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Web Programmer. 4e player/DM. Have also run several games of Dread, and DMing an infrequent play test of DNDNext. Relatively new to table top gaming but I'm a fast learner.


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comment Do you provoke opportunity attacks when flying?
two enemies are enough that all 26 square around you are threatened. If they are flanking. This power's strength is that it lets you effectively shift, then move on the same turn. If there is a sticky situation that you wouldn't be able to get out of in a shift and move, you won't get out of it with this either.
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comment Is the Pathfinder FAQ considered RAW?
@mxyzplk there are big chunks of both of these answers (and question) that belong on meta. How do we cleave this apart or should the whole thing go over there?
Apr
14
comment Are there no more elemental planes in 4th Edition?
Currently trying to dig up my copy, I think it's in my basement though :(
Apr
7
comment Which skill check (if any) lets characters free themselves from rope bindings?
@IreneSunset aye, see my last paragraph, if this isn't a combat situation (or is the lead up to one), make a skill challenge weaving in several relevant skills (and in these cases the skills that are used aren't necessarily by the book, it's more how the story is told via the skill challenge)
Apr
7
comment Which skill check (if any) lets characters free themselves from rope bindings?
@AceCalhoon yeah, it looks like I copied the same section twice. The Athletics section doesn't have the detail. I'll correct. Athletics seems to be more for escaping a grab (where both athletics and acrobatics are an option). Athletics may still be appropriate, but acrobatics should be preferred.
Apr
7
comment Which skill check (if any) lets characters free themselves from rope bindings?
@Lucifer I suppose you could, but it's pretty clear from the rules it's intended to be Athletics/Acrobatics, see cites.
Apr
5
comment Do you gain combat advantage from a flanking charge?
@neologiker yes.
Apr
3
comment Does the Vanguard Weapon property only trigger when used to make the attack?
What about Subtle weapon? they issued errata for it to specify attacks made with that weapon. They didn't for Vanguard, Lucklender and Thundergod...I'm not sure I buy the specific beats general argument here (it's a good one, its just that the lack of support for it in other texts and the fact that an overwhelming number of weapon entries specify "this weapon" vs the few that don't even post errata. As for the aim of the AV rule? I don't know, tbh it's an odd place for such an impactful rule. Why wouldn't it be restated in the RC or at least present in the online compendium
Apr
2
comment Persistent tail combined with concealment from Ghostwalker
Yes. Your movement happens after the target finishes moving (It's a reaction)
Apr
1
comment A few questions about mounts
I've removed my downvote here. While I still don't know that ignoring the rules is the best choice here, it is now far more apparent that your issue is with the Mounted Combat rules specifically.
Apr
1
comment A few questions about mounts
@ThalesPereira I'm not saying don't house rule. I'm saying house rule with caution and know the actual rules first. The asker is trying to house rule it before he knows what the rules are.
Mar
31
comment How can I use improvised consequences to make combat more interesting?
TBH, this probably isn't a good idea. 4e is pretty tightly balanced already and introducing unpredictable simulation elements will likely break it badly
Mar
31
comment Should rogues play stealth or tank on D&D?
Hit dice is not a 4e term.
Mar
26
comment When is the flurry power triggered?
@telandor sorry i thought the slide was coming from the flurry, no. it would have to be flurry damage, power damage, push. Doing power damage, push, flurry damage means that the flurry damage must be against someone who is not pushed as they must be in range.
Mar
26
comment When is the flurry power triggered?
@telandor consecutively. IE you can't do your flurry damage, then the power damage, then the slide. Has to be power damage, flurry damage, slide OR flurry damage, slide, power damage
Mar
26
comment When is the flurry power triggered?
@telandor As long as the FoB damage and slide happen at the same time, you can do it in either order.
Mar
26
comment When is the flurry power triggered?
@telandor in the first case, FoB can come anytime during the damage resolution (probably right after). In the second, you are correct. In that case each attack is trated like it has a Target, attack, hit line and the FoB has to be executed during or right after one of the Hit lines.
Mar
26
comment Do Properties of magic weapons stack when using Two-Weapon Fighting?
@telandor that's correct, as the +1 to damage is only on weapon attacks. If you use a power with the weapon keyword then it applies (your Melee Basic attack is a good example)
Mar
18
comment Typical amount of time for a Story Arc to complete
for context, we meed weekly for 4 hours, we've been doing so for 3 years, and are only on level 14 of a 30 level progression. Other groups progress far more quickly.
Mar
18
comment How many spells can a level 1 human Wizard have in 4e?
The Mage (Essentials wizzy) gets 2 encounters/encounter level. You then choose to prep 1 of them. Wizards (both kinds) are also unique in that they don't unremember spells the way other classes retrain them, they have the same number of powers, just more choices.