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    General Indigenous Australian-inspired D&D

    Is anyone aware of any sort of D&D setting or sourcebook or similar that draws mostly or entirely from indigenous Australian myth and legend? Any edition, or Pathfinder, or even any other fantasy RPG? I've seen the odd Australian critter in monster books here and there - bunyips, thylacines...
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    Desperate dragons and wayward wishes

    (... and awesome alliteration!) So, this is the situation. The PCs have entered a black dragon's lair and are beating up on the dragon. Their motivation is pure greed - the know (thanks to a tenuous alliance with one of the dragon's rivals) that the dragon has a Ring of Wishes (1 wish...
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    The Library of Vecna

    Simon etc, keep out! Or I'll set Quenge on you! So, the player of the wizard PC in my current game has decided he wants to consult the greatest libraries in the multiverse to research various current goings-on. I provided a list for him - the Great Repository from Necromancer's City of...
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    AoO question

    Situation: a monster with reach (half-fiend shambling mound in this case) attempts to disarm a PC - who doesn't have reach - from 10ft away, using natural attacks. Making disarm attempts provokes attacks of opportunity. According to the RAW, the PC only threatens the squares in which he can...
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    Immunity to 'nauseated'

    So, the cleric PC in my game has just discovered 'nauseating breath' from the Spell Compendium. Insert halitosis joke here. Is there any rules-as-written immunity to nausea? Plants, undead, elementals, constructs? Creatures immune to stunning and/or criticals maybe? Poison-immune creatures...
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    Scalzi on Dragon

    From a little while ago, but did a search and couldn't see any threads where it'd been discussed. http://scalzi.com/whatever/?p=159 Respected sci-fi writer gets angry about Dragon's submission guidelines. Has very big problems with a tight-fisted per-word rate as compared to the rest of the...
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    Failed scroll activation roll

    When a character attempts to cast a spell from a scroll and fails the caster level check but avoids a scroll mishap, is the scroll expended? The SRD is a little unclear. and I'd always seen this as analagous to a Concentration check - if you fail the roll, the spell fizzles and you lose...
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    Clerics and calling outsiders

    Is there any way for an evil cleric to call (not summon) a good outsider? Planar Ally can only call an outsider that shares the caster's alignment, but I want an evil cleric to be able to call a celestial in order to sacrifice it. If not, are there any other ways an evil cleric could get his...
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    Additional Dragon shaman feats

    Just looking for a little feedback on a couple of homebrew feats: Improved Draconic Aura Prerequisites: Draconic Adaptation class feature, speak Draconic Benefit: You improve the bonus granted by your draconic aura by +1 This one's fairly simple - a direct port of Song of the Heart from...
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    IC justification of divine scrolls

    Head Cultist of Graz'zt: *death rattle, collapses to floor* Paladin: So perish all servants of the dark powers! Rogue: Hey, he's carrying all these scrolls. Are they magic? What do they do? Wizard: *detect magic* Aye. This one is an vile invocation to the Six-Fingered Lord to send forth his...
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    Happy days are here again! (and they're only slightly demon-ridden...)

    I'm all excited. After a limping to the finish of a long, dragging, near-disastrous Star Wars campaign that almost broke up the group, we've taken a couple of months break, and tomorrow we start a brand shiny new campaign! Back to D&D, running the Savage Tide adventure path (we're going with...
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    d20 in a hall of mirrors

    So, my party is about to confront a BBNTBBEG (big, but not the biggest, bad evil guy) They're pretty badly beaten up already, so rather than have a massive brutal beatdown (I did that LAST session!) I think I'll aim for tension and uncertainty. This works well with the BBNTBBEG in question...
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    Cynical amusment re: today's WotC site updates

    (First, a premature apology for the admittedly snide tone of this post. It's been just one of those days, and I'm feeling grumpy and more old and bitter than usual!) http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/fc/20060707a Fight club, Vrock Berserker For starters, this article presents a CR23...
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    'God' cut from His Dark Materials movie

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4077987.stm This topic runs terrible risks of falling foul of the no-religion rules, but still, I think it's on-topic. Honestly Hollywood, would it kill you to make a movie passably faithful to the book it's supposedly based on some time...
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    Argh! What do I do now?? Star Wars campaign advice sought. [long]

    Crossposted to http://www.swrpgnetwork.com Tonight's session was one of those ones where, even though it's a load of fun, all of your careful planning gets thrown out the window. So now I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do next, and I thought I'd try to tap the collected wisdom of this...
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    [perhaps slightly OT] Steve Jackson's Munchkin

    So, our regular d20 Star Wars game didn't run tonight, because a couple of players couldn't make it. Instead, we played three games of (our usual backup) Munchkin. I won all three. I won all three by being a level 9 cleric when the Divine Intervention card came up. Ha! (sorry about that - I...
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    [d20 Future/Star Wars] Starships?

    I'm GMing a long-running Star Wars game, and I've found the starship combat system, rather unsatisfactory for a wide variety of reasons. Can anyone who owns d20 Future tell me about how starships work in these rules? Do they use an adaptation of the Star Wars rules? If not, what sort of...
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    My first campaign

    Having recently moved house, and therefore having had to shift a couple of times my bodyweight in RPGs and related detritus, I found myself thinking more than once 'why the hell do I do this again?' Especially when my first roleplaying experience, at the university roleplaying club...
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    SWRPGnetwork

    I haven't been able to log on to SWRPGnetwork.com for nearly a week now. Does anyone know what's happening there? I haven't seen any announcements or anything. I hope it's nothing serious. After saying goodbye to Secrets of the Kargatane only a couple of weeks ago, having SWRPGnetwork...
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    Star Wars - Echoes of Power

    STAR WARS Echoes of Power The greedy Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo has been defeated, but the price was very high. The once-peaceful planet has been devastated by war, and Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn lies dead, slain by a mysterious, evil Sith warrior. Yet...
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