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Greetings, all!

I wasn't sure if this were a simple question.  Constructs like Golems and Psicrystals, but not Warforged, are immune to "necromancy effects."  Cure light wounds and its derivatives target "creature touched" and make no mention of how it affects Constructs since such spells are Conjurations, not Necromancies.  Psionic repair damage and other repair spells explicitly affect only Constructs.

Therefore, what is your verdict and why?

Thankee!

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Sleven: What are your thoughts on GMing a campaign of a similar power level online, such as on Roll20?  What about GMing a solo campaign?

Thankee!

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D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: Tier System for Players (and DMs)
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:41:20 PM »
How does this system work between players then?

As our current, likely tier 1, GM said, he runs a high-power tier campaign with one group and a lower-power tier campaign for our group since it's generally less work for him.  There's a difference between countering tier 3 & 4 characters whose players are generally new to the game or otherwise don't want to play to their full potential versus a group who actively wants to use the fullness of the system.

And thankee for your encouragement about wanting to hear from me!  (|=^)

PS: If you enjoy Final Fantasy VI, seriously consider Brave New World since it too was spiffy, though not plot-changing like Unprecedented Crisis was.

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D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: Tier System for Players (and DMs)
« on: April 30, 2018, 06:38:53 PM »
PMBC: Thankee for this thread!

How does this work if the GM is quite capable of running a very high power tier game, but due to having a group of players with widely varying experiences, runs a lower power tier game?  I experienced this recently, and your commentary is sorta accurate for that.

I'm unsure if autocorrect happened, but there are numerous small grammar typos in this post.

PS: I recently beat Final Fantasy IV: Unprecedented Crisis.  May you enjoy it too.  Carry on!

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Greetings, all!

What's your experience with playing an ahead-of-the-curve casting Kobold Sorcerer?  To clarify, I don't mean Pun-Pun or something with (nearly) infinite X due to loop use.  Instead, I mean a Kobold Sorcerer with the template White Dragonspawn (possibly with its level adjustment bought off) or/and Dragonwrought with the Loredrake Sovereign Archetype.  (Let's assume this Loredrake trick works for this thread.)  I also assume that the Greater Draconic Rite of Passage for +1 Sorcerer base caster level is available and used if the character reaches 6+ HD.

What was your build (spells, feats, PrCs, items, etc.)?  Who else (players, minions etc.) was in your party?  What was your adventure like?  What were the lows and highs?  What did your fellow players (including your GM) think of this character?  What other comments have you regarding this experience?

I ask because this build has been mentioned so many times online and I wanted player experiences to better understand its balance/power level and otherwise what to expect.

Thankee!

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Handbooks / Re: Encyclopedia Vinculum Draconis (Beta 0.07)
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:13:06 PM »
Uploading this while writing this post to Google Drive.

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EL: Thankee!  I had not seriously considered Nomad before that.  I've asked this question elsewhere and have been recommended every Psion discipline except Clairsentience.  Would Expanded Knowledge be better to obtain Nomad powers while going Shaper (for easy crowd control access) or Telepath (for telepathy/Mindsight)?

I probably wouldn't use believers in combat due to wanting to allow other players to play the game, but having a 'pocket Cleric' or 'pocket Artificer' is quite handy!

phaedrus: I seriously considered Hidden Talent: astral construct since it's just that useful, maybe even taking Boost Construct for better minions.

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Min/Max 3.x / Kalashtar Psion/Thrallherd for an Undead-Heavy Campaign
« on: April 09, 2018, 01:49:23 AM »
Greetings, all!

I intended to play a Kalashtar Psion/Thallherd for an Undead-heavy campaign.  I chose Kalashtar due to the extra power points and the ability to pass for Human (due to roleplaying reasons).  This will most likely be a a female Thrallherd with a male Human (or Human subrace, like Silverbrow Human) main thrall again for RP reasons.

Character creation details are to be announced, but all official 3.5 (and unupdated 3.0) material is presently fair game.  (No third party, including the spiffy Hyperconscious.)  This means books, magazines, web articles, etc. and we are using Complete Psionic's nerfs.  We'd likely start at ECL 5 or 6 and end no later than ECL15.  The rest of the party is to be determined.

