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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2011, 04:37:07 AM »
Q31: Can a Warlock immobilized in grapple use dimensional door (sla) to get away?
DD as a spell has no somatic components, so no reason why DD as a SLA would have any.
There is the line “all invocations, including eldritch blast, have a somatic component.”  Hard to say why they secreted that rule away under “weapon and armor proficiency.” 
RAW: He wouldn't be able to. Rules as they should be: That's idiotic.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #81 on: October 06, 2011, 09:18:44 AM »
Q 32 Is there an updated version of the AD&D desert giant? Third party's fine. I know of the sand giants that are in the Monster Manual and Tome of Horrors.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2011, 03:18:15 PM »
Q 32 Is there an updated version of the AD&D desert giant? Third party's fine. I know of the sand giants that are in the Monster Manual and Tome of Horrors.
Aren't they the same?
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They don't/haven't, was the point. 3.5 is as dead as people not liking nice tits.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2011, 03:55:22 PM »
Q 32 Is there an updated version of the AD&D desert giant? Third party's fine. I know of the sand giants that are in the Monster Manual and Tome of Horrors.
Aren't they the same?
Desert Giant - Monster Manual II
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #84 on: October 06, 2011, 05:04:49 PM »
Q33:  If I polymorph into an aquatic creature, can I breathe underwater?  I gain the "physical qualities" of the creature I polymorph into - does that include working gills?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #85 on: October 06, 2011, 05:06:03 PM »
Q33:  If I polymorph into an aquatic creature, can I breathe underwater?  I gain the "physical qualities" of the creature I polymorph into - does that include working gills?
Correct.  IIRC, it also gives you the (aquatic) subtype, in which that is an inherent benefit (well, some ability to breathe underwater is, not necessarily gills).
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #86 on: October 06, 2011, 07:19:38 PM »
Q 32 Is there an updated version of the AD&D desert giant? Third party's fine. I know of the sand giants that are in the Monster Manual and Tome of Horrors.
Aren't they the same?
Desert Giant - Monster Manual II
I see sun giants who live in the desert. Are they the same thing then?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #87 on: October 06, 2011, 08:06:19 PM »
Q34:  I'm looking for ways to add Delay Death to a couple of non-cleric characters I am working on.  I know about the Destiny domain.  Are there any other ways to get it as...

34a.  ...a druid?
34b.  ...a wizard?
34c.  ...an SLA or item?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #88 on: October 06, 2011, 09:56:28 PM »
Q 35 When you make nonhumanoid armor with special materials, what part of the price is doubled? All of it, or just the base cost of the armor? Say for example, nonhumanoid mithral breastplate. 8400 gold, or 4400 gold?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #89 on: October 06, 2011, 11:53:13 PM »
Q36: There is a whip somewhere that does lethal damage and works on armored critters. Does anybody know where? I thought it was in Drow of the Underdark, but I am not finding it there. Alternatively, are there any other good ways to get 15' of continuous melee reach before adding Expansion and being stretched on the rack for a Willing Deformity?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #90 on: October 07, 2011, 12:05:40 AM »
Q36: There is a whip somewhere that does lethal damage and works on armored critters. Does anybody know where? I thought it was in Drow of the Underdark, but I am not finding it there. Alternatively, are there any other good ways to get 15' of continuous melee reach before adding Expansion and being stretched on the rack for a Willing Deformity?

A36:  An Awl Pike has 15' reach and works basically like a longer spear.  Also consider the Fiendish Graft from Fiend Folio for extra reach.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #91 on: October 07, 2011, 12:07:55 AM »
Q36: There is a whip somewhere that does lethal damage and works on armored critters. Does anybody know where? I thought it was in Drow of the Underdark, but I am not finding it there. Alternatively, are there any other good ways to get 15' of continuous melee reach before adding Expansion and being stretched on the rack for a Willing Deformity?

A36 There's the Whip Dagger from the Arms and Equipment Guide; I don't know if it's been updated elsewhere.

edit: Nope, not updated, so should be good to use.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #92 on: October 07, 2011, 05:23:15 AM »
Q36: There is a whip somewhere that does lethal damage and works on armored critters. Does anybody know where? I thought it was in Drow of the Underdark, but I am not finding it there. Alternatively, are there any other good ways to get 15' of continuous melee reach before adding Expansion and being stretched on the rack for a Willing Deformity?

Aberrant Blood/Aberrant Reach
Wiilling Deformity/Deformity- Tall
Fiendish Graft:  Long Arm

This gives you a melee reach of 20 ft, pre size increase to large. (assuming you are medium sized)

Just the two feat chains will net you +10 ft of reach, which is amusing when used on a psicrystal, for instance.

The Whip Dagger, from 3.0 will net you  15 ft reach with lethal, as will a couple of specific magic items which are whips (The Water Elemental whip from Eberron is the one off the top of my head) but without Lasher (the 3.0 prestige class) you can't threaten with the whip.  This is, obviously, sometimes a problem.  I'd probably use the Drow Scorpion Chain or Kusari Gama instead, since they're basically metal whips (albeit only with 10 ft of reach) all Castlevania style, and they threaten as well as a spiked chain.  Combine Kusari Gama with the Aberrant and Deformity feats, and you threaten 0-20 feet at medium size, can do lethal damage, and such.  It's ... five feats to manage this, of course.  But reasonably impressive, all the same.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #93 on: October 07, 2011, 06:29:54 AM »
A note:
Quote from: A&EG
Although you keep it in hand, the whip-dagger is treated as a ranged weapon with a maximum range of 15 feet and no range penalties.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #94 on: October 07, 2011, 02:20:34 PM »
A note:
Quote from: A&EG
Although you keep it in hand, the whip-dagger is treated as a ranged weapon with a maximum range of 15 feet and no range penalties.


all whips were ranged weapons in 3.0, invalid concern.
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Behind door number 2: A magic crown!
Behind door number 3: 4d6 giant bees, and THREE HUNDRED POUNDS OF HONEY!
They don't/haven't, was the point. 3.5 is as dead as people not liking nice tits.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #95 on: October 07, 2011, 05:26:04 PM »
Q36: There is a whip somewhere that does lethal damage and works on armored critters. Does anybody know where? I thought it was in Drow of the Underdark, but I am not finding it there. Alternatively, are there any other good ways to get 15' of continuous melee reach before adding Expansion and being stretched on the rack for a Willing Deformity?

There's also a couple of whips in the MIC.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #96 on: October 07, 2011, 06:46:25 PM »
Q34:  I'm looking for ways to add Delay Death to a couple of non-cleric characters I am working on.  I know about the Destiny domain.  Are there any other ways to get it as...

34a.  ...a druid?
34b.  ...a wizard?
34c.  ...an SLA or item?
A34: Planar Touchstone (Catalogues of Enlightenment) should do it, if there is a domain that has it as a spell. I'm pretty sure there is. Let me go check my wizard with it...

Edit: 3rd level, Destiny Domain
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #97 on: October 07, 2011, 07:04:18 PM »
Q 37 Looking for a helm of true seeing. I think it's worth 75k and is in one of the FR books. Anyone know which item I'm talking about?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #98 on: October 07, 2011, 07:11:01 PM »
Q 37 Looking for a helm of true seeing. I think it's worth 75k and is in one of the FR books. Anyone know which item I'm talking about?

There's a Mask that does that in MoF, I think...
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« Reply #99 on: October 07, 2011, 07:21:34 PM »
Q 37 Looking for a helm of true seeing. I think it's worth 75k and is in one of the FR books. Anyone know which item I'm talking about?

There's a Mask that does that in MoF, I think...
Couldn't find it.
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