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Apr
28
comment From which stat (Cha or Wis) should I derive empathy as capacity to understand others?
I like to think of them as: Charisma = concept of self, Wisdom = concept of other. That correlates nicely with your take on it - Charisma is used when imposing yourself on others, Wisdom is used to understand (and potentially negate) other's attempt to impose themselves on you.
Mar
29
comment Does a magic weapon convert all damage to all magic damage, or just the enhancement?
@JackLesnie - That doesn't buff the weapon's damage, though - it adds to the wielder's. So it would just count as one more point of damage for potentially bypassing DR, but wouldn't pass it by itself.
Mar
29
comment Does a magic weapon convert all damage to all magic damage, or just the enhancement?
Worth noting (in this comment at least, since it's tangential), that the Pathfinder incorporeal rules changed it from "50% chance to ignore damage" to "ignore 50% of damage". In other words, you always do half damage instead of either all or none.
Mar
20
comment Prop Coins: How to get many coins for little (real life) money?
@JeffreyBosboom - Oh cool. I assumed that somewhere in the world holed coins were used that way, since I'd seen it in a couple fictional works, but I never knew exactly where it came from.
Mar
17
comment Prop Coins: How to get many coins for little (real life) money?
You can do really interesting things with money with a hole in it, too. You can put it on a string instead of in a pouch, for instance. Then you can wear it as a necklace and literally flaunt your wealth.
Dec
27
comment How does two-weapon fighting work?
@KRyan - I was abbreviating a bit more than I probably should have. See any monster with two separate weapons, like the Balor: +1 vorpal longsword +31/+26/+21/+16 melee (2d6+13/19-20) and +1 flaming whip +30/+25 melee (1d4+6 plus 1d6 fire plus entangle) could be abbreviated (in this BAB/attack-bonus specific context) as +31/+26/+21/+16 & +30/+2
Dec
27
comment How does two-weapon fighting work?
@fectin - I've seen both, unofficially, but official books either list +4/+4/-1 or +4/-1 & +4, depending on how the damage is broken out.
Dec
4
comment How to have a realistic set of languages without making adventuring prohibitively difficult?
The thing that always fascinates me about the Romance languages is the transition from "Everyone that mattered speaks a local variation of said language which should still be understandable by another speaker" to those local variations becoming mutually unintelligible (French, Spanish).
Dec
4
comment How do I convince players to play a D&D campaign with a restrictive premise?
@ssav - I'm usually all for suggesting Pathfinder as an answer to issues with 3.5, but this is one that it doesn't solve. All it does is change point 1's "play a bard and call it a rogue" to "play a rogue with bard mechanics".
Oct
30
comment How can I create a weapon with a permanent spell?
I was thinking you'd actually have to swing at someone (i.e. make an attack roll) but still have a chance of it going off against that target even if you missed. But you're right about swinginess.
Oct
30
comment How can I create a weapon with a permanent spell?
As I was reading this, before reaching the bottom, I thought "I'll bet this is KRyan", and I was right. Very nicely done, as usual. Any additional thoughts on pricing it if it were something like "1% chance of activating on each swing, hit or miss"?
Oct
26
comment Looking for a simple online RPG diary
I suggest playing around at WikiMatrix and seeing if you can find something that meets your requirements. Specifically, you probably want a wiki that supports CamelCase auto-linking.
Oct
12
comment What does a doppelganger smell like?
@MatthieuM. - Just don't tell anyone you're selling doppelganger sweat!
Oct
8
comment What's the name of cardboard wall DMs use to hide their part of table?
@dodgethesteamroller - That sounds like a good followup question to ask.
Aug
26
comment The GM disagrees that Black Lotus Extract should require two saves
Poisons stack really well, per the blog. But that initial save shutting things down makes it rather painful to get started.
Jul
27
comment What do I do about a player with the half-celestial template turning non-Good?
In summary, change the character's alignment, but no mechanical effect?
Jun
17
comment How should I emulate the highest in an irregular dice pool in AnyDice?
Definitely a more flexible answer than mine.
Jun
17
answered How should I emulate the highest in an irregular dice pool in AnyDice?
Jun
15
comment What's the difference between a ranged touch attack and a ray?
@KRyan - my table ignores it too, as well as (usually) the cover penalty for ranged attacks. Mostly due to forgetfulness and our ranged characters always taking the feats to negate them.
Jun
15
answered What's the difference between a ranged touch attack and a ray?