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Top new questions this week:

How to reward players that come prepared for non-combat, non-RP situations? I.e., real life

For example, players who either spend their starting gold on combat gear, but not items like bedrolls and rations; or who, at char creation, simply ignored the equipment packs and just loaded up on ...

dnd-5e roleplaying equipment  
asked by Khashir 28 votes
answered by SevenSidedDie 55 votes

What to do when a great idea comes too soon?

As a GM, often a fantastic ending to a campaign comes to me before I start it. In the Star Wars universe, I picture the heroes stealing a Star Destroyer from the Empire or, in D&D, I picture the ...

campaign-development story  
asked by user17570 27 votes
answered by mxyzplk 27 votes

Can Bag of Holding + Portable Hole Turn Enemies Inside-Out?

First, the player is swallowed by a large monster, such as the Tarrasque or a Dragon. Next, the player puts a bag of holding into a portable hole. This opens a gate to the Astral plane inside the ...

dnd-3.5e combat teleportation  
asked by Strill 23 votes
answered by Ruut 31 votes

My players are using Create Memories to rob everyone blind

I am a novice Game Master directing my first game. My players have recently discovered the mage in the group can cast "Create Memories". The spell reads: Permits creation of new memories in the ...

spells anima-beyond-fantasy  
asked by Daniferrito 22 votes
answered by SevenSidedDie 35 votes

Does Magic Missile really always hit a creature of choice?

The rules state: Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range Does this mean that it is a guaranteed hit? Or is it meaning that it attempts to hit and attempt is merely ...

spells dnd-5e  
asked by Besty 21 votes
answered by TechImp 36 votes

Does the lack of automatic AC scaling mean you get easier to hit as you level up?

If I'm reading this right AC = Armor + Shield + Dex (with cap from armor) Attacks = Proficiency (increases by level) + (DEX, STR, etc) If attack bonuses increase by level and AC doesn't then ...

asked by Matt DeKok 17 votes
answered by SevenSidedDie 29 votes

Does the Sapphire Hierarch's prereq "Access to the law domain" require actually choosing the domain?

While researching an edit for my answer here, I had occasion to re-read the sapphire hierarch. One of its pre-reqs is: Access to the Law domain. This wording seems to be unique to the PrC. A ...

dnd-3.5e cleric  
asked by Brian Ballsun-Stanton 12 votes
answered by Tridus 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is it the same using 1d100 and using 2d10 (one percentile)?

I know d100s are shunned because they take too much time to roll, and 1d10+1percentile is really fun, but do they share the same probabilities? Is it better to use a (digital) d100? Also, do d100s ...

dice statistics  
asked by Golokopitenko 24 votes
answered by Theik 37 votes

How does rolling two dice and taking the highest affect the average outcome?

D&D 5E has an "advantage" concept where instead of rolling 1d20, you roll 2d20 and take the highest. Likewise, disadvantage means rolling 2d20 and taking the lowest. How does this affect the ...

statistics dnd-5e  
asked by Sterno 62 votes
answered by Ian Pugsley 88 votes

Can you answer these?

How does background count affect an Adept's passive powers?

Background count is described in the Street Grimoire (PDF p. 32). However, how it affects adepts is really vague at best: A background count imposes a negative dice pool penalty equal to its ...

asked by radekg 2 votes

What happens in Wolsung when you can't take more scars?

In Wolsung, when a PC loses conflicts, they lose attribute points. Once they reach 0, they gain a scar. A scar has a dual effect: it provides a bonus to one attribute and negatively affects another. ...

asked by Shaamaan 2 votes

How do chases work when multiple characters are involved on both sides?

I am new to the Wolsung system and reading the rulebook, I'm not sure how conflicts play out when there are multiple PCs and enemies involved. At a guess I would say extras (or mooks, if you want to ...

wolsung chases  
asked by Shaamaan 1 vote
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