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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #560 on: October 27, 2011, 04:34:15 PM »
Q 154 Other than increasing their Dex, and taking Weapon Focus feats, how does one get a warlock's ranged touch attack up? Tonight he cost the party a huge amount of treasure simply because of the fact that he just couldn't roll over a 5 (the enemy teleported with a majority of it). The guy is systematically a phenomenon. Not quite as bad as The Spoony One's Mike who couldn't roll higher than a 10 for two months straight, but he's getting up there.

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Aside from what everyone else said, a wand of Blessed Aim (Spell Compendium) is +2 to hit for a minute at CL 1 and thus better than targeting ray for a wand.  I suggest he get the Walk Unseen invocation ASAP to go invisible.  Flatfooted touch AC is basically 10 + size mod +deflection +insight +luck +sacred +"monk".  For a lot of creatures, that's going to be 10, or less.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #561 on: October 27, 2011, 04:37:43 PM »
Q 182
Does any book have an ordinary deck of playing cards listed?  If so, where can I find it, and how much does it cost?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #562 on: October 27, 2011, 04:45:43 PM »
Q183) Is there a permanent Enlarge Person item published somewhere, or is it created from the generic formulas in the DMG/MIC?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #563 on: October 27, 2011, 05:16:40 PM »
Q183) Is there a permanent Enlarge Person item published somewhere, or is it created from the generic formulas in the DMG/MIC?
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Q184: Can you cast a Cure Wounds/Heal, retain the charge and deliver it on a charge the next round? (And eventually Travel Domain out of the way like there's no tomorrow)
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #564 on: October 27, 2011, 06:10:29 PM »
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Q184: Can you cast a Cure Wounds/Heal, retain the charge and deliver it on a charge the next round? (And eventually Travel Domain out of the way like there's no tomorrow)
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Yes.  You can hold the charge on a touch spell, and cure/inflict and Heal/Harm are touch spells.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #565 on: October 27, 2011, 06:39:43 PM »
Q 185:  What penalties are there to Spot checks when in shadowy illumination, or plain ol' darkness (assume outside at night)?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #566 on: October 27, 2011, 07:48:44 PM »
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Does any book have an ordinary deck of playing cards listed?  If so, where can I find it, and how much does it cost?
None that I'm aware of. The best I've seen are tarot cards, fortune teller cards, and marked game cards.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #567 on: October 27, 2011, 08:39:25 PM »
marked game cards.
Isn't that what playing cards are?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #568 on: October 27, 2011, 08:40:32 PM »
marked game cards.
Isn't that what playing cards are?
Yes, but they're marked. As in, you'll always win because you know which ones are what cards. There's a spot check to notice that though.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #569 on: October 27, 2011, 08:42:34 PM »
marked game cards.
Isn't that what playing cards are?
Yes, but they're marked. As in, you'll always win because you know which ones are what cards. There's a spot check to notice that though.
Okay, but how much more is a marked deck going to cost over a non-marked deck?  If all he's wanting is a source and a cost, that deck will do it.  Justification for having a deck of cards in the world, and a rough estimate of their cost.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #570 on: October 27, 2011, 08:44:11 PM »
marked game cards.
Isn't that what playing cards are?
Yes, but they're marked. As in, you'll always win because you know which ones are what cards. There's a spot check to notice that though.
Okay, but how much more is a marked deck going to cost over a non-marked deck?  If all he's wanting is a source and a cost, that deck will do it.  Justification for having a deck of cards in the world, and a rough estimate of their cost.
Fair enough. The marked deck costs 1 gold. Source book is http://paizo.com/store/games/roleplayingGames/p/pathfinderRPG/paizo/pathfinderCompanion/v5748btpy8dmf
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #571 on: October 27, 2011, 08:46:13 PM »
Q 182
Does any book have an ordinary deck of playing cards listed?  If so, where can I find it, and how much does it cost?

A: 182The only one I'm aware of was a 2E book, Aurora's Whole Realms catalogue. page 20 under games. Prices are fairly consistant with 3.5 and I've not met a DM yet that wouldn't allow any of the common items listed in their games at those prices.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #572 on: October 27, 2011, 09:10:06 PM »
Q186: Is there a compiled recourse of different sources that grant bonuses to attributes?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #573 on: October 27, 2011, 09:49:28 PM »
Q186: Is there a compiled recourse of different sources that grant bonuses to attributes?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #574 on: October 27, 2011, 09:50:53 PM »
Thanks for the help.  I wanted a deck of card because I'm going to be using the Glorious Heat + Spark orison combo in a PF game for untlimited healing and needing things to set on fire (I'm aware of the sort-of eratta nerf, but DM's cool and knows infinite out of combat healing isn't broken).  So whether it's a cheater deck or not doesn't matter, they're getting lit ablaze.  In the meantime though, I saw it pointed out how much more efficient just using a candle and then blowing it out is, so I'll probably use that for most of the healing, but keep a deck or two around for when I want to feel like Gambit. :)

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #575 on: October 27, 2011, 10:01:39 PM »
Q188 Can an Incantatrix apply Cooperative Metamagic to a spell being cast (by someone else) off a spell completion item like a scroll?

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« Reply #576 on: October 28, 2011, 12:04:29 AM »
I like the Green Lady vestige for my divine Anima Mage (currently level 8).  Free turn/rebuke attempts every 5 rounds, untyped +2 Cha, use wands & staffs as a Wizard, and a 1st level Sor/Wiz spell as a spell-like every 5 rounds.  I use the free spell for Enlarge Person, which right now allows me to keep our melee characters large 24/7 by recasting it.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #577 on: October 28, 2011, 01:43:28 AM »
I guess I should add that I'm going to be facing armies.  I think the Green Lady might be a little low-powered... maybe Zagan for Aversion (keep mooks away from me)?  Or Chupoclops?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #578 on: October 28, 2011, 03:36:29 AM »
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #579 on: October 28, 2011, 05:00:39 AM »
Q191. What type of elemental damage is resisted the least overall?