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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 Using a rash decision to move gameplay forward
Jan
12
accepted Can a character with Ghost of the Rooftops climb like Spider-Man?
Jan
10
comment How can I add sound to our sessions?
+1, It might be easier with some of the applications people are referring to here, but my experience has shown this to be largely true as well. That being said, it can be worth the effort for a specific scene on occasion. My players were recently in a graveyard surrounded by zombies when a group of foulspawn attacked the zombies, laughing manically. Starting a clip of laughter yoga in the middle of canned zombie noises definitely got the players' attention.
Jan
9
comment Can a character with Ghost of the Rooftops climb like Spider-Man?
@HighlandRat Once again, my assumption is that you can't do this. That's why I asked the question despite the fact that it appeared that you could.. because I assumed that you couldn't. However, after a close examination of the rules, the only reason you roll a check to climb is because of the climb action. We're not using that, and there's nothing else requiring a check. Therefore, you do exactly what the power says, nothing more nothing less. If you have another answer, please post it. If you would like to discuss it further, please contact me in chat. I'm done discussing in comments.
Jan
9
comment Can a character with Ghost of the Rooftops climb like Spider-Man?
@HighlandRat The text that leads me to that conclusion - actually the lack thereof - is in my answer. There's nothing in the rules anywhere to imply that there's any limit on the difficulty at all. If you can find something to support your assumption (and mine, initially) that there ought to be, then please share it.
Jan
9
comment What to do when I accidentally kill the whole party?
+1 for "yes, I totally planned that"
Jan
9
comment How do I handle a shapeshifter in disguise when the players go into “everyone's a doppelganger, let's murder everyone” mode?
+1, Points 3 and 4 seem like the obvious solution, but there are some other good ideas in here as well.
Jan
9
comment How do I handle a shapeshifter in disguise when the players go into “everyone's a doppelganger, let's murder everyone” mode?
@RBarryYoung Alignments are basically fluff in 4e. There are no mechanical consequences.
Jan
8
comment Can a character with Ghost of the Rooftops climb like Spider-Man?
@HighlandRat I think that the point of the power is that the difficulty is not an issue. In particular, the character attempting the climb shouldn't be a factor in whether the climb is possible. Possible doesn't mean below a certain level of difficulty, it means possible. A force from below could pick up a 20-ton boulder, so lifting such a boulder is possible, even though no living human is currently strong enough to actually do so.
Jan
8
answered How do you adjudicate a wall run?
Jan
8
answered Can a character with Ghost of the Rooftops climb like Spider-Man?
Jan
7
comment How do you adjudicate a wall run?
@WesleyObenshain This resulted in me watching a video of a guy run 12 feet along a wall, taking three steps, and sort of tapping a fourth.
Jan
7
comment Can a character with Ghost of the Rooftops climb like Spider-Man?
@JoshuaAslanSmith Is that better for you?
Jan
7
comment How do you adjudicate a wall run?
@waxeagle I hadn't really thought about modeling it as a climb. I suppose you could look at it as climbing with his feet. This has prompted another question: rpg.stackexchange.com/q/55055/12011
Jan
7
asked Can a character with Ghost of the Rooftops climb like Spider-Man?
Jan
7
asked How do you adjudicate a wall run?
Jan
7
comment Can the Sorcerer use 'Lightning Shift' while prone?
This answer makes a lot more sense after reading another of your answers: rpg.stackexchange.com/a/13014/12011, although that definition is still wonky.
Jan
7
comment Can the Sorcerer use 'Lightning Shift' while prone?
What do Floorfighter Straps and Low Crawl do?
Jan
7
comment Can the Sorcerer use 'Lightning Shift' while prone?
That definition doesn't make any sense. Crawling and teleporting are both moving from your space. Is shift defined as a different movement mode from walking or crawling?
Dec
9
comment Readying an action before combat
@Zachiel Okay, that's a good point about still having move and minor actions. Still though, you're not doing a whole lot without any standards. As far as the ATM goes, A) you're not a PC so we'll forgive you, B) not being surprised when you're expecting a fight is not an extrapolation from real life, it's taken from the rule books.