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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.


Mar
1
comment Do large creatures provoke Opportunity Attacks when moving if some part of them still occupies the threatened square?
Fritz, I added an illustration to try to show exactly what you're talking about. Please take a look and make sure I've got exactly what you're talking about.
Feb
26
comment How do flight arrows affect ranged damage
Do you have a cite for this? Or a reasoning that supports it? A single sentence isn't much of an answer
Feb
25
comment What is the most damage-oriented barbarian build (without any regard to defences)?
Add Charging Rampage at 11 and the Jagged weapon would win out easily (provided a new charge target is available)
Feb
25
comment What is the most damage-oriented barbarian build (without any regard to defences)?
@BrianS if you assume the first attack is always a Charge with CA, then no, a Vanguard weapon is better. However, it's likely that a Jagged weapon is better for a barbarian overall thanks to Rampage.
Feb
25
comment What is the most damage-oriented barbarian build (without any regard to defences)?
@BrianS it might be a bit better. Let me work on the math.
Feb
25
comment What is the most damage-oriented barbarian build (without any regard to defences)?
(note the average damage stated here is average damage on a normal hit actual average damage would need to account for monster defenses (~24 for AC at L10, crit damage, and Rampage))
Feb
25
comment What is the most damage-oriented barbarian build (without any regard to defences)?
This is all relatively basic charge optimization. Add in a Bugbear and you've got super cheesy. Please don't play one of these. Put at least one feat into something else
Feb
24
comment Great classic Shadowrun adventures/campaigns?
Hi and welcome, "What is better" is off topic pretty much universally on Stack Exchange sites, blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/08/gorilla-vs-shark has a pretty good explanation as to why.
Feb
24
comment How can summons and beast companions become more fun?
@ZeDemonPyro there are answerable mechanical questions here. Just because something is opinion based, does not mean that it is not a good question. The prohibition is on primarily opinion based questions. This one is primarily objectively answerable.
Feb
24
comment Change Of Heart (Deity)
That said, a narrative punishment/opportunity is the sole discretion of the DM (though it should be performed in concert with the PC)
Feb
24
comment Changing Type Of Enemy During Combat
yes. That's the one I'm thinking of.
Feb
24
comment Changing Type Of Enemy During Combat
Are you familiar with the Break and Enter 3rd party stealth rules set? It uses somethings similar to what your discussing. My understanding is that surprised enemies are treated as minions and then when no longer surprised they become standard monsters.
Feb
24
comment Can any creature be tamed?
@MC_Hambone not per the descriptions of those skills
Feb
23
comment Can a character purposefully “fall” to avoid incurring an Opportunity Attack?
If the PC is in one of the 8 squares surrounding the enemy 3 squares above, exiting the layer directly above the enemy to the one ground level adjacent provokes. This would be the same as walking from one square adjacent to an enemy to another similarly adjacent.
Feb
21
comment Can any creature be tamed?
@ObliviousSage I'd expect taming a wild one to be an extended (several week at least) challenge
Feb
20
comment Rules for creating new spells?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
Feb
20
comment Being a more “flexible” Dungeon Master
Hi and welcome. If you're unfamiliar with SE or this site, the about page can help get you up to speed with how we do things around here. Right now, this question is not very specific, and we're looking for specific questions and answers. You've got several things going on here, it might help to ask about them in a series rather than individually, and there is a lot of great DMing advice in the gm-techniques and new-gm tags that you should check out first.
Feb
20
comment Unconcerned Players (Players getting bored / distracted)
Have you tried talking to the player? What's his response? Have you mentioned that it might be best if he keeps his phone in his pocket during game time? What kinds of things have you tried to keep him engaged?
Feb
20
comment Critical failure suggestions?
@Necrofear04 Cleave's second hit is auto damage (unless you're using Deft Hurler)..but...that's not the point, twin strike works just as well as an example.
Feb
20
comment Is it the same using 1d100 and using 2d10 (one percentile)?
@Theik adding this to your answer would shed a lot of light on the situation (illustrating it might be helpful too). Show why the d%+d10 doesn't have a bell shaped curve.