Thus, what primarily discipline, powers, and feats are best for the Psion?  I want to be generally effective and was seriously considering Shaper for crowd control and the occasional damage ability.  Astral construct is still useful, even if it's only 1 active at a time.  (Build help for the Psion is the primary focus of our discussion.)

Also, what build do y'all advise for the main thrall?  I was seriously considering Inspire Courage support Bard with Silverbrow Human for Dragonfire Inspiration.

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+1 to going Rogue1 first due to extra skills, etc.

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Handbook Submission / Re: Completed Handbooks
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:44:39 PM »

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D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: "Feats are nice but should not be necessary."
« on: February 24, 2018, 06:57:56 PM »
PMBC: How would your suggestion work for requiring tier 3+ classes to require feats while tier 4- don't?

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D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: "Feats are nice but should not be necessary."
« on: February 24, 2018, 02:06:54 AM »
What is this 'broken core item' in reference to Eschew?

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Handbooks / Re: The EVEN MORE Complete Polymorph Thread 3.5
« on: February 19, 2018, 12:44:15 AM »
The Realmshelp creature links don't work due to link reformatting/database restructuring, but this is a list of their creatures.

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Thankee, Sir Garryl, for your assistance with this!

I liked your response that since the dwarves broke free and slew the ogres, none of that cooking mattered anyway.  (|=^)

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D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Seeking Answers to Dwarven Logic & Math Riddles
« on: February 05, 2018, 01:33:41 AM »
Intro
Greetings, all!

Next Sunday, we share our answers to these riddles.  Correct answers mean progress.  Wrong answers mean bad stuff.  We may be able to use skill checks in place of 'real answers,' but having these right answers (with an explanation for each) would help greatly.

Riddle 1: Drunk Dwarf Drinking Contest
The drinking contest:

Clan Hammerfall is known for its exquisite drinking contest. The "Prince of Ale" Title is amongst the worthiest of all to be carried under the mountain.  In order to become the Prince of Ale, one must outlast the competition, the last man standing or the one with the most consumed ale after a whole night wins.

Unfortunately, last year's event ended in a bit of a black-out. Most of the competitors were lying on the floor, but a handful remained still standing. One is unsure about, who was the true Prince of Ale. The official notes of this evening show:

    Marrian Hammerfall beat Tom Stonehand and Jarlaqusel Rench.
    Krensh Bigfingers lost to Graham Goodfellow and Marrian Hammerfall.
    Peltasar Piper beat Jarlaqusel Rench, Tom Stonehand and Alan Ardman.
    Zach Oremaster beat Frodo Lightmantle.
    Graham Goodfellow beat Tom Stonehand
    Graham Goodfellow lost to Frodo Lightmantle and Peltasar Piper.
    Tom Stonehand beat Brian Brick.
    Brian Brick beat Krensh Bigfingers.
    Alan Ardman beat Zach Oremaster, Krensh Bigfingers and Graham Goodfellow.
    Marrian Hammerfall lost to Alan Ardman and Zach Oremaster
    Frodo Lightmantle beat Tom Stonehand, Marrian Hammerfall and Brian Brick.
    Tom Stonehand lost to Jarlaqusel Rench and Alan Ardman.
    Jarlaqusel Rench beat Graham Goodfellow and Brian Brick.

In which order did the dwarfs finish and who won the title of the 'Prince of Ale?'

Riddle 2: Dwarf Traders
NOTE: The tags of (dwarf 1), (dwarf 2), and (dwarf 3) are used to help people understand which dwarf said what.

Three dwarfs used the great halls to trade their goods. Hammer (dwarf 1) says to Jarlqusel (dwarf 2): "I'll hand you 6 iron ore for one of your gold ores.  Afterwards you will have twice as many pieces of ore here compared to me."

"Screw ya business," said Dandalow (dwarf 3) to Hammer (dwarf 1), "Me offerz ya not less than 14 of me finest tin ore for a gold ore, and then you will have three times as much ore compared to me."

