such as having an geokineticist with DR 4/Adamantine at lvl 8 and then takes the expanded defense aether.

Thanks

As the force ward is a physical barrier, it only effects physical attacks, therefore, a ray is unaffected. As for DR I would say that the DR applies to the damage that bypasses the Force Ward and not before it affects it.


Zaister wrote:

You're in the wrong forum here, this is for the Adventure Card Game.

Anyway, yopur GM is right. There is no separation between the "normal" damage and the sneak damage. The damage from a sneak attack is not an additional effect that triggers when you get hit. It is simply "more damage". So that provision from the force ward wild talent does not apply.

So what you are saying, is that sneak attack damage does not rely on a hit to apply!


My Kineticist was recently sneak attacked by a rogue. The damage due to the weapon did not pierce my force ward, but the GM still applied the sneak damage, is this right? If so, how can sneak damage, which applies as the rogue has found a vital spot, apply, when, according to the Force Ward description, the weapon has not actually achieved a hit?


Is there going to be an updated list of combat style feats following the publication of all the subsequent books to the core rules?


Hey, maybe an XP sacrifice should be undergone, increasing in value for the undead template used. Otherwise this can be all too powerful.


I can just imagine it. There's our hero running for their lives down a corridor, chased by an evil knight on horse back, when someone decides to stop for a moment and draw a small line on a tree/wall/whatever at, say, shoulder height.... What hits the ground first? The knight or the horses' head. Heh heh heh...


Clever!


How do you put the bloody thing on? Iron does not bend easily enough, it either takes a great deal of force (if mild enough) or simply snaps, which is why swords are such buggers to make


As a Torc needs to be flexible to put on, how does the wearer do this? If you researched these items you would have found that they are generally made of softer, more malleable metals, such as: Copper or Gold. This does not work, unless the crystal is a component of the item, in which case it would fall out anyway.


Of course, a good roleplayer would play as if his character didn't know the creature involved, even if (s)he did know.


Hi. I would just like to mention a couple of inconsistences:-

A Falchion is a sword much like a Scimetar except that it is actually shorter, though of the same weight. The were basically the European version of the Scimetar and they evolved into the Cutlass. They are NOT two handed weapons.

Now I say this one as a user of a traditional English Longbow, not the American Flatbow (which I assume is the model for the Longbow in D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder). Yes the basic Longbow was/is not a massively powerful weapon (60lb at 28" draw), but the war bow was/is a different proposition, made in the same fashion, its power was generally about 180lb when drawn to the full 30" and could punch a arrow through up to 8" of solid oak. The power of the Longbow is more to do with how much the weapon was drawn back (approximately an extra 8% per inch) beyond the standard 28", therefore height is as much to do with bow power as strength. The main problem is that they cannot be kept strung for long periods, so I would suggest that any surprise attacks first thing in the morning would result in the Bow not being useable (it would take 2 minutes to string and warm up a bow). A composite bow has no problem with being kept strung.

I hope that this is helpful.

James