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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #320 on: October 18, 2011, 06:19:48 PM »
Q 108a Is there a way to give a spider intelligence? Preferably permanently.
Q 108b Is there already a spider with intelligence? Besides the phase spider.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #321 on: October 18, 2011, 06:32:00 PM »
Q109: What ways are there for mundanes to prevent an enemy from attacking (or avoid the attack altogether, besides high AC, of course)?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #322 on: October 18, 2011, 06:35:31 PM »
Q 108a Is there a way to give a spider intelligence? Preferably permanently.
Q 108b Is there already a spider with intelligence? Besides the phase spider.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #323 on: October 18, 2011, 06:38:52 PM »
> Polymorph Any Object
> Spider Companion + Devoted Tracker, for all your drow paladins
> Incarnate Construct or similar on an Adamantine Spider
> Chwidencha (int 3, DOTU), drider, aranea, Harpoon Spider (int 14, MM3), imp in alternate form
Q 110 There's an adamantine spider, now? What book is it in?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #324 on: October 18, 2011, 06:42:14 PM »
> Polymorph Any Object
> Spider Companion + Devoted Tracker, for all your drow paladins
> Incarnate Construct or similar on an Adamantine Spider
> Chwidencha (int 3, DOTU), drider, aranea, Harpoon Spider (int 14, MM3), imp in alternate form
Q 110 There's an adamantine spider, now? What book is it in?

A110  Drow of the Underdark, page 106

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #325 on: October 18, 2011, 06:45:35 PM »
Q109: What ways are there for mundanes to prevent an enemy from attacking (or avoid the attack altogether, besides high AC, of course)?
Spring Attack + Staggering Strike maybe.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #326 on: October 18, 2011, 07:27:32 PM »
Q109: What ways are there for mundanes to prevent an enemy from attacking (or avoid the attack altogether, besides high AC, of course)?
Spring Attack + Staggering Strike maybe.
Staggering Strike doesn't prevent from attacking. But Spring Attack does, just in a weak way (the enemy can still try to charge you or just walk over).

Q111: Where can I find the information about natural weapons being always light weapons (if it is so, I'm not sure)? Please give me a page if it's a book or a link if it's in SRD.
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Or you could just be a cleric of an ideal. Like, physics and say that the domain choices reflect potential and kinetic energy.

 Plus, where other clerics say "For Pelor," "For Nerull," or "For Crom?" You get to say, "FOR SCIENCE!" *fanfare*

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #327 on: October 18, 2011, 07:36:30 PM »
Q109: What ways are there for mundanes to prevent an enemy from attacking (or avoid the attack altogether, besides high AC, of course)?
Spring Attack + Staggering Strike maybe.
Staggering Strike doesn't prevent from attacking. But Spring Attack does, just in a weak way (the enemy can still try to charge you or just walk over).

Q111: Where can I find the information about natural weapons being always light weapons (if it is so, I'm not sure)? Please give me a page if it's a book or a link if it's in SRD.

A111 It's in the Weapon Finesse feat text PHB page 102: "Natural weapons are always considered light weapons."

or here if that's easier.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #328 on: October 18, 2011, 07:41:55 PM »
Q109: What ways are there for mundanes to prevent an enemy from attacking (or avoid the attack altogether, besides high AC, of course)?
Spring Attack + Staggering Strike maybe.
Staggering Strike doesn't prevent from attacking. But Spring Attack does, just in a weak way (the enemy can still try to charge you or just walk over).

Q111: Where can I find the information about natural weapons being always light weapons (if it is so, I'm not sure)? Please give me a page if it's a book or a link if it's in SRD.

A111 It's in the Weapon Finesse feat text PHB page 102: "Natural weapons are always considered light weapons."

or here if that's easier.
Note that you can still power attack with them, though.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #329 on: October 18, 2011, 07:49:06 PM »
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Q105: Do Mauling Gauntlets (soulmeld) apply their bonus to grapple checks as well?

Q106: If you have the Scorpion's Grasp feat (Sandstorm) and the Ring the Golden Bell feat (dragon compendium, dragon 319), can you grapple opponents with an unarmed strike at range??
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #330 on: October 19, 2011, 12:51:04 AM »
A105: Strictly speaking, no, since grapple checks are described as attack rolls instead of ability checks (Bull Rush specifically calls the roll an ability check).

A106: You could certainly start a grapple, but in order to maintain the grapple you would need to enter your opponent's space.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #331 on: October 19, 2011, 03:36:11 AM »
Q 112  Does anyone know a way to go from giant to humanoid or monstrous humanoid through means other than PAO?  Any templates suggested must be acquired ones (I already have Primordial Giant as an inherited template) (and before you ask, it's to qualify for the Tauric template).

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #332 on: October 19, 2011, 03:37:15 AM »
Q113: If you were playing a race (celestial type) that had cleric spellcasting (casts spells as an "x" level cleric) and had access to domains- a,b,c (this spell casting is not specifically associated with/to a God.)

  You then added an actual Cleric level of 1 or more of (Your choice of God.) Would you also gain access to (as a Cleric ) 2 domains your choice from domain - d,e,f(assuming the access AS cleric domains differ from the ones gained fro being a cleric?




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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #333 on: October 19, 2011, 04:27:59 AM »
Q 112  Does anyone know a way to go from giant to humanoid or monstrous humanoid through means other than PAO?  Any templates suggested must be acquired ones (I already have Primordial Giant as an inherited template) (and before you ask, it's to qualify for the Tauric template).

Stoneblessed (Races of Stone) can make you a dwarf “for all effects related to race.”  It's debatable if it works for tauric, but it clearly allows you to count as a humanoid (dwarf), and it clearly works for prerequisites. 

There are several prestige classes in Dragon 296 and Dragon 300 that turn you into a monstous humanoid after 5 levels. 

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #334 on: October 19, 2011, 05:41:24 AM »
q114 Can a large creature ride another large creature without penalty?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #335 on: October 19, 2011, 06:17:19 AM »
q114 Can a large creature ride another large creature without penalty?
I don't see why not, Incubi ride Succubi all the time.

In all seriousness though, I believe there's a rule somewhere stating a mount must be at least one size category larger than its rider. Can't remember where.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #336 on: October 19, 2011, 06:35:32 AM »
q114 Can a large creature ride another large creature without penalty?
I don't see why not, Incubi ride Succubi all the time.

In all seriousness though, I believe there's a rule somewhere stating a mount must be at least one size category larger than its rider. Can't remember where.

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« Reply #337 on: October 19, 2011, 01:11:22 PM »
Q115: What happens when a Constitutionless creature (such as undead or construct) gets the effect of the Fiendform spell? The spell changes its type so I wonder if it gets a new Con score and what will that score be if any.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #338 on: October 19, 2011, 02:10:11 PM »
Q115: What happens when a Constitutionless creature (such as undead or construct) gets the effect of the Fiendform spell? The spell changes its type so I wonder if it gets a new Con score and what will that score be if any.

Unless it states specifically I would imagine it doesn't gain a Con score.

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« Reply #339 on: October 19, 2011, 02:24:37 PM »
Q115: What happens when a Constitutionless creature (such as undead or construct) gets the effect of the Fiendform spell? The spell changes its type so I wonder if it gets a new Con score and what will that score be if any.

Unless it states specifically I would imagine it doesn't gain a Con score.
So when an undead is no longer undead it keeps its lack of Con AND the immunities it provides or does it revert to a dead member of the the creature type it chose to emmulate?
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