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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
15
comment How do magic weapons affect attack and damage rolls for weapon or implement powers?
Have y'all looked into a DDI subscription? It costs a few dollars a month, but it provides a character builder that does a lot of the math, and a lot of the figuring out of when and where big bonuses like enhancement and proficiency apply. I've found it to be quite worth the money and if you have limited source book access it provides access to all of the rules content for nearly all of the source books.
Nov
15
comment How do magic weapons affect attack and damage rolls for weapon or implement powers?
@MunchyWilly for your second example, there are two scenarios where it would apply. Powers that have the keyword weapon. In the case of a psion that would be only their melee basic attack (highly suboptimal as a psion is INT primary). The second would be for them to acquire implement proficiency in Heavy Blades. there are two ways to acheive this. Multiclass Swordmage and Multiclass wizard and take the Eladrin Sword Wizardry Feat.
Nov
15
comment How do magic weapons affect attack and damage rolls for weapon or implement powers?
@MunchyWilly yes, there are two kinds of proficiency. Weapon proficiency and implement proficiency, they are quite different. Weapon proficiency allows you to get the proficiency bonus listed on the weapon (+2/+3), implement proficiency allows you to use the implement for implement powers at all (no proficiency bonus for implements).
Nov
13
comment PC vs PC team campaigns
@RobertF if you're looking for discussion, you'll find a lot of us in chat. Unfortunately the main thrust of the site is for detailed, specific Q&A rather than open ended discussion.
Nov
12
comment PC vs PC team campaigns
You might look into fourthcore team deathmatch. Fourthcore is a flavor of 4e that has a no holds barred, high lethality theme to it. Some folks took that concept and made it into a deathmatch tournament style for L1 PCs.
Nov
8
comment What RPGs that don't have randomization mechanisms exist?
Amber immediately comes to mind.
Nov
8
comment How can I speed up combat with a large number of enemies?
Do you normally reroll initiative every round in 4e? And your advice on surprise ignores 4e's actual surprise rules which are fairly explicit. I like your advice on the logical groups, though I'm not sure how that works when the PCs attack. Buffed minions here seem to at least mildly defeat the purpose of minions. If you're going to buff them I'd argue for HP chunks where you get the ceiling of the chunk (divide a monster's HP in half or quarters, you deal as many chunks as you reach).
Nov
8
comment How should I give out treasure in Dungeons and Dragons 4e Essentials
@Strika2000 The best source is Dungeons and Dragons Insider's Compendium. This can be used in one of two ways. 1. with the paid subscription service (a good investment if you're playing 4e) or 2. to search and find the source book location and backfilled item rarity.
Nov
7
comment Should I really prefer low-level summons, keeping high level dailies for non summoning powers?
Just as a heads up, you don't have to burn your retrain to replace that power, you can just replace the L5.
Nov
6
comment How should I give out treasure in Dungeons and Dragons 4e Essentials
Please note that the DMG does not take into account item rarity as it was introduced after publication. If you're going to use these rules enforce the daily magic item power restrictions and ignore item rarity. If you want to use item rarity, use the rules from the RC in my answer and ignore daily item power restrictions.
Nov
6
comment What are the canonical DC numbers for a skill challenge?
@detly that's correct.
Nov
3
comment How should I give out treasure in Dungeons and Dragons 4e Essentials
Part of your problem here is that you really don't have a DM guidebook among your books you've purchased. I highly recommend both a DDI subscription and a copy of the Rules Compendium. The DM kit and Monster vaults would both also be good additions.
Oct
28
comment How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
Hi, I've voted to close this as too broad, and I'd like to help you understand why, just a bit at least. What you've got here is pretty clearly a mismatch in communication and expectations re: your game. However, we know next to nothing about A. the game your normally run, and B. your group dynamics. You tell us a little bit, but other than general "go talk to your friend who is DMing" there is little useful advice this community can offer you. If you could be more specific about your dynamics we might be able to offer more comprehensive solutions.
Oct
25
comment Line of Sight and Teleport (e.g. Clairvoyance with Fey Step)
Note, the power specifically states it does not require LOE. Sorry that's relevant too, my mistake for not including it..burst was for clarity in meaning, but it specifies "any spot within 20 squares of you." That one's on me not you.
Oct
25
comment Line of Sight and Teleport (e.g. Clairvoyance with Fey Step)
it's a utility and it costs a standard to use and a standard to sustain for a turn. It looks more um...out of combat use than in to me (or very specialized for in combat).
Oct
25
comment Line of Sight and Teleport (e.g. Clairvoyance with Fey Step)
It does establish line of sight from what I can tell. the text that's relevant is "you can see both from your location and that spot" (that spot being a burst 20 location from yours).
Oct
23
comment Ranged accuracy
tbh it's already basically maxed (unless you want to give him a +4 magic weapon, or he swaps to a +3 prof weapon, but that means moving from cbs). To me that damage is not very much and there are good ways to get more of it. Unless there are good situations reasons for it I'd consider trading Grounding Shot and Distant shot for Moar damage, particularly I'd seriously consider suggesting Frost Cheese, he's got some feats that are...situational that would do well to be traded in for Lasting Frost and Wintertouched. Add a frost weapon and that's a +5 Damage boost and easy CA.
Oct
22
comment Ranged accuracy
is he missing? at all? cuz that's like 75% accuracy at L12.
Oct
22
comment Ranged accuracy
What level is this? You'll need to give us his build as well for us to help you with any kind of accuracy.
Oct
22
comment Problem with Raise Dead?
What problem are you trying to solve by preventing this?