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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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comment What is the term for a mean character role-played by a nice player?
+1, "Playing against type" is the answer that sprang to mind as soon as I read the question title.
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comment Do you need to wield a magic weapon or implement to benefit from its properties?
+1, Yep, there it is. I guess wielding a shield is not considered 'wearing' it, then.
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accepted Do you need to wield a magic weapon or implement to benefit from its properties?
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comment What does 3/6/9 mean for damage?
This question would be infinitely better if it said where these numbers were seen, as Divine Sanction definitely does not say that in the official source.
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comment Does the Vanguard Weapon property only trigger when used to make the attack?
My copy of the AV certainly looks like it was published by WotC, based on the credits page.
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revised Do you need to wield a magic weapon or implement to benefit from its properties?
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comment Do you need to wield a magic weapon or implement to benefit from its properties?
@DuckTapeAl Not exactly. You need to wield a weapon to attack with it. You can hold a two-handed weapon in one hand, but you need two to wield it. This means you can hold two two-handed weapons, but only wield one. If you are wielding a light shield, then your hand is open and can carry things, like weapons, but you can't wield anything else in it.
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comment Can I wield an enchanted spiked shield and magic weapon in the same hand?
I asked a question about needing to wield or just hold magical weapons in general.
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asked Do you need to wield a magic weapon or implement to benefit from its properties?
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comment Can I wield an enchanted spiked shield and magic weapon in the same hand?
@Selekate Rhythm Blade's effect specifically says 'wield'. If you have the shield enchanted as a rhythm blade, then that's fine because you're wielding it, however shield bonuses don't stack. If you have a rhythm dagger in that same hand, you won't get the bonus because you're not wielding it.
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revised What is a good way to introduce D&D 4e at a mini-con?
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comment What is a good way to introduce D&D 4e at a mini-con?
Are you looking to play an actual game, or would a video or discussion points or something also be acceptable?
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awarded  Constituent
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comment My Encounter has too many enemies that are essential. Any solutions?
I like fights with lots of people, so I'm interested in seeing answers/writing an answer, but we really do need more detail. Could maybe use more clarification on "enemies as difficult terrain" and "run the initiative stack".
Apr
10
comment Are there negative impacts to having characters advance at different rates?
I don't actually see an answer to the question here. Are there negative impacts or not? What are they?
Apr
10
comment How to relay a game mechanic in character
+1, Lunin's answer is good, but this makes it more clear that the DM's choice should depend, at least in part, upon the preferred style of the players.
Apr
10
comment What is a fractal style of story generator?
I'm not finding this very illuminating. Perhaps definitions for those three elements would help? I mean, in linear time you can insert events between other events. How is this different?
Apr
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revised Does a Daily gained from a feat count against my current 3/day limit?
visually split the TL;DR from the rest of the body
Apr
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comment Does a Daily gained from a feat count against my current 3/day limit?
+1, This is correct and clear, but probably excessive. I'd add a summary (or TL;DR) to the top saying that "No, it doesn't count against a limit because you don't have a limit. You can use each daily power once a day, including this one."
Apr
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answered Which are the best sourcebooks for creating D&D 4e Forgotten Realms?