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Jun
13
comment What ebook readers work well with roleplaying PDF?
+1 for iPad+GoodReader as well - it's my preferred method of keeping multiple references handy on the go. (At home I'll use the paper copies.) Worth mentioning that I have a 1st gen iPad, and it still works perfectly in this role.
Jun
4
comment Are the money pumps described in Harry Potter and the Natural 20 legal under 3.5 rules?
@TimLymington OTOH, they don't give a sell price, so I could see it being more a DM fiat rather than RAW. (And if I put on my player hat, I'd argue that someone is buying it for 1sp/lb, so why wouldn't they pay me that much?)
Jun
3
answered Are the money pumps described in Harry Potter and the Natural 20 legal under 3.5 rules?
May
24
comment Encouraging players to not cheat the item purchase system?
First thought - a blacksmith who takes a bunch of junkyard scrap is exceedingly unlikely to end up with a "really expensive shield".
May
24
answered Which are the advantages of Medium armor?
Apr
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
2
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
5
comment What does a perception check really signify? Can they be repeated?
At that point I'd likely make them take 20 (for a "OK, we're ripping the place apart" search), with the attendant penalties.
Jun
12
awarded  Constituent
Jun
12
awarded  Caucus
Jun
6
comment Gunpowder in D&D 4.0
And really, it wouldn't take much to retheme a "thunderstone" into a "powder bomb" - change the damage to fire, and maybe tweak the action required.
May
31
comment How can Rogues maintain combat advantage?
+1 for the ranged option; I'm blanking on the feat, but you can also gain CA against anyone adjacent to two allies. Between that and the stealth, with a bit of specialization you can have CA more often than not. (And be safely out of harms way while you do it)
May
29
comment Dealing with people who turn up late for sessions
Too simple to be an answer, but it works with some friends of ours. "Start" at 7pm, knowing that the game won't probably start until 7:15 or 7:30. (If you're sneaky enough, just tell them it's 7, tell your on-time folks it's 7:30).
May
25
comment What kind of monsters should I use against a monk in 4e?
+1 because it makes it harder for the monk without making the monster harder for the party.
May
3
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
9
comment What is a good scaling ratio for larger than 5 player character parties?
@SteveC I'd just take that as permission to pick out monsters with their own synergies. :)
Mar
19
comment Chuck Norris player character - can I keep true to the internet meme while still running a balanced game?
As an aside, I find myself needing a GURPS character for a one-shot fantasy adventure, so I'm going to try building Charles of Norris to test out the theory.
Mar
15
comment What is the statistically superior character creation method, twelve 3d6 or six 4d6?
@Pureferret Likely because you get more rolls/tries, and that increases the probability.
Mar
14
comment What is the single most influential book every GM should read?
Decipher's Star Trek Narrator's Guide also has some very good description on GMing in general.