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Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« on: November 20, 2010, 09:58:57 PM »
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I shoot an arrow at the Gazebo. Does it hit?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 10:05:43 PM »
A1: No.

Q2: The gazebo strikes and does gazebo damage. How much damage is it?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 10:08:31 PM »
A1: No.

Q2: The gazebo strikes and does gazebo damage. How much damage is it?

A2:The fazebo deals a gazillion gazebo damage,if the creatures dies under the effects it rises the next night as a gazefied creature....

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 10:18:42 PM »
A1: No.

Q2: The gazebo strikes and does gazebo damage. How much damage is it?

A2:The fazebo deals a gazillion gazebo damage,if the creatures dies under the effects it rises the next night as a gazefied creature....

Oh, that totally needs to be a template.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 10:25:08 PM »
Q3: In reference to the magic item Cloud Cloak http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/fw/20050311a are there any cloud-based spells other than solid fog and acid fog that impede movement?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 10:28:31 PM »
Q3: In reference to the magic item Cloud Cloak (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/fw/20050311a); are there any cloud-based spells other than solid fog and acid fog that impede movement?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 11:27:35 PM »
Q311: How do I qualify for a Raptoran only prestige class without being a Raptoran >_>

If you look at the example raptoran on page 83 of Races of the Wild, you notice that his size and type is listed as "Medium humanoid (raptoran)." This indicates that raptorans have the type "humanoid" and the subtype "raptoran." If you look at Savage Species in the section on Minor Rituals on page 148 you find the Ritual of Association. The only requirement for this ritual is that you can not use it to acquire the subtype of one of the common races of human, dwarf, elf, gnome, or halfling. So, simply use the ritual to gain the raptoran subtype.

The best thing about this ritual is that it doesn't cost a level adjustment. However, it still isn't cheap compared to other purchases; 56,000 gp and 2,240 XP.

Q4: Still need flight extraordinary ability, thoughts on how to get that?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 11:34:41 PM »
Q311: How do I qualify for a Raptoran only prestige class without being a Raptoran >_>

If you look at the example raptoran on page 83 of Races of the Wild, you notice that his size and type is listed as "Medium humanoid (raptoran)." This indicates that raptorans have the type "humanoid" and the subtype "raptoran." If you look at Savage Species in the section on Minor Rituals on page 148 you find the Ritual of Association. The only requirement for this ritual is that you can not use it to acquire the subtype of one of the common races of human, dwarf, elf, gnome, or halfling. So, simply use the ritual to gain the raptoran subtype.

The best thing about this ritual is that it doesn't cost a level adjustment. However, it still isn't cheap compared to other purchases; 56,000 gp and 2,240 XP.

Q4: Still need flight extraordinary ability, thoughts on how to get that?

Being a dragonborn with wing aspect would be one way.....

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 11:43:35 PM »
Q311: How do I qualify for a Raptoran only prestige class without being a Raptoran >_>

If you look at the example raptoran on page 83 of Races of the Wild, you notice that his size and type is listed as "Medium humanoid (raptoran)." This indicates that raptorans have the type "humanoid" and the subtype "raptoran." If you look at Savage Species in the section on Minor Rituals on page 148 you find the Ritual of Association. The only requirement for this ritual is that you can not use it to acquire the subtype of one of the common races of human, dwarf, elf, gnome, or halfling. So, simply use the ritual to gain the raptoran subtype.

The best thing about this ritual is that it doesn't cost a level adjustment. However, it still isn't cheap compared to other purchases; 56,000 gp and 2,240 XP.

Q4: Still need flight extraordinary ability, thoughts on how to get that?

Being a dragonborn with wing aspect would be one way.....

