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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #860 on: September 30, 2010, 06:35:03 AM »
A315: PHB II has a limited Rapid Metamagic effect each day.  Races of the Dragon has a sub-level for Dragonblood sorcerers that lets them get Draconic Heritage as a bonus feat.

That said, I strongly recommend picking up a familiar via Obtain Familiar and then giving it Improved Familiar.  Some variety of earth-subtyped Mephit makes for a spectacular companion for a Gish.  Yes, why just have one full volley of Power-Attacking Wraithstrikes when you can have TWO!?

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« Reply #861 on: September 30, 2010, 06:38:40 AM »
Another potentially useful one would be Blood of Siberys DR 351 pg 79.

Lose familiar to consider your Cha to be 4 points higher to determine bonus Sorc spells and max Sorc spell casting. [feel free to have lower Cha after this, since it effectively grants at least 2 higher level bonus slots to you.] Also, add Diplo and Know(planes) to your skill list. Might be nice to have a choice other than bluff for once, huh?

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #862 on: September 30, 2010, 06:44:44 AM »
Q313: Can someone explain or post a link as to how Celerity duels work?

That is to say, repeated castings of celerity on two sides?
I'm piecing this together as I go along.  In order to cast multiple celerities, one would need multiple swift/immediate actions, correct?

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #863 on: September 30, 2010, 06:53:21 AM »
Q315 Supposedly a sorcerer can trade in his Familiar for other class features or bonusses. Can anyone tell me in which books I can find this? I play a Gish who doesn't have or want a familiar. Trading it in will net me at least something.

Divine Companion (Complete Champion) has great potential for a gish.  You lose your familiar but gain the ability to convert spell slots into a pool of points that you can spend to give yourself a bonus to AC and saves up to your caster level for a number of rounds equal to your caster level as a swift action.  

Q313: Can someone explain or post a link as to how Celerity duels work?

That is to say, repeated castings of celerity on two sides?
I'm piecing this together as I go along.  In order to cast multiple celerities, one would need multiple swift/immediate actions, correct?

Your second casting of celerity occurs before your first.  At that point in time, you haven't yet used an immediate action, so you should be able to cast celerity.  After you resolve the second casting, you come to the first, find you don't have the ability to take an immediate action, and that casting doesn't happen.  At least, that's as much sense as I can make of it.  
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #864 on: September 30, 2010, 07:48:03 AM »
Q220: Psionic Independent Research... when you research a power, does that power count against one of your known powers by class, or is it separate?
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you are Researching it in place of the power you would normally learn ..... thus it counts against your Known powers by Class

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #865 on: September 30, 2010, 08:06:40 AM »
Right, Going of on the "maybe I'll take an (improved) familiar anyway" tangent:

Q316: Does a familiar get the CHA bonus to savingtrows if the master has 2 levels of Paladin. The wording in PHB can be interpreted either way:




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« Reply #866 on: September 30, 2010, 08:24:38 AM »
Q 311 So I was looking at CAdv's Embrace the Wild (2nd lvl druid, gain senses of animal whose HD <= your CL for 10 min/lvl). And then I looked at the animal list in the Monster Manual. Is there any reason not to choose Porpoise 2HD (MM 279)? (Blindsight 120 ft) I think that logically the blindsight only works while in water, but I don't see any specifics mentioning this...

Q 311b Any better animal forms whose HD doesn't exceed 4? (or just good animals to pick, in general?)
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #867 on: September 30, 2010, 08:25:30 AM »
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A 316: No. Divine Grace does not affect a Paladin's base save bonus. Divine Grace is a bonus added on top of base save bonuses. There is no alternative interpretation.
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« Reply #868 on: September 30, 2010, 08:46:28 AM »
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A 316: No. Divine Grace does not affect a Paladin's base save bonus. Divine Grace is a bonus added on top of base save bonuses. There is no alternative interpretation.
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #869 on: September 30, 2010, 09:11:35 AM »
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A 316: No. Divine Grace does not affect a Paladin's base save bonus. Divine Grace is a bonus added on top of base save bonuses. There is no alternative interpretation.
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #870 on: September 30, 2010, 10:14:05 AM »
Q317:The Gem Dragon from Monster Manual 2 are manifesters and not spellcasters right?
Because MM2 is a little confusing......

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #871 on: September 30, 2010, 10:26:45 AM »
Q317:The Gem Dragon from Monster Manual 2 are manifesters and not spellcasters right?
Because MM2 is a little confusing......
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that would be correct (on both counts  ;))

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #872 on: September 30, 2010, 11:46:08 AM »
Q 318
Do anyone have a complete map of the tomb of horrors for free? Planning on converting it to a runequest campaign.
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #873 on: September 30, 2010, 12:07:47 PM »
Q 318
Do anyone have a complete map of the tomb of horrors for free? Planning on converting it to a runequest campaign.
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do you mean this?
(not sure if this the whole thing, though)

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #874 on: September 30, 2010, 02:33:43 PM »
Q319:Is there any third party books or rules that are dealing with Epic/Deity rules?
We may play an epic campaign and wizards books are not very respected for that purpose....
I only know about the Immortals Handbook is there any others?

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #875 on: September 30, 2010, 02:34:29 PM »
Q320: Are there rules anywhere for attacking yourself with a weapon you are holding?  Such as hitting yourself with a Tiny Arrow of Spell Storing?
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #876 on: September 30, 2010, 03:43:03 PM »
q 321. i need an idea for a 10 hd effigy.
something with high dex or nat ac would be nice, i was thinking a particularly high nat ac dragon or some agile little critter. or something that has a shitload of strength for it's hd, idk, i just want something with serious physical power for its hd.

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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #877 on: September 30, 2010, 04:54:15 PM »
Q.324. I'm a Hengeyokai

Warblade 4, Warshaper 3, Shapeshifter 1, Master of Many Forms 10, Warshaper +2, Warblade +5

What's a good progression for that? Just keep advancing Warblade? (I've mastered White Raven and Diamond Mind, obviously got Ironheart Surge)... No deepwarden (dont wanna get stoneblessed levels), and i must avoid multiclass, since exp penaltys are at play.

I could also really use some forms suggestions... So far just Glooms, Ha-Nagas and Redcaps come to mind

Edit: forgot the number...
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #878 on: September 30, 2010, 04:56:20 PM »
Bump and one more
Q 310 Is there any information on amber dragons somewhere? Stats, location, etc.

Q 323 Where can I find the write up on Glornoth the Maleficent? I read of him in Weapons of Legacy, but would like his actual stats.
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Re: Simple Q&A #17 -- the "your mama's so ___ ... " edition
« Reply #879 on: September 30, 2010, 05:00:21 PM »
Q320: Are there rules anywhere for attacking yourself with a weapon you are holding?  Such as hitting yourself with a Tiny Arrow of Spell Storing?

Q325: And another question, need a way to shoot someone and have a good chance of hitting.  Maybe shooting against flat-footed?
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Quote from: Negative Zero on November 04, 2009, 02:16:14 AM
In my humble opinion, CO is haberdashery. Some say we're mad, but we can all agree we're hatters. Yes, we have potential to make very sophisticated hats, very fancy hats, be they dark or light. But the truth is that the color of the hat does not come from the group of us - our community doesn't directly produce hats. We simply give average head circumferences, list current fashion trends, and point out some shiny, obscure baubles to add to the latest hat line.