Q: Dear Guest Sage,
I have two questions related to the factotum (Dungeonscape p14) and sneak attack:
1) Can a factotum spend more than one inspiration point on cunning strike to gain more than 1d6 sneak attack damage?
2) Can a factotum of 19th level use cunning brilliance to emulate a rogue's sneak attack ability?
A: Answering your questions in order:
1. Yes, you can use multiple inspiration points to gain additional sneak attack damage.
2. It's reasonable to assume that sneak attack is an extraordinary ability. When in doubt, the DM should decide if an unmarked ability qualifies. Anything that lacks a clear, supernatural element should be fair play.
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Guest Sage this week: Mike Mearls, lead developer of Dungeonscape, Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords, and Player’s Handbook II.