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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 is still going. I'm also 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.


Sep
25
revised How can I GM and play a PC without spoiling the fun?
update after playing the character for awhile
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
6
comment How do you rule halfling tossing as a combat action?
I'm tempted to -1 this, but you clearly put a lot of work into it. Detailed answers are good, but there's a point where it's too long. The complexity of these calculations makes them seem out of place in a 4e game. It's not super clear what all the calculations are for, at least on first reading. Also, you're hurting my eyes with all the caps.
Sep
6
comment How do you rule halfling tossing as a combat action?
+1 for finding an existing game mechanic to work with, but unfortunately that existing game mechanic kind of sucks. Definitely seems like it should be a Heavy Thrown attack, which uses Strength for attack. I'm also a little confused by attempts to limit a character's ability to throw another character to a spot, rather than at a target. What's your motivation for that?
Sep
6
comment How can I tune encounter difficulty appropriately in D&D Essentials?
The meat of this answer is "follow the game mechanic for building an adventure", but his question is essentially "what is the game mechanic for building an adventure".
Sep
2
revised Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
added 27 characters in body
Sep
2
revised Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
updated Power Strike to match the errata in UpdateHOTFL.pdf
Sep
2
comment Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
That was a helpful link @doppelgreener. I notice they've removed the target line from the power in the update pdf, but it's still an attack power, and therefore still an attack. Doesn't change wax eagle's new answer any.
Sep
2
comment Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
Even though this is apparently wrong, it's still the obvious, straightforward interpretation of those effects, so I'll leave it up for others to look at.
Sep
2
accepted Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
Sep
2
comment Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
Well that's odd, but alright. Wizards might want to try hiring some technical writers to do all this technical writing.
Aug
30
revised Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
left out the target line
Aug
30
comment Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
@waxeagle It's definitely an attack. It says attack right on it.
Aug
30
answered Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
Aug
30
asked Do I Add my Dex Modifier to my Slayer's Power Strike Damage?
Aug
28
comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
@Lohoris Well of course not, no one said that, but it does imply that there's a point to them being rolled. It is not the case that there is "absolutely no point". The point is letting them have fun. But this is getting to be a conversation, so I'm gonna cut my end of it off here.
Aug
28
comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
@Lohoris It's the DM's job to help the players have the sort of fun that they enjoy, not explain to them what is or is not fun. Rolling dice is a form of Sensory Pleasure.
Aug
28
comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
@Lohoris There's no point in it from the DM's perspective, or from a cold statistics perspective, but for whatever reason a lot of players don't feel like they're playing a game unless they get to roll dice, regardless of whether the die roll actually matters.
Aug
25
comment What's with Battlemind's Iron Fist being so powerful?
Would be good to include the text for Iron Fist, or to explain how it's different than your example power, which is formatted in a confusing way. Didn't know what the question was until I read the answer.
Aug
25
comment 4E Polearm Specialist Build
Since Brian already mentioned a charging slayer in his answer I won't make a full answer over it, but I want to point out that he's completely right about a boring character that does preposterous damage. I'm playing such a character as a GMPC in a game I'm also DMing, and the simplicity makes it easy for me control him while also moving all the monsters around, while the damage makes my players love having him around.