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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.


Mar
7
comment I want to build a castle, with magic!
+1 just for the cognitive dissonance from your first sentence "It's fairly simple" to the fact that it's an 8 page response :).
Mar
6
comment House rules for flanking
It might help as well if you expand on the problem you're trying to solve. Conga line of death is helpful, but why are your players and monsters forming one?
Mar
6
comment House rules for flanking
What's the party composition? What level? What kind of monsters do you normally run (how often do you use skirmishers is a really important question).
Mar
5
comment Can Divine Sanction damage kill minions?
related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/6364/…
Mar
3
comment How do attack penalties stack?
@ObliviousSage penalties are almost never typed (I can't think of a case where they are right off the top of my head).
Mar
3
comment How do attack penalties stack?
@wmanfro your summon benefits (your still making the attack) from psychic lock. Weaken affects your summon's attacks (your still making the attack). "the summoner makes an attack through the creature, as specified in the power description."
Feb
28
comment Paragon tier wizards 'rocket jumping'?
Attempting to explain anything in 4e in a way that makes sense in real world physics is probably not good for the brain...or the soul (and I like 4e).
Feb
27
comment Problems Regarding a Mary-Sue type Player Character
@Duncan obviously with Dread the questionnaires are darker as it's a horror game, but leading questions to set up some kind of narrative conflict should be good opportunities for a GM to write side quests, main plot lines and just extra flavor bits that give individual players a chance to star.
Feb
25
comment What is the best two handed weapon in 4th edition?
I've taken a crack at editing this. Brian's answer makes this worth saving.
Feb
21
comment Intimidation in D&D 4e - What can it be used for and what are the consequences for doing so?
@deworde that depends entirely on their level. At L1 that's really impressive (and a massive investment) at L20 that's a meh score.
Feb
20
comment Making epic combat interesting and challenging but not complicated
Welcome to RPG.SE! Glad to see you here. Please feel free to pimp your own stuff, just make it clear (as you gracefully have done) that it's yours.
Feb
19
comment Does a monster that saves against effect that gets reapplied by Dark Reach of Xevut get to save again?
I think you're asking the wrong question, I'm not sure the text of the power allows for the reapplication of the condition to the same monster.
Feb
15
comment How do I Cleave as a Melee Basic Attack?
I ended up going Swordmaster and will be taking HBO as soon as I can cram it in. So this is probably as close to a right answer as there is right now. Good analysis of potential options here.
Feb
12
comment Does forced movement provoke OA with polearm gamble?
@SimonWithers the text of the feat makes it an opportunity action, not his writeup. The fact that it's an opportunity action supports the idea that force movement can't provoke it, force movement clearly states that it does not provoke opportunity actions ever.
Feb
7
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
@TreyKirk agreed that this is somewhere where a DM should make a ruling outside of RAW. and I've modified 7 to reflect discussion here.
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
@Soulrift when you deal 0 points of damage you aren't dealing damage.
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
@JonB. My answer below argues that yes it would, the reasoning from the above answer would likely argue that it does not.
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
All damage in 4e is dealt by a power, even a melee/ranged basic attack is an attack power.
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
I'm unconvinced as well and am researching a counterpoint answer as I type.
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
on the fifth point it's the same takes/deals thing that Glen mentions in his answer. If we buy that reasoning than the shackles can't trigger itself.