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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.


Jul
20
comment Longtooth Shifting as a daily power
@BrianBallsun-Stanton I took a first pass at that, showing that if you get the full effect of the regen over 10 full rounds of combat, you basically stand up to 2 extra hits from a monster...
Jul
20
comment Longtooth Shifting as a daily power
@DCShannon just for kicks, I updated my answer to include math for a 10 round combat. It doesn't really change much, Basically, as combats get longer, the DPR difference will approach 3 as Heroic Effort gets weaker as a single use power and Longtooth Shifting gets more powerful as a continuous power.
Jul
20
comment Is there any good 1 session D&D stories for beginners?
Any reason not to just run part 1 of that adventure? I ran it last night and it took about 4 hours. It comes to a relatively satisfying conclusion if you don't manage to get another session or several in.
Jul
19
comment Basic D&D without play map and miniatures
Which edition? There are at least 2 games now being identified as "Basic D&D" are you talking about 5e? Or the classic version?
Jul
19
comment Improving AC and reflex defences in 4e
Quick question, what are your starting stats?
Jul
19
comment Improving AC and reflex defences in 4e
Yes, it would be, and you don't want to spend a feat on a Fullblade at L1 anyways.
Jul
17
comment How can I send magicians into space?
Could you talk a little about the impact of this kind of thing on the universe fiction and mechanics of the game? It sounds like a good idea, but is lacking in details
Jul
17
comment Have death saving throws changed in 5e?
Changed from what? 4e I assume?
Jul
17
comment How can a PC change their class in middle of an Adventure?
@Bomberclaw yeah, there are hints in Basic that MC will require specific stats, so the playtest may provide a baseline for judging, but until we actually get the PHB in hand, nothing is set in stone.
Jul
17
comment What is the minimally optimum wizard spell selection as of D&D 5th's launch?
Optimized for what though? You get pretty much all of the spells except 14 so it might be better if you asked which spells to avoid. Though tbh building my wizard I didn't see many spells that were clear avoids. In my experience the L3 list got the short end of the stick though.
Jul
16
comment Longtooth Shifting as a daily power
@Shadowxvii most races have pretty nice racial abilities that they can use every encounter, this one isn't out of bounds with the rest of them. The duration is more sustained, but the bonus is small. this probably gets most combats about 6HP and 3-4 damage...that's not a lot
Jul
16
comment How can I associate Hit Dice with healing?
Perhaps thinking of them as "hit point" dice would help?
Jul
15
comment How can I use AnyDice to check counting-success probabilities?
@DavidL That seems right
Jul
15
comment Does Mage Armor stack with Shield?
@DampeS8N that is my expectation as well. Bonuses that are rare enough that they should stack.
Jul
15
comment Do you have to cast Shield prior to your opponent's attack roll?
@DampeS8N you are (1) hit by an attack or (2) targeted by the magic missile spell...could be clearer, but it's OK grammatically (I think?)
Jul
14
comment Monk ki-focus mechanics
@pppddd yes, enhancement is only ever added once. So +1 or 2+ not both. Again, the basic rule is "same typed bonuses don't stack."
Jul
13
comment Does the mark end immediately or can immediate reaction prevent this?
What is the trigger for the interrupt?
Jul
11
comment What are the stand-out features of D&D 5e?
@Simanos yep, at least in basic, proficiency is universal. +2 at L1 to +6 at L20.
Jul
10
comment How to speed up 4e combat
how would out of turn actions work (plenty of times free, immediate and opportunity actions come up on ally turns), how do you make up for the fact that this alters the game balance (dex becomes less meaningful, init feats are worthless etc).
Jul
10
comment How to speed up 4e combat
Have you tried this? What was your experience?