"Well, I want to make you a better offer friend," said Jarlqusel (dwarf 2) to Dandalow (dwarf 3); "I will give you 4 silver ore for one gold ore, hence you'll have 6 times as many pieces of ore as I've got here."

The real question everyone was asking was. How many pieces of ore were altogether at that market?

Riddle 3: Refunds
Yarr!  Three of the finest travelers came to our Inn in Hammerfall. They shouldn't be waiting.

As usual they needed to pay a fine rent of 30gp for the night - altogether.

Farlin Bonefindler, the drunken thickhead forgot about that the king under the mountain told him to lower the prices during the Moonfest, so more customers were coming. He should have only charged them 25gp.

Ashamed of his mistake, Farlin goes to his wife Shantal, the maide of the Inn and tells her to please give back 5gp to these three travelers. On her way to the strangers, she reasons that 5gp can never be split evenly amongst them, so she decides to pocket 2gp herself, as a good dwarf would do, and gives back 1gp to each traveler.

Well now, there seems to be a problem:

Now each traveller paid 10gp and received a refund of 1gp.

That means they each paid 9gp - a total of 27gp. Shantal has only 2 gp, the remaining gp seems to be lost. What happened?

Personal Guess: The innkeeper collected it but never refunded it.  (I don't claim this is accurate.)

Riddle 4: Order of Eating Operations
Two ogres captured a bunch of dwarfs during their sleep. Of course our brothers could have bested free from their entanglement, but they wanted to know firstly what the Ogres would be up to.

So they heard their discussion and tried to make sense of the words. After they figured out the cruel intentions of the Ogres, who planned to eat them, of course they were forced to lay these beasts to rest. But the story of the Ogre dialog continues until today:

    Armin, the dwarf shouldn't be eaten first or last. He tastes rather bitter they said.

    The selected dwarf to be eaten raw needs to be eaten after Iridor, however before Armin - the robust-.

    Cucumber needs to be used with the dwarf, who is to be eaten in 4th place. It is strictly forbidden to use it with the grilled dwarf however.

    Ormus - the wise dwarf - is to be grilled or steamed, because of his massive beard. The ogres refused to use ginger however.

    Iridor needs to be eaten two places ahead of the dwarf, who is to be cooked with fine garlic.

    Etna - the huge - is not to be eaten fried or raw, she appears to be poisonous and might splatter when being fried - and because she is acidic, she is not to be eaten in 4th place.

    Melon aroma, the delicious sweeterner, is to be eaten directly prior to the coriander.

    The dwarf, who is eaten in third position needs to be baked, the fine taste of it will make the following dwarfs go down easier, but as every good Ogre knows, baking shouldn't happen with coriander or ginger.

    And what happens with Sharnor, their leader?

State each of the five dwarfs, their cooking method, and the used herbs.

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Handbooks / Re: Travel Magic
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:11:13 AM »
Fix your link code in the Shelter spell section.  You have a stray URL or /URL somewhere.

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[NOTABLE, RELEVANT CREATURES]
These are mostly for planar binding or planar ally spells.  (Thanks to Darrin AKA Shax and Bullet06320 for their suggestions.)

-Bar-Lgura (6HD, Fiendish Codex I 29): Greater teleport at will and can take along another Large creature or 2 other Medium or littler creatures.  It is CE and its warping ability is called Abduction (Su).  Consider yourself warned.

-Genies (7HD Djinn/10HD Noble Djinn, 6HD Janni): Major creation with permanent duration for vegetable matter; create food and water; create wine; plane shift to elemental/Astral/Material planes only.  Noble Djinn also get a 3-pack of wishes to grant to nongenies, but granting the last wish ends their servitude.

-Genies (10HD Efreet): Wish 3/day to nongenies only.  That more than covers your travel, food, and drink needs!  (Of course, plane shift to elemental/Astral/Material planes only in addition.)

