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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  11:56:39  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Dumb question, but I know there was a spell in 2e or 3e, probably written by Ed, that allows the wizard to breathe a cone of fire. For the life of me I can't find it. (I really want the 3e version, but all I can find is the acid and frost version found in the Spell Compendium.)

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Gary Dallison
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Have you tried searching all the pdfs at once.

Put all your dragon and polyhedron in a folder (they need to be OCR'd for it to work so if you cant select the text in pdf then you cant search it).
Then open a single pdf, select edit from the top menu and select search. In the menu that appears is the option to search all pdfs in a folder. That trick has saved me hours of opening and closing pdfs (just make sure you leave one pdf open or it closes the search menu and all your results.

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_Jarlaxle_
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  13:21:13  Show Profile Send _Jarlaxle_ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The 3.5 Spell Compendium has several breath weapon related spells.
For example this one
quote:

Dragon Breath: You choose a dragon type and
mimic its breath weapon.
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Gareth
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  13:21:45  Show Profile Send Gareth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dragon Breath?

From "3 Wizards Too Many" by Ed Greenwood, in Dragon 196, p.89
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Gareth
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  13:25:13  Show Profile Send Gareth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Fire Breath?

From "Campaign Classics: Oriental Adventures" by Dave "Zeb" Cook, in Dragon 229, p.58
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Arivia
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  14:08:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

Dumb question, but I know there was a spell in 2e or 3e, probably written by Ed, that allows the wizard to breathe a cone of fire. For the life of me I can't find it. (I really want the 3e version, but all I can find is the acid and frost version found in the Spell Compendium.)



You wrote it!

Palandarusk's Fire Breath, CoS:W 156.

Spell Compendium has a fire cone spell (Fire Blast, p.31) but that doesn't have the caster breathing it out.
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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  14:37:39  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yep, that's the one.

I love discovering stuff I don't remember writing. ;-) I usually agree with it!

Thanks all,

--Eric

quote:
Originally posted by Arivia

quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

Dumb question, but I know there was a spell in 2e or 3e, probably written by Ed, that allows the wizard to breathe a cone of fire. For the life of me I can't find it. (I really want the 3e version, but all I can find is the acid and frost version found in the Spell Compendium.)



You wrote it!

Palandarusk's Fire Breath, CoS:W 156.

Spell Compendium has a fire cone spell (Fire Blast, p.31) but that doesn't have the caster breathing it out.


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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  15:37:58  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

Yep, that's the one.

I love discovering stuff I don't remember writing. ;-) I usually agree with it!


Was alcohol involved in the writing of this book?

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  16:47:28  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

Yep, that's the one.

I love discovering stuff I don't remember writing. ;-) I usually agree with it!


Was alcohol involved in the writing of this book?



We'll go with that and not old age.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  16:50:52  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

Yep, that's the one.

I love discovering stuff I don't remember writing. ;-) I usually agree with it!


Was alcohol involved in the writing of this book?



We'll go with that and not old age.




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TheIriaeban
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  18:41:31  Show Profile Send TheIriaeban a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gary Dallison

Have you tried searching all the pdfs at once.

Put all your dragon and polyhedron in a folder (they need to be OCR'd for it to work so if you cant select the text in pdf then you cant search it).
Then open a single pdf, select edit from the top menu and select search. In the menu that appears is the option to search all pdfs in a folder. That trick has saved me hours of opening and closing pdfs (just make sure you leave one pdf open or it closes the search menu and all your results.



To go beyond just searching pdfs, you can include the file locations in your file indexes in Windows 10 (this is what I have done since it lets me search pdfs, Word files, text files, etc all at one time). That way, I just open a file explorer window and type the term I am looking for in the search box and hit Enter. Just remember that if you have one file explorer window open with a search result, you cannot open another one and do another search (you won't be able to type in the search box until the first window is closed/backed out of a search).

Here is a link that explains the search index in Windows and another link on how to configure it.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4098843/windows-10-search-indexing-faq

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-10-index-files-improve-search,5593.html

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TBeholder
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Posted - 08 Feb 2020 :  23:57:11  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use pdfgrep.

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TheIriaeban
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Posted - 09 Feb 2020 :  00:55:51  Show Profile Send TheIriaeban a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, that wouldn't work for me. I have pdfs but I also have stuff in other formats: notes, new spells, home-baked FR lore, campaign specific rule modifications, Wizard FR web articles, the 2e monstrous compendium, spreadsheets of various data, and finally pc and npc data. Converting all that to pdf isn't really an option, either (the spells file is already 539 pages and growing). I just put it out there in case someone else was in the same kind of situation.

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Seethyr
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Posted - 10 Feb 2020 :  02:55:19  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Omg this thread is hysterical. I forget my own lore all the time too and my players donít.

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TheIriaeban
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Posted - 10 Feb 2020 :  03:36:18  Show Profile Send TheIriaeban a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is why I take lots of notes. Each session gets an after action report, entry in the campaign timeline, and any needed additions to home-baked lore. That also lets me pick up on adventure threads that can be used in later sessions that will have built-in motivations for why the characters would want to go on a certain adventure. That makes it less of "Lord NPC wants to hire you to do X" and more of "did you hear about X? We need to do something about that!"

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