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Poison or multi round spells

Discussion in 'Pathfinder' started by Arkat3, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Arkat3

    Arkat3 New Member

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    I am wondering for Pathfinder how you program an effect that may have more than one round of effect and require savings throws each round of effect, for instance a snake bite.

    Bite—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Con;cure 1 save.

    Character would take damage each round for six rounds but the sequence would end once a single save is made, but the already applied damage would remain.

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  2. Nezzeraj

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    Hey, I built one for you :) The only problem is the damage seems to revert back after the effect ends. Ability damage seems to not be permanent like HP? Or it could be a bug. I also added a status icon for the poisoned condition which seems to stay on for the duration even if the save is successful. So maybe I did something wrong or there are two tiny bugs. Either way I hope it helps!
     

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    I programmed essentially the same as what you had ,but as a spell. I had the same result. The duration covers the number of rounds that the poison affects the target not the number of rounds they must save. Also when the save window pops up each round there is no new save roll, it uses the number generated on the first round so if you failed the first save it lasts the full 6 rounds and continues to drop con, after the 6th round the con returns to normal. I think duration should be infinite(until healed) and there should be another way to enter rounds that the poison must be saved for.
     
  4. Nezzeraj

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    So I did some more fiddling, and it appears stats are not permanent like HP damage is. If you change the poison from Con to HP you can see the HP stays while Con resets. This makes me think it's the way stats are coded that any modifiers to them are only temporary. As for the reroll portion, that has to be a bug with the "reroll on every round" option of the flow.

    I managed to re-create the permanent COM damage effect by creating another feature that has infinite duration and checks for the target's current CON mod and applies it as permanent modification. It's not perfect but it gets the job done. Just apply both of these features to the same trait and it should work.
     

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  5. Krilion_GD

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    You need to be extremely sparing doing this, as that infinite item has to be checkED and processed ever round or interaction with the token. For a permanent stat deduction, it's still better to decrement the stat by hand and keep notes on the notes field as to the particulars of the deduction.
     
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    Oh that's good to know lol. Any way for stats to be permanently affected like HP in the future?
     
  7. Tay-Dor

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    If it's truly permanent, then just alter the token as Krilion suggested.
     

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