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Handy Links
-Survival Skill Survival Guide: Survival (WIS) Skill Uses and Optimization (daremetoidareyo)

-Travel Magic Guide: Comprehensive list of items, spells, and powers for overland/long-distance travel, nourishment, labor, lodging, and divination/information acquisition. (Samwise)

Intro
This is a guide I compiled for a Roll20 game I'm in (as of this writing) with lots of advice from this thread.  I made this guide with the intent of publishing it, but then I found Samwise's Travel Magic guide!  Samwise's guide has more abilities (spells, items, etc.) listed, but this guide focuses on spells and psionic powers - effectively class features - since GMs are not guaranteed to dispense the right items when someone wants them.  (I still chose to publish this as a separate guide since it's likely to be more visible and help more people.)

This post regards a group's ability to, indirectly or directly, get around the overworld and perhaps other places also at a speed notably faster than walking.  Only long-range abilities are included below. Normally, all party members must be affected for the party to benefit from that method.

I included certain select abilities available beyond that because they're likely useful to us eventually, but the 'available-by-level-12' was the focus.  (Most campaigns don't last past level 12 and if you do happen to have access to spell level 7+ abilities like gate, you probably don't need my advice on them here.)  I also purposely deemphasized abilities available to classes we lacked in this Roll20 campaign, such as a Wizard (as of this writing).

Remember, all [Good] characters in our group able to prepare and cast spells (meaning Clerics, Healers, Paladins, Archivists, and Wizards, and Druids of the appropriate alignment) can prepare and cast Sanctified spells.  Wizards can normally choose these spells at level up time (opposed schools aside), but Archivists normally need to find the spells before learning them.  (That's probably what the Archivist Scribe Scroll class feature was for, especially when used within your group.)  Sanctified spells inflict their sacrifice cost when the spell's duration ends (Book of Exalted Deeds 83), meaning careefully monitor durations as prudent.

Remember also that prepared divine casters know all spells on their spell lists, and [Good] Clerics can spontaneous convert their prepared Cleric spells into Sanctified spells in addition to their normal conversion.

Inspirations
Many suggestions were considered from this thread.  Thankee to all the helpful contributors!

Travel Abilities - How to get There and Answering, "Are we there yet?"
[CREATE LANTERN ARCHON (LEVEL 3 SANCTIFIED SPELL)]
*Source: Champions of Valor 154

=Description: In short, make a Lantern Archon loyal to you that will help you for a little while. Lantern Archons can, AT WILL, use Greater Teleport on themselves to transport themselves and up to 50 pounds of gear. Stuff people in a Bag of Holding or Portable Hole and we have a flying, glowing taxi!

!Notable Reads: Abusing Create Lantern Archon for World Domination, Sheltered Vitality (Spell Compendium 188), Restoration

-Cons: d2 CON drain per use! Requires a Restoration spell (after), a Sheltered Vitality (Spell Compendium 188) spell (before), or similar to negate CON drain. Requires a Bag of Holding, Portable Hole, or similar extradimensional storage for people to ride along. Lantern Archons are normally vulnerable creatures with 1d8 HP (though DR 10/Overcome by Magical Evil Weapons) and a bright glowing form, though with 60' fly (perfect maneuverability).  May also require a use of the Feathers (Masters of the Wild 88) spell or similar to fit a large party in a Heward's Handy Haversack or the like.

+Pros: Instant, error-free warping anywhere on our current plane! If we had magical containers, we could be doing this right now, just judiciously due to the CON drain.

[DRUIDIC ANIMAL COMPANION (DIRE EAGLE)]
*Source: Races of Stone 186

=Description: A Druid acquires a Dire Eagle (Races of Stone 186) animal companion, a Large creature with 60' fly speed that can take the feat Improved Maneuverability for (good) maneuverability to be able to hover.

-Cons: Requires a day. People may mourn the loss of the previous companion.

+Pros: This form can carry 399 pounds initially as a light load and more as her master levels. Dire Eagle form has comparable stats to an advanced Riding Dog form plus claw/claw/bite but without auto-trip attempts on hit.

[DRUIDIC WILD SHAPE (FLYING FORMS)]
*Source: Druid

=Description: A Druid shapeshifts into a flying form for 1 hour per level. He can become a Medium creature at level 5 and Large creature at level 8.

