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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.


Feb
13
comment Monsters that are more dangerous when knocked down/forced movement
those work, or yes overlevel minions (maybe with high AC weak NADs or 2-hit minions).
Feb
10
comment Monsters that are more dangerous when knocked down/forced movement
@Snowbody minions might actually help here (fairly tough ones) they tend to clog up the battle field rather nicely...
Feb
8
comment How do I make a single combat in a day challenging and interesting?
@briddums nova (short for supernova) in D&D (and other RPs I think) is the expenditure of significant resources in a short period of time (a round or two of combat, in this case expending all of your resources in a single combat encounter). "nova and rest" is a style of play in 4e where you expend all of your powers in an encounter or two and then take an extended rest to recharge all of your powers.
Feb
2
comment How does D&D Vancian magic make sense in-game?
I'm sensing that one issue here is that every single spell is thereby equated to open heart surgery, from fireball to magic missile and beyond. There doesn't seem to be a range.
Feb
2
comment What ways exist to re-introduce vancian magic to 4E D&D?
This seems like it would leave the wizard twiddling his thumbs at low levels.
Feb
1
comment What qualifies exploration gaming?
@aramis excellent point.
Jan
25
comment Does the Tarrasque cause flying creatures to plummet to their death?
@Pureferret not sure for other effects, but falling does not provoke opportunity attacks (neither does flying if I remember correctly...). Also falling is not a push/pull/slide so I'd imagine that it is not subject to language that deals with forced movement...
Jan
24
comment If A Changeling becomes a Succubus, can she fly?
@RatRockJoe I'd pick an edition and stick with it for this question. Questions on SE sites work best when focused. Changelings (as such) only really exist in 3rd and 4th editions (previous editions used Doppelgangers). However the mechanics are different for the two different editions.
Jan
12
comment 4E staff fighting feat, what is good about double weapon part?
@Pureferret Compendium confirms my comment above. It is a 2-handed melee weapon.
Jan
12
comment 4E staff fighting feat, what is good about double weapon part?
@Pureferret I don't think it can be wielded as a weapon one handed, just an implement. I would have to check though.
Jan
11
comment What are the differences between the Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG) and the Essentials Dungeon Master's Kit (DMK)?
Honestly if you just want to start up with Essentials all you really need are the Heroes books, the DMK, the Monster Vault, and the Rules Compendium (optional but a good tome to have). I wouldn't bother with teh PHB/DMG/MMs until you've gotten the others (they are good books, but the Essentials stuff is updated and more concise)
Jan
11
comment What are the differences between the Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG) and the Essentials Dungeon Master's Kit (DMK)?
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Jan
11
comment What are the differences between the Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG) and the Essentials Dungeon Master's Kit (DMK)?
"All essentials" is a bit of a loose term at this point. Do you mean just the 2 heroes of adjective noun books, and the DMK/Monster Vault? or are you thinking of including HOF and HOS?
Jan
11
comment What will happen with DDI subscriptions and online content for 4e?
@GMNoob I wouldn't count on no new content for 4e (without looking at any release schedules), it seems like they are going to continue to support it for a little while at least. (Also 5e isn't coming out for a while)
Jan
10
comment Inspiration for a unique hybrid character in 4E?
@Russell I'd suggest the simplest character designs possible then. Look at the essentials characters. They provide nice mechanically simple characters that you can then flavor and write story around. Complexity is better served in story than mechanics most of the time. (and I'm a mathy mechanics nerd)
Jan
10
comment Do magical weapons convey effects to magical ammunition?
Hadn't noticed that bow and arrow bonuses are the same type. That makes magical ammunition far less interesting.
Jan
10
comment Do magical weapons convey effects to magical ammunition?
pedantic: Dual arrows start at +2 (at least in the the online compendium)
Jan
10
comment What set of books makes a complete game?
welcome to RPG.SE. This answer would be helped greatly by a few links as mxy said. Thanks. Also check out our FAQ when you get a chance.
Jan
5
comment Overpowered PCs (Gabe's Dilemma)
You should expand on this a bit. I love the idea, but its not a great answer as a single line. How would you as a DM go about doing this?
Jan
5
comment Delaying Paragon level
At one point the online character builder would break if you delayed, I don't know if this is still true. However I believe it is legal and legitimate to delay selection until a later time.