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    Holdenshire Experience with running Memories of Holdenshire?

    I just started running Holdenshire for a 5 player group of optimizers. I moved it to the Delimbyr Region (Baldur's Gate) region of the Forgotten Realms and modified it so that we have the option of flowing into Descent into Avernus at 3rd level. I changed the Khalikos (Sp?) to a Devil, and...
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    Level Up (A5E) Help with Maneuver Rules

    Thanks so much for responding and that makes sense to me - it seems like using this maneuver will allow their full compliment of attacks. How does that description align with the ae5 tools.com section on Techniques: TECHNIQUES A technique is activated as part of the Attack action. When you...
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    Level Up (A5E) Help with Maneuver Rules

    I'm totally confused by the maneuver wording and need help with the interpretation. For example, in Stunning Assault, the description reads: “When you activate this technique, you take the Attack action and make a weapon attack, as well as any additional attacks granted by Extra Attack” Does...
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    Level Up (A5E) Rules Clarification: Help Action

    Do you need to be within 5 feet of the enemy or ally in order to use the Help Action to help an ally attack a creature? The Help Action States: You can also help a friendly creature in attacking a creature. You must be able to target the creature with an attack, or otherwise threaten it. If...
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    Antimagic field

    Antimagic Aura I had a similar problem, but was prepared for the tactic once the spell became available to our cleric. Most intelligent enemies like Liches, and demons who might have knowledge of the spell should have a tactic readied to address it. 1) The Lich could back out of the...
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    Epic Level Spellcraft DCs

    Am I missing something or does it seem impossible to have enough Spellcraft to cast some of the Epic level spells? How does one go about getting their spellcraft over 100?
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    Creating Intelligent Items

    I have a player that wants to create an intelligent Robe of Eyes and I am allowing him to choose its powers. 1) What would be the DC of the lesser or greater powers? 2) Do Powers that normally require an attack roll (Dimensional Anchor) automatically strike the target? Thanks in advance
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    Quick, describe your high-level (10th+) game.

    I have been running a 4 year long FR campaign and now have 6, 18+ level characters. The players investigate a strange plague affecting the Bedine in the desert of Annorach. They discover that Drow are behind it and must travel into the Underdark to stop them. During their travels they find...
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    Dispel Magic in a Ring o' Counterspells?

    1) can a person place a dispel magic in a Ring of Counterspells 2) If an incoming targeted dispel hits the wearer of the Ring of Counterspells (with dispel magic in the ring), does the wearer have to make a caster level check v.s. the targeted dispel? Or is it just automatically countered.
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    Player's Guide to Fighters and Barbarians

    The Blessed of Mesos is a prestige class which describes them as the "children" of the Titan Mesos. They are hunted and persecuted across the Scarred Lands, but they themselves know they are the "pinnacle of an arcanist's development, unlocking and using the energies of thier birthright" While...
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    Player's Guide to Fighters and Barbarians

    Ok, some more specifics on the contents of the Wizards, Bards, and Sorcerers book. Here are some of the things you'll read about: 1) Wizard Traditions: Calastian Battle Mages, Society of Immortals, Necromancers of Hollowfaust etc. Each group has a brief description, current leadership, base...
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    Player's Guide to Fighters and Barbarians

    I have read both books and they are outstanding even if you don't play in the Scarred Lands campaign. If you liked Relics and Rituals or other books by Sword and Sorcery you will like these. For dropping into a non-scarred lands game: Both give descriptions of Fighting/Wizard colleges...
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    Time Travel

    For the conclusion of my Forgotten Realms campaign, I plan on sending the party 1000 years back in time to a point where their enemy was less powerful and easier to defeat. Does anyone have suggestions or rules for time travel? I think it poses a unique challenge to both players and DM's and...
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    When Beholders Attack

    the problem with the whole anti-magic thing is that you couldn't fire into the front arc with the eye rays. I imagine the wizard may have some friends in the front arc. Unless the PC's were spread out, you couldn't even affect them.
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    When Beholders Attack

    For some reason, Beholders stump me as a DM. The Monster Manual states that "Once each round, during its turn, the beholder decides which way it will face and whether the antimagic cone is active or not" When during its turn is this decided? Can it use its eye rays and then turn on the...
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    Death Effects--ideas anyone?

    Death Throes--any ideas? You are right! Death Throes is better... 1) I could imagine a Balor laughing maniacally as he releases a torrent of negative energy upon dying... "I'll see you in Hell": 10ft radius burst/HD, 10d6dmg 1/2 divine. 2) For an Elder Dragon who reaches 25% HP: "Now...
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    My force spells any ideas on them

    I am commenting only on the "style" of the spells, not the mechanics: I am not inspired by these spells because most, with the exception of force field, are just different ways of dealing dmg. When I think of the "force" discription, I think of being staggered, stunned, pushed, moved...
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    Death Effects--ideas anyone?

    I just finished reading the first Dragonlance novel and loved how the Draconians each had a magical ability when they died. Some turned to stone, others a puddle of acid, some even exploded. This gave me a nice idea for adding these effects to new or existing monsters. Doing so would add a...
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