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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #960 on: October 28, 2010, 02:38:17 AM »
Q 274.  When dual-wielding pistols, do you have to drop one to reload the other, or is there an alternative?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #961 on: October 28, 2010, 02:42:35 AM »
Q 274.  When dual-wielding pistols, do you have to drop one to reload the other, or is there an alternative?
A 274 If you mean the Renaissance Pistols in the DMG, I don't think it matters. It doesn't have the "You can shoot, but not load, with one hand" like Crossbows do. So I assume through some weird familiarity you bend the rules of time and space and can reload them with one hand.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #962 on: October 28, 2010, 02:47:19 AM »
Q 274.  When dual-wielding pistols, do you have to drop one to reload the other, or is there an alternative?
A 274 If you mean the Renaissance Pistols in the DMG, I don't think it matters. It doesn't have the "You can shoot, but not load, with one hand" like Crossbows do. So I assume through some weird familiarity you bend the rules of time and space and can reload them with one hand.
DMs don't like players warping the space-time continuum much.  I think there are methods in the Archery Handbook that list ways for you to get around the requisite free hand, given that it mentions TWF Hand Crossbowers.  There's a belt slot item that gives you an extra hand as well as a 1st-level sor/wiz spell that gives you a free hand specifically for reloading crossbows.  Don't know the source for the former, the latter is in Races of the Dragon.

Also, if you can just get it enhanced as a reloading weapon, you shouldn't need the free hand.  It has an extradimensional space that reloads for you.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #963 on: October 28, 2010, 02:47:54 AM »
Q 274.  When dual-wielding pistols, do you have to drop one to reload the other, or is there an alternative?
A 274 If you mean the Renaissance Pistols in the DMG, I don't think it matters. It doesn't have the "You can shoot, but not load, with one hand" like Crossbows do. So I assume through some weird familiarity you bend the rules of time and space and can reload them with one hand.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #964 on: October 28, 2010, 03:01:45 AM »
Q 274.  When dual-wielding pistols, do you have to drop one to reload the other, or is there an alternative?
A 274 If you mean the Renaissance Pistols in the DMG, I don't think it matters. It doesn't have the "You can shoot, but not load, with one hand" like Crossbows do. So I assume through some weird familiarity you bend the rules of time and space and can reload them with one hand.
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Major difference; the guns with the sandalwood grips are revolvers, not single-shot black powder weapons. Takes much less time to reload to begin with (snag an autoloader) and is all around easier to deal with.
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« Reply #965 on: October 28, 2010, 03:20:01 AM »
There's a belt slot item that gives you an extra hand <snip> Don't know the source for the former,
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #966 on: October 28, 2010, 04:48:55 AM »
Also, if you can just get it enhanced as a reloading weapon, you shouldn't need the free hand.  It has an extradimensional space that reloads for you.
Where's that from? Also, would Rapid Reload do the same thing?  ???

Q 275 I just picked up some 4e minis from the Lords of Madness collection, and it's a draegloth abomination. It's huge-sized too. So here are my odd questions. Do these exist in 3.5 (I haven't found them yet)? Barring that, they look like huge-sized driders with four arms, so how would you go about making a drider huge-sized? I can add the extra two-arms somehow (likely DMGII would be the only place to do that).
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #967 on: October 28, 2010, 04:57:12 AM »
Also, if you can just get it enhanced as a reloading weapon, you shouldn't need the free hand.  It has an extradimensional space that reloads for you.
Where's that from? Also, would Rapid Reload do the same thing?  ???

Q 275 I just picked up some 4e minis from the Lords of Madness collection, and it's a draegloth abomination. It's huge-sized too. So here are my odd questions. Do these exist in 3.5 (I haven't found them yet)? Barring that, they look like huge-sized driders with four arms, so how would you go about making a drider huge-sized? I can add the extra two-arms somehow (likely DMGII would be the only place to do that).

