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Meta Board / The boards blew up
« Last post by Josh on November 06, 2011, 10:27:53 PM »
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GM Gameology / Re: Need Help with Powerful PCs
« Last post by Sjappo on October 30, 2011, 03:31:48 PM »
One thing I like adding to my bad guys is a belt of battle. It's come in handy a few times.
You sure you want your players to have a belt of battle? White Raven Tactics through martial study or a level of Crusader might be better.

Thanx for the clarification. So basically your problem is challenging a very variable group of players, not just the sheer size of them.

How do you manage PCs from absent players? Do they just disappear into the void, reappearing when the player joins a session? Do you end each session in a populated area? Is it an option to let players play PCs form absent players as cohorts? That way the powerlevel of the group is more predictable.

On swarms. You are aware that things like shocking and flaming do max damage against swarms?

From your description they seem to be a very specialised lot. Geared to one kind of threat. It shouldn't be to hard to find out where their vulnerabilities lie. Saves and AC are good you say. How about touch AC? Are saves good across the board? Maybe for the Paladin. For others not so much. Can they handle flying enemies? Simple Gargoyles with improved flyby can be very annoying.

Still not sure what kind of advice you're looking for.
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Min/Max It! / Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Last post by sirpercival on October 30, 2011, 03:27:47 PM »
A 202 Yes.  Such an item would be use-activated, CL 11 (higher if you want, but it costs more).

Revivify: CL 11 x 5 (spell lv) x 2000 / 5 (1 use/day) = 22,000gp x 1.5 (stacking effects) = 33,000gp
Heal: CL 11 x 6 (spell lv) x 2000 / 5 (1 use/day) = 26,400gp
Total: 59,400gp

All-in-all, a great magic item to have.  Well worth the price.

Dammit, forgot the material component for Revivify!  That'll add another 50,000gp...

Revivify: 72,000gp
Heal: 26,400gp x 1.5 = 39,600gp
Total: 111,600gp

While a lot more costly, still good enough to consider.

Contingent spells?  Cheaper...
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GM Gameology / Re: Need Help with Powerful PCs
« Last post by kevin_video on October 30, 2011, 10:51:32 AM »
One thing I like adding to my bad guys is a belt of battle. It's come in handy a few times.
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Min/Max It! / Re: Core only Melee build.
« Last post by Jackinthegreen on October 30, 2011, 10:25:27 AM »
A Cleric with access to Divine Power does well when the buff is up.  Having the Strength domain would of course make things better.  If it wasn't for the fact that I don't think any deity has a favored weapon with reach, I'd say War domain would be the second option to get a reach weapon other than the longspear.

Not having access to spells/psionics of course makes things more difficult.  Still, even two levels of Fighter can get a Knock-Down build going.
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Min/Max It! / Re: Pathing Armour
« Last post by veekie on October 30, 2011, 10:25:22 AM »
Celestial armor seems the way to go.  Can you upgrade specific armors in Pathfinder? 
Yes
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Tabletop Talk-- Non RPGs / How to protect my decks?
« Last post by Solo on October 30, 2011, 10:19:45 AM »
As a casual Magic gamer, I have been using card sleeves and rubber bands, but I find myself disliking the bending the rubber bands inflict on the sleeves. I am considering getting some boxes, but at the same time, I'd rather not since I'd need 13 of them, and rubber bands are cheaper.

Thoughts? Should I buy a bunch of boxes or just suck it up and learn to live with some bent sleeves?
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GM Gameology / Re: Need Help with Powerful PCs
« Last post by veekie on October 30, 2011, 10:18:21 AM »
Ah, thats where large numbers of enemies vs powerful solos help again, you can remove some to make the numbers even more easily than depowering a single powerful solo.

As an added idea, for fighting really powerful solo enemies, one trick I used before is to give the enemy multiple initiatives. On a sufficiently tough opponent(high hp, saves and AC, relatively low attack, lots of status effect attacks), it can be pretty hard to deal with. Only used it once, on the depowered remains of a god my players got to beat up.
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Homebrew & House Rules / Re: Melee combat tweak for reducing die rolls.
« Last post by Maat_Mons on October 30, 2011, 10:15:11 AM »
Would you need to use a full-round action the gain these extra benefits?  Would there exist a way to attack multiple enemies in one round?  This seems to really screw over sneak attack. 
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