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Feb
22
comment How do I help my players get past an obstacle I didn't intend?
To those questioning the design and intent of the trap/obstacle, I have to add a disclaimer: This was originally an extremely boring puzzle in a pre-written campaign. In the original the only wish that the well would accept is to create the key. It would have been a 2 minute forgettable bump in the road. I just tried to spice things up a little on short notice.
Feb
22
comment How do I help my players get past an obstacle I didn't intend?
Great ideas here. There is a bad guy on the other side of the door. Maybe he'll get annoyed by all the noise and just open it for them! I also like the suggestion of a secret door leading to the same room. They haven't looked for one of those yet.
Feb
22
comment How do I help my players get past an obstacle I didn't intend?
I definitely will do this, but they've spent so much time hemming and hawing that they haven't actually tried anything yet!
Feb
22
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
21
asked How do I help my players get past an obstacle I didn't intend?
Feb
6
comment What happens when a creature falls on another creature?
Since its a houserule I'd certainly have no problem changing things up for exceptional circumstances. A stunned or unconcious creature would fail the acrobatics check automatically, but I'd leave it at half damage unless the fall was aimed intentionally. But on the other extreme, no you can't drop a sack full of pixies from a mile above Orcus to slay him from the falling damage outright. This is just a simple baseline to work from.
Feb
6
comment What happens when a creature falls on another creature?
Calm down people; you can put away your pitchforks. I know I mentioned real world physics in 4e. Please forgive me!
Feb
6
answered What happens when a creature falls on another creature?
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
I'm curious where you draw the line. Are there any damage-dealing actions that wouldn't trigger the Shackle damage? What if you push a button, triggering a trap that damages somebody? What if you cut a rope someone is hanging from, causing them to take falling damage? Neither involve using "powers". What if you remove someone's resistance to the damage from a separate aura they are already standing in? Technically its your action that caused them to take the damage, but I don't think anyone would say that you dealt it. :)
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
What about falling or other environmental damage? Does a monster take the damage when he pushes you off a cliff/teleports you 10 squares straight up/slides you into a forest fire?
Jan
16
answered Unusually Unfair Trap in White Plume Mountain
Dec
31
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
20
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
19
comment Tying someone up in 4E
I'd probably go with -20 on the attacker's thievery check, by default, with varying degrees of lesser penalties if the target is dazed/stunned/restrained/prone/etc.
Dec
19
answered Tying someone up in 4E
Dec
17
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
10
comment Can a creature shift while swimming?
@GMNoob Hmm, you are right. Wish I could downvote myself, but upvoting the correct answer will have to do! If the votes and accepted answer don't sort themselves out here in a few days I'll delete this answer so that we aren't misinforming people.
Dec
3
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
answered How can I increase tension during roleplaying?