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I tried DnD 3.5 in high school for one adventure, and then years later in 2013 started playing a 4E Eberron campaign, which went through the Heroic tier.

I'm currently the DM for a 4E Neverwinter campaign.

I'm a Forensic Software Engineer at a private test lab, but I used to be a math teacher.

My name is David and I'm a guy, so go ahead and use male pronouns.


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answered What's the best way to present a sandbox world to your players?
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comment How do I name a Half-Orc?
@SevenSidedDie I tried to edit this question to make it better match our format. I can't vote to reopen yet. Do edited questions on hold automatically enter the vote to reopen queue?
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revised How do I name a Half-Orc?
added 157 characters in body; edited tags
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comment What is the point of paper alchemical cartridges?
Welcome to RPG Stack Exchange! I assume the downvotes are for lack of research. People like to assume that if something is easy for them to find, it must be for everyone else as well.
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answered How to balance a custom Shadow Step power?
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comment How to balance a custom Shadow Step power?
@Linkyu Which, require darkness or compare light levels for shadows?
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comment Handling a multi incarnate character?
It might help to know what system you're playing: some might have mechanics for this, others not. Are you asking about not grating on the other players' nerves? Do you know who the other players will be? Have you talked to them about this idea?
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comment How to balance a custom Shadow Step power?
@Linkyu Yes, probably. Darkness is an actual game term. There are three categories of light: bright, dim, darkness. You could define a 'shadow' as an area of a dimmer brightness category than the surrounding area, but as you say that might be harder to track. If you require darkness, then your player can use this ability without limit on a moonless night without other light sources, but probably won't be able to use it very often outside during the day.
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comment How to balance a custom Shadow Step power?
A 'shadow' is just an area darker than the areas around it. If the prevailing light is bright, then shadows would likely be dim, but might be darkness. If the prevailing light is dim, then shadows would be darkness. If there is no light, there are no shadows. So, are you going for shadows, or for darkness? The wording would need to be different for each.
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comment How to balance a custom Shadow Step power?
Shadow Step is from Dragon Magazine 379, in case anybody else wonders.
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accepted How much does a potion weigh?
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answered Does Cunning Stalker work if you're not adjacent to your target?
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comment Does Cunning Stalker work if you're not adjacent to your target?
Good point about the ranged attacks. That might be what sways me one way or the other.
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comment Does Cunning Stalker work if you're not adjacent to your target?
@PurpleMonkey He understands what I'm asking. This is how I initially read it, but I can also see Erik's reading.
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comment How to end a game session smoothly
@BESW I agree it's not a great answer, the first time I read that comment it sounded like you were saying it wasn't an answer at all. The downvotes seem a bit harsh to me, but I'm not upvoting.
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asked Does Cunning Stalker work if you're not adjacent to your target?
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comment How can a charging thief take advantage of the druid's wild shape feats that grant charge bonuses?
I think sure you're incorrect about "a limit on attack, utility and feats also". There's a sentence on PHB2 pg84 saying that powers with the 'Beast' keyword can only be used in your beast form, but it doesn't say anything about other powers no longer being allowed, and nothing at all about feats.
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comment How to end a game session smoothly
@BESW Looks to me like he's suggesting an in-character wrap-up followed by an out-of-character discussion of what the party will be doing between now and the next session start. Seems to address the question.
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comment How do I read 2d10 as a percentage?
This is the best explanation of the conventional method, with the least text.
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revised How can I recreate King Leoric as a solo monster for a level 7 party of five?
added reference for skeleton soldiers and mentioned skeletal legionaries