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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.


Nov
14
comment Do you HAVE to have Thieves tools in order to pick a lock?
@Tommy yeah, we may have to get ahold of Mearls/Crawford and tease out intent here
Nov
14
comment Do you HAVE to have Thieves tools in order to pick a lock?
@Tommy sure, but it specifically says under both "locks" and "manacles" that proficiency is required. Disarming traps perhaps now (Would depend on trap). Just because it tells you to add your proficiency bonus, doesn't necessarily mean you can do it while not being proficient.
Nov
11
comment Is there a real use for the Medicine skill in D&D 5e?
@ProfessorZ meh, skills/proficiencies are fluid and can have overlap.
Nov
11
comment How does the Diviner's Portent ability interact with Advantage and Disadvantage?
@Khashir the fact that even though you're rolling 2 dice, it's a single roll. Also predetermined substitution with (dis)advantage is weird.
Nov
11
comment How does the Diviner's Portent ability interact with Advantage and Disadvantage?
@Korack I'm not really buying that when it's pretty clear that this is a situation that requires a significant stretch of the rules to properly cover. In that case, 5e pretty clearly states DM discretion is the rule.
Nov
10
comment Are there rules for called shots in D&D 4e?
@13ruce1337 depends on the effects, if the effects were in bounds..but to be honest -5 to an attack in 4e is pretty crippling.
Nov
10
comment Are there rules for called shots in D&D 4e?
@panietoar yes. in 4e most cool things are encounter or dailies. As such you shouldn't expect something like a "called shot" effect to work more than once. If they want more damage but less accuracy (which is effectively what called shots are aiming for), then things like the power attack feat (or the ranged version like Power throw) can be used at-will. Ultimately though, what they are trying to do, if they want to be effective is an encounter power type thing.
Nov
10
comment How to hire freelance writers for my self-published RPG who will adhere to my canon?
This question appears off topic because it is asking for a resource to find writers.
Nov
10
comment Invocation prerequisites, class or character level?
@DougM the fact that these items are in the table does not change the fact that they prove a consistent failure to reference class levels in the classes. My point with this answer is that the lack of stating that they are "Class" levels does not in any way indicate that they are not required to be. (in other words, because I don't want to rewordsmith that sentence, the absence of the indicator is not an absence of the requirement because it's absent everywhere else too)
Nov
9
comment Sorcerer, mage, wizard, magician, what's the difference?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the English language rather than RPGs.
Nov
8
comment When does Hoard of the Dragon Queen start?
if you look at the description for the lighting in Greenest it mentions a half moon.
Nov
8
comment How should I go about blowing up a bridge?
Did you read the question? The explosives are written into the adventure.
Nov
8
comment When does Hoard of the Dragon Queen start?
In researching the question, official sources confirmed that the starting year is 1489 DR Year of the Warrior Princess. Based on this, and the moon phase indicated in the opening adventure I can tell you the year, and a small handfull of days of the month (7th, 8th, 22nd and 23rd), the only question is which month to start in. I was hoping for an answer that would look at the text for clues as to at least what season it was approximately.
Nov
8
comment Does “Pass Without Trace” enable a character to hide in plain sight?
@Besty that's the thing, it's not clear from the spell description whether or not it's fluff or mechanics. See the bit of burning hands that requires 2 free hands and thumbs.
Nov
8
comment 20 foot square versus a 20 foot circle on a battle mat
I'd point out that this method of determining distance is a departure from 5e's current only definition of grid distances (namely the movement rules). To the point on 4e, in 4e's geometry square's were circles so basically all spell effects in 4e were circular. Considering that, I fail to see how 3.5 geometry is somehow more expected than 4e geometry.
Nov
7
comment Can I True Polymorph a goblin into adamantine (and then forge him into a sword?)
@JeorMattan tbh, that's up the DM, True polymorph pretty much just says "you turn something into an object (or an object into something, or something into something else), and hey, if they don't want to, they get a save" and that's about it.
Nov
7
comment Can I True Polymorph a goblin into adamantine (and then forge him into a sword?)
@JeorMattan at least right now, crafting just takes time and proficiency, not checks.
Nov
7
comment Does Clone spell makes someone effectively immortal?
@Lexible I'm saying we don't have a generalized idea of what level should have what amount of wealth yet. That's going to be a table in the DMG. Obviously that's not mandatory but it gives you some milestones to understand the context.
Nov
7
comment Can I use Fabricate to make a Keen weapon?
@OpaCitiZen but those don't yet include crafting magical items which they've said will be an optional rule in the DMG
Nov
7
comment Can I True Polymorph a goblin into adamantine (and then forge him into a sword?)
@JohnEvans absitively-posilutely.