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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #860 on: October 24, 2010, 04:15:18 PM »
Q248: Does acid splash add sneak attack damage or only ray of frost as cantrip? In other words, do only rays give you the opportunity to add sneak attack or any ranged touch spell?
Any spell that requires an attack roll gives the possibility of a sneak attack (unless specifically stated otherwise).
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #861 on: October 24, 2010, 08:33:02 PM »
Q247

A warforged psion with the adamantite body feat, can use psychic reformation to take away that feat and return to the normal +2 armour that his race normally gets. However how do you explain this in game, how does the power change the material the warforged is made of?
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Seriously, that's the only explanation.  A Human Psion using Psychic Reformation can suddenly sprout tentacles or wings.  Just about anyone could suddenly get really fat or really skinny.
Remember, when a warforged is destroyed, their body parts decompose into useless flakes if you try to salvage the metal off them. I'd say treat it as a semi-biological process where it slowly transmutes while the PsyRef is being performed. It isn't like House Cannith understands how their forges really work, anyhow, since they found the tech over in ruins in Xen'Drik.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #862 on: October 24, 2010, 09:13:27 PM »
Referring to the feat on this page?

Need a noble parent, though.
Those aren't free though, right? Or did I miss the one that said it was free?
Seelie Court Noble Kelir and Unseelie Court Noble Kelir are free (read their special sections).
I did, however, I read it as meaning that it was an available feat bonus, not a free feat that's given to you.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #863 on: October 24, 2010, 09:21:09 PM »
Referring to the feat on this page?

Need a noble parent, though.
Those aren't free though, right? Or did I miss the one that said it was free?
Seelie Court Noble Kelir and Unseelie Court Noble Kelir are free (read their special sections).
I did, however, I read it as meaning that it was an available feat bonus, not a free feat that's given to you.

It says "This feat is a bonus feat to..."  Bonus feats are free.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #864 on: October 24, 2010, 10:00:55 PM »
Okay, me again.

Are there any rules in 3.5 regarding slavery, especially buying slaves that have specific class levels? If so, where can I find them? I seem to recall there was something in the DMG about renting the services of class representatives, but when it comes to slavery, my mind is blank.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #865 on: October 25, 2010, 02:28:38 AM »
Q 249

Do bloodlines count towards your level for purposes of the feats and stat increases you get for leveling (every 3 and 4 levels respectively)?
Eh, the wizard have more money than them combined, he could in theory just use all his money on a fleet of trained attack mules, but then we aren't playing 3.5 but zergling rushing in Starcraft instead.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #866 on: October 25, 2010, 02:54:40 AM »
Q 249

Do bloodlines count towards your level for purposes of the feats and stat increases you get for leveling (every 3 and 4 levels respectively)?
No. They're the same as Level Adjustments.

Q 250 I know we've got a megaraptor, but do we have a regular raptor?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #867 on: October 25, 2010, 02:57:10 AM »
Q 249

Do bloodlines count towards your level for purposes of the feats and stat increases you get for leveling (every 3 and 4 levels respectively)?
No. They're the same as Level Adjustments.

Q 250 I know we've got a megaraptor, but do we have a regular raptor?

A 250 Fleshraker and Swindlespitter (MM3) are the only things I know of that are close to a regular raptor.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #868 on: October 25, 2010, 03:08:41 AM »
Q 249

Do bloodlines count towards your level for purposes of the feats and stat increases you get for leveling (every 3 and 4 levels respectively)?
No. They're the same as Level Adjustments.

Q 250 I know we've got a megaraptor, but do we have a regular raptor?

A 250 Fleshraker and Swindlespitter (MM3) are the only things I know of that are close to a regular raptor.
Those work.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #869 on: October 25, 2010, 03:23:20 AM »
No. They're the same as Level Adjustments.

Q 250 I know we've got a megaraptor, but do we have a regular raptor?

This or this should fit.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #870 on: October 25, 2010, 03:26:00 AM »
No. They're the same as Level Adjustments.

Q 250 I know we've got a megaraptor, but do we have a regular raptor?

This or this should fit.
An eagle or owl should fit for a raptor? Meaning HD?

Q 251 Anyone know the story behind hangman golems? Meaning, do they have any specific purpose? I can't seem to find anything that really says much of anything.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #872 on: October 25, 2010, 04:46:45 AM »
Q252
going with the complete divine version of quill blast, if cast 2 times in a row from the same caster, do the quill penalties from the two castings stack?

Q253
what dice is the breakpoint of what is better, maximise or empower?
or maybe better phrased: with what dice gets maximise better then empower?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #873 on: October 25, 2010, 05:44:07 AM »
Q253
what dice is the breakpoint of what is better, maximise or empower?
or maybe better phrased: with what dice gets maximise better then empower?

A253 The bigger the die size is, the more benefit, maximize gives.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #874 on: October 25, 2010, 05:56:34 AM »
Q253
what dice is the breakpoint of what is better, maximise or empower?
or maybe better phrased: with what dice gets maximise better then empower?

A253 The bigger the die size is, the more benefit, maximize gives.
A253a Whenever you can afford to throw out the increased Spell Level over Empower; Maximize almost always trumps Empower (even on d4s) for raw numbers, the only exception being when you can't Maximize a spell, but you can Empower it.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #875 on: October 25, 2010, 08:20:37 AM »
No. They're the same as Level Adjustments.

Q 250 I know we've got a megaraptor, but do we have a regular raptor?

This or this should fit.
An eagle or owl should fit for a raptor? Meaning HD?

The term Raptor means "bird of prey".

If you want the Iconic Jurassic Park dinosaur, they're actually Utahraptors.

I think the Clawfoot/Sicklefoot Dino's are the D&D version of them.
Eh, the wizard have more money than them combined, he could in theory just use all his money on a fleet of trained attack mules, but then we aren't playing 3.5 but zergling rushing in Starcraft instead.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #876 on: October 25, 2010, 08:21:44 AM »
Q254 Is there any way to not pay the xp cost when manifesting powers with xp cost like for example Reality Revision?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #877 on: October 25, 2010, 09:10:27 AM »
Q254 Is there any way to not pay the xp cost when manifesting powers with xp cost like for example Reality Revision?
A254 Cheesy Version Erudite Spell-to-Power variant + Alternate Spell Source + Dweomerkeeper to use it as a (Su) ability.

You may want to look around for a less utterly broken method, though.

A254 Less Cheesy Use a Thought Bottle (Complete Arcane) to manifest it multiple times and only lose 500xp total when you uncork it. Not quite "Not paying the exp cost", but close (1/10th).
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #878 on: October 25, 2010, 09:25:35 AM »
Q255:  Are there any decent mass battle rules out there?  Doesn't matter if it's 3rd party or even another system as long as it works and is adaptable to 3.5.  Preferably something that takes into account things like feats, variable classes, and actually allows using tactics.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #879 on: October 25, 2010, 09:33:31 AM »
A255Heroes of Battle tries.

A better system, to my mind, is in Cry Havoc!, a 3rd party book for 3.5.
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