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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 campaign, which is still going. I plan on starting my own Neverwinter 4E campaign as DM this summer.

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.


Jul
19
revised How compatible are D&D 4E core and essentials in terms of hybrid characters?
Accounted for the hybrid classes in Dragon Magazine
Jul
19
comment How compatible are D&D 4E core and essentials in terms of hybrid characters?
@BrianBallsun-Stanton That comment is more useful than your actual answer. Seems like you should include these references. I know I'm going to.
Jul
19
comment How compatible are D&D 4E core and essentials in terms of hybrid characters?
You say this Eladrin Eldritch Executioner is published, then have a link to a forum post. Does this qualify as published now? The hybrid handbook also appears to be a simple forum post.
Jul
18
comment How do I help players whose time with previous editions confuses their understanding of D&D 5th Edition?
@mxyzplk Coming to SE to look up an answer is taking the effort to look for an answer themselves.
Jul
18
comment How do I help players whose time with previous editions confuses their understanding of D&D 5th Edition?
"Ask everyone to read the rules, every page, from start to end" ...really?
Jul
18
answered How compatible are D&D 4E core and essentials in terms of hybrid characters?
Jul
18
comment Is a Greatspear a good choice for a Paladin?
I'm confused by this argument. The reach weapon would allow you to attack the target from further away, making it easier to maintain the mark. The other answer provides some reasons why you would want to be adjacent, but I don't see any here.
Jul
18
comment Longtooth Shifting as a daily power
How long do your encounters tend to be? These answers are assuming encounters of around 5 rounds. In my current campaign, where we just hit level 7, that would be probably be the shortest battle our characters have ever fought.
Jul
10
comment Wanting to play d&d but have no clue
@BESW You really think we know what they're asking well enough to conclude that this is a duplicate? They already have been watching DnD streams, so they should already know the things in that question's answers. Seems like putting it on hold would make a lot more sense.
Jul
10
comment Wanting to play d&d but have no clue
I think this question is too broad for this particular format, which is intended to provide a correct answer for a concrete, relatively objective question. You might consider asking at a message board/forum. If you'd like our advice, you could try breaking the question into smaller parts, like finding a group to play with or filling out a character sheet. It might help to take the tour and read the FAQ.
Jul
10
awarded  Informed
Jul
9
comment How can I deal with players who don't consider the narrative?
+1 for a solution within the scope of the game.
Jul
9
comment How can I effectively introduce hooks into a sandbox adventure?
+1 for setbacks when they ignore ongoing plot hooks. If rumors of a cult aren't enough to get them to investigate, then they'll probably react when the cultists start crucifying peasants in the street.
Jul
9
comment How can I effectively introduce hooks into a sandbox adventure?
Your input is appreciated, but part of this question's premise is that the asker does not want to start them in the Cleric's office. If you'd like to clarify or challenge the asker's motivations, that's best done in comments on the question. See this meta question for details.
Jul
9
comment How can I effectively introduce hooks into a sandbox adventure?
@derp I thought your question was pretty clear. I'd answer it if I had more experience with this. This isn't a bad answer, I just think he's answering a different question.
Jul
8
comment How can I effectively introduce hooks into a sandbox adventure?
This seems to be more about the content of the hooks rather than about the way in which the hooks will be introduced to the characters. How will they receive this offer that they can't refuse?
Jul
8
comment Dual wielding with a Double Weapon and an Off Hand weapon
Welcome. If your question was answered, please accept an answer. I added to my answer after seeing the shield comment.
Jul
8
answered Dual wielding with a Double Weapon and an Off Hand weapon
Jul
8
comment How to use a GMPC for the good of the campaign?
+1 for letting the players recruit him. What's "The Johnson"?
Jul
8
comment How do I read the 2[W] and 'at level X' of attack cards?
I came across this meta question, and I think it answers your question better than my previous comment.