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D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Sneak Attack & Magic Missile
« on: December 13, 2021, 05:12:41 PM »
PC may soon get magic missile, CL3, which means 2 missiles.
He has 1d6 sneak attack.

Assume he wins initiative, so the target is flat-footed, and sneak attack applies.

1) Ami I correct in assuming SA applies to magic missile?

2) Would SA apply once total, or once per missile, or once per target?


D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Ghosts vs Magic
« on: December 10, 2021, 03:59:37 AM »
Does magic suffer the 50% miss chance when used against ghosts?

Eg, does a fireball automatically hit or does the miss chance apply?

What about spells that require a touch attack?

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Zombies and a 5 foot step
« on: November 03, 2021, 09:40:16 PM »
Zombies can only take standard actions.  A 5' step is something you do as part of a full attack, even if there's only 1 attack in that full attack.  Can a zombie take a 5' step and attack?  In particular, I'm thinking of a PC standing 10' away and whacking with a reach weapon.

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Undead and natural healing
« on: November 03, 2021, 09:36:06 PM »
Do undead benefit from natural healing?  Like does a 1HD skeleton regain 1hp overnight?

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Nerve Manipulation, XPH
« on: October 24, 2021, 01:26:38 AM »
Psionic power Nerve Manipulation from the XPH.
The power list lists it as a Psion/Wilder power at level 3.
The description in the power lists it as level 5, and also a psychic warrior level 5 power.

Is it a level 3 or level 5?  Errata doesn't say.

Edit: it's not the XPH.  They're from the Athas web site who did the 3.5 version of Dark Sun.

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Wild Empathy
« on: October 13, 2021, 12:40:34 AM »
Curious as to how this is supposed to work in game, assuming party meets hostile animals.  Obviously, if the animals get initiative or the party attacks, combat ensures.  But what if the Druid gets initiative and immediately starts using wild empathy.
Do the animals just sit there for the whole minute while the druid does his thing?
Do the animals attack for the 10 rounds it takes for the druid to finish? This would make wild empathy almost useless.

If successful, the animals go from hostile to unfriendly.  Can the druid continue and get them to go to indifferent, then friendly, then helpful?

If unsuccessful, can the druid try again?

If the animals win initiative and attack, and the druid goes next, can he start up wild empathy? Do the animals keep attacking, or do they stop?

Since it takes 10 rounds (1 minute), can the other PCs have an action prepared to attack if the empathy check fails?  Is initiative re-rolled?


Min/Max 3.x / Spells Boosting Skills
« on: December 17, 2019, 02:12:16 AM »
There's gotta be a list of spells that boost skills somewhere, but my google-fu is coming up a nat 1.  All I can find are threads that mention the same 5 or 6 spells.  Anyone got a list?

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Shortening Casting Time
« on: November 19, 2019, 02:14:34 AM »
Distilled Joy has a casting time of 1 day.  Are there any ways to shorten the casting time?  3rd level sor/wiz spell if that matters.

My google-fu shows me that WOTC has gone back and forth about casting times from scrolls and other magic items.  That sometimes shooting the wand requires only 1 round, and other things saying it takes as long as casting the spell would take.  It seems they settled on the takes as long as casting the spell would take.

Spell-storing weapons can't hold spells with that long a casting time.  Spell-storing rings take just as long as casting the spell.

But I was hoping the keen minds in this group might know a way that's not too cheesy.

Also, I assume "Casting Time: 1 day" means 24 hours.  Is there someplace that says it really means 8 hours?

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Advancing Constructs
« on: November 17, 2019, 04:37:31 AM »
When advancing (aka adding HD) to a non-intelligent construct, does it get an ability increase at every 4th HD?

I was looking at Stone Golem vs Greater Stone Golem.  STR increase by +8, Dex by -2.  Which is what you get when you change size from large to huge.  But it also increase HD from 14 to 42, so should get a bump at 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, and 40.  That's 7 increases for those counting.

MM, p290
Ability Score Improvement: Whenever a monster reaches a number of Hit Dice divisible by 4, it improves one ability score by 1 point. For example, a lammasu of 7 Hit Dice increased to 14 Hit Dice gains an ability score improvement at 8 HD and another one at 12 HD. Monsters do not gain ability score increases for levels they “already reached” with their racial Hit Dice, since these adjustments are included in their basic ability scores.