!Notable Reads: Alternate Form

-Cons: Only transports a small number of people at a time besides the user. A Medium form could transport 1 Small creature easily or 2 Small creatures if they squeezed. A Large form could transport 1 Medium or 2 small creatures easily or 2 Medium creatures if they squeezed.

+Pros: Doesn't require spell slots. Lasts most or all of the traveling period of a day. Can't be dispelled.

[ETHEREAL MOUNT (LEVEL 4 BARD AND WIZARD SPELL)]
*Source: Spell Compendium 85

=Description: Summons 1 Phantom Steed and 1 more per 2 caster levels. Each steed is super fast (20' move speed per caster level, max 240'), and, with a high enough caster level, can Water Walk, Air Walk, and fly (average maneuverability).

-Cons: 10 minute casting time. Each steed is fairly weak (18 AC and about 20 max HP).

+Pros: Each steed is frickin' FAST! A 240' speed means moving 380 miles per 8 hours or 47.5 miles per hour. We could cross the island of Nymm in a day or two with that, assuming we could manage top speed for most of each day. And a Shadowcraft Mage feels useful for using Shadowcraft Mage3's Shadow Illusion ability to get us these mounts.

[FEATHERS (LEVEL 4 DRUID SPELL)]
*Source: Masters of the Wild 88

=Description: Turn 1 willing creature per caster level into a feathered, winged Animal of Small or smaller size (usually an Eagle for 80' fly (average maneuverability) or a Hawk to fit more party members in a Bag of Holding or Heward's Handy Haversack).

-Cons: These forms are not meant for combat and are unclear on if they allow casting.

+Pros: Party-wide aerial travel form for an hour per caster level!  Alleluia!  Flight speed is increasable (if only with a Personal range) via Mass Snowshoes (Spell Compendium 194), Cloud Wings (Spell Compendium 49), Heart of Air (Complete Mage 106), Wind at Back (Spell Compendium 239), and others.  (If you intend to use Snowshoes, ask your GM if he allows that since it works by RAW but likely not by RAI.)

[GREATER PLANE SHIFT (LEVEL 7 CLERIC & LEVEL 8 WIZARD SPELL)]
*Source: Spell Compendium 159

=Description: Warp the group from our current planar position to another plane.  If the caster has been to the destination before, on-target arrival is guaranteed instead of landing 5d100 miles away.

-Cons: Very inaccurate unless the caster has been there before.

+Pros: Mostly useful for escaping the current plane to a place the caster has already visited.  Higher save DC to affect enemies.

[LESSER PLANAR ALLY (LEVEL 4 CLERIC SPELL)]
*Source: Lesser Planar Ally

=Description: Call a LG Outsider of 6 HD or less (most likely a Lantern Archon or Hound Archon) to serve us.

!Notable Reads: Archons

-Cons: 100 EXP cost per casting. Still requires a Bag of Holding or Portable Hole. Creatures called normally require a monetary payment or quest for services (a minimum of 100G per HD of the called creature for tasks requiring at most 1 minute per caster level), though the called creature may decide that stopping [Evil] and cultists by warping people around (including people who want to stop this [Evil] and may worship a rival of this [Evil] worthy of a discount or free services. Using Lantern Archons has the same cons as listed above in the Create Lantern Archon (Champions of Valor 54) spell. Using Hound Archons means we have better warriors (6 HD, 33 HP, and other abilities) and no obviously glowing light, but no inherent flight.

+Pros: Instant, error-free warping anywhere on our current plane! No CON drain.

[MASTER EARTH (LEVEL 7 DRUID SPELL)]
*Source: Spell Compendium 139

=Description: Warps the caster instantly between any 2 points on the ground on the Material Plane.

-Cons: Self-only.  Material Plane only.  The start and end points must touch the ground.

+Pros: Instant, errorless teleport-like ability that isn't blocked by dimensional lock and similar teleport blockers.  The caster can carry others in a Handy Haversack or such, especially with the feathers spell.

