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    Automate Fear effects possible?

    A Halfling gets this - Bold: You gain a +5 racial bonus to saving throws against fear.

    Is there a way to automate this?

    An example of a Fear keyword attack:



    In this example I would like the Halfling to get a +5 to his save roll to remove the -2 penalty to all defenses.

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    No, because you can't have a saving throw against a condition. The addition would have to be added to whatever ability score is being used for the save and that varies depending on who or what is forcing the save.

    I believe that there is an extension available from the DMsGuid which automates this. https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?...t%20McCullough
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    Hah! Just noticed this is the 4E forum not 5e. So ignore my answer

    Well, at least the bit about the extension anyway.
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    Thanks Zacchaeus, maybe I can deconstruct the extension you sent for 4e use.

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    So the problem comes if they have to make several saves and some of them are fear effects and some are not. That is a situation that the program can't handle.

    If it's only one or the other, so only fear effects or other effects, it can be automated like this:


    Have this on the halfling:
    IF CUSTOM(Fear Effect); SAVE: 5

    And have all your fear effects, that are [Save Ends], like this
    Fear Effect; ....................

    where the dotted line is replaced by whatever the fear effects actually does, for example
    Fear Effect; DEF: -2

    If it is mixed conditions, the halfling would get a +5 to all saves though, not only the ones that are fear effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llyle View Post

    And have all your fear effects, that are [Save Ends], like this
    Fear Effect; ....................

    where the dotted line is replaced by whatever the fear effects actually does, for example
    Fear Effect; DEF: -2
    This is a great solution.

    Question: Applying the "Fear Effect; DEF: -2". I can make a custom Effect in the Effects panel and drag it from there to the PC but that is not very efficient. Is there a way to have this added to the NPC sheet or to put in the CT attack section?

    Secondly, I notice on the CT the Effects on the NPC Sheet Stat Block which reads

    Effect: The target takes a -2 penalty to all defenses (save ends).



    This shows on the CT as [EFF] but does not do anything.



    I must drag the effect from the NPC Stat Block onto a character.
    Last edited by kevininrussia; July 12th, 2020 at 20:32.

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    Is there a way to have this added to the NPC sheet or to put in the CT attack section?
    I don't think so. If there is, I haven't found it. Sadly the monster or NPC blocks are much harder to fiddle with get right than the PC sheets.

    This shows on the CT as [EFF] but does not do anything.
    Have you tried to drag and drop that [EFF] onto PCs in the CT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llyle View Post
    This shows on the CT as [EFF] but does not do anything.
    Have you tried to drag and drop that [EFF] onto PCs in the CT?
    The [EFF] is not selectable, clickable or dragable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevininrussia View Post
    The [EFF] is not selectable, clickable or dragable.
    Have you tried double clicking it, while the target is targeted in the tracker? Other than that, I don't know.
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    Apparently the [EFF] is just informational sadly.

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