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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
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
14
comment Why i feel Flat Footed is broken
Also, just as an FYI don't use the generic Dungeons and Dragons tag unless your asking across editions, this should be tagged with the correct edition of D&D. Thanks.
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?
Jul
10
comment How to speed up 4e combat
Is that rounds or turns? that's a lot of rounds. Most combats go 5-6 with mid level optimized characters. You should stop by chat and we can talk about this
Jul
10
comment What are the stand-out features of D&D 5e?
@Simanos that's only based on proficiency. However, the entire game seems to be meant to be played in the space of target DCs 5-30. We'll know a lot more about what this means when we get the full list of monsters (or really even the list of basic D&D monsters), and when more of us get the starter in hand on Tuesday. Most characters are probably going to start with 16 in their main stat and take at least 2 ability increases there, so they'll pick up another 10%, but that's probably around L8.
Jul
10
comment What major changes will 5e bring in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting?
Wonder if the recent D&D novel publications could shed any light on this. Largely though it's too early to tell. Considering that the Sundering seems to be a major event, I'm guessing rather profound story changes are afoot. What those may be I don't have the knowledge to speculate
Jul
10
comment How to speed up 4e combat
Re: your second to last paragraph, while 4e combat takes several hours, the actual fights are usually about 30 seconds to may be a minute (5ish rounds, rarely does a combat go 10), in game time. So it's not like the fights are probably dragging in game time, just real life time.
Jul
8
comment Dual wielding with a Double Weapon and an Off Hand weapon
I added a bit about what I'd recommend seeing your character concept.
Jul
8
comment Rolling math fixes into default progression
@KRyan I added a paragraph to address that. The answer is that yes, the superior defense feats are probably worth it (definitely Superior Will, Superior Fort is pretty darn good, and Superior Ref is nice but meh, I wouldn't spend a feat slot on it). The Expertise feats have much more niche benefits that can help the builds they go with, but generally aren't worth a feat slot on their own.
Jul
8
comment What are the stand-out features of D&D 5e?
@mxyzplk did I miss anything that should have been mentioned? Can you point to any actual inaccuracies or issues? I've edited the first paragraph to reflect the fact that my opinions on this subject haven't changed as I've read more and to reflect the fact that I've run several sessions of the playtest from which the rules have not changed substantially. I think you're being pedantic here.
Jul
8
comment Can One Use Multiple Magic Items with the Same Power in an Encounter?
I'm honestly a little surprised to see this get no errata treatment.
Jul
7
comment Can One Use Multiple Magic Items with the Same Power in an Encounter?
Also, you only get one immediate action per round