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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 Transmuter/Abjurer with Racial Proficiencies
@Aviose I don't see how that would be imbalancing. It's definitely way weak even for a +1 int feat. I'd let you channel all your spells via your mundane weapon...and I'd have to relook at the magic weapons in the starter, but I'd probably be less inclined to let you channel through a magic weapon.
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comment Transmuter/Abjurer with Racial Proficiencies
@Aviose yeah right now a lot of attack spells are S or M component which means you're either out a weapon or a shield when you cast them. However, depending on how you read the "interact with object as part of action" rule, you should be able to juggle weapon and free hand just fine (enough that I'd be very willing to ignore that).
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comment What magic items would help a monk hit incorporeal creatures?
hi and welcome to RPG.SE! It would help us very much if you could edit your question to include which game you're playing (adding it as a tag is plenty). Thanks!
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comment According to the Playtest Rules, can a Paladin own a Familiar?
it might help to specify which version of the playtest you're referring to? I've got the October 2013 release and it doesn't have a familiar feat.
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comment In an even fight, how many rounds does a typical monster need to drop a PC?
I updated my answer for 5e's release (using the starter pre-gens)
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comment Is the old “Linear Fighters Quadratic Wizards” problem still around in 5e Basic?
It's not just the feats, the archtypes for the fighter and rogue will improve this. But yeah, right now, the wizard and cleric gets tons of toys as they grow up, the fighter (and rogue too), simply get to use their L1 toys more.
Jul
25
comment How should I handle Brash Assault?
Might be worth mentioning that some monsters have nasty status effects they impose with their MBAs...those monsters should almost always take it :)
Jul
25
comment 4E Polearm Specialist Build
Reply in the comments, otherwise it won't ping the people you want to ping. Edit the conclusions into your question
Jul
25
comment New to RolePlaying
@SevenSidedDie it looks like "I'm trying to get started with D&D", is there a free way to get spun up online or should I buy the starter set?
Jul
24
comment Can I use modified playtest characters in my 5e game?
the PHB was already printed when Basic was released.
Jul
24
comment What is inspiration?
It might be worth a note that there is some guidance towards the GM to use it to reward sub optimal choices in the starter set GM book.
Jul
23
comment Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about
Hi and welcome! This is a pretty good answer and tends towards the kinds of answers we're looking for here.
Jul
23
comment What function does the “light” keyword serve on the hand crossbow
Hi and welcome, What do 3.5 feats have to do with a 5e question? Just an FYI it might behoove you to slow down with the answers just a little bit and spend a bit more time on individual answers. A lot of your answers so far cover ground in existing answer without providing much new information.
Jul
23
comment Are damage bonuses for a weapon doubled for 2[W] rolls?
Are you saying dragon shard bonuses and enhancement bonuses are counted per [W]? Because that would be incorrect
Jul
22
comment Why is there a saving throw for each ability score?
There is a series of Mearls tweets from the past few days that indicate what the 3 that aren't currently used are good for: twitter.com/mikemearls/status/491048296983449601 twitter.com/mikemearls/status/491048177739382784 twitter.com/mikemearls/status/491048382748577792
Jul
22
comment Does the Blistering Flourish bonus apply to both hits and effects?
Which power does the effect? how its presented matters
Jul
22
comment Are peoples' competencies really as flat in D&D 5e as its math suggests?
What does this mean for non-combat areas of focus?
Jul
21
comment What does a paladin's ability to “detect evil” at-will mean?
As oblivious said, this is heavily dependent on what game you're playing
Jul
21
comment What conditions prevent a caster from using Somatic spells?
@nvoigt neither restrict action. Yes, obviously conditions like unconscious, petrified and incapacitated prevent you from casting any spells.
Jul
21
comment How to deal with an overly-specific GM
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