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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #880 on: October 25, 2010, 10:48:55 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).

A254: A third option is to use the rules from http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/psm/20031225a to make it a psionic tattoo and attach a capacitor to it. There'll be an initial XP investment, but then it's free afterwards as long as you let it recharge. A transducer tattoo speeds this up.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #881 on: October 25, 2010, 11:01:39 AM »
Bumping

Q 243 Is there a curse, template, item, whatever, that'll permanently shrink, or temporarily shrink an outsider (preferably), or at least a non-humanoid from medium to small, or large to medium? Something like that? I know there's lot of ways to make things bigger, but only know of very specific spells that'll reduce you.

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 #882 on: October 25, 2010, 11:15:39 AM »
A243: Ring of Reduction, Lords of Madness p. 130.
Dungeonbred template from Dungeonscape p. 113 (only for living corporeal aberration, animal, magical beast, or vermin that is Large or bigger)
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #883 on: October 25, 2010, 12:48:25 PM »
Q 250 I know we've got a megaraptor, but do we have a regular raptor?
deinonychus really seems to be what you're looking for. 

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #884 on: October 25, 2010, 04:06:12 PM »
Besides the fact that, you know, irl velociraptors were about the size of chickens, and had feathers themselves...
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #885 on: October 25, 2010, 06:43:32 PM »
Q255: If a high-level character gets Psychic Reformation'd into having Vow of Poverty as, say, his 1st level feat, would he then retroactively gain the exalted bonus feats at 1st level and every 2nd level thereafter? "He only gains those bonus feats that apply for the levels he gains after swearing his vow" could be taken either as 'levels after the level at which VoP was taken' or more chronologically 'after the vow was sworn/the feat came into effect'.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #886 on: October 25, 2010, 07:07:10 PM »
bump on this, would really like to know

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?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #887 on: October 25, 2010, 08:57:06 PM »
Q256 is there any good battlefield control for shaper psions in the 1'st-4'th level powers?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #888 on: October 25, 2010, 09:00:17 PM »
Q256 is there any good battlefield control for shaper psions in the 1'st-4'th level powers?

Astral Construct, make a whole bunch of them and get them to be extra targets for the monsters and they can even flank for your melee fighters/roguey types.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #889 on: October 25, 2010, 11:23:57 PM »
Q257 What happens if you halve the speed of something that effectively has a speed of 5'?  For example, Black Tentacles on someone inside Solid Fog.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #890 on: October 25, 2010, 11:59:49 PM »
Q257 What happens if you halve the speed of something that effectively has a speed of 5'?  For example, Black Tentacles on someone inside Solid Fog.
A257
I'm not sure of the source; but I specifically remember reading that unless an effect explicitly renders the creature immobile, then they can always move at least 5 feet.
(though, admittedly, that may be simple conjecture on my part .... also, there may be some isolated specific exceptions)

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #891 on: October 26, 2010, 12:06:45 AM »
Q257 What happens if you halve the speed of something that effectively has a speed of 5'?  For example, Black Tentacles on someone inside Solid Fog.

A257: Movement speed is not listed as an exception to the round down rule and it always is in multiples of 5. however on page 149 of the phb it states that in such a case you can take a full round action to move 5 ft.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #892 on: October 26, 2010, 12:12:56 AM »
Q257 What happens if you halve the speed of something that effectively has a speed of 5'?  For example, Black Tentacles on someone inside Solid Fog.

A257: Movement speed is not listed as an exception to the round down rule and it always is in multiples of 5. however on page 149 of the phb it states that in such a case you can take a full round action to move 5 ft.
yeah, that's it.  :)

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I think in this case the grammar is less important than whether the Str and Dex bonus provided to your created undead scales.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #893 on: October 26, 2010, 12:14:37 AM »
Bumping

Q 243 Is there a curse, template, item, whatever, that'll permanently shrink, or temporarily shrink an outsider (preferably), or at least a non-humanoid from medium to small, or large to medium? Something like that? I know there's lot of ways to make things bigger, but only know of very specific spells that'll reduce you.
Rod of Wonder, if you use it enough times.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #894 on: October 26, 2010, 01:42:51 AM »
Q 258 Combat Expertise at +2 AC/-2 attack negates all bonuses/penalties when charging? Do people use this tactic to get to their opponents faster but safely?

Q 259 Can you use gaze attacks on someone if they can't see you? Specifically 'Mesmerizing Glare' from Spell Compendium. Also, would this count as Fascinated enough to be able to use Bardic Music (Suggestion) on these guys?

Q 260 Can you use Harmonic Chorus (Spell Compendium) on yourself? The target says a living creature. The spell description might be assuming you don't have any sort of Swift/Free action Concentration.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #895 on: October 26, 2010, 02:27:56 AM »
Q 258 Combat Expertise at +2 AC/-2 attack negates all bonuses/penalties when charging? Do people use this tactic to get to their opponents faster but safely?

A258: Most of us don't bother with Combat Expertise. We prefer killing them before they have the chance to abuse your -2 AC (and really, that -2 is nothing to be concerned about, especially if you have a miss chance like you are supposed to).

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Q 259 Can you use gaze attacks on someone if they can't see you? Specifically 'Mesmerizing Glare' from Spell Compendium. Also, would this count as Fascinated enough to be able to use Bardic Music (Suggestion) on these guys?

A259: Blinded creatures are supposed to be immune to Gaze attacks, so a logical extension tells me they need to see you in order to be affected. If they are merely averting their eyes however, you are able to force the saving throw with most Gaze Attacks with a Standard action (see the SRD).


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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #896 on: October 26, 2010, 02:32:40 AM »

A259: Blinded creatures are supposed to be immune to Gaze attacks, so a logical extension tells me they need to see you in order to be affected. If they are merely averting their eyes however, you are able to force the saving throw with most Gaze Attacks with a Standard action (see the SRD).
I don't think that's true. Gazes require LoS and not LoE. But LoS and 'the enemy can see me' is different. If a Medusa is hiding from me I think she can still turn me to stone.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #897 on: October 26, 2010, 05:07:47 AM »

A259: Blinded creatures are supposed to be immune to Gaze attacks, so a logical extension tells me they need to see you in order to be affected. If they are merely averting their eyes however, you are able to force the saving throw with most Gaze Attacks with a Standard action (see the SRD).
I don't think that's true. Gazes require LoS and not LoE. But LoS and 'the enemy can see me' is different. If a Medusa is hiding from me I think she can still turn me to stone.
She can't. The Rules Compendium states that "invisible creatures can't use gaze attacks", and any method of hiding yourself from sight (not just the skill) makes you effectively invisible (as the status, not the spell).

A260:I don't see why not, though as you've noted maintaining concentration on a spell while doing other stuff is not easy.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #898 on: October 26, 2010, 11:22:35 AM »
Q259: Assuming a) the opponent won init and is no longer flat footed, and b) no form of hiding, concealment, or invisibility is allowed; what other ways are there to get sneak attack?

I can think of flanking, attacking someone climbing or balancing (Any other easy ways to do this other than the grease spell?), and feinting.

Anything else come to mind?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #899 on: October 26, 2010, 11:36:16 AM »
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