[PHANTOM STAG (LEVEL 5 DRUID SPELL)]
*Source: Spell Compendium 174

=Description: Summon a phantom deer (similar in effect to phantom steeds or ethereal mounts, above) for 1 hour per caster level with similar caster-level granted abilities to phantom steeds (Air Walk, flight, etc.), but at later caster levels; however, despite moving at 20' per caster level (max 300'), Phantom Stags have more HP than Phantom Steeds.

-Cons: Requires a level 5 Druid spell slot for one of these instead of a level 4 Wizard or Bard spell slot for more of these.  Gets its special abilities at later caster levels than Phantom Steeds.

+Pros: Druids get it automatically.  More HP than Phantom Steeds.  Higher max speed than phantom steeds (300' move instead of 240').

[PLANAR ALLY (LEVEL 6 CLERIC SPELL)]
*Source: Planar Ally

=Description: Call a LG Outsider of 12 HD or less, most likely a Trumpet Archon, to serve us.

-Cons: 250 EXP cost per casting. Still requires a Bag of Holding or Portable Hole. Creatures called normally require a monetary payment or quest for services (a minimum of 100G per HD of the called creature for tasks requiring at most 1 minute per caster level), though the called creature may decide that stopping [Evil] and cultists by warping people around (including people who want to stop this [Evil] and may worship a rival of this [Evil] worthy of a discount or free services. Using Trumpet Archons means they have 90' flight (good maneuverability), and notably better stats than Hound or Lantern Archons, but normally charge more in tribute.

+Pros: Instant, error-free warping anywhere on our current plane! No CON drain. A variety of blowing- and wind-related jokes.

[PLANE SHIFT (LEVEL 5 CLERIC & LEVEL 7 WIZARD SPELL)]
*Source: Plane Shift

=Description: Warp the group from our current planar position to another plane.

-Cons: Very inaccurate.

+Pros: Mostly useful for escaping the current plane (probably the Material Plane) and likely using another fast travel ability to get to our next destination.

[SHADOW WALK (LEVEL 5 BARD & LEVEL 6 BEGUILER AND WIZARD SPELL)]
*Source: Shadow Walk

=Description: For up to 1 hour per caster level, walk in the Plane of Shadow at speeds faster than the Material Plane (that is, 50 miles per hour).

-Cons: Somewhat inaccurate. We may be stuck going way out of our way. Available at level 12 at soonest for Beguilers.

+Pros: Works regardless of local terrain. Isn't a [Teleportation] spell. Can take along 1 creature per caster level so long as they hold hands.

[STORMWALK (LEVEL 6 DRUID AND WIZARD SPELL]
*Source: Stormwrack 122

=Description: Teleports the caster and 1 other creature per 2 caster levels to another spot on the same plane. Takes 10 minutes to warp the affected creatures. Seemingly only works outside or in a place large enough to hold a thunderstorm.

-Cons: 10 minute delay in arrival. Only works in large areas.  Ambiguous wording regarding what sort of storms are involved.  (Ask your GM before learning or using this spell!)

+Pros: Druidic Teleport! Can transport more creatures than Teleport.

[TELEPORT (LEVEL 5 WIZARD SPELL) AND PSIONIC TELEPORT (LEVEL 5 FREEDOM MANTLE & PSION (NOMAD) POWER]
*Source: Teleport (Spell), Teleport (Psionic)

=Description: Warp the group from point to another on the same plane within 100 miles per caster level.  It's the gold standard of fast, long-distance travel.

Available in item form via a Runestaff of Transporation (Magic Item Compendium 182), a Belt of Wide Earth (Magic Item Compendium 204), or similar.  Available in feat form as a 1/day spell-like ability via Fiendish Legacy (Complete Mage 43) and Greater Mark of Passage (Eberron Campaign Setting 65).  Available in template form via Phrenic at 15 hit dice.  Available in class form via Jaunter3 (Expedition to the Demonweb Pits 172).

