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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 do we know about the Alagondar dynasty up until the cataclysm?
You can rarely prove the absence of something, but this makes a reasonable and convincing argument for it. I'll accept this until somebody can say it's wrong.
2d
accepted What do we know about the Alagondar dynasty up until the cataclysm?
Jun
13
comment How to deal with lazy players?
@ThomasJacobs I agree completely, but I guess I think that walking on eggshells around your friends is assuming the worst in people, not asking them the obvious question or acknowledging that there are correct and incorrect results when rules and math are involved.
Jun
13
comment As a group unfamiliar with RPGs, how do I encourage my players to read the rulebook?
My downvote is predicated entirely upon "Don't".
Jun
11
comment Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
@mxyzplk 'Operate' != 'see', but your edited answer makes it clear that you're viewing 'see' as shorthand for 'operate', which I most certainly was not.
Jun
11
comment Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
+1, ""Darkvision" and other senses are often just used as code for "can operate in the dark as well as the day" not that they can technically see" This contradicts what the rules actually say, but makes sense as a justification for the decision and as a method for handling the situation in game.
Jun
11
revised Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
removed false statement
Jun
10
comment Which of the gods in Points of Light were completely new in that setting?
I completely agree with @HeyICanChan. Do you know this because you've played every single edition of DnD ever, or because you checked all the rulebooks, or what?
Jun
10
comment Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
@doppelgreener Yes, like that question. If they made the same decision in previous editions, then the question would be why they made that decision in those editions. I didn't tag it as just 4E, because "they did it in 3E" would not be a useful answer. Meta question.
Jun
10
comment Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
@doppelgreener I'm considering voting to put my own question on hold, as one of the answers has 13 upvotes and I hardly think it addresses the question.
Jun
10
comment Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
Being able to operate at night is not the same as being able to see in pitch black darkness.
Jun
10
comment Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
@doppelgreener I'm not after an in-universe explanation unless that in-universe logic is what compelled the game designers to make their decision.
Jun
10
revised Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
Responses indicate that people are not understanding what I'm trying to ask. Clarified.
Jun
8
asked Why do undead have darkvision in 4E?
Jun
5
accepted How can I recreate King Leoric as a solo monster for a level 7 party of five?
Jun
5
accepted Does Cunning Stalker work if you're not adjacent to your target?
Jun
4
comment Do the D&D source books assume any particular ethical system?
No detail on a "Cosmic War", but this is from the 4E Player's Handbook: If you choose an alignment, you’re indicating your character’s dedication to a set of moral principles... In a cosmic sense, it’s the team you believe in and fight for...Alignments are tied to universal forces bigger than deities...with a lawful good alignment, you’re on the same team as Bahamut, regardless of whether you worship that deity. Bahamut is not..the captain...just a...important player...Most people...haven’t signed up to play on any team-they’re unaligned. Picking...an alignment represents a distinct choice.
Jun
4
revised How do weapon properties apply to double weapons?
added 13 characters in body
Jun
3
revised How do weapon properties apply to double weapons?
added a note that the rules have changed
Jun
3
comment How do weapon properties apply to double weapons?
I looked at UpdateAV1.pdf, and it's errata. The double sword is d6 and light blade on both ends. It looks like they probably decided to put the magical properties on both ends as well: "An enchanted double weapon gains all benefits of the enchantment on each end." My bad. Let me throw a note in your answer and upvote.