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Posted by: Echon
« on: September 14, 2004, 01:07:16 PM »

Ooh, good point. Thanks for pointing that out. I am going to remove the unique class ID for animated skeletons and just IDS target allied skeletons.

-Echon
Posted by: hlidskialf
« on: September 14, 2004, 12:03:22 PM »

I just wanted to point out that a party can also get "friendly" skeletons from an evil cleric's turn undead ability...
Posted by: Echon
« on: September 14, 2004, 08:36:26 AM »

I'm fairly confident about this one, though... :)

Yeah, I am sure that works, too. It should also solve the problem with Otiluke's Resilient Sphere and hostile party members. It just bugs me I did not think of this method earlier. I thought I was getting some of the more advanced modding under control with the implementation of spells like Chant.

-Echon
Posted by: SimDing0
« on: September 14, 2004, 08:20:57 AM »

If the only skeletons that are ever friendly are the animated ones, surely you only need to target the allegiance?

I just assume all summoned creatures have the same allegiance, meaning that Skulltrap could be cast on kobolds, bears, and so on.
Not doing very well today, am I? Gah, sorry.

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Otherwise, you can chain the EFFs. One EFF targetted on class can call another targetted on allegiance, which performs the actual effect.

Why the hell did I not think of that..? :)
I'm fairly confident about this one, though... :)
Posted by: Echon
« on: September 14, 2004, 08:18:41 AM »

If the only skeletons that are ever friendly are the animated ones, surely you only need to target the allegiance?

I just assume all summoned creatures have the same allegiance, meaning that Skulltrap could be cast on kobolds, bears, and so on.

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Otherwise, you can chain the EFFs. One EFF targetted on class can call another targetted on allegiance, which performs the actual effect.

Why the hell did I not think of that..? :)

-Echon
Posted by: SimDing0
« on: September 14, 2004, 08:11:48 AM »

If the only skeletons that are ever friendly are the animated ones, surely you only need to target the allegiance?

Otherwise, you can chain the EFFs. One EFF targetted on class can call another targetted on allegiance, which performs the actual effect.
Posted by: Echon
« on: September 14, 2004, 08:05:01 AM »

I already do that. Skeletons from Animate Dead have had their class changed to SKELETON_ANIMATED, but I think I already explained why that does not solve the problem. I do not know of any way to IDS target both animated skeletons and friendly creatures without targeting both of them.

-Echon
Posted by: SimDing0
« on: September 14, 2004, 08:00:57 AM »

Couldn't you IDS target the spell effects to exclude hostile skeletons?
Posted by: Echon
« on: September 14, 2004, 07:58:15 AM »

The only friendly skeletons in the game are those from that particular spell, and I only want the player to be able to cast Skulltrap on those. Whether they are hostile or not makes no difference as enemy NPCs use the same spells and thus animate the same skeletons. To prevent that, I would need to make seperate Animate Dead spells for the AI.

-Echon
Posted by: SimDing0
« on: September 14, 2004, 07:37:33 AM »

Can you cast it on enemy skeletons, too?

You can only cast it on skeletons created with the Animate Dead spell, although now that I think about it, you can cast it on skeletons animated by enemy clerics.
I'd say it should either work only with friendly skeletons, or on any at all, rather than only those from a particular spell.
Posted by: Echon
« on: September 13, 2004, 05:30:04 PM »

Can you cast it on enemy skeletons, too?

You can only cast it on skeletons created with the Animate Dead spell, although now that I think about it, you can cast it on skeletons animated by enemy clerics.

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And as an aside, what's going to happen to Glyph of Warding, if anything? I recall reading the P&P description somewhere, and it's like some ward you write on something, like a drawer or door, and if it opens or is manipulated or whatever, it explodes.

Not much really. It remains the way it is and the description had been changed to reflect that. Trapping containers, doors, drawers and so on is not possible since you would need a spell that creates a trigger region in the ARE.

-Echon
Posted by: Ghreyfain
« on: September 13, 2004, 04:55:21 PM »

Can you cast it on enemy skeletons, too?

And as an aside, what's going to happen to Glyph of Warding, if anything?  I recall reading the P&P description somewhere, and it's like some ward you write on something, like a drawer or door, and if it opens or is manipulated or whatever, it explodes.