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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #300 on: September 19, 2010, 07:00:37 AM »
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You're probably thinking of the Sudden Leap maneuver (ToB). The reasoning is that it just lets you make a Jump check to move without saying anything about the direction or even where you have to be (so theoretically, you could activate it in midair). That's the only ability that comes to mind.
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #301 on: September 19, 2010, 08:20:07 AM »
Q77: Could someone use the Cool Head, Freerunner, Sure Hand and Sweet Talker feats and then later retrain the feat, but keep the knowledge of the skill trick?

Could a Chameleon use his floating feat to learn as many skill tricks as they can, at no skill point cost?

The feats says that the characters learn the tricks, not that it gives them access to them. It's not game breaking, but 20 skill points on a skill starved build could help.
A77: Not likely.  Even if it worked by RAW (which I don't think it does, although it's not exactly clear-cut), you can expect most DMs to shoot it down.
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Which feat allows a Cleric to use Int in place of Wis for spellcasting Stat and what is it's source?
A79: AFAIK no such feat exists.  I know there's a Monk feat that changes Monk abilities to work off Int (2, actually) and a Paladin feat that changes Paladin abilities to work off Wis.  There's also the Archivist, which is split Int/Wis casting and primarily casts from the Cleric list, although that's a distinct class, not a feat.
q80. whats the trick with knowledge devotion to gain a insight bonus to atk/dmg. can someone break it down for me how it works?
A80: At any point you spend a free action to make a knowledge check regarding the monster.  You get one check per monster per combat.  There's a table next to the feat description that tells you what bonus you get for your check result.
Q 81 I want to advance an NPC. It's a ranger/sorcerer. Is there a feat that'll blend them together well, and what PrCs complement this pairing?
A81: There really isn't a PrC that works exceptionally well with this pairing.  You can either use the usual Gish PrCs if you want to advance combat and spellcasting, or Unseen Seer if you want to advance the nature-ish skillmonkey angle.  You might want to tweak Unseen Seer to give more Favored Enemy bonuses instead of Skirmish/Sneak Attack bonuses.

As far as feats go, again there's nothing that explicitly pairs Ranger and Sorcerer.  There might be a 3.0 feat around somewhere that adds your FE bonus to spell DCs, but that's really not explicitly Ranger/Sorcerer and I can't remember where it would be right now.

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #302 on: September 19, 2010, 08:48:03 AM »
Q82
what can rogues do good with high initiative at low levels?
ill soon have a lvl4 char with a +14 initiative mod and wanna know what advantages i can get out of that

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #303 on: September 19, 2010, 09:26:40 AM »
Q82
what can rogues do good with high initiative at low levels?
ill soon have a lvl4 char with a +14 initiative mod and wanna know what advantages i can get out of that
Auto sneak attack everyone the first round. Until they've acted in a combat round they are flat-footed.
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #304 on: September 19, 2010, 09:39:46 AM »
Q82
what can rogues do good with high initiative at low levels?
ill soon have a lvl4 char with a +14 initiative mod and wanna know what advantages i can get out of that
Auto sneak attack everyone the first round. Until they've acted in a combat round they are flat-footed.
i meant besides that :)
as most of the time the first round is used to move so no full attack

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #305 on: September 19, 2010, 09:43:16 AM »
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They don't/haven't, was the point. 3.5 is as dead as people not liking nice tits.

Sometimes, their tits (3.5) get enhancements (houserules), but that doesn't mean people don't like nice tits.

Though sometimes, the surgeon (DM) botches them pretty bad...
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #306 on: September 19, 2010, 02:16:29 PM »

q80. whats the trick with knowledge devotion to gain a insight bonus to atk/dmg. can someone break it down for me how it works?
A80: At any point you spend a free action to make a knowledge check regarding the monster.  You get one check per monster per combat.  There's a table next to the feat description that tells you what bonus you get for your check result.

