Stuff you can put on the floor to prevent stealth


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If we have an oracle who is hiding in a room with a very narrow entrance, and she needs to defend that entrance, what methods would people suggest? Currently I'm trying to think of something to line the floor of the entrance in to prevent intruders from being able to use stealth, so she would be alerted at least. She only has healing spells and no use magic device, so I'm actually looking for entirely mundane methods. She is going to be there for days, so it's not so simple as, for instance, aiming a crossbow the entire time.

I thought marbles might help too, though the reflex save is quite low.


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I think you can buy Snare traps in Ultimate Equipment.

Sovereign Court

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String and bell, line of powder, broken glass, caltrops


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You can easily drop stuff which makes noise when stepped on at the entrance, but it won't prevent stealth - more like a 2 point penalty, as heavy rubble. If you can conceal caltrops there it might slow down entry too.


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caltrops and oil

Caltrops to hurt the person and make them yelp

Oil so you can light it on fire when they do.


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Gaurd dogs?


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Something that looks like a Symbol spell.

Or Lego bricks.


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Well m yfavorite is.. Chalk.
it's near impossible (non flying) to avoid getting it on you or stepping in it.

granted i doesn't auto alert, but really anyone using stealth will be able to beat any sorta "noise trap" they create if its not a spell.

If you have a robe of infinate twine and some glass or metal etc.
you can make a curtain of strings (from top to bottom, bottom is free flowing but nearly touching the ground-which is covered in chalk) tie anything that'll make noisem, jingles, metal on metal, glass etc.
So if they move it it'll probably make noise. Its still beatable but eh everything is


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Put a table near the door.
Put oil on the floor under the table.
Put a candle on the table.
When the door opens, the candle falls in the oil & lights everything on fire
=D
For added effect, leave some fireworks under the table as well.


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Explosive Runes on all the things!

Yeah, you just try stealthing everywhere with your eyes closed...


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If she has the Create Water Orison, she can make sure the floor is always wet, adding a wet slap to any light-footed step taken.


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sentry seeds and it's alchemical c~#!erpart from ultimate intreuge


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Make the floor noisy


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potato chips and LEGO bricks


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bubble wrap


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GM Hands of Fate wrote:
bubble wrap

That one is just insidious - forcing will saves on the poor rogues coming through to avoid giving themselves away by popping it on their own...


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Decent lighting and good housekeeping.

You cannot stealth without cover or concealment.

Sovereign Court

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It doesn't help against stealth - but at low levels bear traps are pretty darned awesome to defend a narrow entrance. 2gp and on a hit they average 10 damage.

A mundane door with multiple bells near the top will probably work against stealth (like in a retail store) unless they have Silence and notice it... through the door.

So - a door, some bells, and a few hidden bear traps behind said door are my recommendation. Though covering the floor with flour or chalk will help beat any invisible foes (other than incorporeal... in which case they'll just come through the wall anyway).


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Live squids.


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Magma. It gives off light and restricts their movement through it.


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Nermal2097 wrote:
Make the floor noisy

This is often called a Nightingale floor and used in Japan.

But this also tends to cost $$$ and require you to build/rebuild stuff which might be a problem if you are simply trying to protect your room at the inn.

But having said that you could maybe install/buy/have squeaky rugs, loud hinges on the door or some other things to make noise.
MDC


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The Sideromancer wrote:
Magma. It gives off light and restricts their movement through it.

I think my next PC is going to have to go into the Magma business as a lot of people seem to like to use it for a lot of things.

MDC


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Wicker chicken cages. Try sneaking when the floor is covered in them.

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