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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #180 on: October 13, 2011, 07:02:06 AM »
Q 68: Where is the Fierce weapon enhancement located?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #181 on: October 13, 2011, 08:08:41 AM »
Q 69: Is there any way to intercept attacks meant for another player (IE, jump in front of the sword)? Shield other doesn't work for my purposes, the person trying to take the hit needs it to hit them.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #182 on: October 13, 2011, 08:14:52 AM »
Q 69: Is there any way to intercept attacks meant for another player (IE, jump in front of the sword)? Shield other doesn't work for my purposes, the person trying to take the hit needs it to hit them.
There was a PrC in 3.0's Sword and Fist, the Devoted Defender, that could do just that.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #183 on: October 13, 2011, 08:18:20 AM »
Q 69: Is there any way to intercept attacks meant for another player (IE, jump in front of the sword)? Shield other doesn't work for my purposes, the person trying to take the hit needs it to hit them.

Devoted Spirit: Shield Counter does this but completely stops the attack....

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #184 on: October 13, 2011, 08:21:16 AM »
Q 68: Where is the Fierce weapon enhancement located?

A68 Arms and Equipment Guide, page 96

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #185 on: October 13, 2011, 09:03:49 AM »
Q 69: Is there any way to intercept attacks meant for another player (IE, jump in front of the sword)? Shield other doesn't work for my purposes, the person trying to take the hit needs it to hit them.
There was a PrC in 3.0's Sword and Fist, the Devoted Defender, that could do just that.
Sadly, Getting class abilities for this will be near impossible.

Q 69: Is there any way to intercept attacks meant for another player (IE, jump in front of the sword)? Shield other doesn't work for my purposes, the person trying to take the hit needs it to hit them.
Devoted Spirit: Shield Counter does this but completely stops the attack....
That kinda works, but I doubt I'll be able to hit reliably.

This is for a homunculus with lots of magic gear (I'll have crafted about 3 million gp of gear, so they're damn good). The problem is, while they are hard to kill, they can't do much to defend the other party members with using their magic gear (which is very effective).
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #186 on: October 13, 2011, 01:10:57 PM »
Q 70:  Non-druid wild shaped into something with no eyes.  Got a budget of 13,000 gp to work with, and no open feats.  Is there a way I can negate the concealment-based miss chance on natural attacks?

EDIT: Magic available is that available to a Bard 4, wild shape form is adult kython (divine minion template, Mourning Mutate + Aberration Wild Shape feats).
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #187 on: October 13, 2011, 02:26:49 PM »
Q 69: Is there any way to intercept attacks meant for another player (IE, jump in front of the sword)? Shield other doesn't work for my purposes, the person trying to take the hit needs it to hit them.
There was a PrC in 3.0's Sword and Fist, the Devoted Defender, that could do just that.
Sadly, Getting class abilities for this will be near impossible.

Q 69: Is there any way to intercept attacks meant for another player (IE, jump in front of the sword)? Shield other doesn't work for my purposes, the person trying to take the hit needs it to hit them.
Devoted Spirit: Shield Counter does this but completely stops the attack....
That kinda works, but I doubt I'll be able to hit reliably.

This is for a homunculus with lots of magic gear (I'll have crafted about 3 million gp of gear, so they're damn good). The problem is, while they are hard to kill, they can't do much to defend the other party members with using their magic gear (which is very effective).
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #188 on: October 13, 2011, 03:22:20 PM »
Q 70:  Non-druid wild shaped into something with no eyes.  Got a budget of 13,000 gp to work with, and no open feats.  Is there a way I can negate the concealment-based miss chance on natural attacks?

EDIT: Magic available is that available to a Bard 4, wild shape form is adult kython (divine minion template, Mourning Mutate + Aberration Wild Shape feats).

A70  Blindfold of true darkness?  MIC pg 75.  9,000g - gain blindsight of 30 ft

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #189 on: October 13, 2011, 04:10:09 PM »
Q 70:  Non-druid wild shaped into something with no eyes.  Got a budget of 13,000 gp to work with, and no open feats.  Is there a way I can negate the concealment-based miss chance on natural attacks?