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wheres the feat? is there a link to a online read i could get?
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #307 on: September 19, 2010, 02:29:49 PM »
Quote from: dna1
q80. whats the trick with knowledge devotion to gain a insight bonus to atk/dmg. can someone break it down for me how it works?
A80: At any point you spend a free action to make a knowledge check regarding the monster.  You get one check per monster per combat.  There's a table next to the feat description that tells you what bonus you get for your check result.


wheres the feat? is there a link to a online read i could get?
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #308 on: September 19, 2010, 02:51:17 PM »
Q83: Does practiced spellcaster let you recoup spellcaster levels lost from a PrC that skips levels in progression?
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #309 on: September 19, 2010, 03:04:59 PM »
Q79
Which feat allows a Cleric to use Int in place of Wis for spellcasting Stat and what is it's source?
I think that's Academic Priest, and it's Dragon Lance.
Specifically, it's from Legend of the Twins.  Note that it doesn't change the stat you use for save DCs, only maximum spell level and bonus spells. 

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #310 on: September 19, 2010, 03:17:11 PM »
Q83: Does practiced spellcaster let you recoup spellcaster levels lost from a PrC that skips levels in progression?

A83: Yup.

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #311 on: September 19, 2010, 04:13:59 PM »
Q83: Does practiced spellcaster let you recoup spellcaster levels lost from a PrC that skips levels in progression?
Only the CL, though.
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #312 on: September 19, 2010, 04:38:40 PM »
Q83: Does practiced spellcaster let you recoup spellcaster levels lost from a PrC that skips levels in progression?
Only the CL, though.

In other words, NO. Practiced spellcaster only gives you CL, but not ECL. Example: Wizard 7/Fighter 4 with Practiced Spellcaster (Wizard). You cast spells as strongly as an 11th lvl wizard, but only have what a 7th lvl wizard has for spells per day.

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #313 on: September 19, 2010, 06:56:33 PM »
Q84
is it somehow possible to make a longspear finessable?

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #314 on: September 19, 2010, 06:57:47 PM »
You might want the "many details" setting.  Has Level, source book, short description.
Tried that. It came out to be 81 pages for printing purposes.
Which class?  I might be able to write a regex to compactify the formatting.
Cleric.

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I downloaded ImarvinTPA's spell database, opened it in OpenOffice.org Calc, copied the relevant columns, filtered it based on cleric spell level, and came up with more-or-less what you're looking for.  Unfortunately, it's more than 4 times longer than the maximum character length allowed for a post. 

If you PM me your email address and preferred format, I can send you what I've got.  Otherwise, it wouldn't be too hard for you to duplicate it. 

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #315 on: September 19, 2010, 06:59:30 PM »
Q84
is it somehow possible to make a longspear finessable?

A 84:
Yes. A feat from Dragon Magazine, from an two-part article with Regional Greyhawk feats. It grants Finesse with the Longsword, Longspear and +2 to confirm crits with bows. Check Crystalkeep for the issue, my guess is #314. Don't quote me on that.

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #316 on: September 19, 2010, 07:10:46 PM »
Q84
is it somehow possible to make a longspear finessable?

A 84:
Yes. A feat from Dragon Magazine, from an two-part article with Regional Greyhawk feats. It grants Finesse with the Longsword, Longspear and +2 to confirm crits with bows. Check Crystalkeep for the issue, my guess is #314. Don't quote me on that.

ok, crystalkeep says "one of"

thanks then :)
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #317 on: September 19, 2010, 07:12:22 PM »
Q84
is it somehow possible to make a longspear finessable?

A 84:
Yes. A feat from Dragon Magazine, from an two-part article with Regional Greyhawk feats. It grants Finesse with the Longsword, Longspear and +2 to confirm crits with bows. Check Crystalkeep for the issue, my guess is #314. Don't quote me on that.

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By my reading of the Aptitude ability in Tome of Battle, you might be able to argue that you can use Weapon Finesse with an Aptitude Longspear. It hardly seems gamebreaking to allow, if it's gray area.
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #318 on: September 19, 2010, 07:24:33 PM »
Q 85 How much does a toad cost?
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #319 on: September 19, 2010, 07:41:32 PM »
Q 85 How much does a toad cost?
Well, a chicken costs 2cp, so I'm going to go ahead and assume less than that.