This is actually the 2nd time I've seen a golem not get the stat increases.  The first one was an advanced Flesh Golem in Enemies and Allies, but that's a 3.0 book so I thought maybe it's different.

Did I miss a rule somewhere?

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Craft Construct at 5th level?
« on: November 03, 2019, 01:43:54 AM »
There's a chance I'll be starting a new game in a couple of weeks.  I'm wondering if there's anyway to get the feat Craft Construct at 5th level.

The prereqs are caster level 5th, Craft Wondrous Item, Craft Magic Arms & Armor.

The problem is that Craft Magic Arms & Armor also has the prereq caster level 5th.  So even if I can get a feat at 5th level (such as by the wizard's free feat), I have to take CMAA before I take CC.

Artificier isn't allowed.

Any ideas?  Not a big deal if I have to wait till my generic 6th level feat since constructs can be a bit pricey.  But I'd still like to know :)

Other RPGs / Wendy's RPG
« on: October 05, 2019, 10:54:49 PM »
Apparently Wendy's restaurant put out their own RPG called Feast of Legends.  I assume it's full of bad puns and is really meant as an ad more than a playable game.

You can check it out at

General D&D Discussion / Walking Dead Reference
« on: December 10, 2017, 12:28:15 AM »
Did anyone else catch Eugene's D&D reference?

"You rolled your D20s and came up dead"

General D&D Discussion / Wayback Machine 2014
« on: August 09, 2017, 12:02:17 AM »
Never mind - I got it working

On a related note, if you google "wayback machine", it takes you to but if you use the url it takes you to a different page.  The first seems to only take you back to 2014, the second takes you way back.

General D&D Discussion / Find Nearby Gamers
« on: March 27, 2017, 08:28:33 PM »
Saw this website posted in D&D memes.  Looks like a good way to find nearby gamers.

General D&D Discussion / 3D printing miniatures
« on: December 02, 2016, 02:37:42 AM »
If anybody is interested in 3D printing miniatures, this showed up in my facebook page.  Seems like I've seen it before though.

Artist releases 300 Printable D&D patterns - for free.

Off Topic Fun / Service that notifies you when new tv episode airs?
« on: November 03, 2016, 11:52:56 AM »
Is there a website that will notify you when a new episode of a selected tv show airs?

I recently changed my cable service and realize I no long get Disney XD, which means no more Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a few others.  I think I can go to their website and watch the shows, but I don't want to waste a lot of time checking for new episodes when there aren't any.  So it'd be nice if I got an email whenever a new episode airs.  AFAIK, DXD is the only channel I'm missing, but I haven't gotten done checking everything yet.

General D&D Discussion / WinHTTrack
« on: February 11, 2016, 10:28:52 AM »
I'm trying to use WinHTTrack to copy WOTC's 3.x archives from the wayback machine.  It's the first time I've used the program and I'm running

into some problems.  Hopefully, you guys have the answers.

I start with as the starting web address.

Under Settings->Scan Rules, I have**.zip*.pdf

Under Settings->Spider, I set
"no robots.txt rules"

Under Settings->Expert Only, I set
"Rewrite links: internal / external" to "Relative URI / Absolute URL (default)"

My problem seems to be I'm not picking up all the files.  For example, I get on the page
I get the page correctly (saved to file:///C:/My%20Web%20Sites/WOTC%20Archives%20-%20Old/
But the link to the zip file for "Stealthy Rascals 4" (link is on the page under the small p) should link to a file on my computer, but instead
links to the file on the wayback machine.  It does actually download the zip file, but doesn't change the link to point to it.  And for all I
know, it could be downloading the pdf because of something on another page.

What do I need to set to make my local copy point to the file on my machine?  Thanks.

While I'm asking, is there a way to see what's in robots.txt?

General D&D Discussion / Virtual Reality D&D
« on: February 09, 2016, 08:26:45 PM »
Looks like at least one company is working on virtual reality D&D.  If I read it correctly, it's more of a meet-at-a-tabletop-in-VR, and not a VR-RPG game.!/article/106532/100911767?loadFresh=true

Gaming Advice / What class is "Sha"?
« on: April 08, 2015, 01:13:43 PM »
Taglaruth the Shadowmaster is listed as "Wiz5/Ftr1/Sha4".  What class is "Sha"?  There doesn't seem to be a shadowmaster class.  It seems to have something to do with shadow weave magic in Faerun.

Edit: I meant shadowmaster instead of shadowcaster

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