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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #940 on: October 27, 2010, 08:41:56 PM »
Q273: I am nigh on certain this is a stupid question: Is there an easy way to tell whether a book is 3.0 or 3.5? I've got a rather large collection, including a number of adventures and campaigns. Is there an easy way on the book itself to tell? (I've looked over books I know are 3.5, like the completes, and books I know are 3.0, like Savage Species, and don't see anything.)

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #941 on: October 27, 2010, 08:43:09 PM »
Q272 So if your normally an elf with a 14 Dex and you put your 5 HD ability scores into Dex and bought and read and tome of Dex +5 and have gloves of dex +6, when you polymorph into a pixie would you have an 18 dexterity or 34 ?
This is very unclear. I remember a 5 page topic on this question a months ago. The Gloves of Dex are easy, it depends if you're wearing them. But the Tome/HD Bonuses are never really clarified anywhere.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #942 on: October 27, 2010, 08:45:37 PM »
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Where can I find a number for how many spells of each level are printed in official 3.5/3.x supplements, if any? It is somewhat important sense I am having several thousand Wizard Followers scribing there spells into Blessed Books of Boccob.
Copy and paste a search from Imarvintpa into excel and count the row numbers?

I'll expand on this:

  • Go to the spell filter
  • Check the boxes for your available books, or check no boxes to search all books
  • Copy the result into any word processor that can give you a line count, Notepad suffices
  • The number of lines is the number of spells
  • Repeat this for each spell level

These are the numbers for all books IMarvinTPA has in its database:

  • 0: 64
  • 1: 195
  • 2: 280
  • 3: 231
  • 4: 206
  • 5: 193
  • 6: 150
  • 7: 107
  • 8: 89
  • 9: 76

You're looking at 7 books.  If you can get geometer (Complete Arcane) followers, you can condense it down to 2 books.  The geometers could actually put all the spells in the Player's Handbook and Spell Compendium in a single book and could tattoo your 80 most used spells onto your body. 

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #943 on: October 27, 2010, 08:47:53 PM »
Q272 So if your normally an elf with a 14 Dex and you put your 5 HD ability scores into Dex and bought and read and tome of Dex +5 and have gloves of dex +6, when you polymorph into a pixie would you have an 18 dexterity or 34 ?
This is very unclear. I remember a 5 page topic on this question a months ago. The Gloves of Dex are easy, it depends if you're wearing them. But the Tome/HD Bonuses are never really clarified anywhere.

Yay! Wizard's clarity! -_-

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #944 on: October 27, 2010, 08:53:52 PM »
Q273: I am nigh on certain this is a stupid question: Is there an easy way to tell whether a book is 3.0 or 3.5? I've got a rather large collection, including a number of adventures and campaigns. Is there an easy way on the book itself to tell? (I've looked over books I know are 3.5, like the completes, and books I know are 3.0, like Savage Species, and don't see anything.)
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #945 on: October 27, 2010, 09:22:08 PM »
Q273: I am nigh on certain this is a stupid question: Is there an easy way to tell whether a book is 3.0 or 3.5? I've got a rather large collection, including a number of adventures and campaigns. Is there an easy way on the book itself to tell? (I've looked over books I know are 3.5, like the completes, and books I know are 3.0, like Savage Species, and don't see anything.)

A273:Usually in the credits page(ofthen the third page of the book it is written if the book is 3.5 or not) also you can use the date of the book and compare it to the Players handbook 1 date,if it is latter it is likely that it is 3.5....
Actually about savage species it would be considered 3.5 as it says it was created with 3.5 rules in mind....

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #946 on: October 27, 2010, 09:26:53 PM »
you can use the date of the book and compare it to the Players handbook 1 date,if it is latter it is likely that it is 3.5....
july 2003 is PH date.

Actually about savage species it would be considered 3.5 as it says it was created with 3.5 rules in mind....
It's 3.25. Whether it's 3.0 or 3.5 depends on who you ask.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #947 on: October 27, 2010, 09:49:49 PM »
Q274 Can a manifester take 10 to gain psionic focus?


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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #948 on: October 27, 2010, 09:53:17 PM »
Q274 Can a manifester take 10 to gain psionic focus?


Sure, if he's not in combat. He could even take 20.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #949 on: October 27, 2010, 11:38:29 PM »
Q275
Is there there anyway for an archer to beat an epic and adamantite damage reduction without epic spellcasting or dispelling the AFM.

Or could they shoot magical +6 arrows into the field and have them effect?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #950 on: October 27, 2010, 11:57:37 PM »
In an antimagic field, DR x/epic and adamantine changes to DR x/adamantine. 

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #951 on: October 28, 2010, 12:00:44 AM »
In an antimagic field, DR x/epic and adamantine changes to DR x/adamantine. 

What about these monsters?

http://www.d20srd.org/srd/epic/monsters/colossus.htm

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #952 on: October 28, 2010, 12:04:08 AM »
In an antimagic field, DR x/epic and adamantine changes to DR x/adamantine. 

What about these monsters?

http://www.d20srd.org/srd/epic/monsters/colossus.htm
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #953 on: October 28, 2010, 12:09:56 AM »
Since the creature's antimagic field has the special property of not suppressing it's own supernatural abilities, it retains its normal DR unless it's also in another antimagic field. 

In this case, use a golembane scarab.  As long as you're outside the field shooting in, it should work. 

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #954 on: October 28, 2010, 12:17:02 AM »
Also Force Arrows.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #955 on: October 28, 2010, 12:34:37 AM »
ah ok so my force bow will let me shoot it if I stay out of it's AFM range. Though will my arrows retain the magical augments once they enter it?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #956 on: October 28, 2010, 01:00:46 AM »
ah ok so my force bow will let me shoot it if I stay out of it's AFM range. Though will my arrows retain the magical augments once they enter it?
That's a tough question.  If the bow is shooting arrows made entirely of force, then you may not even be able to shoot the golem.  If it's shooting physical arrows that are treated as force effects, then the force effect might be suppressed inside the AMF.  If the arrows themselves have enhancements that turn them into force effects, then they absolutely don't function in the AMF.

In any case, just get a Golembane Scarab and stay about 200' away from the thing.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #957 on: October 28, 2010, 01:30:27 AM »
Just use an etherblade with a magical pommel stone.  Sure, your enchants cost 25% more, but it's a nonmagical ranged touch attack that deals force damage.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #958 on: October 28, 2010, 01:35:48 AM »
Just use an etherblade with a magical pommel stone.  Sure, your enchants cost 25% more, but it's a nonmagical ranged touch attack that deals force damage.

Can I get a source on this? This sounds awesome and like something I have to do.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #959 on: October 28, 2010, 01:44:48 AM »
Etherblades are from fiend folio, magical pommel stones are from eberron: the forge of war.
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