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Web Programmer. 4 player/DM. Have also run several games of Dread, and DMing several concurrent session of 5e. Relatively new to table top gaming but I'm a fast learner.


Jun
11
comment Players playing weird characters breaking the immersion of my group
Hi and welcome to RPG.SE! This answer is heavy on the story, but not on the details of your suggested fixes. It would be really helpful if you outlined what your house rules on character creation are (at least in broad strokes).
Jun
11
reviewed Close How to enjoy roleplaying a character again in play-by-post RP
Jun
10
revised How to make my mount travel more in one day
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Jun
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
6
comment What is the best way to retroactively fix a mistake? (2 shields)
@DiabloMonkey implements do not, no. But no, attacks with a weapon usually target AC, attacks with an implement usually target REF/FORT/WILL. AC is typically 2 higher than the other defenses. They come out in the wash (+3 weapons are slightly more accurate than implements, weapon attacks against not-AC are more accurate, implement attacks against AC are less accurate etc)
Jun
6
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
6
comment What is the best way to retroactively fix a mistake? (2 shields)
There are no somatic component spells in 4e (that's not a rules term in 4e even). Clerics can be fully implement based in 4e, a lot of Wis based clerics are. There are numerous shields enchanted as weapon in 4e so having a weapon would not be an issue. There is no penalty for improvised weapons in 4e (it's a lack of proficiency bonus which is max +3). The last point is sound.
Jun
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
6
revised Does a bonus to “all defenses” include AC, too?
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Jun
6
comment Does a bonus to “all defenses” include AC, too?
@SevenSidedDie cool, conditional statement removed
Jun
6
revised Does a bonus to “all defenses” include AC, too?
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Jun
6
answered What set of books makes a complete starter set for 4e?
Jun
6
comment What is needed to start playing D&D (minimal)
I think at this point we've exhausted the utility of comments, feel free to pop into chat
Jun
6
comment What is needed to start playing D&D (minimal)
4e is a complicated game to describe. The best description is that its a very refined tactical combat engine with borderline roleplay elements underneath it (not a bad thing, it just relies on more freeform for RP than mechanics). 5e looks to rely less on the tactical combat POV, but we're not sure what the RP elements look like yet. There are copies of the 5e playtest still available online still (drivethru rpg has a couple of adventures that include them), or you could try out 5e when it comes out next month (though not the complete game).
Jun
6
comment What is needed to start playing D&D (minimal)
Hi and welcome! The product you've linked is the starter set for 5th edition, which comes out this summer. If you'd like to start with 4, the question I've linked as a duplicate will get you started there. If you'd like to start with 5th, please let us know and we can advise there.
Jun
6
answered Does a bonus to “all defenses” include AC, too?
Jun
6
revised What is the best way to retroactively fix a mistake? (2 shields)
added 533 characters in body
Jun
6
revised Do monster close and area attacks affect allies by default?
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Jun
6
answered Do monster close and area attacks affect allies by default?
Jun
6
reviewed Looks OK Is my finger a light weapon?