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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #200 on: October 14, 2011, 04:00:24 AM »
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So Sand Dragons don't grow as big as Brown Dragons and have a weaker Breath Weapon, but Sand can fly and has a CL, while the Brown does not. Also Sand is Immune to Fire while Brown is Immune to Acid. They also have different, though somewhat similar Spell-Likes.
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Another note is Brown has 500ft Tremorsense while Sand only has 60ft. Sand has a slower Burrow Speed (60ft/20ft). Brown is NE and sand is CN. Sand has a overall higher CR.


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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #201 on: October 14, 2011, 04:17:13 AM »
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So Sand Dragons don't grow as big as Brown Dragons and have a weaker Breath Weapon, but Sand can fly and has a CL, while the Brown does not. Also Sand is Immune to Fire while Brown is Immune to Acid. They also have different, though somewhat similar Spell-Likes.
EDIT:
Another note is Brown has 500ft Tremorsense while Sand only has 60ft. Sand has a slower Burrow Speed (60ft/20ft). Brown is NE and sand is CN. Sand has a overall higher CR.
Dang. And in 2e they had a breath weapon that shot out lava, and neither one has that. Sand dragon has sandy grit, and the brown is acid. Maybe I'll use the sand dragon and have it drink a dragon's drought, but that only works once. Maybe an item that changes the breath weapon to fire. I believe there was a spell in SpC that could do that. Make a custom item. Or I could just change the flavor for this particular story. Hmm. Now I've got some thinking to do.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #202 on: October 14, 2011, 04:28:48 AM »
Yeah, Breath Weapon Substitution, Sor/Wiz 4, Draconomicon.
A Very Old or older Sand Dragon can use get it easily.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #203 on: October 14, 2011, 04:30:34 AM »
Q60: can you use multiple pools of turning for the same dmm effect?  ex: i have 2 turn undead uses, and 5 rebuke plant uses.  can i pool them together to make one dmm:persistent effect?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #204 on: October 14, 2011, 04:30:46 AM »
Yeah, Breath Weapon Substitution, Sor/Wiz 4.
A Very Old or older Sand Dragon can use get it easily.
Hmm. It's 5th level in SpC.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #205 on: October 14, 2011, 04:36:14 AM »
Yeah, Breath Weapon Substitution, Sor/Wiz 4.
A Very Old or older Sand Dragon can use get it easily.
Hmm. It's 5th level in SpC.

Damn, looks like they raised all the Breath Metaspells from Draco up one level in SpC =/
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #206 on: October 14, 2011, 04:36:16 AM »
Q75How does the spell "Steeldance" work with a caster like Spirit Shaman, that has two primary stats?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #207 on: October 14, 2011, 04:36:51 AM »
Yeah, Breath Weapon Substitution, Sor/Wiz 4.
A Very Old or older Sand Dragon can use get it easily.
Hmm. It's 5th level in SpC.

Damn, looks like they raised all the Breath Metaspells from Draco up one level in SpC =/
I noticed that as well.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #208 on: October 14, 2011, 05:15:52 AM »
Q60: can you use multiple pools of turning for the same dmm effect?  ex: i have 2 turn undead uses, and 5 rebuke plant uses.  can i pool them together to make one dmm:persistent effect?

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You can't use Rebuke Plants to power Divine Metamagic.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #209 on: October 14, 2011, 07:16:07 AM »
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So Sand Dragons don't grow as big as Brown Dragons and have a weaker Breath Weapon, but Sand can fly and has a CL, while the Brown does not. Also Sand is Immune to Fire while Brown is Immune to Acid. They also have different, though somewhat similar Spell-Likes.
EDIT:
Another note is Brown has 500ft Tremorsense while Sand only has 60ft. Sand has a slower Burrow Speed (60ft/20ft). Brown is NE and sand is CN. Sand has a overall higher CR.
Dang. And in 2e they had a breath weapon that shot out lava, and neither one has that. Sand dragon has sandy grit, and the brown is acid. Maybe I'll use the sand dragon and have it drink a dragon's drought, but that only works once. Maybe an item that changes the breath weapon to fire. I believe there was a spell in SpC that could do that. Make a custom item. Or I could just change the flavor for this particular story. Hmm. Now I've got some thinking to do.
If you're really going for the lava breath weapon, I think the pyroclastic dragon (Draconomicon) gets that.  But is otherwise not "desert" themed.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #210 on: October 14, 2011, 07:26:34 AM »
Does the Wavekeeper PrC from stormwrack stack with druid for wildshape or does it give you more when you get access to the elemental form or just elemental option to your existing wildshape times a day. How does it work?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #211 on: October 14, 2011, 07:35:07 AM »
Does the Wavekeeper PrC from stormwrack stack with druid for wildshape or does it give you more when you get access to the elemental form or just elemental option to your existing wildshape times a day. How does it work?

It's a separate ability; Wavemaster doesn't advance Wild Shape at all.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #212 on: October 14, 2011, 07:39:39 AM »
Q76. Can you scribe a scroll if you have been permanently blinded?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #213 on: October 14, 2011, 07:47:26 AM »
Q76. Can you scribe a scroll if you have been permanently blinded?

A76  I'm pretty sure that falls under the blinded rule of "all checks and activities that rely on vision (such as reading and spot checks) automatically fail."  (PHB 305)

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #214 on: October 14, 2011, 09:21:31 AM »
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So Sand Dragons don't grow as big as Brown Dragons and have a weaker Breath Weapon, but Sand can fly and has a CL, while the Brown does not. Also Sand is Immune to Fire while Brown is Immune to Acid. They also have different, though somewhat similar Spell-Likes.
EDIT:
Another note is Brown has 500ft Tremorsense while Sand only has 60ft. Sand has a slower Burrow Speed (60ft/20ft). Brown is NE and sand is CN. Sand has a overall higher CR.
Dang. And in 2e they had a breath weapon that shot out lava, and neither one has that. Sand dragon has sandy grit, and the brown is acid. Maybe I'll use the sand dragon and have it drink a dragon's drought, but that only works once. Maybe an item that changes the breath weapon to fire. I believe there was a spell in SpC that could do that. Make a custom item. Or I could just change the flavor for this particular story. Hmm. Now I've got some thinking to do.
If you're really going for the lava breath weapon, I think the pyroclastic dragon (Draconomicon) gets that.  But is otherwise not "desert" themed.
I'm not worried about the lava, just don't want to shoot sand. and it's supposed to be immune to fire. However, I think acid might suffice. It's just that lava was what the dragon had in 2e, making the two I'm presented with here not the one that was used before.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #215 on: October 14, 2011, 10:38:01 AM »
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« Reply #216 on: October 14, 2011, 12:04:23 PM »
Q77: Need 3 feats for a level 2 blaster Ardent fast, suggestions?

A77: linked power, overchannel & empower power.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #217 on: October 14, 2011, 05:37:57 PM »
Q76. Can you scribe a scroll if you have been permanently blinded?

A76  I'm pretty sure that falls under the blinded rule of "all checks and activities that rely on vision (such as reading and spot checks) automatically fail."  (PHB 305)

A76B But blind people can and do write, it just takes practice. Now reading a scroll is probably not possible
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #218 on: October 14, 2011, 06:38:52 PM »
Q76. Can you scribe a scroll if you have been permanently blinded?

A76  I'm pretty sure that falls under the blinded rule of "all checks and activities that rely on vision (such as reading and spot checks) automatically fail."  (PHB 305)

A76B But blind people can and do write, it just takes practice. Now reading a scroll is probably not possible
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #219 on: October 14, 2011, 07:05:13 PM »
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