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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.


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asked Does Repulsion Armor Stop Movement?
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comment Death Saves, Dying, and Actions
I had exactly this situation happen with a player last night. We weren't sure if it counted as a fail or not, but I said go right ahead. It seemed like a Heroic Effort to me.
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accepted Can you Wield an Off-Hand Weapon with a Spiked Guantlet
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comment Can you Wield an Off-Hand Weapon with a Spiked Guantlet
He's rarely, if ever, going to attack with the spiked gauntlet. It's mostly just so he's wielding a second melee weapon to get Two-Weapon Defense. He's going to attack with the rapier most of the time, he just has a ranged option on his off-hand. This looks like it is probably the correct RAW answer, but RAW is often stupid.
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comment Can you Wield an Off-Hand Weapon with a Spiked Guantlet
I didn't mean you would remove the gauntlet, just stop 'wielding' it for the purposes of the rules, i.e. Two-Weapon Defense wouldn't be active. A penalty to the attack while using both might make sense, that's a good idea.
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comment Can you Wield an Off-Hand Weapon with a Spiked Guantlet
@SevenSidedDie I'm not familiar with the gauntlet axe or how similar to a spiked guantlet it may or may not be, so I don't find that question or answer to be particularly helpful. Thanks, though.
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comment Would a free hand from gauntlet axe let me attack two handed with a bastard sword?
Nit-pick: Hands slot is for gloves, not weapons.
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asked Can you Wield an Off-Hand Weapon with a Spiked Guantlet
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
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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
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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
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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.