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comment How to explain lack of characters' in-game knowledge?
Also, is there some reason you are having your characters have no in-world knowledge? Is "don't do that, here's how to handle the characters knowing a lot while the players do not" a valid answer here? Do you want to stick with the characters themselves (as well as the players) knowing absolutely nothing?
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comment How to explain lack of characters' in-game knowledge?
I've removed the [system-agnostic] tag and replaced it with [dnd-5e]. This kind of problem will come up in a number of RPGs (far from all), but this one's occurring in D&D, and the problem and its solution will have D&D 5e-specific stuff that has little to no connection to other games (especially those outside the 5e franchise).
Feb
6
comment Would it cause balance issues to combine the warhammer and war pick?
@Zso Alright, thanks for the explanation :)
Feb
5
comment Unarmed Barbarian bear warrior build
I thought the Too Broad-ness had gone away with edits made since those comments, TBH!
Feb
5
comment Custom Druid Circle of Fire
@Miniman Is there some basis on which the post can improve? Where's the contradiction sit? What are the issues with using beastmaster that affect a solo campaign - is there a way to work around them, or is it just flat out problematic?
Feb
5
comment Custom Druid Circle of Fire
Since this is just you (GM) and one player, I'm adding the one-on-one tag.
Feb
5
comment Custom Druid Circle of Fire
"As long as the bonus spells are all of a level the character would be able to cast normally (...) then any set of spells will be balanced." Since each spell level contains some extremely good spells and some relatively weak spells, this may be oversimplifying - unless the power difference between the two ends of the "goodness" scale is negligible. If it isn't negligible, a circle that happens to give them predominantly all the weakest spells, or all the strongest spells, might not be balanced. You may wish to make some mention of this.
Feb
3
comment Sacrificing character integrity for the gameplay?
I suggest you both take this excellent discussion to chat if you'd like to continue with it ;)
Feb
3
comment Sacrificing character integrity for the gameplay?
Sure, but where do they go from there so they can keep moving the story forward? How do they take "okay, we're playing different games" and let the rubber hit the road? A conversation to the effect of "so what do we do?" would be the next step that provides that. It's a great answer and I don't disagree with anything you've said, but making this have traction is a tiny bit that's missing.
Feb
3
comment Sacrificing character integrity for the gameplay?
"The proper way to handle this is to acknowledge it, have a brief conversation about what each player enjoys and doesn't, and to move on" - I suggest replace "and to move on" with "work out a way everyone can keep enjoying the game, and do that". Because, like, you still have a situation to resolve here, it doesn't magically go away just yet just because you talked about what each person enjoys. There's that "work out what to do now" step missing.
Feb
2
comment Past tense for smite
@SevenSidedDie Thanks! Nice one. Those are some striking results.
Jan
27
comment Can a magus proc Enforcerer on a Spellstrike with Frostbite?
@HeyICanChan Alright. Leaving this as just Frostbite sounds A-OK to me if the combination seems fairly unique. :)
Jan
27
comment Can a magus proc Enforcerer on a Spellstrike with Frostbite?
@HeyICanChan Would this benefit from referencing nonlethal damage spells in general with Frostbite as an example?
Jan
27
comment Can a magus proc Enforcerer on a Spellstrike with Frostbite?
I've given this an edit to cut out the unnecessarily high amount of quotage and just linked to the feats in the d20pfsrd, and rephrased your question slightly. (Nothing wrong with quoting from the SRD, but considering you were just quoting a huge chunk in full without really needing to, we might as well just concentrate your question down to your actual question.) Does it still reflect what you're intending to ask? Also, is there a particular reason you chose Frostbite in particular, or is it just an example of a spell you might use?
Jan
27
comment Should a history skill check let a PC identify a language?
I've given the question an edit to ask a slightly different thing that'll still get you what you're after, but is a bit more suitable for how our site works.
Jan
24
comment Are there any rules on the effects of barbs/teeth on a sword?
The sword you drew has what I think we'd call "teeth" - as in a sawblade.
Jan
20
comment How to modify a bulette to challenge a level 10 party?
This also needs some advice on making the Bulette straight-up stronger though.
Jan
20
comment How to modify a bulette to challenge a level 10 party?
Whoops, you're totally right and I thoroughly misread the question.
Jan
20
comment Which of the Arcanist's features lets it swap out its prepared spells?
This looks like the one.
Jan
12
comment How is lampyridae disposed of?
Gentle reminder we are an expert Q&A network. If you want to answer this question, you should be picking up the source material on the Gaia setting and doing some research so as to be able to provide an expert answer we can have confidence in. Comments aren't a substitute for conducting research.