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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #180 on: October 07, 2010, 08:25:16 PM »
Q73: Is Factotum 1 + Able Learner an actual good splash?
It's decent for a skillmonkey.  The entry to chameleon is probably the best thing about it.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #181 on: October 07, 2010, 08:25:34 PM »
Q73: Is Factotum 1 + Able Learner an actual good splash?
Only if you're going to take Chameleon later.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #182 on: October 07, 2010, 09:06:15 PM »
Q74: What's the name of that prestige class that, if you have telepathy, lets you detect where all thoughts are within a certain radius, or something?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #183 on: October 07, 2010, 09:11:17 PM »
Q74: What's the name of that prestige class that, if you have telepathy, lets you detect where all thoughts are within a certain radius, or something?

A74: It's not a prestige class, but you're probably thinking of the Mindsight feat from Lords of Madness, which lets you detect the location and creature type of non-mindless creatures within your telepathy range.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #184 on: October 07, 2010, 09:14:36 PM »
Q75:What happens if I use Similacrum to copy a balor or a solar?
Since their spellcasting and their spell-like abilities do not depend on hit dice would they have them intact?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #185 on: October 07, 2010, 09:36:26 PM »
Q76: What makes a Chameleon good?
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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.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #186 on: October 07, 2010, 09:39:52 PM »
Q76: What makes a Chameleon good?

You can have every divine spell ever written and any arcane spell you can find to scribe into your spell book.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #187 on: October 07, 2010, 09:44:31 PM »
Q76: What makes a Chameleon good?

A76: It adds accelerated spellcasting progression from any list to a skillmonkey base, a feat which can be reassigned daily as you see fit (arguably letting you Extra Spell whatever you feel like into your new spellbook, what with the "any list" thing), gives a +6 stat bonus which can also be reassigned freely, and then some miscellaneous stuff. It's probably not as good as a PrC that gives accelerated casting all the way to 9 (all two of them), but it's still pretty dang good.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #188 on: October 07, 2010, 09:46:21 PM »
Plus, item crafting.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #189 on: October 07, 2010, 10:05:06 PM »
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Exactly what can I do with Craft:Basketweaving?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #190 on: October 07, 2010, 10:10:57 PM »
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Exactly what can I do with Craft:Basketweaving?
If the primary use isn't blatantly obvious from the skill description, let alone the synergy with beget bogan, you aren't going to understand any other explanation given.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #191 on: October 07, 2010, 10:18:36 PM »
Q 72: A sorcerer or wizard takes Heartfire Fanner to level 4.  This grants bardic music ability as a bard 9 (5 at level 1, plus the 4 class levels -love that Dragon shoddy wording-).  If I'm not mistaken, if I were to sub out the new music abilities for music feats, that would be at HFF 2 and HFF 4, correct?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #192 on: October 07, 2010, 10:38:38 PM »
Q77
Exactly what can I do with Craft:Basketweaving?

I always assumed this was a running joke.
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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.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #193 on: October 07, 2010, 10:44:23 PM »
Q77
Exactly what can I do with Craft:Basketweaving?

I always assumed this was a running joke.
Nope, you can BREAK THE GAME ECONOMY IN HALF!!!!1!!11!!!

Crafting a masterwork basket, say it costs 100gp.

Crafting cost = 33gp(1/3 of price in materials)
Sell price = 50%

100gp x 0.5 - 33gp = 17 gp profit

That's 17gp... FREE. ALL YOU NEED IS SKILLZ.

Which means you spam Craft: Basketweaving, until you literally have millions of gp.

The skill is broken, should be banned IMO. Along with Profession: Bookkeeper. KEEP BOOKS UNTIL YOU HAZ MILLIONS OF GOLDZ.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #194 on: October 07, 2010, 11:03:44 PM »
Q78 A player in my group is looking for a way to apply his Strength to his Fort saves. He thinks it's a feat, possibly called Brutal Physique. (I have checked X Stat to Y Bonus, and found nothing.) Does anyone know a feat (or other ability) that does this?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #195 on: October 07, 2010, 11:13:20 PM »
Q77
Exactly what can I do with Craft:Basketweaving?

I always assumed this was a running joke.
Nope, you can BREAK THE GAME ECONOMY IN HALF!!!!1!!11!!!

Crafting a masterwork basket, say it costs 100gp.

Crafting cost = 33gp(1/3 of price in materials)
Sell price = 50%

100gp x 0.5 - 33gp = 17 gp profit

That's 17gp... FREE. ALL YOU NEED IS SKILLZ.

Which means you spam Craft: Basketweaving, until you literally have millions of gp.

The skill is broken, should be banned IMO. Along with Profession: Bookkeeper. KEEP BOOKS UNTIL YOU HAZ MILLIONS OF GOLDZ.

*straight face*

or you can have a shrunk basket you wear as a hat. set to certain contingencys.. for instant 100% concelment   :D
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #196 on: October 07, 2010, 11:18:09 PM »
Q78. Is there any restriction in Warshaper's Morphic Weapons? Could my Changeling, for instance, get 10 free tentacles?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #197 on: October 07, 2010, 11:33:27 PM »
Q78 A player in my group is looking for a way to apply his Strength to his Fort saves. He thinks it's a feat, possibly called Brutal Physique. (I have checked X Stat to Y Bonus, and found nothing.) Does anyone know a feat (or other ability) that does this?
I've heard of it. Basically instead of will, it's sheer strength that keeps you going. It's 3rd party. I can't remember who made it though.

This is a feat that most DM's have banned, but it works too.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #198 on: October 08, 2010, 12:19:41 AM »
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Most creatures with SLAs or racial casting don't have these abilities tied to their HD.  This means, by RAW, you can make a simulacrum of a Solar, a Balor, and so on and get the racial casting and SLAs.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #199 on: October 08, 2010, 01:08:32 AM »
Q78. Is there any restriction in Warshaper's Morphic Weapons? Could my Changeling, for instance, get 10 free tentacles?

Yes, it is rather broken when using that interpretation. Most people just assume it is limited to one natural weapon for the sake of sanity.