EDIT: Magic available is that available to a Bard 4, wild shape form is adult kython (divine minion template, Mourning Mutate + Aberration Wild Shape feats).

A70  Blindfold of true darkness?  MIC pg 75.  9,000g - gain blindsight of 30 ft

Huh, that's cheaper than I thought it would be.  Might be able to cut the price further if I can hire on some help making one of my own, and then retrain out the feat... need to review the rules on collaborative crafting.  Thanks.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #190 on: October 13, 2011, 05:59:45 PM »
Blindsight feat perhaps?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #191 on: October 13, 2011, 06:15:52 PM »
Q 70:  Non-druid wild shaped into something with no eyes.  Got a budget of 13,000 gp to work with, and no open feats.  Is there a way I can negate the concealment-based miss chance on natural attacks?

EDIT: Magic available is that available to a Bard 4, wild shape form is adult kython (divine minion template, Mourning Mutate + Aberration Wild Shape feats).

A70  Blindfold of true darkness?  MIC pg 75.  9,000g - gain blindsight of 30 ft

Huh, that's cheaper than I thought it would be.  Might be able to cut the price further if I can hire on some help making one of my own, and then retrain out the feat... need to review the rules on collaborative crafting.  Thanks.
See if you're not allowed to take the blindfold from Arms and Equipment. Same blindfold for the same price, but it's 60 ft of blindsight instead.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #192 on: October 14, 2011, 03:07:57 AM »
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Q 23 I'm reading through Heroes of Horror, and checking out Cas the demi-god, but I don't understand how they get his touch AC of 21. You've got the flat 10, then -1 size, +7 Dex, and that's it. Where's the other +5 from something like deflection? He doesn't have a +5 ring, and his artifact weapon doesn't say that it gives it to him. Does he have his own +5 from something? Or should it be assumed that it automatically from his Combat Expertise even though it doesn't mention that? Is the "avatar subtype" doing it for him?

I know there's no RAW answer, but a guess or how you treat it in your games would suffice.
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Q 71 Is there a rule somewhere saying if an NPC with a higher point buy system than a PC should be +1 CR than that of one using the elite system? Just read an adventure and all of the villainous NPCs either have a 36-38 point build, or the person who made it rolled really well with his 3d6.

Q 72 Is there an old 72-78 point stat system listed somewhere? I think it was 72 for NPCs and 78 for PCs.

Q 73 Is there a 3.5 version of the old 2e sand/brown dragons anywhere?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #193 on: October 14, 2011, 03:14:11 AM »
A73 there's a Sand Dragon in Sandstorm.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #194 on: October 14, 2011, 03:14:48 AM »
A73 there's a Sand Dragon in Sandstorm.
That's excellent news. Hopefully it's the same deal.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #195 on: October 14, 2011, 03:47:46 AM »
A73 there's a Sand Dragon in Sandstorm.
That's excellent news. Hopefully it's the same deal.
Brown Dragons in one of the Forgotten Realms books too (likely Monsters of Faerun).
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #196 on: October 14, 2011, 03:48:13 AM »
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There are Brown Dragons in Monsters of Faerun. It's 3e, but none of it should be very hard to convert to 3.5.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #197 on: October 14, 2011, 03:50:11 AM »
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There are Brown Dragons in Monsters of Faerun. It's 3e, but none of it should be very hard to convert to 3.5.
Well now I'm confused. Brown dragons are in MoF, and sand dragons are in Sandstorm. The reason I ask is because I'm updating a 2e adventure that I want to do, and they're described as one and the same. So I guess Q 73b which one should I be going for?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #198 on: October 14, 2011, 03:53:25 AM »
A73b
Probably the Sand Dragon because it is more up to date, but I think there are some differences between the two now. I'll go check =P
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #199 on: October 14, 2011, 03:54:25 AM »
A73b
Probably the Sand Dragon because it is more up to date, but I think there are some differences between the two now. I'll go check =P
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