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Offline Skyrock

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Bits to spice up traps
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:50:09 PM »
It has come up on the MMX Discord that there isn't a Trap handbook yet, but that it could be a good DM resource. We all know that traps are crappy, underwhelming and not a threat on their own (especially if taken straight from the DMG), so let's see what we can do to minmax them and make them scarier (in the vein of Oslecamo's monster handbook for getting the most bang per buck out of monsters).

For now I just want to do an infodump of crunchy bits that could be relevant and useful for spicing up traps.

Classes:
- Combat Trapsmith (Complete Scoundrel)
- Dungeon Lord (Dungeonscape)
- Fiend of Possession (Fiend Folio)
- Trapsmith (Dungeonscape)

Feats:
- Earthbound Spell (PHB2)
- various Trapsmith feats (Dungeonscape)
- various crafting/cost-reducing feats (for buying traps from monster wealth)

Spells:
- Create Trap (Sor/Wiz 1) (Races of the Dragon)
- Snare (Druid 3, Ranger 2) (PHB)

Skills:
- Craft (alchemy, trapmaking)

Other:
- various poisons & poison-related bits

Odd Uses for traps:
- resetting magical traps with benefitial effects (see Tippyverse)
« Last Edit: February 28, 2019, 02:28:53 PM by Skyrock »

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Re: Bits to spice up traps
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 12:49:25 PM »
Added Snare spell.

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Re: Bits to spice up traps
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 03:32:29 PM »
Magic Item
Folding Trap (Races of the Dragon)

Spells
Icicle (Frostburn)
Leomund's Trap (Player's Handbook)
Nystul's Magic Aura (Player's Handbook)
Fang Trap (Serpent Kingdoms)
Fire Trap (Player's Handbook)
Stone Trap (Shining South)
Sepia Snake Sigil (Player's Handbook)
Glyph of Warding (Player's Handbook)
Glyph of Warding, Greater (Player's Handbook)

Rules
Encounter Traps (Dungeonscape)
Spell Turrets (Dungeon Masters Guide II)

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Re: Bits to spice up traps
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 05:07:14 PM »
Craft Rune Circle should be in there too. Races of Stone