Q5: Are the wings granted by Unseelie Fey Extraordinary? =D
Also, man does that template involve a lot of rolling.
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Quote from: Negative Zero on November 04, 2009, 02:16:14 AM
In my humble opinion, CO is haberdashery. Some say we're mad, but we can all agree we're hatters. Yes, we have potential to make very sophisticated hats, very fancy hats, be they dark or light. But the truth is that the color of the hat does not come from the group of us - our community doesn't directly produce hats. We simply give average head circumferences, list current fashion trends, and point out some shiny, obscure baubles to add to the latest hat line.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 11:49:49 PM »
Q6: are there any spider-like creature that have a decent(low) enough LA to be used as a player character?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 11:59:25 PM »
Okay what the fuck is a "Dread Gazebo"... (Midnight_v asks... slowly starting to hate himself for asking)
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Q6: are there any spider-like creature that have a deecent enough LA to be used as a player character?
A: spider-like? Hengeyokai: Crab LA: 1
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2010, 12:08:03 AM »
Q6: are there any spider-like creature that have a decent(low) enough LA to be used as a player character?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2010, 12:08:53 AM »
Hmm... I guess if you awakened it?  :(
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2010, 12:14:29 AM »
spiders are vermin, awaken only works on animals and trees
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2010, 12:44:24 AM »
Hmm... I guess if you awakened it?  :(
You're still allowed to take class levels (player characters can always take class levels, regardless of whether or not their race normally could).  Sure, you have an int of -- (so don't get normal feats/skills), and a racial -8 to charisma, but being a druid isn't beyond your capability.  Plus, there's a druid spell from faiths of eberron that temporarily gives you the celestial or fiendish template, which would give you an intelligence score.  And thus let you choose your entire feat progression spontaneously.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2010, 01:09:48 AM »
Okay what the fuck is a "Dread Gazebo"... (Midnight_v asks... slowly starting to hate himself for asking)
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A: spider-like? Hengeyokai: Crab LA: 1

Actually LA 0 if you use the 3.5 update, the primary reason being the change in type to humanoid(shapechanger)

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2010, 01:16:22 AM »
Hmm... I guess if you awakened it?  :(
You're still allowed to take class levels (player characters can always take class levels, regardless of whether or not their race normally could).  Sure, you have an int of -- (so don't get normal feats/skills), and a racial -8 to charisma, but being a druid isn't beyond your capability.  Plus, there's a druid spell from faiths of eberron that temporarily gives you the celestial or fiendish template, which would give you an intelligence score.  And thus let you choose your entire feat progression spontaneously.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2010, 01:25:48 AM »
The Dread Gazebo is a humorous anecdote that I think first appeared in Bride of the Portable Hole, though it can be found easily enough by searching.

A6: Ok, so back to sanity on this question; how exactly does a non-intelligent creature even decide to adventure, let alone choose a class? I'm not sure what is meant by "decent (low) enough LA," but I'm guessing an LA +2 will work. Take a tiny or small monstrous spider (1 HD) from page 288 of the MM, give it the monstrous beast template from page 123 of Savage Species which will change its type from "vermin" to "magical beast" along with giving it a few other cool abilities, then cast the spell Awaken Magical Beast on it from DragMag 314 page 38.

You now have a playable spider with 1 level in whatever at an ECL of 3 and he's got a few cool abilities to boot.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2010, 01:31:35 AM »
Q7: Is there a quick answer on how not to die for a level 16 arcane caster? Apparently the DM likes to go for the throat.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 20: Return of the Dread Gazebo
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2010, 01:44:48 AM »
A5: I don't know what is being referenced for the requirements of this build (flight extraordinary ability), but I think most would agree that as long as the flight isn't provided by a power, spell, or item, it's an extraordinary ability. Not all abilities list what kind they are (have a (Sp), (Su), or (Ex) after the name) but nonetheless fall in one of these categories, a number of feats and class features are like this. Dragonborn would be one way to get non-magical flight, but if you don't want to change your race, you could also consider my personal favorite means of acquiring flight because you can get perfect maneuverability, the winged template from page 138 of SS. Grafts would also qualify, because though they count as treasure and require magic in their creation, after their creation they are not actually magical; I would take a look at a clockwork creation from Dragon 315 page 46, Zelekhut Wings.
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