-Cons: Sometimes inaccurate.  Can be blocked by Dimensional Lock, Dimensional Anchor, and certain Teleport blockers.  Only transports the caster and 1 additional Medium or littler creature per 3 caster/manifester levels. Keep Feather Fall handy just in case we have a mishap and warp into midair and possibly also Water Breathing should we find undesired ocean.

+Pros: Generally accurate enough. Instant warping of hundreds of miles at a time!

[TRANSPORT VIA PLANTS (LEVEL 6 DRUID SPELL)]
*Source: Transport via Plants

=Description: Warp the group from one plant (not a Plant creature) to another on the same plane.

-Cons: Some places have no plants. Only transports the caster and 1 additional Medium creature per 3 caster levels.

+Pros: Instant, error-free warping anywhere on our current plane that has plants!

[TREE STRIDE (LEVEL 5 DRUID & LEVEL 4 RANGER SPELL)]
*Source: Tree Stride

=Description: Warp the group from one tree (not a Plant creature) to another on the same plane over and over until time runs out or we reach our destination.

-Cons: Only works when trees are close enough together (between 500 and 3000 feet depending on tree type).  Only transports the caster unless we use a Bag of Holding, Portable, Hole, or similar extradimensional storage.  Other spells available by this point are probably much better.

+Pros: Incrementally hop between trees for spying and transport purposes.

[VALIANT STEED (LEVEL 6 SANCTIFIED SPELL)]
*Source: Book of Exalted Deeds 110

=Description: Call a Unicorn (or a Pegasus, but that won't work as well for long-distance instantaneous travel) to serve the caster loyally for a year.  A Unicorn can Teleport Errorlessly within its forest home.

-Cons: d3 CON drain.  (Use Sheltered Vitality from Spell Compendium 188 on the caster soon before this spell expires!)  Limited to 1 called creature from this spell at a time and 1 warp per Unicorn per day and only within a forested area.

+Pros: Doesn't require magical storage containers.  The Unicorn lasts for a year.

[WIND AT BACK (LEVEL 4 DRUID SPELL)]
*Source: Spell Compendium 219

=Description: Doubles the overland speed of 1 creature per caster level, including mounts and animals.

-Cons: Only works on dedicated travel times and only for whomever travels together.  Affects a maximum of 1 subject per caster level.

+Pros: It can normally affect the same number of subjects as Feathers (Masters of the Wild 88), and doubled speed is doubled speed!

[WIND WALK (LEVEL 6 CLERIC AND LEVEL 7 DRUID SPELL)]
*Source: Wind Walk

=Description: The caster and up to 1 additional touched subject per 3 caster levels turns into mist as per Gaseous Form (10' flight speed with perfect maneuverability) and can be carried along by air currents at 600' per round (60 miles per hour) with poor maneuverability.  Each spell subject can act independentlky.

!Notable Reads: Order of the Stick #647

-Cons: Poor maneuverability while going fast.  Small number of subjects affected compared to Feathers.  Normally at least a level 6 spell.

+Pros: It's a long-term multi-subject Gaseous Form for Clerics and Druids that can get the party into places Teleport can't.  Move speed stacks with Wind at Back.

#Credit for Mention: Mr Adventurer

[WORD OF RECALL (LEVEL 6 CLERIC & LEVEL 8 DRUID SPELL)]
*Source: Word of Recall

=Description: Warps the caster and 1 Medium or littler creature per 3 caster levels to the caster's 'sanctuary' where he prepared this spell.

-Cons: Very specific destination.

+Pros: Useful for warping home/to a safe place or to a certain other very familiar place should we need it.

Nourishing Abilities for Character's Bodies - Answering, "Daaaad!  We're hungry!"
[NOTE]
This list also emphasizes abilities gotten no later than level 12.

