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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #340 on: October 19, 2011, 03:13:26 PM »
q114 Can a large creature ride another large creature without penalty?
DMG, page 204

On that note, what CR 3 or less creatures could a Large creature ride?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #341 on: October 19, 2011, 03:32:08 PM »
q114 Can a large creature ride another large creature without penalty?
DMG, page 204

On that note, what CR 3 or less creatures could a Large creature ride?

Huge monstrous centipede, huge viper?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #342 on: October 19, 2011, 03:35:06 PM »
 :( Those were the only two I could find as well. I was hoping for something else. Oh well.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #343 on: October 19, 2011, 03:46:39 PM »
:( Those were the only two I could find as well. I was hoping for something else. Oh well.

You can have the centipede be fiendish... also the Phaerlin Giant from Monsters of Faerun is Huge and CR3, but I don't know if you could really "ride" it unless it's a piggyback ride.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #344 on: October 19, 2011, 05:45:23 PM »
A hippogriff with the Half-Goristro (Fiend) template becomes huge size and is CR 3.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #345 on: October 19, 2011, 05:50:27 PM »
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.

DMG, page 204
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #346 on: October 19, 2011, 05:56:56 PM »
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.

DMG, page 204
The one exception is Dwarves on Ponies.  Get an advanced pony for an enlarged dwarf?
There's also a feat, I believe in a Dragonlance Monster Manual, that allows mounts to carry someone their size.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #347 on: October 19, 2011, 06:14:29 PM »
A hippogriff with the Half-Goristro (Fiend) template becomes huge size and is CR 3.

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Challenge Rating: +3 (+1 base for template, +1 size increase, +1 harder to defeat)
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #348 on: October 19, 2011, 08:19:15 PM »
Q115 Once you have acquired a divine rank through some means, is there a RAW way of increasing it?  Or is it just by DM fiat?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #349 on: October 19, 2011, 08:22:05 PM »
Q115 Once you have acquired a divine rank through some means, is there a RAW way of increasing it?  Or is it just by DM fiat?

Don't quote me on it, but killing bigger gods would be my guess.

Typically that requires something out of the ordinary though, like a major artifact or two.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #350 on: October 19, 2011, 08:30:33 PM »
Q115 Once you have acquired a divine rank through some means, is there a RAW way of increasing it?  Or is it just by DM fiat?

The RAW way is... actually explicitly DM fiat.  There's a section in the back of Deities and Demigods that talks about potential ways, but it's all left completely in the hands of the DM to decide on the mechanics.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #351 on: October 19, 2011, 08:49:42 PM »
Q116:  OK so a 30 Headed Hydra with 49 HD has a bunch of epic feats...  Which ones are actually worth taking?  I've got the Mage Slayer line, Robilar's Gambit, etc.  Items are pretty scarce / limited, so would Blinding Speed or Epic Speed actually be worthwhile?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #352 on: October 20, 2011, 12:38:26 AM »
Q117  Are there any outsiders with druid spellcasting?  I've found cleric, sorcerer, wizard and bard, but no druid.  Or any other variant list would be helpful.

(and I mean real spellcasting in this case, not SLAs)

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #353 on: October 20, 2011, 12:42:33 AM »
Q117  Are there any outsiders with druid spellcasting?  I've found cleric, sorcerer, wizard and bard, but no druid.  Or any other variant list would be helpful.
Does this help? Probably won't. Consider Templated Dragons with archtypes?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #354 on: October 20, 2011, 01:32:59 AM »
Q117  Are there any outsiders with druid spellcasting?  I've found cleric, sorcerer, wizard and bard, but no druid.  Or any other variant list would be helpful.
Does this help? Probably won't. Consider Templated Dragons with archtypes?

It certainly helps narrow down my search =) 

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #355 on: October 20, 2011, 02:34:20 AM »
Q 118 What counts as "profane" damage other than spells that specifically state it?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #356 on: October 20, 2011, 03:47:27 AM »
Q 118 What counts as "profane" damage other than spells that specifically state it?

Unholy water is about the only thing I can think of. And it's a stretch at best.

Maybe there's a monster out there with a SU or SP ability that deals profane damage, but typically you don't see anything like that. Similarly, Flame Strike is the only spell I can remember that deals holy/divine damage and not positive energy damage off-hand. As a general rule, that's an exceedingly rare damage form.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #357 on: October 20, 2011, 06:15:16 AM »
Q119 I remember seeing someone post something about an item with a feat costs something like 15k? Where was this posted and/or in which book?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #358 on: October 20, 2011, 04:11:47 PM »
Q120:

When does monsters start gaining BAB and saves at an epic rate? What, for instance is the BAB of a young adult Bronze Dragon with five levels of Abjurant Champion? Thats 18 dragon HD + 5 class HD, for a total of 23 HD that gains BAB at a 1/1 rate at the pre-epic rate.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #359 on: October 20, 2011, 04:54:27 PM »
Q120:

When does monsters start gaining BAB and saves at an epic rate? What, for instance is the BAB of a young adult Bronze Dragon with five levels of Abjurant Champion? Thats 18 dragon HD + 5 class HD, for a total of 23 HD that gains BAB at a 1/1 rate at the pre-epic rate.
Never on racial HD, once they hit 21 total HD with class levels.

[bold]Q119[/bold] I remember seeing someone post something about an item with a feat costs something like 15k? Where was this posted and/or in which book?

Arms & Equipment Guide had some guidelines for feats in items.
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