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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #240 on: October 15, 2011, 08:56:50 AM »
Is there any way to cast personal spells at a range? (I'm an artificer, and want to have the parties tank be colossal via giant growth. It would bump his strength from 68 to 100  :D)
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #241 on: October 15, 2011, 10:17:49 AM »
Q86
Can a Strongheart Vest prevent or reduce Ability Burn (which is described in the SRD as "a special form of ability damage that cannot be magically or psionically healed")?

By RAW I'm not sure, and probably not, but I think I'd allow it.  The reasoning is that its "a special form of ability damage" which to me says "this is ability damage, except...", so I'd treat it as such except where it's called out (it's healing method).
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #242 on: October 15, 2011, 12:10:18 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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You don't need to, Illithids already have.  It's called Qualith, and it's a written record of pure telepathic communication, represented by series of raised dashes and spaces, intended to be read by touch.  Trouble is you have to work out how to follow four simultaneous trains of thought to read it.  DC 35 Decipher Script check for nonillithids to understand or translate without years of study.

Course you could probably just put 2 skill points into picking up Qualith as a language, put the years of study in your background story, and feel slightly ripped off that you paid full price to know a language with written but no spoken form.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #243 on: October 15, 2011, 12:17:18 PM »
Q 52 Is there an item that'll give you ranks in skills as if you were trained in it? Third party is fine. Looking for an item to give a PC Profession (sailor) to get off of a now deserted island. He'll find the item in a set of ruins long since forgotten.

The Codex Anathema (Lords of Madness page 214) gives an inherent ability score bonus, permanently reduces an ability score, and gives the reader actual skill ranks in multiple skills.  So there is precedent for such an item, but I wouldn't like to try to reverse engineer the price and figure out what gaining actual skill ranks is worth.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #244 on: October 15, 2011, 01:44:18 PM »
Q 52 Is there an item that'll give you ranks in skills as if you were trained in it? Third party is fine. Looking for an item to give a PC Profession (sailor) to get off of a now deserted island. He'll find the item in a set of ruins long since forgotten.

The Codex Anathema (Lords of Madness page 214) gives an inherent ability score bonus, permanently reduces an ability score, and gives the reader actual skill ranks in multiple skills.  So there is precedent for such an item, but I wouldn't like to try to reverse engineer the price and figure out what gaining actual skill ranks is worth.
why not somethig that grants a bonus to the skill, not like profession is trained only. admirals bicorne, stormwrack.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #245 on: October 15, 2011, 02:01:03 PM »
why not somethig that grants a bonus to the skill, not like profession is trained only. admirals bicorne, stormwrack.
It is, actually.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #246 on: October 15, 2011, 05:51:01 PM »
Q87
From the web enhancement, would this work with claws of the beast?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #247 on: October 15, 2011, 07:13:14 PM »
Q88: Is there a list of planes besides those present in the SRD, MoP, FCI&II? I'm looking specifically for harsh to survive planar effects.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #248 on: October 15, 2011, 08:35:43 PM »
Each of the Eberron and FR settings have their own, but other than the ones you listed for Greyhawk, no

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #249 on: October 15, 2011, 10:03:44 PM »
Q87
From the web enhancement, would this work with claws of the beast?
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Psychic Focus
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A necklace of turquoise crystals fits around your neck. The crystals shed a faint glow that increases in brightness when you manifest a damaging power.
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You shape incarnum into a periapt or other trinket, known as a psychic focus, which you then wear about your neck. When you manifest a psionic powers that deal damage, your power's damage is increased by 1 point. Powers that divide their damage among multiple targets, such as energy burst, deal the extra damage to each affected target.
This soulmeld does not affect powers that do not deal damage.
Essentia: Every point of essentia you invest in your psychic focus increases the damage by 1 point.

A87: No. The claws attack as claws, not as a power.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #250 on: October 15, 2011, 11:35:30 PM »
Q89

Is there a guide to using alchemical items, such as boosting DC's ect.?  I was unable to find one.  Thanks

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #251 on: October 15, 2011, 11:43:59 PM »
why not somethig that grants a bonus to the skill, not like profession is trained only. admirals bicorne, stormwrack.
It is, actually.
and yet, there's an untrained section there that shows that's irrelevant
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #252 on: October 15, 2011, 11:45:07 PM »
Q89

Is there a guide to using alchemical items, such as boosting DC's ect.?  I was unable to find one.  Thanks

Alchemical items aren't hugely viable until you get augmented alchemy, which is epic.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #253 on: October 16, 2011, 12:52:28 AM »
why not somethig that grants a bonus to the skill, not like profession is trained only. admirals bicorne, stormwrack.
It is, actually.
and yet, there's an untrained section there that shows that's irrelevant
No. It only tells you how much you automatically earn if you don't have any Profession ranks (incidentally, always less than if you have even a +0 trained mod in the skill), not that you can make skill checks without ranks.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #254 on: October 16, 2011, 04:31:03 AM »
Q90 Can an StP Erudite/Wizard/Cerebremancer learn spells from himself?

Q91 Can an StP Erudite use Psychic Chirurgery to teach spell-powers to other manifesters?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #255 on: October 16, 2011, 04:38:31 AM »
Q90 Can an StP Erudite/Wizard/Cerebremancer learn spells from himself?

Q91 Can an StP Erudite use Psychic Chirurgery to teach spell-powers to other manifesters?

A90: No, since they learn these as Discipline Powers, which can only be learned by other means. Relevant text:

Learning Discipline Powers: An erudite can learn discipline powers only by directly learning a power from another's repertoire, learning it from a power stone, or taking the Expanded Knowledge feat (EPH 46). In any case, an erudite can learn a discipline-only power only if it is up to 1 level lower than the highest level power he can manifest.

A91: Yes, since those spells are now powers.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #256 on: October 16, 2011, 05:03:54 AM »
A90: No, since they learn these as Discipline Powers, which can only be learned by other means. Relevant text:

Learning Discipline Powers: An erudite can learn discipline powers only by directly learning a power from another's repertoire, learning it from a power stone, or taking the Expanded Knowledge feat (EPH 46). In any case, an erudite can learn a discipline-only power only if it is up to 1 level lower than the highest level power he can manifest.

Unless he cast Ice Assassin on himself and learned the spells from his clone... :D
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #257 on: October 16, 2011, 05:12:25 AM »
^That would be awesome, except you can't learn 9th level spells before Epic as an Erudite IIRC.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #258 on: October 16, 2011, 06:48:45 AM »
A90: No, since they learn these as Discipline Powers, which can only be learned by other means. Relevant text:

Learning Discipline Powers: An erudite can learn discipline powers only by directly learning a power from another's repertoire, learning it from a power stone, or taking the Expanded Knowledge feat (EPH 46). In any case, an erudite can learn a discipline-only power only if it is up to 1 level lower than the highest level power he can manifest.

Unless he cast Ice Assassin on himself and learned the spells from his clone... :D
^That would be awesome, except you can't learn 9th level spells before Epic as an Erudite IIRC.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #259 on: October 16, 2011, 07:36:09 AM »
Each of the Eberron and FR settings have their own, but other than the ones you listed for Greyhawk, no
But where? There is no 'Planes of Eberron' or whatever book. A quick glance through the campaign setting book's table of contents didn't show much.
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