[ALL]
-Gather (especially berries for Goodberry)
-Hunt (if it's alive - not Undead - and meaty, it likely counts)

[BARD]
-[L0] Prestidigitation (clean and reflavor food)
-[L6] Heroes' Feast (makes a feast for 1 creature per caster level; requires 1 hour to consume; eaters get d8 temporary HP +1 per 2 caster levels (max +10) and are removed of sickness, disease, and nausea; eaters get poison immunity, fear immunity, and +1 morale accuracy & damage for 12 hours)

[CLERIC]
-[L0] Create Water (makes 2 gallons of clean water per caster level)
-[L0] Purify Food and Drink (makes 1 cubic foot per caster level of food and drink usable for typical adventuring parties; negates spoilage, poison, and rot on such things; doesn't work on magic potions nor unholy food and drink)
-[L3] Create Food & Water (10 minute cast time; makes enough food and water for 3 Medium creatures or 1 horse- ask your GM if this is total or per caster level)
**[L4] Lesser Planar Ally: MOVANIC DEVA (Create Food and Water AT WILL!; Fiend Folio 57)**
-[L6] Heroes' Feast (makes a feast for 1 creature per caster level; requires 1 hour to consume; eaters get d8 temporary HP +1 per 2 caster levels (max +10) and are removed of sickness, disease, and nausea; eaters get poison immunity, fear immunity, and +1 morale accuracy & damage for 12 hours)

[CRAFTING]
-[Craft] Everlasting Rations (each set provides ample food for 1 Medium creature each day; each set requires 1 day, 175G, and 14 EXP to craft; Magic Item Compendium 160)
**[Craft] Field Provisions Box (provides ample food and drink per day for 15 Medium creatures; each requires 2 days, 1000G, and 40 EXP to craft; Magic Item Compendium 160)**

[DRUID]
-[L0] Create Water (makes 2 gallons of clean water per caster level)
-[L0] Purify Food and Drink (makes 1 cubic foot per caster level of food and drink usable for typical adventuring parties; negates spoilage, poison, and rot on such things; doesn't work on magic potions nor unholy )
-[L1] Goodberry (requires freshly-picked berries; each casting makes 2d4 berries; each berry is 1 meal for a Medium creature)
-[L3] Camel's Tenacity (for 1 day per 3 caster levels, 1 subject per caster level need not eat nor drink, "Dragon" #331 page 71)
-[Survival] Druids get bonuses to these and, assuming no one put ranks in Survival, would likely be ones with the highest Survival skill.

[HEALER]
-[L0] Create Water (makes 2 gallons of clean water per caster level)
-[L0] Purify Food and Drink (makes 1 cubic foot per caster level of food and drink usable for typical adventuring parties; negates spoilage, poison, and rot on such things; doesn't work on magic potions nor unholy food and drink)
-[L1] Goodberry (requires freshly-picked berries; each casting makes 2d4 berries; each berry is 1 meal for a Medium creature)
-[L3] Create Food & Water (10 minute cast time; makes enough food and water for 3 Medium creatures or 1 horse- ask your GM if this is total or per caster level)
-[L5] Stone to Flesh (makes a 3' x 10' cylinder of stone into edible flesh)
-[L6] Heroes' Feast (makes a feast for 1 creature per caster level; requires 1 hour to consume; eaters get d8 temporary HP +1 per 2 caster levels (max +10) and are removed of sickness, disease, and nausea; eaters get poison immunity, fear immunity, and +1 morale accuracy & damage for 12 hours)

[PALADIN]
-[L1] Create Water (makes 2 gallons of clean water per caster level)

[SUMMONS & CALLED CREATURES]
-Fire Elemental (living campfire and cooker)
-Smoke Paraelemental (Manual of the Planes 184 & Official 3.5 Update: smokehouse and barbecue; suggested by Bullet06320)

[WIZARD]
-[L0] Prestidigitation (clean and reflavor food)
-[L6] Stone to Flesh (makes a 3' x 10' cylinder of stone into edible flesh)[/b]

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You Break it You Buy it / Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:02:49 PM »
Final Fantasy IV had the Giant of Bab-il (SNES American translation).

Epic rules sorta do this with the living vault, but no sentience.

The living planet Ego seems like an Earthbound reference to an Ego Orb.

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Handbooks / Re: Travel Magic
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:00:19 PM »
Thankee, Samwise, for the highlight!

I updated the previous post with better spacing and removed more campaign-specific terminology.

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