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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2011, 11:35:17 PM »
Q16: What are some likely burial practices for underdark races?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #81 on: January 31, 2011, 11:45:58 PM »
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Depends on who is doing it and who is being buried. Illithids officially dump their dead in the pool their Elder Brain lives in, to be absorbed in. Drow might have elaborate mausoleums divided by family, with significantly more pompus ones for the females and especially for priests. They might release ceremonial spiders on a corpse to have the corpse eaten by their goddess's favored animal. The practically-minded Duergar might just unceremonially dump their dead into a chasm or feed them to work animals.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2011, 07:48:29 PM »
Q17: If I want to use caltrops as a trap, what should the CR and DCs be? I'm sure the disable device check is nearly an automatic success (just need a broom :)),  but what would the spot/search DC be?


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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2011, 09:15:01 PM »
Q17: If I want to use caltrops as a trap, what should the CR and DCs be? I'm sure the disable device check is nearly an automatic success (just need a broom :)),  but what would the spot/search DC be?

I'd say they'd be about equivalent to a fine creature with no ranks in hide.
So DC 16 seems about right.
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« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2011, 10:05:31 PM »
Although there are a lot of them.  I'd be tempted to count the entire square as a small or medium creature.  I suppose stuff like undergrowth could make a Spot check significantly harder, but the Search check should be trivially easy.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2011, 10:23:58 PM »
Yeah, I'd put the search at DC 20... if they were underwater.

Otherwise, I'd say they're significantly easier to spot than a tripwire, snare, or large pit trap, all of which are DC 20.
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« Reply #86 on: February 05, 2011, 08:47:49 AM »
Q 18 Just read Dungeon Magazine 152's Moagim's Clone. It's not that bad. However, one thing they didn't do was give you what Moagim's stats were should he come back as a clone, or what his epic-level wizard self was. At least not in that particular adventure. Were his stats ever released/published? Did anyone run this campaign before hand and do up stats for him?
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« Reply #87 on: February 11, 2011, 05:04:08 AM »
Q 19 I don't like the idea of "tripping" a flying creature. It's not a power issue just a conceptual hang-up. Anyone got house rules or rules of thumb on this kind of thing?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #88 on: February 11, 2011, 05:20:26 AM »
Q 19 I don't like the idea of "tripping" a flying creature. It's not a power issue just a conceptual hang-up. Anyone got house rules or rules of thumb on this kind of thing?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #89 on: February 12, 2011, 09:24:18 PM »
Q16 Some underdark races/monsters could use the dead as fertilizer for fungi coltures.

Others magic-users races could petrify the bodies of their deceased into statues... (mmm I think that I will use this idea myself also for non-underdark races.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #90 on: February 13, 2011, 06:58:28 AM »
Q16 Some underdark races/monsters could use the dead as fertilizer for fungi coltures.

Others magic-users races could petrify the bodies of their deceased into statues... (mmm I think that I will use this idea myself also for non-underdark races.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #91 on: February 15, 2011, 06:38:02 PM »
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #93 on: February 16, 2011, 12:59:30 AM »
I did look...but I kept getting links to similiar questions or a FR atlas.  :banghead
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #94 on: February 16, 2011, 01:42:24 AM »
Here's a planar atlas, if nothing else.
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« Reply #95 on: February 16, 2011, 02:03:35 AM »
The link Littha gave should work, requires the internet to use, but eh, can't have everything.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #96 on: March 11, 2011, 03:31:55 AM »
Q21 Any really good city adventure(s) you can recommend? My party is sixth level but I would willing to scale the adventure, if need be.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #97 on: March 11, 2011, 04:19:56 AM »
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I am going to do a 1-4 level game were by the players will be playing mostly melee classes, I am making pre mades.  I have checked online encounter calculators to have some nice estiments of how much exp to give for encounters.  My big question is if I go by a strict hack and slash game where only combat gives exp how many fights, on average, would it take to level?

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« Reply #98 on: March 11, 2011, 04:44:31 AM »
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I am going to do a 1-4 level game were by the players will be playing mostly melee classes, I am making pre mades.  I have checked online encounter calculators to have some nice estiments of how much exp to give for encounters.  My big question is if I go by a strict hack and slash game where only combat gives exp how many fights, on average, would it take to level?
13 or so, give or take.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer (For DMs)
« Reply #99 on: March 11, 2011, 05:07:30 AM »
13...damn.  Ok I will figure out something else instead.  I am so not going to run 13+ encounters to level four characters.