MarkB said:After climbing a difficult slope, use one to attach a rope to for your less-agile friends. Faster and less noisy than hammering pitons.
Thus my suggestion of mounting a blade on the rod when using it to slice up a ship - it prevents the ship from bringing its full mass to bear against the rod.serraphin said:I hate to be the moany rules lawer - but the ship stopping and (to an extent) giant creature stopping have a rather big flaw:
An immovable rod can support up to 8,000 pounds before falling to the ground. If a creature pushes against an immovable rod, it must make a DC 30 Strength check to move the rod up to 10 feet in a single round.
A Behir has Strength 26. That's insufficient to succeed on the check even with a natural 20. And it may or may not weigh 8,000 lbs. Where does the 3,000 figure come from?If something's swallowed you whole, I'm guessing it's a bit big. Bigger than 8k lbs and strong enough to shrug off a DC 30+ roll. One could argue that if 3000lbs are 'pushed' against the rod in any direction, it drops.
They're also good for keeping doors open if you happen to suspect a 'sealed room' trap.Immovable rods do, however, make marvelous doorstops when you haven't got time to sprang a door and stop that horde of orcs what's chasing you
Where could we find this PrC?Storyteller01 said:Seriously though, take a look at the Immovable Rod Master PrC. Use the rod as a weapon (club); activate the rod as a free action; pinning; placing said object down a critters throat, then turning it on (difficult, but fun if you pull it off); aerial acrobatics (think twin bar, with no upper limit), etc.
Lots of good, clean, wholesome fun.
Okay, I'm confused. DC 30 Strength check, Strength 26. All a Behir needs is to roll a 4 to pass that check.MarkB said:A Behir has Strength 26. That's insufficient to succeed on the check even with a natural 20. And it may or may not weigh 8,000 lbs. Where does the 3,000 figure come from?
I consider it fixed relative to the planet. Interaction with teleportation effects are open to interpretation - you could, with reasonable justification, rule that it cannot be teleported since it's immovable, that it can be teleported but counts as weighing 8,000 lb, or that it can be teleported freely (since teleportation involves no conventional movement) and will be stuck in place at its destination once teleported.Infiniti2000 said:An immovable rod has that annoying frame of reference issue. Is it immovable with respect to the planet or other more local frame of reference? If you activate it in a ship's cabin, will it move with the ship or not? Can you dim door while holding an activated immovable rod?
Well, if it's not immovable with respect to the plane, then how does it function in the astral plane?MarkB said:EDIT: One interesting interpretation would make it a teleport-foiler: The teleportation effect could transport it to the astral plane, but once there it would prevent movement within that plane, causing you to exit back at your starting point.