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Discussion in 'D&D 5th Edition' started by Monkworks, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Monkworks

    Monkworks New Member

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    how do I handle this situation?

    The PC casts Lighting bolt. The monster get to make a save for half damage...

    How do I set up the save before the dmg is applied?

    How do you guys handle this event?

    spell casting. Mod gets to make a save before damage is applied..
     
  2. Tay-Dor

    Tay-Dor Active Member

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    Here's an example of doing a saving throw in the feature system, if that is what you are asking about.
    save.png
    Ref is Pathfinder. Substitute Dexterity if you're in 5e.
     
  3. Monkworks

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    Perfect! that's exactly the example I need.

    Thanks Tay-Dor!
     
  4. Monkworks

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    Again, guys very happy for the swift responses.

    I was able to create the spell above.. but no idea how to implement that? I figure this will be connected to casting the spell but how to connect that up?


    What I need to understand is how the whole thing will work in casting this spell. My PC wants to cast Lighting bolt at a group of monsters. How do I get the above to run on the attack roll and give me the result? save for half or take full DMG

    Thanks In advance.
     
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  5. Tay-Dor

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    There isn't an attack roll for Lightning Bolt, as I recall. You cast it and target the creatures. D20pro makes the save roll for the targets and compares the result to the DC listed in the effect.
     
  6. Monkworks

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    Thanks this is were I am.

    In the rules library. I have created a spell call Lighting Bolt and used your functions above.
    I click on my character and select spell. The decision window appears. This is were I'm stuck.

    Apply GM feature
    apply Lighting bolt
    effect: inert
    target: no target

    First issue: when I click Inert a new feature window appears and it has none of the specs I had set in the rules library for lighting bolt. If I click target.. No target is found..

    click ok, ok

    Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt.


    nothing seems to have worked... anyone got this working?
     
  7. Krilion_GD

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    When you click on the 'Target' field, a new dialog appears (it's empty), the cursor will change to a selector.

    upload_2017-8-9_12-56-58.png

    then using the grey circle selector, you can click on the token your want to effect

    upload_2017-8-9_12-57-47.png

    after hitting OK from previous dialog

    upload_2017-8-9_12-59-23.png
     
  8. Krilion_GD

    Krilion_GD Community Manager
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    Also, this has no effect other than the save.

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    It should look like so.

    upload_2017-8-9_13-12-15.png

    You could also add

    upload_2017-8-9_13-18-15.png
     
  9. Monkworks

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    You rock Krilion! Let me go see if I can get this working :)
     
  10. Monkworks

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    I think its working... but I need to reset this up every time. Do I have to create all these properties every time its cast? Not sure why its not seeing the spell I have added to the rules lib...Lighting bolt is a wizard spell so its in the classes txt

    Aug 08, 2017 07:46:18 PM] [==== New session: 8/8/17 7:46 PM ====]
    Aug 08, 2017 10:34:46 PM] Select at least 1 Creature(s).
    Aug 08, 2017 10:35:04 PM] Grayower Fandal vs. AC rolls 12 for a 18; hits Scrag with lighting bolt for 33 damage (8d6+3 Lightning).
    Aug 08, 2017 10:35:38 PM] Scrag rolls 1for a Dexterity save and gets 2.
     
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    different result this time.

    Aug 09, 2017 01:23:36 PM] D20PRO.GM Started.
    =====================================================================


    Aug 09, 2017 01:23:36 PM] [==== New session: 8/9/17 1:23 PM ====]
    Aug 09, 2017 01:30:25 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:18:51 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:20:52 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:24:26 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt on Scrag.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:33:43 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt on Scrag.

    Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt on 24 Scrag.

    didn't show the formula this time, and also this monster should be dead, but no death text...

    maybe I set up the function wrong and why I need the template to stick lol
     
  12. Monkworks

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    3rd time is different again, must be me right?

    Aug 09, 2017 01:23:36 PM] D20PRO.GM Started.
    =====================================================================


    Aug 09, 2017 01:23:36 PM] [==== New session: 8/9/17 1:23 PM ====]
    Aug 09, 2017 01:30:25 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:18:51 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:20:52 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:24:26 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt on Scrag.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:33:43 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt on Scrag.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:44:11 PM] Scrag rolls 10for a Dex and gets 11.
    Aug 09, 2017 03:44:11 PM] Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt on Scrag.


    chat log:
    Scrag rolls 10 for a Dex and gets 11.
    Grayower Fandal Apply Spell lightning bolt on 20 Scrag.

    skull now shows on the token
     
  13. Tay-Dor

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    So you set up the spell "lightning bolt" in the spell library.
    Then make sure its got the same name and spelling as what's in the classes.txt file.

    No. If you created it in your rules content library, once you create it, its good everytime you use that spell.
     
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    Well, yah. I was only giving an example on how to do the save. :) Thanks for showing the rest.
     

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