A275 Draegloth appear in Drow of the Underdark, page 110, but not Draegloth Abominations.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #968 on: October 28, 2010, 09:09:42 AM »
Q276 Would a Paladin with a full caster level (same spell progression), spontaneous casting from the core paladin spell list, and cha-based casting be Tier 3 (or maybe even 2)? Or still Tier 4?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #969 on: October 28, 2010, 09:26:47 AM »
Q276 Would a Paladin with a full caster level (same spell progression), spontaneous casting from the core paladin spell list, and cha-based casting be Tier 3 (or maybe even 2)? Or still Tier 4?

A276 Tier 3, if a bit low. He's still got a rubbish spell list, and still has a bad bit of MAD (Str, Con, Cha), though it's alleviated a bit - if you made it Wis-based instead, you'd open up killing some MAD for Paladin Archers (Zen Archery, etc). Changing everything to run off Wis (including Divine Grace, Lay on Hands, Smite) and changing Smite (to something non-Alignment based, possibly) would make it a more solid Tier 3 class. It'd have a couple of niches worth filling (Wis-based Archery with some support spells, capability to dish out some heavy damage a couple of times per day, etc) and would be okay at those niches, if not seriously competent.

For Tier 2, you'd basically have to make him the Spontaneous Cleric UA suggests. Note, this is opinion, and probably deserves its own thread for discussion with people more competent at gauging tiers than me.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #970 on: October 28, 2010, 11:28:48 AM »
Q277: are there any RPG's that focus on superhero character campaigns? i know marvel had one years ago, but thats dead now.

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« Reply #971 on: October 28, 2010, 11:30:09 AM »
Q277: are there any RPG's that focus on superhero character campaigns? i know marvel had one years ago, but thats dead now.

D&D is a good one. Even though it doesn't have the superhero label, and wasn't marketed that way at all.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #972 on: October 28, 2010, 12:02:24 PM »
Q277: are there any RPG's that focus on superhero character campaigns? i know marvel had one years ago, but thats dead now.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #973 on: October 28, 2010, 12:42:56 PM »
Q277: are there any RPG's that focus on superhero character campaigns? i know marvel had one years ago, but thats dead now.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #974 on: October 28, 2010, 12:44:38 PM »
Also, if you can just get it enhanced as a reloading weapon, you shouldn't need the free hand.  It has an extradimensional space that reloads for you.
Where's that from? Also, would Rapid Reload do the same thing?  ???

Q 275 I just picked up some 4e minis from the Lords of Madness collection, and it's a draegloth abomination. It's huge-sized too. So here are my odd questions. Do these exist in 3.5 (I haven't found them yet)? Barring that, they look like huge-sized driders with four arms, so how would you go about making a drider huge-sized? I can add the extra two-arms somehow (likely DMGII would be the only place to do that).

A275 Draegloth appear in Drow of the Underdark, page 110, but not Draegloth Abominations.
That's what I figured. The Abomination version is a drider version of a draegloth, but huge. If I wanted to make one, I just need to figure out how to make a drider huge. They're progression, however, is by character class.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #975 on: October 28, 2010, 01:41:08 PM »
Q277: are there any RPG's that focus on superhero character campaigns? i know marvel had one years ago, but thats dead now.
Mutants and Masterminds is a very good and flexible one, albeit with a steep learning curve.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #976 on: October 28, 2010, 03:03:42 PM »
Q 278 Is it possible to somehow make a custom magic item out of spells that have a range of Personal? Would Reach Spell do it?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #977 on: October 28, 2010, 03:12:08 PM »
Q 278 Is it possible to somehow make a custom magic item out of spells that have a range of Personal? Would Reach Spell do it?

A 278 Once you're making custom items, you're 99% houserule territory anyway.  Why would the range matter anyway?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #978 on: October 28, 2010, 03:13:07 PM »
Q 278 Is it possible to somehow make a custom magic item out of spells that have a range of Personal? Would Reach Spell do it?

A 278 Once you're making custom items, you're 99% houserule territory anyway.  Why would the range matter anyway?
Don't personal spells only affect you, and nothing else?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #979 on: October 28, 2010, 03:15:09 PM »
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