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Oct
10
comment Can you intentionally fail a skill check?
"You can intentionally fail a check" - or alternatively, you're taking an action that's so easy it doesn't need one. (i.e. It's a skill check to hang on to a cliff, but not to "fail" and fall off, because there's not a chance of you letting go and not falling)
Oct
10
comment How do I help players whose time with previous editions confuses their understanding of D&D 5th Edition?
Also, the question isn't "how do I deal with players who don't read the rules", it's "how do I deal with players who have read too many rules". Unfortunately, there's a lot of things that have exactly the same name in 3.5, 4E, and 5E, but work slightly differently.
Oct
10
comment How many arrows an archer can carry/bring with him
@Francesco - Keep in mind that 3.5 only cares about encumbrance as weight, not bulk. (As a proof, consider how astoundingly awkward it would be to carry around even a single 10-foot pole indoors.)
Oct
2
comment Can I craft a 25 AC piece of armor?
Mind, that's assuming you're going for pure non-magical armor. You can cut down your pain slightly by going for +5 BrickArmor that's AC(15). That's "only" about 950K GP (including the 25K for +5 armor). But even then, you're building relic-level armor - a craftman's life's work. That's the stuff an adventurer finds, not builds. :)
Jul
16
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
15
revised How to deal with lack of downtime as a wizard?
fixed spelling, added clarity to last graph.
Jul
15
comment How to deal with lack of downtime as a wizard?
Possibly in theory, but in practice it amounts to the same thing - messing with a player arbitrarily. To throw a variant example, it's no different in my mind than starting a game then telling the archer that there are no arrows in stock in towns. Ever. Can't buy 'em. (But I will edit the question to make clearer).
May
20
awarded  Scholar
May
20
comment I'm running a Pathfinder adventure using 3.5E rules - what should I watch out for?
Marking this as accepted since this is matching my experience - we're around level 7-8 now and once the characters (and players) got their bearings, things have swung to the opposite problem - I have to start upscaling things so it's not a cakewalk. ;)
May
20
accepted I'm running a Pathfinder adventure using 3.5E rules - what should I watch out for?
May
12
answered How to deal with lack of downtime as a wizard?
May
12
comment When does a character get fatigued?
And the 6-hour rule really only exists to declare the length you have to rest for an extended (vs. the 5-minute short rest). And for evil DMs, it opens the door for orcs attacking every five and a half hours...
Apr
19
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
10
answered Can a D&D Necromancer be of a good alignment?
Mar
31
comment How can I offer players a balanced opportunity to take powerful races, without adjusting their level?
@medivh - But if Everyone is getting free levels, it should balance out (to the limitations of normal game balance). It'd be like starting the campaign at level 4, but requiring everyone took 3 levels of racial stats.
Mar
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
28
answered How to get players to survive this particular battle?
Mar
26
comment Can an attack made while falling be treated as set against charge?
Agreed - I suppose you could choose not to attack, but I don't know how you could attack without moving very fast when the movement is forced.
Mar
26
comment What are the advantages of AD&D over D&D3?
+1 for point out different style vs "better".
Mar
26
comment Does D&D 3.5 DM material contain information applicable for Pathfinder GMs?
Semi-answer: if you're looking for practical advice, I'd suggest DMG2 from 3.5, rather than the DMG. DMG2 had a lot more advice in it IMHO.